Kandima Maldives

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Kandima Maldives is a stylishly designed resort, created with fun and energy at the heart of everything they do. Kandima island is a 3km long tropical paradise, boasting huge stretches of pristine sand and crystal clear lagoons. The resort offers a sensational experience to all who visit and is sure to be the one of the best holiday you're ever likely to have. For those looking to relax, fear not… Kandima Maldives isn't just fun and games. They know how hard you work and that you deserve a break, which is why all of their accommodations have their own unique style. So, if you're wanting to relax on the balcony swing in your Sky Studio or want to laze by the infinity pool on the deck of your Ocean Pool Villa. They've got you covered. What's more, Kandima have a variety of board basis options available to you, so you can tailor your dream Maldivian getaway to your exact needs and desires. From sensational Chinese cuisine in Sea Dragon to dreamy Mediterranean inspired fare in Azure, your days of excitement and relaxation will start and end with mouth-watering delicacies. Kandima Maldives is the ultimate resort for every kind of holidaygoer and we're sure you'll find it hard to say goodbye.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

Kandima Maldives Resort is a 45 minutes Seaplane ride from the Male' International Airport and the views on the way make this transfer an excursion in itself. 

Hotel information

264 vibrant and energetically designed studios and villa, epitomise the fun and excitement of a Maldives holiday. Each studio and villa is equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room entertainment system, Mini-bar*, Hair-dryer, safe and coffee machine. 

Beach & Sky Studios are 55sqm and are located across a two storey villa, perfectly situated along the beach. Each studio comes with either a terrace or Sky studios have private balcony with balcony swing. Sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child.

Dine Around All Inclusive includes: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at Flavour and Zest. Dinner can also be enjoyed at the resort's a la carte restaurants Smoked, Sea Dragon or Azure from the chef's menu.

Guests are also entitled to: 

- Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  

- Minibar – wine, beer, soft beverages and snacks will be restocked once a day 

- Watersports – complimentary rental of snorkelling equipment, standard kayaks, and paddle boards (1 hour daily)

- Previously mentioned inclusions of other board basis' 


Bed & Breakfast includes: daily buffet breakfast at Flavour or Zest restaurants and also includes unlimited soft drinks during meal time. 

Half Board Plus includes: daily breakfast and dinner at Flavour and Zest with unlimited soft drinks during meal time.  

Full Board Plus includes: daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at Flavour and Zest with unlimited soft drinks during meal time.  

*The above meal plans all also include: 

- Half Board Plus (dinner) and Full Board Plus (lunch and dinner) guests are also eligible for a 20% discount at any A La Carte restaurant.  

- 15% Discount on Dive & Water Sports Activities (T&C Apply). 

- 10% Discount on Spa Treatments. 

- Free use of BURN Fitness Centre, Table Tennis & Darts. 

- 30-minute complimentary photo shoot. 

- Complimentary daily snorkelling trips (not guided) to house reef.  

- Complimentary daily scheduled yoga and fitness programmes.

- Complimentary kids club activities (daily).

- Complimentary use of tennis, beach volley and football arena. 

- Daily evening entertainment at Breeze bar (live music/DJ) 

- Weekly beach games and pool parties at Breeze or Beach Club 

- 24-hour check-in/check-out — No check-out time! 

- Not included: In-villa dining & takeaway from restaurants/bars. 

Beach Villa with Swirl Pool are 97sqm and are located on the beach, lagoon side of the island. The rooms features a semi-outdoor bathroom with hot tub, rainfall shower and day bed. The villa has a king-size bed and a sofa bed. Sleeping a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children.

Sunrise or Sunset Beach Pool Villa's with Swirl Pool are a slightly larger 105sqm and feature the same great bathroom amenities as the Beach Villa with Swirl Pool, with the addition of a bathtub and a plunge pool on the private sundeck. Both come with amazing views of either the sunrise or sunset. Sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children.

Aqua Villa's are 73sqm overwater villas that have extensive views of the lagoon from not only the private sundeck, but also the bathroom which features a freestanding bathtub. Have one king size bed and sleep a maximum of 2 adults.

Aqua Villa with Swirl Pool are the same size as the Aqua Villa but have the addition of a swirl pool on the private sundeck. Have one king size bed and sleep a maximum of 2 adults.

Ocean Pool Villas are 95sqm and feature a private sundeck with it's own plunge pool overlooking the ocean. Have one king size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children.

Sunset Aqua Pool Suites are the largest overwater villas, located at the end of the jetty for the most impressive, uninterrupted views. This rooms features a separate living area and a suitably sized infinity pool. Sleeps a maximum of 2 adults.

Two Bedroom Family Sky Suites are perfect for a Maldivian family getaway. This suite has two bedrooms, interconnected by the lounge area. One bedroom contains a king size bed and the other a bunk bed. Sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children.

Breeze Beach Bar (live music and refreshments, open 10:00am to 12:00am). Beach Club Kandima (live music and refreshments, open 10:00am to 18:00pm). Deli (quick bites and treats, open 10:00am to 20:00pm). Azure (Mediterranean style a la carte restaurant, open for dinner). Flavour Zest (international cuisine buffet style, open breakfast, lunch and dinner). Smoked (steakhouse a la carte restaurant, open for dinner). Sea Dragon (Chinese cuisine, open for dinner). Forbidden Bar. Aroma Café. 

esKape Spa*. Kandiland Kids Club. Games room. Kula Art Studio. Burn Fitness Pavilion. Boutique shop. Swimming Pool. Tennis. Badminton. Beach volleyball court. Football field. Snorkelling*. Scuba diving*. Sunset fishing*. Sunset cruise*. Jet ski*. Kayaking*. Stand-up paddleboarding*. 

*Denotes local charge

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bucket list paradise

Apr 19, 2024 Paul G Sydney

I’ve traveled extensively in my career but have never been to a destination such as Kandima! This was a bucket list holiday for my wife and I, Kandima exceeded all expectations in every aspect. The staffs customer service was extraordinary, the accommodation incredible, the food was out of this world. Having three A-La-Carte restaurants, two… Read more
I’ve traveled extensively in my career but have never been to a destination such as Kandima! This was a bucket list holiday for my wife and I, Kandima exceeded all expectations in every aspect. The staffs customer service was extraordinary, the accommodation incredible, the food was out of this world. Having three A-La-Carte restaurants, two Buffet restaurants, in room dining and bar dining there’s something for everyone. The restaurant Smoked has steaks that beat any 5 star restaurant that I’ve ever visited. Not to mention swimming up to the pool bar choosing one of the many delicious cocktails. Can’t recommend Kandima highly enough it is a true piece of paradise Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing massage 💆‍♀️

Apr 17, 2024 GoPlaces59942386219

I had the most amazing massage ever! Ms. Esi was really professional! I have never experienced such wonderful massage as hers! Thank you so much i will always recommend this experience to all my friends! Had a very good feeling and felt extremely relaxed afterwards thank you! ☺️
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great, big resort in the Maldives

Apr 16, 2024 Enrico C

Great and friendly service from Rasal, especially and all the team. Fantastic sea / water. The buffet food was not 5 out of 5 but all the rest was so nice. As the resort is quite big, you find a lot of privacy and space. Nice rooms with big showers.
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Apr 15, 2024 Travelmillenium Sydney, Australia

I am a return guest to Kandima where team is very friendly and service was good.I have stayed at Aqua Villa it was very nice and clean.Resort caters all types of guest couples,family and honeymooners.It is the type of resort where everyone can enjoy. I like to special thanks to Danny making my stay extra special also along with Mounir's help which… Read more
I am a return guest to Kandima where team is very friendly and service was good.I have stayed at Aqua Villa it was very nice and clean.Resort caters all types of guest couples,family and honeymooners.It is the type of resort where everyone can enjoy. I like to special thanks to Danny making my stay extra special also along with Mounir's help which made my holiday wonderfull experience.Rest of the Kandima team you are so Kool. Read less
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Apr 12, 2024 Pavel J

Room was perfect, lurge but without unnecessary things. Spacious shower with large in- ceiling showerhead, that made me want to shower any time of a day. Down the stairs through the entrance and you are on the beach. One thing about the sand. I don't know how, but it was warm and never too hot to walk on it. After two days, I threw my flip flops… Read more
Room was perfect, lurge but without unnecessary things. Spacious shower with large in- ceiling showerhead, that made me want to shower any time of a day. Down the stairs through the entrance and you are on the beach. One thing about the sand. I don't know how, but it was warm and never too hot to walk on it. After two days, I threw my flip flops away and walked everywhere bare footed. Beach is large and there is never too many people any time of a day. Sun is a big deal over there, so I would recomend swiming and sun bathing in period before 10 AM and after 4 PM. And throughout our staying there, we had a couple of overcast days, but they turned out to be just perfect for the beach. As long as there is no rain, you can bath, and enjoy warm waters of the bay. With All inclusive deal we had most of the drinks in a Beach bars for free. There are some cocktails on the menu that are marked for extra pay, and it was kind of confusing, but there are many more that were for free and were used freely by my wife. We never had an urge tu dine in a restorants, while there was buffet service in Flavor and Zest, so my experience is limited to those two. There is wide range of different meals. Some you can find on the menu almost every day and I threated them as a safe bet, others are changing daily. Each evening had a kind of a thematic cousine. (Italian, German, MiddleEastern, Russian, Chienese...) and you can try them in a second helpings, as an experiment. It would be silly not to try them. For breakfast, lunch and diner there is always fresh fruits, cheese and salads. Only thnig that was bothering me is that in a shade there is a good chance mosqitos will find you. Rooms are airconditioned, with additional large ceiling fan, and are quite well sound proofed, so that you rarely hear what other guest are watching or talking or singing or whatever they enjoy doing. Otherwise, people from Kandima will make everything possible to pamper guest and give them a perfect service, and everything starts with a smile, and smile is never overrated. Read less