Kanuhura Maldives

Kanuhura island set on the warm Indian Ocean, in the middle of the bright atolls of the Maldives, can be described as a unique “timeless castaway chic experience” for travellers seeking laid-back island living. The forces of the elements are the architects of this true paradise, a place of beautiful, natural enchantment.

Kanuhura offers a very tasteful celebration of luxurious island living with a sense of bliss, framed in soft colours and natural materials, combined with tropical elegant design enhances the harmony of elegance in fusion with timeless Gypset chic.

Coming home and flying above paradise.  Enjoy the elegance and the comfort of the private “Kanuhura Lounge” at the seaplane terminal after landing in Male International Airport, before entering to an unforgettable journey to this little piece of paradise.  Kanuhura is located in the Lhaviyani Atoll just a 40 minutes scenic sea plane flight from Male.

  • Star Rating: 5 Stars
  • Location: Lhaviyani Atoll
  • Distance from Airport: 40 minutes by seaplane
  • Total Rooms: 80 Villas & Suites
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Unique Accommodation Experience:
The Kanuhura Villas 

In total harmony with its tropical environment, Kanuhura has been designed to offer ultimate 5-star accommodation and complete immersion into
its pristine, natural surroundings.

Resort's luxury villas and suites are dotted along both the sunset and sunrise side of the world-famous Kanuhura beach and boast breath-taking views of the turquoise ocean.

Furnished with discreet sophistication,  villas feature natural materials to blend with the surroundings. All have a semi-open bathroom with bathtub, separate indoor or outdoor shower, hair dryer, bathrobe, TV, telephone, complimentary internet access, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar and safe.

A private deck extends to the beach or lagoon, offering spectacular sea views. The water villas feature a private decked terrace with private access
to the lagoon.

Room Categories:
- 12 units, Beach Bungalows, 59 Sqm.
   for 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults.
- 10 units, Beach Villa, 75 Sqm.
   for 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults.
- 18 units, Water Villas, 125 Sqm.
   for 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults.
- 18 units, Beach Pool Villas, 82 Sqm.
   for 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults.
- 02 units, Water Pool Villas, 135 Sqm.
  for 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults.
- 06 units, Retreat Beach Pool Villas, 152 Sqm.
  for 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults.
- 01 unit, Grand Beach Villa, 175 Sqm.
  (2 Bedroom). for 4 adults + 2 children, or 
   2 adults + 4 children.
- 06 units, Grand Beach Pool Villas, 175 Sqm.
  (2 Bedroom). for 4 adults + 2 children or
   2 adult + 4 children.
- 05 units, Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa,
  2bedrooms, 250 Sqm. for 4 adults + 2 children,
  or 2 adults + 4 children.
- 01 unit, Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa,
  3bedroom, 385 Sqm. for 6 adults + 2 children,
  or 4 adults + 4 children.
- 01 unit, Sancturay Pool Villa, 3bedroom, 
  200 Sqm. for 6 adults + 2 children, or
  4 adults + 4 children.


An epicurean approach to life
10 culinary experiences of fusion food style and authentic cuisines of the world.

Designed with the aesthetic of local market food stalls, A Mano All Day Dining restaurant offers an impressive selection of pan-Asian and international cuisine, using the freshest produce and ingredients. Enjoy an array of exotic local dishes as well as hearty roasts, healthy salads, delicious pastas and tempting desserts.

Offering a blend of original and authentic flavours from selected regions of Italy, Bottega is the perfect place to enjoy tantalizing cuisine in true Italian style.  A showcase pizzaiolo kitchen creates a modern ambience in a beautiful tropical setting.

Adjacent to A Mano and the main dining room and swimming pool, this casual beachside restaurant is open for dinner and occasionally lunch. Offering a delectable array of grilled meats and seafood, and with a barbeque at its core, Fogo offers a relaxed candle-lit, Brazilian-style setting where dinner can be enjoyed under the stars.

The most wonderful place to spend the entire day and watch the sun go down. The Iru lounge is conceptualised to offer an array of experiences through the day; low table seating for picnics, swings at the bar, tents to lounge in, games tables and beach rocking chairs, all infused and inspired by a Missoni blue print. It is the perfect spot to marvel at the mesmerising Maldivian sunset while enjoying lounge music and exotic cocktails.

Our contemporary lounge bar offers the perfect ambience to enjoy an impressive selection of local and internationally acclaimed cocktails, all skillfully prepared by our creative mixologist. Why not sample something exotically Maldivian, while relaxing to our blend of sultry jazz beats and the more vibrant Brazilian Bossa Nova.

Take a spectacular sunset cruise on board a traditional elegant Maldivian Dhoni and enjoy our offering of fresh locally and sustainably caught fish and seafood oysters, caviar and crustaceans. A barbeque will tempt your palette, accompanied by a selection of fine champagnes and wines.

Set on Jehunuhura, Kanuhura’s own exclusive and secluded island, Drift offers a unique concept of a grill restaurant on a beautiful getaway gem, a few minutes away by boat transfer.

Dagas offers a modern interpretation of fusion cuisine from the many rich cultures of the Maldives. It’s décor is characterised by an open kitchen with contemporary seating around Yakiniku tables where meats and seafood are grilled in front of guests, all set on a pristine stretch of powder white beach.

For something light, try the Deli, which offers a selection of exotic teas, freshly brewed coffees and, for the sweeter palette, refreshing ice creams and freshly baked pastries and cake, as well as a selection of sandwiches. A relaxed and casual setting will entice you to linger, however, should you wish to explore our beautiful island, picnic baskets can be prepared upon request.

Set amidst a beautiful hanging vegetable garden, a large communal table becomes the focal point to enjoy exquisitely prepared, aromatic dishes for lunch or dinner, using the finest freshly picked herbs. A selection of herbal infusions can be prepared upon requests. For culinary enthusiasts our Chef provides interactive cookery demonstration.


Tropical and relaxed atmosphere embraces this exceptional Wellness & Spa area which offers a holistic sanctuary, with elegant nature inspired indoor and outdoor treatment areas offering a wellness experiences in a serene world of delicate scents, lights and elements and the touch of natures purest ingredients.  Feel the touch of elements, feel the moment.  Spa experiences at its best.


The amazing opportunities for diving in the Maldives attract divers from all over the world seeking natural wonders.  The Kanuhura lagoon and the unexploited surrounding waters of the Lhaviyani Atoll provide endless opportunities for marine exploration, from scuba diving excursions and PADI certification courses to guided snorkeling trips.

The Marine Biology Research Centre is dedicated to coral reef ecology and conservation, through an ambitious and extensive research programme. It encourages guest participation and interaction and is committed to raising awareness of ocean conservation throughout the local communities.  Everyone is invited to have fun holidays while learning and actively participating in the amazing journey of oceans’ conservation!


Recreational Facilities
A splendid fresh water swimming pool, two floodlit tennis courts and an air-conditioned squash court.

A wide array of sports and leisure including excursions such as snorkeling tours, big game fishing, island hopping, private island picnics and sunset cruises, Meslagihuraa, mini football, watersports, boutique, bikes and bridal facilities.


Islander discoveries in our international kids club offering imaginative entertainment for kids from 4 to 11 years with a unique program of educative experiences around the elements, unlimited nature discoveries and fun games in the unique Kanuhura kids islander lifestyle.


  • Beach Pool Villa An exclusive villa retreat nestled in the islands tropical park with expansive bedroom with vast en-suite outdoor bathroom, spacious outdoor living veranda overlooking the private pool and the white sandy beach and island seascape with its shimmering lagoon.
  • Water Villa Every moment is unique. Enjoy unforgettable stunning sunrise perched above the lagoon. Ensuring complete privacy, the Water Villas are designed to live in luxury in harmony with the elements and with the sea beneath your feet.
  • Grand Beach Villa Endless space for your imaginations and discoveries framed in ultimate comfort and elegance. Exceptionally private and spacious two bedroom Villas with seperate living room and vast outdoor veranda and private pool.


Sports and Recreation
  • tennis courts
  • spa
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • steamroom
  • sauna
  • outdoor pool
  • squash courts
  • private beach
  • fitness center
  • shops
  • room service
  • bar
  • restaurant
  • laundry service
  • coffee shop
  • tours
  • safety deposit boxes
  • poolside bar
  • Airport Transfer
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