Luxury Resort Profile: Kandima Maldives

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  • Location: On Dhaalu Atoll.
  • Accommodations: 274 accommodations, including 222 beach bungalows and 52 water bungalows.
  • Dining options: 8 venues including Sea Dragon and the Forbidden Bar serving authentic Chinese cuisine, the Deli for a quick bite or takeaway food, and the Beach Club offering fabulous views.
  • What else is there: There is a swimming pool, a spa with a nail bar and hairdresser, yoga classes, fitness facilities, tennis courts, a kids club, water sports including paddle boarding, also cooking school and bicycle rental.
  • What’s nearby: Nothing really, but this is very much a self-contained resort - there’s no need to go anywhere else. If you fancy exploring Male, however it’s 170kms away by boat and plane. 
  • Why go: The gorgeous bungalows, and an impressive lineup of restaurants, bars and activities.

The Space 

Having opened in February 2017, Kandima Maldives’ is proving to be much more than just your average holiday accommodation. Dubbed the Maldives’ first “lifestyle resort”, its a game-changing destination in its own right, offering a stylish island setting coupled with an impressive variety of restaurants, bars, and on-site activities. The resort sits on a three-kilometre-long atoll, and is just a thirty-minute flight from Male International Airport, followed by a twenty-minute boat ride, and it caters to guests of all ages including families, couples, groups of friends and honeymooners. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, wellbeing, sport, spa experiences or just family time, Kandima Maldives has it all. If relaxation is your thing, open the doors of your bungalow onto your own private decking area and enjoy endless tropical views, or venture to the outdoor pool which is said to be the largest in the Maldives. The resort’s stylishly designed accommodations include studios, and beach and aqua villas, all of which have a private terrace and endless views. Their locations at different points along the island makes the accommodation suitable for honeymooners and couples seeking privacy, as well as families and group of friends looking for activity and fun. Loves 

  • The Beach Club, which juts out into the water, and is the perfect hang-out spot by day or by night, but particularly at sunset with a cocktail in hand. 
  • The Deli, where you can grab a light bite and retire back to the privacy of your bungalow to wile away the afternoon.
  • The range of activities right on your doorstep, which includes diving and snorkelling, should you wish to keep busy.

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Joanna Hall