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.
Offering a peaceful getaway on the white sands of Hangnaameedhoo, Kalaafaanu Retreat provides affordable accommodation. It features an on-site convenience store and WiFi access.
Kalaafaanu Retreat is just 1 hour 15 minutes Speedboat ride from Male International Airport. It provides airport shuttle services at an additional cost.
The rooms offer air conditioning and a fully furnished kitchen.We have an attached bathroom.
Our staff at the 24-hour front desk will be happy to assist you with meeting facilities and grocery deliveries. Fishing, Snorkeling, Picnic Island, Sand Bank, Manta Ray exploring, Dolphin Exploring, Whale Shark exploring 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.
Kalaafaanu Retreat arranges guest transfers via speedboat ferry, public ferry boat, seaplane and chartered speedboat from Malé International Airport.
#Chartered speedboat (1 hour 15 minutes) - USD 750 per way (Maximum capacity of 18 guests)
#Public ferry boat (4-5 hours) - USD 05 per person per way
#Seaplane (40 minutes) - USD 300 per person per trip (advance request is required)
# speedboat ferry (1 hour 15 minutes) usd 30 per person per way.
# Speedboat Ferry everyday, Departure from Male @ 16hrs (9am on Fridays) & from Kalaafaanu Retreat @ 7:30 am, usd 30 per person per way.
# Public Ferry on Transfer schedules:
Airport to Island/Hotel
Saturday 09:00 (Public Ferry)
Monday 09:00 (Public Ferry)
Wednesday 09:00 (Public Ferry)
Island/hotel to Airport
Sunday 09:30 (Public Ferry)
Tuesday 09:30 (Public Ferry)
Thursday 09:30 (Public Ferry)
# Chartered speedboat available 07 days a week
Please note that all transfer fees are to be paid directly to the hotel.
Interaction with guests
I always do all email and phone conversations.
Other things to note
We have a binikini allowed beach just few minutes away from us. The island shore is just a minute walking distance from us and our beautiful house reef is just 3 minutes away from us.
We accept all major credit/debit cards.
Communicate upon request.
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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. He came to the tourism industry during 2003 while he was doing his A’Level is CHSE, Male’. He was obliged to get involved in running his uncles safari boat. His uncle is a well known businessman from Ari Atoll of Maldives. While his uncle was running his buisiness successfully, Mr Ali’s father was actively involved to take care of everything. Ali’s father played a managerial role in his uncles business. Mostly, his uncle was doing dhoani (boat) renting business to resorts. He was holding several boats at the beginning of 19’s. Also during then he was the head Lesser of Ellaidhoo resort and minor shareholder of the resort. Later in 2003 as there was no one to take care of safari boat operation, Mr Ali was obliged to give some of his time in his studies for Safari Boat operation which was targeted for European cruisers coming to Maldives for vacation. While studying in his A’level, during his teen age Ali managed safari operation and made it a great success during his tenure. Ali was also one of the Co-founders of Liveaboard Association formed in developing cruising vacations and safari boat industry in Maldives. Even later, during his LLB, Ali played a vital role in running safari operation business. After completion of his LLB in 2009, Ali was serving to government as a lawyer at different offices. Even at the beginning of local tourism in Maldives, Ali was looking for an opportunity to start local tourism at his native island, Alifu Dhaal Hangnaameedhoo. After several market researches he started a small three room Guest house in his island during 2014 in the name of Kalaafaanu Retreat. He opted that name in the vision to promote cultural tourism of the island and the country. King kalaafaanu was one and only son of national hero of Maldives, Mohamed Thakurufaanu. He was martryed in 1608 nearby hangnaameedhoo during a battle with Malarbar Fleet and buried in Hanganaameedhoo.The Kings shrine is in hangnaameedhoo and it's in the top heritage list of the country. Sultan Kalaafaanu was the king of Maldives for more then 23 years, after the regime of his hero father. Mr Ali was the first one who started local tourism in the island to that extent by opening the island to several renowned online booking platforms for the first time. Within three years of operation he managed to extent the business for 07 room with a diving and water sports Centre in Hangnaameedhoo. His diving and water sports Centre is the first of its kind in a local island of that area certified by PADI. The Centre is open for many water sports activities with 15 people diving capacity. Ali has also recently started cafe service in a well enough standard to cater the growing local tourism in the island. Although, Mr Ali is based in capital city due to his legal profession he oversees and actively involved in day today running of his business. Ali is also making a huge effort in helping his island community while doing local tourism business in the island. As he has been elected to the one and only non-profit association of the island as the president he is making a lot of effort to develop his community in different angles.