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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Canareef looked amazing from the outset because we had never been to the Maldives before. It was beautiful but I would have to go to a different island if I were to go to the Maldives again. The beach was quite stoney and the water was full of algae and seaweed so that you'd have to wade out to get...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet , great view, ocean is excellent , warm, sunny, and relaxing. Services , staff , all good! Snorkeling just outside the villa...a lot of exotic fish, baby sharks...harmless. Unforgettable vacation in January!

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Eastleigh UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The flight over all the islands of the Maldives was a great start. We had a warm welcome on arrival in Canareef and were upgraded to a villa with a jacuzzi which was lovely to have,especially as it was one containing only a salt tablet, instead of chemicals, as the English ones seem to have! We used it a lot....

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the perfect villa with ocean view, a quiet place in the middle of nature. Good and variat food, very nice people serving you at room and restaurant. Huge pool, good music, excellent spa. The beach is wonderful

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London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to know where to begin with the Canareef but I can certainly share where it ended: leaving early! Unfortunately we arrived at Canareef having already spent 8 nights in the Maldives at a fabulous place on the South Ari atoll so in comparison, it just did not stack up and within hours of arriving we just wanted to...

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Willem W, Director of Sales and Marketing at Canareef Resort Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Louse Jane, First of all thank you very much for reaching out to us with your candid review of your stay with us. Although we would not particular agree with every point you have made we value your opinion. I understand from my colleagues at the resort you experienced some unfortunate incidences while staying with us. In regards...

Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early in the morning at GAN airport and boat transfer was fast, 30 min as we had to wait for another family. At checkin we were received by a nice girl who arranged check in, but when she was giving us the key she mentioned that sunrise rooms do not have such a nice beach and then we...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Located on Gan Island, Canareef is a 4-star resort with some spectacular views. The beach & waters here are stunning. The villas are fab as well; I stayed in a Jacuzzi Villa with a jacuzzi in the back and a private beach access out front. The villa is comfortable and done up in bright colours, loved the four-poster canopy bed,...

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Oberursel (Taunus), Germany
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Just came back from spending 2 weeks in this paradise. There was actually only one reason we chose this place and it was Manta Rays. We are divers and do not need Water Villas and the whole Maldives cliche. Take note that this island is on the southern tip of Maldives. So after landing in Male you need to fly...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stayed at Canareef Resort for 5 nights with our 2 children and it was total paradise!! It is by far one of the most beautiful locations we have ever been to. It’s a very big island to get around and we had the enjoyment of bikes to explore. A little exercise to burn off the all-inclusive!! There is also...

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was our 8th visit to the Maldives, so you can guess we love the Maldives and the Maldevian people. The Canareef we personally would not return, because it was too big an island and lacking in atmosphere. We unfortunately were there when there was only 20 Europeans my husband and I being the only British and a handful of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the southernmost atoll of the Maldives, lies the idyllic Canareef Resort Maldives, a 271 villa resort that presents the best the country has to offer. Our island spans 4.5 kilometres, which is the longest island resort in the country. Indulge in the multitude of activities the resort has for you to enjoy. Go beneath the waves, experience our 25 unique dive locations and spot dolphins all year round. Leave your inhibitions at home and 'Step Out of The Blue' with us. Canareef Resort Maldives welcomes you with 271 spacious rooms for your honeymoon, friends or family. Each villa is refined by nature and designed for guests to enjoy the lush natural vegetation of the Island. Our villas consists of 80 Sunrise Villas, 71 Sunset Beach Villas and 120 Jacuzzi Villas from sizes of 76sqm - 97sqm. The Equator Crossing to the Resort would be one of the key highlights of your trip to our Island with your loved ones or friends, as guests get to view breath-taking aerial view of the Maldives expansive turquoise blue atolls riddle in the Indian Ocean. All guests to the Island via domestic flight will receive a personalised Equator Crossing Certificate from the Captain of the airplane. Just when you thought the fun and thrills was about to stop, hold on to your seats and be blown away by a short 10-minute exhilarating speed boat ride from Gan International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Canareef Resort Maldives

Address: 19060 (Formerly J Resort Handhufushi)
Region: Maldives > Addu Atoll > Herathera Island
Price Range: $347 - $1,338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Canareef Resort Maldives 4*
Number of rooms: 271
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Also Known As:
j Resort Handhufushi Hotel Addu Atoll
j Hotel Handhufushi
j Hotel Addu Atoll
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“sunset villa near a main restaurant best”
 of 5 bubbles Hambler, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“sunset side rooms (sunset and jacuzzi), room 618 has a very good beach”
 of 5 bubbles 939anyp, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Sunset Villas is more quiet than the Sunrise.”
 of 5 bubbles Clavz, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sunset villas and low number room as they are near facilities”
 of 5 bubbles philipb968, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Can choose a sunrise villa if you are a morning person. Sunset can watch it at the pool or lobby area.”
 of 5 bubbles 71darent, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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