Six Senses Kanuhura

Castaway to a tropical paradise living in a thatched villa over soft white sands or warm turquoise waters, with access to an indulgent wellness spa, two deserted islands, fabulous children’s club, and endless marine adventure activities and adventures.

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Six Senses Kanuhura
  • Sink into the Maldivian natural beauty and upscale villas of this luxe tropical hideaway.

  • Wake up to soft sands underfoot or floating above lagoon waters in a thatched villa with private deck, and pool. 

  • Savour the wide choice of international cuisines on offer, along with sunset cocktails and complimentary ice-cream, cakes, and cookies. 

  • Embrace your inner Robinson Crusoe enjoying a castaway picnic on your own private island for the day. 

Home to the finest beaches in the Maldives, Six Senses Kanuhura is the ultimate luxury retreat. Comprising Kanuhura Island and two private deserted islands, Jehunuhura and Masleggihura, the resort is picture postcard tropical perfection. This is the ideal hideaway to escape the world and embrace the natural beauty and adventures on offer. With 91 beachfront and overwater villas, couples, families, and larger groups can all be accommodated in style.  
The choice of accommodation is extensive. Guests can choose from a beachfront or overwater villa, from one to three bedrooms, private pools, and sunset views, although the entry level Beach Villa is the only accommodation without a private pool. Standard amenities include Wi-Fi, entertainment system, flatscreen satellite TV, climate control, minibar, safety deposit box, tea and coffee making facilities and bathrooms with oversized tubs, outdoor rain shower and hairdryer. All villas also include a large private deck with seating area and sun loungers. The style is relaxed, showcasing natural materials, and a soothing palette from which to enjoy those jaw-dropping ocean views. 
With six dining establishments, there is something to suit all moods and tastes. The main Market Restaurant offers buffet dining at breakfast and dinner, while Bottega serves Italian cuisine. Head to Sip & Sand for charcoal-grilled fish and meats by day and Japanese delights by night accompanied by wonderful sunset views; or for Spanish tapas, head to the Point set around a circular pool. For a once-in-a-lifetime lunch, Drift is found on the shores of Jehunuhura Island and will prepare guests a castaway lunch on this uninhabited private island. Finally, complimentary Six Senses ice cream, cakes, cookies, and juices can be enjoyed at Scoop. Guests can also have a range of dishes delivered to their villa.   
As with all Six Senses properties wellness is a feature, and the spa is a highlight of the resort. Guests can enjoy wellness treatments, refreshing warm and cool pools, a gym, yoga pavilion, nail bar, alchemy bar for mixing your own lotions and a biohacking lounge offering treatments that include vibrational pain relief, electromagnetic mats, and compression therapy.  
Aside from lazing on the deck, the beach or around one of the resort’s two pools, there are activities galore should guests wish to partake. These include a host of water activities including kayaking, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, diving, snorkelling and sunset cruising. Alternatively, guests can be castaway to one of the private desert islands for a picnic lunch or watch an outdoor movie at the resort’s Cinema Under the Stars. Or pay a visit to the Earth Lab to learn more about the local marine and wildlife and learn more about Six Senses’ sustainability and conservation initiatives. 
This is a wonderful resort for children and 3–11-year-olds can enjoy nature and marine-inspired activities at the complimentary children’s club, Grow with Six Senses. From treasure hunts to art projects and yoga, there’s a slew of creative, educational, and fun activities available. Older children can head to the Island Hideout to enjoy their own space and games with their peers. There are also family activities which can all be enjoyed together including water sports lessons, cookery classes and guided snorkelling. 
The Six Senses group are celebrated for their strong commitment to sustainability, and the villas are all constructed using local and natural materials where possible, with traditional Maldivian thatched roofs. The use of plastics is minimal, water is conserved and bottled onsite, the chefs use both local and homegrown produce and the firm provides jobs, education, and infrastructure for the local community to thrive. 

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While there is no house reef close to the resort, the hotel can arrange fabulous snorkelling trips by boat from the island.

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Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

Kanuhura Island is a short and scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from Malé’s Velana International Airport. 

10-hour 30-minute direct flight from London to Malé International Airport and then a 40-minute seaplane transfer to Kanuhura.

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