Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives
 
 
 
Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives
 
 
Atoll : Baa  
Distance : 91 km  
No of Rooms :82  
No of Restaurants : 5  
No of Bars : 4  
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Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives, opening July 2010

Tranquil private villas. Underwater dining. Boundless horizons.

The morning sun dappling the crystal-clear waters of a secluded lagoon. Afternoons spent sunbathing by your private infinity pool, just steps from the ocean. An evening stroll across soft white beaches, the moonlight casting shadows on the sand. Nights spent dreaming to the sound of the waves in an overwater villa. Imagine life on a luxurious deserted island - an island of swaying palm trees and unending horizons of blue.
A haven of pool villas, Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives offers the ultimate in privacy and luxury, your own sanctuary within a sanctuary. Expansive space that opens on to brilliant tropical nature, with private pools, high ceilings, timber interiors and marble floors. Flavours of culinary art and wine served amidst a panorama of aquatic life in the world's only underwater restaurant and wine cellar.
Enjoy idyllic sunsets from your hammock or dining pavilion by the pool. Snorkel through crystal-clear waters or float above the surface aboard a private sailboat. Spend the day rejuvenating at the Anantara Spa. Discover new meanings of paradise and luxurious seclusion at this unforgettable Maldives resort.

A shimmering gem amidst the island nation of the Maldives, Anantara Kihavah Villas is only 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital city of Male. Set upon a large, pear-shaped coral island in the stunning Baa Atoll and surrounded by calm natural lagoons, thriving coral reefs and flawless cerulean waters, Anantara Kihavah Villas provides a luxurious retreat designed in perfect harmony with the ocean and its lush island surrounds.
This unique resort's 82 ultra-private luxury villas offer a wide array of accommodations. Choose the Beach Pool Villas nestled on the silken sand with a personal infinity pool, partially open-air bathroom, sunken tub and swinging daybeds. Or select the Overwater Pool Villas, featuring outdoor showers and swinging hammock daybeds and a private pool over the water. Perfect for families or groups of friends, the four expansive Suite Villas feature two bedrooms, a separate living room, and a dining pavilion set out over the ocean or by the pool. All of our rooms are outfitted with Bose sound systems, iPod docking, espresso machines, and wine chillers. The oversized King beds are draped with Egyptian cotton bedding and completed by your choice from our exclusive "bedding by design" menu of indulgent pillows.
If you ever choose to leave the tranquil comfort of your secluded villa, Anantara Kihavah Villas offers a whole host of activities to keep you occupied and introduce you to the unique beauty of the Maldives. Learn to scuba dive and explore the brilliant surrounding coral reefs or come face-to-face with graceful whale sharks and swim beside massive green turtles. Borrow a pair of kayaks and survey our secluded lagoon, or take out a dhoni - the traditional Maldivian sailboat - and drift off into the horizon.
Unwind at the end of a full day with a dip in the infinity-edged swimming pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Surf the web on the resort's island-wide Wi-Fi, whether in the library, by the pool, or resting in the hammock at your own villa. Visit the world-renowned Anantara Spa for a rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage or stop by the inland Chanel Spa for a White Sesame Body Treatment. Finally, indulge in a culinary masterpiece served over a pink block of Himalayan salt at the one-of-a-kind Sky. Fire. Salt. Sea., featuring an underwater restaurant and wine cellar where you can enjoy 360-degree sub-marine views and watch brilliantly coloured tropical fish play beside your table.

LOCATION

The Baa Atoll is a short 35-minute flight by sea plane from Male, the capital of the Maldives. A remarkable experience in itself, the resort seaplane takes you on a smooth flight over crystal-clear waters above the fascinating island formations of the Greater Atoll. Look down through the waters to catch a glimpse of schools of fish playing among the reefs, and local fisherman trying their luck aboard dhoni fishing boats. Touch down beside the welcome jetty, step out onto soft white sands, and let your Anantara Kihavah story begin. The Green Initiative
The Maldivian Islands are one of nature's most beautiful treasures and we hope they will stay that way. As the lowest-lying nation in the world, the Maldives is extremely vulnerable to the effects of global warming. The diverse and fragile flora and fauna of the area are sensitive to the habits of human residents and visitors. That is why Anantara Kihavah Villas is a green-thinking resort. The Green Initiative is our way of helping to protect the irreplaceable natural beauty of Baa Atoll and lessening the impact we have on the environment. You'll notice that we don't offer motorised water sports, which destroy the reefs and upset the rhythms of aquatic wildlife. Our dive centre encourages divers to interact passively with the underwater world, in a way that is safe for both the diver and the marine life. Kihavah also makes an effort to reduce unnecessary packaging and waste and to use recycled materials where possible. We support local industry and much of our produce is grown onsite at the organic vegetable farm.

DINING

Under the water, surrounded by tropical marine beauty or in the shade of a coconut palm on white sands, Anantara Kihavah turns dining into an unforgettable experience.

Underwater Dining

Sky. Fire. Salt. Sea.

Imagine roast lamb with rosemary, grilled on a Himalayan salt block, an inventive touch that brings the rich evocative flavour of the mountains to your palate. Picture angelfish playing along the colourful ocean floor, just metres from your table as you indulge in a decadent molten chocolate cake. The Sky. Fire. Salt. Sea. dining complex is a one-of-a-kind dining concept, exclusive to Anantara Kihava Villas.
Sky- Climb the stairs to the rooftop Sky bar where the view of the islands stretches out before you and a friendly face is waiting with a sparkling glass of champagne and an array of tapas.
Fire- Turn left at the door and enter Fire: a sizzling teppanyaki bar serving tender cuts of Kobe beef or sea bass fresh from the Indian Ocean and grilled before your eyes.
Salt- A twist on teppanyaki, the dishes at Salt - like fresh salmon with lemon grass - are prepared on Himalayan salt bricks. Replete with trace minerals from their mountain source, these pink blocks of salt add complexity and depth of flavour, enhancing an already magnificent dining experience.
Sea- Descend into the depths and enter Sea, the underwater wine cellar and restaurant. Enjoy exquisite set menus paired with elegant wines, as you absorb the panorama of ocean life that surrounds you. Join us for the special Sea wine tastings, hosted by famous wineries from around the world. Sample the oaky depth of Napa Valley or the rich spice of Bordeaux, in an absolutely unforgettable aquatic setting.

Island Dining

Handmade gourmet pizza with a view of the Indian Ocean. Spicy Thai tom yam served in the cool shade of verdant palm trees. Champagne brunch in bed. Anantara Kihavah delivers a world of flavours to your palate, making every dining experience uniquely delicious - and just as extraordinary as the setting.
Plates - Start every perfect day with a full breakfast spread, amidst a backdrop of island splendour. For lunch, enjoy al fresco pastas or gourmet sandwiches on the terrace with a view of the sea. Return in the evening for a romantic candlelight dinner featuring an extensive menu of Italian specialities. For the adventurous gourmet, Plates also offers a selection of local Maldivian dishes, a diverse and tantalising cuisine full of fresh seafood and bold flavours.
Manzaru Pool Bar and Restaurant - Enjoy a fresh fruit juice or a tropical cocktail - nectar of the islands - without ever leaving the cool embrace of the water. Our swim-up pool bar serves a wide variety of refreshments and snacks and our Sunshine Butlers are always on hand with a fresh fruit skewer or a cold towel to cool you down. Once you dry off, enjoy a casual lunch of crisp salads and traditional pastas at the poolside Manzaru Bar and Restaurant.
Dining By Design -Lobster bisque and handmade pasta on a secluded desert island. Succulent prime rib and a bottle of wine on a private sailing dhoni. Champagne and canapés enjoyed from a tree-top terrace at sunset. Dream up an ideal location and our chef will help you design the ultimate personalised dining experience. Dining By Design is a signature Anantara experience, not to be missed.

SPA

Rebalance and rejuvenate. Indulge your body. Pamper your soul. Treatments at Anantara Spa are a highlight of every Anantara experience. At Kihavah Villas, choose between six overwater suites accessible across the jetty at Anantara Spa, or from two jungle treatment rooms at Chanel Spa, each with an outdoor shower and a small pool. Experience soothing touch, delivered with luxuriant oils produced from indigenous sources. Both spas feature Element oils as well as their own line of Anantara products. Treatments draw from the wisdom of the earth, using natural ingredients and their healing properties to enrich, detoxify, polish and rejuvenate.
An afternoon spent at Anantara Spa is not merely soothing; it's a departure from the world, a transforming experience of relaxation - and a new way to experience the islands. The perfect end - or beginning - to a perfect day.

DIVING

Dive Centre and Marine Lab
A long-time magnet for scuba divers and snorkellers alike, the Maldives are home to a magnificent array of wildlife. A trip below the surface reveals an explosion of colour, from tropical fish to coral gardens. The Maldives are the only habitat where whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, appear all year round. You are likely to encounter these magnificent creatures up close at the protected dive site, just a short boat trip from the resort. Whatever your level of experience, Anantara's Dive Centre will make you feel at home under the waves. Enrol in a PADI certification course to earn a license recognised internationally, opening up a whole new world for your discovery. Or, for a leisurely afternoon of wildlife exploration, sign up for a Bubblemaker intro course. For more experienced divers, Anantara offers access and transport to a number of nearby reefs. Discuss with the dive master to customise your ideal dive excursion.
Orientation Dives
All divers at the Anantara Dive Centre require an orientation dive, unless you have logged a dive within the last three months in the Maldives. The orientation dive consists of a dive on our nearby house reef or another local dive site with an instructor who will get you to demonstrate basic diving skills. After completion, you're ready to move on to more advanced dives or courses, depending on your level and certifications.
PADI Diving Courses
PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is the largest and most well-respected diving association in the world. PADI instructors are well-trained and very knowledgeable, so you will always be in safe hands. Anantara's Dive Centre offers a number of PADI courses, from Open Water Diver certification for novices all the way to Rescue Diver for scuba experts. The Dive Centre will do their best to find a programme and instructor that fits your experience and goals. Small class sizes mean safe, comfortable and enjoyable lessons and no one could ask for a better or more beautiful classroom than the great Indian Ocean.
 
 
 
Services and Amenities
  Kihavah Kids Club
Open for children from the ages of 3 to 12, the Kihavah Kids Club has a full range of fun and enriching activities to keep young guests occupied. With their very own Kid's Club House and children's pool, our youngest guests will make new friends and enjoy their holiday 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 - even when you're spending the afternoon at the spa or taking a diving lesson. Childcare services are also available.
 
 
Recreation
  Rediscover what it means to relax. Or, let the stunning island surroundings invigorate you with our array of Maldives resort activities.
Sail through the earth's most stunning tropical paradise, where you can feel as though the waves belong only to you. Take up windsurfing on the placid lagoon. Dive into the unexplored world of marine life in our crystal-clear waters. Stroll through the markets of bustling Male, one of the world's most unique capital cities. Explore even more undiscovered islands.
Days spent at Anantara Kihavah Villas can be as leisurely or as active as you choose.

Resort Activities

The setting is tranquil, but recreation and fun are always close by. Every day, Anantara features a range of organised and do-it-yourself activities in the gorgeous surrounds of our resort. Days at Anantara can be as laid-back and relaxed or as action-packed as you desire. Choose your own adventure!

BEACH SPORTS

String up the nets and break out the suntan lotion for a full range of beach sports and activities. Feel the sand between your toes as you ground the perfect spike in a beach volleyball tournament or knock a winning birdie over the badminton net. For a leisurely afternoon, bowl a set of pétanque or challenge your partner to a table tennis match. Cooking Class
Whether you're eager to learn the secrets of the traditional Maldivian huni havaadhu curry or to grill the fresh tuna you caught this afternoon, the professional chefs at Plates will be pleased to take you under their wings and reveal a few kitchen tips and secrets. Just let us know what piques your culinary curiosity and our chefs will design a cooking lesson suited to your tastes.
Fitness
With treadmills, free weights, bicycles and other strength-training and cardio equipment, you can keep up your fitness routine, even on holiday. Borrow an iPod filled with adrenaline-pumping workout tunes, or catch up with the news or the latest HBO movies while you burn some serious calories.
Swimming
Bask on the edge of infinity beside an outdoor pool that seems to meld into the ocean horizon. More than just a place to swim a few laps, the Kihavah pool is a true refuge of relaxation. The Sunshine Butlers are on hand to cater to your every wish, from fresh fruit juices to cold towels, five-minute back massages and sunglasses cleaning. Find your personal soundtrack by borrowing one of the pool's iPods: from jazz to hip hop, each colour is loaded with a different style of music.
Tennis
Fine tune your forehand volley on the resort's tennis courts. Work up a sweat with a morning game of doubles and cool off with a jump in the pool and the rehydration of a freshly-squeezed tropical fruit juice.
Yoga
Draw inspiration from the beauty of your island surroundings with guided sessions in tranquil yoga. Join a group lesson or arrange for a private session to perfect your warrior pose. You can also rediscover your inner harmony with gentle guided meditation and deep breathing exercises.

WATER SPORTS

Our limitless horizon of water inspires most guests to get their feet wet. Anantara Kihavah offers a range of activities to get you on, in and under the water, whether sailing a boat, casting a fishing line or exploring a long-lost shipwreck or brilliant reefs 30 metres below the sea.
Big Game Fishing
Cast it out and reel it on in - you've probably been fishing before, but never in a setting like this. Take a half-day excursion on our speedboat to reap the bounty of the plentiful Indian Ocean and take part in a local past-time. Our expert guides will show you how to reel in some of the sea's thriving sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi and giant trevally. Bring your catch back with you and our chefs will be happy to prepare it as you wish, or teach you how to cook it yourself, for a uniquely do-it-yourself seafood supper.
Canoeing
Grab your most trusted paddling partner and take out one of our canoes for an afternoon spin on the lagoon. Bring a picnic basket along and find a secluded spot in the sand for private lunch, or work on your tan as you glide over the waters and explore the island from afar.
Kayaking
Enjoy a tranquil morning of gliding around the lagoon, or pick up the speed and find a fun new way to get your afternoon workout. Sit-atop kayaks, whether tandem or solo, transparent or solid, are one of the best ways to experience the beauty of our Maldivian paradise at your own pace. Explore secluded beaches and hidden lagoons, or simply drift over the clear blue waters gazing at the marine life teeming below.
Sailing
Sailing has long been an integral part of the sea-faring culture of the Maldives. At Anantara, we invite you to take the once-in-a-lifetime chance to set sail in one of the world's most stunning marine destinations aboard a graceful catamarans or our private yacht. Whether you are a sea-hardened sailing expert, ready to embark on a solo voyage into the horizon, or a novice landlubber, eager to soak up the sun and the sights and leave the steering to the skipper, we can customise an excursion suited to your tastes.
Snorkelling
Play among the manta rays or watch a clownfish darting through his sea anemone. Spot a whale shark lurking in the shallows. Borrow a pair of fins and a snorkel to get up close to the exotic aquatic life of the Maldives without the weight of a scuba tank. The tranquil, crystal clear waters of the island offer unrivalled opportunities for fish viewing.
Windsurfing
Skip along the glassy surface of the ocean, the breeze whipping through your hair, your heart pounding. Windsurfing is the closest you can get to flying, with you feet still planted firmly on the ground - or rather, on the water! With all the power of the wind behind you, and your expert instructors showing you the way, you'll be skimming across the mirror-like surface of the lagoon in no time.

 
Business
  Library and Business Centre
A quiet spot to curl up with your favourite book or magazine. Curious about a strange blue fish you saw on your snorkelling excursion? Check out the local interest section for background on the island's fauna, flora, history and culture. The library also provides computers with high-speed internet so you can keep up with business or catch up with friends.
Meeting Facilities
For meetings that surpass all expectations, schedule your next business retreat at Anantara Kihavah Villas. The four large meeting rooms feature a break-out pantry, Wi-Fi internet and a full range of audio visual equipment. The Business Centre staff is always on hand to smooth out the details.
 
 
 

Room types & Suites

Beach Pool Villa
Awaken to breakfast in bed with a view of the sun rising over endless sparkling waters. 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. The 258 square-metre Beach Pool Villas are nestled directly on the sand and are complemented with Thai silks, rich earthy colours and elegant wooded accents. Sail into a good night s sleep aboard an oversized bed dressed in Egyptian cotton with a pillow selected from our luxurious bedding by design menu. From Bose sound system and wine chiller, to iPod docking and espresso machine, the Beach Pool Villa offers every luxury of design and comfort.

Over-Water Pool Villa
Watch the sun dip below the horizon from the comfort of a swinging hammock, set out over the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Bright, open rooms filled with colourful island blooms and the sweet fragrance of the tropics. Sleep in the cradle of Egyptian cotton, resting on a personalised pillow. Built over the water out of groove-lined timber, with high ceilings and hardwood floors, these 259 square-metre Over-Water Pool Villas make you feel at one with the ocean. With his and her walk-in wardrobes, wine chillers, private pools and sun decks with views of the unending ocean, these oversized villas create a peerless overwater luxury experience.

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. Discover new meanings of refresh under the cascade of your indoor and outdoor rain showers, or just soak in the sunken tub of the partially open-air bathroom. With 785 square metres of space, an oversized-King master bedroom, a double-Queen guest bedroom as well as a separate living room, the Two-Bedroom Beach Pool Residence are an ideal choice for families and small groups. A stay in a Kihavah suite also includes the service of a 24-hour butler the House Master whose sole aim is to make your stay at Anantara flawlessly unforgettable.

Two-Bedroom Over-Water Pool Residence
A true Maldivian oasis. Decorated in tranquil blues and greens with polished timber interiors, these two-bedroom villas boast outdoor daybeds, an expansive living room and 861 square metres of space. Enjoy a private sunset dinner on your over-water dining pavilion - a shadow sweeps below your feet as a graceful manta ray passes under the sea-view glass in the floor. Depend upon your faithful House Master, on hand 24 hours a day, to fulfil any of your heart s desires. When the moon rises, take a midnight dip in one of your two private pools with a bottle from the wine chiller, and revel in the stunning beauty of your own island paradise.