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Kaani Beach Hotel Mafushi - experiences

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Kaani Beach Hotel Mafushi - experiences

Hi there,

we're planning to visit new hotel at Maafushi - Kaani Beach Hotel (opened in the beginning 2013). Photos are so nice but we read many discussions that Maafushi is not recommended for holiday.

We don't wont to stay in typical Maldives Resort.

Is the hotel located at the good beach?

http://www.kaanibeach.com/info.php?info_id=7

Did someone visit this Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi?

Thank you for help.

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1. Re: Kaani Beach Hotel Mafushi - experiences

Don't forget this is a local island with different rules

Personally I am always suspicious of 4 out 5 reviews are singleton reviews , people who only reviewed the one place

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2. Re: Kaani Beach Hotel Mafushi - experiences

Can't help with the specific guest house but you could read the FAQ on "can I visit the maldives on a budget" if you haven't already. It would benefit from updating as Nic said there are 12 guest houses on Maafushi alone now (have just PM'd SL to see if she can update it when she has time). I think Maafushi is the island with a prison too?

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3. Re: Kaani Beach Hotel Mafushi - experiences

As long as you are aware the rules are different to the resorts, it's Muslim/ sharia law and as such no swimwear or alchohol etc and make sure you are decent at all times.

The beach will not be groomed or clean like a resort island, it won't be what you see in the postcard pictures of the Maldives and rubbish is an issue on most local island beaches,

I think they do day trips to a local resort island, so worth checking out.

I think the important thing is that if you decide you don't want a typical Maldives resort, you need to understand what that actually means if you decide to stay in a guest house on a locally inhabited island.

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4. Re: Kaani Beach Hotel Mafushi - experiences

Froggy, the website shows a woman in a bikini. Maybe there are dispensations for guests or maybe the sandback isn't on the island.

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5. Re: Kaani Beach Hotel Mafushi - experiences

There was a thread a little while ago about power snorkelling and the link

http://islandlifemaldives.net/activities referred to Keyodhoo , guest Island, presumably an inhabited Island , but the tourists were cavorting in skimpies and snorkelling,

Never did find out if that was an accurate depiction as it looked good.

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6. Re: Kaani Beach Hotel Mafushi - experiences

Beanerd, I'm not sure why their website provides that image, maybe someone will be along to confirm why, but on local islands and on public beaches, then swimwear and alchohol etc is not permitted is my understanding,

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7. Re: Kaani Beach Hotel Mafushi - experiences

Unless they have a "segregated" beach area or a private rooftop terrace set-up?

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I'm wondering the same, because on the Kaani Beach Hotel site, it says there's a rooftop area where they serve drinks?

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Maafushi does have a dive centre & I received the following prices:

certified divers:

house reef dive 40 USD

single dive 60 USD (own equipment 45 USD)

night dive 70 USD (advance divers only)

PADI courses:

discover scuba 50 USD (theory, 1 confined)

discover scuba 80 USD (theory, 1 confined & 1 dive)

scuba diver 295 USD (2 day, 3 theory, 3 confined & 2 dives)

open water 510 USD (3 day, 5 theory, 5 confined & 4 dives)

adventure dive 90 USD (1 dive)

adventure course 300 USD (1 day, 3 dives)

advance course 375 USD (2 day, 5 dives)

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10. Re: Kaani Beach Hotel Mafushi - experiences

Does this guest house own a dive centre? Really?

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