Kandolhu Maldives

Top choice resort in Ari Atoll & Around

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9.3 out of 10

This gorgeous addition to North Ari Atoll's resorts may be a refreshingly tiny place – there are just 30 villas – but it already has an army of honeymooners and romance-seekers as fans. The circular island has beaches all the way around it and is perched on top of an excellent house reef, making it ideal for luxurious relaxation.

There are 11 water villas here, four of which come with their own pools. The villas are gorgeous creations with huge bathrooms and big private terraces with direct water access. On the island itself are another 21 rooms, many of which either have their own pools or jacuzzis. Furnishings are contemporary and somewhat neutral, but feature clean lines and crisp linens. Nice touches include free GoPros left in each room so that guests can record the amazing marine life while they snorkel.

Despite Kandolhu's diminutive size, there are an incredible four à la carte restaurants; choose from international all-day restaurant The Market, modern Mediterranean with a view at the raised Olive, and gorgeous sushi and sashimi at Banzai. The Ultimate Inclusions package allows guests to use any restaurant they choose for each meal, which makes it a good deal if you don't want to fret about extra costs adding up. Elsewhere on the island there's a dive school, water sports centre, wonderful spa and a full range of excursions.

Quick description via booking.com

Located in North Ari Atoll, in the Maldives, Kandolhu Maldives features 5 restaurants and free Wi-Fi. All rooms are air conditioned and offer wonderful ocean views. Your spacious villa at Kandolhu Maldives features a flat-screen TV, an iPad, a Bluetooth speaker and a GoPro Hero5 camera. Your private bathroom offers a shower, bathtub and hairdryer. At Kandolhu Maldives you will find a 24-hour front desk. There is also a laundry service and a small boutique selling toiletries, postcards and souvenirs. Measuring just 200 metres by 150 metres, the island features wide sandy beaches. The ocean has a colourful reef which is ideal for snorkelling. This resort is 70 km from Male Airport and can be reached by a 20 minute seaplane ride followed by 15 minutes on a speedboat.

Important information

Please note that guests must advise arrival and departure flight details at the time of booking, at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

The resort will arrange for a roundtrip 25-minute seaplane transfer to the resort from Malé International Airport. All additional costs are to be paid directly to the hotel (excluded from room rate).

Seaplanes operate during daylight hours only. Guests arriving in Malé on an international flight after 15:00 will need to find their own overnight accommodation in Malé. They will be transferred to the island the following day.

Guests departing Malé on an international flight earlier than 09:00 will need to leave Kandolhu Island 1 day before the date of departure to reach the airport on time.


Please note that the taxes [23.2%] will be charged on top of the cancellation fee as well.

Please note that the property provides the following benefits on complimentary basis to honeymooners if the travel is within 6 months of the wedding. A wedding certificate stating that wedding was within 6 months of travel is required on arrival.

- 30 minutes massage once per person.
- 3 course candlelit dinner with a bottle of sparkling wine
- Fruit basket and floral bed decoration on arrival

Please note that a minimum of 5 nights is required for all stays from 28 Dec 2018 to 02 Jan 2019. A Christmas supplement of US$150 and US$75 applies for adult and child respectively, on the night of 24th Dec. A New Year supplement of US$200 and US$100 applies for adult and child respectively, on the night of 31st Dec. All supplements are subject to 10% service charge and applicable GST. Only one meal plan can be applied per reservation.

Features of Kandolhu Maldives

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Concierge service


  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage


  • Garden
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Windsurfing
  • Library
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Wifi
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Beachfront
  • Wifi available in all areas


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning


  • Free WiFi available