Overview

Ringed by an intricate yet stunning coral garden teeming with colourful reef fish, Kandolhu Maldives is a patch of paradise hidden in the North Ari Atoll, accessible by a 25-minute scenic seaplane flight from Velana International Airport.

The small island resort is cleverly arranged to offer maximum privacy yet all within the space of only 200 square meters.The resort offers just 30 villas that feature local architecture with modern interiors in five different styles; Jacuzzi Beach Villas, Pool Villas, Duplex Pool Villas, Ocean Villas and Ocean Pool Villas.

Presenting four unique dining experiences available to all Kandolhu guests, the ambience and menu of each restaurant varies greatly: be entertained with a live show in Banzai, the Japanese teppanyaki, delight in an array of fresh seafood on offer in Sea Grill, sit back and gaze at the sparkling Indian Ocean from the Market or enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in Olive with modern Mediterranean dishes on the card.

The intimate island resort also features Varu Spa which means ‘energy’ in the local language Dhivehi. The experience spa therapist at Varu focus to realign and unite the mind, body and soul by helping to rebalance and strengthen the energy, not only leaving guests feeling at one with themselves and in harmony with their beautiful surroundings, but relaxed, energised, healthy and happy.

Kandolhu offers different ways to spend the day. Depending on guest's mood, they can enjoy plenty of fun things to do at the resort, such as snorkelling, non-motorised water sports, diving, or a range of excursions.


  • Luxury
  • 5 star
  • 30 villas
  • Seaplane
  • 25 min
  • 70km km
  • North Ari Atoll
  • Kandolhu Island


Villas Type


Pool Villas

Facing the east, the extravagant Pool Villa features a lavish bedroom with a king-sized bed facing the pool and the blue lagoon beyond. Walk through the expansive wardrobe to access the large open air bathroom featuring a freestanding bath, shower, twin vanity and an outdoor garden shower. The large verandas of these Maldives luxury villas feature an outdoor daybed. Each outdoor deck houses a pool (9 sqm), sun loungers, sun umbrella and dining area.

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Duplex Pool Villas

These two-storey villas are located on the west side of the island. You will enter into a dedicated living area with daybed. The ground level of this well-designed Maldives villa also has a large wardrobe and a garden bathroom with shower, twin vanity, freestanding bath and a separate outdoor shower. The veranda at the front offers an outdoor daybed and dining area. A separate terrace features the pool (18 sqm), sun loungers and sun umbrella. The upper level houses a spacious and airy bedroom with king bed, and a second bathroom. The balcony features an outdoor daybed and a seating area, and offers uninterrupted views out to the ocean.

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Ocean Villas

Located over the water, this elegant ocean villa in Maldives features a large bedroom with king bed, daybed and views out to the ocean. The bathroom of this luxury villa faces the lagoon and has a Jacuzzi, twin vanity, shower and a dressing area. The sun deck is private with sun loungers, sun umbrella and steps that lead down to the sea.

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Ocean Pool Villas

Facing the sunset, the Ocean Pool Villa offers the best experience at Kandolhu. This lavish Maldives water villa is reached by its own private walkway and includes an oversized bedroom with king bed, day bed and walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom of these villas are open and airy with shower, twin vanity and a bathtub, and features a sliding door which opens up to the outdoor deck. The expansive and completely private deck includes sun loungers, sun umbrella and a plunge pool (7 sqm) and infinite views of the Indian Ocean.

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Dining

Private Dining

To experience fine dining in Maldives, why not book a Private Dinner on Kandolhu, where you can design a menu together with the chef, to be had on a secluded corner of the beach.

Villa Dining

For a lazy day, Villa Dining is available from 07.30hrs to 23.00hrs. Villa Dining offers the perfect experience of private dining in Maldives with a menu featuring international and local specialties.

Vilu Bar

A Maldives beach bar where you can relax whilst enjoying tropical fresh juices and fabulous cocktails. Vilu Bar also offers low-key entertainment by a two-piece band or movie nights on the beach.

Where Mexico and Peru meet the equator line in the Maldives, presenting a light lunch with tacos and ceviches, pisco and mezcal craft cocktails, coupled with sea breeze and a feel good vibe.

Banzai

Discover the art of Japanese cuisine in Maldives. Choose from flavoursome 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.

Sea Grill

Set right on the beach, the Sea Grill opens as the sun sets over the island. You can savour sizzling meat or indulge in freshly caught seafood served from the grill.

Olive

Set on a higher level, Olive offers panoramic views of the ocean. Modern Mediterranean dishes are the highlight of this open air restaurant.

The Market

Bringing you the best of restaurants in Maldives, The Market is an all-day dining à la carte restaurant which serves international and local specialties in a relaxed ambiance.

Only breakfast consists of a tasteful buffet with dishes to satisfy all taste buds. Selected items are served from a cooking station, prepared to order.


Facilities

Excursions

Step off Kandolhu and explore our beautiful Maldivian surroundings by taking part in our 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 snorkelling desert islands for those preferring a more relaxed ambiance.

Alternatively, why not treat yourself to a truly memorable experience, customising your day to suit your desires, by privately chartering a boat.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling in the Maldives is a must and Kandolhu house reef offers one of the best snorkeling experience in this part of the country.

Easily accessible from the surface, the house reef is set right around the island providing for hours of snorkeling adventures.

Kandolhu offers complimentary snorkeling gear for all its guests. Additional snorkeling trips are also organised to other nearby reefs on regular basis at extra charge.

A wide range of non-motorised water sports are offered on Kandolhu ranging from windsurf, stand-up paddle boat, catamaran sailing, sail boat, kayaks and glass-bottomed kayaks.

All of these water sports in Maldives are offered to Kandolhu guests on complimentary basis by prior reservation. Sailing, excursions, and windsurf and sailing lessons are also available at extra charge.

Looking for some of the best Maldives diving? 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, 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 and SSI certified courses for beginners as well as some amazing adventures for experienced divers.

Some of the well-known dive sites within a few minutes reach include Maalhos Thila, Hafsa Thila, Bathalaa Thila, Himendhoo Thila, Fesdu Wreck and even the protected dive site Fish Head which has lots of caves and overhangs.

Situated in the heart of our spa resort Maldives, you will discover its hidden secret; that is Varu Spa.

Varu, meaning ‘energy’ in the local language Dhivehi, forms the basis of every living soul, creating emotional responses and movement… and when this energy is unbalanced or met with resistance due to stress, it can leave us feeling anxious and fatigued.

At Varu Spa it is our focus to realign and unite the mind, body and soul by helping to rebalance and strengthen this energy, not only leaving you feeling at one with yourself and in harmony with your beautiful surroundings, but relaxed and energised, healthy and happy.


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