Luxury Maldives holiday resort activities
Dive below the surface of this aquatic haven. A myriad of resort activities awaits on land or in the sea. Stargaze after dark with expert guidance of the cavernous night. Visit wildlife sanctuaries where conservation is key. Uncover untold wonders in this pristine environment for the ultimate luxury Maldives holiday at our tropical resort.
Anantara Kihavah is surrounded by reefs where five species of sea turtle feed and rest. Grab a pair of fins and snorkel to explore their habitat and meet these docile creatures. Hawksbill turtles are friendly and commonly seen.
Zoom through the water like a dolphin with the environmentally friendly Seadart. Dip below the surface to discover new depths. Your eyes are protected by a mask and you can quietly move at speed to take in more than you thought possible. Or keep your head above the water and skim across the ocean for a thrilling experience.
Take off at speed on one of our twin Seadoos with our experienced guide by your side. Whether an experienced rider or beginner, we’ll brief you at the resort so you can have a safe, exhilarating ride. Create ripples across the open ocean as the breeze blows through your hair.
Glide across the crystal-clear waters of the Baa Atoll for a different perspective of aquatic life. Sit atop a solid or transparent vessel and soak up the quiet ambiance of secluded lagoons at your own pace. For a shared activity, slip into a tandem kayak and marvel at the teeming sea life just below you.
The waters around Anantara Kihavah are perfect for beginner or experienced paddle boarders. A standing position gives you a unique peek into a myriad of fishes, turtles and rays that populate the area. Watch the water turn from turquoise to blue as you paddle to deeper waters. A calming experience full of wonder.
Spot dolphins only metres from shore. These friendly mammals play in their natural habitat near the resort. Stay dry on board one of our boats as you watch spontaneous and breathtaking displays. Baa Atoll is one of the best atolls to spot dolphins. The most commonly seen are the spinner dolphins who will delight and entertain the whole family.
Grab your mask and fins for a short journey to one of the treasured reefs near the resort. Our knowledgeable team will assist and guide you to seek the creatures beneath.
Swim with manta rays or watch a clownfish darting through the sea anemone. Spot a whale shark lurking in the shallows. The tranquil, clear waters of the island offer unrivalled opportunities for exploring.
Rise into the sky behind our fully rigged parasail boat, Chute Me. The reefs are visible from the air, rewarding you with magnificent views from your vantage point. Soar through cloudless skies above the island for a unique adventure. Perfectly safe, yet utterly breathtaking, this will be an unforgettable experience for your holiday.
Balance your chakras with our sunrise and sunset yoga sessions. The soothing surroundings offer a perfect setting to practise your sun salutations. Release stress and find inner harmony with group sessions or individual guidance, both available at the resort.
Escape to pure tranquillity in the peaceful Anantara Spa. With six over water treatment rooms and a menu of exotic treatments to soothe and heal your body, find your zen in our paradise.
Experience our Signature Essence of Kihavah treatment. Inspired by the healing powers of the island's produce, this invigorating ritual will elevate you to complete bliss.
Studio Reverence by Bastien Gonzalez
In line with Bastien Gonzalez’s philosophy of well-being, the uniqueness of a Studio Révérence treatment lies in the fusion of French chiropody with a focus on the natural beauty of hands, feet and nails.Combining professional techniques with the highest quality ingredients in the Révérence de Bastien product line, our signature Studio Révérence treatments guarantee not just a therapeutic break, but an overall unforgettable experience.
Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Lift Facial
Lift, Firm, Tighten. The most intensive facial, it uses science-led formulas with diamond powder to aid the absorption of active ingredients combined with lifting techniques.
Drift into your best night's sleep with the help of our amazing Slumber Guru. This in-villa treatment begins with a warm milky bath lit by candles. Specially chosen music sets the mood for relaxation.
A gentle massage follows on your private deck, with a choice of lavender or ylang ylang oils to soothe you. Then a warming tea or hot chocolate awaits, your choice from the Pillow Menu and finally, retreat to your luxuriously dressed bed with Egyptian cotton for a perfect rest.
Sail Away Overnight Adventures
Experience an element of adventure in deluxe surroundings on board Ocean Whisperer, a 24-metre luxury gulet ideal for romantic escapes. Spend days cruising on the Indian Ocean whilst evenings light up with exclusive private dining. Enjoy a private snorkelling experience with your loved one.
Luxury Dhoni Fishing
Destination: adventure. Climb aboard Catcher or Reef, our 15-metre luxury dhonis, for a private fishing charter. Your captain and crew guide you to the best fishing spots around our atoll.
Big Game Fishing
Take a half-day excursion on our speedboat to reap the bounty of the plentiful Indian Ocean. A popular local pastime, big game fishing will show you how to reel in some of the sea's thriving sailfish, barracuda, tuna, mahi mahi and giant trevally.
Our chefs will be happy to prepare your catch to your liking or teach you how to prepare a do-it-yourself seafood supper.
Set sail to uninhabited islands and naturally formed sandbanks. Let the sun’s rays dance across your skin in this endless oceanic paradise. Alight on powdery beaches with no one to see for miles. Swim alongside tropical fish in a quiet lagoon. Get a taste of village life as you spend time on some of the inhabited islands.
Soak up the last rays of sun aboard one of our luxury vessels. As a tapestry of colours explodes across the Maldivian sky, cherish quiet moments with your loved one. Romance and adventure combine in deluxe surroundings. Light snacks and beverages are on offer to whet the palate as you cruise through a glittering ocean.
Our Thiththi Boli Kids' Club offers excitement and action for kids aged 4-12 years old. Qualified supervisors provide endless fun through exploration and crafts. Creativity is stoked through different themes.
Teenagers can chill out in our recreation area or join family games with life-sized chess, badminton, volleyball and Jenga to choose from. Let little ones loose in a safe environment between 10.00 am – 6.00 pm every day.
Marine Biology Courses
Calling all young ocean explorers! Experience once-in-a-lifetime encounters with a variety of marine creatures while learning about their life and habitat with the resident Marine Biologist, Christine.
Each room comes fully equipped for the little ones too. Child-sized bathrobes, slippers, life-jackets and toys are provided so kids can have a memorable holiday.
A baby amenities pouch is also on offer containing baby shampoo, soap, powder and bath gel. You can request a cot, steriliser, nappies, wipes and a bottle warmer. Let us know so we can add ease to your holiday.
Each restaurant at the resort features child-friendly options and portions. We aim to ensure our younger diners enjoy their culinary experience just as much as our older guests. International favourites and a selection of authentic local meals are prepared in portions for the younger ones’ satisfaction.
Cherish precious time alone with our babysitting service. Babies from three months old are catered for. Take advantage of a few hours of quiet time, day or night, with professional babysitters. Our sitters are trained in First Aid and CPR so you can rest assured that your little ones are in safe hands.
Hop over to Thiththi Boli Kids' Club to share jumping fun for the young and young and heart. Bounce to your heart’s content on a series of trampolines and shoot for the basketball hoops when you reach the end.
Slap on the sun cream and get down to the sand for a healthy dose of adrenaline. Perfect your serve in volleyball or knock a winning shot across the badminton net. Join with friends and family for a tournament by the sea. More leisurely pursuits are on offer, with pétanque and table tennis available.
Step up to the net at Anantara Kihavah’s tennis court. Play with a partner or team up for a doubles’ session as dusk falls. Anantara provides tennis rackets and balls for guest use.
Yoga and Meditation
Be inspired by the surroundings as you stretch out at sunrise. Our Yoga Guru will help you achieve new levels of relaxation as you concentrate on your breathing.
Feel the energy flow through your body as you slide into new poses. Group evening classes are also available along with private sessions at a location of your choice. Bring the family along for a group session, including children.
Hop on one of the resort bicycles for a tour around the island at your own pace. Coconut palms frame your path as you pass relaxing scenes on your journey. Inhale the sweet aromas of indigenous flora and fauna. Free for use, bicycles are available for exploration at your leisure.
Culinary delights abound in Maldivian cooking. Learn the intricacies of this diverse cuisine, inspired by a number of cultures. Our passionate chefs bring world-renowned dishes to life and guide you to replicate the tasty offerings.
Bring home your new apron and hang your certificate proudly on your kitchen wall. Little ones can join the fun with Mini Master Chef classes.
Cinema Under the Stars
Recline on a comfortable sofa beneath the twinkling Maldivian sky. A big screen under the stars shows a variety of classics along with recent blockbusters.
Family-friendly favourites are shown for a perfect activity for all ages. Whether you choose Champagne and oysters, a bucket of chicken wings or regular popcorn for your viewing snack, you’ll be sure to enjoy our tasty accompaniments.
Learn the unique secrets of the night sky. Our SKY Guru leads you through a special stargazing dinner at SKY Bar. Dramatic views and moons are revealed in this ideal location for discovering the skies. Over a five-course degustation menu, you can map out the constellations and understand the features that make up our universe.
Descend into one of the few underwater wine cellars in the world. The abundance of the Indian Ocean flows around you as you indulge in a special journey through the vineyards of the world. With 380 labels from 14 different countries, a tantalising experience awaits as you soak up the ambiance of this aquatic underworld.
For a convenient shopping experience, the resort boutique offers a myriad of wonders. Peruse a sparkling collection of gemstones. Don a new swimsuit or bikini if you’ve left yours behind. With the latest emerging jewellery designers from around the world and a selection of fine souvenirs, you’ll find everything you desire here.
A tranquil blue pool that seems to stretch into the ocean, offering the perfect place for a swim. Take a dip in the afternoon and gaze across the stunning seascape.
Our Sunshine Butlers will cater to your every whim, bringing refreshing juices and cold towels. Borrow an iPod from the pool selection so you can laze in the sun with the perfect soundtrack.
There’s never a dull moment at Anantara Kihavah. Have some fun in our recreation area with billiards, badminton, volleyball and tennis. Checkmate with a family friend on our life-sized chess board. Giggle helplessly during a family game of Jenga. Teenagers can hang out with space to chill in the sun.
Keep up with your healthy schedule on holiday. With treadmills, free weights, strength-training and cardio equipment, there’s plenty to provide variation in your workout. Pump up the volume on the borrowed iPod or watch some TV as you spin.