Maldives Travel Awards 2018 – Kandima Maldives, The Leading Designer Resort

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At the Maldives Travel Awards 2018 Gala held at the Paradise Island Resort, Kandima Maldives has defended the title of Leading Designer Resort in the Maldives.


Located on the largest island in Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima Maldives has the longest outdoor swimming pool in the Maldives, an abundance of water-sports, the largest beach club and tennis and basketball courts. It offers a marine biology centre, an art studio, and cooking classes.

A 30-minute flight from Male’ and followed by a 20-minute boat ride to the island, the resort offers studios and villas with a private terrace and private pool. They offer endless tropical views.

For fitness lovers, Kandima Maldives has a gym with personal trainers and provides classes like anti-gravity yoga, Zumba, aqua-bike classes and POUND® fitness lessons. Guests can hire bikes or electric scooters.


Guests can choose among the 10 restaurants and bars the resort offers. Sea Dragon serves authentic Chinese cuisine while Forbidden Bar plays live music in the night. Start the day at Aroma with fresh beverages and baked goods.

For total relaxation, choose from massages, facials and a range of Signature local treatments. The Kandima Kids Club is run by a multilingual team of certified child caregivers. 

Initiated in 2012 by MATATO, Maldives Travel Awards celebrate and honor the best tourism and hospitality products in the Maldives, while fostering relationships with suppliers and local travel agents. From 20 categories in 2012, the awards have now expanded into three editions totaling 55 categories.

Just like last year, MATATO is hosting the People’s Edition to recognize successful pioneers and long-serving individuals in the tourism industry, a Guesthouse Edition, which celebrates the outstanding performance of the up and coming guesthouse sector, and the Grand Gala, which is exclusive for winners in the categories for resorts, airlines and liveaboards.