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Canareef Resort Maldives

4 stars


Their culinary team, lead by Executive Chef Akampa, showcases mouth-watering International Cuisines, from local Maldivian delights, to Sri Lankan and elegant French Cuisines, we have every menu or dish to satiate those hungry palates.
Choose from 3 restaurants for your daily meals be it Ala Carte or buffet meals. Our restaurants also showcase weekly schedules of events and 'live' bands, local Boduberu cultural dance, movie nights and crab race.

Dhoni Seafood Bar
The perfect place to see the sun dip under the horizon while enjoying your favourite drink from our long list of beverages. This seafood restaurant features fresh catch, and as the evening stretches on, enjoy ‘live’ entertainment, such as crab race and local Boduberu and a DJ spinning your favourite pop hits.
Dance the night away with friends, family or your loved one with their drink promotions or catch a 'Movie under the Stars' next to Dhoni restaurant or book a BBQ seafood dinner by the beach for two.

An exciting choice of sumptuous, international cuisines from around the world awaits you on the daily buffet spread and ala carte dishes, with French, Sri Lankan and local Maldivian delights which will guarantee to satisfy our guests hungry palates.
If you are feeling romantic, book a private dinner at one of our four private bunker lounges facing the Laccadive Sea and enjoy the sound of waves while dinning the night away.

Discover the myriad flavours of Asian Cuisine through the exquisite culinary creations of their resident Executive Chef at this all-day dining restaurant, or simply enjoy the Maldivian breeze at our spacious poolside bar with a snack or drink in hand.
Soak in the atmosphere and let our barman is at hand to mix a cocktail to your liking.

Amenities and Activities

Sanctuaire Spa
Experience refreshing rejuvenation at the spa, discreetly located within a dedicated waterside compound and set amidst lush gardens. Our range of treatments include detoxifying massages and scrubs, while our private suites are available for both singles and couples.

Dolphine Cruise
Maldives is home to several species of dolphins, including Spinners, Bottle-Nosed dolphins and pilot whales, they can be seen gracing the waters near the island.
Go in search of these wild yet extremely friendly dolphins around the Island while watching the sunset.
Be amazed and watch them jump and perform in front of you while frolicking in the ocean.
A definite must book tour as this is the most fun-filled and moving excursion you can experience in the Maldives, as it will create lasting memories for years to come.

Sub Oceanic Dive Club
Their authorised PADI Dive Centre, offers multilingual Diving courses including Discover Scuba Diving. The professional dive guides will be able to give you an unforgettable, remarkable and safe underwater experience at the spectacular 25 different dive sites that Addu Atoll has to offer. Have a fabulous dive with Giant Manta rays seen all year round and explore the WWII shipwreck, the ‘British Loyalty’.

Big Game Fishing and Sunset Fishing
• Set your hands on a fishing rod for big game fishing. You do not need to be a professional to get that prized catch, allow our experienced boat crew to find the best locations and to assist you with equipment. You can try your hand at trawling to catch a Wahoo or Blue Marlin.
• For the less adventurous who have had enough sun rays for the day, a good option is a 2-hr sunset fishing trip which sets off at 5pm on a Dhoni.
• All catches can be cooked immediately for lunch or dinner by our Chef's upon returning to resort to ensure freshness. Charges apply.

Snorkelling is one of the most exciting and must do things in the Canareef Resort Maldives. Explore the colourful aqua marine landscapes around you.
Enjoy what nature has to offer with marine life surrounding the lagoon, catch a glimpse of eels, black tip reef sharks and different species of fishes swimming along the lagoons coast.

Addu City Tours
Explore the islands of Addu City, starting with the islands of Maradhoo, which have modernized boat yards where local craftsmanship can be appreciated. The Island of Feydhoo is inhabited by the people living in the airport island of Gan. Maradhoo- Feydhoo is the smallest community in Addu, walk around the island to feel the laid back lifestyle and then visit Gan the former RAF base before returning back to the resort. Enjoy tour of Hithadhoo, the capital of Addu City. The island hosts one of the largest natural lakes in the country which is has a wide range of wild life inhabitants as well as migrating birds

Hulhumeedhoo Town
Hulhumeedhoo Village, their next door neighbour has one of the most modern pole and line tuna fishing boats in the country. A visit to the Taro farms is not to be missed.
It is believed that the early inhabitants of Meedhoo Island were the first Maldivian to embrace Islam.
You can also see some World War 2 relics near the beach area. The oldest cemetery in the country, Koagannu, is also located on this island. The island has also produced some of the finest scholars that the country has had.

Kids Club
There is no place like home so have your little ones develop their creative skills or play within the security of a contained compound. Ideal if you need some time away from parenting duties and enjoy what Maldives has to offer.

A well-equipped fitness gym is available 24 hours a day for the fitness enthusiasts who prefer exercising in the comforts of an air-conditioned environment.
• Practice your Yoga moves or stay fit with your partner and friends.
• Staying healthy and getting in shape can still be done on the island.
• Threadmills and free weight don their gym together with other gym equipment suitable for beginners or professional athletes.
• Tennis and Beach Volley Ball
• Hit the island activities if you are tired of being in the water.
• Canareef has two tennis courts and beach volley ball courts on our island to entertain guests, come with your friends and family to have a round of fun or pit your skills with fellow guests and cheer your team away. Tennis rackets and balls are available at the gym, and booking of tennis courts is chargeable.
Speak to our guest relations for more information.

Nature Trail
• Lace up those walking or jogging shoes and embark on a journey of discovery - you’ll encounter a rich melange of tropical flora and learn about how the locals have found uses for each plant.
• Alternatively, rent our island mountain bikes and explore the 4.5km stretch of island and explore all our island has to offer and soak in the sun and nature.

Explore the expansive island on foot or on mountain bikes, enjoy the lakes and nature trails and beaches which spans the whole island and at the same time improves your fitness.

Please check with the front office for a pair of bicycles. Daily charges apply.

Fish Feeding
Head on down to the jetty daily at 6pm to join in on the feeding frenzy. Watch as our friendly resident marine life such as Giant Travelly and other native Maldivian fishes feed hungrily on food prepared by our staff.

Gift Shop
If you are in need of some retail therapy visit the Gift Shop with your bride, girlfriend, family and/or friends to do some much needed shopping and bring back a piece of Maldives with you.

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