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Get an overview of this hotelResort with private beach, full-service spa

Location

Nestled on the beach, this South Male Atoll resort is 0 mi (0 km) from Kandooma Beach and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Biyadoo Beach. Maafushi Mosque and Mulee Aage Palace are also within 32 mi (52 km).

Resort Features

Catch some rays on Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma 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 3 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 160 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and MP3 docks. LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment, and guests will also find comforts like premium bedding and pillow menus.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Step outside to feel the sun on your face and the sand in your toes on the white sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with complimentary cabanas. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives like a complimentary children's club and an outdoor pool.

A complimentary manager's reception is offered each day. Dining is available at one of the resort's 3 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a snack bar/deli. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include 2 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. This luxury resort also offers a children's pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives has designated areas for smoking.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Computer station 
  • Picnic area 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Children's pool 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 160 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 160 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Waterslide 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Beach bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • On private beach 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free reception 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Free beach cabanas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Full-service spa 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Soundproofed rooms  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 24.64 per 24-hour period )

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Electric kettle 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Satellite TV service 

Where to Eat

A complimentary manager's reception is offered each day.

The Kitchen - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Bokkuraa Coffee Club - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Kandooma Cafe - NEW - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Pool Bar - This poolside bar serves brunch only. Open daily.

The Deck - This rooftop bar overlooks the ocean. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Things to Do

A private beach and an outdoor tennis court are featured at the resort. An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide and a 24-hour fitness center.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision.

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

  • Kayaking on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Boat tours on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Beach volleyball on site 
  • Beach yoga on site 

Spa Services

Kandooma Spa has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Number of treatment rooms 7 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 150 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No elevators

No pets or service animals allowed

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100 per day
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 234.08
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 141.68 (from 4 to 12 years old)
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 234.08
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 141.68 (from 4 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 357.28
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 184.80 (from 4 to 12 years old)
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 229 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 139 (roundtrip), (from 4 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.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 36.96 for adults and USD 0 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 24.64 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 229 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 139 (roundtrip), (from 0 to 12 years old)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 150 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Holiday Inn Kandooma Maldives
  • Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
  • Kandooma Maldives Holiday Inn Resort

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 boat 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 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Children Stay and Eat Free Promotion

Book a stay in any room or rate category excluding the Overwater Villa, for travel anytime, and receive the following:

  • Accommodations as selected
  • Up to two children under 12 years old stay free when sharing a room with 2 adults (based on availability)
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner for children under 12 years old in Kandooma Cafe only
Not valid for Overwater Villa room category. Free stay applies to children under 12 years old staying in the same room as adults. Rollaway beds and bed tax will be chargeable if required. Meals are served in the hotel's dining area and may not include taxes or gratuities. Valid anytime, subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.


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4.3 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
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Good wifi

4 out of 5
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Posted Feb 7, 2017
Active area with alot of activities, viarty of resturants, pleasant room, good swimming area , beautiful view , recommended for families because there were alot of kids area to spend time and play and had fun. Different journies, available free wifi in all around the island. House keeping available 24/7 with fast and immediate response
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 11, 2017 by Imran
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay with us, We are very glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and your comments about our room, facilities and Kids Club are truly appreciated. We aim to create a memorable experience for each and every one of our valued guests and I’m thrilled to hear that we have succeeded in your case. On behalf of the entire team, I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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Excellent place to stay.

5 out of 5
by from Liverpool
Posted Sep 15, 2016
My stay at this place was amazing. I loved the overall hospitality and the food hygiene was great. The resort has a lot to offer and is a must try.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 16, 2016 by Imran
Dear Sobia, Thank you for your lovely review. It gives us great pleasure to read that you had a fabulous stay experience with us. Delivering excellent service is our utmost priority and we are thankful that you have experienced it. We look forward to welcome you again soon at our little island Kandooma. Regards Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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Great place to stay with genuine friendly staff

5 out of 5
by
Posted Dec 30, 2015
If you want a relaxing stay, this is your place. Ample space to read a book
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 31, 2015 by HolidayInnResortKandoomaMaldives
Dear Dan, Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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Nice place to stay and enjoy the Maldives

5 out of 5
by
Posted Apr 6, 2015
Pros: Good food
Cons: Breakfast start time. I was there twice early and never even got a coffee.
Location: Great swimming and snorkelling. Im a newbie at snorkelling tho.
I was alone but still had a great time and enjoyed the resort.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 8, 2015 by Joseph D.
Dear guest, thank you very for your review. We are happy to hear that you had great time in our little paradise. We are looking forward welcoming you back soon. With Kind Regards Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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4 out of 5
by
Posted Mar 16, 2015
Maldives are amazing! Everything we had hoped it would be! The resort was lovely and our accommodations were fantastic! The staff was so friendly and helpful. The variety of activities were nice (one of the few spots you can surf) and varied. We also got an opportunity to try the spa which was fantastic. One thing though, which we knew in advance about staying anywhere in the Maldives, is that they get you on food and drinks. It's incredibly expensive. We recommend going ahead and doing the full premium all inclusive meal plan here. It includes all the food and drinks you can eat at any restaurant on the island, a 60 minute massage per person and discounts on excursions. Also includes room service and taking anything you want out of your minibar each day (including sunscreen, etc)
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 27, 2015 by Joseph Della Gatta
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your wonderful review about us on Expedia following your recent stay. It is our great pleasure to read that you had a great holiday with us. We are more than happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with our provided amenities. I will definitely share your compliment with our team. Once again, thank you for your precious review and we are looking forward to welcoming you again to our little paradise on your next visit to the Maldives. Warmest regards, Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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DISAPPOINTING

2 out of 5
by from Brisbane
Posted Feb 14, 2015
Pros: Nothing the room was far away and we had to get a buggy to pick us up and drop us off
Cons: Cost Front counter staff including manager as they were not capable
Location: If you are thinking of going, you should maybe look at islands of the coast of main island that are not resorts ???
I think the dining costs are atrocious, I realise that everything has to be brought in by boat, and that once you are there you do not have any other choice.... Also the charge for boat transfer $219.00 US I think the name on boat should have been EXTORTION..... AND at checkout they overcharged me by $350.00 and tried to act innocent.... Room was average....
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Hotel Staff
Dear Mal, Thank you for your valuable feedback with us on Expedia. We give the utmost importance to our guest feedback as they help us improve and continually provide the best guest experience possible. Please be reassured your feedback is very important in our on-going review process. Many thanks once again for all your comments and great to see your frequent visits to the Maldives. Warmest regards, Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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Great Hotel

5 out of 5
by from saudi arabia
Posted Jan 20, 2015
The best journey I have ever made. Everything in the resort was great. Great staff, great staying at the overwater villa. Except one thing, the prices of the restaurants were high. Everything elsa is perfect.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 25, 2015 by Hotel Staff
Dear Abdullah, Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your stay with us on Expedia. It was our great honour to hear that we left a great impression and this was the best holiday you had. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed every things in the resort especially our overwater villa and services. Once again, thank you for your very kind feedback. The team and I are looking forward to welcoming you again to our little paradise on your next visit to the Maldives. Warmest regards, Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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Great place to stay.

4 out of 5
by from Dubai
Posted Dec 20, 2014
Pros: Almost everything. The rooms and bathrooms are a touch of class, you will love it.
Cons: Cost of meals/drinks.
Everything about here is beautiful. The only problem I have with them is the cost of food and drinks there: pretty high. I stayed at 3 different resorts during my time at Maldives and this was where we paid the highest, despite staying 3 days. If you desire great service and nice facilities but don't bother much about paying much for meals, then this is the place to go. The people there are very friendly, including our guide (Valentino) and a local called Ibrahim. Great place to be at. Oh, they have a really nice pool too and the rooms are great.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 26, 2014 by Hotel Staff
Dear Frank, Thank you for your kind feedback regarding your stay with us on Expedia. We were delighted to read that you had a great stay in our resort and enjoyed the facilities such as our infinity pool and attentive services. The team and I are looking forward to welcoming you soon again to our little paradise. Warmest regards, Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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Pretty island, beautiful water and coral

4 out of 5
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Posted Nov 29, 2014
Resort only about how much money they can get out of you. Been all over the world and never seen such a rip off in prices on the island on everything. The food was just ok but not even warm. Was very very disappointed in the resort.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 6, 2015 by Hotel Staff
Dear Guest, Thank you for providing your positive review with us. We are more than happy to read that the beautiful natural scenery of the island. We give the utmost importance to our guest feedback as they help us improve and continually provide the best guest experience possible. Please be reassure your feedback is importance in our on-going review's process Many thanks once again for all your comments and looking forward to an opportunity serve you better in the near future. Warmest regards, Joseph Della Gatta General Manager
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5 days in kandooma

3 out of 5
by from dubai
Posted Apr 29, 2014
The place is amazing but hotel staff not efficient. Food I recommend only chicken rice, pho Thai and Vietnamese rice noodle soup. Mostly is frozen food so not good taste. Staying here u should have enough money about 2000 usd or more than. All I can say everything here is expensive. I suggest 2 days cool to be here for experience and taking photos.
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