Located in the Dhaalu Atoll, the Kandima resort is a game-changing destination. Whether travellers seek relaxation, adventure, wellbeing, sport, spa experiences or family time, Kandima is the perfect place.

The island is one of the largest in the Maldives at almost 3 kilometres in length and offers extraordinary restaurants and plenty of on-site activities. It also boasts the largest pool in the Maldives, measuring 100 metres.

The resort is focused on providing genuine hospitality and is deeply devoted to the treatment of its guests, colleagues, community, culture and surroundings.

Luxury Property
Five Star
  • Destination


  • Location

    Dhaalu Atoll

  • Island Size


  • Reef Type


  • Suitable Options

    Families, Couples, Group of friends

  • Meal Plans

    BB, HB, FB, AI

  • Number of Rooms

    274 Rooms

  • No. of Restaurants

    3 Restaurants

  • Number of Bars

    5 Bars

  • Transfer Type

    Seaplane (30 Mins), Domestic Flight (45 Mins)

Villas & Residences

Ranging from 55 to 125 sqm in size, the Kandima resort is made up of 266 stylish and comfortable studios and villas. The different types of accommodation guests can choose from are:

Beach & Sky Studios
Beach Villa with Jacuzzi
Beach Pool Villa with Jacuzzi
Aqua Villa
Aqua Villa with Jacuzzi
Ocean Pool Villa
Honeymoon Aqua Pool Villa

Each deluxe retreat features flexible furniture concepts, a contemporary modern design and a private terrace for endless tropical views. The honeymoon aqua pool villa has an expansive living area and private infinity pool.

Food & Drink

With an unbelievable ten restaurants and bars to choose from, Kandima has something for everyone to enjoy. Flavour & Zest offers the freshest flavours from around the world in a contemporary market-style food hall restaurant.

Guests can experience authentic Chinese cuisine with a modern touch at Sea Dragon & Forbidden Bar, grab a coffee and Maldivian sweet treat at Aroma or dine al-fresco on fresh fish and perfect steak in Smoked.


Seamlessly woven into the natural setting of the island is the esKape Spa, where guests can enjoy a range of treatments al-fresco. A steam room and nail bar are also on-site.


For guests craving an underwater adventure, Aquaholics, the resort’s diving school and the Marine Biology centre offer numerous water sports and activities.


Urban activity jungle, Burn, boasts state-of-the-art fitness facilities and personal trainers. Open 24/7, guests can work out alone or partake in group classes such as Pilates, Aqua Fit and boxing.

Other activities include painting and local craft-making classes in the Aroma art studio, cocktail-making classes, massage classes, salsa lessons, bike hire and aerial yoga.

Open 24/7, Kandima’s Den and games room offer a stylish setting where guests can relax, meet, mingle or play.

The Kandima Kids Club is run by fully-certified child carers and offers a daily activity programme.


The Kandima resort can be reached by a 30-minute flight from Male International Airport to the domestic airport in Dhaalu Atoll, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to the island.

Property Highlights

The property offers a huge choice of F&B. Their signature restaurant Dragon is one not to be missed! The floating platform in lagoon is also pretty cool!
Sarah, Sales Manager
Global Head of Reservations


A very big island with a huge stretch of beach, even if the hotel is full you would never feel overcrowded anywhere. Comfortable accommodation with stylish interiors, modern technology with personal touches. The property is really good for families.