Baani Hotel

With its spectacular, panoramic views across to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, the foaming waves of the surfers’ beach, the city’s skyline, and the breathtaking, azure blue waters of the Maldives surrounding the capital and stretching to the horizon. Baani Hotel is an idyllic oasis in the heart of Malé, where the guests can experience both the day’s Sunrise and Sunset in perfect relaxation.

Baani Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Male City and Airport. Only 0.5 km from the city center, the hotel’s strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. A well-kept environment and its proximity to ADK Private Hospital, Olympus, Mulee-Aage (President’s Palace) give to this hotel a special charm. Baani Hotel is situated at the eastern waterfront of Malé, capital of the Maldives. Baani is targeted mainly for both Business Travelers and Leisure Travelers.

At Baani Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk.

Guests can choose from 17 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony with modern amenities, a selection of facilities: hot and cold water, mini-bar, safe-deposit box, and internet connection. In addition, Wi-Fi Access is available at no charge.
Besides, the hotel’s host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Baani Hotel is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort, and convenience in Male City and Airport

Beijing Terrace Restaurant
Beijing Terrace offers a wide selection of food and beverages. A breakfast buffet is served daily to cater for the in-house guests. The Restaurant is air conditioned for nonsmokers, located on the 7th floor.

Housekeeping and Laundry
Housekeeping will provide extra mattress and pillows on demand with an extra charge. All rooms and bathrooms will be cleaned daily also attend to your needs upon request. Laundry service available.

Reception Travel Desk
Reception staff will assist the guests in making travel arrangements such as airline ticket booking, airline ticket reconfirmation, flight information, onward hotel or safari reservations and arrange tours. Whale Submarine Tours, Night Fishing, Diving, Surfing, Sightseeing, Picnics and Island Hopping. Resort and safari bookings can also be made.

Akon To Perform In Maldives This January

The Ministry of Tourism of the Maldives is organising a free concert in the capital city Malé for the 8th January with the acclaimed Senegalese-born and current US-based R&B and hip hop artist Akon.

The event was announced through a video message from Akon which was shown during the Tourist Arrival Countdown show held on New Year’s Eve where two Indian Bollywood musicians Salim – Sulaiman performed.

Salim - Sulaiman perfoming at National Football Stadium on New Year's Eve.
Salim – Sulaiman perfoming at National Football Stadium on New Year’s Eve. Photo credit: Haveeru

This is the second attempt by the four time grammy nominated artist to perform in the Maldives. The first attempt was in 2010 which was cancelled after the tickets were sold saying the technical assistance and security measures were not up to par.

The 2010 performance attempt was hugely opposed by the then Islamic Ministry and several religious groups. Speaking in response to public discord over two Indian musicians playing in the Maldives on New Year’s Eve and Akon’s performance scheduled for Thursday to the local daily newspaper Haveeru, Tourism Minister Adeeb said that foreign artists and musicians are invited to perform in the Maldives as a means to promote tourism and has nothing to do with religion and that they are simply a means to promote Maldives as a brand.

He also said “These shows are for promoting Maldives’ tourism. While the entire world has started to see Malé City as a lair that harbours members of the Islamic State or extremist militants, foreign artists performing here will show the world what the situation here is truly like. Maldives does not belong to the Islamic State.”

Pop/Dancehall/Reggae singer Sean Paul
Pop/Dancehall/Reggae singer Sean Paul

Akon’s announcement to perform in Maldives comes after Jamaican Grammy Award winning International star Sean Paul – who was supposed to perform during Tourism Arrival Countdown Show 2014 – cancelled at the last minute after a YouTube video was released threatening the artist with death if he performed in the Maldives.