Adaaran Club Rannalhi – Maldives
With an amazing setting on a 5-hectare private island, the Club Rannalhi is part of the Adaaran resort chain in the Maldives, offering 34 water bungalows in addition to 96 beach bungalows. Those who’ve come for snorkeling or diving will enjoy the fabulous reef just off the island, and there are plenty of other water sports and activities for non-divers as well.
Club Rannalhi is in the moderate price category for overwater bungalows in the Maldives, and can be even better value if you choose their full-board or all-inclusive option, the latter of which includes alcohol. The bungalows themselves are quite large as well, with a new section having recently been built.
Club Rannalhi is located on a small island in the South Malé Atoll, approximately 35 kilometers south of the capital city of Malé in the Maldive Islands.
34 Water Bungalows
96 Standard Rooms
- Beds: One kingsize or two twin beds
- Wi-Fi: No
- Entertainment system: TV with Satellite channels
- Room service: Breakfast only
Special room features
- Private sun deck
- Glass floor section (in some units)
- Personal safe
- Tea/Coffee maker
- Mini Bar
- Low season online specials from US$571 per night
- High season online specials from US$787 per night
*Speedboat return transfer from Malé Airport: US$145 per adult
Restaurants and bars
- Main restaurant
- Nika Lounge Bar
- Rannalhi Dive Shop & Diving School
- Canoe and banana-boat rides
- Water skiing
- Water Aerobics
- Beach games
- Resident DJ
- Gem and jewellery shop
The Chavana Spa provides massages and other rejuvenation treatments.
- Island hopping
- Night fishing
- Fisherman’s Island Village Tour
- Morning fishing
- Malé shopping & sightseeing
What the reviews say
Reviews for the Adaaran Club Rannalhi are mixed at best with reviewers differing in opinions. Maintenance problems seem to abound, which is not something you expect at a 4-star resort in the Maldives. The staff also seems to have some problems as a few guests stated that they were less than friendly and lacked knowledge. This however could be something temporary as maybe the staff is new and still in training.
Many reviews do mention that the reefs near the island are amazing, and the setting itself is spectacular. Quite a few guests also report being extremely happy with their stay, so it seems a tough call, but generally you are likely to find other resorts in the Maldives that seem to be more consistent.
To reach the Adaaran Club Rannalhi you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by resort staff and put on a private boat for the 45-minute speedboat ride to the hotel’s island, at an additional charge.