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Kandolhu Island

Male, Maldives

100 Excellent 52 Reviews
Kandolhu Island

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Excellent beach hotel. Awesome vibe. Beautiful beach. Great location.

Even in the Maldives, an island so perfectly formed as Kandolhu is rare. Measuring just 200 meters by 150 meters, the island is lush, with wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green ocean. The island is also home to one of the most pristine, colorful, and lively reefs in the Maldives. Easily accessible from all around the island, you will find large table corals as well as many clown fish living in sea anemones.

Offering just 30 villas in 5 different styles, both over the water and on the beach, Kandalhu Island resort is perfect for couples wanting some alone time in paradise. The distinctive natural elements of the Maldives are perfectly combined with contemporary architecture and modern amenities in creating an experience so memorable that it will stay with you forever. All villas feature Maldivian architecture with modern interiors. They are all set in prime locations with either direct beach access or clear views to the Indian Ocean. All villas feature king-sized bed, air conditioning, fan, an iPad for guest use, sound dock, flat-screen TV with varied channel list and on-demand movies available, IDD telephone, mini-bar and mini in-villa wine cellar, espresso machine, kettle, hairdryer, electronic safe, iron, ironing board, bath and beach towels, bathrobe, bathroom slippers, Voya bathroom amenities, rechargeable torch, and Wi-Fi. All villas also feature sundecks with sun loungers and sun umbrella.

Facilities on the island include a 24-hour reception, with a small library where you can find books and magazines in different languages as well as several board games, and a terrace area offering beautiful ocean views. Wi-Fi is available widely around the island including most public areas and guest villas. A small boutique on the island offers local items, toiletries, apparel, postcards, and a selection of souvenirs. Bespoke renewal of vow services are also available on request.

For a small and intimate island, Kandolhu offers plenty of ways to wine, dine and be merry. You have a choice of four a la carte restaurants, a bar, beach dining experiences as well as in-villa dining options available. Guests staying at Kandolhu can book their villa on a bed and breakfast plan, full board, or all-inclusive.
Hotel Address:
  • Kandolhu Island
  • Kandholhudhoo
  • North Ari Atoll
  • Male,
  • Maldives

Location Summary
Even in the Maldives, an island so perfectly formed as Kandolhu is rare. The island is lush, with wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green and is home to one of the most pristine, colorful, and lively house reef in the Maldives. Located 70 kilometers south west of Male in North Ari Atoll, Kandolhu Island is reached in 25 minutes by seaplane.

Directions to Hotel
This resort is 46 miles from Male Airport, and can be reached in 25 minutes by sea plane.
Note Bene
Step off Kandolhu Island and explore this beautiful Maldivian surroundings by taking part in the excursions. A variety of specially tailored trips are available throughout the week, ranging from Big Game Fishing and Parasailing for those seeking thrills, to sunset cruises and snorkeling desert islands for those preferring a more relaxed ambiance. Alternatively, why not treat yourself to a truly memorable experience, customizing your day to suit your desires, by privately chartering a boat.
Banquets & Meetings
When it comes to a beautiful setting, very few other locations can come close to Kandolhu Island. The resort offers guests a bespoke Renewal of Vows services set on a secluded stretch of the beach of your choice. All you will have to do is decide on the date, and the islanders will do the rest to ensure that your special day is tailored to your liking to make it the perfect day that you have always dreamed about.
Fine Dining On Site
Set on a higher level, Olive offers panoramic views of the ocean. Italian and Mediterranean classics and delicacies are the highlights of this open air restaurant. Set right on the beach, the Sea Grill opens as the sun sets over the island. You can savor sizzling meat or indulge in freshly caught seafood served from the grill. Discover the art of Japanese cuisine at Banzai. Choose from flavor-full sushi, succulent sashimi, or meat and seafood grilled to perfection on the teppan, all to be enjoyed under a canopy of the starlit night sky.
Pool Outdoor
Some villas have private pools.
Spa Facility
Varu Spa offers a complete wellness experience with a menu featuring a sensual collection of couples massages, and beauty and skin care treatments by VOYA. Spa facilities include 4 spa rooms, separate changing rooms, and wet area for men and women, and a fitness room.
The resort is set on wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green sea. The island is home to one of the most pristine, colorful, and lively house reef in the Maldives.
A wide range of non-motorized water sports are offered at Noovilu Sports ranging from windsurf, stand-up paddle boat, catamaran sailing, sail boat, kayaks, and glass-bottomed kayaks.
Scuba Diving
Located just a few minutes from some of the best dive sites in both North and South Ari Atoll, Kandolhu offers three dives each day, two in the morning and one in the afternoon, on board a Maldivian dhoni. Night dives, half day, and full day trips are also organized regularly. The Dive School offers PADI certified courses for beginners as well as some amazing adventures for experienced divers.
A small boutique on the island offers local items, toiletries, apparel, postcards, and a selection of souvenirs.
Recommended Rooms
Jacuzzi Beach Villas: These 85 square meter villas are located on western shores of Kandolhu. The bedroom features a king bed, while a spacious open air garden bathroom features a Jacuzzi bathtub, shower, and twin vanity. A second outdoor shower is set in the garden. The veranda at the front is complete with a plush daybed and a dining area, and the adjoining sundeck features sun loungers and sun umbrella. The Jacuzzi Beach Villas can accommodate 2 adults.

Guest Review Highlights

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping

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