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Six Senses to open Kanuhura in Maldives

The ultimate desert-island hideaway at Six Senses' Kanuhura.

A three-island retreat in Lhaviyani Atoll is to become a second Six Senses resort in the Maldives.

Kanuhura encompasses Kanuhura island and two deserted neighbouring islands of Jehunuhura and Masleggihuraa and is a collaboration with Singapore-based Hotel Properties (HPL). Located to the north of Six Senses Laamu, it will adopt the Six Senses brand in late 2022.

As a Six Senses property it will offer 80 private overwater, beach and family villas with sunrise or sunset views.

Enhancements will include adding private pools to the overwater villas, new family suites, new dining concepts and a wellness offering.

Divers will be able to explore more than 40 dive sites and new watersports activities and equipment will be introduced at the resort in partnership with Ocean Wings. A turtle safari can also be arranged on request to a turtle point just five minutes from the resort.

Sustainability projects are also being put in place to support the neighbouring island community, with a focus on education and student development.

The dining spaces will be served by an organic herb garden, with veggies, herbs and salad leaves harvested daily.

HPL owns eight properties in the Maldives and says it is “delighted” to collaborate with Six Senses.

“Kanuhura is one of the few pristine islands blessed with amazing natural beauty,” said Stephen Lau, HPL executive director. “We’re confident that Six Senses will be able to bring to Kanuhura what it has achieved at its sister resort, Six Senses Laamu: a high degree of sustainable sophistication in a natural environment coupled with unparalleled service.

Kanuhura is linked by a 40-minute seaplane flight from the international airport at Malé.

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