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When you stay at Canopus Retreat Thulusdhoo in Thulusdhoo Island, you'll be on the beach and within a 5-minute drive of Chicken Island Reef. This beach guesthouse is within the vicinity of Kani Beach and Dhonveli Beach. Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as bicycles to rent. Additional amenities at this guesthouse include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a picnic area. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (avai...More details
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Do not think. Just book this place! Amazing!!!
Reviewed 29 november, 2021
We stayed at Canopus retreat and it was absolutely wonderful. When you see the pictures of a tropical island resort, they do not come near enough to describing the beauty. Canopus is amazing. Our room was like a tree house, with a large tropical tree which provided shade and privacy. All the conveniences were there air con etc.. The room was large and the bed very comfortable. The lagoon is about 30 meters from the door. The real treasure here are the people. It’s a “locals” island, so if you stay here, your will be lucky to meet the local people. The staff at Canopus were just brilliant! Giovanni and Barbara are people who know everybody, and can get things organised and help you. Their staff are brilliant too. I cannot recommend this retreat enough. We can’t wait to go back!!
Home away from home - 5 stars
Reviewed 11 august, 2021
I am fortunate to have found Canopus last minute and was so relieved that this was actually my hotel when I checked in! It is beautiful! By far the best guesthouse on the island, with a stunning beach and views of cokes and chickens. The entrance with the board racks, chill area with books and other small touches, cats sleeping in the shade, make it feel like home. The outside area has a beautiful hammock, beanbags, and loungers so that once you finish your morning surf or snorkel and have eaten a delicious lunch (their restaurant is excellent and good value for money!) you can have a siesta under the trees and watch the world go by. The owners, Giovanni and Barbara, both came to meet me at Malé as they didn’t want me to travel alone on the ferry. Both are such lovely people, kind and caring, and they work hard. Being alone whilst traveling makes you more observant of the daily workings of accommodation, and I saw how well they treated their staff, always present in the front reception, busy in the kitchen, or generally being friendly and helpful to their guests. In the evenings, they always make an effort to dress nicely, to be there and chat to guests over dinner and connect with each person individually. They feel like a long lost uncle and aunt. I wish that my Italian was better so that I could hear their life story and learn how they came to be in the Maldives running this beautiful guesthouse. The staff are all lovely, polite people and special mention must go to Zia, Babu and Joy, but there are others whose names I did not get who were equally friendly and always ready to help (the room service man.. I didn’t get your name sorry! ) and the kitchen staff who make superb pizzas, poke, salads, and curries as well as Maldivian specialities. Oh amd the brownies!! Beware.. once you have had one you will be addicted! They are delicious! The room was perfect, mine was a basic room so no view - but I was only there to sleep as we have paradise outside! AC worked great, simple but beautiful room design, and perfect bathroom. Snorkelling gear is free, and there is a surf shop down the road if you need to rent boards etc. All in all, very grateful to have stayed there amd already planning my next visit, as I am sure many guests are. A true home away from home.
Hotel needs improvements
Reviewed 18 july, 2021
My review is about ocean view room and not about the hotel personnel who were good. Hotel staff tried to do their best solving my multiple problems. Ocean view was great! However room and hotel needs a lot of improvements: 1) showerhead needs replacement. Water was barely running through it and it was very hard to take the shower. Staff tried to clean it but It didnt help. So we had to remove showerhead to be able to take a shower. 2) showerhead is fixed at the ceiling and this makes it very hard to wash your body if you want your hair to stay dry. It would be much better if there was a second showerhead with a hand grip. 3) there were no shelves in the shower. So we had to either keep shampoo and conditioner at the floor or keep it at the sink far from the shower. 4) part of the sink dissolved because of salty water and looked bad. It needs replacement as well. 5) towels and bed sheets were yellowish with some stains. Looked dirty. Also per hotel policy they change them once in 3 days. However new towels and sheets were pretty much the same. 6) there were some bugs and insects in the room. One day we woke up in the morning and found a lot of red dots from bug bites on the body. I believe that were bed bugs. We changed the room and new room did not have bed bugs but we were already scared and inspected the bed every night for new bugs / insects. Sometimes actually found them. 7) Mattress is very firm and uncomfortable. 8) Breakfast is the same everyday and consists of eggs, toasts, pancake, cake and some fruits. After couple of days it gets very boring. Also fruits did not look like they were freshly cut. 9) There were a lot of cats at the hotel, not in the rooms but downstairs at the cafe and near the beach. Sometimes those cats might be annoying. Especially if you have an allergy. 10) There were a lot of mosquitos and other insects at the cafe and outside of the hotel. Must have antimosquetos spray. 11) Ocean in front of the hotel has lots of rocks and corals. Very hard to enter and exit the water without coral shoes. We ended up going into bikini beach despite having hotel chairs at Canopus. 12) No TV in the room despite advertising it. 13) If you pay by credit card they will charge you extra 3.5% commission. Overall I think price of the hotel does not match quality of rooms that you get. If you want a good hotel stay at Samura or Methouse. If you want to save some money stay at Batuta ocean view or any other place. Also please note that my review does not refer to hotel staff who were great and helped us a lot!
Surf holidays and more
Reviewed 5 june, 2021
the best host with excellent staff and restaurant!Giovanni and Barbara ,they are wonderful people and they will help you in whatever you need! We had a wonderful holiday and we recommend it to everyone!! Best hotel by far in Thulusdhoo island 🇬🇷
Reviewed 13 march, 2021
Thulusdoo island is 30min from MLE by boat. Here is some nice surfing, snorkeling and chill. I recommend staying in Canopus Retreat, very nice affordable accommodation right on the beach. Managers and all the staff are very nice and helpful. The location is perfect.