- Location : Laviyani Atoll , No of Rooms : 78
Kanuhura is located on the eastern rim of Lhaviyani Atoll, on its own private island. Famed for its laid-back luxury and authentic, natural Maldivian charm, the award-winning resort offers the highest standards of accommodation, service and culinary experience. Every effort has been made to retain the natural beauty of the island and wherever possible, employ the use of only natural materials.
The island measures approximately 1000 meters in length and 200 meters in width, with a north-south orientation. Kanuhura is close to some of the world’s best diving sites, with the outer reef dropping down nearly 2,000 metres.
How to Reach : Seaplane (40mins)
At Kanuhura soothe away the stress, ride the wind, explore the deep and discover the beauty of the Indian Ocean.
Kanuhura has a large fresh water swimming pool, beach volley, two floodlit tennis courts, an air-conditioned squash court, table tennis, games room, library, and a lifestyle boutique. A tennis/squash instructor is available as a playing partner or for coaching sessions. Guests can also enjoy darts, table soccer and billiards in the games room, or just relax with a good read in our library. Please note when sunbathing, due to the country’s Islamic culture, topless and nude sunbathing is strictly prohibited.
Water Sports Centre
The Water Sports Centre is a member of the internationally recognized Association of Windsurfing Schools in Germany, or VDWS (Verband Deutscher Windsurf und Wassersport Schulen e.v.). With the very best in qualified instructors and water sports equipment, guests are assured of a safe and fun time on the various excursions and lessons that are offered. Speedboat rentals, canoes, four-seater banana, water-skis, fun tubes, kneeboards and catamarans are also available.
Sun Dive Centre
Lhaviyani Atoll is known for its stunning underwater fauna and marine life, offering some of the best dive sites in the world. Over 40 dive sites, including two shipwrecks and a manta point, are accessible within minutes from the resort. The PADI 5 Gold Palm certified dive centre offers newcomers a first-class introduction to diving and unique excursions for experienced divers. Nitrox diving is also available without extra cost.
The Kids Club offers imaginative fun for kids (4–11) with organised games, videos, web surfing or the library to choose from. A world of natural wonders is just waiting to be discovered – hermit crabs, shells and an abundance of colourful fish. Parents or a baby-sitter should accompany all children under 4 years of age.
Babysitting services by professionally trained nannies are also available on request at a fee. Please note that the minimum age for infants is 4 months. Open daily from 9am to midday, from 2pm to 5pm and from 7pm to 10pm.
Discover the beauty of the Maldives with an endless selection of activities. Choose from snorkelling tours, big game fishing, island hopping, private island picnics and sunset cruises.
Kanuhura offers five categories of luxury villas and suites to cater to the individual preferences and needs of our guests.
Each villa has its own private outdoor area with mesmerising views to the ocean. Extensive use of hand-crafted wood, raffia, bamboo and other natural materials creates an elegant rustic interior befitting the naturally beautiful island surroundings.
All villas feature air-conditioning, safe, ceiling fan, satellite television, DVD and stereo player, IDD telephone, ADSL internet, in-villa
bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, smoke detectors, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are looked after by a personal Villa Host.
The Beach Villas are dotted on the island’s coral sand fringe. Private space extends onto the beach and out to the lagoon.
Beach Villa Duplexes
The Beach Villa Duplexes comprise of two interconnecting villas, and are perfect for families and larger parties.
Grand Beach Villas
The largest villas are the Grand Beach Villas. With two bedrooms, two large bathrooms with Jacuzzi bath, living room, dining table, veranda and a wide beachfront, the suites offer a “home-away-from-home”, especially for long-staying guests.