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Canareef Resort Maldives

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is a well-run resort. We had a small problem which the manager dealt with quickly and professionally. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room was large and clean with daily cleaning. The facilities were very good in our large room; plenty of storage, mini bar, tea and coffee, tv, toiletries and Jacuzzi. We phoned for a buggy at...

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

First off all thank you so much for this super review and so good the read that your where helped promptly when you encountered a problem. Correct we are the furthest resort from the capital Male actual we less than a handful resort in the Maldives located under the equator, which gives a sense of seclusion and untouched feel to...

Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Would highly recommend this resort for those on a budget for the Maldives. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Island was beautiful and bungalow was clean and comfortable. The only two things I recommend is skipping the bike rental. Bikes were a bit beat up and cumbersome mountain bikes. All you need is a beach cruiser for this island with...

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

Thank you so much for your review very much appreciated and thank you so much for the great comments. Since you have left the resort we have gotten new bikes and the existing bikes are being repaired. In regards, to the pools yes correct very few of the pools here in the Maldives or cooled. once again thank you for...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Having read some other reviews after booking we were seriously worried but we need not have been. We stayed for 10 nights. It was out of season so there were very few guests and staff must have been very bored but service could not be faulted. Virtually all (except in the small shop and fitness centre) were friendly and welcoming...

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

Dear Ruth, Thank you for such a super review we are very glad to hear that you had a great time with us. Thank you for pointing out some of the short comings as well, we have relayed this to the team. Once again thank you for the super review and we hope to see you soon again at Canareef...

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 12 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...

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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...

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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
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
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: €114 - €846 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Canareef Resort Maldives 4*
Number of rooms: 271
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j Resort Handhufushi Hotel Addu Atoll
j Hotel Handhufushi
j Hotel Addu Atoll
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“Sunrise side ( rocky beach and wavy ocean ) Sunset sie ( sandy beach , calm ocean )”
HishamEid, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Opt for a Sunset Villa - it is not possible to swim in the ocean from the Sunrise Villas.”
Dainjarmouse, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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
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