Gorgeous fresh artisan pizzas made to perfection in a wood-fired oven, sumptuous Mediterranean seafood dishes and sinfully satisfying pastas—this is a mere taste of the delectable dishes on offer at Kanuhura’s phenomenal Italian restaurant, Bottega. Delight in simple Italian favourites, authentic delicacies, signature dishes and regional specialities paired with a fine glass (or bottle) of premium, imported vino. Elegantly decorated with a modern and minimalist flair and set amongst tropical gardens, Bottega is the perfect location for a languid lunch or a romantic dinner. The wine cellar and private dining room are available on request and provide the ultimate setting for serious gourmets.
Perfectly located on Kanuhura’s pristine white sandy beach and boasting an unparalleled view of the aquamarine lagoon, Veli—the Dhivehi word for ‘sand’—offers a veritable smorgasbord of “Asian Fusion Cuisine” with incredible flavour combinations sure to delight even the most discerning epicure. Enjoy a culinary adventure throughout Asia as you explore the wonderfully creative menu which offers everything from the finest sushi and Korean-style barbecues (served at private Yakiniku-style tables) to Japanese, Chinese and Singaporean specialities, freshly grilled favourites and mouthwatering tandoori dishes from the traditional Indian oven. Both masterful and delicious, Veli’s dishes will certainly have you craving more.
Chef’s Herb Garden
Special moments and occasions deserve to be celebrated in unconventional and remarkable ways that are sure to never be forgotten. Enjoying a gastronomic experience under the stars at a ‘secret’ table surrounded by flickering candles and hidden in the heart of a gorgeously lush and aromatic herb garden is certainly an exceptional way to do just that. Kanuhura’s sublime Chef’s Herb Garden is an exclusive venue reserved for bon vivants who are looking for an unforgettable dinner which will consist of a set menu prepared by the chef using the finest ingredients available on the day, ensuring that no two experiences here will ever be the same.
Kanuhura’s gorgeous A Mano restaurant (which loosely translates into “made by hand”) is situated on the beach with an unrivalled view of the scintillating Indian Ocean and offers guests the choice of dining outside under the palm trees or inside, where guests can enjoy the spectacle of live cooking stations and themed dinners. Here, guests can enjoy beachfront dining at its best as they indulge in delicious homemade delights and unique buffet dinners (every evening there is a different theme) that showcase outstanding global cuisine - each dish made with the freshest ingredients. The buffet breakfast, said to offer among the largest variety of breakfast spreads in the country, offers guests a plethora of breakfast choices and is nothing short of outstanding.
Drift Beach Grill
Located on one of Kanuhura’s deserted neighbouring islands, Jehunuhura, this incredible beachside grill is the perfect option for wild-hearted adventurers looking for a unique culinary experience. Beautifully prepared food is grilled freshly for guests as they lap up the luxury of their ‘own’ deserted private island. Spend the day barefoot as you marvel at the sparkling lagoon or relax on one of the sunbeds under the palms and see if you can spot any of the island's resident rabbits, chickens and hermit crabs.
Kanuhura’s five-star dining options aren’t limited to seated meals at fine dining establishments. The Kanuhura Deli offers an unconventional alternative (of an equally high quality); delicious light meals and healthy drinks that can be ordered ‘to go’. At this trendy establishment, guests can indulge in a variety of delicious teas, freshly-brewed coffees, delectable sandwiches and sweet temptations—decadent homemade ice-creams, moreish waffles and fluffy pancakes to name but a few of them. Order a gourmet takeaway picnic basket to enjoy at leisure as you explore the island.
Let world-class mixologists create exotic cocktails for you that are as beautiful as they are delicious at this novel poolside bar. Tastefully decorated with a modern flair, this bar sports a phenomenal lounge area right on the edge of the infinity pool and boasts magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. With one of the largest selections of local and international cocktails in the Maldives, a visit to the Cowry Club is highly recommended.
Iru Beach Bar
Witnessing a Maldivian sunset from Kanuhura is a truly spectacular experience—something you will never forget, especially when viewed from Iru Beach bar, Iru being the Dhivehi word for ‘sun’. This whimsical, dreamlike bar has been carefully created with gypsetters in mind and is a tropical haven where guests can spend hours enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous scenery. Characterised by gypset-style teepees, trademark beaded swing chairs and low-level seating, there’s no better place to watch one of nature’s finest spectacles and welcome in the dusk.
Castaway Picnic On A Deserted Island
Those looking for a Robinson Crusoe-inspired escape are sure to relish the opportunity to embark on a remarkable trip to Masleggihura Island (Kanuhura’s second deserted island) for an exclusive day in paradise. Postcard-perfect tropical vegetation fades into white powdery sands and turquoise waters on this magical island where you can explore the lush surrounds, snorkel the crystal-clear waters and soak up the sun at your leisure, all while a chef expertly prepares a magnificent meal for you on a traditional grill in the sand. Luxury island living doesn’t get better than this.
“ Dig In” Dining on the beach
There’s gourmet treasure to be found in this magical and romantic sunken table dug into the beach where you dine under the stars surrounded by candles and lightings.