Canareef Resort Maldives (formerly Herathera Island Resort) welcomes you with 271 spacious rooms for your honeymoon, friends or family. Each villa is refined by nature and designed for guests to enjoy the lush natural vegetation on the Island. Our villas consists of 80 Sunrise Villas, 71 Sunset Beach Villas and 120 Jacuzzi Villas from sizes of 76sqm – 97sqm.
The Equator Crossing to the Resort would be one of the key highlights of your trip to our Island with your loved ones or friends, as guests get to view breath-taking aerial view of the Maldives expansive turquoise blue atolls riddle in the Indian Ocean.
All guests to the Island via domestic flight will receive a personalised Equator Crossing Certificate from the Captain of the airplane.
Just when you thought the fun and thrills was about to stop, be blown away by a short 10-minute exhilarating speedboat ride from Gan International Airport.
In Addu Atoll, experiences abound and there is so much more our Island has to offer.
From Dolphin Cruises to Manta Ray dives and the largest World War II shipwreck, The British Loyalty, to local Island Tours in Hulhumeedhoo, guests are ensured of myriad of Sea, Sun, Sand and local cultural experiences.
Situated in Lhaviyani Atoll, Naifaru Nafaa Inn is the perfect place to experience Maldives Islands and its surroundings. Only 142 km from the city center, the hotel’s strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.
Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Naifaru Nafaa Inn is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like lockers, bicycle rental, 24-hour room service, laundry service, room service.
Guests can choose from 4 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized), diving, fishing to make your stay truly unforgettable. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Naifaru Nafaa Inn.
Located on the island of Dhiffushi in the North Malé atoll, Rashu Hiyaa is a brand new example of an affordable luxury guest house. It is acceptable to say Rashu Hiyaa represents the epitome of class and fine accommodation combined with modern comforts, which cannot be found in any other guest house in the Maldives.
Secluded, secret and serene, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island is one of the world’s most exclusive private islands and the pinnacle of the Coco Collection experience. There’s nowhere in the Maldives, or anywhere on earth, quite like Coco Privé; an entire island that is dedicated to you, your family and friends.
Every Coco Privé guest is given a totally individual experience, tailored to the finest detail. Before you even arrive, we get to know your likes, loves and longings; matching your exact needs with genuine local hospitality and inspirational moments.
Coco Privé aims to create a sense of intimacy and enjoyment for each and every guest. It is a personal and private space for the most discerning to enjoy and savour.
Kuda Hithi Island is the result of a remarkable collaboration between Coco Privé and award-winning architect Guz Wilkinson. Here, you will find luxurious living enhanced with every amenity imaginable and the discreet butler services of your personal host.
Rebranded early 2015 as Hotel Jen Malé Maldives, former Trader Hotel Maldives, is located in the capital city Malé. The four-star hotel is less than 10 minutes speedboat ride away from Ibrahim Nasir international airport. The hotel’s location is ideal for travelers looking to be near the city centre and airport.
Hotel Jen is a diverse collection of hotels in the best locations across Asia Pacific, with a unique brand of style and service delivery designed to appeal to a ‘New Jeneration’ of travellers. The brand is the brainchild of virtual persona Jen, a professional hotelier and all-time lover of life, travel and discovery. To guests, Hotel Jen delivers quality, comfort, convenience and value with a twist. Jen cares about what really matters to guests – the important things done well; comfortable rooms and honest authentic service; respect, privacy and efficiency served without fuss or intrusion; cultural insights; interesting experiences; and fast, free WiFi everywhere, always.
This majestic vessel was named after the Queen of Maldives who ruled from 1384 to 1388 – Sultana Dhaainkan’baa Dhil Kilege Mahaarehendhi, to depict beauty and grandeur as the Queen herself.
Dhaainkanbaa promises to bring you a floating luxury of accommodation, service and cuisine that distinguishes it from any other. This luxury cruise is also the winner of Floating Asia Awards in 2010. Double/Lower, Twin/Lower
Dhaainkan’baa offers seven cosy and inviting staterooms with extra spacious bathrooms (six doubles and one twin), expertly designed and exquisitely furnished for a relaxing time after a day of adventurous activity or slumbering in sweet dreams.
Located on the island of Veligandu Huraa in North Malé atoll, Naladhu Maldives is a 35-minute speedboat ride away from Ibrahim Nasir international airport. The luxury resort comes with a ‘House Master’. Naladhu’s location gives quick access to the nearby 20 world class dive sites and the resort is famous to spot green sea turtles.
NEW LUXURY MALDIVES RESORTS HAVE A DISTINCTLY AUSTRALIAN FLAVOUR
“Our guests expect the unexpected. And that is exactly what we are aiming to deliver them” Michael Flynn, Chairman of The Small Maldives Island Co.
The Small Maldives Island Co. will open two resorts in the Maldives over the next twelve months, both described by Chairman Michael Flynn as “Nu-luxury at its finest”. Located in the UNESCO protected Baa Atoll, Amilla Fushi will launch in December this year, followed by a luxury beach club concept resort called Finolhu late 2015.
Partner with The Small Maldives Island Co. in the venture is Coastline Maldives*, one of the Maldives’ largest private companies and developer of the new Baa Atoll airport.
While Amilla and Finolhu will capture the heart and spirit of the Maldives, there is an enormous Australian influence. Both Flynn and his partner Tom McLoughlin are Australian. However, they have a combined twenty five years experience in International hospitality and tourism; Flynn as senior hotel marketing executive for international hotel companies in Asia Pacific and Tom as the visionary behind the award winning Huvafen Fushi resort in the Maldives.
The highest profile Australian recruit is leading chef and long term Maldives visitor, Luke Mangan, who is eagerly looking forward to taking responsibility for food and beverage at both resorts as “island restaurateur”. “We will be a foam, gel and smear free zone, thank goodness” proclaimed Mangan. “We will have caviar and foie gras and truffles if people want them, but my goal is to deliver the opposite of overcomplicated and stuffy food”.
“It’s all about fabulous fresh produce. We’re blessed with local seafood. Fishermen will deliver straight from their boats to us and the lobster tank will actually be in the ocean under the signature restaurant Lonu. And we are planning to have the world’s best fish and chips at The Fish and Chip Shop in Baazaar”, he added.
“The Maldives has evolved into one of the most sought after luxury resort destinations where resorts have their own island and house reefs abound. It is evolving, however, from being a honeymoon destination to a haven for celebrities and high end families who want anonymity and true luxury for their holiday experiences” said Flynn.
“We are bespoke operators, exclusively in the Maldives. We understand the culture and want to give our guests a genuine Maldivian experience, but with an effortless, understated sense of luxury” said Director Tom McLoughlin.
“Think homes, not rooms or suites” added Flynn. “We are very excited about the uniqueness of the accommodation at Amilla. You can buy a home here with a fifty year lease, or, for a slightly shorter stay there are beach, lagoon, ocean lagoon and ocean reef houses, plus twelve metre high tree houses, all with private pools”. The words Amilla Fushi which are Maldivian for ‘my island home’ are the central theme of the resort. All room categories from one to six bedrooms are designated ‘homes’ as even the smallest accommodation is 200sq metres of space, while the largest is a remarkable 3000 sq metres.
Rates start at $2,000 per night at Amilla. Over a dozen airlines fly to Male from Australia and the breathtaking sea plane flight to Baa Atoll Airport takes just twenty minutes.
*Coastline Maldives – supplying and building Maldives history for over twenty years. Developing and investing in Maldives future – airports, resorts and energy.
Six Senses Laamu is eager to welcome the Festive Season with a new swimming pool and restaurant along with the addition of private plunge pools to 21 of the resort’s villas. The Christmas and New Year celebrations, from December 23, 2014 to January 3, 2015, include tailor-made experiences and events for all ages. Six Senses is excited to welcome returning guests and first time visitors to the resort as the entire team pulls out all the stops to extend a rich celebration of festive activities.
Some of the holiday highlights include:
A lobster barbecue on a private sandbank for an unreal seafood experience in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The delicious menu includes local seafood, freshly caught reef fish and salads made with organic ingredients grown in in the resort’s own gardens.
DJ Vifak will be behind the turntables of the specially installed beach decks! He will be the host DJ at the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve party, inviting all guests to dance to the hottest island sounds. Then on December 31, the New Year countdown will bid farewell to the old year and welcome a promising 2015.
Over this period Des Mitchell will be on the decks of Chill Bar and Sip Sip providing a soulful highlight to the evenings accompanied by the lyrical voice of his fellow performer Sara France.
Six Senses Spa experts have made a selection of wellness and fitness activities and added them to the extensive and comprehensive range of award-winning signature treatments. An array of classes from asanas and yin yoga, to power walking and beach body training, will be held daily at the yoga pavilion. The spa will also offer the latest aerial experiences trend. Reach new heights with Six Senses aerial yoga, aerial fitness, aerial pilates and aerial meditation sessions.
Visiting Practitioner Benson Spiers will be available at Six Senses Spa throughout the festive period. Benson specializes in a variety of physical, emotional and spiritual therapies, such as tai chi, energy flow, fu shen massage and more. His sunset tai chi sessions are a must for fitness enthusiasts.
For younger guests, resort hosts have put together a series of fun activities and adventures. Pirates will be invading the shores of the island and they will take young guests aboard their boat for a snorkeling adventure. Fitness and spa activities will be available during this time, while a treasure hunt and a children’s disco party are not to be missed.
This is the season to share with family and friends and special excursions will be offered daily to ensure guests get the most out of their activity time with loved ones. Experience the Maldivian way of life on a nearby island or enjoy a true Robinson Crusoe escape on a secluded private island for a castaway picnic, Six Senses is ready to make all the arrangements. Sports activities and games will be organized, a few of which will include resort hosts.
Astronomer Parag Mahajani will also visit Six Senses Laamu during the Festive Season. He will set his telescope on the beach each evening and provide an introduction to the universe.
About Parag Mahajani
Astronomer Dr Parag Mahajani, an independent consultant and trainer in the fields of Science and Technology and Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society, London (FRAS) will be returning to Six Senses Con Dao from 12 to 23 August 2013
Following a very successful and popular visit in November 2012, Dr Parag has been invited back to Six Senses Con Dao to fascinate guests and hosts about the skies above.
Dr Parag is an expert in the field of astronomy with twenty-five years experience. He frequently visits Six Senses resorts to delight guests with his slide shows, talks and sky observation programs.
During his career he has received prestigious awards such as State Level Best Literature Award Winner (C. D. Deshmukh Puraskar) for Science and Technology for the book “Tarakanchya Vishwat” from the Maharashtra Government in 2005-06. He has written around five hundred articles in various Indian and international publications on science and technology, and he has given close to one thousand lectures on astronomy and related subjects.
Daily programs will include:
Evening Slide Shows at By The Market from 19:00 to 19:30.
Astronomical Observations and talks will take place every clear night during his visit, from 21:00 to 23:00.
Solar Observations, where guests can look at the Sun, witnessing first hand flares and magnetic storms, from 10:00 to 11:00 in the morning.
Exclusive Zodiac Dinners hosted by Dr Parag will take place twice during his stay where a Zodiac-themed 4-course meal prepared by our chefs to coincide with the Zodiac’s four base categories. A brief talk introducing each Zodiac grouping will be given by Dr Parag before each serving.
Private and exclusive astronomy sessions packed with dazzling slides of telescopic sky-observation experiences can be organized by request in guests’ own villas.