Anantara Kihavah Baa Atoll - SLM019

Arguably the most luxurious resort in the Maldives, Anantara Kihava offers stunning villas with private pools as well as one of the longest swimming pools in the Maldives and even an underwater restaurant

78 Bedrooms, Sleeps 170

Underwater restaurant
49-metre swimming pool
Partially open-air bathrooms
Tennis courts
Fitness centre
Kids club
Library and computer suite
Dive centre
Water sports facilities
Luxury Spa
Star-gazing observatory

Kihavah is pure luxury. Open since 2011, it is the place of desert island dreams. The villas are homely and beautifully crafted - just what you would want your ideal holiday home to look like. The facilities are also impressive with a 49 metre swimming pool, a six-suite over water spa, an underwater restaurant and enviable wine cellar.

There are five different types of villas to choose from. All feature a bathroom with an open-air sunken bath, a private infinity pool and have a minibar, stocked wine cooler, iPod dock, flatscreen cable TV with DVD player and espresso machine. The Over Water Pool Villas are set over the turquoise lagoon with private pools and sun decks facing the ocean, while the Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence has an oversized king master bedroom, a double queen sized room and separate living room, as well as a private infinity pools with outdoor rain showers and sunken tubs in a partially open air bathroom. A butler service is included. The Family Beach Pool Villas are ideal for a luxury family getaway, and can sleep two adults and up to three young children. They feature a master bedroom with a bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and open-air bath tub, a second bedroom with twin single beds, a daybed and bathroom. Both bedrooms open onto a generous sun deck with an open sided dining pavilion and infinity edge pool.

The resort has three different restaurants to choose from; Sea, Fire and Salt, as well as an all-day dining option on the beach and poolside bar and restaurant, which serves some fabulous Italian dishes. The Sea restaurant is the renowned underwater restaurant, which serves gourmet cuisine paired with premium wines, while the Fire teppanyaki lounge offers some of the best Japanese food in the Maldives. The Sky rooftop bar offers fantastic views, lighter dishes and a great drinks menu.

The resort offers a wide range of activities including badminton, table tennis and beach volleyball as well as yoga, cooking classes and guests can also use the tennis courts and fitness centre.

There is an onsite kids club for children aged three to 12, a library with computers and high-speed Internet and if you're lying by the pool you can even borrow a pool iPod.

For Families
This might be the best option for families in the Maldives. There is an educational theme to the activities in the kids club, for example you can join the resident marine biologist for a collection of age appropriate activities that are true adventures – from learning to snorkel or scuba dive, hopping on a boat trip to spot dolphins and identify other marine life, or visiting a nearby island to swim with turtles.

There is also a trampoline park, babysitting service for children 3 months plus, child sized bathrobes in the villas and daily beach games suitable for the whole family.

There is also a dive centre on the island and access to numerous water sports facilities including canoeing, kayaking, sailing, snorkelling and fishing excursions.

The Baa Atoll is a short 35-minute flight by sea plane from Male.

Top Tip
Spa enthusiasts should consider the Spa Villa, which comes with your own therapist and unlimited treatments for the duration of your stay!