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Experience true Maldivian Island Life at Canopus Retreat in Thulusdhoo Maldives. Whether you are traveling with family or with friends, looking for an adventurous holiday or a quiet, romantic getaway, Canopus Retreats offers you an unforgettable experience which exceeds your expectations. The team’s top priority is to make sure your stay is an unforgettable one.
‘Experience the island life’ with the locals – mingle with the people of the island, and make friends from around the world. Guests are provided entertainment by the locals with cultural activities, performances, and other interesting things – a way of interacting and learning about the local way of life on your holiday getaway.
Canopus Retreat Thulusdhoo (CRT), was inaugurated in March 2015, as the first guesthouse under the Canopus Retreats brand focusing on providing premium services to the growing numbers of budget travelers and backpackers around the globe.

Located just one and a half hours by “dhoni” ride (Maldivian boat) or 30 mins by speedboat from the capital island, Male’, Thulusdhoo has become a major tourist attraction point in the last few years. Known for its world class Surf Breaks, Thulusdhoo attracts a lot of surfers from all over the world. If you are looking for a more local experience, the ferry, which is available every weekday, will take you to the island within an hour and a half. The ride won’t be long as you take in the scenic view that passes you. Picturesque emerald green dots sparkling in the blue horizon, make the view all the more unique and breathtaking. The cool winds from the seas, and the calm, deep blue waters will sail smoothly to the island, while you relax on the deck of the Dhoni.

The Canopus Retreat, is located in a prime beach front area of Thulusdhoo, our property offers a spectacular view of the ocean and the infinite horizon ahead. Dubbed 'Cokes' by local surfers, the surf at Thulusdhoo is one of the most famous and well recognized waves in the Maldives. This spot has seen many surfers, both local and internationals, battle it out for the best waves, during surf season. International and local competitions have been held here where world famous champions have ridden these beautiful waves alongside the locals.

The accommodation at Canopus Retreat is built to fit the modern times in trendy interior designs, with an authentic touch to give the rooms a more local feel, these rooms are made to feel homely, cozy, and comfortable. Your ‘home away from home.’

This guesthouse offers 5 Standard Deluxe rooms, 1 Family Deluxe rooms and 7 Deluxe Ocean. All rooms are equipped with modern furniture and amenities. Guests can choose from a sea-view room, one that will allow you to take in a fresh breath of air at the balcony, along with the exotic view of the waves and maybe if you are lucky, spot a pod of dolphins playing around in the distant horizon. The island is green with many trees, and soft sandy beaches surrounding the beach area. The Standard Deluxe Rooms are also fitted to cater to your every need. But whichever room you choose, your experience at our retreat will be unique and exceed expectations.

A beach facing restaurant just steps away from the beach, serving both local and international dishes will be a good way to end an evening. At the Canopus Retreat, guests are given a variety of options to choose from. Anything from fresh fish to seafood, to small snacks - whatever your heart desires will be delivered on your plate by smiling friendly faces. Delicious, mouth-watering drinks to quench your thirst will also be prepared on request, because if there is one thing to be careful about on the island, it is to keep yourself hydrated constantly.

The brand new spa will give guests a chance to unwind and relax at the end of a hectic day. Enjoy a couples’ massage or a private one, professional masseurs who will help you relax and detox your body before you go to bed at the end of the day.

Join the excursions for some excitement and discover the Maldives and the traditional way of life and its inhabitants. A full range of excursions is available ranging from deserted Island Picnics, visits to other local islands, snorkeling trips, dolphin cruise at sunset and fishing trips. Canopus Retreat Thulusdhoo is the first choice for “Watersport Lifestyle” guesthouse in Thulusdhoo Island., with a perfect location directly on the beautiful shores of the island. Guests staying at our hotel are in the prime position to take advantage of some of the Maldives’ finest spots for surfing including the islands’ very own Cokes surf-break, and short boat rides to Chickens, Pasta Point, Jailbreak, Sultans, Ninjas and Lhohis.

And if you’re looking for more adventures during your vacation, they offer full range of PADI and SSI courses from beginner all the way to professional level. All of the watersport and other activities are organized by professional instructors at Sea Retreat, our dive and watersport center.


Available Rooms

Standard Room

Max Guests:
2 Adults
The Standard twin or double room has a minibar, air conditioning and tea/coffee maker. Room Facilities include: Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Fan, Tumble dryer, Wardrobe/Closet, Clothes rack, Shower, Hairdryer, Toilet, Slippers, Bidet, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Minibar, Wake-up service, Towels, Linen. Free WiFi is available in all rooms.

Standard Triple Room

Max Guests:
3 Adults
The Standard triple room, has 1 large double bed and 1 single bed, is Bigger than most in Thulusdhoo and has a minibar, air conditioning and tea/coffee maker. Room Facilities include: Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Iron, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Fan, Tumble dryer, Wardrobe/Closet, Clothes rack, Shower, Hairdryer, Toilet, Slippers, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Minibar, Electric kettle, Wake-up service, Towels/Sheets (extra fee), Towels, Linen. Entire unit located on ground floor, Entire unit is wheelchair accessible Free WiFi is available in all rooms.

Deluxe Ocean View Room

Max Guests:
3 Adults
The Deluxe Ocean View twin or double room, is Bigger than most in Thulusdhoo and has a minibar, air conditioning and tea/coffee maker.This twin/double room has a balcony, tile/marble floor and satellite TV. Room Facilities include: Balcony, Sea view, Satellite Channels, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Desk, Ironing Facilities, Seating Area, Fan, Tile/Marble floor, Tumble dryer, Wardrobe/Closet, Clothes rack, Shower, Hairdryer, Toilet, Bathroom, Slippers, Bidet, Toilet paper, Minibar, Wake-up service, Towels, Linen, Upper floors accessible by stairs only, Books, DVDs or music for children Free WiFi is available in all rooms.

Hotel Amenities

  • Airport transfer
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Diving
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Air-Conditioned Rooms