Excellent 8.5
Based on 253 reviews

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About Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives


Named after the abundant Kandoo Tree, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma enjoys beautiful views of the Indian Ocean in the South Malé Atoll. With 6 dining options, it also presents a chic ocean-facing infinity pool. Designed with white-washed timber and large windows, the spacious villas are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, iPod dock and luxurious outdoor showers. A tea/coffee maker and safe are provided. Some villas are located over water. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma is a 40-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. It is surrounded by world-class diving and surfing sites. Guests can enjoy a work-out at the fitness centre or run on the jogging track around the island. Thai massages and body treatments are available at Kandooma Spa. Fresh local seafood is served at The Kitchen Restaurant, which offers breathtaking sunset views. The newly refurbished Kandooma Cafe features Western and Asian meals and provides indoor and outdoor seating.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Massage(s)
  • Nightclub
  • Private beach
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Kids club
  • Playground


  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Czech
  • Filipino
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Nepali
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
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Guests will be charged 6 USD for Green Tax per person per night upon arrival. Any stay less than 12 hours will not be charged.

The property charges a mandatory fee for the gala dinner on December 24-25, 2016, and December 31, 2016. Charges will be collected upon check-in. Rates are as follows:

December 24 and 25, 2016
USD 190++ per adult
USD 115++ per child under 12 years old

December 31, 2016
USD 290++ per adult
USD 150++ per child under 12 years old

  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Important notice

From April 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016, all surfers coming to surf at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives are required to book a "Surf & Accommodation" package. Please contact the property directly for more details.

The property provides a round-trip speedboat shuttle service between the property and Male International Airport. Guests are required to provide their flight details at the time of booking or at least 3 days prior to arrival. Charges will be paid upon arrival.

Type of Transfer:

Season 1
From 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Type of Transfer: Speedboat
Adult (12 and up) : $229
Child (4-11 years old) : $139
Infant (Below 4 year (s) old) : Complimentary

Transfer rates subject to change without prior notice.

Maldives booking and transfer info (FAQ)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maldives!
Please note that the resort will arrange for a round trip speedboat shuttle service between the resort and the Malé International Airport. Guests must advise arrival and departure flight details at the time of booking, or at least 72 hours prior to arrival. Additional charges are as follows, and are to be paid directly to the hotel: Till 2016, speedboat return transfer rates will be: Kids (under 4 years) - free Kids (4-12 years) - USD 139 Adults - USD 229 Please note that all guests will be charged a USD 6 green tax per person per night. Any stay below 12 hours will be exempted. Till October 31, 2016, all surfers coming to surf at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives are required to book a "Surf & Accommodation" package. Please contact the property directly for more details. Please note that the property has a mandatory Gala Dinner on 24th December, 25th December and 31st December, 2016. All charges are to be paid directly at the property. Rates are as follows: 24 & 25 December 2016 USD 190++ per adult USD 115++ children under 12 31 December 2016 USD 290++ per adult USD 150++ children under 12
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based on 253 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.1
  • Facilities 7.5
  • Location 8.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.9
  • Service 8.9
  • Value for money 7.9
  • Food/Dining 7.6
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WALID from Egypt
Sea View King Bed
Stayed 6 nights in August 2016
6 days in Holiday inn Kandooma
I spent a week in this resort with my wife. The services are moderate compared to the value of the money we paid. The beach is not impressive and usually dirty by Marine algae. The food quality was hardly acceptable with twice the cost of any 5 Stars hotel in the world.
Reviewed September 23, 2016

ASHLI from Malaysia
Sea View King Bed
Stayed one night in March 2016
Jeannie the great manager
The hotel itself are having a very good view with crystal clear sea. The food is very pricey for about USD30++ for one pizza. The room are facing the sea with a spectacular view. We love the morning daily snorkeling excursion together with the staff who will look over us. We would like to extend our appreciation to Jeannie she has helped us a lot especially our delayed luggage, she help us to solved it immediately when this was happened. She showed us what is the professional customer service be like.
Reviewed March 22, 2016

Gregory from Singapore
Sea View King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2015
Excellent beaches with lovely views.Very well maintained facilities..
Had an excellent holiday. Nice food, good service and great views.
Reviewed March 01, 2016

Nikhila from Kuwait
Sea View King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016
Perfect place for Honeymoon
The privacy, having a villa to oneself was just amazing, the ambience was just breath taking.
Excellent and fabulous
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Aida from Indonesia
Sea View King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015
Comfort, clean and pleasant
Near airport, spot of snorkling is very good, staff is nice
Very good
Reviewed December 31, 2015

from Malaysia
Families with young children
Sea View King Bed
Stayed 5 nights in December 2015
Good stay
Friendly staffs.
Good stay. Should organise more activities.
Reviewed December 22, 2015

Yang from Singapore
Families with older children
Sea View King Bed
Stayed 4 nights in December 2015
A pleasant holidays
House locate nears the beach; resort-wide wifi coverage; room is clean
1. Transport from and to airport is good; 2. Once arrival, good brief to us from reception and quick to go to our house. At brief , it's is better to highlight the good place for snorkeling - around yellow ball beside the port. We took first day afternoon to search for good place for snorkeling at all three swimming areas, but did not find it. Until in the evening, I happened to wonder at the port, asked the staff, then he pointed to me. 3. Tour to turtle point reef snorkeling can be improvement - after we arrived to the turtle point reef, the staff took us to see turtle, which was good. Then he lead us to go to point B.which was not short distance, I was swimming instead of snorkeling, did not have to enjoy snorkeling, did not have enough time to see corels and fish. I don't think it is necessary to reach point B from starting point, should guide us to see turtle ,then allow us to snorkel around as we like for one hour.
Reviewed December 22, 2015

Felicia from Singapore
Solo travelers
Sea View Villa Twin Bed
Stayed 4 nights in December 2014
Friendly staff, Best catamaran experience
Friendly staff, Best catamaran experience, the old fashion juicer
It was a great stay. The resort has lots of things to do - kayaking, snorkling, massage, and the best is the Catamaran experience. Our guide is very helpful and brought us to a colorful reef for snorkling. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. It a peaceful place to relax and unwind. The room blends well with the island/ environment. The old fashion juicer is interesting, and I find it great to be included in the room. We saw some baby sharks during a stroll around the island.
Reviewed November 23, 2015

JEONGKI from South Korea
Families with young children
Sea View King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015
Good choice for family vacation
Location, Room , Event
There was good everything
Reviewed November 12, 2015

editha from Philippines
Sea View King Bed
Stayed 4 nights in October 2015
A very homely place to unwind.
Cleanliness, homely, relaxing
Excellent, worth staying...excellent breakfast buffet.
Reviewed October 30, 2015


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