Based on the values of the umbrella brand Pulse Hotels & Resorts – smart, playful, rooted, responsible, human – Kandima Maldives is a place with soul, deeply rooted and respectful of our guests, colleagues, community, culture and surroundings. Here, it is all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and smart solutions that make use of the latest innovations – not to mention a playful spirit!
Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima Island Kudahuvadhoo Maldives 20666 Maldives
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We are so happy we chose to celebrate honeymoon on this beautiful island. The journey to get here was a bit long but worth it! We stayed in sky studio and aqua villa with swirlpool and both rooms were great in their unique way. We liked the natural beauty of the island and the staff was very nice. Special thanks to our buddy Reea nice girl always happy to see us and Rojina in breeze bar who was helpful to us.
Kandima was an amazing place to spend our holidays. The whole experience First of all, the island is very beautiful, with great facilities and a lot of green, which the staff takes care of daily. It's a very long island but that's not the problem as there are shuttle cars moving up and down the whole day, quite frequently. We initially wanted to rent bikes for every day but as it wasn't that necessary, we only got them for one day to explore the whole island. In terms of restaurants, the buffet is quite nice, amazing breakdfast and a lot of options for lunch and different themes every night. We got the platinum all inclusive, so at night we were going to the a la carte ones. Smoked is by far the best, great for meat lovers but also some nice veggie options. Sea dragon was also quite good, were not that impressed with Azure. Deli had excellent desserts and nice juices, smoothies and milkshakes. We also tried the pizzas, burgers and other finger food in the pool bars, which were okay. Facilities. Two very nice pools to spend the day and right next to the sea, so we were going from sunbed to sofa back to sunbed. A lot of games and activities happening in the main pool, special mention to Sam who rounded up the guests and organising pool voleyball, basketball and polo. Twice a day, a lot of fun. Entertainment. So much more than what we were actually expecting. There was dj music or live music every night in breeze bar. There was also almost every day live music in some a la carte restauratns. A couple of days there was also dj in the pools during the day. There were two movie nights and a white night party. Everything lasts until midnight, so it's good enough for this type of holidays, since the day starts quite early. Activities. Snorkelling is free but this area of the coral is not that interesting or lively. We did the dolphin cruise, which was great because we got to see many dolhpins swimming around us. We also did the turlte quest, which is the best because it's with snorkels and you get to see a much better coral with a lot of fish and more color. We saw 3 turtles swimming around us and a stingray sleeping at the bottom. Best excursion in our opinion. We recommend those two over the sunset cruise. Staff. One of the best parts of this resort is the staff. They were very polite and helpful, after a few days they remembered our name and room and overall they gave great service. Special mention to Soraya that works in the breeze bar. She was outstanding and helped us with eveyrything that we needed, always smiling. Another special mention to Naahi that works in the restaurant reception, very helpful, she acknowledged us every time she saw us, remembered our room and she organised a very nice birthday celebration both at lunch and dinner. The only negative of the whole experience was drinks and cocktails. Cocktails were not that good in any of the bars apart from Pimms and there were very few wine options available at the restaurants even with platinum that were not satisfactory. Other than that, it was a very well rounded experience that we will remember and we would like to go back to Kandima again for sure.
What a special place made even better by the people who work there. Firstly a massive thank you to Asham who was extremely kind to us the entire trip whenever we were dining. He also made our last meal at Smoked that extra special by going the extra mile with our table decoration and incredible service. He made the entire trip that extra special. Also a big thank you to Obu who set up my proposal package dining experience and did a fantastic job. Both are an amazing asset to the resort. All the food at the buffet and the three main restaurants was faultless, exceeding expectations every step of the way. The staff who cleaned the rooms were very respectful and very good at what they do. The island is kept immaculate with staff working around the clock to make sure everything is up to a very high standard. Could not recommend this resort enough.