Sublime, sophisticated, serene: Kanuhura is a beachfront paradise. With tropical trees on one side and crystal-clear waters and white sands on the other, this hotel enjoys a classic Maldivian setting. When it comes to hospitality, too much is never enough so don’t expect to lift a finger. Boredom most certainly isn't an option here and never expect to go hungry because the facilities and the dining options are utterly out of this world. 

The Villas at Kanuhura

It goes without saying that the Maldives is known for its luxurious overwater bungalows and villas and Kanuhura is definitely no exception to the rule. These exclusive stilted accommodation options will make you feel as if you’re floating on air and walking on water, from the incomparable panoramic views of the iridescent Indian Ocean to the timber sundeck that leads directly into the turquoise lagoon. Let’s not forget about the amazing amenities found in each room. Think a Bluetooth connect Bose sound system, Zenology bathroom products and overwater hammocks, not to mention waking up each morning to vistas that may require you to pinch yourself.

Things to do at Kanuhura

Those with a desire for the finer things in life will feel right at home with the plethora of activities and excursions at Kanuhura Maldives. Although located on its own private island with two neighbouring atolls, there are a myriad of activities that are ideal for both the very young and the young at heart. Lovers of heavenly pampering should make their way to the spa while fitness fanatics will adore the state-of-the-art gym alongside the squash and tennis courts and the range of aquatic activities. Worked up an appetite? Experience pure gastronomic excellence – which doesn’t just cover the delicious on-site restaurants and bars (although it’s a good place to start). Kanuhura offers cooking classes for the opportunity to create authentic Maldivian dishes as well as a tailor-made wine tasting session with the hotel’s sommelier.

All Inclusive Package Inclusions at Kanuhara

Welcome ½ bottle sparkling wine in villa; breakfast at A Mano (main restaurant) including sparkling wine; 3-course lunch set menu at Bottega; buffet dinner at A Mano; 3-course dinner set menu at Veli & / or Bottega (subject to reservation); large selection of juices, soft drinks & water (excluding fresh fruit juices); afternoon tea at Cowry Club 4:30pm – 5:30pm; range of branded spirits, international beer, cocktails & wine in restaurants & bars; minibar: selection of soft drinks, water & snacks, refilled once per day; in villa supply of house water in villa, once per day, per person & per villa; personal villa host; in villa video on demand; magical sunset & dolphin cruise per person & per stay (subject to weather conditions, not refundable or redeemable in cash in case of cancellation); resort-wide wifi; in villa Bose music system Bluetooth connectivity; personal airport welcome & private transfer; early check-in & late check-out; snorkelling equipment; customised sunset sundowner at Iru Beach; use of picnic island with free transfers; access to steam & sauna in the spa; use of gym, tennis & squash court, games room, futsal, badminton, beach volleyball, kayaking; beach cinema once a week; in villa kids amenities; laundry services for infants; bicycles.

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Accommodation

Beach Bungalow

The Beach Bungalows, nestled into lush greenery, has direct access to the beach all the way to the glittering lagoon, are available on both sides of the island, towards the sunset or sunrise. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Room Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.

Beach Villa

The expansive Beach Villas are located on the Eastern side of the island, with direct access to the expanding turquoise lagoon, provides comfort and space to relax and unwind in privacy while soaking in the first rays of sun in the morning. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.

Beach Pool Villa

Witness the famous Maldivian sunset, while lounging in your private Beach Pool Villa garden with plunge pool. From the bedroom, the deck leads directly to the beautiful outside, where the natural greenery fringes the path to the wide beach and the Indian Ocean. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.

Retreat Beach Pool Villa

A true haven with private plunge pool, direct access to the beach and sparkling lagoon, sheltered with a privacy wall, is the Retreat Beach Pool Villa, located on the Eastern side of the island. The extra spacious outdoors provides double day beds and a gazebo as well as sun lounges. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.

Water Villa

Like pearls over water, the Water Villas are set suspended on stilts into the turquoise lagoon, connected to the island by a timber walkway. The private sundeck of the villa extends into hammocks to sunbath, lazing over the water, listening to the sound of the waves and observing the vivid marine life beneath. The wooden staircase leads directly from the sundeck to the lagoon, for the daily dose of snorkelling or for the occasional plunge into the ocean. The Villas have an additional living room attached to the bedroom and the spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air bathtub and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.

Water Pool Villa

The exclusive Water Pool Villas are located at the edge of the timber walkway, suspended on stilts into the turquoise lagoon on the Eastern side of Kanuhura. The private sundeck is extended into an overwater plunge pool and hammocks, providing the ultimate Maldivian experience. From the deck, the wooden stairs lead directly into the turquoise lagoon with the coral garden to explore just a few meters away. The Water Pool Villas have an additional living room with library, featuring selected books and the spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air bathtub and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.

Grand Beach Villa

The Grand Beach Villa offers spacious luxury over two bedrooms and a living room, ideal for families and small groups. The private garden area, equipped with veranda and lounges, reaches to the beach and the lagoon, facing the peaceful Maldivian sunrise. The separate, spacious bathrooms connect to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 4 children, 4 adults and 2 children or 5 adults.

Grand Beach Pool Villa

The lavish Grand Beach Pool Villa is an excellent choice for travelling families or companions, offering privacy in two bedroom units, accessible by separate entrance areas but connected by the modern and spacious living room opening to the outdoors, with the generous veranda and private pool, facing the sunset. The separate, spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 4 children, 4 adults and 2 children or 5 adults.

Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa

The ultimate privacy is guaranteed by this luxurious Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa, surrounded by a privacy wall and with two separate bedroom units. Connected by the spacious outdoor garden with plunge pool and plenty of lounge facilities, this retreat is ideal for families with older kids or friends travelling together. The separate, spacious bathrooms open to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 2 adults and 4 children, 4 adults and 2 children.

Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa

A luxury retreat in family setting: three bedrooms (two interconnecting and one separate) with adjacent bathrooms, a spacious living room and a generous outdoor garden with private veranda and pool, all sheltered by a privacy wall. The separate, spacious bathrooms open to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 6 Adults and 2 Children or 4 adults and 4 children. Max Room Capacity: 8 persons.

Sanctuary Pool Villa

An authentic sanctuary to hideaway and unwind within the natural beauty of the Maldives, the sea just a few steps away, secluded for utmost privacy. The Sanctuary Villa provides space for the whole family with three bedrooms, a spacious living and dining room and plenty of outdoor space with a picturesque private pool in the middle of the wooden veranda with bar and live-cooking facilities. Two of the three spacious bathrooms are connected to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. Villa Capacity: 6 Adults and 2 Children or 4 adults and 4 children.

Facilities

  • All Inclusive Dine-Around Option
  • All Inclusive Option
  • Babysitting facilities
  • Dive sites
  • Early check-in & Late check-out
  • Kids & Teens Club
  • PADI dive school
  • PCR centre on island
  • Pool Villas
  • Private Beach
  • Seaplane transfer
  • Spa
  • Villas with pool

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Food & Drink

A Mano

This unique food stall-inspired restaurant offers a sensational array of scrumptious international and pan-Asian dishes that are artfully created using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Indulge in unusual local delicacies, sublime international fare or satisfying favourites, either for breakfast or dinner — at A Mano the options are endless.

Bottega

Delectable, satisfying and undeniably moreish, each of the masterfully created Italian dishes at Bottega are made with beautifully fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Immerse yourself in the tantalising flavours of Italy with unparalleled Mediterranean dishes, wonderfully simple, yet sublime, salads, mouthwatering pastas and gourmet pizzas that are sure to have you coming back for more. Pair any of the meals with one of the exceptional imported wines from the wine cellar for a truly phenomenal culinary experience. Open for lazy lunches in the sun between 12:00 and 15:00 and memorable candlelit dinners between 19:00 and 22:30.

Chef’s Herb Garden

The Chef’s Herb Garden offers gourmet gypsetters an extraordinary private culinary experience surrounded by gentle candlelight in Kanuhura’s magnificent herb garden. This exclusive venue allows guests to celebrate a special occasion—or simply enjoy a unique experience—in style under the exceptional Maldivian night sky in this private oasis. At the heart of this unconventional dining experience is a specifically tailored, seasonal set menu that centres on beautifully prepared dishes that are sure to be no less than extraordinary. This venue is exclusively reserved for private dinner bookings so be sure to book ahead for an unforgettable gastronomic experience in paradise.

Cowry Club

The contemporary lounge bar offers the perfct ambience to enjoy an impressive selection of local and internationally acclaimed cocktails, all skilfully prepared by the creative mixologist. Why not sample something exotically Maldivian, while relaxing to our blend of sultry jazz beats and the more vibrant Brazilian Bossa Nova.

Deli

Sometimes the quintessential, carefree island lifestyle calls for a simple, light lunch or a sneaky sweet treat instead of a full, lavish sit-down meal. That’s why Kanuhura has an exceptional Deli that serves up everything from healthy drinks, delicious light lunches, freshly-baked treats and ice cream to aromatic teas, coffees and artisanal picnic baskets for the ultimate languid lunch enjoyed in a special spot on the magical tropical island. This wonderful and unique resort offering has an array of fresh, daily delights and is open daily between 10:00 and 18:00.

Drift

Savour a day of barefoot frivolity on Jehunuhura as you make the most of the signature cocktails and delicious grilled fare at Drift. Make the most of a day spent in paradise; enjoy a lazy lunch at Drift, unwind on the sunbeds under the palm trees and immerse yourself in the topaz-blue water as you enjoy the serenity of this magical place where the cocktails are sublime and the food is spectacular. Drift is open for lunch between 12:00 and 15:00 and can be accessed by boat shuttle which runs from 07:00 to 17:00 and leaves from Kanuhura every 20 minutes.

Iru

The most wonderful place to spend the entire day and watch the sun go down. It is the perfect spot to marvel at the mesmerising Maldivian sunset while enjoying lounge music and exotic cocktails.

Veli

The epitome of contemporary beachside dining, this remarkable restaurant is the ultimate place to indulge in the exotic flavours of the East. In the open kitchen, highly-skilled chefs create a plethora of exquisite dishes which include everything from expertly prepared sushi and Chinese specialities to Korean favourites, Singaporean dishes and tandoori cuisine which is prepared in a traditional Indian oven. A phenomenal venue for a special dinner, this exceptional restaurant offers private Yakiniku-style dining or the simple pleasure of dining under the stars while enjoying sublime, Asian-inspired meals that promise to be unforgettable. Veli is open for dinner between 19.00 and 22.30.