A Haven of Private Luxury in the Maldives at Anantara Kihavah Villas
In January 2011, Anantara adds a unique gem to its collection of Maldivian resorts – Anantara Kihavah Villas. Featuring only luxurious private pool villas and residences, the resort offers a sanctuary within a sanctuary for discovery, renewal and pure relaxation.
Inspired by the idea of a deserted island paradise, Anantara Kihavah provides seclusion without sacrifice. Spend decadent days lounging in equatorial rays beside your infinity edge pool over the lagoon, or slip into the water to see the world below up close. At night, the moon sparkles on white sand beaches while the waves of the Indian Ocean roll gently in.
The private villas and residences, whether on the beach or perched over the lagoon, boast expansive space that highlights the breathtaking views all around. Lofty ceilings, marble floors and timber accents create cool elegance, while details like an over-water hammock or deck chair in the pool itself add a touch of whimsy and playfulness.
Though the villas and residences might tempt you to stay within your private sanctuary of bliss, the island boasts unique amenities to draw you in. Discover a panorama of marine life unlike any other in the world’s only underwater wine cellar and restaurant at Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky. Dive with stately whale sharks and sea turtles in the morning, and spend the afternoon rejuvenating at the Anantara Spa. Island life beckons.
Experience a deeper immersion in the culture, heritage and natural beauty of some of the most enchanting destinations in the world with Anantara’s special Stay 4 Pay 3 packages. From the breathtaking seascapes of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia to the jungle-clad hills of the Golden Triangle and the mysterious dunes of the Arabian desert, enjoy more time for less with Anantara.
15% Weekday Special at Desert Islands Escape to the stunning deserts of Abu Dhabi on a well deserved weekday adventure. Book a luxurious room, suite or villa and enjoy complimentary breakfast and return boat transfers.
Anantara Bophut Last Minute Special Thailand’s famed tropical paradise Koh Samui beckons you. Book ten days in advance at Anantara and receive a 15% discount on accommodation, as well as daily breakfast for two.
Anantara Seminyak Bali 20% Discount Special Discover contemporary comfort inspired by the richness of Balinese heritage – for less. Book a suite for a maximum of three nights and enjoy a 20% discount on accommodation, as well as daily breakfast.
Win a complimentary 3 day/2 night stay at Anantara Kihavah Villas. For your chance to win, just answer the question below:
Q: Name Anantara’s newest resort and its restaurant that has a unique underwater wine cellar. Submit your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter for your chance to win!*
Congratulations to Mr. Gilles Molesti, the winner from our April issue of Anantara Discoveries. We hope you have an inspired stay with us at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives!
*Please respond by December 20, 2010. Include the answer, your full name, email, address and phone number. The winner is entitled to two complimentary nights at Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives, and may bring one guest free of charge. The winner will be contacted by email by January 2011.
Conditions: The competition is open to all persons 18 years of age or older, other than employees of Anantara. The competition closes on December 20, 2010 and entries received thereafter will be ineligible. Prize awards are final and do not include airfares, other travel-related or third-party expenses (which are payable by the winner) and are not subject to a cash alternative, exchange or substitution. The prize is valid for stays from March 1 – November 30, 2011. Advance booking is required. Bookings are subject to availability and blackout dates apply. No purchase is necessary to enter, and winners will be notified in the January issue. Please indicate on your entry form if you do not wish for your details to be distributed to third parties other than Anantara.
The Maldives’ underwater playground is home to an abundance of colourful reefs, shimmering schools of tropical fish – and now Anantara’s resident marine scientist, Lindsay Sullivan. With over 400 dives under her belt, Lindsay shares her passion for the ocean with our guests everyday, whether guiding snorkelling excursions or teaching the kids about coral conservation. To follow Lindsay as she revels in the wonders of the ocean, click here.
Find yourself in true harmony with nature on this magical journey for body and soul. Anantara Golden Triangle now offers one of its most unique wellness programmes yet. Instead of just walking into yoga class, arrive on the back of an elephant after a peaceful jungle ride to a quiet sala surrounded by rice paddies. Following a restorative session of asana postures, return to the resort by elephant again, at one with the nature all around. To learn more, click here.
Do more than just catch a glimpse of the famously gentle dugong, known as the “sea cow”, from the boat with Anantara Si Kao’s Eco Wild Life Trail tour – slip on your fins and snorkel above the sea grass with these unique creatures as they graze. This special action-packed full-day programme includes a picnic breakfast, snorkelling in the dugong-frequented hotspots, kayaking, bird-watching and a nature walk on nearby Libong Island. To discover more about Si Kao and the iconic dugong, click here.