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Kalaafaanu Retreat


Kalaafaanu Retreat

16+ guests
7 bedrooms
14 beds
7 private baths
16+ guests
7 bedrooms
14 beds
7 private baths
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Kalaafaanu Retreat provides affordable accommodation .
The guest house offers Fishing, Snorkelling, Picnic Island, Sand Bank Trips, Sailing, Whale Shark, Manta ray and Dolphin exploring Trips with many water sports activities.


Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV

House Rules

Communicate upon request.


32 Reviews

Jay User Profile
November 2017
The Kalaafaanu Retreat is outstanding. Only about an hour or so from Male and the boat ride is beautiful. The staff is very welcoming and there to great you upon arrival. They cater to your every need in a timely fashion and offer you a variety of different excursion options all …
Kristin User Profile
September 2016
My boyfriend and I stayed at Kalaafaanu Retreat for 8 nights. We had an amazing time. Adam (Ali's cousin) was really great, he took us on an excursion in their speedboat almost every day. We did the whale shark excursion twice, didn't see a whale shark the first time but got to s…
Veronica User Profile
April 2016
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I traveled alone to Maldives. I felt completely safe at Kalaafaanu Retreat and the staff went above and beyond to make sure I felt welcomed and comfortable. The diversity of the island (between jungle & beach), the craftsmanship of the boats,…
Andrea User Profile
March 2016
I really enjoyed my stay at Kalaanfaanu Retreat. I didn't get a chance to meet Ali in person but his family that helps run the guest house were fantastic. The two meals I ate there were tasty and reasonable priced. Although the island is verily small there are several conveni…
Anastasia User Profile
January 2016
I highly recommend staying here! Everyone was nice and very accommodating. We got a welcome drink on arrival. They took our bags, food was home cooked, and the excursions are very well priced (compared to male prices). The reef is great and there is a beach specific for bikinis. …
Kulsum User Profile
December 2015
Lovely! The staff at Kalaafaanu are so accommodating and kind. The rooms were great (clean, air-conditioned, nicely presented), the excursions were awesome. It was awesome to go to an island where you can see local life. The only improvement I'd recommend is increasing the variet…
Ollie User Profile
March 2018
Ali’s communication was incredible, any questions or concerns i had were answered within 24 hours or quicker. The staff of the retreat were very efficient and kind in all manners. We paid $1 for a ferry from the airport island to Male city and $25 for the speedboat across to Hang…

Hosted by Ali

MaldivesJoined in October 2014
Ali User Profile
35 Reviews
Ali Azim is not only small tourism related business entrepreneur but also a corporate lawyer by profession. After pursuing his LLB he went to the University of Kingston, London to compete his LLM. He has completed his LLM major in commercial law from Kingston University London. H…
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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