Luxury hotel holiday Kanuhura Beach Resort Maldives

This is a vibrant 5-star resort offering pure relaxation and an active holiday experience. The resort is about 40 minutes from Male by seaplane and offers a wide choice of bungalows, beach and water villas and large pool villas. The design of the resort is a pleasing blend the traditional heritage of the Maldives. Very good choice of dining. Stylish and luxurious.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Male or Emirates via Dubai to Male
  • Seaplane transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Kanuhura Beach Resort, Maldives

Kanuhura Beach Resort is a luxurious 5-star resort combining elegant informality and a wide range of leisure activities, all set amongst the paradise islands, white sandy beaches and crystal blue tropical waters.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Lhaviyani Atoll

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Malé airport

Distance from airport 40 minutes by seaplane. Please note that the resort is one hour ahead of official Maldives time

Hotel facilities and services

4 Restaurants, Bar, Discotheque, Spa, Gym, Aerobics, Library, Courtesy Lounge, Water Sports Centre, Swimming Pool, Games Room, Shops, Laundry, Babysitting, 24-hour Room Service, Children's Club, Dive Centre, CD/DVD Library, Business Centre. Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers in the evenings.

Complimentary watersports

Swimming Pool, Windsurfing, Pedalos, Canoes.

Chargeable watersports

PADI Dive Centre, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Knee Boarding, Banana Boat Rides, Fun Tube Rides, Water Sports Lessons, Speedboats, Catamarans, Fishing, Snorkelling Equipment, Excursions. Children's life jackets are provided for water-based sports including boat trips.

Land sports

Billiards, Darts, Tennis and Squash Courts, Gym, Volleyball, Bocciball, Table Tennis, Daily Health Class. 

Out and about nearby

The nearest town to Kanuhura Beach Resort is Naifaru, 30 minutes from the resort by speedboat. Highlights for families include Water sports, Fishing, Garden walk. Visits to islands nearby.

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Holiday Code WW26

Luxury bepoke holidays to Kanuhura Beach Resort, Maldives

Kanuhura Beach Resort occupies a picturesque island in turquoise waters protected by a reef in Lhaviyani Atoll, reached by seaplane in about 40 minutes from Male. A deluxe resort, Kanuhura combines an elegant informality with attentive service and high standards of accommodation. Skilful use of natural materials and fabrics complement the island surroundings and the design stylishly calls on the traditions of the Maldives to create a symbiosis of things Indian, Thai, Arab and Sri Lankan. The ambience at Kanuhura reflects the philosophy of the resort, combining ample places for peaceful rest and relaxation, swimming and sunbathing with numerous attractions if you want more activity, from water sports to fitness, from speedboat trips to Polynesian massage in the spa. In the evenings there is a choice of dining, with A Mano restaurant offering different culinary themes each day and featuring open cooking stations where you can see the chefs at work. There is also the Bottega restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes and the Deli cafe, or you can choose to dine in your villa. After dinner you might choose to enjoy a liqueur in the Cowry Club. From Kanuhura Beach Resort you can opt to explore the neighbouring islands, perhaps by visiting the fishing island of Hinnavaru where you see the mosque, school and dhoni building or by enjoying a full day's sail by traditional dhoni combining visits to inhabited and uninhabited islands. Sunset fishing, snorkelling trips and speedboat trips are also possible. Kanuhura Beach Resort offers high-quality accommodation, service and surroundings at excellent value for money. The resort offers pure relaxation in the Maldives as well as an active holiday experience.

Room descriptions

All rooms have king-sized bed, outdoor bath and shower, private veranda, air conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, minibar, coffee/tea making machine, safe, satellite television with DVD, stereo system, free broadband internet access, hairdryer, personal villa host service, fresh fruit daily.

Beach Bungalow
Beach Villa
Water Villa
Beach Pool Villa
Water Pool Villa
Retreat Beach Pool Villa
Grand Beach Villa with two bedrooms, two bathrooms with jacuzzi baths, living room, kitchenette and veranda
Grand Beach Pool Villa
Retreat Grand Beach Pool Villa
Retreat Family Beach Pool Villa
Sanctuary Pool Villa

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Holiday Code WW26

Luxury bepoke holidays to Kanuhura Beach Resort, Maldives

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Kanuhura, the Maldives, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Male with British Airways direct (winter season only) or Emirates via Dubai. The flying time is about 13 hours. Kanuhura is reached from Male airport by seaplane in about 40 minutes and Expressions Holidays includes the seaplane transfer in your holiday price.

Additional information

Minimum stays: There is a minimum stay of 5 nights for stays including 31 December except in two and three bedroom categories where there is a minimum stay of 7 nights.

Children: Children of all ages are most welcome. Children aged under 12 years stay free of charge in all room types.

Special offers

15% reduction Summer 2019 Book before 29 February 2020 and receive a 15% reduction on stays between 16 April 2020 and 30 September 2020. Restrictions apply.

10% reduction Summer 2019 Book before 31 March 2020 and receive a 10% reduction on stays between 16 April 2020 and 30 September 2020. Restrictions apply.

Children stay free Summer 2020 Book before 31 March 202 and children up to the age of 15 will stay free of charge when sharing parents' room. Applicable for stays between 16 April 2020 and 30 September 2020. Applicable to some room types only. Restrictions apply.

From about

Holiday Code WW26

Luxury bepoke holidays to Kanuhura Beach Resort, Maldives

About Maldives

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Maldives is ideal for visitors looking for a relaxing and luxurious holiday in serene surroundings. The small republic of the Maldives is a luxury holiday destination that possesses some of the most astonishing and beautiful underwater life in the world. Consisting of over a thousand tiny coral islands, the Maldives is traditionally a fishing and trading nation which converted to Islam in the 12th century. Aware of its magnificent natural resources, in recent years the country has striven to maintain its traditional way of life and preserve the natural beauty of the islands whilst offering visitors a secluded and exclusive holiday experience. With turquoise seas, coral sand beaches, swaying palm trees and thatched huts and cottages, the Maldives represents for many the perfect picture of a typical deserted tropical island, a dream holiday destination offering peace and quiet with hotels which epitomise barefoot luxury. The Maldives hotels and island resorts we feature really are the very best. Whilst they all look idyllic, and clearly with the deluxe resorts we offer, you will receive luxurious accommodation and outstanding service, there are important distinctions that our sales team can draw your attention to: distance from Male and how you travel to the resort (speedboat, seaplane or domestic flight plus boat), the size of the island (some are very small and intimate, others are found on larger islands or connecting islands, beach or overwater villas (the overwater villas are usually, but not always, more expensive than beach villas) and the range of facilities (dining options, water sports and diving).

Highlights of the Maldives

For many, the Maldives offer some of the most fascinating underwater exploration available, from both snorkelling and diving. There are over a hundred different species of fish, from angelfish to flying fish, snapper and triggerfish, stingray and shark, as well as turtles and numerous corals of a multitude of colours. If your resort is near Malé then the capital is worth a brief visit with its mosques, traditional houses with rounded corners and tea shops with a selection of ‘short eats’ including rice pudding, curried fish cakes and small bananas.

Cultural highlights of the Maldives

Bodu beru traditional music and dance, traditional seating - the undholi (like a hammock) and the joli (a net seat hung from a wooden frame), local crafts including mats, lacquer work and jewellery, traditional dhoni boats.

Facts in brief

Capital Malé
Airport Malé International Airport
Size The Maldives consist of 1,192 islands, dispersed over an area of 35,000 sq. miles
Population 436,000
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