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Kanuhura Maldives

Lhaviyani Atoll

Stay at the idyllic Kanuhura and you’re effectively getting three islands for the price of one - not bad value when it comes to the Maldives. Beachy, laid-back Kanuhura itself is your home-from-home, but make sure you escape at least once to neighbouring Jehununhura and Masleggihura for supreme isolation, at least until it's time for another drink or delicious dining experience. 

Back on Kanuhura, stroll with the sand between your toes, or get on your bike to explore the rest of the island, which is relatively large by Maldavian standards. You’ll find bright, airy bungalows and villas nestling amongst lush vegetation, at the beachfront, or surrounded by water, each spacious enough to accommodate at least two adults and two children. That feeling of space, along with a joyfully relaxed and unstuffy atmosphere, makes it easy for guests of all ages to kick-back and enjoy the moment.


Kanuhura forms part of the Lhaviyani Atoll. A 35-minute seaplane flight from Male International airport is the perfect way to get a first glimpse of the area's stunning scenery.

A little more detail

  • Beach bungalows or over-water villas

  • Wellness retreat & spa

  • Kids Club for children four years and over

  • Snorkelling in the lagoon, or nearby reefs

From a client…

Kanuhura is the most beautiful place we’ve ever stayed, and we really enjoyed exploring the island. The sea life was amazing too, and we even saw sharks and turtles from the jetty.

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Seating at Kanuhura
Villa terrace at Kanuhura
Beach swing seat at Kanuhura
Beach swing seat at Kanuhura
Villa at Kanuhura
Villa at Kanuhura
Restaurant at night at Kanuhura
Restaurant at Kanuhura
Outdoor bathroom at Kanuhura
Outdoor bathroom at Kanuhura
Boat at Kanuhura
Boat at Kanuhura
Loungers on the beach at Kanuhura
Beach at Kanuhura

Why we love it

Discover what to expect from staying at Kanuhura Maldives

Find your own private beach…

Although by any other standard Kanuhura is a fairly intimate retreat, it's still a little larger than most islands in the Maldives. Nevertheless it’s pretty much completely encircled by dazzling white sands, so it's easy to find a spot that feels like your own private beach to while away the hours. If that's not quite enough, neighbouring Masleggihura is a short boat ride away and sure to fulfil all your desert island dreams.

Aerial view of Kanuhura

Family-friendly beach holiday

Kanuhura takes ‘family friendly’ to a new level, offering children their own special hideaway at the K Club and a whole range of fantastic activities. How about a pirate adventure, craft workshop, scavenger hunt, Maldavian Boduberu drum lesson, or chocolate making class? It's enough to make the adults jealous! Some room types allow children under 12 to stay and even eat for free, depending on their parents meal plan. Small touches that add extra value to your Maldives holiday.

Family friendly beach holiday

What can you do there?

Although Lhaviyani Atoll isn’t quite as well known for snorkelling as other parts of the Maldives, Kanhura is surrounded by shallow, reef-protected lagoons that are ideal for novice snorkelers. Larger reefs and over 40 incredible dive sites are just a boat ride away, or you can cruise around the surface by catamaran, water ski, canoe or paddle board. Our quintessential Kanuhura experience has to be enjoying a castaway picnic on Masleggihura. This small island-heaven becomes your own to explore while a chef prepares a traditional lunch over a simple grill in the sand.

Person in kayak at Kanuhura

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