Kanuhura, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Following a multi-million-pound transformation, chic Kanuhura is back on the map with a free-spirited, bohemian, nautical design concept.
Think castaway island meets cosseting luxury hideaway: where tropical gardens are bordered by stretches of pristine beaches that fade into scintillating tropical waters – the perfect balance of laid-back barefoot luxury with natural sophistication.
On land, the revamped villas and bungalows come with breathtaking ocean views from both sunrise or sunset options; while the vibrantly decorated water villas, peppered across the lagoon, feature plunge pools and private decks looking out across the Indian Ocean, indoor-outdoor bathrooms with open-air rain showers and overwater hammocks – perfect for lounging over the lagoon, listening to the beat of the waves.
Dining options run the gourmet gamut with bespoke romantic dinners and private picnics in unbelievable settings; and eight restaurants (including the Italian restaurant; a beachfront joint; or a table in the chef’s herb garden) serving up exquisite international flavours and authentic Maldivian delights.
There’s a variety of land sports, and aqua-based activities, plus explorations of Lhaviyani Atoll’s kaleidoscopic underwater world. For a slower pace, head to the Kokaa Spa; or hop over to Masleggihura Island for a full-on barefoot experience with just the hermit crabs and sea herons for company. A world of adventure also awaits younger free-spirited fans, guaranteeing hours of unparalleled fun on this exhilarating and remarkable island playground.