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All prices include return transfers and personal service

Hotel overview

Even in the Maldives, such a perfect island as Kandolhu is a rare thing. This small slice of heaven with wide sandy beaches surrounding emerald greenery is home to one of the most colorful and vibrant reefs in the entire archipelago. The fashionable Kandolhu resort is located 70 km southwest of Male on the North Ari Atoll. You can reach this island of solitude by taking a 25-minute seaplane ride. Kandolhu is an exquisite resort with only 30 villas. Each perfectly combines the natural elements of the Maldives with modern architecture and comfort, creating an unforgettable experience that you will remember forever.

Sports and entertainment

  • Diving. Are you looking for the best diving experience in the Maldives? Located just minutes from the best diving sites on the North and South Ari Atolls, Kandolhu is a recognized favorite among diving resorts. It offers three dives a day, two in the morning and one in the afternoon, aboard the Maldivian Dhoni. Night dives or day-long dives are also held regularly. The diving school provides certified PADI and SSI courses for beginners, as well as amazing adventures for experienced divers. There is also the famous protected area called “Fish Head” with many caves and ledges. It is located a few minutes away from the island.
  • Water sports. Kandolhu offers a wide selection of non-motorized water sports ranging from windsurfing, rowing boats, sailing catamarans, sailboats to glass-bottom kayaks. All these activities are offered to guests of the resort for free, upon reservation. Sailing, excursions, windsurfing, and sailing lessons are also available at an additional cost.
  • Snorkeling. Snorkeling in the Maldives is a must-have program! Kandolhu house reef offers one of the best snorkeling methods in this part of the country. An easily accessible surface reef is located right around the island, which provides hours of adventure with snorkeling. The resort offers free snorkeling equipment to all its guests. Additional snorkeling trips are also organized to other nearby reefs on a regular basis at an additional cost.
  • Guided tours. Explore the beautiful Maldivian surroundings by participating in guided tours. During the week, a specific selection of trips is offered: from fishing for large fish and parasailing for those who are looking for a thrill, to cruises at sunset and snorkeling on uninhabited islands for those who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere.
  • SPA. The main philosophy of local experts is to rebuild and unite the mind, body, and soul, helping to restore balance and strengthen this energy.

Excellent infrastructure:

  • Beach with umbrellas, sunbeds and pontoons
  • Spa-center
  • Modern well-equipped gym
  • Small library
  • Water sports center
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Laundry service

Island bars and restaurants

For a small island, Kandolhu offers various ways to have a great meal and a great time. You can choose from five a-la-carte restaurants and a stylish bar, beautiful beach dining or villa service.

  • The Market is an all-day dining restaurant serving international cuisine. The menu includes sophisticated starters, main dishes and outstanding desserts. Breakfast is served here for all resort guests.
  • Olive is a panoramic restaurant with the Indian Ocean view. Set on a higher level on the open terrace, it offers the freshest Mediterranean delicacies.
  • Sea Grill is located on the beach and opens at sunset. It is an excellent spot to enjoy a toothsome steak or freshly caught grilled seafood.
  • Banzai serves delicious sushi, sophisticated sashimi, meat and fish courses. You can find the best Japanese cuisine flavors here.
  • Ata Roa is a place, where Mexican and Peruvian cuisines meet at the Maldivian equator line. A great spot for lunch with tacos, ceviches and favorite meat specialties.
  • Vilu Bar is a place to enjoy a favorite cocktail or a stronger drink. Movie nights, symbolic full moon celebration and other entertainments take place here.
  • Individual meals. For a perfect lazy day, when you have no wish to leave you safe harbor, order villa service. From 7:30 am to 11 pm all your gastronomical fantasies will be fulfilled. If you feel more like privacy and romance, delight yourself with an unforgettable dinner by the ocean at the remote beach spot.

Special offers for newly-weds

Register a free account with Honeymoon Wishes and get a perfect honeymoon at Kandolhu Maldives. The couples may choose the gifts, starting from a champagne breakfast in bed or a private yacht cruise, to a fascinating Indian cooking class or an intimate mini-movie experience at the pier. Your wedding registry will create a personalized Wedding Page enabling you to keep your friends and family up to date through the blog, adding photos to an online photo album and much more. It will create an unforgettable experience!

Getting here: the resort is located on the Kandolhu Island in the North Ari Atoll, 70 km from Male. The resort can be reached in 25 minutes by a scenic seaplane flight.

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Additional information

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Booking window: 01.06.2020 - 31.10.2021
Stay period: 01.08.2020 - 31.10.2021
Rooms: All Rooms
Restrictions: Minstay=4; Guests=Just Married ;
Other details:
Flower decoration on bed on arrival, fruit basket, candlelit dinner on the beach with a bottle of sparkling wine,
30 minutes massage per person.
The resort may request proof of marriage at time of check in. Valid only within 6 months from date of wedding.

Cancellation Policy



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Pool Villa
Duplex Pool Villa
Ocean Villa
Ocean Pool Villa
Beach Villa

100% of stay

0 to 8 d 75% of stay
9 to 11 d 50% of stay
12 to 20 d 25% of stay


Pool Villa
Duplex Pool Villa
Ocean Villa
Ocean Pool Villa
Beach Villa

100% of stay

0 to 12 d 100% of stay
(All bookings on this offer must be reported with the
booking code: “FLEXIBOOKING”)

Transfers Terms and Conditions

  • Seaplane transfers are available during daylight hours only. 
  • Guests arriving at Male airport after 3:15pm are recommended to book a domestic flight in advance (depends on resort policy) or an overnight accommodation close by the airport to be transferred to the resort the following morning.
  • Guests departing Malé on an international flight prior to 09:00hrs will be transferred late on the previous afternoon. Accommodation can be booked in Malé at an additional cost.
  • International departure flights should be scheduled after 9:00 am. Departing guests will be transferred to the airport at least 3 hours prior to scheduled international flight departure with last seaplane departure from the island at 3:00pm.
  • Seaplane transfers are managed by a third party company thus it will be subject to availability and may be cancelled due to weather conditions or maintenance needs. In this case, guests may be transferred via Domestic flight (if route exists per each hotel) or guests will need to book an overnight stay in Male at guest’ additional expense.
  • In extraordinary circumstances, luggage may be transported by a later flight (policies & procedures as per TMA regulations). Resort does not take any liability for delaying the guest luggage due to these reasons. 
  • If a guest misses their transfer due to International flight being delayed etc. Guest may opt to pay the supplement for changing the transfer mode (ex: from domestic to seaplane, etc) and this is Subject to availability.
  • Neither WIOTTO nor our Destination Management partner nor resorts are held responsible for any delays or cancellations due to the local seaplane carrier or weather conditions.
  • Baggage allowance is 20kg suitcase and 5kg hand luggage. Excess baggage is chargeable at $5.00 per kg, payable at the airport.
  • International flights must be provided at least 7 days prior to arrival.
  • On departure, schedule of seaplane transfers will be communicated to the guest a night prior to departure from the resort. 
  • Seaplane may stop in 1 or 2 destinations where the time of journey may be extended and guest will be advised prior to take off on flight.
  • 100% cancellation will be applicable in case of no show or cancellation as per cancellation policy.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice in accordance with any increases in fuel prices and taxes
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TripAdvisor© Traveler Reviews

Our home from home for Christmas

Our third Christmas in Kandolhu and looking forward to our next one. Laura, Marc and their Team make Kandolhu our perfect piece of paradise. It's Kandolhu's perfectly balanced mix of high end...
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We visited Kandolhu for our honeymoon in March 2020 and cannot praise the island, or the staff, enough. It is absolute paradise. We have never seen sea so clear or had such amazing customer service...
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C robynmI6278EC Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Our new Maldives favourite

Kandolhu is the fourth island we have visited in the Maldives over the last few years. I did a lot of research to find a new island - our criteria is good snorkelling, a small island and preferably...
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C nigelanne London