Kihaa Maldives: Jewel of Baa Turns 1

Kihaadhufaaru Island, previously known as Kihaad Maldives was rebranded and opened up on the 16th of April 2017 as Kihaa Maldives. Ever since then, a year has passed and Kihaa Maldives celebrated their 1st Anniversary on 14th April 2018. All tour operators, partners and media were invited onto the island to celebrate the occasion with the staff and management.

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Anniversary celebrations started off with guests arriving at Kihaa Maldives on the Morning of 14th April to get a tour of the island followed by some R&R. Breakfast and Lunch were served at the main restaurant with an array of international cuisines to choose from. Beach volleyball and an infinity pool was waiting for the guests right after lunch. Dinner was served on the beach with various entertainment activities including classic Maldivian dances and belly dancing to name a few.

All tour operators were handed a certificate of appreciation to honour their work and appreciate the work they have done throughout the successful 12 months of Kihaa Maldives. The night was concluded by an open bar and DJ performances.

Review: Garden Villa with Pool

Baa is known to display the best of the best in Hospitality of Maldives. Big brands, Boutique resorts as well as private islands cover the atoll. To me, Kihaa is the jewel of the atoll. It’s a 100 percent Maldivian Product run by Maldivians. Kihaa is home to the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve with more than 600 meters of jungle scenery, white sandy beaches and sunrise view to die for.

Kihaa has 124 villas in 10 categories. I was able to experience the Garden Villa with Pool of which there are only 4 villas on the Island. Roughly a 2-3-minute walk from the reception, the villa is 150 meters squared which is a considerably huge villa and can comfortably accommodate 3 adults. It is covered by lush green and features a large bedroom, a wardrobe fit for a family of 4, a bathtub and a rain shower. The Bathroom was entirely stone/marble with a walk-in shower, a huge tub, a double vanity area with Kihaa Maldives amenities plus the bathrobes to top it all off.

The wardrobe faces a generous working area, coffee and tea making facilities. Something extremely important for someone like me who can’t help but work even during an off day. Despite having cable and satellite channels, did I not even once open up my TV. I was too busy exploring the villa and having a dip in the pool.

Biggest selling point? Get out of your bed and open up your window to a pool on your very own deck. The perfect way to sip your coffee while updating yourself on the morning news. Did I mention that the highlight of my trip was the bed? In my humble opinion, few beds have topped the Kihaa bed for me. Could have been the King++ size bed, the pillows or even the pool view in front of it. You have got to try it!

From the personalized room service to the gourmet cuisine served- Kihaa Maldives service is worth experiencing at least once. From the grand welcome by the entire guest relations team onto the island to the random “How can I help you, sir?”- Service, Service, Service. That’s what makes Kihaa the jewel of Baa to me.

The team at Kihaa describes the property as: “Kihaa is not simply just a Resort. It’s a lifestyle, an experience.” To me, Kihaa offers the best of Maldivian Hospitality. A once in a lifetime experience.

Where: Kihaa Maldives
Kihaadhuffaru Island, 20083 Kihaadhuffaru, Maldives
Phone: +960 3317276

Note: The critic was invited by Kihaa Maldives but all the opinions expressed herewith are his own

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