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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sunrise villa was large, attractive and comfortable. Who wants a water villa when you can have a private terrace opening onto a private garden opening in turn onto the Indian Ocean and your own stretch of beach? The resort was luxuriantly tropical, with modern facilities nestling unobtrusively in the foliage. The staff could not have been friendlier or more... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort was a fantastic paradise get away and was well worth the 3 flights and speed boat transportation to get there. The resort is essentially the Island, 4.5KM in length and with the width varying from about 20m to 150m; so quite small. That means if you are looking for variety on a daily basis, this paradise island is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So lovely place! Villa "Sunrise" was excellent: clean, big, with comfortable bed and good shower-zone. I recommend to choose All-Incl, coz it will be really cheaper. All food was very tasty and different every day. SPA centre with Indonesian (Bali) massage was so-so, costs ~$115/2 hours. There was one shop only in the hotel, and it was much more expensive... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We spent in Canareef resort 19 nights. Overall impression is very positive. It's family oriented place, well maintained and with organized staff. All the kids under 6 years stay for free in a separate bed/crib, while other resorts charge 15-35% of the rate. Villa has very spacious bedroom and outside shower and toilet area. Design is modern, villa equipped with... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We stayed at Canareef Resort for 10 days at the end of July. This was our first visit to the Maldives so we didn't know what to expect and were slightly worried after reading some of the Trip Advisor reviews. However, we should not have been worried and don't know how anyone could fault this resort. The location is idyllic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Rooms 4/5 Clean and warm, though a bit worn out. Toilets 2/5 Very open and not private, especially when lorries pass by!!! Food 4/5 A good variety of selections. Waiters are polite. Some beautiful freshwater ponds to look out for around the island, if you're a nature lover. Over all - 3.5/5 A good place to relax and get away... More 

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1 Thank Nuha Z
Willem W, Director of Sales at Canareef Resort Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Nuha, Thank you very much for your review and your feedback and I have disused your concerns with my General Manager. The lorries are being used for some very exited upgrades we are doing at the resort like a some beach beautification and a dedicated snorkeling point. Our apologies for the minor inconvenience caused , we are trying always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Beautiful resort, fabulous hospitality, great recreational activities. We were family of three n we really enjoyed our stay.The villas with Jacuzzi was beautiful....Loved the evenings.... Spa service was also really good..snorkeling was magical...Meera restaurant was the best...would come back for sure...

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

Dear Anjali, Wow what a absolutely great review you have given us and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and yes the evening at our resort and in the Maldives are absolutely magical. Once again thank you from my self and the entire Canareef team for a great review and we looking forward to welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

The place was an excellent choice for our honeymoon. The room is spotless and the service on spot. We were lucky enough to get perfect weather during this period. The food is diverse enough to be able to try something different every time and of good quality. There are plenty of activities in the resort but they are conditioned by... More 

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2 Thank Dan P
Willem W, Director of Sales at Canareef Resort Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Dan, Thank you for the great review and it very good to read you enjoyed your honeymoon with us. Thank you for the kinds words and our Executive Housekeeper is over the moon with the comments about the cleanliness of the villa. I have spoken with our IT department and we experienced some disruption on the internet connection due... More 

England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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... More 

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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... More 

Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 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... More 

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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... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • 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)
Location: Maldives > Addu Atoll > Herathera Island
Price Range: $144 - $718 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Canareef Resort Maldives 4*
Number of rooms: 271
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Also Known As:
j Resort Handhufushi Hotel Addu Atoll
j Hotel Handhufushi
j Hotel Addu Atoll
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