Kandolhu Maldives – Malé, Maldives 🇲🇻

 

An exhilarating seaplane journey from Malé takes you to Kandolhu Maldives, an exclusive resort of just 30 villas, some with private pools.

This tiny private island has a beautiful white sand beach and a pristine coral reef. With beach and over-water villas, four great restaurants, a spa and a wealth of non-motorised water sports, this could be your temporary Maldivian home.

A diver’s paradise, Kandolhu Maldives provides day and night dives from on board a Maldivian dhoni. Swim among turtles, Napoleon wrasse, parrotfish, snappers and jacks through caverns and overhangs. Take sailing lessons, or enjoy hours of pampering in the spa. Go on a sunset cruise and return later for Mediterranean cuisine in the Olive Restaurant or fresh seafood at the Sea Grill, right on the beach.

Accommodations

Choose between beach villas or over-water villas, some with a Jacuzzi and others with a private plunge pool.

All have daybeds, a sundeck and sun loungers to make the most of the outrageously beautiful sea views. Grab your complimentary snorkelling gear and discover Kandolhu Island’s colourful house reef encircling the island.

Dining

For a small and intimate island, Kandolhu offers plenty of ways to wine, dine and be merry. You have a choice of four à la carte restaurants, a bar, beach dining experiences as well as in-villa dining options available.

The Spa

Situated in the heart of Kandolhu Maldives there is an hidden secret: Varu Spa.

Varu, meaning ‘energy’ in the local language Dhivehi, forms the basis of every living soul, creating emotional responses and movement… and when this energy is unbalanced or met with resistance due to stress, it can leave us feeling anxious and fatigued.

At Varu Spa it the focus is to realign and unite the mind, body and soul by helping to rebalance and strengthen this energy, not only leaving you feeling at one with yourself and in harmony with your beautiful surroundings, but relaxed and energised, healthy and happy.

Maldives 🇲🇻

Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime.

Unbelievable Beaches

The Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world; they’re on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so consistently perfect that it’s hard not to become blasé about them. While some beaches may boast softer granules than others, the basic fact remains: you’ll find consistently whiter-than-white powder sand and luminous cyan-blue water like this almost nowhere else on earth. This fact alone is enough to bring over a million people a year to this tiny, remote and otherwise little-known Indian Ocean paradise.

Resorts for Everyone

Every resort in the Maldives is its own private island, and with over 100 to choose from the only problem is selecting where you want to stay. At the top end, the world’s most exclusive hotel brands compete with each other to attain ever-greater heights of luxury, from personal butlers and private lap pools to in-room massages and pillow menus. It’s not surprising that honeymooners and those seeking a glamorous tropical getaway have long had the country at the top of their wish lists. But there’s choice beyond the five- and six-star resorts. Other islands cater for families, for divers, for those on a (relative) budget, and anyone wanting a tranquil back-to-nature experience.

Independent Travel

In the last few years, these incredible islands have finally started to open to independent travellers, meaning you no longer have to stay in resorts and remain separate from the local population, something that has kept backpackers away for decades. Intrepid individuals can now make their own itineraries and travel from island to island by public ferry, staying among the devout but friendly local population. With a fast-growing number of privately run guesthouses on inhabited islands, the Maldives and its people are now more accessible than ever.

Underwater World

With some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world, the clear waters of the Maldives are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life. The richness and variety is astonishing; dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves and schools of brightly coloured tropical fish await you when you get down to the reef. In deeper waters lurk manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. The best bit? The water is so warm many people don’t even wear a wetsuit.

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Kandolhu Maldives

http://www.slh.com/hotels/kandolhu-island-resort/?l

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maldives/introduction

 

 

Kanuhura – Maldives 🇲🇻

 

Time is all yours on Kanuhura. Every moment a point of pleasure, a celebration of nature on this private island.

Kanuhura, precious Island languidly set on the warm Indian Ocean, in the middle of the bright atolls of the Maldives, can be described as a unique “timeless castaway chic experience” for travelers seeking laid-back island living. The forces of the elements are the architects of this true paradise, a place of beautiful, natural enchantment.

Kanuhura offers a very tasteful celebration of luxurious island living with a sense of bliss, framed in soft colors and natural materials used, combined with tropical elegant design enhances the harmony of elegance in fusion with timeless Gypset chic.

In this place of surreal beauty, elegance and luxury blend in harmoniously with the breathtaking nature of the Maldives Islands. This true paradise is the masterpiece of ancient skills combined with the forces of nature, a place of pure enchantment. Kanuhura offers a tasteful celebration of luxurious island living with a sense of bliss, enhanced by soft colours and natural materials.

Accommodation 

In total harmony with its tropical environment, Kanuhura has been designed to offer ultimate 5-Star luxury accommodation and complete immersion into pristine natural surroundings. Lavish villas and suites are spread along the world famous Kanuhura Beach and boast breathtaking views of the turquoise lagoon. They are situated on the sunrise or sunset side of the island.

Dining

Kanuhura is famous since years for its world-class cuisines of unimaginable variety.

• A Mano, offers an interactive all day dining venue, serving Pan- Asian to eclectic International cuisine.

• Bottega, serves tantalising italian dishes in true Italian style.

• Fogo, casual beachside brazilian restaurant, opens for lunch and dinner.

• Dhoni, the perfect setting for a romantic cruise. Enjoy a spectacular sunset while sipping champagne.

• Drift, sets on Jehunuhura Island, offering a unique concept of a grilled restaurant.

• Dagas, proposes a fusion cuisine from the rich Maldivian culture.

• Cowry Club, the ideal spot to enjoy a large variety of cocktails

• Deli, a delightful place to linger while sipping an aromatic tea or have a quick bite

• Iru, the perfect place to lounge and watch the mesmerizing Maldivian sunset while having a cocktail.

• Chef’s herbs Garden, savour a variety of delectable dishes prepared with the island’s herbs and spices

Kokaa – Wellness Retreat & Spa

KOKAA is all about health and wellbeing. In its serene sanctuary, time stops for a unique moment of bliss and a journey of the senses

A tropical and relaxed atmosphere blows on Kanuhura with its exceptional Wellness & Spa area offering a holistic sanctuary, with elegant nature inspired treatment areas offering a wellness experiences in a serene world of delicate scents, lights and elements and the touch of nature’s purest ingredients. Feel the touch of elements, feel the moment. Spa experiences at its best.

Maldives 🇲🇻

Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime.

Unbelievable Beaches

The Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world; they’re on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so consistently perfect that it’s hard not to become blasé about them. While some beaches may boast softer granules than others, the basic fact remains: you’ll find consistently whiter-than-white powder sand and luminous cyan-blue water like this almost nowhere else on earth. This fact alone is enough to bring over a million people a year to this tiny, remote and otherwise little-known Indian Ocean paradise.

Resorts for Everyone

Every resort in the Maldives is its own private island, and with over 100 to choose from the only problem is selecting where you want to stay. At the top end, the world’s most exclusive hotel brands compete with each other to attain ever-greater heights of luxury, from personal butlers and private lap pools to in-room massages and pillow menus. It’s not surprising that honeymooners and those seeking a glamorous tropical getaway have long had the country at the top of their wish lists. But there’s choice beyond the five- and six-star resorts. Other islands cater for families, for divers, for those on a (relative) budget, and anyone wanting a tranquil back-to-nature experience.

Independent Travel

In the last few years, these incredible islands have finally started to open to independent travellers, meaning you no longer have to stay in resorts and remain separate from the local population, something that has kept backpackers away for decades. Intrepid individuals can now make their own itineraries and travel from island to island by public ferry, staying among the devout but friendly local population. With a fast-growing number of privately run guesthouses on inhabited islands, the Maldives and its people are now more accessible than ever.

Underwater World

With some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world, the clear waters of the Maldives are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life. The richness and variety is astonishing; dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves and schools of brightly coloured tropical fish await you when you get down to the reef. In deeper waters lurk manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. The best bit? The water is so warm many people don’t even wear a wetsuit.

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Credits:

http://www.kanuhura.com/en/

https://www.lhw.com/hotel/Kanuhura-Maldives-Lhaviyani-Atoll-Republic-of-Maldives

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maldives/

 

One & Only Reethi Rah – Maldives 🇲🇻

 

Surrounded by the wonders of the Indian Ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah makes its home on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll. A jewel among a string of coral atolls, lagoons and white sands, it is about 700 km (430 mi) southwest of Sri Lanka.

One & Only Reethi Rah is still king of the Maldivian resorts. There may be resorts that cost more, but none have surpassed this extraordinary place, which is all about glamour and style, and shamelessly so. If you aren’t comfortable with almost mind-boggling pampering and luxury, this probably isn’t the place for you.

Rooms are some of the most enormous in the country, with high ceilings and beautifully furnished Asian interiors. Some have their own pools, and those that don’t enjoy direct access to the lagoon or beach. Though you would never guess it, the island is largely man-made and landscaped for optimum beach space, which means there’s an unusual number of perfect crescent beaches around the island (if you arrive by seaplane the island’s atypical geography is clearly apparent). From its original 15.8 hectares, the island now stands at an incredible (for the Maldives, at least) 44 hectares, which gives the island a spread-out feel, meaning plenty of privacy, empty beaches and guaranteed tranquillity.

The island is too large to be covered comfortably on foot, and so guests get around by bicycle, though club cars can be called from reception as well. Other unique features include a canal that was built for the sea to flow through the island (a unique example of this in the Maldives), a sumptuous black slate lap pool built out over the ocean and a reception like a Balinese palace. Vegetation is thick and the spotless white-sand beaches truly alluring.

There are three restaurants on the island, a huge ESPA-run spa that focuses on Asian treatments, including Balinese and Thai massage, two tennis courts and a pro-tennis trainer, a superb diving school, a kids club and a full water-sports program.

Maldives 🇲🇻

Formerly known as ‘King’s Island,’ the Maldives is a surreal land of blue lagoons and soft white sands awash in an ocean of teal and indigo. Its beguiling name means ‘garland of islands’ in Dhivehi, the local language. Although no one knows who first named this glittering archipelago that stretches north-to-south across the equator, explorers, traders and travellers have been coming here for centuries – each generation as enchanted as the last.

Very little has changed since ancient mariners first sailed these seas. Just one-sixth of the country’s 1,190 islands are inhabited – mostly peaceful fishing villages nestled among the palms. The Maldives today remains a necklace of soft sand atolls laid out on the shimmering azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

Maldivian culture is a distinctive blend of the different influences that have shaped the isles over the years – from African drumming to Oriental jewellery-work.

BODU BERU
An iconic part of Maldives heritage is the “Bodu Beru”, which literally translates from the local tongue Dhivehi as ‘Big Drums’. Carved from coconut wood, with a goat skin drum head, their beating sound echoes throughout local ceremonies, a sign of celebration and a reminder of the Maldives’ strong East African roots.

Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world make the Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime.

With some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world, the clear waters of the Maldives are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life. The richness and variety is astonishing; dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves and schools of brightly coloured tropical fish await you when you get down to the reef. In deeper waters lurk manta rays, turtles, sharks and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark. The best bit? The water is so warm many people don’t even wear a wetsuit.

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Credits:

https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-and-only-reethi-rah-maldives

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/maldives

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/maldives/north-male-atoll/hotels/one-only-reethi-rah/a/lod/103f10e6-6efd-4852-b08b-7c8a284b9ce1/1001651