Surf Music in Paradise - Bernard Fanning at Kandooma

From US$2,377

for 6 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Learn to Surf
Surf and Yoga

Longboarders
Party
Single Parents
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

US$396 - US$396 per night

Season

April

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(3 REVIEWS)

Summary

31 Mar- 6 Apr 2019.

Bernard Fanning is a legendary Australian singer and songwriter, best known for having been the front man of Powderfinger. Bernard’s incredibly successful solo career has now spanned 10 years.

This is a very special invitation to share 3 x live Bernard Fanning shows at sunset with a capped number of like-minded fans on a luxury island with great surf, dining and diving. An experience of a lifetime!


Quick Facts
    • 3 exclusive, intimate sunset gigs
    • Bernard Fanning playing his favourite songs
    • VIP photo with the star himself
    • VIP Cocktail Reception
    • Personally signed CD album
    • Optional surf or yoga lessons
    • 4 amazing restaurant & bar options
    • COMO Spa and Wellness centre
    • Watersports and dive centre
    • Kids club and babysitting
    • Traveller Care Guarantee

This is a very special invitation to share 3 live Bernard Fanning shows at sunset with a capped number of like-minded fans on a luxury island with great surf, dining and diving. Pull up a beanbag, grab a refreshment and enjoy Bernard’s intimate, private performance playing his favourite songs just for you and your partner, family and or friends.

 

What an experience!

Bernard Fanning is a legendary Australian singer and songwriter, best known for having been the front man of Powderfinger. Bernard’s incredibly successful solo career has now spanned 10 years. He has been nominated several times at the APRA Awards, having won the Songwriter of the Year award twice (2004 and 2006). Powderfinger were nominated for 47 ARIA Awards and won 18 throughout their illustrious career. 

 

These are some of Bernard’s only scheduled shows for 2019.


Accommodation

Kandooma resort offers 160 villas with a choice of: Garden Villa, Beach View Villa, Beach House, Family Beach House and Overwater Villa. The design is based on cool clean lines and white washed timber floors (perfect for bare feet). Picture windows mean that the great blue outside is with you throughout the villa.

 

Beach View Villa - The semi-detached beach villas are 36 square metres for twin or double share. They include summer duvets and massive bath towels, flat screen televisions, a place to plug in your mp3/iPod, indoor out-door showers and wifi broadband.

 

Beach House - The Beach House (formally known as the Duplex Villa) offers the luxury 72 square metres of space on two levels. Bedrooms are on the first floor level and enjoy views of the sea. The living area on ground level  is furnished with designer seating laid out on a carpet of fine white sand.

 

Family Beach House - Ideal for families as offers two bedrooms. These large accommodations are the size of two beach houses together. The two bedrooms are upstairs with living and dining below.

 

Water Villas - 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

  • 80m free-flow swimming pool.
  • Swimming pool with Jacuzzi.
  • Kiddies pool.
  • Internet lounge.
  • Free wireless internet.
  • Library.
  • Retail shop.
  • 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. Laundry & pressing service.
  • A fleet of boats for transfers and recreational activities.
  • 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) - 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) -  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) -. 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. 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 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

Surf Music in Paradise

Up close and personal with Bernard Fanning. These will be intimate, private musical performances for the lucky group to share in this exclusive event. 

 

Surfing

Kandooma offers a restricted maximum number of surfers of 50 on the island. Surfing Kandooma Right and the surf transfers is only for Perfect Wave guests. There are no exceptions.


To surf at Kandooma you MUST book a complete surf and accommodation package through The Perfect Wave


With limited numbers at the resort we can now guarantee that all surfers on Kandooma Island will be able to enjoy one of the best right hander’s in The Maldives uncrowded every day.  You only have to walk 30 meters from your villa to the paddle out point, or literally lie in bed and watch the waves peel down the point.

 

The Perfect Wave have been running the surf program at Kandooma Resort now for 4 years and we have an experienced resident surf guides and a surf instructor on the island from to look after all surfer guests on the Island. 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 program at Kandooma offers qualified instructors and can give basic tuition for beginners that have been surfing for a while, but want to imrove. 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, Foxeys, Twin Peaks, Quarters, Tucky Joes, Last Stop and Kates.

 

The Perfect Wave Surf Experience 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 softboards 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.

 

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.

 

Yoga classes


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

 

Single class: US$35 | Pack of 5 classes: US$155| Pack of 10 classes: US$245.

 

 

Surf Lesson / Rentals Packages & Prices

Half Day

US$40

Full Day

US$60

Weekly

US$200 - extra days US$40 per day

Repairs

Repair and/or replace costs apply if damaged.

 

Surf Lessons

 

Activities

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

 

The Dive Centre


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

 

  • 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!
  •  ‘Dive Now Referral Form’ with PADI - which allows you to begin your dive adventure back home and complete the course with us.
  • 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. 



Surf Music in Paradise Event and Ticketing Terms and Conditions apply. Please view or Download HERE.

Event and Cancellation Insurance is a requirement of booking under the above Terms and Conditions. Please contact us for an insurance quote.

Please click "Enquire Online" to email us or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf travel specialists.

 

Inclusions

Basic Package

  • 6 Nights Beach View Villa
  • 3 x Exclusive Intimate Sunset Gigs
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Surf Music Gift Bag
  • Signed CD Album
  • Traveller Care Guarantee

 

GOLD Package

  • 7 Nights Beach View Villa
  • 3 x Exclusive Intimate Sunset Gigs
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Surf Music Gift Bag
  • Signed CD Album
  • Photo with Bernard
  • Traveller Care Guarantee

 

VIP Package

  • 8 Nights Beach House
  • 3 x Exclusive Intimate Sunset Gigs
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Surf Music Gift Bag
  • Personally, Signed CD Album
  • VIP Professional Photo with Bernard
  • VIP Cocktail reception
  • Full Photo & Video package of the event
  • Traveller Care Guarantee

 

ULTIMATE Package

  • 10 Nights Overwater Villa
  • 3 x Exclusive Intimate Sunset Gigs
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Return Airport transfers
  • Surf Music Gift Bag
  • Personally, Sign CD Album
  • VIP Professional Photo with Bernard
  • VIP Cocktail reception
  • VIP Dinner @ the Kitchen
  • Full Photo and Video package event
  • Daily Yoga
  • 3 x Surf academy Lessons
  • Traveller Care Guarantee

 

Additional costs: 

  • Return airfares and taxes.
  • Insurance.
  • Package prices do not include lunch & dinner, but can be added.
  • Extra persons in room.
  • Passes for the Kandooma surf program.

 


Deposits & Balance payments
 
All deposits are required to be paid before bookings will be processed and bookings are not confirmed until deposit has been received.

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 responsibility 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.

Other Surf Experiences
Reviews

Justin (September 2017)

I have been meaning to email you to tell you what a great trip we had but since we got back so much has happened that I literally haven't had a spare moment. Overall it was a superb stay (obviously helped that they waves pumped for the last few days)!


Nikita (October 2017)

The trip was excellent! We've all fallen in love with the Maldives and I think we will go there for our next vacation. I got a lot of waves at Kandooma, took some rest and now very busy at work again, but I’m full of energy!


Joann Condon, June 2016

We just spent the most memorable 8 nights on Kandooma in The Maldives with The Perfect Wave. When you combine an intimate group of people, all with similar interest in surf and music, with one of the most remarkable venues on the planet and one of the most amazing musicians of our time, you have the Perfect Mix.

We're definitely Perfect Wave converts and will definitely be back!