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|Value for money||8.0|
|Nearest airport||Malé International Airport (MLE)|
|Distance to airport||32.1 km|
"Nice and spacious rooms"
January 3, 2019
"Very attentive staff."
October 18, 2016
"Hotel reception are very helpful and attentive, kitchen chef in Kandooma restaurant are very nice and friendly."
March 28, 2018
"Pros: Great location and facilities."
December 29, 2018
Named after the abundant Kandoo Tree, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives enjoys beautiful views of the Indian Ocean in the South Malé Atoll. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is a 40-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, Malé and is surrounded by world-class diving and surfing sites.
Offering guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Top features of the property includes 6 dining options, chic ocean-facing infinity pool, soothing massages and body treatments at Kandooma Spa by Como Shambhala and The Kitchen Restaurant serving fresh local seafood with breathtaking sunset views. Not only that, the newly refurbished Kandooma Cafe features Western and Asian meals that provides indoor and outdoor seating. In addition, guests can also enjoy a work-out at the fitness center or run on the jogging track around the island.
Designed with white-washed timber and large windows, the spacious villas are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, Bluetooth dock and luxurious outdoor showers. Some villas are located over water and many of them even provide a coffee/tea maker and in-room safe to please the most discerning guest. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Maldives.
"Friendly staff all around."
November 17, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
South Male Atoll
South Ari Atoll
South Male Atoll
North Male Atoll
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Awesome service, Friendly Staff, Great Facilities!”
Highly recommended for all travellers to Maldives! I travelled with 2 toddlers. Speedboat ride was smooth and email correspondences were so prompt! I am truly impressed by the service rendered. Staff were so nice to welcome our arrival with refreshing drinks for us and the kids, and an activity bag for my kids. Drinking water was provided adequately in room. Staff were polite and friendly. They were generous with their greetings and smiles throughout our stay. Ample activities were available like a night live band and outdoor movie screening. My kids enjoyed themselves at the kids club where there is a big ball pit and toys available for play and activity sessions like fish feeding and seashell picking. The overwater villa had a to-die for view which will leave you a beautiful memory of Maldives. The buggy service will fetch you within minutes to bring you around the resort. Thank you staff of Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives for making our visit to Maldives so awesome!
Little bit disappointed- this place is not for snorkelling lovers like we are. Yes, free short-time snorkeling tours in the morning. Unfortunately snorkelling is very poor direct from beach. Absolutly overpriced resort, final invoice at check-out is disaster! Reception staff is professional, fast and kind. Wine is expensive, no free house-wines at dinner, only water! Good live music at dinner-time. Beds are comfortable, foods good, everywhere is quiet and beautiful... But-we liked more the other resorts in Maldives.
Recommended but this will be first and last for me”
I arranged my own airport transport to Kandooma. I spend my first night at Maafushi, airport to maafushi USD20 per way, then took private transport the next day from maafushi to kandooma USD50 per way. way cheaper! You can survey the transportation cost which I promise that it will save you a lot, you just need to inform Kandooma your boat name and arrival time. We traveled 5 person in a group. 2 of us took the Garden View villa, while 3 of us took Overwater Villa. We had to pay extra USD150 since the room occupancy is only 2person, which I was left feeling bitter cz I told them months ago that 3 of us will be spending the nights in overwater villa and they replied saying the room occupancy is 3 people, then they emailed me a day before my flight saying I have to pay extra USD150/night/person. Water keep coming into the snorkelling gears which was annoying. I think they need to upgrade Overall all, the view is spectacular and priceless but at the same time I feel ripped off.
One of the Best Holidays Ever”
We were so grateful to Holiday Inn esp to Ms. Russel & Mr. Riza for upgrading our overnight stay in a standard room to an over water villa for free. Staff were very friendly and the resort is amazing! Everything's perfect during our stay.
friendly staff all around. Island is small, can walked around it within an hour. Spa had nice options with prices starting from $140usd although I didn't try it this time around. Meals at Kandooma Cafe was ok and too expensive for the amount and options that were available although the buffet option for dinner on a Sunday was better than what they had on Monday. drinks such as soda for lunch and dinner while eating at the buffet was purchased separately. Didn't try out the other restaurants there. Boat ride from Male to the resort was nice although it was be great to mention the price upon booking rather than finding out during check-in, speed boat ride is approx. 40 minutes south of Male, roughly $186usd for a round-trip. I would consider staying here again.
Better option available, no focus on customer experience”
Cons : 1. New Year Party was total bore after paying approx USD450 per adult just for party, it was nothing but just for food, that too not much option for vegetarians, only good for pork and beef lovers. No well decoration as expected, no LIVE band. 2. Beaches are not good except one near the pool, other are scary and has sudden depth. 3. Their beach view villa have restricted views, beaches are just for view not for snorkelling or swimming 4. Not that good feel and view for a 4 star resort PROS : 1. Nice buffet breakfast 2 . Nice and spacious rooms 3. Complementary water
the "beach" villa what i booked was not on a real beach it was more likely a shore or just a side walk near the sea you cant swim or even take a sun bath >>and the the boat transportation is more expensive than the villa price (470$ for two include tax ) !!!!!!!!!!! >> no beaches< the food was not included in the room price i am really disappointed ((((>>> i never had worse than this >>>>
One of the best resorts ”
One of the best resorts I have ever visited all multi cusines food are there especially u get indian breakfast in vegetarian as well as in alcarte dinner was treated very well very nice view of water villas it's just an amazing memory I had in my aniversary
The staffs are very accomodating. There rooms are nice and clean. There are three different areas to swim which is nice though they could have add another pool as there is only one pool.
Good location, children friendly place.”
I was staying with my daughter for 4days 3 night at holiday inn. Speed boat transfer have to make arrangement with the hotel before you travel to maldvies. Once you reach at the airport, can see the staffs waiting there to pick you up. First night was at the beach villa, second and third night was at water villa. Both villa are well maintained. water around the hotel are FOC. Children dine for free providing the adults order main course from the menu. There are indoor and outdoor playground for the kids and nanny to look after your baby if you are busy with your older kids. I must say that there security is thumb up. They look after your safety to Ensure all precautions. Last of all, I would like to compliment a staff who call Arno. He a very nice patient guy who answer all the questions during my first stay. Especially when it was raining, he without any hesitate to use a buggy to send us back to our villa. We definitely looking forward our next stay in Maldives with holiday inn. :)
Staff friendly and helpful, hotel location not too far from the airport, stunning Seaview and sunset”
Hotel reception are very helpful and attentive, kitchen chef in Kandooma restaurant are very nice and friendly. Buffet breakfast are very tasty, Ala Carte menu for lunch, dinner and international buffet are quite pricey, but the food are tasty! Hotel should provide aqua shoes as there are too many dead corals, small seashell and rocks at the beach and sea in snorkeling spot. Stunning sea view, water clean and clear. Witnessed the best sunset at the beach near the swimming pool! My kids like to stay and play in the kids club, definetely a kids friendly hotel!
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.
Friendly staff, Best catamaran experience”
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.
Ultimate Summer Experience”
1. Staff-their service is world class. The food is good but I may say the places or hotels I have been too could offer much delicious food but the staff in this hotel reciprocated everything. They were all friendly, accommodating and pleasant. They all knew how to keep our vibe positive. 2. Location-It's like a paradise and not too far from the airport so we didn't have to take seaplanes. 3. Infinity Pool-The colors green and blue tiles blend well with the colors of the beach.
Heaven on earth. The best vacations of our life”
The best vacation of my life, family thoroughly enjoyed it. I must say that the staff was extra friendly and played with my little one while we had meals. Special thanks to Hassan. The hotel is a bit expensive but you have to pay the price of spending a few days in heaven. The transport from airport and back was easy and relaxing. All in all a great experience, I will definitely go there once again. Thumbs up.......
Great for friends & family!”
Holidayinn is located in the South male Atoll. This is extremely close to the habitat of dolphins and sea turtle. Its particularly interesting for divers! Very pleasantly surprised by resort' hospitality and management. Resort program is very well designed for family guests (particularly ones for young children) and friends. Garden villa offers great value as its only steps away from the beach. Excellent experience. Recommended!!
A perfect paradise”
We stayed here for 4 days and it felt like in heaven. Beach is so stunning, the open shower outside is fabulous, and the staffs are so friendly. We didn't even want to leave on the last day. They serve like 5 star service and we are truly satisfied about everything in this hotel. The hotel provides so many activities for the guests. The foods are excellent and what more can i say. Everything is perfect!! This hotel is highly recommended!!
Welcome to heaven!!!!”
I stay in two bedroom beach house ocean view.. The location are great, in the middle of the ocean with clear and blue water. Really suitable for honeymoon and also for family with young children who like water sport like diving and snorkeling.
Perfect, everything was up to our anticipation”
Spent 4 nights in one of the beach front bungalows, it was very nicely designed and modern (as per the photos in web site). Features of the room include the outdoor shower option (big bathroom), free oranges and coffee every day and huge king size really comfortable bed. I got room number above 100 so it’s a bit far from the common pool area but we didn’t mind that little stroll, at least it’s better than those nearer but garden view bungalows Swimming pool is really fantastic, facing the beach while the hotel also equips the area with sun loungers (the white colour ones in the photos) as well as Bean Bags (extremely comfortable) Staffs were all friendly and helpful (except 1 in general). 3 restaurants serving different kind of menu. We booked bed & breakfast so we have the freedom to choose where to eat for lunch and dinner, whether buffet or alar carte style. If it’s all-inclusive package (which u can upgrade to upon check-in), you are forced to take all 3 meals at Kandooma restaurant. There’s another package where u can eat from anywhere you like but obviously it’s a lot more expensive. Drinks prices are standard across all outlets. Overall, we were very happy with the stay, but can’t compare against other resorts as this was my 1st visit to Maldives
Comfy Hotel and Excellent Service.”
The hotel's about 45 minutes by boat from the airport island and the staff are all really warm, welcoming and helpful. Overall environment is really relaxed and calm but the food might be a lil' pricey but satisfying nonetheless. Excellent for a chilled trip.