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Ideal For: Honeymoons | WaterSports | Diving | Spa | Families |

One&Only Kanuhura is a welcoming island retreat, a unique all-villa resort where service is understood and luxury is elegantly understated. The island setting is breathtaking and provides a beautiful, tropical backdrop for a world of easygoing elegance, blissfully free of schedules, routines and cares.One&Only Kanuhura is a very private hideaway with a wide range of relaxations, activities, sports, restaurants and bars. Close by are some of the world's best diving sites, with the outer reef dropping down nearly 2,000 metres.


68 Beach Villa : dotted on the island's coral sand fringe. Each with a bedroom area and windows looking out to sea, a large open-air bathroom with a stone bath and outdoor shower, dressing room area and a decked terrace leading to a private stretch of beach, thatched umbrella and long wooden sun loungers. Lush foliage between the villas provides privacy.

05 Beach Villa Duplex : comprise two beach villas joined together and are perfect for families or friends traveling together. Each bedroom has its own outdoor area, en suite bathroom and connecting doors between the bedrooms, allowing for privacy. Additionally they offer a large beach front and separate decked verandas.

02 Grand Beach Villa : are the largest of all the resort's accommodation, and were recently fully refurbished with teak wood floors and deck throughout, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, and new furniture, fabrics and dressings designed with traditional materials which retain the authentic, natural Maldivian charm of the resort. Each features two bedrooms, one with King-size bed and the other with two single beds; two spacious bathrooms with free-shaped whirlpool bath and outdoor shower; living room/dining table; kitchenette; veranda and a wide beachfront. A home-away-from-home atmosphere especially ideal for long-staying guests, families and those seeking total privacy.

18 Water Villa : Alluringly romantic and tremendously private, the water villas are perched above the ocean on sturdy wooden stilts with steps leading into the sea. Large outdoor decks invite relaxed sunbathing and alfresco dining, while a King-size bed and sensuous over-water bathroom semi-open to the sky envelop guests in natural comfort.

02 Grand Water Villa : are set on sun-drenched stilts over the lagoon. Individually designed and furnished, these villas feature a spacious bedroom, separate living room and large sun deck. The crystal waters of the lagoon shimmering below are easily accessed by a private staircase.

Facilities & Services

  • One & Only Spa
  • Fresh Water Swimming Pool
  • 2 Floodlit Tennis Court
  • Air conditioned squash Court
  • Games Room
  • Library
  • Karaoke/Movie Lounge
  • Lifestyle Boutique
  • Maldivian Art & Cultural Centre
  • Kid's Only baby sitting services
  • Thin Rah : The main restaurant at One&Only Kanuhura, Thin Rah offers expansive buffets with open-cooking stations where chefs prepare themed cuisines and individual dishes for guests. In one of three dining pavilions, each with a distinct theme and ambience, enticing choices include fish, seafood and regional specialties, fusion dishes, sushi and sashimi, exotic salads and fruits from markets around the world, homemade ice creams and selections for younger guests. Tables are set in the airy open-sided interior of the thatch-roofed restaurant or out on the beach overlooking the lagoon and poolside for al fresco breakfasts and evenings under the stars. Serving breakfast and dinner.
  • Olive Tree : Olive Tree serves a la carte dishes from throughout the Mediterranean and features an open pizza oven. Specialties are fresh pastas, salads and a mouth-watering selection of freshly caught grilled seafood and steaks. ‘Cuisines of the sun' inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean are offered for lunch. Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of the restaurant itself, or take a poolside table for a romantic candlelit dinner as a glowing sunset fades into a million twinkling stars. Serving lunch and dinner.

  • Veli Café' : Candlelit romance on the shores of the Indian Ocean sets the tone for Veli Cafe, with its white-linen covered tables and chairs set amidst the luxurious shade of frangipani trees on the beachside wooden terrace. An extensive choice of carefully selected wines make the perfect accompaniment to fresh seafood from the Maldivian atolls, fused with spices, pickles and sauces to form a delectable Thai cuisine. Serving lunch and dinner.

  • Jehunuhura Island : Across a 300 metre shallow lagoon channel, just a five-minute boat ride from One&Only Kanuhura, is the resort's neighboring uninhabited islet of Jehunuhura. A pristine powder-fine sand beach and a small manicured ‘jungle' interior give a true Robinson Crusoe feel to this little piece of paradise. Six individual cabanas offer guests a relaxing retreat from the heat of the afternoon sun. In the evening, the island becomes a haven for private parties or romantic hideaways for two.

  • Handhuvaru Bar : Cool off with a chilled drink in the shade with feet dangling in the sand... or enjoy the sunshine around the pool. A selection of cocktails, beers, wines by the glass, and fresh juices are available throughout the day, complemented by an all-day snack menu of international favorites. This specious, partly sand-floored bar also offers an outdoor terrace with over-cushioned daybeds and over-sized chairs for two, and an interior with inviting, cozy seating and windows wide-open to the daylight. Evenings are relaxed at this prime location for watching the sunset. For the connoisseur, Handhuvaru Bar offers a selection of Cuban and Dominican cigars.

  • Nashaa Club : The Maldives' first nightclub, Nashaa Club is hidden away at the far end of the island and provides a tropical atmosphere for dancing the night away to international hits and old discotheque favorites.

  • Lava Lounge : Just around the corner from the Handhuvaru Bar, the air-conditioned Lava Lounge can be used as private movie cinema or for watching big-screen sporting events during major world competitions, for karaoke entertainment, or as a conference and meeting room (for up to 50 people, theatre-style). A range of audio-visual equipment is available.


Land Sports : An oasis of invigorating adventure, the resort offers myriad opportunities for active enrichment every day including two floodlit tennis courts and an air-conditioned squash court. In the comfortable game room, guests can also enjoy darts, table football, table tennis and billiards, or just relax with a cozy read in the library. The renowned Peter Bur wash International Tennis Academy challenges players with professional coaching offered on two floodlit synthetic grass courts atop a sand surface. Individual and group instruction, following the Peter Bur wash method, is available for a fee. Coaches are also available as playing partners, and are happy to arrange social play.

Water Sports : Within the protected reefs surrounding the island, the waters of the Indian Ocean become a playground of incredible fun for water sports enthusiasts. The resort lagoon and unexploited surrounding waters of Lhaviyani Atoll provide endless opportunities for marine exploration from scuba diving excursions and PADI certification courses to guided snorkeling trips. Water-sports enthusiasts can enjoy a wide range of activities including windsurfing, water-skiing, wake-boarding, catamaran sailing, speed boating, fishing, canoeing, pedalo boating, banana boat and tube rides, and exploring the ocean with underwater scooters.

Excursions : Discover the natural beauty of the Maldives with an endless selection of activities. Guests choose from Maldivian island tours, private island picnics, sunset cruises and more. Some of the most popular excursions are included here. For real immersion into Maldivian culture, board a traditional ‘dhoni' and sail to an inhabited island to see how the locals live, and continue on to a remote private island to enjoy a beach barbecue, snorkeling and swimming. Or, explore Lhaviyani Atoll by speedboat visiting three distinctly different islands. For true romance, journey to a private isle by powerboat and have a chef and butler cater the secluded island experience. Embark on a morning big game adventure in search of tuna, sailfish, wahoo, blue marlin and more, or enjoy a sunset cruise to discover the Maldivian art of fishing, and let the resort's chefs prepare the evening's catch. Experience the amazing colors of the Maldivian sky at sunset aboard a traditional dhoni with Bodu Beru (Maldivian traditional drum) music, champagne and Maldivian snacks.

Jehunuhura Island : One&Only Kanuhura features its own private desert island where by day, guests can find tranquility and privacy while settling themselves on the beach in one of the six well-spaced open-sided shady individual cabanas, or under a thatched umbrella with cushioned sun loungers, looking out at the azure sea. Chilled water and cold towels are available throughout the day. When the sun sets, this Treasure Island becomes a desirable location for private parties, delectable dinners or romantic interludes. Guests may choose from a selection of custom-designed dining options. Resort staff can create the ultimate magical occasion with barbecues for a small group or friends, or an intimate candle-lit evening for couples.

Last Updated (Sunday, 12 September 2010 05:08)