Kanuhura Maldives

Kanuhura is a coral island hideaway in a remote atoll of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean...

Kanuhura Maldives

Kanuhura is a coral island hideaway in a remote atoll of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. A seaplane brings you to the resort's timber and thatch on silver sand, smiling service and the most up-to-date facilities. With its two beautiful little island neighbours, Kanuhura is a very private hideaway with a wide range of relaxations, bars, restaurants, activities and sports. Close by are some of the world's best diving sites, with the outer reef dropping down nearly 2,000 metres. It has a wellness centre with a spa, an aerobics studio and gymnasium. Accommodation is in villas either on the island's coral sand fringe or in a little village on stilts at the end of a wooden pier. 'In-villa' dining is a specialty, providing romantic dinners and special celebrations in the privacy of your villa, or various locations on the island.



The Beach Villas are dotted on the island's coral sand fringe. Private space extends onto the beach and out to the lagoon. The Beach Villa Duplexes comprise of two interconnecting villas, and are perfect for families and larger parties. The largest villas are the Grand Beach Villas. With two bedrooms, two large bathrooms with Jacuzzi bath, living room, dining table, veranda and a wide beachfront, the suites offer a "home-away-from-home", especially for long-staying guests. Out on the water, set along sun-bleached wooden pontoons, are 18 Water Villas. With private sundecks and steps that lead down into the water, each Water Villa offers guests direct access to the lagoon. The two Grand Water Villas feature a bedroom, living room and a spacious sundeck overlooking the lagoon and reef. All rooms feature air-conditioning, safe, ceiling fan, satellite television, DVD and stereo player, IDD telephone, ADSL internet, in-villa bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, smoke detectors, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are looked after by a personal Villa Host.


Thin Rah Kanuhura's main restaurant serves buffets for breakfast and dinner, featuring local and international cuisines and an array of exciting delicacies are prepared on open-cooking stations. Olive Tree presenting à la carte dishes from the Mediterranean, features an open oven with pizza bar. Veli Café, set on a deck above the beach, this is one of the most romantic spots on the island. Aromatic Asian fusion specialties include the freshest catch from the Indian Ocean served for dinner. Open for lunch and dinner. Jehunuhura Island is a private island getaway just minutes from Kanuhura. The island offers guests a relaxing retreat from the heat of the afternoon sun with luxury picnic hampers for lunch. In the evening, the island hosts private parties or romantic hideaways for two.In-Villa Dining caters for breakfast, light snacks, romantic dinners and special celebrations in the privacy of guests' villas or at various locations on the island. Available 24-hours. Handhuvaru Bar sit back, relax and enjoy cool drinks, cocktails and light snacks throughout the day by the poolside or in the shade of the bar. A classic place for sunset cocktails. Lava Lounge can be used as a private movie cinema with popcorn, for watching big-screen sporting events during major world competitions, or as a conference and meeting room (for up to 50 people,theatre-style). A range of audio-visual equipment is available. Moodhu Lounge enjoy your evening with aperitifs and canapés or after dinner drinks with the sound of the sea and breeze while watching the stars. Nashaa Club the Maldives' first discotheque is hidden away at the far end of the island. Music chart toppers and cocktail mixers!

Facilities and other features

Kanuhura Spa

A diverse range of treatments and a comprehensive range of facilities, within beautifully wooden interiors, provide guests with a sanctuary for relaxation and overall body care. Signature massages like the Aroma Stone Therapy and Maldivian Theyo Dhemun are a "must-try". The spa also has a fully equipped fitness centre, aerobics studio, spa boutique, and separate steam bath, dry sauna, cold plunge pools and Jacuzzis, for ladies and gentlemen. The spa has eight treatment rooms including four doubles. The outdoor spa pavilion is the ideal setting for massages overlooking the lagoon.

Kids Club

The Kids Club offers imaginative fun for kids (4–11) with organized games, videos, web surfing or the library to choose from. A world of natural wonders is just waiting to be discovered – hermit crabs, shells and an abundance of colourful fish. Parents or a baby-sitter should accompany all children under 4 years of age. Babysitting services by professionally trained nannies are also available on request at a fee.

Leisure Activities

Kanuhura has a large fresh water swimming pool, beach volley, two floodlit tennis courts, an air-conditioned squash court, table tennis, games room, library, and a lifestyle boutique. A tennis/squash instructor is available as a playing partner or for coaching sessions Guests can also enjoy darts, table soccer and billiards in the games room, or just relax with a good read in our library.

Sun Dive Centre

Lhaviyani Atoll is known for its stunning underwater fauna and marine life, offering some of the best dive sites in the world. Over 40 dive sites, including two shipwrecks and a manta point, are accessible within minutes from the resort. The PADI 5 Gold Palm certified dive centre offers newcomers a first-class introduction to diving and unique excursions for experienced divers. Nitrox diving is also available without extra cost.

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