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Six Senses Kanuhura
I absolutely loved the Six Senses Maldives Laamu where my wife and I spent our honeymoon. We enjoyed both it, and the St Regis Maldives, immensely, but we were in agreement that, if we were to return to the area, Six Senses would get our repeat business. I’d heard rumblings that the area was getting another Six Senses and now it’s populating the website indicating we may see it open later this year!
Six Senses has rebranded the Kanuhura Maldives, adding pools to the overwater villas, adding family suites, dining concepts, and a complete refresh. In total there are 80 villas on the main island ( Kanuhura has 3 islands, two of which are deserted) and if I return to the Maldives this resort has shot to the top of my list.
The Six Senses Kanuhura is roughly a 45 to 50 minute seaplane ride from MLE which I’d prefer compared to the commercial flight + boat you need to take to get to Laamu. I’ll have to do more research on the surf and diving near here, but the island looks absolutely stunning.
This is a review that really shows what the resort was like before Six Senses took it over… i’m eager to see the upcoming changes!
Currently the Six Senses Laamu at its cheapest is 136k points per night, but seems to have skyrocketed in the last few days and much of the calendar is well over 200k points per night. The Intercontinental Maldives is 120k. Both properties are eligible for 4th night free when you have a qualifying IHG credit card, and you can often shore up your account at 1/2 penny a point. I’d guess that the new Six Senses Kanuhura will be somewhere in that range meaning a 4 night stay would be roughly 360k+ IHG points ( $1800 ). I’d absolutely love to visit this property with the IHG One Rewards Diamond benefits!
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