March 20, 2015
Staff, good trips, close to the Beach
February 14, 2015
the staff. manager. location. service
Goid stay. Treated very well. Staff were friendly and manager James took care of us.
February 12, 2015
Modern, Clean and Amazing Maafushi hotel
Snorkeling is nice in Maldives
We stayed here on feb 5 to feb 12. Rooms are clean with nice beds. The staff are friendly and helpful. Arrived at hotel and was greeted with cool towels and welcome drinks. Hotel restaurant is good but slow, but this is the case for all the restaurants in Maafushi.
Bikes, snorkeling equipment and pool table were readily available for use.
MONEY - USD is the only currency you will need. No need to change to ruufiya.
Remember: Everything you need to negotiate :). Example: If you don't need invoice, you can easy not to pay taxes (12%). We did it :). You need to negotiate every excursion... You will save at least $5-$100 for each person. We save 200$/each for whale shark trip. A lot of money!
Important + Negative! Don't take HB(Half Board) or FB(Full Board) from them(Kaani), because it's totally different food between HB/FB and menu. Food from menu is tasty, but from HB/FB is very bad... And if you will take food from menu, will be cheaper!
Food is not expensive in Maafushi, lunch $6 to $10. Soft drinks around $1-$2 usd. You can easy find more places with buffet or "ALL You can EAT";).
Maafushi, no alcohol is prohibited. On resorts it is allowed. One bear on resort $5-$10 + tax.
Snorkeling is nice in Maldives and perhaps a must do thing as well.
I suggest to travel to other resorts as well, when staying on Maafushi, We went:
- Rihiveli - amazing island with dolphins :)
- Biyadhoo - best reef for diving/snorkelling
- Fihalhoohi. The Best of these was by far the Rihiveli resort (postcard beautiful Island). Trips cost 80 to 100 usd together with
We made many excursions with Venturo Hotel, it's more cheaper. And the best from Venturo: Full Day Snorkelling(50$ - lunch included), Night Fishing($25 - free barbecue that you cached )and Whale Shark Snorkelling! Amazing!
Diving: Cheap & great equipment: Shark Diving School. $40/one dive with their equipment. $25 with yours :)
We had a great time in Maafushi, beautiful in every way, the Maldives are.
United States of America,
February 9, 2015
Modern Hotel withGreat Location
Location next to great lagoon, breakfast buffet, room with balcony and ocean view
My wife and I stayed 8 nights at the Kaani Beach Resort on Maafushi island in the South Male Atoll in February 2015. This was the fourth island stay of our 23 day visit to the Maldives. We were promptly met at the dock by Kaani Beach staff who transported our luggage to the hotel. We had previously stayed in guest houses in the Ari Atoll on the islands of Hangngaameedhoo, Mahibadhoo and Omadhoo; on these islands there are few visitors compared to the local population. We were surprised to find so many vacationers on this island. The island had the feel of a resort island where the only locals work in the resorts. There must have been four or five hotels and 20 or more guest houses with construction of many more taking place. Local residences are being displaced at a rapid pace.
We had a lovely room on the second floor with bathroom , a/c , with a balcony overlooking the ocean. The hotel also had a good Wi-Fi connection. We paid about $150 per night with taxes and breakfast included. The best feature of this island is a 20 acre lagoon of crystal clear water of constant depth of 3 to 5 feet depending on the tide, right in front of the hotel. Adjacent to the lagoon is a small beach area that is fenced in with a 7 foot high bamboo fence so the locals will not be offended to see bikini clan tourists. When we were there, the small beach area was saturated with tourists; like ants on a sugar cube would be a good analogy. The situation will only get worse as more and more hotels and guest houses are completed. There was no denying though, that the swim area was like a giant pool of pleasantly warm water. The pool is so large that you have plenty of room to yourself. The locals also have a vast swim area with plenty of beach on the north-east side of the island. The water here, however, is of uneven depth with a rocky bottom and is unsheltered from the wind.
February 1, 2015
Was an excellent stay.
Friendly staff who makes my trip even more enjoyable.
Activities are reasonable priced.. went island hoping !
January 25, 2015
close to the beach, trips organized by the hotel and staff was nice
Families with young children
January 21, 2015
excellent service, child- friendly staff
The service, the friendly staff, the outings are well organized
We stayed for 6 days. We never regretted the stay. The rooms were cleaned everyday and confortable.
January 19, 2015
Our holidays in Maafushi
staff welcoming, kindness, situation
Our holidays at Kaani beach hotel, from 30 dec 14 to 19 jan 15 were perfect.
welcoming and contact with hotel staff was much appreciated.
Excurions very interesting, staff helping to see the best in the sea.
Everything is done to ease the customers.
Special thanks to Abdul, Zubair to be so nice with us, thanks also to everybody from reception to diner, room service, always smily, or joking.
Please, dont change the staff, they are the best!
This place is a very good way to discover maldivian people.
THANKS and See U
Denise and Serge from France
January 8, 2015
well located hotel
location, clean, free water bottles
A good hotel, well located near the beach in a good spot on the island. Staff generally very helpful. Rooms cleaned well everyday and free water bottles everyday is good. Only downside is that excursions run by the hotel are overpriced - go to iCom opposite the port, they are cheaper and all tourists go to them so more trips to choose from. Restaurant at hotel is reasonable but for the price, the food is better at Sun Tan Hotel.
January 5, 2015
A Warm Stay -- but, not without a hiccup or two
The room was cleaned daily, the breakfast was good and the location solid.
We had an up and down stay at the Kaani Beach Hotel. The staff did their best to make us comfortable, but I feel that they lacked experience in taking care of their guests. Little things were neglected but were promptly addressed when the issues were raised. As a guest, it gave me the feeling of always complaining (sweep the balcony of cigarette ashes, a double bed and not two singles, noise issues into the late night, not only one key for the room when there are two people staying etc. etc.).
The day trips were great, although were not always as advertised - we always seemed to arrive back at the hotel much earlier than anticipated.
I think this hotel has the potential but, as of yet falls short of expectations - especially when paying the price of a four-star hotel
I wish the team well, and hope with experience the hotel is able to flourish.