Six Senses Broadens Maldives Presence with the Opening of Kanuhura

Kanuhura stands out with its long, palm-lined shores and two additional private islands, marking its debut as the newest Six Senses resort. Nestled in an idyllic setting of white-sand beaches, this sanctuary joins Six Senses Laamu, established in 2011, carrying forward the ethos that defines the core of this esteemed hospitality brand: a blend of sustainable practices, well-being, and a deep connection to its surroundings.

At Six Senses Laamu, this ethos has fostered positive impacts across the Laamu atoll and its 11 inhabited islands. Within this luxurious haven, beach villas are nestled amidst tropical forests, while social spaces exude rustic luxury, perched overwater, nestled on the beach, or amidst lush tropical foliage.

Sustainability is woven into every facet of the resort’s operations — from desalinating seawater to utilizing solar power — reflecting a profound care for the environment. The commitment to environmental preservation extends to numerous marine conservation initiatives on the island, which are showcased at the Sea Hub of Environmental Learning in Laamu, SHELL, established in 2023.

Kanuhura embraces these same principles, incorporating them into the fabric of the new resort by bottling its own drinking water, sourcing sustainable food and vegetables cultivated on the island, and actively contributing to marine conservation efforts in the Lhaviyani atoll, among various other initiatives. The island’s original construction has been rejuvenated with natural décor inspired by the atoll’s vibrant colors, complementing the existing structures with new villas and the newly added social space, Sunset Point.

The resort’s 91 beachfront and overwater villas, which include 12 new one- and two-bedroom Beach Retreats and the three-bedroom Beach Reserve — many featuring private pools — evoke a laid-back tropical ambiance. This aesthetic is mirrored in a selection of inviting restaurants and bars, such as The Market, the poolside Sip & Sand, Drift situated on one of the resort’s neighboring private islands, and The Point, renowned for its breathtaking sunset bar and elevated circular pool.

Guests can indulge in tapas at The Point, savor diverse Asian dishes at The Market, relish fire-cooked plates at Sip & Sand, and enjoy freshly caught fish specialties at Drift. Each culinary experience, including private island picnics, celebrates ingredients sourced from the island’s organic garden, local fishermen, and farmers from the region.

Every experience offered by the resort, from Earth Lab workshops (creating natural ingredient-based products like body scrubs) to catamaran sailing classes, encourages self-reconnection and a deeper bond with the surrounding people and environment. At the spa, guests can partake in locally-inspired treatments such as the Maldivian honey, papaya, and coconut cocoon, alongside biohacking therapies, sound healing, and aerial yoga sessions.

Deep Blue Divers lead ocean excursions, while an orchid garden and yoga pavilion are among the hidden gems waiting to be discovered across the island. Both on and off the island, Six Senses Kanuhura strives to immerse guests in the natural splendor of the atoll it now calls home.