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Kalaafaanu Retreat

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On the beach, scuba diving
Deluxe Room | Rollaway beds, free WiFi
Rollaway beds, free WiFi
Standard Room | Rollaway beds, free WiFi
Deluxe Room | Rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of Kalaafaanu Retreat

Kalaafaanu Retreat

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront guesthouse in Hangnaameedhoo with restaurant

7.0/10 Good

2 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • 24/7 front desk
Hangnameedhoo, Hangnaameedhoo, South Ari Atoll, 10
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants
  • Breakfast available
  • Babysitting
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Kalaafaanu Retreat

Kalaafaanu Retreat offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 30 per person roundtrip. Free WiFi is an added perk, and guests can keep active with on-site scuba-diving.


English, Italian

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time from noon until noon
  • Minimum check-in age – 12
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 12


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Scuba diving

Working away

  • Business centre


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


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Italian

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 6 for adults and USD 6 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per person (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per night


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Kalaafaanu Retreat Guesthouse
Kalaafaanu Retreat Hangnaameedhoo
Kalaafaanu Retreat Guesthouse Hangnaameedhoo

Frequently asked questions

Does Kalaafaanu Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kalaafaanu Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Kalaafaanu Retreat?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Kalaafaanu Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 30 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kalaafaanu Retreat?
You can check in from noon - noon. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Kalaafaanu Retreat and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as scuba-diving. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kalaafaanu Retreat?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Kalaafaanu Retreat like?
Kalaafaanu Retreat is located a short 2-minute walk from Great Banyan Tree.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

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.
7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Philip, 3-night romance trip
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