We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (344)
Filter reviews
344 results
Traveller rating
178
104
36
16
10
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
178
104
36
16
10
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sunset villa water sports per day fish dolphin cruise lagoon side gan airport all inclusive package lunch and dinner scuba diving jet ski buggy service few meters us dollars drinks are expensive well equipped gym south end of the island
Filter
Updating list...
4 - 9 of 344 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

After 10 days holiday with my wife what can I say ?
Excellent, a bit of a trek to get to from Male but pure bliss.
we stayed in a jacuzzi beach hut overlooking the lagoon, the room was brilliant (not immaculate) but above standards, we had mountain bikes to travel around which was great but you can call the free buggy service any time for travel on the island. The staff are excellent and go out of their way to please. The beaches are lovely and clean, pools lovely and clean, food was lovely, good options and if you like curry a must. We booked full board and upgraded to fully inclusive purely for cost saving, the drinks are expensive if you are full board so it’s cheaper upgrading.
It’s a pure chillax place so don’t expect lots of activity, relax and enjoy for what you have paid for, you only require dollars for tipping if you wish otherwise all costs get charged to your room and end payment by credit card.
I’m a fussy person so 8 out of 10 for me, yes I would go back.

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank chrispH4148XU
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 February 2019

I stayed there with my family from 28th December 2018 to 3rd Jan 2019 (early hours). We booked late and could get only sunrise villas (2 of them). Sunrise Villas open into the corals and Sunset Villas into the breach. It is a beautiful resort with good beaches. Cleanliness was great (they cleaned the villas twice a day), food was just good. Overall the staff was very good - front office, restaurant, housekeeping. Iyaas Adhil & Ahmed Yoonus of Reservations were very cooperative - they also gave me a great deal. The New Year function was a let-down and could have been much better. One should take full-board as the alternative is to have food in one another restaurant of Canareef which could be a bit far from the rooms.

The snorkelling coordinated by the resort was good. However, we had some small issues with Sub-Oceanic which organises Scuba Diving as they confirmed that we could do Scuba Diving a day before but the next day mentioned that they were completely booked (their Jet Ski was good, however)

Room tip: Choose Sunrise Villas - You will have access to the beach
Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank girishkumarnair
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 January 2019

It was really beautiful - marvelous beach, wonderful resort and perfect team. Thank you for all (special thanxs to our friend Ibrahim and the restaurant team), special thanxs for your birthday-surprises. We will come back for sure. And everyone should try Canareef. CU soon

Room tip: Jacuzzi Beach Villa
Date of stay: January 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank Goldbrich
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

Place is nice enough but if you are looking for a high end experience, this is not it. From the bit where you have to drag your own cases from the airport to the speed boat in a big group.
We asked to move villa because the original had so much vegetation outside that the sea view was completely obscured from the terrace.
Took two hours to prepare new room. Disappointing not to be able to swim outside the room. too rough on that side apparently (sunset villa).
Service polite and friendly but not hugely competent.
Beaches ok but not gorgeous, as one associates with Maldives.
We hired some bikes. Had to take first lot back after 5 minutes, because husband’s back tyre completely flat and my front break didn’t work. Pretty ropey bikes and most shaped so that you are leaning over in the racing position. Very uncomfortable if you are used to a normal bike. Eventually managed to get an odd one for me that was more of a normal shape.
Island is quite quiet - it’s January.
Food and wine silly prices and for half board only one restaurant. One other restaurant a la carte, but neither have a high end feel. eg orange table cloths. I ordered a ceaser salad at the a la carte (16 USD) but they were out of ceasers (ofcourse they were).
Would have been nice to have some breakfast snacks on arrival as got up at 3am (from Sri Lanka) and hadn’t eaten all morning.
Struggled to find out what arrival drink was but eventually established it was ice tea. Would have been nice to have a fresh juice.

A la carte restaurant in photo

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2  Thank vanessa_jm_gray
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Stayed there for two weeks. Not worth it. Prices extremely high and they don’t match with quality. Service is very, very, very slow and food is average. A la carte restaurant serves frozen pizza! Food buffet serves same food every single day. Beaches are dirty, a lot of empty bottles etc. I’ve been in Maldives several times before and this hotel was a big disapointment. Avoid!

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
1  Thank hotel-death
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews