Maldives hotel voted world’s most Instagrammable

Anantara Kihavah resort on the Baa Atoll archipelago gained the most votes in a Luxury Travel Advisor poll

Surrounded by a coral reef and a blue lagoon, and featuring an award-winning underwater restaurant, it is no wonder the Anantara Kihavah Villas resort in the Maldives has been named the most Instagrammable hotel in the world.

The Anantara Kihavah was voted the most instagrammable hotel on Earth — Booking.com Maldives
Anantara Kihavah was voted the most Instagrammable hotel on Earth — Booking.com

In its inaugural year, the Luxury Travel Advisor blog organised a poll with more than 120,000 participants voting the most Instagrammable hotel on Earth. And with 45,385 votes in total, Anantara Kihavah turned out to be the indisputable winner.

The hotel provides their guests everything a traveller would expect from a tropical paradise – and more.

“Designed by Maldivian architects Group X Design Associates, Anantara Kihavah offers the luxury of solitude against the world’s most stunning backdrop. Natural materials and motifs inspired by Maldivian heritage fuse to create laidback luxury,” the hotel said in a statement.

The hotel has an award-winning underwater restaurant — Booking.com
The hotel has an award-winning underwater restaurant — Booking.com

“Within a lagoon of jewel-toned hues lies a shell-shaped island fringed by impossibly wide stretches of beach. Uninhabited islets dot the horizon of deep sapphire Indian Ocean beyond. Nature reigns at Anantara Kihavah.”

If the underwater restaurant isn’t enough, the guests can also dine on the private beach or enjoy a romantic dinner on a yacht.

The surrounding reefs offer an amazing opportunity to explore the unique marine life, or to swim with majestic creatures of the sea world.

The Baa Atoll is under the Unesco Biosphere Reserve — Booking.com
The Baa Atoll is part of the Unesco Biosphere Reserve — Booking.com

According to the hotel statement, the guests can: “Sleep and spa overwater. Dine below the ocean’s surface. Gaze at the star-filled sky from the Maldives’ newest observatory housing the region’s most powerful telescope, or Cruise with dolphins or snorkel with majestic manta rays and hawksbill turtles.”

The Baa Atoll, which is part of the Unesco Biosphere Reserve, is only a 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé and Velana International Airport.