Kanuhura

The Maldives

Kanuhura

  • Location : Laviyani Atoll , No of Rooms : 78
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Kanuhura
Kanuhura

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)

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At Kanuhura soothe away the stress, ride the wind, explore the deep and discover the beauty of the Indian Ocean.

Leisure Facilities

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.

Kids Club

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.

Excursions

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.

Beach Villas

Beach Villas
Beach Villas

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

Beach Villa Duplexes
Beach Villa Duplexes

The Beach Villa Duplexes comprise of two interconnecting villas, and are perfect for families and larger parties.


Grand Beach Villas

Grand Beach Villas
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.


Water Villas

Water Villas
Water Villas

Out on the water, set along sun-bleached wooden pontoons, are 18 Water Villas. With private sundecks and steps that lead down into the water, each Water Villa offers guests direct access to the lagoon.


Grand Water Villas

Grand Water Villas
Grand Water Villas

The two Grand Water Villas feature a bedroom, living room and a spacious sundeck overlooking the lagoon and reef.

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Kanuhura provides cuisines of unimaginable variety – food for romance, for relaxation, for the sheer pleasure of company. The dress code when dining at our restaurants is smart casual or island chic. Clothing must be worn over swimwear, and gentlemen are kindly requested to wear long pants in the evening.

Thin Rah

Thin Rah
Thin Rah

Kanuhura’s main restaurant serves buffets for breakfast and dinner, featuring local and international cuisines and an array of exciting delicacies are prepared on open-cooking stations. Themed evenings present guests with interesting dining options throughout their stay.


Olive Tree

Olive Tree
Olive Tree

Presenting à la carte dishes from the Mediterranean, the Olive Tree features an open oven with pizza bar. Other specialities include fresh pasta, salads, grilled seafood and steaks. Open for lunch and dinner around the pool.


Veli Café

Veli Café
Veli Café

Set on a deck above the beach, this is one of the most romantic spots on the island. Aromatic Asian fusion specialities include the freshest catch from the Indian Ocean served for dinner. Open for lunch and dinner.


Jehunuhura Island

Jehunuhura Island
Jehunuhura Island

Jehunuhura is a private island getaway just minutes from Kanuhura. The island offers guests a relaxing retreat from the
heat of the afternoon sun with luxury picnic hampers for lunch. In the evening, the island hosts private parties or romantic hideaways for two.


In-Villa Dining

In-Villa Dining
In-Villa Dining

In-Villa Dining caters for breakfast, light snacks, romantic dinners and special celebrations in the privacy of guests’ villas or at various locations on the island. Available 24-hours.


Handhuvaru Bar

Handhuvaru Bar
Handhuvaru Bar

Sit back, relax and enjoy cool drinks, cocktails and light snacks throughout the day by the poolside or in the shade of the bar. A classic place for sunset cocktails.


Lava Lounge

Lava Lounge
Lava Lounge

Lava Lounge can be used as a private movie cinema with popcorn, for watching big-screen sporting events during major world competitions, or as a conference and meeting room (for up to 50 people, theatre-style). A range of audio-visual equipment is available.


Moodhu Lounge

Moodhu Lounge
Moodhu Lounge

Enjoy your evening with aperitifs and canapés or after dinner drinks with the sound of the sea and breeze while watching the stars.


Nashaa Club

Nashaa Club
Nashaa Club

The Maldives’ first discotheque is hidden away at the far end of the island. Music chart toppers and cocktail mixers!


A diverse range of treatments and a comprehensive array of facilities, within beautifully designed wooden interiors, provide guests with a sanctuary for relaxation and overall body care. Signature massages like the Aroma Stone Therapy and Maldivian Theyo Dhemun are a “must-try”.

The spa also has a fully equipped fitness centre, aerobics studio, spa boutique, and separate steam bath, dry sauna, cold plunge pools, and Jacuzzis, for ladies and gentlemen. The spa has eight treatment rooms including four doubles. The outdoor spa pavillion is the ideal setting for massages overlooking the lagoon.

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