Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has been named the World’s Most Instagrammable Hotel. The upscale resort located in Baa Atoll, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas defeated Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve 45,385 – 30,143, taking home the crown in Luxury Travel Advisor’s inaugural Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World contest.

To reach the finals, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas took down the Cinderella-hopeful Hotel Matilda in a contest that totalled over 121,000 votes, according to Luxury Travel Advisor. Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve defeated Viceroy Los Cabos in a tight contest, winning with 50.42 percent of the vote (26,000 – 25,567).

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Located in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll archipelago and on the doorstep of Hanifaru Bay, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is an ideal gateway from which to explore the Indian Ocean. There are 80 private pool villas, ranging from 2,800 square feet to nearly 30,000 square feet, several of which—including our winner—are over-water.

Guests can snorkel within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, explore uninhabited islands surrounded by reefs, cruise in solitude and more. There are also six dining and entertainment venues, an underwater restaurant and wine cellar, an over-water observatory, a dive centre, children’s club and more.

Set on Kihavah Huravalhi Island, the resort is 30-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport. Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas in the Maldives comprises of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resorts, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Naladhu Private Island Maldives and Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. For more information about Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, please visit kihavah-maldives.anantara.com.