If you come to Maldives to enjoy the postcard kind of vacation, this is not the place you want to stay. No alcohol. No nice beaches where you can really relax. It's not the kind of maldives you're looking for. If you don't mind spending a bit more, i would suggest that you go for other private islands nearby. Little price difference.
BUT.. if you're like us who booked last minute, i would say that our stay was not so bad. Service is exceptional as i mentioned before. Staff is like family. Aside from that, it's a great value for money. Average meal for two is around 25USD including tax and service charge. That's really cheap compared to other resorts. Also, the excursions are reasonably priced if you will compare it again to the private resorts. We took the speedboat which was 200USD per way. We were lucky to join a family on our way back. I heard that taking the local ferry is not recommendable.
Maadhoo island is a beautiful day trip with bbq lunch. We also visited the sand bank island and kandooma resort. I highly recommend the dive shop beside the hotel, managed by a French guy maybe a little more expensive than others but his dive equipment are new and his main priority is SAFETY.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kaani Beach Hotel is an affordable 4 Star Hotel with 18 Sea View rooms with private balcony, All rooms are Air conditioned, with Hot water Shower, Satellite Television, Wireless Internet, Mini Bar, and all are clustered around the hotel, facing the Sea. There is a Sea View Restaurant and a rooftop open air Sun deck where you can relax on a beach bed. The Hotel has a Diving Center and a variety of entertainments including Karaoke a Pool Table, and a Massage Room. You have the opportunity to do many activities similar to any luxury resort for a budget price. Excursions such as Scuba Diving, Fishing , Snorkeling , Sand Bank visit with BBQ , Trips to Picnic Island, Dolphin Watching , Water sports, Hotel is located in Maafushi Island 25 km South of Male International Airport which takes 30 minutes by speed boat and 90 minutes by regular ferry. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kaani Beach Hotel Maldives/Maafushi Island