Kandolhu Island

Universal Resorts, 39 Orchid Magu, Malé, Maldives

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Hotel Description

Far-flung in the Indian Ocean and squabbled over for centuries by various European nations, the Maldives are remote, and the hotels tend toward the upscale. So a resort that’s considered remote and upscale within the context of the vast archipelago is doubly remote, and doubly upscale. Such is the case at Kandolhu Island, a resort on a small private island in the northern Maldives, ringed with pristine white beaches and a thriving coral reef — naturally, it’s accessible only by seaplane, 70 kilometres south west of the capital of Malé.

Kandolhu has thirty villas divided into five categories: some are on the beach, others are on stilts above the clear turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. With thatched roofs and wood-plank decks, the villas all have a traditional look from the outside. Inside, they’re thoroughly modern, with parquet floors, breezy white daybeds, and amenities that range from iPads and espresso machines to mini wine cellars, large flatscreen TVs, Voya bath products, and iPhone stereo docks. Each has a private deck or terrace with chaise lounges; many also feature plunge pools. Lest you forget — amid the standard trappings of a luxury resort — exactly where you are in the world, Kandolhu Island villas also come with rechargeable flashlights.

The resort has four restaurants, including the open-air Mediterranean venue Olive, with panoramic views over the ocean, and Sea Grill, set right on the sand, plus a full spa. The real draw, though, is the natural landscape around the island, the idyllic water and the colorful coral reef encircling the island. The resort provides complimentary snorkel gear, and arranges sailing lessons and both day and night dives from a traditional Maldivian boat. You won’t have to go far offshore to swim with turtles or parrotfish — and because Kandolhu is a private island, there’s hardly anyone around to obstruct the view through your snorkel mask.

Please note: Kandolhu Island requires a two-night minimum stay and cannot accommodate children under the age of two.

How to get there: Designated hosts will greet you upon arrival at Ibrahim Nasir/Malé International Airport and escort you to Kandolhu Island via seaplane and speedboat, approximately 35 minutes.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 30 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service

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Return seaplane transfers from Malé International Airport, Adult US$ 410, Child US$ 246, subject to applicable GST. Flight details must be submitted to the resort at least 72 hours prior to arrival for seaplane transfer arrangements. Credit cards include Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express. In order to guarantee your villa, prepayment within 7 days of making the booking is required. [Special Policy] Check-in is at 14:00hrs and Check-out is at 12:00hrs. Early check-in is subject to availability. Cancellation within 21 days prior to arrival will be charged 50% of the room nights booked. Cancellation within 14 days prior to arrival will be charged 100% of the room nights booked. From the period 24 Dec to 10 Jan, cancellation within 30 days will be charged 100% of the room nights booked.A minimum of 5 nights is required for all stays from 28 Dec 2017 to 02 Jan 2018. A Christmas supplement of US$ 150 and US$ 75 applies for adult and child respectively, on the night of 24th Dec. A New Year supplement of US$ 200 and US$ 100 applies for adult and child respectively, on the night of 31st Dec. All supplements are subject to 10% service charge and applicable GST. Only one meal plan can be applied per reservation. Only one meal plan can be applied per reservation. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

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    • 1 King Bed
    • 861 ft²/80 m².
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    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

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    • jacuzzi tub
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    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 914 ft²/85 m².
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    Views: ocean.

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    • air conditioning window unit
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    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
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    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • outdoor shower
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • terrace
    • These villas are located on western shores of Kandolhu.
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    • working desk
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    • 1 King Bed
    • 968 ft²/90 m².
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    Views: ocean or pool.

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    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • plunge pool
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • This room can accommodate up to 3 guests (charges apply).
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    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Return seaplane transfers from Malé International Airport, Adult US$ 410, Child US$ 246, subject to applicable GST. Flight details must be submitted to the resort at least 72 hours prior to arrival for seaplane transfer arrangements. Credit cards include Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and American Express. In order to guarantee your villa, prepayment within 7 days of making the booking is required. [Special Policy] Check-in is at 14:00hrs and Check-out is at 12:00hrs. Early check-in is subject to availability. Cancellation within 21 days prior to arrival will be charged 50% of the room nights booked. Cancellation within 14 days prior to arrival will be charged 100% of the room nights booked. From the period 24 Dec to 10 Jan, cancellation within 30 days will be charged 100% of the room nights booked.A minimum of 5 nights is required for all stays from 28 Dec 2017 to 02 Jan 2018. A Christmas supplement of US$ 150 and US$ 75 applies for adult and child respectively, on the night of 24th Dec. A New Year supplement of US$ 200 and US$ 100 applies for adult and child respectively, on the night of 31st Dec. All supplements are subject to 10% service charge and applicable GST. Only one meal plan can be applied per reservation. Only one meal plan can be applied per reservation. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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