Anantara Kihavah Maldives, a renowned haven of luxury in the heart of the Maldives, has recently completed a remarkable multimillion-dollar refurbishment of its Over Water Pool Villas.
This substantial upgrade aims to offer guests an elevated experience, characterized by more space, enhanced style, and supreme comfort. The transformation was spearheaded by Atelier Pod, an esteemed international architecture and interior design studio, known for their innovative concepts that seamlessly blend aesthetics with local materials.
Aesthetic Transformation with a Local Touch
The design concept behind this refurbishment project is nothing short of visionary. Atelier Pod has drawn inspiration from the rustic charm of wooden cabins, infusing this aesthetic with locally sourced materials. The result is an ambience that embodies simplicity, purity, and a spirit of adventure, all while embracing futuristic shapes and clean lines.
Inside these reimagined villas, guests will discover a harmonious blend of fresh, contemporary design and timeless refinement. The addition of accent pieces sourced from the nearby Thuladoo Island adds a touch of local authenticity. Smart technology and additional home comforts have been seamlessly integrated, enhancing the overall guest experience.
The selection of new furniture, fittings, and materials has been a meticulous process, undertaken with the goal of reflecting both the aesthetic and sustainable qualities deeply rooted in indigenous Maldivian culture. This commitment to preserving the local heritage shines through in every detail.
Spacious Living with a Connection to Nature
An emphasis on comfort and convenience is at the heart of these redesigned 267-square-meter villas. While still featuring sumptuous king-size beds and generous walk-in dressing rooms, the interiors now exude an airy vibe, thanks to the use of lighter-coloured wood.
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors serve as a gateway to the breathtaking natural beauty outside, allowing guests to observe the vibrant marine life from the comfort of their glass-bottomed bathtubs. For an even more exclusive experience, a personal Villa Host is on hand to cater to every need, ensuring a stay that epitomizes pampered seclusion.
Expansive Decks for Leisure and Dining
The extended deck area has been transformed, now boasting a captivating circular seating arrangement that forms a central focal point, perfect for relaxation and al fresco dining. The design inspiration for this unique layout was drawn from the rear components of yachts, artfully reimagined into several seating areas that gradually lead to the water’s edge.
Hammocks on the deck have been extended to provide extra comfort and ample opportunities for capturing uniquely Maldivian moments on camera. Outdoor rain showers grace these decks, while the newly revitalized 7-meter infinity pools mirror the mesmerizing hues of the surrounding ocean. For those who prefer direct access to the lagoon, wooden steps from the sundeck provide a convenient pathway to the crystal-clear waters.
An Expanded Offering for Families
General Manager of Anantara Kihavah, Sjefke Jansen, expresses the resort’s commitment to delivering timeless luxury. He affirms, “Our iconic Over Water Pool Villas have been refreshed to elevate the overall guest experience while remaining faithful to the Maldivian heritage and the beauty of the natural surroundings. We are also thrilled to introduce a brand-new category tailored for families – the One Bedroom Family Over Water Pool Villa. These selected units will offer dedicated sleeping quarters for children, ensuring a comfortable stay for small families.”
Situated within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah offers guests access to the first overwater observatory in the Maldives, housing the most powerful telescope in the region. For a dining experience like no other, SEA, their underwater restaurant, takes guests on a journey beneath the waves, offering panoramic views of the captivating marine life that thrives in the waters surrounding Anantara Kihavah. From turtles to manta rays and clownfish, this underwater adventure is nothing short of mesmerizing.
The refurbishment of Anantara Kihavah Maldives’ Over Water Pool Villas represents a significant milestone in luxury hospitality. With a commitment to preserving the Maldivian heritage, this transformation delivers an unparalleled guest experience, promising more space, style, and comfort than ever before. As guests immerse themselves in the beauty of the Maldives, both above and below the water’s surface, Anantara Kihavah continues to set the standard for luxury in this breathtaking island paradise.