Experiences

The Stunning Experience at Anantara Kihavah Maldives

Sea - the underwater restaurant at Anantara Kihavah

We returned 10 days ago from our second honeymoon in Anantara Kihavah Maldives and I’ve been struggling with what I should write for this review as words cannot describe wonderful and perfect Anantara Kihavah is.

This was our second  honeymoon in Maldives, the first one being right after our wedding which was last year.  We were slightly concerned that this time would not be as amazing as last time but how wrong we were. We need not have worried – it was as perfect as we remembered and if anything, it got better.  I cannot imagine that there is another island/hotel in the Maldives that is as flawlessly unspoilt and beautiful as Kihavah.

We stayed in a pool water villa near the end of jetty with the sun on the deck all day. All of the villas were beautiful and breathtaking and no superlatives can justly describe them or the stunning pool on the deck. The views were pretty much fabulous and we even got to see the fabulous dolphins from our deck every single day. We brought binoculars so that we can see them real close. There were amazing marine lives such as eagle rays and many fishes swim by the villa. It was so beautiful. Since my husband and I were ocean lovers, we spent hours exploring the house reef beneath our villas and saw various majestic creatures such as different kinds of rays, baby sharks, trigger fishes, etc… For all ocean lovers, we recommend you to stay at a water villa so that you can see these little babies.

The food at the restaurant was really exquisite and these destinations offers amazing views of the ocean and the beach. We loved all the restaurants equally and we cannot say which one we loved the best. Staying at Kihavah means a lot of eating and there is no better place better than to have a simpler meal other than your room. We dined at the underwater restaurant – sea, and it was amazing. It was such a unique and special experience and a must do if you come to Kihavah. The ambiance, setting and food is something you won’t find anywhere else in the world. We were also lucky enough to experience breakfast in Seal treasure forever.

Our butler, Firshin, looked after us perfectly and as for the last 5 days of our stay, we had Tom, our lovely butler from last year and it was so wonderful to see him again. He came to us with an offer we thought to be a mistake but it wasn’t. Since we were repeat guests, the management offered us a complimentary upgrade for our last 2 days to the very wonderful water residence which was more spacious and amazing. We were literally stunned and once we had calmly and graciously accepted the offer we danced around our villa in excitement like kids on Christmas morning. It was gorgeous. The residence had swing beds, outdoor dining pavilion, infinity pool, etc..

I could go on and on about this wonderful resort, Anantara Kihavah and it would never be enough. For all ocean lovers and honeymooners, we totally recommend this hotel to you and your holiday would be full of peace, fun and bliss.