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Kandima Maldives: A Vibrant Paradise for the Playful and the Adventurous
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by Savoir Flair 6-minute read June 10, 2024

Dreaming of the Maldives? This is your sign to go…

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You don’t need to tell us that the Maldives is at the top of your bucket list. The white-sand beaches, serene pale-blue lagoons, and lush palm trees are irresistible. If you’ve been waiting for a sign to book that dream trip, here it is: Kandima Maldives. This bold newcomer redefines the Maldivian experience, standing out from the usual resorts and hotels with its vibrant social scene and thrilling activities. Catering to sports enthusiasts, party-loving groups, and families alike, Kandima offers everything from affordable studios to luxurious pool villas. This family-friendly resort ensures everyone has the time of their lives, whether they’re seeking relaxation or an adrenaline rush.

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Kandima Maldives goes the extra mile to ensure your stay is unforgettable, providing a playful, engaging, and vibrant island experience. From luxurious accommodations and delectable dining to thrilling activities and relaxing spa treatments, Kandima offers something for everyone. This resort is truly a paradise playground that you’ll never want to leave.

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Located in the stunning Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima boasts a picturesque natural lagoon that will fill your Instagram feed. Arriving by seaplane, you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the island’s breathtaking beauty. The island’s slender shape makes it easily navigable — a four-minute stroll from one side to the other and a 20-minute walk end-to-end. The central hub is a hive of activity with a pool, beach bars, and restaurants, while the beach villas to the south and studios to the north offer perfect accommodation options along the expansive eastern coast. Whether lounging on pristine beaches, diving with sharks, or sipping cocktails at sunset, Kandima is the ultimate playground for the adventurous and the relaxed alike.

Where to Stay


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Ocean Pool Villas

How would you like to wake up with the ocean right outside your window? The Ocean Pool Villas at Kandima Maldives offer just that, plus a touch of luxury and opulence. Located along the coast, these villas come with stunning sunset views, private pools, and direct beach access. Imagine stepping out onto your private deck, taking a dip in your pool, or strolling straight onto the beach. The decor is modern and vibrant, with bold yellow cushions, nautical artwork, wooden floors, and light furnishings that perfectly complement the island’s natural beauty. 

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Over-Water Villas

If you’re craving the quintessential Maldives experience, staying in an over-water villa is a must. Perched above the serene lagoon, these villas offer stunning views of crystal-clear waters. With direct access to the ocean, you can swim and snorkel right from your private deck. Ideal for couples seeking romantic seclusion, these villas provide a private, luxurious escape. 

Where to Eat


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Sea Dragon

Even on a secluded island, you can still savor a variety of dishes at Kandima Maldives. Inspired by ancient architectural designs of the Far East, Sea Dragon offers an authentic Asian dining experience with a modern twist. This standout Chinese restaurant serves up a sensational menu featuring dim sum, freshly caught seafood from the Dhaalu Atoll, and juicy lobsters and crabs. Guests can choose their seafood directly from the display tanks, and the chefs will prepare it to perfection, whether steamed, stir-fried, or curried. After dinner, head to the adults-only Forbidden Bar, accessible through a psychedelic tunnel, where live DJs keep the party going and the mixologists craft the most refreshing drinks.

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Smoked

For beachfront dining, Smoked offers an exceptional experience with its à la carte menu featuring predominantly fish and local dishes. This modern grill house is renowned for its open-concept kitchen, custom-made parilla grill, and homemade giant smoker. Creatively designed with unique architectural features, Smoked provides both indoor and outdoor seating options, allowing you to dine right under the stars. Large tables set out on the sand are perfect for groups of friends or families traveling together. 

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Flavour

Flavour, the expansive main restaurant at Kandima Maldives, has something for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie or a picky eater, you’ll love the themed dinner buffets and the amazing breakfast spread. This stylish, contemporary food hall boasts multiple live-cooking stations and self-service areas, so you can watch international chefs whip up delicious creations right before your eyes. Families are well-catered for, with special kids’ corners offering food choices tailored for the little VIPs, making Flavour the perfect dining spot for all ages.

What to Do


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Aquaholics Center

For adventure seekers, the Aquaholics Center at Kandima Maldives offers an array of thrilling activities. Whether you want to dive with sharks, parasail over the stunning lagoon, snorkel among vibrant coral reefs, or enjoy boat trips and team sports, this center has it all. From gravity-defying water sports to leisurely aquatic escapades, the Aquaholics Center ensures every guest finds an activity to get their adrenaline pumping. Options include scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Perfect for thrill-seekers and water enthusiasts, this is the go-to spot for making the most of Kandima’s stunning aquatic surroundings.

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Kula Art Studio

If your idea of a good time involves paint and canvas, the Kula Art Studio is your happy place. Here, a resident artist helps guests unleash their creativity and paint their masterpieces to take home. Whether you book a private class or join a group session, this artistic venue is a unique highlight of the Kandima experience. It’s perfect for those who find joy in colors and creativity, offering a relaxing and fulfilling way to spend your time, even while on a tropical island.

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Kandiland

For families traveling with children, Kandiland is a lifesaver. This kids’ club features a pirate ship, an in-ground trampoline, an outdoor water park, and a variety of crafts and activities. Run by dedicated, multilingual child carers, Kandiland ensures that children are entertained and engaged, giving parents some much-needed downtime.

How to Unwind


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Eskape Spa

What’s life in the Maldives without a spa and some relaxation time? Feeling jet lagged, overworked, or just in need of some serious relaxation? The Eskape Spa is your sanctuary and, in fact, should be your first port of call upon arriving. Tucked within the tropical surroundings of the island, Eskape Spa offers a serene retreat to detach from reality. Choose from a variety of treatments, including Balinese massages, sports massages, stone therapy, Thai massages, facials, body scrubs, and mani-pedis. The spa also features a steam room and plunge pool for complete relaxation. Attentive staff ensure you feel at ease from the moment you arrive. With so many options, we bet you’ll have a hard time selecting just one treatment — so why not take all of the above with their tailored packages?

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Beachfront Relaxation

You came here for the beach, so make the most of Kandima’s serene pale blue lagoon and white sandy shores. Whether you're lounging on a hammock, enjoying a beachside picnic, or simply soaking up the sun, the beaches at Kandima offer the perfect setting for unwinding. End your day with a refreshing drink at one of the resort’s vibrant bars — with an exclusive ambiance and expertly crafted menus, they’re ideal for a relaxed evening. 

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