T: +960 230 0044; www.kanuhura.com
The only hotel on an atoll in a breathtaking tropical paradise is very much a hidaway. One & Only Kanuhura is a very private hideaway with a wide range of relaxations, activities, sports, restaurants and bars. Close by are some of the world’s best diving sites, with the outer reef dropping down nearly 2,000 metres. The uncompromising attention to detail begins the moment guests touch down at Malé airport, where resort staff welcome and escort them to a private lounge to await the short seaplane flight to Kanuhura.
The resort features 100 Beach and Water Villas or Suites – all fully air-conditioned, each with its own private veranda overlooking the sea, four-poster king-size bed, open-air sunken bathtub and shower, TV, VCD player, mini bar, safe, IDD telephone and e-mail connection. each Villas The Beach Villas and Suites are on the island’s coral sand fringe. Private space extends on to the beach and out to the lagoon. Water Villas The 18 Water Villas and Suites are built on stilts at the end of a wooden gangway stretching from the center of the island. Perched just above the ocean, the sea is at your doorstep inviting you to a morning dip, to an afternoon or sunset swim. The two exclusive Water Suites are individually designed and furnished and feature one bedroom, a living room and a sun deck with Jacuzzi. Perched just above the ocean, the sea is at your doorstep inviting you to a morning dip, to an afternoon or sunset swim.
The outer reef at Kanuhura drops down to more than 1200 meters below sea level, offering an immensely rich diversity of marine life. There is a wind-surfing school with Topcat catamarans, canoes, pedalos, water-skis, and keeboards. The tennis courts are floodlit for evening play, and the squash court is fully air-conditioned. An instructor is available as a playing partner or for coaching sessions.