Surf Music in Paradise - Jimmy Barnes at Kandooma


Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Surf and Yoga

Uncrowded Waves
The Perfection Pass Holders
Intermediate Waves
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Beginner - All Levels

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip



Board Type

All types, Shortboarders, Longboarders, SUP



1-8 September 2018

Jimmy Barnes is a true legend of music. His catalogue from Cold Chisel and solo career is a soundtrack to several generations. This exclusive series of gigs showcases Jimmy and his favourite songs, supported by his family band - in paradise. Join Jimmy Barnes for series of 3 intimate gigs in a stunning tropical setting. Relax all day, share in great music and vibes in to the evenings. Note - Diesel is also playing a separate show, and so too is Mahalia Barnes -making that 5 incredible gig nights in the week!

Quick Facts
    • 1-8 September 2018: 5 nights of music in total.
    • Jimmy Barnes and Family band: 3 intimate sunset gigs.
    • Diesel: 1 intimate sunset gig.
    • Mahalia Barnes: 1 intimate sunset gig.
    • Meet and greet photo opportunity for all guests.
    • Limited surfer numbers - exclusive access to Kandooma Right
    • The Perfect Wave surf guides and instructors
    • Yoga instructor
    • Watch the surf out front of your villa
    • Perfect for couples, families
    • 4 Restaurants and cafes, and a full spa

Jimmy Barnes is a rock'n'roll royalty and this event is all about sharing an up-close and personal musical experience with Jimmy and his family band, along with a lucky group of like-minded music lovers.


The Surf Music in Paradise series presents the soundtrack to our lives, shared as live music in idyllic and intimate settings. Jimmy Barnes music, both in Cold Chisel and solo, has been the backing track to a million surf missions, parties and endless nights out. This event will inspire a very special experience - one that promises maximum fun, dancing and socialising in luxury and style. Pull up a bean bag, cocktail, bourbon or beer in hand, and enjoy the show, or get up and dance the night away.

No need for a tent in the mud at a music festival - how does a villa in a luxury Maldives Resort sound? Why battle the crowds when you can share the show with a small band of like-minded fans - on a luxury island.

Kandooma Island is blessed with azure skies, white sands, lush tropical greenery and clear turquoise waters. To complement this, Kandooma offers services intended to engage, entertain, inform, educate and..... luxuriate.

It’s only a 45 minute speedboat ride from the Male airport to Kandooma. Kandoomafushi Island is 13 hectares in area or about a 20 minute walk around the perimeter. It is located two thirds down the south eastern edge of the South Male Atoll. 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.

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


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.


Over-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.




  • 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. 



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 ofseafood. 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 Jimmy Barnes performing all of his greatest hits from Cold Chisel and Beyond. These will be intimate, private musical performances for the lucky group to share in this exclusive event. Jimmy will be accompanied by his family band, sharing his incredible catalogue of iconic music.




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 anexperienced 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, Foxey’s, Twin Peaks, Quarters, Tucky Joes, Last stop and Kate’s.


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.




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


Full Day



US$200 - extra days US$40 per day


Repair and/or replace costs apply if damaged.


Surf Lessons



  • 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.

Please note:
The above prices are Early Bird Deals (Beach House / Double Share) valid only for the next 50 bookings. Be one of the next 50 people to book and save US$75 per person.

Accommodation alternatives - Early Bird Pricing | 7 Night Packages:

  • Beach View Villa - Surfer (double share): SOLD OUT
  • Beach View Villa - Non surfer (double share): SOLD OUT
  • Beach House - Surfer (double share): US$3,245 per person
  • Beach House - Non surfer (double share): US$2,705 per person
  • Overwater Villa - Surfer (double share): US$4,043 per person
  • Overwater Villa - Non surfer (double share): US$3,503 per person


  • International, fully-comprehensive travel insurance with $0 excess (0-59 years old) 
  • Return speedboat transfers from Velana Intl. Airport to Kandooma Resort
  • Welcome drink on arrival at Kandooma Resort
  • Accommodation at one of the stunning villas
  • Daily breakfast
  • Music event, up close and personal with Jimmy Barnes and Family Band, 3 performances (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Music event by Mahalia Barnes and Band, 1 performance (Tuesday)
  • Music event by Diesel and Band, 1 performance (Thursday)
  • Exclusive tour poster by Jimmy Barnes
  • Exclusive photo opportunity with Jimmy Barnes at poster signing
  • Surf Music in Paradise welcome pack
  • Tea, coffee and bottled water in room
  • Free use of snorkelling gear
  • Complimentary snorkelling trip
  • Service charge, Maldives 12% GST and Green Tax
  • SPECIAL  - Includes free nights AND 15% Early Bird discount

** does not include lunch and dinner, but can be added

Surfer package includes all regular package inclusions plus:

  • Unlimited access to Kandooma Right surf break
  • Twice daily transfers to local South Male breaks incl. Riptides, Foxy's, Twin Peaks, Quarters, Tucky Joes and Kates. Two dhonis with max. 15 surfers per trip
  • Surf transfers are approximately 3 hours per trip and depart approximately 8.30am and 2.30pm (subject to weather and tidal conditions)
  • Includes assistance and direction from our experienced and qualified surf guides



    • Above prices include the Maldivian GST and Green Tax.
    • Please enquire for other date requirements
    • Prices above are per person prices based on twin/double share accommodation
    • These are example packages. Package duration and inclusions can be adjusted to cater for your individual requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
    • Please click "Enquire Online" to email us or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf travel specialists.


    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

    Jennifer (September 2018)

    Excellent team with perfect wave. Kandooma and Jimmy Barnes Mahalia and Deisel were outstanding and an unreal experience. We will be back next year!

    Treena (September 2018)

    It's hard to put into words how amazing the week was. Thank you to Barnsey, Diesel, Mahalia & band(s) for their outstanding performances. The family vibe was so welcoming & inclusive. Kandooma Resort & staff (especially the bar staff) were perfect. Thank you to the Perfect Wave Travel Group for organising/coordinating such a special event, everything went so smoothly. Thanks to all the terrific guys in the surf shop for looking after the boys on their surf safari's. I have never been on a group tour with so many great, fun & friendly people. Thank you to everyone for making this week so special. Truly the trip of a lifetime!!

    Tanya (September 2018) 

    The trip was next level - even better than I ever thought it could be. The resort was amazing, the concerts were out of this world! Absolutely a trip of a lifetime!!

    Treena (September 2018)

    It is hard to put into words how fabulous it was. After speaking to all the other participants, it seems the consensus is the same. Once again, thank you to everyone involved in organising the trip, it was just brilliant. I am still on a high and can’t help but smile just thinking about it. 😊

    Troy (September 2018)

    Everything was organised wonderfully with no hiccups whatsoever. The resort and the staff were brilliant and the music was everything we hoped for, and more. Overall, we are stoked with the trip and thoroughly recommend The Perfect Wave experience to everyone, so many thanks to the team for your work.

    Andrew (September 2017)

    The resort was beautiful and the staff were most helpful and always happy. The food was amazing. And, of course, having Jimmy Barnes & Diesel to perform for us made this the ultimate holiday! They were also friendly and didn't seem to mind people wanting to chat with them.

    Helen Haji Divar Bachari (September 2017),

    Perfect Wave put together the most perfect experience ever - Jimmy Barnes in 3 sunset shows in a magic location.An absolute dream come true - spending 5 days in an exotic location and seeing Jimmy Barnes performing in 3 intimate sunset shows.The accommodation in the resort was comfortable and located near the water.I didn't starve. I'm looking forward to seeing Barnesy in the Maldives again

    Danni Gioffre.(September 2017),

    Just wanted to say thanks for organising this holiday – it was everything we were expecting & more!! The Maldives is beautiful.
    Loved meeting Jimmy Barnes - The atmosphere of having the gigs at the Maldives was truly spectacular

    Ben (September 2017),

    The coordination and attention to detail provided by the team at Perfect Wave was exemplary both prior and during the trip, which certainly made the trip planning effortless for us.Meeting Jimmy on the Monday was a dream come true for me and the first concert was amazing on the roof top bar

    Jen (September 2017),

    Wow !
    What a trip!
    Was so damn amazing
    Thank you for all your help in organising the trip of a lifetime !
    Can't wait to hear about jimmys next amazing time abroad and see all the pictures that Andy too!

    Diane and Andrew Arnott (Sept, 2017),

    This was an awesome trip! Seeing Jimmy and band plus  getting to meet him and his family was amazing. And in paradise!  (: (: Thank-you and the team at Perfect Wave for a truly memorable holiday.

    Grant Tuckett (Sept 2017),

    The Perfect Wave – could not have be any more helpful. . I couldn’t be more impressed. Kandooma Resort – WOW what a place. The staff, food, entertainment, accommodation, facilities, scenery basically I couldn’t fault the place – it was amazing and the cleanest resort/hotel I think I have ever been too and the swimming – WOW!!!.
    Overall it was an amazing trip with memories I will cherish for a life time.

    Peter Amos (Sept 2017).

    It really was an amazing trip. We do have a lot of incredible memories. The hotel was an ideal venue and allowed us to do some special things such as swimming with the Whale sharks.

    The unique experience to be part of an intimate audience in three incredible locations to see a much loved artist is something that is such a special opportunity.