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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas: A Luxurious Escape to a Paradise on Earth

Indulge in a world of unparalleled luxury and natural splendour at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. Situated in the breathtaking Baa Atoll, this extraordinary resort offers an escape to a paradise like no other. Immerse yourself in the beauty of pristine white-sand beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, and opulent villas that redefine luxury. From breathtaking natural surroundings to exquisite accommodations and unparalleled experiences, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offers a slice of paradise that caters to your every desire. In this article, discover the enchanting experiences that you will encounter at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas – a paradise on Earth.

10 Enchanting Experiences to Discover at Anantara Kihavah Maldives VillasĀ 

1. Be enchanted with a turquoise lagoon

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Turquoise lagoon

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas stands as a testament to the breathtaking beauty that the Maldives has to offer. Surrounded by a seemingly endless expanse of turquoise lagoon, this luxurious island retreat emerges from the ocean like a mirage, inviting guests to immerse themselves in its tranquil embrace. It is a place where time seems to stand still, where the soft, powdery white sands and swaying coconut palms create an atmosphere of pure bliss.

2. Have a gourmet dinner under the sea at SEA RestaurantĀ 

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - SEA Restaurant

Embark on a culinary adventure like no other as you descend into the depths of the ocean for a truly unforgettable dining experience in the Maldives. Picture yourself seated in a dining room that offers 360-degree views of the marine wonderland that lies just beyond the glass walls – words just could not describe how amazing this experience is. The water is so clear and blue, so you can really see the beautiful corals and fishes, especially if you visit during breakfast time.Ā 

SEA Restaurant is also the perfect place if you are celebrating special occasions. In fact, with our recent visit to the resort, they helped set up a mini birthday celebration for our baby Aaron. There were balloons and a delicious cake! We also had the whole restaurant to ourselves, so it was like having private access to an oceanarium. Moreover, if you have ever dreamed of an extraordinary underwater wedding, SEA Restaurant can make that dream a reality, offering an ideal venue that combines breathtaking views with the romance of the deep blue sea.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - SEA Restaurant
SEA Restaurant is best for celebrating lifeā€™s special occasions


Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Birthday Celebration

Our little birthday boy

3. Snorkel in a pristine UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Snorkel in a pristine UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

As a tropical paradise within Baa Atoll, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offers a myriad of unique water activities to try. Baa Atoll is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, so its waters and marine world are properly protected by marine biologists. This then makes it one of the best one of the Maldivesā€™ most famous scuba and snorkelling utopias, and often regarded as the ā€˜best house reef in the Maldivesā€™. Swimming around with the fish would be so heavenly! Other water activities that you must try are sea dart, jet skiing, turtle quest and kayaking. For a full list of all the water activities available, click here.

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve - Dolphin
Spot and play with friendly dolphins at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

4. Go on a romantic stargazing trip at SKY

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Dedicated Advertorial SKY

Indulge in an enchanting celestial journey at SKY, the pinnacle of stargazing experiences at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. As the Maldivesā€™ first over-water observatory, they have a state-of-the-art telescope, so prepare to be captivated as you gaze up at the clear night sky, adorned with a twinkling tapestry of thousands of stars. On top of that, you can learn all about the stars, constellations, and planets as you watch them with their storytelling SKY Guru. Whether you are on a romantic honeymoon trip or a family vacation in the Maldives, this is definitely a must-experience.Ā 

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Sunsets from SKY

Sunsets from SKY are also just as captivating. So, if you plan on visiting, be sure to go there before the sun sets. As you wait for the sunset tapestry to unfold, treat yourselves to some lounge cocktails, including the refreshing Watermelon Isle and the tantalising Namja drink, specially crafted to complement the mesmerising ambience.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - SKY lounge cocktails

5. Explore the enchanting resort on a bicycle

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - bicycle

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is quite a massive resort, so if you want to explore it thoroughly, hop on one of the resortā€™s bicycles for a tour of the island at your own pace. Whatā€™s also great is that they will put your names up on the bicycles, which is quite a lovely special touch.Ā 

As you reach the inner parts of the island, it almost feels like you are cycling in an enchanted forest. The area is so forested and beautiful, with plenty of indigenous flora and fauna to see. Immerse yourselves in the tranquillity and serenity of nature, allowing the gentle breeze and the melodies of chirping birds to serenade you along your journey.


Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Step into an enchanting Maldives paradise
Step into an enchanting Maldives paradise

For those seeking an active getaway, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offers an array of exciting physical activities to keep you energized and entertained. Take your tennis game to the next level by enrolling in a Tennis Clinic led by the skilled Coach Sergio, who ensures both instruction and laughter-filled fun. Special thanks to our butler Ifoo who helped arrange our Tennis session.Ā 

Our fun tennis sessions with Coach Sergio

If you prefer beachside adventures, feel the warmth of the sun as you engage in exhilarating beach activities. Channel your competitive spirit as you perfect your serve in a thrilling game of volleyball, or test your agility and accuracy with a game of badminton. Gather your friends and family for a friendly tournament by the sea, creating unforgettable memories of laughter and friendly rivalry.

6. See the marine world while being massagedĀ 

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Anantara Spa

For the utmost relaxation, indulge in a transcendent wellness retreat at the resortā€™s exquisite over-water spa, nestled amidst the boundless vistas of the Indian Ocean. Prepare to embark on a transformative journey of rejuvenation as you immerse yourself in world-class treatments at Anantara Spa, meticulously curated to harness the healing power of indigenous plants and fruits. The best part? When lying down, there is a glass floor which allows you to see the reef below as you get massaged. It is definitely the most breathtaking and relaxing sight that we drifted right to sleep shortly after our massage.Ā 

Anantara Spa offers more than just over-water treatment suites. Step into the realm of Cocoon Medi Spa, a haven of rejuvenation offering a range of advanced therapies. Enhance your beauty and well-being at the hair and beauty salon, indulge in a pampering session at the nail spa, and find tranquillity at the relaxation deck, complete with a cold plunge pool and saunas including Finnish and infrared options.

Anantara Spa - Finnish and infrared sauna
Finnish and infrared sauna at Anantara Spa
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Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after our massage!


7. Savour culinary delights around the world

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Restaurants

While the SEA underwater restaurant is undoubtedly the main highlight of Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, there are also five other bars and restaurants you can check out, each with their own unique dining concept.Ā 

Indulge in authentic Japanese food at FIRE

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - FIRE Restaurant

Ignite your taste buds with a teppanyaki experience at FIRE, the vibrant Japanese restaurant that takes dining to new heights at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. Prepare for an unforgettable culinary experience where the art of teppanyaki meets a dazzling twist – the breathtaking ocean view.

Be sure to try out their 2GR Full Blood Wagyu Striploin MS 7-8 which will be served to you by the chefs through a captivating show. Accompanied by grilled asparagus, crispy garlic, lotus chips, and yamagobo pickles, and enhanced by truffle ponzu aioli and wafu sauce, each bite is truly a delight. The Tasmanian Salmon New-style Sashimi and Soft Shell Crab Maki rolls are also must-tries at FIRE. Then cap off an unforgettable evening with sweet sake or Japanese tea.

FIRE Restaurant - Authentic Japanese dishes
Authentic Japanese dishes from FIRE

Explore Asian haute cuisine at SPICEĀ 

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Restaurants

Embark on a culinary adventure through the vibrant flavours of Asia at Spice, where Asian haute cuisine meets the world’s most spectacular setting. Prepare to be mesmerised as specialty chefs from across the region showcase their culinary prowess in the open show kitchen, tantalising your taste buds with a diverse array of fiery appetizers, authentic tandoori and curries, wok-fried delicacies, and fresh seafood. Whatever happens, donā€™t miss out on the opportunity to try out their Pad Thai – it was one of the best pad thais we ever had in our lives. Other Thai delicacies such as Green Curry Chicken, Grilled Prawns, and Satay ruam are also our top recommendations.Ā 

Our favourite Thai dishes from SPICE

Go on a global gastronomic adventure at Plates

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Plates Restaurant

With its delectable breakfast and dinner buffets, Plates offers an array of exquisite dishes that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. For breakfast, guests are treated to a sumptuous spread of delectable options, including a must-try reef fish and salmon tartare, known for its impeccable flavours and freshness. Additionally, guests can enjoy a complimentary neck and shoulder massage, adding an extra touch of relaxation and pampering to their morning routine.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Plates Restaurant

When it comes to the dinner buffet at Plates, prepare to be blown away by the culinary prowess of talented chefs like Executive Chef Prabhash Prabhakaran. One of the standout dishes is the seafood aglio olio, prepared live at the pasta station. This mouthwatering creation features succulent prawns, scallops, and mussels tossed in a flavourful garlic and olive oil sauce. It is a dish that comes highly recommended, offering a harmonious combination of fresh seafood and aromatic herbs.

Some of the best dishes we have tried at PlatesĀ 

8. Retreat into the luxury of your villa

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Two Bedroom Family Beach Pool Villa

Indulge in an unparalleled experience of luxury and tranquillity as you explore the finest collection of accommodations at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, whether you desire a Maldives overwater villa immersed in the azure waters or a beachfront sanctuary overlooking the mesmerising Indian Ocean. Immerse yourself in opulence as you take a refreshing dip in your infinity pool, or surrender to the blissful serenity while lounging on a swinging daybed.

For couples seeking an intimate retreat, the resortā€™s overwater villas offer a romantic haven. Imagine indulging in a sunken glass-bottom bathtub that reveals the captivating marine life beneath, creating an enchanting backdrop for moments of pure relaxation.Ā 

However, if you are travelling with your family, we highly recommend booking a Two Bedroom Family Beach Pool Villa. Offering abundant space, it features a unique jacuzzi and waterfall feature that sets it apart from others. There is even a helperā€™s room if you plan on bringing them to help take care of the little ones. As night falls, the pool area transforms into a celestial wonderland with twinkling lights, creating a magical atmosphere. And if you have kids with you, it will be much easier for them to go and play with the sand as the villa has a direct pathway towards the beach.Ā 

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - Two Bedroom Family Beach Pool Villa

To further enhance the experience of luxury and pampered seclusion, all villas are serviced by a personal Villa Host 24 hours a day. Ifoo, our butler, was absolutely amazing. He ferried us everywhere in the resort with a buggy, and made all the necessary arrangements for all our trip activities. He really made us feel well taken care of, and even got us so many gifts, from baby toys (a manta ray and a seal pup!)Ā  to resort bags, caps, and resort pouches. It was the first time that we got so many gifts from just one resort, so we definitely have him to thank for making us feel like VIPs.

Be treated like VIPs at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

9. A family haven


Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - A family haven

Families with little kids visiting Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas are sure to have the time of their lives. From the moment they step foot inside, they will be greeted with endless adventures and joyful experiences. The trampoline park, available from 4pm to 6pm, is an absolute must-visit, boasting the largest trampoline we have ever seen at a resort, complete with three basketball hoops for added excitement. Our daughter Ally had a blast, and we can only imagine the joy it would bring to older kids.Ā 

In addition to the trampoline park, the resortā€™s Kids Club also features a rock climbing wall, a water play area, a playground, plus an indoor area with tons of toys and mega Lego blocks for babies. You can even go on a pirate adventure with your little ones and hunt for treasure on another island! It is definitely the best bonding activity for families.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas - family haven

10. Relax in a luxurious seaplane lobby by Minor Hotels

Luxurious seaplane lobby by Minor Hotels

The lounge for the seaplane at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas was a delightful surprise. Provided by Minor Hotels, it offered a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. We were treated to a wide selection of refreshing fresh juices, aromatic coffee, exquisite TWG tea, delectable fruits, sandwiches, and mouthwatering desserts. It was the perfect oasis, especially since we would have missed lunch due to the transfer.

Luxurious seaplane lobby by Minor Hotels - Lounge

One of the highlights of the lounge was its location on level 3, providing a balcony with a picturesque view of the seaplanes. We could not resist capturing the moment with a stunning photo. The lounge also featured luxurious toilets and a dedicated nursing room for mothers and babies, ensuring comfort and convenience for all guests.

Our stay at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas was nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment we arrived, we were immersed in a world of luxury, beauty, and unparalleled hospitality. The resort’s stunning villas, breathtaking views, and exquisite culinary offerings left us in awe. The attentive and friendly staff went above and beyond to ensure our every need was met, making us feel like VIPs throughout our entire stay. Whether we were lounging by our private pool, indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment, or exploring the vibrant marine life, every moment was filled with pure bliss. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has truly set a new standard for luxury travel, and we cannot wait to return to this little piece of paradise again.

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