Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives - Lets Go Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Holiday Inn Maldives – Holiday Inn Kandooma Maldives – Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma, 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.


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Quick Facts


South Male' Atoll

Distance from Airport (INIA):
35 Kms

Transfer type:
40 minutes from airport by Speedbaot

Number of rooms:
160 Rooms

Room types:
  • Beach View Villa
  • Beach House
  • Family Beach House
  • Over Water Villa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • IDD Telephone
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Wireless internet access
  • Safe In Room
  • iPod docking station
  • Umbrella
  • Sitting Area
  • Bathtub
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Chairs
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Scuba Diving Facilities
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Gift Shop
  • Gym
  • Kids Club
  • Beach Volley
  • Badminton Court
  • Spa
  • Snorkeling
  • Wind Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Water Sports
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Table Tennis
  • Excursions
  • Jacuzzi
  • Canoeing


Holiday Inn Kandooma Excellence Culinary Awards

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives recently participated in the 10th Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge with the Resort culinary team entering 15 competition categories and were awarded with medals in every entered class.  


Beach View Villa (44 units)

Occupancy: Max 3 Adults Or 2 Adults + 2 Children Like all Kandooma’s accommodation, the semi-detached garden & beach view 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 the light summer duvets and generously proportioned bath towels. Flat screen television, a place to plug in your mp3/ipod, indoor and outdoor showers and wifi broadband as standard, in addition to all the other usual amenities you would expect of a world class lifestyle resort. While both garden and beach villas are facing the sea, the Garden view villas are located further in the island and the Beach view villas have an open view to the beach   Beach House(74 units)

Occupancy: Max 3 Adults Or 2 Adults + 1 Child The sea-facing Sea View Beach House offers 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 furniture laid out on a carpet of the white sand. Each Sea View Beach House is 72 square metres in size, with 36 square metres on each level.   Family Beach House(06 units) Hi_MLEKF_33215818_GROOM_DBLE_07 Occupancy: Max 6 Adults Or 4 Adults + 2 Children Sea View Family Beach Houses, as the name suggests, are ideal for families or a small group of divers, and are the size of two Sea View Beach House’s together. They offer sleeping space upstairs as well as living and dining below.   Over Water Villa(19 units)

Occupancy: Max 3 Adults Or 2 Adults + 1 Child The Overwater Villa o¬ffers the ultimate in the Maldives experience. Hovering above coral and marine life in the shallow clear waters, guests will enjoy their time on the 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 Overwater Villa are 85 square metres in size.


Bokkuraa Coffee Club

Pizzas, noodles, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and your favourite poolside beverages make a compelling case for lounging the day away in the sun. Go on, you know you want to! Day or night you can always take in the stunning vistas of pool, sea and sky. Opening hours: 11.00 – 23.00   Kandooma Café Kandooma Cafe 01 Greet the new day at Kandooma Café with the company of sunshine and Atoll waves. Tell our talented chefs how you’d like your eggs to go with your international breakfast, complete with fresh orange juice, fresh ground coffee and loose leaf teas. Kandooma Café serves a lunch buffet in a casual outdoor setting, with the pleasure of a beach view and a wide variety of salads, piping hot dishes and varied dessert counter. Come evening, Kandooma Cafe transforms from bright and breezy to soft and romantic, lit by the intimate glow of candles and buoyed by the chill-out beats of our music. The dinner menu stars a unique fusion of worldly cuisine spiced with touches of the Maldives. Kandooma Café will be bringing you a completely different buffet every night. Particularly popular are the live cooking sections where you choose the ingredients and the chef transforms them into delicious meals right in front of you. Opening hours: 06.00 – 22.00   The Kitchen

Dine beachside overlooking the Kandooma Channel in an exquisitely elegant setting where you get your food served kitchen style! The Kitchen is about fresh food, freshly prepared. It’s about the best recipes taken from the West and Asia – Thailand, Indonesia, China and India – carefully prepared by passionate chefs who take pride in each and every dish they cook. They insist on fresh deliveries from our suppliers to guarantee that you get the freshest and tastiest food! The restaurant is centred round a theatre-island kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare their succulent creations. The scent of wonderful creations sizzling away will make your mouth water! Opening hours: 18.30 – 22.30   Take Out and Delivery kandooma28 (2) The perfect end to an exhilarating day; wind down with a selection of simple but tempting bites picked up at your leisure or conveniently delivered to your door. Two different menus – breakfast and all-day – means that any time is a good time for a bite. Open hours: 24 hours   Bars The Deck

Atop The Kitchen is The Deck, the best place in Kandooma to unwind and catch the sunset, moonlight or stars in a contemporary open air setting with our star gazer ready for your viewing pleasure. Our bartender, being the modern gentleman he is, has decided to go around the island to make the most astonishing tropical cocktail menu you’ll ever digitally see. Sample our head bartender’s passion for classics and drama with his favourite martini, the Bird’s Tail just to name a few. Opening hours: 17.30 – 23.00   The Lounge Hi_MLEKF_33215736_WELCM_LBBY_09 Choose your favourite drink and participate in nightly events hosted by our Recreation team. Or kick back, enjoy some light snacks and listen to stories told by divers who hang out here under the twinkling stars.   Saturday Live Band at the Lounge The Lounge is proud to host Stillplay, an international 5-piece band. Poised to be a great sensation in the entertainment circuit in South East Asia, hear them here first, every Saturday night. Opening hours: 08.30 till late   Bokkuraa Pool Bar

Enjoy a little bit of the “city-by-the-beach” at Bokkuraa Coffee Club. Choose from a wide selection of fresh pastries, smoothies, milkshakes and homemade ice creams to accompany your freshly-brewed boutique coffees and teas. Opening hours: 11.00 – 23.00


Kandooma Spa

Serenity and rejuvenation await you at the COMO Shambhala Spa at Kandooma… The idyllic setting sets the scene of serenity and calm as it gets you in the mood for relaxation and indulgence. The perfect getaway from all pressures and demand of today’s modern world, the spa experience at Kandooma is all about energizing in a natural environment with its offerings of a wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments. With five treatment rooms set in a natural and serene environment plus two deluxe treatment villas, experience the true meaning of rejuvenation as you ease your well-being into a relaxed state of body while taking in the breathtaking views. Steam areas are available for men and women and there is a hydrotherapy pool can be used for further relaxation.


Kandooma Maldives – Holiday Inn Kandooma is second to none when its comes to activities in the southern Male` Atoll. Catering to both adults and children, the island offers various kinds of activities to its guests. Ranging from kids club activities to breath-taking underwater activities. Engaging guests in activities both above and below waters. Diving kandooma53 (2) As Kandooma Maldives is located near some of the most breathtaking diving spots in South Male` atoll, diving is one of the most popular activities among guests.   Surfing kandooma60 Kandooma also lies close to some of the best wave surfing locations in the Maldives, and is one of the most favorite islands among the surfers.   Excursions Hi_MLEKF_33215711_WELCM_HVEW_06 Some of the excursions included, Island hopping, (Visiting nearby local islands) Male` Excursion (visit to the capital), Fishing, snorkeling, and visit to picnic islands.   Water Sports

Complimentary snorkels, masks, fins and non-motorised water sports equipment, such as sailboats, catamarans and state-of-the-art windsurfing gear, are available at the Water Sports Centre. Motorised water sports equipment is available for rental, and a Dive Shop is open daily from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm for the convenience of guests who may wish to purchase equipment or accessories.   Kids activities include: kandooma kids club coco palm Kandoo Kids will boast over 500sqm of kids fun space, making it one of the biggest fun filled children entertainment zone’s in the Maldives comprising of an indoor air-conditioned fun zone and an outdoor splash pool (opening late January 2015). The air-conditioned indoor fun zone comprises of 2 fun filled activity levels. Ground level kid zone caters for 4 – 7 year olds and upstairs for 8 – 12 years old. Both levels are colorfully decorated and furnished to capture the children’s imagination and include a library, art & crafts specialty area and interactive gaming room on the upper level and ball pit and craft making on the lower level.

7 reviews of “Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

  1. Yuliya / June 10, 2014

    • Resort has a green well-planned territory
    • A lot of restaurants/bars of different cuisine for different wishes. Food on breakfast/dinner (buffet) is not very varied, but delicious
    • Water-sports activity
    • Rooms are very stylish and modern, design of rooms are all the same – white and blue colors. All rooms are very spacious and romantic, clean and fresh. BEACH VEIW VILLA doesn’t have direct access to the beach
    • Kids club
    • Beach doesn’t have comfortable entering the sea. There are a lot of stones
    • Service is attentive
    • Not house reef

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  2. melanie / May 31, 2015

    Friendly staff, good restaurant with delicious food.. Good for surfing, good for family nice room…

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  3. Valentina / June 4, 2015

    Thank you very much for your best welcome. We enjoyed dinner with Aki. But the local island close to resort. And very small beach. The island very big and nice – it is beautiful..

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  4. Oleg / June 5, 2015

    So closer local island. Good menu. Big and stylish rooms.

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  5. marketing / January 22, 2018

    The resort is a 45 minute speedboat ride from the Velana International Airport. The island is not too large and is comfortable. All the staff are very hospitable & friendly.

    The resort itself does not have a very good house reef but there is plenty of water sports available and divers are also accommodated. As there is an adjacent local island, there is not much swimming area. The beach area is also not very large.

    There are garden rooms, beach villas and water villas available on this resort. All villas are spacious and well decorated giving a sense of comfort within the accommodation.

    The resort has and impressive kids club with a variety of activities for children which makes this resort ideal for families with small children. There are a lot of family oriented activities available on this resort. In addition to this, the resort also hosts a spa facility as well as a fully equipped gym and also facilitates outdoor sports courts.

    There are 2 restaurants on this island, one main restaurant and one signature restaurant. Both cater to all guests. There is also a 2 bars where you can enjoy a variety of drinks in a relaxing setting.

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  6. Milana Abitova / May 16, 2018

    Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma расположен на острове Кандума в атолле Южный Мале, в 35 км от международного аэропорта Велана, 40 минут на скоростном катере (круглосуточно), одним из преимуществ является бесплатный трансфер для детей до 4 лет. Отель принадлежит всемирно известной сети IHG.
    Радует теплой и непринужденной атмосферой, безупречным сервисом, разнообразием развлекательных мероприятий и вкусной едой. Отличный вариант для отдыха с детьми. Имеется детский бассейн, детский клуб бесплатно (4-12 лет), услуги няни: по запросу, платно, анимационная программа для детей (развлекательные и образовательные мероприятия), игровые приставки (PlayStation).

    Кроме прочих категорий, отель предлагает самый оптимальный вариант размещения семьям с детьми, либо компаниям друзей, в номерах 2 Bedroom Family Beach House – отдельно стоящие двухэтажные виллы с выходом на пляж. На первом этаже: открытая зона отдыха, душ, гостиная зона с телевизором, обеденным столом, отдельным санузлом с душем. На втором этаже: 2 спальни c кроватью kingsize и двумя раздельными кроватями twin, в каждой спальне – ванная комната, душ, балкон, минибар. Стоит отметить, что при отеле имеется станция, опресняющая воду, которая предлагается гостям в неограниченном количестве.

    Следующим, не менее привлекательным преимуществом данного отеля является, то что кроме лазурной спокойной лагуны с белым песком, здесь можно наблюдать впечатляющие волны. Соответсвенно, – правильное место для любителей серфинга.
    Наконец, остров утопает в густой красочной растительности. И, для любителей активного отдыха, кроме тренажерного зала и различных водных видов спорта, имеется беговая дорожка на открытом воздухе под шум волн и пение птиц.

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  7. Milana Abitova / May 16, 2018

    Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma is located on Kandooma island in the South Male atoll, which is 35 km from Velana international airport, 40 minutes by speedboat (24/7), and one of the advantages is a free transfer for children under 4 years old. The hotel belongs to the world famous IHG hotel chain.
    The hotel makes your stay pleasant by a warm and relaxing atmosphere, impeccable service, a variety of entertainment activities and delicious food. An excellent option for journey with children, because the hotel provides with a lot of amenities for kids such as children’s pool, children’s club for free (4-12 years), babysitting services: on request – chargeable, an animation program for children (entertainment and educational events), play station.

    In addition to other categories, the hotel offers the most optimal accommodation for families with children or for group of friends, such as 2 Bedroom Family Beach House – detached two-storey villas with the direct access to the beach. On the ground floor there is open seating area, shower, living area with TV, dining table, private bathroom with shower. Bedrooms are on the second floor: 2 bedrooms with a kingsize bed and two twin twin beds, each bedroom has a bathroom, shower, balcony, minibar. It is worth noting that the hotel has a station which desalinates water, which is offered to guests during their stay.

    The next, equally attractive advantage of this hotel is that besides the azure calm white sand lagoon, you can see impressive waves here. Correspondingly, – the right place for surfers.
    Finally, the island is buried in dense colorful trees and greens around. And, for fans of outdoor activities, except for the gym and various water sports, there is a running track in the open air with the sound of waves and singing birds.

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