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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 39 hotels in North Ari Atoll
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
The best kept secret in the Maldives - Kandolhu is tiny yet it encapsulates luxury and bespoke service presented in rich Maldivian hospitality. Ringed by a stunning house reef with thriving marine life complete with wide stretch of white sandy beaches, Kandolhu makes for an idyllic getaway. Five distinct villas are your choices for slumber. Inspired by contemporary Maldivian architecture, all villas are lavish and unique in its own way. They come adorned with world class furnishings complete with modern technology to offer you the perfect home for your stay with us. For the top Kandolhu experience, book an Ocean Pool Villa with its spacious living space, "glass box" bathroom and the promise of breathtaking views of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. Embark on gourmet journeys at four fine restaurants. Create your own quintessential Maldivian experience on Kandolhu with the Ultimate Inclusions package. Dine at a restaurant of your choice as you enjoy over 30 globally accredited old and new world wines, tropical cocktails, and a spectrum of premium spirits that are just some of the perks included in this package. World class dive sites are within easy reach of Kandolhu, where amazing encounters of the deep is made easy. Snorkel in the house reef and meet resident turtles. Tour the island whilst paddling a kayak or a stand up paddleboard, and come evening engage in a fluo night snorkelling. Invigorate your mind, body and soul at Varu Spa, and uncover complete wellness. Select sensual therapies from our signature product line, Voya an organic product range made from hand harvested seaweed.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Laptop safe
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Nando F wrote a review Jan 18
1 contribution
Every time again. It was great. Very high quality of all restaurants and very friendly staff. Its a great island. Not so big. Very clean. Very cool diving center. We can just recommend it. And that you can everywhere barefoot is great. ; )
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Chris L wrote a review Jan 4
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina4 contributions6 helpful votes
Great little island resort with a perfect blend of being small and away from it all, whilst having plenty to do and having a variety of great food and drink options. The staff were excellent throughout, striking a good balance of getting to know us and making recommendations, whilst also just letting us get on with our own thing. The location was exactly what we were looking for. Idyllic island and a really relaxed vibe. Lots of quiet beaches, calm waters to swim in and great snorkelling on the reef a short swim from the beach. Food was excellent throughout, with several good restaurants to choose from and the all inclusive package really did cover just about everything. The over water villa we stayed was perfect with a great terrace for sunsets and a well stocked wine fridge. The little pastries that appeared in the evening were a nice touch as well. Would highly recommend Kandolhu for anyone looking to get away from everything in the Maldives. One of the best resort experiences we’ve had.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Wassim wrote a review Jan 2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions1 helpful vote
Words and pictures will not do justice to this amazing island, facilities and team. The sea life and corals on the island is very rich. Baby sharks, peaceful reef sharks , and thousands of fish of all sizes and breeds and colors to see at the local reef meters away from shore. The food of top quality and variety at the various options. Team and staff very sweet. You feel you are alone on the island. Diving center accommodated a 3 days open water diving course and license. I will come back here. My second home after Marrakesh.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Natalia P wrote a review Dec 2020
Doha, Qatar13 contributions15 helpful votes
My husband and I travel a lot which has been stopped by the pandemic. We knew exactly what will be our first trip when we can finally travel - Kandolhu. It was our second time there (first place we have ever came back to as we like exploring new places) and it DID NOT disappoint. As always, everything was just perfect!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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jen r wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I visited Kandolhu on our honeymoon in December and truly could not have loved it more. The island and accomodation are both beautiful and made such a wonderful setting for our stay. Our absolute highlights were the incredible house reef, the amazing service and the delicious food. The reef completely blew us away, we didn't have a single snorkle trip where we didn't see multiple sharks, several turtles and our favourites, the batfish who followed us around. The island is really cleverly designed with lots of access points in addition to the two jetties that make it easy to get out and let you choose between a long and a short snorkle. We were frequent visitors of the dive and watersports centre, where you can pick up a paddle board or kayak for a spin around the island (a really fun part about it being on the smaller side), and the diving was outstanding as well, which as newbie divers we really appreciated as it helped us feel comfortable and confident despite some rather stormy conditions on some of the days! We loved how many restaurants there were to choose from, and each one of them impressed us and had something special to offer - our absolute top recommendation is the tandoori lamb at Sea Grill (though the tasting menu at Olive deserves a shout-out too) and the Market had a huge and delicious menu so we were always really excited for both lunch and breakfast when they rolled around too - try the KcMuffin! Across every single restaurant, and every part of our stay the service was genuinely outstanding, with super friendly staff who were also amazing at remembering what our favourite things were. We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon. In short - Kandolhu is amazing, to there.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$671 - $2,662 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kandolhu Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Kandolhu Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kandolhu Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kandolhu Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kandolhu Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jahaz, Jing, and Malamathi Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kandolhu Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a private pool during their stay.
Does Kandolhu Maldives have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Kandolhu Maldives offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kandolhu Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kandolhu Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.