Anantara Kihavah hosts evening with astronaut Tim Peake 

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas recently celebrated a milestone with the visit of the renowned British astronaut, Tim Peake. 

On the evening of 2 November, Peake hosted an exclusive space talk at the resort’s SKY Observatory. 

Perched over the pristine waters, the SKY Observatory provided an idyllic setting for the extraordinary event, complemented by a stunning sunset. The exclusive gathering was attended by a full house of eager guests for an evening that seamlessly blended science, luxury, and natural beauty. 

The evening commenced with a cocktail reception, where guests were serenaded by the soulful  tunes of a live saxophone band. Attendees savoured exquisite cocktails and canapés as they  awaited Tim Peake’s presentation. 

Peake’s talk unveiled his personal journey, where he shared his path to becoming an astronaut and highlighted the rigorous training that astronauts undergo. He provided insights into life in space, the daily challenges faced by astronauts, and the awe-inspiring experiences he encountered during his historic mission. He also offered a glimpse into his exciting future projects.

Following Peake’s presentation, an interactive Q&A session allowed guests to engage directly with the  British astronaut. The audience posed thoughtful questions, deepening their understanding of astronauts’ unique experiences and the intricacies of space exploration. 

The resort’s three SKY gurus, Hammadh Rasheed,  Zunnoon Ahmed, and Ali Arushal conducted a stargazing session for the guests. 

“The success of the event was evident in the overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees, who left with a deeper appreciation for space exploration and a memorable evening to cherish,” the resort said.

“The evening marked a significant moment in Anantara Kihavah’s history, showcasing the resort’s  commitment to offering unique and memorable experiences for its guests. The presence of Tim  Peake, a celebrated astronaut and highly accomplished author, added an extraordinary dimension to the resort’s already spectacular offerings.”

Tim Peake is a renowned British astronaut who made history as the first official British astronaut to visit the International Space Station and conduct a spacewalk during his six-month mission. He also achieved the remarkable feat of running the London Marathon from space. Beyond his extraordinary space endeavours, Peake is also a best selling author. His latest book, ‘Space: A thrilling human history,’ was published earlier this month. 

An astronomer’s paradise, Baa Atoll in the Maldives is one of the best places on earth to enjoy  stargazing due to its proximity to the equator. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas promises a voyage of  discovery on a private Indian Ocean Island, with Sky – an overwater observatory and a luxury cocktail bar – providing guests a chance to sip champagne under the stars and explore the universe. Click here for more information.