Kalaafaanu Retreat

Star Rating
3 out of 5
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3.5 / 5Good
2 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • All inclusive
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


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    About this area


    Located in Hangnaameedhoo, Kalaafaanu Retreat is on the beach. Ibrahim Kalaafaan Mosque and Shrine is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Great Banyan Tree and Fish Head Dive Site.


    • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering international cuisine.

    About this property

    Kalaafaanu Retreat

    Family fun at the shore
    Guests at this beach guesthouse will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a playground and barbecue grills. Rooms offer free WiFi and showers.
    Kalaafaanu Retreat offers 4 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.
    Some rates at Kalaafaanu Retreat are all-inclusive. These rates include onsite meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities.
    Kalaafaanu Retreat features a library, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. For a surcharge, an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. This beach guesthouse also offers a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities.
    Kalaafaanu Retreat is a smoke-free property.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    All inclusive details

    All-inclusive room rates at Kalaafaanu Retreat are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).



    Check-in between noon - noon
    Minimum check-in age - 12

    Special check-in instructions

    24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.


    Check-out before 11 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

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    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 6 for adults and USD 6 for children (approximately)
    • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per person (roundtrip)
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 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 are 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.
    • No onsite parking is available.

    Property is also known as

    • Kalaafaanu Retreat Guesthouse Hangnaameedhoo
    • Kalaafaanu Retreat Guesthouse
    • Kalaafaanu Retreat Hangnaameedhoo
    • Kalaafaanu Retreat Guesthouse
    • Kalaafaanu Retreat Hangnaameedhoo
    • Kalaafaanu Retreat Guesthouse Hangnaameedhoo

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • No onsite parking available
    • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 6 for adults and USD 6 for children

    Things to do

    • Playground
    • Scuba diving

    Family friendly

    • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Playground
    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


    • Front-desk safe
    • Library

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Beachfront location
    • Garden
    • Picnic area


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Shower

    Nearby things to do

    Where to eat

    • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering international cuisine.

    Frequently asked questions

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    Service and Staff
    Property condition


      After arriving from speedboat from Male (the transfer that I had reserved has not been arranged and after a couple calls to Ali, I was able to get aboard speedboat from Male to the atoll). On arrival I was met by Adam, who was very pleasant and took me to the guesthouse (I actually was assigned to "Sunny Lodge, which is their second property across the street). Pictures in *no way* reflect the actual rooms, which were clean but extremely basic. In my experience there was no 24 hour front desk, there were no manta ray or whale shark excursions on offer (there was not an "excursions board" to be found), there were no BBQ grills, playground, or other amenities which were listed online as present at the guest house. Linens were not changed once during a week-long stay, and aside from when the cook prepared/served meals, no staff onsite. I did have a window...that looked into another room which was the service area, so there was no natural light; lighting was provided by bare glaring compact fluorescent bulbs; the room was pitch black without the lights turned on. On the plus side, air conditioning worked well and shower was with hot water. Additionally, the private beach was beautiful and an excursion was arranged to the picnic island which was gorgeous, and transfer back to Male was without issue. I was there 7 days, which turned out to be 4 days too long. While the tiny atoll itself was beautiful, I found the inhabitants (numbering ~ 700), extremely unfriendly.

      Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2018

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2018

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