Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is a stunning private island villa resort and one of few luxury island resorts where the beach circumnavigates the whole island. Guests can indulge in tropical surroundings – a pristine white beach, lush green palm groves, and the clearest turquoise waters leading to a thriving house reef.

The resort features 79 spacious private pool villas, ranging from 260 to 2,730 square metres that are either poised over the water with sweeping ocean views or nestled along a stretch of private beach.

Beach Pool Villa – Nestled directly on the beachfront and surrounded by green foliage, guests enjoy the sensation of stepping off the villa deck straight into the private pool and then feeling the soft white sand between the toes. Each Villa boasts a dramatic bathroom in which guests can enjoy the novelty of al fresco bathing in a sunken bath, surrounded by a tranquil pond. Subtle natural colour schemes and luxury fabrics provide a calm, cool space to unwind in, while the private verandas and pools are the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a romantic beach getaway.

Sunset Beach Pool Villa – Offering all the luxuries of a Beach Pool Villa yet in a prime location to enjoy dramatic sunset views from the beach right outside your private enclave, these are a fabulous choice for those seeking the best view as the day comes to a close. Through the front door you enter the spacious hallway equipped with a minibar, wine fridge and refreshment facilities. Leading directly into the bedroom and across the hardwood deck to a private pool and then feeling the cool white sand between your toes, this is the last stop before you dip into the iconic blue ocean. These tropical villas each boast striking bathrooms with water features.

Over Water Pool Villa – Set out over the sparkling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean these bright, open rooms are filled with colourful island accents. Elegantly designed with high ceilings and hardwood floors, sliding doors let in natural light and open out to a private deck. Enter your private pool from the bedroom, bathroom or outdoor deck, and look out to the tranquil waters. For a unique sun bathing and relaxation experience, sink into the hammock from your deck and soak up the Maldivian atmosphere.

Sunset Over Water Pool Villa – Experience the delight of over water living while watching the sky transcend from blue to pink to red and dark blue. Revel in privacy at the beauty of a sunset view from the deck of your villa, laze in your private pool and watch the sun dip below the horizon. The bathroom features a sunken glass-bottom bathtub revealing mesmerising views of the sparkling ocean, both below and beyond the adjacent infinity edge pool. Take in the wonderful seascape, spot a turtle from your private sundeck or glide from pool to ocean down steps leading into the inviting waters.

Family Beach Pool Villa – Cherish family time together in an expansive villa that provides ample space and every indulgence for parents and up to three little ones. Enjoy a master bedroom with a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom featuring a sunken tub. Joined by a wardrobe corridor, the second bedroom features twin singles and a daybed, as well as en-suite bathroom with a shower. Step directly from both bedrooms onto your generous sundeck to relax on loungers and refresh in your private infinity pool. Spend days playing on an expanse of pristine sands and share meals in your villa’s open sided dining pavilion.

Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence – A quiet retreat with a private beach area and just a few footsteps away from the water’s edge. Redefining space and exclusivity, this residence is ideal for families and friends looking to create a memorable time together. Offering a king bedroom and twin singles that are private sanctuaries in their own right, the invigorating indoor and outdoor rain showers are accompanied by bathtubs in open air bathrooms. Linking the two bedrooms is an air-conditioned indoor dining and living pavilion, as well as a 14 x 5.5 metre infinity pool and, unique to this category, an outdoor Jacuzzi affording elegant tropical relaxation.

Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence – At the end of the over water boardwalk, retreat to a peerless over water island sanctuary of spacious privacy and imaginative luxury. The residences offer an expansive deck with a view of endless blue on which relaxation comes easily day or night on sunbeds, rocking chairs and a hammock.

Each bedroom features its own outdoor lounging area and a huge bathroom with an indulgent sunken tub, while central dining and living areas overlook your private 14 x 5 metre infinity pool. The small kitchen allows for private catering by our chefs for gatherings with family and friends.

Three Bedroom Beach Pool Residence – One of a kind and the pinnacle of beachside living for families and small groups. Generous, covered verandas and expansive gardens that fan out to the shore. With palm-shaded hammocks and beachside loungers, this residence offers a slice of exotic paradise steps away from the ocean’s edge. Revel in majestic days in vast living quarters, from the coveted selections of a fully stocked private bar, to afternoons spent in a private beach cabana with a shisha lounge, and an outdoor spa sala for truly exotic pampering.

At Anantara Kihavah Villas guests are treated to a host of dining options across various world cuisines as well as a unique underwater restaurant setting. The ambience of Kihavah is stylish yet relaxed. Candles light the tables, and the gentle, tropical breeze and sounds of the ocean form the ultimate backdrop as you enjoy your meal

Sea – Experience the world’s first underwater wine cellar and one of only a few underwater restaurants. Prepare to be amazed as a brilliant array of sea life swim, dart and dance before your eyes. The international gourmet menu accompanied with a choice of wines spanning nine decades is truly world class and paired by the resident Wine Guru. Opening hours: Lunch: Noon – 2:00 pm Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm and Sunday breakfast.

Fire – The atmosphere is communal and theatrical in the hotels Teppanyaki restuarant with a dome ceiling reaching for the sky. The striking Edo roof is shaped as the bone of a cuttlefish to reflect the magnificent over water position. Hints of the sea can be found on the oyster clad walls of the seating area surrounding the Chef’s stage. Open for dinner 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm.

Salt – Asian inspired, red snapper or tender lamb cooked to perfection on a Himalayan salt block, offering unique depth and complexity of flavours. The open air kitchen sizzles with activity while you sit back and enjoy the warm sea breeze beneath an open thatched roof. Our resident Salt Sommelier will pair your dish with the perfect seasoning and open your eyes to the fascinating and surprisingly nuanced world of salt. Open for dinner 6pm – 10:00 pm.

Sky – Light bites, tropical refreshments, cool beers and wines in the afternoon. As the evening unfolds, relax at the mellow rooftop bar with a selection of shisha flavours, cocktails and liqueurs, including the hotels very own Kihavah Island Tea blending Indian Ocean white rum and Arak with lychee, peach and squeezed lemon lightened with a dash of Earl Grey Tea. Watch the stars unfold one-by-one and drink in the atmosphere. Open 11am until midnight.

Plates – Start the day with a refreshing breakfast that promises something for every taste. From light yoghurts and fresh fruits to Champagne, soft cheese and eggs made just the way you like them. Relax and enjoy the ocean breeze while we serve your first coffee and fruit juice of the day. Return for a candlelit dinner, savouring a tantalising buffet selection of Maldivian seafood and bold flavours. Open for breakfast 7am until 11am and for dinner Tuesdays and Fridays from 7pm until 10pm.

Manzaru – Spend sunny days at the pool bar and restaurant while enjoying one of the longest pools in the Maldives, with attentive Sunshine Butlers serving you an array of exotic juices, Mediterranean salads and fresh pastas – as well as to hand you fruit skewers and cold towels. The evening comes alive with the finest Italian fare, comprising a gourmet experience of regional specialties and a fine selection of Mediterranean olive oils. Pool bar is open 9am until 6pm. Lunch 12pm until 5pm and Dinner 7pm until 10pm.

Dining by Design – For your personalised experience, a specially devised menu is prepared by a personal chef and served at a table in your choice location, whether on an isolated sandbank in the Indian Ocean or the deck of a private yacht – wherever your tastes may take you.

The resort has a range of activities and facilities including the renowned Anantara Spa offering a range of treatments in a breath-taking location.

‘Elements Kihavah’ is the resort’s water sports provider, taking guests under, on and alongside the turquoise Indian Ocean. Whether sailing a boat, casting a fishing line or exploring brilliant reefs in this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve dolphins, turtles and mantas can be seen thriving in their natural habitats.

Getting there: The resort is accessed by a short seaplane transfer from Male International Airport – approx. 35 minutes. There is also a domestic airport nearby which receives flights from Male, flying time is around 30-minutes and from there it’s a 30-minute speedboat ride, skippered by one of resorts boat captains, to Anantara Kihavah Villas.

General Villa amenities

  • Villa Host
  • King-size bed
  • Pillow menu
  • Sundeck with day swing and dining table
  • His and hers walk-in dressing rooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Flat screen TV and DVD player
  • Bose sound system and
  • iPod docking station
  • WiFi
  • Mini bar
  • Wine fridge
  • Espresso machine
  • Yoga mat
  • Beach bag
  • Beach Shoes
  • Life jackets
  • Selection of reading materials and board games

Beach Pool Villa and Sunset Beach Pool Villa

  • 258sqm
  • Private pool
  • Open-air bathroom and outdoor rain shower
  • Bathtub and separate shower

Over Water Pool Villa and Sunset Over Water Pool Villa

  • 259sqm
  • Sundeck with day swing, sun loungers and dining table
  • Bathroom with glass-bottomed bathtub, separate shower and outdoor rainshower
  • Over water hammock
  • Private pool
  • Glass bottomed bathtub
  • Outdoor rain shower

Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence

  • 785sqm
  • King-size bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Sundeck with day swing, sun loungers, hammock and dining table
  • Outdoor bathrooms with bathtubs and separate showers
  • Branded bathroom amenities

Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence

  • 861sqm
  • One king-size bedroom
  • One twin bedroom
  • Sundeck with day swing, sun loungers, hammock and dining table
  • Private pool
  • Bathroom with glass-bottomed bathtub, separate shower and outdoor rainshower
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi

Family Beach Pool Villa

  • 412sqm
  • Two bedrooms
  • Outdoor bathrooms with bathtubs and separate showers
  • Sundeck with day swing, sun loungers and dining table
  • Al fresco dining pavilion

Three Bedroom Beach Pool Residence

  • 2736sqm
  • Three bedrooms
  • 2 pools
  • Sundeck with day swing, sun loungers, hammock and dining table
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom with glass-bottomed bathtub, separate shower and outdoor rainshower

Resort amenities

  • Swimming pool with over water daybeds
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa
  • Yoga classes
  • Tennis, badminton and volleyball courts
  • Thiththi Boli kids Club
  • Recreation area with billiards, table tennis, life-sized chess and Jenga
  • Library
  • Open air private cinema
  • Adult and children’s cooking classes
  • Slumber Guru
  • Wine tasting
  • “Elements” dive and water sports centre
  • Diving and snorkelling with a marine biologist
  • PADI certified and discover scuba diving courses • Sunset cruises and excursions to Hanifaru Bay
  • Coral Adoption Programme
  • Private island snorkelling
  • Local island excursion

Pool and Beach

  • The island is surrounded by one of the best beaches in the Maldives
  • Some of the villas have a private pool or the resort has a beachfront pool with plush sun loungers


  • Daily housekeeping


  • Rates are based on bed and breakfast but guests can upgrade to half or full board

Location Maldives

  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms

Quick Look

Luxury villas, spa, watersports centre, dive centre, kids club, restaurants & bars, underwater wine cellar.


With its prime location in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll island archipelago, Anantara Kihavah Villas is the perfect place from which to enjoy the underwater world of the Indian Ocean. Snorkel some of the world's most treasured reefs within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, explore uninhabited islands or cruise in solitude into a tapestry of unimaginable colours.

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