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Set on Anantara Kihavah's glorious white beaches or stilted above the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, each of the impressive villas is complete with its own private pool, complimentary cable internet connection, luxurious surroundings, and touches of island beauty. Moroccan and Indian influences blend harmoniously with the calm, open surroundings, creating a unique style and warmth.
All day/all night, in-villa Dining at Anantara Kihavah is a fine-dining experience within the comfort of your villa or residence. Choose from an extensive menu featuring Western and Asian favorites.
This signature Anantara experience is not to be missed. Simply select your dream location - be it an idyllic beach setting, a verdant island hideaway or the privacy of your villa to host an unforgettable gourmet dining experience and the dedicated Anantara team of chefs and butlers will take care of everything else.
The swim-up pool bar serves a wide variety of refreshments and snacks, while Sunshine Butlers are always on hand with a fruit skewer or cold towel to cool you down. Enjoy a fresh fruit juice or tropical cocktail without ever leaving the water. Or savour a casual lunch of crisp salads and traditional pastas at the poolside. By night, Manzaru transforms into a leisurely Italian delice, where the Italian Chef creates a voyage of regional specialties skillfully crafted from traditional ingredients, to connoisseur olive oil tasting sessions.
Start every perfect day with a lavish breakfast selection at the all day dining restaurant. 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 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.
Climb to the centre of conviviality and discover a rooftop bar with breathtaking island views over the Baa Atoll. Savour succulent cuisine presented on tempting skewers paired with a refreshing juice, cool beer or fine wine, any time of day. Then, as a romantic evening unfolds, soak up an inviting ambience of mellow music as you unwind with exquisite cocktails, spirits and liqueurs.
An experience beyond comparison. 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 flavour.
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.
Descend to the ocean's dazzling depths as you wine and dine at this unique underwater wine cellar and restaurant. Experience the cuisine gourmets relish, whether from the degustation menus paired with premium wines, or classic creations enhanced by the culinary genius of the Master Chef. 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.
Sea.Fire. Salt.Sky. The signature Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky. dining complex is a one-of-a-kind over and under water dining concept, exclusive to Anantara Kihavah Villas. Imagine roast lamb with rosemary grilled on a Himalayan salt block, bringing an inventive touch and rich taste sensations to your palate. Gaze at angelfish playing along the colourful ocean floor, just metres from your table as you indulge in a decadent molten chocolate cake.
Rediscover what it means to relax. Or, let the stunning island surroundings invigorate you with the resort's vast array of activities on offer. 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 the 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.
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 at one of the world's most fascinating diving destinations.
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 the 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, 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.
Get up close to the exotic aquatic life of the Maldives at the leisurely pace of snorkeling. Be amazed at the tranquil, crystal clear waters of the island offering unrivalled opportunities to swim with the oceans most amazing creatures.
Feel the wind in your hair as you windsurf across the wide open ocean. Go for a leisurely paddle or bring a picnic basket along and find a secluded spot in the sand for private lunch. Sit-atop kayaks, whether tandem or solo, transparent or solid, all are one of the best ways to experience the beauty of this 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.
Set sail in one of the world's most stunning marine destinations aboard a graceful catamaran or private yacht. Whether you are a sailing expert, or a novice explorer eager to soak up the sun and the sights and leave the steering to the skipper, an unforgettable sailing excursion can be customized to suit your taste.
Fishing at a whole new level! Take a half-day excursion by speedboat where expert guides will show you how to reel in some of the sea's thriving sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahimahi and giant trevally. Bring your catch back with you and the chefs will be happy to prepare it as you wish or even teach you how to cook it yourself!
Take a dip in the impressive infinity pool that seems to meld into the ocean horizon. 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.
Explore the pristine Maldives islands on one of the resort's wide choice of excursions, be it Reef or Big Game Fishing, visiting a desert island for the ultimate privacy, a fun snorkeling trip, discovering local culture on an island hopping tour, or joining the Bio Adventures in one off their Turtle Quests, Dolphin Discoveries, or Marine photo excursions. For the ultimate luxury, charter your own Private Yacht.
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 petanque or challenge your partner to a table tennis match.
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.
Draw inspiration from the beauty of your island surroundings with guided sessions in tranquil yoga, with group and private sessions available. Rediscover your inner harmony with gentle guided meditation and deep breathing exercises.
A fully equipped gym with treadmills, free weights, bicycles and other strength-training and cardio equipment. Borrow an iPod filled with adrenaline-pumping workout tunes, or catch up with the news or the latest HBO movies while you work out in paradise.
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 them know what piques your culinary curiosity and the chefs will design a cooking lesson suited to your tastes.
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, the 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.
A quiet spot to enjoy a book or magazine. 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.
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.
Scuba Diving (incl Nitrox)
Water Sports Center
Stroll across the jetty to 6 over-water treatment suites at Anantara Spa and reward yourself with the lavish attention of professional therapists. Experience soothing touch, delivered with luxuriant oils drawn from indigenous sources. Now that you are settled into the rhythms of a Maldivian paradise, take your senses to another level with therapeutic and rejuvenating treatments to balance and calm your spirit.
Tune into the revitalizing rhythm of the greatest paradise on earth. Synchronize with nature at Anantara's Spa sanctuary, where island wellness is expressed through a revelation of coconut's generous healing benefits. Soak up unique reflections of local tradition in sublime luxury through diverse indigenous journeys, complemented by a range of eclectic worldly therapies that promote advanced holistic health.
Essence of Kihavah Signature Experience
An invigorating ritual inspired by the healing powers of fresh island produce. This indigenous Signature Experience uses the freshest and most potent ingredients Kihavah Huravalhi Island has to offer, leaving you in an elevated state of complete bliss. Includes Floral Foot Ritual, Coconut & Lime Polish, Coconut & Ginger Body Cocoon, Kihavah Aroma Massage.
The Maldivian Islands are one of nature's most beautiful treasures and Anantara Kihavah Villas is helping to keep it 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 their way of helping to protect the natural beauty of Baa Atoll by lessening the impact the resort has on the environment.
You'll notice that motorised water sports are not on offer, as they destroy the reefs and upset the rhythms of aquatic wildlife. The resident 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. Anantara Kihavah also makes an effort to reduce unnecessary packaging and waste and to use recycled materials wherever possible. The resort grows as much of their produce as possible onsite at the organic vegetable farm.
The fantasy of a romantic Maldivian wedding celebration unravels in an array of momentous experiences at Anantara Kihavah Villas. Whether you're here to celebrate your vows, honeymoon in paradise or honor an anniversary, your dreams will come true at this idyllic island resort. Write your own Wedding story at Anantara Kihavah.
Plan your ceremony on an exotic beach scene, as you cruise into blissful serenity, or perhaps you'd prefer to immerse yourselves in a kaleidoscope of Indian Ocean beauty. Anantara Kihavah offers Beach, Underwater, and Private Yacht Weddings, or their unique Wedding by Design which will recreate your own personal dream wedding scenario. Toast your love, whether new or decades old, with glasses of champagne that reflect hints of a fairytale sunset. Dine on a starlit beach, deserted island or in intimate ocean seclusion, as the resort team brings freshly caught seafood and discerning world flavours to conclude the rapturous celebrations.
Beneath the shimmering waters that surround the island archipelago of the Maldives Baa Atoll region, a fragile world quietly rebuilds itself. Coral reefs, the most diverse type of marine habitat, protect the pristine beaches at Anantara Kihavah Villas and guard Kihavah Huravalhi Island's crystal-clear lagoon. They also support an astounding array of tropical fish, crustaceans and bizarre-looking molluscs. But for all of its beauty and apparent resilience, coral is a sensitive organism, vulnerable to extreme weather and sudden environmental changes. In June 2011, UNESCO declared the Baa Atoll a Biosphere Reserve.
In its commitment to protect the environment, Anantara Kihavah Villas has initiated the Coral Adoption Programme, a long-term plan designed to share learning experiences with guests, accelerate the regeneration of coral growth in the atoll reef, and ultimately ensure the future of this unique Maldivian destination.
During the construction of Anantara Kihavah Villas in November 2010, the resident Marine Biologist created coral gardens and attached coral to iron frames in the middle of the Over-Water Pool Villas, joining an arrangement that will resemble the in Anantara. Environmentally friendly and designed to promote the flow of water and nutrients, the frames are covered in sand to encourage coral to grow faster than it would naturally. This was done to prevent more damage to the Baa Atoll's fragile marine ecosystem.
Participate in reef creation and contribute to the ongoing conservation effort at Anantara Kihavah Villas by adopting a coral frame. Take part in the Coral Adoption Programme by transplanting coral onto your frame with the help of the resident Marine Biologist in the shallow waters of the lagoon. This area is shallow enough to perform the operation with a mask and snorkel. Once the coral has been attached, the frame is moved to its new permanent home in the centre of the resort's Over-Water Pool Villas.
Monitor the growth of your adopted coral frame online as Anantara's Marine Biologist uploads images on a regular basis. Or make a return trip to the resort to see how much the reef has grown. Observe it from the jetty or put on a pair of flippers and explore the lagoon by following an easy yet rewarding snorkelling trail.
Embrace your wedding dreams with a dazzling underwater fantasy, as the resort team embellishes your special day from start to finish with an unrivalled blend of ocean experiences. Encase yourselves in a whirlwind cocoon of romance as you descend to the underwater restaurant and wine cellar, to be encircled by a panorama of marine life swimming peacefully all around.
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We are still mesmerized by our time at Anantara Kihavah. We really enjoyed our time there and we couldn't thank you enough for recommending us such a beautiful resort. The people are very nice and friendly, and we are really fond of some of them there. Really truly amazing 1st time experience in Maldives.