Surf Music in Paradise - Hoodoo Gurus at Kandooma

From US$2,132

for 6 nights

IDEAL FOR

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

Party
Single Parents
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

US$355 - US$758 per night

Season

June

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Summary

June 2 – 9, 2019.

For 30 years now the Hoodoo Gurus have consistently been one of the best and most fun live rock’n’roll bands Australia has ever produced.

 

The Gurus featured in a bunch of  80’s and 90’s surf films, so surfers have always dug them.

 

This is an incredible opportunity to share 2 live Hoodoo Gurus shows at sunset with a strictly limited number of like-minded fans on a luxury island with incredible waves, dining and diving. 

 

Truly an unforgettable experience of a lifetime!

Quick Facts
    • 2 exclusive, intimate sunset gigs
    • Hoodoo Gurus playing their favourite songs
    • VIP photo with the band.
    • VIP Cocktail Reception
    • Personally signed poster or 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

The Hoodoo Gurus have always been super popular with the inner city crowd, surfers and even the mainstream. Their songs are that good that they are popular with all, and yet they maintained that cool edge so they could never be branded sell outs. The Gurus featured in a bunch of  80’s and 90’s surf films, so surfers have always dug them. Respected highely along with the likes of contemporaries like Radio Birdman, The Scientists, The Screaming Tribesmen and The Sunnyboys. Whether heading up or down the coast on coastal convoys or amping pre surf The Gurus are forever connected with the surfing lifestyle.

 

The band had released a debut single, Leilani and the lineup was set with Dave Faulkner vocals, Brad Shepherd on guitar, bassist Clyde Bramley and Mark Kingsmill taking over the drumming duties.

 

Stoneage Romeos, their debut album was named Best Debut Album in Australia.

 

A second album, Mars Needs Guitars, sent the Gurus career skyrocketing. They now had a burgeoning catalogue of inspired pop/rock’n’roll songs and matched that with an incendiary live show.  

 

Blow Your Cool came out in 1987 and via it the Gurus continued to build their reputation as a live and recording band. After extensive touring for that album Bramley was replaced by Rick Grossman finalising a Hoodoo Gurus line-up that continues for 25 years.

 

Albums kept coming – Magnum Cum Louder (1988), Kinky (1991),  Crank (1994), and  Blue Cave (1996). There’s also two double CD compilations – Electric Soup/ Gorilla Biscuit (1992) and Electric Chair/Armchair Guru (1997).

 

A revitalised Hoodoo Gurus released Mach Schau in 2004 and hit the road again, playing to an audience compromised of both long-term fans and a new generation who had grown up listening to the parents and elder siblings’ records and reminiscences about great gigs they’d seen. The NRL embraced the Gurus using the re-worked What’s My Scene (That’s My Team) as their promotional theme for five years, and along with many live dates and festival appearances such as headlining spots at Homebake and The Big Day Out, the band performed live at the 2006 and 2007 NRL Grand Finals.

 

The Hoodoo Gurus were inducted into the Australian Music Hall of Fame in August 2007, their sold out Clash Of The Titan’s national tour with Radio Birdman and the “Find of the festival” accolade from their performance at Glastonbury ‘08.

 

In 2009 the band released their ninth studio album, “Purity Of Essence”, toured the world again and in 2011 through Sony Music they issued the massive Best Of album, “Gold Watch”. To celebrate 30 years of Gurudom that year they put together the Dig It Up national tour, featuring a line up of some 24 artists that had been part of the band’s creative life including The Sonics, Redd Krosss, The Fleshtones, Died Pretty and the 5,6,7,8’s among other. The shows sold out in all of the capital cities. In 2012 the Dig It Up II festival included The Blue Oyster Cult, Flamin’ Groovies, The Buzzcocks and the Sunny Boys.

 

 And now for the next phase.

 

The Gurus playing 2 super special, intimate sunset shows on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean: Surf Music in Paradise at Kandooma Resort, the Maldives.

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

Maximum number of Surfers at Kandooma is 50 and surfing Kandooma right and taking the surf transfers are only for Perfect Wave Guests. No exceptions.

 

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.

 

What does this mean to surfers at Kandooma?

 

Guaranteed Limited Surfer Numbers at the Resort!

With limited numbers at the resort we can now guarantee that all surfers on Kandooma Island will be able to enjoy one of the best right hander’s 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 meters from your villa to the paddle out point, and you literally lie in bed and watch the hollow and highly rippable waves peel down the point.

 

The Perfect Wave have been running the surf program at Kandooma Resort now for 6 years and we have an 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. However we have an instructor / guide on hand 12 months of the year for learn to surf and guiding in the off season.

 

The Perfect Wave team at the resort is headed up by Simone, looking after all surfer and yoga guests needs, whilst managing an awesome team of guides at the resort. Simone has three local Maldivian guides to transfer you to the other nearby breaks as well as carrying out lifeguard duties at Kandooma Right out the front. All guides are first-aid trained and water-safety qualified.

 

The breaks around Kandooma Resort have something for everyone from beginners that want to move to an intermediate level to experienced surfers wanting fast barrels and rippable walls. The surf instructor at Kandooma is a qualified instructor and can give basic tuition for beginners that have been surfing for a while, but want to progress to the next level. Full-day surf transfers are a 3-hour trip up to four times daily to any South Male Atolls breaks, with departure times variable depending on the best surfing conditions. Surf breaks visited are Riptides, Foxy’s, TwinPeaks, Quarters, Tucky Joe's, Last Stop and Kate’s.

 

The 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 organize 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.

 

Kids Surf Camp

The Perfect Wave now offers a very safe and fun Kids Surf Camp for beginners, with a certificate awarded at the end of the camp. The lessons are done at the sand bank, and all equipment is provided. 3 days x 90 minutes, with the commencement day decided at time of booking. Please note that children must be able to swim.

Lessons must be pre-booked at The Perfect Wave Office. Price: US$195 per child (Minimum 3 children).

 

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$15 | Pack of 5 classes: US$65 | Pack of 10 classes: US$120. 

Private lessons: US$65 per lesson.

 

Surf Lesson / Rentals Packages & Prices

(Rental prices only. If you book a lesson, surfboard rental is included in the price)

Half Day

US$40

Full Day

US$60

Weekly

US$200 - extra days US$30 per day

Repairs

Repair and/or replace costs apply if damaged.

 

Surf Lessons

1. Introduction to surfing in lagoon (30 min) - Free of charge.

Including board hire. Shared lesson. 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. Hit the Waves (90 min)

Including board hire. Shared lesson. 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. Please note that having a pre-purchased surf pass is essential.

1-2 people

US$110 pp

3-6 people

US$85 pp



3. Next Level (90 min)

Including board hire. Shared lesson. 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. Please note that having a pre-purchased surf pass is essential.

1-2 people

3-6 people

US$110 pp

US$85 pp

 

4. Exclusive Private Lesson

Exclusive training with our best surf instructor. The smallest tip can make the biggest difference. Please note that having a pre-purchased surf pass is essential.

US$110 p/p + a surf pass.

 

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.

 

COMO Shambhala Spa at Kandooma now offers a Surfer's Massage (45 mins) and a Spa Yoga Package. Yoga is complimentary when a massage is purchased through Spa.

 

 

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.


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