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Kandooma (Holiday Inn Resort )Maldives welcomes you to discover your tropical island paradise.
Speedboats ferry you across the turquoise waters from Malé International Airport to our contemporary (surf)Resort in just 40 minutes.
The South Male atolls are working with the same conditions as The North Male Atolls, although a bit smaller as North Male, here you will surf alone most of the time. As most surfers’ travel to the North Male atolls and most safari boats stay up there as well, the South Male atolls are more or less forgotten but make no mistake, waves are good here with plenty of options to choose from. The waves in front of Kandooma resort are top class so no need to travel far.
Kandooma will provide you to surf the right called Natives or Foxy`s plus a small paddle across the lagoon to enjoy Loshfushi point, a machine, like left barrel wave, very challenging … Other waves can be reached by Dhoni from the resort.
Slip into island life from the moment you arrive, with world-class South Malé Atoll diving and surfing on your doorstep.
The Villas are modern, have a refreshing design and boast special touches like outdoor showers and iPod docking stations.
Offering smart casual dining, extensive water sports, dedicated Kids Club and activities and Spa relaxation, the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is the ideal gathering place for friends and families.
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offers you the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure.
Grab your flippers and head on over.
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The villas of Kandooma are built to meet the modern travelers’ need for comfort, style, recreation and convenience. Inviting touches engage your senses. Whitewashed floorboards evoke fresh coolness yet over warmth and texture to bare feet, while large picture windows beckon the sun right in. Choose from the five different room types available – your home away from home in paradise.
Standard amenities in all rooms include:
- Fully stocked mini bar
- Loose leaf tea, fresh ground coffee and citrus press
- Telephone with IDD
- Private indoor or outdoor showers
- Flat screen television with local and satellite channels
- Wifi broadband
- iPod docking stations
- In-room safe deposit box
- Radio Kandooma access
- Beach towel & bag
- Life jacket
- Kandooma water
- Table fan
Garden View Villa & Beach View Villa
Like all Kandooma’s accommodation, the semi-detached garden & beach view villas come with large picture windows that positively invite the outdoors inside.
Whitewashed floor boards evoke a sense of fresh coolness, yet feel warm and textured to bare feet. Luxury comes from the light summer duvets and generously proportioned bath towels.
Flat screen television, a place to plug in your mp3/iPod, indoor and outdoor showers and WIFI broadband as standard, in addition to all the other usual amenities you would expect of a world class lifestyle resort. While both garden and beach villas are facing the sea, the Garden view villas are located further in the island and the Beach view villas have an open view to the beach
The sea-facing Sea View Beach House offers the luxury of space. Located at the water’s edge, the villas present a striking mix of natural elements and modern design. Bedrooms located at the first-floor level and so enjoy views of the sea. The living area underneath the bedroom is furnished with designer furniture laid out on a carpet of the white sand.
Each Sea View Beach House is 72 square meters in size, with 36 square meters on each level.
Family Beach House
Sea View Family Beach Houses, as the name suggests, are ideal for families or a small group of divers, and are the size of two Sea View Beach House’s together. They offer sleeping space upstairs as well as living and dining below.
The Overwater Villa offers the ultimate in the Maldives experience. Hovering above coral and marine life in the shallow clear waters, guests will enjoy their time on the private sundeck, dangling their feet in the water, or at high tide, relaxing in a partially submerged hammock.
Expansive living space is complemented by a large open bathroom which offers an outdoor shower and bathtub and views of the water.
The Overwater Villa are 85 square metres in size.
Sea View Overwater Pavilion (2 Bedrooms)
Enjoy unobstructed panoramas of sun, sea and sky from our spectacular Overwater Pavillion. With additional space for indoor and outdoor living, this two-bedroom Pavillion is perfect for families with a generous 170 sqm of space. The expansive private sundeck is the ideal place to relax and take in the tranquil, pristine lagoon and is furnished with a daybed and a table for outdoor dining along with direct access to the sea.
The main bedroom connects to a full bathroom that features a double vanity and, also showcases a private outdoor rain shower and bath tub with splendid views of the Indian Ocean.
Enjoy a sunny afternoon reading or relaxing in your private overwater sitting area with day bed and take in the sounds of the ocean.
Food and Beverage…
Whether it’s a pizza served by the pool, succulently barbecued catch of the day, authentic Asian cuisine, amazing dining events or refined dining, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma’s bounty of culinary alternatives provide delightful dining experiences for all.
Bokkuraa Coffee Club
Greet the new day at Kandooma Café with the company of sunshine and Atoll waves. Tell our talented chefs how you’d like your eggs to go with your international breakfast, complete with fresh orange juice, fresh ground coffee and loose-leaf teas.
Kandooma Café serves a lunch buffet in a casual outdoor setting, with the pleasure of a beach view and a wide variety of salads, piping hot dishes and varied dessert counter.
Dine beachside overlooking the Kandooma Channel in an exquisitely elegant setting where you get your food served kitchen style! The
Kitchen is about fresh food, freshly prepared. It’s about the best recipes taken from the West and Asia – Thailand, Indonesia, China and India – carefully prepared by passionate chefs who take pride in each and every dish they cook. They insist on fresh deliveries from our suppliers to guarantee that you get the freshest and tastiest food!
Atop The Kitchen is The Deck, the best place in Kandooma to unwind and catch the sunset, moonlight or stars in a contemporary open air setting with our star gazer ready for your viewing pleasure.
Choose your favourite drink and participate in nightly events hosted by our Recreation team. Or kick back, enjoy some light snacks and listen to stories told by divers who hang out here under the twinkling stars.
Bokkuraa Pool Bar
Enjoy a little bit of the “city-by-the-beach” at Bokkuraa Coffee Club. Choose from a wide selection of fresh pastries, smoothies, milkshakes and homemade ice creams to accompany your freshly-brewed boutique coffees and teas.
Dine IN! The Kitchen
Sample International flavours IN The Kitchen with an open interactive dining experience. Delight in our remarkable culinary menu featuring some of our best dishes. Feast your eyes on dazzling displays of freshly caught seafood and seasonal dishes as our chefs invite you IN their kitchen. Enjoy the show as food cooked on a sizzling open flame is served right before your eyes.
Our chef will be grilling a variety of freshly caught fish, kebabs, succulent skewers, juicy tender prime beef and vegetables to your liking. Make your choice and we will slap it on the Barbie for you, served with a large selection of savoury seasonings and lip-smackin’ sauces. Good old fashioned BBQ-style recipes grilled right in front of you, all natural and all good!
Romantic Dining Pleasure
Watch the sun set and enjoy your very own private dinner at one of our amazing locations—a perfect way to start your evening:
Available on the beach, at your villa, on the tower or at our private island
Group & Family BBQ’s
Experience your very own dinner under the stars at the location of your choice; an excellent way for a group of friends to end the day as the sun sets and the night sky illuminates.
Available on the beach, at your villa, on the tower or at our private island
Surfer’s Corner Barbie
Come and hang loose, like in the good old days. Experience your very own Grillin ‘n Chillin’ Barbie at Surfers Corner, a “Perfect Wave’” for a group of surfers to end the day as the sun sets and the night sky turns on… take it easy!
What’s waiting for you
- Water sports activities
- Outdoors and nature activities
- Beach sports and games
- Dive center
- Complimentary services:
- Snorkeling lesson with equipments
- Snorkeling trip with equipments
- Kandooma water and sun cream at pool area
- WIFI throughout the resort
Our Kids Club is open from 9am to 5.30pm every day and is free of charge for children over 4 years. For children under 4 years old we provide a babysitting service during the Kids Club operation hours.
Your child can either come to the Kids Club to play amongst our toys or we can entertain and care for them at your room. This service is 13 per hour per child (plus 10% service charge + 6% GST), it is also available to children of all ages out of Kids Club operation hours.
Serenity and rejuvenation await you at the COMO Shambhala Spa at Kandooma…
The idyllic setting sets the scene of serenity and calm as it gets you in the mood for relaxation and indulgence.
The perfect getaway from all pressures and demand of today’s modern world, the spa experience at Kandooma is all about energizing in a natural environment with its offerings of a wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments.
What are the rates?
Interested to book or do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us! We will get back at you within 24 hours (probably much faster).
Tel: +316 55 828 727
Freqeuntly Asked Questions
When are the Maldives waves at their best?
In general the season runs from mid February till November.
– February, March, April and May: Stable and clean weather with light winds. Consistent medium height waves.
– June, July, August and September: Overhead! Potentially the biggest swells. Can be rainy though.
– Oktober and November: Winds are getting stable and the waves will be medium but clean.
How to get there?
Simply book a flight to Male (MLE) with airlines like Emirates/Singapore Airlines/Etihad/ Sri Lankan/ Qatar ( free surf boards ) or Turkish Airlines / Tiger Airlines/ Air Berlin / Condor
How do I make a reservation?
1. Contact us regarding your request and/or any questions you may have. Use the form above, call us (+316 55 828 727) or write us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. Together we will arrange your trip from A to Z.
3. Have you read our Booking Terms? Before confirming, please read them.
Don’t forget your:
– Surf equipment (+ repair kit)
– Passport (at least 6 months valid upon date of return)
– Visas. For Maldives you get a 30 day free visa upon arrival. Double check here
– Travel insurance
– Board shorts, sunscreen and slippers
At Kandooma you surf the right called Natives or Foxy`s plus a small paddle across the lagoon to enjoy Loshfushi point, a machine like left barrel wave, very challenging … Other waves can be reached by Dhoni from the resort.
• Twin Peaks
o Good left, which picks up more swell than most of the breaks in South Male’ Atoll. Can have a good end section in a
big S swell. Access by boat.
o Really nice, fast little right-hander that picks up less swell than most other places. Named after the resort
workers’ quarters on the island.
o Small short left
o Righthander with easy outside section but fun fast barrels on the inside. Best SW winds.
o Small reef in the middle of the channel on the southern side of the island; fast right-hander, one of the best waves
in the area. Access by boat.
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