Kanuhura Maldives to open in December

Located on one of the most unique and unspoilt beaches in the Maldives, Kanuhura will reopen its doors on 1 December, following an 18-month closure and multi-million-pound renovation.

The resort will have a bohemian and Gypset spirit, appealing to those travellers seeking laid-back island living. To reflect the essence of the island, Erin Wasson, international supermodel and jewellery designer has been chosen to be the face of Kanuhura, Maldives.

Just 35 minutes from Malé International Airport by seaplane, this private island resort will offer 94 elegant villas and suites, all situated along the beach or on pilings above the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. All villas and suites will have sea views, with either direct access to their own private beach area, or a wooden staircase leading straight into the crystal clear waters of the lagoon.

Water Villa, Kanuhura Maldives
Kanuhura Maldives

The interiors will feature colourful soft furnishings, complete with soft lighting, timber flooring and delicate scents that permeate a holistic sanctuary throughout the resort.

Once open, Kanuhura will offer guests a wide selection of dining options, bars and activities to include yoga, fishing, watersports, tennis and a spa and wellness centre.

The Kokaa Spa and Wellness Retreat will be an exclusive sanctuary for those seeking the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. Elegant, nature-inspired décor, delicate scents, soft fabrics and the purest ingredients will combine to uplift the body and mind. The spa will feature six single and three couples treatment rooms, an outdoor beachside spa pavilion, beauty salon, sauna, steam room and cold plunge pool, as well as a fully equipped state of the art gym, aerobics and hatha yoga studio. Products used will be locally sourced using natural marine elements from the Indian Ocean.

Ten exquisite culinary experiences throughout the resort will include:

A MANO – All day dining designed with the aesthetic of local market food stalls offering a variety of cuisines, using fresh produce and exotic local ingredients.

FOGO – Brazilian cuisine offering a selection of grilled meats and fresh seafood with a barbeque and kitchen at its core. DHONI FLOATING RESTAURANT – sunset cruise on board a traditional Maldivian Dhoni where a selection of oysters, caviar, crustaceans and champagne will be served.

DAGAS – A modern interpretation of fusion cuisine from the many rich cultures of the Maldives.

CHEFS HERB GARDEN – Set amidst a beautiful hanging vegetable garden, a large communal table becomes the focal point to enjoy lunch or dinner using the finest freshly picked herbs. Cookery classes will also take place here.

Guests at Kanuhura will also have exclusive access to Jehunuhura private island, whereby a pristine sandy beach and a small manicured ‘jungle’ landscape will give a true Robinson Crusoe feel to this little piece of paradise. Guests will be able to eat lunch or dinner or experience private spa treatments and yoga sessions on the island, accessible only by boat from the resort.

Water Villa, Kanuhura Maldives
Kanuhura Maldives

Kanuhura has its own Marine Biology Research Centre, which is dedicated to coral reef ecology and conservation, through an ambitious and extensive research programme. Guests of all ages will be encouraged to participate and interact with the onsite marine biologist to learn about what they do and to raise awareness of the ocean conservation.

Unlike many other resorts in the Maldives, Kanuhura’s K Club will have something to offer everyone and will cater to kids aged 4-17. Activities on offer daily will include snorkeling, fishing, cooking classes, football and much more. The resort also has a selection of villas that will cater to large and multi-generational families travelling together.

Opening rates will start from $380 per person based on two sharing a Beach Bungalow on a bed & breakfast basis, inclusive of all taxes. This rate includes a special 20% launch offer discount, valid on all bookings from 1 December 2016 – 30 April 2017.

Kanuhura Maldives

Kanuhura Island Resort & Spa, Maldives is an elegant 5 star 100-room hotel located on Lhaviyani atoll. It lies to the northeast of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean one kilometre long and 200 metres wide.

Travel is by seaplane, around 40 minutes from the International Airport at the Maldives capital, Male’. With two beautiful neighboring islets, Kanuhura is a unique and very private hideaway with both beach villas and water villas. Close by are some of the world’s best diving sites with amazing marine life. The hotel also allows guests to immerse in excursions such as scuba diving and snorkeling trips.

The property is no ordinary destination. It’s the tropical oasis that weaves its way into your wildest dreams; a destination you could never forget. At the hotel, topaz waters and palm-fringed beaches act as the backdrop to wide ranges of escapades. These authentic moments have the power to ignite your soul and turn them into treasured timeless memories. Award winning Kanuhura Maldives, is home to family friendly and amazing staff.

Time is all yours on this small island. Every moment is a point of pleasure, a celebration of nature, on this hideaway. At the resort, guests may experience successful laid-back island living with a contemporary and stylish feel. The island boasts unrivaled natural beauty and offers natural aesthetic features with five star luxury facilities and services.