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A Look Inside the Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World

And surprise, surprise: It's in the Maldives

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Recently crowned the ‘Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World’, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas won over 45,000 votes in Luxury Travel Advisor’s inaugural contest which saw 121,000 people take part…

These tranquil villas offer luxury isolation against the world’s most stunning backdrop in the Maldives – feast your eyes…

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Well, looks like we now know where we’re booking our next holiday! If Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas isn’t the dreamiest place you’ve ever seen, then imagine waking up from a silent night’s sleep to views of these turquoise waters every day, with a reservation to dine underwater and plans to swim with mantas and turtles as your only plans for the day. Eighty luxurious thatched-roof villas with private pools are all the more idyllic when the ocean is your back garden and the sand is your street – and the hardest decision you have to make is whether to perch your head beach or ocean-side…

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Situated on one of the most pristine Maldivian islands Kihavah Huravalhi, the resort is a shell-shaped escape fringed by impossibly wide stretches of white sands and a deep sapphire sea. Anantara Kihavah is built in harmony with the island with its natural materials and Maldivian motifs which create the sense of laidback luxury throughout. Just a 30-minute seaplane flight away from Malé and Velana International Airport, the island is set within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. With a range of activities on offer during your trip, from fitness activities including Yoga and meditation classes to cooking clubs, it’s also the perfect family destination with a dedicated children’s club (so you can enjoy the tranquil location in peace).

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See the Indian Ocean in four different settings during dining time, with 6 restaurants offering different cuisines. Toast with a glass of bubbles under the stars in the water observatory as you eat international tapas at SKY, or experience some gourmet dining below the ocean’s surface with the award-winning underwater restaurant (and wine cellar), SEA. FIRE brings Japanese cuisine to the Maldives and invites guests to be immersed in the dining experience as their food is cooked in front of them. Open your eyes to the world of salt at the Asian-style SALT restaurant, where the resident Salt Sommelier will pair your dish with the perfect seasoning – expect the likes of lamb cooked on a Himalayan salt block, which also happens to be perfect for the ‘Gram.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

The hotel also boasts the unique opportunity of spending an evening inside the custom-built ash-dome conservatory, otherwise known as the first and only overwater observatory combined with a cocktail bar. Take a look through the telescope to discover a whole new world of wonder. Sit back on a circular day bed with ‘Sky Guru’ Ali Shameem and explore the Maldivian night sky as you’re shown the pale yellow rings of Saturn and the 300,000 stars in the constellation of Hercules. Simply breathtaking.

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

“I would like to thank Luxury Travel Advisor’s many, many voters for recognising the unparalleled beauty of our island. We’ve been lucky to have award-winning landscapers, architects and interior designers working in harmony to perfect our surrounds, and their good work is enhanced everyday by the resort team who take care of our island, reefs and ocean with such dedication and add the small touches that perfect the guest experience.” – General Manager, Dylan Counsel

Nightly rates at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas start from £787 for a Beach Pool Villa for two adults and up to two children on a B&B basis.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

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