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Kandima ~ Maldives


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STV Super Specials
What do these rates mean?

* STV Super Specials are STV's usual SUPER Discounted Special rates, GENUINELY and STRICTLY ONLY available for TRAVEL INDUSTRY Employees resident globally, and are classified as an Employee Benefit. (Available to Airline, Travel Agent, Tour Operator, ATC & Airport Handling Agent Employees)

* You must be a Travel Industry Employee and you must be registered with STV (Free) to be able to book our STV Super Special rates.

* Minimum one Travel Industry Employee per room. You are required to present your I.D. / proof of employment on check-in.

* There is no limit to the number of bookings per year you can book (unless stated otherwise)

* Friends and Family cannot book STV Super Special Rates. They can accompany you but must stay in the same room as you (some hotels permit an extra room for Friends & Family and if so this will be stated on the hotel page, but you must always be included in the booking and be staying at the hotel).

* PAYMENT & CANCELLATION: With STV Super Special rates you only need to pay a very small refundable deposit within 14 days of making your booking, or right away if travelling short notice, and the main balance of the booking is paid direct to the hotel, usually on check-in. It is FREE to cancel or amend dates for your booking, often right up to and including the day of check-in, making these rates great for standby travelers (see each hotels payment & cancellation terms). When you make a booking request with STV Super Special rates and it is confirmed, you do not need to go ahead with the booking and can cancel immediately without paying a deposit if you wish.

* Remember STV Super Special Rates are only available for Airline & Travel Industry Employees as an employee benefit and are the lowest rates you will ever find.


* True Airline & Travel Industry Employee rates are known as ON REQUEST. This means you choose your hotel and Super Special rate and submit your booking request through our website and you will receive a response back from the hotel as soon as possible. Because the rate is so highly discounted, the hotel 1st needs to check if they have enough spare rooms to agree to let you pay these exclusive Travel Industry Employee rates. The hotels will often reply to you the same day but be prepared to wait up to 24-48 hours ~ It's worth it!

* BEWARE of other Interline/Agency companies telling you they offer Genuine Airline & Travel Industry Employee rates with 'immediate confirmation'! This is simply not true, and you are being misled. Hotels need to manually check their availability for Genuine Travel Industry employee rates and this can take 1-2 days. This is why they are known as ON REQUEST rates.

* BEWARE. If other companies tell you your Friends and Family can use the same rates as you unaccompanied, you know they are not genuine Travel Industry Rates! No hotels allow Friends & Families to book genuine Airline & Travel Agency Employee rates unaccompanied, so they are simply selling you rates that are also available to the general public through other channels.

STV have different rates available to Friends and Family to enjoy unaccompanied, they are called STV Direct rates. Because we source such rates in bulk and are the only truly global client and leading company selling holidays to Airline and Travel Agency Employees and their Friends and Family (we have served travel industry employees resident in over 200 countries ~ almost every single country on the planet), we always have the lowest STV Direct rates available anywhere. See STV Direct for these great deals for you and your Family.

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Special Discounted Rates


Trendy, funky 5 star island escape



Game Changing & Never Before

This new game-changing destination offers a seriously stylish island setting with extraordinary restaurants and bars and plenty of on-site activities to choose from including a 100M infinity swimming pool ~ the longest in the Maldives! It’s a lifestyle resort for every one! Being 3 klm long and 100-400m wide, lovers and honeymooners can find endless areas of intimacy and beach privacy, and singles, friends and familes can find plenty of action and activity and areas to socialise! Reached by domestic flight followed by speedboat or can pay for an upgrade to seaplane. 


Creatively designed to challenge the status quo

Based on the values of the umbrella brand Pulse Hotels & Resorts - smart, playful, rooted, responsible, human - Kandima Maldives is a place with soul, deeply rooted and respectful of our guests, colleagues, community, culture and surroundings. Here, it is all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and smart solutions that make use of the latest innovations – not to mention a playful spirit!


Don't take our word for it

See what an international flight attendant has to say in this great fun selfie VBLOG video below!

Flight Attendant Blogs and Reviews

You can also read what a British Airways Flight Attendant has to say and a Review of Kandima by clicking here, as well as an American Airlines Flight Attendant by clicking here, as well as an Emirates Flight Attendant by clicking here ... see what your fellow colleagues in the industry think!

Smart, spacious & oh so stylish!

Our 264 studios and villas are more than just stylishly comfortable. They are smart! Flexible furniture concepts create the space that works best for you. Open the doors onto your own private terrace and enjoy endless tropical views.


Our Studios & Villas

At Kandima we have a great selection of cool studios and villas for you to choose from. Our all our studios and villas feature a contemporary, modern and truly luxurious 5 star design, with all the essential amenities you would expect, and some that you might not...!

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Best Available Studio
Receive best available Studio on check in at hotel discretion based on their availability. 
Sky & Beach Studios

Welcome to your very own cool, stylish and deluxe retreat. Take in the view from your very own private terrace. Beach studios are at ground floor level directly on the beach, and Sky Studios are above them on the 1st floor raised up with spectacular views down onto the beach and ocean!
Best Available Villa
Receive best available Villa on check in at hotel discretion based on their availability. 
Beach Villa with Swirlpool
Set on the beachfront, our spacious beach villas with Swirl Pool are perfect to enjoy the feeling of sand between your toes. These villas face the crystal-clear lagoon side of the island and feature a king-size bed, sofa bed, wooden decks at the front with sunbeds and their very own Swirl Pool – how Kool is that?
Sunset Beach Villa with Swirlpool
Set on the beachfront facing the lagoon, these spacious villas are perfect to enjoy oh-so awesome sunsets and the feeling of sand between your toes anytime you please! The private deck extends towards the pool with endless views of the Indian Ocean and features a king-size bed, sofa bed, wooden decks at the front with sunbeds and its very own Swirl Pool
Sunrise Beach Villa with Swirlpool
Set on the beachfront, these spacious villas are perfect to enjoy oh-so awesome sunrises and the feeling of sand between your toes anytime you please! The private deck extends towards the pool with endless views of the Indian Ocean and features a king-size bed, sofa bed, wooden decks at the front with sunbeds and its very own Swirl Pool 
Aqua Villa
In need of a little seahabilitation? Perched overwater, with direct access to the lagoon, these Villas are perfect for those seeking the ultimate overwater retreat. Featuring a private sundeck with sun loungers, and a bathroom have the perfect view of Kandima’s extensive lagoon. Your daily dose of “vitamin sea” guaranteed.
Aqua Villa with Swirlpool
In need of a little seahabilitation? Dive in and explore our oh-so chic Aqua Villas with Swirl Pool are perfect for those seeking the ultimate overwater retreat. Featuring a private sundeck with a Swirl Pool, sun loungers and a bathroom have the perfect view of Kandima’s extensive lagoon. Your daily dose of “vitamin sea” guaranteed.
Ocean Pool Villa
These ultra-cool villas belong to the best of both worlds: semi-beach and semi-over water. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean from your very own private pool.



Kandima Maldives is located in Dhaalu Atoll. There is a large natural lagoon and lush tropical island surroundings that will simply take your breath away.
How to get here
The island is just a 30 minute flight Male International Airport to the domestic airport in Dhaalu Atoll followed by a 15 minute boat ride to the island (the 20 minute boat ride is included in the domestic flight price). Or you can come and land at the resort by seaplane! (45 minutes from Male)
Everyone is welcome
We cater for guests of all ages; families, couples, groups of friends and of course honeymooners. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, wellbeing, sport, health, spa experiences or just family time, Kandima Maldives has something for you.
Did you know?
The island is nearly 3 km long, and the resort will have one of the largest pool in the Maldives measuring 100 m. This game-changing resort definitely has the ‘wow’ factor – in all areas. It is much more than just a holiday – it’s a lifestyle! Lovers and honeymooners can find endless areas of beach privacy, and singles and friends and family can find plenty of action and activity and areas to socialise!




Relax, Reset and Evolve!

Kandima is a place where (almost) anything is possible! Not only is our island (desti)nation a place to be kool, vibrant and ‘just play,’ it’s also the perfect paradise location to rest, reset and evolve! Join our exclusive retreat with Nick Knowles and Luke Bache as they guide you through a seven-day programme of yoga, meditation and relaxation.


Nestled in the tropical surroundings you will find al fresco treatment areas seamlessly woven into the natural setting. Relax in the on-site steam room, have a full-body massage whilst listening to the waves lapping the shore or spruce up your hands and feet in our nail bar. You’re in for a treat! Guests can spoil themselves with a visit to the Spa, which has 10 treatment rooms. Services include body scrubs, yoga classes, manicure, pedicure & many more. The spa is outfitted with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room. Visitors under 15 years of age are not permitted in the spa.


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​Never get bored in the Maldives!

A true myriad of activies includes Scuba Diving, Jet Ski, Kite Surfing, Water-skiing, Aqua Cycling, Wakeboarding, Kayaks, Snorkelling, Paddle-Boarding, Photo Studio – Guest Photo Sessions and Classes, Cooking and Cocktail-making Classes, Massage Classes, Bike Hire, Volleyball & Water-Volleyball, Aerial Yoga, Pilates, Yoga, Boxfit, Fitness Classes


Feast your eyes on this!

Whether you want to dine with friends, as a family, or slope off to somewhere more intimate for a romantic meal for two – we have the perfect place for you. Travel the flavours of the world in one of our ten restaurants and bars.



Simply Delish
Like gourmet? You will love the on-site deli. Enter this casual and stylish food boutique for a quick bite or for something to take back to your abode. Everything looks delicious, fresh and you will certainly be back for more.
Flavour & Zest
A world of Choice
Taste the freshest flavours from around the world in these light, bright, contemporary market-style food hall restaurants. Take a seat and watch as the chefs prepare tantalising dishes of the day.
Simple, honest and (extremely) tasty!
In need of a little spice and lots of flavour? The chic beach house offers casual dining by day and sleek, elegant signature dining by night. Sample the endless mix of Mediterranean dishes on offer.
Dive into the blue
Want to make a splash? Well, this is the place to really let go, relax and unwind. Enjoy the live bands and the latest DJs as you drink freshly squeezed juices and exhilarating cocktails.
Sea Dragon & Forbidden Bar
Far East dining
The mood is sensual and mysterious. Authentic Chinese cuisine with a modern touch is expertly prepared and served family-style. Want to finish off the evening in style? Head to the ultra cool Forbidden Bar where live DJs play into the night. Discover a seamless mix of contemporary accents and ancient Far East inspirations, while the barman makes the most mouth-watering cocktails on the island.


Have your cake and eat it
Start the day the Aroma way with fresh coffee, freshly squeezed juices and delicious baked goods. This is the place to meet, read a book, or just people watch. Eat in or take away one the Asian and Maldivian-inspired treats.
Grileld to perfection
This place is all about perfect steaks, fresh fish and incredible sunset views. Enjoy delicious meat, fish and vegetarian dishes from the open BBQ kitchen and Teppanyaki grill. There is simply nothing better than dining al fresco.
Beach Club
Laid back vibes & spectacular views
Day through to night, the Beach Club is the perfect hang out spot. Watch the sun set across the island as DJs play of-the-moment beats. Sip on freshly made Mojitos, fresh juices and granitas from the pool bar.

Full Board Plus

  • Breakfast. lunch & dinner at either Flavour or Zest Restaurant.
  • Unlimited soft drinks, juice, water tea & coffee during meal times. 
  • 20% discount on food when opting to have lunch or dinner in any of the a la carte restaurants 

Dine Around All Inclusive 

  • Breakfast and Lunch at Flavour or Zest restaurants
  • Dinner at Flavour, Zest or dinner at the a la carte restaurants: Smoked, Sea Dragon or Azure.  Reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Please Note: certain menu items are subject to a surcharge. 
  • Beverages – Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during from a wide range of international spirits & wine by the, cocktails, mocktails, beer, juice & soft drinks during lunch & dinner and at Breeze Bar from 10am - midnight. the Beach Club from 10am - 6pm and Forbidden Bar from 7pm - midnight.
  • Watersports – Complimentary rental of snorkelling equipment, standard kayaks and paddleboard (one hour per day)
  • Events & Entertainment. Drinks included in all special weekly themed dinner events.
  • 10% resort discount on selected watersports, spa & resort experiences.
    Minimum 4 nights stay 

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