Kanuhura Maldives

Top choice resort in Lhaviyani

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9.4 out of 10

Kanuhura is a sumptuous, impressive place with magnificent beaches, stunning accommodation and top-notch food. It’s classy and stylish without being too formal, romantic without being too quiet, and extremely welcoming to families without allowing kids to run riot. If you want a laid-back, high-end beach holiday with considerable style, this may be for you.

After reopening in 2016 following a full renovation, Kanuhura can now compete with the best resorts in Maldives, having significantly revamped its rooms and upped its culinary offerings. The island itself is big – 1.4km long – with perfect beaches stretching right around it. The redesigned rooms are breezy and bright with lots of light and stylish furnishings. The beach villas feature Illy espresso machines, curated libraries, separate dressing areas, lovely indoor-outdoor bathrooms, marble fittings and frontage onto the perfect white-powder beach. The more expensive suites and water villas are even bigger and feature several rooms, sun decks and direct access to the water.

The resort’s public areas, main restaurants and spa are focused on the pool near the main jetty. Here you'll find A Mano, the very smart main buffet restaurant; a cool little deli that does made-to-order sandwiches; and the Italian restaurant Bottega. At the other end of the island is high-end outdoor dining option Veli Café, which overlooks the resort’s own desert island. Called Jehunuhura, this island is perfect for Robinson Crusoe roleplay or a relaxing lunch at its Drift Beach Grill. A complimentary boat shuttles guests back and forth between the two islands.

Elsewhere on Kanuhura there's a superb kids club, games room, full water sports centre, gym, tennis courts, squash court and dive centre that offers visits to more than 40 local dive sites. A club for teenagers is planned, which will complete the picture for this charming family-friendly luxury resort.

Quick description via booking.com

Located on a private island in eastern Lhaviyani Atoll, Kanuhura Maldives offers a luxurious retreat with a beautiful outdoor pool and an on-site water sports centre. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas, as well as in villas on request. Spacious air-conditioned villas are situated on the sandy beachfront or over the crystal blue lagoon. A flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod dock are included in all villas. The semi-outdoor bathroom comes with a bathtub and hot-water showers. Surrounded by popular dive sites, Kanuhura Maldives is a 40-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport. Airport transfers will be arranged by the resort, at an extra charge. Guests can soak in the hot tub or enjoy a relaxing massage at the resort's spa. For a good workout, there are 2 flood-lit tennis courts, an air-conditioned squash court and table tennis facilities. The children's club provides water activities and cooking classes. A Mano restaurant serves international buffet spreads, while pasta and grilled seafood are offered at the pool-side Cowry Bar. Other dining options include Asian fusion dishes at Veli, private island dining at Jehunuhura, 4 bars and 24-hour room service.

Important information

TRANSFER DETAILS (excluded from the room rate):
Please note that the property is only accessible by the following mode of transfer:

Seaplane transfer takes 35 minutes from Male International Airport. The return rates are:
Adult: USD 550, round trip, inclusive of all taxes
Child (2-11 years): USD 330, round trip, inclusive of all taxes
Infant (below 2 years): Complimentary

Guests must send arrival and departure flight details directly to the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

Children under 12 years will eat for free based on the rules and meal-plan accompanied by an adult, excluding alcoholic beverages.
Mandatory green tax of USD 6 per child per night will be charged.

Please note that the property has a mandatory Gala Dinner on March 30, December 24, December 31, 2018. All charges are to be paid at the property directly. Rates are as follows:

December 24, 2018:
USD 350 per person, inclusive of all taxes
Free of charge for children below 12 years

December 31, 2018:
USD 450 per person, inclusive of all taxes
Free of charge for children below 12 years

Please present the same credit card used to guarantee your booking when checking in / making the payment at the hotel. Please note that property may contact the cardholder for verification purposes.

Due to safety and privacy concerns the operation of unmanned aerial systems or drones by any of guests including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists is prohibited.

Features of Kanuhura Maldives

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business centre
  • Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Shoeshine
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Daily maid service


  • Tennis court
  • Garden
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fishing
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Family rooms
  • Games room
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bridal suite
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Children's playground
  • Billiards
  • Table tennis
  • Gift shop
  • Windsurfing
  • Darts
  • Library
  • Canoeing
  • Bbq facilities
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Tour desk
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Snack bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Trouser press
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Kids' club
  • Beachfront
  • Evening entertainment
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Indoor play area
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Children television networks
  • Kid meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet


  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool


  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available