June 16, 2024
Kandolhu Maldives

Kandolhu Maldives guarantees even more than your dreams of an unforgettable honeymoon in the Maldives. Steeped in romance, with a stunning house reef, couples can’t help but fall in love with this cosy island.

Those who have heard of Kandholhu Island know that it is one of the best reefs in the Maldives. Only the hotels in the southern atolls of Gaaf Dhaalu and Gaaf Alifu can match or surpass it. An added attraction is the clean, soft sandy beaches, all around a small round island, the shape of which is unusual by Maldivian standards. So diving is the best thing you’ll find between your water villa, the beach and the numerous restaurants at this 5* boutique hotel.


The story on Kandohlu Maldives begins with a 30-minute seaplane flight over turquoise waters dotted with inhabited and uninhabited islands. Kandohlu, one of the small tourist islands, is postcard-perfect, with fine white sand, crystal clear waters and tall palm trees against a blue sky. This luxurious place has been designed by Maldivian architects, and is simply but elegantly furnished with elements of European décor. And if some Maldivian hotels fail to do so, the interior and exterior beauty of the Kandohlu should successfully satisfy your mental image of the Maldives.

On arrival, guests are greeted at the jetty with refreshments before being escorted along the immaculate sandy walkways to their rooms. And while the hotel has a stylish, open lobby, check-in to the villa is standard. After a quick orientation and explanation of the many in-room and hotel amenities available, guests are left to enjoy their holiday.

Opened in February 2014, the main focus of Kandohlu Maldives is privacy and relaxation. The resort and facilities aim to maximise time spent in private villas to minimise couple or family interaction with other guests. So if you are looking for an island with wild parties or a resort with planned group activities, you may want to cross Kandolhu Island off your list, although there are plenty of excursions and places on this island to sit and relax, read a book, have a drink or snack, or just soak up the sun.

The Kandolhu Maldives, a 5* luxury boutique hotel, has 30 villas, all with private terraces and sea views. Surrounded by a house reef with rich marine life, and next to excellent dive sites, it’s a good choice for true diving enthusiasts… and Kandolhu also offers various packages, including all-inclusive. The resort has 4 a la carte restaurants, a beach bar, spa, dive school, library, lounge and an excellent gym. This idyllic island, popular with honeymooners, has all the facilities for seclusion, limited socialising and relaxation. The luxurious, modern villas are replete with every luxury accessory – from terry towels to wine fridges – and feature open-air bathrooms, private stretches of sand and private plunge pools.


Kandohlu Maldives is located on a private island (formerly Kandolhudhoo Island) in the North Ari Atoll, 70 km southwest of Male. Surrounded by a colourful coral reef and rich and diverse marine life, the island is within an hour’s boat ride of over 30 dive sites and four marine reserves. Kandolhu is a small island: just 15 minutes barefoot around the shore and 5 minutes across.

A hotel representative at Malé airport will meet you on arrival, check you into the seaplane and escort you to the terminal with a dedicated lounge while you wait for your flight. The seaplane flight from Male’ lasts 25 minutes and offers an unforgettable bird’s eye view of the island resort of the Maldives. The Kandolhu crew will meet you at the seaplane platform and a short boat transfer will take you to the island.

The hotel staff speaks the following languages: English, German, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and Korean. Number of rooms: The hotel has 30 luxurious villas on the water. Room types: – 6 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, 85 m², consisting of bedroom with king bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi; – 5 Pool Villas, 150 m².

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