Anantara Kihavah, Baa Atoll The Maldives, Central Islands
Kihavah Huravalhi is a pristine and very beautiful island in the Baa Atoll archipelago, and Anantara Kihavah has made waves with its prestige resort. Arrive by seaplane and from the moment you reach land, the service is slick and the facilities are, well, incredible. All the same, the resort still manages to cultivate a laid-back atmosphere, so you don’t feel overwhelmed with opulence. Families are well-catered for with plenty of dining options and entertainment for kids. The level of detail that has gone into the planning, maintenance and service is quite impressive. Come here to be treated like royalty in paradise.
Each and every villa and residence is decked out with a generous sized private pool that seems to spill out either directly onto the sand or into the lagoon. The beach pool villa is already a 258 square metre stunner with its elegant open-plan spaces, large comfortable beds, sunken bath, open-air bathroom and state-of-the-art technology. From there, the villas and residences just get more fabulous, culminating with the four-bedroom beach pool residence that sleeps up to twelve adults and reaches almost 3,000 square metres in size. Each and any luxury creature comfort you might possibly expect from a world-class resort is without a doubt contained here.
A delightful surprise at Anantara Kihavah is one of the finest underwater restaurants in the Maldives, built into the side of a spectacular coral reef. Guests can eat fresh lobster and observe colourful fish as they swim on by. Four restaurant areas are aptly named Sea, Fire, Salt and Sky, and they serve gourmet, Japanese, Asian and international cuisine respectively. Additionally, you’ll find international, Maldivian and Mediterranean cuisine served at two additional bars. There is no shortage of wonderful food to enjoy, and full-board plans are available.
This high-end resort really ticks all the boxes, and guests generally leave the place completely delighted with the whole experience. Bring good friends or the whole family for a smooth, relaxing and all-encompassing experience in a private and tranquil Maldivian paradise.
Ultimate - There are very few hotels we would describe as 'ultimate'. Hotels in this category must have absolutely everything anyone could want and really be aiming for the stars. These hotels generally go well above and beyond and they would always be at the very top end of the market. These are for clients looking for that extra special place.
Centara Grand was fantastic. There are not many places in the world we would want to go back to but this is one of them. We loved it!