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Kanuhura - Maldives
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kanuhura
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 August 2017

From the moment we stepped off the sea plane every staff was warm and welcoming. The island was laid back and quiet, not overwhelming and touristy in any way. Beautiful accommodations, fantastic food, and plenty to do for the adventurous guests . Our villa host, Haasan was amazing and anticipated our every need and met with us daily. The spa treatment list was extensive and phenomenal (so much so we both went twice for 90 minute treatments). Pictures cannot do the justice to the beautiful colors of the water. We will DEFINITELY return even with the 30 hrs of travel to get there!

Room Tip: Over the water bungalow was well worth the extra. Waking up to the sunrise, stingrays and other mar...
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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kanuhuramaldives2017, General Manager at Kanuhura - Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear ColsmithCRNA,
Greetings from Kanuhura Maldives!
Thank you for your lovely review and comments about your experience at Kanuhura and for choosing us for your Maldivian getaway, regardless of the long journey travel. We are glad that you found Kanuhura as an amazing destination with our friendly service, to hear that your overall experience went wonderful and that your designated Villa Host exceeded your expectations. Your gratitude will be passed on to him respectively. We look forward to have the honor of welcoming you back to your island home in the near future.
Warm regards,
Clency Romeo
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We’ve been quite keen to come back to Kanuhura after spending our holidays there in 2004. It’s still a beautiful island with gorgeous beaches all around. No walls, no sandbags and on the most parts a wide, wide stretch of sand. Perhaps in some areas too wide, e.g. at sunset bar Iru ;-). Lots of palm trees and other lush vegetation makes the colour experience perfect: Green, white, turquoise. Atmosphere is very cozy.

Design of new pool area and spa was one of the few things not really to my liking. I missed the Maldivian touch, for me it was kind of „urban“ or any other beach destination. But well, it’s only my impression, others may like it. At South East Asian Night in main we had little difficulties to find something to our taste on the buffet stations. At breakfast I would have loved to get some tropical jams in addition to the standard European ones. But that’s even in 5* not so easy any more, I noticed.

All new villas (still there are a few of the old bungalows, but refreshed and with more size) come with a bright interior design and beautiful bathrooms. Even the overwater villas feature an open air bath, I’m such a fan of that. We stayed in a Beach Pool Villa sunset side and a Water Villa on sunrise (they‘re all sunrise). That combination was perfect. Staff really friendly and caring. Kanuhura now owns 2 private islands close-by. At Jehunuhura (short ride by speedboat) you’ll find sun loungers and thatched sun huts (but the former daybeds are gone) and that nice island grill restaurant Drift. I had a lovely tuna there, hubby enjoyed a perfectly grilled meat. The other island is completely virgin and perfect for a picnic or special events. In terms of food you have a range of different dining options. Our favourite place is Veli. They serve Maldivian fusion cuisine in a stunning setting. The wooden floor has been removed, now you can dine with feets in the sand. Location of main A Mano is as well fabulous. There, too, you can enjoy breakfast and dinner sitting in the sand and watching the ocean (at dinner time, accompanied by romantic fires). Kanuhura is still one of the best places for all beach lovers.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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kanuhuramaldives2017, General Manager at Kanuhura - Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Dear Ms MichaelaReisser,
Greetings from Kanuhura Maldives!
Thank you for the lovely detailed review and for having taken the time to tell us about your experience at Kanuhura. Your view regarding the South East Asian buffet night and breakfast buffet at A Mano and gives us valuable feedback and will help us to improve our service delivery. We are delighted to know that your stay went great and you enjoyed the combination of having to stay in a Beach Pool Villa on the sunset side and a Water Villa on the sunrise side of the island, as well as loved our Asian Fusion restaurant, Veli. We hope that you have taken away many wonderful memories of your stay on your unfettered paradise.
We look forward to welcoming you back for another great vacation in the near future.
Warm regards,
Clency Romeo
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

It's my 10th in this paradise, i went to most luxurious resorts but Kanahura has been a very big surprise for me. Our villa host Ashab was very kind, he took care about us (he was really helpful when we needed something). We spent half holiday in a overwater villa sunrise view; the room was perfect, clean and spacious. We stayed in a 302 that was the second one far away from the beach. I wish recommend this side of overwater villas that in my opinion is the best side (Jenuhura island view). We stayed also in an amazing beach retreat villa with pool. We want to really thank you Ashab because offered us upgrade to this villa. When i've been to Maldives i stayed just 2 times in a beach villa because i like overwater villas more than others, but i'm really satisfied to stayed in this room. Room was a little bit small (bedroom with living room) comparing to overwater but the space you have outside is enough. We stayed in a villa 220 which is located in the best island area for privacy; this villa has more privacy than others because is inside a lush vegetation so is not visibile from the beach.
We are italian then we are really exacting about food. We are 100% satisfied about it. Breakfast offered every food we need. There was a cellar for salads, yogurt and small tastings of vegetables. Every single person of the staff has been very kind and helpul.
Common areas were also clean and well organized.
We wish reccomend this amazing island that i place within the best resorts i've been.
Thank you for all. We will plan for sure other vacation in Kanuhura!!!

Room Tip: Overwater villa, beach retreat with pool.
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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kanuhuramaldives2017, General Manager at Kanuhura - Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Dear Ms Alessia P,
Sunny Greetings from Kanuhura Maldives.
Thank you for the wonderful review and it was our honor to pamper you during your stay with us. We really appreciate that you have taken the time to write such a nice detailed review of your stay and mentioned the name of your dedicated Villa Host. We will definitely share your comments with him. Once again, thank you for visiting us! It would be our greatest pleasure to welcome you back in the future to your unfettered paradise!
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Clency Romeo
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This was our second time in kanuhura resort but first time after they renew it. Beautiful as always and service since you arrive is great. Bicycles as transportation was super fun for my kids. The only issue we missed from the old resort was its superb indo restaurant, now Indian. Prices are at the level of the place and services.

Room Tip: Villa with pool in sunset area
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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kanuhuramaldives2017, General Manager at Kanuhura - Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear Mr Pablo P,
Greetings from Kanuhura Maldives!
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and glad that your kids enjoyed riding the bicycles. Most importantly we are delighted that you are fond of the renovated Kanuhura. Apologies if you miss the Indo restaurant; please note that Veli, our Asian fusion restaurant also includes few selected dishes of the Indo cuisine. Additionally, the themed buffet nights in A Mano also houses a South East Asian Night which includes more delicious varieties. For your next visit, we recommend for you to try our Chef’s Herb Garden or a Destination Dinner where our Chef can customize a menu specially for you depending on your cravings.
It will be our utmost pleasure to have your family back on our stretch of unfettered paradise in the future.
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Clency Romeo
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Of course the service was exceptional, but this is not a place to go if you are on the budget, anyway wanted to make some additional points to who might be interested

1. Hotel’s own reef side for the snorkeling is rather short providing the size of the island, but has good varieties of fish, saw couple of reef sharks, once turtle and rather good variety of different surgeon fishes which always there

2. There are good professionals at dive center, namely John and Sabina, we are not big divers but they were pretty helpful

3. Bikes provided for each bungalow is a really good idea to have fun and navigate around,

4. Wardrobe room in each bungalow is very convenient thing, bungalows are very spacy, provide enough space for unorganized guys with children like us

5. yes there is also full scale SPA, I mean full scale, not just a couple of rooms, massage is worth trying

6. Last but not least, there is a Ukrainian barmen from Kharkiv, Vladislav, so if you got a sense of nostalgia there is somebody to talk in native language and to have a drink with…


Room Tip: take sunrize side, less windy in summer
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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kanuhuramaldives2017, General Manager at Kanuhura - Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dear Prosto_Vitaliy,
Sunny greetings from Kanuhura Maldives!
It is great to receive such wonderful feedback highlighting the special aspects of your stay, these indeed are the little things that make for a unique experience at Kanuhura. We are delighted that you liked the bicycles and the walk-in wardrobes in villas, as well as enjoyed Koka Spa and Sun Dive Center. Your gratitude will be shared with the mentioned members; Vladislav, James and Sabina respectively.
Thank you once again for the nice review and we really hope that your travels will bring you back to your unfettered paradise soon.
Warm regards,
Clency Romeo
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Address: Kanuhura Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll
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Region: Maldives > Lhaviyani Atoll > Kanuhura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kanuhura
Price Range: €702 - €3,143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kanuhura - Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kanuhura is a 80 villa Luxury Lifestyle Resort located in Lhaviyani Atoll in the North-East of the Maldives, 1,4km long and 350m wide. Entirely renovated and redesigned in 2016 Kanuhura can be described as a timeless castaway chic experience for travelers seeking laid-back island living at its best with a casual and private atmosphere. The luxurious resort celebrates a Gypset lifestyle, a combination of the unconventionality of a free-spirited gypsy and the sophistication and elegance of a jet set life. Kanuhura is a place of natural enchantment especially known for its wide sandy beaches all around the island, amazingly turquoise lagoons and a lush green vegetation. With two private islands exclusively accessible for resort guests, Kanuhura is a unique and luxurious hideaway offering a wide range of 10 bars and restaurants, extensive leisure facilities, wellness center, elegant spa, curated experiences and a variety of sports.Member of "The Leading Hotels of the World" has been recently awarded World's Best Luxury Private Island Resort by World Luxury Hotels Award. ... more   less 
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