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- Luxurious underwater restaurant, spa, and beautiful suites and villas
- Family-friendly facilities including kids club, activities for children, and more
- Go snorkelling with manta rays, and diving Baa Atoll's stunning reefs
Anantara Kihavah's private island experience takes luxury to a whole new level. with unexpected and sumptuous offerings at every turn. Scuba dive beautiful Baa Atoll, pay a visit to the world-famous manta rays of Hanifaru Bay, or spoil yourself and enjoy this resort's incredible facilities that include a world-class spa and underwater fine dining restaurant. And no matter what experience or adventure you have in mind, the friendly staff will be happy to cater to your every desire.
About Anantara Kihavah
Part of the renowned Anantara Resorts family, Anantara Kihavah offers one of the Maldives most luxurious private island experiences. Expect secluded white sand beaches, shaded jungle paths, a pristine house reef for snorkelling, and a plethora of amenities. Guests enjoy the finest in personal service, spacious accommodation, fine dining, and extraordinary guest facilities. Plus, creature comforts including all-day childcare and a pampering full-service spa.
Baa Atoll is an underwater paradise, with calm conditions, clear turquoise waters, and some of the Maldive's most exciting oceanic animals. Diving on the resort's house reef will reveal colourful coral gardens, tropical reef fish, and close interactions with sharks and turtles. Other dive sites are ideal for those with more experience, featuring fascinating topography and powerful currents. Whether you're new to diving or a seasoned pro, you'll enjoy the resort's professional dive centre, offering PADI courses for kids and adults, guided dives to the atoll's best sites, and once-in-a-lifetime manta ray snorkelling trips in Hanifaru Bay.
Explore the resort
Anantara Kihavah offers stunning amenities at every turn, with spacious and luxurious villas and residences for two to eight guests. Each room comes equipped with air conditioning, separate living spaces, a well-stocked wine fridge and minibar, and a coffee and tea station. Other sumptuous extras include pillow menus, luxury toiletries, and slippers and robes in both kids and adult sizes. You'll love the seclusion and privacy of your personal pool and terrace for relaxation, complete with sun loungers, hammocks, and outdoor space for dining and entertainment. Anantara Kihavah's other tempting facilities include a private beach, calming massage and spa services, and a range of daily activities on offer. Guided watersports like windsurfing, wakeboarding, snorkelling, and jet-skiing are just the start. Other experiences include yoga, kickboxing, cooking classes, and even an on-site astronomical observatory!
No other resort does dining like Anantara Kihavah. The island features six themed restaurants offering an incredible variety of experiences and cuisines, including a one-of-a-kind underwater bistro. No matter which dining experience you prefer, you'll enjoy a rich variety of chef-prepared dishes, showcasing fresh local seafood and exotic Maldivian ingredients. Private dining in your villa or residence, or elsewhere on the island, is also available. Other on-site facilities include a well-appointed gym, outdoor movie theatre, and tennis and volleyball courts. Plus, a kids club with all-day service, a designated pool and trampoline park, and supervised activities inclduing snorkelling and marine biology classes. But, the number one attraction at Anantara Kihavah is the island's privacy, exclusive atmosphere, and unspoilt nature.
Dive centre facilities
Anantara Kihavah's in-house dive centre, Elements, is dedicated to providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences diving and snorkelling in Baa Atoll. Their friendly international team of instructors teach a variety of PADI courses and exciting specialities like DPV - underwater scooter. Whether you're diving the house reef or exploring further afield, you'll feel perfectly at ease with an activities concierge service, helpful professional guides, and detailed briefings. Elements dive centre features professional quality rental equipment, boats designed with divers in mind, and tons of extras too. Guests can take advantage of high-end services like private guiding, photography packages, and marine-biologist led experiences.
Baa Atoll is one of the most famous diving areas in the Maldives, thanks to its thriving coral reefs, encounters with sharks and turtles, and calm conditions suitable for new scuba divers. But, there's plenty of adventure nearby for those with experience as well. The atoll's outer reefs feature deep channels and plummeting walls, and thilas host to busy cleaning stations. While the diving here is incredible, snorkelling in legendary Hanifaru Bay is the main attraction. This is one of the only places in the world where the mantas’ rare cyclone feeding behaviour can be observed, with dozens of these curious oceanic acrobats gathering in the season.
- Keep your camera on hand during your seaplane ride to the resort. You'll be flying over some of the Maldives’ most impressive scenery!
- Plan at least one day above water for enjoying the resort's world-class spa services, including salon treatments, massage therapy and bodywork, steam room and sauna, and luxurious post-treatment relaxation area.
- Don't forget to pack comfortable walking shoes, lightweight clothing, and extra sun protection for exploring the island's jungle paths and secluded stretches of sand.
- If you're hoping to snorkel with the famous manta rays of Hanifaru Bay, plan your visit between July and October when large groups can be spotted feeding, particularly around the new or full moon.
Anantara Kihavah is dedicated to preserving its private island ecosystem. During construction, painstaking efforts were taken to maintain the region's natural beauty. In fact, not one tree was felled to make space for structures. Instead, the entire resort was designed around nature, leaving much of the island completely untouched.
As part of an ongoing conservation effort to protect the resort's local reefs, Anantara Kihavah has initiated a Coral Adoption Programme. Guests are invited to participate by planting their own piece of coral in the reef nursery with the help of friendly dive centre staff members. During this two-hour long experience, participants will learn how to transplant a piece of living reef onto a rope or frame, and then observe as it's moved to its new home in the lagoon.
Diving in Baa Atoll
Whale sharkYear round
Manta RaysYear round
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Giant frogfishYear round
Ghost pipefishYear round
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Official dive center rating
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, DPV Specialty