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Kani Travel Guide

Kani
Kani © Leon Brocard

Located just 30 minutes by speedboat from the airport, Kani is situated on North Malé Atoll. Part of the Club Med resort chain, Kani has 75 suites set up on stilts above the brilliant turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Fragrant gardens with hibiscus, frangipani and bougainvillea shelter fitness centres, a spa, and facilities for activities like yoga, scuba diving, bocce ball, badminton, beach volleyball, kayaking, sailing, and deep sea fishing. Club Med Kani is an active resort with several bars and restaurants open as late as 1:30am. The family-friendly atmosphere at Club Med Kani extends to programmes and activities for children of all ages. This resort is ideal for active family holidays.

There is a resort shop selling some souvenirs and things like swimwear, but those hankering for Maldivian shopping sprees will have to travel to Malé to enjoy the local markets.

Kani has two restaurants and two bars and caters well for the whole family with a good mixture of luxury and simplicity. Every day the resort ensures that some low-calorie meals are prepared for those who don't want to splurge, and all dietary needs are accommodated.

The resort is good at keeping visitors of all ages entertained, but it is not a party destination. The restaurants and bars stay open late enough for some nighttime fun and various music concerts and cultural evenings are organised.

Kani has a good scuba diving academy and some lovely dive sites, as well as great snorkelling potential. Sailing, kayaking and fishing are popular activities and the Wellness Centre offers plenty of sports, including yoga and volleyball. Kids will find plenty to occupy them!


This resort is active and can be noisy; it may not be ideal for visitors seeking peaceful and romantic seclusion.