Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is conveniently situated on the South Male Atoll, adjacent to world-class diving and surfing sites. As an internationally recognized mid-scale brand, it offers real value with a fresh, modern approach in a friendly environment. The hotel’s practical comfort and modern design provide a haven for hard-working travelers seeking balance in their lives. Offering smart casual dining, extensive water sports and activities, dedicated kids service and a refreshing spa, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is the ideal gathering place for friends and families.

Guests can choose to relax or enjoy an active getaway, knowing they will be genuinely welcomed and valued throughout their stay. Named after the abundant Kandoo tree, Kandooma welcomes you to stunning views of the Indian Ocean and soothing wave lullabies. Take your pick from 160 villas available in eight different categories-any choice is a delight. All villas are designed with cool clean lines of whitewashed timber, and large picture windows that look out to the great blue outdoors. Grab your flippers and head on over. The perfect balance of relaxation and adventure awaits you!

  • Star Rating: 3 Stars
  • Location: South Male' Atoll
  • Distance from Airport: About 30 minutes by speedboat
  • Total Rooms: 160
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The Villas of Kandooma are built to meet the modern 
traveler’s need for comfort, style, recreation and 
convenience. Inviting touches engage your senses.  
Whitewashed floorboards evoke fresh coolness yet offer 
warmth and texture to bare feet, while large picture 
windows beckon the sun right in. Choose from the eight 
different room types available-your home away from home 
in paradise.

Standard amenities in all room include:
- Adapter
- Air-conditioning
- Bathrobes & slippers
- Bathroom amenities
- Beach towel
- Ceiling or table fan
- Extra pillows and pillow menu
- Flat screen television with local and satellite channels
- In-room safe deposit box
- iPod docking stations
- Iron & ironing board
- Kandooma bottle of water
- Kettle
- Life jackets
- Loose leaf tea, fresh ground coffee and citrus press
- Private indoor or outdoor showers
- Telephone with IDD
- Torch light & umbrellas
- 24 hours room service menu


Kandooma Café. (6.30am to 10.00pm)
Greet the new day in the “Big Barnacle” in the company of sunshine, atoll waves and Radio Kandooma’s breakfast show. Tell our attendant chefs how you’d like your eggs to go with your international breakfast, complete with fresh orange juice, fresh ground coffee and loose leaf teas. Come evening, the “Big Barnacle” transforms from bright and breezy to soft and romantic, lit by the intimate glow of candles and buoyed by thennchilled beats of Radio Kandooma Bleu. The dinner menu stars a unique fusion of Mediterranean crusine spiced with touches of Asia as well as themed buffet nights.

Bokkuraa Coffee Club. (11:00 am to 10:30pm)
Enjoy a little bit of the “city-by-the-beach” at Bokkuraa Coffee Club. Choose from a daily changing rotation of fresh pastries and homemade ice creams to go with boutique coffees and teas freshly brewed to order. Take in the stunning vistas of pool, sea and sky, or catch up on the latest buzz while you wait.

The Kitchen and Wine Room. (6:30pm to 10:30pm)
An exquisitely elegant dining experience with the best view of the island, The Kitchen offers diners a sublime Mediterranean-Thai menu out on the beach with feet in sand, in upholstered comfort overlooking the Kandooma Channel. Or engage in light-hearted conversation with the chefs at one of the two main kitchen ranges. Just 15 paces away is the Wine Room with a choice of 250 different old-world and new-world wines.

Take-out and delivery. (24 hours)
The perfect end to an exhilarating three-day dive, wind down with a selection of simple but tempting bites picked up at your leisure or conveniently delivered to your door. Two different menus-breakfast and all-day means that any time is a good time for a bite.

Villa Barbecue. (On Order)
Settle right in with a do-it-yourself villa barbecue, with fresh ingredients delivered right to your door. Enjoy Kandooma in the comfort and privacy of your villa, surrounded by family and loved ones, and great food on the grill!

The Lounge. (8:30am to midnight)
Order up a cup of coffee or tea and settle back and listen to the diving stories told by the dives who hang out here. Or play bar top games, enjoy light snacks or, perhaps, catch a classic movie under the twinkling stars.

Pool Bar. (11:00am to 10:30pm)
Steaks, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and your favourite poolside beverages make a compelling case for lounging the day away in the sun.Go on, you know you want to!

The Deck. (5:30pm to 10:30pm)
Atop the Kitchen is The Deck, probably the best place in Kandooma to catch the sunset. Enjoy an aperitif or after-dinner cocktails mixed to perfection by the resident mixologist. After sundown, Moroccan lanterns, take over to complement the stars in the night sky.


Serenity and rejuvenation await you at the COMO Shambhala Spa at Kandooma Maldives… 

The idyllic setting sets the scene of serenity and calm as it gets you in the mood for relaxation and Indulgence.

The perfect getaway from all pressures and demand of today’s modern world, the spa experience at COMO Shambhala Kandooma is all about energizing in a natural environment with its offerings of a wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments.

With five treatment rooms set in a natural and serene environment plus two deluxe treatment villas. You will experience the true meaning of rejuvenation as you ease your well-being into a relaxed state of body while taking in the breathtaking views of the beautiful island. Steam areas are available for men and women and there is a hydrotheraphy pool that can be used for further relaxation. After a day of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments, you will feel like a new person.


Whether you are a seasoned diver, or an absolute beginner, Kandooma’s Dive Centre is thoughtfully set up to cater to all your diving needs. Run by internationally accredited dive operator, Euro Divers, the Dive Centre welcomes divers of all ability levels and nationalities for a sojourn beneath the clear blue waters of Kandooma Fushi.

“Dive Now Referral Form”- Get a head-start in diving before you visit us! That way you can make the most of the unbelievable dive experiences in the Maldives. You can begin your dive adventure with PADI back home and complete the course with us in scenic Kandooma. The wonders of Kandooma’s underwater treasures await. 


  • Garden View Villa Decked out in modern décor, the Garden View Villa offers a cosy 48 square metre of space with an outdoor living area, in a choice of two configurations: 1 King or 2 Single beds.
  • Beach View Villa The Beach View Villa serves up enticing vistas of sand and sea, and its 48 square metre construction includes an outdoor living area. Choose from 1 King bed or 2 Single bed configurations.
  • Garden View Beach House Offering a striking mix of natural elements with contemporary, casual décor, the 71 square metre Garden View Beach House has a duplex construction, and indoor or outdoor shower options for your choosing.
  • Sea View Beach House Featuring an open-air living space on the ground floor and bedroom on the second floor, the Sea View Beach House provides 71 square metre of modern casual décor and a breathtaking view of the ocean.
  • Sea View Beach House (2 Bedrooms) Accompanied by uplifting views of the tranquil turquoise sea, our 2 Bedroom Sea View Beach House incorporates indoor and outdoor living space decorated in a modern casual style within its 142 square metre of luxurious space.
  • Island View Overwater Villa With a private sundeck, large outdoor shower and bathtub and a spacious bedroom, the 85 square metre Island View Overwater Villa pampers you with the space and amenities to take in the best of the Kandoma experience.
  • Sea View Overwater Villa The Sea View Overwater Villa offers a roomy 85 square metre featuring a spacious bedroom with a large outdoor shower and bathtub and a private sundeck with an overwater hammock, for the best of the Kandooma experience.
  • Sea View Overwater Villa (2 Bedrooms) These villas come furnished with the same luxurious facilities as their single-bed counterparts. Bask in the ultimate Kandooma experience with family and loved ones in the generous 170 square metre space.


Sports and Recreation
  • spa
  • kids club
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • outdoor pool
  • water sports (motorized)
  • private beach
  • fitness center
  • shops
  • room service
  • bar
  • restaurant
  • laundry service
  • coffee shop
  • tours
  • safety deposit boxes
  • poolside bar
  • Airport Transfer
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