Canareef Resort Maldives

4.0 star property
Upscale resort on the beach, with 3 outdoor swimming pools

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Canareef Resort Maldives

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3 bars/lounges, 2 poolside bars, beach bar
Sunset Beach Villa
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine
Couples treatment rooms, spa tub, body treatments, aromatherapy
Sunrise Villa | Bathroom

Overview of Canareef Resort Maldives

7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • All-inclusive
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Hulhudhoo, Addu City, Herathera, 19060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHulhudhoo Harbor17 min walk
  • Popular LocationMeedhoo Ferry Terminal11 min drive
  • Popular LocationHuludu Lagoon Beach52 min drive

Room options

Sunrise Villa

  • 248 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Jacuzzi Villa

  • 323 sq ft
  • Lagoon view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Sunset Beach Villa

  • 248 sq ft
  • Lagoon view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area


Located in Herathera, Canareef Resort Maldives is near the airport and on a private beach. Hulhudhoo Harbor and Meedhoo Ferry Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mathikilhi Eco Garden and Koagannu Park. Water tubing and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Hulhudhoo Harbor - 17 min walk
  • Koagannu Park - 7 min drive
  • Meedhoo Ferry Terminal - 11 min drive
  • Huludu Lagoon Beach - 52 min drive


  • Sunset View - 6 min drive
  • Park Land - 6 min drive
  • Triple Bakers - 4 min drive
  • Dhoni Bar
  • Bro’s Café - 5 min drive

About this property

Canareef Resort Maldives

4-star family-friendly resort on a private island
At Canareef Resort Maldives, you can look forward to 2 poolside bars, a beach bar, and a terrace. With a private beach, sun loungers, and a free beach shuttle, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Indulge in a body scrub, a body treatment, and a facial at Dhunfini Spa, the onsite spa. Enjoy international cuisine and more at the two onsite restaurants. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like scuba diving, beach volleyball, and surfing/body boarding. In addition to 2 coffee shops/cafes and a garden, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • A free area shuttle, bike rentals, and an outdoor tennis court
  • An area shuttle, express check-out, and express check-in
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge), beach towels, and motorized watercraft on site
Room features
All 271 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to thoughtful touches like air conditioning and separate sitting areas.
Extra amenities include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with showers and bidets
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, balconies, and separate sitting areas

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Canareef Resort Maldives are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite 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 sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Free area shuttle up to 4.5 km
  • Area shuttle
  • Free beach shuttle

Food and drink

  • 2 coffee shops/cafes
  • 2 poolside bars
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • A beach bar
  • Couples/private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Snack bar/deli

Restaurants on site

  • Dhoni Sea Food
  • Kilhi Restaurant
  • Meera Bar

Things to do

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach yoga
  • Bicycle cleaning area
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bicycle repair station
  • Bicycle tours
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Free children's club
  • Full-service spa
  • Gym
  • Kayaking
  • Library
  • Motor boating
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Personal motorized watercraft
  • Playground
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf lessons
  • Surfing/bodyboarding
  • Water skiing
  • Water sports equipment
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free children's club
  • Free crib
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Supervised activities for children (surcharge)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Guidebooks
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets on request
  • Change of towels on request
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center


  • Barbecue grill
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • In a nature reserve
  • On a private beach
  • Picnic area
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Full-service spa

  • 10 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hot stone massages
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Front entrance ramp
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • No elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible gym
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs on site


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Free crib
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Slippers
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with premium satellite channels

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service
  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Local meal delivery service
  • Mini-fridge
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant dining guides

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Soundproofed rooms



Check-in time starts at noon
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via aeroplane 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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 11 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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)
  • Aeroplane transfer per adult: USD 395 (return)
  • Aeroplane transfer per child: USD 315 (return), from 2 to 11 years old
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 350 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is 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 have a pool?

Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool. Pool access is from 6:00 AM–7:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Canareef Resort Maldives?

As of Sept 25, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Canareef Resort Maldives on Sept 26, 2023 start from CA $188.76, excluding 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.

Is Canareef Resort Maldives pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Canareef Resort Maldives?

This resort doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Canareef Resort Maldives?

Check-in begins at noon.

What time is check-out at Canareef Resort Maldives?

Check-out is at noon.

Are there all-inclusive benefits at Canareef Resort Maldives?

Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.

Where is Canareef Resort Maldives located?

Nestled on the beach, this Herathera resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hulhudhoo Harbor, Huludu Lagoon Beach, and Meedhoo Ferry Terminal. Koagannu Park and Mathikilhi Eco Garden are also within 3 mi (5 km).




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2/10 Terrible

Verified traveller

Travelled with group
Disliked: Staff & service
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.
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2021

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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!
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 8 nights in Dec 2019

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
Skip this place, they will suck every dime out of you. FRAUD, EXTORTION
Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveller

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
super quite, need room refurbishment, very small house beach despite the island is huge, due to presence of rock and seagrass
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller