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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Awarded Forbes Travel Guide ‘Recommended’ Accreditation

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has been awarded Forbes Travel Guide ‘Recommended’ Accreditation for its consistently good service and facilities.

Surrounded by tranquil blue seas, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas sits on Kihavah Huravalhi Island in the picturesque Baa Atoll. The resort is in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Hanifaru Bay, where ocean enthusiasts can enjoy the most abundant waters in all of the Maldives.

Guests return to this luxurious tropical resort year after year to experience more than powdery white sands and idyllic turquoise lagoons. Here, you can scuba dive among vibrant reefs, parasail in cloudless skies, enjoy cinema under the stars, wine and dine below the ocean or rejuvenate in the heavenly spa.


Local Maldivian accents and the brand’s own Thai touches merge seamlessly throughout the contemporary villas. Grand wooden furnishings complement modern amenities, and postcard-worthy outdoor spaces feature generous private pools, alfresco bathtubs, traditional swings and overwater hammocks that you’ll never want to leave.

Forbes Travel Guide

For over 65 years, Forbes Travel Guide has rated almost 2,000 hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises in over 81 countries by sending professional inspectors to experience properties and evaluate the hotels based on 900 standards. Considered the pinnacle of achievement in the travel industry, attaining the “Recommended” label from Forbes Travel Guide takes time, attention to detail, and an admirable dedication to customer service by a hotel’s team. This comprehensive verification system assesses the customer service, facilities, and overall feel of the property and abides by the mantra “how the visit makes you feel is what you will remember most”.

FTG compiles its ratings using an objective, independent and data-driven process. Incognito inspectors pose as everyday guests and stay at hotels, board cruises, receive spa services and dine at fine restaurants around the world. They test some 900 exacting standards—such as whether a room is designed to promote sleep quality or whether the food-and-beverage choices support a guest’s well-being—emphasizing exceptional service, which accounts for 70 percent of a property’s rating.

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