Situated along the pristine beaches of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll island archipelago, the Anantara Kihavah is the perfect place for a beach vacation getaway with villas and residences along the beaches and above water that offer a nearly unmatchable level of luxury and comfort. Private infinity pools, Jacuzzis, and oversized bathtubs are the norm at this resort of 80 spacious accommodations, and this kind of extravagance extends to the resort’s wide array of dining destinations, its spa, and its stargazing center. After days spend island hopping, viewing the nearby coral reef on a diving excursion, or simply sitting around enjoying the comfort of one’s villa, guests can dine at the resort’s one-of-a-kind underwater wine cellar and restaurant, at a hand-picked destination dining location, or at any of the resort’s other restaurants with cuisines that range from Asian and Japanese to International and tapas. There is an on-site gym, open-air movie theater, and even a trampoline park complete with basketball hoops. No expense was spared when constructing the Anantara Kihavah, and accordingly guests have no shortage of things to do is the tropical paradise.
Why We Love This Hotel
Location: Featuring a tropical sun and pristine beaches, the Maldives’ Baa Atoll island archipelago is breathtakingly gorgeous, and the coral reefs below water that have been designated a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve can be explored by guests as well.
Indulgence: If an indoor and outdoor shower is not enough, then the Anantara Kihavah is the place for you. Villas and residences are also fitted with oversized bathtubs, infinity pools, and even Jacuzzis.
Dining: Meals are gourmet, and even underwater in this resort’s one-of-a-kind underwater wine cellar and restaurant.
- Hotel Group
- Resorts By Seaplane, Maldives
- Hotel Type
- Location Type
- 24hr Room Service
- Business Center
- Childcare Services
- Cribs/infant Beds Available
- Fitness Center
- Games Room
- Kids Club
- Multilingual Staff
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Beach
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Smoking Area
- Steam Room
- Tennis Court
- Water Sports
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
- Yoga Classes/instruction On Site
Situated on the edge of the palm-fringed island or floating above clear ocean waters lie the resort's 80 villas and residences. Spaciously and luxuriously appointed, the decor of these accommodations blends Maldivian and international aesthetics to create modern monuments to luxury. There is no shortage of king-size beds, Jacuzzis, and infinity pools, and some accommodations are even fitted with their own kitchens and dining pavilions. Modern luxuries like Wi-Fi are available, as is a 24-hour host service. Guests can lounge in their oversized tubs, look out in awe at the inspiring sunsets, or simply bask under the tropical sun.
Beach Pool Villa
Situated on the edge of the palm-fringed island, these villas cover 2,777 square feet and are fitted with top-of-the-line amenities such as a Bose sound system, a private veranda, and a decadent infinity pool. Featuring modern, luxe décor and plush furnishings, the interior is a haven of relaxation. There are also indoor and outdoor showers, and a bathtub large enough for two is situated in a private outdoor area. Guests can upgrade to the Sunset Beach Pool Villa for stunning sunset views. There is also the Family Beach Pool Villa, which covers 4,434 square feet and is perfect for the whole family with two ensuite bathrooms and a private outdoor dining pavilion.
Over Water Pool Villa
Experience over-water living from this luxurious accommodation that covers 2,873 square feet of space. An attached private pool is accessible from the bedroom, bathroom, or outdoor deck — or guests can simply take a dip directly into the pristine ocean from their sundeck. Guests can lounge under the sun from a distinctively Maldivian hammock or lounge in their glass-floored bathtub. An upgrade to the Sunset Over Water Pool Villa makes enjoying a breathtaking sunset vista a sure thing.
Beach Pool Residence
Nestled right up against the picturesque beach, these residences are ideal for friends and family on vacation together. Beach colors, dark woods, and cool marble floors engender an atmosphere of leisure and grandeur. King bedrooms, twin singles, and a dining and living pavilion are standard in residences, as is the private infinity pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. By upgrading from the two to three-bedroom Beach Pool Residence, guests move from 8,460 square feet of space to 29,450. The upgraded residence has a larger infinity pool along with an added living room and kitchen. There is also the Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, the largest accommodation on the resort, which covers 32,337 square feet and boasts two expansive infinity pools.
Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence
While it is not the resort's largest accommodation, it is arguably its most stunning. At 9,386 square feet, this full residence is situated above the pristine blue waters and offers stunning views of the ocean and its sunset. Guests can lounge in an over water hammock, unwind in their infinity pool, or lazily bathe in their expansive bathroom that is fitted with indoor and outdoor showers and an oversized bath. There is even a small kitchen for privately catered events, and guests can dine outdoors atop their glass-floored sala.
There is no shortage of things to do at the Anantara Kihavah. The Spa & Wellness facility and luxurious swimming pool are havens of relaxation. The more romantically inclined may make use of the art studio and stargazing center, while fitness fanatics are likely to gravitate toward the state-of-the-art gym, Muay Thai boxing ring, and field of trampolines.
Art Studio & Gallery
The Art Studio and Gallery is a haven for creative types to dive into their inner talents and express the island's beauty.
Cinema Under the Stars
Guests are invited to enjoy a wide selection of films projected onto a big screen beneath the Maldivian stars.
The resort's on-site gym is fitted with treadmills, free weights, strength training, and cardio equipment to ensure a full workout. There is even a Muay Thai boxing ring for guests who want to work out with a more dynamic approach. Assistant trainers are available for both weight bearing and Muay Thai workouts.
The Thiththi Boli Kids’ Club offers activities for kids aged 4-12, providing hands-on fun through exploration and crafts. Teenagers can enjoy the recreation area or join family games with life-sized chess, badminton, volleyball and jenga.
Spa & Wellness
Rejuvenate your body and mind with an array of highly personalised treatments created with locally sourced ingredients and exclusive facials by 111Skin products. Traditional Thai treatments are available, as well as aromatherapy massage and Ayurvedic treatments. Drink in views of the underwater world through the glass panels beneath the treatment beds. There is also the Cocoon Medi Spa, which offers innovative new therapies that detoxify and cleanse, which can help with weight loss and skin problems.
Located at the Sky Bar, guests can observe the cosmos through a state-of-the-art telescope. An in-house astronomer is there to help guests spot unique constellations and minute aspects of the universe.
This tranquil blue infinity pool stretches out into the ocean and offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by lounge chairs, a team of butlers is on hand to ensure all guests’ needs are met — whether that means a cold towel or a refreshing glass of juice.
Play with a partner or team up for a doubles’ session at Anantara Kihavah’s tennis court.
Designed for children and the young-at-heart alike, this sea of trampolines is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. There is even a series of basketball hoops for guests to propel toward while airborne.
A large selection of restaurants on site at the Anantara Kihavah offer flavors that range from Maldivian to Asian. International, Japanese, and tapas are also available. Arguably the most impressive restaurant is the Sea, a one-of-a-kind underwater dining experience. In-villa dining service is available 24 hours a day, and guests can also arrange a private destination dining experience. On the deck of a private yacht or up against the ocean, "Dining by Design" patrons enjoy handpicked meals as prepared by a private chef and served by a private butler.
Situated on a pavilion above the ocean, guests are invited to marvel at the chefs’ acrobatic cooking skills as they prepare meals on a sizzling teppanyaki grill. Meals start with sushi and sashimi before moving on to prime Wagyu steaks or seafood plucked from local waters.
This restaurant serves up appetizing Mediterranean and Italian dishes for lunch and dinner. Colorful salads, stuffed focaccia, crispy pizza, fresh pasta, and juicy steaks are all available, while fine wines and rich desserts turn the meal into an experience.
Open for all meals, this beachside restaurant serves a wide selection of wellness options like yogurt, tropical fruits, and spicy indigenous specialties. Revitalizing fruit juices and freshly brewed coffee are also available. Maldivian seafood and barbecue meats are also served, and on Sundays a selection of lobster specialties, Maldivian seafood, and meats are on hand.
This Asian dining destination offers flavors from Thailand, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and China, such as wok-tossed rice and noodle dishes, as well as rich and spicy curries. The restaurant's hallmark dishes are tender meats and fresh seafood cooked to perfection and served atop Himalayan salt blocks. Vibrant, complex dishes are expertly paired with a cocktail or glass recommended by the resident Wine Guru.
The first underwater wine cellar and restaurant serves up gourmet dishes paired with exceptional wines for lunch and dinner while guests get an up-close view of ocean wildlife. The on-hand “Wine Guru” has nine decades worth of wine to select from.
Home to the Maldives’ most powerful telescope, guests can gaze out over stars, planets, and constellations while enjoying a drink from this opulent lounge bar.
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