Kandolhu Maldives

Even in the Maldives, an island so perfectly formed as Kandolhu is rare. Measuring just 200 metres by 150 metres, the island is lush, with wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green. The island is also home to one of the most colourful and lively house reef in the Maldives. Easily accessible from all around the island, you will find turtles, abundant clown fish living in sea anemones and much more. Located 70 kilometres south west of Male’ in North Ari Atoll, the island is reached in 25 minutes by seaplane. Offering just 30 villas in 5 different styles, both over the water and on the beach, the island is perfect for couples wanting some alone time in paradise. The distinctive natural elements of the Maldives are perfectly combined with contemporary architecture and modern amenities in creating an experience so memorable that it will stay with you forever.

Quick Facts


Maldives, North Ari Atoll



30 Villas


Seaplane transfer of 25 minutes to the resort. Daytime transfers only


A Universal Resort


Jacuzzi Beach Villa

No of Units: 6
Area (sqm): 85
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Pool Villa

No of Units: 5
Area (sqm): 150
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Duplex Pool Villa

No of Units: 8
Area (sqm): 150
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Ocean Villa

No of Units: 4
Area (sqm): 80
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Ocean Pool Villa

No of Units: 7
Area (sqm): 90
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The Best Kept Secret In The Maldives

Situated in the heart of the spa resort Maldives, you will discover its hidden secret; that is Varu Spa. Varu, meaning ‘energy’ in the local language Dhivehi, forms the basis of every living soul, creating emotional responses and movement. Offering a complete wellness experience, Varu spa treatments are focused on the use of hand-harvested, organic seaweed from Ireland, and the practice of old, local traditions of seaweed baths and seaweed treatments, developed by Voya.

Just steps from your villa, a pristine coral reef protects and embraces the ivory sands and emerald heart of Kandolhu. A number of resident turtles live on this reef and are easily approached by divers and can be observed feeding, oblivious to your presence. Many other interesting creatures inhabit this reef and any dive on the house reef will typically provide you encounters with hawksbill turtles, white tip and black tip reef sharks, eagle rays, jacks and a myriad of colourful reef fish species.

Dining Experience

Capacity: 36 Pax
Cuisine: International
Timings: Breakfast: 7:30 am – 11:00 am
               All day: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Capacity: 6 Pax 
Cuisine: Japanese
Timings: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
             Seating Times: 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm 

Capacity: 24 Pax
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Timings: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Capacity: 32 Pax
Cuisine: Cocktails and light snacks
Timings: 7:30 am – last guest

Capacity: 24 Pax
Cuisine: Seafood, meat &  Indian tandoor
Timings: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Activities, Services and Facilities

Water Sports

Kayak / Canoe
Standup Paddleboard


Big Game Fishing
Night Fishing
Sunset Cruise
Private Sunset Cruise
Parasailing Adventure
Sightseeing Excursion
Guided Snorkel Tour 
Night Snorkelling
Fluorescent Night Snorkelling
Sting Ray Speedboat
Kandolhu Reef Exploration
Half Day Snorkel Adventure
Snorkel & Sandbar Experience

Diving - Operated by Kandolhu Dive

Discover Scuba Diving 
Repeat Discover
Scuba Diver course
Open Water Diver course
Open water Diver upgrade
Scuba Review/Refresher
Nitrox course PADI
Adventure Diver
Advanced Open Water
Specialty Dives
Rescue Diver
Divemaster course

Varu Spa

Kandolhu Coral Experience
Facial Sea Experience
Body Sea Experience
Body Massage Experience
Yonka Skin Care Facial 
Asian Spa Experience
Classical Body Massage
Hand & Foot Sea Experience
Kandolhu Care Programs
Body, Mind, Spirit
Detox Care Program
Well-Being Care For Skin & Body