NewsNovember 27, 2023

An Unforgettable Evening with Astronaut Tim Peake at Anantara Kihavah’s SKY Observatory

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas celebrated a historic milestone with the exclusive visit of the renowned British astronaut Tim Peake. On the evening of November 2, Astronaut Peake hosted an entire space talk at SKY Observatory, the finest overwater observatory in the Indian Ocean, housing the most powerful telescope in the Maldives.

Perched gracefully over the pristine Maldivian waters, SKY Observatory provided an idyllic setting for this extraordinary event, complemented by a stunning sunset. The exclusive gathering attracted eager guests to a delightful evening blending science, luxury, and natural beauty.


The evening commenced with a lovely cocktail reception, where the soulful tunes of a live saxophone band serenaded guests. Attendees savoured exquisite cocktails and canapés as they eagerly awaited Tim Peake’s presentation.

Tim Peake’s talk unveiled his personal journey, sharing his path to becoming an astronaut and narrating the rigorous training that astronauts undergo. He provided insights into life in space, the daily challenges faced by astronauts, and the awe-inspiring experiences he encountered during his historic mission. He also offered a glimpse into his exciting future projects, leaving the audience both inspired and spellbound.

Following Tim’s presentation, an interactive Q&A session allowed guests to engage directly with the British astronaut. The audience posed thoughtful questions, deepening their understanding of astronauts’ unique experiences and the intricacies of space exploration.

The event was further enriched by the presence of the resort’s three SKY gurus, Hammadh Rasheed, Zunnoon Ahmed, and Ali Arushal, who conducted a stargazing session for the guests afterwards.

The event’s success was evident in the overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees, who left with a deeper appreciation for space exploration and a memorable evening to cherish.

The evening marked a significant moment in Anantara Kihavah’s history, showcasing the resort’s commitment to offering unique and memorable experiences for its guests. Tim Peake, a celebrated astronaut and highly accomplished author, added an extraordinary dimension to the resort’s spectacular offerings.

Tim Peake is a renowned British astronaut who made history as the first official British astronaut to visit the International Space Station (ISS) and conduct a spacewalk during his six-month mission. He also achieved the remarkable feat of running the London Marathon from space. Beyond his extraordinary space endeavours, Tim is also a bestselling author with his most recent book Space: A thrilling human history, published earlier this month.

An astronomer’s paradise, Baa Atoll in the Maldives is one of the best places on earth to enjoy stargazing due to its proximity to the equator. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas promises a voyage of discovery on a private Indian Ocean Island, with Sky—an overwater observatory and luxury cocktail bar—providing guests a chance to sip champagne under the stars and explore the Universe. For more information or to book, call +960 664 4111, visit or email