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World's most Instagrammable hotel

Posted in HOTELS + VILLAS By Maggie O' Sullivan

This is the Anantara Kihavah in the Maldives. And if you’re thinking it looks as pretty as a picture you’d be right: the resort has recently been voted Most Instragrammable Hotel in the World by Luxury Travel Advisor.Underwater restaurant, Anantara Kihavah, MaldivesDesigned by Maldivian architects Group X Design Associates, Anantara Kihavah offers stylish luxury in the Indian Ocean's Baa Atoll. With underwater dining, above, overwater stargazing (we mentioned the resort’s new observatory recently) and swimming with mantas and turtles, plus that stunning backdrop, it’s not surprising the resort garnered 45,385 of the 121,000 votes cast. Overwater Pool Villa, Anantara Kihavah, MaldivesThe truth is, you’d be hard pushed to take a bad shot of Anantara Kihavah. This, for example, is one of the resort’s extremely photogenic villas. All of the accommodation, which is either overwater or on the pristine beach, has its own pool: great for those azure-pool-flowing-into-turquoise-ocean shots.Anantara Kihavah, MaldivesPrefer to photograph marine life? Baa Atoll is home to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve famous for its concentration of reef manta rays as well teeming with exotic fish.Beach yoga, Anantara Kihavah, MaldivesSays the resort’s General Manager, Dylan Counsel: ‘We’ve been lucky to have award-winning landscapers, architects and interior designers working in harmony to perfect our surrounds and their good work is enhanced everyday by the resort team who take care of our island, reefs and ocean with such dedication and add the small touches that perfect the guest experience.’

  • From £787 a night for a Beach Pool Villa for two adults and up to two children on a B&B basis.  


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