Recently opened after an extensive refurb, Kanuhura is the new kid on the block. This timeless castaway chic island offers the ultimate experience for the free-spirited traveller looking for a modern island with a Bohemian edge. Famed for its Maldivian charm and casual barefoot-chic elegance, this all-villa private island hideaway (approximately one kilometre long and 200 metres wide) is located in Lhaviyani Atoll, in the northeast of the Maldives. Following a 40 minute seaplane flight from Male’, you will be greeted by the warm smiles and attentive service of a staff who are undeniably proud of their little piece of paradise.
A long wooden bridge leads to the 20 romantic Water Villas, set on stilts over the lagoon. Each boasts an enlarged outdoor deck and sensuous overwater bathroom, semi-open to the sky. Closer to the shoreline, the Beach Villas are cool and stylish with gorgeous ocean views. Flat-screen televisions, DVD players and broadband internet access bring modern technology to your fingertips – should you feel the need to connect with the outside world!
The five Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villas and Retreat Family beach Villa are ideal for families – whilst indulgent couples may well be seduced by one of the sumptuous Water Pool Villas which have a spacious bedroom, living area and expansive sundeck. Every villa, of course, has a personal Villa Host.
Being close to some of the world’s finest dive sites, snorkelling and scuba enthusiasts will no doubt make use of the excellent facilities at the PADI Dive Centre. Lovers of water sports can enjoy an array of activities – and not surprisingly, Kanuhura’s huge, protected coral-free lagoon offers superb wind-surfing and catamaran sailing. There are also two floodlit tennis courts, a squash court, a large freshwater swimming pool and a children’s pool. Kids aged from 4 - 11 years will be kept busy and entertained with the kids programme.
Providing fun-filled entertainment for active little ones, Kanuhura’s kids club has a cool jungle inspired playground and an enclosed shallow swimming pool. Trained staff keep the little ones entertained, whilst the grown-ups can take a moment to themselves in one of Kanuhura’s five restaurants or the delightful island spa.
Those in search of sheer relaxation will fall into a state of bliss at the Kokaa Spa, renowned for its Southeast Asian-influenced treatments. The Spa also has a fully-equipped gym and aerobics studio. Private yoga lessons are also available.
Foodies will be spoilt for choice as Kanuhura has a choice of 5 restaurants, 2 bars and a deli. The resort’s cuisine is an imaginative affair – comprising themed buffet-style breakfast and dinner in the main restaurant, wood-fired pizzas by the pool and of course – intimate candlelit dining on the shores of the ocean in the evening.
Don’t just stay on Kanuhura Island, make sure you experience their two uninhabited neighbouring islets, accessible by a 5 minute boat ride – Jehunuhura and Masleggihura. Head to Masleggihura where by day, guests can find peace and tranquillity Robinson Crusoe-style. Whilst at night, Jehunuhura comes alive as magical dinners are served under the stars on this private island.
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