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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Find your tropical island paradise at the lagoon-facing Holiday Inn Resort (R) Kandooma Maldives. Let speedboats ferry you across the turquoise waters from Male International Airport to our contemporary Maldives holiday resort in just 40 minutes. Slip into island life from the moment you arrive at Holiday Inn Resort (R) Kandooma Maldives, with world-class diving and surfing facilities at your doorstep. Our beach villas ooze style and boast elegant touches like outdoor showers and iPod docking stations. Grab coffee and wood-fired pizza from the Bokkuraa Coffee Club beside our sparkling infinity pool, or unwind with a good book and enjoy views over the peaceful lagoon. You can indulge in a soothing Thai massage and other beauty treatments at our Kandooma Spa and book the Spa Suite's private garden with plunge pool for a romantic afternoon. Discover a Maldives hotel for family here, where you can learn to sail on a catamaran around the region's sandbanks and sip on alcohol-free cocktails on a sunset cruise. Diving and snorkelling among colourful reefs is just five minutes by boat from Holiday Inn Resort(R) Kandooma Maldives. As a child-friendly Maldives hotel, your children will be kept entertained with face-painting and fun games, while parents can unwind with a game of tennis or a workout at the gym. Top off a perfect day with a Maldivian seafood feast and breathtaking sunsets at The Kitchen restaurant.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Spa
Couples massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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English, Chinese
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Jennifer J wrote a review Jul 2020
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Had a wonderful holiday at this great Resort. We hoped to stay at 2 different resorts but the hospitality, kindness and attention of their staff made us change our minds to spend our entire holiday at this splendid resort!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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AiRina wrote a review Mar 2020
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine6 contributions2 helpful votes
At first I want to say that I fly a lot and everywhere . And I’m very demanding meticulous person and I always write complaints )). But this time I was very impressed by staying at this hotel on Maldives . Every department is doing not just his work but much more . Every time I would like to say to every employee is Attentive ! Respectful ! Taking care! Polite ! Veryyy KIND !!! And Attention ! About 400 employee work there ! Every guest is greatly respectful, loved by every employee ). Safety . All day safe guards are really guarding the whole territory , and the people at the beaches. Neatly dressed, polite . Cleaning service at rooms( houses) is well done! And all island is cleaned perfectly everyday and you can walk around without shoes! At reception there is Olga and Mina who are kind and patient. They solve every misunderstanding, problem in patient calm manner Breakfast - lots of varieties! And when I came they remember want I eat, want I want ). Especially Thanks a lot to Siva, he is a manager, in charge of food and beverages. He has been working there for 12years there ! When you look at him , you will see very kind eyes, and smile . He loves his job and guests! He was veryyy kind and taking care to my stomach problems. At restaurant I met the best manager. His name Mohamed Ali. He was paying attention to every guest, even asking about stomach intolerance. In the restaurants they cook very delicious and tasty ( and fish and meat). There happened to me an accident - strong migraine attack for some days. I got frightened a lot because I’m on the island far from Male and home. I couldn’t walk, dizziness, crying , huge pain. Well , I had to go to their doctor office. Honestly speaking , I didn’t think it will help me . But when I entered I nicely surprised . I saw all special equipment for intensive therapy ( monitor checking pulse, pressure, heart; oxygen; injections;droppers and lots of medicine ). Before I called my doctors to Ukraine , but their treatment didn’t help me . But when I addressed here, I understood this Doctor Banuj is well qualified , he made treatment step by step that my migraine stopped !!!! I’m highly grateful to Him. I was there for my business and being healthy it’s my one of the requirements of my job. Now I totally trust this place to stay in. SO THANK YOU YOUR TEAM THAT YOU FIND SUCH PROFESSIONAL CARING FRIENDLY POLITE STUFF ON THE RESORT! Everyone treat you like you are the ONLY GUEST ON WHOLE ISLAND , I do want to return again just to feel again you are a Queen! Thank You!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Idan L wrote a review Feb 2020
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We have stayed a week, a couple with two very young children . Nothing we asked for was too much trouble for the staff. What I liked the most is the feeling of familiarity after a few days. The list of wonderful employees was very long, so I’ll sum up: Thithi, Maoon, Clement, Badal and Zaain from the Kandooma Cafe, Shifaz who checked us in and was very helpful and so was Olha at check out, and to our dearest friend Aijaz the lifeguard ! You have all been wonderful and we hope to visit you again
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from HolidayInnResortKM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Dear Idan L, Hello from the Maldives! Thank you so much for sharing feedback of your recent stay with us at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. I am so happy to see that you and your family had a wonderful time and felt right at home with us. I shall certainly pass on your appreciation to the colleagues that you have mentioned; all of whom no doubt will be as thrilled as I am. Idan L, it was our pleasure to welcome you to our Kandooma family and we cannot wait to welcome you back to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives once more. Best Regards Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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Maélie M wrote a review Feb 2020
Geneva, Switzerland4 contributions5 helpful votes
We spent a wonderful week at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives and came back with memories to cherish for a lifetime. The island is a little paradise which met all our expectations. We could do many activities throughout the week such as snorkeling, going on a dolphin/sunset cruise, attending yoga classes, playing volleyball on the beach, kayaking around the island and so on. In Kandooma, there is no time to get annoyed. We really appreciated all the team’s effort for providing the best service and for being very helpful at any occasion. Thank you to all the chefs for the food which was varied and of good quality. The bedroom was roomy and comfortable, the room attendants did an amazing job to make this journey even greater! A special mention for Labbeeb for his original and awesome decoration for the birthday celebration. A huge thank you to Ali and Yaan for their professionalism, their kindness and their daily good mood. Their delicious cocktails will be missed. And finally, thank you to Alistair who has been extremely open to us, not only was he a good yoga teacher, but a great spiritual teacher. As an IHG member, it has been a pleasure to discover Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives and I will be back with no hesitations. Thank you for this incredible week.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from HolidayInnResortKM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
Responded Feb 20, 2020
Dear Maélie M, Hello from Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives; thank you so much for sharing feedback of your time with us! We were absolutely delighted to have welcomed you to our slice of paradise and are so happy that you had a wonderful time with us. Its great to see that during your time with us you had the opportunity to try out so many of our activities, but I can assure you that there's so much more to explore - a week is never enough. The team here are no doubt the heart and soul of the island and they will be so thrilled to see your warm appreciation of their efforts in ensuring that you had a memorable stay with us. Now that you're very much part of the Kandooma family, we hope to see more and more of you! Maélie M thank you once more and we all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives very soon. Best regards Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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Ally R wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom214 contributions91 helpful votes
I've just had an 8 day vacation at this resort, with my wife and very young baby daughter. We received an extremely warm and friendly welcome, and the staff on the whole were attentive, accommodating and friendly. The meet and greet at the airport is slick, quick and easy, and our speedboat ride was very pleasant, with very welcome cool towels and water provided! The welcome and check-in was also slick, quick, thorough, warm and friendly. The staff wanted to make sure we had everything we needed for our baby, and nothing was too much trouble. A member of the management team checked on us daily, whether at breakfast, or in the passing, to ensure we still had everything we needed or if there was any help or assistance we needed. This was great! The restaurants provide nice food from plentiful menus, and the food/drinks are reasonably priced. The staff in the kids club are lovely - and the kids club itself is very clean, secure, comfortable and well-appointed. This was a fabulously relaxing holiday at a resort which was virtually perfect for all our needs - and we would happily return! Nice beaches, nice pool, nice amenities, nice rooms, great staff! All the staff we encountered were generally attentive, helpful and friendly. It's impossible to remember the name of every member of staff - but here were some of the staff members that stood out, for their helpful attitude and/or great service: Bandula and Alka gave us a very warm welcome and checked on us daily; and Geert cheerfully helped us out when we needed something and made sure that we knew to contact him if we needed more help; Ranjith and Melvin served us brilliantly at the beach bar throughout each day; Zaini (maybe not the correct spelling!) served us cheerfully at breakfast, as did so many others; and Umar (security) knew us by name, checked on us and helped us feel really safe and secure. Housekeeping did a great job of cleaning our room daily, but I never caught his name; and the laundry service was great too! Altogether a great team - and they have my thanks!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from HolidayInnResortKM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
Responded Feb 18, 2020
Dear 80allyr, Thank you so much for sharing feedback on your recent stay with us at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. The team here is delighted to see that you and your family had a wonderful time with us; It really was our pleasure you have you all here. I am so happy to see your appreciation of all my team members and I shall ensure that the teams are congratulated for ensuring that they made your stay so memorable. 80allyr now that you are truly part of the Kandooma family, we hope to be able to welcome you and your family back to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives very soon! Best regards Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$202 - $771 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn resort kandooma hotel south male atoll, kandooma south male atoll, kandooma hotel south male atoll
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollKandoomaafushi Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
160
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives?
Nearby attractions include Bikini Beach (3.1 miles) and Biyadoo Island (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include M6m, 73 Degrees, and Origami Japanese Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Kandoomaafushi Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.