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Kanuhura, Maldives

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Located on one of the most unique and unspoilt white coral sand beaches in the Maldives, Kanuhura is the essence of castaway chic. Encompassing three private islands - two deserted neighbouring islands and Kanuhura itself, this sublime hotel is the ultimate luxury retreat for bohemian adventurers but with enough activities and experiences to keep even the most restless family member entertained! Don't miss a visit to uninhabited Jehunuhura - just a 1-minute boat ride away, with a pristine beach and lush vegetation it is the perfect setting for relaxation and reflection but with the benefit of a refreshment service that is especially appreciated at sundown!

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  • rooms

    80 luxury villas and suites are dotted along both the sunset and sunrise side of the beach and boast breath-taking views of the turquoise lagoon. Tastefully furnished with natural materials, designed to blend with their beautiful surroundings. All have a semi-open bathroom with bathtub, separate indoor or outdoor shower plus a private deck which extends to the beach or lagoon, offering spectacular sea views.

    The Beach Bungalows are set on both the sunrise and sunset side of the island, nestled into lush greenery with direct access to the beach. The more spacious Beach Villas are on the sunrise side of the island while the Beach Pool Villas are larger still and positioned to enjoy the famous Maldivian sunset from your own private plunge pool!

    Water Villas are set suspended on stilts in the turquoise lagoon with 2 Water Pool Villas also enjoying the benefits of a private overwater plunge pool.
    The above room types can all accommodate 2 adults and up to 2 children sharing on a sofa bed and extra bed.

    Kanuhura also offers 2 bedroom Retreats and Villas which can accommodate up to a total of 8 guests, please ask for more details.

  • facilities & activities

    With over 50 different activities and experiences to enjoy as a family, at Kanuhura the adventure never ends! 

    There's no limit of options for water-lovers and sun-worshippers to enjoy this tropical playground; lounge by the splendid fresh-water swimming pool or spend the day sailing the seas on a catamaran. Set your inner thrill-seeker free while jet-skiing, wake-boarding, wind-surfing, water-skiing or mono-skiing. Enjoy banana-boat and fun tubes, canoes and stand up paddle-board. Explore the ocean’s hidden wonders with diving excursions and PADI dive courses. You can even learn to ‘fly’ with a Jetlev lesson! 

    Explore this little piece of Indian Ocean paradise with a magical sunset cruise by traditional Dhoni boat, discover deserted islands and spot playful dolphins and manta rays (seasonal). Take a sunset fishing trip to enjoy the splendour of a Maldivian sunset while fishing for your supper or if you’re ready to brave the waves perhaps join a big game fishing boat trip. Back on dry land, discover the beauty of Kanuhura with a visit to the island’s orchid garden or perhaps arrange a castaway picnic on a deserted island; explore and snorkel while your chef prepares lunch over a traditional grill in the sand – pure bliss! Take a cooking class, learn how to mix the perfect cocktail or head to the wine cellar for a tasting tailor-made for you. For the energetic, there is Beach Boot Camp, Beach Zumba, boxing and kick-boxing, Maldivian Warrior workouts, tennis, squash, football and badminton….to name but a few! Oh and did we mention ‘Movies Under the Stars’ and the world-class Kokaa Spa?!

  • dining

    There are five restaurants and two bars to choose from, all in stunning settings; from casual barefoot-dining on the beach to a private culinary experience in Kanuhura’s magnificent herb garden. A Mano is the buffet restaurant open for breakfast and dinner with live cooking stations and themed evenings. Bottega offers a taste of Italy and a wine cellar complete with premium vintages, while Veli is beach-side dining at its best, serving exotic Asian flavours. For the ultimate barefoot dining experience catch the boat shuttle to the exclusive island of Jehunuhura and enjoy lunch on this secluded tropical gem. If you’re in need of something light, the Deli is the place to head. It offers a host of delicious teas, freshly-brewed coffees, sandwiches and sweet delights. Picnic baskets are prepared on request for those of you who want to go out and explore.

  • family

    Kids under 12 not only stay for free when booked in their parents’ villa but eat for free when ordering from the kids menus on the same meal plan as their parents. Kanuhura is a paradise for the whole family and the children enjoy a luxury hideaway all of their own.

    The exceptional kids club is stylishly designed with the same creative bohemian flair as the rest of the resort, it boasts an air-conditioned indoor area perfect for playing games and taking naps. The outdoor area has been carefully created to suit young explorers; the covered terrace offers a safe place for your kids to indulge their creative sides as they paint masterpieces and decorate cupcakes. There is also a splash pool ornately decorated by a three-metre high purple flower “waterfall” and a wonderful wooden jungle gym, which curious and active kids can enjoy to their hearts’ content.
    At the K Club, there is no limit to the possibilities—over and above the facilities at the club itself, kids can partake in a range of water sports (from banana tube rides and sailing to Jetlev), and explore the underwater world (supervised by expert kids club counsellors, of course). There are also weekly cooking classes, arts and crafts workshops, fishing trips, movie nights (set under the incredible Maldivian night sky), scavenger hunts and chocolate making classes included in the kids club programme.

    The K Club is a complimentary service (with some activities offered for a nominal fee) open daily from 8:30am to 6:30pm and is offered to children between the ages of 4 and 11, with age-appropriate activities enjoyed in two age groups: 4-7 and 8-11. Babysitting services are also available at an extra charge and all kids below 4 years old must be accompanied by a parent or babysitter
    While teens don’t quite require the attention of younger fans, at Kanuhura they are definitely not forgotten. The programme for teens includes an array of exciting more age-appropriate activities such as football, beach volleyball and fishing trips.

  • location

    Kanuhura lies in the Lhaviyani Atoll Just a 35-minute Seaplane flight from Make International airport. The Kanuhura experience begins as soon as you arrive with guests enjoying complimentary access to a private ‘Kanuhura Lounge;’ on arrival at the seaplane terminal (soft drinks and snacks included).
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