This spectacular resort is truly stunning. Set on a coral atoll in the Indian Ocean - surrounded by brilliant white sands and clear, turquoise sea - this real-life Paradise Island is one kilometre long - you can walk around it in 20 minutes! Kanahura is focused on delivering impeccable service, fabulous facilities and a holiday haven where relaxation and recreation are available in equal measure.
Kanahura has a wide range of luxury accommodation, all with breathtaking sea views and access to ‘your’ beach or, by private steps, directly into the lagoon (not recommended for families with young children). Grand Beach villas have 2 bedrooms and bathrooms, with kitchenette, living and dining area, veranda and Jacuzzi. All villas are designed and furnished to the very highest standards, with handcrafted wood and bamboo, king-sized beds with Egyptian linen, huge bathrooms with stone baths, an outdoor shower and private veranda. As an added touch of luxury, there is a pillow menu, coffee machine, satellite TV and quality robes and slippers for every guest.
From the personal welcome message spelled out on your beds in palm leaves through to the fresh fruit delivered every morning to your private terrace for breakfast, Kanahura is committed to your complete holiday enjoyment. Four restaurants, including a barefoot beachfront bar, offer a wide range of cuisines; Thin Rah offers buffet-style local and international menus; the pool-side Olive Tree is a la carte Mediterranean and the Veli Café - considered one of the most romantic spots on the island - has an Asian fusion theme. Just minutes from Kanahura is the island of Jehunuhura, ideal for picnics and private dinners.
Water sports, a professional Dive Centre (the resort is close to some of the world’s best diving sites), tennis and squash courts, volleyball area, aerobics studio, fitness centre and state of the art Spa are available to all guests; there is also a boutique and library onsite.
The Family Travel Experience
Accommodation: Duplex Beach Villas have interconnecting rooms and a private garden, great for children. Children’s menus are available with a dedicated Kid’s Buffet in the main restaurant. High chairs, cot beds, sterilisers, bottle warmers, kettles, nappy disposal bins and baby monitor devices all available on request. The resort also offers special bath-time ‘ceremonies’ for infants complete with mini-robes, rubber ducks, cookies and milk!
For the children: As if having their own private islands to explore was not enough to keep them occupied, the Kid’s Club for 2-11 year olds is open daily until 10 p.m., with supervised activities including dolphin watching, feeding stingrays and pirate games as well as a large, sand-filled playground, shallow pool and dedicated beach area. Teenagers (11+) have their own (soundproofed!) night club.
Flight duration: 11 hours
Transfer from airport: 35 min air transfer
Time difference: GMT +5 hours
Best time to travel: Dec - April
Child friendly restaurant
Child friendly pool