Anantara Kihavah Villas

One of the most pristine islands with beautiful beaches

Home to an exquisite underwater restaurant and the only over-water observatory in the Maldives

All the villas are beautiful designed with plenty of space, privacy and their own private pool

Facilities at Anantara Kihavah Villas

Air Conditioning
Boutique Shop
Kids Club
Plunge Pools
Swimming Pool

When to go to Anantara Kihavah Villas


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The resort is set on a truly exceptional island with enormous swathes of white sandy beach. The 80 villas and residences are spread out throughout the jungle foliage or floating over the turquoise lagoon along the jetties that extend out from the island. 

22 x Beach Pool Villas - These villas are set around the edge of the palm-fringed island, each offering a spacious 258sqm within the villa. A private deck and pool provide the perfect place to relax, and the bathroom has both indoor and outdoor showers as well as a bathtub.

8 x Sunset Beach Pool Villa - Offering all the luxuries of a Beach Pool Villa and set in a prime spot to enjoy the sunset from the beach just outside the villa.

34 x Over Water Pool Villa - An exceptional over water living experience in these 259sqm havens over the lagoon. The floor-to-ceiling windows open up from both the bedroom and bathroom so you can step straight out into your private pool or onto your deck. Hammocks hang off the edge of the deck and an outdoor day bed provides a further relaxation spot. 

6 x Sunset Over Water Pool Villas - All the luxuries of the Over Water Pool Villas but located to take advantage of the dazzling sunset views from your own private deck.

4 x Deluxe Spa Pool Villa - A private villa that features all of the luxuries of a Beach Pool Villa but with a larger 128 sum swimming pool, expansive private gardens and your own en-suite spa treatment room. Guests booking one of these villas can enjoy unlimited spa treatments by a dedicated spa therapist between 10am and 10pm on each day of their stay.

2 x Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence - These vast 758sqm residences provide an idyllic private beach retreat for families or groups of friends. The king bedroom and twin bedroom are linked by an air-conditioned indoor dining and living room, and outdoor guests can enjoy their 14 x 5.5m infinity pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. 

2 x Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence - Each of the two bedrooms at this beautiful over water residence features its own outdoor lounging area and a huge bathroom, whilst the central dining and livings areas look out over the private 14 x 5m infinity pool. A small kitchen allows for private catering by a chef and a private butler is on call 24hrs a day.

1 x Three Bedroom Beach Pool Residence - This private beach haven comfortably accommodates up to six adults and six children or nine adults. There are three bedrooms, each with an en-suite outdoor bathroom, and a central villa area encompasses the lounge and dining and butler kitchen area. A shaded outdoor sala, large pool and Jacuzzi as well as an al-fresco dining pavilion completes this spacious beach home.

1 x Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence - The largest of the residences, this four bedroom villa unfolds across a landscaped garden and provides a perfect space for extended family or groups. The residence comfortably accommodates up to eight adults and four children or twelve adults. Two infinity pools and a choice of dining areas provide plenty of space for all. 


Anantara Kihavah is one of the Maldives’ most luxurious resorts, set just a 35 minute seaplane journey from Malé. On arrival at Malé International Airport guests can relax in the luxurious seaplane lounge before boarding their flight to soar over coral islands scattered through the turquoise sea.

Anantara Kihavah is set in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives. This natural atoll is also home to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and haven for protected marine life. From May to November the plankton blooms here, attracting manta rays by the hundreds, often accompanied by the gentle whale sharks that feed alongside them. 

There is so much to love about Anantara Kihavah. The island has some of the best beaches in the Maldives, huge wide swathes of sand that stretch from the tree line down to the water. Every little detail has been thought of as well; from the orchids that are grown off the palm trees and that fill the orchid garden to the hanging nests that provide hidden spots for curling up in with a book. The kids club is truly exceptional and there is also a huge range of activities on offer for adults too. Of particular note as well is the jewellery boutique which sells some exceptional pieces with precious gems from Sri Lanka used to create beautiful and original jewellery. 

And then as well as all of that guests can enjoy being on an island that not only has a spectacular underwater restaurant and wine cellar, but also is home to the only over-water observatory in the Maldives, where guests can gaze at the stars whilst enjoying evening drinks and know that they are standing in one of the most extraordinary and memorable settings. 

All the services one would wish for from a five-star resort of the finest quality: 24-hr guest services, laundry service, library, resort doctor, airport lounge in Malé, boutique and jewellery store, indoor games, in-house astronomer, kids club, tennis, badminton and volleyball courts, open air private cinema, trampoline park. 

A huge amount of culinary choice with six restaurants and a Dining by Design location experience. 

The island is a 35 minute seaplane journey from Malé International Airport. Guests can enjoy access to a VIP lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks before their seaplane journey. 

PADI scuba diving
Sunset cruises
Excursions to Hanifaru Bay
Coral adoption programme
Private island snorkelling
Local island excursions
Big game fishing
Fitness centre
Yoga classes
Table tennis
Giant Jenga
Open-air private cinema
Cooking classes
Wine tasting
Trampoline park
Jetpack Seabobs
Jet skis

Incredible special offers for 2019. Please get in touch with us for more details.