The Kokaa Spa in the Kanuhura

The ultimate retreat for the tired Gypsetter.

The Maldives; an archipelago that lies like an emerald chain in the sparkling kaleidoscopic waters of the Indian Ocean. An incomparable destination for the discerning Gypsetter, the Maldives offer a world of luxurious leisure on wild yet pristine beaches that are simply breathtaking – the perfect setting for a well-deserved holiday in paradise. For freedom-loving adventurers, there is no better hotel than the phenomenal Kanuhura with its unmistakable 5-star Boho elegance. Here freethinking guests have a huge choice of ways to spend their day: lazy and with your cocktail in your hand lying on the beach, participating in authentic Maldives leisure activities, enjoying the best food or enjoying an exceptional spa treatment to balance body, mind and soul – the Kokaa Spa of Kanuhura is heaven on earth for guests who want to relax in luxury. Here are the reasons why you shouldn’t miss this spa:

It is considered one of the best spas in the world

The Kanuhura Spa is not only a prime and quiet retreat, but has also achieved international recognition and won two prestigious awards that have put it on the list of the best spas in the world. The World Luxury Spa Awards named him Best Luxury Island Spa Resort and National Geographic voted him National Geographic Traveller World’s Best Spa in 2017.

He obtains his healing rituals from all over the world

A spa treatment in Kokaa will not just be an ordinary spa experience. In this haven of peace, you will be taken to distant lands and times gone by with treatments and products, most of which are organic and inspired by healing rituals and traditions of cultures from around the world. Ancient rituals and traditions have inspired the remarkable list of treatments in the Kokaa, which is said to be one of the most extensive in the Maldives.

The name has a special meaning

The dreamlike spa of Kanuhura is named after a native and very white butterfly. “Kokaa” is the native Divehi word for butterfly. The name Kokaa fits perfectly: a symbol that is in deep harmony with the free-spirited nature of the Gypsies; creative nomads who travel the world in search of the most beautiful things in life. The butterfly theme runs subtly through the spa like a red thread. Characterized by elegance, it is the perfect environment for guests seeking a peaceful retreat where they can feel refreshed and revitalized.

It was designed with great care

Recently undergoing extensive renovation, the Kanuhura is a stylish Boho wonderland that has been thought through to perfection. Every aspect of the hotel has both an elegant and a bizarre touch; a dream for bon vivants who will certainly enjoy every part of this luxury resort. Designed with the same care as the rest of the hotel, the spa is a quiet retreat for exhausted guests. In keeping with its name, the Kokaa Spa radiates elegance and grace: with its whitewashed walls and wooden structure, complemented by a calm palette of soft colours – white, lilac, silver and gold – with tasteful representations of butterflies masterfully distributed throughout the spa, contributing to the tranquil atmosphere of this peaceful place.

The spa consists of nine nature-inspired treatment rooms (three of which can be used by couples), a beauty salon, steam bath, sauna, refreshment pool, Jacuzzis, air-conditioned gym and a beautiful beachfront spa pavilion. At Kokaa Spa, everything has been thought out to provide you with the ultimate in comprehensive relaxation.

The list of spa treatments is very extensive

The extensive list of treatments at Kokaa Spa offers everything you could wish for. The unique map, nearly 50 pages long, explains a comprehensive selection of services including exotic and unusual massages inspired by cultures from around the world (including an incredible Maldivian and a rare Marma massage) and Ayurvedic treatments. The spa also offers relaxing bathing rituals, luxurious facials, body wraps and peelings, hairdressing services, manicures, pedicures, and incredible spa packages for the ultimate pampering program – expertly crafted sensory experiences that include a holistic approach to well-being to invigorate body and mind. Convinced that adults aren’t the only ones who deserve some pampering, Kanuhura also includes applications designed specifically for children and teens (9 years and older) to help promote self-care habits from a young age.

The well-being of our guests is of the utmost importance for Kanuhura. Therefore, our spa’s card also includes fitness facilities to ensure that guests can achieve well-being at all levels. Our professional fitness trainer at Kanuhura accompanies guests on the best way for them, from Zumba classes and Pilates, to functional training, beach boot camps and Maldivian Warrior Workout.