Located on one of the most unique and unspoilt beaches in the Maldives, Kanuhura will reopen its doors on 1 December, following an 18-month closure and multi-million pound renovation.
The resort will have a bohemian and Gypset spirit, appealing to those travellers seeking laid-back island living. To reflect the essence of the island, Erin Wasson, international supermodel and jewellery designer has been chosen to be the face of Kanuhura, Maldives. Just 35 minutes from Malé International Airport by seaplane, this private island resort will offer 94 elegant villas and suites, all situated along the beach or on pilings above the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
All villas and suites will have sea views, with either direct access to their own private beach area, or a wooden staircase leading straight into the crystal clear waters of the lagoon. The interiors will feature colourful soft furnishings, complete with soft lighting, timber flooring and delicate scents that permeate a holistic sanctuary throughout the resort.
Once open, Kanuhura will offer guests a wide selection of dining options, bars and activities to include yoga, fishing, watersports, tennis and a spa and wellness centre. The Kokaa Spa and Wellness Retreat will be an exclusive sanctuary for those seeking the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. Elegant, nature-inspired décor, delicate scents, soft fabrics and the purest ingredients will combine to uplift the body and mind.
The spa will feature six single and three couples treatment rooms, an outdoor beachside spa pavilion, beauty salon, sauna, steam room and cold plunge pool, as well as a fully equipped state of the art gym, aerobics and hatha yoga studio. Products used will be locally sourced using natural marine elements from the Indian Ocean.
Guests at Kanuhura will also have exclusive access to Jehunuhura private island, whereby a pristine sandy beach and a small manicured ‘jungle’ landscape will give a true Robinson Crusoe feel to this little piece of paradise. Guests will be able to eat lunch or dinner or experience private spa treatments and yoga sessions on the island, accessible only by boat from the resort.
Kanuhura has its own Marine Biology Research Centre, which is dedicated to coral reef ecology and conservation, through an ambitious and extensive research programme. Guests of all ages will be encouraged to participate and interact with the onsite marine biologist to learn about what they do and to raise awareness of the ocean conservation.