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98557 02 Nov 2020

Anantara Kihavah, Now Open with a Brand New Look and Experiences

Brand new villas and redesigned wellness and dining concepts.

Baa Atoll, Maldives, November 2020 Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is now open and welcoming guests with brand new villas and redesigned wellness and dining concepts, including its newly renovated beach pool residences, restaurants and Anantara Spa. Further enhancing the guest experience, the resort has also implemented Anantara's Stay with Peace of Mind programme and the launch of the new Anantara app. Just in time for Christmas and festive holiday planning, the resort is offering special stay packages designed for you to make the most of your Maldives vacation.



The epitome of luxury at its most spacious, Anantara Kihavah's Two-, Three-, and Four-Bedroom Beach Pool Residences marry a light and airy interior design with smart technology home comforts including a fully equipped kitchen, whilst optimising each residences space. Cradled by lush foliage and bright bougainvillea accents, the redesign of these beachfront accommodations, starting from 1330 sq. m for the Two Bedroom Residence to a commanding 2,000 sq. m of space for the Four Bedroom Residence, was completed this year. In homage to Anantaras hospitality culture, an outdoor Sala Thai provides shaded relief, whilst contemporary lounge furniture sets the stage for rest and relaxation, alongside newly extended swimming pools fitted with massage jets.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas_Exterior View Three Bedroom Beach Pool Residence Beach Aerial

Uplifted by a light neutral palette, the atmosphere is at once comfortable and relaxed, yet modern and luxurious. Rattan details, woven straw carpets, Maldivian motifs and teak wood furniture further accent the distinctively tropical vibe of each room, while floor-to-ceiling doors effortlessly slide open for sweeping views of the tropics. The highlight in each revamped bathroom, newly fitted with intelligent toilet technology, is a water feature wall designed to mimic that of a real waterfall. Wellbeing and fitness are also not forgotten with each residence outfitted with its own private double-bed spa treatment room and gym featuring a complete range of fitness equipment. With a dedicated Villa Host to attend to your every need, and a Wine Sommelier and Personal Chef service on request, a stay in one of these residences is a promise of a truly private escape.




Formerly known as Salt, the evolution of the restaurant into Spice has established it amongst the newest restaurants to open in the Maldives. New flexible seating has been introduced, allowing for easy creation of private corners of intimacy or tables to accommodate larger groups. A neutral wood palette presents a timeless, light and airy vibe against a panoramic backdrop of endless blue horizon.

The facelift has not only taken place in the dining areas, including the alfresco deck perfectly placed for spectacular sunset views, but also in the culinary spaces. To further accentuate its Asian offerings, the entire open kitchen has been redone. In addition to additional wok cooking stations, a tandoori oven has also been installed, introducing the bold flavours of India to the newly revamped menu.


Framed against a backdrop of endless ocean blue, Manzaru has always been a popular choice for sunrise-to-sunset poolside lounging, leisurely Mediterranean lunches and romantic Italian candlelit dinners. Fitted with brand new timber-framed pool cabanas and a gin speciality bar, there are over 60 different types of gins waiting to be savoured at this familiar favourite, now enhanced with a distinctively beach club vibe.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas_Manzaru Restaurant at Sunset



The heartbeat of wellness and relaxation, Anantara Kihavah's famed over water Anantara Spa has also undergone renovation. All six treatment rooms have been refurbished in soothing pure white, heightening the relaxation vibe, offset by a showpiece carbon-black bathtub or a plump Thai massage bed. New wet and dry facilities have been introduced, including a Finnish-style sauna, infrared sauna, and hot and cold plunge pools.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas_Anantara Spa Relaxation Deck

Commenting on the reopening, General Manager, Ross Sanders said, "The team and I are extremely excited about welcoming our guests back with all these new improvements. Every detail was carefully considered and balanced between creating an utterly brand-new look and maintaining a welcoming familiarity which our repeat guests expect. Our aim is to not only retain the guests' confidence when it comes to booking their holiday, but also to build on the assurance that every possible measure has been taken to create the safest possible environment for their stay. Hence Anantara's Stay with Peace of Mind programme defines our heightened safety and cleaning measures, and precautions undertaken in our commitment to safeguarding our guests health and wellbeing, as well as that of our team members. A part of this programme is also the introduction of the Anantara app. From being able to order in-villa dining, make a spa reservation, send a live chat request to your personal Villa Host, check in and check out, review your billing portfolio and make the final bill payment through the app, guests can enjoy a smooth and seamless stay experience at the convenient touch of a button through their personal mobiles."



A culmination of experiences unique not just to the destination but also exclusively available at this idyllic Indian Ocean retreat, this carefully curated stay package includes three distinct once-in-a-lifetime adventures; snorkelling with manta rays, stargazing at the only over water observatory in the Maldives, and fine dining underwater at SEA, the world's first underwater restaurant and wine cellar.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas_SEA Underwater Dining Interior

Valid for stays of six nights or more, choose from accommodation options of a beach pool villa or over water villa on half board consisting of breakfast, and dinner at three restaurants. For stays of up to five nights, the package will include only the underwater lunch experience at SEA. Both packages are valid until 31st October 2021, with rates starting from $8800 for two adults.



Escape on a tropical getaway this festive season and celebrate Christmas or countdown to the new year in the Maldives. Embark on an amazing five-night family vacation with dining, resort activities, children's club and babysitting benefits all packaged into your Maldivian holiday of action-packed adventure. Package includes:

  • Private beach barbeque with the family with a choice of menu selection
  • Four-course family lunch at SEA, the resorts award-winning underwater restaurant
  • Turtle Quest marine adventure, a two-hour cruise with the family in search of turtles
  • Complimentary activities at Thiththi Boli Kids Club for the little ones, including cooking classes, arts and craft sessions and more
  • Complimentary activities in the recreation centre for the adults including yoga classes, Pilates and more
  • Two-hour private babysitting service at your preferred time
  • Welcome kids' amenity pack for every child
  • Daily complimentary ice cream for kids
  • Children stay and dine with our compliments
  • Family portrait framed as a departure gift

Anantara Kihavah has lined up a spectacular calendar of festive activities this year. Celebrate Christmas Eve with a magical dinner on the beach, keep a look out for Santa on Christmas Day at Manzaru and at SEA, the resort's famed underwater restaurant, usher in 2021 with a Great Gatsby themed New Year Eve's party with live entertainment and a fireworks show. On 6th January 2021, relish festive traditions in a tropical setting with a gala dinner set on the beach.

For more information or to book these packages, call +960 660 1020, visit us at or email Terms and conditions apply.


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Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the worlds most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 35 stunning hotel and properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Portugal, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East, Africa and South America. The brands premier vacation ownership programme, Anantara Vacation Club, extends the opportunity to own a share in the Anantara experience with a portfolio of 8 luxurious Club Resorts as well as travel privileges at partner resorts and hotels worldwide.

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