Kandooma Island lies just 35 km south of the Male International
Airport, via a forty minute speedboat ride to the South Male Atoll.
13 hectares in area, It is named after the Kandoo tree which is
found in abundance on the island. For guests arriving late at
night, the resort also offers the convenience of night transfers
to the island.
This tropical isle is favored because of its close proximity
to many excellent dive sites. The Kandooma Channel and Kandooma
Caves and Kandooma “thila” (an undersea mount) all
contribute to making this area one of the Republic's most sought
after destinations for divers.
For the non-divers, the surrounding clear water offers areas
to swim and snorkel. In Kandooma Maldives enthusiastic surfers
will be delighted with the reef breaks on the north east side
of the island from the swell that comes in off the ocean.
With the exception of the garden villas, all the accommodation
has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa
type has been designed with cool clean lines with white washed
timber providing warm texture to the unshod foot. Large picture
windows mean that you are only a glance away from the great
blue outdoors. The resort has 160 villas in four main categories
of beach and garden villas, Duplex villas, family villas and water
Kandooma Maldives Beach Villas - Like all accommodation
types available in Kandooma Maldives, the semi-detached beach
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 light summer duvets and generously proportioned bath
towels. Flat screen televisions, a place to plug in your mp3/iPod,
indoor out-door showers and wifi broadband are our standard, in
addition to all the other usual amenities you would expect of
a world class lifestyle resort. The beach villas are 36 square
meters in size.
Kandooma Maldives Duplex Villas - The sea-facing
duplex villas offer 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 seating laid out on a carpet of
fine white sand. The duplex villas are 72 square meters in size,
with 36 square meters on each level.
Kandooma Maldives Family villas, as the name
suggests, are ideal for families or a small group of divers, and
are the size of two duplex villas together. They offer sleeping
space upstairs as well as living and dining below.
Kandooma Maldives Water Villas - Water villas
offer the ultimate in the Kandooma Maldives experience. Hovering
above coral and marine life in the shallow clear waters, guests
will enjoy their time on their 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 water villas are 65 square meters