Kalaafaanu Retreat

The Kalaafaanu Retreat is an affordable guest house located on Hangnaameedhoo Island in the midst of the Ari Atoll in the Maldives which can be reached by ferry in 4-5 hours, speed boat in 1 hour 15 minutes or just 40 minutes by seaplane, from Malé International Airport.


This guest house is ideal for either couples or groups with its four 144 sq. ft. luxury bedrooms sleeping up to 12 people and the rooms having Wi-Fi, air conditioning, safe and fully equipped kitchen with microwave and dishwasher. The rooms also have king sized beds with 8” mattresses for additional comfort, bathrooms with heated hand held showers for convenience and access to a dining area and lounge.


With a 24 hour front desk service you can order breakfast in your room or eat it at the guest house in-house restaurant that services an assortment of delicious Maldivian dishes. Alternatively there are 3 other restaurants on the island but the guest house can also provide you with packed lunches or a BBQ in its own BBQ facility.


The Maldives are all about relaxation and the Kalaafaanu Retreat is one of the better places to experience this with its own bikini beach just a 4 minute walk away. To enjoy relaxation at its best, the house will provide you with free sun umbrellas, sunbeds and beach towels, plus of course a picnic if requested, so your day of relaxation need not be interrupted, even for a timely meal. For a touch of romance with your relaxation, a romantic dinner can be arranged under the stars either on the beach or on one of the many nearby islands. Although many guests like more energetic activities like snorkelling or diving, for those that prefer more relaxing activities there are banana boat rides available or canoes for lazy paddling.


Most guests like to mix their relaxing holiday with some more adventurous activities and there are plenty of those available on the island. With the reefs around the islands there is a wide variety of fish to be seen by either snorkelling or diving during the day, some of which may even be caught during one of the evening or night fishing trips which are available. Although the guest house can organize trips to some of the resorts on neighbouring islands, what all of these resorts are known for is their close proximity, about 40 minutes by boat, to whale shark point on the southern tip of the Ari Atoll. Although a trip here does not guarantee spotting one of these giants of the sea, not to see one would be extremely unlucky. Also just 40 minutes away are the 3 places where Manta rays can easily be seen, depending on the season. Once again, depending on the season and the weather, the guesthouse staff will be able to advise guests as to where the best locations are to spot the many Dolphins that thrive in surrounding waters. There are also sites of local interest to visit on the island, which include the mosque and shrine of King Ibrahim Kalaafaanu and the nearby Old Banyan Tree.

Facilities and Features

Room service,24 Hour reception
Food & Drink
Media & Technology
Cable / Satellite T.V.
Water Sports
Diving centre
Bicycle rental,Beach Volleyball / Soccer
Kid Friendly
Kids club