At the Kanuhura Hotel in the Maldives it is tempting to do absolutely nothing. Until you discover the diving, the dining, the sailing, the skiing, the bars, the clubs…

Hidden away in the Lhaviyani Atoll, this Maldives hotel would be the perfect place to stretch out on the immaculate white sand and indulge in a spot of deep relaxation.

But the Kanuhura is one of the best hotels in the Maldives for diving. The waters are warm, the marine life rich and the outer reef of the lagoon drops down nearly 2000 metres.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for snorkelers, scuba and specialist divers – expert courses are available – whilst windsurfing, sailing and water skiing will prove irresistible to those who prefer to keep their heads above water.

This Maldives hotel excels out of the water, too. Its air conditioned villas sit on the beach or stand in the water, with four poster beds and natural stone baths.

There’s a fully-equipped gym, aerobics studio, tennis and squash courts. The spa, with its superb treatment rooms, ranks alongside the best for hotels in the Maldives.

And its dining specialities are, well, special too. The Olive Tree is a splendid â la carte restaurant, whilst the Thin Raj serves Oriental and Middle eastern dishes. The Cove restaurant enjoys an idyllic setting just a few minutes from a number of cool bars and hot clubs.

If you do nothing else, come to the Kanuhura Hotel, in the Maldives.

  • It was a complicated and very individual trip, and several changes were made by me during the planning. None of this seemed to worry Ayesha and everything went according to plan.

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    AM, India, 2014