Kanuhura; A Multi-award Winning Tropical Gem
March 20 2019
March 20 2019
Carefully created to be a unique, luxury haven in the dreamlike Maldives, surrounded by flour-white beaches and the alluring tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, Kanuhura is a mesmerising destination that promises only the best and most exclusive offerings in paradise.
The five-star, private island resort—which actually comprises three islands, the main island and its two deserted neighbouring islands Jehunuhura and Masleggihura—unfurls along 1.4 km of flawless beaches and allows guests to wallow in the sheer luxury of its sublime natural, lush surrounds, enhanced by gypset design features, exclusive offerings and all the island comforts you would need for a memorable holiday in this oasis.
But, over and above world-class facilities, unrivalled beaches, unique tropical gardens and signature treats, this mesmerising hotel has garnered worldwide attention with a veritable plethora of awards. Here are all the rewards received by Kanuhura:
Top 10 Hotels & Top 10 Luxury Hotels - The Travellers' Choice Award
TripAdvisor, which is an independent peer-review platform that relies solely on guests’ experiences at tourist attractions and accommodation, acknowledged Kanuhura with a Travellers’ Choice Award. The Travellers’ Choice Award is said to be the “highest honour that TripAdvisor can bestow”. These awards are given annually and are based on thousands of reviews from people all over the world. They earmark the finest establishments in a certain category, from hotels and destinations to restaurants and products.
Based on extremely favourable reviews, Kanuhura was awarded this honour for 2019 and find themselves rated in both the Top 10 Hotels in the Maldives and the Top 10 Luxury Hotels in the Maldives - no easy feat when you consider the sheer number of exceptional hotels in the country. This is not the first time Kanuhura has been recognised by TripAdvisor, however, they have previously boasted TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence as well.
Best Beach Resort Destination in South Asia - Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards
Apart from the breathtaking natural perfection that envelops Kanuhura, a stay here is wonderfully enhanced by signature offerings, thoughtful touches and the unparalleled signature service; the incredible employees at Kanuhura always go above and beyond for their guests. It’s the combination of these sensational factors that saw Kanuhura add two extra achievements to their list of awards on 15 September 2018 at the Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards in Singapore. Previously, Kanuhura was named Outstanding Island Resort Destination in South Asia at the Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards, but in 2018 they were crowned the Best Beach Resort and Best Spa Resort Destination in South Asia/Maldives which also means that Kanuhura qualifies as the Leading Beach & Spa Resort in South Asia—a massive accomplishment. These awards are dependent on votes by the public and Kanuhura is truly humbled by the achievement.
Most Charming Island Resort - 1st Star Awards
Kanuhura’s beauty and gypset appeal is known far and wide, and it was a great privilege to be awarded the Most Charming Island Resort at the 1st Star Awards in China in 2017, making it the first resort to have been given this title. This annual awards ceremony is organised by Travelling Scope and focuses on some of the very best hotels, destinations, airlines and other travel industry-related providers in the world, with a mere 26 awards up for grabs.
World's Best Spa - National Geographic Traveller
One of the finest facilities at Kanuhura is undoubtedly the impeccable, world-class spa. A tranquil oasis nestled among tropical gardens and a stone’s throw from the sparkling Indian Ocean, there’s no better place for wild-hearted and free-spirited travellers to nurture mind, body and soul. Kanuhura’s sublime spa, the Kokaa Wellness Retreat and Spa boasts an extraordinary spa menu, with over 50 treatments inspired by beauty and healing rituals from around the world with stunning, serene interiors and top-notch facilities - all of which contributed to the great honour of being named the World's Best Spa by National Geographic Traveller in 2017. This magnificent luxury spa is certainly worth travelling for.
Luxury Island Resort Spa - World Luxury Spa Awards
Highly trained therapists, an array of treatments, sensational products and magical facilities—there’s quite literally something for everyone at Kanuhura’s Kokaa Wellness Retreat and Spa, already mentioned for its award above. This award-winning spa has additional accolades to be proud of, namely those given at the World Luxury Spa Awards; Kokaa Spa was named Luxury Island Resort Spa winner not once, but twice, in two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018.
Maldives' Leading Family Resort - World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards has set out to acknowledge excellent hotels and establishments in the tourism sector since its inception in 1993. The lucky winners of the prestigious awards are known to be seen as the true examples of extraordinary establishments, which is why it is such an incredible honour that in 2017, Kanuhura was named the Maldives’ Leading Family Resort, despite tough competition. This was a truly amazing achievement a mere 8 months after reopening their doors (post-renovation, spoken about below).
One of the World's Top Renovations - Conde Nast Traveller
Back in 2015, Kanuhura underwent a huge renovation in order to expand and to better align themselves with their discerning guests, who, rightfully, expect nothing but the best. The 18-month renovation resulted in an elegant bohemian style resort, complete with 94 suites, placed either on the beach or in the water on stilts, a new main pool area, a child-friendly pool and much more, all to enchant even the pickiest of guests. The magical five-star resort was reopened to guests in 2016 and was awarded One of the World’s Top Renovations by Conde Nast Traveller.
If you can’t think of a more perfect place than this award-winning paradise for your holiday, then be sure to book your stay. One thing is for sure; moments spent at Kanuhura will stay with you for the rest of time.