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Kaani Beach Hotel
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“good for budget travellers”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

i like the fact that this hotel is situated on an island where locals stay too. we got to interact with local kids and visited their houses.
as this hotel is on an island where locals are on, the expenditure is comparatively lower. pork and alcohol are not allowed too, but we were fine with it. the activities they provided are surprisingly within our budget (we spent less than USD500 each for 3 full days of activities), and so we were really tired at the end of each day. one of the activities which i will recommend is dolphin watching.
the activity guides and crews are really fun loving people. they will initiate to start games with you. we interacted a lot and had a lot of fun with them.
room is clean, housecleaning service is provided everyday. the staffs greets you everytime they see you.
breakfast is simple but good enough for me.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Love the hotel, the staff. They are so friendly and always happy to help. The locals are very friendly too. Food and activities are cheap. Room facing the ocean view is beautiful. Right on the beach and the water is sooo clear.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

My bf and I were in search of a cosy, clean yet affordable hotel in Maafushi to take a break from our hectic lifestyle and we got so much more than what we expected.

We immediately booked our 3 nights stay at Kaani beach upon reading the reviews and seeing the pictures on TA.

Transition from the airport to Maafushi was fuss-free and easy thanks to the efficient staff(call the hotel 3 days in advance to arrange for a speedboat and if you're lucky, u get to save cost by sharing the boat wih others)..

We were greeted by warm smiles from the staff with complimentary cold towels and fresh watermelon juice. Everything about the hotel and the island itself was unpretentious and the hospitality was remarkable. Thumbs up to Ibrahim and Haksan for their wonderful service and making us feel at home! Was totally touched when Ibrahim walked with us to the ferry terminal for our departure and bid our goodbyes.

Do fork out a little more for a sea view room as those are the best rooms in the hotel. Everything was clean and the room service staff ensures that your room is clean every day.

Kaani beach hotel deff has the best location in Maafushi as it is just infront of the private beach, next to a diving shop and surrounded by numerous convenience and souvenir stores.. Personally, I prefer the local beach which is less than 100m away from the hotel(no bikinis allowed there).

You are able to venture around the island with the bicycles provided, eat at the local stalls, book ur activities with the front desk(totally recommend night fishing, snorkelling and a trip to madhoo finolhu), snorkel with the gears for guests and so much more.

Breakfast spread was good especially the roshi and Mas huni (tuna and coconut).. The hotel also grilled our fresh catch from the night fishing trip for our dinner.

I would definitely book this hotel again without any hesitation! Looking forward to my next stay there :)

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Even we just stayed for 1 night in Kaani Beach , our stay was memorable.From the day we landed on Hulhule, a staff named Ibrahim already greeted us, he offered us a shared speedboat ride , because there's already 4 other guests ,and with us there would be a total of 7 guests , made the speedboat ride as low as $ 30 per person.
But since we wanted to visit Male once again ,we took the ferry.From Hulhule to Male the fare was MVR 22 ,2 hours ride ,Maafushi island is the 2nd stop after Gulhi island.Staffs from Kaani beach ,meet us at the Maafushi ferry and brought our luggage with push carts.
Welcome drink and cold towels were served on arrival , check in and out was quick,staffs are friendly ,attentive and helpful.They arranged excursions, sand bank visit , Madhoo Finolhu picnic island, Dolphin trip and snorkeling trip with affordable prices.
Our room was nice,on the 2nd floor, complete amenities ,flat TV, safe deposit box ,small fridge and a terrace.Buffet breakfast was served on 07.00 am ,quite delicious.A suovenir shop , dive center ,and convenient store are within steps away.
Overall ,we're satisfied with our stay in Kaani Beach Hotel ,and we would come back !

Room Tip: A sea view balcony room would be very nice
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

had an awesome time at kaani beach. here are some tips. if u wish to travel around the island of maafushi, u can borrow some bicycles. if u wish to take the daily ferry instead of the speedboat to maafushi from male, it is a good idea to make sure how to get there. call ahead and confirm everything. the local ferry departs at 3pm right next to a garbage dump. the staff were welcoming and helpful. one of the best experiences ever. would really love to stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Me and my friend booked the hotel for 6 nights. You might want to relax and take it easy and slow down as much as possible because the time will fly by very fast. The pictures of the hotel dont do justice. It is much better in person. The beach is clean, nice and extremely close to the hotel. Good thing about this island is that its close to most activities. The Scuba Diving is right next door and they have the best equipment and very friendly and experienced staff.

The food and the restaurant service at the hotel was awesome and cheap. They set the tables outside near the beach for the dinner. The breakfast is included was included in the room price and was different everyday and it was really good. The hotel staff is very knowledgeable, polite and energetic. I had an excellent time. You get far more value for your money than you would think.

There is no alcohol at this island but the fresh fruit juices they serve more than served my needs. The rooms are clean, comfortable and very modern. The cleaning service is perfect.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are definitely worth paying extra for. Higher floors give you better view and privacy...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Reason for coming back to kaani:-
Friendly staffs that made us part of their family.the location of the hotel which is right on the beach.clean hotel environment.the exciting and low priced trips that kaani organised.food is great.we love the breakfast.its all the reasons that we are coming back for the 3rd time.c u again soon kaani.we luv u!!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Property: Kaani Beach Hotel
Address: Aabaadhee Hingun Road, 08090
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Maafushi Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Maafushi Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kaani Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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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