Excursion: The Blue Water Lagoon
On our second day, we went on the Blue Lagoon excursion where you take a boat to a sandbank and snorkel around a protected coral reef. You need to know how to swim to be able to snorkel, but you don't need to be an expert. They have life jackets if you just want to float around, and they'll provide you with all the equipment.
Later on, you visit what's known as the "Coca-Cola Island" where you catch a glimpse of life outside the resort. The island is home to a Coca-Cola factory that uses desalted seawater, and it's thought to be the only factory in the world to do that. While we didn't get to go the factory, we were able to see the schools, football field, and souvenir shops, which is already quite an experience especially if it's your first time in the Maldives.
The GOs are the heart and soul of Club Med (also the dream job of every millennial who wants to meet people and travel for a living). They're some of the warmest, friendliest people you'll ever meet. They welcome you when you arrive and are there until you leave the island--with some song numbers and a whole lot of dancing in between.
You can always approach them when you have questions about schedules and services, but don't feel like you only need to speak to them for official purposes. It's part of their role to interact with the guests and every night, they put on a performance that leads up to a party where everyone--kids and adults alike--is invited to unwind and socialize.
Much like the guests, they all come from different continents, so it's a fun mix of accents, personalities, and interesting conversation. There's even a theme every night and the GOs tend to go all-out (I was lucky enough to make it to white night. It was intense!)
Club Med Finolhu
On our last day, we took a day trip to Club Med’s newest venture, Club Med Finolhu, which is a more exclusive, high-end resort just a five-minute boat ride from Kani. It's also an all-inclusive resort, but geared towards catering to adults aka it's THE perfect place for a honeymoon.
The solar-powered resort comes with gorgeous eco villas that each have a private pool:
And when you do find time to leave your villa, you'll find that the rest the resort has to offer is just as breathtaking:
The Club Med Finolhu guests also have access to everything its Kani counterpart has to offer, so if you're looking for a quiet escape, then Finolhu is the resort for you.
To avail of Club Med Kani packages, you may contact Adventure Signatures or follow them on Facebook and Instagram for more info. Rates start at $1,500 (approximately P77,500), two for one rate, for 3D/2N.