Stunning overwater villas and unique underwater experiences make for a vacation of a lifetime at the most romantic resort in the Maldives
When the phrase ‘love is in the air’ was first uttered, it was surely in reference to the Maldives. Salty sea air that instantly calms, views of the vast ocean that are more reminiscent of a daydream than real life, and a sense of seclusion that never ceases to be seducing.
But if you want a trip unparalleled by all vacations past, present, future, then Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is the romantic resort for you. An island home to 80 spacious accommodation options, every villa is a thing of wonder – large infinity-edge private pools, dining pavilions, expansive wooden sundecks, swinging daybeds, hammocks and sunbeds are all part of the experience.
But for the ultimate getaway, the newly built Two-Bedroom Over Water Pool Residences are more than fitting for the occasion. Hovering above the sea in signature Maldivian style, the 1,500 square metre villas offer never-ending sea views with floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside, residents can cook up a treat in their working kitchen, work up a sweat in the private gym, and enjoy a relaxing treatment in the couple’s spa treatment room.
But for a romantic trip from start to finish, here’s the ocean-view filled activities to see you through the day with your loved one.
Open your heart with morning beach yoga
If you’re anything like us, it can take a day or two to put your normal life aside when jet setting. But one way to fast track that process is by starting your day right; opening the heart and letting your chakras flow with an early morning yoga session. As the day breaks, opt for aerial yoga on the beach or paddle board yoga in the sea to salute the sun. Resident yogi Ram, who studied at the Bihar School of Yoga under Swami Sivananda – one of the 20th century’s greatest yoga masters – is on hand to guide you through your practice.
Make lifelong memories with unique underwater experiences
Whether you’re in the honeymoon phase or lifelong partners, sharing new experiences is always a way to bring you closer. At Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities are all around. Dive into a new world by snorkelling through the coral house reef, side by side. Located in Baa Atoll, the sea that surrounds the island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – and conservation of biodiversity efforts means sea life is in abundance. Spot hawksbill turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays and more as you glide through the waters.
Feel stress melt away at the Maldives’s first upscale medical spa
The next stop, naturally, is the spa. Wellness experiences are plentiful across the Indian Ocean, but as the first of its kind in the Maldives, Cocoon Medical Spa stands above the rest. This medi-spa, together with the resort’s signature Anantara Spa, is an overwater relaxation haven. Rising from the waters, guests can look down into the aquatic landscape as they feel their stresses melt away. As well as all your spa favourites, such as deep tissue massage and rejuvenating facials, unique and cutting-edge therapies that can aid with weight loss, skin concerns, and more are also readily available. And for an all-round wellness approach, be sure to explore the newly devised Ayurveda – a 5000-year old natural science – retreats that feature a tailored combination of treatments, exercise programmes, and diet suggestions. A 360 evaluation of your current lifestyle can help bring your vital energies – or doshas – into perfect balance, meaning you’ll be taking your Zen holiday vibes home with you.
Sip on worldly grape surrounded by ocean vistas
If romance was a beverage, it would undoubtedly be a full-bodied red. So when it comes to relaxing over breakfast, lunch or dinner, take to SEA – Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas’s award-winning underwater restaurant – that comes complete with its very own cellar. As you dine in the octagonal setting (meaning the sea life that inhabits the waters is visible wherever you perch) you can decide between over 450 labels from all over the world. Spot the likes of butterflyfish, unicornfish and jackfish as you stain your lips with a large glass. J’adore.
Swim under the stars by night
After the perfect day of exploring the beauty of Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas and the unique activities it has to offer, take advantage of the incredible villa features to unwind. Every accommodation comes complete with a private pool ideal for midnight swims, and with practically zero light pollution, a starry sky is always a guarantee. Those in over water villas can soak up the best of both worlds with ocean views from their private infinity pool.
Find out more about trips to Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas here.