A luxurious sanctuary suspended within boundless blue horizons, this spectacular resort is a haven of sumptuous pool villas and innovative underwater dining. Incredibly spacious, all Anantara’s villas are equipped with up-to-date technology, are freshly decorated with rich Thai silks and elegant dark wood, and boast their own huge infinity-edge pool. Set on their own stretch of stunning white sands, beach villas have an amazing outdoor bathroom with a sunken tub set inside a shallow pool while over-water villas seem immersed in the translucent lagoon; steps lead straight down to the lapping waters and glass-bottom bathtubs glimpse the fish beneath. Relaxing on the large swinging daybed or on hammocks suspended over the water, you’ll feel totally at one with the ocean. Anantara Kihavah offers plenty of extra special touches. A soothing foot massage from your personal villa host greets your arrival and as you sit down to glorious views at breakfast you’ll be offered Champagne and an iPad to catch up with the news. Superb dining options reveal the Indian Ocean unfolding before your eyes in four different ways, from a mythical escape into the depths of the ocean to reaching for the sky at the rooftop bar. A quartet of restaurants – Sea. Fire. Salt. Sky – offer Asian, Japanese and international tapas dining experiences plus an underwater restaurant perched right on the coral reef drop-off. Family meal times in paradise are deliciously rewarding, with an invitation for children under 12 years to dine with the hotel’s compliments from the children’s menu (excluding the underwater SEA restaurant). Stroll across the jetty to the overwater treatment suites of the Anantara Spa and reward yourself with the lavish attention of professional therapists. In this peaceful sanctuary you’ll find space to renew and rejuvenate making the most of time in the Jacuzzi, steam room or cold plunge pools, or even with a session of Yoga. Excellent snorkelling and diving provides snorkel trips guided by a marine biologist and novice dive courses for adults and children. Snorkel some of the world’s most treasured reefs within this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, explore uninhabited islands encircled by abundant reefs that are home to turtles, eels and beautiful coral formations, or cruise in solitude into the glorious Maldivian sunset.