7 nights all inclusive from£1,335 per person
Kandima Maldives is a smart, playful and responsible resort, which offers affordable luxury and a taste of paradise for honeymooners, and a magnificent venue for those choosing to say, “I do” on its powder white beach
Located on a lush tropical island in the Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima Maldives is a haven where natural beauty meets serious style and luxury.
Just a 30-minute flight from Velana International Airport, followed by a twenty-minute boat ride to its stunningly beautiful shores, the three-kilometre resort offers a romantic escape for couples of all ages, unlimited activities for everyone and plenty of fun for children.
Plush accommodation is in a choice of 266 stylishly designed studios and villas in eight different categories, all of which feature a private overwater terrace or beach and endless tropical views.
Kandima Maldives is an eco-friendly resort that has embraced the latest state-of-the-art technology to keep the island green and reduce its carbon footprint by decreasing waste, energy consumption and use of paper through smart technology.
Upon arrival guests are issued RFID wristbands that allow them freedom to roam the island without a room key or a wallet, they can simply wave their wristband at a reader and order or pay for anything throughout the resort. The Kandima App also allows guests to use their mobile phone to access stay information, including in-room food delivery and housekeeping.
In addition, all rooms have technology that senses when a guest enters room or leaves the room, so that the lights and air conditioners will be primed at just the right level of comfort. All hot water and air-conditioning is generated from the heat of the waste generator, all water waste is recycled for toilets and gardening and all food is composted and glass recycled.
Over the water or down on the beach? You can decide between 30 picture-perfect Water Villas, built on stilts over the lagoon and six gorgeous Beach Villas dotted around the island. All tastefully designed in rustic island style, with designer furnishings, polished wooden floors, king size or twin beds, sitting area, air conditioning and free WIFI.
Water Villas have private sun decks with steps leading directly into the lagoon.
Beach Villas have their own patios and sun loungers, with direct access to the beach.
A two-bed, two bathroom Overwater Suite is perfect for families and has its own jetty directly over the house reef.
The Beach House offers a holiday home for families or small wedding parties, and has two bedrooms and two open-air bathrooms, living room, office space, kitchenette, dining area and private garden.
Wining & Dining
The island boasts ten excellent restaurants and bars including: Smoked grill house– a beachside specialty with open-concept kitchen and home-made giant smoker; Sea Dragon– signature overwater Asian à la carte restaurant; Forbidden Bar– ultra-cool adults-only;Zestand Flavours – two stylish, bright market-style food halls offering all-day dining; Breeze Pool Bar– join the party and enjoy live entertainment; Beach Club – chic bar for watching amazing sunsets; Aroma Café – chill out and relax by the resort’s natural internal lake where resident artist Aima offers painting classes; Azure – a Mediterranean beachside a la carte restaurant; Deli –acasual food boutique for a quick snack or for something to take back to your studio or villa.
sports & activities
Guests can stay fit and active with a range of state-of-the-art facilities including: BURN Fitness Centre with private swimming pool and fitness pavilion offering classes and training programs including Aqua Fun & Fit, Pilates, Kross Fit, TRX Suspension Training, POUND® fit, boxing and both traditional yoga and aerial yoga classes. Kandima also boasts the second-longest swimming pool in the Maldives – Breeze Pool, as well as its stunning long stretch of beach that is perfect for morning runs and sunset strolls. Bicycles are also available to rent.
At the Aquaholics Dive & Watersports Centre, an experienced team will take you scuba diving, Big Game and sunset fishing. You can also jet ski, parasail, windsurf, SUP, surf, glass kayak or cruising around the lagoon on a catamaran. Dhaalu Atoll’s scuba is perfect for beginner divers due to its wider channels and shallower drop-offs. But advanced divers can still explore greater depths and enjoy the thrill of drift diving in stronger currents.
Spa & WELLNESS
For total relaxation and pampering esKape Spa offers ten al fresco treatment areas in a natural setting. Relax in the steam room and plunge pool, have a full-body massage whilst listening to the lapping waves, or treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure in the nail bar.
Weddings, BLESSINGS & Honeymoons
Kandima Maldives offers gorgeous settings for destination weddings of all sizes and styles. It has launched its OH-SO-KOOL Couple wedding packages (from £1,145) and Group wedding packages (from £138 per person based on a group of 250). Kandima Maldives can arrange a beautifully designed setting to suit your individual style – on a floating platform; underwater, surrounded by colourful fish; on the pristine beach, tropical sandbank or a deserted island close by.
The resort’s exclusive wedding planning service will ensure you have the wedding of your dreams. After the wedding you van opt for the Let’s Go Krazy & Trash That Dress – a fun photo shoot in which you wear your dress for activities such as jumping off a jetty, parasailing, riding a jet ski or simply running along the beach whilst the camera is rolling in order to spice up your wedding photos!
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