Kalaafaanu Retreat

Guest house in Ari Atoll & Around

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8.7 out of 10

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Offering a peaceful getaway on the white sands of Hangnaameedhoo, Kalaafaanu Retreat provides affordable accommodation in a beautiful village of Maldives. It features an on-site convenience store and free WiFi access. The beach is a 2-minute walk, the bikini beach area is a 4 and half minute walk and the house reef is a 3-minute walk. Kalaafaanu Retreat is 74 km away from Male International Airport. It provides airport shuttle services at an additional cost. The rooms offer air conditioning and a fully furnished kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave. They have an attached bathroom. Staff at the 24-hour front desk will be happy to assist you with meeting facilities and grocery deliveries. Fishing, picnic island trips, sand bank trips, dolphin discovery trips and snorkeling trips can be arranged upon request. Enjoy local Maldivian-style meals at the in-house restaurant. For alternative dining options, Kalaafaanu Retreat also provides room service and barbeque facilities.

Important information

Kalaafaanu Retreat arranges guest transfers via speedboat ferry, public ferry boat, private ferry boat, seaplane, local boat or chartered speedboat from Malé International Airport.

Seaplane, private ferry boat, public ferry boat, local boat, speedboat ferry and chartered speedboat rates are as follow:

Chartered speedboat (1 hour 15 minutes) - USD 750 per way (Maximum capacity of 18 guests)
Private ferry boat (4-5 hours) - USD 50 per person per way
Public ferry boat (4-5 hours) - USD 5 per person per way
Seaplane (40 minutes) - USD 300 per person per trip (advance request is required)

Speedboat ferry options are available everyday other than Friday. It leaves from capital Male at 1600 hours & from Hangnaameedhoo at 0715 hours.
Cost: USD 30 per person per way.

Transfer schedules:

Airport to Island/Hotel
Saturday 09:00 (Public Ferry)
Saturday 16:00 (Speedboat Ferry)
Monday 09:00 (Public Ferry)
Monday 16:00 (Speedboat Ferry)
Tuesday 00:00 (Private Ferry)
Tuesday 16:00 (Speedboat Ferry)
Wednesday 09:00 (Public Ferry)
Thursday 00:00 (Private Ferry)
Thursday 16:00 (Speedboat Ferry)

Island/hotel to Airport
Saturday 07:30 (Speed Boat Ferry)
Sunday 00:00 (Private Boat)
Sunday 02:00 (Private ferry)
Sunday 09:30 (Public Ferry)
Tuesday 09:30 (Public Ferry)
Wednesday 00:00 (Private Boat)
Wednesday 2:00 (Private ferry)
Thursday 07:30 (Speedboat ferry)
Thursday 09:30 (Public Ferry)

Please note that all transfer fees are to be paid directly to the hotel.

Please note that the property has a private guest bikini beach area that offers complementary facilities of sun bathing and snorkeling.

Features of Kalaafaanu Retreat


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fishing
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Family rooms
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift shop
  • Darts
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Library
  • Canoeing
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Bbq facilities
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Tour desk
  • Diving
  • Ticket service
  • Snorkelling
  • Shops (on site)
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private beach area
  • Sun terrace
  • Entertainment staff
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Trouser press
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Mini-market on site
  • Evening entertainment
  • Adult only
  • Grocery deliveries
  • On-site parking
  • Baby safety gates
  • Children television networks
  • Kid meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Public transport tickets
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food and drink

  • Restaurant


  • Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Shoeshine
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Daily maid service


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Atm/cash machine on site


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking