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Kanuhura - Maldives

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Kanuhura is a 80 villa Luxury Lifestyle Resort located in Lhaviyani Atoll in the North-East of the Maldives, 1,4km long and 350m wide. Entirely renovated and redesigned in 2016 Kanuhura can be described as a timeless castaway chic experience for travelers seeking laid-back island living at its best with a casual and private atmosphere. The luxurious resort celebrates a Gypset lifestyle, a combination of the unconventionality of a free-spirited gypsy and the sophistication and elegance of a jet set life. Kanuhura is a place of natural enchantment especially known for its wide sandy beaches all around the island, amazingly turquoise lagoons and a lush green vegetation. With two private islands exclusively accessible for resort guests, Kanuhura is a unique and luxurious hideaway offering a wide range of 10 bars and restaurants, extensive leisure facilities, wellness center, elegant spa, curated experiences and a variety of sports.Member of "The Leading Hotels of the World" has been recently awarded World's Best Luxury Private Island Resort by World Luxury Hotels Award.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free internet
Public wifi
Hot tub
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Infinity pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
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Kids club
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Full body massage
Sun umbrellas
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
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We have just returned from Kanuhura and can only add to the very positive reviews given by (almost) everyone else. Any minor niggle was resolved between reporting it and before we returned to our villa - as if by magic! ( just a failed lightbulb and an ill fitting door catch). This was undoubtedly down to our Villa Host, Cassie who had a great ability to get things done. Other thanks to ALL staff many of whom work unseen - but those out front like all the restaurant staff were particularly helpful in the well managed restaurants. A special thank you to Jimmy who stretched our bodies to limits we did not know existed in his daily yoga sessions. The Dive team were also great and we enjoyed a well organised snorkelling trip seeing loads of dolphins and quite a reasonable array of tropical fish. Food choice was great for every meal - maybe the breakfast choice doesn't change as some people have commented - but hey - if you can't be satisfied with a choice of several hundred items every day from sushi, through curry to some of the best porridge I have tasted outside of Scotland, designer omelettes, dozens of fruits, pastries, hot and cold meats, then the fault doesn't lie with the provider! Thanks for a great holiday.
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We absolutely looooved this island. I have been before on Rheeti beach, sun island, paradise island and kuredo but this island is much more luxurious and the food is impeccable. The quality of staff, rooms and service is the best i have ever experienced (and we travel a lot around the world). We stayed for a few days in a beach villa with private pool and then also moved to the water villa to experience this part. Both suites are absolutely beautiful. If you have the money go for the water villa, its more spacious and has hammicks. A special thanks to our villa host, cassie, the diving center (Amin) and all the chefs ! PS The coconut sorbet is fantastic :) try it
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Response from Kanuhura_MDV, General Manager at Kanuhura - Maldives
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Leslie Vienna K, Thank you for your wonderful review . We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon at our in our ‘unfettered paradise’. We appreciate the time you took to post your superb review about your recent stay. We are very grateful that you found everything perfect and can that we exceeded your expectations. We hope that we’ll be seeing you again one day. Best Regards Clency Romeo General Manager
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We were warmly greeted by the General Manager and his team. Our host Arshad did a wonderful job throughout our stay and accommodated all our wishes.The employee welcoming the guests at Male airport (sorry not to remember his name) was very kind. Rooms: The rooms are modern, clean and spacious. We had a villa sunset facing. We had some visitors in our room (spider, geckos, etc.) but this is something not even housekeeping could assist as this is nature. Resort activities: The gym is small but great. We did 3 dives at the Sun Dive Center. Our dive guide Svenja did a very great job. The experiences underwater were awesome: reef sharks, turtles, napoleon fish, etc. Though we visited the Kanuhura during low season, we had the chance to enjoy a sunset cruise and were overwhelmed – we saw countless dolphins - a great experience. Saed and Mönir on the boat, did such a good job, highly appreciated. An idea for improvement would be a daily overview of activities (both FOC and non-FOC) visible at the breakfast so that guests know what happens at this day. Restaurants – F&B: We experienced all restaurants and were not disappointed. Veli and Bottega were our favourites. The buffet restaurant was great, especially the Jaafai night was a great opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine. Wabbe and Ram, both from the service team are very courteous. The only negative point in regards to food is the variation of dishes for breakfast – we had the same offer almost throughout our 10 days stay.
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Response from Kanuhura_MDV, General Manager at Kanuhura - Maldives
Responded 6 days ago
Dear VESW, On behalf of the team here at Kanuhura Maldives, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We really do appreciate the feedback from our guests as it encourages us to perform at our best and to improve. It was a pleasure welcoming you to our ‘unfettered paradise’ and we’re delighted that you had such a great stay with us. We hope that next time you and your family feel like you need to rest and recharge that you’ll come back and see us again. Warm regards, Clency Romeo General Manager
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Where do I start?? How about I want to go back as soon as possible! Everything about Kanuhura was a dream. From the moment we landed in Male we were greeted my a Kanuhura member that helped us with our bags and checked us in to our sea plane journey to the island. The lounge was comfortable and we relaxed there for a half hour and freshened up. Once we landed in Kanuhura we were greeted by the staff with some music and welcome drinks. Then our amazing villa host Arshad whisked us away on an island tour which lasted less than 15 minutes :). This island is just the right size, not huge where you feel lost, and not tiny where it lacks facilities. It was just right. The food at the various restaurants was awesome. The variety of food at the breakfast buffet really impressed. The drinks at Iru and Cowry bar were incredible. The attention to detail and every aspect of customer service was unreal. Thank you Armin and the dive shop for a wonderful dive. While my wife and I were diving, the kids were entertained at the kids club. They had a great time riding around on their bikes and exploring the island. They were so excited to see with rays, turtles, sharks, fish, bats and other marine life around the property. Off season is when I'm going again, the were probably 60 guests the whole time were there and it really felt like we were on our own island. Januhura (the private island next door) was stunning. The lunch! the views! I really lost track of time which never happens. In a few short words : WE WANT TO GO BACK!!. Thank you to all the staff that were so kind and always had smiles on their faces. Thank you Clancy for running an amazing resort. Special thanks to Arshad (villa host). My kids described Arshad like the Genie in Aladdin who would know way we were and would try to make our wishes come true :). Lastly thank you to the drone rescue team, even though we didn't find it, your efforts were amazing. Narwani Family
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Response from Kanuhura_MDV, General Manager at Kanuhura - Maldives
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Family Narwani, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experiences with us and to review your stay at our ‘unfettered paradise’, it’s a pleasure to read your kind words. We are happy you liked the service provided in Kanuhura, and we will surely pass on the feedback to our team members. Together with my team, I hope to welcome you back soon again and provide you the best Maldivian hospitality again here at Kanuhura. Clency Romeo General Manager
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We stayed at Kanuhura for a week in August. Every detail made this stay an outstanding experience: the location, the people, the high quality of all the services, the integration of the space with the nature, the quality of the restaurants, the fantastic water vila,... Everything was great without being pretentious. Paradise, real paradise. A place to go back when possible, without a doubt.
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Response from Kanuhura_MDV, General Manager at Kanuhura - Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear BegoGC, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive feedback following your recent . We were are very happy to host you in our ‘unfettered paradise’ and it was a true pleasure for us to read your thoughtful comments. Together with my team, I hope to welcome you back soon again and provide you the best Maldivian hospitality again here at Kanuhura. Best Regards Clency Romeo General Manager
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