Villa Sapphire Anantara

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Pool Resort Villa Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach All Bedrooms En-Suite

Wow! Wow! Wow! Villa Sapphire Anantara really is something else! Such style! Such luxury! Such indulgence! It really is the most incredible two bedroom over water residence. Your very own floating palace! Situated at the end of the over water boardwalk, Villa Sapphire Anantara boasts the most commanding views of the Indian Ocean. Each bedroom suite is located at either end of this sensational property, each with its own outdoor living area with plenty of gorgeous indoor and outdoor shared spaces in between. Shared moments will be savoured in bucket loads at this astonishing villa. Ideal for families with older children or friends, you can all come together for meals indoors or out under the stars with the added benefit of a Private Chef and Wine Guru for your personalised private dining experiences. The stunning deck offers various lounge spaces with sumptuous furnishings as well as floating, over water hammocks and a striking infinity pool. You really will enjoy the holiday of your dreams at Villa Sapphire Anantara and return home with the most magical of memories.

This incredible gem stands on stilts on the exclusive, five star Anantara Kihavah resort in the Maldives. Its location is the idyllic, private Kihavah Huravalhi Island on the magical Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Anantara Kihavah offers a fabulous barefoot luxury paradise with Villa Sapphire Anantara having direct access into the heavenly lagoon and enjoying glass-viewing panels where you can catch glimpses of sea turtles and colourful fish. You will awake to endless Indian Ocean views and spend glorious days relaxing in your beautiful infinity pool or the ocean. Otherwise you can enjoy indulgent spa treatments or gym sessions in the privacy of your own residence. This villa comes with so many extra treats! Almost every single angle of the villa offers inspiring vistas.

Villa Sapphire Anantara’s master bedroom boasts a sumptuous kingsize bed adorned with soft Egyptian cottons and your choice of pillow as well as floor-to-ceiling glass doors that offer the most incredible views whether open or not. The second bedroom enjoys superbly comfortable twins with the same magical panorama. Guests can drift into slumber accompanied by the soothing sound of the ocean. With high, vaulted ceilings and a wall of glass, the bedrooms feel incredibly spacious and are drowned in natural light. Both bedrooms enjoy astonishingly beautiful, luxurious bathrooms with superb rainshowers, his and hers sinks and sunken double whirlpool bathtubs with fragrant Elemis products. The baths boast glass bottoms so you can enjoy the pufferfish swimming amongst the swaying corals and darting vibrant fish below you. Glass doors open fully to the terrace so that you can soak in your tubs while enjoying the sensational seascapes and the gentle breeze. What utter bliss! The living space boasts sumptuous lounge and dining furnishings as well as a well-equipped kitchen and bar area with a double wine fridge. Guests can enjoy the Bose sound system, iPod dock and iPad concierge as well as top-of-the-range entertainment in the living room.

Outside on the deck, guests can bask in ocean breezes in the shaded beautiful hanging day beds, catching up with their holiday reads, or on a wonderful array of other contemporary outdoor furnishings. You can pour delicious wine from your wine fridge and contemplate the beauty of your surroundings or simply slip into your beautiful pool.

There are many extra treats for guests staying at Villa Sapphire Anantara including a 24 hour Private Villa Host, private transfer to the airport lounge, a stargazing session at the SKY over water observatory with the Maldives’ most refined telescope, Elemis spa products and pillow and soap menus plus you will enjoy your fully-equipped gym and couples spa treatment room. Your residence will be personalised, as will the bicycles that you can use during your stay. There are also dedicated children’s amenities and attendant service on demand.

In total, there are 80 beach and over water pool villas and residences at Anantara Kihavah. Anantara Kihavah is surrounded by nothing but turquoise lagoon which melts into the sapphire ocean. Its snow white, glistening sands rise up out of the ocean like a mirage. For centuries, this was where Arab traders took shelter, en route to the Far East. This lush paradise blessed with coconut, papaya and mango trees boasts blooming corals within a house reef and a colourful, fascinating sea life. The resort boasts the Maldives’ only over water observatory, award winning underwater dining, a pristine house reef, a wonderful array of restaurants and bars, an award winning spa, a professional Scuba Diving Centre with a Dive Master and a resident resort Marine Biologist, a brilliant children’s club, a fabulous array of watersports, a trampoline park, tennis, yoga, muay thai boxing, badminton, an outstanding list of excursions and very importantly, an incredibly friendly and welcoming staff.

At Anantara Kihavah, guests discover sublime restaurants, both underwater and on land. The resort offers a world of flavour in an over water complex with signature SEA, FIRE, SPICE and SKY restaurants. At its award winning, undersea, gourmet restaurant SEA, guests savour contemporary European cuisine choosing from flawless degustation menus and delicious wine pairings orchestrated by the resort’s Wine Guru. Lucky guests feast their eyes on the dazzling marine life swimming beyond the curved glass wall. During the day, SEA showcases turtles, butterflyfish, unicorn fish and jackfish while dinner time brings nocturnal predators including lionfish, reef sharks, moray eels and sting rays. FIRE serves up authentic Japanese flair against an open kitchen backdrop. The menu includes signature sushi, sashimi, prime Wagyu steaks, seafood and a fabulous Teppanyaki grill. SPICE offers Asian haute cuisine in a spectacular over water setting where guests can watch the talented chefs at work. Manzaru and Plates are the resort’s two beachfront restaurants where you can enjoy delicious Mediterranean vibes and delicious breakfasts. In all of the restaurants you will taste amazing handcrafted cocktails and sensational regional wines. In addition, guests can experience the ultimate in private dining on deserted sandbanks enjoying shoreline intimacy, dining under the stars on the deck of a private yacht or in-villa with your Private Chef and Wine Guru.

The award winning Anantara Spa is a fabulous, rejuvenating over water sanctuary where you can reward your mind, body and soul with the most amazing world class treatments. The Cocoon Medical Spa features restorative facials, vitamin IV infusions and other detoxification therapies. There are six treatment suites in the spa as well as a nail salon, hair and beauty sale, a steam room, an over water relaxation deck, cold plunge pool and a Shirodhara treatment bed. In addition, at Villa Sapphire Anantara, you have your own couples spa so therapists can visit you in-villa for some rejuvenating and relaxing treatments. At Balance Wellness guests experience the ancient healing power of Ayurveda.

Guests can discover the wondrous galaxy using the Maldives’ most powerful telescope at SKY, the resort’s over water observatory. How amazing to experience a stargazing session with the SKY Guru, learning the mysteries of the stars, planets and constellations. Guests staying at Villa Sapphire Anantara are offered a session as part of their package. Other treats offered by this five star resort include Spicespoons cooking classes where guests master the art of traditional Maldivian or Thai cuisine with passionate chefs, cinema screening under the stars, resort bicycles to explore the island and superb watersports and excursions.

Anantara Kihavah enjoys a fabulous children’s club with a wonderful range of activities and adventures. It is brilliant during the festive season with a whole host of special entertainment.

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What you should know…

  • Villa Sapphire Anantara boasts two bedrooms with a kingsize bed in one room and two singles in the other. The villa can accommodate up to four adults and four children or six adults
  • There are so many incredible dining experiences to try. You cannot miss the exclusive underwater SEA restaurant! It is such a treat to be offered the services of a Private Chef and Wine Guru at the villa
  • Anantara Kihavah resort can be reached by seaplane in half an hour from Male after your international flight
  • Children’s entertainment includes a water playground, trampolines, climbing, the kid’s club, arts and crafts, tennis, watersports, films unders the stars, mini masterchef classes, stargazing and much more. The list is endless plus you will be given toys and accessories in the villa
  • This villa is not ideal for very young children as the bedrooms are at either end of the villa with easy access to the open deck

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Spa/Massage Gym/Fitness Room Ceiling Fans Waterfront

The Villa

Set at the very end of the boardwalk, Villa Sapphire Anantara offers commanding views of the open ocean. And with each en-suite bedroom at either end featuring its own outdoor living area, private or shared moments can be savoured.

Ground Floor
- Large living room with comfortable sofas, satellite TV, ceiling fans and access to the terrace
- Open plan dining area for 8 people and access to the terrace
- Media and entertainment room
- Wel equipped american kitchen
- Fitness area with access to the terrace
- Spa room with access to the terrace
- Guest toilette
- Master bedroom with king size bed, dressing area, access to the terrace and en-suite bathroom with outdoor walk-in shower and sunken whirlpool bathtub
- Bedroom with two single beds, dressing area, access to the terrace and en-suite bathroom with outdoor walk-in shower and sunken whirlpool bathtub

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Large terraced area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Terrace furniture
- Daybeds
- Parasols
- Access to the sea

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Wine fridge
- iPad dock
- Hair dryer
- Bose sound system
- Pillow and soap menus
- Safe box
- 24h Villa Host


About the surrounding area of Villa Sapphire Anantara
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Scuba Diving Boat Trips Seafront
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The sensational Anantara Kihavah resort is located in the Baa Atoll, just a 30 minute seaplane journey from your inward flight. Situated within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, guests enjoy the holiday of a lifetime, discovering an enchanting, magical aquatic haven. A myriad of activities and excursions await, where guests can uncover untold wonders in a pristine, stunning environment.

Guests can discover the Indian Ocean’s warm, crystal clear waters and myriad of sea life in one of the world’s most famous scuba utopias. The resort’s Elements Dive Centre offers limitless discovery and PADI courses. You will descend into an explosion of colourful coral gardens and vibrant marine life. Advanced divers are offered the ultimate experience with the resort Dive Master. Guests can borrow fins and a mask to discover the wonders of the house reef. The Baa Atoll is one of the best atolls to spot dolphins. Guests can take dolphin cruises to enjoy Spinner dolphins and other species onboard the traditional Dhoni boat. Majestic giant manta rays will dance in front of you during their migration season between June and November. Another dreamy experience is discovering sea turtles in their natural habitat. Guests taking boat trips from the resort enjoy the opportunity to dive in and swim or snorkel in the waters. For a calm, relaxed sightseeing excursion in the shallow waters or across the lagoon guests can use the resort kayaks. There are even some with glass bottoms!  Bespoke excursions are available. You can spend a day re-enacting the adventures of Robinson Crusoe or you can watch a breathtaking golden sunset over the ocean in total solitude and tranquility on a parasailing adventure. The resort’s fully-rigged parasail boat, Chute Me, allows you to soar through the sky with an unforgettable bird’s eye view of the lush, green tropical islands encircled by living coral reefs immersed in the glistening ocean. Anantara Kihavah’s Serenity and Impulse speedboats offer thrilling adventures where you will feel the wind rush through your hair.

Watersports at Anantara Kihavah include jet skis, seabobs, parasailing, flyboarding, waterski, wakeboarding, monoski, kneeboarding, fun tubes, catamarans, kitesurfing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and top cat sunset sailing. There are extra charges for watersports.

Other activities include Muay Thai boxing, cooking classes, cinema under the stars, trampolining, meditation, yoga, aqua aerobics, tennis, a 24 hour gym and badminton. The list is endless!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Male International Airport

(134km (seaplane))

Nearest Ferry Port Anantara Kihavah Ferry Port


Nearest Town/City Male

(134km (speedboat or seaplane))

Nearest Restaurant Multiple Restaurants

(In Resort)

Nearest Bar/Pub Multiple Bars

(In Resort)

Nearest Beach Anantara Kihavah Beach



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Sapphire Anantara is perfect for a family holiday so long as your children are not too little. The villa offers living space as well as two bedrooms plus a brilliant deck and pool. There are so many treats offered at the villa including children’s toys and help with children on demand. Families even get personalised bikes to use during their stay. The villa is over water with glass panels so your young ones can watch the fish. There are popular hammocks over the water and two sets of steps leading into the lagoon. Children can even enjoy a bath watching the fish below them! Perhaps you shouldn’t put too many bubbles in!

The resort runs an excellent children’s club, the Thiththiboli Kids Club. Children can bounce to their heart’s content on a series of trampolines in the trampoline park at the club. At the same time they can shoot for basketball hoops. What fun! The club offers many activities including physical ones as well as a cinema under the stars, arts and crafts and much more. They can enjoy rock climbing on the 3 metre high wall using foot and hand holds. Under the night sky, children can enjoy classic, romantic or family fun blockbuster movies while indulging in gourmet snacks and popcorn. They can also discover the milky way laying back on circular daybeds gazing at the stars glittering overhead. There are many stargazing experiences, with and without the resort’s SKY Guru. If your children enjoy cooking, they can join a mini masterchef class, learning to make sushi, pizzas and cupcakes. There are also kid’s pirate cruises on the resort’s boats. Children aged 4 to 12 can join Captain Hook in full costume to search for hidden treasures. There are also painting classes in the art studio for those with an artistic streak. Tennis fans will be delighted to get on court for a friendly competition. The court is floodlit at night. Badminton is another competitive game.

The resort offers an excellent babysitting service which can be booked in advance and is available in-villa or at the children’s club.

Children love the water adventures available at the resort, especially snorkeling with the colourful fish around the house reef. The glass bottomed kayaks are very popular. Children love seeing the turtles, lionfish, nemo, parrotfish and baby rays. Children aged 10 and over can take a PADI course at Elements Dive Centre and children from the age of 8 can participate in the Bubble maker programme. The island’s house reef is just a few metres from the shore so, although it is fun, they don’t even need to take a boat or kayak out to enjoy the fish. The best way to experience the underwater world of the Maldives for non-swimmers is to take a Zayak, a modern mix between a kayak and snorkel. Children love the dolphin watch, speedboat and turtle boat trips. Children can participate in a Marine Biology Course, a once in a lifetime encounter with a variety of marine creatures while learning about their life and habitat. The courses offer a fun and active day led by the friendly, resident Marine Biologist. The Dolphin Programme is suggested for 4 to 8 year olds, the Turtle Programme is suggested for 8 to 12 year olds and the Diver Programme is for 10 to 14 year olds. The Divers will take their first PADI scuba diving diploma or even their first licence.

Amongst the popular watersports are the banana boats and fun tube rides. Parasailing is always a hit too! The resort also boasts a waterpark, a fun inflatable ocean playground. Wearing life jackets for safety, young ones can jump, climb and slide their way around the floating adventure course.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Breakfast Included
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • Meal delivery service


Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included
  • Professional nanny babysitter available
  • Meal delivery service

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!


The Resort

Located on the Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas invites you to imagine your own barefoot luxury paradise. Savour the luxury of space in your private pool beach villa or over water villa. Snorkel with mantas and Hawksbill sea turtles. Stargaze into the night. Dine on a deserted sandbank or beneath the ocean’s surface at this enchanting sanctuary.


Activbities & Facilities

• Spa ⇒ Amongst Maldives spa resorts, our signature award-winning Anantara spa is an over water sanctuary ideal for reconnecting of body and mind. 
• Wellness ⇒ At this five-star Maldives resort, wellness, health and inner and outer well-being is a journey which our team of trained therapists, visiting practitioners and certified medical specialists will work with you on achieving.
• Yoga ⇒ Balance your chakras with our sunrise and sunset yoga sessions. The soothing surroundings offer a perfect setting to practise your sun salutations. Release stress and find inner harmony with group sessions or individual guidance, both available at the resort.
• Stargazing ⇒ Stargaze through the Maldives’ most powerful telescope. Learn about the constellations and planets with our storytelling SKY Guru. Discover extraordinary experiences that enlighten couple’s romance and family adventure.
• Snorkel ⇒ Get up-close to stunning manta rays in the protected environment of Hanifaru Bay. With a wingspan of several metres, these fascinating creatures can number over 100 at the time of the full moon. They enter the world’s largest manta feeding destination to feed on small fish, plankton and crustaceans.
• Diving ⇒ Our house reef is a destination dive in itself, affectionately known by the locals as the Golden Wall. Alive with soft swaying corals in brilliant gold hues, each overhang and drop hosts a variety of creatures.
• Sailing ⇒ Sailing takes on a romantic hue with our private cruises. Board the 24-metre Ocean Whisperer for a sunset cruise or elegant celebration. Secret lagoons and deserted islands offer secluded spots for sunbathing, or you simply stretch out on the deck as you sail the atoll.
• Kid's Club ⇒ Our Thiththi Boli Kid's Club offers excitament and action for kids aged 4 - 12 years old. Qualified supervisors provide endless fun through exploration and crafts. Creativity is stoked through different themes.
• Beach Games ⇒ Slap on the sun cream and get down to the sand for a healthy dose of adrenaline. Perfect your serve in volleyball or knock a winning shot across the badminton net. Join with friends and family for a tournament by the sea. More leisurely pursuites are on offer, with petanque and table tennis available.
• Art Studio and Gallery ⇒ Anantara Kihavah invites guests to tap into their inner talents and express the beauty of the island's magnificent surroundings in a personal masterpice.
• Spice Spoons ⇒ Engage with the rich and diverse Maldivian culture through an immersive cooking class. With a myriad of influences from trading nations, Maldivian food is a delight to experience.


Restaurants & Bars

• Sea ⇒ Explore the world’s first underwater wine cellar before you reach a dining room totally surrounded by the sea. Watch sharks, turtles and tropical fish swim by as you savour gourmet dining at its finest.
• Fire ⇒ Feast your eyes on fresh sashimi and flame-kissed Angus tenderloin. Then top off an unforgettable evening with sweet sake or Japanese tea.
• Spice ⇒ Spice offers up the fiery flavours of Asia served with exquisite flair. Watch speciality chefs from across the region at work in the show kitchen, preparing spicy appetisers, authentic tandoori and curries, wok-fried delicacies and fresh seafood.
• Sky ⇒ Ascend for lounge cocktails as a sunset tapestry unfolds. Expand your view of the galaxy at the Maldives’ first over water observatory. Stargaze through the Maldives’ most powerful telescope. 
• Plates ⇒ Indulge in an international gourmet breakfast with live stations and à la carte signature dishes served with chilled sparkling wine. Kickstart your day with a freshly brewed coffee or refreshing juice. 
• Manzaru ⇒ The ambiance at Manzaru changes throughout the day, with poolside refreshments and snacks served all afternoon. Refreshing ice creams are available poolside.
• Dining by Desing ⇒ Natural torches light the way to your beautifully set table on an isolated sandbank. A pristine white tablecloth shimmers gently in the breeze. Let our expert chef prepare carefully crafted Maldivian and fusion cuisine with the freshest local and organic ingredients.
• In-Villa Dining ⇒ Choose to dine in your villa or dining pavilion any time you like. Whether breakfast for the family before a day’s excursion or a picnic lunch by the pool, opt for a time that suits you. A selection of favourites is available, and special requests are catered for too.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit card details might be asked as a guarantee.
Arrival time 2 pm
Departure time 12 pm
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price
Minimum stay 1 night
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

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