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Kanuhura, a Sun Resort - Maldives

Kanuhura Island, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives, Maldives Access

Kanuhura, a Sun Resort - Maldives

***Hotel temporary closed from April 1 to July 31 2020***
What makes Kanuhura differentKanuhura precious island languidly set on the warm Indian Ocean in the middle of the bright atolls of the Maldives can be described as a unique timeless castaway chic experience for travellers seeking laid-back island living. The forces of the elements are the architects of this true paradise a place of beautiful natural enchantment. Kanuhuras offers a very tasteful celebration of luxurious island living with a sense of bliss framed in soft colours and natural materials used combined with tropical elegant design enhances the harmony of elegance in fusion with timeless Gypset chic.

LOCATED ON THE EASTER RIM OF LHAVIYANI ATOLL 35 MINUTES BY SEAPLANE FROM MALE INTL AIRPORT - The secluded and tranquil island resort of Kanuhura Maldives a five star luxury resort. Famed for its laid-back luxury and authentic natural Maldivian charm the award winning Kanuhura offers the highest standards of accommodation service and culinary experience. Every effort has been made to retain the natural beauty of the island and wherever possible employ the use of only natural materials. The resort


  • Internet
    FREE WiFi
  • High speed Internet
  • High speed wireless
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Baggage hold
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Early check-in
  • Front desk
  • Late check-out available
  • Storage space
  • Work away
    Business center
  • Business services
  • Photocopy center
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Interior corridors
  • Hotel service
    24-hour security
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Butler service
  • Currency exchange
  • Doctor on call
  • FREE newspaper delivered to room
  • Hotel does not provide pornographic films/TV
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Onsite laundry
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Outlets
    Beauty shop/salon
  • Gift/News stand
  • Hairdresser/Barber
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Travelling with others
    Babysitting service
  • Child programs
  • Children welcome
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Elevators
  • Events
    Catering services
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Green facilities
    FREE bicycles


  • Communication
    Speaker phone
  • Bedding
    Sofa bed
  • Super comfy bed
  • Special features
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Connecting rooms
  • Soundproofed room
  • Bathroom
    Phone in bathroom
  • Shower
  • Food & Beverage
    Coffee/Tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Plates and bowls
  • Refrigerator
  • Entertainment
    AM/FM radio
  • Cable television
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • FREE newspaper
  • Premium movie channels
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • VCR movies
  • Business
    Data port
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Telephone
  • General
    Alarm clock
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron
  • Non-smoking
  • Safe
  • Smoke detectors
  • Trouser/Pant press


  • Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sunbathing
  • Wellness
    Health club
  • Massage services
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool
  • Fitness
  • Weightlifting
  • Sport
    Badminton court
  • Boxing
  • Football field
  • Jet skiing
  • Jogging track
  • Jogging trail
  • Scuba diving
  • Ski in/out facilities
  • Snorkeling
  • Soccer field
  • Sports events
  • Squash court
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball
  • Water sports
  • Water-skiing
  • Cultural
    Children's program
  • Disco
  • Fishing
  • Nightclub
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Shopping
  • Games / movies
  • Dart board
  • Game room
  • Nightclubs

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    FREE continental breakfast
  • Services
    24-hour room service
  • Executive floor
  • Room service
  • Kitchen facilities
    Barbeque grills
  • Outlets type
    Coffee shop
  • Lounges/Bars
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Restaurant


  • FREE continental breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 14:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
To be cancelled 30 days prior to 1300 on arrival day Cancellation Penalty is 100 percent of stay Please refer to the description of the rate plan being booked for any additional policy information. Exceptions may apply- please see rate rules

Travel with others

Children policy
Action packed fun in the Kids Club at Kanuhura MaldivesEven on a tiny tropical island paradise parents sometimes need their space. Located at the southern end of the island is Kids Club a complimentary club facility catering to younger guests aged from two to eleven years children ages four and under should be accompanied by a parent or babysitter. This gives mum and dad some time off for themselves while providing fun-filled entertainment for energetic youngsters.Looked after by dedicated train

Pets are not allowed.

Payment type


Languages spoken

  • Divehi
  • English

Concierge tips

The Seaplane transfers is mandatory to every person staying at our resort. Flight details are required to arrange the seaplane transfers. US$ 550.00 Transfer fee per adult per stay, US$ 330.00 Transfer fee per children under 12 years old and free for children under 2 years old.

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 79
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 646 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 45



  • Flip chart and markers
  • Heating/cooling controls
  • Screen
  • Wireless microphones
  • Dance floor
  • Other equipment and facilities
  • Natural daylight
  • In-house AV department
  • Monitors
  • Overhead projector


Property's Green Action

  •  FREE bicycles



WWF aims to build a future where human needs are met in harmony with nature.

It is focused around 6 ambitious goals with people at the center:
WWF's work has evolved from saving species and landscapes to addressing the larger global threats and forces that impact them. Recognizing that the problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex and urgent. The new strategy puts people at the center and organizes our work around six key areas: forests, marine, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate. By linking these six areas in an integrated approach, WWF can direct all resources to protecting vulnerable places, species and communities worldwide.

People are at the center because together we can change the trajectory of the threats to nature, and help ensure nature's ability to provide - for the sake of every living thing, including ourselves. To accomplish goals, WWF works to educate and influence people into making sustainable choices and decisions, including those who work in business and make decisions around the use of natural resources, and those who work in government and set policy that impacts nature.

Earth Check

The EarthCheck six-step process starts with benchmarking to lay the foundation for sustainable practices and ends with several levels of certification. EarthCheck provide hotels with quantifiable metrics to maximise guest experiences, minimise their environmental footprint and benefit the local community:

• Water use optimization through rain water harvesting, reuse and recycling of water and reduction of per room night water consumption.
• CO2 emissions reduction
• Waste reduction
• Contribute towards the social development of local communities
• Responsible purchasing of local and fair products
• Increase use of renewable and cleaner sources of energy
• Driving awareness on environmental issues with customers, vendors and target communities in society
• Use of eco-friendly products
• Rooms with organic mattresses and energy-efficient windows
• Food products are sourced locally and regionally whenever possible, with preference given to organic products whenever possible.
• Compost policy
• Sourcing biodegradable chemicals

Most helpful reviews 10 16 reviews

Chiara Moser
5 months ago – Google


the bed linen could be a better quality. In the other Resorts we have been they had down feather bedlinen. In Kanuhura it was very sweaty The noise of the seaplanes is very loud. Is there a possibilty that they land especially in the morning not so close to the island? The housereef (where the seaplane lands) is such a nice experience maybe there could be more excursions

Margi Tooth
5 months ago – Google


We stayed in Kanuhura in June to July in 2019. It was meant to be a place in the sun, a few moments to reflect and soak up nature in the most stunning way possible. It didn't disappoint. From the moment we arrived in Male and were held in the reception suite at the airport, we were treated with care and dedication. Our welcome reception on the jetty and the guided tour of the island and our bunglaow was handled professionally and in the most welcoming way possible. Our family of 5 with three boys under 9 were kept entertained throughout the stay - they all loved the individual attention of the team at Kids Club and genuinely fell in love with those looking after them (Monix and Nishana). Big thanks as well to Wabbe, Jasef and Gille for topping up our mimosas and making sure that we (as parents) had time to relax and enjoy the spledour of the resort. Special thanks to our lovely host, Mansour, to Raja, and Vel. You all excelled at what you do and we would love the chance to see you again one day. I would utterly recommend Kanuhura for a luxurious stay - a world away from reality and sunsets to die for. If you're looking for gorgeous beaches, stunning sunsets and snorkelling and diving to take your breath away (speaking to the dive school about the best sites nearby), you should visit Kanuhura.

Pradeep Saraf
6 months ago – Google


It's amazing...One must go this place..

Виктор Стрелец
7 months ago – Google


For us it was the 4th visit to Kanuhura. And in general we were more than 15 times in Maldives. Your island is special, with excellent staff and personal care from arrival to departure. Everything is great. One suggestion is that the unique flora and fauna of the island needs even more care. Maybe even flowering shrubs can be planted. But back to the beginning, everything on the island is great.

Katia Bernardelli
7 months ago – Google


In Kanuhura everithing it's amazing, the staff, facilities, nature, food. We had a wonderful experience with ours room manager Sabina that was simple amazing, kind, helpfull for all ours days in the Resort. Also food was stunning! I really hope to came back very soon! Thanks to all the staff for that dreamy experience!

Jose Arias
2 years ago – Google


All was very very good. The only thing that was not working is the coffee machine in the room. It was broken (the milk compartment) The rest......only perfection all around

aa ss
2 years ago – Google


Everything was more than wonderful, and my expectations were honestly exceeded, actually paradise in the ground. I was very impressed and welcomed by the staff and we stayed, throughout my stay, smile, respect and honesty in dealing with us.

Kay He
2 years ago – Google


We had a truly lovely stay at Kanuhura. The staff was friendly and professional, the food was spectacular, the service was amazing, and we had a lot of fun on the island. Kanuhura offers a variety of different water based activities and the trip itself had been an experience that our family won't forget. We would most definitely come and visit here again.

Md Mahbub Hussain
2 years ago – Google


Expect to get pampered in Kanuhura island, apart from its unparalleled beauty that baffles the visitors, it has a resort of the same name and it comes equipped with luxurious 5-star hotel decor and luxe amenities. Here, you can rejuvenate in the spa the resort provides as well as a private outdoor shower and a personal villa host. If you want to spend family time in fun activities, this island has various such things to do, like diving and snorkeling. You may as well as indulge you kids in a Kids Club where entertaining activities like beach volleyball, tennis, indoor games etc are made available.

kc chye
2 years ago – Google


First of all, it's Mr. Chye not Mr. Choong. Surname comes first in the name. The staff are friendly and villa host, Kazu is friendly and helpful. White sandy beaches for both sunrises and sunsets. Pristine clear azure blue waters and well landscaped gardens. Great spa facilities. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable and the outdoor shower is great. Free bicycle to roam the island in and free boat ride to sister island. And the island is isolated and is quiet which is great. Airport arrival pick up to seaplane and seaplane transfer from resort back to airport well organised and the 45 minute flight is worth taking. Had a great relaxing time at the resort.

Badruddeen Naseem
2 years ago – Google


Kanuhura measures approximately 1000 meters in length and 200 meters in width, with a north-south orientation. It offers the best in Water Sports and diving. This resort has 80 villas, tastefully furnished with gypset sophistication and a modern touch. Featuring a bounty of natural materials, the villas are complemented by a private wooden deck stretching to the beach or over the lagoon. Travel is by seaplane and is around 40 minutes from Velana international airport at the Maldives capital, Male'. The seaplanes, privately run by Maldivian Air Taxi Services, operate a schedule to accommodate international arrivals and departures. A private waiting lounge is available while you wait for your transfer to Kanuhura.

Leonardo Baldassini
2 years ago – Google


It’s close to impossible to find a fault with kanuhura. I certainly can’t think of a serious one after having spent 9 days on the island. Everything was pretty much perfect: the location is heavenly, the service is at once discreet and proactive and the food is superb, achieving that most hard balance among variety, diversity, quantity and quality. The island can be walked round and explored on foot (in fact one can spend a whole week barefoot) and beyond the coarse white sand and the crystal clear turquoise warm waters, the feeling, at times the awareness, of being the only person on the beach is invaluable. The staff is efficient, discreet, proactive and will truly go the extra mile to make your stay not only unforgettable, but truly yours. Anything from getting you bathrobes and slippers of your actual size to understanding your schedules in order to replenish the fruit platter in your room at the right moment. The cuisine is one of the aspects where the effort and dedication of people at kanuhura really shine. It amazingly manages to offer an immense, daily-changing variety of dishes, breakfast and dinner (in the buffet restaurant), with a consistently high quality. This is far from trivial (especially when you’ve got other à la carte restaurants running concurrently!) and a merit which I feel should be recognised. After kanuhura, I don’t think I’ll be able to go back to the classic seaside holiday any day soon!

Dave Morris
3 years ago – Google


Just the most beautiful place... Everything you need for a tropical escape

Ray coulthard
3 years ago – Google


We had a fantastic time. Difficult to fault the resort, service, friendliness and attention to detail. I guess the only one criticism is the food service at the pool bar. It suffers I believe from the distance between the bar and the kitchen.

Alex Lee
3 years ago – Google


Dear all I loved my stay at kanuhura also did my family it was relaxing and great fun the food was great and I did lots of fun activities like swimming and scuba diving the amazing experience is bring us here again in 2 weeks I can’t wait I recommend this hotel to any age group

Germaine van Dongen
3 years ago – Google


From a warm welcome to a warm goodbye it was perfect. The service, always with a smile, was excellent. For transportation on the Island you have your own bycicle and we loved it. No make-up, no shoes, no worries. Complete relaxation on this Island. Restaurants and bars with good food and drinks. Lunch on the sister Island is a real must. As is also private dinner on the isolated sister Island. Be prepared that for the private BBQ there is really a lot of food. We were lucky with the dolphin safari, there were hundreds. A real dream. If you want to visit the turtle farm on another Island, make sure you have all the details of this excursion, otherwise this could be a disappointment. We had another idea of this excursion. The Spa also is a must. Perfect ambiance and professional therapists. Crystal massage is top. You can walk around the island in half an hour. We had the Beach Pool Villa. Excellent. Nice decoration. Big half-open bathroom. Walk-in closet. They thought of everything. Slippers, bathrobes, beach bag etc etc. Nice veranda and shallow pool to dream in. Excess to the beach with you own furniture. Large white sandy beach. Paradise view on the sunset. At this side the hydro-airplanes are landing and taking off. That goes with some noise, but it is never boring to see this. They aren't allowed to fly in the dark, so no big disturbance there.

Regis Kahn
3 years ago – Google


Immerse yourself into an amazing tailored experience. The best hotel in Maldives, resort in Maldives and home in Maldives: with a 360 degree beach, exceptional dining experience, a warm and professional team and not the last—some disruptive surprises prepared by the team to make each moment extraordinary. Feel the privilege to live timeless happiness with the ones you love.

Regis Kahn
3 years ago – Google


Immerse yourself into an amazing tailored experience. The best hotel in Maldives, resort in Maldives and home in Maldives: with a 360 degree beach, exceptional dining experience, a warm and professional team and not the last—some disruptive surprises prepared by the team to make each moment extraordinary. Feel the privilege to live timeless happyness with the ones you love.

Nina Garforth
3 years ago – Google


A memorable holiday in perfect surroundings with outstanding staff to make the experience even more wonderful. I had a fantastic time from the very first moment I stepped off the plane in Male to being greeted and transported to a private lounge to wait for the seaplane to the moment I left the beautiful, magical island. The accommodation was perfect (including the little gecko on the outside wall). I enjoyed my private pool, relaxing in it numerous times each day. All the staff at the Sun Dive centre were amazing and I had a wonderful time on each dive, especially seeing the Mantas two days in a row. The food was amazing, it was lovely to be greeted and called by my name as I went for breakfast or dinner, such a personal touch. Adam my host made sure everything was perfect, checking in with me a number of times each day to double check I had everything I needed and organising things for me. I was made to feel most welcome by all staff but in particular the management team made great effort to ensure I was enjoying my stay, thank you :) Everything was spotless thanks to the teams cleaning the rooms, cleaning the pool and maintaining the grounds. Thank you for a truly magical holiday, I hope to be back soon.

Firat Ozturk
3 years ago – Google


Excellent resort, definitely recommend to families with children, our villa host Ashab will be our reason to come back again

Amit Mittal
3 years ago – Google


My wife and i took a short 2 day break at Kanuhura. The property, after the renovation completed in 2016 end, has a chic classy look. The bars, restaurants and the service are outstanding. We, of course, given the limited time could not try out all the dining outlets. Veli was outstanding for a dinner under the stars - good selection of vegetarian Asian cuisine for us. The villa host was very knowledgeable and helpful in organizing our reservations for dining. conch bar provides a relaxed ambience to chill over a drink at any time.

Ali Garner
3 years ago – Google


Every aspect of our vacation at Kanuhura was amazing. From the delightful lounge at the airport in Male to the warm send-off at the conclusion of our stay, it all exceeded my expectations. Every staff member was polite and friendly, the food was amazing, our "hut" was just beautiful, and the island was gorgeous. The designs, colors, even the staff members' clothing were all lovely. I've traveled quite a bit and stayed at some fine resorts, but this one tops my list, just because all of the details were so well done. It's a long way from my home in Chicago, but I want to go back! Thank you all for making my stay so memorable!