- This large yet intimate-feeling island, located in the lovely quiet Lhaviyani Atoll, is a laid-back palm-painted idyll, with a fabulous range of facilities, tip-top dining and perfect beaches.
- Kanuhura, precious Island languidly set on the warm Indian Ocean, in the middle of the bright atolls of the Maldives, can be described as a unique “timeless castaway chic experience” for travelers seeking laid-back island living.
- The whale-shaped island of Kanuhura lies in the Lhaviyani Atoll, a 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport.
- By Maldivian standards Kanuhura is large, so large that guests are given bicycles to get around – great fun but buggies are also available if need be.
- The bright, airy feel permeates into the public areas which feature thatched roofs, white woods, colourful artworks and slinky modernist furniture.
- There are also tennis courts, volleyball nets and a football pitch, where fun-packed staff-versus-guests matches take place.
- The Kokaa spa is a dream, with highly-skilled therapists from Thailand, India and Bali and a thoughtful range of rejuvenating treatments.
- 80 spacious luxury villas scattered amongst the lush vegetation, along the stunning beach and stilted over the water, offering spectacular sunset or sunrise views.
- Kanuhura has long been acclaimed for its exceptional cuisine and extensive variety, offering 8 exquisite culinary experiences throughout.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Journeying to an island paradise surrounded by warm topaz waters means that indulging in the water sports and diving activities is an absolute must. Whether you like to explore the marine life of the shallow reef-protected lagoons while snorkelling or diving or seek the adrenaline rush of the water sports, we are sure to have the right activity for you.
A world of culinary delights and exotic flavours await discerning epicures at Kanuhura. Indulge in delicious and novel dining options and be taken on a sensory journey in unusual and exciting locations to ensure memorable experiences. Learn how to cook Maldivian delicacies or luxuriate in a teepee with sundowners. This is island-living at its very best.
Retreat from the real world and allow your curiosity to guide you on our wonderful escapes and excursions, perfect for the intrepid gypsetter. Explore our unfettered paradise both under and above our tropical cyan waters or discover the treasures on one of our deserted islands. We offer you the ultimate way to indulge in barefoot luxury island-living.
Allow your heart and soul to soar during a close encounter with some of our beautiful creatures during an incredible wildlife activity. Be awed by the majestic nature of some of our most precious marine life and savour the unrivalled experience. It’s moments like these that make you realise how exceptional the world is and how important each creature’s place is in it.
Part of the beauty of the Maldives is the diversity in its cultural make-up. To fully experience the Maldives, we provide you with a number of options for culturally immersive and authentic experiences. Whether your experience takes you to a local village or an orchid garden, with us, you are bound to have a Maldivian adventure like no other.
Adventurers looking for something a little different to do can enjoy one of the exhilarating fishing activities in our abundant waters. Amateurs and ardent fans are welcome on these excursions, which promise to be extraordinary. Whether you opt for the Maldivian experience or indulge in a big game fishing trip, you are bound to have a memorable experience.
This large yet intimate-feeling island, located in the lovely quiet Lhaviyani Atoll, is a laid-back palm-painted idyll, with a fabulous range of facilities, tip-top dining and perfect beaches. It’s ideal for families, couples and solo travellers. The whale-shaped island of Kanuhura lies in the Lhaviyani Atoll, a 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport. This particular atoll is known for its large species of marine life – four-metre wide manta rays, spinner dolphins, green turtles, yellow fin tuna, puffer fish the size of pillows and the occasional whale shark– and Kanuhura has 42 different dive sites to choose from within a one hour sail.
The bright, airy feel permeates into the public areas which feature thatched roofs, white woods, colourful artworks and slinky modernist furniture. The young staff are enthusiastic and professional. Kanuhura has enough activities to keep you busy for weeks on end, from daily complimentary classes including yoga, pilates, stretching and Maldivian warrior training (humphing logs and throwing coconuts on the beach) to snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding (again, all free). There are also tennis courts, volleyball nets and a football pitch, where fun-packed staff-versus-guests matches take place. The Kokaa spa is a dream, with highly-skilled therapists from Thailand, India and Bali and a thoughtful range of rejuvenating treatments.
Generously spaced across the island are 80 villas, 60 right on the beach and a further 20 stilted over the water. All are big and bright with a sunny Californian vibe – whitewashed woods, geometric prints, some with flashes of coral, others with splashes of turquoise and teal – as well as zen-cool outdoor bathrooms and wooden decks rolling straight onto the sand or into the sea. Other pleasing touches include free movies, eco-friendly pump-bottle toiletries and complimentary bicycles.
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.
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.
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 snorkeling 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.
Beach Pool Villa
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.
Water Pool Villa
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.
Retreat Beach Pool Villa
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.
Grand Beach Villa
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.
Grand Beach Pool Villa
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.
Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa
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.
Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa
A luxury retreat in 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.
Sanctuary Pool Villa
An authentic sanctuary to hideaway and unwind within the natural beauty of the Maldives, the sea just a few steps away, secluded for utmost privacy. The Sanctuary Villa provides space for the whole family with three bedrooms, a spacious living and dining room and plenty of outdoor space with a picturesque private pool in the middle of the wooden veranda with bar and live-cooking facilities. Two of the three spacious bathrooms are connected to the outdoor with the open-air shower and is equipped with the latest luxury amenities.
There are five restaurants and two bars to choose from. Spilling out onto the beach, Veli serves moreish Asian and Indian cuisine – beef rendang, spinach and spiced paneer, tandoori lobster – while poolside Bottega dishes up zingy Italian fare. A lavish breakfast is served at all-day buffet restaurant A Mano and includes everything from Maldivian curries to Chinese dim sum to sushi and sashimi, as well as fruit, yogurts, cheeses, eggs and free-flowing sparkling wine. Come sunset, slip inside one of the teepees at the Ibiza-esque Iru Beach Bar, lie back with an umbrella-topped drink and forget the outside world exists.
A Mano Restaurant
Ideally situated on Kanuhura’s powder-white beach and surrounded by idyllic tropical scenery with picture-perfect views of the ocean, A Mano provides diners with an unparalleled casual dining experience either inside the beautiful restaurant or outside under the palm trees. Here, diners are taken on a sensory journey with extraordinary live cooking stations and themed buffets which are sure to dazzle even the most discerning epicures with a host of magnificent dishes that range from the exotic to the familiar.
Chef’s Herb Garden
The Chef’s Herb Garden offers gourmet gypsetters an extraordinary private culinary experience surrounded by gentle candlelight in Kanuhura’s magnificent herb garden. This exclusive venue allows guests to celebrate a special occasion—or simply enjoy a unique experience—in style under the exceptional Maldivian night sky in this private oasis. At the heart of this unconventional dining experience is a specifically tailored, seasonal set menu that centres on beautifully prepared dishes that are sure to be no less than extraordinary.
Delectable, satisfying and undeniably moreish, each of the masterfully created Italian dishes at Bottega are made with beautifully fresh ingredients of the highest quality. Immerse yourself in the tantalising flavours of Italy with unparalleled Mediterranean dishes, wonderfully simple, yet sublime, salads, mouthwatering pastas and gourmet pizzas that are sure to have you coming back for more. Pair any of the meals with one of the exceptional imported wines from the wine cellar for a truly phenomenal culinary experience.
The epitome of contemporary beachside dining, this remarkable restaurant is the ultimate place to indulge in the exotic flavours of the East. In the open kitchen, highly-skilled chefs create a plethora of exquisite dishes which include everything from expertly prepared sushi and Chinese specialities to Korean favourites, Singaporean dishes and tandoori cuisine which is prepared in a traditional Indian oven. A phenomenal venue for a special dinner, this exceptional restaurant offers private Yakiniku-style dining or the simple pleasure of dining under the stars while enjoying sublime, Asian-inspired meals that promise to be unforgettable.
Savour a day of barefoot frivolity on Jehunuhura as you make the most of the signature cocktails and delicious grilled fare at Drift. Make the most of a day spent in paradise; enjoy a lazy lunch at Drift, unwind on the sunbeds under the palm trees and immerse yourself in the topaz-blue water as you enjoy the serenity of this magical place where the cocktails are sublime and the food is spectacular.
Sometimes the quintessential, carefree island lifestyle calls for a simple, light lunch or a sneaky sweet treat instead of a full, lavish sit-down meal. That’s why Kanuhura has an exceptional Deli that serves up everything from healthy drinks, delicious light lunches, freshly-baked treats and ice cream to aromatic teas, coffees and artisanal picnic baskets for the ultimate languid lunch enjoyed in a special spot on the magical tropical island.
Discover unique signature cocktails and classic favourites that are whipped up in style by the expert mixologists at the Cowry Club. With one of the most extensive cocktail lists in the Maldives, you can enjoy anything from exotic Kanuhura specialities to your standard classics—created to perfection and gorgeously presented. Savour the stunning cocktails at the Cowry Club while you take in the mesmerising views or relax in the lounge area on the edge of the infinity pool—this is luxury island living at its best.
Characterised by a distinct gypset style, Iru is a chic beachside bar and the perfect place to spend a glorious afternoon in the Maldivian sun while sipping on any of the extraordinary cocktails offered at the bar. A tropical haven unlike any other, at Iru, free-spirited, curious explorers have their pick of interesting places to relax; from bohemian beaded swing chairs at the bar, to low picnic-like tables and beach teepees, Iru provides the ultimate place to sit back and relax, cocktail in hand while soaking up the gorgeous sunset hues.
Kanuhura has enough activities to keep you busy for weeks on end, from daily complimentary classes including yoga, pilates, stretching and Maldivian warrior training (humphing logs and throwing coconuts on the beach) to snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding (again, all free). There are also tennis courts, volleyball nets and a football pitch, where fun-packed staff-versus-guests matches take place. The Kokaa spa is a dream, with highly-skilled therapists from Thailand, India and Bali and a thoughtful range of rejuvenating treatments. Deep sea fishing, diving, dolphin-spotting and a host of other memorable excursions can also be arranged.
Embrace the laid-back lifestyle of our island as you afford yourself some precious time for restoration, relaxation and reflection. We encourage weary guests in need of some “me time” to make the most of our wellness activities, be it in the form of a luxurious wellbeing package at our spa or with some well-deserved pampering at our hair and beauty salon.