Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas opened earlier this month with brand-new villas and redesigned wellness and dining concepts. The resort has also implemented Anantara’s “Stay with Peace of Mind” program and integrated the new Anantara app.
Beach Pool Residences
The redesign of the beachfront accommodations, starting from 14,300 square feet for the Two Bedroom Residence to 21,500 square feet of space for the Four Bedroom Residence, was completed this year. They all have smart technology, a fully equipped kitchen, an outdoor Sala with contemporary lounge furniture, alongside newly extended swimming pools fitted with massage jets.
The highlight in each revamped bathroom, newly fitted with intelligent toilet technology, is a water wall designed to mimic a real waterfall. Each residence is also outfitted with its own private double-bed spa treatment room and gym with a range of fitness equipment. Guests have access to a dedicated Villa Host, plus a Wine Sommelier and Personal Chef service on request.
Updated Dining Experiences
Formerly known as Salt, the new dining experience (now named Spice) has flexible seating, allowing for easy creation of private corners for couples or tables to accommodate larger groups. The facelift has not only taken place in the dining areas, including the al fresco deck (which provides sunset views), but also in the back of house. To further accentuate its Asian offerings, the entire open kitchen has been redone. In addition to additional wok cooking stations, a tandoori oven has been installed.
In addition, Manzaru has been fitted with brand new timber-framed pool cabanas and a gin specialty bar, with over 60 different types of gins. The Mediterranean/Italian restaurant also now has a distinctively beach club vibe.
"Rejuvenated" Spa and Wellness
Anantara Kihavah’s over-water Anantara Spa has also undergone renovation. All six treatment rooms have been refurbished in pure white to heighten the relaxation vibe, which is offset by a carbon-black bathtub or a Thai massage bed. New wet and dry facilities have been introduced, including a Finnish-style sauna, infrared sauna and hot and cold plunge pools.
Deals for Couples, Families
This curated stay package includes snorkeling with manta rays, stargazing at the only over water observatory in the Maldives and fine dining underwater at SEA, the world’s first underwater restaurant and wine cellar. Valid for stays of six nights or more, accommodation options include a beach pool villa or over-water villa on half board consisting of breakfast and dinner at three restaurants. For stays of up to five nights, the package will include only the underwater lunch experience at SEA. Both packages are valid until October 31, 2021.
Or, if you’re traveling with the whole gang, the Maldives Family Adventure includes dining, resort activities, children’s club and babysitting benefits, specifically:
- Private beach barbeque with the family with a choice of menu selection
- Four-course family lunch at SEA
- Turtle Quest marine adventure, a two-hour cruise with the family in search of turtles
- Complimentary activities at Thiththi Boli Kids’ Club, including cooking classes, arts and craft sessions and more
- Complimentary activities in the recreation center for the adults, including yoga classes, Pilates and more
- Two-hour private babysitting service at your preferred time
- Welcome kids’ amenity pack for every child
- Daily complimentary ice cream for kids
- Children stay and dine for free
- Family portrait framed as a departure gift
Good to know: Anantara Kihavah has a full calendar of festive activities this year. Celebrate Christmas Eve with a magical dinner on the beach, keep a look out for Santa on Christmas Day at Manzaru and at SEA, usher in 2021 with a “Great Gatsby”-themed New Year Eve’s party with live entertainment and a fireworks show. On January 6, 2021, there will be a gala dinner set on the beach.