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Anantara Kihavah



Kihavah has been called the most beautiful island in the Maldives and has a lovely relaxed feel thanks to all villas having private pools. Between the excellent choice of things to do and first-class butler service, you'll want for nothing.




With an enviable location on the Baa Atoll, Kihavah lies on the stunning island of Kihavah Huravalhi. As part of a protected UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Kihavah affords some of the world's most incredible diving in waters where the reefs are inhabited by tropical fish, turtles, eels, rays and the world's only year-round population of reef sharks. Back on land, the scenery is just as eye-popping: perfect blues, whites and greens as far as the eye can see. There is a choice of beautiful villas on the white sands or over the water, and the choice of activities and dining options is equally as impressive; as is the five-star service, which invariably surpasses expectations.



There are 79 beach and overwater villas - some of which have two or three bedrooms - ranging in size from 260 to 2,730 square metres. Fresh décor of white, neutrals and teak proves refreshing and relaxing - and perfectly frames the beautiful views out of large windows. You will need to choose between nestling amongst the palm trees on the quiet beach or residing over the turquoise sea; but no matter which you opt for you will enjoy a private pool and outdoor lounging area. If you love to linger over a drink on your terrace at sunset, choose a Sunset Beach Pool Villa or Sunset Over Water Pool Villa - though it goes without saying that all of the villas have spellbinding views. 


True escapism with a raft of facilities.


Kihavah is well set up for families, with an excellent children's club to cater for those aged between three and 11 as well as a well-equipped recreation area for teenagers with sports equipment and board games. Thiththi Boli (Beautiful Shells) offers a programme of activities each day for younger children, and babysitting is available for those over the age of three. The resort also has a Family Cinema for private screenings under the palm trees and offers a range of family experiences.


If you dream of a tropical island ceremony Kihavah will not disappoint, with a range of options in terms of location and style. You can take your vows on the beach, on a private yacht, or even under the water. The team is experienced in planning events and will take care of all the finer details, and the resort offers a number of packages - please speak to us for more details. Kihavah is also ideal for honeymoons, with plenty of privacy provided by the villas, romantic private dining, and numerous opportunities for fun and adventure. 


  • Award-winning restaurant and wine cellar under the sea
  • Bikes provided for exploring
  • Fitness centre, tennis court and equipment for volleyball and badminton
  • Spice Spoons cooking school
  • Yoga and meditation classes 


  • Excellent big game fishing
  • canoeing and kayaking in the lagoon
  • PADI diving and snorkelling in world-famous waters
  • Catamaran or yacht charters



  • Mediterranean and Italian at Manzaru by the pool
  • Sea. Fire. Salt. Sky for your choice of tapas, Asian specialities and Japanese 
  • Plates - international and Maldivian overlooking the sea
  • Dining by Design - tailor-made menus and hideaway settings 
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Calendar_Maldives_Holidays.jpgWHEN SHOULD I GO?

  • Good weather through the year
  • Dry, warm weather more commonly occurs between December and April
  • Traditionally, May and September are the 'transition months' and weather is more unsettled  
  • April is the hottest month; February the driest 
  • Global warming has affected the weather; the shoulder season of June to November often has very good weather

Insider Viewpoint

In reality Kihavah is quite a large resort with a long list of facilities but it feels spacious and tranquil,  and it is easy to find a quiet spot all to yourself - not least your smart private villa. Having a private plunge pool is a lovely indulgence but for those who wish to swim in the 50 metres main pool they can do so in the knowledge it is one of the Maldives' largest, and having a proper swim overlooking the endless sea is dreamy. Private dining is another real highlight as the creative chefs will create a unique menu just for you. 

Stunning sanctuary with world-class diving and five-star facilities.
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