Best Hotels in the Maldives
This beautiful resort wows guests with its underwater restaurant and heavenly over-water villas.
Located in the Baa Atoll just a 35-minute seaplane ride from Malé, Anantara Kihavah Villas features 79 beachfront and overwater villas, the latter with glass-bottom soaking tubs. While the accommodations (all with private infinity pools) are stunning, it's the four-level Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky restaurant that stands out. Boasting an underwater dining room and 6,500-bottle wine cellar, it offers a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. The natural environment plays a great role at this island getaway, from the indigenous ingredients used at Anantara Spa to the resident marine biologist hired to help guests learn about reef rescue. In addition, the resort has the longest swimming pool in the Maldives (at more than 160 feet), a vast selection of water sports and unique cultural immersion opportunities, including traditional cooking, kayaking and fishing using age-old stargazing methods.
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