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.
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.
Situated on the edge of the palm-fringed island, these villas cover 846 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 or to the Deluxe Beach Pool Villa to enjoy an additional 300 plus square feet of space. There is also the Family Beach Pool Villa, which covers 1,352 square feet and is perfect for the whole family with two ensuite bathrooms and a private outdoor dining pavilion.
Experience over-water living from this luxurious accommodation that covers 840 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.
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 2,520 square meters of space to 8,976. 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 2,994 square meters and boasts two expansive infinity pools.
While it is not the resort's largest accommodation, it is arguably its most stunning. At 2,860 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.
The Art Studio and Gallery is a haven for creative types to dive into their inner talents and express the island's beauty.
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.
The over-water spa features six invigorating treatment rooms from which a range of massages and treatments can be applied. There is also a relaxation deck with a cold plunge pool and a manicure, pedicure, and hair salon.
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 like wok-tossed rice and noodle dishes, or rich and spicy curries. The restaurant's hallmark dishes are tender meats and fresh seafood cooked to perfection atop Himalayan salt blocks.
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.