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Kanuhura Maldives

Lh. Kanuhuraa, Lhaviyani Atoll
150 km from Velana International Airport, Malé
40 minutes by seaplane


Swimming Pool
Scuba Diving
Private Pool Villas
Multi-Bedroom Villas
Children's Facilities
All Inclusive Package
Jacuzzi Villas
Ayurvedic Treatments
Disabled Access
Baby Sitting
Business Facilities

Kanuhura is the very essence of authentic relaxed luxury in Maldives. Everything has been done in order to preserve the naturally idyllic beauty of the island. At the heart of one of the most spectacular Maldives atolls, lapped by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, Kanuhura seems to be resting on the waves making your holiday in the Maldives like a stay in paradise!

The quality of service at this luxury Maldives hotel makes of Kanuhura an incontestable member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’.

Room Categories

Land Room
62 sq feet

All of the Villas are dotted on the beach along the length of the island’s sandy shore, opening onto the fine soft white sand and the blue sea. You will enjoy the shade offered by the villas but will also appreciate the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors which offer incredible views over the Maldives beautiful ocean. The private space of these villas stretches all the way to the lagoon at the heart of this Maldives atoll. 

These luxury Kanuhura Beach Villas ensconce the sandy shores and consist of a wooden terrace leading to a private stretch of beach in front of the lagoon where a large thatched parasol and wooden loungers await your arrival. Rich vegetation between each of these luxury Villas offers an incomparable privacy for your trip to the Maldives.

Land Room
132 sq feet

The Beach Villas Duplexes comprise of two interconnecting villas and are perfect for families seekingfamily holidays or larger parties. Spending a holiday in Maldives with children means that comfort is a must. You can spend your Maldives family holiday in a spacious and comfortable child friendly suite, equipped with state of the art technology and with a tropical chic interior in the middle of enchanting nature.

These Beach Villas Duplexes are beach duplexes: specialized for family holidays , these Villas are linked by aninterconnecting door leading to en suite bedrooms but with separate outdoor decks. The villas are ideal for families or groups of friends who want to share a holiday together.

Land Room
280 sq feet

The Grand Beach Villas are the most spacious of our Villas at Kanuhura. They are furnished with exclusive pieces and comprise a double bedroom and a twin room, both en-suites with Jacuzzi baths.

The bedrooms are separated by a spacious living room with dining area. They also have a large veranda and a stretch of private beach. These Maldives villas are ideal for families or for those seeking a secluded romantic getaway at the hotel.

Over Water Villa
125 sq feet

Water Villas are situated at the end of a long wooden pontoon which appears to float over the beautiful lagoon. These luxury spacious Villas have infinite views across the Maldives Ocean and a large newly extended wooden decked veranda with sun loungers and an outdoor dining area. Perched just above the ocean, each of these Maldives Holidays Water Villas has a wooden stairway with handrails leading directly into the inviting waters of the lagoon.

These luxurious Water Villas are out over the water, set along mighty sun-bleached wooden stilts stretching from the centre of the island.

Below these wooden platforms swims an array of sea life, visible clearly under two metres of water. A magnificent honeymooners villa in the Maldives, lulled by the clear waters of the Kanuhura lagoon.

Over Water Villa
135 sq feet

These two luxury and spacious Grand Water Villas comprise a bedroom, a lounge as well as a large wooden terrace overlooking the turquoise lagoon and the rich coral reef. The most taxing task will be to choose between a relaxing moment on a lounger on your private terrace in the middle of the Maldives Ocean and a magical swim with the tropical fish in the crystal clear water of this Maldives lagoon, just a step down from your room. 

These two spacious Grand Water Villas have infinite views across the Maldives Ocean and a large newly extended wooden decked veranda with sun loungers and an outdoor dining area. Situated just above the ocean, each of this two Villas has a wooden stairway with handrails leading directly into the inviting waters of the magnificent lagoon.

Land Room
480 sq feet

This is the private villa in Kanuhura Maldives island resort. They have two bedroom chambers and it is located on the beach where you get to enjoy the view of the horizon with a closer look. Get the perfect view of the sunset and sunrise early in the morning with your family.

The Big azure ocean view might not be enough; the suite offers you the amenity of a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. Enjoy the warming sun and have the best holiday vacation at Kanuhura island resort.


Your total relaxation in this tranquil Maldivian Spa. The Spa provides guests with a special place for chilling out and for experiencing overall body care.

As well as the expert, soothing hands of qualified therapists, the Spa has eight treatment rooms, including four doubles for side-by-side couples’ treatments. Here you can enjoy the pleasure of signature massages like Aroma Stone Therapy and the 75 minutes Maldivian Theyo Dhemun.

You can also have a massage in outdoor beachside spa pavilion, Kandu-Olhi, for an unforgettable moment of relaxation overlooking the lagoon. The Spa also has a beauty salon, exclusive to guests at Kanuhura..


The amazing opportunities for diving in the Maldives attract divers from all over the world seeking natural wonders. The Kanuhura lagoon and the unexploited surrounding waters of the Lhaviyani Atoll provide endless opportunities for marine exploration, from scuba diving excursions and PADI certification courses to guided snorkelling trips. This atoll at Kanuhura, Maldives, is known for its stunning underwater fauna and marine life, offering some of the best dive sites in the world. Diving around Kanuhura in a lagoon in the Maldives is an unforgettable experience.

water sports

The Sun Watersports Center is a member of the internationally recognised Association of Windsurfing Schools in Germany, or VDWS (Verband Deutscher Windsurf und Wassersport Schulen e.v). With the very best in qualified instructors and water sports equipment, guests are assured of a safe and fun time on the various excursions and lessons that are offered.

Speedboats and Jet-Skies (for hire), canoes, four-seater banana boats, water-skis, wakeboards, different kind of fun tubes, kneeboards and catamarans (for hire) are available at the resort and you will also find Stand Up Paddle boards (SUP’s) (for hire) and windsurf boards and sails in different sizes.


Discover the beauty of the Maldives with an endless selection of activities. Choose from snorkelling tours, big game fishing, island hopping, private island picnics and sunset cruises.

Island-hopping: Experience a real Maldivian adventure on board one of the resorts traditional "Dhonis" - local fishermen's boats. Visit an inhabited island to see how the local people live, and an uninhabited island where the "excursion cook" will prepare a beach barbecue. Enjoying snorkeling and swimming in the turquoise lagoon. A recreation host will provides escort throughout the day.

Sunset Fishing: An experience not to be missed in an atmosphere never to be forgotten. Understand why fishing is not just the lifeline, but also an art form in the Maldives. Chefs will prepare the day’s catch.

sports and recreation

Kanuhura Maldives resort offers you one of the best fresh water pool, where you can spend your lazy afternoons with your family or your loves ones. You can also enjoy playing beach volley. There will be a tennis court with floodlights where you can enjoy playing tennis even after Sunset.  A squash court is also situated in the island with air-conditioned facilities. Therefore enjoy the perfect family vacation in Maldives.

sports and recreation

Kanuhura is probably one of the world’s most romantic places to celebrate your wedding. This five star hotel and its staff consider it a must to make your special day on this Maldives atoll a unique and memorable experience.

Wining and Dining

  • Moodhu Lounge -Bar

    Enjoy your evening at the Maldivian Moodhu Lounge bar with aperitifs and canapés or after dinner drinks with the sound of the sea and breeze in the palm trees while watching the stars suspended in the clear Maldives skies.

  • Lava Lounge

    Lava Lounge at Kanuhura hotel can be used as a private movie cinema with popcorn, for watching big-screen sporting events during major world competitions, or as a conference and meeting room (for up to 50 people, theatre-style).

  • Handhuvaru Bar

    Sit back, relax and enjoy cool drinks, cocktails and light snacks throughout the day by the poolside or in the shade of the bar. This is the place to be for sunset cocktails during your holiday at Kanuhura.

  • Kandu Restaurant

    ‘Kandu’ is another restaurant set on Jehunuhura, Kanuhura’s own private Robinson Crusoe-like island. Kandu means “blue sea” in Divehi. This exciting new outlet, the first restaurant to be set on a private islet in the Maldives, enables guests to discover a totally new concept of Grill restaurant on a tiny getaway island a few minutes away by boat transfer from Kanuhura.

  • Jehunuhura Island restaurant

    Jehunuhura is a private island getaway just a short boat trip over the turquoise waters of this Maldives lagoon from the hotel. The island offers guests a relaxing retreat from the heat of the afternoon sun with luxury picnic hampers for lunch. Couples who have chosen to spend their Honeymoon in the Maldives and others in search of a romantic retreat can dine on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

  • Veli Cafe

    Set on a deck above one of the superb beaches on this Maldives island, this is one of the most romantic spots on Kanuhura. Aromatic Asian fusion specialities include the freshest catch from the Indian Ocean served for dinner.

  • Olive Tree

    The Mediterranean-influenced à la carte Olive Tree restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. ‘Cuisines of the sun’ are offered for lunch, including light salads, fresh gnocchi and pasta, grills, and classic and creative pizza wraps inspired by the flavours of southern Italy.

  • Thin Rah - Main Restaurant

    Thin Rah is a large airy Maldivian restaurant with its fold-back louvered windows, immense thatched roof with inverted funnels letting in the light and air, and outdoor eating area with sand floor and view of the main pool and lagoon, serving the best of European and Asian cuisine for breakfast and dinner.

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