Anantara Kihavah Maldives unveils refurbished over-water pool villas

Anantara Kihavah Maldives unveils refurbished over-water pool villas

Upgraded accommodation aims to elevate resort’s position among ultra-luxury resorts in the Maldives 

Located in Baa Atoll, Anantara Kihavah Maldives has revealed the results of its Over Water Pool Villas upgrades.

Poised above the Indian Ocean, within easy reach of the house reef, the updated villas are positioned as being among the most luxurious and spacious in the Maldives following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment.

International architecture and interior design studio Atelier Pod led the transformation. The new look infuses a wooden cabin aesthetic using local materials with futuristic shapes and clean lines, smart technology and additional home comforts. Accent pieces have been sourced from local Thuladoo island.

The 267-square-metre hideaways maintain king-size beds and walk-in dressing rooms, but with lighter colour schemes and woods, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that let the outside in. A glass-bottomed soaking bathtub allows bathers to watching the fish swimming beneath the villas. 


Extended decks feature new circular seating arrangements, bigger hammocks, outdoor rain showers and refreshed seven-metre infinity pools that replicate the colours of the ocean.

General Manager of Anantara Kihavah Maldives Sjefke Jansen said: “Our iconic Over Water Pool Villas have been refreshed to elevate the overall guest experience, transforming them into elegant spaces of sophistication, 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."

Over Water Pool Villas cost from US$1733++ per night for two. For more information, visit

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