A tropical island that enchants with its serene natural beauty and laid-back luxury.
One of the Maldives' more natural islands, Kanuhura blends rustic elegance with laid-back luxury living. A secluded paradise of not one but three private islands, linger on deserted white sands at tiny sister islands Jehunuhura and Masleggihura, and spend time exploring the region on a catamaran or sunset dhoni cruise. There's no house reef here but the island has access to some of the atoll's most spectacular underwater sites. With most reachable by boat, we recommend heading to the Maa Giri and Kanuhura Corner reefs – incredible spots which teem with turtles, rays and grey reef sharks.
The resort has had a luxury refurbishment. A treat for culinary experiences, at the main buffet restaurant you can enjoy delicious international and local cuisine in front of serene Indian Ocean views. Italian style abounds at Bottega, a modern Italian trattoria with a showcase pizzaiolo kitchen and vintage wine cellar; while at Veli you can feast on innovative Asian-fusion cuisine. A dining highlight is the island grill, which you can find on the secluded sands of Jehunuhura.
Villas are beachside or overwater, on either the sunrise or sunset side of the island. Soft colour schemes and natural materials blend perfectly with the island's unspoilt environment. There are a number of room styles to choose from, including the comfortable Beach Villas that have a partial open-air bathroom and private terrace, and the Water Pool Villas that indulge with a private plunge pool. Staying in a Retreat Beach Pool Villa and above includes extra benefits like a dhoni sunset cruise and a picnic on Masleggihura island.
In the Lhaviyani Atoll
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights for guests staying at the resort on 31 Dec.
80 luxury beach and water villas
• Sample sumptuous grilled delights on the tiny deserted island of Jehunuhura* • Embark on a sunset cruise on a traditional Maldivian dhoni* • Begin your day with a sunrise or aqua yoga session • Explore the beautiful Kuredu Caves and try and spot a stingray or lionfish as you dive*.
Buffet restaurant, 3 à la carte restaurants, deli, offshore island grill, 2 bars
Breakfast at A Mano • Daily yoga and meditation sessions • Wi-Fi • Access to the Kanuhura seaplane lounge • 2 bottles of water per villa per day • Kayaks, windsurfs and snorkelling equipment.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £134 • Breakfast and dinner at A Mano • 'Dine around' option at the à la carte restaurants (excluding Drift and Chef's Herb Garden) Half Board with Beverages (ALC) from £252 • Breakfast and dinner at A Mano • 'Dine around' option at the à la carte restaurants (excluding Drift and Chef's Herb Garden) • Drinks by the glass including selected wine, sparkling wine, beer, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks, plus minibar refilled daily Full Board from £190 • Breakfast and dinner at A Mano • Lunch at Bottega or Cowry Club • 'Dine around' option at the à la carte restaurants (excluding Drift and Chef's Herb Garden) All Inclusive from £304 • Breakfast and buffet dinner at A Mano • Set menu lunch at Bottega • Afternoon tea at Cowry Club • Set menu dinner at Veli or Bottega (subject to reservation) • Drinks by the glass including selected wine, sparkling wine, beer, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks • Minibar soft drinks, water and snacks refilled daily • 1 sunset and dolphin cruise per person per stay • Use of picnic island • Beach cinema once per week • Snorkelling equipment and bicycles • Use of fitness centre, tennis court, squash court and kayaks.
*Denotes local charge