Kihaa is a naturally beautiful all-inclusive resort in Baa Atoll, renowned for being the closest resort to the spectacular Hanifaru Bay. Pristine white sand beaches slope gently into a shallow, turquoise lagoon that is safe for swimming and snorkelling, with a house reef that is teeming with colourful marine life.
Accommodation is in 124 comfortable villas and suites, some right on the beach, some a few steps away from the sand through tropical foliage and a small number set on stilts over the water. Villas are furnished in a typically Maldivian style with wooden floors, light coloured walls and traditional fabrics, many with four poster beds and some even boasting plunge pools.
The resort’s all-inclusive package comprises a wide selection of beverages throughout the resort and all meals at Malaafaiy, the resort’s beachfront buffet restaurant. Gourmet dining can be enjoyed on the beach at Sangu A La Carte Restaurant, while Raaveriya and Undhoali are both poolside bars. The Wine Loft offers a selection of fine wines as well as exclusive private dining experiences, while the Hanifaru Bay Tea House is a new addition to the resort.
There is a great feeling of space across the island, with wide beaches dotted with comfortable daybeds and sun loungers which encourage guests to sit back and relax. Leisure facilities include tennis courts, a fitness centre, a squash court and two stunning swimming pools – an infinity pool right on the beach and a lagoon style pool surrounded by palm trees and wooden decking. The island is also home to an award-winning over-water spa and a complimentary kids club, ensuring the resort caters well for all holiday requirements.
Kihaa is the perfect destination for nature lovers, as Baa Atoll is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve which is home to a wide array of coral, fish, turtles and other marine creatures. A PADI dive centre offers equipment rental, excursions and courses for snorkelers and scuba divers for all abilities, from bubble maker experiences for beginners to trips to the best dive sites for certified divers. A particular highlight of the resort is its proximity to Hanifaru Bay where visitors are often able to snorkel with manta rays and whale sharks.
Other water sports available at the resort include kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, catamaran sailing and jet skiing.
Last Visited By Jo, Founder
Kihaa is an excellent resort with a homely feel, spacious rooms and fantastic communal areas including lovely pool areas. The expansive beaches are a highlight, with huge stretches of sand outside the beach villas. The dive centre is exceptional and the manta ray excursion was a bucket list experience – swimming over 25 manta rays at Hanifaru Bay was very special, I’ve never seen anything like it!
Children: Children are welcome. There is a complimentary kids club for 2 – 12 year olds organising a range of activities including sport, games, arts and crafts. Babysitting is also available at a charge.
Transfers: Kihaa is reached by a 25 minute domestic flight from Male International Airport followed by a 5 minute speedboat transfer.
Facilities: Water sports centre, fully-equipped gym, floodlit tennis court, table tennis, squash court, two swimming pools, kids club & children’s playground.
Spa: Kihaa Spa is an award-winning facility offering relaxing massages and other treatments in over-water treatment rooms.
Excursions: Sunset cruises, dolphin cruises, sunset fishing trips, trips to snorkel with turtles, visits to local villages, Hanifaru Bay experiences.
Complimentary: Refreshments and internet at the Domestic VIP airport lounge, welcome drinks on arrival to the resort, Wi-Fi, access to the kids club for children aged 2 – 12 years old, non-motorised water sports including canoeing, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding (excluding lessons), access to the gym, tennis courts, table tennis and squash court, daily entertainment, one excursion per person per stay.
Meal Arrangements: Stays at Kihaa are on an all-inclusive basis. This includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at Malaafaiy Restaurant, afternoon tea, a minibar with beer, soft drinks and mineral water (refilled daily) and a selection of beverages at all restaurants and bars, and 25% off all other food and drinks. A Prestige all-inclusive package is also available which includes one á la carte set menu dinner per person per stay, dining options at all dining outlets, two free 50 minute spa treatments per person per stay, an additional excursion, butler service.
Dining: Maalaafaiy Restaurant is the resort’s main restaurant and offers an international buffet at breakfast, lunch and dinner, while Sangu A La Carte Restaurant serves sub-continental cuisine. Raaveriya Bar and Undhoali Bar serve a selection of beverages, the latter also offering a range of international and local snacks, while the Wine Loft is an exclusive private dining venues serving a selection of dine wines. Hanifaru Bay Tea House is a new addition to the resort, a tea house by day and a fine dining venue by night.
All villas and suites feature air conditioning, cable TV, a fridge, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box, IDD telephone, hair dryer and free Wi-Fi.
Reserve Beach Villa: These spacious villas are set in a quiet position, nestled among tropical vegetation just a few steps from the beach. Villas feature a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed and day bed, an open-air bathroom with bathtub and outdoor rain shower, and a private garden area with a furnished patio. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children (77sqm)
Lagoon Prestige Beach Villa: These popular villas have similar features to the Reserve Beach Villas but are set on the beachfront with ocean views. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children (89sqm)
Garden Villa with Pool: These villas are set back from the beach and feature a large bedroom with a king-size bed and day bed, a dressing room, a bathroom with bathtub and rain shower, and an enclosed garden area with a plunge pool surrounded by a furnished deck. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children (75sqm)
Sunset Prestige Pavilion Beach Villa: These spacious villas are set right on the beach and feature a bedroom with sitting area, an open-air bathroom with bathtub and outdoor rain shower, and a private pavilion by the ocean where guests can enjoy romantic dinners or spa treatments. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children (110sqm)
Waterfront Beach Villa with Pool: Set right by the lagoon with stunning views, these villas feature a large living area, a separate bedroom with king-size bed, an open-air bathroom with bathtub and outdoor rain shower, and a furnished terrace with private plunge pool. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children (100sqm)
Water Villa: These villas are set on stilts over the lagoon, featuring a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed and living area, a large bathroom and a furnished deck with private plunge pool. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children (150sqm)
Maldivian Suite with Pool: These shell-shaped suites are located just steps from the beach and feature a king-size bed, a living area, a walk-in closet, an open-air bathroom and a private pool. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children (180sqm)
Family Junior Suite: These villas are set back from the beach and are ideal for families, featuring a spacious bedroom with a king-size bed, a separate sitting room with space for two single beds, and an open-air bathroom with bathtub and outdoor rain shower. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children (250sqm)
Water Suite: These spacious suites are set on stilts over the lagoon, offering the highest level of luxury and seclusion. Suites feature a large bedroom, a separate living area, a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and a furnished deck with private plunge pool. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children (270sqm)
Two Bedroom Family Executive Suite: These large suites are set on the beachfront and feature two bedrooms with king-size beds, joined by a separate living area and bathroom with bathtub and outdoor rainfall shower. There is also a spacious furnished deck with a covered pavilion and a plunge pool right on the beach. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults or 4 adults + 2 children (310sqm)