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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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Squash
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Table tennis
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Concierge
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Infirmary
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Svein-Magne_Tunli wrote a review Nov 20
Bergen, Norway2337 contributions765 helpful votes
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When we arrived this paradise island by sea plain, our breath was taken away by the amazing view! I can't imagine a more beautiful setting or location for a peaceful getaway! Take a look at my attached photos and you will understand! Then we met the true reason why Kanuhura is one of the very best resorts/hotels around the world that we have ever stayed - the beautiful people that works there! They made us feel so welcome and comfortable all the time – like the “Royal family of Norway” for the whole stay. Your experience starts the moment you leave the airport at Male. Kanuhura has its own lounge in the seaplane terminal which is wonderful after a long trip. The lounge has aircon, wifi, nibbles and drinks. The seaplanes take around 40 minutes to the island. I looked at all the other island on the way and there were no other resorts I would have change with! Our water villa was upgraded to Grand Beach Pool villa. I would highly recommend these as they are on the sunset side of the island and the beach is much wider on this side. We were in villa 131/132 – probably the best villa on the island - next to the Iru beach bar on the most beautiful part. The villa was huge (250sqm) with to separate bedrooms. The outdoor bathroom was spectacular. Taking a shower in the evening looking at the full moon and all the stars was an unforgettable experience! The room cleaning is awesome, five stars for the housekeeping! Each villa comes with bicycles, and we rode all over the island watching the fruit bats and enjoying the orchids. We found the breakfast buffet wonderful with a rich offering of regional fruits such as mangoes, mangosteens, rambutan, passion fruits and much more. We were on a package which included not only the buffet but also the restaurants. There are three main restaurants on the island and at each one we came to feel like family. Mr. Raappe – the most professional waiter in the resort – did an excellent job every time we visited the restaurant he works on that day. In summary, Kanuhura is a very well-run luxury resort offering a very high standard of quality and service. My family loved every moment of our stay and would highly recommend this place. A huge congratulation to the whole team at Kanuhura! Keep on like this – you have one of the best service levels in any hotel and resort I have visiting around the world! Hope to see you again soon. Regards Svein-Magne Tunli from Bergen, Norway.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Chose a beach pool villa on the sunset side if you can afford.
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Svein-Magne_Tunli, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and we are all very happy that your stay with us exceeded your expectations. Kanuhura Maldives is indeed a very beautiful island and we are very fortunate to call i our home. We are very glad to hear that our team of hosts made you feel very well looked after of during your holiday and that you enjoyed your villa and its outdoor shower. We have passed your comments to the Housekeeping team and to Raappe who are very pleased that you felt very well taken care of. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our little island paradise again soon. With Kind Regards The Kanuhura Maldives Team
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Lisa C wrote a review Nov 15
Cuckfield, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
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This is our second visit to the beautiful island of Kanuhura. It really is a magical location and we can certainly see why people return year on year! The appeal of Kanuhura for our family is that the island still seems unspoilt, as the villas are hidden amongst the vegetation. The beach villas are well equipped and are designed to give you privacy but equally the most amazing view of the beach and you feel like there is no-one else around. The rooms were serviced each day by friendly and helpful staff to a very high standard. We all loved the bikes that are given to guests – they are yours for your stay, parked up outside your villa entrance and it was such a great way to get around the island! On our journeys we would pass the orchid and vegetable gardens and they were another interesting place to visit during our stay. One of the most outstanding things for all of us was how genuinely caring and professional all the staff were. What an exceptional team of people; Amsood, who was our appointed member of the concierge team, was amazing. He looked after us so well throughout our stay - he was incredibly informative, planning our stay with us. He was so helpful, supportive and nothing was too much for him and we are not the easiest of guests! We visited all the restaurants during our stay and on most occasions our table was on the beach, a perfect way to dine when in the Maldives! Food was exceptional – such variety – staff were so pleasant and always helpful. And for a family, there was much to do. We swam and snorkelled in the lagoons, the island’s main pool but also much time was spent in our pool villa which was perfect! We played tennis, sailed on the sunset cruise where we had the joy of being surrounded by a pod of dolphins! We went on snorkelling trips to the larger reefs with the dive centre and with the lovely resident Marine Biologist Nairika. We were so well looked after and were fortunate to see some beautiful sea life, including turtles, manta rays and small reef sharks! We learnt about the turtle project being undertaken on the island by the Turtle Rescue Organisation and enjoyed the turtle nest trip, the coral restoration project and learning from Nairika the stories of the rescued turtles. We managed to fit in some wonderful pampering at the Kokaa Wellness Retreat & Spa – again the staff were very professional and so caring and made the experience very special. We also enjoyed the daily early morning yoga on the beach with a lovely instructor named Jimmy. This was a great intro for us to yoga and was a beneficial and wonderful start to our day. It was made extra special by the stunning sunrise in front of us! Everything in Kanuhura is done exceptionally well. The things that stay with you are the island's natural and unspoilt beauty, the amazing wildlife (sea life, fruit bats and herons sharing the experience with you!), the people, the sunrises/sunsets and just the peacefulness and relaxation that we all experienced.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear lisacC1440RD, thank your for sharing your wonderful feedback and we are all glad to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our little island paradise. We are very happy to hear that your stay with us exceeded your expectations and that our team of hosts, specially Amsood, made you feel very well taken care of. Kanuhura is indeed a very beautiful island that we are very fortunate to call our home. Given its located on the most pristine part of the atoll, we are lucky to have such a vibrant and colorful reef. We are very pleased that you enjoyed snorkeling and meeting our resident turtles and rays during your underwater adventures and that you also appreciated our marine conservation initiatives. We are also pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experiences on the beach and your visits to our Orchid and our Herb garden. We have passed on your feedback to Jimmy, who is very glad that you enjoyed your early morning Yoga on the beach and it's great to hear that you were able to relax and feel pampered in Kokaa Spa. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. With Kind Regards The Kanuhura Maldives Team
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carmen wrote a review Nov 12
Belek, Turkey2 contributions
Kanuhura we know since the first opening with One & Only. I have been 7 tmes and will always come back. It is „our“ island. We have also been twice to Reethi RAA. But we like the nature and the people from Kanuhura. You can‘t find better - my opinion and I have seen a lot.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Arrive with an early flight and go with a late flight (If it is over Dubai tonGermany).
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Coastal33688877095, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback and we are always very happy to welcome you back to our little island paradise. Our hosts are very pleased that you feel very well look after and indeed our island is very beautiful and we are very fortunate to call it our home. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With Best Regards Your Kanuhura Family
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Farheen wrote a review Nov 6
Mumbai, India21 contributions5 helpful votes
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Little did we know that Kanuhura is a hidden gem for Indians but super well known in the European side of the world. If you are Indian and want zero Indian food and almost a private holiday on a private island please go to Kanuhura and Jehunuhura which is a fun free of cost boat ride away - how we loved Kanuhura!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: We spent only 5 nights- 7 would be ideal!
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear f4rru, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, specially our private island and our watersports. We are indeed very fortunate to have such a vibrant and colorful house reef. Our hosts are very pleased to hear that you felt very well taken care of during your stay and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our little island paradise again. With Best Regards The Kanuhura Maldives team
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Lilly wrote a review Nov 4
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Wonderful friendly service and good food on a beautiful island. Its big enough to hideaway from other people which is a plus. Highly recommend the spa, gym classes, and sunset cruise. Dive center is great as well.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear lillylim, Thank you for sharing your lovely review. We are very pleased that our hosts made you feel very well taken care of during your stay with us and that you enjoyed our culinary experiences. We are indeed very fortunate to call this pristine island our home and we are very happy that you appreciated the privacy it can offer. We are also very glad you enjoyed our wellness facilities and classes. Sunsets can be magical in Kanuhura and we are delighted you liked our sunset cruise. We sincerely hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our little island paradise again soon. With Best Regards The Kanuhura Maldives Team
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PRICE RANGE
$540 - $3,748 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
MaldivesLhaviyani AtollKanuhura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kanuhura - Maldives
Which popular attractions are close to Kanuhura - Maldives?
Nearby attractions include Coco Bar (4.6 miles) and Champagne Pavilion (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kanuhura - Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kanuhura - Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kanuhura - Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kanuhura - Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, Kashibo Restaurant and Bar, and Raakani.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kanuhura - Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Kanuhura - Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Kanuhura - Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kanuhura - Maldives offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kanuhura - Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Hindi, and Thai.
Does Kanuhura - Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.
Is Kanuhura - Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.