A tropical island that enchants with its serene natural beauty and laid-back luxury.
One of the more natural islands in the Maldives, Kanuhura is a tropical haven that blends rustic elegance with laid-back luxury living. At this secluded paradise of not one, but three private islands, you can linger on the deserted white sands of the tiny sister islands of Jehunuhura and Masleggihura, or simply appreciate the region's natural beauty 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 a trip to incredible dive spots like the Maa Giri and Kanuhura Corner reefs, which teem with sea life from turtles and rays to grey reef sharks.
The resort has had a luxury refurbishment. With exquisite cuisine and exceptional variety, it's a treat for culinary experiences. The main buffet restaurant is a great breakfast and dinner setting, where you can enjoy delicious international and local cuisine in front of serene Indian Ocean views. With a showcase pizzaiolo kitchen and a vintage wine cellar, Italian style abounds at Bottega, Kanuhura's modern Italian trattoria; while at Veli admire the creative interior, which combines perfectly with the innovative Asian-fusion cuisine. A dining highlight here 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 work in harmony with the island's unspoilt environment. There are a number of options to choose from, including the comfortable Beach Villas that have a partial open-air bathroom and private terrace, and the Water Pool Villas that have an indulgent 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.
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Minimum stay: 5 nights 31 Dec-01 Jan.
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 private island restaurant, 2 bars
Breakfast at A Mano • Morning and evening yoga and meditation sessions • Wi-Fi • Access to the Kanuhura seaplane lounge • Two bottles of water per villa per day • Kayaks, windsurfs and snorkelling equipment.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £125 • 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 £249 • Breakfast and dinner at A Mano • 'Dine around' option at the à la carte restaurants (excluding Drift and Chef's Herb Garden) • Drinks package with drinks by the glass including selected wine, sparkling wine, beer, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks, plus minibar refilled daily
Full Board from £176 • 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 £301 • 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) • Drinks package with drinks by the glass including selected wine, sparkling wine, beer, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks, plus minibar refilled daily.
*Denotes local charge