Kanuhura Island Resort | Kanuhuraa | Maldives


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  • Location : Lhaviyani Atoll
  • Distance from airport: 130 km
  • Transfer: 40 minutes by Seaplane
  • No of rooms : 95

Famed for its laid-back luxury and authentic natural Maldivian charm, Kanuhura is located on the eastern rim of Lhaviyani Atoll on its own private island. This luxury hideaway, a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World, offers an unrivaled location combining understated elegance with an authentic Maldivian atmosphere. Whilst the three dining pavilions offer tantalising cuisines, the award-winning One&Only Spa offers indulgent treatments. For a unique experience guests can enjoy a private island getaway on sister island Jehenuhura.


Kanuhura offers five types of luxury villas – Each villa has it’s own private outdoor area with mesmerising views of the ocean. Extensive use of hand crafted wood, raffia, bamboo and other natural materials creates an elegant rustic interior befitting the naturally beautiful island surroundings.

All Villas feature:

  • air-conditioned
  • king-size bed
  • open-air sunken bathtub and shower
  • television
  • DVD player
  • mini-bar
  • safe
  • telephone
  • broadband
  • own private veranda overlooking the sea
Beach Villas – Size 62 m2 [68]

Dotted on the island’s coral and sand fringe – Private space extends onto the beach and out to the lagoon.

Beach Villas Duplex – Size 188 m2 [5]

Duplex villas are two interconnecting villas – Perfect for famillis and larger parties

Grand Beach Villas – Size 132 m2 [2]

This suite offers a “home-way-from-home”, especially for longer stays.

Features :

  • two bedrooms
  • two large bathrooms with jacuzzi
  • living room
  • kitchenette
  • dining table
  • veranda
  • wide beachfront
  • Water Villas – Size 125 m2 [18]
  • Out on the water set along sub-bleached
  • wooden pontoons
  • Private sundesck
  • steps leading down to water
  • direct access to the lagoon
Grand Water Villas – Size 135 m2 [2]

Features :

  • bedroom
  • living room
  • spacious sundeck
  • Private Jacuzzi


Kanuhura provides cuisines of unimaginable variety – food for romance, for relaxation, for the shear pleasure of company.

Thin Rah

Kanuhura’s main restaurant serves buffets for breakfast and dinner featuring local and international cuisines and an array of exciting delicacies are prepared at open cooking stations.

The Olve Tree

Presenting a la carte dishes from the Mediterranean, the Olive Tree features an open oven pizza bar. Other spacialities include fresh pastas, salads, grilled seafood and steaks. Open for Lunch and dinner around the pool.

Veli Cafe

Set on a deck above the beach this is one of the most romantic spots on the island. Aromatic Asian fusion specialities include the freshest catch from the Indian Ocean served for dinner. Open for Lunch and dinner.


Private island getaway just minutes from Kanuhura. Six individual kiosks offer guests a relaxing retreat from the heat of the afternoon sun with luxury picnic hampers for lunch. In the evening, the island hosts private parties or romantic hideaways for two.

In-Villa dining

Caters for breakfast, light snacks, romantic dinners and special celebrations in the privacy of your villa or at various locations on the island.

Handhuvaru Bar

Sit back, relax and enjoy cold drinks, cocktails and light snacks throughout the day by the poolside or in the shade of the bar. A classic place for suset cocktails.

Lava Lounge
Lava Lounge can be used as a private movie cinema or for watching big screen sporting events during major world competitions or for karaoke entertainment and also as a conference and meeting room.

Nashaa Club

Maldives’ first discotheque is hidden away at the far end of the island. Music chart toppers and cocktail mixers.

Leisure Activities

Kanuhura offers a wide array of leisure activities from tennis to volley ball, games to karaoke or simply relax in the pool or shop at our lifestyle boutique.

Water Sports

The Water Sports Center is a member of the internationally recognised Association of windsurfing Schools in Germany. Speedboat rentals, canoes, four-seater banana boats, water skis, fun tubes, kneeboards and catamarans are also available. 40 diving sites are accessible within minutes from the resort.


Discover the beauty of Maldives with an endless selection of activities. Choose from snorkeling tours, fishing, island hopping, private island picnics and sunset cruises.


A diverse range of treatments with a comprehensive array of facilities provide guests with a sanctuary for ralaxation and overall body care. The spa also has a fully equipped fitness center, aerobics studio, spa boutique and seperate steam bath, dry sauna, cold plunge poll, Jacuzzis and an outdoor spa pavilion.

Kides Club

The Kids Club offers imaginative fun for kids [2 – 11 yrs]. Parents or a baby sitter should accompany all children under 4 years old. Babysitting services by professionally trained nannies are also available on request at a fee – the minimum age for infants is 4 months.

Resort facilities at a glance :

  • 3 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • ‘Kids Only’ Club
  • Swimming pool
  • Children’s pool
  • Lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Fitness centre
  • Yoga
  • One&Only Spa
  • 24 hour Villa Host
  • Games room
  • Library
  • Beach volleyball
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Wakeboarding
  • Waterskiing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Banana boats
  • Canoeing
  • Diving Snorkeling


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