Kihaa Maldives

Recently redesigned and restyled, Kihaa Maldives – nestled on its own 600 meters long and coconut-shaped Island in Baa Atoll in Maldives – is a friendly Resort with lush green vegetation, long sand white beaches and an adjacent surrounding coral reef. 

The Resort offers 118 spacious private Villas and a wide range of facilities and services, in full respect of the pristine natural Island’s ambience. Kihaa Maldives features white sand beach all around its coastline, allowing Guests to fully enjoy, in total relax, a 360° coastal area and its breathtaking sealife, thanks also to diving and snorkeling activities.  Welcome to Kihaa Maldives, where sun, blue sky and turquoise ocean melt together… all designed around you.

A friendly atmosphere, where Guests can enjoy their time of relax, exploration and sunbathing in total comfort, surrounded by a welcoming and cordial feeling; in addition to this, thanks to its strategic position close to Hanifaru Bay, a Marine Protected Area biosphere announced by UNESCO where whale sharks and manta rays meet seasonally, Kihaa Maldives confirms to be one of the best location to fully enjoy the Maldivian relaxing and natural atmosphere. Kihaadhuffaru Island is a heaven of peace, tranquility and serenity.

The crystal clear waters of the shallow waist-deep lagoon, white coral beaches and green vegetation instill a feeling of harmony and being at once with nature.  Kihaa Maldives focuses on the preservation of marine life and local lifestyle, traditions and culture.

  • Star Rating: 4 Stars
  • Location: Baa Atoll
  • Distance from Airport: by domestic flight to Dharavandhoo airport, and a 10 minutes boat ride
  • Total Rooms: 118 rooms
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Spacious, bright, secluded: Villas at Kihaa Maldives have been specifically designed to meet the friendly and comfortably private feeling of the Resort.All Villas are equipped with LED TV connecting to the Internet, tea and coffee-making facilities, air conditioning system, and complimentary WIFI connection.


Enjoy Kihaa’s culinary offer in different corners of the Island: the perfect way to experience fine dining together with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

Hanifaru Bay Restaurant.  
Located at the western shore of the Island, directly on the white sand beach, with direct views of the Indian Ocean, the Hanifaru Bay Restaurant features an internal sitting area with thatched roof and an external one where Guests can enjoy European and Pan Asian cuisine admiring the crystal water of the ocean. The Hanifaru Bay Restaurant welcomes Guest for breakfast, lunch and dinner. International buffets – salads, vegetables, fresh fish meals, fruits – are at Guests’ disposal; don’t miss the live cooking station where our Chefs can cook delicious pasta and grilled fish and meat!

Opening hours:
Breakfast: from 7.30 a.m. until 10.30 a.m.
Lunch: from 12.00 p.m. until 2.00 p.m.
Dinner: from 7.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m.

Spices Restaurant.  The name “Spices” is due to the garden located behind the restaurant, where our Chef grow their own fresh spices and herbs, such as lemongrass, mint, parsley, peppers… Spices Restaurant – located near the swimming pool and overlooking the beach – offers sub-continent gourmet cuisine, with a selected à la carte menu.

Opening hours:
Lunch: from 12.00 p.m. until 2.00 p.m.
Dinner: from 7.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m.

Sarong Restaurant.  Located close to the swimming pool, Sarong Restaurant is an intimate, open-air cozy lounge distinguished by a Pan-Asian fusion cuisine in an easy-dining atmosphere.

Opening hours:
Lunch: from 12.00 p.m. until 2.00 p.m.
Dinner: from 7.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m.

Toddy Bar.  Toddy Bar is located by the pool and offers a panoramic view of the Ocean. This open-air bar serves an extensive international selection of snacks and drinks. A curiosity: its name is due from the juice of coconut used as a soft drink or coconut palm wine.

Opening hours: From 10.30 a.m. until midnight.

Chiringuito Bar.  Located directly on the eastern beach of the Island, Chiringuito Bar serves a wide range of cocktails, drinks, refreshing fruit skewers, a selection of international snacks and home-made ice-cream.

Opening hours: From 10.30 a.m. until 6.00 p.m.

In-Villa Dining.  Guests can enjoy our dedicated service in the privacy of their Villa: they can choose among our breakfasts and a selection of In Villa Dining offerings. It is a fine-dining experience catering to their needs for meals, snacks within the comfort and convenience of their own villa, private pavilion or suite, by choosing from an extensive menu throughout the day, featuring western and Asian favorites.

Operational hours: From 7.30 a.m. until 10.00 p.m.


K-Spa.  The over-water K-Spa is a serene sanctuary surrounded by soothing views and sounds of the ocean, where Guests can fully enjoy tranquility and relaxation. A wide range of treatments and massages are at Guests’ disposal.

Experience the healing, nourishing and comforting benefits of natural products such as avocados, seaweeds, spices, aloe vera, applied with care and professionalism by our experienced therapists.

K-Spa features 6 spa treatment rooms: 3 treatment rooms for couple, 1 treatment room for a person, one room for foot massage and manicure pedicure, one room for Thai massage. Shared sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi are available, as well Spa relaxation lounge and Spa boutique shop.

K-Spa is open every day from 10.00 a.m. until 9.00 p.m.


Kihaa Diving Center exclusively follows the P.A.D.I. system (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). The PADI system of diver education is based on progressive training that introduce skills, information on the safety and local environmental knowledge to students in the courses.

PADI courses are student-centered and provide for maximum practice and application. Students learn the basics through self-study and then they are guided by their instructors. The aim is to bring students into the water as soon as possible and provide them with the education they need to gain confidence in the techniques of diving.

Kihaa Diving Center provides the best diving equipment, using a strong collaboration with the CRESSI company.

Hanifaru Bay.  Kihaad Maldives is located just in front of Hanifaru Bay: a truly strategic position for snorkeling and diving lovers. Hanifaru Bay became famous after an article featured on National Geographic magazine, which highlighted manta rays’ behavior adopting this bay as a sort of “nursery”.

Hanifaru Bay is a long reef surrounded by sand. The upper part of this Thila is approximately 3-5 meters deep, while the bottom comes to 30 meters: a great place for divers, who can explore and follow water stream in the creeks and meet schools of bat fish, and then turtles and, during the correct season, manta rays.


Discover the crystal clear waters and marine life through a wide range of water sports activities:

- Snorkeling: A quiet and amazing way to discover the beauty of marine life, without necessarily being an expert swimmer!

- Canoeing: enjoy canoeing activity , admiring the beauty of smooth crystal waters.

- Jet ski: have fun with our jet ski and discover ours and the other surrounding Islands!


Exursions & Experiences

Different excursions available every day, on a supplement basis, to better understand the unique beauty of Maldives:

Morning Dolphins Watching.  Available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 7.00 a.m. until 8.30 a.m. A strong morning sun spot lights throwing rays of fresh sun to start your day with warm welcome from dolphins.

Hanifaru Bay Experience.  Available on a seasonal basis, from 10.00 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. An amazing lifetime experience snorkeling in Hanifaru Bay, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a world renowned Marine Protected Area (MPA), swimming with the gentle giants Manta and Whale Sharks. Please take note that Hanifaru Bay entrance fee is not included and will be an extra-charge.

Snorkeling Adventure.  Available every day from 10.00 a.m. until 12.30 p.m., and from 3.00 p.m. until 5.30 p.m. Cruise with our Dhoni to the adventure in the crystal water of Baa Atoll and enjoy by snorkeling two different reef surrounded the colours of the nature and wonders of the underwater world. The surrounding waters are abundant with the most amazing marine life.

Sandbank time.  Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. Surrounded by nothing expect pure white sand, a turquoise lagoon and a spectacular house reef. Do not forget to bring your camera with you for memorable picture and create unforgettable memories.

Joli Time.  Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3.30 p.m. until 6.00 p.m. Explore, taste , live the real time Maldivian local village Dharavandhoo by Dhoni our next by community. Learn about traditional coconut crafts, see some native flora and local craft shops before partaking in a food tasting of local snacks while learning more about the unique local culture.

A step in the past, visiting the Kudarikilu Museum.  Available on Tuesdays and Sundays, from 3.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m. Visit local museum where Mr.Ibrahim collect with love and passion from around all the country pieces of Maldivian History. Museum ticket fee is due as an extra charge.

Sunset Snorkeling at Kihaad.  Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5.30 p.m. until 7.00 p.m.

Explore our reef in the night time with a submarine torch and dedicated guides. Explore the unbelievable and don’t forget the waterproof camera:

Sunset Snorkeling by Boat.  Available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 5.30 p.m. until 7.00 p.m. The latest excursion to let you experience the unexpected. Snorkeling in the night with a submarine torch and dedicated guides. Explore the unbelievable and don’t forget the waterproof camera!

Sunset Fishing.  Available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from 5.00 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Try hand line fishing by Dhoni. Watch the sunset while fishing with a hand-held line, the traditional Maldivian way.

Sunset Cruise.  Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 5.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m. Experience a relaxing cruise with the wonderful colors the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. To create lasting memories for years to come.

Morning Fishing.  Available from 7.00 a.m. until 9.30 a.m. This is a Maldivian style fishing trip by Dhoni, trawling the waters of the Baa Atoll. Light breakfast, tea / coffee as well as fishing gear are included.

Maldivian Family.  Available from 4.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m. Get to know the real Maldivian life style. An afternoon in a Maldivian home, helping cooking and taste a tea with all the family.

Romantic Sunset Cruise.  From 5.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m. Watch a beautiful sunset, take a breath-taking cruise with traditional Dhoni around the islands of the Baa Atoll. Enjoying the changing color of sunset, evening sky dance on your romantic moment with a glass of wine and canapé.

Loabi Cinema – Love Cinema.  From Sunday until Thursday, from 9.30 p.m. Barefoot along the beach, in front of your villa, to a private cinema where you may choose a movie to watch outdoors under the stars.

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Maldives is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in the world, appreciated by couples and honeymooners thanks to its breathtaking panoramas, the warm climate, the white sand beaches, the enchanting sunsets…  Kihaad Maldives offers a wide range of romantic ideas, to enhance Guests’ stay and pamper them…

Romantic Ideas. Guests can indulge themselves in an exclusive private dinner, choosing among three different menus – Silver, Gold, Platinum – served in different locations, or – why not – pamper themselves at our Spa… choosing among our romantic ideas:

- Private dinner at Kihaad Beach A unique experience: dining in the beach, under the stars, with the breeze in your hair and the sound of the ocean waves around Guests…

- Romantic Water Escape Dinner Guests can enjoy a barbecue or sushi dinner under our over-water pavilion overlooking the sunset and the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean…

- White Sand Special Dinner Imagine to sit in the sand, with a gourmet refined Menu and the stars over you…

- Special Barbecue Dinner on a Private Virgin Island Our boat will be at our Guests’ disposal to escort them to the sandbank of a desert Island; they will enjoy a refined Menu especially prepared and served discreetly by a dedicated Chef and personal waiter… A once in a lifetime experience!

- Couple Massages Our K-Spa features some massage rooms available for couples: our therapists will discreetly massage our Guests, giving them the chance to savor relaxing moments and complicity.


  • RESERVE BEACH VILLA Spacious and comfortable, this villa features a quiet position among vegetation, even though offering a direct view of the ocean. It is characterized by a spacious bedroom with a comfortable king bed, a bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub, and an external wooden patio equipped with beach chairs from where admiring the ocean. N° of units: 48 Sqm: 77 / Sqf: 828
  • LAGOON PRESTIGE BEACH VILLA Settled on the first row, with direct view and easy access to the beach, the Lagoon Prestige Beach Villa features a spacious bedroom with sitting area, a bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub, and an external patio area with direct ocean view, and direct access to the beach. The privileged position makes the Lagoon Prestige Beach Villa one of the most requested accommodation in Kihaad. N° of units: 34 Sqm: 89 / Sqf: 958
  • SUNSET PRESTIGE PAVILLON BEACH VILLA Comfortably equipped and decorated, the Sunset Prestige Pavilion Beach Villa offers direct ocean view with a private outdoor pavilion where it is possible to organize romantic candlelight dinners, enjoying the breathtaking sunset over the ocean, for moments of pure bliss. The pavilion can be used even to organize private massages and Spa treatment. The Sunset Prestige Pavilion Beach Villa features a spacious bedroom with sitting area, a bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub, an external patio area with direct ocean view and a private outdoor pavilion. N° of units: 18 Sqm: 110 / Sqf: 1184
  • FAMILY JUNIOR SUITE Kihaad Maldives is a children-friendly Resort, not only for the different facilities provided for kids, but also for offering the possibility of being welcomed in the Family Junior Suite, ideal for families, providing the best in terms of privacy for parents and the possibility of enjoying a family-holiday in total comfort. It feature a spacious bedroom with king-size bed for parents, a separated sitting room where welcoming up to two additional single beds for kids, a bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub. N° of units: 4 Sqm: 100 / Sqf: 1076
  • Waterfront Beach Villa with Private pool New room category has been settled detached from the other villas and it is beautifully appointed with the feeling of a private residence, shared by only up to two other rooms on the same level. The terrace for Waterfront Beach Villas rooms is private and is not shared by neighboring guests from the other room categories. The room features a large living area, separate bedroom with a comfortable king bed, a bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub, and an external wooden patio equipped with beach chairs from where admiring the infinity ocean. N° of units: 3 Sqm: 77 / Sqf: 728
  • Water Villa Settled on wooden stilts directly over the smooth turquoise lagoon of the Island, the Water Villa is the perfect accommodation to better feel seclusion and total privacy. Featuring a spacious and bright ambience, the Water Villa is composed by a wide bedroom with king-size bed, comfortable living area, a spacious bathroom; the private plunge pool is part of the experience. Water Villa features a direct access to the ocean - with just a few steps - allowing Guests to fully enjoy and discover the exciting marine life. N° of units: 10 Sqm: 150 / Sqf: 1614
  • WATER SUITE For the highest-level experience in terms of seclusion, comfort, spaciousness and ocean view, the Water Suite is the right choice at Kihaad Maldives. It is settled on wooden stilts directly over the smooth turquoise lagoon of the Island, and offers a wide bedroom with king-size bed, a separated spacious living room, a bathroom equipped with Jacuzzi, additional separated toilets services and a deck with direct access to the ocean. The wide deck can welcome private dinners and is perfect for romantic stargazing; in addition, it features an outdoor ocean-view private pool, which is part of the experience. This ultimate over-water sanctuary offers Guests total privacy combined with scenic views over the Indian Ocean. N° of units: 2 Sqm: 270 / Sqf: 2905
  • 2 BEDROOM FAMILY EXECUTIVE SUITE WITH POOL Ideal for families and small groups of friends travelling together, the 2-Bedroom Family Executive Suite with Pool features two bedrooms with a king-size bed each, one spacious bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub, a wide separated living room, spacious external patio ideal for leisure outdoor time and private dinners, and a wonderful outdoor ocean-view pool, designed in black artistic mosaic. The Suite is adjacent to a second Suite of the same category, therefore it is possible to reserve the entire building, ideal for welcoming large families. N° of units: 2 Sqm: 310 / Sqf: 3335


Sports and Recreation
  • spa
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • outdoor pool
  • private beach
  • shops
  • bar
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop
  • tours
  • safety deposit boxes
  • poolside bar
  • Airport Transfer
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