From a distance, Kani emerges like a garden island, bathed in turquoise waters. This little paradise in the Maldives archipelago, exclusively reserved for Club Med Village guests, is dotted with 75 Suites on Stilts* which, viewed from above, resemble a giant palm tree growing out across the lagoon.
At the heart of a luxuriant natural world surrounded by multi colored birds, the rooms offer tailor-made services for demanding Robinson Crusoes. Between diving* in the underwater depths and the pleasure of sampling the exquisite flavors of Asia, Kani is an Eden for all lovers of discovery.
Dispersed throughout the coconut grove looking towards the sea, either on the ground floor or on the 1st floor, you enjoy a beautiful view of the gardens.
On the edge of the beach on the ground floor, ideal for lovers, you will appreciate the bathroom open to the sky, the sea view from your terrace.
For a unique and unforgettable holiday, fall under the charm of this little Suite which, from your private terrace, allows you to dive directly into the sea and offers you an uninterrupted view of the lagoon. The suites are accessible from pontoons that form the arc of a circle in the waters of the lagoon. Fully-equipped terrace with teak furniture and direct access to the sea.
International cuisine and traditional Asian cuisine buffets... let yourself be tempted by these dishes with their exotic names , a world of flavors opens out before you. Our staff also prepares a daily selection of meals suited to a low-fat diet.
This restaurant invites you to take your meals in an idyllic setting: in the shade, on a teak pontoon above the turquoise waters of the lagoon... not to be missed at any cost.
A snack service is available during the day.
Teak terrace, view over the bungalows on stilts, beside the swimming pool; if paradise exists, come and have a drink here. Open in late afternoon and evening, you can watch the sun go down and the starry night sky in this setting from paradise.
Open in late afternoon and evenings from 6.30 pm to 1.30 am.
On the edge of the lagoon, near the Kandu restaurant, this bar gives you unrestricted views over the turquoise waters of the lagoon, and all that standing barefoot in the sand in the shade of the coconut trees.
Club Med Evenings , Giant chessboard, Live music, Petanque , fresh water pool, Table tennis
Aquafitness, fitness with Club Med gym, Sailing, Snorkeling, Windsurfing. Beach soccer, Beach volleyball, Football, Kayak, Volleyball, Water-polo, Spa
Scuba diving - Kani Eurodivers scuba-diving centre
Within or beyond the lagoons, a huge variety of corals and sea-fans, where sharks, grouper fish, manta rays and stingrays, lion-fish, and moray eels create a vast natural aquarium to visit. All dives are drift dives, along the coral reefs (thilas) or through passes.
Location: Indian ocean, in the north Malé atoll
Type of dive: drift
Number of spots: 20 (average transfer time on site: 40 min)
Depth: from 6 to 25 m
Some examples of diving spots:
Banana reef (9-30 m)famous for its shoals of reef fish, soft coral and Napoleon fish.
Furana Thila (from 12 to 30 m), a wide variety of fauna such as white-tipped or nurse sharks.
HP Reef (from 12 to 30 m), a thila with shoals of reef fish, eagle rays and turtles.
Nassimo Thila (from 15 to 30 m), a show dive where the actors are stingrays, barracudas, and turtles
Okobe Thila (from 16 to 30 m), to meet young fishes, white-tipped sharks, barracudas.
Beginner's diving package - PADI Open WaterOptional Extra*
9 dives over 7 days: 5 dives in lagoon or swimming pool and 4 dives in sea (lagoon or boat dives depending on weather conditions).
Club Aquarius (children's snorkelling) - PADI Bubble Maker- O ptional Extra*
Supervised by an instructor (for two children), one 10 min dive at a maximum depth of 2 m in a swimming pool or in the lagoon, after having familiarized themselves with all the equipment.
Club Aquarius (children's snorkeling) - PADI Discover Scuba Diving -Optional Extra*
A dive (in a lagoon or a swimming pool)at a maximum depth of 5m for 10 minutes. The children will be provided with equipment specially adapted to their age and will pass their diploma, supervised by instructors (1 for 2 children).
Initiation Pack - Optional Extra*
3 dives over 3 days: 1 initiation lesson and 2 supervised dives in sea.
Set in a archipelago of the Maldives on the island of Kanifinholu, 20 km from the capital Male (transfer by boat: 30 min).An unforgettable destination and a perfect spot for those who love scuba diving.
The Republic of Maldives is a paradise of deep blue lagoons and chain islands. It is situated in the Indian ocean, a chain of 26 atolls southwest of Sri Lanka, made of 1,190 islands from which only 200 are inhabited.
Maldives stretches from North to South on 820 km, whereas the widest part is 120 km. You will discover lying islands as their maximum height is 8 feet above sea level and their maximum length is 4.5 miles!
The nation is made of 1% land and 99% sea, which make it a key destination for amazing scuba diving and great surfing. The underwater life is one of the wildest and richest. You will discover great coral reefs, incredible species and vegetation.
Full Country Name: Republic of Maldives
Population: 300 000
Capital City: Male
Languages: English, Divahi and Maldivian
Religions: Sunni, Muslim
Government: Republic: headed by President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoum
When To Go
Maldives have a tropical climate. The year is separated into 2 main seasons, determined by the monsoons. The hottest month is April, whereas the coolest is December.
The Northeast Monsoon season is characterized by sunny weather, clear skies, low humidity and amazing water clarity. As for the Southeast Monsoon season, visitors will encounter a wetter season, cloudy skies, occasional winds and higher humidity levels.
As the Maldives are situated on the equatorial belt, you will very rarely encounter storms.
High season: Northeast Monsoon - December to April: 26 - 30 ºC. Rainfall: 7 days per month
Low season: Southwest Monsoon - May to November: 27 - 30 ºC. Rainfall: 16 days per month.
Time Zone: 5 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+5 GMT)
Voltage Requirements: 230 volts, 50 Hz
Maldivian Rufiyaa. You should arrive with US$ or Euros and change it after arrival as it is impossible to find this currency else where. Note: All expenses incurred in Club Med Kani will be charged in local currency (Maldivian Rufiyaa). However, should you wish to settle all payment by credit card, the amount will be converted into USD as this is applicable to all credit card companies. As such, an official fixed rate authorized by the Maldivian Monetary Authority of MVR12.75 (subject to changes as per current rate) will be applied.
In Male: Maldives is a Muslim country, so please cover up (sleeved shirts and skirts below the knees or trousers for women and no shorts for men) should you decide to leave the Village on an excursion to a Mosque or religious festival.
In Village: European style.