Kanuhura, a Maldivian treasure
The archipelago of Maldives is a collection of picturesque islands resembling a pearl necklace that has been scattered over the intensely blue carpet of the Arabian Sea section of the Indian Ocean. Each island is a gem in its own right, each offering a variety of activities, sightseeing opportunities and resorts.
Located in this magnificent archipelago, in Lhaviyani Atoll in the North-East of the Maldives, is Sun Resorts property, Kanuhura.
Comprising three private islands — two of which are uninhabited, with exclusive accessibility for resort guests —and Kanuhura itself, the 80-villa luxury lifestyle resort stretches 1,4km long and 350m wide, making it small enough to walk around in 35 mins, and each villa gets the use of bikes.
Known for its wide sandy beaches all around the island, the rooms are surrounded by tropical gardens and bordered by stretches of unspoiled beach that disappear into incredibly blue tropical waters.
Entirely renovated and redesigned in 2016, Kanuhura resort is the pinnacle of luxury for the discerning, free-spirited adventurer, offering a combination of a carefree, unconventional Bohemian lifestyle, with that of the sophisticated and worldly-wise jetsetter. The resort caters for travellers looking for relaxed and laid-back island living in an unpretentious, yet private environment. The mix is nothing short of exhilarating!
With a range of accommodation including Beach Bungalow, Beach Villa, Water Villa, Beach Pool Villa, Water Pool Villa, Retreat Beach Pool Villa, Grand Beach Villa, Grand Beach Pool Villa, Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa, Retreat Family Beach, Pool Villa and Sanctuary Pool Villa, families, honeymooners and people simply looking for an exceptional getaway are all catered for.
Featuring an assortment of natural materials, the rooms are at the end of a wooden pier or on the edge of the coral sand, and each villa has a private wooden deck that either stretches to the beach or over the lagoon, affording each unit a haven of privacy. Beautifully appointed accommodation combines elegance with modern décor, and the semi-outdoor bathroom comes with a bathtub and hot-water showers.
The resort boasts a vast range of 10 bars and restaurants that will sate your gastronomical desires, served in unbelievable settings, from refined and sophisticated fare and casual barefoot dining on the beach, to an exclusive island dinner — all complemented by impeccable service. A Mano restaurant serves international buffet spreads, while the pool-side Cowry Bar serves pasta and grilled seafood. Other dining options include Asian fusion dishes, private island dining, four bars and 24-hour room service.
A superb range of leisure facilities cater for every disposition and mood, including a beautiful outdoor pool and an on-site water sports centre, a wellness centre housing a stylish spa for sheer indulgence where guests can soak in the hot tub or enjoy a relaxing massage, two flood-lit tennis courts, an air-conditioned squash court and table tennis facilities. The children’s club provides water activities and cooking classes and a range of events, all conducted under highly qualified supervision.
There is also the option of tailored excursions to meet everyone’s idea of relaxation or adventure. Avid and amateur divers alike have a choice of some of the world’s best diving spots.
As a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’ the resort was recently awarded World’s Best Luxury Private Island Resort by World Luxury Hotels Award.
Kanuhura Maldives is a 40-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport and airport transfers will be arranged by the resort, at an extra charge.
Book a getaway to this exclusive resort and kids stay and eat free and we’ll even give them each a Kiddie Pack. World Leisure Holidays is at your service to take you away to an unforgettable holiday!