We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kandolhu Maldives

Visit hotel website
Traveller (1664)
Panoramas (25)


Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
The best kept secret in the Maldives - Kandolhu is tiny yet it encapsulates luxury and bespoke service presented in rich Maldivian hospitality. Ringed by a stunning house reef with thriving marine life complete with wide stretch of white sandy beaches, Kandolhu makes for an idyllic getaway. Five distinct villas are your choices for slumber. Inspired by contemporary Maldivian architecture, all villas are lavish and unique in its own way. They come adorned with world class furnishings complete with modern technology to offer you the perfect home for your stay with us. For the top Kandolhu experience, book an Ocean Pool Villa with its spacious living space, "glass box" bathroom and the promise of breathtaking views of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. Embark on gourmet journeys at four fine restaurants. Create your own quintessential Maldivian experience on Kandolhu with the Ultimate Inclusions package. Dine at a restaurant of your choice as you enjoy over 30 globally accredited old and new world wines, tropical cocktails, and a spectrum of premium spirits that are just some of the perks included in this package. World class dive sites are within easy reach of Kandolhu, where amazing encounters of the deep is made easy. Snorkel in the house reef and meet resident turtles. Tour the island whilst paddling a kayak or a stand up paddleboard, and come evening engage in a fluo night snorkelling. Invigorate your mind, body and soul at Varu Spa, and uncover complete wellness. Select sensual therapies from our signature product line, Voya an organic product range made from hand harvested seaweed.
Read more
Property amenities
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Show more
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Special Price:Book Early, Save 20%
Hotel deals


Full view
39 Orchid Magu
E-mail hotel
Getting there
Villa Intl Airport59 km
Male Intl Airport75 km
See all nearby hotels
100Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 728
  • 43
  • 9
  • 2
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
We booked kandolhu for our 10 day honeymoon. We were not disappointed, it is a very small and intimate, with about 30 villas. We had a duplex which in our opinion was the best of both worlds, right on the beach as well as having your own pool. The Story begins, Sea plane to a
Read more
Just paradise. What a fabulous week, we were so sad to leave. The overwater bungalow (OMG the minibar!!), the perfect views, the snorkelling, the food and the staff, I can’t fault anything. I loved seeing the turtles every day and all the sea life. It felt like our own island.
Read more
We've been back a few weeks now having stayed on Kandolhu for 8 days at the beginning of January, but for reason's that will become clear as you read on, we hadn't, until today, posted anything. We've been very fortunate to travel to many, many destinations across the globe,
Read more
This was our 4th visit to Kandolhu and everytime we return we think it cannot improve on our previous visit but somehow they pull it out of the bag and it just gets better. The staff are what truly make this island extra special, they are all so friendly and nothing is ever too
Read more
My husband and I have just returned from staying at Kandolhu, and had a fabulous time. We've been to the Maldives 3 times before, but Kandolhu and all of the staff were amazing. The food was fantastic. We especially enjoyed Banzai (the chefs Justin and Alan are great
Read more
Album Categories
All photosTravellerRoom & SuiteDining Pool & BeachBusiness Centre & Event Rooms
This is what you come here for..peaceful emptiness...peaceful Full-Ness
deck off 201..furniture is ok, not like higher end resorts
rooms need some TLC ..would have been okay if was expecting 4 star with 4 star pricing
Hi there. We completely understand your concern. We do try very hard to discourage the use of drones as we are very aware of the disturbance these can cause when not used respectfully. There are times when we are contacted in advance and we allow them, but explain clearly they are to be used only from the end of our watersports jetty, are not to be flown close to villas or low over the island to ensure privacy is respected and noise disturbance is not an issue. In the example of media visits we do allow these but again ask that they are only used from the jetty There are unfortunately times when guests bring drones without informing us, however as soon as we notice this we speak with them immediately and explain the conditions to avoid any disturbance. We hope this helps and if you have any further concerns or questions please do not hesitate to let us know Thank you Kandolhu Maldives
1 vote
Hi Dianne! Our Ultimate Inclusions meal plan includes all of the cocktails listed on our cocktail menu, a selection of 30 different wines and a variety of spirits and soft drinks. The only items not included in this package are premium spirits (for which you receive a discount), champagne and our more extensive wine list. We hope this helps! See you soon! Kandolhu Maldives
3 votes
Show all answers
0 Votes Hi there We typically do not experience many mosquitos during the dry season (Nov - end of April) as there is little rain water for them to breed in. We also fog the island once a week to help reduce their population further and can happily spray your room whenever required Best wishes Kandolhu Maldives
0 votes
Hi there We typically do not experience many mosquitos during the dry season (Nov - end of April) as there is little rain water for them to breed in. We also fog the island once a week to help reduce their population further and can happily spray your room whenever required Best wishes Kandolhu Maldives
1 vote
Show all answers
Hi Caroline We do not provide flip flops in guest villas unfortunately, though we do have bedroom slippers available. If you prefer to go bare foot however that is absolutely fine as we do not require that you wear them in our restaurants - it's very casual here! If we can help with anything else please let us know. We hope to welcome you soon Kandolhu Maldives
0 votes
Show all answers
"The beach villas with pool are great with a lovely breeze."
"We loved the Ocean Villa with Pool"
"Ocean Villa's are our favourite............."
"see my review, depends on privacy needs and if wind noises bother you."
"Would highly recommend a water bungalow - we could have a bath or sun bath while watching the sun set!"
US$796 - US$2,525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
kandholhu island hotel north ari atollkandholhu island resort and spa
MaldivesAlifu AtollNorth Ari Atoll
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing