Kanuhura Resort & Spa, Maldives

  • Luxury
  • 5 star
  • 110 villas
  • Seaplane
  • 40 min
  • 140km
  • Lhaviyani Atoll
  • Kanuhura

What sort of Trip was this?

  • Honeymoon
  • Family
  • Spa

Kanuhura not only crystallises idyllic Maldives; it sublimates the castaway experience beyond its exclusive sea-moored and secluded nature-haven villas.

Reopening in 2016, after full renovations, the resort promises an all-embracing organic sophistication to incarnate authentic luxury.

In the tropical climate of the Maldives, you will be the special guest at the resort’s own private island, the small, wild paradise of Jehunuhura. To fully enjoy your dream holiday in Maldives, Kanuhura also offers a true gastronomic experience through the expertise of its bold Head Chefs in 5 restaurants scattered across the resort.

Identity of Kanuhura, Maldives

Service is seamless and smooth. Inconspicuous personnel ensure that life is easy-going, and extend heartfelt attentions in an unobtrusive manner. There is no pretence at Kanuhura – here, kindness is simply natural.

Deriving from the pristine atmosphere, the essence of Kanuhura’s lifestyle is natural, offering the ultimate luxury of simply enjoying life and its finest pleasures with meaningful ones.

Ostentation is abandoned, making space for a wealth of wordless emotions and sensations - those insubstantial moments that create a sense of bliss.

Kanuhura is home to 110 villas, tastefully furnished with discrete sophistication and a modern touch. Featuring a bounty of natural materials, the villas are complemented by a private wooden deck stretching to the beach or over the lagoon.

Villa Type of Kanuhura Resort & Spa, Maldives

Beach Villa Sunrise

Beach Villa Sunrise

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All of the Villas are dotted along the length of the island’s sandy shore, opening onto the fine white sand and azure sea. You will enjoy the shade offered by the villas and air conditioning, but wi... read more

Beach Villas Sunset

Beach Villas Sunset

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The Beach Villas Duplexes comprise of two interconnecting villas and are perfect for families and larger parties. Holidaying with children is not stressful here! You will spend your Maldives holiday... read more

Water Villa Sunrise

Water Villa Sunrise

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Water Villas are situated at the end of a long wooden pontoon which appears to float over the turquoise lagoon. The spacious Villas have infinite views across the Indian Ocean and a large newly extend... read more

Grand Water Pool Villa Sunrise

Grand Water Pool Villa Sunrise

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The two Grand Water Villas comprise a bedroom, a lounge as well as a large terrace overlooking the turquoise lagoon and the coral reef. The most taxing task will be choosing between a relaxing momen... read more

Grand Beach Villa Sunrise

Grand Beach Villa Sunrise

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With two bedrooms and two luxurious bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, a lounge, dining table and a large beach terrace, these suites have the atmosphere of a faraway home-from-home. The exotic charm that... read more

Our Marine Biology Research Centre is keen to help decode the processes that

lie behind coral reef ecology and conservation. We aim to achieve this major goal through an ambitious and rigorous research program open to all guests and delivered to local communities.

Everyone is invited to have fun holidays while learning and actively participating in the amazing journey of oceans’ conservation!

We offer to our guest many ways to stay tuned with our innovative marine conservation projects. Please visit our website for more information at

The air-conditioned Kanuhura fitness suite boasts state-of-the-art equipment from Life Fitness. The weekly activity programme includes yoga, meditation and stretching group classes.

A personal trainer is available to tailor special fitness programmes for guests; private classes with an instructor can also be arranged at the resort.

The Teens Club welcomes youngsters from 12 to 17, who may enjoy a special program of sports and recreational activities, as well as excursions.

With a large sand-filled and an enclosed swimming pool, there is definitely no time for boredom. Staffed by a qualified and experienced team, the Kids Club provides a variety of fun and educational activities so that children have a good time during their holiday at Kanuhura in the Maldives.

Spanning an entire day, activities such as snorkeling and treasure hunting will keep the kids totally amused during their stay. Cooking classes will make them feel like little chefs as they get to relish some of their very own dishes.

Set on a deck above one of the superb beaches on this Maldives island, this is one of the most romantic spots on Kanuhura. Aromatic Asian fusion specialities include the freshest catch from the Indian Ocean served for beachside dining.

The atmosphere of this charming Maldives restaurant is particularly appreciated by couples on Honeymoon in the Maldives for its breathtaking views.

Open for dinner only, closed on Sundays

Beachside Dining in the Maldives at Kanuhura

Candlelit romance on the shores of the Indian Ocean sets the tone for a beachside dining experience with its elegantly decorated timber tables and chairs set amidst the palm trees on the beachside deck.

When the sun sets, this neighbouring desert island becomes the perfect location for private island dining, private parties or romantic hideaways for two in the midst of a Maldivian atoll, with lavish champagne dinners served under the stars should you so desire.

For those looking for an unforgettable island dining experience on their holiday, Kanuhura staff can create the ultimate magical occasion with barbecues, bonfires and Bodu Beru (traditional Maldivian drum music and dance) for a small group of friends, or an intimate candle-lit evening for couples.

‘Kandu’ is another island dining restaurant set on Jehunuhura, Kanuhura’s own private Robinson Crusoe-like island. Kandu means “blue sea” in Divehi.

This exciting new outlet, the first restaurant to be set on a private islet in the Maldives, enables guests to discover a totally new concept of Grill restaurant on a tiny getaway island a few minutes away by boat transfer from Kanuhura.

Handhuvaru Bar

The spacious, partly sand-floored Handhuvaru Bar on the other side of the pool from the two main restaurants has a distinctive Maldivian atmosphere and has been dressed with comfortable over-sized daybeds and chairs both in and outdoors, by the pool and on the beachfront.

The interior is furnished with inviting, cosy seating and windows wide-open to the sunshine.

This Maldivian bar serves a selection of sumptuous chilled smoothies enhanced with frozen fruit purees, vitamin boosters made with fresh juices and uniquely flavoured iced teas, as well as a full menu of creative cocktails and a selection of Cuban and Dominican cigars.

The Kanuhura Pool & Bar Menu offers all-day dining from traditional favourites to sushi bento boxes.

The evenings are relaxed and chilled out with hookah pipes, dancing candlelight, and this is a prime location for watching the sunset on your holiday in the Maldives.

Araam Beach Bar is the ideal spot for toasting the sunset, overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean in one of the prime locations of Kanuhura.

Araam Beach Bar is a relaxing space exclusively for adults and adolescents over 12 years. On the white sand beach , just a few steps from the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, the lounge bar offers comfortable beds, a lot of choice of refreshments and an incredible view of Jehunuhura, the neighboring Island.

Araam Beach Bar is open from 11 a.m to 8 p.m.

Thin Rah is a large airy Maldivian restaurant with its fold-back louvered windows, immense thatched roof with inverted funnels letting in the light and air, and outdoor eating area with sand floor and view of the main pool and lagoon, serving the best of European and Asian cuisine for breakfast and dinner.

As well as the extensive outdoor seating for dining with your feet in the sand, Thin Rah has three open-sided indoor pavilions.

The central buffet area has a contemporary-rustic Indian element, offering Asian grills and Middle Eastern fare ranging from regional curries and wok-fried noodles to couscous.

Your taste buds will not want your holiday in this luxury Maldives hotel to end!

This à la carte restaurant presents a wide range of Mediterranean dishes for lunch and dinner.

The Olive Tree has a pizza oven. Other specialities include; pasta, salads and grilled meats.

The Mediterranean-influenced à la carte Olive Tree restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. ‘Cuisines of the sun’ are offered for lunch, including light salads, fresh gnocchi and pasta, grills, and classic and creative pizza wraps inspired by the flavours of southern Italy.

Poolside open-air tables and a breezy interior offer shady refuge by day, while in the evening an intimate atmosphere is created when the lights dim and candlelight glimmers.

Véli Café

Set on a deck above one of the superb beaches on this Maldives island, this is one of the most romantic spots on Kanuhura. Aromatic Asian fusion specialities include the freshest catch from the Indian Ocean served for dinner.

The atmosphere of this charming Maldives restaurant is particularly appreciated by couples on Honeymoon in the Maldives for its breathtaking views.

At Kanuhura, an extensive choice of carefully selected crisp or fruity wines make the perfect accompaniment to an array of some of the chef’s personal creations using fresh seafood from the Maldivian atolls fused with spices, pickles and sauces and Thai components to form a delectable Asian fusion cuisine at this

Kandu

‘Kandu’ is another restaurant set on Jehunuhura, Kanuhura’s own private Robinson Crusoe-like island. Kandu means “blue sea” in Divehi.

This exciting new outlet, the first restaurant to be set on a private islet in the Maldives, enables guests to discover a totally new concept of Grill restaurant on a tiny getaway island a few minutes away by boat transfer from Kanuhura.

In Villa Dining caters for breakfast, light snacks, romantic dinners and special celebrations in the privacy of guests’ villas or at various locations on the island. Available 24 hours.

  • WIFI
  • swimming pool
  • television
  • coffee
  • air conditioning
  • fitness facility
  • fridge
  • wine bar
  • smoking allowed
  • entertainment
  • secure vault
  • room service
  • play place
  • complimentary breakfast
  • Handicap Accessible

Scuba diving is one of the most popular and exciting sports you can experience. Everyone in good health can give it a try. The minimum age to start a course is ten years. Sun Dive Centre guarantees professional diving education with the world’s leading PADI System. Our team of qualified and experienced PADI Instructors, modern equipped classroom and the newest teaching material will allow you to make your dreams about diving come true.

You can start in advance of your trip with our E-learning Programme at home so that you are ready for your adventure when you arrive at Kanuhura. Please register for E-Learning on the Sun Dive Centre website at

The amazing opportunities for diving in the Maldives attract divers from all over the world seeking natural wonders.
The Kanuhura lagoon and the unexploited surrounding waters of the Lhaviyani Atoll provide endless opportunities for marine exploration, from scuba diving excursions and PADI certification courses to guided snorkelling trips.
This atoll at Kanuhura, Maldives, is known for its stunning underwater fauna and marine life, offering some of the best dive sites in the world. Diving around Kanuhura in a lagoon in the Maldives is an unforgettable experience.

The out reef at Kanuhura drops down to more than 1,200 m. Because of this extreme depth pelagic fish life is not rare and makes this area a divers paradise. Thilas, Giris, drop offs, out reefs, corners and channel crossings give our guests a great variety of eventful dives. On our regular diving excursions, at 9.00 a.m. and 2.30 p.m., we will bring you within 10 to 60 minutes to one of 40 dive sites we can offer. You will be guided in small groups and in a relaxed atmosphere.

Three times a week we organise guided night dives, where you can observe nocturnal creatures. During a full day excursion you can reach interesting dive spots in the west. Unexplored dive sites in the south of the atoll can also be discovered. Nowhere else in the Maldives will you have the opportunity, to dive at two wrecks in one dive. During a leisurely 45-minute-boat ride by Dhoni, we also pass a few tropical desert islands before we reach the two shipwrecks at Felivaru. One of them is already recognisable from a distance! It rises with its burnt-out bow about 10 m above the surface, hiding its stern in almost 30 m of depth.

Beach & Deep Sea Activities at Kanuhura, Maldives

Speedboats and Jet-Skies (for hire), canoes, four-seater banana boats, water-skis, wakeboards, different kind of fun tubes, kneeboards and catamarans (for hire) are available at the resort and you will also find Stand Up Paddle boards (SUP’s) (for hire) and windsurf boards and sails in different sizes.

The Sun Watersports Center offering beach activities in Maldives, is a member of the internationally recognised Association of Windsurfing Schools in Germany, or VDWS (Verband Deutscher Windsurf und Wassersport Schulen e.v). With the very best in qualified instructors and water sports equipment, guests are assured of a safe and fun time on the various excursions and lessons that are offered.

Luxury Spa in the Maldives at Kanuhura

This sumptuous Maldives spa is a temple of peace, an ode to serenity. Massages, body treatments, and separate steam bath, dry sauna, cold plunge pools and Jacuzzis, for ladies and gentlemen. All the luxury you would expect from Kanuhura Resort & Spa.

Maldives spa

A diverse range of treatments and a comprehensive range of facilities, in a beautiful wooden interior that echoes that of Kanuhura, provide guests with a sanctuary for relaxation and overall body care.

Eight spacious treatment rooms, including four doubles for side by side couples’ treatments

Hatha yoga sessions held by our professional instructor

An outdoor beachside spa pavilion

Beauty salon

Separate steam bath and dry sauna

Cold plunge pool

Jacuzzi

Air conditioned gym

Aerobics studio

A diverse range of treatments and a comprehensive range of facilities, in this Maldivian spa, provide guests with a sanctuary for relaxation and overall body care. Massages, body treatments, and separate steam bath, dry sauna, cold plunge pools and Jacuzzis, for ladies and gentlemen. All the luxury you would expect from a luxury spa resort.

A Maldivian Spa, the height of pleasure

Your total relaxation is our goal in this tranquil Maldivian Spa. The Spa provides guests with a special place for chilling out and for experiencing overall body care.

As well as the expert, soothing hands of qualified therapists, the Spa has eight treatment rooms, including four doubles for side-by-side couples’ treatments. Here you can enjoy the pleasure of signature massages like Aroma Stone Therapy and the 75 minutes Maldivian Theyo Dhemun.

You can also have a massage in our outdoor beachside spa pavilion, Kandu-Olhi, for an unforgettable moment of relaxation overlooking the lagoon. The Spa also has a beauty salon, exclusive to guests at Kanuhura.

Beach Villa Sunrise

Beach Villa Sunrise

All of the Villas are dotted along the length of the island’s sandy shore, opening onto the fine white sand and azure sea. You will enjoy the shade offered by the villas and air conditioning, but wi

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Beach Villas Sunset

Beach Villas Sunset

The Beach Villas Duplexes comprise of two interconnecting villas and are perfect for families and larger parties. Holidaying with children is not stressful here! You will spend your Maldives holiday

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Water Villa Sunrise

Water Villa Sunrise

Water Villas are situated at the end of a long wooden pontoon which appears to float over the turquoise lagoon. The spacious Villas have infinite views across the Indian Ocean and a large newly extend

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Grand Water Pool Villa Sunrise

Grand Water Pool Villa Sunrise

The two Grand Water Villas comprise a bedroom, a lounge as well as a large terrace overlooking the turquoise lagoon and the coral reef. The most taxing task will be choosing between a relaxing momen

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Grand Beach Villa Sunrise

Grand Beach Villa Sunrise

With two bedrooms and two luxurious bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, a lounge, dining table and a large beach terrace, these suites have the atmosphere of a faraway home-from-home. The exotic charm that

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Beach Villa Sunrise

Beach Villa Sunrise

All of the Villas are dotted along the length of the island’s sandy shore, opening onto the fine white sand and azure sea. You will enjoy the shade offered by the villas and air conditioning, but wi

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Beach Villas Sunset

Beach Villas Sunset

The Beach Villas Duplexes comprise of two interconnecting villas and are perfect for families and larger parties. Holidaying with children is not stressful here! You will spend your Maldives holiday

Request Quote BOOK NOW
Water Villa Sunrise

Water Villa Sunrise

Water Villas are situated at the end of a long wooden pontoon which appears to float over the turquoise lagoon. The spacious Villas have infinite views across the Indian Ocean and a large newly extend

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Grand Water Pool Villa Sunrise

Grand Water Pool Villa Sunrise

The two Grand Water Villas comprise a bedroom, a lounge as well as a large terrace overlooking the turquoise lagoon and the coral reef. The most taxing task will be choosing between a relaxing momen

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Grand Beach Villa Sunrise

Grand Beach Villa Sunrise

With two bedrooms and two luxurious bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, a lounge, dining table and a large beach terrace, these suites have the atmosphere of a faraway home-from-home. The exotic charm that

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