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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We spent 5 nights at the resort. The hotel itself is fantastic, houses are large and very private. Every house is directly on the beach. Their Jacuzzi villas were amazing , waiters were always serving us with a smile and food was very good,. It has been a well spent family time there. This place gave us a beautiful memory.

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

Dear Cecilia, Thank you for an absolutely smashing review with regards to your stay at Canareef Resort, Maldives. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us, and I’m sure our entire resort staff enjoyed looking after you as much as you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Sunny regards, Willem

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We found the best part of the stay was the Canareef service team, always had time to smile and say hello, and where always ready to help, we had the jacuzzi beach villa which was fantastic, with everything that you need for a great stay, we went for the all inclusive package which allowed us the use of 2 push...

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

Dear Danny, What an absolutely super review of Canareef Resort Maldives! Thank you very much for your very very kind words and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We do love being a, in every way possible, which is why we strive for a very personalized service and a homely feeling here at the resort. Yes you are correct...

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Reviewed 15 May 2016

We stayed at the Canareef resort for one week in February 2016. Our stay was superb, we had stayed at other more expensive resorts in the Maldives (Angsana Velavaru) and we were a bit aprehensive but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Canareef resort is actually part of an inhabited island which in my opinion was a plus, as we spent...

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

Thank you for an absolutely smashing review of Canareef Resort ! We loved reading it, just as much as you have loved being at our beautiful resort. It is truly a delight to know that we have been able to wow you at Canareef, and yes it is one of our unique attractions to be connected to a locale island...

Reviewed 13 May 2016

- Stay in a sunset/beach villa overlooking the western side of the island. This ensures you have a lovely sandy beach and good swimming out your villa. The eastern side of the island (sunrise villas) are on the ocean side. Here the waves are larger, swimming is dangerous and there are lots of rocks/coral rather than a nice beach. Downsides...

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

Dear Adrian, Thank you for your review of Canareef Resort Maldives! Thank you very much for your comments. You are correct our Sunrise side of the island is very rough and very close to the reef, when the resort was being build they wanted to keep this side very natural and not disturbing the eco system. And yes we are...

Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I have been worried all the time how I will get to this island while booking but it wasn't difficult at all. Male to Gan local flight and then from Gan to canareef on speed boat. There is a list of best things about this place... Awesome food menu... Sunrise & sunset... Villas were so clean and comfortable... Excellent staff...

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

Dear Shuja, Thank you for an absolutely smashing review of Canareef Resort ! We loved reading it, just as much as you have loved being at our beautiful resort. It is truly a delight to know that we have been able to wow you at Canareef, and yes, it is not so difficult to travel to Canareef, and the remote...

Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 6 April 2016

with my fiancé, we were in Canarieef for 11 days, and it was amazing. great, kind and helpful staff, wonderful island with wonderful view. snorkeling, any other water activities are the thing you must do. we had the sunrise villa, and I highly recommend it. if you are thinking of going to Canareef, ask the staff about villas number from...

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

What an absolutely super review of Canareef Resort Maldives! Thank you very much for your very very kind words and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We do love taking of our guest, in every way possible, which is why we strive for a very personalized service and a homely feeling here at the resort. Thank you for your...

Germany
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Location: The Canareef Resort (formerly known as Herathera Island Resort) is located near Gan Intl. Airport and can be reached by boat only. Transfer to and from the hotel is free for guests upon arrival and departure only. Getting around: If you want to go to the airport or other islands for exploring you can hire one of the hotel's...

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

Dear Cpt. Chaos, First off all thank you very much for writing such a comprehensive and indeed a very detailed review on our Trip Advisors page. We have read it with great interest and value your observations. However, it would have been appreciated if you could have shared your views and opinions while staying at the resort, so we could...

Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We went to canareef for 10days in March 16 for our honeymoon and had such an amazing time. The island is just paradise, with the staff working tirelessly to keep it that way! I came down with a horrible cough and cold while there and the staff absolutely bent over backwards for us!! They were all so genuine in wanting...

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Purley, Surrey
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We have just come back from ten days. Lovely resort. Fantastic villas very large with all amenities including coffee making and right on sea front. Food is fab. Staff very very helpful and friendly. Only drawback are in room wifi is dreadful and vertically non existent which is frustrating and difficult. Drinks, spa and excursions very expensive. We ended up...

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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Actually all the team working on this hotel is helpful Specially the chef and the f and b manager They was always stepping out of the way to assist the guests. The hotel is nice and clean I enjoy all the 8 days I stayed their Thank you all

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
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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: ₹ 14,707 - ₹ 63,168 (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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“Pick the room with hot tub you won't be dissatisfying”
Dianamills, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose the Sunset Villas. NB. The Jacuzzi villas are a very long way away from the restaurant.”
  • View from our villa
  • Entrance to a group of unobtrusive villas
  • Our very own sunset!
  • The outside bathroom
  • Sunrise villa outlook - Indian Ocean
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TouristSussex, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“definitely upgrade to a jacuzzi room better side of the island too”
dianeclements122, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Jacuzzi Villa looking into the lagoon, the sea is less fierce and the Jacuzzi is fab.”
JohnLWard, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Not too far or too close to the restaurants”
607hannar, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
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