Maldives Anantara Kihavah Villas Reopens

Aerial shot of the Maldives Anantara Kihavah Villas, which have reopened following a six-month makeover.

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Following a six-month closure, an all-villa resort in the Maldives has reopened with renovated pool villas and a re-imagined spa and F&B outlets. And villas have full equipped kitchens as well as private spa treatment rooms and gyms.

Destination Maldives

Maldives sunset. Photo credit: Mohamed Thasneem.

The Republic of Maldives is an archipelago in the middle of the Indian Ocean. In fact, the South Asian country comprises 1,190 tiny coral islands.

The Maldives lie to the southwest of Sri Lanka and India.

What makes the Maldives such a unique travel destination is the many of country’s resorts occupy entire islands.

Malé is the nation’s capital. And this where most of the population lives.

Velana International Airport is the country’s main international airport. And it  is located on Hulhulé Island in the North Malé Atoll, which is close to  Malé.

In fact, the airport is a hub for Maldivian and Trans Maldivian Airways. And several foreign airlines also serve the airport, including…

Resort Overview

Three bedroom beach pool residence.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas occupy a private island in the heart of the Maldives. In addition to private villas, the sumptuous resort has several food and beverage outlets and a full service spa.

The resort recently underwent a complete makeover. And it has reopened with brand new villas and redesigned wellness and dining concepts, including a sybaritic spa.


Family beach villa with pool.

The stylish resort has two-, three-, and four-bedroom beach pool residences. And they run from 1,330 to 2,000 square meters.

Not only to they combine a light and airy interior design with smart technology. In addition, they have fully equipped kitchens.

But the amenities don’t end there.

First, the private swimming pools have been enlarged. And they have massage jets. Second, villas have private double-bed spa treatment rooms. Finally, they have private gyms featuring a complete range of fitness equipment.

Food and Beverage

SEA underwater dining.
Manzaru Restaurant.

The resort has several food and beverage outlets. And they all have a different vibe.

  • Sea serves Maldivian and international cuisine in an underwater dining room. It opens for lunch and dinner. And it can open for breakfast by special request.
  • Manzaru is located next to the main swimming pool, serving Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Moreover, the bar stocks more than 60 types of gins. And it opens for lunch and dinner.
  • Sky is a rooftop bar serving cocktails and light bites under the stars. And it has the most powerful telescope in the Maldives!
  • Fire is a Japanese restaurant with a tepanyaki grill. And it opens nightly for dinner
  • Plates serves Maldivian and international cuisine in an informal settings. And it opens for breakfast only.
  • Spice was formerly known as Salt. And it serves pan-Asian cuisine with wok cooking stations and a tandoori oven. And it opens nightly for dinner.

Resort Facilities

Spa relaxation deck.

The resort has a sumptuous spa with a full menu of spa treatments. In fact, there are six treatment rooms, a  carbon-black bathtub, a Finnish-style sauna, an infrared sauna, and hot and cold plunge pools

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Check out what top Anantara executives have to say about the reopening of the Anantara Maldives Kihavah Villas

Ross Sanders, General Manager

The team and I are extremely excited about welcoming our guests back with all these new improvements,” Ross says.

“Every detail was carefully considered and balanced between creating an utterly brand-new look and maintaining a welcoming familiarity which our repeat guests expect.

“Our aim is to not only retain the guests’ confidence when it comes to booking their holiday, but also to build on the assurance that every possible measure has been taken to create the safest possible environment for their stay.

“Hence Anantara’s Stay with Peace of Mind programme defines our heightened safety and cleaning measures, and precautions undertaken in our commitment to safeguarding our guests’ health and wellbeing, as well as that of our team members.

“A part of this programme is also the introduction of the Anantara app.

“From being able to order in-villa dining, make a spa reservation, send a live chat request to your personal Villa Host, check in and check out, review your billing portfolio and make the final bill payment through the app, guests can enjoy a smooth and seamless stay experience at the convenient touch of a button through their personal mobiles.”


Anantara Kihavah Maldives VillasP.O. Box 2098, Kihavah Huravalhi Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives.

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