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Anantara Kihavah Villas

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Resort

Baa Atoll, Maldives

A delirious mix of substantial villas, large private pools and cool open spaces make Anantara Kihavah. Situated in the Baa atoll, a seaplane hop from Male, Anantara offers the ultimate in privacy and tranquillity, your own sanctuary within a sanctuary.

At a Glance

  • Enjoy dining in the underwater restaurant - Sea

  • Learn the secrets of the kitchen and enjoy watching one of the professionals during a cooking course, suited to your tastes

  • Relax and unwind in the Anantara Spa

  • Anantara is located in the Baa Atoll, one of the best diving spots in the Maldives

  • To get to the island you have to take a 35 minute sea plane journey, giving you a chance to sample some stunning views from above

Couples, Honeymoon, Wildlife

Insider's View

Let us know your taste in wine and we can arrange to have your in-villa wine cellar stocked with all your favorites

Scott Dunn team

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The best place to snorkel is between the water sports jetty and the spa. It's a great place to introduce kids to snorkeling too as you can see so much without going too deep!

Hannah Fullagar

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Book a table at 'Sea' - Kihavah's underwater restaurant. This also houses the world's only under water wine cellar.

Hannah Fullagar

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Take a little stroll through their own Orchid Garden looking at various Orchids

Scott Dunn team

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Soon to be the only hotel in Maldives to have both an underwater restaurant and their own observatory for star gazing

Scott Dunn team

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Anantara Kihavah has the only Thai Boxing Ring in the Maldives! Book a session with their resident Wellness Guru.

Juliet Morris

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Book a session at the Sky Observatory and be amazed at the incredible night sky through the powerful telesope. If you are lucky, on a clear night, you can see Jupiter and some of it's moons.

Juliet Morris

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Anantara Kihavah Maldives Resort


Comprising just 80 villas set on the island itself and over the water, Anantara Kihavah blends detailed style with plenty of space and seclusion. Each residence features its own private pool, high ceilings, timber interiors and marble floors. For the gadget lovers, Bose sound systems and wine chillers, iPod docks and espresso machines keep impatient fingers occupied while discreetly placed sun loungers, hammocks and sumptuous baths indulge those looking for nothing other than ultimate relaxation.

Dining options take on a variety of possibilities with your feet in the sand, under the water, over the water or below the shade of a coconut palm. Every possible taste bud is catered for and for the wannabe sommelier, the wine list is both reasonable and extensive.

If you need a little more than just lying in the sun with a good book and the odd dip in the ocean, badminton, volleyball and pétanque are all available on the beach. Cooking classes tailor made to your tastes and requirements are on offer for budding chefs and for those who cannot do without, a gym is available with treadmills, free weights, bicycles and other strength-training and cardio equipment in order to keep up your fitness routine, even on vacation. Tennis and yoga are also options to keep in shape while away.

Over and under the water, all myriad of water sports are on offer in addition to excursions to deserted and local islands to be alone or discover the local culture. Big game fishing and fantastic diving complete the aquatic experience in the clearest, crystal, turquoise waters in the world.

The spectacular spa features six over-water treatment suites in a peaceful sanctuary, created to renew and rejuvenate your inner sense of wellbeing. Treatments are drawn from the wisdom of the earth, using the healing properties of natural ingredients to enrich, detoxify, polish and restore.

Discover new meanings of paradise and luxurious seclusion at this unforgettable Maldives resort.


On the island stands 80 private villas which exude space with their high ceilings, timber interiors and marble floors. On your very own stretch of stunning white beach or set out over the water, each of the villas have a private pool, luxurious touches of island beauty, and luxurious bathtubs with glass floors or set under the stars.

Beach Pool Villa

The 258m² Beach Pool Villas are nestled directly on the sand and are complemented with Thai silks, rich earthy colors and elegant wooded accents. Indulge in a sunken bath for two over a shallow pond at the end of a bathroom open to the stars. Soak in the sun on a lounger that hovers over a private infinity pool. From Bose sound system and wine chiller, to iPod docking and espresso machine, the Beach Pool Villa offers every luxury of design and comfort.

Deluxe Beach Pool Villa

The 382m² Deluxe Beach Pool Villas enjoy all the luxuries of the Beach Pool Villa with a larger swimming pool and spacious deck. Located directly on the sand with a large bedroom and outdoor bathroom, the real feature of this villa is the sunken bath for two over a shallow pond and open to the stars. With luxurious amenities including a bluetooth Bose sound system, wine chiller and espresso machine, the Deluxe Beach Pool Villa offers exquisite design and comfort.

Over Water Pool Villa

Built over the water out of groove-lined timber, with high ceilings and hardwood floors, these 259m² Over Water Pool Villas make you feel at one with the ocean. With features including a private infinity pool with over water hammock, sundeck with swing, loungers and dining area, outdoor rain shower and a sunken glass bottom bathtub, these villas offer the ultimate overwater luxury experience. 

Family Beach Pool Villa

Spacious Family Beach Pool Villas are ideal for a luxury family getaway, with 412m² of comfortable accommodation for two adults and up to four children. The master bedroom with a sumptuous king size bed features a bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, alongside an open air bathtub that is sunken into a shallow pond. The second bedroom features twin single beds and a daybed, and adjoins a second bathroom with both a semi-indoor and outdoor shower. Both bedrooms open onto the generous sun deck, where families can relax on loungers, share a meal in the open sided dining pavilion, and play in the infinity edge pool that extends out to a white powdery beach.

Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence

Walk barefoot over cool marble floors out to the palm shaded swinging daybed by the side of your private infinity pool. Cool off under your indoor or outdoor rain shower, or soak in the sunken tub of the partially open air bathroom. With 785m² of space, an oversized king master bedroom, a double queen guest bedroom as well as a separate living room, Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residences are an ideal choice among Maldives beach hotels for families and small groups. A stay in a Kihavah residence also includes the service of a 24 hour butler.

Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence

Decorated in tranquil blues and greens with polished timber interiors, these Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residences boast 861m² of space including an expansive living space, master and second twin bedrooms and a large bathroom with outdoor shower and deep soaking bathtub. Enjoy a private sunset dinner in your over water dining pavilion, take a dip in your private pool with a bottle from the wine chiller, and revel in the stunning beauty of your own island paradise.

Three Bedroom Beach Pool Residence

This one of a kind palatial sanctuary takes the ultimate island lifestyle to a whole new level. Edging 76 meters of powdery sands, 2,736 m² of decadent space is imaginatively divided. In the master residence a central villa with lounge, dining and kitchen areas, opens onto an expansive veranda, a large pool and Jacuzzi, as well as dining pavilions and a BBQ station. Separate to the central villa, two master bedroom villas each have a sunken tub surrounded by a pond, waterfall and outdoor rain shower in semi-open air bathrooms. The second residence, containing the third master bedroom, features its own pool and dining pavilion, the same opulent bathroom and also a private entrance. Guests of each beach residence share a spacious tropical garden complete with a massage pavilion, a beach cabana with a shisha hookah lounge, and a personal butler on hand 24 hours a day.


Open for children from the ages of 3 to 12 years, the Kihavah Kids Club has a full range of fun and enriching activities to keep young guests occupied during their stay on the island. With their very own Kid's Club House, even the youngest guests will make new friends and enjoy their vacation just as much as their parents. Under the supervision of the Kids' Coordinator, children can take part in beach games, arts and crafts and an array of other activities to ensure they're always having fun.


Anantara Kihavah has five restaurants on offer, two bars, tennis court, swimming pool and fitness center, six over-water treatment suites at the Spa, dive center and a watersports center offering non motorized activities namely Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing and Windsurfing.


Start every perfect day with a lavish breakfast selection at the all day dining restaurant. Return in the evening for a romantic candlelit dinner. For connoisseurs desiring local gourmet flair, Plates also offers a selection of Maldivian dishes - a diverse and tantalising cuisine full of fresh seafood and bold aromas.

Underwater Dining

The signature restaurant - Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky. dining complex is a one-of-a-kind over and under water dining concept.

Sea. Descend to the ocean's dazzling depths as you wine and dine at the unique underwater wine cellar and restaurant. With service to match a superb culinary repertoire and an atmosphere of relaxed refinement, dining in this unforgettable aquatic setting promises a definite island highlight.

Fire. Prepare yourself for sizzling theatrics in the teppanyaki lounge, as the talented chefs dazzle you with their acrobatic cooking skills. Admire the show as the freshest local rock lobster, best grain fed Japanese beef or catch of the day are grilled to your personal preference.

Salt. An experience beyond compare. Picture a tender and juicy Red Snapper infused with lemongrass, ginger and coursed black pepper, baking to perfection before your eyes on a Himalayan salt block, to deliver a unique depth and complexity of flavor.

Sky. Climb to the center of conviviality and discover a rooftop bar with breathtaking island views over the Baa Atoll. Then as a romantic evening unfolds, soak up an inviting ambience of mellow music as you unwind with exquisite cocktail in your hand.

Manzaru Pool Bar and Restaurant

By day you can swim-up to the pool bar serving exotic juices and tropical cocktails, or enjoy a casual lunch with fresh salads and traditional pastas on offer. By night Manzaru transforms into a leisurely Italian delice, where the island's Italian Chef unravels voyages of culinary discovery, from regional specialties skilfully crafted from traditional ingredients, to connoisseur olive oil tasting sessions.

Dining by Design

This signature Anantara experience is not to be missed. Simply select your dream location, whether a barbecue for two on the beach, an eclectic feast on the boardwalk, or a picnic in a palm grove and the chefs and butlers will take care of everything else.


Anantara has many activities on offer. The setting is tranquil, but recreation and fun are always close by. Every day, Anantara features a range of organized and do-it-yourself activities in the gorgeous surrounds of our resort whether that be a game of Volleyball, tennis, badminton, pétanque or table tennis. Whether your eager to learn the secrets of the Maldivian dishes, the professionals will be pleased to take you under their wings and reveal a few kitchen tips and secrets during a cooking class. For those who want to unwind you can do so with a session of yoga, either as a group or on your own. You can explore the underwater world and swim in the crystal clear waters or take a dip in the islands infinity outdoor pool. You can even go game fishing, canoeing, kayaking and diving, sailing, snorkeling and windsurfing, the options are endless.

Location & Directions

Baa Atoll, Maldives

Anantara Kihavah is perched on its own private isle in Baa Atoll, a clutch of islands to the north west of the Maldivian capital Malé. The Republic of Maldives consists of 1,190 coral islands, only 200 of which are inhabited.

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