Kandolhu is truly picture-perfect, with diverse dining and accommodation options that belie its tiny size.

Beautiful Kandolhu presents the best of both worlds: a tiny, tranquil island with a lush green interior encircled by glorious white sands and pristine coral reefs, yet with a choice of restaurants and rooms more typical of a larger island.

Each of the four à la carte restaurants are small and intimate – none more so than the Japanese restaurant, Banzai, with just six seats. The Market is the all-day dining restaurant; the elevated Olive offers Mediterranean classics; and Sea Grill serves fresh seafood cooked to order. Kandolhu offers one of the Maldives’ most generous all inclusive packages, including access to all restaurants, plus a large variety of drinks, including in the minibar and in-villa wine chiller. Considering just how much is included, it’s excellent value. The beautiful house reef can be reached from access points around the island, perfect for snorkelling – often amongst turtles – whilst numerous dive sites can be reached by boat in minutes from the dive centre.

The elegant, Maldivian-style villas have modern interiors with wooden floors and high ceilings, and include thoughtful extras like iPads and GoPro HERO5 cameras. Jacuzzi Beach Villas have huge open-air bathrooms with Jacuzzi bath. For a beach villa with pool, opt for a Pool Villa or one of the two-storey Duplex Pool Villas – rare to find in the Maldives. The Ocean Villas and Ocean Pool Villas are reached by an overwater jetty, with steps directly into the ocean.

Kuoni Insider

Kandolhu has everything! This tiny island is perfect for a true Maldivian getaway with its stunning white sand beach and gorgeous sunsets. The resort’s house reef is spectacular – take a leisurely circle around the island and you’ll see a variety of corals just teeming with colourful fish, very often alongside turtles and baby sharks.

I recommend opting for the Ultimate All Inclusive package – you’ll be spoilt for choice with all à la carte dining and Five Star service. Lunchtime is flexible any time between breakfast and dinner, the latter served until 11pm so there’s no rush to do anything here . . . the only reservation you’ll need to make is at Banzai, the Japanese restaurant, which seats just six guests. For wine lovers you can’t beat the in-villa wine chiller stocked with an impressive range of quality international wines – all included and refilled as often as you like!"

Sheena Paton, Kuoni's Commercial & Product Manager

All Inclusive option

All Inclusive option

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Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Intimate and tranquil, these smaller hotels offer a warm welcome and excellent personalised service. They are hideaway havens that offer the perfect place to unwind, wherever the destination.

Exclusive to Kuoni UK

Exclusive to Kuoni UK

Some of our favourite resorts can only be booked through Kuoni in the UK – you won’t find them anywhere else. 

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Key information

An island just 200m by 150m, situated in the North Ari Atoll

Airport transfer time: Approx. 20 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport plus a 10-minute speedboat ride
Rooms: 30

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2017

Kandolhu Maldives is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 11th in the Top 25 Hotels in the World category!

Kuoni extras -

Kandolhu Maldives can only be booked through Kuoni in the UK. You’ll receive access to a private seaplane lounge on arrival in Malé

Good to know

Children age 6 and above are welcome. Minimum stay: 5 nights 28 Dec-02 Jan. Kandolhu's small size and popularity mean that you'll need to book early, be flexible on dates or room types, or consider combining it with another island such as Maafushivaru or Kuramathi Maldives.

Accommodation information

30 beach and water villas

Activities

• Charter a boat* • Indulge at the spa with treatments from Voya, made from hand-harvested organic seaweed*.

Dining

4 à la carte restaurants, bar

What's included

Breakfast at The Market.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Full Board À La Carte from £86 • Breakfast and lunch at The Market • Dinner at The Market, Olive, Sea Grill or Banzai

Ultimate Inclusions All Inclusive from £140 • Breakfast and lunch at The Market • Dinner at The Market, Olive, Sea Grill or Banzai • Selected drinks including branded spirits, selection of bottled wines • In-villa wine chiller with 30 international wines • Minibar • 1 private snorkelling tour around the house reef or 1 Champagne and canapé sunset cruise • Snorkelling equipment and selected non-motorised watersports • 10% discount at Varu Spa.

Special offer
From
£3179
 
SAVE UP TO £1535 PER COUPLE
Price per person for 7 nights
FULL BOARD
JACUZZI BEACH VILLA
Selected departures in October 2017
 
Includes complimentary upgrade to All Inclusive

*Denotes local charge