Baroque Travel reveals a best-kept secret, an extraordinary luxury retreat in the Maldives that offers every facility for a vacation of a lifetime
The Maldives is a barefoot luxury haven, a chain of paradise islands that offers the most superlative and luxe beach vacation. All of the beautiful island atolls are blue sunspots in the water, especially when seen from above. The turquoise sea is broken only by rings of corals and lagoons. Most of the islands here are home to just one resort, upping the exclusivity factor and offering a getaway that is secluded, private and carefree.
The magical Anantara Kihava Maldives is the ideal location from which to explore some of the Indian Ocean’s magnificent underwater life. Located on the island of Kihavah Huravalhi, this extraordinary resort is an unforgettable 30-minute seaplane journey from the main Maldivian island of Malé. Visitors fly over a string of coral islands and resorts to get there, and what a stunning surprize it is.
Anantara Kihava Maldives offers 79 spacious private pool villas, either poised over the water or located on a pristine stretch of private white sand beach. Those built over the water offer guests the opportunity to enjoy either the sunrise or sunset on their private decks. The resort offers every facility for an exclusive vacation including a choice of four excellent restaurants, a wide selection of fun sports and water sports, not to mention the stunning beach. There are also yoga and meditation classes and an overwater spa for rejuvenating treatments.
The resort itself is located on what was once an uninhabited isle in the UNESCO-recognized Baa Atoll in the Maldives. The island is surrounded by an exceptional coral reef, where one can snorkel to see a variety of marine life. Literally just 20m from the beach lies a magical waterworld.
Guests spend their time snorkeling or scuba diving to explore this magical haven under the sea. If they want to take a dip, they can, from their villas, which also have their own swimming pools. In addition, the over-water villas feature bathrooms and toilets with glass bottoms so that one can watch the fish swim by.
Other exclusive activities include Ayurvedic massage, over-water yoga and the highlight of a visit here, dining at Sea, the resort’s underwater restaurant surrounded by marine life. Land activities include star-gazing, an open-air cinema, bespoke ‘dining by design’ on the beach and many other outdoor activities.