BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
- What currency is accepted in the resort?
What currency is accepted in the resort?Here at Kandima, we use USD (American Dollars) so you can bring these along with you. Most people pay their bill using their credit card however. We accept Visa, American Express and MasterCard.
- What should I pack for my holiday to Kandima?
What should I pack for my holiday to Kandima?With warm tropical weather throughout the year, it’s best to pack light cotton garments, linen wear, t-shirts and shorts for your holiday here at Kandima Maldives. For footwear, flip flops and sandals will do just fine! Oh-so Kool girls and ladies – heels definitely aren’t needed here, it’s toes in the sand and flip flops all the way! Some of the essentials will include your swimsuits, trunks, sun screen and bikinis, everything you need to hit the beach to soak up the tropical sun. A pair of sunglasses and a hat will also come in handy. For all water activities, such as snorkelling, equipment will be available at Aquaholics, our Watersports and Diving Centre, so these are some of the items you wouldn’t need to bring along with you. When visiting local inhabited islands or the capital city of Male’, it is important to be mindful to dress conservatively as to respect the local culture and religious norms. Ladies are advised to cover their shoulders and thighs, and if visiting a mosque, it is customary to cover your hair as a show of respect.
- What is the withdrawn banknotes & cash policy?
What is the withdrawn banknotes & cash policy?As you know, USD bills older than series 2003-2006 are no longer accepted in most of the countries and many changers outside the United States and this includes Maldives as well (unfortunately!). Kandima Maldives will only be able to accept USD bills series 2009 and later
- What type of sockets are in the villas?
What type of sockets are in the villas?We use British sockets throughout the resort (Type G British BS-1363). There’s always one adaptor in your studio / villa but if you need an extra one, just call the Buddy Centre.
- What’s the dress code at Kandima and in the restaurants?
What’s the dress code at Kandima and in the restaurants?Kandima is a lifestyle resort and very casual but of course it’s also Oh-so Stylish! In the day, the dress code is beach casual and in the evening, it’s smart casual. But remember girls – there’s no need for heels here – they don’t mix with our white sand very well!
- What are the medical facilities like at Kandima?
What are the medical facilities like at Kandima?We’re extremely lucky at Kandima Maldives to have a large and fully kitted medical centre right here on the island. We also have our own dentist and a decompression chamber. Our doctors are extremely experienced, with most of them coming from Germany.
- How many guests can stay in one room?
How many guests can stay in one room?Maximum occupancy in any of our studios and villas are 4 adults OR 2 adults and 2 children except for Family Sky Suite. Our 2 bedroom Family Sky Suite can comfortably accommodate 08 adults OR 4 adults and 4 children
- What are the precautions taken for the health & Safety of guests?
What are the precautions taken for the health & Safety of guests?At Kandima Maldives, we strive to give our guests the Koolest and safest holiday one could ever imagine. We have developed an extensive health & safety guideline to make sure that we curate the most awesome & fun filled holiday experience for our guests. For more information, refer to our K' OnGuard Program to learn about the same.
FLYING TO AND FROM MALE'
- What happens once I arrive at Velana International Airport?
What happens once I arrive at Velana International Airport?When you arrive at the international airport in Male, the first thing you need to do, is to look out for our Kandima Airport Buddy! They’ll be holding up a Kandima sign saying “Kool people over here!” They’ll then put you on your seaplane or domestic transfer to Kandima as soon as possible, ready for your tropiKal island holiday!
- How do I know when my departure transfer is?
How do I know when my departure transfer is?When the sad time comes for you to leave us, we will inform you of your transfer times one day prior to your departure date. Once the Seaplane Company or the Domestic Airline finalises the timings, a Kandima buddy will deliver a departure letter to your villa.
- How do we arrange our transfer to Kandima Maldives?
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- How do I get all the information I need about Kandima?
- Do you provide buggy services at Kandima?
Do you provide buggy services at Kandima?Kandima has a super stylish, ultra kool Hop On/Hop Off bus that drives up and down the resort throughout the day through to night. Jump aboard the Kandima Express and it’ll take you to the next awesome bar/restaurant or pool that you wanna go to!
- Do you provide shuttle services to Niyama if we want to visit the island?
Do you provide shuttle services to Niyama if we want to visit the island?We don’t have a complimentary shuttle service to Niyama, but a private transfer can easily be arranged. Just ask a Kandima buddy at HQ!
- Do you provide free water in the studio/villa?
Do you provide free water in the studio/villa?Yes! We provide two complimentary bottles of water to each studio/villa every day. If you’d like more, you can just reach out to our Buddy Centre and they’ll help you out.
- Are all your rooms smoking/non-smoking?
Are all your rooms smoking/non-smoking?Every studio and villa at Kandima is non-smoking. Smokers may use the terrace to smoke however where ashtrays are provided upon request.
- How many languages are spoken at Kandima?
How many languages are spoken at Kandima?Our Kandima buddies are from all over the world so we speak many different languages including English,Russian, Arabic, French, Hindi, Thai, German.
- Can you provide an island map with rooms numbers and outlets marked?
Can you provide an island map with rooms numbers and outlets marked?Kandima prides itself of being responsible and part of that is using as little paper as possible. That’s why you’ll have the Kandima TV in your villa with all the information you need throughout your stay with us. This includes the Kandima island map. You can also download the Kandima App and get all the info and an island map straight onto your phone!
- Are drones allowed at Kandima Maldives?
- Is Kandima All Inclusive?
Is Kandima All Inclusive?Yes! We offer a variety of kool meal plans for you, including two All-Inclusive plans: Dine Around All Inclusive and Platinum All inclusive, each with its own perks. You can check out all of our customisable plans and choose the perfect one for your stay.
- What is included in the Kandima All Inclusive package?
What is included in the Kandima All Inclusive package?Our awesome All Inclusive packages include more than dining at our various restaurants. In addition to a truly delicious breakfast, exotic lunch and tantalising dinner at one of our buffet restaurants, Flavour or Zest, you can also book ahead for a 03-course dinner at one of our à la carte restaurants; Smoked, Sea Dragon or Azure. The packages also offer unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals and at Breeze Bar, Beach Club & Forbidden Bar for you to enjoy. To top it all off, water sports equipment at Aquaholics is complimentary, along with Kids club activities, Group Yoga and Group Fitness classes, Beach games and access to the gym, hydro-pool and complimentary use of tennis courts and football field. And if you choose our oh-so-kool Premium All Inclusive package, you can enjoy unlimited beverages and complimentary minibar access.
- How much does a Maldives All-Inclusive trip cost?
How much does a Maldives All-Inclusive trip cost?The cost of an All-Inclusive trip depends on what you're looking for. We have a range of villas, from stylish studios to luxurious suites, and different types of stays — from short-term to long-term. Select your dates and check out the offers to find out exactly what your trip will cost.
- What makes an Inclusive holiday package worth it?
What makes an Inclusive holiday package worth it?It is stress-free and hassle-free! By choosing the All Inclusive package, you won't have to worry about the additional bills or planning every moment, while also getting an excellent value for money. Enjoy the various facilities around our stylish island to the fullest. Let us take care of everything for you, and your job is to chill and enjoy every moment of your vaKay.
- What are the different meal plans offered at Kandima?
What are the different meal plans offered at Kandima?We have an assortment of meal plans, each with its own perks. From Bed and Breakfast, to Half Board Plus, Full Board Plus and the two All-Inclusive plans: Dine Around All Inclusive and Platinum All Inclusive. Read more about the various plans and choose the best one for you.
AQUAHOLICS / ACTIVITIES / EXCURSIONS / WEDDINGS / EVENTS:
- What is your house reef like?
What is your house reef like?Our house reef is awesome! You can see dolphins, turtles and fish in numerous sizes and colours. It’s just a 5-minute boat ride away!
- Can we get free snorkelling equipment’s and life jackets?
Can we get free snorkelling equipment’s and life jackets?Snorkeling equipments are free for guests on Dine Around All Inclusive & Platinum All Inclusive. For guests on other meal plans, snorkeling equipment are available for rental at USD 9++ per set per day. Lifejackets will be in your room, as for the snorkeling equipment, you can just drop by to our water sports center, Aquaholics and collect them.
- Do you have local island tours?
Do you have local island tours?You’re in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world so you should go and explore! We have a few options for you: • Hulhudeli: this beautiful local island is stunning with pretty beaches and awesome snorkelling spots. It’s also the home of the Maldivian Romeo and Juliet. Read about it here • Kudhahuvadoo – this is the capital of Dhaalu Atoll • Ken’s Cove – just a five-minute boat ride from the Kandima jetty is Ken’s Cove. This is a gorgeous and Oh-so Kool desert island where you can have a picnic, go for destination dining or even arrange a party / wedding!
- Can we get married / renew our vows at Kandima?
Can we get married / renew our vows at Kandima?We love a good Kandima wedding and you can certainly renew your vows here. If you could give us some more information on what you’d like & how many people would be coming, we can sort out a wedding package for you.
- What do you have on the island for elderly couples apart from regular facilities?
What do you have on the island for elderly couples apart from regular facilities?Kandima is a place for everyone, so yes, of course we have fun activities for our more elderly guests too! As well as enjoying our ten dining options, you could try a beautiful sunset cruise, go to a local island, experience Maldivian hand-line fishing, try to see dolphins on a dolphin cruise or take a massage class or cookery lesson! Kandima is more than just a holiday, it’s a lifestyle! There’s definitely enough to see and do! This is a place where boredom simply doesn’t exist!