You Probably Don’t Know About This Star-Gazing Spot in the Maldives

Guests at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas will now get an even better view of the heavens at SKY, its new overwater observatory and lounge.

An aerial view of SKY, the new observatory and lounge at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas.

The Maldives might be better known for its beaches and underwater wonders, but it also has all the right ingredients for exceptional star-
gazing: just 400,000 residents spread over great expanses of sea, minimal light pollution, and an equatorial setting that makes the stars of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres easily visible.

Guests at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas will now get an even better view of the heavens at SKY, its new overwater observatory and lounge. Here, resident astronomer Ali Shameem leads both weekly and private stargazing sessions, allowing lucky sojourners to admire the rings of Saturn through a research-grade telescope.

Another place to take in the night sky? The enormous circular daybed on the outdoor deck. And if a drink is in order, head downstairs to Sky Bar, where creative cocktails inspired by the celestial bodies are served beneath a blaze of tiny lights that mirror the constellations.

More information here.

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Seeing Stars”).

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