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Kanuhura Maldives

Kanuhura Maldives

Kanuhura Maldives – Kanuhura island resort, 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. The island 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

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Quick Facts



Distance from Airport (INIA):
150 Kms

Transfer type:
40 minutes from Airport by seaplane

Number of rooms:
80 Rooms

Room types:
  • Beach Bungalows
  • Beach Villas
  • Water Villas
  • Beach Pool Villas
  • Water Pool Villas
  • Retreat Beach Pool Villas
  • Grand Beach Villas (2 Bedroom)
  • Grand Beach Pool Villas (2 Bedroom)
  • Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa 2 Bedroom
  • Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa 3 Bedroom
  • Sanctuary Pool Villa 3 Bedroom
  • Air Conditioning / Ceiling Fan
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat screen TV
  • Wireless internet access
  • Safe In Room
  • Private deck
  • Semi open bathroom with bathtub
  • Indoor or outdoor shower
  • Snorkeling excursion
  • Diving excursion and courses
  • Private Dhoni and speed boat excursions
  • Gypset Sunset Drinks
  • Pic-Nic on Masleggihura Private Island
  • Bonfire Evening
  • Star Gazing with Riza
  • Open Air Cinema
  • Romantic Dinner on the beach
  • BBQ night
  • Sai Gadi – Maldivian Tea Time
  • Dig in the Sand Dinner
  • Chef’s Herb Garden
  • Wine & Cheese Tasting
  • Capture Memories – Private Photoshoot
  • Renewal of Vows & Engagements
  • Cocktail Mixing Class
  • Be a Chef for a day! Cooking Classes
  • Maldivian Warrior Workout
  • Project South Martial Arts Academy by Kanuhura
  • Nature Walk
  • Crab Race
  • Local Island Exploration
  • Turtle Sanctuary


5 Reasons to choose Kanuhura for Family Holidays

Taking a holiday with your family is both important and special – not only does it allow you a chance to rest and rejuvenate, there’s also just something extraordinary about being able to spend quality time with your most important people away from the distractions and chaos of day-to-day living. It’s a time for you […]

Kanuhura Resort & Spa – Closed for Renovation

Kanuhura Resort & Spa, Maldives will be closed until July 2016 to welcome you to a more elegant and unique resort. 

Kanuhura Newsletter, December 2014

Kanuhura is introducing Mr. Thomas Le Berre who is a world re-known coastal oceanographer and founder of Seamarc who has led environmental projects in several resorts of the Maldives since 2001…

Kanuhura Breeze 01st – 11th April 2014

What a better way to start an adventurous journey with your family? Kanuhura is extending the spirit of Easter this month with exclusive and fascinating offers to provide a secluded setting for complete relaxation. Take advantage of personalized options including Romantic Dinners under the stars, exotic getaway picnic on Jehunuhura Island and Sand Bank, learn […]



Private access to the beach all the way to the lagoon and Maldivian sunset view. Includes of a Semi- Open bathroom, Entrance area, desk, walk-in dressing, sea-view, TV, A/C,  mini bar & coffee making facilities, classic bathtub, open-air shower, covered deck with table & chairs.


Semi-Open Bathroom, Entrance Area, desk, Walk-in dressing, sea-view, TV, A/C, mini bar & coffee making facilities, designer bathtub, open-air shower, covered deck with table, chairs and outdoor lounges.


Over water villa, Semi-Open Bathroom, Entrance/reading room, entrance table, Walk-in dressing, covered porch, sea view, TV, A/C, mini bar & coffee making facilities, open-air designer bathtub, shower, covered deck with table, chair & outdoor loungers, bathroom hammock, sun-deck, over water hammock.


Semi-Open Bathroom, Entrance Area,  desk Walk-in dressing, sea view, TV, A/C, mini bar, coffee making facilities, designer bathtub, open-air shower, covered deck with table, chairs and outdoor sun beds, outdoor plunge pool.


Overwater villa, Semi-Open Bathroom, Living Room, entrance table, Walk-in dressing, sea view, TV, A/C, mini bar & coffee making facilities, open-air designer bathtub, shower, covered deck with table, chairs & outdoor loungers, bathroom hammock, sweet water infinity plunge pool.


Kanuhura villas 7 Grand Beach Villa (4)
Closed Bathroom, Entrance Area, Walk-in dressing, sea view, TV, A/C, mini bar & coffee making facilities,designer bathtub, open air shower, covered deck with tables and chairs, Privacy wall double day bed & Gazebo, outdoor swimming pool.


Master bedroom & Twin bedroom, 2 semi-open bathroom, living room, entrance area, desk, 2 walk-in dressing, sea-view, TV, A/C, mini bar, coffee making facilities, designer bathtub, open-air shower, covered deck with table, chairs & outdoor Sun Beds & Gazebo, Outdoor plunge pool.


2 King size bedrooms, Semi Open Bathroom, Entrance area, desk walk-in dressing, sea view, TV, A/C, mini bar & coffee making facilities, designer bathtub, open-air shower, covered deck with tables & chairs, Privacy wall, double day bed & Gazebo, Outdoor swimming pool.


3 King Size Bedrooms, Large living room, Semi-open Bathrooms, entrance area, desk walk-in dressing, sea-view, TV, A/C, mini bar, coffee making facilities, designer bathtub, open-air shower, covered deck with tables & chairs, Privacy wall, double day bed & Gazebo, Outdoor swimming pool.


2 King size Bedrooms, 1 Twin Bedroom, Large Living room, Semi-Opened Bathrooms, Entrance are a, desk. Walk-in dressing, sea-view, TV, A/C, mini bar& coffee making facilities, designer bathtub, open-air shower,covered deck with table& chairs, All surrounding Privacy wall, double day bed& Gazebo, Outdoor swimming pool, Bar counter
  • Beach Bungalows
  • Beach Villas
  • Water Villas
  • Beach Pool Villas
  • Water Pool Villas
  • Retreat Beach Pool Villas
  • Grand Beach Villas (2 Bedroom)
  • Grand Beach Pool Villas (2 Bedroom)
  • Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa 2 Bedroom
  • Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa 3 Bedroom
  • Sanctuary Pool Villa 3 Bedroom

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A Mano – International Cuisine

A_mano_-_Jan2017_Kanuhura_2065_720x480_72_RGB Designed with local food stalls in mind, A Mano offers an impressive selection of pan-Asian and international cuisine, using the freshest produce and ingredients. Open for breakfast and dinner, you can enjoy an array of exotic local dishes as well as hearty roasts, healthy salads, delicious pasta and exquisite desserts.

Bottega – Viva Italy!

Bottega-Jan2017_Kanuhura_2030_720x481_72_RGB Serving a blend of original and authentic flavours, Bottega is the perfect place to enjoy tantalizing cuisine in true Italian style. The wine cellar offers a wide assortment of premium vintages. A perfect dinner in a haven of tactile treasures.

Veli – Asian Fusion Cuisine

Jan2017_Kanuhura_2149_720x481_72_RGB Veli sets a creative and contemporary interpretation of traditional Asian-Fusion cuisine, with a unique, beach-front dining location – perfectly complemented by a small, more private set-up with modern décor, Yakiniku-style tables and an open kitchen. The restaurant also offers amazing tandoori cuisine from a traditional Indian oven.

Drift – Jehunuhura’s Island Grill Kitchen

Kanuhura_castaway_picnic_on_Masleggihura_island_food__14__480x720_72_RGB Set on Kanuhura’s very own exclusive island, Drift offers the best in grilled delights. Perfection really is enjoying a meal in this secluded, tropical gem.

Cowry Club – Infinity Pool Bar

Jan2017_Kanuhura_2022_720x480_72_RGB Modern lounge by day, jazzy bossa nova by night: our infinity pool bar boasts one of Maldives’ largest selection of local and international cocktails.

Iru – Sunset Beach Lounge

Kanuhura_Iru_Bar__30__720x461_72_RGB One of the most incredible places to watch the sun go down and the coolest place to chill during the day. The Iru lounge is all about conceptual experiences: picnic-perfect low tables, swings at the bar, lounge tents, gaming tables and beach rocking chairs are all there, for perfect laid-back chic living. Experience the Maldivian sunset with the best lounge sounds and paired cocktails.

Deli – Meet at the Cafe’!

KANUHURA_Deli_1_720x405_72_RGB If you’re in need of something light, head to the Deli. It offers a host of delicious teas, freshly-brewed coffees, sandwiches and sweet-tooth delights – ice creams, freshly baked pastries and cakes, you name it. Picnic baskets are prepared on request for those of you who want to go out and explore.

Chef’s Herb Garden – Flavor Your Plate

Kanuhura_Chefs_Herb_Garden_restaurant__26__720x480_72_RGB A gorgeously lush vegetable garden, one large shared table: this organic mood sets the tone for the Chef’s Herb Garden, a restaurant specializing in fresh herbs and aromatic flavours. A selection of herbal infusion can be prepared upon request. Foodies will enjoy our interactive culinary demonstrations.

Private Dinning


Guests wishing to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a unique and unforgettable moment can select a variety of experiences from Kanuhura’s private dinning menu. For example, guests can picnic on the beach; dine under the starry sky on the balcony of their private villa or in the private location of your choice of our beautiful island. Upon request, 24 hours advanced booking.

  • A Mano – International Cuisine
  • Bottega – Viva Italy!
  • Veli – Asian Fusion Cuisine
  • Drift – Island Grill Kitchen
  • Cowry Club Pool Bar
  • Iru – Sunset Beach Lounge
  • Deli – Meet at the Cafe’!
  • Chef’s Herb Garden
  • Private Dining

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Kokaa Spa

The  exceptional  Kokaa  Wellness  Retreat  &  Spa  offers  an  exclusive  retreat  for those seeking the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. Elegant, nature-inspired décor,  delicate  scents,  soft  fabrics  and  nature’s  purest  ingredients  combine  to uplift the body and mind. Enjoy a sensory journey of relaxation, wellness and harmony in the serenity of our beautiful tropical retreat KAN_Spa_3


Snorkeling excursion

Our dive center team takes you on a ride along the rim of the atoll and let you discover the beauty of underwater world.  The breathtaking reefs invite to explore the fantastic underwater world and spot many colorful fish, corals and even turtles

Diving excursion and courses

The Sun Dive Center provides a  wide range of courses from discovery diving to advanced diver course as well as diving excursions.  Our PADI certified instructors will take you to explore the rich marine life of Lhaviyani Atoll.A wide choice of dive packages and courses can be found at the Dive Center

Private Dhoni and speed boat excursions

Rent a traditional Maldivian Dhoni  boat for an hour or even for the  day to explore the beauty of  the Maldives Islands. Friendly dolphins often join the boat and play with the waves. Personalized Pic-Nic baskets and a bottle of champagne will pamper you to enjoy the ocean breeze. Stop for some snorkeling or hand line fishing on the way and lean back and enjoy – your private cruise host will take care of the rest.

Gypset Sunset Drinks

Comfortably  installed  cushion  arrangement  under  the  Gypset  Tipi  Tent.  Enjoy  a freshly made  Mojito and flavored shisha and watch the sun going down from one of the best spot on the island. Set up for 2-4 Adults, more seats on request.

Pic-Nic on Masleggihura Private Island

Reach our  private  island with the small  boat for a  picnic in the shade of a lush tropical garden.  Private day  beds, pick-nick tables and the sound of the ocean. A perfect little paradise just for you. The pic-nic  basket includes per person: 1 Fresh Coconut,  Selection  of  Sandwiches  and  light  bites  and  fruit  skewers,  1  bottle  of champagne, soft drinks and day bed  set up. Also dig-in-sand BBQ lunches are a popular and unique experience. Fresh reef fish and meats are wrapped in aromatic local leaves and prepared in the sand with fired up coal.  Robinson Crusoe feeling guaranteed!

Bonfire Evening

Extend your evening after dinner with a cozy  Bonfire  and  guitar classics under the Maldivian night sky. A private Bar is set up by the fire and comfortable sofa chairs invite to unwind and recline

Star Gazing with Riza

The  night  skies  are  unique  in  the  Maldives.  Join  our  nightly  exploring  trips  on  a traditional  Dhoni  boat  and  learn  about  the  local  way  of  reading  the  stars  with Kanuhura’s astrology  specialist Riza. A 60 minute boat ride around Kanuhura, the topdeck decorated with comfortable beds and cushions is a great  experience for families and couples. Maximum 8 persons

Open Air Cinema

Every  Tuesday,  rendezvous  at  Cowry  Club  Beach  for  an  open  air  movie  session. Popcorn and loungers are provided. Begin 20:00hrs

Romantic Dinner on the beach

Choses you favorite location around the island or on Jehunuhura and our team will be happy to setup the perfect table for you and your loved one. Our Executive Chef will create a tailor-made menu. 1 bottle of our signature champagne Billecart Salmon is included, 24h advance reservation is required.

BBQ night

Sizzling Seafood, Maldivian Lobster, grilled pineapple or a juicy steak? Our dedicated chefs are happy to put together a tasty BBQ on the beach or in the privacy of the garden in your villa.

Sai Gadi – Maldivian Tea Time

4pm is Tea Time in Maldives! Join us for a unique cultural experience in the Chef’s Herb Garden. In the shade of the tall beach oak trees an aromatic breeze of basis and curry leafs is the perfect  spot to join  our  Sai Gadi with traditional  palm leaf braiding  or  try  out  Maldivian  Bodu  Beru  drumming  and  taste  the  flavors  of authentic local short eats such as Mas Roshi or Mashuni paired with a fragrant cup of tea. On Fridays, reservations required.

Dig in the Sand Dinner

Enjoy a truly magical dinner with our dig-in-the-sand dinner table set up. With the sunset tinting the skies in rich colors  the waves  play the song  of the sea.  The al lsand table concept is a unique way to  experience  the tailor made  menus  of our dedicated chefs. 24h advance reservation required

Chef’s Herb Garden

The  green  lung  of  Kanuhura  is  located  in  the  Chef’s  Herb  Garden.  A  lush  and vibrant  selection  of  fine  herbs  and  vegetables create  a  wonderful  dining experience. A large  communal table becomes the focal point to enjoy exquisitely prepared aromatic dishes.

Wine & Cheese Tasting

Let our Head Sommelier Manuel from Spain open up the world of wines to you. Combining interesting and tasteful combinations of cheese delicacies with our outstanding selecion on wines, an impressive taste expereince for all palletes unfolds.

Capture Memories – Private Photoshoot

Choose your favorite spot  and  our  resident  photographer  will snap  the  perfect moment with your loved one for everlasting memories, pre-booking required.

Renewal of Vows & Engagements

Celebrate love and renew your loving engagement on the beach or in one of our private island. Our dedicated Wedding & Event Specialist will be happy to assist in creating  an  unforgettable  day.  Romance  and  love  is  in  the  air  with  the  picture perfect  backdrop  of  our  island.  Plan  your  engagement  or  renew  your  vows  in Kanuhura. Packages and experiences are available with our Wedding Specialist

Cocktail Mixing Class

Our Mixology experiences Barmen will teach you all the little tips and tricks to create a perfect summer drink, or even an elegant classic. Choose your favorite drink and sip away the tasty creations. One class lasts 1 hour and includes material and drinksfor degustation. Children are welcome too, we have a wonderful selection of fruit and juices for alcohol-free drinks.

Be a Chef for a day! Cooking Classes

Our passionate chefs will teach you their favorite 3 dishes. The Veli restaurant will be yours for an afternoon and the steaming mouthwatering flavors of Maldivian dishes are fun to prepare and to taste. Sign up with for a 2 hour cooking session and learn about the local cuisine. The recipes are of course included for your friends and family back home to taste as well. Cooking ingredients, dishes and soft drinks included.

Maldivian Warrior Workout

Train insane or remain the same! Take your gym routine into the tropical nature of Kanuhura. With our personal trainer Jimmy natural elements such as tree trunks and coconuts transform into weights and bring a new angle to boring gym routines.

Project South Martial Arts Academy by Kanuhura

Beast  Mode  On!  Train  in  Maldives’  first  Martial  Arts  Academy:  Project  South  by Kanuhura.  With  our  Patron  Irshaad  Sayed,  4-times  Muay  Thai  Boxing  World Champion we offer a unique training experience. Train with Irshaad or our personal trainers, this is especially  fun for women and children. Feel like a champion after our sessions suitable for all levels.  A  60 minute session includes shadow-boxing warm up, hand-eye coordination training as well as kicks & hits.

Nature Walk

Take  a close look in what up in the bushes of  Kanuhura’s  wild side. Our garden specialist Nimal will show his  favorite  plants, exotic flowers and animals. A great way to spend a lazy afternoon and learn more about the flora and fauna of the Maldives.

Crab Race

Pick your champion and let your favorite hermit crab race against the others in our exciting  beach  event,  the  Kanuhura  Crab  Race!  In two  rounds  of  racing  we determine  the  champion  crab  whose  racer  can  win  fun  prizes.  No  reservation required

Local Island Exploration

Explore the local life of Lhaviyani Atoll’s islands  Naifaru  or Hinnavaru. Our Villa hosts will take you around the island and show the school, harbor, little streets and shops of the community.

Turtle Sanctuary

The fragile marine life of the Maldives needs protection. The local island Naifaru is located 30 minutes  away from Kanuhura  by Dhoni and is home to a turtle  sanctuary taking care of injured and sick turtles. The volunteer Marine Biologists are nursing over 20 turtles of various species, age and size back to health.  Learn about the marine life of the Maldives and see these fragile animals up close

2 reviews of “Kanuhura Maldives

  1. Aziza / June 10, 2014

    Nice resort with accurate territory. Good for family holidays, for active and relaxing recreation. Friendly stuff, Russian speaking receptionists. Comfortable rooms. 4restaurants and 3 bars, food is delicious and fresh, good variety. There is a comfortable sofa on the beach for admiring sunsets. At the resort guests can use fitness center, SPA, tennis court. Different water sports, diving center. There are 40 dive points and 2 shipwrecks around atoll. No house reef. Sometimes there is a sea grass from one side of the island. For guests who have early check-in and late check-out there is a lounge with shower, a/c, sofas. There is a cinema with 40 seats. Impression from the hotel is nice cozy, relaxed atmosphere.

    Natural Beauty4Hospitality5Room & Comfort4Food & Dining5Value for Money5

  2. Elena Ovcharuk / October 3, 2017

    Kanuhura 5*

    Располагается на красивом экзотическом острове с прекрасным домашним рифом.
    Отель поражает уютом и концептуальностью..белоснежные гамакии укрошают остров, необычный декор, расписные бусы, такой цыганский концепт.Виллы очень красивые, светлые и просторные, в каждой есть гардеробная.
    Шведский стол в ресторане это не скучное и однообразное питание, каждый день предоставляется максимальный выбор и разнообразия, самый притязательный клиент найдёт чем полакомится.
    На острове никогда не скучно всегда есть чем заняться, по мимо водных развлечений, девушек порадует не только спа центр,но и салон красоты с различными косметологическими новинками, кофе шоп с бодрящим кофе и эксклюзивными сладостями, ну и конечно просторный бутик..с новыми летними коллекциями.)
    Отель непримерно запомнится и порадует гостей…персонал очень отзывчивый и приветливый.

    Natural Beauty5Hospitality5Room & Comfort5Food & Dining5Value for Money5

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