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5 star

Hotel Overview

Insider's View

  • Particularly family friendly are the Duplex Beach Villas which comprise of two interconnecting villas and will accommodate two adults and up to three children. Early booking is essential
  • For a Robinson Crusoe dining experience, Jehunuhura is a private island two minutes by boat from Kanuhura. Here you can enjoy a leisurely barefoot-in-the-sand lunch or book the entire island for a romantic dinner-a-deux
  • Experienced divers can choose to do an underwater photography course, wreck or shark diving or other specialist excursions such as Nitrox Diving

A well established deluxe resort with an easy going ambiance, Kanuhura offers something for everyone.
The charming thatched roof villas have been built using indigenous materials to create an elegant rustic interior complementing the natural surroundings. Choose from a Beach Villa or a Water Villa on stilts, both of which are seconds away from a swim in the ocean.

If you’re holidaying with children then this resort is ideal. The Kids’ Club is operated by a team of trained staff and features a large sand filled playground and shallow pool. Fun activities include pirate games and treasure hunts (befitting the tropical island location!).  With opening times from 9am to 10pm and babysitters readily available, you’re guaranteed plenty of adults only time to indulge in a private picnic lunch; a pampering session in the spa or a chance to dive one of the 40 nearby dive sites.

With tennis courts, squash courts, beach volleyball and endless watersports, there are more activities than you can really do in one stay! But don’t miss the dolphin spotting trips.  The expansive buffet breakfast is well worth getting up for – keep your eye out for an incredible choice of jams! Enjoy a poolside lunch at the Mediterranean-style Olive Tree, sunset cocktails at Handhuvaru Bu, followed by a romantic dinner on the beachfront deck at the Veli Café.


  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Babysitting
  • Boutique
  • Bride Discount
  • Butler Service
  • Disco
  • DVD and Video Library
  • Excursions
  • Games Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Kids' Club
  • Kids' Playground/Area
  • Laundry Services
  • Library
  • Managers Weekly Cocktail Party
  • Supervised Childrens' Programme
  • Wi-Fi internet access (by poolside complimentary)
  • A La Carte Restaurant/s
  • Bar
  • Bar Snacks
  • Beach BBQ's
  • Beachfront Restaurant
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Italian Restaurant
  • Kids Club
  • Pool Bar
  • Poolside Cafe and Bar
  • Private Beach Dinners
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Billiards
  • Fishing
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Tennis Tuition
  • Boogie Boards
  • Catamaran
  • Complimentary Non-Motorised Water Sports
  • Dive centre
  • Dive Courses
  • Kayaks
  • Motorised watersports
  • Nitrox Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Snorkelling Excursions
  • Water Skiing
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness Centre
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa & Massage Treatments
  • Steam Room/Hammam
  • Swimming Pool
  • Yoga

Restaurants & Bars

Thin Rah - Buffet that is open for breakfast and dinner. Themed evenings offer a variety of flavours, with dishes being prepared in front of you in the open kitchens.

Olive Tree - Offers variety of Medditeranean dishes for lunch and dinner from an a la carte menu. Dishes include, pasta, salads and grilled meats.

Veli Cafe - Located right on the beach, Veli Cafe offers Asain fusion speacialities and the freshest catch from the Indian Ocean. Only open for dinner, closed on Sundays.

Jehunuhura - A private island, which is a short boat trip away, offers picnic hampers for lunch. 

Kandu - Located on a private island, Kandu offers a new concept of Grill restaurant.

In-Villa dining - Breakfast, lunch and dinner available in your privacy

Handhuvaru Bar - The Handhuvara Bar offers cocktails and snacks throughout the day. Can be enjoyed by the poolside or in the bar.

Moodhu lounge - Aperitifs and canapes are available along with after dinner drinks. 


Travel Information

Departure Airports
London Gatwick
London Heathrow
Arrival Airport
Flight Time
Male, 10 - 13 hrs
From Male airport, 45 minutes by seaplane

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Room Facilities

No. of Rooms: 95
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fan
  • DVD Player
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Hairdryer
  • Home Entertainment System
  • In-Room Safe
  • Outdoor Bathtub
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Sofa Bed
  • Stocked Mini-Bar Replenished Daily
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Veranda
  • Wi-Fi Access (Complimentary)
  • Bathroom With Separate Bath and Shower
  • Bottled Water Replenished Daily
  • Television with Satellite Channels

Kanuhura Room Details

Beach Villas
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Beach Villas
Beach Villas - are just yards away from the water’s edge, with the option of either sunrise or sunset views.
Max Occupancy:    Adults: 3
Water Villas
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Water Villas
Water Villas - are built on stilts at the end of the wooden walkway, with private sundecks and steps that lead down into the lagoon. On the sunrise side of the island.
Max Occupancy:    Adults: 2 Children: 1
Duplex Beach Villas
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Duplex Beach Villas
Duplex Beach Villas - are two individual interconnecting Beach Villas - one king bedded villa and one twin bedded villa. Will accommodate 2 adults and up to 3 children.
Max Occupancy:    Adults: 5
Grand Beach Villas
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Grand Beach Villas
Grand Beach Villas - are the largest villas with two bedrooms - one kind bedded and one twin bedded, two large bathrooms with jacuzzi bath, kitchenette and living room. Will accommodate 2 adults and up to 4 childen.
Max Occupancy:    Adults: 4 Children: 2
Grand Water Villas
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Grand Water Villas
Grand Water Villas - are larger than the Water Villas with seperate living room and spacious sundeck.
Max Occupancy:    Adults: 3
Kanuhura Private Retreat
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Kanuhura Private Retreat
Private Retreat - Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living area, private pool and garden, ideal for a family and secluded
Max Occupancy:    Adults: 4 Children: 2

Pricing Information

All our holidays can be tailor-made to meet your specific requirements. Please contact one of our destination experts for first hand knowledge and expertise.

How To Book

How do I talk to a specialist in Maldives holidays?

We are happy to give you a call back to discuss your holiday at a convenient time for you or we welcome you to come to our office in central London to discuss your holiday in detail.

Why use our specialist service?

Our travel specialists provide a personalised service to tailormake your dream holiday. Within our experienced team we have visited most of the properties we feature and will be able to give you expertise and specialist knowledge from our first hand experience. You will be offered a direct telephone number, so you are able to speak to the same specialist from the time you pick up the phone until your documents are sent out.

Do I have to travel on certain dates and only do the itineraries suggested?

No, we tailormake all our holidays and subject to availability you will be able to travel on any date. The itineraries and holidays on our website are for inspiration and are suggestions only, you can change any aspect according to your personal requirements and available spend.

How far in advance should I book my holiday?

Many customers are under the illusion that booking late secures the best prices. This is often not the case and it is advisable to book early especially if travelling in peak seasons such as Christmas, Easter or school holidays. Many hotels and airlines actually offer special “Early Booking Offers” so you are able to secure the best price early on.

I don’t know what board basis to book. Can I eat out locally, should I consider All Inclusive?

It's always a difficult decision to make before you travel. Call one of our destination experts, who will be happy to advise you on local restaurants and prices you can expect to pay in resort.

What can I do when I get there?

There are many excursions, activities and highlights that are not to be missed out on, whilst in the country. Please contact our experts for advise on whether to prebook these before travel.

What financial protection do you offer?

When booking through Western and Oriental, if your flight is delayed or cancelled due to bad weather or you have a problem in resort it is our responsibility you are taken care of. We offer a 24 hour emergency number to assist with any issues you may have in resort and all of our flight inclusive holidays are financially protected through ATOL bonding for your protection.


Sorry, we don’t currently have an examples of excursions in this area.
Please do ring us on 020 3588 6030 or email and we can tell you more about your options.