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Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives has 160 villas in four different styles of beach and garden villas, beach houses, family villas and over water villas. Each villa type has been designed with cool clean lines with white washed timber providing warm texture to the unshod foot. Large picture windows mean that you are only a glance away from the great blue outdoors.



Location: North Kaafu

Distance from Airport (INIA):
35 Kms

Transfer type: 40 minutes from airport by Speedbaot

Number of rooms:160 Rooms


Enjoy unobstructed panoramas of sun, sea and sky from our 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.


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 our 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.

The Overwater Villas are 85 square metres in size.


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.


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.

Each Sea View Beach House is 72 square meters in size, with 36 square meters on each level.


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.

While both garden and beach villas are facing the sea, the Garden view villas are located further inwards the island.


Opening hours: 11.00 – 22.30

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.


Opening hours: 06.30 – 22.00

Greet the new day at Kandooma Café with the company of sunshine and Atoll waves. Tell our talented chefs how you’d like your eggs to go with your international breakfast, complete with fresh orange juice, fresh ground coffee and loose leaf teas.

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.


Opening hours: 18.30 – 22.30

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!

The restaurant is centered round a theater-island kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare their succulent creations. The scent of wonderful creations sizzling away will make your mouth water!


Opening hours: 24 hours

The perfect end to an exhilarating three-day dive, wind down with a selection of simple but tempting bites picked up at your leisure or conveniently delivered to your door. Two different menus – breakfast and all-day means that any time is a good time for a bite


Opening hours: 10.00 till 18.00

Our very first beach bar located on the beachfront overlooking the beautiful lagoon of the Indian Ocean is ready to serve you! Looking for something chill and cool on a sunny day? Our bartender is ready to show you what he’s got! Feeling a little bit hungry? No worries, the snack menu is available too to satisfy your palate.


Opening hours: 08.30 till late

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.

You can’t miss the Saturday DJ Live Performance


Opening hours: 11.00 – 23.00

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.


Opening hours: 17.30 – 23.00

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.

Our bartender, being the modern gentleman he is, has decided to go around the island to make the most astonishing tropical cocktail menu you’ll ever digitally see.

Sample our head bartender’s passion for classics and drama with his favorite martini, the Bird’s Tail just to name a few.

The Fitness Center

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.

Opening hour: 6am-9pm

Activity Lounge

The activity lounge located on the first floor of the reception which provides a spacious and comfortable environment for our guests. Spend your lazy and cozy day with variety choices of book and magazine on the comfy laid couch. As well, you may have a friendly billiard match with your companions. Last but not least, if you need to connect with your friends and family back at home, our activity lounge also provide Mac computers and a printer for your usage without any charges.

Opening hour: 24 hours

Sport Facilities

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. Visit our water sport center for more information.

Opening hour: 9am-6pm

Aqua Life Discovery Center

The brand new Aqua Life Discovery Center where you will be able to learn more about marine life you’ve seen or encountered. Our friendly resident marine biologists are on hand to give you more information and answer any questions you may have. Don’t forget to visit the aquarium in the Aqua Life Discovery Center where you will be able to find some marine life that you might never see!

Opening hour: 9am-6pm

Infinity Pool

In Kandooma, we offer our guest a sparkling infinity swimming pool overlooking the stunning view over the peaceful lagoon. Kids pool and Jacuzzi pool are available too.

Opening hour: 6am- 6pm

Retail Shop

Looking for fancy beach wear for your holiday? Don’t forget to visit our retail shop which is located next to the lounge bar. Our retail shop offer variety and choice of trendy swim wear, unique handcrafts, souvenirs, postcards, toiletries and snacks which ensure our guests will have what they need for their holiday.

Opening hour: 8am-9pm