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Encompassing three private islands-two deserted neighboring islands and Kanuhura itself- our sublime hotel is the ultimate luxury retreat for free-spirited adventurers. Discover a new realm of bohemian elegance surrounded by tropical gardens and bordered by stretches of pristine beaches that fade into scintillating tropical waters; where alluring private islands provide the perfect hideaway for wild-hearted world travelers.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children's playground
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkelling
Squash
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Concierge
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Infirmary
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
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Safe
Sofa
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Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Voyager759829 wrote a review Nov 2023
Chichester, United Kingdom71 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have visited Kanuhura many times over the years, from One and Only ,Sun resorts and now Six Senses. The resort has been updated with creative improvements. The Villas, furniture and fittings have been replaced throughout but at the same time keeping that special Kanahura feel.A new sunset restaurant ,the Point , has a wonderful Spanish restaurant led by Chef Manu ,with Frank and the other staff creating a great atmosphere both at lunch and dinner with different menus for both.
You can eat and watch Sting rays, baby sharks and other wonderful coloured fish swim by.
Upstairs there is a bar and pool to watch the Sunsets and at happy hour 5-6 a DJ plays music to set the scene.
The pool bar Sip and Sand serves food lunch through to Dinner and is a great place to watch the world go by,
The Market Place serves breakfast and dinner with everything you could want along with a coupe of themed nights.All the staff were excellent and worked hard to make everyone have a great holiday,especially Arun,Fariz,Ahusham and Dibba.
The transition from the airport to the seaplane was professionally handled and made it as easy as possible if you were a first time guest.
Our GEM Aseem met us at the jetty and arranged anything we needed through our our stay.
The housekeeping team were excellent throughout the resort and the gardeners continued to make the island a beautiful paradise.Make sure you visit the stunning orchid nursery.
It is one of the most beautiful natural islands in the Maldives giving you a true sense of paradise.
Considering the resort has just reopened the management team led by Bryce , JB and Risa have worked very hard to pull it together .
The team are receptive to ideas and suggestions to ensure Kanuhura continues to be one of the most stunning and natural resorts in the Maldives.
We look forward to our next visit in February. Thankyou.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Sunset side you get wide beach
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Response from Bryce Seator, General Manager at Six Senses Kanuhura
Responded 27 Nov 2023
Dear Voyager759829, Warm greetings from the sunny shores of the Maldives! Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor following your recent stay. I was pleased to read of your overall satisfaction with Six Senses Kanuhura and delighted to see your ratings of mainly excellent for our various F&B offerings, resort experiences, and services. Your detailed account of the resort's creative improvements, from new restaurants to sunset views at the pool bar, provides valuable insights for potential guests. It's fantastic that our hosts including Chef Manu, Frank, Arun, Fariz, Ahusham, and Dibba, contributed to making your holiday memorable and enjoyable. Please know that I have shared your kind comments with the team. We're also grateful for your appreciation of the seamless transition from the airport to the seaplane along with the attentive service of your GEM. Your mention of the natural beauty of the island and the efforts of the management team highlights the entire team’s dedication to maintaining Six Senses Kanuhura as a stunning and natural resort. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in February! Best regards, Jean-Baptiste Chazallet Resort Manager
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ivo_k wrote a review Sept 2023
Sofia, Bulgaria2,377 contributions581 helpful votes
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Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited this place exactly 20 years ago when this was One & Only Kanuhura. I got my Advanced Open Water certification and Nitrox in 2003 at Kanuhura Sun Dive Center.
Kanuhura used to be one of the first top resorts in Maldives at that time.
We eagerly awaited this new Six Senses to open and immediately went on our family vacation.

VILLAS – 9/10

We arrived at Six Senses a few days after the official opening as a family of 3 (together with a couple that were our friends), and we stayed in Beach Villas with a pool facing Northeast (the side of the Water Villas).
First of all, I believe this is the better side of the island as it is quieter as all the activities are on the other side (Boat jetties, Water planes, and so on are all on the other side)
On the water villa side, the beach is narrower, but the sand is more soft (beautiful soft white sand)
Most of the villas are fully refurbished with pools, and there are some completely newly built ones called retreats (marked K, L, M, and N on the hotel map) that you can download from the Six Senses website. The newly built villas are around the Point restaurant. The new villas are superb; however, be aware that the newly planted vegetation around these retreats is quite sparse, and there is plenty to grow in the future. So, there can be a sense of insufficient privacy.
I recommend water villas and beach villas marked B and E on the side where the water villas are located.
At each villa, you get your own bicycle that even has a tag (with each guest's initials laser engraved in wooden tags attached to the bicycle.

FOOD – 10/10

The food at the resort was exceptional, and we particularly enjoyed dining at the Spanish restaurant THE POINT for lunch and dinner. Our favorite Chef, Manu (from Sevilla, Spain), is a super friendly and great guy; we loved his food, ambiance, and even our conversations. Food includes many Spanish specialties like Jamón ibérico, lobsters, fresh fish and beef on the Josper grill, long-time cooked lamb cutlets, etc. Below the restaurants at night-time is a gathering place for baby sharks, sting rays, and birds.

The restaurant for breakfast, "The Market," also offers an incredible selection of high-quality food, including over 50 different types of fresh fruits. Guests can enjoy a variety of freshly squeezed juices, excellent coffee, and eggs prepared to order. The breakfast station also features an array of different top-class cheeses and other delicious options, such as
Hand-sliced prosciutto, freshly baked bread and focaccias, huge croissants and pastry section, salad bar, and 2 x Asian food stalls.
On a few nights, we had thematic buffets (Asian and the better one was a Barbecue dinner with lobsters, shrimps, fresh tuna reef fish, and all kinds of meat.

We dined for a few days in the Italian restaurant "Bottega,” a great Italian chef cooking special pasta for our son, who had some allergies, and personally cooked his pasta. Great pizza and other Italian dishes are on the menu.

Sip & sand is a restaurant and bar near the main pool – casual to drink a few draft beers. We had lunch there for a few days.

Scoops is where you can always pass and get your lovely ice cream- your scoops of complimentary Six Senses ice cream. My son passes every day to get his marvellous vanilla ice cream.

The only place we did not dine for lunch was Drift, located on the gorgeous Jehunuhura Island *the neighboring island is amazing. The reason was that this restaurant was not included in our Full Board pack, and we opted out of the other great lunch options (Point was the best). Even if you do not dine in Drift, a free boat ride visit to Jehunuhura is a must as this is incredible beauty.

SCUBA DIVING 10/10

Fushifaru Protected Marine Area used to see more than 100 sharks in one dive in 2003 and is still great today. You cannot see 100 sharks now, but in an area of 20 in one dive, yes.
The scuba diving experience is fantastic, especially if you love sharks, as the dive sites around the channels are brilliant. Fushifaru Kandu and Fushifaru Thila are brilliant spots, particularly if you can dive during the incoming current, as it is full of big fish from sharks, huge tuna, barracudas, schools of Eagle Race, and huge Stingrays. During one dive, you can witness at least 20 sharks, schools of fish, and huge turtles. We were fortunate enough to experience four Manta Rays, even though the manta season had not started yet, and it was amazing.
I was so lucky some days to be alone on the boat with my divemaster, Elisa. I basically had private diving:) Diving boats and the quality of the equipment and service on board was beyond expectations (and I have been diving in 10 different Maldivian Atolls)

WATER SPORTS (SNORKELLING) – 10/10

My wife and son also went snorkeling with the Water Sports Center and were fortunate to swim with the Manta Rays. They also spotted and snorkeled with 4 mantas in Fushifaru and snorkelled with 20 big nurse sharks, which was fantastic. Safety (one of the guides always swims with my son), food, service, boats, everything is over 10 /10.

Overwater plane transfers were excellent with Manta Air – all transfers were smooth, efficient, and well-planned.
There is a game club called Island Hideout, with pool tables, foosball tables, darts, and other games. Nice one

OVERALL:
It is a brilliant resort that was hard to leave. Or you leave with tears in your eyes. As this is in the soft opening period, things will only improve, and we look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Do not book Beach villas without a pool. They are not in the nicer part of the island. Water...
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Response from Bryce Seator, General Manager at Six Senses Kanuhura
Responded 19 Sept 2023
Dear ivo_k, A warm hello from Six Senses Kanuhura! Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. It's wonderful to hear that you were eagerly waiting for Six Senses Kanuhura to officially launch. I truly appreciate how your review gives a detailed insight into the villas, food, scuba diving, and water sports. It is a great pleasure to know that you have enjoyed staying in the Beach Villa with Pool. However, the mention of newly built retreats and their landscaping is valuable information for us to take corrective measures, and I will surely keep that in mind. Our talented chefs were very pleased to know that you enjoyed their finest creations at all the restaurants and had a wonderful dining experience. They would like to express their gratitude for your recognition of their hard work, particularly Chef Manu (Spanish Chef) and Chef Fillipo (Italian Chef), who are always eager to serve exceptional dishes to our guests. It's great to hear that you explored and enjoyed the neighboring island, Jehunuhura even if you were not able to try the lunch experience in Drift. I understand that dining choices are important, and we'll take this into consideration as we aim to provide even more dining flexibility for our guests in the future. However, I am delighted to know that you found The Point to be a standout lunch option. Your input helps us improve and offer the best possible experience for our guests. Your experience of scuba diving and snorkeling sounds fantastic, especially with the opportunity to witness sharks, huge tuna, barracudas, schools of eagle rays, huge stingrays, mantas, and nurse sharks. It's great to know as well that Elisa, the rest of the Dive Team, and the Water Sports Team have provided your family with a safe and enjoyable experience. Once again, I appreciate your wonderful praise for our offerings and please know that the entire team is duly recognized for a job well done, as always. It may be a bit early to think of your next holiday already, but I would love to welcome you back with us in the not-too-distant future. Best regards, Bryce Seator General Manager
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Martin S wrote a review Nov 2023
Weybridge, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Kanuhura shortly after it had reopened as the Six Senses. We have been scuba diving in the Maldives for 25 years, had visited the Lhaviyani Atoll in 2010 and wanted to return to see more of its underwater treasures. Kanuhura is uniquely located to give you access within 30 minutes to incredible channel dives (100 of sharks including schools of silver tips), a manta ray cleaning station, walls full of live and vibrant reefs. If you want to travel further afield, they run a 90 minute boat trip to the Noonu Atoll with its unspoilt reefs and walls. The dive operation is very well run, two large and comfortable dive boats, a large team enabling them to operate small groups of divers to provide brilliant service for beginners to experienced divers.

The Six Senses brand comes through strongly and everything it stands for. Accommodation is good but other resorts offer high spec rooms and villas.

Food is excellent, great choice of restaurants, very high quality and an extensive wine list. There was the odd wobble with service, but that was to be expected given the resort had just reopened.

Spa is good but the list of treatments is not as comprehensive as other resorts.

Overall worth an Excellent rating, as no resort in the Maldives is ever perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bryce Seator, General Manager at Six Senses Kanuhura
Responded 3 Nov 2023
Dear Martin S, Greetings from the sunny shores of Maldives! I trust this message finds you safe and well back home. I greatly appreciate the time you took to post this review and share your valuable feedback. We are extremely happy that we were able to provide you with an incredible diving experience and that your stay was overall excellent. Aside from the easy access to incredible channel dives, manta ray cleaning stations, and vibrant reefs, I completely agree that the location's proximity to Noonu Atoll, with its unspoiled reefs, adds to the overall appeal. Your kind comments regarding our dive team's dedication to providing brilliant service to both beginners and experienced divers are deeply appreciated. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback about the food quality, restaurant choices, and wine selection. However, I am very sorry to learn about the level of service that you received. Nevertheless, your overall assessment is insightful, highlighting that perfection can be elusive in the Maldives. We appreciate your understanding and rest assured, all the points mentioned in your comment are taken very seriously and will be discussed with the team as a learning point for improvement. Once again, thank you for sharing your thoughts! It might be a little too early, but we look forward to having the privilege of welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Bryce Seator General Manager
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MichalisFotakis wrote a review Mar 2024
Stalis, Greece36 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you Six Senses for a great experience ! Fantastic island, Amazing Beach Villas, more privacy for the beach villas on the windy side, with a very much needed breeze, great staff, one of the best main pools in the Maldives with a well stocked Bar, great cocktails and drinks there too.
Very wide beach, great waters. 5th time in the Maldives, one of our best experiences.
Stayed for 10 days and never seen a mosquito or roaches in the whole of the island. Well done !
A special mention for the room cleanliness, Absolutely Spotless !
Things to improve in my opinion : 1) just a bit more attention around the main pool regarding hygiene and cleanliness, especially the little side tables of the sunbeds and Gazebo and also look out for garbage and towels left/fallen behind the flowers/garden.
2) The food during the evening meals, although is good quality, needs more guidance through and better presentation and positioning and definitely the sweets need a fridge, you can not have for example mango panna cotta that ends up drinkable as a liquid because of the heat and lack of fridges !
Really considering to pay another visit if and when the food details improve.

Thank you All again for a fantastic and relaxing holiday !

MF & IF
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Beach Villa 43 is extremely private
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Response from Bryce Seator, General Manager at Six Senses Kanuhura
Responded 11 Mar 2024
Dear Michalis Fotakis, Greetings from Sunny Six Senses Kanuhura! I trust you had a safe and comfortable trip back home. Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. I’m thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and enjoyed our fantastic island, amazing beach villas, cocktails, and great hosts. I’m also delighted to know that you found your room to be absolutely spotless and were impressed with the wide beach and great waters. Additionally, I appreciate your constructive feedback and will certainly take note of your suggestions for improvement, especially around the main pool hygiene and cleanliness, evening meal food presentation and positioning, and the need for a fridge for sweets. We always strive to provide our guests with the best possible experience, and your feedback will help us to improve in these areas. Thank you once again for sharing your thoughts. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another fantastic holiday! Best regards, Bryce Seator General Manager
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Susanne wrote a review Feb 2024
Locarno, Switzerland5 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our trip to the Maldives in November 2023 to the newly opened Kanuhura, now under the management of Six Senses, was simply exceptional and unforgettable.
We stayed for 3 weeks and every day was a revelation of gorgeous nature, caring service and genuine smiles.
I have visited several islands in the Maldives, but Kanuhura is truly outstanding in every way!

The island itself is perfect, with a wonderful beach all around, which is almost unique in the Maldives.
There is also beautiful old vegetation with countless orchids.
Very comfortable, newly renovated or newly built, tasteful bungalows where you simply feel at home.

In addition to this perfect island, and the fantastic food, which leaves nothing to be desired, I would particularly like to mention the friendliness, the warmth and the great service.
The list of "good spirits" is long - very long, but I would like to mention a few here: JB, Brice, Thapa, Farooq, Aroon, Diba, Ann, Blackbird, Amilla, Quwan, Arshad and so many more.
All deserve to be mentioned and praised for their kindness, courtesy and helpfulness.
A special thank you also to the housekeeping staff who always went out of their way to make our beautiful water bungalow perfect and put special lactose free milk in the fridge for my daughter every day, in addition to the special goodies they surprised us with every day.
What else is there to say ..... except that everything was so perfect and so much better than we could have ever imagined.
We'll be back when life allows. That is our goal!
We are grateful that we chose Kanuhura.

Susanne and Manon (Big Fans)
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bryce Seator, General Manager at Six Senses Kanuhura
Responded 26 Feb 2024
Dear Susanne and Manon, Sunny greetings from paradise! Thank you so much for choosing to stay in Six Senses Kanuhura and for taking the time to share this fantastic review. It’s truly heartwarming to know that you have enjoyed your three-week stay with us and even considered us the most outstanding among all the resorts that you have visited in the Maldives. We are truly grateful for your kind remarks regarding the island, beach, lush vegetation, homey atmosphere of the villa, excellent food quality, and the attentive service provided by our hosts. Taking the time to acknowledge Jb, Thapa, Farooq, Aroon, Diba, Ann, Blackbird, Amilla, Ruwan, and Arshad is appreciated. Your support is invaluable, and I will ensure that your heartfelt message reaches each of them, serving as motivation and uplifting their spirits. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us! We can’t wait to welcome you back for another adventure in Six Senses Kanuhura. Until then, please stay well. Best regards, Bryce Seator General Manager
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Angie C wrote a review Apr 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa25 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from a fabulous stay at the Six Senses Kanuhura and loved our special time there!

From the minute you arrive and are met on the jetty by Bryce the GM and his team who instruct you to take off your shoes and switch your phones to island time, you realise that you are in for a treat! A barefoot luxury stay on a very beautiful and special Island. We stayed in 2 over water villas which were very comfortable with lovely vistas out to sea. Our Guest Experience Maker (GEM) was Sammeh and he was a gem indeed! Nothing was too much trouble to organise. We loved riding around the island on our bikes - the ultimate freedom. Meals were delicious - we particularly loved the Spanish tapas and the Asian Market and the canapés at the cocktail party on the beach were delicious too. We enjoyed amazing cocktails in the pool, a spectacular scuba dive, incredible spa treatments and the five of us did our first aerial yoga class together which was one for the books! All in all memories to cherish forever on this beautiful island. At night the soft lights transform it into a truly romantic and special space. We left with happy hearts and want to thank the Kanuhura Family for going the extra mile for us, it was so appreciated.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Bryce Seator, General Manager at Six Senses Kanuhura
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear AngieC728, Greetings from Six Senses Kanuhura! Thank you for your heartwarming review of your recent stay at Six Senses Kanuhura. I’m delighted to hear that your time with us was magical and memorable. It's wonderful to know that from the moment you arrived, the team was ane to make you feel welcomed. The barefoot luxury experience is indeed something special, and we're glad you enjoyed the comfort and views from your overwater villas. I’m thrilled to hear that Sammeh, your GEM, provided exceptional service and that you enjoyed the freedom of exploring the island by bike. It's great to hear that you savored the delicious meals, from the Spanish tapas and Asian Market to the delightful canapés at the cocktail party on the beach. Your enjoyment of our amenities, including the cocktails by the pool, scuba diving, spa treatments, and aerial yoga, brings us joy. Creating unforgettable experiences for our guests is our top priority, and we're glad we could contribute to your cherished memories. Thank you as well for your kind words about the romantic ambiance of our island at night. We're grateful for your appreciation and can't wait to welcome you back to create more happy moments. Best regards, Bryce Seator General Manager
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TZ wrote a review Jan 2024
Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In December, we spent ten wonderful days at the SIX Senses Kanuhura. Apart from the very beautiful island, we most appreciated that the staff was extremely attentive. Everybody, from the GEM, restaurants, Spa, dive center, to housekeeping cared for our guest experience. Also, the public areas like the restaurants, Spa and Gym are very tasteful and convey the right vibe. Food among all restaurants was delicious, but for our taste not enough plant-based options. I also enjoyed some of the most amazing massages I have ever experienced. Diving spots are close by and offer a variety to explore the astonishing underwater world. The only point where we had higher expectations was in respect to privacy, given the standard rooms for two people are quite close to the neighboring rooms. Overall, we had a fantastic time and we still indulge in the beautiful memories. Thanks a lot Six Senses Kanuhura!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bryce Seator, General Manager at Six Senses Kanuhura
Responded 1 Jan 2024
Dear Curious00106943805, Maruhabaa from Six Senses Kanuhura! Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with us and our Trip Advisor readers. I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed the beauty of the island and that our attentive hosts across various departments enhanced your stay. It's heartening to know that you found the public areas tasteful and in the right vibe. I'm thrilled to hear that you had amazing massages and had the opportunity to explore the underwater world with the conveniently located diving spots. Additionally, we appreciate your feedback regarding the plant-based options, and we'll certainly take that into consideration for future enhancements. Regarding privacy concerns, we understand the importance of a tranquil experience, and we'll evaluate how we can address this for a more secluded ambiance in our standard rooms. Thank you once again for choosing Six Senses Kanuhura, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more beautiful memories in the future. Best regards, Bryce Seator General Manager
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cocopalm wrote a review Dec 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom15 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled to Kanahura as part of our 40th wedding anniversary celebrations. We once again made our travel arrangements through the excellent Angelfish Travel, thanks to Clare in particular. Kanahura has recently undergone extensive refurbishment of rooms and rebuilding particularly at The Point end of the island. The new building works spoilt that end of the island although we did enjoy the sunset bar and Spanish restaurant. We stayed in a Deluxe Pool Villa, slightly on the small side, and the enclosed seating area was of little use as it opened directly onto our pool. The bathroom however was a generous size. Other food outlets were good, the exception being Bottega which suffered from poor service. Breakfast was taken at the excellent Market buffet but again service needs to be much sharper. All staff were very friendly and helpful and we particularly enjoyed our chats with staff at Sip and Sand and Point sunset bar. It was clear that Kanahura was not yet the finished product but the island is naturally beautiful and it is possible to walk the whole way round on the beach. On our anniversary day we had no recognition of our celebration other than what was included in the resorts wedding anniversary package minus a bottle of sparkling wine. No card no nothing, very disappointing. This sort of detail is what a guest expects from a 5* resort.
However, overall, we enjoyed our stay, but it has a very different vibe to other Six Senses resorts, perhaps because it is a refurb/rebuild rather than a new resort. For us it lacked the charm of other SS resorts.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t waste money on a deluxe pool villa choose beach pool villa instead
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Response from Bryce Seator, General Manager at Six Senses Kanuhura
Responded 14 Dec 2023
Dear cocopalm, Warm greetings from Six Senses Kanuhura! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us following your recent stay. I’m glad to know that you enjoyed the natural beauty of our island, the beach, the food and beverage offerings, and the services provided by our friendly and helpful hosts. I appreciate your feedback about the refurbishment and rebuilding works, as well as your comments regarding the size and layout of our Deluxe Pool Villa. I understand that the details are important for a guest's overall experience, and I’m sorry that we fell short in recognizing your anniversary celebration. I would like to apologize for this and assure you that we will take measures to improve our communication with guests regarding special occasions. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the poor service you experienced at Bottega and the Market buffet. All your feedback will certainly be used to improve our facilities and services. Thank you again for your detailed and valuable feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Six Senses Kanuhura in the future with an even more refined experience. Best regards, Bryce Seator General Manager
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Dreamer15384053492 wrote a review May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from the most beautiful holiday at Six Senses Kanuhura. From the moment you arrive at the Six Senses Lounge at Male airport to await your seaplane, you feel your holiday has started.
Your shoulders drop the moment you arrive at Kanhura. Take off your Shoes, and you'll be told to set your watch to Island time!
The standard of accommodation is superb and seamlessly blends with the natural beauty of the Island. Our Deluxe Beach Villa was a testament to this, with every possible need catered for, even waterproofs for the rain ! Our GEM, Shifu, was a true gem indeed. Her exceptional service made us feel valued and important as if we were the only guests in the resort.
The food and wine at the resort are exceptional. We ate in all the restaurants, and all meals were delicious with excellent attentive service. The Market where breakfast is served offers an incredible selection—everything you could think of.
All the staff are amazing; nothing is too much trouble. The spa treatments are excellent, especially Makihu.
Leaving the resort was a bittersweet moment, a testament to the amazing experience we had. We will be back. Our heartfelt thanks to the entire team, your exceptional service and warm hospitality made us feel appreciated and connected. You’re all truly amazing.
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bryce Seator, General Manager at Six Senses Kanuhura
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Dreamer1538405349, Warm greetings from Six Senses Kanuhura! I hope this message finds you safe and sound back home. Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Six Senses Kanuhura. We are very much delighted to read your positive feedback regarding your recent stay and it’s great to know that you have truly enjoyed your holiday with us. The whole team is very much appreciative of your comments in the accommodation, food and beverage quality and the service of our hosts. We sincerely thank you for sharing this with our TripAdvisor readers. It is also a pleasure to see you mention the name of our GEM Shifu, and Mukuhi from Spa who helped made your stay extra special. Please know that I will share your kind comments with the team, and this will surely uplift their spirits! Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us, it would be our pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Until then, please stay well! Best regards, Jean-Baptiste Chazallet Resort Manager
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Jessica S wrote a review Dec 2023
Bath, United Kingdom17 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a naturally beautiful island, and we were impressed with the eco-ethos as well as the friendly, helpful, and genuinely happy hosts (some like Arif and Riza have been on the island for 20 years, wow)! Our GEM Shifu met us with a smile and was delightful throughout. We stayed in beach villa 29 which was great for us coming from a wet and cold UK December, as the beach was a lure. We walked the circumference multiple times with babby black tip reef sharks playing in the shallows. Six Senses Kanuhura is made up of three islands and the Drift experience takes you by boat across the lagoon to the uninhabited Jehunuhura Island for honestly the best grilled fish and veg I’ve had. If that’s what desert islands are about, I’m staying!
Another highlight was the care and attention to sustainability and wellness led by Bryce and filtering through everything. We met Jackie in the Earth Lab to tour the hydroponics and beautiful orchid gardens and the spa and yoga program led by Anupam and his team is impressive and includes a fun Alchemy Bar experience.
We were lucky to snorkel with Afrah from Olive Ridley Project over by Kuredu. We spotted a dozen green turtles (along with thousands of colourful fish and a few sharks) and he shared information on one of them, a male called Kaela! As well as Drift, we really enjoyed meeting Chef Manu and his team for delicious Spanish tapas at The Point. Along with the beautiful villas and facilities, and mind-blowingly gorgeous powder-sand beach and turquoise shallows, hospitality really does start with people, and Bryce has set the tone for sincere and impeccable service throughout.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bryce Seator, General Manager at Six Senses Kanuhura
Responded 22 Dec 2023
Dear Jessica S, Maruhabaa from Six Senses Kanuhura! Thank you for staying with us and for sharing this outstanding review. It brings me joy to see how much you enjoyed your holiday and how you highlighted the many offerings of our resort. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the island's beauty, the villas, the exceptional service from our hosts, the delicious food options, and our dedication to sustainability and wellness. Your experience of spotting green turtles and other marine creatures sounds amazing too! I will surely pass on your kind words to Arif, Riza, Shifu, Jackie, Anupam, Afrah, Chef Manu, and the rest of the team to motivate them even more to give our guests the best service they so truly deserve. Once again, thank you for sharing your wonderful memories with us and we look forward to welcoming you back when you’re ready for more sun, sand, and fun here in our little paradise. Best regards, Bryce Seator General Manager
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Voyager759829 asked a question Feb 2024
Chichester, United Kingdom71 contributions27 helpful votes
Hi,is the six sense lounge now open in Mle?
Answer from Bryce S
1 helpful vote
Dear Voyager75, Thank you for contacting us. We are pleased to inform you that the new Six Senses Lounge in Male is now open. Warm regards, Six Senses Kanuhura
Answer from sixsenseskanuhura
Dear Shaimad20, Greetings from Six Senses Kanuhura! Thank you for contacting us. We would like to inform you that laundry services are chargeable at our resort. However, we do offer a pillow menu to cater to your preferences. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to let me know. Best regards, Six Senses Kanuhura
Ceyda Aksehirlioglu wrote a tip May 2024
Singapore, Singapore20 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sunset at The Point not to be missed 🤩🌅"
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LBurls wrote a tip Mar 2024
20 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take some high factors especially when visiting the island even when walking to your shady cabana from the boat!"
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Voyager759829 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Chichester, United Kingdom71 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do try the coconut ice cream at scoops the best in the world!"
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MichalisFotakis wrote a tip Mar 2024
Stalis, Greece36 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beach Villa 43 is extremely private"
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4Jem wrote a tip Dec 2023
Leeds, Yorkshire70 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just Do It!"
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PRICE RANGE
S$1,415 - S$4,087 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kanuhura hotel kanuhura, kanuhura hotel kanuhara, kanuhura resort kanuhara
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kanuhura Maldives
LOCATION
MaldivesLhaviyani AtollKanuhura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
85
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Frequently Asked Questions about Six Senses Kanuhura
Which popular attractions are close to Six Senses Kanuhura?
Nearby attractions include Jafana Park (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Six Senses Kanuhura?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Six Senses Kanuhura?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Six Senses Kanuhura?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Six Senses Kanuhura?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sunset Lounge, Baraabaru, and Kandu Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Six Senses Kanuhura?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Six Senses Kanuhura have airport transportation?
Yes, Six Senses Kanuhura offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Six Senses Kanuhura located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Kanuhura.
Does Six Senses Kanuhura offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Six Senses Kanuhura?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Hindi.
Does Six Senses Kanuhura have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.