Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma is a simple yet luxurious resort just 35 km south of Male, a 40 minute transfer by speedboat. The resort is modern, stylish and chic with a superb selection of activities.
Villas are split between four different categories which accommodate everyone from couples looking for a romantic retreat to families wanting to spend quality time together. The modern villas are either set along the beach or over the water, all with large picture windows, whitewashed timber floors, light muslin drapes, crisp cotton bed linen, power showers and iPod docking stations.
Kandooma offers excellent contemporary cuisine incorporating plenty of fresh seafood - enjoy a fusion of Western and Asian influences at the casual Kandooma Café, light lunches and snacks at the poolside Bokkuraa Coffee Club and an interactive dining experience with an ocean view at The Kitchen. On Saturday evenings guests can savour the freshest fish available at the Fisherman's Market, a beach barbeque is held on the beach every Friday, while Tuesday is Maldives night featuring local food and traditions. Four bars allow guests to relax with a drink on the beach or by the pool.
A great resort for couples and families, Kandooma has plenty going on with the Kandoo Kids Club, a fitness centre, complimentary daily snorkeling trips, watersports and an enticing array of treatments for a little self-indulgent pampering at the Spa.
Kandooma is also a great dive destination with many excellent dive sites nearby including the Kandooma Caves. The PADI dive centre caters for both beginners and experienced divers. However, if you're not a diver, the clear waters offer excellent swimming and watersports and you can even surf at the northeast of the island with some great waves breaking most days. The beautiful infinity pools are stunning and have spacious decks for the ultimate in relaxation. When evening comes, there's live music, crab racing and film nights or you can, of course, find a quiet spot and just relax with a glass of wine or two.
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Children: Children are welcome and babysitting is available on request. Kandooma Kids' Club (4-12 years) puts on a variety of activities including mini snorkeling, arts and crafts and cooking.
Transfers: Transfer by speedboat takes approximately 40 minutes.
Facilities & Amenities: Tennis, Scuba Diving, Swimming Pools, Fitness Centre, Windsurfing, Sailing, complimentary Wi-Fi, a library, a boutique and a Spa with a gym. Water sports include canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. PADI Dive Centre. Volleyball, petanque, football, tennis, basketball and underwater hockey. There is a laundry/dry cleaning service. There are also weekly classic films shown on the beach.
Meal Arrangements: B&B, half board and all inclusive options available. All inclusive includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Kandooma Café restaurant, selected house brand alcohol and house wine by the glass (11am to midnight), mineral water, soft drinks and juice, 1 snorkelling trip per person per stay. The Premium all inclusive option includes all extras with breakfast served at Kandooma Café, lunch at Kandooma Café or Bokkura Coffee Club, dinner served at Kandooma Café, Bokkura Coffee Club or The Kitchen, tapas menu at The Deck and lobby lounge plus a selection of premium house spirits and cocktails.
Dining: Kandooma Café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving international cuisine, The Kitchen serves European/Asian all cooked in front of the diners overlooking the ocean, and Bokkuraa Coffee Club serves pizzas, pastas and other light lunches beside the pool. Theme nights are held throughout the week featuring freshly caught fish, Maldivian specialities and a beach barbeque.
Villas are located on the beach or over the water. All have air-conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, mp3 dock, telephone, mini bar, safe, fresh coffee & loose leaf tea, citrus press and fresh oranges.
Beach View Villa: These semi-detached beach villas have large picture windows which look out onto the beach. Interiors feature whitewashed floor boards while the bathroom offers infoor and outdoor showers. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults, 1 child + 1 infant or 3 adults + 1 infant. (36sqm)
Beach House: These spacious, two-storey villas are located at the water’s edge, offering a mix of natural elements and modern design. The living area is on the ground floor leading out onto a terrace, while the bedroom is on the first floor with a balcony and sea views. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults, 1 child + 1 infant or 3 adults + 1 infant. (72sqm)
Two Bedroom Family Beach House: Ideal for families or a small groups of friends, the family villas consist of two Beach Houses joined together with living areas downstairs and bedrooms upstairs. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults + 2 children or 6 adults. (144sqm)
Overwater Villa: The ultimate experience that is perched above the shallow clear waters with a private sundeck and partially submerged hammock, these villas feature a bedroom and living area with a bathroom with outdoor shower and bathtub. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults, 1 child + 1 infant or 3 adults + 1 infant. (85sqm)