Kandooma Island is located in South Male and is a stunning new resort boasting exceptional service and facilities. Perfect for couples, honeymooners and families, this resort always receives rave reviews from our clients.
Kandooma Island is blessed with white sands, azure skies, lush tropical greenery and clear turquoise waters. To complement this, Kandooma Resort has created services intended to satisfy, engage, entertain, inform, educate and..... luxuriate.
Kandooma Island is 13 hectares in area or roughly about a 20 minute walk around the perimeter. It is located two thirds down the south eastern edge ofthe South Male Atoll, only 45 minute speedboat ride from the capital Male. Kandooma has beautiful white sandy beaches around a third of the island for those with kids who love to play in beach sand; or those prefer working on their tans on the beach rather than on the sun loungers around the pool.
The surf program at Kandooma is run by The Perfect Wave and the maximum number of Surfers is limited to 50 surfers for 2017.
To surf at Kandooma you MUST book a complete surf and accommodation package through The Perfect Wave. If you don’t have a surfer package from The Perfect Wave, you will not be able to surf at Kandooma or take any surf transfers from the Island.
What does this mean to surfers at Kandooma? Guaranteed Limited Surfer Numbers at the Resort!
With limited numbers at the resort, we can now guarantee that all surfers on Kandooma Island will be able to enjoy one of the best right handers in the Maldives uncrowded every day. We believe that there is no closer accommodation to take off zone in the world. You barely have to walk 30 metres from your villa to the paddle out point, and you literally lie in bed and watch the hollow and highly rippable waves peel down the point.
The Perfect Wave have been running the surf program at Kandooma Resort now for 5 years and we have experienced resident surf guides and a surf instructors on the island from 1st April - 31st October to look after all surfer guests on the island. However we have an instructor / guide on hand 12 months of the year for learn to surf and guiding in the off season.
The Perfect Wave team at the resort is headed up by Ananda Amaral - looking after all surfer and yoga guests needs, whilst managing an awesome team of guides at the resort. Ananda has three local Maldivian guides to transfer you to the other nearby breaks as well as carrying out lifeguard duties at Kandooma Right out the front. All guides are first-aid trained and water-safety qualified.
The breaks around Kandooma Resort have something for everyone from beginners that want to move to an intermediate level to experienced surfers wanting fast barrels and rippable walls. The surf instructor at Kandooma is a qualified instructor and can give basic tuition for beginners that have been surfing for a while, but want to progress to the next level. Full-day surf transfers are a 3-hour trip twice daily to any South Male Atolls breaks, with departure times at approximately 9.30am and 2.30pm. Surf breaks visited are Riptides, Foxy’s, TwinPeaks, Quarters, Tucky Joe's, Last Stop and Kate’s.
The new Perfect Wave Surf Experience Centre opened on the island in 2013. The centre now stocks anything and everything you need on your surf holiday. You can purchase or hire new and used surf boards, surf hardware, board shorts, reef boots and surf hats, so you are covered if you forget anything. We have a variety of boards for hire, including SUPs, long boards, small wave fish, and softboards for learn to surf lessons.
The Perfect Wave also runs yoga classes at Kandooma with an experienced instructor. Join us for an unforgettable experience to practice yoga on Kandooma resort, one of the world's most breathtaking locations. This vinyasa-style yoga class will weave together the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your holiday to transcend you into complete wellness and relaxation! Suitable for all levels: beginners, surfers, and seasoned practitioners, the yoga classes will leave you feeling ready to take on the day, or relax into your evening!!
With an allocation of 30 villas from April to October,we can confirm your booking immediately without worrying about whether the room type you are after is available. The Perfect Wave has been in partnership with Kandooma since it opened its doors and we are considered one of the family with many friends at the resort. Most of The Perfect Wave team have stayed or lived at the resort over the years.Any questions you have about the resort we can answer easily and confidently.
Minimum surfer numbers guaranteed
Resident Perfect Wave surf guides
Resident yoga instructor
Watch the surf from your villa
Perfect for families
4 Restaurant options
2x daily surf transfers
Spa & gym facilities
Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Learn to Surf
Surf and Yoga
Stand-up Paddleboarding trip
Surf Skill: Beginner - Pro
Star Rating: Ultimate Luxury
Price Range: €190 - €430 per night
Season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October