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Our recent stay at Kandolhu was absolutely phenomenal - perfect villa, marine life, food, wine, atmosphere and service. We are torn between recommending it to everyone we meet and keeping it for ourselves, as other reviewers have commented. We cannot wait to return and experience this beautiful island, and all its fantastic assets, for a second time.
A scent from heaven
Spent 4 nights/5 days at this magnificent resort within an Ocean Villa with pool - they really do face the sunset. Extreme privacy yet very personalized service. Excellent stewardship, food, cleanliness, maintenance and very pleasant staff up to the Resort Manager and Assistant Manager. Wonderful ambiance literally everywhere. Nothing like it and true value for money. It is my target to visit again.
Wonderful stay - especially the diving!
We had a wonderful stay at Kandolhu, everything was a dream from the room (Ocean Villa with pool - they face the sunsets which are just magical) to the food, the house reef and especially the diving with Lesley and Pato from Noovilu Sports. I did my Nitrox course there and they showed us some incredible local dive sites including one that they discovered themselves. They’re both marine biologists and care deeply about wildlife conservation so you’ll learn a lot about the wildlife too if you’re curious about that side of things. On the house reef we saw sharks, turtles, rays and even a baby shark on our last day. Compliments to the chef who somehow pulls of 5 restaurants in what is one fairly small island - all delicious and with lots of variety to keep your taste buds busy during your stay. Perfect for couples and for divers.
Great island with great staff!
We were there for two weeks and it was amazing. Everything was perfect (beside the wetter, but nobody can do something about this -:)). The best of all is the staff! They are all so nice and friendly, they all speak to you by your name. We were in many holidays until now, even in Maldives but we never experienced such kind people. It would be unfair to mention somebody because they are all exceptional people! The rooms: we had a duplex villa, very nice furnished, with pool, large terrace and your own beach. The villa was twice a day cleaned and supplied with fresh towels, water, etc. The minibar was actually a big bar (we had the ultimate package booked) with a lot of wine (even Rose) and gin, vodka, bacardi, etc. The restaurants are excellent. For the size of the island you have a lot of choices. For breakfast and lunch The market is great. Everything is freshly made and there was nothing I asked for that they did not have. Freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, fresh fruits. I am Lactose and Gluten intolerant, but there was this not a problem. All the waiters, remembered that and took care that I get everything lactose and gluten free! Also before we left (at 5:50 in the morning!) we got a fresh made breakfast that I can not forget! (Fresh Poached eggs with avocado and freshly squeezed carrot juice). Amazing! For Dinner we preferred The Sea Grill with a lot of fresh fish and delicious food. The Olive has also good food and a very nice location (on the top Floor of the Market) but we wanted to eat more fish. The Japanese is a Teppanyaki like a show. The Cooks are funny. Usually you are very full afterwards because everything taste so good. For lunch they also have a Mexican Bar, also everything is made fresh in front of you. Very good! The best experience was the surprise that the team did for us, a romantic dinner on the beach! They even though which evening it is better because of the wetter! Thanks again to the management and the whole team! The water sports team is very good! Morgan got me a new snorkeling mask because the one they had hurt me on the forehead. We also did one snorkeling excursion and he mad a very nice (and professional) video for us for free.By the way: in the meantime he got married and we wish him all the best! We enjoyed a sunset cruise with champagne -:) which is included in the ultimate package. My husband went diving and was very satisfied. The spa is very nice, good treatments. We even went to the sauna (on the Maldives-:) because on a few days the wetter was so bad. I also want to mention that the fact that the water plane does not fly directly to the island is very enjoyable. You just go 10 minutes by speedboat to the water plane. So you don't have the noise . It was a nice break from the corona madness in our country. By the way the staff wears masks all the time they got vaccinated while we were there. I definitely would recommend this resort and we want to go back as soon as possible!
Paradise at Kandolhu
Our sixth and the best Maldives! Small island, perfect for romantic holiday, friendly people, beautiful accommodation, perfect snorkeling, diving, a lot of sharks, mantas, rays, turtles, fish, nice corals...., excellent food: 5 different gourmet restaurants, perfect wine in all inclusive package, excellent hospitality. Eva and Pavel from Slovakia
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