Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

K. Kandoomafushi, South Malé Atoll
35 km from Velana International Airport, Malé
45 minutes by speedboat


Swimming Pool
Scuba Diving
Multi-Bedroom Villas
Children's Facilities
All Inclusive Package
Jacuzzi Villas
Ayurvedic Treatments
Disabled Access
Baby Sitting
Business Facilities

Holiday Day Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is conveniently situated on the South Malé Atoll, adjacent to world-class diving and surfng sites.As the internationally recognised mid-scale brand, it offers real value with a fresh, modern approach in a friendly environment.The hotel’s practical comfort and modern design provide a haven for hard-working travellers seeking balance in their lives. Offering smart casual dining, extensive water sports and activities, dedicated kids services and a refreshing spa, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is the ideal gathering place for friends and families.Guests can choose to relax or enjoy an active getaway, knowing they will be genuinely welcomed and valued throughout their stay.

Named after the abundant Kandoo tree, Kandooma welcomes you to stunning views of the Indian Ocean and soothing wave lullabies.

Room Categories

Over Water Villa
170 sq feet

Enjoy unobstructed panoramas of sun, sea and sky from the spectacular Overwater Pavillion. With additional space for indoor and outdoor living, this two bedroom Pavillion is perfect for families with a generous 170 sqm of space. Like all the villas at the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, the design villa offers you all the luxury you could need for a complete and wonderful stay on the island.

The expansive private sundeck is the ideal place to relax and take in the tranquil, pristine lagoon and is furnished with a day bed and a table for outdoor dining along with direct access to the sea. You can completely relax in your hammock while enjoying the view of the clear waters beneath and around you. The main bedroom connects to a full bathroom that features a double vanity and, also showcases a private outdoor rain shower and bath tub with splendid views of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a sunny afternoon reading or relaxing in your private overwater sitting area with day bed and take in the sounds of the ocean.

Over Water Villa
85 sq feet

The Overwater Villa offers the ultimate in the Maldives experience. Hovering above coral and marine life in the shallow clear waters, guests will enjoy their time on the private sun deck, dangling their feet in the water, or at high tide, relaxing in a partially submerged hammock. Enjoying the comfort of you overwater villa, you will be able to take in the sights that the Maldives are known for: the stunning blue ocean and the white beaches of the Kandooma island.

Expansive living space is complemented by a large open bathroom which offers an outdoor shower and bathtub and views of the water. As with all villas at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, you will be able to enjoy the comfort of a beautifully designed villa. This ensures you will be able to completely relax and enjoy your stay on the island of Kandooma Maldives.

Land Room
142 sq feet

The Family Beach Houses, as the name suggests, are ideal for families or a small group of divers, and are the size of two Beach House’s together. They offer sleeping space upstairs as well as living and dining below. Because of the first floor bedrooms you will be able to enjoy beautiful sights of the ocean around the Kandooma island, straight from your bedroom.

The Family Beach House is beautifully designed and will offer you complete relaxation during your stay. Just step outside the door and feel the warm white sand between your toes and at the end of the day retreat for the evening to enjoy the comfort of your living room. Because of the open design of the family beach house, you will be able to fully enjoy the view of the beautiful Kandooma island and the Maldivian sea at all times.

Land Room
71 sq feet

The sea-facing Sea View Beach House is a 2 floor villa that offers the luxury of space and comfort. Located at the water’s edge, the villas present a striking mix of natural elements and modern design. The ground floor offers an open view of the area surrounding the villa, allowing you to truly experience the beauties of the island. The bedrooms are located on the first floor level of the villa and so enjoy views of the sea.

The living area underneath the bedroom is furnished with designer furniture laid out on a carpet of the white sand. The living area is designed to bring you all the comforts you need to completely relax and recharge during your stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives resort.

Land Room
48 sq feet

The Beach view villas have an open view to the beach. Allowing you to take in the sights of on the sandy white beaches and the clear blue waters beyond. Like all Kandooma’s accommodation, the semi-detached garden & beach view villas come with large picture windows that positively invite the outdoors inside.

Whitewashed floor boards evoke a sense of fresh coolness, yet feel warm and textured to bare feet. Luxury comes from the light summer duvets and generously proportioned bath towels. The Beach Villa is a beautifully designed villa, offering luxuries like a Flat screen television, a place to plug in your mp3/ipod, both indoor and outdoor showers and wifi broadband as standard, in addition to all the other usual amenities you would expect of a world class lifestyle resort. Nothing will get in the way of a completely relaxing, wonderful stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives.

Land Room
48 sq feet

Like all of accommodations at the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, the semi-detached garden & beach view villas come with large picture windows that positively invite the outdoors inside. Whitewashed floor boards evoke a sense of fresh coolness, yet feel warm and textured to bare feet. Luxury comes from the light summer duvets and generously proportioned bath towels.

The Garden Villa offers luxury like a flat screen television, a place to plug in your mp3/iPod, both indoor and outdoor showers and wifi broadband as standard, in addition to all the other usual amenities you would expect of a world class lifestyle resort. A stay in the Kandooma Garden Villa offers you all the comforts you could need to completely relax on your vacation on the beautiful Maldives island.



The idyllic setting sets the scene of serenity and calm as it gets you in the mood for relaxation and indulgence.

The perfect getaway from all pressures and demand of today’s modern world, the spa experience at  Kandooma Spa is all about energizing in a natural environment with its offerings of a wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments.

With five treatment rooms set in a natural and serene environment plus two deluxe treatment villas. You will experience the true meaning of rejuvenation as you ease your well-being into a relaxed state of body while taking in the breathtaking views of the beautiful island. Steam areas are available for men and women and there is a hydrotherapy pool that can be used for further relaxation. After a day of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments, you will feel like a new person.


Well known globally as one of the World’s most exquisite scuba diving destinations, the Maldives are offering an impressive choice of dive sites encompassing some of the best diving on the planet.

Take the plunge in the Indian Ocean and get surprised and amazed. Discover Thilas, these underwater mountains populated by shoals of Oriental Sweet lips, Banner-fish or Fusiliers and home to a wide range of colorful soft and hard corals. Jump in a Kandu and let the current embark you in one of these channels surrounded by Sharks, Rays, Tunas. Be stunned by the visit of a Sailfish, a Manta passing by or a Whale shark cruising in the current. Take a relaxing drift along a Beyru, one of these outside reef colonized with a vibrant marine life.

water sports

An alternative to water skiing. Using a combination of techniques from water skiing, snowboarding and surfing.  Wakeboarding involves moving over the surface of the water whilst being towed by a speedboat.

Catamaran Safari is an adventure you will never forget. Ask sailing instructor to sail to your own personal sand bank, a deserted sand island for you to swim, snorkel or just feel as you if you are the only people in the world!

Enjoy seeing many of the different islands as you sail along the Indian Ocean and experience the Maldives to create a memory that will last a lifetime.

For a bit of fun in the sea why not jump aboard the Fun Tube and feel the power of speed and the water below as speed boat pulls your across the sea. No experience is required, just a sense of fun and excitement!  A truly exhilarating experience and a must to try.


Dolphin Cruise: A chance to see dolphins in the wild!  Join a fun filled tour as go in search of dolphins aboard the very own Maldivian Dhoni.  Experience the magic of these mystical mammals as they swim in the boats bow- wake or watch their acrobatic jumps as they hunt fish out in the open sea.

Night Fishing: Departing nightly the experienced Dhoni crew will take you to the edge of the reef for some fantastic night time fishing opportunities in the traditional  Maldivian way.  Using local methods cast out your line and hook and see what bites! Relax on the deck of the Dhoni over the reef and observe the activities of marine life at night.  Catch anything? You can take it back to Kandooma to be cooked and prepared for you by resort expert chefs!

Sunrise Big Game Fishing: Tropical Cruise, which leads you on the hunt for the “game”, is equipped with all the necessary equipment and  GPS Ray marine system and heads.  Catch anything?  Bring it back and let the  Kandooma chefs cook and prepare your catch for you or why not do it yourself on the BBQ.  The perfect way to end an adventurous day.

sports and recreation

The Fitness Center is equipped with treadmills, stationary bikes and pull down station for your convenience. Water and fresh towels are available during your workout. Jog around the island and enjoy the scenery of nature.

Traditional beach favorites are also available for your enjoyment, as are versions with interesting new twists. Have a go at beach volleyball, underwater hockey, futsal, football, tennis and table tennis.

sports and recreation

The team at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives will be more than happy to assist in all your wedding planning needs as you and your loved one embark on your journey to live as one.

The resort wedding coordinators are on-hand to guide and support you through every step of your magical journey to make it truly unique and stress-free by looking at every detail to your utmost satisfaction.

The island of Kandooma Maldives offers the perfect setting for a romantic wedding day. The beautiful island with its breathtaking views will make sure it will be a day to never forget.

Wining and Dining

  • The Deck

    Atop The Kitchen is The Deck, the best place in Kandooma to unwind and catch the sunset, moonlight or stars in a contemporary open air setting.

  • Bokkuraa Poolbar

    Enjoy a little bit of the “city-by-the-beach” at Bokkuraa Coffee Club. Choose from a wide selection of fresh pastries, smoothies, milkshakes and homemade ice creams to accompany your freshly-brewed boutique coffees and teas.

  • The Lounge

    Choose your favorite beverage and participate in nightly events hosted by our Recreation team. Or kick back, enjoy some light snacks and listen to stories told by divers who hang out here under the twinkling stars.

  • BARaveli Beach Bar

    The resort very first beach bar located on the beachfront overlooking the beautiful lagoon of the Indian Ocean is ready to serve you! 

  • The Kitchen

    Dine beach side overlooking the Kandooma Channel in an exquisitely elegant setting where you get your food served kitchen style! The Kitchen is about fresh food, freshly prepared. It’s about the best recipes taken from the West and Asia – Thailand, Indonesia, China and India – carefully prepared by passionate chefs who take pride in each and every dish they cook. They insist on fresh deliveries from our suppliers to guarantee that you get the freshest and tastiest food.

  • Kandooma Cafe

    Kandooma Café serves a set lunch in a casual outdoor setting, with the pleasure of a beach view. Come evening, Kandooma Cafe transforms from bright and breezy to soft and romantic, lit by the intimate glow of candles and buoyed by the chill-out beats of our music. The dinner menu stars a unique fusion of worldly cuisine spiced with touches of the Maldives. Kandooma Café will be bringing you a completely different buffet every night. Particularly popular are the live cooking sections where you choose the ingredients and the chef transforms them into delicious meals right in front of you.

  • Bokkuraa Coffee Club

    Pizzas, noodles, pastas, sandwiches, salads, and your favorite poolside beverages make a compelling case for lounging the day away in the sun. Go on, you know you want to! Day or night you can always take in the stunning vistas of pool, sea and sky.

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