The resort has 160 villas in four main categories of beach and garden villas, Duplex villas, family villas and water villas. With the exception of the garden villas, all the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. 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.
The sea-facing duplex villas offer the luxury of space. Located at the water's edge, the villas present a striking mix of natural elements and modern design. Bedrooms located at the first floor level and so enjoy views of the sea. The living area underneath the bedroom is furnished with designer seating laid out on a carpet of fine white sand. The duplex villas are 72 square metres in size, with 36 square metres on each level. The resort has several restaurants & bars serving a wide selection of cuisine including Asian, Western and Mediterranean-Thai. "Kandooma Cafe", "The kitchen", "The deck", "Bokkuraa Coffee Club" available at hotel. 160 low rise villas. The lobby is medium in size. This is a superior first class island resort in Kandooma island. A wide range of recreations are available in the resort, such as Watersports activities, Spa, Dive Centre etc. This tropical is favoured because of its close proximity to many excellent dive sites. The Kandooma Channel and Kandooma Caves and Kandooma "thila" (an undersea mount) all contribute to making this area one of the republics's most sought after destinations for divers. For some, diving will be the only reason they are staying at Kandooma, many will delight in the many other water activities that the resort has worked to develop. These will include snorkeling excursions, light craft sailing, canoeing, wind surfing, kite surfing or even just regular surfing on the close reef break.
For the non-divers, the surrounding clear water offers areas to swim and snorkel. (IL May09)
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The Kandooma is located in Kandooma Island which lies 35 km south of Male International Airport, via a 40-minute speedboat ride to the South Male Atoll. Kandooma Island is 13 hectares in area (32 acres) or roughly about a 20 minute walk around the perimeter. It is located two thirds down the south eastern edge of the south male atoll and is neighbours to resort islands Cocoa in the north, Biyado in the west and local island Guraidhoo in the south. For guests arriving late at night, the resort also offers the convenience of night transfers to the island.