Kandolhu Maldives

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Private beach, white sand, beach bar
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Overview of Kandolhu Maldives

Kandolhu Maldives

5.0 star property

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
39 Orchid Magu, Kandolhu

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHarbor Green Zone1 min drive
  • Popular LocationMaaya Thila1 min drive
  • Popular LocationGaathafushi Island1 min drive

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About this area


Located in Kandolhu, Kandolhu Maldives is on a private beach. Mathiveri Ferry Terminal and Mathiveri Harbor are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Dhangethi Beach and Mathiveri Finolhu. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, snorkelling and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Harbor Green Zone - 1 min drive
  • Great Banyan Tree - 1 min drive
  • Ibrahim Kalaafaan Mosque and Shrine - 1 min drive
  • Maaya Thila - 1 min drive
  • Gaathafushi Island - 1 min drive

About this property

Kandolhu Maldives

5-star luxury resort
Consider a stay at Kandolhu Maldives and take advantage of a beach bar, a garden and a library. With amenities such as a private beach and beachfront dining, this resort is the perfect place to soak up the sun. Indulge in a body scrub, a massage and a manicure/pedicure at VARU Spa, the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 5 on-site restaurants, which feature international cuisine and ocean views. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with laundry facilities and a bar.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Swimming pool
  • A 24-hour front desk, wedding services and multilingual staff
  • Concierge services and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews speak well of the bar, pool and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Kandolhu Maldives offer comforts, such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Balconies or patios, wardrobes/cupboards and separate sitting areas

All-inclusive details

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

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All à la carte meals, snacks and beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Water activities

Snorkelling excursions


Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Food and drink

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

Restaurants on site

  • The Market
  • Olive
  • Sea Grill
  • Banzai
  • Ata Roa

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Swimming pool


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

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


  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location


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


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


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • iPod dock
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory transfer fees for guests ages 13-17.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 6 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 6 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

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)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • Floatplane transfer per adult: USD 465 (roundtrip)
  • Floatplane transfer per child: USD 297 (roundtrip), (from 6 to 12 years old)
  • Additional fee for children (from 13 years old to 17 years old): USD 465 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 13-17.

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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 contact the property using 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.
Children 6 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

Does Kandolhu Maldives have a pool?

Yes, this property has a pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 19 Aug,2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 11 Sept,2022 start from S$2,169.78, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

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?

Checkout is at noon.

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 Dhangethi Beach, Mathiveri Ferry Terminal and Mathiveri Harbor. Mathiveri Finolhu and Gaathafushi Island are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 17 reviews
5 - Excellent 94%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 17 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 17 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 17 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 17 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This is the most beautiful place I have ever stayed! It is quiet and relaxed. The island is small so this is the only resort on it. You can walk around the island in 20 minutes. I loved how quiet this place was, and I didn’t see any kids there. In spite of its small size they had five restaurants serving different types of food. Some of the reef is damaged, but we still saw plenty of fish of varying sizes and colors! I would go back in a flash!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Snorkeling paradise
The staff at Kondolhu were very professional and went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. The small island is quiet and private with an amazing house reef and excellent food. Went on a manta ray excursion one morning and saw about 10 mantas, but spent most days exploring the house reef. This was our second trip and we hope to visit again soon.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fabulous Small Resort with Outstanding House Reef
This resort is fantastic. The architecture is great, the rooms even better than they look on the website, the service outstanding, the people incredibly friendly and helpful, the house reef superb, the food delicious... We can't say enough good things about Kandolhu and our experience there. We picked it out because it seemed excellent and it was even better than we hoped.

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Magnifique petite île qui offre une un calme unique vu sa taille, nous avons passer un merveilleux séjour, le personnel est merveilleux, les infrastructures excellentes, les restaurants vraiements excellents, nous avions vraiment d'avoir notre propre île privée. Les sites de snorkeling sont just très riches et facile d'accès et j'ai également pu proviter du la navigation avec catamaran. Tout ce que l'on peu rêver de vacances sur une île tropicale. Bref ce furent nos meilleures vacances jusqu'a ce jour.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Prefect place to unwind
The island is the perfect place to relax and unwind… very friendly and personal staff/service… great food and diverse restaurant offering… especially fish head is a highlight for any diver…
Stayed 8 nights in Nov 2020