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Kihaa Resort & Spa

Baa Atoll, Maldives
Kihaa Maldives Resort & Spa is a beautifully natural resort located in remote Baa Atoll and right on the doorstep of world famous Hanifaru Bay.

Baa Atoll is a haven for snorkelers and scuba divers alike and was awarded a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status in 2011. Thousands of mantas visit every year during the plankton boom months of June through to October where a large open ocean channel plays host to a plankton feeding frenzy.

Kihaa has 124 beautifully appointed villas and you feel a real sense of space both inside and outside of the villas. A stunning white sandy beach surrounds the island and there is a lovely house reef teaming with fish life, accessible from the beach in the crystal clear lagoon.

The resort has plenty of facilities to keep everyone entertained as well plenty of areas to relax and totally unwind. The over water K Spa is a popular spot to completely take in the beautiful sight of the Indian Ocean in complete serenity.

To find out more about this area, visit our Maldives page.

Getting there
Getting to the Maldives is pretty straightforward with many quality carriers stopping once en-route to Male. The most popular airlines tend to be Emirates, Qatar and Etihad who each have a short transit and arrive into your destination at a sensible hour. There are direct flights with British Airways from November to March from Gatwick, but only 3 days per week. The flight time is around 11 hours to Male from London.

Upon arrival in Male we arrange for you to be met by our ground representatives and shown to your domestic flight. The journey time is approx 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute boat transfer to the resort. We also liaise with the resort to arrange your domestic flight and transfer back to Male to tie in with your international flight or onward connection.

Guide price: 7nts from £1850pp*
Includes: Return economy class flights on Sri Lankan Airlines from London Heathrow to Male, meet and greet, domestic flight and speedboat transfers and 7nts all inclusive accommodation in a twin/double Reserve Beach Villa. 

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for double/twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Extend your stay
A perfect way to experience the best of the Maldives would be to combine your island stay with a liveaboard or another resort. As all our holidays are completely tailor-made this allows us to put together the perfect itinerary for you to suit your exact requirements.

Quick Guide: Kihaa

  • Location: Baa Atoll
  • Transfer: 20 minutes by domestic flight and 10 minutes by speedboat
  • Size: Medium (600m x 250m)
  • No. of rooms: 124 rooms (48 Reserve Beach Villas, 4 Garden Villas with pool, 32 Lagoon Prestige Villas, 18 Sunset Prestige Pavillion Beach Villas, 3 Waterfront Beach Villas with pool, 10 Water Villas, 2 Maldivian Suites with pool, 3 Family Junior Suites, 2 Water Suites and 2 2-Bedroom Family Executive Suites with pool)
  • House reef: Yes
  • Meal plan: All inclusive

Get some rest
The resort comprises of 124 villas and suites in ten types of accommodation. All the rooms feature a king-size bed, outdoor rain shower, seperate shower and bath, free wifi, free bottled water, mini-fridge, electronic safe, coffee & tea making facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer, iron, bathrobes, sofa bed, desk and flat screen TV with satellite channels.

The 48 Reserve Beach Villas are located in a quiet location among the vegetation, offering ocean views and dotted around the entire island.. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and designed in a traditional Maldivian style with wooden floors and light coloured walls and fabrics. As well as the inclusions above, there is a private garden area with a wooden patio and beach chairs with direct access to the beach. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

The 32 Lagoon Prestige Beach Villas have direct beach and lagoon access, and are light and elegant with outdoor patio area. These villas are located down the entire side of the island and offer even more space than the Reserve Beach Villas and Garden Villas. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

The 18 Sunset Prestige Pavillion Beach Villas are even larger than the Lagoon Prestige Villas and are located down the other side of the island. Each villa has a fantastic beach front location as well as a private outdoor pavilion where you can enjoy romantic candlelit dinners or a massage treatment (both at extra cost).

The 10 Water Villas are situated directly on the crystal clear lagoon and are incredibly spacious. Each villa has a living area and plunge pool as well as direct access to the lagoon. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

There are 6 other room types available, so please ask if you would like more information on any of them.

Enjoy your stay
The resort has an incredible of array of facilities and activities to enjoy including; infinity pool and swimming pool, gym, tennis courts, squash courts, catamaran sailing, wind surfing, stand up paddle boarding, water ski-ing, para sailing, jet ski-ing, library, souvenir shop, jewellery shop, luxurious spa and 2 restaurants and 2 bars and a kids club.

All meals are served in the Malaafaiy restaurant which is located right on the beach and offers a great selection of local and international dishes as well as a wide selection of beverages to enjoy. Sangu is the a la carte part of the island where you can enjoy a romantic and private dinner under the stars. The Raaveriya and Undhoali bars are located by the pools and offer snack and beverages all day, so you will never be hungry! The Hanifaru Bay Tea House is an elegant and relaxing space where tea and other refreshments are served as well as fine dining in the evenings. There is a also a wine lounge at Kihaa where guests can enjoy their favourite wines from around the world in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Kihaa Spa is the jewel in the crown of Kihaa and is somewhere where you can truly get away from it all and enjoy a range of treatments to ease all of your cares away. Located on the crystal clear water of the lagoon, the spa features spacious treatment areas, perfect for those to share indulgent relaxation time.

There are various excursions to enjoy while staying at Kihaa including; local island visit, sunset cruise, turtle quest, dolphin watching, night fishing and the amazing Hanifaru Bay snorkelling experience.

Go diving
The magnificent Hanifaru Bay is just minutes away and is one of the world’s premier spots for swimming with mantas. The remote Baa Atoll was granted a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in 2011 due to the incredible diversity in coral and fish life and there are numerous dive sites within easy reach of the resort.

The Ocean Dimensions dive centre caters for all levels of diver, is fully equipped with all of your hire needs and has a full programme of PADI courses that you can take and daily trips that are run to the 60 or so dive sites nearby.

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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010

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