On our recent trip to the Maldives, we had the pleasure of staying at Anantara Kihavah. Anantara had been on our list for SO long, we were so happy to finally have the chance to experience it – and spoiler alert, it did not disappoint.

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Anantara Kihavah is located in Baa Atoll, one of the most bio-diverse atolls in the Maldives, and one of our personal favorites. Baa Atoll is a UNESCO biosphere reserve that has allowed the sea life to flourish, including the nearby Hanifaru Bay, home to the largest Manta Ray feeding station in the world. The property is located a short, 40-minute seaplane ride from Male. Guests can also choose to take a domestic flight with a spead boat if the arrival or departure time is before sunrise or after sunset.

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Check out the full written review of the Anantara Kihavah in the Maldives!

Both overwater and beach villas offered spacious accommodations, large swimming pools and ample privacy. In neither room were we able to see other villas or people. Beach villas afford you the option to go straight into the shallow lagoon from your room, whereas, the water villas are already overwater, but will sometimes have a bit deeper water with beautiful corals to explore while snorkeling.

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00:00​​ – Intro

00:27​ – Location

01:06 – Lobby & Check in

02:12​ – Rooms

05:19​ – Service

07:44​ – Dining

09:41​ – Facilities

12:05​ – Style

14:25​- COVID-19 RATING

Overall, we absolutely fell in love with the Anantara Kihavah. The service, the lush & beautiful island and the incredibly unique guest experiences make this resort one of our top properties in the Maldives thus far. We cannot wait to return in the future to see what creative new experiences they’ve come up with since our last visit. If you’re considering this property, look no further- you won’t regret it.

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Disclaimer: We were hosted by the Anantara Kihavah Maldives on a media stay. Please know the opinions expressed are all our own and may not reflect the hotel’s own views.


  • glenn

    January 2, 2023

    We have enjoyed watching your reviews of the various Maldive resorts and this one looks great however we are trying to find an adults only resort that has comparable features with particular focus on a great house reef for easy access snorkelling and great cuisine.
    Be grateful on a few recommendations please.

  • Lisa

    July 7, 2023

    Hi! I am
    Between the Anantara Khihaveh and the Emerald resort and spa. I know the emerald is all inclusive but is the Anantara worth it to opt out of all inclusive? The rooms just seem so much better and there looks to be more activities at Anantara. Thanks

  • August 4, 2023

    Hi! Thanks so much for your amazing review videos. Me and my fiancé are planning our honeymoon to Maldives and read your 10 important item list, with room location as important. We wanted to book here at Anantara, but they only have over water villa (no sunset option available for our dates). Would you recommend still going here over emerald? And should we ask them to place us further out. We really can’t tell which is sunset and which is it, because there isn’t a description. We’ve asked the hotel, but it’s our honeymoon, so we want to make the best decision. Very much appreciate your advice. Thanks!


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