Mercure Kooddoo is located Gaafu Alifu, a 50-minute domestic flight.
Mercure is different from other resorts, in that it is actually located on a local island with a domestic airport.
It is a fully operational tourist resort, complete with a bar so dont be concerned when I say it is on a local island. Alcohol is available.
A great advantage having the airport on your doorstep is that you dont have to then take a speedboat, you simply hop on the buggy and you are at the reception in 5 minutes.
I was worried that the noise from the aircraft might be disturbing but the flights are every 2 or 3 hours and there really is no disturbance. I heard more noise from seaplane regularly flying over other islands.
The rooms are cosy and comfortable Theres enough space for 2 adults, and interiors are quite modern and the beds are extremely comfortable. 2 adults plus 1 child can be accommodated but that is the maximum.
Whilst unlike many other islands it is not surrounded by the beach, there is a beach in front of the beach villas as well as the main infinity pool.
There is a good variety of food to cater for all tastes. The main restaurant is Alita and serves buffet meals. There is indoor and outdoor seating.
Vistas Gastrobar - located overwater with hammocks and serves international street-style food.
They do have some evening entertainment including Movie night.
The staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
Overall I was very pleased with this resort. It is exceptional value for money, especially the Water villas with pools. The pool is a great size and spacious sundeck. They are probably the most affordable overwater villas with pools in the Maldives to date.
The resort is ideal for couples. There is a kids club but on average they only have one child per day on the island so whilst it is not Adults only there are very few children, probably due to the room sizes.
Like all resorts, there is fully equipped Gym, Dive school, and beautiful Spa, watersports centre (none-motorized watersports are complimentary).
Departure day, what a breeze. No going to the domestic airport 2 hrs before. I was picked up 30 minutes prior to departure. What a great way to end a fabulous short stay.
We have had many clients visit the resort, who have been extremely happy and positive and Koamas Luxury Escapes is very happy to have a great partnership with Mercure Kooddoo and look forward to sending more guests to this great little gem.