Overview of Kandolhu Maldives

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Private beach, white sand, beach bar
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • All inclusive
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGaathafushi Island1 min drive
    Popular LocationGreat Banyan Tree1 min drive
    Popular LocationMaaya Thila1 min drive

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  • Villa, Private Pool, Overwater

    Room amenities

    • 969 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Villa, Private Pool, Garden View (Duplex)

    Room amenities

    • 1615 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Villa, Overwater

    Room amenities

    • 861 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Beach Villa

    Room amenities

    • 915 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Villa, Private Pool

    Room amenities

    • 1615 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area


Located in Kandolhu, Kandolhu Maldives is on a private beach. Maafushivaru Island Jetty and Villingilivaru Island Pier are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Ukulhas Beach and Gaathafushi Island. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, snorkeling and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Gaathafushi Island - 1 min drive
  • Great Banyan Tree - 1 min drive
  • Maaya Thila - 1 min drive
  • Ukulhas Beach - 6 min drive
  • Ukulhas Fushi - 6 min drive


  • The Market — 1 min walk
  • Olive — 1 min walk

About this property

Kandolhu Maldives

Resort with private beach, full-service spa
Catch some rays on Kandolhu Maldives's private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 5 restaurants. All 30 rooms feature thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes, along with free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities available to guests include iPod docks, LCD TVs, and minibars.
Kandolhu Maldives offers 30 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms open to balconies or patios. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the resort include a private beach and a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

All inclusive details

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

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 5 restaurants
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Swimming pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian


  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location


  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • iPod dock
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service



Check-in from 2 PM - 8:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 2 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 2 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 184.80
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 92.40 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 246.40
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 123.20 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • Floatplane transfer per adult: USD 409 (roundtrip)
  • Floatplane transfer per child: USD 247 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 12 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 409 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 247 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 12 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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

We should mention

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.
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
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 2 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is 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

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kandolhu Maldives and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kandolhu Maldives offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kandolhu Maldives cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Kandolhu Maldives have a pool?
Yes, this property has a pool.
Is Kandolhu Maldives pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Kandolhu Maldives?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 8:30 PM.
What time is check-out at Kandolhu Maldives?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Kandolhu Maldives provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 409 per person applies.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Kandolhu Maldives?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is Kandolhu Maldives located?
Nestled on the beach, this Kandolhu resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Gaathafushi Island, Ukulhas Beach, and Maafushivaru Island Beach. Vakarufalhi Island Beach and Dhangethi Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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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!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

5/5 Excellent

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!
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2018

4/5 Good

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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.
Stayed 8 nights in Dec 2017

5/5 Excellent

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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.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2017

5/5 Excellent

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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.

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