Six Senses will add its second branded property in the Maldives in the form of Kanuhura situated on the private island hideaway of Lhaviyani Atoll.
The property encompasses three private islands – two deserted neighbouring islands and Kanuhura itself. The conversion of the Kanuhura resort into a Six Senses branded property is the group’s second collaboration with Singapore-based Hotel Properties Limited.
When it adopts the Six Senses brand in late 2022, the resort will offer 80 private overwater, beach and family villas offering sunset or sunrise views. It can be reached via a 40-minute seaplane flight from the main international airport on Malé.
Enhancements are planned over the coming months including an upgrade of the overwater villas to include private pools, new family suites, new dining concepts and a pioneering wellness offering.
Below the water, the Lhaviyani Atoll offers more than 40 dive sites for exploring marine life. In the coming months, new watersport activities and high-performance equipment will be added in partnership with Ocean Wings, a subsidiary of Ocean Group Maldives. A turtle safari may also be organised on request to a turtle point less than five minutes away from the resort.
In keeping with its sustainability ethos, Six Senses will also line up projects to support a neighbouring island community with a focus on education and student development.
Also in the works is new landscaping of the organic herb garden, where vegetables, herbs and salad leaves will be collected each day for use in the restaurants and interactive workshops with the chef. The boutique will also provide a new space dedicated to sustainable fashion.
Six Senses Kanuhura will be the brand’s second property in the Maldives, after Six Senses Laamu. Prior to its conversion, the property is available for bookings through www.kanuhura-maldives.com and www.ihg.com.