Start Your New Chapter in Paradise with a Wedding at Kanuhura
December 20 2017
December 20 2017
There are few places on earth quite as astounding as the Maldives. Known for its luxury resort islands, sandy white beaches, cyan-blue waters and the incredible underwater world, it’s a destination that features at the top of most wild-hearted wanders’ bucket lists the world over. Combine the Maldives’ phenomenal natural surrounds with some of the best accommodation in the world, outstanding culinary offerings, authentic and immersive cultural experiences and some of the most incredible diving you can imagine and you have a sensational destination that is sure to offer you be once-in-a-lifetime experiences like no other. And one thing’s for sure; it’s an unrivalled wedding destination for those in search of a phenomenal wedding venue in what can only be described as the epitome of paradise. Free-spirited wanderers looking for the ideal wedding venue in the Maldives should definitely consider the breathtakingly beautiful five-star resort of Kanuhura. Here are just some of the reasons why it would make a wedding venue to remember:
It’s just had a complete facelift
The gorgeous resort of Kanuhura, set across three phenomenal islands (Kanuhura itself and its two neighbouring deserted islands) has been welcoming guests since 1999, but recently underwent extensive renovations of the whole resort. In December 2016, they opened their doors after a solid 18-months renovation (which won them recognition as one of the world’s top hotel renovations from Conde Nast Traveller), and now welcome guests into a brand new and unbelievably stunning resort with its gypset flair. The tastefully designed interiors are complete with soft furnishings, gorgeous lighting and timber flooring, with wonderful accents of bright colours and bohemian patterns. This gorgeous five-star hotel is the ultimate destination for free-spirited jet setters looking to escape to a luxurious tropical oasis.
The unparalleled surrounds
The Maldives is the kind of destination that takes your breath away—which is why it’s such a special destination for your big day. It has the unimaginable beauty that you can only really comprehend when you are there. And at Kanuhura, you are able to witness all of the magnificence of the Maldives from the sensational resort. As one of the biggest resort islands in the Maldives (the island spans 1.4km in length) you are able to enjoy long stretches of white sandy shores, scintillating tropical waters, the gorgeous Maldivian climate (which boasts incredible weather practically year-round) and both of nature’s finest spectacles every day (sunrise and sunset). The lush interior of the island is thick with spectacular flowers and endemic plants and the tropical waters are home to an abundance of colourful fish and corals—this is paradise personified.
The choice of exceptional wedding venues
Based on the fabulous location of Kanuhura, it should be no surprise that one of the best reasons to get married here is the choice of outstanding venues for your nuptials. Whether you would like an intimate affair on the beach or are planning on inviting all your friends and family for a truly sensational wedding celebrated in paradise, Kanuhura has the right venue for you. Exchange vows on the idyllic Iru Beach or celebrate in style on one of the two deserted neighbouring islands—Jehunuhura or Masleggihura—how you celebrate your special day is totally up to you.
The wedding package and add-ons
Because it’s important that your day, and the entire planning process for that matter, is stress-free, Kanuhura has an exceptional wedding package available so that you can breathe easy knowing everything will be taken care of. Here, there’s no need to meet a hundred wedding service providers, worry about the catering and hunt for the right decor, instead, all you need to do on the day is show up! The basic wedding package includes a unique setup on Iru beach decorated with local flowers, the services of the master of ceremonies, a wedding bouquet and flower crown for the bride and a boutonniere for the groom, a bottle of Billecart-Salmon champagne, a one-tier wedding cake, a specially created wedding certificate, a one-hour photo shoot with the in-house photographer and a romantic, four-course dinner on the beach.
Bridal couples interested in adding extras to their package have a huge choice of additional services from a greater number of photographs included in the photography package to sunset cruises and hair and makeup packages, you can rest assured that everything will be catered for. If you are looking to have a wedding at Kanuhura with all your friends and family, you will be able to tailor-make the perfect day with the Kanuhura wedding coordinator to ensure that it’s everything you have always dreamed of. It is important to note that wedding ceremonies here are purely symbolic and don’t have any legal standing, so it might be an idea to get married legally in your home country before making your way to the Maldives.
It has an extraordinary spa
Kanuhura’s Kokaa spa is truly in a league of its own. With one of the longest treatment lists in the Maldives, this is the perfect retreat for some pre-wedding pampering. Immerse yourself in a world of serenity with age-old rituals and treatments inspired by cultures from around the world in this Zen-like oasis. A truly holistic spa, guests with a spa booking can indulge in the excellent spa facilities or opt for a package that includes a session of seaside yoga or meditation on the sea-facing outdoor pavilion. It’s little wonder why this gorgeous spa has been deemed one of the best spas in the world (the World Luxury Spa Awards named it the best Luxury Island Resort Spa while National Geographic named it the National Geographic Traveller World’s Best Spa for 2017). Let your stress melt away as you breathe in the fresh air and quiet your mind to the sounds of the waves gently lapping the shore. With a huge range of beauty services, holistic classes, healing rituals and treatments, it’s the ultimate place to relax before your big day.
It’s the quintessential honeymoon destination
When you plan to have your wedding celebration at Kanuhura, there’s certainly no need to go anywhere else for your honeymoon. Instead, it’s the perfect opportunity to embrace all that this exceptional resort has to offer for a special stay that is bound to stick with you for the rest of time. At this tropical paradise, there’s a wealth of activities to choose from each day. Sun worshippers have ample choice of prime spots to bask in the sun (cocktail in hand, perhaps?), while foodies are in for a culinary adventure of note at one of the many restaurants and bars. Adventure-seekers are sure to be thrilled by incredible, immersive excursions, divers can marvel at the magnificent underwater world on one of the many diving trips and fitness aficionados will love the huge array of novel fitness classes. At Kanuhura, there’s certainly something for everyone.
If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime destination for your wedding then look no further than Kanuhura. This sublime five-star resort is the stuff of bucket lists and dreams. Your fabulous wedding day and honeymoon is sure to be nothing short of magical in one of the world’s finest destinations. Here, your incredible moments and experiences are sure to turn into timeless memories.