Ringed by an intricate yet stunning coral garden, teeming with colourful reef fish, Kandolhu Island is a patch of paradise hidden in the North Ari Atoll of the Maldives. Intimate and bare, this tiny gem is encircled with wide beaches that are veiled by the emerald green ocean that Maldives is known for. This magical sanctuary is surely one of nature’s best kept secret, guaranteeing enchanted experiences for all its guests.
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(6 rooms – 85 sqm)
These villas feature bedrooms with a king bed, and a spacious open air garden bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub, shower and twin vanity. A second outdoor shower is set in the garden. The veranda at the front is complete with a plush daybed, a dining area and a sundeck with sunloungers and sun umbrella.
(5 rooms – 150 sqm)
The Pool Villa features a lavish bedroom with a king-sized bed, facing the pool and the blue lagoon beyond. Walk through the expansive wardrobe to access the large open air bathroom featuring a freestanding bath, shower, twin vanity and an outdoor garden shower. The large veranda features an outdoor daybed whilst the oversized deck houses a pool (9 sqm), sunloungers, sun umbrella and a dining area.
(8 rooms – 150 sqm)
The ground level includes a dedicated living area with daybed, a wardrobe and a garden bathroom with shower, twin vanity, freestanding bath. The veranda at the front offers an outdoor daybed and dining area. A separate terrace features the pool (18 sqm).
The upper level features a spacious and airy bedroom, complete with a second bathroom and a balcony that comes with an outdoor daybed and a seating area with views out to the ocean.
(4 rooms – 80 sqm)
Located over the water, these villas feature large bedrooms with king bed, daybed and views out to the ocean. The bathroom faces the lagoon and has a jacuzzi bathtub, twin vanity, shower and a dressing area. The sun deck is private with sunloungers, sun umbrella and steps down to the sea.
(7 rooms – 90 sqm)
The Ocean Pool Villas offer the best experience at Kandolhu. Each one includes an oversized bedroom with king bed, day bed and walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom is open and airy with shower, twin vanity and a bathtub, and features a sliding door which opens up to the outdoor deck. This expansive and completely private deck includes sunloungers, sun umbrella and a plunge pool (7 sqm) and infinite views of the Indian Ocean.
Located facing the ocean, The Market is an all-day dining à la carte restaurant which serves international and local specialties in a relaxed
ambiance. Only breakfast consists of a tasteful buffet, with a range of à la carte dishes also available to satisfy all taste buds.
Discover the art of Japanese cuisine at Banzai. Choose from flavoursome sushi, succulent sashimi or meat and seafood grilled to perfection on the teppan, all to be enjoyed under a canopy of the starlit night sky.
Situated in the heart of Kandolhu Island discover Varu Spa (“energy”). Offering acomplete wellness experience, our menu presents a sensual collection of couples’ massages, body care therapies, manicures and pedicures in a tropical paradise. At Varu Spa it is our focus to realign and unite the mind, body and soul; to help rebalance and leave you feeling in harmony with your beautiful surroundings. All our therapists are highly skilled, professional and friendly, ensuring that you receive the best care whilst you are in our hands.
Located just a few minutes from some of the best dive sites in both North and South Ari Atoll, Kandolhu offers diverse diving adventures and PADI certified courses for both beginners and experienced divers. Or keep it closer to home…just steps from your villa an active coral reef protects and embraces Kandolhu. A number of resident turtles live on the reef along with many other interesting creatures ready to be discovered! Kandolhu house reef is the perfect location for your first diving experience, your check dive, refresher course or for experienced divers, unguided house reef diving with your favourite dive buddy.
Travel further afield and explore our beautiful Maldivian surroundings by joining one of our excursions. A variety of specially tailored trips are available throughout the week, ranging from wakeboarding for those seeking thrills, to sunset cruises and snorkeling sand bars for those preferring a more relaxed ambiance. Alternatively, why not treat yourself to a truly memorable experience, customising your day to suit your desires by privately chartering a boat.
Snorkeling in the Maldives is a must and Kandolhu house reef offers one of the best snorkeling experiences in this part of the country. Easily accessible from the shore, the house reef is set right around the island providing hours of snorkeling adventures.
Visit Noovilu Sports, aptly named after our very own “Blue Lagoon” home to a wide variety of different watersports for all our guests to enjoy. Ranging from windsurfing and stand-up paddleboards to catamaran sailing and snorkelling, you can also sign up for one of our adventurous excursions, or learn a new sport by booking lessons with one of our experienced and knowledgeable instructors.
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