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“Beautiful island Great Hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Club Med Kani
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
1 review
“Beautiful island Great Hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

Four of us sisters like to travel. We have traveled the world, North Pole, South Pole, Africa, Australia, Iceland just to name a few.. but a week in Club Med Kani, made us feel that "There is really a paradise in this world!!!"

The island itself is so beautiful that it's beyond description. Blue sky, white sand, turquoise crystal clear water....... But what makes it wonderful and unforgettable was the staff there. The G.O were super nice and genuinely friendly. They tried their best to make the guests have the best time of their life. The first and foremost person that I like to mention is the Village Chief, Merlin. You could spot her everywhere in the island from morning to midnight making sure things are running smooth and that her guests have the greatest time. She is truly professional, down to heath and an amazing lady. All her staff look up to her. It's her set the tone of the resort. Because of her professionalism and her great leadership lead her staff the G.O.'s positive attitude to make this island truly a paradise on earth.

Here I'm not going to write about how good the food is and how so many activities and water sports that you can join. How entertaining the nightly shows are..... A lot of people has written about these. Here, I just want to take this opportunity to thank those G.O, their sincerity has really touch our heart, Samhi, Jake, Lim, kelvin, Fizz, Kento helped us for our water sports making sure that we, not only having fun but, are completely safe. Summer is a very sweet girl. She is a breath of fresh air. There are so many people that we need to thank. The purchasing Manager, Kit, what a nice guy, came to join us for dinner and lunch almost everyday, taught us a lot of knowledge of how to keep a good health. Asim, the assistant house keeping manager, nice guys down right to earth. He made sure our stays is as comfortable as it can be. Martin, the choreographer and the line dance teacher. He is super nice and super patient. He really enjoy teaching people. All the G.O. look up to him and said he is super nice.


The Village Chief Merlin and the G.O.'s hospitality made this an awesome vacation. By the time we left the island, we felt like we have known these people for a long time and found ourselves tear up when we were leaving the island.


One thing worth mention is you can find this kind of all inclusive resort everywhere, but you will not able to find a group of staff like them that genuinely trying to make your vacation best and unforgettable.


So Cheers to Club Med Kani G.O......Cheers to the Village Chief Merlin..

Room Tip: Lagoon Suite is the best way to go. Beach Bungalow definitely need renovation
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

excellent service and very friendly environment. If you want to make friends during holiday, this is definitely the place to go. Great multi-nation service! great food great activities! I want to go again!

Room Tip: beach house plus
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We have travelled to many different destinations, we have stayed in many hotels and resorts until now, but I think this one was the best ever. Not only for the clear blue sea and white sand, also for the amazing hospitality and the smiling faces around you. Chef de Village, Merlin; she is really very professional and trying to the the best. You can see her around all day and all night long. Also she manages a very nine GO team. Everyone is very helpful and very positive. Lim, he is a nice person and also motivates you for each activity. Patty is an excellent teacher for snorkelling. Also diving with Suna and Kendo is a real pleasure. Most of the time you can see a turtle, a stingray, or a manta which is not a usual thing if you are in the ocean for the first time...
Don't miss Andy's shows, Martin's nice coreography and dances... Thanks to Mai, both Erics, Samih for smiling faces...Thanks to Riza for sailing tips... Thanks to all people in the Bars, restaurants for the nice service.
At the end of the week I'm sure that you'll feel that you belong to this island and you always lived there. And probably when you go back to your country, you will make plans to go back to Kani :)

Room Tip: Close to water sports...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed in Club Med Kani's lagoon suite for our honeymoon during the end of Jan 2014 and it was an unforgettable experience.

Good food and great activities as expected. Although some of the activities are a little pricey, it was totally worth it. We went for the 3 hours jet ski leaded by a guide and it was awesome.Imagine island hopping with a jet ski, understanding the culture of Maldivian life and having fun in a sand bank out of nowhere in the indian ocean. AMAZING! (Btw, our guide Abdul was really good and caring!)

We also signed up for the half day picnic where we manage to see sharks while snorkeling and luckily.. DOLPHINS!! after which we had our lobster lunch at a deserted island and it was really special and romantic. Couples should go for this!

I have to say this is the best service & experience I have received over the many years of travelling. Club med Kani have lived up to their name & expectations by delivering top class services to us through their ever loving & enthusiastic G.Os.

Special thanks to Alice & ofcourse the ever meticulous Jeremy for giving us a room to extend half a day while waiting for our night flight. Jeremy was exceptionally warmth towards us & always taking the extra mile to make us feel at home since our check in.

The only down side to this trip was the mosquitoes in our room disturbing our sleep at night but the head of the village, Merlyn and Jeremy was quick to solve this after hearing our feedbacks. great job once again!

Definitely will be back to this wonderful place again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

I heard about Maldives for a long, long time and saw a lot of beautiful pictures, so when I got the chance to go, I was beyond excited. We stayed at Club Med Kani from Jan 8th to Jan 17th. Two of my sisters have been in Club Med Kani before. They had so much fun and they wanted to take us there. They even convinced their friends to join us. We were greeted by very enthusiastic G.O. at the Club Med pier. The weather was so perfect and the water was so clear, just like the pictures. Club Med arranged various activities starting early in the morning until late at night. There were so many activities for us to choose from everyday. We went snorkeling, sailing, aqua gym, yoga, line dance, zumba, night show and dance, too much to list.
Merlin was a very down to earth village chief. We spotted her every where in the village making sure that her clients were happy. Every day we had a different G.O. sit with us during lunch and dinner. We got to know them very well.

Kit, the purchasing manager, sat with us the most. We enjoyed many great conversations with him. He is very knowledgeable of everything and very nice too. He also told us his name Kit means "Keep In Touch".
Asim, is the assistant manager of housekeeping. He is very shy but genuinely nice.
Lim and Kelvin are very cute and friendly guys, not to mention, they are very good dancers too.
Martin was such great choreographer and best dance teacher. The night with the Michael Jackson show was unbelievably good. We took the line dance and zumba class with Martin. He didn't just demonstrate the dance but he corrected our steps as well.
Mahid was like a reincarnation of Michael Jackson. His dance movements were amazing.
Samih, Petti, Jake, Kento and Suna were very nice and professional and funny too. They were also a great performers at the evening show.
Summer is a very sweet girl and she always greet with people with her beautiful smile.
Club Med Kani is a very beautiful place. What makes our vacation unforgettable is the people who greet us, serve us and entertain us. Thanks to you all.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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La Condamine, Monaco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Being quite experienced travellers, this was first time me, my husband and our two children (4 and 5) went to ClubMed and, despite the fact that there was no KidsClub at Kani, one week at this resort was one of the most unforgettable for our family! Prior to ClubMed we stayed one week at Kuredu Island Resort, and even though we felt everyone was friendly there, it could not beat the friendliness and warmth of the staff at ClubMed Kani.
Our kids got 200% attention at this resort, so we felt like part of the ClubMed family by the end of the week. I have to say THANK YOU to everyone who made us feel so welcome, Merlin (the Chef of the Village), our daughter's two best friends, Linda and Mai :), our son's favorite, "stilts-Jake" :) as well as Martin (who made our kids part of the show, choreographer), Lim, Byron, Gavin, Eric, John (restaurant), Manu (Kandu rest.), Andy, Mickey (bar), Modh (lifeguard), Kannie, Kelvin, Maren (rest.), Kento (snorkeling), Arif (cleaning) and so many others (sorry for not bringing your names up)!!! I wouldn't be able to count the number of hugs and smiles we all got during this week...
I came across one quote recently and cannot help it writing it here for Merlin and her team: "It's not the team with the best players, but the players who make the best team, that win." - Unknown
Keep up the fantastic job and hope to see you all again!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

We have just returned from a 12 night visit to this resort. There was a bit of a delay for the transport on our arrival but when we got to the island we were very warmly welcomed by Byron, our personal G.O. We were surprised by how few British guests there were, but we met some very nice people there and the G O's made every effort to make everybody feel welcome and included in the fun of the place.
The restaurant was excellent. Sareh the asst restaurant manager was expert at remembering what everybody wanted to drink with their meals and left everybody with a smile on their faces when she visited their tables. Rasel, one of the waiters we had the pleasure of being served by was wonderful. The Sunday evening dinner on the beach was an amazing achievement, to serve all the guests actually on the beach and still maintaining the quality of service and food was amazing.
The entertainment every night was of a great standard on the whole, there is some real talent amongst the G O's. Andy, the animation guy is amazing and put together some very funny routines. One surprising thing was that Merlin, the village Manager was in every show, I don't know how she has the time to do all she does.
While some of the games equipment left a bit to be desired (the badminton court couldn't really be played on seriously and the ping pong table was a bit small) , it was more than compensated for by the hard work and enthusiasm of the G O's and the rest of the team.
The sailing team were good, as were the snorkelling team. The boat used for taking the snorkellers out to the sites was a bit uncomfortable, my feeling is that this could be up-graded for a more comfortable experience.
The room we had was certainly adequately comfortable and quite spacious and house-keeping was good.
So all in all, a good holiday had by us, Many thanks to Merlin and the team.
Chris & John - Surrey, UK

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Club Med Kani
Address: 2051
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Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Kanifinolhu Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Hotel Class:4 star — Club Med Kani 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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