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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas vs Velaa Private Island

Both hotels are praised by travel writers. On balance, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is preferred by most writers compared to Velaa Private Island. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has a TripExpert Score of 83 with accolades from 6 sources like Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Fodor's.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas
8 / 10
P.O. Box 2014
From $2,118 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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Fodor's
"As if being by a tropical lagoon wasn't enough, each of the massive villas at this beautiful island resort...also comes with its own infinity pool and hammocks." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"A quick seaplane ride from the capital of Male lands you on a private island ringed by white sand, coconut palms, and a reef that harbors schools of tropical fish" Full review
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Ask for an overwater villa, then dine at one of the world's only underwater restaurants while gazing out at the ocean floor.
Gayot
"This beautiful resort wows guests with its underwater restaurant and heavenly over-water villas."
Condé Nast Traveler
Readers' Choice Award
"Seventy-eight freestanding beach or overwater villas, each with its own infinity pool, on a private island of soft white sand." Full review
Mr & Mrs Smith
"This dreamy, dramatic hideaway hits all the expected notes (clear azure seas, sugary white sand) and adds a few new ones (a submerged wine cellar, an overwater spa and a record-setting swimming pool)." Full review
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Velaa Private Island
7 / 10
20221
From $2,000 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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Lonely Planet
"The island is a stunner; a perfect circle with beach all the way around, perched above a wide circular reef. There are 43 rooms." Full review
The Telegraph
9.0
"Velaa Private Island is a Maldives hotel offering an astonishingly good restaurant, private pools, white sand beaches, and a range of activities, including tennis, golf and watersports." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler
Gold List
"Editor's Pick: Hot List 2017." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler
Readers' Choice Award
"A tiny, private Maldivian island that manages to fit 45 villas, nine golf tees and the largest wine and Champagne collection in the country" Full review

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