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Anantara Resorts launches new package to include adventure experiences

Anantara Resorts launches new package to include adventure experiences
May 12, 2020

Anantara Resorts has launched a new package, ‘The Best of Kihavah’, to commemorate the reopening of Kihavah Maldives Villas in the third quarter of 2020. The carefully curated six-night stay package at the Indian Ocean retreat includes three distinct adventures; snorkelling with manta rays, stargazing at the only over water observatory in the Maldives, and fine dining underwater at SEA, one of the world’s few oceanic restaurants.   

Situated within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve teeming with rich marine life, the resort is well placed for snorkelling with manta rays. Owning to the abundance of krill and plankton that accumulates in Hanifaru Bay during the months of May to November, visitors can witness the annual migration of the rays as they feed. Curious and friendly, the manta rays often swim within centimetres of snorkellers, always managing to avoid contact at the last second.

The second aquatic experience in ‘The Best of Kihavah’ stay package offers a culinary journey undersea. Nestled within Anantara Kihavah’s famed house reef is SEA, the resort’s award-winning underwater restaurant and wine cellar which houses over 450 labels and vintages dating from 1795. Visitors can savour a gourmet three-course lunch paired with fine wines while enjoying panoramic views of marine life among vibrant corals.

The third experience revolves around astronomy. With its proximity to the equator, the Maldives is an astronomer’s paradise and Anantara Kihavah offers spectacular views of both the southern and northern sky. Custom-built for stargazing, SKY is both a cocktail bar and home to the most powerful telescope in the region, in the only over water observatory in the Maldives.

Packaged for two adults with rates starting from $8800

  • Choice of beach pool villa or over water villa
  • Half board basis consisting of breakfast, and dinner at three restaurants  
  • One experience of a three-course set menu lunch at SEA 
  • One experience of a group stargazing session
  • One experience of manta ray snorkelling*
  • Minimum stay of six nights or more
  • Valid until 31st October 2021

For more information on Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas go to

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