Kanuhura Maldives

Kanuhura is the very essence of authentic relaxed luxury in Maldives. Everything has been done in order to preserve the naturally idyllic beauty of the island.

Kanuhura lies on the edge of the remote Lhaviyani atoll, one of the most spectacular atolls in the Maldives, lapped by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, Kanuhura seems to be resting on the waves, making your holiday in the Maldives like a stay in paradise!

The quality of service at this luxury Maldives hotel makes of Kanuhura an incontestable member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’.

Starting from US$ 450,00 Price per person in double room per night Full Board

  • Star Rating: 5 Stars
  • Location: Lhaviyani Atoll
  • Distance from Airport: 150km
  • Recommended for: diving, snorkeling


    Your holiday will be heavenly thanks to the five categories of luxury Villas proposed by Kanuhura. Each of these Maldivians Villas has a private veranda with mesmerising views of the Ocean. Extensive use of hand-crafted wood, raffia, bamboo and other natural materials creates an elegant rustic interior befitting the naturally beautiful island surroundings. Each Villa has a dedicated private Host, on hand 24 hours a day for your comfort during your Maldives holiday.

    Beach Villas 62sqm - All of the Villas are dotted along the length of the island’s sandy shore, opening onto the fine white sand and azure sea. You will enjoy the shade offered by the villas but will also appreciate the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors which offer incredible views over the ocean.

    Beach Villas Duplexes 132sqm - comprise of two interconnecting villas and are perfect for families and larger parties.

    Grand Beach Villas 280sqm - With two bedrooms and two luxurious bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, a lounge, a kitchenette, dining table and a large beach terrace, these suites have the atmosphere of a faraway home-from-home.

    Water Villas 125sqm - Water Villas are situated at the end of a long wooden pontoon which appears to float over the turquoise lagoon. The spacious Villas have infinite views across the Indian Ocean and a large newly extended decked veranda with sun loungers and an outdoor dining area. Perched just above the ocean, each Villa has a wooden stairway with handrails leading directly into the inviting waters of the lagoon.

    Grand Water Villas 135sqm - The two Grand Water Villas comprise a bedroom, a lounge as well as a large terrace overlooking the turquoise lagoon and the coral reef.


    Thin Rah - the Main Restaurant, the buffet in this Maldivian restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. Themed evenings allow guests to discover new flavours, in dishes prepared in front of them by the chefs in open kitchens.

    Olive Tree -   This à la carte restaurant presents a wide range of Mediterranean dishes for lunch and dinner. The Olive Tree has a pizza oven. Other specialities; pasta, salads and grilled meats are also proposed.

    Veli Café - Set on a deck above one of the superb beaches on this Maldives island, this is one of the most romantic spots on Kanuhura. Aromatic Asian fusion specialities include the freshest catch from the Indian Ocean served for dinner.

    Jehunuhura Island - Jehunuhura is a private island getaway just a short boat trip over the turquoise waters of this Maldives lagoon from the hotel. The island offers guests a relaxing retreat from the heat of the afternoon sun with luxury picnic hampers for lunch. In the evening, the island hosts private parties or romantic hideaways for two

    Kandu - This is another restaurant set on Jehunuhura Kanuhura’s own private Robinson Crusoe-like island. Kandu means “blue sea” in Divehi. This exciting restaurant enables guests to discover a totally new concept of Grill restaurant.

    In-Villa dining - Breakfast, light lunches, romantic dinners or special celebration events can be organised in the privacy of your Kanuhura Villa.

    Handhuvaru Bar - Sit back, relax and enjoy cool drinks, cocktails and light snacks throughout the day by the poolside or in the shade of the bar.

    Moodhu Lounge - Enjoy your evening at the Maldivian Moodhu Lounge bar with aperitifs and canapés or after dinner drinks with the sound of the sea and breeze in the palm trees while watching the stars suspended in the clear Maldives skies.

    Lava Lounge - Lava Lounge at Kanuhura hotel can be used as a private movie cinema with popcorn, for watching big-screen sporting events during major world competitions, or as a conference and meeting room (for up to 50 people, theatre-style). A range of audio-visual equipment is available.

    Nashaa Club - The Maldives’ first nightclub is hidden away at the far end of the island so as to preserve the calm atmosphere that reigns on Kanuhura.


    A diverse range of treatments and a comprehensive range of facilities, in a beautiful wooden interior that echoes that of Kanuhura, provide guests with a sanctuary for relaxation and overall body care.

    Massages, body treatments, and separate steam bath, dry sauna, cold plunge pools and Jacuzzis, for ladies and gentlemen. All the luxury you would expect from a five star Maldives spa hotel.



    The opportunities for diving in the Maldives attract divers seeking natural wonders. This Maldives Atoll is known for its stunning underwater fauna and marine life, offering some of the best dive sites in the world.

    The Kanuhura lagoon and the unexploited surrounding water of Lhaviyani Atoll provide endless opportunities for marine exploration, from scuba diving excursions and PADI certification courses to guided snorkelling trips.


    Water Sports

    The Kanuhura Dolphin Water Sports Centre is a member of the internationally recognised Association of Windsurfing Schools in Germany, or VDWS (Verband Deutscher Windsurf und Wassersport Schulen e.v).

    With the very best in qualified instructors and water sports equipment, guests are assured of a safe and fun time on the various excursions and lessons that are offered. Speedboats (for hire), canoes, four-seater banana boats, water-skis, fun tubes, kneeboards and catamarans (for hire) are available at the resort and you will also find paddle boats, underwater scooters and wakeboards.


    Other Activities

    The resort has a large fresh water swimming pool, a beach volley court, table tennis tables and a games room where you enjoy the ‘beautiful game’ of table football, billiards and darts on your holiday. You will enjoy the two floodlit tennis courts and the air-conditioned squash court. A tennis and squash coach is available if you want to use your holiday at this Maldives resort to improve your serve.

    At Kanuhura hotel in the Maldives, the Kids’ Club is an extensive complimentary facility especially designed for the younger guests aged four to eleven. Two and three-year-olds are welcome to attend Kanuhura Kids’ Club but must be accompanied by a baby-sitter or a parent.

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