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Kandolhu Island

Kandholhudhoo
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is all class - the first impressions are fantastic and it continues to impress from there. Wife was not well during our transit to the island - but received fantastic care by the Kandolhu lounge staff at the seaplane terminal, Maria during transit to the island, then by the Trisha and the lovely ladies at the Varu Spa... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having travelled a lot and spent time in many luxury hotels around the world, we had high expectations for this first trip to the Maldives. From the moment we boarded the Kandolhu speedboat at the seaplane jetty we knew we were in for something special. A lot of positive remarks have been made in others' reviews and we would certainly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Island ticks every box to qualify as the ultimate paradise Island. Sparkling white beaches all round the island, no sea wall, amazing housereef that goes around the entire Island. Mostly great food. Interior of the island is really green and extremely well tended too. A tropical garden without being tame and boring. Loved the banana trees!! Staff is doing... More 

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Switzerland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the overwhelming positive reviews on Tripadvisor, we came to Kandolhu with high expectations. Unfortunately, we left feeling a little disappointed as these expectations were by and large not met. We had chosen Kandolhu due its small size and reputation for good diving and snorkelling, and certainly the latter left no reason for disappointment at all. However there were a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my wife went here as the 1st part of our honeymoon and stayed for 5 nights, we stayed in a beach pool villa as our booking agent said there was no availability for an ocean pool villa, I was a bit disappointed as I wanted the best for my wife on our honeymoon, nevertheless there was nothing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to find anything whatsoever wrong about this place... If your idea of a great relaxing holiday is Being on a tiny beautiful island set in clear coral seas sleeping in new stylish new well appointed and thoughtfully equipped rooms coupled with great food and friendly happy staff ... you will probably agree with me the only bad thing about... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

The mark of a good, boutique resort must surely be that it feels completely empty just when it is at its fullest. And that's how it feels at Kandolhu. There is never a crowd. There is never a rush. There is never a line. We spent a week there in November, our second trip to the Maldives in a year.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I travel frequently for the last 30 years on business. I have stayed pretty much everywhere, and this is the first time I have reviewed. From a holidaymakers or honeymooners, perfect. The hosts, were fantastic, the staff fantastic, the food fantastic. You can walk from one end to the other in a few mins, hardly saw anyone even though they... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Kandolhu Island fulfilled our expectations and we had a great vacation on this small island. Friendly and helpful staff, delicious food, great reef to snorkel or dive (I did a dive course with PADI certificate) . Even all rooms were fully booke we had the feeling that we were alone on the island and enjoyed the privacy and relaxing time.... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

From the moment you arrive at Male airport everything is taken care of. The seaplane transfer from Male to Kandolhu is spectacular, the views of the small islands below are exactly as you see in the brochures. Kandolhu is a very small, but perfect island. Due to the size it is necessary for the seaplane to land at a neighbouring... More 

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Address: Kandholhudhoo
Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > North Ari Atoll
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Kandholhu Island Resort And Spa
Kandholhu Island Hotel North Ari Atoll
Kandolhu Island Maldives/North Ari Atoll
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in North Ari Atoll
#1 Spa Hotel in North Ari Atoll

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