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Kalaafaanu Retreat Maldives

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Overview
4 bedrooms
6 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum 
Offering a peaceful getaway on the white sands of Hangnaameedhoo, Kalaafaanu Retreat provides affordable accommodation. It features an on-site convenience store and WiFi access. Kalaafaanu Retreat is just 1 hour 15 minutes speedboat distance from Male International Airport. It provides airport shuttle services at an additional cost. The rooms offer air conditioning and a fully furnished kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave. They have an attached bathroom. Staff at the 24-hour front desk will be happy to assist you with meeting facilities and grocery deliveries. Fishing, snorkeling, Picnic Island, Manta Ray exploring trips, Whale shark exploring trips, dolphin exploring trips and diving can be arranged upon request. Enjoy local Maldivian-style meals at the in-house restaurant. For a...Offering a peaceful getaway on the white sands of Hangnaameedhoo, Kalaafaanu Retreat provides affordable accommodation. It features an on-site convenience store and WiFi access. Kalaafaanu Retreat is just 1 hour 15 minutes speedboat distance from Male International Airport. It provides airport shuttle services at an additional cost. The rooms offer air conditioning and a fully furnished kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave. They have an attached bathroom. Staff at the 24-hour front desk will be happy to assist you with meeting facilities and grocery deliveries. Fishing, snorkeling, Picnic Island, Manta Ray exploring trips, Whale shark exploring trips, dolphin exploring trips and diving can be arranged upon request. Enjoy local Maldivian-style meals at the in-house restaurant. For alternative dining options, Kalaafaanu Retreat also provides room service, barbecue facilities and Restaurant Service on site. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1038321GST001
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Bedrooms
5 Doubles
Bathrooms
3 Full baths3 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Ali A
Hosting since February 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI always do all email and phone conversations.

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Reviews (5)
Sea G
Sea G
97 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely basic, not as portrayed online.
After arriving from speedboat from Male (the transfer that I had reserved has not been arranged and after a couple calls to Ali, I was able to get aboard speedboat from Male to the atoll). On arrival I was met by Adam, who was very pleasant and took me to the guesthouse (I actually was assigned to "Sunny Lodge, which is their second property across the street). Pictures in *no way* reflect the actual rooms, which were clean but extremely basic. In my experience there was no 24 hour front desk, there were no manta ray or whale shark excursions on offer (there was not an "excursions board" to be found), there were no BBQ grills, playground, or other amenities which were listed online as present at the guest house. Linens were not changed once during a week-long stay, and aside from when the cook prepared/served meals, no staff onsite. I did have a window...that looked into another room which was the service area, so there was no natural light; lighting was provided by bare glaring compact fluorescent bulbs; the room was pitch black without the lights turned on. On the plus side, air conditioning worked well and shower was with hot water. Additionally, the private beach was beautiful and an excursion was arranged to the picnic island which was gorgeous, and transfer back to Male was without issue. I was there 7 days, which turned out to be 4 days too long. While the tiny atoll itself was beautiful, I found the inhabitants (numbering ~ 700), extremely unfriendly.
Visited April 2018
Written 7 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

vanc0uver13
vanc0uver13
Chicago, IL6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Home away from home
I stayed for a week at Kalaafaanu. It is a very nice, clean and comfortable place. They even took care of reserving a place for me in the speed boat from Male. This can be an issue especially in high season if you do not have a reservation in advance. The rooms have both a fan and AC, hot water to shower, a nice garden to site and read or have a coffee or eat. The guys, Adam and Hussain, are very nice and friendly and made my stay very comfortable. The location is perfect as they are located almost next to the bikini beach, about 3 minutes walking. At the bikini beach they also have their chairs and umbrella for the guests, which is not always the case in other Islands with even more tourists like Rasdhoo. They run lots of activities around the island like diving, sand bank, manta visits, fishing, etc. The only dive center on the island is also owned and run by them. Besides the known dive sites close the island like “Fish Head”, Adam knows many other amazing sites also close to the island. I dived with them few times and had an amazing time and seen really amazing sites. I really recommend the place.
Visited December 2017
Written 30 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

694nicholasa
694nicholasa
Launceston, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome experience staying here!
We stayed in this inn in November 2017. Shout out to Ali (owner) and Edam (dive master). Host is friendly, speaks English, and is knowledgable about surrounding attractions and activities. Ali, the owner, also owns a local dive shop, which makes staying at this inn convenient for divin and other aquatic activities. We managed to go snorkelling and saw a pod of dolphins playing at the surface! The inn also offers aquatic sport activities at a reasonable price! Restaurant food is also good. 10/10 would recommend.
Visited November 2017
Written 13 December 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SofieV24
SofieV24
London, United Kingdom58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Chambre propre et belle barrière de corail
Nous avons passé 1 semaine dans l’hôtel. A notre arrivée (1h30 de ferry) depuis Malé, Adam nous attendait pour nous montrer notre chambre. Kalaafaanu Retreat possède 4 chambres (dont 1 je pense possède une fenêtre) et une salle de petit déjeuner (les chambres donnant sur cette salle). Le petit déjeuner (gratuit) est composé d'une omelette, de thé, café et de pain de mie (confiture + beurre). Il y a une cuisine, accolée à la salle du petit déjeuner, pour faire sa propre cuisine mais je ne trouve pas quelle soit très bien équipée. Le mieux étant de commander son dîner (avant 17h). Nous avons mangé presque tous les soirs à l’hôtel (il y a un large choix de plats) pour environ 100 Rufiyaas par personne (à cela s'ajoute 12% de frais de service). Il y a différentes excursions proposées (il faut compter +10% de frais de services aux coûts ci-dessous). Les excursions peuvent être négociées en fonction du nombre de participants et du nombre d'excusions que vous voulez faire. Nous avons fait un tour sur Picnic island pour 50 USD (c'est une île déserte à 8min de bateau), qui est entourée d'une barrière de corail où nous avons vu tortue, requins et poissons multicolores. Attention aux forts courants. Nous avons aussi fait une excursion (90 USD, pour voir les raies manta et les dauphins (nous avons été chanceux d'en voir!). C'est à 1h de bateau de notre île. La plage réservée aux touristes 'bikini beach' est à 5 min à pied de l’hôtel. Elle n'est pas très grande, mais quand nous y étions il n'y a avait pas beaucoup de monde. Il y a quelques transats et parasols. Il faut bien avoir en tête que c'est une île musulmane, où les femmes (mêmes touristes) doivent se couvrir les épaules et se couvrir jusqu'aux genoux, pour une question de respect. Il y a une magnifiques barrière de corail avec requins, tortues, raies et poissons multicolores autour de la plage. Sur l'île, il y a quelques "supérettes" où l'on peut acheter de l'eau (grande bouteille: 7 Rufiyaas) et quelques denrées alimentaires. Adam, le gérant de l’hôtel (qui parle très bien anglais) a été très gentil avec nous et a répondu à toutes nos questions :-) Information: il faut payer 3 USD par personne et par jour pour la Green taxe. Je recommande vivement cet endroit, pour la gentillesse d'Adam, la propreté des chambres et la belle barrière de corail.
Visited February 2017
Written 12 February 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

anna m
anna m
Le Vesinet, France3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
very nice place to stay
Kalaafaanu retreat is a very nice place to stay if you want to discover an inhabited island. The rooms are reallly clean, spacious, and comfortable. The staff is very nice and helpfull. We made an amazing trip to sand bank and pic-nic island, and enjoyed our time in kalaafaanu. If we come back one day, it would be there! Thanks to Adam and his family to make our Maldives's trip unforgettable! Anna & Olivier
Visited December 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 25 December 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ali A
Ali A
Thank you very much. It was pleasure to serve you. We are serve you again & again. Please keep in touch.
Written 26 December 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Private yard
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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Map
Getting there
Male Intl Airport
74.5 km

Villa Intl Airport
44.2 km
Restaurants
Green Island Taste
6.6 km

Woodgate Cafe & Restaurant
6.6 km

Cafe' Kalaafaanu Retreat
0 min

Coffee Biz
2 min
About the neighbourhood
We have nearby sand Banks, Picnic Island, Reefs, Resorts, Diving points, Fishing Ponts, Manta and Dolphin exploring areas. Also most famous Whale Shark exploring point in Maldives is Just nearby us. We arrange following excursions and activities. The price Quoted is amount we charge for a guest. Picnic Island Trips, USD 50 Sandbank Trips, USD 50 Whale shark, Manta & Dholpine explore trips USD 200 (can give discount for bigger groups). Snorkeling Safari Adventure USD 70 Sailing Boat Trips, USD 20 Fishing Trips, USD 50 Canoeing, usd 15 Zayak rides, usd 15 Overnight stay at Picnic Island, USD 100 House Reef Guided Snorkelling, USD 20 Resort Visit (Price Depends on the resort you travel) Banana Rides, USD 30 (for 30 minutes)
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
1- Speedboat Ferry everyday, Leaves from Male 16hrs & from Kalaafaanu Retreat at 7:30 am. usd 30 per person per way. ................................................................... 2-Public Ferry on Transfer schedules: Airport to Island/Hotel Sat 09:00 (Public Ferry) Mon 09:00 (Public Ferry) Wed 09:00 (Public Ferry) Island/hotel to Airport Sun 09:30 (Public Ferry) Tues 09:30 (Public Ferry) Thurs 09:30 (Public Ferry) .................................................................... 2-Chartered speedboat and SeaPlane available 07 days a week ................................................................... Please note that all transfer fees are to be paid directly to the hotel.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kalaafaanu Retreat Maldives

Kalaafaanu Retreat Maldives is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Kalaafaanu Retreat Maldives has 6 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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