Kandooma Island is a simple yet luxurious resort just 35 km south of Male, a forty minute transfer by speedboat. The resort is modern, stylish and chic and is excellent for activities.
The 160 villas are in four different styles to accommodate couples looking for a romantic retreat or a family wanting some quality time together. The modern villas are either in the garden, along the beach or over the water. All the villas have extensive verandahs, large picture windows, whitewashed timber floors, light muslin drapes, crisp cotton bed linen, power showers and iPod docking stations.
Kandooma offers some excellent contemporary cuisine with plenty of fresh seafood - a fusion of Western and Asian influences at the poolside Café, tasty tapas at The Deck and you're in for a show at the innovative Kitchen Restaurant - live cooking with an ocean view!
A great resort for couples and families, Kandooma has plenty going on with the Kandoo Kids Club, a fitness centre, complimentary daily snorkeling trips, watersports and an enticing array of treatments for a little self-indulgent pampering at the Spa.
Kandooma is also a great dive destination with many excellent dive sites nearby including the Kandooma Caves. The PADI dive centre caters for both beginners and experienced divers. However, if you're not a diver, the clear waters offer excellent swimming and watersports and you can even surf at the northeast of the island with some great waves breaking most days. The beautiful infinity pools are stunning and have spacious decks for the ultimate in relaxation. When evening comes, there's live music, crab racing and film nights or you can, of course, find a quiet spot and just relax with a glass of wine or two.
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Children: Children are welcome and babysitting is available on request. Kandooma Kids' Club (4-12 years) puts on a variety of activities including mini snorkeling, arts and crafts and cooking.
Transfers: Transfer by speedboat takes approximately 40 minutes.
Weather: Average temperatures 25-30ºC throughhout the year. May, June, July and September, October and November have slightly higher rainfall. December through to April the weather is generally dryer and warmer..
Facilities & Amenities: Tennis, Scuba Diving, Swimming Pools, Fitness Centre, Windsurfing, Sailing, complimentary Wi-Fi, a library, a boutique and a Spa with a gym. Water sports include canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. PADI Dive Centre. Volleyball, petanque, football, tennis, basketball and underwater hockey. There is a laundry/dry cleaning service. There are also weekly classic films shown on the beach.
Meal Arrangements: B&B, half board and all inclusive options available. All inclusive includes buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Kandooma Café restaurant, selected house brand alcohol and house wine by the glass (11am to midnight), mineral water, soft drinks and juice, 1 snorkelling trip per person per stay. The Premium all inclusive option includes all extras with breakfast served at Kandooma Café, lunch at Kandooma Café or Bokkura Coffee Club, dinner served at Kandooma Café, Bokkura Coffee Club or The Kitchen, tapas menu at The Deck and lobby lounge plus a selection of premium house spirits and cocktails.
Dining: Kandooma Café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving international cuisine. Kandooma Lounge. The Kitchen serves European/Asian all cooked in front of the diners overlooking the ocean. The Deck for tapas and pre-dinner cocktails. Bokkuraa Coffee Club and extensive Wine room.
There are 160 Beach, Garden, Duplex, Family and Water Villas. All have air-conditioning, large windows, satellite TV, telephone, mini bar, safe, fresh coffee & loose leaf tea, citrus press and fresh oranges. The Garden and Beach Villas have garden or sea views, king or twin beds, outdoor shower and living area with daybed and hammock. The Seaview Beach House is spacious and over 2 floors. All sleep max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Beach Houses have bedrooms on 1st floor with a king or twin bed and sleep max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Garden Villa: Semi-detached beach villas with large picture windows. Whitewashed floor boards. Flat screen televisions, mp3/iPod point, indoor and out-door showers, wifi broadband. Living space: 36sq.m.
Beach Villa: As above but with direct views of the beach.
Beach House: Spacious sea-facing villas located at the water’s edge, villas are a mix of natural elements and modern design. First floor bedrooms with sea views. Living area furnished with designer seating a carpet of fine white sand. Living space: 72sq.m.
Family Beach House: Ideal for families or a small group of divers - Family villas are two duplex villas together with bedrooms upstairs and living and dining areas below.
Over Water Villa: The ultimate experience that is perched above the shallow clear waters with a private sundeck and partially submerged hammock. There is a large living area with open bathroom, outdoor shower and bathtub and views of the water. Living space: 65 sq.m.
Ocean Pavillion: Features as above but with two bedrooms making it a great choice for a family or group of friends. There is additional outside space with a day bed, a table for outdoor dining and a large hammock with direct water access.