This is not our first time in a five stars resort in the Maldivas but we were amazed and stunned from this unique beautiful pearl called Anantara Kihavah Villas Resort. This 5*resort really needs to be seen to be believed. We assure the pictures attached below ARE NOT Photoshop…
We admit to be a big fan of the Anantara hotels group, mostly because the put you in the middle and the staff make every difference in your stay. However this is the best we encountered as the Kihavah is touching pure perfection.
Everywhere you go in the island you can see and feel that a lot of love and passion were put in this remarkable resort , trying to find the perfect balance between a true Maldivian feel ,natural ecology and luxury. The island itself is an amazing preserve of nature and local architecture: villas are lost inside the dense green jungle of palm trees, birds are heard through the leaves , amazing orchids are everywhere, the water is pristine clean and warm and the reef is .. AMAZING !!
Architecture and design of the villas, main pool, all restaurants, even the main pool toilet, is touching pure perfection. A real joy to eyes, heart and mind…
We stayed 6 nights in the water pool villa and one unforgettable night in the beach pool villa….. Both rooms were truly incredible and huge!!!. We liked the water pool villa which was truly magnificent and totally worth the extra money. The water pool villa was huge, special designed bathroom with separate areas for shower, big infinity sea view pool, interesting daybed, amazing glass bottom tub and a lovely outdoor shower, comfortable King size bed, two walk-in wardrobe, lounge, outdoor patio and jacuzzi and high speed WIFI.
The room, amenities, bed, bathroom, deck and hot tub were all in the highest standard. The private pool was large, approx 8*4 meters, 1.2m deep. Large swinging daybed, 3 hammocks build right above the water and 2 sunlounger are the perfect setup for total relaxation. We were pleasantly surprised with complimentary fresh fruit platter (renewed every day) and a bottle of champagne wine upon our arrival. The overwater villa was just spectacular
Breakfast was so tasty and diverse, consists of a buffet of special whole wheat breads, cakes and pastries, different yoghurts, cereals, muesli, fresh cat fruits and juices, variety of omelettes, eggs, sausages, beans, hash browns, meditation food including falafel and humus, crispy bacon, excellent goat cheeses and even free champagne wine …. Breakfast was truly excellent and the view from the restaurant located on the beach near the main pool, was stunning.
Although we were entitled to get a complementary lunch, we have chosen to skip it most of the days. Lunch was excellent as we tried it once but we found out that it's better to eat a big breakfast around 9:30am and enjoy a full menu course at Dinner.
Lunch or Dinner in the undersea "Sea Fire" restaurant is a MUST ! Unique experience of eating underwater, watching the fish swim around you while eating superb food. The atmosphere was unique. At first impression you may think that the price of the fixed menu is quite expensive comparing to other international restaurant in the same standard. However, comparing it to other undersea restaurants, taking in account the fact that this is an isolated island with fresh food cooked and served like as we were in one of Paris finest restaurants - price was fair and reasonable.
The service is superb!. It's seen everywhere we went that the resort takes guest satisfaction in the first place. Everyone is attentive and aware of your needs and requests up to the minor details. The staffs are always smiling at you, checking to see if there is anything you need, ensure you are made at home on the island, provide local knowledge and just are outstanding. Zahid, our villa host was fantastic. He was so wonderful, most kind and friendly trying to do everything he could to make sure our stay was unforgettable. Aboo, our morning waiter during breakfast always remembered how we like our latte coffee, what kind of fruit juice each of us like, where we like to seat… every little detail. Ranga , the talented barman had introduced us different Mojitos which we loved even so we are usually a wine drinker and do not like cocktails. Ranga: thank for the excellent Mojitos.!!! Room service was Brilliant as well – fantastic menu, whatever you order arrives within 35 minutes.
Overall: the staff is well trained and focused on every single detail to make sure that your experience is first-rate
We really enjoyed our dinner at the Seafire. You may see our review under Seafire restaurant in the trip advisor. Bottom line: don't miss it. The Japanese and Italian restaurants were delicious as well. The fisherman and porcini risottos in the Italian restaurant were the best we ever tasted. Simply pure perfection. Our best compliments to the head chef. You are the best !!
We have met the general manager, DiDi, in a special circumstance which required his immediate involvement. After meeting such a kind, charming, passionate person we understood its needless to say we got a suitable immediate solution for our best satisfaction. No wonder the staff is so motivate with such good and positive energy, trying their best to accommodate all our needs, not because they have to but because they want to….
We have been in many 5* hotels around the world but remembered only one hotel manager that impressed us equally. She was from Anantara group as well…
All in all, this was by far the best vacation we ever had. It was truly a magnificent stay, long enough to fully enjoy and decide that it is a place to go back to whenever is possible, again and again…..
We would definitely highly recommend this resort to anyone going to the Maldives and looking to stay in a beautiful luxury resort with excellent service, valued for the money.
If you are thinking of going, stop thinking and just book it. We promise you will have the time of your live.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A haven of pool villas, Anantara Kihavah Villas is a Maldives luxury resort that offers the ultimate in privacy and tranquillity, your own sanctuary within a sanctuary. Expansive space that opens on to brilliant tropical nature, with private pools, high ceilings and timber interiors. Flavours of culinary art and wine served amidst a panorama of aquatic life in one of the few underwater restaurants and wine cellars in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anantara Kihavah Villas Hotel Baa Atoll