Anantara Kihavah Reopens with Brand New Look and Experiences

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has reopened with new-look beach villas, renovated restaurants and a refurbished Anantara Spa. Further enhancing the guest experience, the resort has implemented Anantara’s Stay with Peace of Mind programme and the launch of the new Anantara app.  There are also new special stay packages, which include experiences such as snorkelling with manta rays, swimming with turtles and private beach barbecues.


Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has introduced newly refurbished two-, three- and four-bedroom beach pool residences. Completed earlier this year just before the resort had to close, the  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, spa room and gym.  Surrounded by palm trees and tropical foliage, they start from 1,330 sqm for the two-bedroom residence to 2,000 sqm of space for the four-bedroom residence.

Staying true to the heritage of the Maldives, each residence features Kajan thatched palm roofs and Balau hardwood decks. Tiled in natural Sukabumhi stone, the newly extended swimming pools have been fitted with massage jets.  An outdoor Sala Thai provides shaded relief for gatherings with the addition of contemporary lounge furniture.

A light neutral palette uplifts a previously dark wood scheme together with rattan details, woven straw carpets, Maldivian motifs and teak wood furniture. Floor-to-ceiling doors of the main living and dining area slide open for views out to the beach.  A waterfall is the highlight in each revamped bathroom.  Each residence has its own villa host with a personal chef and wine sommelier on request.


Anantara Kihavah’s overwater Anantara Spa has also undergone renovation. All six treatment rooms have been refurbished in pure white, offset by a showpiece carbon-black bathtub or a Thai massage bed. New wet and dry facilities have been introduced, including a Finnish-style sauna, infrared sauna, and hot and cold plunge pools.



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 or tables to accommodate larger groups. A neutral wood palette creates a light and airy ambience. The facelift has not only taken place in the dining areas, including the alfresco deck perfectly placed for 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 flavours of India to the newly revamped menu.


The beach and poolside Mediterranean restaurant Manzaru has been fitted with brand new timber-framed pool cabanas and a gin speciality bar offering over 60 different types of gins, giving the restaurant a distinctively beach club vibe.

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.”


The 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.

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.  The package is valid until 31st October 2021 starting from $8,800 (£6,712) for two adults for six nights.


Embark on a five-night family holiday with dining, resort activities, children’s club and babysitting benefits.  Prices start from around £1,200 per night for two adults and one child and the package includes:

Private beach barbecue with the family with a choice of menu selection

Four-course family lunch at SEA, the resort’s 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

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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