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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#14 of 36 in Baa Atoll
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.2
Value
3.9
Unwind, Relax. Redefined, refurbished and recognized as KIHAA Maldives, nestled on its own 600 meters long, coconut-shaped island, complete with lush green vegetation, long white soft beaches and an adjacent house reef. Whilst the resort offers 124 spacious, private villas and whole range of classic and natural facilities, majority of the island has still been left in its pristine natural state and is a true barefoot Paradise! No News- No Shoes! KIHAA - named traditionally as `young coconut` is a haven of peace, tranquility and serenity. Proudly nestled within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the entire Island and lagoon is the exclusive and private domain of our guests across the Hanifaru Bay which is a world renowned Marine Protected Area, where whale sharks manta rays can be watched at the first 'Reserve' island in the Maldives. Relax in our Spa or go for barefoot walks on the long soft beach around the entire island or stargaze the clear night skies. Paradise awaits you.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids club
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Romantic
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Special Rate:40% Discount on Beach Villa & Lagoon Prestige Beach Villa
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Virender y wrote a review Jun 20
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best place to spend ur time with ur loved ones having kind and sweet staff members and our butler Nobel was very kind hearted and helpful , amzing person 😊😊😊😊😊 we enjoyed a lot there and we would glad to come here again 😊😊😊♥️♥️♥️ . the food was amzing 😋😋😋 the ambient was amazing ☺️☺️☺️☺️
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Getaway722282 wrote a review Jun 18
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We are living in such a stressful time that we wanted to escape to somewhere special, and luckily our choice was a success. Kihaa Resort resides on an extremely beautiful island with exotic foliage, white sand beach, crystal waters. All the staff were exceptionally nice, especially helpful was Noble. He definitely is an asset to the resort with his follow through and proactive assistance. Our dining was basically at the resort’s Malaafaiy Restaurant, as we had upgraded to half board ; otherwise, a la carte is available, but very expensive. Our meals were varied with numerous choices. Here, as well, the staff were warmly welcoming. Ismail and Pradeep were assigned to service our table and there was always a smile to start our day or end our evening. We were in a chalet that had a good vista surrounded by beautiful greenery. The only issue we faced was that our reservation request had been for separate bedding, and the second bed that had been given was their convertible daybed that was not large enough for a normal size adult. This was resolved; however, this should have been handled before our arrival. The important thing is that, we both felt that if the opportunity a arose, we would return to Kihaa. Our vacation was beauty for the soul.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Take the seaplane to the island. The experience is worth it.
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Dear Getaway, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your KIHAA experience here on TripAdvisor, and we are glad to read that you had such a wonderful time on our blissful island. Thank you for highlighting all the things that made your stay with us that much special, from the energetic team and their special care and attention to detail. We agree with you that what sets KIHAA apart from the rest is indeed the personalized service that is provided to the guests, that makes them feel instantly at home and comfortable. We are glad to read that the team left a lasting impression on you. With warmest island greetings, Team at KIHAA
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Marko S wrote a review Jun 18
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Very beautiful piece of the World. The most beauful we ever see. All people are very kind in smile all the time. Noble is the best butler...always helpful in smile guy. We saw more than 50 manthas that was really nice experiance for our children. Hope one day we will visit this Paradise again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear Markos, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review and all your highlights that made your holiday. It is a pleasure to read such positive feedback about your stay, and we are happy to know that you have enjoyed our genuine hospitality and service provided by our team members. Your home at KIHAA awaits your next visit, and we cannot wait to welcome you back! With warmest island greetings, Team at KIHAA
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Fatz32 wrote a review Jun 11
Sheffield, South Yorkshire3 contributions2 helpful votes
We were due to travel to the Maldives in 2020 but due to travel restrictions the holiday was cancelled. After waiting over 18 years to have our belated honeymoon we were so disappointed and it seemed destined we wouldn't be travelling to Maldives. However, I am happy to say we made it there in February 2022 after changing the original island we were due to stay on as Kihaa on paper seemed to offer so much more. After a very long wait at the airport for a domestic flight, we made it to Kihaa around 3pm. We had a late lunch and checked in - we were told the villa we booked wasn't available as it was having a refurb (private villa set back a little with a private pavillion) and was offered a beach villa. After all the travelling and tiredness, we reluctantly agreed. The next morning we woke to a beautiful scene - twinkling blue sea, the brightest blue sky and a warm balmy breeze, we had offically arrived in paradise. During the first evening dinner, the ever so helpful manager, Assad came to tell us we would be moved to a different villa in a morning, the one we had originally booked, we were delighted. Next morning, the porter (friendly Shahin) came to collect our luggage and we were whizzed off to the new villa. The pavillion villa was situated near the watersports hut and our trademark sloping palm tree marked out our villa in the evenings. The staff were the best we have encountered anywhere, continent or country as we have travelled extensively. The couldn't do enough for you and the best thing, they did so genuinely. Everytime we passed any of the staff there was a smiling hello and good morning/good evening. Meal times were great, plenty of choice of food, well cooked and tasty and always found a table - what's more, our drinks and waiter, the lovely Shubaam would be waiting for us. We were treated like royalty by all the staff which made this holiday like no other. We were offered a complimentary couples massage voucher which we utilised. Wonderful location of the spa, on a jetty overlooking the water, peace personified. The massage therapists were very respectful and did an incredibly job putting me to sleep! Scuba diving is a most here as it's an unforgettable experience and the instructor Alex was patient and very good at explaining all the do's and dont's. The glass bottom canoe is very fun. During our stay, we opted for a private lobster dinner on the beach which was an amazing experience, first time for lobster and it couldn't have tasted better! Our waiter for the night (who's name eludes me apologies) was attentive and took a lot of lovely romantic pictures of the two of us. The next evening, Assad came to see us at and informed us were getting a complimentary upgrade to a suite with a private pool due to our villa mix up at check in. We didn't know what to expect at this point, how could anything get any better?? But boy, were we wrong! The most beautiful villa set back from the beach a little looked unassuming but once inside we were completely blown away. The biggest bed ever seen and a window above the bed to the bathroom, but no not just the bathroom but a waterfall pool 100% private and a large sunbathing sofabed. We did not leave our villa for the whole day except meal times! This was most defintely above and beyond to what we could have expected. Even now, we can't seem to move on from this holiday, we refer to it on a daily basis and told our teenage children we will all go back there in the near future as there are so many activities for them to do. Our 10 night holiday flew by in a blink of an eye and I was truly torn leaving my slice of paradise - the free upgrade to the seaplane back to Male airport was surreal. To say people are a little envious when seeing our pictures is an understatement. Thank you to everyone at Kihaa for setting the bar so high, it is now hard to settle for anything less. To experience everything the stunning Maldives has to offer will stay with us forever. See you all very soon.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Fatz32, We appreciate your warm description of KIHAA Maldives and we are delighted that you chose to stay with us. It is a privilege to create that special and unforgettable experience for all our guests and we cannot express how happy we are that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are committed to ensuring that all our guests enjoy a unique experience. We always strive to deliver a truly memorable and relaxing experience, we are pleased that all your experience was excellent. Thank you for your sincere feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to Kihaa Maldives!, 'The Jewel of BAA' Please visit us again soon to take advantage of the repeaters benefits we offer. :) With warmest Island Greetings, Team at KIHAA Maldives
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Sven wrote a review Jun 6
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The days at the Kihaa Maldives Resort & Spa where amazing. The whole staff where so courteous and friendly, especially our Butler Noble. He did everything for us, thereby we had this wonderful Holidays. The Island is just a gorgeous Place, with a perfect Beach and a deep Blue ocean.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Svens, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review and all your highlights that made your holiday. It is a pleasure to read such positive feedback about your stay, and we are happy to know that you have enjoyed our genuine hospitality and service provided by our team members. Your home at KIHAA awaits your next visit, and we cannot wait to welcome you back! With warmest island greetings, Team at KIHAA
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Sandra N wrote a review Jun 6
Pocklington, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
We recently spent an amazing 8 nights at Kihaa. It is a tropical paradise with amazing white sand and an abundance of aquatic life. The fish feeding was a great experience. Our villa was directly onto the beach with amazing views. The only other visitor to the beach was a heron. This is definitely the place to relax. The outstanding staff made our visit unforgettable including celebrations for a birthday. Yrfan was amazing, our man Friday to help with everything. Everyone on the island was so friendly and helpful they became friends straight away. Thank you Kihaa for an amazing holiday ❤️
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jsandran, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review and all your highlights that made your holiday. It is a pleasure to read such positive feedback about your stay, and we are happy to know that you have enjoyed our genuine hospitality and service provided by our team members. Your home at KIHAA awaits your next visit, and we cannot wait to welcome you back! With warmest island greetings, Team at KIHAA
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NJW wrote a review Jun 4
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Memorable family holiday, made even more special by the attentive staff. A huge thank you to Toto, Andre, Bidhunesh, Santi and Bintang, for being amazing, and going above and beyond to take care of our family and make us feel at home whilst in Kihaa from the moment we arrived on the island, to waving us off goodbye to our seaplane. Kihaa gives you a Real taste of island life ! We had a villa on the beach, with our own deck and sun loungers, very private and quiet setup. You can walk around the island in half hour, watch the sunrise and sunset. Snorkel off the main jetty and see the variety of fishes, even spot a shark! It has all the amenities you’d expect for a 5 star resort, swimming pools, spa, tennis court, pool table, fussball table, karaoke nights. Golf Buggies, Gym, kids club and playground, watersports; jet ski, kayaking and snorkelling. Maldivian dancing and banana boat was lots of fun! Daily shark and fish feeding was incredible. All in all lots of activities for the kids and adults. The only downside was the family pool tiles had jagged edges, and my daughter and husband cut themselves. The on site nurse was a great help. Please get this repaired properly to avoid further injuries. 5 stars all around, we’d go back in a heartbeat, highly recommend Kihaa!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear OnAir, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and elements of your recent stay at Kihaa Maldives. It is a huge encouragement for our team members to learn your feedback as we are striving to continue the enhancement of our products and services. It is with regret we read that on one or two occasions, your experience fell short of expectations. We have shared your kind words, with team members who were very grateful that they made your vacation even more special. We certainly empathize our attention towards the points you mentioned in your review and are happy to take your comments positively. With warmest island greetings, Team at Kihaa
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Gencay K wrote a review Jun 1
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It is a really nice hotel and a very beautiful place we are looking forward to come back to kihaa maledives and a special thanks to Noble for all the help and info for making our holiday extra special
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 930gencayk, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review and all your highlights that made your holiday. It is a pleasure to read such positive feedback about your stay, and we are happy to know that you have enjoyed our genuine hospitality and service provided by our team members. Your home at KIHAA awaits your next visit, and we cannot wait to welcome you back! With warmest island greetings, Team at KIHAA
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FewReviews wrote a review May 2022
Bristol4 contributions1 helpful vote
Incredible place. Went for honeymoon after visiting Sri Lanka and had an amazing time. Lush island surroundings with palms trees everywhere, soft white sand and lovely villas. Ours had an infinity pool which was stunning. The spa was also well worth every penny, so relaxing. Pool and bar area a great chill out spot where we spent most days. The staff were attentive and friendly, Pradeep at the restaurant in particular was such a top bloke! Noble the manager helpful and available on whatsapp whenever we needed. Thank you! Snorkeling in the reef around the island was amazing, lots of tropical fish to see. The reason I don’t give 5 is a couple of things. The buffet food gets a bit boring, and the only other option on the island is an insanely overpriced steak house which was empty every night. Themed nights missed out, no pizza for Italian, or taco/burrito for Mexican for example. Likewise with the bar, pretty basic selection for ‘all inclusive’. We also didn’t get to experience everything we were expecting, primarily due to weather. A sunset cruise didn’t happen, or a boat trip to snorkel, and the movie nights & bonfire in the evenings also didn’t take place. Unfortunately no fault of the resort but without being able to experience the full package I can’t give a 5* review, although I’d give 4.5 if possible. All in all a lovely end to our honeymoon, I’d definitely recommend a trip here!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Go in season. Don’t risk it, you’ll miss out on some of the best things the resort/island has to...
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear FewReviews, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and elements of your recent stay at Kihaa Maldives. It is a huge encouragement for our team members to learn your feedback as we are striving to continue the enhancement of our products and services. It is with regret we read that on one or two occasions, your experience fell short of expectations. We have shared your kind words, with team members who were very grateful that they made your vacation even more special. We certainly empathize our attention towards the points you mentioned in your review and are happy to take your comments positively. With warmest island greetings, Team at Kihaa
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BetkaRac wrote a review May 2022
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Visiting Kihaa Resort was our first time in Maledives and we enjoyed every second of our 7 day stay. The hospitality of this resort goes far beyond our expectations. The personnel at every department was always helpful, friendly and greeting us with the warmest smile. We enjoyed the gold all inclusive package and accomodation in water villa, delicious food and cocktails, and different activities that this resort offers. We would like to say thank you for our local resort guide Noble, servers Islam, Predeep, Naveen, employees at SPA, diving center, housekeeping, Andri from the reception and the rest for making our stay so lovely. I recommend fish feeding where you can see sharks being fed from the molo, massages, snorkeling trips from diving center, karaoke nights, boduberu experience and everything else this beautiful island has to offer. If you are aiming for 100% sunny weather - book your stay earlier than in May
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Alzbeta R, What a fantastic review and my wholehearted thanks and appreciation for taking a moment of your valuable time to write such an appreciative review following your recent stay at KIHAA. We agree with you that what sets KIHAA apart from the rest is indeed the personalized service that is provided to the guests, that makes them feel instantly at home and comfortable. We are glad to read that the team left a lasting impression on you. Our entire team is very proud to receive feedback such as yours and we are glad that our team has gone the extra mile to deliver service excellence and provided exceptional services during your stay. Once again thank you very much for your kind words and recommendations of our beautiful island. We appreciate it very much and we look forward to having you with us soon again. Your home at KIHAA awaits your next visit, and we cannot wait to welcome you back! With warmest island greetings, Team at KIHAA
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PRICE RANGE
$167 - $702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
gioia resort valtur kihaad hotel baa atoll
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Gioia Resort Valtur Kihaad
LOCATION
MaldivesBaa Atoll
NUMBER OF ROOMS
124
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kihaa Maldives
Which popular attractions are close to Kihaa Maldives?
Nearby attractions include Hanifaru Bay Marine Protected Area (1.9 miles) and Coral Boutique (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kihaa Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kihaa Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kihaa Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kihaa Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Benjarong, Moodhu Bar & Restaurant, and Feeling Koi at Amilla.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kihaa Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Kihaa Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Kihaa Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kihaa Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kihaa Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Kihaa Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.