Fancy a bohemian elegance; balancing an ideal ambience for laid-back barefoot natural sophistication in an ultimate luxury retreat for free-spirited adventurers. Kanuhura Maldives is an unfettered paradise that is designed to provide timeless memories for each of its guest.
Home to 80 tastefully furnished villas; Kanuhura Maldives features a bounty of natural materials enhancing your stay, more authentic. Embellished in gypset style, added by a tinge of modern touch, every live-in accommodation space is complemented by a private wooden deck stretching to the beach or over the lagoon.
Max Room Capacity: 3 Persons
Choose an abode nestled in tropical greens with private access to the beach all the way up to the scintillating lagoon. Revel in large, spacious living and sleeping areas, well-appointed with all the amenities.
Max Room Capacity: 4 Persons
Indulge in a comfortable stay at the Beach Villas with a private veranda stretching to the beach. Enjoy innumerable sunrises during your stay; literally, rise and shine with them. Separate outdoor shower is one of the many niche amenity, you can delight on while staying at the Kanuhura Maldives.
Built on stilts over the azure lagoon; these ultra-spacious Water Villas are located at the sunrise end of the island, allowing the guests to witness the mesmerising sunrises everyday with their beloved. Other amenities such as semi-outdoor bathroom, outdoor shower & a private sundeck are some of the few of the many ultra-luxurious amenities you can enjoy staying amidst water.
Max Room Capacity: 4 persons
Staying in a sanctuary that is exclusive to privacy and intimate moments. The luxurious Beach Pool Villa with a private veranda and a plunge pool is the apt space exuding romance in every corner of the accommodation option. These Villas are comfortably located at the sunset end of the island for the guests to relish sensational views of the sunset and the Indian Ocean.
Max Room Capacity: 4 persons
These Water Pool Villas are floating above the tranquil lagoon with the support of suspended stilts and come well-furnished with an opulent range of amenities and facilities for a scintillating stay at the Kanuhura Maldives Resort. These stay-in options are located closer to the coral garden and exudes a mind-blowing picturesque surrounding for your stay. Complete with a private plunge pool, living in here is a beautiful haven of love.
Like its name, step in to luxury staying in a grandeur style. Surrounded by the turquoise and glistening blue lagoon, the Retreat Beach Pool Villa comes with a private garden, a porch to unwind and relax and a private plunge pool to cool off from all the water adventure activities in the privacy of your own nestled sanctuary. Located at the sunrise end of the island, guests will be swamped with the magnificent views of the sunrise & the sea.
Max Room Capacity: 3 person
The Grand Beach Villa is unstoppable when it comes to its privacy and intimate spaces. Designed and furnished in a modern and elegant style with various natural elements; the guests can explore cosy moments in a private stretch of the beach up until the lagoon. It is situated on the Sunset side of the island and have a semi-open bathroom with bath, WC and separate outdoor shower, hairdryer, bathrobe, TV, telephone, free internet access, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar, safe, veranda and sea view, with separate living and sleeping areas with a large private terrace.
Luxury just doesn’t stop at Kanuhura Maldives. From one to the other, the vibrancy of the opulence in the stay-in options only enhances. One such example being the Grand Beach Pool Villa with its endless and lavish private spaces for newly-weds and couples to spend some time in solace. Designed and furnished in a modern and elegant style with various natural elements; the guests can explore cosy moments in the privacy of a spacious sundeck & a plunge pool to take a dip as per one fancies. This lavish villa is surrounded by the extravagantly beautiful lagoon, making your stay really special. It is situated on the Sunrise side of the island and have a semi-open bathroom with bath, WC and separate outdoor shower, hairdryer, bathrobe, TV, telephone, free internet access, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar, safe, veranda and sea view, with separate living and sleeping areas.
Max Room Capacity: 4 persons
No second thoughts, once you step in to this marvel epitomising elegancy and space, merged together in perfect harmony. The Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa comes with a private terrace & swimming pool. Showcases separate living room & bedrooms while letting the guests enjoy exquisite views of the sunrise & the atoll.
Max Room Capacity: 6 persons
The Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa is completely suitable for a group of friends or a large family with 3 bedrooms, living room, private veranda & a swimming pool. Ample space for the family to enjoy a tropical island vacation together or in isolation, as and when they please. Numerous views of the sunrise and the sea doesn’t let any guest miss the opportunity to capture nature’s essence in the most natural form.
Max Room Capacity: 8 persons.
A private plunge pool to dip in at any given point in time, a pavilion to spend those lovely moments with your dear ones drinking and dining in your own private space, 3 lavish and spacious bedrooms, a living room for chilling inside when wish to, a veranda that gives guests the option to take in the pure nature’s bounty, a garden for those family and friends time together and BBQ area for an amazing time without really living your own personal sanctuary.
Max occupancy: 8 persons
Each day at the Kanuhura Maldives is all about embarking on an exotic culinary journey with exquisite international flavours and authentic Maldivian delights at 8 restaurants and bars that the resort houses. From sophisticated fare and casual barefoot dining on the beach to an exclusive island dinner, dining is a gourmet’s dream come true. Whether you are looking for lavish beachfront dining, hearty Italian dishes, a barefoot beach grill or fragrant Asian favourites, we have everything you could dream of. Private dining on our exclusive neighbouring islands or a secret candlelit dinner in our scented herb garden can be arranged for an unforgettable evening. Our expert mixologists and in-house sommelier are always at the ready to entice you to co-create a unique, decadent beverage. This is island-living at its very best.
The Italian specialty restaurant – Bottega serves simple Italian favourites, authentic delicacies, signature dishes and regional specialties paired with a fine glass (or bottle) of premium, imported vino. Starting from gorgeous fresh artisan pizzas made to perfection in a wood-fired oven, sumptuous Mediterranean seafood dishes and sinfully satisfying pastas. Set amongst tropical gardens and elegantly decorated with a modern and minimalist flair; Bottega is the perfect location for a languid lunch or a romantic dinner. The wine cellar and private dining room are available on request and provide the ultimate setting for serious gourmets.
Open for lunch 11.30 – 16.00 and dinner 19.00 – 22.30.
Come and explore the gastronomical delight of ‘Asian Fusion Cuisine’ served with incredible flavour combinations that is sure to delight even the most discerning epicure. Beautifully located on the pristine white, sandy beaches; Veli - the Dhivehi word for ‘sand’ – takes you all on a culinary adventure throughout Asia, starting from finest sushi and Korean-style barbecues (served at private Yakiniku-style tables) to Japanese, Chinese and Singaporean specialties, freshly grilled favourites and mouthwatering tandoori dishes from the traditional Indian oven.
Open for dinner 19.00 – 22.30
One of the finest private dining experiences, the Chef’s Herb Garden, lets the guests enjoy an extra-ordinary gastronomic experience under the stars at a ‘secret’ table, surrounded by flickering candles and hidden in the heart of a gorgeously lush and aromatic herb garden. It an exclusive venue reserved for bon vivants who are looking for an unforgettable dinner which will consist of a set menu prepared by the chef using the finest ingredients available on the day, ensuring that no two experiences here will ever be the same.
Open only for private dinner bookings.
Choose to dine outside under the palm trees or inside the restaurant, enjoying spectacles of live cooking stations and themed dinners; A Mano (which loosely translates into ‘made by hand’) is situated on the beach with an unrivalled view of the scintillating Indian Ocean. Here, guests can enjoy beachfront dining at its best as they indulge in delicious homemade delights and unique buffet dinners (every evening there is a different theme) that showcase outstanding global cuisine - each dish made with the freshest ingredients. The buffet breakfast, said to offer among the largest variety of breakfast spreads in the country, offers guests a plethora of breakfast choices and is nothing short of outstanding.
Open for breakfast 06.30 – 10.30 and dinner 19.00 – 22.30.
An incredible deserted neighbouring beachside location, the Drift Beach Grill is the perfect option for wild-hearted adventurers looking for a unique culinary experience. Experience your ‘own’ deserted private island moment with lip-smacking, freshly grills prepared on the spot. Spend the day barefoot as you marvel at the sparkling lagoon or relax on one of the sunbeds under the palms and see if you can spot any of the island's resident rabbits, chickens and hermit crabs.
Open for lunch 12:00 – 15.00.
The shuttle boat leaves from Veli beach and operates through 10.00 – 17.00 about every 20 minutes.
Explore the option of delishing on delicious light meals and healthy drinks that can be ordered ‘to go’ at the Deli. Guests can indulge in a variety of delicious teas, freshly-brewed coffees, delectable sandwiches and sweet temptations—decadent homemade ice-creams, moreish waffles and fluffy pancakes. Order a gourmet takeaway picnic basket to enjoy at leisure as you explore the island.
Open daily 10.00 – 18.00.
A hub for world-class mixologists to create and showcase exotic and delicious cocktails for you at the novel poolside bar, the Cowry Club. Tastefully decorated with a modern flair, this bar sports a phenomenal lounge area right on the edge of the infinity pool and boasts magnificent views of the Indian Ocean and the range of local and international cocktails is simply endless.
Open from 10.00 to late night for drinks and for lunch 11.30 – 16.00.
For the gymsetter in you; explore a truly spectacular experience at the Iru Beach bar, Iru being the Dhivehi word for ‘sun’. A tropical haven and a whimsical, dreamlike bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous scenery for the guests to spend hours enjoying and relaxing.
Open 11.00 – 24.00
How about a Robinson Crusoe-inspired escape with your beloved as you embark on a remarkable trip to Masleggihura Island (Kanuhura’s second deserted island) for an exclusive day in paradise! Snorkel the crystal-clear waters, soak up the sun at your leisure, and explore the lush surrounds; all while a chef expertly prepares a magnificent meal for you on a traditional grill in the sand.
Imagine a romantic sunken table dug into the beach for you and your beloved to dine under the stars surrounded by candles and lightings. A true gourmet treasure gifted with magical moments.
The Kanuhura experience is characterised by a ‘gypset’ spirit; the fusion of the carefree bohemian fervour of the gypsy and the sophistication of the jet set. There is no ending to the list of activities, you want to partake in, or simply, choose to do absolutely nothing and we have spaces for those moments too. Set your inner adventurer free with a myriad of land- and water-based activities or explore the option of indulging luxuriantly in our holistic spa, nestled against the tranquil shore, designed to heal the mind, body and spirit.
For the fitness aficionados, there is a state-of-the-art fitness centre, art squash and tennis courts and a range of water sports to keep you in routine with your full body workout.
For those who enjoy working out in groups, the options are virtually endless; from an incredible Maldivian warrior workout and beach boot camp to a session of kickboxing, aqua fitness or beach boxing—we have it all. You can also start the day with an early morning jog, strengthen your core with Pilates, enjoy our wide array of water sports or explore the island on one of our complimentary bicycles.
Indulge in water sports and diving activities; explore the marine life of the shallow reef-protected lagoons while snorkelling/diving or seek the adrenaline rush from the range of water sports, the resort has to offer.
Hop on board a private boat and head towards the endless horizon or spend the day sailing the seas on a catamaran. Skim the water’s surface on a canoe or a stand up paddle board, and set your inner thrillseeker free while jet skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, water skiing or mono skiing. “Fly” with our Jetlev-Flyer and enjoy the adrenaline rush on our banana boat and fun tubes. Explore the ocean's hidden wonders with our diving excursions through our PADI centre which also offers various diving courses.
Cross the threshold to a realm of wellness at the Kokaa Wellness Retreat and Spa. Offering range of age-old healing treatments and massages, the Spa at Kanuhura Maldives presents a large organic treatment list to soothe your mind, body and soul. Aligned with the gypset spirit and embodying the grace of a butterfly—Kokaa meaning butterfly in Dhivehi. Be transported to a world of tranquility, as you indulge in a treatment from our extensive list of luxurious facials, massages and body wraps, each tailored to your individual needs. Yoga and meditation are incorporated into our packages to ensure renewed balance of you as a whole.
To enhance the restoration, relaxation and reflection time at Kanuhura Maldives; there is a plethora of wellbeing activities to nurture you as a whole. Relish a full mind-body workout with a rejuvenating session of yoga (choose Sunrise /SunsetYoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Pranayama, Kids’ Yoga, Rhythmic Yoga, Aqua yoga or Acroyoga) or learn to be still with meditation. Complement these wonderful activities with a treatment at our highly acclaimed Kokaa spa, where we offer a huge range of luxuriating massages, facials, body wraps and more or indulge in some well-deserved pampering at our hair and beauty salon.
Enjoy, explore and experience world-class activities and entertainment with incredible activities, from culturally immersive excursions and thrilling outings allowing you to enjoy our incredible wildlife to bohemian-themed sunset drinks on the beach and a private castaway dinner on a deserted island, we have something for every guest. At Kanuhura, the adventure never ends. Fancy a vibrant traditional Maldivian dance around a bonfire, a bottle of champagne shared with your beloved on a deserted island, illuminated by a full moon, a blissful sunset cruise; these are the moments that mould into timeless memories, the moments where between the cyan waters and tropical gardens, you find your true self.
Explore the magnificence of Kanuhura with both under and above water activities. Discover our neighbouring, deserted islands or simply, be a part of one of the many mystical excursions in and around the island. Enjoy a private castaway picnic on one of our secluded islands or spend blissful sun-drenched hours frolicking between the two deserted islands as you snorkel in the waters and explore the lush interiors. Seek out gorgeous vibrant coral reefs adorned with colourful fishes on a snorkelling excursion. Savour the sunset as you journey towards the horizon on a magical sunset cruise.
Be awed by the majestic nature of some of our most precious marine life and savour a rare opportunity to see a massive variety of incredible marine creatures in their natural habitat. Delight in our speedboat safari as we journey in search of gorgeous pods of dolphins riding the waves and phenomenal manta rays gliding through the waters.
Explore various kind of fishing; whether you opt for the Maldivian experience or indulge in a big game fishing trip. Fall in love with the Maldivian sunset while learning how to fish traditionally with a hand line, enjoy a lesson in fly fishing from the shores of a deserted island or brave the waves on a big game fishing trip to remember. If the odds are in your favour, your prized catch can be prepared specially, for lunch or dinner the next day.
Immerse and be a part the Maldivian culture with a number of options for authentic experiences. Apt and perfect for the culture-vultures; appreciate a coconut tree climbing display, explore a local fishing village and be humbled by the work undertaken at the turtle sanctuary. Visit Kanuhura’s gorgeous orchid gardens, witness the hatching of turtles on Kanuhura’s beaches and be entertained by hermit crab racing. Relish a movie watched under the stars or enjoy the plethora of indoor games.
Lapping up hours of blissful sunshine on the immaculate powder-white beaches is certainly one of the best ways to enjoy the shores of Kanuhura, but there are many more. Relish the experience of an exotic cooking class on the beach, accompanied by the freshest ingredients to create wonderfully fragrant dishes. Unwind with a beachside spa massage, marvel at an authentic Maldivian spectacle around a bonfire, illuminated by the full moon, and partake in a themed beachside extravaganza.
Begin and end your day by witnessing panoramic views of both sunrise and sunset from our island paradise through various activities offered by the resort.
Involve in a paddle board yoga session. Or immerse yourself in a Maldivian warrior workout for excellent full body strengthening. Complete your session with a refreshing detox water and nurture your body with a delicious breakfast on a traditional dhoni. Embrace nightfall with a sunset cruise, delectable cocktail in hand, or on a memorable fishing trip as you watch the sun make its steady descent into the ocean.