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The world's most Instagrammable hotel named as Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, which features an underwater restaurant and thatched-roof rooms in turquoise waters

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 3 days ago Ted Thornhill

It’s the hotel most likely to inspire severe holiday envy.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has been voted ‘Most Instagrammable Hotel’ in the world – and these images show why.

Scroll through them and feast your eyes upon the resort’s drool-worthy attributes, such as an underwater restaurant, 80 thatched-roof pool villas and impossibly wide stretches of beach.

a group of people swimming in the water: Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has been voted ‘Most Instragrammable Hotel’ in the world © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has been voted ‘Most Instragrammable Hotel’ in the world

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has been voted ‘Most Instagrammable Hotel’ in the world

The gong was awarded to Anantara Kihavah following a poll by Luxury Travel Advisor. The contest saw 121,000 votes cast online, with Anantara Kihavah taking 45,385 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The gong was awarded to Anantara Kihavah following a poll by Luxury Travel Advisor. The contest saw 121,000 votes cast online, with Anantara Kihavah taking 45,385

The gong was awarded to Anantara Kihavah following a poll by Luxury Travel Advisor. The contest saw 121,000 votes cast online, with Anantara Kihavah taking 45,385

a building lit up at night: The hotel said in a statement: ‘Designed by Maldivian architects Group X Design Associates, Anantara Kihavah offers the luxury of solitude against the world’s most stunning backdrop' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The hotel said in a statement: ‘Designed by Maldivian architects Group X Design Associates, Anantara Kihavah offers the luxury of solitude against the world’s most stunning backdrop'

The hotel said in a statement: ‘Designed by Maldivian architects Group X Design Associates, Anantara Kihavah offers the luxury of solitude against the world’s most stunning backdrop'

'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,' the hotel said © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited '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,' the hotel said

'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,' the hotel said

The gong was awarded to Anantara Kihavah following a poll by Luxury Travel Advisor.

The contest saw 121,000 votes cast online, with Anantara Kihavah taking 45,385.

The hotel said in a statement: ‘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 inside of a building: The resort features a stunning underwater restaurant, where diners can gaze upon the rich sea life outside © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The resort features a stunning underwater restaurant, where diners can gaze upon the rich sea life outside

The resort features a stunning underwater restaurant, where diners can gaze upon the rich sea life outside

General Manager, Dylan Counsel, said: ‘I would like to thank Luxury Travel Advisor’s many, many voters for recognising the unparalleled beauty of our island' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited General Manager, Dylan Counsel, said: ‘I would like to thank Luxury Travel Advisor’s many, many voters for recognising the unparalleled beauty of our island'

General Manager, Dylan Counsel, said: ‘I would like to thank Luxury Travel Advisor’s many, many voters for recognising the unparalleled beauty of our island'

water next to the ocean: Situated on the western Baa Atoll in a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah is a 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé and Velana International Airport © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Situated on the western Baa Atoll in a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah is a 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé and Velana International Airport

Situated on the western Baa Atoll in a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah is a 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé and Velana International Airport

‘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 Maldives Villas, dressed in sophistication and wonder. 

'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. 

'Cruise with dolphins or snorkel with majestic manta rays and hawksbill turtles.’

a group of people sitting on a dock next to a body of water: Nightly rates at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas start from £787 for a Beach Pool Villa for two adults and up to two children on a B&B basis © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Nightly rates at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas start from £787 for a Beach Pool Villa for two adults and up to two children on a B&B basis

Nightly rates at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas start from £787 for a Beach Pool Villa for two adults and up to two children on a B&B basis

a view of a building: Activities at the resort include swimming with dolphins or snorkelling with majestic manta rays and hawksbill turtles © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Activities at the resort include swimming with dolphins or snorkelling with majestic manta rays and hawksbill turtles

Activities at the resort include swimming with dolphins or snorkelling with majestic manta rays and hawksbill turtles

Guests can luxuriate in villas that are dotted around the deep sapphire Indian Ocean © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Guests can luxuriate in villas that are dotted around the deep sapphire Indian Ocean

Guests can luxuriate in villas that are dotted around the deep sapphire Indian Ocean

a large ship in the background: Paradise: These images show that the hotel is easily one of the most drool-worthy around © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Paradise: These images show that the hotel is easily one of the most drool-worthy around

Paradise: These images show that the hotel is easily one of the most drool-worthy around

General Manager, Dylan Counsel, said: ‘I would like to thank Luxury Travel Advisor’s many, many voters for recognising the unparalleled beauty of our island. We’ve been lucky to have award-winning landscapers, architects and interior designers working in harmony to perfect our surrounds, and their good work is enhanced everyday by the resort team who take care of our island, reefs and ocean with such dedication and add the small touches that perfect the guest experience.’

Situated on the western Baa Atoll in a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah is a 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé and Velana International Airport.

Nightly rates at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas start from £787 for a Beach Pool Villa for two adults and up to two children on a B&B basis.

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