Castaway Chic in the Maldives – Kanuhura Resort

Set in the warm Indian Ocean, in the middle of bright Maldivian atolls, sits the amazing Kanuhura, a Sun Resort, Maldives. If you are looking for laidback island living look no further than this Small Luxury Hotel of the World with its ‘castaway chic’ experience.

Upon arrival at Male International Airport, you are personally greeted by a member of the Kanuhura concierge team who will direct you to the Kanuhura private lounge and assist you with seaplane and resort check-in. Complimentary snacks and drinks are provided whilst awaiting your seaplane departure.

Boarding the seaplane, you embark on a 40-minute spectacular transfer, flying over crystal blue waters dotted with tiny islands – a true paradise from above.

Upon arrival at Kanuhura experience a happy, heartfelt welcome from the island’s staff. Freshen up with an ice cold towel and refreshing fruit drink in the welcome lounge whilst waiting for keys to your very own private villa. Your dedicated villa host will then lead the way and escort you down.

The resort itself is 1400m long x 350m wide. A gentle stroll around the whole island is no more than 40 minutes and is a great way to familiarise yourself with the facilities and experience the fantastic views.

With only 80 villas on the island, you truly have the feeling of space. All villas include semi-open bathrooms, walk-in dressing rooms, Ocean views, TV, air-con and mini-bar as standard.

There are various room types to choose from –

  •         Beach Bungalows – 75SQM – with a Sunrise or Sunset view.
  •         Beach Villas – 90SQM – with a Sunrise or Sunset view.
  •         Overwater Villa – 140SQM – with a Sunrise View
  •         Beach Pool Villa – 120SQM – with a Sunset View
  •         Over Water Pool Villa – 165SQM – with a Sunrise view.
  •         Retreat Beach Pool Villa – 290SQM – with a Sunrise View
  •         Grand Beach Villa – 270SQM – with a Sunrise View, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

There are 5 dining locations available:

  •         A Mano – Themed live cooking stations, pan-Asian and middle eastern cuisines
  •         Bottega – Italian cuisine
  •         Veli – Asian fusion cuisine
  •         Drifit – Beachside grill, located on Kanuhura’s own exclusive and secluded island.
  •         Chefs Herb Garden – Personalized gourmet menus
  •         Private Dining can also be arranged, with a personalised menu and choice of island dining location.

Head to IRU bar to watch the stunning sunset whilst sipping a cocktail or two prior to your meal, after head down to the Cowry Club for post-dinner drinks and relaxing music.

For some romantic alone time why not pick up a delicious picnic for lunch from the Deli and head across to Jehunuhura private Island, (accessible by resort boat) and find a secluded spot to soak up the sun.

For the more adventurous types, head over to Sun Dive Centre where you can participate in lots of different actives from snorkelling, to a full PADI dive course. The experienced and knowledgeable staff will explain all about the waters, currents, and the different marine life you’re likely to experience.

If the water is not for you don’t worry, there are always the Tennis and Squash Academy ’s along with the Gym, including various classes, including the not to be missed sunrise and sunset Yoga!

Kids will be fully entertained too – The fully supervised K-Club is complimentary for children aged between 4-11 years. There is a daily program of activities, indoor and outdoor play areas and comes with its own splash pool.

For complete relaxation try out the Kokaa Wellness Retreat and Spa and indulge in a treatment from the extensive list of luxurious facials, massages and body wraps, each tailored to your individual needs.

For more information on your own Maldives getaway, contact Destina:

T: 01562 883795