Natural, Rustic and Laid Back

Maldives

Kanuhura Maldives

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The recently refurbished Kanuhura is the ultimate retreat, with laid-back barefoot luxury and natural beauty. 
A member of the ‘leading luxury hotels in the world’, the hotel offers a high level of service and bohemian elegance. Encompassing three private islands – two deserted neighbouring islands and Kanuhura itself, guests can spend their days enjoying a desert island experience, and close to the island they can explore the glistening waters and marine life at some of the words best diving sites.

Your relaxation begins before you even arrive on the island. Guests are met at the airport following your flight and led to the VIP Airport Lounge before the  35-minute seaplane journey. 
Rooms are beachside or overwater, and are located in either the sunrise or sunset side of the island. They blend effortlessly with its natural surroundings, by opening out to the outdoors. All of the rooms also come with their own butler to ensure that guests are catered for.

 
The sumptuous spa has a range of relaxing treatments to enjoy, and the children will be looked after at the teen and kids club were the teams will provide fun filled entertainment. There are lots of other activities on offer including tennis with an academy and a resident coach, complimentary yoga, or even thrilling adventure with a fishing trip. 

Gastronomy lovers will be catered for too with a buffet restaurant, 3 a la carte restaurants, a deli and an offshore island grill. Guests can learn how to make traditional Maldivian dishes at a cooking class, learn about different wines with the sommelier, take part in a poolside whisky tasting, or enjoy coffee and chocolate pairing. 


 

 

INCLUDES FLIGHTS
7 Nights
From £2939 Per Person

Beach Bungalow on a half board basis, return flights from London and return seaplane transfers from Malé Airport

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Kanuhura
Maldives
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Beach Bungalow

75m2 -  The Beach Bungalows, nestled into lush greenery, has direct access to the beach all the way to the glittering lagoon, are available on both sides of the island, towards the sunset or sunrise. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. 

Feature air-conditioning, in-room safe, TV, complimentary internet, in-villa bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are also looked after by their personal Villa Host.

Beach Villa

(90m2 -  The expansive Beach Villas are located on the Eastern side of the island, with direct access to the expanding turquoise lagoon, provides comfort and space to relax and unwind in privacy while soaking in the first rays of sun in the morning. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities.

Feature air-conditioning, in-room safe, TV, complimentary internet, in-villa bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are also looked after by their personal Villa Host.

Beach Pool Villa

120m2 -  Witness the famous Maldivian sunset, while lounging in your private Beach Pool Villa garden with plunge pool. From the bedroom, the deck leads directly to the beautiful outside, where the natural greenery fringes the path to the wide beach and the Indian Ocean. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities.

Feature air-conditioning, in-room safe, TV, complimentary internet, in-villa bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are also looked after by their personal Villa Host.

Water Villa

140m2 -.  Like pearls over water, the Water Villas are set suspended on stilts into the turquoise lagoon, connected to the island by a timber walkway. The private sundeck of the villa extends into hammocks to sunbath, lazing over the water, listening to the sound of the waves and observing the vivid marine life beneath. The wooden staircase leads directly from the sundeck to the lagoon, for the daily dose of snorkelling or for the occasional plunge into the ocean. The Villas have an additional living room attached to the bedroom and the spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air bathtub and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. 

Feature air-conditioning, in-room safe, TV, complimentary internet, in-villa bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are also looked after by their personal Villa Host.

Water Pool Villa

165m2  The exclusive Water Pool Villas are located at the edge of the timber walkway, suspended on stilts into the turquoise lagoon on the Eastern side of Kanuhura. The private sundeck is extended into an overwater plunge pool and hammocks, providing the ultimate Maldivian experience. From the deck, the wooden stairs lead directly into the turquoise lagoon with the coral garden to explore just a few meters away. The Water Pool Villas have an additional living room with library,  featuring selected books and the spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air bathtub and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. 

Feature air-conditioning, in-room safe, TV, complimentary internet, in-villa bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are also looked after by their personal Villa Host.

Retreat Beach Pool Villa

290m2 - A true haven with private plunge pool, direct access to the beach and sparkling lagoon, sheltered with a privacy wall, is the Retreat Beach Pool Villa, located on the Eastern side of the island. The extra spacious outdoors provides double day beds and a gazebo as well as sun lounges. The spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities.

Feature air-conditioning, in-room safe, TV, complimentary internet, in-villa bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are also looked after by their personal Villa Host.

Grand Beach Villa

270m2 - The Grand Beach Villa offers spacious luxury over two bedrooms and a living room, ideal for families and small groups. The private garden area, equipped with veranda and lounges, reaches to the beach and the lagoon, facing the peaceful Maldivian sunrise. The separate, spacious bathrooms connect to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. 

Complimentary privileges of 1 sunset cruise during stay & one lunch in Drift Restaurant, located on a private island or one-night private cinema.

Feature air-conditioning, in-room safe, TV, complimentary internet, in-villa bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are also looked after by their personal Villa Host.

Grand Beach Pool Villa

250m2 - The lavish Grand Beach Pool Villa is an excellent choice for travelling families or companions, offering privacy in two bedroom units, accessible by separate entrance areas but connected by the modern and spacious living room opening to the outdoors, with the generous veranda and private pool, facing the sunset. The separate, spacious bathroom opens to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities. 

Complimentary privileges of 1 sunset cruise during stay & one lunch in Drift Restaurant, located on a private island or one night private cinema.

Feature air-conditioning, in-room safe, TV, complimentary internet, in-villa bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are also looked after by their personal Villa Host.

Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa

370m2 -The ultimate privacy is guaranteed by this luxurious Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa, surrounded by a privacy wall and with two separate bedroom units. Connected by the spacious outdoor garden with plunge pool and plenty of lounge facilities, this retreat is ideal for families with older kids or friends travelling together. The separate, spacious bathrooms open to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities.

Complimentary privileges of 1 sunset cruise during stay & one lunch in Drift Restaurant, located on a private island or one night private cinema

Benefits for families:  Kids up to 12 years old stay and eat free with parents on booked meal plan.

Feature air-conditioning, in-room safe, TV, complimentary internet, in-villa bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are also looked after by their personal Villa Host.

Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa

(620m2)  A luxury retreat in a family setting: three bedrooms (two interconnecting and one separate) with adjacent bathrooms, a spacious living room and a generous outdoor garden with private veranda and pool, all sheltered by a privacy wall. The separate, spacious bathrooms open to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities

Complimentary privileges of 1 sunset cruise during stay & one lunch in Drift Restaurant, located on a private island or one-night private cinema

Benefits for families:  Kids up to 12 years old stay and eat free with parents on booked meal plan &  Stay 7 or more nights and kids below 12 receive complimentary Seaplane

Feature air-conditioning, in-room safe, TV, complimentary internet, in-villa bar, coffee and tea making, private veranda, spacious outdoor shower and freeform bath semi-open to the sky. Guests are also looked after by their personal Villa Host.

Restaurants and Bars

A Mano - Designed with the aesthetic of local market food stalls, A Mano restaurant offers an impressive selection of pan-Asian and international cuisine, using the freshest produce and ingredients. Enjoy an array of exotic local dishes as well as hearty roasts, healthy salads, delicious pastas and tempting desserts.

Bottega - Offering a blend of original and authentic dishes from selected regions of Italy, Bottega is the perfect place to enjoy tantalizing cuisine in true Italian style. A showcase pizzaiolo kitchen creates a modern ambience in a beautiful tropical setting.

Veli - Veli offers a modern interpretation of fusion cuisine from the many rich cultures of the Maldives. Its décor is characterised by an open kitchen with contemporary seating around Yakiniku tables where meats and seafood are grilled in front of guests, all set on a pristine stretch of powder-white beach.

Drift - Set on Jehunuhura, Kanuhura’s own exclusive and secluded island, Drift offers a unique concept of a grill restaurant on a beautiful getaway gem, a few minutes away by boat transfer.

Cowry Club - Our contemporary lounge bar offers the perfect ambience to enjoy an impressive selection of local and internationally acclaimed cocktails, all skillfully prepared by our creative mixologist. Why not sample something exotically Maldivian, while relaxing to our blend of sultry jazz beats and the more vibrant Brazilian Bossa Nova.

Iru - The most wonderful place to spend the entire day and watch the sun go down. It is the perfect spot to marvel at the mesmerizing Maldivian sunset while enjoying lounge music and exotic cocktails.

Deli - For something light, try the Deli, which offers a selection of exotic teas, freshly brewed coffees and, for the sweeter palette, refreshing ice creams and freshly baked pastries and cake, as well as a selection of sandwiches. A relaxed and casual setting will entice you to linger, however, should you wish to explore our beautiful island, picnic baskets can be prepared upon request.

Chef’s Herb Garden - Set amidst a beautiful hanging vegetable garden, a large communal table becomes the focal point to enjoy exquisitely prepared, aromatic dishes for lunch or dinner, using freshly picked herbs. A selection of herbal infusions can be prepared upon requests. For culinary enthusiasts, our Chef provides interactive cookery demonstration.
 

Other Facilities

Jehunuhura Island - Jehunuhura is a private island getaway just 5 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. Private romantic dinners and family events can be tailored to your wishes on our private island. 

Nature - Visit the Orchid Nurseries and the Chef’s Garden, unique in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Join the Nature Walk by the Gardening Team to teach you about Kanuhuras vegetation. 

Kids Club - The Kids Club offers imaginative fun for kids (4–11) with organized games, videos, web surfing or the library to choose from. A world of natural wonders is just waiting to be discovered. Parents or a baby-sitter should accompany all children under 4 years of age. Babysitting service is also available on request (chargeable). 

Spa - 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. The spa has eight treatment rooms including four doubles. The outdoor spa pavillion is the ideal setting for massages overlooking the lagoon. 

Tennis Academy - Kanuhura introduces its tennis academy managed by “S-Tennis”. “S-Tennis is hiring tennis coaches with extraordinary attitude and enthusiasm, and quality of coaching and professionalism are fundamental values for us. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and take your tennis game to the next level with our resident coach. 

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). 
 

Meal Upgrade Options

Half Board
Breakfast and dinner at A Mano
'Dine around' option at the à la carte restaurants (excluding Drift and Chef's Herb Garden)

Full Board (At a supplement)
Breakfast and dinner at A Mano
Set menu lunch at Bottega
'Dine around' option at the à la carte restaurants (excluding Drift and Chef's Herb Garden)

All-Inclusive (At a supplement)  
Breakfast and buffet dinner at A Mano
Set menu lunch at Bottega
 Afternoon tea at Cowry Club (4.30pm-5.30pm)
Set menu dinner at Veli or Bottega (subject to reservation)
Drinks by the glass including selected wine, sparkling wine, beer, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks
Minibar soft drinks, water and snacks refilled daily
In-villa water replenished once a day
1 sunset and dolphin cruise per person per stay (subject to weather conditions)
Sunset sundowner at Iru Beach
Use of picnic island and transfers
Guaranteed early check-in and late check-out
Beach cinema once per week
Snorkelling equipment and bicycles
Use of fitness centre, tennis court, squash court and kayaks.
 

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We are very proud that our personal, friendly service and attention to detail has led to us becoming an industry leader in providing tailor-made holidays. We have been recognised throughout the years by winning a number of prestigious awards from within and outside of the travel industry. We won the "Best Operator to Canada" award at the 2017 British Annual Canada Travel Awards for a record 15th time.

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