The Maldives – introducing Anantara Kihavah’s SKY
Here’s an experience you never knew you needed: sipping cocktails in an overwater, open air observatory and bar in the middle of the Maldives. Anantara Kihavah SKY Bar is THE newest, most exclusive bar in the world and this experience is yours to have if you are a guest of the private island resort, Anantara Kihavah Maldives.
About Anantara Kihavah SKY
Anantara Kihavah’s SKY, the first overwater observatory and bar in the Maldives, complete with the most powerful telescope in the Indian Ocean.
On an island accessible only by private chartered flights, SKY offers guests the opportunity to fully absorb and appreciate the untainted beauty of the Maldivian skies. Equipped with a resident Sky Guru, cocktail bar, minimal light pollution and unrestricted open skies, Anantara Kihavah’s SKY is an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.
The first and only observatory in the Maldives, sits overwater and houses a research-grade 16” Meade LX200 telescope, custom-built for optimal viewing with 360˚ movement.
Resident astronomer Ali Shameem grew up on an island without electricity and spent his childhood mapping the constellations, with over a decade of experience observing the stars he has overseen the entire launch of Anantara Kihavah’s observatory and will lead each guest through their stargazing experience.
The panorama lounge sits above a stunning turquoise lagoon, with unrestricted views of the Indian Ocean. A circular bar serves as the centrepiece, with a resident mixologist creating island signatures such as Kihavah Island Tea with white rum and arak, lychee, peach, lemon and a dash of Earl Grey Tea. The oversize daybeds are ideal for taking in the natural beauty and the mellow music created by a resident DJ.
About Anantara: Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.
Prices start from USD$1,196 for a night in a Beach Pool Villa at Anantara Kihavah.