Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
One of a handful of Anantara properties scattered throughout the Maldives, this quiet resort set between a swathe of lush jungle and crystalline water features a mix of elegant beach villas with pools and gorgeous overwater bungalows jutting out onto the property's shallow waters. While many of the guests here are couples, it’s also an excellent choice for families and groups of friends, with plenty of two- to four-bedroom villas, the largest of which can accommodate 14 guests. While many of the activities at Anantara revolve around swimming and relaxing—or detoxifying—at the luxury spa, there's also a fair bit on offer for more active guests, including scuba dives for all levels, parasailing, and sunset fishing. One of the property's most unusual features is its Slumber Guru, an employee dedicated to helping travelers with getting to and staying asleep. This staffer can help guests put together their own custom sleep packages, which involve everything from in-villa massages to aid with slumber to special baths, eye masks, pillow mists, and sleep-promoting beverages.
By Margot Bigg, AFAR Contributor
Kihavah Huravalhi Island, 20215, Maldives