Kanuhura luxury resort in the Maldives


Star Rating : Five Star
Location: Lhaviyani Atoll
Distance From Airport: 150 Km
Transfer by Seaplane : 40 Minutes
Number of Rooms: 100 Rooms



Kanuhura, Maldives is a five-star luxury resort that offers the highest standards of accommodation, service and culinary experience. Located on the eastern rim of Lhaviyani Atoll, just a 40-minute seaplane flight north of Malé International Airport, the resort is secluded and tranquil, providing optimum privacy in unspoilt surroundings. Every effort has been made to retain the natural beauty of the island and wherever possible, employ the use of only natural materials. 


The coral island is blessed with white powder beaches, coconut and palm trees, and crystal clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. To ensure that every guest is made to feel extra special, personal villa hosts are assigned to cater to all their needs. 

Kanuhura is a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World, and has attained several international awards including “Top Ten Overseas Hotel Spas in the World 2004”, “Top Ten Hotels for Pre-Teens and Families 2004”, “Hideaway of the Year 2001” and “Best designed hotels in Asia, Australia and New Zealand 2001, 2006. 'Maldives Leading Hotel 2005', 'Top Ten Best Hotel Spas in Africa, Middle East & Indian Ocean 2005'.


Set on a 1,000 meter long white sand island within the turquoise waters of a shallow lagoon, Kanuhura offers luxurious all-villa accommodation and outstanding levels of service. Beach Villas and Grand Beach Villas have individual verandas and private beach fronts along the coral-sand shore, while Water Villas and Grand Water Villas, perched over the lagoon, have private staircases leading directly down to the crystal clear waters. 

All rooms offer views out to the Indian Ocean, king size bed, air-conditioning and ceiling fans, and spacious semi-open-air bathrooms with a shower under the sky and free-form stone bath. Each villa is assigned a villa host to look after every guest’s needs during their stay.


The Beach Villas are dotted on the island’s coral sand fringe. Private space extends onto the beach and out to the lagoon. Amenities: TV with DVD player, In room safe, Tea/Coffee maker, Internet connectivity, King sized bed, Pillow Menu, Spacious outdoor bath and shower with sculpted stone bath.


Duplexes comprise two interconnecting villas, and are perfect for families and larger parties. Each unit has its own courtyard area and gateway for added privacy. Amenities: TV with DVD player, In room safe, Tea/Coffee maker, Internet connectivity, King sized bed, Pillow Menu, Spacious outdoor bath and shower with sculpted stone bath. The villa is comprise of one bedroom with a King bed and the other one with Twin beds.


The largest villas available at the resort are the Grand Beach Villas. With two bedrooms, two large bathrooms, Jacuzzi bath, a living room, kitchenette, dining table, veranda and a wide beachfront, the suites offer a cosy “home-away-from-home”, especially for long-staying guests. Amenities: TV with DVD player, In room safe, Tea/Coffee maker, Internet connectivity, King sized bed, Pillow Menu, Spacious outdoor bath and shower with sculpted stone bath, Snorkelling gear. The villa is comprise of one bedroom with a King bed and the other one with Twin beds.


Out on the water, set along mighty sun-bleached wooden pontoons connected to a gangway from the center of the island, are 18 Water Villas. With private sundecks and staircases that lead down into the water, each Water Villa offers guests direct access to the lagoon. Amenities: Flat screen satellite TV with DVD player, In room safe, Tea/Coffee maker, Internet connectivity, King sized bed, Pillow Menu, Spacious outdoor bath and shower with sculpted stone bath.


The larger Grand Water Villas feature a bedroom, living room and a spacious sundeck overlooking the lagoon and reef. Amenities: Flat screen satellite TV with DVD player, In room safe, Tea/Coffee maker, Internet connectivity, King sized bed, Pillow Menu, Spacious outdoor bath and shower with sculpted stone bath, Snorkelling gear.



















Facilities

Kanuhura Spa
Kanuhura Spa is one the largest Asian-style spas in the Maldives, with beautifully designed wooden interiors creating a sanctuary for relaxation and overall wellness. Set in its own lavish pavilion and featuring beautifully designed wooden interiors, The Spa houses eight beautifully appointed treatment rooms complete with private outdoor garden shower, half of which are designed for couples to have side-by-side therapies. Spa products are specially blended with fragrant essential oils of flowers, spices, herbs, fruits and plants from all over the world.

Kandu-Olhi
Kandu-olhi in Dhivehi (the national language of Maldives) means ‘Ocean Channel.’ The Spa’s beach pavilion, located behind the resort’s Organic Chef’s Garden, is specially designed for open air therapies, peaceful relaxation and as a meditation area overlooking the infinite sea to encourage a nurturing holistic experience.

Diving
Sun Dive Centre, awarded the prestigious PADI Gold Palm status in recognition of excellent facilities and tuition, rigorous safety standards and expertise, caters for experienced divers with excursions to unique dive sites, and offers newcomers a first class introduction to diving. For the more experienced, nitrox diving is available.

Water Sports
Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced sailor, Kanuhura's huge, protected coral-free lagoon offers some of the finest windsurfing and catamaran sailing conditions in the world.

Pools and Beaches
In addition to its large fresh water swimming pool and a second pool devoted solely to children, Kanuhura is surrounded by nearly three kilometres of the softest, whitest, most pristine sand beaches imaginable.

Dining

Thin Rah
The main restaurant at Kanuhura, Thin Rah offers extensive buffets with open-cooking stations where chefs prepare themed cuisines and individual dishes for guests. In one of three dining pavilions, each with a distinct theme and ambience, enticing choices include fish, seafood and regional specialties, fusion dishes, sushi and sashimi, exotic salads and fruits from markets around the world, homemade ice creams and selections for younger guests. Tables are set in the airy open-sided interior of the thatch-roofed restaurant or out on the beach overlooking the lagoon and poolside for al fresco breakfasts and evenings under the stars.Serving breakfast and dinner.

Olive Tree
Olive Tree serves a la carte dishes from throughout the Mediterranean and features an open pizza oven. Specialties are fresh pastas, salads and a mouth-watering selection of freshly caught grilled seafood and steaks. ‘Cuisines of the sun’ inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean are offered for lunch. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of the restaurant itself, or take a poolside table for a romantic candlelit dinner as a glowing sunset fades into a million twinkling stars. Serving lunch and dinner.

Veli Cafe
Candlelit romance on the shores of the Indian Ocean sets the tone for Veli Cafe, with its white-linen covered tables and chairs set amidst the luxurious shade of frangipani trees on the beachside wooden terrace. An extensive choice of carefully selected wines make the perfect accompaniment to fresh seafood from the Maldivian atolls, fused with spices, pickles and sauces to form a delectable Thai cuisine. Serving dinner only.

Jehunuhura Island
Across a 300 metre shallow lagoon channel, just a five-minute boatride from Kanuhura, is the resort’s neighbouring uninhabited islet of Jehunuhura. A pristine powder-fine sand beach and a small manicured ‘jungle’ interior give a true Robinson Crusoe feel to this little piece of paradise. Six individual cabanas offer guests a relaxing retreat from the heat of the afternoon sun. Chilled water and cold towels are served from Cove’s restaurant, which is open daily for gourmet al fresco lunches. In the evening, the island becomes a haven for private parties or romantic private parties or romantic hideaways for two. Guests may choose from a selection of custom-designed dining and overnight options.

Cove’s
On Jehunuhura Island is Cove’s – an unparalleled al fresco restaurant that combines the charms of elegant dining with all the romance of being on a ‘desert island.’ The simple, but sumptuous a la carte lunch menu is complemented by an extensive wine list and friendly service. Serving lunch.
Amenities & Services

Room Features and Amenities
Air conditioning Satellite television Ceiling fan In Room safe In-Villa Bar Hair dryer Smoke detectors Private veranda Coffee/Tea making facility IDD telephone CD/DVD player Dressing room area Personal Villa Host at service for all villa categories. King-sized bed with customized 30cm high Sealy mattress. Spacious bathroom with dual vanities, WC, bidet, free-form stone bath and outdoor shower.
Guest Services

KidsOnly club facility for 2-11 year olds, with own shallow pool, enclosed playground and fully supervised activities program Babysitting services (chargeable) Club One facility for 12-17 year olds, with scheduled activities, sports and excursions Library of books, CDs and DVDs for guest use In-house cinema/karaoke lounge/meeting room Games Room with table tennis, billiards, table football and darts Nashaa night club Boutique & Jewellery shops Florist Special functions Weddings & Blessings (non-legal) 24-hour resident doctor and medical clinic Hospitality suite for late check-out 24-hour electric buggy taxi service Kanuhura air-conditioned private seaplane transfer lounge at Malé.


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