What we love
We love being so close to nature that even if you don't like getting your feet wet, you can make faces at it through the glass of one of the world's only underwater restaurants.
Setting the scene
Located in the breathtaking Baa Atoll in the Maldives, Anantara Kihavah epitomises a tropical island holiday with its sparkling clear waters and white powdered sand. 78 villas and suites reside both on land and over water, ensuring you are truly absorbed into the nature and beauty that surrounds you. And Anantara adheres to the Green Globe standards by being committed to preserving and protecting the environment it so enjoys.
Whether you prefer to have your feet firmly on land, or floating just above the crystal clear water with the only obstruction to your view being a diving sea bird or a whale surfacing for air, there is plenty of choice. All of the villas boast a private pool and a view that doesn't remotely resemble anywhere you have been before. Relax in the sunken bath for two over a shallow pond at the end of the bathroom and count the stars, then slide between Egyptian cotton sheets on an oversized bed. Awake to the sound of the water lapping on the white sands and the promise of another day of yet more indulgence.
Themed restaurants make dining at Anantara Kihavah an experience in itself, so not only are you deciding on what you want to eat you are also choosing a view. For an unparalleled underwater eating adventure there is Sea restaurant, the world's first underwater wine cellar and one of the only underwater restaurants. Be amazed by an array of tropical fish putting on a display of elegance as you feast on a gourmet menu. In Fire restaurant with its domed ceiling and far reaching views is the Teppanyaki lounge where guests are invited to flip an egg and catch it in mid-air, sure to be a hit with the children. Salt is an Asian inspired restaurant where resides a salt sommelier who will pair your dish of red snapper or tender lamb with perfect seasoning, opening your eyes to the surprising world of salt. Unwind at the chilled rooftop bar, Sky, where you can enjoy a whole range of drinks from cocktails to fine wines whilst watching the sun go down.
Surrounded by some of the warmest and clearest waters in the world is a tempting invitation to try one of the many watersports on offer. Aside from the usual like windsurfing and kayaking there is also big game fishing where you can try your hand at catching one that was 'this big!' and then have it prepared especially for you by the island's chefs. There is the dive centre and marine lab where a whole new underwater world is opened up to you, whether you are experienced or not, and whale sharks can be spotted all year round. Prefer to keep your feet on dry (but very soft and sandy) land? Enjoy cooking classes, beach sports, swimming, tennis and yoga. There is of course a spa, languishing across the water in a tempting manner just waiting to lure to its 6 treatment suites to be pampered to within and inch of your life.
Children are very welcome and there is the Kihavah Kids Club where they can make new friends and enjoy a range of activities under the watchful eye of the Kids' Coordinator.
Anantara is a 35 minute seaplane transfer from Mal� International Airport.
- £3890pp in low season
- £4700pp in high season
- 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Beach Pool Villa, including flights and transfers