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Anantara Villas | Kihava Huravalhi | Baa Atoll Maldives


27.04.12 > Condē Nast Traveler Hot List : Best New Hotels 2012 

Anantara Kihava Villas, Baa Atoll, Maldives


05.05.12 > HA+D Design Awards for design excellence : Resort 2011 Anantara Kihava Villas, Baa Atoll, Maldives



Anantara Kihavah Villas has been named ‘Newcomer of the Year’ by the prestigious travel magazine HIDEAWAYS at an event that recently took place in Berlin. The award honors just three new, extraordinary and fascinating hotels and resorts around the world. The winners were chosen by the HIDEAWAYS editorial team who evaluated new properties in the following categories: service, location, architecture, design, comfort, cuisine, reception.

Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives opened its exclusive doors to welcome discerning guests on 1 March 2011 with its 78 stunning Pool Villas, the Anantara Spa, an underwater wine cellar with dining, and an enormous pool which is the largest in the archipelago. The resort is setting new standards for luxury holidays in the Maldives.

Poole Associates has designed the architecture and interiors for 10 spaces at this new Anantara Flagship resort & spa created from the uninhabited island Kihava, in Baa Atoll: The Lobby, All-Day Dining, Bar + Pool, and Signature overwater Restaurant. 

Villa Interiors by August Design | Bangkok

Kitchens by Tri-Arc Enterprises | Bangkok


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Lobby + Library


Welcome to Anantara Kihava Villas : The library and Lobby


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The theatre cook line of All-Day dining, with Indian style columns, basket weave stone flooring and a unique circular 'clam shaped' buffet, that becomes a giant dining table for 24 during monsoon season

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The Aviary

The Aviary is the public toilet block at Kihava beach-side. Designed as a Indian Mogul-style folly, the building features a collection of hand painted birds, jhoola swings and the interior is clad with millions of tiny thickri glass mosaic tiles

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Manzaru | Bar

Manzaru Bar feature an upper observation lounge-dining with star-gazing telescopes, a hydroponic herb garden and a communal table on the lower level

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Manzaru | Pool

Manzaru pool sala with jhoola swing beds hover over the water, facing a relaxing view to the Indian Ocean

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Signature Restaurant features an underwater wine cellar [sea] placed along the reef edge, [salt] the Teppan counter with Edo hut roof, the main dining room [fire] and a red lacquered bar [sky]


The underwater wine cellar-dining room, for an unforgettable evening amongst the reef

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The overwater main dining room at Anantara Kihava Villas with a subtle Japanese expression

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The roof for of the Teppan hut is derived from a combination of shapes : the form of a cuttlefish bone, and an ancient Edo helmet

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Double story lounge bar in Thai style with over-scale rocking chairs, perfect for star-gazing

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