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5 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine
Minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished, desk
5 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine
Minibar, in-room safe, individually furnished, desk
Breakfast area

Overview of Kandolhu Maldives

Kandolhu Maldives

5.0 star property
Kandolhu beachfront resort with spa, beach bar
10.0 out of 10 Exceptional
10.0/10 Exceptional

20 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
39 Orchid Magu, Kandolhu
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 5 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Male (MLE-Velana Intl.) - 46.3 miles/74.5 km


  • Jing Restaurant
  • Sip @ W Retreat & Spa Maldives
  • Jahaz Restaurant
  • Jing Bar
  • Wet Bar @ W Retreat & Spa Maldives

About this property

Kandolhu Maldives

When visiting Kandolhu, Kandolhu Maldives is a great choice to consider. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with massages, facials or body scrubs, and The Market, one of 5 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This luxurious resort also features a beach bar, a health club and a fitness centre. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


All-inclusive room rates at Kandolhu Maldives are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All à la carte meals, snacks and beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Water activities

Snorkelling excursions


Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 units


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via floatplane to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory transfer fees for guests ages 13-17.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (6 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 5 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Library
  • Health club
  • Swimming pool
  • Full-service spa


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • LCD television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, VARU Spa. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. The spa is open daily.


The Market – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Olive – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.
Sea Grill – This beach seafood restaurant only serves dinner. Open daily.
Banzai – This restaurant specialises in Japanese cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
Ata Roa – This beachfront restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch and light fare. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 191.40
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per child: USD 95.70 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 255.20
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: USD 127.60 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • Floatplane transfer per adult: USD 482 (return)
  • Additional fee for children (from 13 years old to 17 years old): USD 465 per person, per stay
The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 13-17.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have lifts.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kandolhu Island
Kandolhu Island Hotel
Kandolhu Island Universal Resorts Hotel
Kandolhu Island Universal Resorts
Kandolhu Maldives Hotel
Kandolhu Island by Universal Resorts
Kandolhu Maldives Resort
Kandolhu Maldives North Ari Atoll
Kandholhu Island Hotel North Ari Atoll
Kandholhu Island Resort And Spa
Kandolhu Maldives Resort
Kandolhu Maldives Kandolhu
Kandolhu Maldives Resort Kandolhu

Frequently asked questions

Does Kandolhu Maldives offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Kandolhu Maldives does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Kandolhu Maldives?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Kandolhu Maldives?
Yes, there's a pool.
Are pets allowed at Kandolhu Maldives?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Kandolhu Maldives?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Kandolhu Maldives and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, scuba-diving and windsurfing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a private beach and a health club. Kandolhu Maldives also has spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Kandolhu Maldives?
Yes, there are 5 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, international cuisine and ocean views.
Does Kandolhu Maldives have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Eynav, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Our stay has been amazing. We stayed for 6 memorable days. We had a ocean pool villa and I really enjoyed it. The beach ones looked great as well but with the ocean ones you truly have privacy since nobody ever comes by. We purchased all inclusive but full board would have probably been enough. It depends on how much you drink. The house reef was my absolute favorite. I saw so many fishes, big and small, it was memorable. We had a very romantic vacation and the staff was amazing. Everyone from the team was fantastic. I do suggest bringing your own go pro since they do have shortages and there are wait times for them. Otherwise the food was great, you can also ask anyone if you want something spicier etc. they do cater to the European crowd that is a little soft on spicy (I’m German too but like a nice kick). The drinks were also fantastic as well as their wine selection, and I’m a bit of a wine snob at times. We are definitely returning.
Astrid, 5-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed! It is quiet and relaxed. The island is small so this is the only resort on it. You can walk around the island in 20 minutes. I loved how quiet this place was, and I didn’t see any kids there. In spite of its small size they had five restaurants serving different types of food. Some of the reef is damaged, but we still saw plenty of fish of varying sizes and colors! I would go back in a flash!
Elizabeth, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The best in Maldives
This is one of the best resorts in Maldives : the island is small and quite with amazing views, the rooms are very comfortable and supper clean, restaurants offer verities of selections, the service is amazingly good! In a few days, we saw big turtles, stingrays, manta ray, many, many colorful fishes just by walking around the island. We enjoyed the eco friendly environment. Thanks to Laura, Cai, and all staff numbers, especially the restaurant manager and owner who made our 30 years anniversary more special! See you next year! Thanks to all, again!
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kandolhu is perfect. Small. Amazing house reef and loads of great diving nearby. Beautiful (modern) design. The ocean villas are stunning - the most gorgeous bathroom I’ve ever had (even if it gets a little warm with the sun streaming in through all the glass). Fabulous food - amazing to have 5 restaurants on a teeny island. Lovely staff all around. Fab wine list and all inclusive programme is great (we don’t usually go for that kind of thing but it works here). We were absolutely delighted with everything about our stay and can’t wait to return!! Thanks Laura and Mark and team for an amazing stay!
4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

It was a good stay overall, but the weak link was the Food. Not great quality and not much choice for Vegetarians. The Manager made a significant reduction in the Food costs, which was welcome and appreciated.
Oliver, 8-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the Closest Places to Paradise on Earth
This is a stunning resort - absolutely beautiful. Only suitable for those who want a quiet and relaxing holiday. It's very peaceful and luxurious. Four restaurants all with delicious food. A lovely bar that plays nice background music and that's the only music you will hear on the island. The staff are all extremely helpful and lovely people and will go out of their way to accommodate any request you may have. You rarely see anybody on the beach. There are 30 villas on the island - eleven over the water villas and seven of these with pools - which I would highly recommend to book. Some of the beach villas also have pools (maybe all of them) hence the lack of people on the beaches. You can walk around the whole island in 20 minutes if strolling along the beach. The only bad thing is if you are going for the snorkeling - unfortunately it would seem that ALL the Maldives house reefs have been bleached and attacked by Crown of Thorns - so no colour to be seen - or very little - you have to go diving for the live coral. The fish are still beautiful though and so still worth going snorkeling. We saw lots of parrot fish, clown fish and many other colourful fish, also saw turtles every time we went snorkeling and a basking shark one day.
Tess, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

a nice and quiet paradise
Nice food, helpful staff, nice place for snorkeling, able to see the sea turtle everyday, which are right beside my water villa.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Snorkeling paradise
The staff at Kondolhu were very professional and went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. The small island is quiet and private with an amazing house reef and excellent food. Went on a manta ray excursion one morning and saw about 10 mantas, but spent most days exploring the house reef. This was our second trip and we hope to visit again soon.
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