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  •  Handicap Accessible
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Located in Kandolhu (North Ari Atoll), Kandolhu Island by Universal Resorts is within the vicinity of Fish Head Dive Site and Fesdu House Reef. This 5-star resort is within the region of Gaathafushi Island and Maaya Thila.


Make yourself at home in one of the 30 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and LCD televisions are provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities, which include a health club. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.

How to Get There

Kandolhu Maldives
39 Orchid Magu
Kandolhu, Maldives


Hidden Gem

I went with my partner and had an incredible time. We stayed 2 Nights at the ocean villa and 2 Nights at beach villa. Both were excellent. Ocean villa was of course fantastic and a must try, while the beach villa was more convenient. The reef unfortunately has been bleached abit, but is still full of life and turtles. We spent each day snorkelling and truly has to be the best water themed holiday I ever had with crystal clear water and an amazing reef. If you are daring enough, swim to the edge of the reef into the deeper waters and see the bigger fish, and the occasional shark cruising by. The staff was great and food is amazing. Go with the full board meal plan especially if you are a big eater. Lastly special thanks to Mazin and the water sports staff. We went out with Mazin for fishing excursion, sunset cruise and Manta Ray excursion. He took care of us and made us feel safe the whole time, especially since my girlfriend is not a strong swimmer. Great guy, fantastic staff and service overall by everyone at Kandolhu. Two thumbs up!

It’s paradise!

This tiny island is just amazing. So relaxing and calm. All the staff is superfriendly and caring. It doesn’t matter where you go- the restaurants, the beach bar, diving center, SPA... everyone’s just lovely.

We went snorkelling everyday, cause the house reef is filled with everything you could wish for: turtles, various reef fish, rays and small sharks....

My husband went diving three times and he loved it. One day we booked a Manta ray snorkelling Trip and this was just awesome!

My husband and I spent 10 days on Kandolhu and we will go back for sure as soon as possible.

Top Island Top Service Top Resort

We loved every single day on this tiny island. We had a Beach Pool Bungalow (Nr 102) wich was huge itself as well as the outer space belonging to it. Room was clean, well equipped, service was excellent. We did use the complementary goPro nearly every day. Altough so tiny Kandolhu offers 5 restaurants and all of them were fabulous. Maybe the patisserie could have been a tiny bit better to meet the extremely high standard of every other food. Service in the restaurants was excellent, too. I did took advantage of the Spa which is also very recommendable. My boyfriend was meanwhile in the gym and also very happy. Diving was excellent, we enjoyed our trips, most of the time just us. We took high advantage of a marvelous housereef - although el nino hit it obviously quite bad in 2016 (coral bleeching) we saw every time we went snorkeling turtles, eagle rays and sharks. Every single time! Also lobsters (at least if you go down to 15m as a freediver ;)...) and morey eels, curious bat fish and loooot's of anemonies. Every staff was incredibly nice, polite and courtious. We can very much recommend this Island - pure bliss!!