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Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi
Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi
Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi
Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi
Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi
Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi
Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi

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8.5

Excellent

1,670 reviews

1,670 reviews

Beach48
Housekeeping45
View39
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Baros Island 38.4 km
Alimatha Island 39.0 km
Hura Island 45.0 km
Chickens Surf Point 51.6 km
Veligandu Island 66.2 km
Sun Island 92.2 km
Chaaya Island 218.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Fitpro 100 m
Groove Room 300 m
Dhiraagu 340 m
Kaafu Maafushi Health Centre 360 m
Maafushi Island 440 m
Maafushi Tila 1.6 km
Veliganduhuraa Island 3.0 km
Hermit Crab Island 3.0 km
Digu Kuda Giri 3.1 km
Finolhu Faru 3.3 km

Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi

K.Maafushi, Aabaadhee Hingun Road, South Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives, 08090 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in South Male Atoll, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Chickens Surf Point. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Maldives Islands

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Car park

Spa

Game room

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

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Value for money8.5
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
Distance to airport27.4 km

Rooms available at Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

Deluxe Double Room with Balcony - Sea View
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Triple Room with Balcony - Sea View
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Deluxe Room with Balcony - City View
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Deluxe Double Room with Balcony
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Beach Deluxe sale - Free Transfer - Free Excursion and Dolphin Watching
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Triple Room, Sea View(1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed)
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room, City View
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  • Shower
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Deluxe Triple Room, Sea View
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  • Shower
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Triple Deluxe Sea View With Balcony
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  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi?

Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi?

Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 20 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel.

Is breakfast offered at Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi.

What are my dining options at Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi?

Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi?

Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi?

Restaurants including Mr.Octopus, Fine Bake and Food Truck Caffee Maafushi are popular in Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi’s neighborhood which is known as South Male Atoll.

What are popular attractions near Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi?

Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi’s location in the South Male Atoll neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Coconut Grove, Thuhthonbe Park and Gulhi Kandu.

What popular beaches are close to Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi?

Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi’s South Male Atoll neighborhood also includes Makunufushi Cocoa Island Beach, Biyaadhoo Beach and Kandooma Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi?

Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi’s nearby natural sights include Maafushi Tila, Digu Kuda Giri and Finolhu Faru located in the same South Male Atoll area.

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What people love about Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "One of the best hotels in Maafushi Island."

    Vishal

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    June 20, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Best Location and service"

    Dheeraj

    |

    June 14, 2022

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Bathroom

    "This was a nice hotel with a clean room and a toilet."

    Fahria

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    June 11, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 660 Maldives Islands properties
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Room comfort score
8.5/10
Location score
8.9/10
Service score
8.9/10
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Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
1,670 reviews
Cleanliness
8.7
Facilities
8.1
Location
8.9
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More about Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi

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Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi

Maximize your Maldives Islands adventure with a stay at Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi, located right in the city center. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
The range of services provided by Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Maldives Islands.
While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms at Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have in-room video streaming and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer and toiletries in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi is ready to serve your most specific needs. A selection of food types including halal options is available for guests with dietary restrictions.
Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's karaoke rooms and bar. Guests of Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi can even have groceries delivered to their room for cooking, using the hotel's special service. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage and spa. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports, diving and wind surfing.
You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like canoes made available at Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 95% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel's food and dining score higher than 87% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Beach

70 mentions

Housekeeping

35 mentions

Breakfast

31 mentions

Food & Dining

29 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Wind surfing

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Grooming service
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Playground

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Shuttle service
  • Transport to airport

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Lock box in room
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Streaming movies
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Halal
  • Full English/Irish
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Cuisine: American, Asian, Indian
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
K.Maafushi, Aabaadhee Hingun Road, South Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives, 08090
Excellent
Location

8.9

Airports

  • Malé International Airport (MLE)
    27.4 km
  • Villa International Airport (VAM)
    89.4 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Dhiraagu
    340 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Baros Island
    38.4 km
  • Alimatha Island
    39.0 km
  • Hura Island
    45.0 km
  • Chickens Surf Point
    51.6 km
  • Veligandu Island
    66.2 km
  • Sun Island
    92.2 km
  • Chaaya Island
    218.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Fitpro
    100 m
  • Groove Room
    300 m
  • Dhiraagu
    340 m
  • Kaafu Maafushi Health Centre
    360 m
  • Maafushi Island
    440 m
  • Maafushi Tila
    1.6 km
  • Veliganduhuraa Island
    3.0 km
  • Hermit Crab Island
    3.0 km
  • Digu Kuda Giri
    3.1 km
  • Finolhu Faru
    3.3 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-10 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property is located in the local island of Maafushi where the Government regulations require that guests not to wear bikini or similar swimwear.
    However, the property can arrange excursions to picnic islands for guests where these restrictions are not applied.

    Transfer to Maafushi Hotels
    To reach the hotels in Maafushi Island, a Public ferry, Speedboat ferry OR Private speedboat can be arranged by the hotel for which payment will be collected upon check–in.
    Please contact the property to book transfer arrangement at least 3 days prior to arrival. Arrival and departure flight details and full names of traveling party will be required.

    Transfer Type: Public Ferry (1 hour 30 minutes)
    Cost USD 2.00 per person per way
    Departure from Male’ City (Villingili Ferry Terminal) at 3:00 PM every day except Friday
    Departure from Male’ City (Villingili Ferry Terminal) at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

    Transfer Type: Private Speedboat (30 minutes)
    Cost USD 150.00 per way (maximum capacity of 10 guests)
    Advance booking is required for speedboat transfer.

    Transfer Type: Speedboat Ferry (35 minutes)
    Cost USD 20 per person per way
    Counter No. 20 at Airport
    Departure from Male’ City/ Airport to Maafushi Island available every day at 10:45 AM, 4:00 PM and 10:15 PM
    Departure from Hotel to Male’ City/ Airport available every day at 8:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 6:30 PM

    Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Due to the tax regulation, all guests are committed to the green tax surcharge of USD 6 per person. The tax for infants is not included in the property reservation fee and will be collected by the property upon check-in.
  • TRANSFER OPTIONS Option 01 - Private Speed Boat The price for a private speedboat transfer is as follows, $180.00 - (Max 08 Passenger) – per way $300.00 - (Max 20 Passenger) – per way The transfer should be booked in advance (3 days prior) as we’ve not located our boats in Male’ or Airport. We’ll have to send the boat from Maafushi. Travel time by speedboat is 35minutes. The boat can be shared with other guests. However, sharing a boat is subject to other guests' transfer requests for the same flight/time or only if meet people at Male’ airport who want to go to Maafushi upon your arrival. Option 02 - Kaani Speed Boat Ferry Service (Available Everyday including Friday) From Maafushi to Male’ or Airport 08:00 Hrs 12:30 Hrs 17:00 Hrs From Male or Airport to Maafushi 10:45 Hrs 15:00 Hrs 18:00 Hrs The price is USD 25.00 per person per way. Travel time 35 minutes & the meeting point is counter No. 20 at Male’ airport. Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from12:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee20 USD
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

The property

  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 18
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2012

Reviews of Kaani Beach Hotel at Maafushi from real guests

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8.5
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Cleanliness8.7
Facilities8.1
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service8.9
Value for money8.5
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9.0
Exceptional
Min from Singapore
Group
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

More than just a hotel”

Staff, easy on budget, location

Kaani beach hotel is a truly wonderful place with the best people you could imagine. When we got off the ferry, they were already there waiting to pick up our bags and walk us to the resort, which is less than 5 mins walk away from the dock. The hotel manager Ibrahim was really helpful and friendly, he spent a lot of time briefing us on the activities the resort could arrange for us such as island-hopping, snorkelling/diving trips, dolphin-sighting excursions etc (all of which are available at decent rates) and he was very patient with us as we asked endless questions. The arrangements of our comings and goings were absolutely seamless. Over the course of our stay, he would often check in on us to make sure we were doing fine. He was also generous with local tips and advice so we could get the most of our stay. It was like having a longtime friend who happens to live in Maldives. The room itself was nice and comfortable as well. We recommend getting the one with sea view and balcony. The hotel is on Maafushi island, which is just a 1.5hour ferry ride away from the capital Male, so the location of this hotel is really good. It is also surrounded by other private resorts and beaches that you could easily visit for a day if you want the experience of sipping alcohol and frolicking on a pristine private beach but without paying an arm and a leg. The hotel helped us to arrange a trip like this on one of the days. We left at 11am to the nearby Biyadhoo island resort (10mins away on speedboat) where there was a beautiful beach and a bar, great place for swimming and snorkelling. We just had to pay a small transfer and entrance fee per pax for the trip. Just a small tip when you take the ferry from Male to Maafushi island, the ferry doesn't just stop at Maafushi, I think it goes to other islands too, so be sure to get off at the right island as we almost missed our stop if a kindly man hadn't asked us where we were headed!

Reviewed November 13, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Huiqun from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in June 2014

Clean and Confortable Room with Nice Seaview”

Friendly Staff, Clean Room, Seaview and Beach

We booked Kaani Beach because we wanted to see the real Maldives, participate in a lot of excursions, and still live in a comfortable 4 star+ hotel. Kaani Beach does provide all of these, at reasonable price. We were greeted at the lobby with wet tower and a glass of fresh water melon juice. This is so thoughtful! The lobby and hotel room is clean and comfortable with nice sea view. The AC is powerful and there is also a ceiling fan. There is an outdoor bar right in front of the hotel, and guests could chill out there at night. However, since Maafushi is an island inhabited by local people as well, alcohol is not allowed. There are small restaurants, diving schools, supermarkets and souvenir stores within walking distance. Aside from those, Maafushi island is not big and does not provide a lot of facilities. Kaani Beach provides a lot of excursions, and guests could use their snorkeling equipments and tower for free. You could also attend excursions provided by other hotels at Maafushi. There are limited choices available at the inclusive buffet breakfast . But the ambience is pleasant. Since most of the guests will come have breakfast here, it is a good place to make friends. We met people from different countries at the hotel restaurant and at the tourist beach just steps away from the hotel. And we team up with some of these new friends for excursions such as full day snorkeling trip, island picnic and day trip to a resort. Since there are tens of hotels and guesthouses on Maafushi, you could easily meet and make friend with other tourists and local people. On the last day, we checked out early for a day long excursion but will not leave Maafushi until the evening, the hotel staff let us keep our luggage at the hotel and also let me shower at the rooftop shower room before leaving. They really worked hard to make my stay comfortable and convenient. I will definitely recommend Kaani Beach to anyone visiting Maafushi.

Reviewed June 12, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Freddy from Denmark
Family with teens
Deluxe Triple Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 7 nights in July 2013

Fantastic location and hospitality”

Friendly and serviceminded staff. Great on-beach location. Lots of trips and tours

We, a family of four, have just returned from a fantastic holiday at Kaani Beach Hotel. The hotel is very nice and clean and has the best location on the island. We stayed in a deluxe triple room for ten nights. We enjoyed the breathtaking view over the ocean and palm trees from our balcony. We even had a window faceing north. From the rooftop you can enjoy the same view and I very much enjoyed sitting there in the mornings, with a "free" cup of coffee as my family and the island came to life. The hotel offers a rich variety of trips and tours. We went to Madhoo, wich is a bounty island. The chef from Kaani beach prepared and served a lovely barbecue lunch on the beach. On afternoon we went dolphin spotting. Hndreds of dolphins gave us a spectacular show as the jumped and played around the boat. Finally we went to a sandbank, where we saw a huge Manta ray. Beside that there were a handfull of other trips you can join. It can be a bit pricy if you are a family, but it's all worth wild taking into consideration that living on Maafushi is very cheap. The hotel staff are the friendliest and helpful people. After ten days, they nearly became family. They knew exactly how we wanted our eggs and coffee. They do a really good job, keeping the hotel and your room nice and clean. Our main occupation was naturally snorkling. From the hotel you have about fifty meters to the reef. As you go into the water, you can se up to ten Black tip reef sharks (up to 70cm and absolutely harmless) cruising around the rocks close to the shore. On the reef there is a great verity of bright colorful fish. If you consider going to the Maldives we can absolutely recommend Kaani Beach Hotel. You can stay on a four star hotel and enjoy a budget vacation, where you can decide how much you want to spend on joining the varies trips and tours offered by the hotel. Maafushi is absolutely wonderfull and you will love it there.

Reviewed September 02, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
HAROON from India
Family with young children
Deluxe Triple Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

Had a wonderful stay with family”

Location, Staff and reasonably priced organized tours

Initially, we selected the property for 2 main reasons. Affordability as well as the chance to stay on a Island inhabited by the locals. In Maafushi, the Kaani Beach Hotel, with its excellent beach facing location, clean, well maintained property and above all absolutely friendly and dedicated staff & manager ever ready to serve you with a genuine smile, is indeed one of the best best places to stay. The hotel also provides complementary cycles to explore the island, beach towels and snorkeling kits etc. Their recreation room has a pool table, Foosball table, Karaoke etc for complimentary use of guests. There are plenty of supermarkets & souvenir shops located nearby. They organize a lot of reasonably priced fun filled day trips. We opted for the Maadhoo Island trip and it was truly enjoyable for us and our kids. The BBQ was especially mouth watering. Just a few things that you have to prepared for. From Male, the economical ferry service can sometimes be houseful or may not operate on public holidays, therefore you have to be prepared mentally to hire a speedboat at a cost of USD 175 if the ferry is not available. Again since the speedboat and ferry depart from different marinas, its better to arrange with the hotel in advance since they have an arrangement for the speedboat directly from the airport. Secondly the buffet breakfast is nice and adequate but not elaborate. Almost all restaurants/room service throughout Maldives have a serving time of 40-60 minutes so order in advance. WiFi also is painfully slow and erratic at times- more a problem due to the geographic location and service providers. Overall, I and family had a great vacation and recommend the hotel to anyone wanting a different experience from the pricey resorts.

Reviewed October 22, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
sam from United States
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 8 nights in February 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.

Reviewed March 02, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Courtney from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 5 nights in October 2014

Excellent Customer Service!”

Location, Staff, Excursions

When I arrived at Kaani Beach Hotel, I was surprised to find that I did not have a room. Because I booked through a booking agency, the website hadn't updated and booked me a room when the hotel was actually full. (Note: I recommend calling the hotel directly to confirm availability!) Although this sounds like a disaster, I was pleasantly surprised at how professional and helpful the hotel manager was in finding me another room in an equally nice hotel until a room at Kaani became available. Even though this was not the hotel's fault (it was a problem with the external booking agency) the manager also provided a complimentary excursion and meals to compensate. As for the rest of my experience, I found Kaani Beach Hotel to be in a great location on Maafushi Island. The island itself provides a combination of island paradise with local flavor and flair. The hotel also provided a number of great excursion options, which provided opportunities to explore and experience other parts of the Maldives.

Reviewed October 16, 2014

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9.6
Exceptional
Christine from Denmark
Family with young children
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 13 nights in September 2016

Amazing Experienced! no doubt!worth a visit! ”

this review is loooong overdue , it took me awhile but here it is ...... My Family visit Maldives in Mafushi island and stayed in Kaani Beach Hotel for 2weeks ... kaani beach hotel is Amazing for its staffs☺️ they are all very hospitable,helpful,all smiling , funny and very welcoming to guest. We love kaani beach. welcome drinks is given when we arrived. we only have to fil up some basic information and we were on our way to our room immediately . We are a family of 3 and it is our first time travelling in Mafushi ,we do not know what kind of island were going ,we literally dont know anything about mafushi so we are skeptical about it but as soon as we step on mafushi island we fell in love by its people☺️ literally the best and very welcoming people we experienced in our entire life. We felt very loved by mafushi people. We are a family travelling with a very active 2yrs old. I would like to say thankyou to kaani staffs for helping us with her. their are times where they take care of my little girl for like 10-15minutes where in i can enjoy a full meal☺️ o yes 10minutes is already a success to get a full meal for us ☺️ we do not mind it because they only take my daughter to the playground infront of the hotel which by the way is totally awesome to have a playground just infront of the hotel. very convenient to those family with young children including us. We took one of the excursion they offer in the hotel where we can snorkeling,see dolphins and eat in the sandbank hands up to those team we totally loved them all. they make sure we are safe and we are satisfied for what we paid for. which ofcourse pass beyond our expectation so thankyou☺️. like ive already mentioned above these people living in mafushi are all awesome. Food , very tasty and worth every dollars we spent. Cleanliness ,thumbs up.. 8/10 because they forget mirrors and bedside tables to wipe☺️ I only have 1 constructive criticism to say and i hope the management will take action for

Reviewed October 11, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Janice from Singapore
Family with teens
Deluxe Triple Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Wonderful”

warm and friendly staff, good service and great all rounded budget hotel

Really comfortable room and beautiful balcony facing the beach. I most definitely also loved the warm and friendly nature of the people at Kaani Beach. Its the little things they did for us that made the trip more worthwhile. There were also affordably priced activities at their hotel. I went for dolphin watching which was amazing because there were so many dolphins up close! and on the way back the staff on the boat was so kind to even point out which islands are which as we rode back up the atoll on the speedboat to Maafushi. We also did a picnic island trip which had a good spread of food. One of the staff knew that my dad loved fish and always recommended good fish to him at meal time too. We also didn't have to grab our luggage out at check out. Its like the staff were totally on the ball about it and were at our door step ready to get our luggages down to the reception when we were leaving the room. My only issue is that our check in was rather slow and that food took a good hour or so before it arrived but other than that I was really impressed by Kaani beach's efforts to make me and my family enjoy our stay at Maafushi.

Reviewed March 17, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Suman from India
Couple
Deluxe Room with Balcony - City View
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Must Stay Hotel in Maafushi”

I would like to share my feedback on my recent trip to Maldives and stay at Kaani Hotels. Right from landing till end of my trip Kaani made my stay above and beyond the expectation. My best stay so far and hospitality at its best. After transfer I was updated that we got an upgrade and upgraded to Kaani Palm Beach - Sea view rooms. Though my reservation of last two day was City view room, Mr. Ibrahim (General Manager) supported and upgraded to Sea view room on the occassion of my anniversary. I am obliged to humble gesture and kindness of Mr. Ibrahim who is soft spoken and very caring. All my 6 days stays was well taken care by him personally and ensured there is no problem at all. Spoke to him multiple occasion to know more about Maldives and culture. Special mention to Mr. Anas, Mr. Kadir and Ramee as they helped to plan whole itinerary and schedule for trips. Kadir have made special arrangement for My anniversary once he got to know about it. I can simply say that Kaani truly shows the hospitality at its best and how to treat their guest. I would recommend to every traveller for an experience. Rest location is fantastic, Undoubtedly the best hotel at Maafushi island with the best location, bikini beach and activities. Keep up the good work guys.

Reviewed February 01, 2021

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9.7
Exceptional
JIGAR from India
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

Perfect Holiday ”

Only 3 ? Staff, Hospitality, Location, Food and many more....

A beautiful hotel at a beautiful location with best staff. Well we stayed at Kaani Beach Hotel 2 weeks ago and all I have is beautiful memories now, which I can put up as my review in form of words. Our stay at Kaani Beach Hotel was the best out of 4 hotels we stayed in Maldives over the period of 7 days. All thanks to the wonderful staff of Kaani Beach Hotel (Tiger, Anthony, Ammexx, Shakti) (Pardon me If I have missed to mention anyone's name here). These guys are brilliant when it comes to hospitality. Thank you so much for making our stay comfortable and beautiful. Special Thanks To Tiger n Ammexx for guiding us with respect to transfers to Kandooma. We were able to save 250+ USD because of you guys. U guys deserve a treat when u come to India ;) next time. Special thanks to Anthony for the beautiful surprise and wonderful hospitality. Special thanks to Tiger for showing us the places around and for being a great guide. Also special thanks to all the housekeeping guys for keeping our room tidy n clean. And last but not the least thanks to the guys at restaurant for delicious food. I would really recommend Kaani Beach Hotel over other expensive private resorts to stay if any of you guys are planning a trip to Maldives in near future. Its definitely worth against every single penny u spend. Thanks again guys for wonderful memories for a lifetime :) Stay Blessed

Reviewed December 17, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Pratik
Couple
Deluxe Room with Balcony - City View
Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

Great service and perfect location”

I was there in Kaani Beach Hotel, Maafushi last week with my wife. The hotel is located in perfect place next to the beach. They have their own speedboat and the hotel picked us up from Male airport. We met Shakti aka Magic who helped us plan for all excursions. We did snorkeling, dolphin watching (the crew was awesome), and went for a day trip to Adaaran Club Ranalhi. They even provided us photos of our day trips. All the staffs in the hotel are very cheerful. Our room was always serviced. We dined in the hotel a couple of times and you get variety in food (Asian, Chinese, Continental etc). If you need souvenirs, there are plenty of shops around.The hotel also managed our return trip in their speedboat including other customers who had an early flight from Male. All in all, we had an awesome time. I highly recommend Kaani Beach Hotel. A great value for the affordable price.

Reviewed February 05, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
Woan from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 4 nights in June 2014

Fun, Relax, Amazing”

Friendly Staffs, Clean, Comfortable

About the Hotel - Clean & Comfortable: They clean our room everyday, well ventilated with pleasant smell. - Friendly Staff: Keen for help whenever you need any assistance. Casual and neat uniform present a relax and island feeling of the hotel image. - View: Staying at the 2nd storey with sea view balcony. It's nice but obstructed by coconut tree - Facilities: Free rental of bicycle, snorkeling gear, beach towel. Nice rooftop sundeck view and seat. Can use the swimming pool at another Kaani branch hotel (few minutes walking distance away) - Disadvantage: Slightly poor sound insulation, but overall it's is acceptable unless you meet the guest who are shouting. xD About the Location - It's cheap to arrive, but it takes 1.5 hour to the island of this hotel from Male, unless taken with speedboat which is only 0.5 hour - Nice sea colour as where you see in other Maldives island. But the shore got lots of tiny stone which you have to walk through before go further - There are other nearby private islands can be visited with the excursion provided by the hotel (with reasonable price). - Nice locals and feel safe to walk around the island. - Restaurant nearby the hotel Overall, I strongly recommend those who are coming Maldives with constraint budget, and here is one of the best choice.

Reviewed July 03, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Shih from Singapore
Group
Deluxe Triple Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 4 nights in April 2014

Good hotel with friendly and helpful staff ”

Clean, Value for Money and good location

The hotel room (Triple sharing with additional bed) is spacious with a nice balcony facing the sea. The hotel is located on Maafushi island, a local island, not the typical maldives resort island, hence there is stricter dress code (bikinis allowed only in the tourist beach, which is just in front of the hotel), no alcohol,no clubs. The island is very rustic, laid back and beautiful beach and coral reefs, at a very affordable price. There are KTV, pool and foosball table in the entertainment room, with a suntan rooftop, where you can suntan and see the sunset and the sea. To get to the island, hop onto the 3pm ferry from Male (2USD) to get to Maafushi a 90mins voyage. There are various trips to picnic island, snokeling, scuba diving, or even one-day escapade to the "private island" to experience the Maldivian club resorts. A very good choice for anyone who would like to experience Maldives , and not just another cookie-cut resort island.

Reviewed April 22, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Iman from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Room with Balcony - City View
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

An amazing experience!”

This hotel is amazing! We were taken care of from the start to the end by the excellent staff! We were greeted by the Ifu at the jetty upon arrival and he walked us Kaani Beach Hotel, which is just 3 minutes away from the Maafushi jetty. They offered us breakfast as we'd arrived just before 10am and showed us up to the room. We were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and how nice the rom was. It has all your basic needs and was spacious and comfortable enough for two people. The hotel is literally steps away from the public beach, as well a "bikini beach" where guests are allowed to dress in more revealing swimsuits - perfect for all those who need a tan! Breakfasts every day were great, just enough of a variety. Anthony and Ismail helped us organise our activities (snorkeling, picnic on the sandbanks, night fishing (highly recommend!), cycling around the island, etc). Shakti was also so wonderful in guiding us the to the best watersports centre (The Premium Watersports Centre). There is a gift shop and convenience store right next to the hotel so you'll never be short of snacks. All the housekeeping and kitchen staff were so pleasant with their greetings and their help. Ismail and Anthony also assisted us in organizing a shared speedboat to and from Maafushi. Overall, it was the perfect getaway from my husband and I. The hotel and their stellar staff MADE our whole experience nothing short of amazing, we cannot wait to come back!

Reviewed September 13, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Jamie from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Room with Balcony - City View
Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

Budget way to experience Maldives! ”

Location, Friendly staff, Clean room

We stayed at Kaani for 5D4N, booked a city view as sea view was sold out but to our surprise we got upgraded to sea view which made our stay so much better because the view was splendid. Opt for sea view if you want to stay here! Our airport transfer was a bit of a hassle as the hotel did not reply our inquiries about speedboat so we had to book one by an external company when we touched down which was more pricey. 40usd each sharing a speed boat of 5 people (total 200usd, 30mins). Alternatively you could op for public ferry at a much cheaper cost but it is a longer ride(2hours?). The exchange of money was done mainly in USD. Convenience shops usually do accept USD as well but they would give back change in their Maldivian dollar. The only small tourist beach on Maafushi where women are allowed to be in bikinis is right in front of Kaani. Kaani provides beach towels, snorkel masks as well. Breakfast was alright, with some variations every day. Their fried icecream is something to try if you have not tried it else where before. Food at the restaurant Rehendhi near Kaani was quite bad, the wait for food was almost 1.5 hours. Service was bad as well. Staff of this hotel were all excellent, ranging from housekeeping crew to front desk crew to excursion(boat)crew to restaurant crew. They always have a smile on their face and would ask about your day and your stay so far. They serve guests sincerely. Wifi was rather weak in my sea view room and moderately better at lobby. One bad experience I had was being woken up by the hotel at 5am telling me my fishing trip is ready when I signed up for night fishing instead of morning one. FYI, their rooftop sunbeds are no longer there as depicted on this website. But its no big deal as the beach is much nicer. Rates for excursions were reasonable, thus I didnt compare them with other nearby hotels. The manager Maajid was always around, he would talk to guests to find out their concerns or feedbacks.

Reviewed February 24, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Jennifer from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

Awesome Staff, very good food and fantastic view!”

Awesome Staff, Food is very good, The Sea View is superb

My boyfriend and I had a great time staying at this hotel. It is without a doubt a superb experience. The Island itself may not be as eye catching as the private resorts but the people in this resort and in the whole island were really very nice and warm. When we went to another island for a tour, there were some staff of Kaani in the island who are accompanying other guests. What's surprising is that they played games with us even if we are in another group. HOTEL FOOD? The food is also very very good! Good job to the hotel's chef! I love their stir fried beef that we ordered it twice, haha! And with the regards to the room, it was really awesome! We booked the room with sea view and it was really a very beautiful view. We will definitely come back to Maldives and if we ever plan to stay in Maafushi again, I would chose Kaani Beach Hotel without a doubt. :)

Reviewed October 13, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Sveatoslav from Romania
Couple
Deluxe Room with Balcony - City View
Stayed 7 nights in February 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-$10 + tax. Snorkeling is nice in Maldives and perhaps a must do thing as well. I suggest to travel to other resorts as well, when staying on Maafushi, We went: - Rihiveli - amazing island with dolphins :) - Biyadhoo - best reef for diving/snorkelling - Fihalhoohi. The Best of these was by far the Rihiveli resort (postcard beautiful Island). Trips cost 80 to 100 usd together with lunch. We made many excursions with Venturo Hotel, it's more cheaper. And the best from Venturo: Full Day Snorkelling(50$ - 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.

Reviewed February 23, 2015

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7.6
Very good
cindy from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Room with Balcony - City View
Stayed 5 nights in October 2019

Fantastic”

On 12 October 2019, we arrived in Maafushi MALDIVES - on KAANI Tour speedboat comfortably & greeted by KAANI Beach hotel staff for our first visit to the diving paradise & renowned snorkeling heaven Next day, KAANI Beach hotel manager’s MICHAEL arranged “ Real Break “ tour to swim with Sharks & Shipwreck experience. KAANI Excursion Tour guide’s SAID ensure good care & safety of the adventure & took fantastic underseas photographs. We had cool lunch at white Sand Bank in the middle of Indian ocean Later in the late afternoon, we went for the “ Sunset Fishing Trip “ and have great fun catching a couple of fishes which the hotel BBQ for our freshest fish meal in our life Lastly, we went for the South Male atoll diving & snorkeling to 3 points: Biyadhoo reef, Bond reef & Turtle reef follow by feeding fishes & lunch in deserted island. Once again Mr SAID made my 3 points reef diving & snorkeling event memorable & unforgettable KAANI Excursion Tour also provide all the photographs & video for all the trip which is well taken with their guide diving below the seas for unbelievable & “ Out of this World “ shots & memory which they copy to our Mobile phone & USB drive We also like to introduce KAANI Beach hotel new Indian cuisine restaurant “ Garam Masala “ opening at KAANI Beach hotel soon We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to KAANI Beach hotel manager’s MICHAEL & KAANI Excursion Tour guide’s SAID for making our a trip a special & memorable “ Once a Lifetime “ holiday

Reviewed October 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Desmond from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe Room with Balcony - City View
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

The one you would opt for”

I traveled to Maafushi in a group of 4, and has gotten 2 rooms with Kaani Beach Hotel. The hotel offers ferry transfer from the airport itself, but we've already bought our own. Upon reaching Maafushi, we were greeted with friendly staff, with our luggage brought to the hotel in a cart. We were also served a welcome drink, cold wet towel and briefed of the different kinds of local travel packages to fill up our stay in Maafushi! Kaani Beach Hotel guests can also use the facilities in Kaani Spa Village! Although we didn't utilize it (due to rainy days every afternoon till evening), I believe it's a top notch enjoyment! Overall our stay was great!! Highly recommended hotel in Maafushi. P.S. You can look for "MJ" at the counter for any enquiries! ;)

Reviewed April 24, 2018

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9.7
Exceptional
David from Indonesia
Couple
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony - Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

Best hotel in maafushi”

staff performance, location, cleanliness

We came to maafushi For honeymoon trip. We choose kaani beach hotel by traveller review. First time we come, Tiger (hotel manager) and mark picking us up to hotel. Tiger looks friendly and rock. He explain us about the hotel facility and offering us tour & snorkeling package with a nice price. At the next day we choose snorkeling tour package 2. Gupee & Sampe as the instructor very friendly and helping us. I never snorkeling before and I'm doing great at that day. Last night in maafushi. I ask tiger to arrange candle light dinner in bikini beach. And tiger also give us his best price. Kadir & Rafik perfectly arrange our dinner. My wife really touched with the decoration they created We wish can back to maafushi and stay in this hotel again next time

Reviewed December 07, 2015

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