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Canareef Resort Maldives

Hulhudhoo, 19060
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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Table tennis
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Lesley M wrote a review Feb 2020
16 contributions43 helpful votes
We have been to the Maldives on previous occasions and this time chose a much bigger island accessed from Gan Airport, rather than Male. This meant our experience was very different with a large island offering bike rental (included in All Inclusive) or a number of electric buggies with drivers to take you around or walking, of course. All of the staff, from reception to waiting to bar staff and cleaners were all very friendly and wanted to make our stay a good experience. The island is run by a company from Singapore and they know what they are doing. We happened to meet the General Manager on our return flight and he came across as very enthusiastic about what had been achieved since his company had taken over and there are more improvements in the pipeline. But even given
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Date of stay: February 2020
5 Helpful votes
tharanh wrote a review Feb 2020
leamingtonspa39 contributions63 helpful votes
If you want to relax and chill this is the place to do it ! The staff are the jewel in the crown here from Kumar & Hussain in the pool bar to our waiter Shafiz who anticipated our every need with a smile . Such lovely lovely people ! Wherever you go on this island you are met with a cheery hello and the broadest smile from each & everyone of the staff including the lovely ladies sweeping up leaves . Second reason to come back was the food - oh my ! I challenge you to come back at the same weight you were when you arrived - the selection & quality on the buffet is amazing. The fantastic chef is always on hand to ask you if you’re happy or if there’s anything else you would like in the vast array on offer . If you like curry you are in for a real treat - try the unusual veg
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Date of stay: February 2020
4 Helpful votes
Response from KevinGTheseira, General Manager at Canareef Resort Maldives
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Dear Tharanh, Greeting from Canareef Resort Maldives and thank you for taking the time and effort to write about your stay with us. We are happy that you have and continue to be our guest. Thank you for the wonderful review on the resort, the staff , our food and facilities. We will definitely forward your comments to the staff concerned. Yes, we are constantly making changes to improve the resort and sometimes it is located in an area that can bother our guest, If this is so then we would only work at night in order to have the least disruption to guest. We look forward to welcoming you again to Canareef Resort Maldives next year and wish you all the best for the year ahead. Thank you.
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Kym P wrote a review Feb 2020
Redhill, United Kingdom57 contributions20 helpful votes
I must admit I was wary, friends have been to the Maldives and had nothing but fabulous things to say but after I had booked I read some reviews that were not as good as the ones I had read beforehand. I need not have worried. From when we had arrived we have absolutely nothing but fabulous things to say about the resort, Our villa was amazing, right on the beach, the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept on, spotlessly clean and very large. The food (which was buffet style) was plentiful and always very tasty, also a huge selection which changed daily. Our waiter, well i could not praise him enough, Soli thank you for the wonderful service, the vast amount of knowledge shared regarding the food, the island and the history of the Maldives. Totally recommend the dolphin cruise,
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from KevinGTheseira, General Manager at Canareef Resort Maldives
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear 376kymp, A very Big Thank you to you for taking the time and effort to write down the details of your experience whilst staying in Canareef Resort Maldives on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate your views. We are very happy that you have found our villas amazing, the bed comfortable, clean and large. The food good and tasty. The services wonderful. The Swimming Pools and Toilets clean and you liked the island in general. Whats most important, is that you had a good holiday with us. We also thank you for the commendations given to Mr. Solih your restaurant waiter and Mr. Kumar the Bartender, we will ensure that we highlight your comments to them personally. Again thank you for being our guest and we look forward to welcoming you again to Canareef Resort Maldives.
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Mihaela wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Amazing Holiday Amazing place Amazing People Food Nature Snorkeling was so great Thank you Athif Hassan for your professionalism.. An your positive attitude.. Thank you Canareef Resort See you soon Life is beautiful to Canareef
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from KevinGTheseira, General Manager at Canareef Resort Maldives
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Dear MihaelaSim1301, Thank you taking the effort to write a review on your stay at Canareef Resort Maldives. We are happy that you have had an amazing holiday in an amazing place with amazing people. We will definitely inform Mr. Athif Hassan of your comments and we look forward to having you as our guest once again in the near future,
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323haha wrote a review Feb 2020
Taunton, United Kingdom50 contributions21 helpful votes
Arrived home last weekend after a fantastic 10 day break at Canareef . Already we are missing the relaxation and the sun of the Maldives . From the UK it’s a long journey involving three separate flights and a fast speedboat transfer from Gan . However once there and fully recovered from the journey it proved well worth it . We stayed in a a Sunset villa which leads onto your own little white powdered beach - although not easy to swim in we found the south beach which was perfect . Although quite spread out , bikes and the very efficient buggy service made getting about so easy . The rooms were spacious and cleaned twice a day . They also benefitted from a very efficient air conditioning - certainly needed with temperatures in the low 30’s . The food at the hotel is
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Date of stay: February 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from KevinGTheseira, General Manager at Canareef Resort Maldives
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Dear 323haha, Firstly, we would like to thank you for taking the effort to write about your stay in Canareef Resort Maldives on Tripadvisor. We are happy that that you have had an enjoyable stay with us and found the accommodation clean, air conditioning efficient, beaches clean, buggy services efficient and food excellent, with plenty of variety. Yes, we pride ourselves in being able to offer value for money. We will continue to strive to improve further on our guest services and experience. We thank you for your kind words concerning our staff and management and we hope to be able to welcome you again to Canareef Resort Maldives in the future. Again thank you for being our guest.
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