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What We Love

  • Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
  • All rooms have private infinity pools
  • Sea, the underwater restaurant and wine cellar
  • The overwater spa, which uses natural ingredients
  • The huge Over-Water Residences, with massage pavilions and unobstructed panoramic views of the adjacent ocean
  • Five restaurants and two bars
  • The resort is Green Globe–certified, the industry’s highest sustainability standards

What To Know

  • The resort is reachable via a 35-minute seaplane ride; transfers are about $620 per person, round-trip, and are arranged by the property
  • Smoking is allowed at the resort
  • Sea restaurant is underwater, but getting to it only requires walking down a set of stairs
  • Compulsory Christmas Eve ($340) and New Year's Eve ($550) gala dinners apply and will be charged at by the property at checkout


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas in Kihavah (Baa Atoll), you’ll be within the region of Kihaadhuffaru Island Beach and Kihaadhuffaru Island Pier. This 5-star villa is within the region of Dharavandhoo Mosque.

Make yourself at home in one of the 79 air-conditioned rooms featuring private pools and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and cable programming provide entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and an outdoor tennis court. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.

Enjoy a meal at one of the villa’s dining establishments, which include 6 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at a beach bar, a poolside bar, or one of 2 bars/lounges.

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours.

How to Get There

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
Kihavah Huravalhi Island
Kihavah, 00000 Maldives


5.0 Excellent 1386 Reviews
Paradise it is!
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow! One word to describe this place.. PARADISE. I was with my wife and this was our first time in Maldives and our stay felt really peaceful, relaxing and away from stress. We booked the sunset over water pool villa for 2 for 5 nights and was upgraded to a much bigger room which I think is the over water pool residence. It was too much for us to ask why and just thought that maybe it could have been a better room. - And it was! The view was exceptional. It was breathtaking seeing the seas, fishes in the tub, plus a baby shark (lol) and among others. Food were also good. Tried all the restos and some activities including Cinema under the Stars and Star Gazing at Sky Bar. Can't wait for NASA to deliver our chosen star name. Haha. What we really enjoyed was the underwater feeling seeing the fishes while eating. Again, it was an experience staying in this resort. And oh, the spa was also good! Special thanks to our villa host, Cathy, who assisted us during our stay.

Amazing for the natural aspects of resort but not for food and service.
Reviewed 4 days ago

Location, beach and snorkelling all excellent. Service, food quality and rooms need improvement. Particularly the food quality at Sea for the price range. Service of one staff member was excellent, the rest we encountered were average.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Peaceful island resort with authentic maldivian experience harmonious and enchanting natural environment with a strong bonding experience. Simple pleasures & sublime experience unique bespoke experience created just for us personalized attention to ensure my Anantara experience is delivered thoughtful and warm hospitality from the staffs.

Perfect Vacation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another perfect vacation. We stayed at Anantara Kihavah now für the third time and we will come back next year again. The Villa was wonderful, our Villa Host Shan a perfect help and the Girls at the spa were outstanding. The Food was great but only the costs for extra services (spa, wine etc.) were quite high.

A once-in-a-lifetime experience - but I hope to do it again!!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just returned from a week long trip to Anantara Kihavah (Nov 18-25). I have never been to the Maldives before, but an over-water villa stay has been on my bucket list for ages. I have finally had the opportunity to go and it exceeded my expectations! From the seaplane arrival, to seeing my villa for the first time, the dolphin discovery cruise, the fantastic spa and the underwater restaurants, there were just so many amazing "wow" moments..!!

The over water villa was lovely. Even having seen a video before I arrived, I was amazed. It was more spacious than I expected and the private pool was huge. I hadn't realised that it would have a seating area at one end, and massage jets...blissful!! I also loved the swing seat - a great place to watch the sun go down...

The service is absolutely impeccable - my villa host, Azmeen, was fantastic (I am sure that he was looking after other villas too, but it never felt like it) and Shareef, who looked after my room was great too. It never felt as if anything was too much trouble...when I got a small blister and asked for a plaster, I got an entire mini first aid kit!! They both taught me Maldivian too! Shukuriyya!

The spa was an important part of my trip! The treatments were amazing and really relaxing. There is a range of signature treatments and specialities (Ayurvedic Shirodhara is a favourite of mine so I was thrilled to find it here - with an Ayurvedic specialist, Ram).

The restaurants provided more high points - the underwater dining, lobster and champagne buffet and stargazing with champagne and canapes are all "musts"! Oh and the wonderful cocktails at the Sky Bar...and the breakfast buffet! I loved the local Maldivian Mashuni breakfast! Again, the service in all of the restaurants was exemplary - I don't want to call out people by name as I'll miss someone and they were all wonderful!! At breakfast, they quickly learned what I liked (fresh mango juice, tea...) and always made me feel welcome and looked after at all the restaurants (important when you are travelling solo!)

Having never been to the Maldives before, I cannot compare this with other resorts, but for me, it was the perfect holiday and I don't believe that anyone coming here would be disappointed!