Kandima Maldives

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Kandima Maldives

5.0 star property
Upscale beachfront resort with free water park, near Kandima Beach

8.9/10 Superb

187 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is AU$1,469
Price available on 28/5/2022
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Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima Island, 20066
Main amenities
  • 274 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Marina
  • 6 restaurants and 2 poolside bars
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Nightclub
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

Getting around

  • Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) - 106.4 miles/171.3 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Kandima Maldives

Kandima Maldives offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, yoga, and volleyball, plus you'll have access to onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing. There's plenty of fun with the 2 outdoor pools and free water park, and guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials, and body scrubs. Flavour, one of 6 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 2 poolside bars and a marina are other highlights at this luxurious resort, and rooms offer up nice touches like premium bedding and espresso makers. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and beach location.

All-inclusive

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

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

Kayaking
Windsurfing

Land activities

Fitness facilities
Soccer
Tennis

Lessons/classes/games

Aerobics
Yoga

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 274 units
  • Arranged over 1 level

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via airplane or 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
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property is accessible by either a 40-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport directly to the property or by a 25-minute domestic flight from Velana International Airport to Dhaalu Airport followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride to the property. Guests must send arrival and departure flight details directly to the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival. The property will arrange transfers by seaplane or domestic flight and speedboat transfers. Seaplane flights operate only during daylight hours; domestic flights operate day and night. Transfer fees are collected by the property.
  • Guests who choose domestic flight transfers may book either Comfort (Economy) or Sapphire (Business) seats. Comfort bookings allow 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of hand luggage and 48.5 pounds (22 kilograms) of luggage. Sapphire bookings allow 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of hand luggage and 77 pounds (35 kilograms) of luggage and access to an airport lounge.
  • The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory seaplane transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

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 15

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Internet
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Transfers
  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Other information
  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 6 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 2 poolside bars
  • Beach bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Free children's club
  • Free water park access
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Children's menu
  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Children's books

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach club (surcharge)
  • Tennis
  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Shopping
  • Pool table
  • Fishing
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Working away

  • Business center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Built in 2017
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-service spa
  • Marina
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch Smart TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Mini-fridge
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All-inclusive

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

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

Kayaking
Windsurfing

Land activities

Fitness facilities
Soccer
Tennis

Lessons/classes/games

Aerobics
Yoga

Spa

Eskape Spa has 10 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 15 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Flavour - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.
Zest - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.
Sea Dragon - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.
Smoked - This beachfront steakhouse specializes in local and international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.
Azure - This beachfront restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: USD 200.00 per night

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 0
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 125 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 0
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 200 (from 6 to 11 years old)
  • Gala Dinner on 24 December per adult: USD 0
  • Gala Dinner on 24 December per child: USD 188 (from 12 to 17 years old)
  • Gala Dinner on 31 December per adult: USD 0
  • Gala Dinner on 31 December per child: USD 300 (from 12 to 17)
  • Airplane and boat transfer per adult: USD 370 (roundtrip)
  • Airplane and boat transfer per child: USD 290 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 370 per person, per stay
The listed transfer fee applies to seaplane transfers from December 24, 2021 to December 23, 2022.
From December 24, 2021 to December 23, 2022, the domestic airplane transfer fees for Comfort (Economy) bookings are USD 370 per adult and USD 290 per child age 2-11. The transfer fees for Sapphire (Business) bookings are USD 560 per adult and USD 350 per child age 2-11.
The listed additional fee covers seaplane transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 370 per person (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 11 costs USD 295 (roundtrip)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Guests under 15 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Kandima Maldives Hotel Dhaalu Atoll
Kandima Maldives Dhaalu Atoll
Kandima Maldives Hotel Kandima Island
Kandima Maldives Hotel
Kandima Maldives Resort Kandima Island
Kanma Malves Resort Kanma
Kandima Maldives Resort
Kandima Maldives Kandima Island
Kandima Maldives Resort Kandima Island

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

8.9

Superb

9.1/10

Cleanliness

8.9/10

Staff & service

9.3/10

Amenities

9.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.7/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

pushkar, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We loved the property!! It was an amazing experience to stay at Kandima! We would surely come back! Thanks for everything!
Karishma, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

AHMED M, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

2/5 stay - I was expecting a splendid stay for end of the year and my post birthday, but it turned out so suckish! While the resort was very pretty, the experience was super bad right from the start of my stay. First the seaplane was delayed then cancelled and they didn’t inform us until we asked about the delay. Next when we arrived at the resort, when we wanted to book the restaurants to have our meals, the receptionists said everything was full and we could not even get any places to eat. Then it was the same with the spas and it was so hard trying to get the availabilities. Food was also just average and not spectacular especially the new year eve dinner which costed $300 US. Lastly their app and their schedules were all not synced properly - we booked the schedules and the receptionist insisted there weren’t the schedules when it was printed on the paper and we booked for it. Overall, the receptionists and their services failed us as they didn’t know what’s happening, restaurants failed us as they insist they were full when the restaurants looked empty (I had photo proof), spa was rushing thru the massages but the staff at Aquaholics was so super friendly and accommodating which saved the day! Overall I would not recommend this accommodation until they sorted out their service standards particularly the receptionists and their IT app deliveries.
Raymond, 5-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Superb resort for families! We got a 5 star service from start to finish. No complaints what so ever. Kids club was great for the little ones. The entire team at Kandima were amazing everywhere, they were always friendly, warm and made us very comfortable. The Spa was amazing and so was all the amenities. Would recommend this resort to all with out My doubt.
Rumit, 9-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

I stayed in an aqua villa which is stunning but has no privacy at all. Neighbours can see you on your balcony or in your room. Room service is very very poor. Staff forgot to give me my PCR test before I left, was very stressful at the airport to try and get it. I do not recommend even though some things like room decoration or lagoon are nice.
Aurélie, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wifi was intermittent outside of the room and didn't get responses back in a timely manner sometimes when chatting online.
Darren Mark, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Kayla, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

From the moment we landed at Male international airport, the staff of Kandima was there to greet us and made the connection from Male to Kandima seamless. Kandima if far more beautiful in person than any picture we had seen! The food, staff, and room we stayed at (aqua villa with jacuzzi) were excellent! We truly can't wait to be back!
7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Nice resort but understaff or with bad management Dust in the room when we arrived, very very bad wifi, missing towels in the pool, missing plates, cups in the bugfet restaurant. On our way back we booked
Dorota, 4-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review