NewsMay 29, 2020

Kanuhura Maldives Achieves Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star Award

Kanuhura Maldives has received the “Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star Award”. This award is the highest recognition of the resort’s dedication to service excellence, commitment and a true sense of hospitality.

Kanuhura Maldives was acclaimed for its “bohemian feel with whitewashed villas adorned with funky art and Iru bar’s beaded swings and beach teepee”. Maldives made a splashy debut on the list, picking up six of the highest awards. Kanuhura Maldives was listed alongside Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa and St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in Maldives.


To uncover the most outstanding properties, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors check into a hotel for a minimum of two nights, posing as ordinary guests and paying their own way. The ratings tabulate 75 percent of a hotel’s score based on its service, while the remaining 25 percent is determined by the quality of its facilities.

The inspectors’ main highlights for Kanuhura Maldives include Kanuhura’s wide range of activities like the Maldivian Warrior Workout, scuba diving or night fishing. He has also appreciated the Kokaa Wellness Retreat and Spa, with its five signature services and multi-day wellness journeys as well as the sandy white shores of Masleggihura all to yourself (the smallest of the three islands of Kanuhura) for a picnic or private day at the beach.

Forbes Travel Guide ventured to 16 countries—Antigua, the Bahamas, Cambodia, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, India, Jordan, the Maldives, Mauritius, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia etc. Forbes Travel Guide is the global authority on luxury hospitality. Professional inspectors travel the world to assess hotels, restaurants, and spas based on 900 objective standards that determine their coveted annual Star Ratings.

Kanuhura Island Resort & Spa, Maldives is an indigenous and elegant 5 star 100-room hotel with a contemporary feel and stylish service, located on Lhaviyani atoll to the northeast of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, slim oval island, one kilometre long and 200 metres wide. Travel is by seaplane, around 40 minutes from the International Airport at the Maldives capital, Male’. With two beautiful neighboring islets, Kanuhura is a unique and very private hideaway with a wide range of facilities, bars, restaurants, activities and sports. Close by are some of the world’s best diving sites.