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Six Senses Kanuhura: main pool

15 June, 2023

The second Maldives resort, tropical island paradise Six Senses Kanuhura, is now open and ready to welcome guests with a smile. Bring your entire clan for a winter sun villa escape that promises plenty of festive action coupled with feet-up comfort.

Bring the party to paradise

Could there be anything more delicious as the festive season draws near than escaping gray skies, excessive list checking, and never-ending meal prep, and simply whisking all your favorite people away to the Maldives?

For a sun-drenched escape framed by tropical turquoise seas and iconic beaches, both our Maldivian sister properties — newly reimagined Six Senses Kanuhura and firm fave Six Senses Laamu — host an exhilarating program of activities for guests of all ages. From dazzling underwater adventures to sublime in-villa barbecues, there’s something here to float everyone’s boat.

Talking of boats, you’ll find an exciting and energizing array of water-based fun to get involved in. Try cruising the crystalline waters in a traditional Maldivian dhoni, which is hands down the most romantic way to start or end the day in paradise; join turtle safaris, sunrise fishing trips and dolphin cruises; go island hopping, snorkeling and surfing: water babies will be truly spoilt.

Away from the ocean, the pampering continues at Six Senses Spa. Here, you can surrender to the healing hands of our skilled therapists through specialty treatments and individual journeys that ensure your senses are balanced and your mind is blissful. Locally inspired treatments include nourishing spa massages and restorative facials; high-tech biohacking and harmonizing approaches to achieve superb results, fast; and soulful meditation and yoga practices to nurture your inner self.

Big adventures for little ones

Grow With Six Senses offers activities for children of all ages, which include crafts, beach and pool games, treasure hunts, children's yoga, and more. Plus, in-villa babysitting services can be organized to give you the time and space for romantic starlit dinners, uninterrupted spa sessions, or the freedom to stretch out on a pristine beach, book in hand, cold drink close by, to daydream the hours away.

The Sea Hub of Environmental Learning (SHELL) at Six Senses Laamu is a multi-use space designed for education and immersive marine conservation experiences. It is also home to our Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI), where budding marine biologists aged between 7 and 12 will love the turtle-y awesome hands-on junior sessions in the kids’ zone, including guided snorkels and time well-spent at the viewing booths gazing at the technicolor underwater scenes on the show. Adults are welcome too.

Families can come together as the stars begin to paint the skies, either snuggled up in front of a favorite movie at the open-air cinema or enjoying an in-villa barbecue of fresh local produce cooked to perfection by our expert chefs.

Six Senses Kanuhura

Naughty and nice

There’s no need to spend a second worrying about which list you might be on: Six Senses Kanuhura and Six Senses Laamu are the gift that keeps on giving. Both resorts have joy-filled festive activity calendars to ensure your escape fills your heart (and your stocking) to bursting.

At Six Senses Laamu, grown-ups can unwind at the daily Art of Self-Care classes and foodie events, while children will be kept busy searching for 14 stars hidden across two locations — all underwater — on the scavenger Star Hunt, and everyone will love the chocolate making workshop. Each day includes a different watersports adventure, from windsurfing to jetblading and seabob sessions to turtle safaris.

Christmas Eve heralds time for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and a delicious gala buffet. On the big day, you’ll feast like royalty with your choice of the Lobster Beach Barbecue Dinner or the divine Christmas Tasting Menu. To savor your trip forever, why not book an Underwater Christmas Photo Shoot, and take home an album of beloved memories?

Best of all, when you book one of our larger villas this winter, we’ve added a smorgasbord of extras for your adventure in paradise.

Yule be happy here

At Six Senses Kanuhura, when you book a festive escape at our oceanfront beach villa, Three Bedroom Beach Reserve, not only do you sink into ultimate comfort for up to six guests with stunning, uninterrupted sunset views, but you will also enjoy welcome amenities, a complimentary lunch at Drift, in-villa sunset cocktails and canapes, in-villa barbecue dinner set up, and a locally sourced Maldivian departure gift.

Over at Six Senses Laamu, our Two-Bedroom Ocean Beach Villa with Pool, with direct beach access, an upper deck for breath-taking jungle and water panoramas, and a personal swimming pool, sleeps up to four adults and two children in spacious harmony. Festive in-villa extras include: a welcome amenity, combined Sunset Dolphin Cruise, in-villa barbecue set up, personalized in-villa amenities, and a locally sourced Maldivian departure gift.

Both villas are delightfully spacious hideaways, making them dreamy places for groups of friends or families to spend precious time together, or fan out to a private corner — think treetop deck, glittering pool, or outdoor tub — when you fancy a bit of alone time.

Now all you need to decide is who makes it onto your list!

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