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