Anantara Kihavah Villas – Maldives

Anantara Kihavah Aerial

Beautifully placed on a private island, the Anantara Kihavah Villas is one of the newest overwater resorts in the Maldives, and the fourth in the Anantara family in the area. This is a premium 5-star resort, with huge overwater pool villas and even larger two-bedroom overwater pool villas, each with one or two private infinity pools.

The location on a small private island lends itself to abundant water sports and leisure activities, but its isolated and romantic nature makes it perfect for a honeymoon or anniversary trip. Those who can afford the giant two-bedroom overwater residences will have the best of everything, including a private 24-hour servant, and plenty of room for a small family.


The Anantara Kihavah Villas are located on Kihavah Huravalhi Island in the Baa Atoll, which is northwest of the main city of Malé in the Maldive Islands.


40 Overwater Pool Villas

  • Area: 2,788 sq ft (259 m²) including decks
  • Beds: 1 super kingsize
  • His and her walk-in wardrobes
  • Private infinity-edge pool
  • Sun decks

2 Two-Bedroom Overwater Pool Residence

  • Area: 9,268 sq ft (861 m²) including decks
  • Beds: 2 super kingsize
  • Over-water dining pavilion
  • Sea view glass in the floor
  • House Master on hand 24 hours a day
  • Two private infinity-edge pools

36 Island suites and villas

Special room features

  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Room service: 24 hours
  • Entertainment system: Flat-screen TV, CD/DVD and MP3 player
  • Wine refrigerator
  • Espresso machine
  • Minibar
  • Private waterfront sundeck
  • Infinity-edge tub for two with a view
  • Separate shower
  • Outdoor shower on deck
  • Sofa
  • Dining room
  • Dual vanities in dressing room


  • Low season online specials from US$1,835 per night
  • High season online specials from US$2,098 per night

*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$620 per adult
*Speedboat return transfer from Malé Airport: US$620 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Sea.Fire. Salt.Sky. – Underwater and overwater restaurant
  • Plates
  • Manzaru Pool Bar and Restaurant
  • Dining By Design – Dining available throughout island and resort

Resort features

  • Infinity pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Dive Center and Marine Lab
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Fitness center
  • Cooking classes
  • Kihavah Kids Club
  • Library and business center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Yoga
  • Wedding facilities and planning


Choose one of 6 over-water treatment suites at Anantara Spa for a massage, beauty, or rejuvenation procedure.

Nearby activities

  • Big game fishing

What the reviews say

Reviews of the Anantara Kihavah Villas are nothing short of spectacular, as you'd expect from the Anantara chain, including their other Maldives resorts. Nearly every review is 5 stars and everything seems to get praise from the villas to the location to the staff to all the restaurants. Many also state that they'll return for a second visit. If this resort is in your price range it would be hard to imagine a better choice.

Getting there

To reach the Anantara Kihavah Villas you'll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you'll board a seaplane for the 35-minute flight to the small island where the resort lies.

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Video tour of a water villa at the Anantara Kihavah Resort

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