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Purely Maldives Ltd
24 Baddesley Close, North Baddesley
Hampshire SO52 9DR
Tranquil private villas. Underwater dining. Boundless horizons.
Enjoying a prime location in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll island archipelago and on the doorstep of Hanifaru Bay, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is the perfect place from which to explore the underwater world of the Indian Ocean. Set on Kihavah Huravalhi, one of the most pristine Maldivian islands, the resort is 30-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, an unforgettable experience in itself as the plane flies over a string of glowing coral islands and Maldives resorts amidst turquoise waters.
79 spacious private pool villas, ranging from 260 to 2,730 square meters, are either poised over the water with sweeping ocean views or nestled along a pristine stretch of private beach. Snorkel some of the world’s most treasured reefs within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, explore uninhabited islands encircled by abundant reefs home to turtles, eels and beautiful coral formations, or cruise in solitude into a tapestry of unimaginable colours to a glorious Maldivian sunset.
At Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas guests are treated to a host of dining options across various world cuisines. Our quartet of restaurants Sea. Fire. Salt. Sky offers a one-of-a-kind over and underwater dining experience. From a mythical escape into the depths of the ocean to reaching for the sky at the rooftop bar, the Indian Ocean unfolds before your eyes in four different ways.
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Breakfast in bed at one of our villas in the Maldives is served with a stunning view of the sun rising over endless sparkling waters. Indulge in a sunken bath for two over a shallow pond at the end of a bathroom open to the stars. Soak in the sun on a lounger that hovers over a private infinity pool. The 258 square metre Beach Pool Villas are nestled directly on the sand and are complemented with Thai silks, rich earthy colours and elegant wooded accents. Sail into a good night's sleep aboard an oversized bed dressed in Egyptian cotton with a pillow selected from our luxurious "bedding by design" menu. From Bose sound system and wine chiller, to iPod docking and espresso machine, these Maldives Pool Villas offer every luxury of design and comfort.
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A fabulous choice for those seeking the best view while staying at this award-winning Leading Beach Resort in the Maldives. Offering all the luxuries of a Beach Pool Villa yet in a prime location to enjoy dramatic Maldivian sunset skies across Baa Atoll right outside your pool villa. Through the front door you enter the spacious hallway equipped with a minibar, wine fridge and refreshment facilities. Leading directly into the bedroom and across the hardwood deck to a private pool and then feeling the cool white sand between your toes, this is the last stop before you dip into the iconic blue Indian Ocean leading to a spectacular house reef for snorkelling. These tropical Maldivian pool villas each boast dramatic bathrooms with water features.
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One of the finest Maldives family resorts in the region, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas maintains spacious Family Beach Pool Villas which are ideal for a luxury family getaway, with 412 square metres of comfortable accommodation for two adults and up to three young children. The master bedroom with a sumptuous king size bed features a bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, alongside an open air bathtub that is sunken into a shallow pond. The second bedroom features twin single beds and a daybed, and adjoins a second bathroom with both a semi-indoor and outdoor shower. Both bedrooms open onto the generous sun deck, where families can relax on loungers, share a meal in the open sided dining pavilion, and play in the infinity edge pool that extends out to a white powdery beach.
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Walk barefoot over cool marble floors out to the palm shaded swinging daybed by the side of your private infinity pool. As one of the best Maldives five star resorts at Anantara Kihavah you can discover new meanings of ‘refresh' under the cascade of your indoor and outdoor rain showers, or soak in the sunken tub of the partially open air bathroom. With 785 square metres of space, an oversized king master bedroom, a double queen guest bedroom as well as a separate living room, Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residences are an ideal choice among Maldives beach hotels for families and small groups. A stay in a Kihavah residence also includes the service of a 24 hour butler whose sole aim is to make your stay at Anantara flawlessly unforgettable.
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One of a kind and the pinnacle of beachside living with ultimate privacy for families and small groups, this spacious residence comfortably accommodates up to six adults and six children or nine adults and features an inviting indoor and outdoor living space. Three bedrooms, each with en suite outdoor bathrooms, offer secluded retreats with branded amenities and a spacious walk-in closet. Interiors blend modern conveniences with a fresh, contemporary take on classic Maldivian charm that balances elegant designer fabrics and furnishings against global accents sourced from Thailand, India and Morocco. The Three Bedroom Beach Pool Residence also features a connecting door, to an adjoining Beach Pool Villa, increasing the total accommodation option to four bedrooms, perfect for extended family and friends travelling together for an additional two guests. Keeping in the Kihavah spirit, these rooms offer breathtaking views from the beach and refreshing sea breezes.
Edging powdery sands, 1050 square metres of secluded space is imaginatively divided. The central villa with lounge, dining and butler kitchen areas, opens onto covered verandas and expansive gardens that lead to the beach and lagoon. A shaded sala, a large pool and Jacuzzi, as well as al fresco dining pavilion and a BBQ station offer spectacular vantage points from which enjoy private outdoor terrace or beach dining day and night. With palm-shaded hammocks and beachside loungers, this three-bedroom Maldivian beach residence offers a slice of exotic paradise steps away from the ocean's edge and serviced by a personal Villa Host on hand 24 hours a day.
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From your private pool villa in the Maldives take in the horizon, catch sightings of turtles in the lagoon and dolphins in the Indian Ocean. Glide down steps leading directly from your private sundeck to the sparkling turquoise lagoon. Bright, open rooms are filled with colourful island influences and the sweet fragrance of the tropics. Sleep in the cradle of finest linens, resting on a personalised pillow of choice from our pillow menu. With his and her walk-in wardrobes, wine chillers, private pools and sun decks with views of the unending ocean, our Over Water Pool Villas are built out of groove-lined timber, with high ceilings and hardwood floors. Indulge in a peerless overwater luxury experience unravelling over 259 square metres where you feel at one with the ocean.
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Experience the enchantment of over water living while watching the sky transcend from blue to pink to red and dark blue when staying in some of the most sought after pool villas in the Maldives. Revel in the seclusion from the deck of your over water villa, soak up the dazzling views from your private pool and admire the drama of a changing sky to Maldivian sunset colours. The bathroom features a sunken glass-bottom bathtub revealing absorbing views of the sparkling ocean below as well as beyond the adjacent infinity edge pool. Take in the horizon, catch sightings of turtles in the lagoon and dolphins in the Indian Ocean from your private sundeck or glide from the pool to the ocean down steps leading directly into the inviting Indian Ocean waters.
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A true Maldivian oasis. Decorated in tranquil blues and greens with polished timber interiors, these Two Bedroom Over Water Pool Residences boast outdoor daybeds, an expansive living room and 861 square metres of space making them an ideal choice for those interested in a luxurious water villa in the Maldives. Enjoy a private sunset dinner in your over water dining pavilion - a shadow sweeping below your feet as a graceful manta ray passes under the sea view glass in the floor. Depend upon your faithful butler, exclusive to each of our premier Maldives overwater bungalows, on hand 24 hours a day to fulfill your heart's desires. When the moon rises, take a midnight dip in your private pool with a bottle from the wine chiller, and revel in the stunning beauty of your own island paradise.
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Four bedrooms unfold across a landscaped garden to feature inviting outdoor and indoor living spaces. A Three Bedroom Beach Pool Residence connects through an adjoining Beach Pool Villa, perfect for extended family and friends travelling together and comfortably accommodates up to eight adults and four children or twelve adults. Four bedrooms, each with en suite outdoor bathrooms, offer private retreats with branded amenities and a spacious walk-in closet. Interiors blend modern conveniences with a fresh, contemporary take on classic Maldivian charm that balances elegant designer fabrics and furnishings against global accents sourced from Thailand, India and Morocco. Keeping in the Kihavah spirit, these rooms offer breathtaking views from the beach and refreshing sea breezes.
Edging powdery sands, 1308 square metres of secluded space is imaginatively divided. The central villa with lounge, dining and butler kitchen areas, opens onto covered verandas and expansive gardens that lead to the beach and lagoon. A shaded sala, a large pool and Jacuzzi, as well as al fresco dining pavilion and a BBQ station offer spectacular vantage points from which enjoy private outdoor terrace or beach dining day and night. A pathway and connecting door leads to a separate beach pool villa for the fourth bedroom. With relaxation salas and beachside loungers, this four-bedroom combination beach residence offers an exclusive retreat-within-a-retreat just steps away from the ocean's edge and serviced by a personal Villa Host on hand 24 hours a day.
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Dine amidst tropical marine beauty of the underwater world, or in the shade of a coconut palm on pristine white sands. Anantara Kihavah turns scenic dining into an unforgettable experience, and allows you to stay in touch with complimentary wireless internet connection in all of the restaurants and bars.
The signature Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky. dining complex is a one-of-a-kind over and under water dining concept, exclusive to Anantara Kihavah Villas. Imagine roast lamb with rosemary grilled on a Himalayan salt block, bringing an inventive touch and rich taste sensations to your palate. Gaze at angelfish playing along the colourful ocean floor, just metres from your table as you indulge in a decadent molten chocolate cake.
Sea. Descend to the ocean's dazzling depths as you wine and dine at this unique underwater wine cellar and restaurant. Experience the cuisine gourmets relish, whether from the degustation menus paired with premium wines, or classic creations enhanced by the culinary genius of the Master Chef. With service to match a superb culinary repertoire and an atmosphere of relaxed refinement, dining in this unforgettable aquatic setting promises a definite island highlight. Fire. Prepare yourself for sizzling theatrics in the teppanyaki lounge, as the talented chefs dazzle you with their acrobatic cooking skills. Admire the show as the freshest local rock lobster, best grain fed Japanese beef or catch of the day are grilled to your personal preference. Salt. An experience beyond compare. Picture a tender and juicy Red Snapper infused with lemongrass, ginger and coursed black pepper, baking to perfection before your eyes on a Himalayan salt block, to deliver a unique depth and complexity of flavour. Sky. Climb to the centre of conviviality and discover a rooftop bar with breathtaking island views over the Baa Atoll. Savour succulent cuisine presented on tempting skewers paired with a refreshing juice, cool beer or fine wine, any time of day. Then as a romantic evening unfolds, soak up an inviting ambience of mellow music as you unwind with exquisite cocktails, spirits and liqueurs.
Start every perfect day with a lavish breakfast selection at the all day dining restaurant. Return in the evening for a romantic candlelit dinner. For connoisseurs desiring local gourmet flair, Plates also offers a selection of Maldivian dishes - a diverse and tantalising cuisine full of fresh seafood and bold aromas.
Manzaru Pool Bar and Restaurant
The Sunshine Butlers are always on hand with a fruit skewer or cold towel to cool you down. By day the swim-up pool bar serves exotic juices and tropical cocktails, allowing you to sip the nectar of the islands from the water’s cool embrace, before we tempt you with casual lunches of crisp salads and traditional pastas served poolside. By night Manzaru transforms into a leisurely Italian delice, where the Italian Chef unravels voyages of culinary discovery, from regional specialties skillfully crafted from traditional ingredients, to connoisseur olive oil tasting sessions.
Dining By Design
This signature Anantara experience is not to be missed. Simply select your dream location, whether a barbecue for two on the beach, an eclectic feast on the boardwalk, or a picnic in a palm grove, and the dedicated Anantara team of chefs and butlers will take care of everything else.
Rediscover what it means to relax. Or, let the stunning island surroundings invigorate you with an array of Maldives resort activities.
Sail through the earth's most stunning tropical paradise, where you can feel as though the waves belong only to you. Take up windsurfing on the placid lagoon. Dive into the unexplored world of marine life in our crystal-clear waters. Stroll through the markets of bustling Male, one of the world's most unique capital cities. Explore even more undiscovered islands.
Days spent at Anantara Kihavah Villas can be as leisurely or as active as you choose.
String up the nets and break out the suntan lotion for a full range of beach sports and activities. Feel the sand between your toes as you ground the perfect spike in a beach volleyball tournament or knock a winning birdie over the badminton net. For a leisurely afternoon, bowl a set of pétanque or challenge your partner to a table tennis match.
Whether you're eager to learn the secrets of the traditional Maldivian huni havaadhu curry or to grill the fresh tuna you caught this afternoon, the professional chefs at Plates will be pleased to take you under their wings and reveal a few kitchen tips and secrets. Just tell them know what piques your culinary curiosity and the chefs will design a cooking lesson suited to your tastes.
With treadmills, free weights, bicycles and other strength-training and cardio equipment, you can keep up your fitness routine, even on holiday. Borrow an iPod filled with adrenaline-pumping workout tunes, or catch up with the news or the latest HBO movies while you burn some serious calories.
Kihavah Kids Club
Open for children from the ages of 3 to 12, the Kihavah Kids Club has a full range of fun and enriching activities to keep young guests occupied. With their very own Kid's Club House, the youngest guests will make new friends and enjoy their holiday just as much as their parents. Under the supervision of the Kids' Coordinator, children can take part in beach games, arts and crafts and an array of other activities to ensure they're always having fun - even when you're spending the afternoon at the spa or taking a diving lesson. Childcare services are also available.
Library and Business Centre
A quiet spot to curl up with your favourite book or magazine. Curious about a strange blue fish you saw on your snorkelling excursion? Check out the local interest section for background on the island's fauna, flora, history and culture. The library also provides computers and high-speed wireless internet connection so you can keep up with business or catch up with friends.
Bask on the edge of infinity beside an outdoor pool that seems to meld into the ocean horizon. More than just a place to swim a few laps, the Kihavah pool is a true refuge of relaxation. The Sunshine Butlers are on hand to cater to your every wish, from fresh fruit juices to cold towels, five-minute back massages and sunglasses cleaning. Find your personal soundtrack by borrowing one of the pool's iPods: from jazz to hip hop, each colour is loaded with a different style of music.
Fine tune your forehand volley on the resort's tennis courts. Work up a sweat with a morning game of doubles and cool off with a jump in the pool and the rehydration of a freshly-squeezed tropical fruit juice.
Draw inspiration from the beauty of your island surroundings with guided sessions in tranquil yoga. Join a group lesson or arrange for a private session to perfect your warrior pose. You can also rediscover your inner harmony with gentle guided meditation and deep breathing exercises.
Big Game Fishing
Cast it out and reel it on in - you've probably been fishing before, but never in a setting like this. Take a half-day excursion on the speedboat to reap the bounty of the plentiful Indian Ocean and take part in a local past-time. The expert guides will show you how to reel in some of the sea's thriving sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi and giant trevally. Bring your catch back with you and the chefs will be happy to prepare it as you wish, or teach you how to cook it yourself, for a uniquely do-it-yourself seafood supper.
Grab your most trusted paddling partner and take out one of the canoes for an afternoon spin on the lagoon. Bring a picnic basket along and find a secluded spot in the sand for private lunch, or work on your tan as you glide over the waters and explore the island from afar.
Dive Centre and Marine Lab
A long-time magnet for scuba divers and snorkellers alike, the Maldives are home to a magnificent array of wildlife. A trip below the surface reveals an explosion of colour, from tropical fish to coral gardens. The Maldives are the only habitat where whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, appear all year round. You are likely to encounter these magnificent creatures up close at the protected dive site, just a short boat trip from the resort. Whatever your level of experience, Anantara's Dive Centre will make you feel at home under the waves. Enrol in a PADI certification course to earn a license recognised internationally, opening up a whole new world for your discovery. Or, for a leisurely afternoon of wildlife exploration, sign up for a Bubblemaker intro course. For more experienced divers, Anantara offers access and transport to a number of nearby reefs. Discuss with the dive master to customise your ideal dive excursion.
All divers at the Anantara Dive Centre require an orientation dive, unless you have logged a dive within the last three months in the Maldives. The orientation dive consists of a dive on the nearby house reef or another local dive site with an instructor who will get you to demonstrate basic diving skills. After completion, you're ready to move on to more advanced dives or courses, depending on your level and certifications.
PADI Diving Courses
PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is the largest and most well-respected diving association in the world. PADI instructors are well-trained and very knowledgeable, so you will always be in safe hands. Anantara's Dive Centre offers a number of PADI courses, from Open Water Diver certification for novices all the way to Rescue Diver for scuba experts. The Dive Centre will do their best to find a programme and instructor that fits your experience and goals. Small class sizes mean safe, comfortable and enjoyable lessons and no one could ask for a better or more beautiful classroom than the great Indian Ocean.
Enjoy a tranquil morning of gliding around the lagoon, or pick up the speed and find a fun new way to get your afternoon workout. Sit-atop kayaks, whether tandem or solo, transparent or solid, are one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the Maldivian paradise at your own pace. Explore secluded beaches and hidden lagoons, or simply drift over the clear blue waters gazing at the marine life teeming below.
Sailing has long been an integral part of the sea-faring culture of the Maldives. At Anantara, you are invited to take the once-in-a-lifetime chance to set sail in one of the world's most stunning marine destinations aboard a graceful catamarans or our private yacht. Whether you are a sea-hardened sailing expert, ready to embark on a solo voyage into the horizon, or a novice landlubber, eager to soak up the sun and the sights and leave the steering to the skipper, an excursion can be customised to your tastes.
Play among the manta rays or watch a clownfish darting through his sea anemone. Spot a whale shark lurking in the shallows. Borrow a pair of fins and a snorkel to get up close to the exotic aquatic life of the Maldives without the weight of a scuba tank. The tranquil, crystal clear waters of the island offer unrivalled opportunities for fish viewing.
Skip along the glassy surface of the ocean, the breeze whipping through your hair, your heart pounding. Windsurfing is the closest you can get to flying, with your feet still planted firmly on the ground - or rather, on the water! With all the power of the wind behind you, and your expert instructors showing you the way, you'll be skimming across the mirror-like surface of the lagoon in no time.
The Coral Adoption Programme
Beneath the shimmering waters that surround the island archipelago of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll region, a fragile world quietly rebuilds itself. Coral reefs, the most diverse type of marine habitat, protect the pristine beaches at Anantara Kihavah Villas and guard Kihavah Huravalhi Island’s crystal-clear lagoon. They also support an astounding array of tropical fish, crustaceans and bizarre-looking molluscs. But for all of its beauty and apparent resilience, coral is a sensitive organism, vulnerable to extreme weather and sudden environmental changes.
In June 2011 UNESCO declared the Baa Atoll a Biosphere Reserve.
In its commitment to protect the environment, Anantara Kihavah Villas has initiated the Coral Adoption Programme, a long-term plan designed to share learning experiences with guests, accelerate the regeneration of coral growth in the atoll reef, and ultimately ensure the future of this unique Maldivian destination.
Stroll across the jetty to 6 over-water treatment suites at Anantara Spa and reward yourself with the lavish attention of professional therapists. In this peaceful sanctuary, has been created a space to renew and rejuvenate your inner sense of wellbeing. You are offered a unique experience where the focus is only on you.
Let yourself be nurtured and inspired in the world's most desirable paradise with treatments that draw from the wisdom of the earth, using the healing properties of natural ingredients to enrich, detoxify, polish and restore. Experience a soothing touch, delivered with luxuriant oils produced from indigenous sources, as you are invited you to depart from the world and experience a relaxing transformation.
Temperatures are consistently between 26 - 32 Centigrade - and the tourist seasons are dictated by the change in the monsoons.