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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel

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Kandooma Fushi Republic of Maldives
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Located in the South Male Atoll, a mere 40 minutes by speedboat, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is a 32 acre property housing 160 contemporary, comfortable and chic beach and over water villas. The Kandoo Kids Club – one of the larger children’s facilities in the Maldives with an outdoor splash pool and daily activities coupled with the “Kids Stay & Eat Free” program makes this the perfect retreat for family travelers. The Kandooma Spa by COMO Shambhala, the proximity to world class diving and surf spots guided by the onsite PADI 5 star dive center and surf school and “The Marquee” - a fully-fledged indoor event space catering up to 180 attendees mean that there is something for everyone here at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Badminton
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Windsurfing
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Infirmary
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Chinese, Filipino and 6 more
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asif ali wrote a review Jan 16
Faisalabad, Pakistan306 contributions170 helpful votes
U alll know maldives always a expensive destination spacialy private islands , so its also one of these but it a liitle a bit cheap only a little a bit . A public island also build very near of that hotel so it decreased its view value mean on one side of that island you can see building and construction noise too . But ocean view is good . One is very bad behaviour of there representative who is standing on male airport at night shift ,he is non coprative non friendly too, Accommodation and spacialy restaurant staff is soo nice spacialy Indonesians ladies, food is good and atmosphere also . The water is not very clean under the water villas, need to improve cleaning becoz whatervilla is know as neet and clean water . Room amenities are very good . Music programme at night also not very good . Its my comprehensive honest review, thanks
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Its an average island .
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Dear asif041, Thank you for sharing feedback of your recent stay with us at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. I am happy to see that there were lots of memorable moments here with us and disappointed to read of areas where you felt we didn't meet expectations. I assure you that we welcome all feedback and have shared it internally with the relevant departments. Our culinary team were delighted to read of your appreciation and they were recognised for their efforts. asif041, we do hope that someday soon you will be able to return to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives as we have many service enhancements in the pipeline and we know that you would be absolutely delighted! Warm regards Mark Eletr General Manager
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SeaFly2016 wrote a review Jan 15
Mumbai, India104 contributions28 helpful votes
Our eight day visit took place during the Covid 19 restrictions in Feb 2021. As with most of the Maldives the hotel is located on an island where not much else exist. During the Covid era one is not permitted to transfer between islands - however even when permitted the boat transfer fees are pretty high. Hotel boat transfer from the Airport was included in our package – check as prices are high it’s a 45 min ride. We opted for the Half Board meal plan which is ideal as it provides you the flexibility to enjoy various activities at the hotel (nothing is free here!!) and also do the boat tours (shark snorkelling, turtle diving etc). The hotel is nice and spread out – you can walk to the restaurant or request a buggy. The rooms are comfortable and the cottage we stayed in had an open to sky bathroom which was rather enjoyable – as in being one with nature – obviously providing privacy! The tours provided by the hotel are not cheap but then you are captive customer as either you book that or sit and look at the ocean! The food is quite enjoyable and a decent variety is provided though not exceptional. It would be prudent to carry some snacks with you on the trip. A 330 ml beer at the hotel is in the range of USD 11 – but again no option and when you enjoy one (or two!) with the meal it’s a necessary expense. We enjoyed our stay though 5 days would have been More Than Adequate for the Maldives.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Dear SeaFly2016, Thank you for sharing feedback of your 2021 stay with us at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. We were happy to read of your appreciation of our accommodation and culinary offering. Our villas are all designed to allow our guests to enjoy as much of the natural surroundings whilst in the comfort of their own villas. I do hope that you were able to experience some of our recreational activities whilst you were with us. Exploring the seascape especially on our Shark Snorkeling or our Ship Wreck Snorkeling trips is the best way to truly appreciate this magnificent destination. SeaFly2016, thank you once more and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives soon. Warm Regards Mark Eletr General Manager
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Carrot745 wrote a review Jan 1
London, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of staying on Kandooma Fushi just around Christmas and wish I could go back already. The property is well looked after, very green and clean. It was great to see social distance rules in place and face coverings to be used. We had the most amazing time going on a sunset cruise to see turtles and mantas off shore! The three crew members just knew the best spots and looked after those who weren’t that confident in the water. The little villa with an outdoor shower was very spacious and well equipped with fluffy pillows and a mattress that for once didn’t leave me waking up with a bad back as in most hotels. The selection of food was great and I was quite surprised about the variety of dishes. Especially the Indian and South East Asian choices even for breakfast were a delight. All the staff are so welcoming and always approachable. I could mention every single one of them. On behalf of the kitchen team who work behind the scenes, chef Minh who helped me to discover the most aromatic Japanese dishes at the live cooking station and also Aaditya and Raafiu who make the presentation of dishes and dining experience at the restaurant unforgettable. The beach bar was another great spot to watch the sunset and enjoy some delicious cocktails mixed by a very very attentive barkeeper.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Carrot745, Thank you for sharing this wonderful feedback of your recent stay with us at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. We were all so happy to see that you had a memorable time here; Minh, Aaaditiya and Raafiu will especially be recognised for their efforts as will all colleagues. How lucky were you to be able to see Manta Rays on your sunset cruise - this is the beauty of the Maldives; there's so much marine life to see. I hope that you were able to experience some of the other snorkeling excursions as its a once in a life time moment to be able to swim along side sharks, dolphin and even a ship wreck. Carrot745, it was an absolute pleasure to have you visit Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives and we all hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back very soon. Warm Regards Mark Eletr General Manager
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Deon T wrote a review Dec 2021
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We are a family of 6 and we had a whale of a time. Excellent accommodation and facilities - great food choices and they do their best for fussy eaters - young or otherwise. Rooms are in superb condition though resort is not new and HI has excellent staff - from Managers to restaurant to general workers to housekeepers - all are genuinely friendly and offer fantastic service. Special thanks to Shahid, Bandula, Eddie, Mohd Ali, Rateesh and many more I can’t rem names of…Great diversity of marine life is found just snorkeling off the waters in various spots surrounding the resort - we saw many different varieties of marine fish, rays, octopus, squids and even a baby shark! Do take advantage of the morning complimentary snorkeling trips to various reefs Mins away by speedboat. Activities not to be missed are the whale shark snorkeling, parasailing, and deep sea fishing! Nothing beats the freshest catch for dinner after the fishing trip. Simply delightful. We stayed in both the lagoon facing beach house and the over water villa and both were awesome.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Deon T, Thank you for this wonderful review of your time with us at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. My team and I are so happy to read of your appreciation on all that we offer here but more so the efforts of the team members here. Shahid, Bandula, Eddie, Mohamed Ali, Rateesh and everyone at here at Kandooma were absolutely delighted to see that you were able to enjoy many of our MUST do recreational experiences and took away lifelong incredible memories. We hope that on your next visit, you will be able to try out some of our wellness experiences at the Kandooma Spa by COMO Shambhala. Deon T, thank you again and we all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives very soon. Warm Regards Mark Eletr General Manager
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Melanie wrote a review Dec 2021
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We stayed in room 114. Had a private beach. The staff are so hardworking and go out of their way to make sure you're having a lovely time. The food is amazing. The staff at the main restaurant and the sunset bar brilliant!! Plenty of food and drinks to keep us happy. Desserts and fresh salads were absolutely amazing!! And the live counters too were something we looked forward.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear MelieRod, Thank you so much for sharing feedback of your recent stay with us at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. My team and I were touched with your appreciation of the efforts made by the team here. The culinary team were especially delighted to see that you enjoyed all that was on offer at Kandooma Cafe and the Sunset Bar. As happy as we are to read your wonderful comments on the restaurants and bars, we all hope that you were able to experience some of our recreational and wellness activities too during your stay with us. MelieRod, it was an absolute pleasure to have you with us and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives very soon Warm Regards Mark Eletr 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, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bikini Beach (0.3 miles) and Biyadoo Island (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
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, an IHG Hotel?
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, an IHG Hotel?
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, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include M6m, 73 Degrees, and Origami.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel 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, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Vietnamese, and Filipino.
Does Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, an IHG Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.