Kanuhura Maldives’ Kokaa Spa named world’s best luxury island resort spa
Kokaa Resort Spa by Kanuhura Maldives has been named the best Luxury Island Resort Spa in the world by the World Luxury Spa Awards.
The award was presented to the resort spa at the gala ceremony of World Luxury Spa Awards which took place at the JW Marriott Hanoi hotel in Vietnam on Saturday.
A tropical and relaxed atmosphere blows on Kanuhura with its exceptional Kokaa Resort Spa, featuring a holistic sanctuary with elegant, nature inspired treatment areas, and offering wellness experiences in a serene world of delicate scents, lights and elements, and the touch of nature’s purest ingredients.
The Kokaa spa features nine spacious treatment rooms including three doubles for side-by-side couples’ treatments, an outdoor beachside spa pavilion, cold plunge pools, jacuzzis, separate steam bath and dry sauna, and a beauty salon. It also features an air-conditioned gym and an aerobics studio, while a professional instructor is on-site to conduct yoga sessions.
Located at the heart of one of the most spectacular Maldives atolls, Kanuhura is considered one of the most iconic barefoot beach resorts in the Indian Ocean. Part of the Mauritius-based hotel and leisure group Sun Resorts, Kanuhura hosted its first guest in 1999.
After 15 years of glorious history, Kanuhura closed on August 1, 2015 for a year-long major renovation project. The project worth USD42 million completed late last year and Kanuhura welcomed its new customers on December 19.
A reimagining of the resort, which includes the acquisition of neighbouring Masleggihura uninhabited island, positions it for the latest trend travellers have identified as Gypset; part gypsy in their drive for freedom and jetset, reflected in their wealth and craving for luxury living. The gypset muse of Kanuhura is Erin Wasson, famous top model and face representant of Maybelline.
The new rooms are luxury villas and suites with unusual elegance and furnished with natural materials with a touch of refinement and modernism. Whether you stay on the sunrise or sunset side of the island, you will be overwhelmed by the breathtaking view of the sea. The water villas have a private terrace with private access to the lagoon.
With its seven restaurants and three bars, Kanuhura Maldives will make you discover various cuisines from all over the world such as Italy, Brazil and the Maldives. The chef also provides interactive cookery demonstrations. Those looking for tranquility and well-being will be able to visit Kokaa, the Wellness & Spa centre for a unique sensual experience uplifting body and mind.
Setting benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe and established as the world’s leading awards initiative for luxury spas, the World Luxury Spa Awards sets the spotlight on our spas, attracting the attention of global spa-goers and industry experts. Awards are presented to luxury spas in 32 different categories on a country, regional, continent and global basis.