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Picturesque Luxury in the Maldives

Aug 20, 2019

Elevate your vacation to the Maldives by staying in ultimate luxury.  Find your rhythm in the island of your choice. Hide away with lazy days in a shaded hammock or drifting slowly underwater through the reefs. Thrill the family with adventures in paradise. Surprise a loved one – and perhaps yourself – with a menu designed by you and a world-class chef, then served on a deserted sandbank.

Each Anantara hotel in the Maldives has its own individual style. Wherever you drop anchor, Anantara’s gurus and islanders will be on hand to make your moments special. Tailor your Maldives’ island time to your pace and your passions.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Surrounded by nothing but a turquoise lagoon, the island of Kihavah and its pure white sands rise up out of the ocean like a mirage. For centuries, Arab traders en route to the Far East took shelter on the island, a lush paradise blessed by coconut, papaya and mango trees. Navigating archipelago to archipelago by the stars, the seafarers were also drawn by the riches of the ocean surrounding the island – where a prehistoric volcano sank back into the depths, leaving blooming corals and a wealth of lagoon fish.

Wishing to keep the pristine nature of the island intact, not one tree has been moved – as evidenced by the villas growing up around them. The design pays homage to the seafarers of old, fusing Indian Ocean, Arab and Portuguese motifs with indigenous materials.

Located on the Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas invites you to imagine your own paradise in one of the 80 beach and overwater pool villas and residences. Snorkel with mantas and Hawksbill sea turtles. Stargaze into the night at the Maldives’ only overwater observatory. Dine on a deserted sandbank or beneath the ocean’s surface at an award-winning underwater dining option at this luxury resort in the Maldives.

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Find a very private setting for intimate, one-of-a-kind experiences. With twin islands Play and Chill, Niyama Private Islands Maldives offers up the luxury of choice.

At Play: Frolic in the treetops. Rush into the infinite horizon. Kick things up a notch in villas set on white sands and tailored to adventurous honeymooners, active couples and style-savvy families.

At Chill: Revel in a peaceful moment within the cocoon of Drift Spa. Explore culinary heaven offshore. Soothe your soul to the slow rhythms in overwater villas. Lounge against the flowing oceanscape in an underwater playground. 

The resort is a collection of 134 studios, suites and pavilions, dotting both islands and extending out over the lagoon.

Discover your island niche and settle in, or jump back and forth between high-energy indulgences and cool serenity.

Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

At Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, adventures await across three islands, at sea, and below the water’s surface. Run into the surf from your beach pool villa, or jump into the lagoon from your overwater suite. Surf, dive, picnic on a deserted island, then return to overwater spa treatments and culinary journeys at this stunning Maldives resort.

The resort features 110 beach villas and overwater suites, only 35 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport. The resort offers guests a surf school and water sports center. Access to facilities at sister resort Veli (for guests over 18 years or families with dinner reservations) is also included.

Naladhu Private Island Maldives

Long noted for its beauty among the locals, the small private island of Naladhu invites you to unwind in blissful seclusion. Take up residence in one of 20 timelessly elegant houses, each a spacious sanctuary with private swimming pool. Each house includes 24-hour dedicated butler service, as well as access to facilities at sister resorts Anantara Dhigu and Veli. The in-house spa is also a tranquil oasis.

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure, a picnic on deserted islands, or dinner by candlelight in a coconut grove.

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Escape to a hideaway island fringed by a turquoise lagoon. Laze in your overwater bungalow with puffer fish swimming in crystal-clear waters below. At Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, write your own chapter of romance.

Salute the sun in an ocean-facing pavilion. Discover blissful Ayurvedic treatments at Balance Wellness by Anantara. Cruise into the sunset on a luxury dhoni, or dine under the stars.

The island offers your visitors 67 overwater and oceanfront bungalows. Facilities include a couple’s spa, open-air cinema, private dining, and access to sister resort Anantara Dhigu. To maintain the serenity of this island, Anantara Veli caters exclusively to adults, one of the Maldives’ few adults-only resorts.

Whatever your idea of Maldivian luxury, heighten it here with Anantara. Contact a Travel Advisor to get started.