Kanuhura Maldives

Bohemian vibes in the Maldives

Barefoot island bliss emanates over the three paradisiacal islands of Kanuhura. A beach-chic bohemian vibe flows seamlessly throughout the Maldives resort’s eight restaurants, nine spa treatment rooms and 80 villas in the form of natural timbers, white-washed walls and thatched roofs that are nicely paired with bright furnishings and colorful pops of artwork.

Flawless white sands, breezy beachside cabanas and a stunning alfresco restaurant make up the neighboring uninhabited islands of Jenuhunura and Masleggihura, just a stone’s throw across the sparkling topaz lagoon. A quick boat ride promises an afternoon of romance or Robinson Crusoe-style adventuring.

All this luxury isn’t just for grown-ups. Arguably one of Maldives’ most family-centered resorts, Kanuhura offers children endless fun at the K-Kids Club, floating splash park, games room and infinity pool.

Though travelers of all ages can agree that jumping into the crystal-clear lagoon from the deck of your overwater villa is the ultimate perk of a stay at Kanuhura.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Boredom isn’t an issue at this Maldives hotel thanks to Kanuhura’s wide range of activities. Whether you want to picnic on a private island, try out a Maldivian Warrior Workout, go scuba diving or night fishing, you’ll find something to suit your tastes.
  • Bask in the Maldivian sun on Kanuhura’s powdery stretches and indulge in all-day beach service. Experience Evian hydrating face spray, refreshing cold towels, fresh juices and a sunglass cleaning service.
  • Choose from 60-plus treatments at Kokaa Wellness Retreat and Spa, including five signature services and multi-day wellness journeys. The Couple’s Suite is one of nine treatment rooms, complete with its own Jacuzzi, changing room and additional bed for children to relax on while parents are pampered in paradise.
  • Be whisked away across a turquoise lagoon to neighboring uninhabited Jenuhunura island. Book a beachside cabana for the entire day (complete with a bartender and butler) — you may just spot sea turtles nesting in the sand.
  • You may get lucky and have the sandy white shores of Masleggihura (the smallest of the three islands) all to yourself. Uninhibited and complete with castaway feels, it’s a romantic spot for a picnic or private day at the beach.

Things to Know

  • Enjoy the comforts of the Kanuhura Lounge after your arrival at Malé International Airport, before an extraordinary 35-minute seaplane journey to Lhaviyani Atoll.
  • Kids can expect perks like their own mini robes and slippers, use of a games room and the fun K-Club, which offers a floating water park and mini Olympics. Parents will appreciate the free laundry service at the luxury hotel.
  • Before heading over to one of the resort’s private islands, be sure to stop by Deli café for take-away favorites like fresh sandwiches and housemade ice cream. Request a special picnic basket to surprise your loved one.
  • Don’t miss the complimentary sundowner cocktail night hosted on the sand by resort management.

The Rooms

  • Kanuhura boasts 80 bohemian-inspired villas sprawled across 11 room categories. All villas come with free bicycles and semi-outdoor bathrooms, with the exception of the Sanctuary Pool Villa, which features three indoor bathrooms, two alfresco showers, an outdoor bar and kitchen.
  • While accommodations vary in size and layout, all have whitewashed walls and floors and neutral-toned furnishings accented with vibrant pops of color in the form of throw pillows and funky artwork. The effect creates a contemporary retreat with a chic island vibe.
  • Live your Instagram dreams when you stay in one of the beachy Water Villas, all with direct access to the crystal-clear lagoon. Nightly turndown service includes lights illuminating the secluded overwater hammock, housed inside the semi-outdoor bathroom.
  • Ideal for families or groups, the Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa complex comprises two separate villas side by side, connected by tropical gardens and a plunge pool.

The Restaurants

  • Sup on pan-Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine from live cooking stations at vibrant A Mano. Visit on a Thursday evening to experience the Maldivian theme night.
  • White tablecloths meet rattan chairs at Italian restaurant Bottega. Pair wood-fired pizzas, fresh pastas and masterfully created Mediterranean dishes with fine wines from the cellar.
  • Savor Asian specialties with your toes in the sand at Veli. An open kitchen churns out everything from Korean cuisine to Singaporean dishes to tandoori plates that are best enjoyed under the stars.
  • For the ultimate sundowner, cruise on over to the beach hotel’s trendy Iru for a cocktail from the bohemian-inspired Earth, Water, Sky and Wanderer menus. Nurse your drink while swaying in style on the beaded bar swings or lounging beneath a beachside teepee.
  • For island vibes, sultry beats and creative cocktails, anchor yourself poolside at Cowry Club. Be sure to pop by the housemade ice cream stall, too.

Outdoor pool
Getting There
Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Additional Details
You must take a 40-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport to Kanuhura Maldives. The hotel offers complimentary vehicle transfers to the seaplane terminal. 
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