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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Kandima Maldives is much more than just a holiday. This new game-changing destination offers a seriously stylish island setting with extraordinary restaurants and bars and plenty of on-site activities to choose from. Based on the values of the umbrella brand Pulse Hotels & Resorts - smart, playful, rooted, responsible, human - Kandima Maldives is a place with soul, deeply rooted and respectful of our guests, colleagues, community, culture and surroundings. Here, it is all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and smart solutions that make use of the latest innovations - not to mention a playful spirit!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics
Canoeing offsite
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Infirmary
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Slobodan, Serbia wrote a review Today
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I like this Island because it has big nature area without bungalows. Beaches and sea are clean. Also, the pools are excellent. Small electric bus through island is good idea. Drivers are polite and nice, especialy Himba. Bad thing - not enough stuff in bars so you have to wait your orders a lot.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Natalie wrote a review Jan 2021
16 contributions9 helpful votes
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Whatever you do, please do not listen to the negative reviews you are reading. I believe these people may need to take up meditation to find some inner peace. There was absolutely nothing to complain about, the staff are unbelievable at what they do, always on hand if you ever need anything. We did thorough research before we selected this hotel as I was feeling anxious about travelling during a pandemic and they put my mind at ease as soon as we got there. They’re handling the pandemic the best way they can by temperature checking, offering hand sanitiser to each and every guest before they enter the restaurants. We came as a family with our little boy (4) and he absolutely loved it. There are plenty of things for the whole family to do, highly recommend hiring a bike it’s a great way to explore the island - the buses come roughly every 10 mins which was amazing and they always stop out of courtesy to see you if you’d like a lift! The island is perfection, the waters are crystal clear, the beaches are super Sandy and cleaned every single day - the cleaners are cleaning rooms daily and handle everything with a smile. We honestly couldn’t of selected a better resort, the place is paradise on earth and we were in a little dream bubble for 12 nights. Dolphin boat trip was out of this world and the sunsets are oh so dreamy. Yoga was amazing & the instructor was great, I felt totally refreshed after the class. The food is fantastic and I’ve never personally tasted a curry so good in my life! They seem to employ very similar people as all staff members are kind, smiley and extremely helpful Thank you Kandima for being so kind to us and handling everything with such grace especially during a pandemic. We would like to personally like to thank Mizy at Flavour she was absolutely fantastic at her job and so so sweet! Moosa, thank you for everything, you topped our holiday off nicely with extra sprinkles on top :) Jillu at the bar, thanks for always asking what we would like to drink 10/10 service. Nabeeh was also fantastic and Inattey at Reception. We hope to see you all again in the near future! From Natalie, Ben & Quincey (vacated room 450 on 08/01) Take care all and stay safe!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Abdulla Aboobakuru, Guest Services / Front Office at Kandima Maldives
Responded Feb 15, 2021
Hi Natalie, Awesome to hear that you had a great family holiday. And great to know you love Kool & Stylish Kandima. We are glad to hear you love Facilities, food, beautiful island and activities. We are glad you enjoyed Kandimatised hospitality! It is truly something we take great pride in. I will share your comments and pass the hello to Mizy, Moosa, Jillu, Nabeeh and Nabeeh. trust they will be very happy to hear from you. Once again, thank you for choosing Kool & Stylish Kandima Maldives as your island destination. I hope there will be another opportunity to welcome you back. if there is anything our K'rew and I could assist in the future, please do feel free to contact us. K'nd regards, Abdulla Aboobakuru Resort Manager - Kandima
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AbiJ wrote a review Nov 2021
Middleton, United Kingdom11 contributions6 helpful votes
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We absolutely loved the resort, it was worth the travel times. First and foremost the staff at Kandima are wonderful, authentic and very helpful. I can’t name any people specifically because everyone we met made our stay special. Activities: We did an art class, went to the fish feeding, kayaked and did the dolphin quest. Each activity was superb and hosted with smiles. The massages were actually amazing. Food: Again staff in the restaurant were great. On the ball topping up water and food. If you’re careful with your booking you’ll get the right board basis. We went for all inclusive dine around which included the buffets - these were lovely and had enough options (I am a bit picky and my partner is a pescatarian with a lactose intolerance!). It also included the restaurants (not themed nights and only for a limited menu). This was fine for us, it was just nice to get that restaurant service for a few evenings and dine on the beach. Drinks: You get a choice of cocktails and standard brand spirits to choose from. You can order other drinks but these are chargeable. Room: We went for an Ocean Villa with Pool. This was fantastic for spotting dolphins at sunrise and sunset. It got very hot and there’s little wind reaching the Villa so a dip in the pool was handy. You can’t get into the sea from this Villa as it’s the ‘ocean side’ and therefore rocky. It’s a thin atoll so you only have to pop across the way for a breeze and a sandy beach. We would come back in a heartbeat thanks to the gorgeous atmosphere Kandima have created. Huge thank you to everyone on the Atoll who fed us, magically cleaned our room while we were out (every time?!), recommended activities and helped us really wind down.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Keep an eye out for local wildlife and you’ll not be disappointed
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David B wrote a review Nov 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Where to start? Kandima Maldives is an amazing place however you will be disappointed as we were. We've booked Kandima for our dream honeymoon but we were really disappointed in many aspects. 1. All Inclusive isn't all inclusive. You also won't get minibar in AI. At restaurants you only get a set menu for AI. At bar you won't get all cocktails or bar food. You won't even get snacks on AI. 2. Lunch is only at buffet restaurants ( 2 restaurants) and the food there isn't the best. I AM NOT A PICKY EATER. There were days we I only had chips and chicken nuggets for lunch. 3. What ever you get to drink at bars on when you enter any restaurants you be asked for your room number. So basically you be asked what's you room number 20 - 30 times a day departing how much you like to drink. Kandima should work out how to prevent this by simply do colour coding of your band. 4. Don't expect to get all cocktails at the bar when on AI. You will be limited to only 5 or 7 cocktails ( can't remember now) these cocktails aren't nice tbh. Even Mojito isn't included in the AI so you'll have to pay for it. 5. Don't expect to have your room cleaned. They will do your bed and will give you new towels but that's it. Our room floor was dirty in the whole villa ( stayed in the water villa all week). They won't even sweat the floor. 6. Rude Russian and Kazakhstan people. Even staff told us that thise people are extremely rude to them. 7. 20 minutes for them is 3 hours. Let me explain. Our luggage got lost. We got into our villa and after a long journey all we wanted was a shower and new fresh clothes. So had a shower and after about 20 I realised we still have not luggage. So called the reception and asked where are our suitcases. I was told they will be with us 20min times. After 30 min still no luggage. So called the reception again and got told the same thing, 20 times your luggage will be there. Again 30 min time nothing. Called the reception again and asked if they lost our suitcases. I was told no we have your luggage don't worry. 10 min time the reception rang me back and asked if I can describe all 4 suitcases. This was going on for abou 3h in total. At the end they delivered all 4 suitcases to our room ok. Overall we have enjoyed the stay there but wouldn't ever go back or recommend this place to anyone. Unless you're on All inclusive Platinum you won't get the real AI feel. Have to say Kandima Maldives is a modern and beautiful resort with amazing staff. All staff is so polite and helpful when you ask for anything. Kandima should be proud about their employees
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Muhammad Baibras wrote a review Nov 2021
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This is a place from Heaven. From reservations to check out, you get a special treatment. Food, Staff, location, cleanliness, swimming pools, beach, kids Kandiland, Spa, Water sports, rooms...everything was perfect!!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$254 - $629 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesDhaalu AtollKandima
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kandima Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Kandima Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Kandima Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kandima Maldives?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Kandima Maldives?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kandima Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flavour, Breeze Pool Bar, and Zest.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kandima Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Kandima Maldives have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kandima Maldives offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Kandima Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Kandima Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kandima Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kandima Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German and Arabic.
Does Kandima Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.