A big attraction of this resort is its location to Haanifaru, one of the best places in the world to snorkel with Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. The season is May to October.
Regardless of your preference for overwater accommodations, or those directly on the seemingly infinite white powder beach, you'll always be just steps from the coolness of H2O. In fact, if you hop in the plunge pool in your overwater villa, you'll be in water, that's again surrounded by water. Just try wrapping your head around that little chestnut. In fact, every room offers a plunge pool - even if it is over solid ground.
Dine in the sweet-yet-salty air of the island, feasting on handmade pizzas. On the other hand, opt to venture below the waves without all that nasty drowning business. The underwater restaurant of Sea puts you in a reverse fishbowl of sorts, and serves up seafood and a variety of fine wines. Those looking to get a bit higher need only look up to Sky, a cocktail bar up above the atoll.
If this is all sounding a little out-of-the-ordinary, then you may want to sit down, as Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives is just getting warmed up. Guests will be pond-eyed at the sight of a swim-up bar, six overwater spa suites, exotic cooking classes, tennis courts, yoga facilities, a dive centre and marine lab, plus world-class big game fishing trips.
If you do indeed need a break from all this amazement, then you'd better close your eyes and head off to bed. Dreams may be closer to reality…