|Kaani Beach Hotel, Maldives|
The Kaani Beach Hotel is a 4 star lodge located on the small inhabited island of Maafushi in Kaafu Atoll. The hotel is 25 km south of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and is accessible either by speedboat which takes 40 minutes or by ferry, which is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The hotel boasts 18 beautiful Sea View and City view rooms with its own private balcony along with a rooftop sundeck surrounded by coconut palm trees where you can experience contemporary luxury in an ideal setting for a relaxing and memorable vacation.
All rooms are air-conditioned and come equipped with modern amenities such as WIFI internet access, flat screen TV’s, mini-bar and a personal safe.
The Deluxe double sea view room is definitely the way to go as it gives you an amazing view to the sea and is a delight to wake-up to or watch the sun set, get a sea view room on the second floor if you want the best view and it does not cost much extra either.However, if you’re the kind of person that doesn’t plan on spending too much time in the room and would rather experience the wonders outside, then it’s probably better you get the island view.
The ground floor restaurant serves both Maldivian and Continental dishes all of which are quite tasty. The Chili Beef in particular is mouth watering and highly recommended. The Reef Fish and Spaghetti Bolognese are quite good as well. Various refreshments are offered at the open-air rooftop terrace café, including BBQ facilities. The highlight here is the amazing view that you get from the terrace. Also make sure you try out the hotel’s exclusive romantic lantern + candle light dinner out by the sea shore.
There are other restaurants on the island as well, though none seem to compare to the quality and taste to the one you get at the hotel. Grocery and souvenir shops are also present on the island for your convenience – Take note that most of these places do not accept credit card, only currency.
The tourist beach is very close-by to the hotel and despite the fact that the island is inhabited by locals, the area is fenced off and private. The water is crystal clear and very clean; the best beach area is on the right hand side (near the White Shell café) as the ocean bed completely cleared of stones in that particular area.
The hotel also offers various thrilling activities such as Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, and Dolphin Watching. All of which can be arranged at the tour desk, including bicycle rentals and day trips to uninhabited islands with nice, clean beaches and BBQ lunch. All of the activities are both fun and unique and you should try and experience most of them if you can.
You can reach them directly through phone, email or their facebook group should you need any assistance in making a booking or have any queries.
Overall the Kaani Beach Hotel gives you the opportunity to experience everything the Maldives has to offer and all on a budget price.
Transfer to IslandThere are 2 ways to the island. One by ferry and the other by speedboat. The ferry leaves from the capital island of Male’ at 10 am and 3 pm and costs USD $2 per person.
Saturday 3 pm
Sunday 10 am, 3 pm
Monday 3 pm
Tuesday 10 am, 3 pm
Wednesday 3 pm
Thusrday 10 am, 3 pm
Island View rooms
Sea View Rooms
Special Diet Menus ( Available on request )
24-hour Front Desk
Shared Lounge / TV Area
Laundry and Ironing Service
Fax and Photocopying
Iron and Ironing board
Bathrobes (on request)
Sand Bank Trip