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Kandooma Resort - Maldives

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From 624pp for 7 Nights


IDEAL FOR

Experience level: All
Time of year: Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Group type: Intermediate Waves, Couples or Honeymoon, Luxury Surf Holidays, Family Surf Holiday, Learn to Surf, Longboarders
Budget: <2000
Board type: All types

Quick Facts

    • 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

SUMMARY

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. This resort offers Beach View Villas, 2-storey Beach Houses, 2-Bedroom Family Villas and awesome Overwater Villas - and a high-quality right-hander surf break just outside the resort!

LOCATION

OTHER SAY...

"Adam, Kandooma Rights. I got a few good waves with Rob one evening last week. Thanks for organising the trip. Good crew on the Island. Regards, Angus "

- Angus
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"Our holiday was fantastic !!! From the moment of booking with Suzy so many months ago, to our 9 day stay at the resort, we had a fabulous time and all the TPW staff was great. We were fortunate enough to score 6 out of 9 days of epic surf with a swell according to all the st"

- Tom
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"Hi Suzi, Many thanks for the email :-) I have just filled our the online feedback form but wanted to thank you in person for such an amazing trip. Tom was fortunate enough to score 6 great days of Surfing during our trip. We saw other guests arriving on the last day of the "

- Sara
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"This was my second visit to Kandooma and the waves fired all week. The boats were well organised with a couple of options every day for those people who got bored of surfing that great right hander off the resort. Even though the maximum number of surfers was reached whilst "

- Paul
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"A breath of fresh air, great fast right out of the front of the bungalows, a fast hollow right ten minutes away at Riptides that has shape is small and larger wave conditions, a few other breaks a bit further away are a nice change upon request. Rating - excellent, Surf Guid"

- Mark
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"Sensational trip! Great friends, consistent swell, plenty of wave options, warm water and good weather. Marie did a terrific job organising and co-ordinating everything. Rob and the Kandooma team were first rate. No hassles, no problems, no worries............what more could"

- Tom
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"Great waves, great resort, friendly professional help from the Perfect Wave. A special thanks to Rob "Undies" Underwood and his crew who looked after us on the the Island. Would go again tomorrow. "

- Cameron
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"Thank you very much Sylvia for all your help and advice in organising our holiday to Kandooma. We are both now suffering from Kandooma withdrawal symptoms. All went smoothly. We stayed for two weeks from 4/6/14 to 18/6/14. The resort is fantastic. The variety and choice of e"

- Brett
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"Just returned from a week of perfect waves at Kandooma resort Maldives. Loved it!!"

- Peter
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"I have just taken my wife and 4 yo daughter on a 10 day trip to Kadooma Resort Maldives. What a tremendous place really set up for surfers and families with plenty of activities and the surf just out the front door! We all had a perfect holiday, no hassles, great location "

- Grant
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"Dear Suzi - I would like to thank you on behalf of all the guys and family for a fantastic holiday. we were very lucky and had an amazing swell with pumping waves at Kandooma and we enjoyed foxes left as you predicted. we were getting barreled all day and our family's and "

- Jonathan
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"Home safe after an awesome holiday. Surf was perfect for the last week and usually only a few in the water; see Nat's photo attached. Singapore all went well. Thanks for arranging it all. Cheers, Bryan "

- Bryan
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"Very good customer care throughout. I will have no hesitation in using TPW again"

- David
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"We received exceptional service from Marie, our travel agent. From finding the right package to suit our needs through to making sure we got home safely and handling more personal requests, Marie was always ready to help us. The trip itself was fantastic, and Kandooma was e"

- Minna and Craig
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"Just returned from Kandooma and had an amazing holiday with memories that will stay with us for life!! Everything about the resort was brilliant and ran seamlessly. The Donavon Experience was really something else and we hope that you continue to offer us similar unique expe"

- Darran
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"Marie (Perfect Wave Consultant) explained all aspects of our Maldives trip really well. Kandooma island/resort is paradise and the surf program - run by Rob (undies)- was fantastic. Both Marie and Jaime (from The Perfect Wave) were holidaying at the same time, and could not "

- Elisa
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"We holidayed at Kandooma 3 years ago through the Perfect Wave and couldn't wait to go back. We re-booked with Rhonda and the Perfect Wave for our 2014 holiday, returning with our 18 month baby daughter. Kandooma provided a safe and friendly family environment, wonderful swim"

- Amber Hoare & Simon Ruse
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"The resort was beautiful and it was a perfect holiday to get away with another family and catch up, especially when both families live in different states."

- Jenny Shaw
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"I am currently booking my fourth trip with Perfect Wave and on all 3 previous occasions have been completely satisfied. The consultants I have dealt with have always been efficient, courteous and very helpful. All documents have either arrived by mail or now by Email in plen"

- Malcolm
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"Hi Suzi, The vacation was beautiful, Kandooma is magnificent, the room was super clean and very nice. The staff (both Kandooma and Perfect Wave) were real professionals, props to them. Unfortunately we did not have too much luck with the swell, so the second half of the w"

- Miklos
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"I have just returned from Kandooma resort, my fifth trip to the Maldives. Four trips at other resorts through other surf companies. Kandooma was without a doubt the best resort of them all. Everything had been taken care of and the staff on the island were so helpful. The su"

- Glenn
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"Six Senses Laamu was absolutely amazing and we had a wonderful honeymoon! Right from the boat trip in, the service and facilities were outstanding, all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the lagoon water villa was just amazing - we could have stayed in the ham"

- Rachel
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"Hey Sylv, Just a quick thanks for the organisation of the kandooma trip. We had such a great time even tho we didn't get as much swell as we would of liked. We still had fun perfect little 3 footers right out front of the room with not a drop of water out of place. The "

- Matt and Tash
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"Thank you so much to all the team that enable me to have a 3 days surf package at kandooma. It was great! Rob and Saypee are very concerned about surfer satisfaction and it was well organised, the wave at the resort + 4 boats every day! Superior to my expectations!! Surfing "

- Gregory
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"The Perfect Wave were professional, fun and relaxed. A great way to surf the Maldives"

- Cameron
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"I cannot speak highly enough of Sylvia. She made the whole trip to a foreign land relaxed and enjoyable. Everything Sylvia said she would do, she did. Never did a question or email go unanswered or seem like it was to much trouble. Even a very minor hiccup by the resort over"

- Dave
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"Kandooma island was a brilliant place for our whole family. With two younger children under 12 they had a blast and importantly spent by the end of the day. Surf and surf guide were brilliant with some captured photos by Rob, the surf guide, made the trip even more memorab"

- Chris
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"Hi Sylv, arrived home late last night, We're still operating on Maldives time however. Trip was great, had some good waves and Rob and Heidi were great as were the local staff. The resort was great also and all the staff were also exceptional. Everything was well organis"

- Mark and Pramuk
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"Hi Suzi, thanks for your e-mail. The trip went very well. Island and accommodation very good. Transfers well organised. Hotel staff very friendly. The Perfect Wave team and surf package on site excellent. Waves a little small overall. Good to very good value for money"

- Albert
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"Hi Sylvia, The holiday was great, it started out on a high with us getting picked up by the boat 12 hours early as we got into Male early, so that saved us sitting around for half a day and that set the scene for the trip. We spent the first couple of days at Cokes and C"

- Marcus
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"HI MARIE Just letting you know that we arrived home safe and sound after our amazing KANDOOMA EXPERIENCE. The whole experience was absolutely great everything went to plan and our expectations were well and truly surpassed. The RESORT is among the best that we have staye"

- Ray
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"Hi Sylv, Yep, we're back home. Everything was perfect, we had a really great time. The resort was very nice, the place was paradise and Carlos surfed every single day. The swell hit exactly on the day we arrived. SO Lucky! We also enjoyed snorkelling with the turtles, wa"

- Luana
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" Hi Suzi - The holiday was fantastic, everything we wished for and more. Not too good on the wave front but Rob did a great job of trying to find small waves for Calv and he really enjoyed the experience, so much that he would love to revisit at a better surf time. The e"

- Erika
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"Dear Suzi, We got back from Kandooma in the early hours of yesterday morning and are still grappling with the jet-lag, but I wanted to say the earliest possible thank you to you for all of your assistance with our trip, and of course your generosity in paying for Kirstin"

- Scott
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"Hi Suzi, I just wanted to reiterate Scott's thank yous, both regarding the trip in general, but more particularly in respect of my Mothers Day treats, which were such a lovely surprise and greatly appreciated. We really did have such a great trip this year, the boys had so"

- Kirstin
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"Thank you She said yes. It was in all in all amazing trip. I surfed only one day but loved the entire time and was truly amazed. Matt is doing a great job. Andy "

- Andy
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"Dear Suzi; First of all thank you very much for your last year's arrangement and giving us a great holiday opportunity. Even though I am not belong to surfers community, island itself and diving were the highlights of the holiday for me. that holiday was easily one of the be"

- Rezzan
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"The perfect wave is the best travel company we have ever booked through. We highly recommend this company for anyone who is looking for a holiday with honest service and a personal touch to your experience."

- Rachel
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"Hi Sylv, Were both doing great. We had such a wonderful time at Kandooma. Both a bit sad to be home and back at work today. L Cannot express how much we loved it. All of the staff were incredible. By far some of the nicest people we have both met on our travels. Rob & "

- Emily
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"Thanks Kimberley and The Perfect Wave. The personal touch was above all expectations. The Maldives is a magical destination and Kandooma was exactly what we had hoped it to be. Met some top people and there was great uncrowded waves to be had every day, sometimes all day. We"

- Nathan Morphew
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"The Holiday was wonderful I can not fault any part of it.Lots of information was provided for us before we left we felt so well looked after and the staff on the Island were fantastic. I would highly recommend The Perfect Wave to anybody traveling. I have already told a few "

- Craig Vickers
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"We went to Kandooma resort in the Maldives to specifically surf every day, have no crowds and generally enjoy! Well, what can I say - the beach house (luxurious) overlooked "Kandooma Rights" . What a dream view - Head high waves just peeling across . Surfed every day and h"

- Lindsay Kerr
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"Sylvia organised absolutely everything for us and was so helpful and friendly always checking up on us previous to the holiday to see if we were all good. The resort itself was beautiful. I stayed in a family villa with my dad and boyfriend and it was very comfortable. The r"

- Felicia kerr
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"Oh Sylv, thanks for the note! We had such a wonderful time! It was simply a perfect place......just as you described! I came to the conclusion quite early on that we were not their ideal resort customers however because there was no way in the world I could eat their special"

- Bridie
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"Suzi, Thanks. The highlight of the Perfect Wave experience was your dedication to the planning and details and communication. Trip went very well – we surfed every day – a few days it was small but still very good quality – Rob was a good host and now a good Ph"

- Steve Lowden
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"Maldives is an amazing place. Kandooma and its staff are terrific, felt comfortable walking around in boardies etc. Local Maldivian staff made us very welcome, it is a pity i didn't bring my old surfboard as i would have loved to have donated it to one of the local surfers. "

- Bob
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"Thanks Perfect Wave for your arrangements made for our Maldives holiday. I was looking for a good surf but somewhere I can take the family too - and all could have fun. Matt was able to confidently recommend Kandooma Maldives as an exact match to my needs, he even cut me off"

- Paul
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"Our stay at Kandooma was EPIC... Kandooma Right is a really fun wave in most conditions and we were lucky enough to have it 4-6 foot pumping barrels for 5 days straight in early May. Tucky Joes is also an Epic wave. Resort is nice, food is great, we made some great friends a"

- Ross
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"The Kandooma Resort was everything and more. Its the perfect family escape with young children. The staff cannot do enough for you and it has just got to be the best place I have ever been. To top it off the surf was over head for 8 days straight and offshore. Completely ins"

- Ben
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"Customer service from Charlie was excellent nothing seemed too much trouble he had been to the resort too which definitely helped to make our decision and steer us in the right direction. He rang before we left to check everything was ok and when we got home to see how every"

- Dean
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"Amazing holiday capped of with some of the best barrels of my life in the last couple of days! Our consultant Josh did a great job of talking us into staying at Kandooma. It was the perfect resort for a surfing couple as a happy wife equals a happy holiday! Our surf guides J"

- SAm
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"Kandooma resort in the Maldives is one of the most beautiful location I have been,coming from a travel agent that means a lot, the resort in extremely family friendly and has a great atmosphere. The evening drinks on the deck catching up with new friends made on the trip was"

- Clare
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"Back at work today unfortunately and a mountain of catch-up ahead of me! Had an amazing couple of weeks!!! Kandooma is a fantastic place! Great accommodation, great service and awesome waves! Action shot attached! We really had an amazing holiday and the overall experience w"

- Nick
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"Hi Sylv! We have returned from the most beautiful place we have ever been and had an absolutely beautiful and wonderful time! Thank you again for organizing our honeymoon it is a trip that will last in our memory's forever. We also met some really nice people including Ian &"

- Lisa & Dave
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"After having some pretty epic surf trips elsewhere, I thought Kandooma would be more about the family & maybe getting in a couple of sneaky waves late in the day. The first couple of days were small & fun. The kids had a ball surfing waves over the reef & going on 'boat trip"

- Gary
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"Another quality surf-trip with The Perfect Wave. Kandooma delivered waves for me and quality service for the wife and kids. Despite the unseasonal winds and patchy swell I still surfed every day and had a great time - there are not many surf trips where you can pretty much g"

- Scott
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"Hi Suzi, Just to let you know that we had a great time in Kandooma. Surfed and we had some great dives. Thanks for sorting out everything - Rez loved it! Paul "

- Paul Newton
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"Just got back today from our honeymoon – loved it! Thank you so much for organising Kandooma – really good resort. Unfortunately didn’t get a huge amount of surf while we were there but some good waves on our first day so toddy was happy! The resort itself was really"

- Jess & Todd
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" Hi Suzi! The resort in really nice like you told, the food is much better than lohis resort. Finally the waves appear and i tell you today there was amazing surf here in Kandooma. Only me and another guy out in the afternoon and barrels and barrels after barrels...very v"

- Nuno Nobre
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"Hi Barry, Still completely buzzing after being back a week. Just wanted to thank you for your recommendation of the Kandooma Resort over the Lohi's resort. It was everything you said it would be and definately worth the extra money. The Mrs was very happy and baby comple"

- Ben Clements
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"Hi Suzi - Had a good trip thanks. The Perfect Wave team were very nice and friendly. Got some waves - 2 to 3 feet max, but perfect for my level of surfing."

- Andre
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"The Perfect Wave found me the perfect accommodation at the resort; just out the front of the break at Kamdooma Rights and scored 2 days of 3/4 ft perfect barrels at Tucky Joe's, the best days I will not forget, with only our boat out. That is perfection!!! Big thank you to "

- Gareth
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"Kandooma Holiday Inn was perfect for our holiday. My husband could surf right in front of our villa and I could sit on the balcony and take photographs. The staff are incredible- very discreet and friendly. Our surf guide, Evan, knew exactly where to take us when we wanted t"

- Lorraine
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"Hi Rhonda Sorry it took long getting back to you, but here it is. Had a great time in Kandooma with my wife, the place is just paradise, met some great people. But it all ways is, had great waves and good times, The Toastie was a really great bloke/surfguide and we had a"

- Geoffro
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"Josh - hi, back from the Maldives and back at work (bugger) great trip all went great. We got waves every day bar one and the family had a great time together. Your 2 boys at Kandooma (especially Evan) - were standouts as far as being the face of The Perfect Wave on the gr"

- Stuart
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"G'day Charlie, Just a quick one to say thanks again for organising our trip to the Maldives. Jimmy and myself had an awesome time and got waves most days so we were pretty stoked. Rob and Toasty were awesome and did really well to cater for the volume of surfers on the "

- Rohan
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"John and I had a fantastic time in the Maldives and I put it up there as one of the best holidays we have had. John is ready to book going back there next year! You really couldn’t fault anything with Kandooma. We arrived in the middle of the night so the room was our f"

- Lisa
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"I rang Charlie Pierce on Thursday with a request to organise a trip for the next week! He suggested Kandooma and we left on Saturday two days later. The resort was wonderful - a great spot for one surfer + one non- surfer. Rob the surf guide was wonderfully encouraging to a"

- Patrick Lockie
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"Hi Marie Home and touching base with you. Thank you so very much for all your hard work in putting together our trip for us and for answering all our queries and questions. Home now to the cold and rain, wishing we were still there! We had a fantastic time at Kan"

- Linda
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"Hi Marie, Neadless to say we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the trip. From the food to the villas and staff, it was all great. We really didn't have one bad thing to say about the place and each day was a gift so thank you! Jarrad was bodyboarding so he didn't go out"

- Amy
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"Hi Marie Just wanted to let you know we are safely home in Brissy (freezing) and had a great time at Kandooma. Sunny caught more waves in the Maldives than the last two years here, he surfed so much he has come home battered and bruised but surf fulfilled. We could not f"

- Lindy and Sunny
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"Hi Rhonda Thanks for your email. Wow what an amazing wedding day and honeymoon. Loved the Maldives and Kandooma! People keep asking me what the highlight was and I keep saying everything was a highlight! We had the best time thanks. The resort was beautiful and we enj"

- Sara
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"Just a quick note to say that we were recent guests at Kandooma Resort in the Maldives from Sat 5th May to Saturday 12th (4 adults). We had booked our stay through a local travel agent and planned to do some diving and surfing while at the resort. After arrival we ha"

- Paul
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"We spent 2 weeks at Kandooma Resort, Maldives and it was one of the best trips we have been on!!! Gina and Jaime are great at what they do. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the both of them. We highly recommend The Perfect Wave. We will be using them to organise our t"

- Jordy & Chris
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"Thanks Marie for organising our dream holiday! You made everything happen for us and our holiday was absolutely perfect! We had perfect weather & for the most part, great surf! We would not hesitate to book again through The Perfect Wave and would even be very happy to go b"

- Jessica
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"Kandooma Resort was a great place to go with my partner the waves were super fun and the accommodation & facilities at the resort we top notch."

- Ryan
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"G'day Josh. Thanks for organizing Shana and my trip to Kandooma. We will definetly be heading back as soon as we can. I missed out on the waves but that can happen anywhere just means I will have to go back earlier in the year. When the the surf is more consistent. I did man"

- Peter
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"Hi Jamie Thanks for following up on our trip. We had a great time and scored with the weather (surf was small but fun). We have been back a couple of weeks and I already sent the following through. Hopefully I can some $$$ and get somewhere next year as well. Highlight"

- Kevin
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"Thanks Marie for helping me organize an amazing family holiday. The Maldivian people were wonderful, the food was spectacular and the resort was beautiful. My family and I throughly enjoyed every minute. "

- Deanna
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"I just want to say thanks to the Pefect Wave for a great trip to Kandooma. My girlfriend was stoked with the resort and I got wet everyday. The surf guide, Richie, is an awesome bloke. He has a lot of knowlege of the local waves and was ever so patient with me and the other "

- Kyle
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"Kandooma is definitely the way to go if you like your surf travel with creature comforts. Resort standard accomodation with quality waves literally on your door step. The service was exceptional and having a knowledgable surf guide and transfers to get you on to the best su"

- Alex
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"I just wanted to say thank you again for organizing Dav and My trip to the Maldives. Kandooma was absolutely gorgeous, the surf there was great and we enjoyed our time on the boat too. We want to get there again some time soon. Marty, our surf guide was fantastic as was the "

- Rachael
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"Kandooma is definitely the way to go if you like your surf travel with creature comforts. Resort standard accomodation with quality waves literally on your door step. The service was exceptional and having a knowledgable surf guide and transfers to get you on to the best s"

- Alex
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"Had a great time again. Kids had a ball in the pool and at kids club. Surfed 13 out of 15 days. Cannot complain about that "

- Brent
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"I went for the waves. but the resort was fanfastic - exceeded our expectations and this kept the wife happy. no mozzies, or flies, great food, comfie quarters, very relaxing. As for the waves - its years since I had such good waves - just brilliant. I really loved Rip "

- Mike
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"The Kandooma resort is perfect for a serious surfing or dive base in the Maldives (if your partner does too!) with plenty of luxury Otherwise go with your mates. If with a group I would be looking for earlier and longer surf trips rather than 2 x 3 hour ones. The local bre"

- John
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"The trip was amazing! I did not want to come home! Everything went very smoothly thank you. The people were lovely and the resort facilities were great. I loved the bungalow! Dave had a great time surfing. He certainly didn't want to come home to sit in an office! "

- Josephine
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"Hi Gina, Well we are back in NZ and back at work………. Had a great time! All the arrangements went like clockwork. The Kandooma resort was great and exceeded all of our expectations. On the first morning I introduced myself to Richie at breakfast and by 9 am we were"

- Mike
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"We've been back a couple of weeks now and we really did have a great time. Kandooma was great for what we needed - the rooms were perfect, location on the island beautiful and weather we couldn't have asked for better. It didn't rain at all and the winds were OK for most of"

- David
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"Hi Marie, Thanks for everything, no problems at all, enjoyed everything. The change to the Marina Sands was great really enjoyed it there. Kandooma was fantastic, good surf, great food and drink the Maldivian staff where great, Mark the surf guide was also very good. "

- Angus & Mel
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"Dear Rhonda, We did have a great time. Anthony enjoyed surfing on the break at the resort but it was too windy to go out on the boat most days so he only did 2 trips. He also managed to collect himself with his new surfboard and required stitches so we have tested the medi"

- Portia
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"Jill and I had a wonderful time at Kandooma Island. Service was great in and out of the water. Plenty of things to do when there is no surf, but I surfed everyday of our stay! Surf was way fun (from 2 to a solid 5 foot) and the lack of agro in the line-up was fantastic!"

- Steve
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"Hey Jamie, We all made it back from the Maldives in one piece (...albeit sunburnt, covered in surf-rashes, and a few reef cuts!!) Kandooma was a fantastic rest at the end of our Maldives adventure – after a week of six hours a day in the water, we needed it!! Many"

- Peter
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"Extremely pleased with our 2nd trip to Kandooma! Already planning for next year.We scored a cracking swell this time and got some of the best barrels of my life. Once again Linda and Cameron had a ball, even creating our very own new reef. Resort and staff are first class. W"

- Jason,Linda and Cameron
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"Warm days, warm nights, warm water, great accommodation and food and an amazing scene in the tropics. Hard to imagine anything better and for someone not focused on surfing every moment of the day, this was a great holiday. Thanks Marie for all your help along the way."

- Ken
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"Kandooma was a great place to relax and get away from it all. Big enough to feel you were walking off breakfast, lunch or dinner yet you are never more than a nice stroll from anywhere. We scored some great waves especially with Kandooma Right. Up to 10' for a couple of day"

- Bill
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"Regards Nick Dear Gina, we have just got back from 1 week in Kandooma and we had a fantastic time. The resort was excellent and the food sensational. We were lucky to have the pick of the surf right outside our villa’s at Kandooma Right, though we did make use of the bo"

- Nick
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"We enjoyed a fantastic relaxing holiday in the Maldives. TPW took care of everything including the extension of our holiday once we were there. Kandooma catered for me and my non surfing girlfriend perfectly. The food and service were amazing and the whole resort it kept spo"

- Warren
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"Hi! We have been to Kandooma with two children (2 and 6 y/o). The Duplex villa was really nice and well located in front of the break! The food was excellent and people from the kid's club very friendly as all the staff. We travelled at the very beginning of th"

- Alessandro
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"G'day Jamie, Mate thanks for every thing you and Marie done for us in planning our honeymoon/surf trip. The duplex they put us in was true to your word absolutely amazing, right on the take off zone for the right. The staff at the resort are very welcoming and can't do en"

- Joel and Janelle
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"The trip was great, We got waves almost every day and were in the water for around 8 hours. the resort was beautiful as well as the food and drinks, And staff are excellent Thanks a lot for helping with the organisation of everything, Its greatly appreciated. I will be"

- David
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"Hi Marie, We came back yesterday from Kandooma and I wanted to thank you for the time you spend organising with us our honeymoon. We had an amazing trip. The resort is really beautiful, the rooms are great. We also have the chance to have waves everyday and Kandooma ri"

- Romain
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"It was a great trip the weather was great the surf got better by the day and was fantastic at the end.The resort was exellent and so are the staff. Made some friends for life. Thanks Jamie and Charlie and thanks very much Gina. Cheers Steve"

- Steve
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"Hi there! Yes can' t believe we've been back a week! Mate it was fantastic!, surf not great but picked up at end of week and where our villa was it was just a stumble across the sand. All good, food was great we thought - had not expected it to be so good, but I was sup"

- Jo
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"Hello Rhonda In short, we had a fabulous time and will no doubt be going back. The weather was fantastic and the sun shone the whole time we where there, very happy campers as they say. As it was January, there was little to no surf, but I did not take a board so wasn't e"

- Rowan
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"After spending 3 months living at Kandooma Resort, setting up the Surf program there with my family, i believe that i experienced everything that Kandooma has to offer and then some. the First thing i can say about the resort is wow, the accommodation and facilities are more"

- Jamie Gray
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"Dear Gina, Kandooma Resort Maldives is an excellent holiday destination which I believe caters for families and individuals. A top quality resort that my wife Alina and myself and Jorja our 3 year old girl all enjoyed. (our 2nd time). The food was excellent, weather the s"

- Michael & Alina
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"Hi Gina, Just thought I would let you know we had a GREAT holiday!!! We had a really good time with Jamie and his family - I fell in love with his daughter Kali. The place was beautiful and the water was as clear as you said. Chris got some really good surf as well. "

- Chris and Jordy
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"Hi Gina, Just letting you know our trip was sensational - I kind of went hoping it would be good, but it was a hundred times better than anything I'd hoped for. We copped a great swell, the resort was fantastic, our villa was right on the takeoff zone (at least until we"

- Bruce
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"Hi Rhonda, Just a short note to say thanks for a great trip to the Hudhuranfushi Resort, got the biggest swell in years (triple overhead). Everything went to plan with Perfect Wave, highly recommend doing business with Perfect Wave again. Resort was spotless with "

- Steve
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"Hey Rhonda Sorry I've been meaning to email you for ages to thank you for your help with organising our honeymoon. We had an amazing time and loved Kandooma. The water villas were incredible! Would definately recommend it and would like to go back ourselves one day - in s"

- Jessica
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"Our trip to Kandooma was amazing!!! We had such a great time! The resort was beautiful and all the staff extremely friendly. We tried to get out and do something different everyday - whether it be snorkelling, cruising, surfing or playing volleyball. We also dined on some re"

- Lauren
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"Hi Gina, Just a quick email to say that we're back from our trip to the Maldives and to thank you for your help with our Kandooma Booking. Glenn and I had a WONDERFUL time at Kandooma - thought the resort and island were great, accommodation fantastic, food superb, staff"

- Kim and Glenn
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About this Surf Resort

Overview

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 of the 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.

Maximum number of Surfers staying on Kandooma Island is 40 and surfing guests can take up to 2 surf transfers per day with the possibility of surfing 6 different waves in the surrounding area. 

To surf at Kandooma you MUST book a complete surf and accommodation package through The Perfect Wave or one of its many worldwide agents.

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. Surf boards will not be allowed on the island without a surfer package, no exceptions.

What does this mean to surfers at Kandooma?

Guaranteed Limited Surfer Numbers at the Resort!

With limited numbers at the resort, 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 since 2010 and we have experienced resident surf guides and a surf instructor on the island from 1st April - 31st October to look after all surfer guests on the island. We also 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 the happiest surf guide ever - Rob Underwood & his amazing girl Jolie, who are back again in 2014 looking after all surfer and yoga guests needs, whilst managing an awesome team of guides at the resort. Rob has three local Maldivian guides to transfer you to the other nearby breaks as well as carrying out lifeguard duties at exclusive 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, Foxey’s, Twin Peaks, Quarters, Tucky Joes, 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 soft boards 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.

Accommodation

The resort has 160 villas in 5 main categories: Garden Villa, Beach View Villa, Beach House, Family Beach House and Water Villa. With the exception of the Garden villas, all the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa type has been designed with cool clean lines with white washed timber providing warm texture to the shoeless foot. Large picture windows mean that you are only a glance away from the great blue outdoors

Beach View Villa - The semi-detached beach villas come with large windows that positively invite the outdoors inside. Whitewashed floor boards evoke a sense of fresh coolness, yet feel warm and textured to bare feet. They feature light summer duvets and massive bath towels, flat screen televisions, a place to plug in your mp3/iPod, indoor out-door showers and wifi broadband. The beach villas are 36 square metres in size.

Beach House - The sea-facing Beach House (formally known as the Duplex Villa) offers the luxury of space. Located at the water’s edge, the villas present a striking mix of natural elements and modern design. Bedrooms are on the first floor level and enjoy views of the sea. The living area underneath the bedroom is furnished with designer seating laid out on a carpet of fine white sand. The duplex villas are 72 square metres in size, with 36 square metres on each level.

Family Beach House - As the name suggests, are ideal for families or a small group, and are the size of two beach houses (former duplex villas) together. They offer sleeping space upstairs as well as living and dining below.

Water Villas - Hovering above coral and marine life in the shallow clear waters, Water Villas offer the ultimate Maldives experience. Each Villa has a private sundeck with hammock that in high tide is partially submerged in crystal clear water. Expansive living space is complemented by a large open bathroom which offers a private outdoor shower and bathtub with views of the water. The Water Villas are 65sqm in size.

Internet connection

They offer complimentary WiFi internet service to all guests and it's available in all guests rooms & reception area.

Facilities

  • Internet lounge.
  • Library.
  • Retail shop.
  • Laundry & pressing service.
  • 80m free-flow swimming pool.
  • Swimming pool with Jacuzzi.
  • Kiddies pool.
  • Free wireless internet.
  • A fleet of boats for transfers and recreational activities.
  • In-house doctor.
  • Foreign exchange.
  • Mailing and fax services.
  • Flight reconfirmation.
  • Safe at reception.
  • Sun loungers for pool area and beach front.
  • Spa and Wellness.
  • Internationally accredited PADI dive centre.
  • Kids club. 

Dining

The aim in the restaurants and bars of Kandooma is to offer “quality through integrity of ingredients.” Orange juice in the morning is freshly squeezed; coffee (even in the rooms) is freshly ground; tea is loose leaf; and bread and ice cream is home made. They offer choice in price as well as in menus.

Kandooma Café

Breakfast (6.30am to 10.30am) - Wide archways let in the sunshine and atoll views. Fresh juice, pressed coffee, an international selection of breakfast items and attendant chefs ready to receive instructions on how you prefer your eggs.

Dinner (6.00 pm to 11.00 pm) - The cafe becomes a warm cave of soft glowing light to present an intimate mood under the stars visible through the skylight 60 feet above. A banquet of travel inspired Mediterranean dishes spiced with flavours of Asia is supplemented by chefs busily working tandoori ovens, teppan grills and rottiseurs.  

Poolside Lunch (10.00am to 11.00pm) - Order from a menu of fresh salads, sandwiches, wood-fired pizza or pick up a choice cut of eye fillet or lamb loin you can grill yourself under the shade of the coconut grove.

The Kitchen (18.30 pm to 11.30 pm) - Diners can choose to sit in elegant comfort looking out over Kandooma channel; out on the beach with your feet in the sand; or reserve a seat at the chef’s table – and engage the chefs in conversation as they prepare meals. The flavour is Thai – Mediterranean with a good representation of seafood. About 15 paces away is the wine room where a choice of 250 wines will see that some indecision will be encountered in selecting a preferred label.

The Deck (5.00 pm to 10.00 pm) - A bohemian expanse of teak planking covering the rooftop of The Kitchen liberally sprinkled with low tables, startlingly blue cushions, bean bags and monolithic granite planters of greenery. It is the ideal place to worship a sunset and the Mojitos of our resident mixologist. After sundown the area is lit entirely by Moroccan lanterns and the stars. Ideal to continue with cocktails and graze on the tapas menu.

Bokkuraa Coffee Club (6.30am to 11.00pm) - Boutique coffees and teas are available along with a daily supply of pastries and homemade ice creams by the coupe or cone.

Take Out and Delivery (24 hours) - Whether you’re returning from a mammoth surf session or a hectic four-dive day, the only thing you might want to do is flop on the lounger and get a pizza in the comfort of your Kandooma home. Muster up enough energy to drag out the compendium and look up what is available. You have a choice of ordering from a list of simple but utterly tempting bites. You will have a choice of picking it up at the agreed time or having it delivered for a one off price. Plates and cutlery are all in your room. They use reusable containers whenever possible but where disposable is unavoidable they use biodegradable food containers. Three different menu styles serve three different times from breakfast, all day and night owl.

Kids Club

Kandooma Kids Club is for ages 4 - 12, and the coordinators develop numerous different activities to amuse the kids while you surf or relax. Children will learn, create, engage, and learn about the fish, flora & fauna around the island, mix cakes, fancy dress......there is no end to the adventures!

It is open from about 9am to 5.30pm and you can sign in kids aged 4+ for free, for as long as you want. If they are under 4 years old, then you have to pay a babysitting charge of about US$15 per hour. They have indoor and outdoor toys for the kids; painting, craft and kids movies etc and the staff are fantastic and will do face painting or play with them in the sand. They also have a small plastic climbing frame for the kids to play on which is just outside the door, as well as an air-conditioned room upstairs with game consoles for the older kids and there is a table tennis table as well. 

If you want babysitters at night, then they will come to your villa and it’s about US$15 per hour.

Surf & Other Activities

Surfing

The surf program at Kandooma is run by The Perfect Wave and the maximum number of Surfers staying on the island at one time is limited to 40.

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 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 since 2010 and we have experienced resident surf guides and a surf instructor on the island from 1st April - 31st October to look after all surfer guests on the Island. We also 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 the happiest surf guide ever - Rob Underwood & his amazing girlfriend Jolie, who are back again in 2014 looking after all surfer and yoga guests needs, whilst managing an awesome team of guides at the resort. Rob 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-hr trip twice daily to any South Male Atolls breaks, with departure times at approximately 9.30am and 2.30pm. Surf Breaks visited are Riptides, Foxey’s, Twin Peaks, Quarters, Tucky Joes, 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 SUP’s, long boards, small wave fish, and soft boards for learn to surf lessons.

North Male Day Trips - If the swell is pumping up in North Male, it isn’t hard to get a group together that want to go. The guys bring their partners along and it is a full day out chasing waves, lots of fun. The surf guide will let you know when it is best to go and will organise the day trip with lunch included and beers on the way home. These trips however are subject to weather conditions and numbers required to run the trip. The surf guide will advise when and if the trip is possible.

 

Yoga classes

The time for a well balanced combination of yoga practice and vacation is here. 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 vacation 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!

Single class: US$30 | Pack of 5 classes: US$125 | Pack of 10 classes: US$200.

 

Surf Lesson / Rentals Packages & Prices

Half Day - 3 hours

US$30

Full Day - 6 hours

US$50

Weekly

US$160 - extra days US$20 per day

Repairs

Minor US$45; Major US$85; Unrepairable US$480

 

Surf Lessons

1. Introduction to surfing in lagoon (1 Hour) - min 2 guests required

If you want to experience the magical ride that is surfing then let us show you with our qualified surf instructors giving you a taste of what we believe is the best activity in the world.     

2 Guests

US$79pp++

3 Guests

US$69pp++

4 Guests

US$59pp++

2. Hit the Waves (1 Hour)

Now you have a taste on the flat water and want to get that slice of magic and stand on your first wave. We make sure you get the opportunity, in a safe and supervised environment.

2 Guests

US$79pp++

3 Guests

US$69pp++

4 Guests

US$59pp++

3. Next Level – shared surf transfer

For the experienced surfer who needs some one on one expert tutorial from our experienced surf instructor. You might find the smallest tip makes the biggest difference. Includes analysis and debrief.

Prices

variable - depending on the length and number of people

  • All lessons include surfboard hire and reef booties

 

Activities

  • Catamaran lessons & rental.
  • Windsurfing lessons & rental.
  • Surf rental.
  • Guided kayak surfari.
  • Aqua surfari.
  • Daily snorkeling trips & lessons.
  • Visits to local islands.
  • Picnic island trips.
  • Castaway picnic.
  • Big game fishing.
  • Night fishing.
  • Campfire tales.
  • Nature walks.
  • Guided stargazing.
  • Bicycle Polo.
  • Underwater hockey.
  • Twilight regattas.
  • Marine biology lessons.
  • Hermit crab sanctuary visits.
  • Classic movies.
  • Beach volleyball.
  • Football.
  • Pétanque.
  • Beach croquet.
  • Futsal.
  • Beach cricket.
  • Diving.

 

The Dive Centre

The Dive Centre is comprehensively equipped to meet the needs of advanced divers but also suitable and thoughtfully set up for absolute beginners. 

  • ‘Dive Now Referral Form’ with PADI - which allows you to begin your dive adventure back home and complete the course with us.
  • Bubblemaker - for children 8-10 years to experience scuba diving in pool-like conditions.
  • Discover Scuba Diving - the first encounter with the wonders of marine life!
  • PADI Scuba Diver - with 3 training dives in the lagoon, 2 boat dives to maximum 12 meters & 3 theory modules with advancement for a full certification.
  • Open Water Dive - 5 training in the lagoon, 4 boat dives and 5 theory modules.
  • Advanced Open Water Dive - an ideal hands-on experience in different areas of diving such as Night, Deep Drift, Fish ID, Wreck, Navigation and many more.
  • Specialty Courses - Enriched air Nitrox, Digital UW Photography, UW Naturalist, Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response. 

 

Spa

The idyllic setting at the COMO Shambhala Spa at Kandooma sets the scene of serenity and calm and is the perfect getaway from all the pressures and demands of today's modern world.  The spa experience at Kandooma is all about energizing in a natural environment with its wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments in five treatment rooms with breathtaking oceanic views.

 

Kids Club

Kandooma Kids Club is for ages 4 - 12, and the coordinators develop numerous different activities to amuse the kids while you surf or relax. Children will learn, create, engage, and learn about the fish, flora & fauna around the island, mix cakes, fancy dress......there is no end to the adventures!

It is open from about 9am to 5.30pm and you can sign in kids aged 4+ for free, for as long as you want. If they are under 4 years old, then you have to pay a babysitting charge of about US$15 per hour. They have indoor and outdoor toys for the kids; painting, craft and kids movies etc and the staff are fantastic and will do face painting or play with them in the sand. They also have a small plastic climbing frame for the kids to play on which is just outside the door, as well as an air-conditioned room upstairs with game consoles for the older kids and there is a table tennis table as well. 

If you want babysitters at night, then they will come to your villa and it’s about US$15 per hour.

Pricing & Packages
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Duration Room Type Type Price Basis Notes Availability
7 Nights Beach View Villa Double 624 Per Person Non-surfer. Based on twin share  
7 Nights Beach House Double 1193 Per Person Surfer. Based on twin share 
  • Special - Package prices are inclusive of 15% Early Bird discountwhen booked & paid outside of 90 days & FREE nights!!
  • Above prices are valid for low season travel between 16 April and 31 July 2014 and include  8%  Maldivian GST.
  • Please enquire for other date requirements; our surf transfers run up to end October.
  • Price is per person based on twin share accommodation, except for the 2bedroom Family Beach House which is Quad share, and is subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
  • These are example packages. Package durations and inclusions can be adjusted to cater for your individual requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
  • Please click "On Special" to email us or call us on 0808 258 0101 (from the UK) or +33 (0)5 58 47 65 01 (outside the UK) to speak with one of our friendly surf experience specialists.

 

Regular Package Inclusions:

  • Return speedboat transfers to/from Male Airport and resort.
  • Welcome drink on arrival.
  • Accommodation of your choice - double/twin share.
  • Buffet breakfast daily.
  • Tea, coffee, bottled water and fresh orange juice in your room.
  • Free use of snorkelling gear.
  • Complimentary snorkelling trip.
  • Unlimited surf break access to Kandooma Right
  • Unlimited surf transfers at scheduled time (Twice Daily)
  • Service charge, Maldives 8% (2014) GST and Maldives bed tax.
  • Kids under 12 years eat for free, when dining with adults at Kandooma Cafe.
  • SPECIAL - Includes FREE nights AND 15% Early Bird discount if booked and paid outside 90 days of arrival.

** Package prices do not include lunch & dinner, but can be added.

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no esponsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Testimonials

We'd love to hear your feedback! Please click here to enter your testimonial of your holiday and your experience with The Perfect Wave.

Angus

Adam, Kandooma Rights. I got a few good waves with Rob one evening last week. Thanks for organising the trip. Good crew on the Island. Regards, Angus

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Friday 25 July 2014
Tom

Our holiday was fantastic !!! From the moment of booking with Suzy so many months ago, to our 9 day stay at the resort, we had a fabulous time and all the TPW staff was great. We were fortunate enough to score 6 out of 9 days of epic surf with a swell according to all the staff that they had not seen for a very long time so needless to say that pretty much made our holiday :-) Once the swell had died down, we decided to make the most of the many activities offer within the resort... From snorkelling on beautiful reefs, to kayaking to a small sandbank in the middle of the ocean... we loved it all. Thanks TPW, you will definitely hear from us again !!! Tom & Sara Perry.

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Thursday 17 July 2014
Sara

Hi Suzi, Many thanks for the email :-) I have just filled our the online feedback form but wanted to thank you in person for such an amazing trip. Tom was fortunate enough to score 6 great days of Surfing during our trip. We saw other guests arriving on the last day of the swell and they didnt get a single day in so soon realised how lucky we had been... The resort and staff are wonderful :-) Most of them have constant smiles and will do anything you ask them within minutes, there were a few that missed a smile and seemed to be going more on Spanish mañana but that made for plenty of laughter on our part :-) Thanks again to TPW team Rob and Jolie, they are fab and had great local knowledge advising Tom where to go on each day after they had seen his level of Surfing. Speak soon, Sara***

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Thursday 10 July 2014
Paul

This was my second visit to Kandooma and the waves fired all week. The boats were well organised with a couple of options every day for those people who got bored of surfing that great right hander off the resort. Even though the maximum number of surfers was reached whilst we were there, I still managed to get out the front to myself on a couple of occasions - awesome!

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Thursday 03 July 2014
Mark

A breath of fresh air, great fast right out of the front of the bungalows, a fast hollow right ten minutes away at Riptides that has shape is small and larger wave conditions, a few other breaks a bit further away are a nice change upon request. Rating - excellent, Surf Guide Rob Underwood & staff friendly and knowledgeable, went that extra mile to accommodate differing requests from Perfect Wave guests, Thanks Rob. Kandooma - Holiday Inn, well of course accommodation, pools, bars and restaurants, staff and in particular the food were first class, everything one would expect and more. The new Sous Chef is a winner of 'Iron Chef Vietnam 2012", which is reflected in the diversity of the buffet and restaurants. Whoever designed the resort needs to be congratulated on providing a true laid back atoll experience for guests. I will be returning to Kandooma.

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Thursday 03 July 2014
Tom

Sensational trip! Great friends, consistent swell, plenty of wave options, warm water and good weather. Marie did a terrific job organising and co-ordinating everything. Rob and the Kandooma team were first rate. No hassles, no problems, no worries............what more could you want?

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Thursday 03 July 2014
Cameron

Great waves, great resort, friendly professional help from the Perfect Wave. A special thanks to Rob "Undies" Underwood and his crew who looked after us on the the Island. Would go again tomorrow.

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Thursday 03 July 2014
Brett

Thank you very much Sylvia for all your help and advice in organising our holiday to Kandooma. We are both now suffering from Kandooma withdrawal symptoms. All went smoothly. We stayed for two weeks from 4/6/14 to 18/6/14. The resort is fantastic. The variety and choice of eating and drinking options is amazing. We just can't fault anything about the whole holiday.We stayed in a single story beach villa (#124)for the first week and then moved to the over water villa (#65)for the second week which is a nice way to go.Having said that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the beach villa and we also enjoyed our time in there.You could easily stay there for two weeks aswell.We had fantastic weather,We only had a couple of very quick showers during the day and storm one night. The rest of the time was clear and sunny.Surfed every day from small to over head high. We ate at the kitchen for dinner most nights and bookara cafe by the pool for lunch.There is a great variety of food and it was all absolutely beautiful . The whole island is well laid out and you could always find a nice quite beach area to relax if you wanted to.All the staff are happy and very friendly They are always up for chat and treated us as if it was our own private island.My wife had to ring her sister to get her to check if her obituary was in the paper back home because she thought she might have died and gone to Heaven.We both can't wait to go back. We will definitely be booking through TPW again. Thank you again for organising a very memorable holiday for us. Brett and Natalie

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Thursday 03 July 2014
Peter

Just returned from a week of perfect waves at Kandooma resort Maldives. Loved it!!

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Thursday 03 July 2014
Grant

I have just taken my wife and 4 yo daughter on a 10 day trip to Kadooma Resort Maldives. What a tremendous place really set up for surfers and families with plenty of activities and the surf just out the front door! We all had a perfect holiday, no hassles, great location and I'll be using Perfect Wave again next season definitely.

Experience Begun: January 2014
Created on: Thursday 03 July 2014
Jonathan

Dear Suzi - I would like to thank you on behalf of all the guys and family for a fantastic holiday. we were very lucky and had an amazing swell with pumping waves at Kandooma and we enjoyed foxes left as you predicted. we were getting barreled all day and our family's and children had a ball... hope to be in touch soon for another experience. thank you for all your help and patience, hope we didn't give you to much of a headache. jonathan

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Wednesday 02 July 2014
Bryan

Home safe after an awesome holiday. Surf was perfect for the last week and usually only a few in the water; see Nat's photo attached. Singapore all went well. Thanks for arranging it all. Cheers, Bryan

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 23 June 2014
David

Very good customer care throughout. I will have no hesitation in using TPW again

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 23 June 2014
Minna and Craig

We received exceptional service from Marie, our travel agent. From finding the right package to suit our needs through to making sure we got home safely and handling more personal requests, Marie was always ready to help us. The trip itself was fantastic, and Kandooma was everything we dreamt of. The Resort staff where friendly and went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. Rob and the surf crew where professional and always had time for us, even hanging out when the surf was flat. The resort caters for everyone from a crew of surfers, to honeymooners and families, with plenty of activities for all to enjoy. The selection and quality of food was second to none, and we really did indulge (possibly a little too much, when the surf was flat). Surf break wise theirs plenty of options, and it would be heaven with a head high plus swell coming in. Unfortunately we didn't get much size, but the waves we did get where super fun. I would love to see the place when it's firing!

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 23 June 2014
Darran

Just returned from Kandooma and had an amazing holiday with memories that will stay with us for life!! Everything about the resort was brilliant and ran seamlessly. The Donavon Experience was really something else and we hope that you continue to offer us similar unique experiences such as this! Who knows, maybe Jack Johnson next time?! Thanks to all of your crew who were friendly, helpful and fun!! Huey turned on the last few days which put the icing on the cake and some of the breaks in the area showed their true potential! If you are looking for an amazing holiday in true paradise, don't think twice about booking Kandooma with the Perfect Wave.. You wont regret it!! Dazza.

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 23 June 2014
Elisa

Marie (Perfect Wave Consultant) explained all aspects of our Maldives trip really well. Kandooma island/resort is paradise and the surf program - run by Rob (undies)- was fantastic. Both Marie and Jaime (from The Perfect Wave) were holidaying at the same time, and could not have been more gracious or generous! Would highly recommend this destination for families but also as a boys surfing trip or a couples trip. Something for everyone to do, in a relaxing environment!! Staff on the island are great as well! Food and drink great. Would book with The Perfect Wave again and recommend to others as well!

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 23 June 2014
Amber Hoare & Simon Ruse

We holidayed at Kandooma 3 years ago through the Perfect Wave and couldn't wait to go back. We re-booked with Rhonda and the Perfect Wave for our 2014 holiday, returning with our 18 month baby daughter. Kandooma provided a safe and friendly family environment, wonderful swimming pool set-up, safe beaches, the accommodation was incredibly comfortable, and the food options suited everyone. The bonus of an island break as well as the option of boat trips to nearby surf breaks was very appealing to us. The Perfect Wave (Rhonda) went above and beyond to assist us in organising our surf package before we left and Rob was wonderful in following everything up on the island. We could not have had a more comfortable, enjoyable time and will definitely be booking our next surf trip with the Perfect Wave.

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 23 June 2014
Jenny Shaw

The resort was beautiful and it was a perfect holiday to get away with another family and catch up, especially when both families live in different states.

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 23 June 2014
Malcolm

I am currently booking my fourth trip with Perfect Wave and on all 3 previous occasions have been completely satisfied. The consultants I have dealt with have always been efficient, courteous and very helpful. All documents have either arrived by mail or now by Email in plenty of time (at least 3 weeks) before departure. Where applicable The Perfect Wave Surf guides have been very helpful and have a sound understanding of surf conditions in their particular area.

Experience Begun: May 2014
Created on: Thursday 05 June 2014
Miklos

Hi Suzi, The vacation was beautiful, Kandooma is magnificent, the room was super clean and very nice. The staff (both Kandooma and Perfect Wave) were real professionals, props to them. Unfortunately we did not have too much luck with the swell, so the second half of the week I could not really surf just on knee-high waves, but that happens sometimes... Thanks for everything, Miklos (and Csilla)

Experience Begun: May 2014
Created on: Sunday 01 June 2014
Glenn

I have just returned from Kandooma resort, my fifth trip to the Maldives. Four trips at other resorts through other surf companies. Kandooma was without a doubt the best resort of them all. Everything had been taken care of and the staff on the island were so helpful. The surf on the island and surrounding breaks was mid size perfection with play full waves to be had. The Perfect Wave was also a pleasure to book through with prompt and friendly help with all areas of the booking process. I would highly recommend Kandooma and The Perfect Wave to anyone wanting quality fun waves at a quality location.

Experience Begun: May 2014
Created on: Thursday 29 May 2014
Rachel

Six Senses Laamu was absolutely amazing and we had a wonderful honeymoon! Right from the boat trip in, the service and facilities were outstanding, all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the lagoon water villa was just amazing - we could have stayed in the hammocks and looked at the view forever! All the water sports and snorkeling trips were great! The service from Sylv was terrific! Nothing was too much trouble and communication throughout the booking process was great as well as making the organisation of all our travel documents so easy. She found us the best deals and made sure we had an amazing honeymoon! Will definitely come back and recommend The Perfect Wave to everyone!

Experience Begun: May 2014
Created on: Wednesday 21 May 2014
Matt and Tash

Hey Sylv, Just a quick thanks for the organisation of the kandooma trip. We had such a great time even tho we didn't get as much swell as we would of liked. We still had fun perfect little 3 footers right out front of the room with not a drop of water out of place. The island and weather was beautiful and everyone was super nice, no hassles for waves most days surfing with just 4 or 5 out. Would love to go back and score it at double the size haha. The Snorkelling was unreal and seeing turtles was def a highlight. Tash said she loved it and can't wait to go back and is stoked with her new tan. Rob was super helpful aswell as the other guys on the boat trips and gave us all the info we needed about the waves. All in all a great holiday and can't wait to do it again hopefully sometime soon. Would definitely recommend.

Experience Begun: May 2014
Created on: Wednesday 21 May 2014
Gregory

Thank you so much to all the team that enable me to have a 3 days surf package at kandooma. It was great! Rob and Saypee are very concerned about surfer satisfaction and it was well organised, the wave at the resort + 4 boats every day! Superior to my expectations!! Surfing in paradise is something that you need to do at least once in a lifetime! :-) thank you the perfect wave

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Monday 12 May 2014
Cameron

The Perfect Wave were professional, fun and relaxed. A great way to surf the Maldives

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Monday 12 May 2014
Dave

I cannot speak highly enough of Sylvia. She made the whole trip to a foreign land relaxed and enjoyable. Everything Sylvia said she would do, she did. Never did a question or email go unanswered or seem like it was to much trouble. Even a very minor hiccup by the resort over the Easter Break was quickly resolved. We are already in discussions and will definitely be booking our next holiday through Sylvia. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sylvia and The Perfect Waves services to our friends. Thank you for all your efforts, attention to detail and care. We will stay in touch.

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Monday 12 May 2014
Chris

Kandooma island was a brilliant place for our whole family. With two younger children under 12 they had a blast and importantly spent by the end of the day. Surf and surf guide were brilliant with some captured photos by Rob, the surf guide, made the trip even more memorable. Highly recommended to families.

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Monday 12 May 2014
Mark and Pramuk

Hi Sylv, arrived home late last night, We're still operating on Maldives time however. Trip was great, had some good waves and Rob and Heidi were great as were the local staff. The resort was great also and all the staff were also exceptional. Everything was well organised, thanks,and went without any hitches. I suppose great sums up the experience. Mark and Pramuk

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Monday 12 May 2014
Albert

Hi Suzi, thanks for your e-mail. The trip went very well. Island and accommodation very good. Transfers well organised. Hotel staff very friendly. The Perfect Wave team and surf package on site excellent. Waves a little small overall. Good to very good value for money generally. All the best, Albert

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Thursday 08 May 2014
Marcus

Hi Sylvia, The holiday was great, it started out on a high with us getting picked up by the boat 12 hours early as we got into Male early, so that saved us sitting around for half a day and that set the scene for the trip. We spent the first couple of days at Cokes and Chickens, where according to our guide the swell was “crap and gutless”, for 7 guys who were coming from Perth and no swell all summer we were frothing. Needless to say we had an awesome time on the boat, had great surf (up to double overhead) up until the second last day when it finally died out. Luckily we were heading back past Kandooma on the Sunday so the boat dropped us off in the morning so we were able to surprise the families, and they were very happy to see us. Belinda’s trip to Singapore on the way was great, the kids did breakfast with the Oranga Tangs at the Zoo, fed the Giraffe’s and then did the aquarium amongst other things. Kandooma was everything we expected, the house was brilliant, heaps of space for us all and a great view over Kandooma Right, which after a couple of days was getting up to head height again and was a bit of fun, although we were pretty surfed out by the time we got there. The kids loved the pool and the beach, although Ashlynn said her favourite part was the kids club swings. Overall we had a great holiday and had no real issues (we expected it to be expensive and it probably wasn’t as bad as we thought, sometimes service was pretty slow, but we were on holiday). Thanks for all your help for my family and helping the rest of the mob that travelled with us on the surf trip and also the Black and Gillon families.

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Tuesday 29 April 2014
Ray

HI MARIE Just letting you know that we arrived home safe and sound after our amazing KANDOOMA EXPERIENCE. The whole experience was absolutely great everything went to plan and our expectations were well and truly surpassed. The RESORT is among the best that we have stayed in ,the staff,the food ,the amenities and the service could not be faulted. We consider the pricing for the meals and drinks to be very fair and we were pleasantly surprised when we received our final account. Now for the important part THE SURFING. I surfed 8 days out of 10 and totally enjoyed every bit of it. I only surfed at RIPTIDES and QUARTERS. I would rate the waves at QUARTERS to be among the best that I have ridden ever 3 to 4 ft and close to perfect. Your team up there ROBERT JOLLIE SIPPEY LIEUTY is just great and they are doing a great job, could hardly be any better THANK YOU and YOUR TEAM for making it happen we will be telling our friends and we would certainly consider a return trip Best Regards

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Tuesday 29 April 2014
Luana

Hi Sylv, Yep, we're back home. Everything was perfect, we had a really great time. The resort was very nice, the place was paradise and Carlos surfed every single day. The swell hit exactly on the day we arrived. SO Lucky! We also enjoyed snorkelling with the turtles, watching the sunset and the stars. Thanks again for organising everything. The trip was unforgettable! Cheers

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Tuesday 29 April 2014
Erika

Hi Suzi - The holiday was fantastic, everything we wished for and more. Not too good on the wave front but Rob did a great job of trying to find small waves for Calv and he really enjoyed the experience, so much that he would love to revisit at a better surf time. The end to end experience was great but perhaps an early warning of the price of drinks and food when on the island would have been good as a little shocked when arrived but soon got used to it. Thanks again and I hope we get to travel with you again soon Kind regards Erica

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Tuesday 22 April 2014
Scott

Dear Suzi, We got back from Kandooma in the early hours of yesterday morning and are still grappling with the jet-lag, but I wanted to say the earliest possible thank you to you for all of your assistance with our trip, and of course your generosity in paying for Kirstin’s spa treatment and chocolates (both of which she enjoyed immensely). It was our best holiday ever (despite the lack of surf!); the staff at Kandooma get better each year and they treated us and the boys like rockstars. We could not have had a better time. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and here’s to the next trip in July!

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Wednesday 09 April 2014
Kirstin

Hi Suzi, I just wanted to reiterate Scott's thank yous, both regarding the trip in general, but more particularly in respect of my Mothers Day treats, which were such a lovely surprise and greatly appreciated. We really did have such a great trip this year, the boys had so much fun, and the staff were truly amazing in the way that they treated us, going over and above anything we could ever have imagined or wished for. As Scott has also mentioned, we also continue to be really impressed with Perfact Wave (despite messing you around on a number of occasions!), and look forward to travelling with you again soon. Roll on July...Best regards, Kirstin

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Wednesday 09 April 2014
Andy

Thank you She said yes. It was in all in all amazing trip. I surfed only one day but loved the entire time and was truly amazed. Matt is doing a great job. Andy

Experience Begun: March 2014
Created on: Tuesday 11 March 2014
Rezzan

Dear Suzi; First of all thank you very much for your last year's arrangement and giving us a great holiday opportunity. Even though I am not belong to surfers community, island itself and diving were the highlights of the holiday for me. that holiday was easily one of the best in my life I have to say. I would like to personally thank to you for this year as well, which is already started to make me excited. Best wishes; Rez

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Wednesday 05 March 2014
Rachel

The perfect wave is the best travel company we have ever booked through. We highly recommend this company for anyone who is looking for a holiday with honest service and a personal touch to your experience.

Experience Begun: December 2013
Created on: Monday 06 January 2014
Emily

Hi Sylv, Were both doing great. We had such a wonderful time at Kandooma. Both a bit sad to be home and back at work today. L Cannot express how much we loved it. All of the staff were incredible. By far some of the nicest people we have both met on our travels. Rob & Jolie were awesome too! I even gave some yoga a go with Jolie and loved it. I’m officially taking it up now haha. Sam had a great time out with both Rob and Jolie body boarding and also on the Kandooma right. Our room was right in front of the break too which was perfect!! Thank you so much for organising it all for us. It went smoothly and we had such a relaxing holiday. Both feeling very refreshed and recharged J Kind Regards, Emily

Experience Begun: October 2013
Created on: Friday 29 November 2013
Nathan Morphew

Thanks Kimberley and The Perfect Wave. The personal touch was above all expectations. The Maldives is a magical destination and Kandooma was exactly what we had hoped it to be. Met some top people and there was great uncrowded waves to be had every day, sometimes all day. We are already planning our next trip with The Perfect Wave and have recommended them to many!!

Experience Begun: October 2013
Created on: Thursday 24 October 2013
Craig Vickers

The Holiday was wonderful I can not fault any part of it.Lots of information was provided for us before we left we felt so well looked after and the staff on the Island were fantastic. I would highly recommend The Perfect Wave to anybody traveling. I have already told a few friends to check out your company for the next holiday. You guys rock thank you so much!!

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 24 October 2013
Lindsay Kerr

We went to Kandooma resort in the Maldives to specifically surf every day, have no crowds and generally enjoy! Well, what can I say - the beach house (luxurious) overlooked "Kandooma Rights" . What a dream view - Head high waves just peeling across . Surfed every day and had the best time. The perfect wave surf guide Rob - very helpful and knowledgeable as to where to sit in the line-up to get the best waves. he had all the breaks like Riptides wired. Turtle Point is an absolute must to see the best live coral reef ever. All the staff on the island are so friendly and welcoming. Totally recommended.

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 03 October 2013
Felicia kerr

Sylvia organised absolutely everything for us and was so helpful and friendly always checking up on us previous to the holiday to see if we were all good. The resort itself was beautiful. I stayed in a family villa with my dad and boyfriend and it was very comfortable. The resort staff were so friendly and helpful. The waves were awesome! We had super fun head high waves that were so rippable and we got some fun little barrels aswell. Rob the surf guide was extremely helpful and told us everything we needed to know about the spots we surfed and helped me get in the right positions for barrels! This was my second holiday that I booked with the perfect wave and I will definitely be booking again and again :) good job guys

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 03 October 2013
Bridie

Oh Sylv, thanks for the note! We had such a wonderful time! It was simply a perfect place......just as you described! I came to the conclusion quite early on that we were not their ideal resort customers however because there was no way in the world I could eat their special meal plan each night! A trip to the local island for me to purchase snack foods worked well! Tone was a bit sick too so it was wonderful that there was a capable and sweet doctor available! The highlight tho was your team on the ground ......Jolie, Rob and the boys! They were quick to notice my enthusiasm and need to snorkel and happily included me in the surf trips. I was able to get into the pristine waters or (if not so safe) just sit and take in the vista from the boat. Without that opportunity I would have felt a bit tied to Kandooma! What sweethearts! Tone loved the break out the front , and our room (112) was in THE BEST spot! All in all a wonderful 30th anniversary gift to us! Lastly I should say thanks to your team for their orientation to Kandooma......They had us fast tracked and prepared to relax within moments of meeting them! It's a dream come true! Next year? Time at Kandooma and on a boat maybe? But all your work was perfect.... The hotel let us check out even later because the sun was out and we were poolside! A big thanks to them! And to you Sylv for delivering our dreams!! X bridie

Experience Begun: January 2013
Created on: Monday 16 September 2013
Steve Lowden

Suzi, Thanks. The highlight of the Perfect Wave experience was your dedication to the planning and details and communication. Trip went very well – we surfed every day – a few days it was small but still very good quality – Rob was a good host and now a good Photographer on Kandooma and having a Perfect Wave base and shop was helpful. Keen to try again early March and next September. Regards Steve

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Monday 16 September 2013
Bob

Maldives is an amazing place. Kandooma and its staff are terrific, felt comfortable walking around in boardies etc. Local Maldivian staff made us very welcome, it is a pity i didn't bring my old surfboard as i would have loved to have donated it to one of the local surfers. If only i could get my old board over there somehow!!!!! Sylvia did a good job also, emails were answered promptly, which makes planning your holiday great thanks. I will go again in 2014. The other guests on our trip were very friendly, and we will catch up with them back in OZ

Experience Begun: June 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Paul

Thanks Perfect Wave for your arrangements made for our Maldives holiday. I was looking for a good surf but somewhere I can take the family too - and all could have fun. Matt was able to confidently recommend Kandooma Maldives as an exact match to my needs, he even cut me off mid-sentence whilst I was trying to explain my requirements! Suffice to say he was spot on, we had a most memorable family holiday, I got great waves - the kids were in heaven - my wife was extremely impressed and we all arrived back in Australia so relaxed it was ridiculous.

Experience Begun: June 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Ross

Our stay at Kandooma was EPIC... Kandooma Right is a really fun wave in most conditions and we were lucky enough to have it 4-6 foot pumping barrels for 5 days straight in early May. Tucky Joes is also an Epic wave. Resort is nice, food is great, we made some great friends and had our best surf trip (oops I mean honeymoon) yet!

Experience Begun: June 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Ben

The Kandooma Resort was everything and more. Its the perfect family escape with young children. The staff cannot do enough for you and it has just got to be the best place I have ever been. To top it off the surf was over head for 8 days straight and offshore. Completely insane an amazing experience. Hope to be back next year.

Experience Begun: June 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Dean

Customer service from Charlie was excellent nothing seemed too much trouble he had been to the resort too which definitely helped to make our decision and steer us in the right direction. He rang before we left to check everything was ok and when we got home to see how everything went. on all accounts we had a fantastic trip we would recommend Kandooma to any honeymoon couple/couple in general. it has enough surf to keep the surfer happy with a variety of lefts and rights and is beautiful throughout which my wife loved. There were plenty of day trip options, snorkeling, scuba diving, day spa etc. accommodation was amazing we stayed in overwater villa and the beach house villas and both were spectacular. The food was up there with some of the best we have eaten ( the kitchen restaurant Wednesday night is a must). The staff at Kandooma were polite and helpful at all times. We loved it and spend most of our time trying to figure out how we could stay there.

Experience Begun: June 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
SAm

Amazing holiday capped of with some of the best barrels of my life in the last couple of days! Our consultant Josh did a great job of talking us into staying at Kandooma. It was the perfect resort for a surfing couple as a happy wife equals a happy holiday! Our surf guides Jeremy and Sarah really looked after us in and out of the water and we were even lucky enough to have a Perfect wave consultant on the island at the time, Silvia, who we had an awesome time with. Would recommend this holiday to any surfer with a girlfriend, boyfriend or family. A truly word class wave out the front when conditions are right! ps. Try the diving!

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Clare

Kandooma resort in the Maldives is one of the most beautiful location I have been,coming from a travel agent that means a lot, the resort in extremely family friendly and has a great atmosphere. The evening drinks on the deck catching up with new friends made on the trip was truly a great experience and one I won't forget. I would recommend this place for anyone surfers,divers and anyone that just wants to relax. Thanks Perfect Wave!

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Nick

Back at work today unfortunately and a mountain of catch-up ahead of me! Had an amazing couple of weeks!!! Kandooma is a fantastic place! Great accommodation, great service and awesome waves! Action shot attached! We really had an amazing holiday and the overall experience with the Perfect Wave has been brilliant from start to finish and would recommend it to anyone! Sorry I missed your call yesterday but I am back on deck so feel free to call whenever. Regards Nick

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Lisa & Dave

Hi Sylv! We have returned from the most beautiful place we have ever been and had an absolutely beautiful and wonderful time! Thank you again for organizing our honeymoon it is a trip that will last in our memory's forever. We also met some really nice people including Ian & Robyn that booked with you - we had some good laughs and drinks together :) We had an absolute ball and would not change anything! The staff were wonderful - I adore Winston! And David had some really good talks with Shathir who also got us the best spot for our sunset dinner but we never got to thank him as we didn't see him after that :( I've also told chef Anoop that we're planning to return hopefully in about 2yrs after we save our pennies lol A GREAT BIG THANKYOU AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! xx Lisa & David

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Gary

After having some pretty epic surf trips elsewhere, I thought Kandooma would be more about the family & maybe getting in a couple of sneaky waves late in the day. The first couple of days were small & fun. The kids had a ball surfing waves over the reef & going on 'boat trips'. When the swell came up, I was really surprised at how fun the waves got out the front at Kandooma & at nearby Foxies. What I thought would be 'sneaky waves late in the day' became 5-6 hours of water time each day. There was a truck load of options on the food menu, the staff were great, accommodation was perfect & the family rated the place. Gary.

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Scott

Another quality surf-trip with The Perfect Wave. Kandooma delivered waves for me and quality service for the wife and kids. Despite the unseasonal winds and patchy swell I still surfed every day and had a great time - there are not many surf trips where you can pretty much guarantee surf every day, as well as amazing food and good times. We will come again.

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Paul Newton

Hi Suzi, Just to let you know that we had a great time in Kandooma. Surfed and we had some great dives. Thanks for sorting out everything - Rez loved it! Paul

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Monday 19 August 2013
Jess & Todd

Just got back today from our honeymoon – loved it! Thank you so much for organising Kandooma – really good resort. Unfortunately didn’t get a huge amount of surf while we were there but some good waves on our first day so toddy was happy! The resort itself was really good, easily recommend it and the food was better than six senses laamu which was surprising! Only back in office today so a million emails and files to catch up so keeping it short for now but just wanted to email you to say I loved it and thankyou!

Experience Begun: May 2013
Created on: Tuesday 11 June 2013
Nuno Nobre

Hi Suzi! The resort in really nice like you told, the food is much better than lohis resort. Finally the waves appear and i tell you today there was amazing surf here in Kandooma. Only me and another guy out in the afternoon and barrels and barrels after barrels...very very good!!! We still got some days here and it seems the waves are here to stay. Thank you Suzi. Best regards, Nuno

Experience Begun: June 2013
Created on: Tuesday 04 June 2013
Ben Clements

Hi Barry, Still completely buzzing after being back a week. Just wanted to thank you for your recommendation of the Kandooma Resort over the Lohi's resort. It was everything you said it would be and definately worth the extra money. The Mrs was very happy and baby completely occupied with the pool complex. We had an exceptional holiday everything went smoothly and the place is unbelievable. To top it off the waves were head high to slightly overhead with max ten guys out for 8 days straight at Kandooma Right and managed to get Tucky Joes good one morning too with only five of us in the water. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to all my friends and look forward to booking again with you in the future. Thanks again Ben Clements

Experience Begun: May 2013
Created on: Monday 03 June 2013
Andre

Hi Suzi - Had a good trip thanks. The Perfect Wave team were very nice and friendly. Got some waves - 2 to 3 feet max, but perfect for my level of surfing.

Experience Begun: April 2013
Created on: Monday 22 April 2013
Gareth

The Perfect Wave found me the perfect accommodation at the resort; just out the front of the break at Kamdooma Rights and scored 2 days of 3/4 ft perfect barrels at Tucky Joe's, the best days I will not forget, with only our boat out. That is perfection!!! Big thank you to Gina for arranging everything about the resort and getting us over there to score those great days. The guys on boat charters, Rob and Evan was faultless on where to find those great waves it is a credit to them Yes will go back

Experience Begun: September 2012
Created on: Thursday 29 November 2012
Lorraine

Kandooma Holiday Inn was perfect for our holiday. My husband could surf right in front of our villa and I could sit on the balcony and take photographs. The staff are incredible- very discreet and friendly. Our surf guide, Evan, knew exactly where to take us when we wanted to surf away from the island. We met other Perfect Wave holiday friends from all over the world and have shared surf photos by email.

Experience Begun: October 2012
Created on: Thursday 29 November 2012
Geoffro

Hi Rhonda Sorry it took long getting back to you, but here it is. Had a great time in Kandooma with my wife, the place is just paradise, met some great people. But it all ways is, had great waves and good times, The Toastie was a really great bloke/surfguide and we had a good laugh, but he was over cooked from too many good waves so tell him thanks from Geoffro the old grom, any way thanks again hope to get their again. A couple of shots here as well. Thanks Perfect Wave!

Experience Begun: September 2012
Created on: Friday 09 November 2012
Stuart

Josh - hi, back from the Maldives and back at work (bugger) great trip all went great. We got waves every day bar one and the family had a great time together. Your 2 boys at Kandooma (especially Evan) - were standouts as far as being the face of The Perfect Wave on the ground and in the water. I can't speak highly enough of them. Thanks for all your help and please pass the compliment onto the boss there, the boys were just great and the booking flawless! We may be booking again for next year and will let you know as soon as we can.

Experience Begun: September 2012
Created on: Tuesday 25 September 2012
Rohan

G'day Charlie, Just a quick one to say thanks again for organising our trip to the Maldives. Jimmy and myself had an awesome time and got waves most days so we were pretty stoked. Rob and Toasty were awesome and did really well to cater for the volume of surfers on the island. I will definitely be looking to book through you again so keep me posted on some of the boat deals (got my eye on Carpe Vita already so I might have to get some mates together for mid next year).

Experience Begun: September 2012
Created on: Monday 17 September 2012
Lisa

John and I had a fantastic time in the Maldives and I put it up there as one of the best holidays we have had. John is ready to book going back there next year! You really couldn’t fault anything with Kandooma. We arrived in the middle of the night so the room was our first impression and I said to John if this is anything to go by it is going to be a great place and it was. All in all Kandooma is an amazing place and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you for arranging our holiday and recommending Kandooma! Lis

Experience Begun: January 2010
Created on: Tuesday 19 June 2012
Patrick Lockie

I rang Charlie Pierce on Thursday with a request to organise a trip for the next week! He suggested Kandooma and we left on Saturday two days later. The resort was wonderful - a great spot for one surfer + one non- surfer. Rob the surf guide was wonderfully encouraging to a not particularly good surfer including helping me catch my first and probably only ever barrel (at Riptides). The biggest crowd we had for the week was 4 on Kandooma right hander. Surf was fine for me, a longboarder, but everyone else seemed to want 8-foot barrels for some reason. Many thanks to Charlie. Can't recommend Kandooma enough especially for surfer + non surfer combination Patrick

Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Tuesday 19 June 2012
Linda

Hi Marie Home and touching base with you. Thank you so very much for all your hard work in putting together our trip for us and for answering all our queries and questions. Home now to the cold and rain, wishing we were still there! We had a fantastic time at Kandooma. We managed to arrive just as the surf picked up, so the boys were very happy. (First day three sessions of about two and ½ hours each at Kandooma right!!) We met some other great people and had lots of fun and laughs (four of us girls putting on a Synchronised Swimming exhibition – at the beach, just as the boys arrived home on the surfboat)!! It was priceless to see their faces, as we had been talking about it (and they thought that was it!!) I’m sure the other guests were a bit worried about us mad Aussie surfers!!! The Resort is great, all the staff are so willing to please and help (especially those in the restaurants and bars). Rob, your surf guide, is doing a great job, and everyone there when we were there were pleased with how it was all going and with Rob. I managed to go out on the boat, once when Lindy was there, out to Riptides and then another day up to Tucky Joes, when there were only three guys. Fun watching them surfing so close to that wrecked surf boat!!! Rob also asked me if I wanted to join them last Tuesday when he was taking another group up to North Male, so I kindly accepted his offer and enjoyed the day swimming off the boat, watching and of course I saw a bit of the Maldives in the daylight!! Our rooms, 149 to us and 150 to Lindy, we couldn’t have asked for a better position. Everyone was envious of us! The position so close to the surf and also to the other amenities, and the privacy was fantastic. We also managed to get to stay in our room until 6.00 pm on the day we left. The resort was only about 50% occupancy, so all was good. The Perfect Wave team do an amazing job, everyone we spoke to and met who had booked through you were all so impressed. And we certainly spread the word whilst there, to other guests who hadn’t booked through you. We’ll certainly be booking again with you, and I believe there was talk about a reunion next year at Kandooma!!! Best Regards Linda

Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Tuesday 12 June 2012
Amy

Hi Marie, Neadless to say we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the trip. From the food to the villas and staff, it was all great. We really didn't have one bad thing to say about the place and each day was a gift so thank you! Jarrad was bodyboarding so he didn't go out on any trips as he was happy enough with the wave out the front. We had a great villa right on the point with a perfect view of the break so that was great. When we moved to the overwater villa, it was like a brand new holiday so we were so happy we decided to upgrade for the rest of the trip. We also went on a few snorkelling trips and fishing trips with the big game fishing early one morning as a highlight! Jarrad caught a 7kg Trevalli which he was very proud of. Thanks again Marie, we will definitely come to you guys for our next trip! Amy

Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Tuesday 12 June 2012
Lindy and Sunny

Hi Marie Just wanted to let you know we are safely home in Brissy (freezing) and had a great time at Kandooma. Sunny caught more waves in the Maldives than the last two years here, he surfed so much he has come home battered and bruised but surf fulfilled. We could not fault Kandooma Resort for anything, location, accommodation, food, service and did I mention location were all fantastic. Sunny enjoyed Rob's surf guidance and we were lucky with the swell being up every day, as previous to our stay the surf had been non-existent. Thank you for organising everything, our travelling experience was smooth sailing all the way and we thoroughly enjoyed the Maldives experience. Cheers Lindy and Sunny

Experience Begun: May 2012
Created on: Monday 11 June 2012
Sara

Hi Rhonda Thanks for your email. Wow what an amazing wedding day and honeymoon. Loved the Maldives and Kandooma! People keep asking me what the highlight was and I keep saying everything was a highlight! We had the best time thanks. The resort was beautiful and we enjoyed lots of great food and drink. We were pretty active for the first week - lots of snorkelling, walks around the island and neighbouring island, night fishing, boat trips etc. Dayne got to surf 7 different surf breaks and we were both really impressed by Rob from Perfect Wave. He was so accommodating and friendly, even helped me out with ear antibiotics when I got a bit of an infection in the first week. We throughly enjoyed the VIP cocktails on the Deck that Rob invited us to on Monday nights. He's doing a great job! In the second week we cruised a bit more. Dayne kept surfing and he was lucky to have a great crew of surfers from Australia to surf with. We've made some new friends from WA that we will keep in contact with. I enjoyed the sun and a few books (we both have cracker tans). Loved Loved Loved the overwater villas. After the beach villa, which was the pick of the lot being so close to Kandooma Right, the overwater villa was the perfect way to end the trip. We had water deep enough below our villa to snorkel around and we also had an impressive amount of fish under us. It was just gorgeous. Many thanks again for organising our honeymoon! Will hopefully be in touch in the future to organise another trip with Perfect Wave. Regards, Sara

Experience Begun: May 2012
Created on: Thursday 24 May 2012
Paul

Just a quick note to say that we were recent guests at Kandooma Resort in the Maldives from Sat 5th May to Saturday 12th (4 adults). We had booked our stay through a local travel agent and planned to do some diving and surfing while at the resort. After arrival we had the good fortune to meet and be aided by the resident surf guide on the island, Rob Underwood who I understand is a part of The Perfect Wave services on the island. Nothing was a problem with Rob even when the surf gods did not bless us with great swell – he was honest and very helpful and is obviously a huge asset for “The Perfect Wave”. Rob liaised readily with everyone on the island and was great at coordinating everyone’s wishes on where was the best place to choose to surf. I would usually not go the point of endorsing someone in these circumstances but Rob demonstrated such a great breadth of knowledge which he was very willing to share with us in the water - and that made the whole trip a great experience. Next time I will be sure to contact you to discuss trip arrangements. We have been to many places around the world (Bali, Fiji, New Guinea, Vanuatu, South Africa) and I think Kandooma was a really fantastic place to stay – every aspect of the place is impressive – the lodging, the staff, the food etc etc. The diving (and the dive staff) were second to none. Great because you are not limited to just a few things to do. Paul - QLD

Experience Begun: May 2012
Created on: Tuesday 22 May 2012
Jordy & Chris

We spent 2 weeks at Kandooma Resort, Maldives and it was one of the best trips we have been on!!! Gina and Jaime are great at what they do. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the both of them. We highly recommend The Perfect Wave. We will be using them to organise our trips for years to come. Great prices and great service!!! Thanks heaps guys...hopefully off to Samoa next!!!

Experience Begun: August 2010
Created on: Wednesday 04 January 2012
Jessica

Thanks Marie for organising our dream holiday! You made everything happen for us and our holiday was absolutely perfect! We had perfect weather & for the most part, great surf! We would not hesitate to book again through The Perfect Wave and would even be very happy to go back to the same place again!

Experience Begun: September 2011
Created on: Tuesday 06 December 2011
Ryan

Kandooma Resort was a great place to go with my partner the waves were super fun and the accommodation & facilities at the resort we top notch.

Experience Begun: September 2011
Created on: Tuesday 06 December 2011
Peter

G'day Josh. Thanks for organizing Shana and my trip to Kandooma. We will definetly be heading back as soon as we can. I missed out on the waves but that can happen anywhere just means I will have to go back earlier in the year. When the the surf is more consistent. I did manage to get a few small waves on the home break. You can definitely see how good it could get if it was bigger. The Resort is fantastic in position, accomodation, food and service. Definitely worth every star. We stayed in an overwater villa which was just AMAZING but talking to other guests nobody had any complaints about there room. At the resort there is something for everybody to do from snorkelling, fishing, kayaking, sailing everything but a golf course. Even though there was no surf our guide Bryan made sure we used our surf transfers with a few day trips about the area snorkelling and sightseeing. Diving with some Manta Rays was a hoot. Overall it was a great holiday and worth every dollar. Thanks Josh and the crew at The Perfect Wave.

Experience Begun: October 2011
Created on: Sunday 13 November 2011
Kevin

Hi Jamie Thanks for following up on our trip. We had a great time and scored with the weather (surf was small but fun). We have been back a couple of weeks and I already sent the following through. Hopefully I can some $$$ and get somewhere next year as well. Highlights • Weather 31 degrees and sunny • Service 5 star • Set-up and facilities excellent • Excellent diving • Perfect family atmosphere around the pool • Small (2ft –with occasional 3ft) but consistent waves (pretty uncrowded) • Caught a big GT on a handline (see attached) Thanks for organising another great trip. The family are very happy! Cheers, Kevin

Experience Begun: September 2011
Created on: Thursday 03 November 2011
Deanna

Thanks Marie for helping me organize an amazing family holiday. The Maldivian people were wonderful, the food was spectacular and the resort was beautiful. My family and I throughly enjoyed every minute.

Experience Begun: September 2011
Created on: Thursday 20 October 2011
Kyle

I just want to say thanks to the Pefect Wave for a great trip to Kandooma. My girlfriend was stoked with the resort and I got wet everyday. The surf guide, Richie, is an awesome bloke. He has a lot of knowlege of the local waves and was ever so patient with me and the other surfers hounding him each morning about the surf conditions whilst he ate his breaky.

Experience Begun: September 2011
Created on: Thursday 20 October 2011
Alex

Kandooma is definitely the way to go if you like your surf travel with creature comforts. Resort standard accomodation with quality waves literally on your door step. The service was exceptional and having a knowledgable surf guide and transfers to get you on to the best surf in the area was the icing on the cake....not dissimilar to what I imagine playing golf with a caddy would be like. I will definitely be heading back at some stage!

Experience Begun: September 2011
Created on: Thursday 20 October 2011
Rachael

I just wanted to say thank you again for organizing Dav and My trip to the Maldives. Kandooma was absolutely gorgeous, the surf there was great and we enjoyed our time on the boat too. We want to get there again some time soon. Marty, our surf guide was fantastic as was the rest of the crew. The cook was fantastic also! Anyway, take care. I'm sure we will be in contact again next time we want to do a surf trip! Warmest regards, Rachael and David

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Tuesday 04 October 2011
Alex

Kandooma is definitely the way to go if you like your surf travel with creature comforts. Resort standard accomodation with quality waves literally on your door step. The service was exceptional and having a knowledgable surf guide and transfers to get you on to the best surf in the area was the icing on the cake....not dissimilar to what I imagine playing golf with a caddy would be like. I will definitely be heading back at some stage!

Experience Begun: September 2011
Created on: Thursday 29 September 2011
Brent

Had a great time again. Kids had a ball in the pool and at kids club. Surfed 13 out of 15 days. Cannot complain about that

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Thursday 29 September 2011
Mike

I went for the waves. but the resort was fanfastic - exceeded our expectations and this kept the wife happy. no mozzies, or flies, great food, comfie quarters, very relaxing. As for the waves - its years since I had such good waves - just brilliant. I really loved Rip Tides and on a couple of occasions only me and Richie out. 2 people in the water, no wind, 4 foot on the sets - doesn't get much better than that. We went to escape the NZ winter and hopefully get a few good waves, and we got all that and some - A Great holiday, thanks to Perfect Wave

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Thursday 29 September 2011
John

The Kandooma resort is perfect for a serious surfing or dive base in the Maldives (if your partner does too!) with plenty of luxury Otherwise go with your mates. If with a group I would be looking for earlier and longer surf trips rather than 2 x 3 hour ones. The local break was excellent alhough smallish when we were there.

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Tuesday 30 August 2011
Josephine

The trip was amazing! I did not want to come home! Everything went very smoothly thank you. The people were lovely and the resort facilities were great. I loved the bungalow! Dave had a great time surfing. He certainly didn't want to come home to sit in an office! Thanks for your organisation. Was much appreciated.

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Monday 29 August 2011
Mike

Hi Gina, Well we are back in NZ and back at work………. Had a great time! All the arrangements went like clockwork. The Kandooma resort was great and exceeded all of our expectations. On the first morning I introduced myself to Richie at breakfast and by 9 am we were on the boat heading for Riptides. Only him and me on board and only the two of us in the water for the 3 hour session. He might have liked it a bit bigger but it suited me down to a tee and I had a fantastic session out there. After that the days kind of rolled together with good surf being had almost every day. I went north in the boat one day to check out the northern breaks (Kate’s and Tucky Joe’s). Tucky Joe’s was a bit crowded so we surfed the left at Twin peaks. It was good – a bit heavier than the rights I had been surfing but still a good session. All in all a fantastic holiday with great waves. So thanks for all the "behind the scenes" organisation and assistance and please pass on a big thank you to Richie for taking such good care of me, and showing me some great waves. Cheers Mike

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Monday 29 August 2011
David

We've been back a couple of weeks now and we really did have a great time. Kandooma was great for what we needed - the rooms were perfect, location on the island beautiful and weather we couldn't have asked for better. It didn't rain at all and the winds were OK for most of the time. The food on the island was good, plenty to choose from and always filling. We didn't have the buffet lunches or dinner rather just a light meal. The service was great and the prices very reasonable. One of the highlights of the trip was the night fishing trip we did with the kids. My son caught a great sized Trevally (pic attached) and we had it cooked up for lunch the next day, much to the kids delight. Thanks for arranging all the details of the trip (after lots of options!) I am hoping the we will now be having an annual trip like this. Our next destination will either be Fiji again or Samoa. Given this is the second time I have booked with the Perfect Wave, we will definitely use you in the future.

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Wednesday 17 August 2011
Angus & Mel

Hi Marie, Thanks for everything, no problems at all, enjoyed everything. The change to the Marina Sands was great really enjoyed it there. Kandooma was fantastic, good surf, great food and drink the Maldivian staff where great, Mark the surf guide was also very good. We will be sure to use The Perfect Wave again Thanks!

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Thursday 11 August 2011
Portia

Dear Rhonda, We did have a great time. Anthony enjoyed surfing on the break at the resort but it was too windy to go out on the boat most days so he only did 2 trips. He also managed to collect himself with his new surfboard and required stitches so we have tested the medical facilities and they were fine! The staff were great, they loved the boys and we didn't have any problems with getting food made up for our baby each night. Overall extremely happy with everything.

Experience Begun: June 2011
Created on: Wednesday 10 August 2011
Steve

Jill and I had a wonderful time at Kandooma Island. Service was great in and out of the water. Plenty of things to do when there is no surf, but I surfed everyday of our stay! Surf was way fun (from 2 to a solid 5 foot) and the lack of agro in the line-up was fantastic! Will be coming back to the maldives again for sure!

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Wednesday 03 August 2011
Peter

Hey Jamie, We all made it back from the Maldives in one piece (...albeit sunburnt, covered in surf-rashes, and a few reef cuts!!) Kandooma was a fantastic rest at the end of our Maldives adventure – after a week of six hours a day in the water, we needed it!! Many thanks to you and your team for organising Kandooma for us!! (We’re already counting down to the Ments in March!! Bring it on!!)

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Tuesday 02 August 2011
Jason,Linda and Cameron

Extremely pleased with our 2nd trip to Kandooma! Already planning for next year.We scored a cracking swell this time and got some of the best barrels of my life. Once again Linda and Cameron had a ball, even creating our very own new reef. Resort and staff are first class. Was great to catch up with Brian and his family for a few days. Going back to Kandooma is like returning to visit old friends.

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Thursday 28 July 2011
Ken

Warm days, warm nights, warm water, great accommodation and food and an amazing scene in the tropics. Hard to imagine anything better and for someone not focused on surfing every moment of the day, this was a great holiday. Thanks Marie for all your help along the way.

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Wednesday 27 July 2011
Bill

Kandooma was a great place to relax and get away from it all. Big enough to feel you were walking off breakfast, lunch or dinner yet you are never more than a nice stroll from anywhere. We scored some great waves especially with Kandooma Right. Up to 10' for a couple of days and providing heaps of video and stills for a very memorable holiday. Thanks to all the dining staff (especially Siva) who really looked after our group and made everything so easy and special. Wish I was back there now. Cheers Bill

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Wednesday 20 July 2011
Nick

Regards Nick Dear Gina, we have just got back from 1 week in Kandooma and we had a fantastic time. The resort was excellent and the food sensational. We were lucky to have the pick of the surf right outside our villa’s at Kandooma Right, though we did make use of the boat trips organised by Mark the Perfect Wave guide to see some of the local alternatives. This was a “boy’s trip”, but I’d definitely recommend it for couples or those with young children. The Spa was also high quality and helped bend us back into shape after 6 hours surfing each day. Nick

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Wednesday 20 July 2011
Warren

We enjoyed a fantastic relaxing holiday in the Maldives. TPW took care of everything including the extension of our holiday once we were there. Kandooma catered for me and my non surfing girlfriend perfectly. The food and service were amazing and the whole resort it kept spotless. Our villa was right on the surf break which was perfect to wake to. Highly recommended resort and service from Marie & TPW.

Experience Begun: June 2011
Created on: Sunday 17 July 2011
Alessandro

Hi! We have been to Kandooma with two children (2 and 6 y/o). The Duplex villa was really nice and well located in front of the break! The food was excellent and people from the kid's club very friendly as all the staff. We travelled at the very beginning of the surf season, but the quality of the waves was pretty good, nice people in the water.

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Monday 30 May 2011
Joel and Janelle

G'day Jamie, Mate thanks for every thing you and Marie done for us in planning our honeymoon/surf trip. The duplex they put us in was true to your word absolutely amazing, right on the take off zone for the right. The staff at the resort are very welcoming and can't do enough for you. We managed to get three good days of surf, two out the front where Charlie and myself were the only ones out exchanging head to head and a half barrels for about 3hrs. The other days were smaller but still really fun. Mate i can't speak highly enough of Charlie as a surf guide, the resort seems to attract some very average surfers but he manages to keep them all happy and get everybody there fair share of waves. The only down fall about the trip was that we had to leave after 10 days, another 10 would of been perfect... Jamie thanks again to you and your staff and as the second trip we've booked through you we have not been disappointed yet. Speak to you soon for the next adventure. Joel and Janelle

Experience Begun: May 2011
Created on: Wednesday 25 May 2011
David

The trip was great, We got waves almost every day and were in the water for around 8 hours. the resort was beautiful as well as the food and drinks, And staff are excellent Thanks a lot for helping with the organisation of everything, Its greatly appreciated. I will be telling my friends about you guys. Kind Regards David

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Monday 16 May 2011
Romain

Hi Marie, We came back yesterday from Kandooma and I wanted to thank you for the time you spend organising with us our honeymoon. We had an amazing trip. The resort is really beautiful, the rooms are great. We also have the chance to have waves everyday and Kandooma right is really an amazing wave with never more than 5-6 people n the water.

Experience Begun: May 2011
Created on: Tuesday 10 May 2011
Steve

It was a great trip the weather was great the surf got better by the day and was fantastic at the end.The resort was exellent and so are the staff. Made some friends for life. Thanks Jamie and Charlie and thanks very much Gina. Cheers Steve

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Monday 09 May 2011
Jo

Hi there! Yes can' t believe we've been back a week! Mate it was fantastic!, surf not great but picked up at end of week and where our villa was it was just a stumble across the sand. All good, food was great we thought - had not expected it to be so good, but I was suprised how reasonable it was for price - and try as I might I could not drink my way through the premium package :-)! but it was lovely. The deck was great to chill out on and the kids had a great time and did not want to leave. Have passed your details on to a load of people so hopefully there are some coming your way. Thanks again for all your help. The attention to detail, especially when am trying to figure out what will suit the kids was great. Cheers Jo

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Sunday 01 May 2011
Rowan

Hello Rhonda In short, we had a fabulous time and will no doubt be going back. The weather was fantastic and the sun shone the whole time we where there, very happy campers as they say. As it was January, there was little to no surf, but I did not take a board so wasn't expecting any, but did take all my diving gear and did 7 dives, which I very much enjoyed. Sonia and the kids had a wonderful time and we have lots of photos and memories of our trip Thanks for your email and hope all is well with you. Regards Rowan

Experience Begun: January 2011
Created on: Thursday 27 January 2011
Jamie Gray

After spending 3 months living at Kandooma Resort, setting up the Surf program there with my family, i believe that i experienced everything that Kandooma has to offer and then some. the First thing i can say about the resort is wow, the accommodation and facilities are more 5 star than 4. The restaurant's and food never let me down once in 3 months, with quality, fresh and innovative meals every day, the whole family was catered for. The best thing about the resort is not the awesome pool, massive array of water activities to do, kids club, spa, gym or even the perfect right hand point break at your front doorstep. It is the staff! After spending many years visiting resorts around the world or the Maldives, it is hard to think of anywhere that compared to Kandooma for service. They all honestly care and bend over backwards to ensure each and every guest receives the service they deserve. If you are thinking of staying at this resort, DO It! You will not regret it.I had the pleasure of meeting many different guests over 3 months and i didn't meet one that didn't have a great time at Kandooma. Jamie Gray - Director - The Perfect Wave Travel Co

Experience Begun: May 2010
Created on: Monday 15 November 2010
Michael & Alina

Dear Gina, Kandooma Resort Maldives is an excellent holiday destination which I believe caters for families and individuals. A top quality resort that my wife Alina and myself and Jorja our 3 year old girl all enjoyed. (our 2nd time). The food was excellent, weather the same, accommodation and service unbelievable. The waves I shouldn’t say, but were world class. We have been in August/September and this year Apr/May with you and have had 3-6 foot plus waves. I’m not one to brag, but with minimal crowds (I mean minimal) and perfect conditions, you will want to go back. This is a gem of a place where you meet other nationalities not just surfers and have a ball. I like the idea that it’s not a surf resort, so non surfing wives or husbands can enjoy the Beauty of the Maldives. Thanks Gina Michael P.S. Love to go back!

Experience Begun: April 2010
Created on: Wednesday 08 September 2010
Chris and Jordy

Hi Gina, Just thought I would let you know we had a GREAT holiday!!! We had a really good time with Jamie and his family - I fell in love with his daughter Kali. The place was beautiful and the water was as clear as you said. Chris got some really good surf as well. All in all - the best holiday we have been on and we will certainly be back. Thanks again for organising it all for us! Good luck with your wedding preparations. Chris & Jordy

Experience Begun: June 2010
Created on: Wednesday 08 September 2010
Bruce

Hi Gina, Just letting you know our trip was sensational - I kind of went hoping it would be good, but it was a hundred times better than anything I'd hoped for. We copped a great swell, the resort was fantastic, our villa was right on the takeoff zone (at least until we got moved because the swell came over our part of the island). We met some fantastic people - Mark our surf guide was terrific and Jamie and his family were great too. On top of all that there were people with great cameras and we have some fantastic pictures. Thanks heaps for recommending Kandooma - it really turned it on for us! Bruce

Experience Begun: July 2010
Created on: Wednesday 08 September 2010
Steve

Hi Rhonda, Just a short note to say thanks for a great trip to the Hudhuranfushi Resort, got the biggest swell in years (triple overhead). Everything went to plan with Perfect Wave, highly recommend doing business with Perfect Wave again. Resort was spotless with great service. Definately booking next year as soon as I can confirm dates I will contact you to make all the bookings. Once again thanks for a great holiday. Steve & Leanne Lewis

Experience Begun: July 2010
Created on: Monday 30 August 2010
Jessica

Hey Rhonda Sorry I've been meaning to email you for ages to thank you for your help with organising our honeymoon. We had an amazing time and loved Kandooma. The water villas were incredible! Would definately recommend it and would like to go back ourselves one day - in surf season for the hubby!! Thanks again so much! Jess x

Experience Begun: February 2010
Created on: Thursday 25 March 2010
Lauren

Our trip to Kandooma was amazing!!! We had such a great time! The resort was beautiful and all the staff extremely friendly. We tried to get out and do something different everyday - whether it be snorkelling, cruising, surfing or playing volleyball. We also dined on some really lovely food, the chef at the Kitchen restaurant even met with us one day to discuss anything we might like off the menu, resulting in yellow fin tuna sashimi (caught that day!) and a lobster pasta to die for. The surf guide Brian and his partner were really lovely, taking us to some amazing breaks and even to Manta Point where I was lucky enough to snorkel with 8 manta rays! I think my partner would have to say that the best part was the surfing, the waves were just incredible being minimum head high. His favourite was actually Kandooma Right which literally breaks onto the shore of the island, and there were about another 4 within 20 minutes of the resort. Our sincerest thank you for our increased luggage allowance - after 5 days in Singapore we wouldn't have made it to Male without it! We have already set the wheels in motion to head over there again next year Lauren - WA Sept09

Experience Begun: September 2009
Created on: Thursday 11 February 2010
Kim and Glenn

Hi Gina, Just a quick email to say that we're back from our trip to the Maldives and to thank you for your help with our Kandooma Booking. Glenn and I had a WONDERFUL time at Kandooma - thought the resort and island were great, accommodation fantastic, food superb, staff always friendly and helpful without being pushy, infinity pool gorgeous (complimentary iced water and sunscreen at the pool appreciated) - plus all the included extras like the fresh orange juice + press/teas/fresh coffee/ipod speakers/gorgeous shampoos + shower gels in the bathrooms etc really added to the experience. (Not to mention the cocktails and tapas at the The Deck and the best massage I have ever had in the Spa - 2 hours of total bliss:) And fantastic snorkelling nearby! As you can see I'm quite happy to rave about it. Their occupancy was only about 40% while we were there which is a shame for them, but I guess it was the off-season - we hope they do well, with all their fresh innovative ideas, they deseve to! The weather wasn't great while we were there - very windy, and Glenn didn't get great surf but good enough for him to have some fun waves and to see the area's potential and he's quite keen to return again, but maybe at a slightly different time of year. Pele was a lovely guy and happy to do or go anywhere to look for a surf (as were the other guys in the water activity centre) and the speedboat they took him out on was luxurious. He also had some good waves at the Kandooma right - we've already figured out which villa we might request next time which looks out over the break! Anyway, as you can see, we had a great time and look forward to returning again in the not too distant future. Regards, Kim and Glenn - NSW May09

Experience Begun: January 2008
Created on: Thursday 11 February 2010
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