For a small and intimate island, Kandolhu offers plenty of ways to wine, dine and be merry. You have a choice of four à la carte restaurants, a bar, beach dining experiences as well as in-villa dining options available. Guests staying at Kandolhu can book their villa on a bed and breakfast plan, full board or all inclusive.
Even in the Maldives, an island so perfectly formed as Kandolhu is rare. Measuring just 200 metres by 150 metres, the island is lush, with wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green. The island is also home to one of the most pristine, colourful and lively house reef in the Maldives. Easily accessible from all around the island, you will find large table corals as well as many clown fish living in sea anemones.
Located 70 kilometres south west of Male’ in North Ari Atoll, the island is reached in 25 minutes by seaplane.
Kandolhu offers 30 villas in 5 different styles, each style is distinct in design. All villas feature Maldivian architecture with modern interiors. They are all set in prime locations with either direct beach access or clear views to the Indian Ocean.
Villa Type of Kandolhu Island Resort
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 dishes to satisfy all taste buds. Selected items are served from a cooking station, prepared to order.
Set on a higher level, Olive offers panoramic views of the ocean. Italian and Mediterranean classics and delicacies are the highlights of this open air restaurant.
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.
Set right on the beach, the Sea Grill opens as the sun sets over the island. You can savour sizzling meat or indulge in freshly caught seafood served from the grill.
A sand floored beach bar where you can relax whilst enjoying tropical fresh juices and fabulous cocktails. Vilu Bar also offers low-key entertainment by a two-piece band or movie nights on the beach.
For a lazy day, Villa Dining is available from 07.30hrs to 23.00hrs. Villa Dining offers a menu featuring international and local specialties.
To experience the finest that Kandolhu has to offer, why not book a Private Dinner, where you design a menu together with the chef, to be had on a secluded corner of the beach.
Looking for some of the best Maldives diving Located just a few minutes from some of the best dive sites in North and South Ari Atoll, Kandolhu is a favourite among Maldives diving resorts, offers three dives each day, two in the morning and one in the afternoon, on board a Maldivian dhoni. Night dives, half day and full day trips are also organized regularly. The Dive School offers PADI and SSI certified courses for beginners as well as some amazing adventures for experienced divers. Some of the well-known dive sites within a few minutes reach include Maalhos Thila, Hafsa Thila, Bathalaa Thila, Himendhoo Thila, Fesdu Wreck and even the protected dive site Fish Head which has lots of caves and overhangs.
Step off Kandolhu and explore our beautiful Maldivian surroundings by taking part in our excursions. A variety of specially tailored trips are available throughout the week, ranging from Big Game Fishing and Parasailing for those seeking thrills, to sunset cruises and snorkelling desert islands 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 experience in this part of the country. Easily accessible from the surface, the house reef is set right around the island providing for hours of snorkeling adventures. Kandolhu offers complimentary snorkeling gear for all its guests. Additional snorkeling trips are also organised to other nearby reefs on regular basis at extra charge.
A wide range of non-motorised water sports are offered on Kandolhu ranging from windsurf, stand-up paddle boat, catamaran sailing, sail boat, kayaks and glass-bottomed kayaks. All of these water sports in Maldives are offered to Kandolhu guests on complimentary basis by prior reservation. Sailing, excursions, and windsurf and sailing lessons are also available at extra charge.
Facilities on the island include a 24-hour reception, with a small library where you can find books and magazines in different languages as well as several board games, and a terrace area offering beautiful ocean views.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available widely around the island including most public areas and guest villas. A small boutique on the island offers local items, toiletries, apparel, postcards and a selection of souvenirs.
Bespoke renewal of vow services are also available on request.
Additional services include:
Foreign currency exchange
Multilingual team members
Situated in the heart of our spa resort Maldives, you will discover its hidden secret; that is Varu Spa. Varu, meaning ‘energy’ in the local language Dhivehi, forms the basis of every living soul, creating emotional responses and movement… and when this energy is unbalanced or met with resistance due to stress, it can leave us feeling anxious and fatigued. At Varu Spa it is our focus to realign and unite the mind, body and soul by helping to rebalance and strengthen this energy, not only leaving you feeling at one with yourself and in harmony with your beautiful surroundings, but relaxed and energised, healthy and happy.
Our beautiful couple spa in Maldives boasts 3 couples’ treatment rooms with private shower rooms, all equipped with the latest Gheriani beds, a pedicure and manicure room, and separate changing rooms and wet areas for men and women, each featuring a sauna, steam room, cold pool, rain showers and lockers for personal belongings. Prior to, or following your treatment, our relaxation terrace provides the perfect space to unwind in quietude of our tropical paradise. The spa facilities also include a well-equipped gym to help you keep fit whilst on holiday.