The tropical Maldivian oasis of Kanuhura is the type of holiday destination that most people can only dream of. Icing sugar-like beaches stretch out as far as the eye can see and dissolve into gorgeous turquoise waters that are home to a huge array of incredible marine life. This five-star gypset haven is the perfect destination for wild-hearted travellers who expect nothing less than the best.
With 80 beautifully furnished contemporary villas (complete with exquisite wooden decks) boasting a gypset flair and overlooking pristine beaches and dazzling tropical waters, Kanuhura offers guests a stay in pure paradisiacal perfection. The ultimate place to indulge in luxurious beachside offerings, glorious food and memorable barefoot adventures, this exotic haven is truly a once-in-a-lifetime holiday destination. The strong passion and desire for those who work for Kanuhura to ensure the resort is everything and more that guests could hope for has been well-received and acknowledged through a host of extraordinary awards. And this September, Kanuhura was able to add two more achievements to their already impressive list: on 15 September 2018, Kanuhura Maldives was crowned the Best Beach Resort and Best Spa Resort Destination in South Asia/Maldives at the Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards in Singapore.
These two ‘ALTA2018’ Awards also allows Kanuhura to qualify as Asia’s Leading Beach & Spa Resort in Southeast Asia—which is a huge privilege and a source of great pride for all those who strive to ensure Kanuhura is a world-class destination. Supported by 25 Asian Tourism Ministries, the Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards is also endorsed by the Asia Pacific Tourism & Travel Federation. The awards given at this ceremony are highly respected and the accolades are dependent on votes by the public. Due to the high number of votes that Kanuhura receive this year, they were able to compete not just domestically within the Maldives but in the whole of Southeast Asia, which is a hugely exciting feat. As one of the establishments who won at this year’s ALTA2018, Kanuhura will also be able to enjoy a spot at the 2020 Asia Pacific Tourism & Travel Fair which will take place in Bengaluru, India, which is said to be the biggest travel fair in India.
Being recognised as a stellar beach and spa resort is a thrilling accomplishment for everyone at Kanuhura, as they are dedicated to ensuring that discerning guests can have the luxury island holiday of their lives along the perfect, white shores and across all three of their islands. The immaculate beach at Kanuhura, serviced by dedicated beach butlers, is the perfect place for sun worshippers to get their fix of Maldivian sunshine, enhanced by an exotic signature cocktail (or two!). It’s the quintessential tropical playground for young and old alike, with a variety of land- and water-based activities on offer, many of which are unique to this sensational resort (Maldivian warrior workout anyone?). For those that have a penchant for all things romantic, Kanuhura’s beachside bars and fine restaurants provide the ideal place for lazy sunset cocktails or exceptional dining experiences (in fact, you can enjoy a romantic ‘dig in’ dining experience on the beach itself if you wish) that you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere—along Kanuhura’s pristine shores, you are sure to create magical memories that will last a lifetime.
If the call of Kanuhura’s warm, sparkling ocean and dreamy beach (and incredible beachside activities) hasn’t convinced you to book your stay stat, then the incredible, world-class Kokaa Spa just might. This year’s Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards wasn’t the first time this gypset oceanside spa has been in the award limelight, in fact, Kokaa Spa has been named the World’s Best Spa by National Geographic Traveller and at the Luxury Spa Awards, it was named the Global Luxury Island Resort Spa. The incredible Kokaa Spa was created as the ultimate sanctuary for weary travellers or those in search of some much-needed TLC. Named after the butterfly, this newly-renovated spa offers a world of serenity to guests, where each of the spa’s facilities and the diverse spa treatments centre on holistic wellbeing and utter relaxation. Inspired by healing rituals from around the world, the Kokaa Spa menu is comprehensive, boasting one of the biggest variety of treatments in the Maldives detailed in over 50 pages. Complete with 9 treatment rooms, a beauty salon, steam room, plunge pools, a fitness centre, jacuzzis, a beachside pavilion (for mind, body and soul alignment through activities such as yoga and meditation), this spa has everything you could need for a memorable day spent investing in your mental, emotional and physical health.
Whether you are looking for a signature Maldivian massage, a relaxing facial, Ayurvedic treatments, luxuriant bath rituals, hairdressing or beauty services, or would like an all-encompassing package to ensure the ultimate rest, relaxation and restoration, there is sure to be something here for you. Each treatment is tailored specifically to you by expert therapists who use only the finest organic and natural products (such as Subtle Energies, VOYA and Terres D’Afrique), many of which can be bought at the spa as well. If nothing else, the exquisite award winning Kokaa Spa is the ultimate place for some much-deserved “me time”. If you would like to experience this beach and spa resort for yourself, then contact Kanuhura and plan the island holiday of your dreams