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Ranked #4 of 13 hotels in North Ari Atoll
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort looks extremely new as it is only 6-month old. Ocean pool villa is to die-for and the resort is as beautiful as on the website!!! We encountered rain when we were there but quite frankly it didn't ruin anything as the place was still beautiful and had a different romantic feel. The all-in-inclusive is extremely comprehensive and highly... More

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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

While reviewing resorts in the Maldives, I came across Kandolhu and the more I read about it, the more I was intrigued. Kandolhu seemed too good to be true. It checked every box I had in mind. Water Pool Villa-Check Small, intimate and romantic resort-Check (only 30 villas) All-Inclusive, Full Board Meal Options-Check A La Carte Meal options-Check Great Snorkeling-Check... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was our 6th visit to the Maldives and this time we choose tiny Kandolhu in the North Ari Atoll. We wanted small, boutique, a la carte, house reef from beach so all boxes ticked regarding the initial selection of resort and a bonus of being part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World chain. A seaplane transfer from... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Once we arrive at the lounge area waiting for our seaplane transfer, we knew we made the right choice by choosing Kandolhu. The lounge area is cozy and relaxing with cold & hot drinks, light food being offered free of charge! Seaplane land at Safari (approx 20-30 mins) and we were transferred to the island by Kandolhu Speedboat, took approx... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Stayed in this gorgeous small island for a week recently. Was very amazed with their cheerful staff and their hospitality. We took a pool villa Room which was just next to the beach and it was breathtaking! The room was tastefully decorated and the bed is huge! What I love the most are their Restaurants, dinner on the beach, truly... More

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Akita, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This pretty island made our holiday unforgettable. So many colorful fish at house reef and we saw eagle rays, turtles, white tip sharks easy to swim around island. very nice beach and water villa was not so far from island. Staff were very friendly. Also at dive school thanks to Yvonne and Ian for nice dive. It was wonderful holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This little island has the best reef of the Maldivian islands I have visited by far. We spent hours snorkeling and it was utterly amazing. I cannot fault anything. Ignore any reviews earlier than February as this island has changed hands and has been completely renovated.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Island is simply wonderful, everything is superb. The Staff really go out of their way to help in anyway they can, the dining options offer great choice be it Market place, Seaview, Olive or Banzai, fresh fish daily is a wonderful option. The snorkelling offers all kinds of treats, rays, fish of wonderful colours and turtles simply going about... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Perfect... house reef is great... rich and full pf diferent species... we saw eagle rays, turtules, black tip sharks, moray, and loads of diferent fishes. restaurants are very good with large variety of food. Ultimate inclusions is a must. The im room wine cellar in great, as well as have the feeling of not needing to worrie about the doubts... More

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Leeds, Yorkshire
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Well here's our review of our stunningly beautiful two-week holiday at Kandolhu, in the North Ari Atoll. Be prepared - it's long - but I know how starved we were for reviews (or anything we could get our eager hands on!) of the island before we went. I wanted to give those of you lucky to have a holiday planned... More

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Address: Kandholhudhoo
Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > North Ari Atoll
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Also Known As:
Kandholhu Island Resort And Spa
Kandholhu Island Hotel North Ari Atoll
Kandolhu Island Maldives/North Ari Atoll

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Even in the Maldives, an island so perfectly formed as Kandolhu is rare. Measuring just 200 metres by 150 metres, the island is lush, with wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green. The island is also home to one of the most pristine, colourful and lively house reef in the Maldives. Easily accessible from all around the island, you will find large table corals as well as many clown fish living in sea anemones. Located 70 kilometres south west of Male' in North Ari Atoll, the island is reached in 25 minutes by seaplane. Offering just 30 villas in 5 different styles, both over the water and on the beach, the island is perfect for couples wanting some alone time in paradise. The distinctive natural elements of the Maldives are perfectly combined with modern architecture and creature-comforts in creating an experience so memorable that it will stay with you forever. Kandolhu Island is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. ... more   less 
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