One & Only Kanuhura

Situated in the remote atoll of the Maldives, the One&Only Kanuhura Island Resort is a private hideaway located on golden sands offering a wide variety of rooms, suites and villas with open-air showers and 24-hour room service.

The exotic setting on this beautiful island is magnificent and provides a breathtaking backdrop for a world of easygoing elegance, blissfully free of schedules, routines and cares. The Maldives is a tropical paradise, quite simply heaven on earth.

Like lots of emeralds surrounded by coral on a deep blue sea, the small islands of the Maldives enchant every visitor who goes there. The luxurious One&Only Kanuhura island resort in the Indian Ocean is everything one imagines an island hideaway to be. The resort is a great destination for water sport enthusiasts with sandy white beaches and a perfect turquoise lagoon. A coral reef invites guests who enjoy snorkeling and diving with brilliantly colored fish.

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A diverse range of treatments and a comprehensive range of facilities, within beautifully wooden interiors, provide guests with a sanctuary for relaxation and overall body care. Signature massages like the Aroma Stone Therapy and Maldivian Theyo Dhemun are a “must-try”.

The spa also has a fully equipped fitness centre, aerobics studio, spa boutique, and separate steam bath, dry sauna, cold plunge pools and Jacuzzis, for ladies and gentlemen. The spa has eight treatment rooms including four doubles. The outdoor spa pavilion is the ideal setting for massages overlooking the lagoon.


The Aerobics Studio at the Kanuhura Resort is equipped with a high tech audio-visual system and features a sprung floor. Fitness classes are held in body, mind & soul fitness schedules which can be enjoyed by sport enthusiasts. The Gymnasium at the One&Only Kanuhura Resort Maldives is well-equipped with individual weight machines, free weights, bikes, treadmills, and stair masters. Aerobics, meditation and workouts at the gymnasium are also part of the spa’s attractions, where facilities are among the best in the world. Private yoga lessons with specialized instructors are held in a spectacularly beautiful setting offering the perfect opportunity to experience yoga for the first time or practice already learned techniques.

Water Sports

Whether a complete beginner or an experienced sailor, Kanuhura’s large protected coral-free lagoon provides the visitor some of the finest windsurfing and catamaran sailing conditions worldwide.

The Dolphin Watersports Center is a member of the International Association of Windsurfing Schools. All provided equipment is of top quality and maintained to the highest standards, including several windsurf boards with 19 ART Sails, 3 Topcat catamarans, canoes, pedalos, water-skis, and kneeboards.

The natural beauty of the magnificent Maldives is only surpassed by the stunning and colorful underwater world. The outer reef at the Kanuhura Resort drops down to more than 1200 meters below sea level, offering an immensely rich diversity of marine life making this area ideal for diving. In just a few minutes from the Kanuhura Hotel, guests can reach many different dive sites, among them two shipwrecks and a manta point. The resorts outer atoll location and undisturbed dive sites lie far from other hotels, making it possible for guests staying at the Kanuhura Resort Maldives to enjoy some of the best diving and snorkeling anywhere in the Maldives.


Kanuhura’s ideal location provides guests with the great opportunity to experience more of the Maldives within close range of the resort itself. Guests can choose from a variety of excursions: island hopping, island sightseeing tours, fishing, atoll experiences, a private island getaway.

Kids Club

The Kids Club offers imaginative fun for kids aged 4 – 11 years, with organised games, videos, web surfing or the library to choose from. A world of natural wonders is just waiting to be discovered – hermit crabs, shells, and an abundance of colourful fish. Parents or a baby-sitter should accompany all children under 4 years of age.

Babysitting services by professionally trained nannies are also available on request at a fee.
Please note that the minimum age for infants is 4 months. Open daily from 9 am to midday, from 2 pm to 5 pm and from 7pm to 10pm.


Kanuhura is probably one of the world’s most romantic places to celebrate your wedding. The hotel and its staff consider it a must to make this day a unique and memorable one.


Beach Villa

The Beach Villas and Suites at One&Only Kanuhura are uniquely situated on the island’s coral sand fringe. Their private space extends on to the beach and out to the turquoise lagoon. Facilities offered at the Beach Villas and Suites at the Kanuhura One&Only Hotel in the Maldives include air-conditioning, a personal safe, smoke detectors, satellite television, a mini bar, a stereo and VCD player, an outdoor shower in genuine Maldivian style as well as a natural stone bathtub.

Beach Villa Duplexes

The Beach Villa Duplexes at the One&Only Kanuhura Hotel Maldives are comprised of two villas joined together and are ideal for families or larger parties. These suites offer a private garden where tranquility and relaxation can be found in a truly exotic and magnificent setting. Facilities which are offered in this type of accommodation include air-conditioning, a personal safe, smoke detectors, a satellite television, a mini bar, a stereo and VCD player, an outdoor shower which is built in true Maldivian style and a natural stone bathtub.

Grand Beach Villas

The exclusive Grand Beach Villas at the Kanuhura One&Only Resort Maldives are comprised of two bedrooms which feature spacious en suite bathrooms and a free shaped Jacuzzi bath with an outdoor shower, a living room with dining area and kitchenette, a large veranda and wide beachfront. Facilities which can be found in the Grand beach Villas include air-conditioning, a personal safe, a smoke detector, satellite television, a mini bar, a stereo and VCD player, an outdoor shower in genuine Maldivian style and a natural stone bathtub.

Water Villas

The luxuriously appointed Water Villas and Suites at the Kanuhura Resort in the Maldives are built on stilts at the end of a wooden gangway stretching from the center of the island. Perched just above the deep blue ocean, the sea is at the guest抯 doorstep inviting them to a morning dip or a refreshing afternoon swim. Facilities at the Water Villas and Suites at the Kanuhura Hotel include air-conditioning, a personal safe, a smoke detector, satellite television, mini bar, stereo and VCD player, outdoor shower in genuine Maldivian style, a natural stone bathtub as well as a four-poster bed with a mosquito net.

Grand Water Villas

The two Grand Water Villas are individually designed and furnished and feature one bedroom, a living room and a sun deck with Jacuzzi. These room types are beautifully nestled just above the warm ocean.

Gastronomy & Bar


Thin Rah

Kanuhura’s main restaurant serves buffets for breakfast and dinner, featuring local and international cuisines and an array of exciting delicacies are prepared on open-cooking stations. Themed evenings present guests with interesting dining options throughout their stay.

Olive Tree

Presenting à la carte dishes from the Mediterranean, the Olive Tree features an open oven with pizza bar. Other specialities include fresh pasta, salads, grilled seafood and steaks. Open for lunch and dinner around the pool.

Veli Café

Set on a deck above the beach, this is one of the most romantic spots on the island. Aromatic Asian fusion specialities include the freshest catch from the Indian Ocean served for dinner. Open for lunch and dinner

Jehunuhura Island.

Jehunuhura is a private island getaway just minutes from Kanuhura. The island offers guests a relaxing retreat from the heat of the afternoon sun with luxury picnic hampers for lunch. In the evening, the island hosts private parties or romantic hideaways for two.

In-Villa Dining

In-Villa Dining caters for breakfast, light snacks, romantic dinners and special celebrations in the privacy of guests’ villas or at various locations on the island.Available 24-hours.


Handhuvaru Bar

Sit back, relax and enjoy cool drinks, cocktails and light snacks throughout the day by the poolside or in the shade of the bar. A classic place for sunset cocktails.

Moodhu Lounge

Enjoy your evening with aperitifs and canapés or after dinner drinks with the sound of the sea and breeze while watching the stars.

Lava Lounge

Lava Lounge can be used as a private movie cinema with popcorn, for watching big-screen sporting events during major world competitions, or as a conference and meeting room (for up to 50 people, theatre-style). A range of audio-visual equipment is available.

Nashaa Club

The Maldives’ first discotheque is hidden away at the far end of the island. Music chart toppers and cocktail mixers !


One & Only Kanuhura

Lhaviyani Atoll,
+ (960) 662 00 44
+ (960) 662 00 33


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