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Kihaad Maldives
Rate Category Rooms Activities
Family, Diving, Honeymoon, Luxury 118 Villas, Reserve Beach Villa, Lagoon Prestige Villa, Sunset Prestige Pavilion Beach Villa, Water Villa, Family Junior Suite Water Suite, Waterfront beach villa with private pool, 2-Bedrooms Family Executive Suite with Pool Kihaad Diving Center,Water Sports,Morning Dolphins Watching,Snorkeling Adventure,Sandbank time,Joli Time,A step in the past, visiting the Kudarikilu Museum,Sunset Snorkeling at Kihaad, Sunset Snorkeling by Boat,Sunset Fishing, Sunset Cruise, Morning Fishing, Maldivian Family, Romantic Sunset Cruise, Loabi Cinema – Love Cinema,
Hotel Facilities Room Facilities Cards Accepted
Diving Centre, K-Spa, Gym, Swimming-pool, Tennis Courts, Kids Club,Toddy Bar,Chiringuito Bar,Hanifaru Bay Restaurant,Spices Restaurant,Sarong Restaurant

Accommodations: 118 Villas, divided into:
Reserve Beach Villa Lagoon Prestige Villa
Sunset Prestige Pavilion Beach Villa Water Villa
Family Junior Suite Water Suite
Waterfront beach villa with private pool
2-Bedrooms Family Executive Suite with Pool

Last renovation: Winter 2012/2013


Restaurants: Hanifaru Bay Restaurant, Spices Restaurant, Sarong Restaurant

Bars: Toddy Bar
Chiringuito Bar

Services:
Diving Centre K-Spa
Gym
Swimming-pool Tennis Courts Kids Club

 

 


Kihaad Maldives, settled in Baa Atoll, is strategically located 10-minutes ride by private Resort boat from Dharanvadhoo domestic airport, opened since October 2012.

In addition to this, Kihaad is settled close to Hanifaru Bay, which is perfect for snorkeling and diving lovers, being a Marine Protected Area biosphere by UNESCO where whale sharks and manta rays meet seasonally.

Once arrived to Malé International Airport in Maldives, Guests can reach Kihaad by domestic flight operated different times per day by Maldivian local airlines. The flight allows Guests to reach Dharavaandhoo domestic airport on time and in total comfort. Once landed in Dharavaandhoo, our boat will be ready to accompany them with a pleasant 10-minutes rideacross the smooth ocean.

Our Reservations Department is pleased to assist Guests in the organization of their domestic flights, sharing with them rates, time details, and booking directly their seats.

 

 

 

Recently redesigned and restyled, Kihaad Maldives – nestled on its own 600 meters long and coconut-shaped Island in Baa Atoll in Maldives – is a friendly Resort with lush green vegetation, long sand white beaches and an adjacent surrounding coral reef.

The Resort offers 118 spacious private Villas and a wide range of facilities and services, in full respect of the pristine natural Island’s ambience.

Kihaad features white sand beach all around its coastline, allowing Guests to fully enjoy, in total relax, a 360° coastal area and its breathtaking sealife, thanks also to diving and snorkeling activities.

Welcome to Kihaad, where sun, blue sky and turquoise ocean melt together… all designed around you.

A friendly atmosphere, where Guests can enjoy their time of relax, exploration and sunbathing in total comfort, surrounded by a welcoming and cordial feeling; in addition to this, thanks to its strategic position close to Hanifaru Bay, a Marine Protected Area biosphere announced by UNESCO where whale sharks and manta rays meet seasonally, Kihaad confirms to be one of the best location to fully enjoy the Maldivian relaxing and natural atmosphere.

Kihaadhuffaru Island is a heaven of peace, tranquility and serenity. The crystal clear waters of the shallow waist- deep lagoon, white coral beaches and green vegetation instill a feeling of harmony and being at once with nature.

Kihaad focuses on the preservation of marine life and local lifestyle, traditions and culture.


Despite the extensive facilities and services offered in Kihaad, barely 30% of the Island has been utilized, while nearly 70% remains an untouched area, in full respect of Maldivian natural environment.


Enjoy Kihaad’s culinary offer in different corners of the Island: the perfect way to experience fine dining together with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

 

Hanifaru Bay Restaurant
Located at the western shore of the Island, directly on the white sand beach, with direct views of the Indian Ocean, the Hanifaru Bay Restaurant features an internal sitting area with thatched roof and an external one where Guests can enjoy European and Pan Asian cuisine admiring the crystal water of the ocean. The Hanifaru Bay Restaurant welcomes Guest for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
International buffets – salads, vegetables, fresh fish meals, fruits – are at Guests’ disposal; don’t miss the live cooking station where our Chefs can cook delicious pasta and grilled fish and meat!

Opening hours:
Breakfast: from 7.30 a.m. until 10.30 a.m. Lunch: from 12.00 p.m. until 2.00 p.m. Dinner: from 7.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m.

 

Spices Restaurant
The name “Spices” is due to the garden located behind the restaurant, where our Chef grow their own fresh spices and herbs, such as lemongrass, mint, parsley, peppers…
Spices Restaurant – located near the swimming pool and overlooking the beach – offers sub-continent gourmet cuisine, with a selected à la carte menu.

Opening hours:
Lunch: from 12.00 p.m. until 2.00 p.m. Dinner: from 7.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m.

 

Sarong Restaurant
Located close to the swimming pool, Sarong Restaurant is an intimate, open-air cozy lounge distinguished by a Pan-Asian fusion cuisine in an easy-dining atmosphere.

Opening hours:
Lunch: from 12.00 p.m. until 2.00 p.m. Dinner: from 7.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m.


Toddy Bar
Toddy Bar is located by the pool and offers a panoramic view of the Ocean. This open-air bar serves an extensive international selection of snacks and drinks. A curiosity: its name is due from the juice of coconut used as a soft drink or coconut palm wine.

Opening hours:
From 10.30 a.m. until midnight.

 


Chiringuito Bar
Located directly on the eastern beach of the Island, Chiringuito Bar serves a wide range of cocktails, drinks, refreshing fruit skewers, a selection of international snacks and home-made ice-cream.

Opening hours:
From 10.30 a.m. until 6.00 p.m.

 


In-Villa Dining
Guests can enjoy our dedicated service in the privacy of their Villa: they can choose among our breakfasts and a selection of In Villa Dining offerings.
It is a fine-dining experience catering to their needs for meals, snacks within the comfort and convenience of their own villa, private pavilion or suite, by choosing from an extensive menu throughout the day, featuring western and Asian favorites.

Operational hours:
From 7.30 a.m. until 10.00 p.m.

 


RESORT’S FACILITIES

 

K-Spa
The over-water K-Spa is a serene sanctuary surrounded by soothing views and sounds of the ocean, where Guests can fully enjoy tranquility and relaxation. A wide range of treatments and massages are at Guests’ disposal.

Experience the healing, nourishing and comforting benefits of natural products such as avocados, seaweeds, spices, aloe vera, applied with care and professionalism by our experienced therapists.

K-Spa features 6 spa treatment rooms: 3 treatment rooms for couple, 1 treatment room for a person, one room for foot massage and manicure pedicure, one room for Thai massage. Shared sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi are available, as well Spa relaxation lounge and Spa boutique shop.

K-Spa is open every day from 10.00 a.m. until 9.00 p.m.

 


Kids Club
Our Kids Club is available for our youngest Guests, and it is complimentary. It features open-air games and is settled in a lush tropical garden area. Baby-sitting service is available on request, for a fee.

 

Swimming pool
Guests can relax and enjoy our panoramic ocean view swimming pool! Morning aqua gym sessions are organized daily.

 

Tennis courts
Tennis courts are available at the Resort, even during evening time.

 


Gym
Our gym is the perfect corner for fitness lovers, and features modern equipment by Technogym. In addition, internal squash court is available inside, as well billiard table and darts for your free time.


Spacious, bright, secluded: Villas at Kihaad have been specifically designed to meet the friendly and comfortably private feeling of the Resort. All Villas are equipped with LED TV connecting to the Internet, tea and coffee- making facilities, air conditioning system, and complimentary WIFI connection.

 

 

Reserve Beach Villa
Spacious and comfortable, this villa features a quiet position among vegetation, even though offering a direct view of the ocean. It is characterized by a spacious bedroom with a comfortable king bed, a bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub, and a private garden area with wooden patio equipped with beach chairs from where admiring the ocean.

N° of units: 48 Sqm: 77 / Sqf: 828

 

Lagoon Prestige Beach Villa
Settled on the first row, with direct view and easy access to the beach, the Lagoon Prestige Beach Villa features a spacious bedroom with sitting area, a bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub, and an external patio area with direct ocean view, and direct access to the beach. The privileged position makes the Lagoon Prestige Beach Villa one of the most requested accommodation in Kihaad.

N° of units: 32 Sqm: 89 / Sqf: 958

Waterfront Beach Villa with Private pool

New room category has been settled detached from the other villas and it is beautifully appointed with the feeling of a private residence, shared by only up to two other rooms on the same level. The terrace for Waterfront Beach Villas rooms is private and is not shared by neighboring guests from the other room categories.

The room features a large living area, separate bedroom with a comfortable king bed, a bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub, and an external wooden patio equipped with beach chairs from where admiring the infinity ocean.

N° of units: 3 Sqm: 77 / Sqf: 728


Sunset Prestige Pavilion Beach Villa
Comfortably equipped and decorated, the Sunset Prestige Pavilion Beach Villa offers direct ocean view with a private outdoor pavilion where it is possible to organize romantic candlelight dinners, enjoying the breathtaking sunset sover the ocean, for moments of pure bliss. The pavilion can be used even to organize private massages and Spa treatment. The Sunset Prestige Pavilion Beach Villa features a spacious bedroom with sitting area, a bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub, an external patio area with direct ocean view and a private outdoor pavilion.

N° of units: 18
Sqm: 110 / Sqf: 1184 Waterfront beach


Water Villa
Settled on wooden stilts directly over the smooth turquoise lagoon of the Island, the Water Villa is the perfect accommodation to better feel seclusion and total privacy. Featuring a spacious and bright ambience, the Water Villa is composed by a wide bedroom with king-size bed, comfortable living area, a spacious bathroom; the private plunge pool is part of the experience.

Water Villa features a direct access to the ocean - with just a few steps - allowing Guests to fully enjoy and discover the exciting marine life.

N° of units: 10
Sqm: 150 / Sqf: 1614

 


Family Junior Suite
Kihaad Maldives is a children-friendly Resort, not only for the different facilities provided for kids, but also for offering the possibility of being welcomed in the Family Junior Suite, ideal for families, providing the best in terms of privacy for parents and the possibility of enjoying a family-holiday in total comfort.

It features a spacious bedroom with king-size bed for parents, a separated sitting room where welcoming up to two additional single beds for kids, a bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub.

N° of units: 3
Sqm: 250 / Sqf: 2690

 


Water Suite
For the highest-level experience in terms of seclusion, comfort, spaciousness and ocean view, the Water Suite


is the right choice at Kihaad Maldives. It is settled on wooden stilts directly over the smooth turquoise lagoon of the Island, and offers a wide bedroom with king-size bed, a separated spacious living room, a bathroom equipped with Jacuzzi, additional separated toilets services and a deck with direct access to the ocean.

The wide deck can welcome private dinners and is perfect for romantic star-gazing; in addition, it features a private plunge pool, which is part of the experience.

This ultimate over-water sanctuary offers Guests total privacy combined with scenic views over the Indian Ocean.

N° of units: 2
Sqm: 270 / Sqf: 2905
Plunge pool size: 2,43mt x 3,04mt / 8ft x 10ft

 


Bedroom Family Executive Suite with Pool
Ideal for families and small groups of friends travelling together, the 2-Bedroom Family Executive Suite with Pool features two bedrooms with a king-size bed each, one spacious bathroom with outdoor rain shower, separate shower and bath tub, a wide separated living room, spacious external patio ideal for leisure outdoor time and private dinners, and a wonderful outdoor plunge pool, designed in black artistic mosaic.

The Suite is adjacent to a second Suite of the same category, therefore it is possible to reserve the entire building, ideal for welcoming large families.

N° of units: 2
Sqm: 310 / Sqf: 3335
Pool size: 4,26mt x 7,31mt / 14ft x 24ft

 


DIVING & WATER SPORTS

 

Kihaad Maldives offers the unique opportunity to discover the incredible Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and experience Hanifaru Bay, one of the most famous marine reserves worldwide protected by UNESCO, where whale sharks, mantas, turtles are spotted on a regular basis.

Kihaad Diving Center
Kihaad Diving Center exclusively follows the P.A.D.I. system (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). The PADI system of diver education is based on progressive training that introduce skills, information on the safety and local environmental knowledge to students in the courses.

PADI courses are student-centered and provide for maximum practice and application. Students learn the basics through self-study and then they are guided by their instructors. The aim is to bring students into the water as soon as possible and provide them with the education they need to gain confidence in the techniques of diving.

Kihaad Diving Center provides the best diving equipment, using a strong collaboration with the CRESSI company.

 

Hanifaru Bay
Kihaad Maldives is located just in front of Hanifaru Bay: a truly strategic position for snorkeling and diving lovers. Hanifaru Bay became famous after an article featured on National Geographic magazine, which highlighted manta rays’ behavior adopting this bay as a sort of “nursery”.

Hanifaru Bay is a long reef surrounded by sand. The upper part of this Thila is approximately 3-5 meters deep, while the bottom comes to 30 meters: a great place for divers, who can explore and follow water stream in the creeks and meet schools of bat fish, and then turtles and, during the correct season, manta rays.

 

Water Sports
Discover the crystal clear waters and marine life through a wide range of water sports activities:

 Snorkeling: A quiet and amazing way to discover the beauty of marine life, without necessarily being an expert swimmer!

 Canoeing: enjoy canoeing activity , admiring the beauty of smooth crystal waters


 Jet ski: have fun with our jet ski and discover ours and the other surrounding Islands!


EXCURSIONS

 

Different are the excursions available every day, on a supplement basis, to better understand the unique beauty of Maldives:

 

Morning Dolphins Watching
Available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 7.00 a.m. until 8.30 a.m.
A strong morning sun spot lights throwing rays of fresh sun to start your day with warm welcome from dolphins.

Hanifaru Bay Experience
Available on a seasonal basis, from 10.00 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.
An amazing lifetime experience snorkeling in Hanifaru Bay, UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a world renowned Marine Protected Area (MPA), swimming with the gentle giants Manta and Whale Sharks. Please take note that Hanifaru Bay entrance fee is not included and will be an extra-charge.

Snorkeling Adventure
Available every day from 10.00 a.m. until 12.30 p.m., and from 3.00 p.m. until 5.30 p.m.
Cruise with our Dhoni to the adventure in the crystal water of Baa Atoll and enjoy by snorkeling two different reef surrounded the colours of the nature and wonders of the underwater world. The surrounding waters are abundant with the most amazing marine life.

Sandbank time
Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.
Surrounded by nothing expect pure white sand, a turquoise lagoon and a spectacular house reef. Do not forget to bring your camera with you for memorable picture and create unforgettable memories.

Joli Time
Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3.30 p.m. until 6.00 p.m.
Explore, taste , live the real time Maldivian local village Dharavandhoo by Dhoni our next by community. Learn about traditional coconut crafts, see some native flora and local craft shops before partaking in a food tasting of local snacks while learning more about the unique local culture.

A step in the past, visiting the Kudarikilu Museum
Available on Tuesdays and Sundays, from 3.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m.
Visit local museum where Mr.Ibrahim collect with love and passion from around all the country pieces of Maldivian History. Museum ticket fee is due as an extra charge

Sunset Snorkeling at Kihaad
Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5.30 p.m. until 7.00 p.m.


Explore our reef in the night time with a submarine torch and dedicated guides. Explore the unbelievable and don’t forget the waterproof camera.

Sunset Snorkeling by Boat
Available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 5.30 p.m. until 7.00 p.m.
The latest excursion to let you experience the unexpected. Snorkeling in the night with a submarine torch and dedicated guides. Explore the unbelievable and don’t forget the waterproof camera!

Sunset Fishing
Available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from 5.00 p.m. until 7.30 p.m.
Try hand line fishing by Dhoni. Watch the sunset while fishing with a hand-held line, the traditional Maldivian way.

Sunset Cruise
Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 5.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m.
Experience a relaxing cruise with the wonderful colors the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. To create lasting memories for years to come.

Morning Fishing
Available from 7.00 a.m. until 9.30 a.m.
This is a Maldivian style fishing trip by Dhoni, trawling the waters of the Baa Atoll. Light breakfast, tea / coffee as well as fishing gear are included.

Maldivian Family
Available from 4.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m.
Get to know the real Maldivian life style. An afternoon in a Maldivian home, helping cooking and taste a tea with all the family.

Romantic Sunset Cruise
From 5.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m.
Watch a beautiful sunset, take a breath-taking cruise with traditional Dhoni around the islands of the Baa Atoll. Enjoying the changing color of sunset, evening sky dance on your romantic moment with a glass of wine and canapé.

Loabi Cinema – Love Cinema
From Sunday until Thursday, from 9.30 p.m.
Barefoot along the beach, in front of your villa, to a private cinema where you may choose a movie to watch outdoors under the stars.

 

ROMANCE

 

 

Maldives is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in the world, appreciated by couples and honeymooners thanks to its breathtaking panoramas, the warm climate, the white sand beaches, the enchanting sunsets…

Kihaad Maldives offers a wide range of romantic ideas, to enhance Guests’ stay and pamper them…

Romantic Ideas
Guests can indulge themselves in an exclusive private dinner, choosing among three different menus – Silver, Gold, Platinum – served in different locations, or – why not – pamper themselves at our Spa… choosing among our romantic ideas:

 Private dinner at Kihaad Beach
A unique experience: dining in the beach, under the stars, with the breeze in your hair and the sound of the ocean waves around Guests…

 Romantic Water Escape Dinner
Guests can enjoy a barbecue or sushi dinner under our over-water pavilion overlooking the sunset and the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean…

 White Sand Special Dinner
Imagine to sit in the sand, with a gourmet refined Menu and the stars over you…

 Special Barbecue Dinner on a Private Virgin Island
Our boat will be at our Guests’ disposal to escort them to the sandbank of a desert Island; they will enjoy a refined Menu especially prepared and served discreetly by a dedicated Chef and personal waiter… A once in a lifetime experience!

 Couple Massages
Our K-Spa features some massage rooms available for couples: our therapists will discreetly massage our Guests, giving them the chance to savor relaxing moments and complicity.


WEDDINGS
If crystal clear waters, white sand and blue sky is the right combination for a romantic idea of Wedding, Kihaad Maldives is the perfect place!

We are happy to offer four different celebration packages to better meet your preferences and assist our Guests in the perfect organization of their Big Day.

Our Wedding Department is pleased to assist couples in all the organizational details: from flower decorations, to venue and music arrangements, from celebration cake, to bouquets…