Best kept secret in the Maldives
Even in the Maldives, an island so perfectly formed as Kandolhu is rare. The island is lush, with wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green and is home to one of the most pristine, colourful and lively house reef in the Maldives.
Kandolhu is an exquisite Maldives resort which features just 30 villas that perfectly combine natural elements of the Maldives with modern architecture and creature-comforts, in creating an experience so memorable that it will stay with you forever.
VILLAS & BUNGALOWS
These unique Maldives beach villas located on the western shores of Kandolhu feature a king bed, while a spacious open air garden bathroom features a jacuzzi bathtub, shower and twin vanity. A second outdoor shower is set in the garden.
The veranda at the front is complete with a plush daybed and a dining area, and the adjoining sundeck features sunloungers and sun umbrella.
The Beach Villa can accommodate 2 adults. Request Quote
Facing the east, the extravagant Pool Villa features a lavish bedroom with a king-sized bed facing the pool and the blue lagoon beyond. Walk through the expansive wardrobe to access the large open air bathroom featuring a freestanding bath, shower, twin vanity and an outdoor garden shower. The large verandas of these Maldives luxury villas feature an outdoor daybed. Each outdoor deck houses a pool (9 sqm), sunloungers, sun umbrella and dining area.
The Pool Villas can accommodate maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Request Quote
These two-storey pool villas in Maldives are located on the west side of the island. You will enter into a dedicated living area with daybed. The ground level of this well-designed Maldives villa also has a large wardrobe and a garden bathroom with shower, twin vanity, freestanding bath and a separate outdoor shower. The veranda at the front offers an outdoor daybed and dining area. A separate terrace features the pool (18 sqm), sunloungers and sun umbrella. The upper level houses a spacious and airy bedroom with king bed, and a second bathroom. The balcony features an outdoor daybed and a seating area, and offers uninterrupted views out to the ocean.
The Duplex Pool Villas can accommodate maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Request Quote
Located over the water, this elegant ocean villa in Maldives features a large bedroom with king bed, daybed and views out to the ocean. The bathroom of this luxury villa in Maldives faces the lagoon and has a Jacuzzi, twin vanity, shower and a dressing area. The sun deck is private with sunloungers, sun umbrella and steps down to the sea.
The Ocean Villas can accommodate can accommodate 2 adults. Request Quote
Facing the sunset, the Ocean Pool Villas offer the best experience at Kandolhu. Each lavish water villa in Maldives is reached by its own private walkway and includes an oversized bedroom with king bed, day bed and walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom of these luxury pool villas in Maldives is open and airy with shower, twin vanity and a bathtub, and features a sliding door which opens up to the outdoor deck. This expansive and completely private deck includes sunloungers, sun umbrella and a plunge pool (7 sqm) and infinite views of the Indian Ocean.
The Ocean Pool Villas can accommodate maximum 3 adults. Request Quote
WINE & DINE
To experience fine dining in Maldives, why not book a Private Dinner on Kandolhu, where you can design a menu together with the chef, to be had on a secluded corner of the beach.
Located facing the ocean, The Market is an all-day dining à la carte restaurant which serves international and local specialties in a relaxed ambiance. Only breakfast consists of a tasteful buffet with dishes to satisfy all taste buds. Selected items are served from a cooking station, prepared to order.
A sand floored beach bar where you can relax whilst enjoying tropical fresh juices and fabulous cocktails. Vilu Bar also offers low-key entertainment by a two-piece band or movie nights on the beach.
Discover the art of Japanese cuisine at Banzai. Choose from flavoursome sushi, succulent sashimi or meat and seafood grilled to perfection on the teppan, all to be enjoyed under a canopy of the starlit night sky.
Set right on the beach, the Sea Grill opens as the sun sets over the island. You can savour sizzling meat or indulge in freshly caught seafood served from the grill.
Set on a higher level, Olive offers panoramic views of the ocean. Italian and Mediterranean classics and delicacies are the highlights of this open air restaurant.
For a lazy day, Villa Dining is available from 07.30hrs to 23.00hrs. Villa Dining offers a menu featuring international and local specialties.
Where Mexico and Peru meet the equator line in the Maldives, presenting a light lunch with tacos and ceviches, coupled with sea breeze and a feel good vibe.
Facilities and Activities
Situated in the heart of Kandolhu Island, you will discover its hidden secret; that is Varu Spa. Varu, meaning ‘energy’ in the local language Dhivehi, forms the basis of every living soul, creating emotional responses and movement… and when this energy is unbalanced or met with resistance due to stress, it can leave us feeling anxious and fatigued. At Varu Spa it is our focus to realign and unite the mind, body and soul by helping to rebalance and strengthen this energy, not only leaving you feeling at one with yourself and in harmony with your beautiful surroundings, but relaxed and energised, healthy and happy.
Snorkelling in the Maldives is a must and Kandolhu house reef offers one of the best snorkelling experience in this part of the country. Easily accessible from the surface, the house reef is set right around the island providing for hours of snorkelling adventures. Guided snorkelling or snorkelling lessons with a marine biologist can be arranged on request. Kandolhu offers complimentary snorkelling gear for all its guests. Additional snorkelling trips are also organised to other nearby reefs on regular basis at extra charge.
A wide range of non-motorised water sports are offered on Kandolhu ranging from windsurf, stand-up paddle boat, catamaran sailing, sail boat, kayaks and glass-bottomed kayaks. All water sports are offered to Kandolhu guests on complimentary basis by prior reservation. Sailing, excursions, and windsurf and sailing lessons are also available at extra charge.
Kandolhu is a luxury Maldives resort that offers different ways to spend your day. Depending on your mood, you can enjoy plenty of fun things to do in Maldives. Choose from snorkelling, non-motorised water sports, diving, or a range of excursions.
Located just a few minutes from some of the best dive sites in both North and South Ari Atoll, Kandolhu offers three dives each day, two in the morning and one in the afternoon, on board a Maldivian dhoni. Night dives, half day and full day trips are also organized regularly. The Dive School offers PADI certified courses for beginners as well as some amazing adventures for experienced divers. Some of the well-known dive sites within a few minutes reach include Maalhos Thila, Hafsa Thila, Bathalaa Thila, Himendhoo Thila, Fesdu Wreck and even the protected dive site Fish Head which has lots of caves and overhangs
Step off Kandolhu Island and explore the beautiful Maldivian surroundings by taking part in our excursions. A variety of specially tailored trips are available throughout the week, ranging from Big Game Fishing and Parasailing for those seeking thrills, to sunset cruises and snorkelling desert islands for those preferring a more relaxed ambiance. Alternatively, why not treat yourself to a truly memorable experience, customising your day to suit your desires, by privately chartering a boat
Located 70 kilometres south west of Male’ in North Ari Atoll, Kandolhu Island is reached in 25 minutes by seaplane.