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Kandima Maldives on the largest island in Dhaalu Atoll

The bohemian 5-star lifestyle resort Kandima Maldives stretches over a length of three kilometers in the Dhaalu Atoll in the Indian Ocean. As the southern part of the Nilandhe Atoll, which is geographically and administratively divided into two parts, the Dhaalu Atoll is one of the smaller atolls in the Maldives at 23 x 38 kilometres. Of the approximately 50 islands, only five are inhabited by locals. On numerous islands, which are now uninhabited, there are several relics of the old Buddhist cultures. For thousands of years, the Dhaalu Atoll has been considered a special place of power, with a quiet and almost untouched nature of blue lagoons and white beaches.

The island is just a 30-minute flight from Male International Airport to the domestic airport in Dhaalu Atoll, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to the island. The Kandima-Resort experience is always a little different from normal: creative, unusual, surprising, unconventional and never boring – from the décor to the activities to the cuisine. Kandima Maldives innovatively embodies the best that the modern Maldives has to offer. Kandima prides itself on genuine hospitality with a personal touch and a resort with innovative solutions that use the latest technologies.

About Pulse Hotels & Resorts Pulse Hotels & Resorts was founded in 2015 and is the umbrella brand for a range of innovative and modern hotels and resorts built on a core philosophy: “Be smart, playful, rooted and responsible”. As a creator of extraordinary experiences, the company uses commercial and innovative thinking to develop hotels, resorts and properties that fascinate, inspire and excite.
Kandima Maldives is an almost revolutionary lifestyle resort concept in the luxury segment of the Maldives, but at affordable prices. The resort is part of Pulse Hotels & Resorts and caters to guests of all ages: families, couples, groups of friends, and honeymooners. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, water and island adventures, wellness, fitness or just time with your loved ones, this beach resort with 264 accommodations offers something for everyone. The resort has one of the longest outdoor pools in the Maldives. Football, tennis and volleyball courts, gym, aquaholics water sports and diving centre and much more, make it arguably one of the sportiest resorts in the Maldives. The impressive resort wants to be “a place for everyone” and offers affordable holidays in the heart of the Maldives.

10 unusual details

The power of the coconut

The Maldivian coconut is a local beauty star: large and plump, it is harvested on the islands and processed without the use of artificial ingredients. In the esKape Spa, coconut milk and coconut oil are used for treatments that nourish the skin in the long term.

Pool record

New pool party dimensions: with a length of 100 meters, Kandima is one of the longest pools in the Maldives. Paradisiacal conditions for every enthusiastic swimmer.

Sport for everyone

Kandima Maldives
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The selection of sports on offer, especially in the water sports sector, makes the Kandima the most “sporty” resort in the Maldives. Whether classic ball sports and aqua fitness, gym, diving tours or yoga on the beach: nowhere is exercise more fun than on the island. Stand-up paddling and jet skiing are not to be missed.

Glass canoe

A tour in a glass canoe gives an undisturbed and unforgettable view of the underwater world and around the resort. The home of the whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles and the coral reefs can be observed safely and after a few paddle strokes. If you don’t like paddling at all: take one of the dolphin tours offered and get very close to the dolphins jumping and swimming around.

Kandiland for children

Kandima Kids Club
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K stands for children! The kids “Club Kandiland” is open every day for children from 4 to 12 years old and offers program and fun for the young guests. Particularly popular: the unique water playground and the climbing wall. Once a week there is a mini disco at the beach club.


The large swings hanging on ropes in the water are the perfect backdrop for photos and are often used for posing and posting. The resort also has its own photo studio: a professional team of photographers offers personalized photo and videography services tailored to the needs of guests.

Local cuisine

Local Love: Maldivian cuisine can be tasted once a week at a large Maldivian buffet at the Azur restaurant. Traditional live music will be played.

K for Cinema

Caribbean cinema: On the big screen on the beach, you can watch Hollywood classics and films by Maldivian artists in the open-air cinema in the evening.

Medical Care

An in-house hospital with state-of-the-art medical technology such as ultrasound, X-ray and decompression chamber is available to guests around the clock. German GPs, nurses, a dentist and a dive safety officer are always on site and stationed at the resort.


Kandima guests come from all over the world, so the staff speaks many different languages, including English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Russian, Arabic, French, Hindi, Thai, German, Croatian and Swedish!

The accommodations

Studios & Villas: Smart, spacious and stylish!

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The 264 studios and villas are anything but ordinary: the bright and spacious rooms are stylishly and comfortably furnished, and each dwelling comes with an open, spacious bathroom. The outdoor areas of all room categories are large and provide a view worthy of a photo wallpaper. The studio and villa size ranges from 55 m2 to 105 m2.

Each domicile is equipped as standard with an in-room entertainment system with 40-inch LED TV, minibar, hairdryer, safe and coffee machine. Depending on the equipment, a semi-outdoor bathroom with bathtub and rain shower, a freestanding bathtub with sea view or a private terrace with whirlpool and access to the lagoon are further living highlights.

Sunset Aqua Pool Suite

Located at the top of the Aqua Villa jetty, the Sunset Aqua Pool Suite offers the best spots to watch the sun disappear behind the horizon. The accommodations have a spacious living area, a separate bedroom, a huge infinity pool and a private overwater deck with sun loungers.

Ocean Pool Villa

These ultra-cool villas are among the best of both worlds: half beach and half water. From its own private pool, guests have uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.

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Aqua villa (with and without whirlpool)

Located above the water, with direct access to the lagoon, these villas are perfect for those who want more sea. Whether from the private terrace with sun loungers or the bathroom, the view is unobstructed over the extensive lagoon. Some of the Aqua Villas also have a Jacuzzi.

Sunset or Sunrise Beach Pool Villa with Hot Tub

Located right on the beach overlooking the lagoon, these spacious villas are perfect for watching either the sunrise or sunset. A private deck extends to the pool with endless views of the Indian Ocean. The villas are equipped with a king-size bed and sofa bed. On the wooden veranda at the front there are sun loungers and a private jacuzzi.

Beach villa with whirlpool

Located right on the beach, these spacious villas are ideal for enjoying the sand. The villas overlook the crystal clear lagoon side of the island and feature a king-size bed, sofa bed, wooden terraces at the front with sun loungers and a private jacuzzi.

Beach & Sky Studios

Beach Kandima Maldives
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Welcome to your own cool and stylish retreat. From here, guests can enjoy the perfect view of the extensive Kandima lagoon above the treetops. There are eight Family Sky Studios, connected by a lounge area, perfect for a group of friends or families who want to stay close to each other.


In the Kandima Resort, ten restaurants and bars offer culinary variety and delicacies from all over the world. Whether in a group or a romantic meal for two on the lonely beach, no culinary wish remains unfulfilled. A delicious mix of Maldivian and international cuisine with reference to local ingredients and home-grown vegetables and herbs provides variety and joy for the next meal.

Destination Dining

On request, the Kandima resort also offers individual catering: Whether it’s a beach BBQ dinner for a group of friends or a romantic dinner on a desert island, a private chef and his crew will ensure perfect dining.


In the casual and stylish food boutique, you will find everything you need for a quick bite, and the fresh delicacies can also be enjoyed on your own premises. The deli has a delivery service, which can be easily ordered via the K’ app.

Meal Plans

Dishes from the fresh and varied buffet, à la carte every evening in a different restaurant or would you prefer room service? For the culinary supply, Kandima offers a selection of different meal plans that reflect the individual needs of the guests. All categories, from the extensive Platinum all inclusive to Dine around all inclusive, Full Board Plus, Half Board Plus and Bed & Breakfast, also include free access to gym, table tennis and darts, as well as 24-hour check-in and check-out.

Restaurants & Cafes


This chic beach house is located on the beach, has indoor and outdoor seating. During the day, Azur offers a small but fine menu. At night, it becomes an elegant beach restaurant with numerous Mediterranean dishes, fish, tapas, steaks, pizza from the oven and delicious wines from its own wine cellar. With an expansive garden area, Azur is also perfect for outdoor gala dinner events for larger groups or families and friends.

Flavour or Zest

The freshest flavours from around the world can be found in this stylish, bright, modern dining room restaurant with multiple live cooking stations and self-service areas. Chefs from all over the world prepare the tempting dishes right in front of the guests. There is also a children’s corner with mini furniture, special food and a play area for the little VIPs.


Perched above a natural lake, the Aroma Café serves specialty coffees from the fertile highlands of southern Ethiopia to beans from smaller family-owned businesses in Batin Baru, Indonesia. The café regularly hosts painting and handicraft courses with local artists.


Smoked is all about perfect steaks, fresh fish and incredible sunset views. Meat, fish and vegetarian dishes are prepared in the open BBQ kitchen and teppanyaki grill: from perfectly seasoned babyback pork ribs from the smoking pit to dinosaur-sized tomahawk steak.

Sea Dragon

Inspired by ancient architectural designs of the Far East, this restaurant is an attraction in itself. Sea Dragon offers authentic Asian cuisine with a modern twist, from freshly caught fish from the waters of Dhaalu Atoll to succulent lobsters and crabs.


Live music and DJs

Music plays a big role in the Maldives. International DJs provide the special beach feeling with the appropriate music. Every Wednesday and Saturday, local bands play live music.

Forbidden Bar

Access to the Forbidden Bar is through a psychedelic tunnel and is only accessible to adults. Live DJs from all over the world play late into the night and bartenders mix the tastiest cocktails on the island.

Breeze Pool Bar

Breeze is the place to relax, unwind, dance or watch the stunning sunset. While live bands and hip DJs provide the right beach sound, guests can enjoy a tropical cocktail or a puff from a shisha pipe.

Beach Club

The Beach Club is the perfect meeting place for families and couples alike. DJs entertain holidaymakers with party tunes, and fruity drinks can be found at the bar. Those looking for relaxation can retreat to the stylish cabanas above the turquoise pool.

Pool Party & Happy Hour

With house beats from Maldivian DJs, fruity cocktails, a chic atmosphere and a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean in the Beach Club and Breeze Pool Bar, grey, cold everyday life from the DACH region is quickly forgotten. During happy hour, even at a bargain price.

Activities and recreation

The sportiest resort in the Maldives

Welcome to the tropical activity jungle, which is open around the clock and for which boredom is a foreign word. Whether it’s speed, action, relaxation or the beauties of the underwater world – there is almost nothing here that does not exist. The resort has state-of-the-art sports facilities such as the BURN Fitness Center, a fitness pavilion, tennis, badminton and beach volleyball courts, and a soccer field right next to the ocean. The three-kilometre-long beach is perfect for jogging or yoga in front of an exemplary sunrise.


  • Fitness
    In the BURN Fitness Center, guests can train their fitness independently or with the help of a personal trainer. The offer also includes numerous group courses such as Aqua Fun & Fit, Pilates, Kross Fit, TRX Suspension Training, POUND® Fit, boxing and traditional yoga, as well as the popular aerial yoga (yoga in a cloth).
  • Tennis
    In addition to racket rental, the internationally renowned Sunball Tennis Academy offers a large and professional tennis service: individual, partner or group lessons for all levels from beginners to tournament players, courses and camps for children and teenagers, singles, doubles and children’s tournaments as well as weekly group lessons for testing.
  • Soccer
    Pitch perfect! A game in the shade of the palm trees with the ocean as a backdrop? The resort’s football field offers the ideal combination of sport, fun and holiday feeling.
  • Beach volleyball
    A no-brainer on every beautiful beach is, of course: beach volleyball. The super soft sand is particularly suitable for hitting a few balls and, of course, throwing yourself on the ground as it should be.
  • Skydiving
    A small jump out of the plane, but a great souvenir for eternity: the breathtaking 360-degree view of the unique Kandima (Desti)Nation. This ultimate adrenaline booster is right for professionally licensed skydivers, extreme adventure enthusiasts or beginners who want to jump tandem with one of the experienced instructors.
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The water world

  • Diving/Diving School
    Dhaalu Atoll is one of the most pristine regions in the country. The waters of the atoll are perfect for beginners, but advanced divers can also explore even greater depths and enjoy the thrill of drift diving in stronger currents.
  • Snorkel
    A platform allows guests to snorkel at the edge of the reef and experience the fantastic underwater world of Kandima. Occasionally, some dolphins swim to the reef and “greet” the snorkelers.
  • Water Sports & Excursions
    Kandima’s diving and water sports centre AQUAHOLICS offers a wide range of water activities and excursions, such as para-sailing, kite surfing, deep-sea fishing or visiting a neighbouring island inhabited by locals.

The Kids Club


The little VIPs are just as important as the adults. In fact, they are so welcome in this place that Kandima can truly be described as a dream destination for families. Kandiland, Kandima Kids Club, is run by a dedicated, multilingual team of certified childcare providers and offers a daily program full of fun and informative activities. Children from 4 to 12 years old are welcome at Kandiland. Parents of infants (12 months to 4 years) can also take advantage of a baby-sitting service. Very special: you are welcome to take the little ones with you on spa appointments, because the wellness professionals of the esKape Spa have great treatments on offer especially for children.

The Spa

A massage with a view of the ocean and – with a bit of luck – even dolphins jumping around in the water: the award-winning esKape Spa is visited by most guests more than once, because this place is as magical as if from another world. Total relaxation and soothing beauty treatments, peelings with regional ingredients and massages in the Maldivian, Thai or Balinese style. They are particularly proud of the rich products obtained from the local coconut, whose trees are allowed to thrive with nothing but sun, salt water and sand. For the production of coconut oil and milk, the company deliberately works with traditional suppliers from the Maldivian islands in order to involve and support the local community.


A full-body scrub that leaves the skin feeling smooth and renewed. This is followed by a unique Maldivian Ocean Dream massage with a variety of techniques that relieve deep-seated tension. Salt water from the local ocean is used for the massage.

Sea Coconut Secret

Maldivian coconut is revered by locals for its nourishing and calming properties. The wellness journey begins with a ritual to care for the feet, followed by a gentle exfoliation. The skin exposed to the sun is given a suppleness that lasts for many days.

Paradise me

A two-hour treatment that includes massage, peeling and a treatment with coffee syrup. An energizing caffeine kick for the skin. Thanks to the vitamins and antioxidants in coffee, wrinkles are reduced and pigmentation disorders of the skin caused by sun exposure are eliminated.

Eskape Honeymoon Package

Each of the six treatment rooms is equipped for couples’ massages. In this way, the bond of marriage can begin with a real pampering time: tensions in the body are treated away, the inner fire of the body is awakened to strengthen the nerves and gain clarity and joy.

Nourish and Glow

After an intensive body peeling, the skin is extensively massaged with the nourishing Gold Dry Body Oil: relaxation plus a velvety soft, golden shimmering complexion.

Eskape for little guests

While the parents are pampered, the kids get the same “Oh-so esKape” treatment! The treatments take place together with mum and dad in the room.

Kool Things

‘I Do’ With a View

From the perfect marriage proposal to the crazy bachelorette party to the most stylish honeymoon, Kandima Maldives always offers a brilliantly designed backdrop for a dream wedding time. Those who say “I do” on the (Desti)Nation will enjoy the tailor-made service of the professional wedding planners.

The bride and groom have various options for the wedding ceremony: floating above the turquoise sea or on the beach with their feet in the white sand. From “Only-Us-Two” on a small wooden island in the middle of the turquoise blue water, to a big party on your own private island with all-round service: everything that belongs to the wedding can be booked. The photo shoot as an eternal memory, the wedding cake according to your own ideas, the wedding breakfast the next morning…

No matter what details you want on this day: a Kandima wedding is always unique. When the bride and groom stand on the soft, coral-white sand, the water glistens in the background and they start their life together as Mr and Mrs, it is anything but ordinary.

If you still need support for your marriage proposal, you will also find professional support here. The resort is also happy to host bachelor parties, family celebrations on a large and small scale and professional meetings and events.

Adopt a coral

The sponsorship program, which is intended to counteract the death of coral reefs due to the warming of the oceans, was launched in 2017 and is led by marine biologist Lee Miles on site. Coral reefs, which are bleaching and dying due to rising ocean temperatures, can help protect the islands and their marine life from wave action and erosion of the shoreline when healthy. For the program, broken pieces of coral are collected from the sea and transplanted into artificial coral frames. The “healed” corals are transplanted back into the reef and attached with a handful of cement to a custom-made metal rack bearing the name of the respective sponsor.

The program is a fantastic way to help the reefs where there aren’t as many corals to be found. Those who take on a sponsorship can track the growth of the adopted coral frame online, as the marine biologist regularly sends pictures via email.

Hospital with decompression chamber

The in-house hospital with state-of-the-art medical technology such as ultrasound, X-ray machine and decompression chamber is available to guests around the clock. German family doctors, nurses, a dentist and a dive safety officer are always on site and stationed on the island.

The decompression chamber is the only facility of its kind in Dhaalu Atoll and all the other neighbouring atolls, and its function fills a gap in the Maldives’ offerings. The decompression chamber complements the fully equipped medical facility at the Kandimas’ resort.


  • Agoda – Gold Circle Award
  • Maldives Travel Awards 2019 – Leading Designer Resort
  • South Asian Travel Awards 2019 – Leading F&B Resort – Maldives
  • Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards 2019 – Runner-up : The Best Hotel In Asia category
  • 2018 World Luxury Restaurant Awards – Smoked Restaurant – Indian Ocean Top Luxury Grill
  • 2018 World Luxury Restaurant Awards – Smoked Restaurant – Indian Ocean Top Luxury Steakhouse
  • 2018 World Luxury Restaurant Awards – Sea Dragon Restaurant – Indian Ocean Top Chinese Cuisine Restaurant
  • LUX Global Excellence Awards 2018 – Best Luxury Holiday Resort – Maldives
  • LUX Global Excellence Awards 2018 – LUX Customers Choice Award 2018 – Maldives
  • LUX Global Excellence Awards 2018 – Best Authentic Fine Dining Asian Restaurant 2018 – Sea Dragon Asian Restaurant
  • Maldives Travel Awards 2018 – Best Designer Resort
  • Maldives Travel Awards 2017 – Newcomer of the Year

Reservation information & hotel prices:

Kandima Maldives
Dhaalu Atoll
Republic of Maldives
Resort No.: +960 676 0077
WhatsApp/Viber: +960 796 7712