Kanuhura is reached by a 40 minutes scenic seaplane journey from Male International Airport. Set across three private islands – two deserted islands and Kanuhura itself where untouched beaches slope gently into the warm lagoon. Kanuhura is a luxury Maldives dream come true; a paradise created for the free spirited, wild-hearted, world travelLer.
Winning recognition from Conde Nast Traveller as one of the world’s top hotel renovations, Kanuhura reopened in December 2016 to world-wide acclaim with a lifestyle that combines the bohemian unconventionality of the gypsy fused with the sophistication of the jet set. Here, the barefoot style comes naturally.
Eight restaurants and bars offer a world of dining, while 80 villas are dotted amongst lush tropical greenery and on stilts over the lagoon along the 1.4km island. Discover barefoot luxury in pure natural elegance where time is all yours. In this private hideaway gem, every moment is filled with pleasures and is a celebration of nature’s beauty.
Kanuhura is home to 80 villas, tastefully furnished with gypset sophistication and a modern touch. Featuring a bounty of natural materials, the villas are complemented by a private wooden deck stretching to the beach or over the lagoon.
All rooms feature - Spacious semi-outdoor private bathroom, WC | Separate outdoor shower | Bathtub | Veranda | Sea View | Private setting | Free internet acces | Air-conditioning | Mini bar | In-room safe | Hairdryer & Bathrobe | Satellite TV & telephone
Grand comfort with a private veranda stretching to the beach and the Maldivian sunrise view. Has a separate outdoor shower.
Suspended on stilts over the turquoise lagoon. Spacious villa with a sunrise view, semi-outdoor bathroom, outdoor shower & a private sundeck.
Beach Pool Villa
Luxurious villa in a private setting. Has a private veranda and plunge pool. Enjoy sensational views of the sunset and the Indian Ocean.
Water Pool Villa
Villas built on stilts over the lagoon with private plunge pool. Close by coral garden.
Retreat Beach Pool Villa
Grand stylish comfort surrounded by turquoise lagoon. Has a private garden, porch & swimming pool. Enjoy magnificent views of the sunrise & the sea.
Grand Beach Pool Villa
Lavish villa surrounded by turquoise lagoon. Has a spacious private sundeck & plunge pool. Enjoy magnificent views of sunrise & the Indian Ocean.
Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa
Elegant & spacious villa with a private terrace & swimming pool. Has a separate living room & bedrooms. Enjoy magnificent views of the sunrise & the atoll.
Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa
Family setting with 3 bedrooms, living room,private veranda & a swimming pool. Enjoy view of the sunrise and the sea.
Kokaa Wellness Retreat and Spa offers a world of blissful serenity for weary travellers in need of pampering. Inspired by age-old healing traditions from around the globe, our largely organic treatment list is one of the most comprehensive in the Maldives. Voted ‘The World’s Best Spa’ by National Geographic Traveller magazine, a visit to our spa is a must.
Release your inner warrior
Exercise your freedom to choose how to maintain your fitness regime. Enjoy a workout in our fully-equipped fitness centre either by yourself or with the guidance of one of our expert personal trainers. For those who enjoy working out in groups, the options are virtually endless; from an incredible Maldivian warrior workout and beach boot camp to a session of kickboxing, aqua fitness or beach boxing—we have it all. You can also start the day with an early morning jog, strengthen your core with Pilates, enjoy our wide array of water sports or explore the island on one of our complimentary bicycles.
Freedom is child's play - Kanuhura Kids Club
Our little gypsetters are in for an adventure of a lifetime at our kid-friendly hotel with activities and entertainment designed to thrill and enchant. The exclusive kids corner at the Boduberu Lounge provides a warm welcome for them, while our floating water park offers hours of fun for kids and adults alike. Allow them to fill their activity passport with amazing experiences: from the tree house in Jehunuhura to an enthralling pirate cruise and mini Olympics. Watch them embrace their creativity with pottery and encourage them to help the local wildlife by becoming a turtle ambassador.
Explore the scintillating waters
Water lovers and sun worshippers have no limit to the ways they can enjoy our tropical playground. Hop on board a private boat and head towards the endless horizon or spend the day sailing the seas on a catamaran. Skim the water’s surface on a canoe or a stand up paddle board, and set your inner thrillseeker free while jet skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, water skiing or mono skiing. “Fly” with our Jetlev-Flyer and enjoy the adrenaline rush on our banana boat and fun tubes. Explore the ocean's hidden wonders with our diving excursions through our PADI centre which also offers various diving courses.
A gourmet’s delight - Dining at Kanuhura is a gourmet’s dream come true with the option of a new culinary journey each day.
Gorgeous fresh artisan pizzas made to perfection in a wood-fired oven, sumptuous Mediterranean seafood dishes and sinfully satisfying pastas—this is a mere taste of the delectable dishes on offer at Kanuhura’s phenomenal Italian restaurant, Bottega. Delight in simple Italian favourites, authentic delicacies, signature dishes and regional specialities paired with a fine glass (or bottle) of premium, imported vino. Elegantly decorated with a modern and minimalist flair and set amongst tropical gardens, Bottega is the perfect location for a languid lunch or a romantic dinner. The wine cellar and private dining room are available on request and provide the ultimate setting for serious gourmets.
Perfectly located on Kanuhura’s pristine white sandy beach and boasting an unparalleled view of the aquamarine lagoon, Veli—the Dhivehi word for ‘sand’—offers a veritable smorgasbord of “Asian Fusion Cuisine” with incredible flavour combinations sure to delight even the most discerning epicure. Enjoy a culinary adventure throughout Asia as you explore the wonderfully creative menu which offers everything from the finest sushi and Korean-style barbecues (served at private Yakiniku-style tables) to Japanese, Chinese and Singaporean specialities, freshly grilled favourites and mouthwatering tandoori dishes from the traditional Indian oven. Both masterful and delicious, Veli’s dishes will certainly have you craving more.
Kanuhura’s gorgeous A Mano restaurant (which loosely translates into “made by hand”) is situated on the beach with an unrivalled view of the scintillating Indian Ocean and offers guests the choice of dining outside under the palm trees or inside, where guests can enjoy the spectacle of live cooking stations and themed dinners. Here, guests can enjoy beachfront dining at its best as they indulge in delicious homemade delights and unique buffet dinners (every evening there is a different theme) that showcase outstanding global cuisine - each dish made with the freshest ingredients. The buffet breakfast, said to offer among the largest variety of breakfast spreads in the country, offers guests a plethora of breakfast choices and is nothing short of outstanding.
Drift Beach Grill
Located on one of Kanuhura’s deserted neighbouring islands, Jehunuhura, this incredible beachside grill is the perfect option for wild-hearted adventurers looking for a unique culinary experience. Beautifully prepared food is grilled freshly for guests as they lap up the luxury of their ‘own’ deserted private island. Spend the day barefoot as you marvel at the sparkling lagoon or relax on one of the sunbeds under the palms and see if you can spot any of the island's resident rabbits, chickens and hermit crabs.
Let world-class mixologists create exotic cocktails for you that are as beautiful as they are delicious at this novel poolside bar. Tastefully decorated with a modern flair, this bar sports a phenomenal lounge area right on the edge of the infinity pool and boasts magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. With one of the largest selections of local and international cocktails in the Maldives, a visit to the Cowry Club is highly recommended.
Iru Beach Bar
Witnessing a Maldivian sunset from Kanuhura is a truly spectacular experience—something you will never forget, especially when viewed from Iru Beach bar, Iru being the Dhivehi word for ‘sun’. This whimsical, dreamlike bar has been carefully created with gypsetters in mind and is a tropical haven where guests can spend hours enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous scenery. Characterised by gypset-style teepees, trademark beaded swing chairs and low-level seating, there’s no better place to watch one of nature’s finest spectacles and welcome in the dusk.