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Canareef Resort Maldives

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Interior entrance
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch and dinner served, international cuisine
3 bars/lounges, 3 poolside bars
3 bars/lounges, 3 poolside bars

Overview of Canareef Resort Maldives

Canareef Resort Maldives

4.0 star property
Herathera beachfront resort with 2 restaurants, free children's club

8.0/10 Very good

42 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
The price is £809
Price available on 3/4/2023
Hulhudhoo, Addu City, Herathera, 19060
Main amenities
  • 2 coffee shops/cafes
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • 2 restaurants and 3 poolside bars
  • 24-hour room service
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness centre
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free children's club
  • On a private beach
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children stay free
  • Children's club (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Playground on site

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Gan Island (GAN-Gan Intl.) - 6.8 miles/11 km
  • Free local area shuttle


  • Park Land - 6 min drive
  • Sunset View - 6 min drive
  • Bro’s Café - 5 min drive
  • Kilhi
  • Fashala Restaurant-Shangrila Maldives - 112 min drive

About this property

Canareef Resort Maldives

Canareef Resort Maldives offers a private beach where you can play volleyball, plus you'll have access to on-site scuba-diving, snorkelling and windsurfing. 3 outdoor pools provide a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages, facials and body treatments. Kilhi Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket resort include 3 poolside bars, a free kid's club and a fitness centre. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.


All-inclusive room rates at Canareef Resort Maldives are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 271 units


  • Check-in time from noon until noon
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via Airplane and boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 70 minutes via a flight to Gan International Airport (GAN) and then 10 minutes by speedboat to the resort. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival. Daily transfer service is offered by Maldivian Airways between 6 AM and 11 PM. Guests arriving outside of these hours are advised to book a hotel room in Male or Hulhumale until services resume. Guests must pay the domestic flight fee and the speedboat fee up on arrival at the hotel. Luggage in excess of 20 kg/person (below 2 years old/no seat or baggage allowance) may incur a fee, payable to the flight company during flight check-in.
  • The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (11 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Free area shuttle within 4.50 km

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • 24-hour room service
  • 3 poolside bars
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Free children's club
  • Free local shuttle
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike hire
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Built in 2008
  • Fitness centre
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Picnic area
  • Spa services
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Raised toilet seat


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Sofa bed
  • Turndown service

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Mini fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include facials and body treatments.


Kilhi Restaurant – This buffet restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dhoni Sea Food – This coffee shop specialises in seafood and only serves light fare. Open daily.
Meera Bar – This coffee shop specialises in Asian cuisine. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 160
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per child: USD 80 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 220
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: USD 100 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • Airplane transfer per adult: USD 395 (roundtrip)
  • Airplane transfer per child: USD 315 (roundtrip), from 2 to 11 years old
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 350 per person, per stay
The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Canareef Resort Maldives Herathera
Canareef Resort Maldives
Canareef Maldives Herathera
Canareef Maldives
Canareef Maldives Herathera
Canareef Resort Maldives Resort
Canareef Resort Maldives Herathera
Canareef Resort Maldives Resort Herathera

Frequently asked questions

Does Canareef Resort Maldives offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Canareef Resort Maldives does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Canareef Resort Maldives?
As of 2 Apr 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Canareef Resort Maldives on 3 Apr 2023 start from £809, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Canareef Resort Maldives?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Canareef Resort Maldives?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Canareef Resort Maldives?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Canareef Resort Maldives?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Canareef Resort Maldives.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Canareef Resort Maldives?
You can check in from noon - noon. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Canareef Resort Maldives and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, sailing and waterskiing and improve your game at the on-site tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools or use the resort's other amenities, which include 3 poolside bars and 3 bars. Canareef Resort Maldives also has a private beach, a fitness centre and spa services, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Canareef Resort Maldives?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring international cuisine.
Does Canareef Resort Maldives have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Canareef Resort Maldives like?
Canareef Resort Maldives is located a short 17-minute walk from Hulhudhoo Harbor.



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2/10 Poor

I was unable to go to the property since since I tried to contact the property before my stay about a week in advance and did not receive any response until about 10hours before I was supposed to fly out. The response I received was an automated one that stated the hotel was closed . I only received this response after several attempts to contact the hotel. I have since then continued to try and contact the hotel with still no response. Expedia was also not helpful saying they could only offer me a refund if I got a hold of the hotel, even after I explained I haven’t been able t get a hold of the hotel for a week - week and a half and that the only response I did get was an automated one that stated they were close and that was the first time I was informed of that even though my flight was supposed to take off in less than 10 hours. Overall I am sure the property is nice ans it is good to know they value their employees and their customers safety but the lack of communication and ability to work with customers to reschedule or refund and notify them of the closure is absolutely horrible.
6-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Rooms were very clean and facilities very nice in good condition. Customer service missing sometimes in the bars, pools or restaurants. For example, we asked them to restock pool towels 5 times in one day and it still never happened. Overall highly recommended!
5-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

8-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Skip this place, they will suck every dime out of you. FRAUD, EXTORTION
greg, 6-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

super quite, need room refurbishment, very small house beach despite the island is huge, due to presence of rock and seagrass
7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Most spectacular service, perfect relaxing couples getaway. This is not a resort for people looking to have evening entertainment but if you're seeking relaxation & to enjoy each others company then this is certainly the place to find it. We were overwhelmed by the service & hospitality of every staff member...nothing is too much trouble & they go the extra mile every time...our best holiday experience 😊
9-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel with very kind and helpful staff
We were particularly impressed with the staff from the moment we landed at Gan airport. It was clear that they wanted to make our visit special and they succeeded! We were celebrating our 30 wedding anniversary while staying there and they arranged for us to dine outside under the stars and decorated our dinner table with extra fresh flowers. They also, very unexpectedly produced a specially made wedding anniversary cake at the end of dinner and when we returned to our room they had decorated it too with flowers and a palm leaf written wedding anniversary message on the bed! It was so thoughtful and very touching and it was clear that they delighted in seeing their guests happy and having a good experience. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The beaches was beautiful clean and the buggy drivers always helpful and willing to drive you wherever you wanted to go on the island. The food was excellent and there was plenty of choice of meals. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Claire and John, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely resort, very close to the beach with
Lovely resort, very close to a wonderful beach of white sand. just a few meters into the water you will find many colorful fishes. Or go diving to see even more undersea wonders. The staff are more than helpful and the food at the restaurants is delicious.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A resort which was a real find
The staff at this resort cannot do enough to make your holiday a pleasure. As well as the pools, table-tennis, darts, pool, volley-ball tennis (plus the many opportunities for sun bathing), have a look at the excursions especially the lucky dolphin cruise. The reef snorkelling is an experience which will last in our memories for a life time, my wife is not a confident swimmer but the guide was helpful and reassured her so she saw an octopus, shark and turtles. Finally we would recommend going all-inclusive (we found it very hard to spend) and also going in August when it is very quiet and the staff cannot do enough.
Beach by Meera Bar
Beach in front of Villa
Dhoni pools
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2/10 Poor

Expensive for what it is
Over princed for everything particularly for drinks - 55 USD for a standard bottle of wine once the service charges and tax is added on. Jacuzzi villa pretty and comfortable, though power sockets worked on and off. The staff try hard to be pleasant and helpful and they seemed to work excessive hours. Any activities are reliant on others signing up or they are canceled very much last minute. Main problem was the island is a long way from male and we were not told just how long it would take with the infrequent domestic flights. Upon arrival in male to arriving at the resort took 6 1/2 hours, leaving then took 8 hours! Also, beware of the bikes for hire- they are not serviced, the pedal fell off mine whilst using it!
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