Club Med Kani in the Maldives

Aleta Fimbres 06/12/2012

Club Med Maldives Kani

The 73 spectacular Lagoon Suites, luxurious bungalows situated over the water, are connected by wooden walkways shaped like a palm in the lagoon. With panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, guests can snorkel from their own doorstep.

Opened in December 2005 after a radical 15 million Euro upgrade, Club Med Kani, Club Med’s flagship resort in The Maldives, is located on its own private island atoll of swaying palm trees and pristine white beaches.

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Club Med’s ultimate Lagoon Suite experience at its Asian flagship Village in The Maldives can be enjoyed along with the Village’s stylish new restaurants and Club Med Spa Village where relaxation and wellness, pampering, beauty and massages are attained.

"Club Med Kani is a chic new concept designed to appeal to today’s increasingly more sophisticated luxury leisure traveller," said Caroline Puechoultres, President & CEO, Asia Pacific for Club Med.

"Our focus has always been more on the holiday experience than on the accommodation itself, and in the past we only offered one room category. But we recognise that the market has changed and while we will always be primarily in the business of selling experiences, rather than selling rooms, some of our guests are willing to pay a premium for additional luxury, so we have now created three room categories including some ultra-luxurious private suites for this segment," said Ms. Puechoultres.

Club Med Maldives

As with all Club Med Villages, and more so than ever, it offers value-for-money holidays inclusive of three sumptuous gourmet meals daily with unlimited wine, beer, juices, coffee and tea – plus a great range of sporting activities (additional charges apply for fishing and scuba diving) with expert tuition, and our unique nightly entertainment.

Creators of happiness, known as Gracious Organisers or just GOs, from 15 different countries in Asia make up a truly multicultural team that organises and teaches sports while creating a unique convivial atmosphere for either meeting new friends or relaxing alone. Romantic dips in secluded waters, moonlit strolls on pristine beaches and intimate dinners by candlelight make it perfect for honeymooners.

Recreational options include the swimming pool facing the clear turquoise waters of the lagoon, boat excursions, snorkelling, water polo, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving. For fitness there is the aqua-gym, ‘free play’ basketball, volleyball and football. For the more sedate, there are art and craft workshops, petanque, and table tennis.

The Discovery Centre offers a variety of exotic daytrips by seaplane or speed boat to destinations including Rihiveli, the pearl of Maldives; the fisherman’s island of Guraidhoo; and the tiny desert island of Filidhu Atoll, known for its magnificent snorkelling. Scenic 20-minute flights are also available for the opportunity to take amazing photographs and videos.

As well as the 73 spectacular new Lagoon Suites, another 20 luxurious Beach Villas have private landscaped terraces on the beachfront with unique indoor/outdoor bathrooms made of glass and stone.  A total of 143 Superior Rooms are in single or two-storey bungalows facing the sea and shaded by coconut trees.

Limitless all-inclusive gourmet dining at the resort is at two venues. The buffet style, open-air Velhi Main Restaurant serves international and Asian cuisine with an abundance of fresh fish served oven cooked, grilled or sashimi style. The Kandu Speciality Restaurant serves à la carte dinners under the stars with sensational views over the lagoon.

During the day, guests can refresh themselves at The Sunset Bar with fresh fruit juices, a full range of energy drinks, soft drinks, cocktails, alcoholic mixes, spirits and wines by the bottle or glass. The circular Iru Bar is the gathering place for dancing and having fun.   

The Club Med Spa Village offers a wide range of natural treatments from a blend of Asian therapies, beauty treatments and varied massages with essential oils. Treatments include traditional Balinese massage, reflexology, warm stone massage, traditional Asian facials, acupressure, lavender body wash and aromatherapy floral bath.

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