Anantara Kihavah redefines luxury, giving guests the time and opportunity to experience what they’ve always wondered. In a world of many firsts, take the time to swim with Manta Rays, dine underwater at SEA, and experience your own private cinema under the stars. Now, unveiling the new SKY, the Maldives’ only overwater observatory combined with a unique luxury cocktail bar, a resident story-telling SKY Guru and housing the most powerful telescope in the region, gaze on the stars as you sip Champagne and revel in the majesty of life. Discover extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime experiences that enlighten couple’s romance and family adventure.
The panorama lounge perched over the lagoon maximises ocean views from every vantage point. Contemporary yet warm, with raw timber and soft lighting throughout, this is the place to take in Indian Ocean sunsets. A circular bar serves as the centrepiece, with the resident mixologist busy at work.
The custom-built Ash-dome observatory sits on the roof deck of the SKY Bar surrounded by nothing but open skies and the ocean waves below. The first and only observatory in the Maldives houses a research-grade 16” Meade LX200 telescope mounted on a super-giant field tripod. Remote controlled with 360° movement, the powerful telescope opens up a whole new world of wonder.
Sip Champagne or lay back on a circular daybed with the sky above as resident astronomer Shameem points out the pale yellow rings of Saturn or the counter-rotating zones and belts of Jupiter that vary in width, colour and intensity from year to year.
The Maldives’s location just above the equator means both hemisphere’s stars are visible from Anantara Kihavah. Coupled with minimal light pollution and open skies, this is astronomy par excellence. SKY Guru Shameem shares his passion and expertise of the constellations in weekly star gazing experiences and private couples’ sessions. Name a star after your loved one as the ultimate honeymoon gift.
Kihavah Huravalhi Island,
Republic of Maldives
Phone. +960 660 1020