Kandolhu Maldives 

Impressive and intimate

Kandolhu is an exquisite isle with diverse dining and accommodation options that belie its tiny size.

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

Why we love Kandolhu Maldives

  • Sleek interiors bring an urban vibe that contrasts beautifully with the bright blue of the setting

  • With just 30 villas, its boutique size gives it an exclusive and private feel

  • The Ultimate All Inclusive offering is impressive, with inclusions extending beyond the usual

  • Borrow a GoPro cameras from the watersports centre and capture incredible underwater content

5 stars
Nov - May
Maldives
Malé 10¼ hours
An island just 200m by 150m, situated in the North Ari Atoll
Approx. 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport followed by a short speedboat ride
All Inclusive Option, Beach, Luxury, Exclusive, Honeymoon, Boutique, Sustainability

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Good to Know
  • Map

Each of the five à la carte restaurants is small and intimate – the Japanese restaurant, Banzai, has just six seats. There’s a good choice of options, from casual eateries to fancier options for indulgent evenings.

Banzai
Seating just six guests, Banzai serves sushi and sashimi, plus meat and seafood grilled to perfection on the teppan.

The Market
An al fresco restaurant serving a full buffet breakfast and an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner.

Olive
In an enviably elevated position with panoramic views of the ocean, Olive serves classic Mediterranean dishes and delicacies matched with exceptional wines.

Sea Grill
The perfect beachside setting, the Sea Grill opens at sunset for freshly caught seafood served from the grill.

Ata Roa
Serving light lunches of delicious tacos and ceviche inspired by Mexico and Peru.

Vilu Bar
A classic beach bar serving tropical fresh juices and cocktails. Look out for occasional movie nights on the beach and Full Moon cocktail gatherings.

We love the views from Olive and its delightfully fresh dishes are paired with delectable wines.

What's included

Breakfast at The Market.

Upgrade options

Full Board À La Carte • Breakfast at The Market • Lunch at The Market or Ata-Roa • Dinner at The Market, Olive, Sea Grill or Banzai

Ultimate Inclusions • Breakfast at The Market • Lunch at The Market or Ata-Roa • Dinner at The Market, Olive, Sea Grill or Banzai • Selected drinks at all restaurants and the Vilu Bar including branded spirits and a vast selection of bottled wines • In-villa wine chiller with over 30 international wines including sparkling wine • Extensive minibar including branded spirits • 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.

Varu Spa features over 20 treatments, including facials, body wraps, massages, and dedicated therapies for men. There’s a gym in the middle of the island.

Located just a few minutes from some of the best dive sites in North and South Ari Atoll, Kandolhu is a favourite among Maldives diving resorts. There are three dives each day on board a Maldivian dhoni. Night dives, half-day, and full-day trips are also available. The Dive School offers PADI and SSI-certified courses for beginners and adventures for experienced divers.

A wide range of non-motorised water sports are offered, including windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, catamaran sailing, sail boating, kayaking and glass-bottomed kayaking.

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 Kuramathi Maldives.

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