Kandooma Surf Resort - Maldives

From US$1,526

for 7 nights


Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Learn to Surf

Surf and Yoga
Stand-up Paddleboarding trip

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

US$218 - US$920 per night


April, May, June, July, August, September, October



Kandooma Island is located in South Male and is a stunning surf 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.


The resort is also passionate about sustainability and have several eco-initiatives in place to reduce waste and lower their carbon footprint. 

Quick Facts
      • 24/7 TPW Traveller Care Guarantee.
      • Capped surfer numbers guaranteed.
      • Top quality right-hander out front.
      • 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.
      • Practices eco initiatives.

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 ofthe 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.


The surf program at Kandooma is run by The Perfect Wave and the maximum number of Surfers is limited to 50 surfers.


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, we can now guarantee that 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 now for 6 years and we have experienced resident surf guides and a surf instructors 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 will look after all your surfing and yoga needs. We have a western head guide managing our local Maldivian surf guide team. All guides are first-aid trained and water-safety qualified.


The breaks around Kandooma Resort have something for everyone, from first time beginners on the beach break; to those beginners that want to move to an intermediate level; to experienced surfers looking for fast barrels and rippable walls. The surf instructor is qualified to teach and help progress to non-surfers and surfers of all levels. 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, Twin Peaks, 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 hire surf boards or purchase new 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 long boards, small wave fish, and softboards 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 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. We can answer easily and confidently any questions you have about the resort.


List of recent awards for Kandooma Resort: 

2009: “Best mid-market hotel brand in Asia Pacific and the world” - Business Traveller Award

2011: “Best mid-market hotel brand in Asia Pacific and the world” - Business Traveller Award

2011:  “Consistent food safety” - Food Safety Asia

2011: “South East Asia - Total Revenue Growth Hotel of the Year – IHG

2012: “Heartbeat Excellence Hotel” – IHG

2012:  “Consistent food safety” - Food Safety Asia

2013: “Certificate of Excellence” – TripAdvisor

2014: “Certificate of Verification” - HACCAP Food Safety Sytem

2014: “Certificate of Excellence” – TripAdvisor

2014: “Most Outstanding Culinary Team (Maldives)” - Unilever Food Solutions & BBM Team Challenge Trophy

2014: “Winner - Hot Cooking” - Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge

2014: “Winner – Team Challenge” - Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge

2015: “Certificate of Excellence” – TripAdvisor

2015: “Best Culinary Establishment - The Alan Palmer Challenge Trophy” - Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge

2015: “Winner – Desserts” - Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge

2016: “1st Runner Up - Barista Championship” – Food & Hospitality Asia Maldives

2017: “Certificate of Excellence” – TripAdvisor

2017: “Best Restaurant & Bar – THE KITCHEN” - IHG

2017: “Best Culinary Establishment - The Alan Palmer Challenge Trophy” - Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge

2017: “Maldives’ Most Outstanding Chef” - Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge

2017: 8 gold medals, 7 silver medals, 12 bronze medals - Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge


Several sustainability initiatives have been adopted at Kandooma Resort to reduce waste and lower their carbon footprint. One simple, but incredibly effective initiative that has been in place for the past 8 years is using reusable glass bottles of water in guest rooms, meaning they are reducing the resorts plastic use by approximately 650 bottles a day.


All of the water used at the resort is produced by the island itself and their desalination plant produces on average 15,500 litres of drinking water per month. Rain water is harvested to be used for guest laundry, saving approximately 50 tons of water per month during the rainy season. The heat generated by the resort generators is used to heat the water in staff rooms and in the desalination plant. This reduces energy consumption needed to heat showers, as well as reducing the use of diesel and they have plans to install solar panels in the near future.


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.



  • 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. 



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 9am to 8pm 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 water playground outside, as well as an air-conditioned room upstairs with game consoles for the older kids.


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


Surf & Other Activities


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 will look after all your surfing and yoga needs. We have a western head guide managing our local Maldivian surf guide team. All guides are first-aid trained and water-safety qualified.


Surfboard Rental

The Perfect Wave have teamed up with Awayco, a global surf gear rental company who carry a very wide range of quiver to rent for your next Kandooma surf holiday. If you cannot or don't want to carry your surfboard all the way to the Maldives, you can book your preferred surfboard from a Awayco range, and the board will wait for you at Kandooma!




Surf Breaks 

The breaks around Kandooma Resort have something for everyone, from first time beginners on the beach break; to those beginners that want to move to an intermediate level; to experienced surfers looking for fast barrels and rippable walls. The surf instructor is qualified to teach and help progress to non-surfers and surfers of all levels. 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, Foxys, Twin Peaks, Quarters, Tucky Joe's, Last Stop and Kate’s.


  • Kandooma Right is at your doorstep if you're staying at Kandooma Resort. You could throw a cricket ball on the take off zone from your villa. A fast breaking right with two take off spots, the first an easier option with the second a more critical take off. This wave breaks over relatively shallow reef for 100 meters and provides many barrel opportunities. It is best on a mid tide and is one of the best waves in the Maldives  when 3 to 6ft. It likes a SE swell direction and is offshore in any W win.
  • Natives/Foxys -  This wave is very fast and hollow breaking over relatively shallow coral.On transfer you will visit both Foxys (L) and Rip Tides (R), so you get the best of both worlds.
  • Riptides - A right hander breaking for 150 meters on a reef in the middle of a channel. Need a transfer to this wave even though it is very close. The wave is aptly named as sometimes very strong currents can sweep you seaward so we always check current conditions before settling in for a session. Great wave for the longboarders and shortboarders as well as low intermediate surfers.
  • Twin Peaks - Sectiony left & right, which picks up more swell than most of the breaks in South Malé Atoll. Can have a good end section on the left in a big southerly swell. 
  • Quarters - The wave has two sections, the outside is a fat, slow and meandering wave perfect for long-boarders and even beginners and the inside section is a really nice, fast little right-hander that picks up less swell than most other places but on its day delivers perfect barrels.
  • Kates - Small short left, best in winds NW to N. This wave is a fickle one, but with the right conditions is a very fun option.
  • Tucky Joe's (L) - The take off can be steep and a very fast reaction is required to set up for the freight train ahead. Up to 200 m long it offers many barrel opportunities, sometimes linking to offer long intense rides out of the sun.


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 hire surf boards or purchase new 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 long boards, small wave fish, and softboards for learn to surf lessons.

North Male Day Trips (additional cost) - 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 are subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers are 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

Immerse yourself in the complete yoga experience at Kandooma. Find your flow with our comprehensive yoga program and our brand new open air yoga shala with the beautiful Maldives ocean views as your backdrop.


The Kandooma yoga program has something for everyone:  


Vinyasa- The perfect way to start your day with an energizing vinyasa flow that will supercharge your morning routine.

Yin Yoga- A gentle and relaxing sunset class perfect for the sore surfer or if you are craving a little extra relaxation. Deep and gentle stretching to release the body of tension and watch the setting sun over the ocean.

SUP Yoga- Swap your yoga mat for a paddle board as we take to the beach and flow with the ocean. Don’t worry getting wet is half the fun!

Mum & Me yoga: Yoga for the big & little with fun partner poses. A playful way to bond with your little ones and help your child keep their mind and body balanced. 


Single class: US$20 | Pack of 5 classes: US$75 | Pack of 10 classes: US$125. 

SUP yoga $40 per session.


Surf Lesson / Rentals Packages & Prices

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

Half Day


Full Day



US$200 - extra days US$30 per day


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.

Type Price - with surf pass
Private (1-2 people)
US$110 per person
Group (3-6 people)
US$85 per person

TypePrice - without surf pass
Private (1-2 people)
US$170 per person
Group (3-6 people)
US$150 per person


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. 

Type Price - with surf pass
Private (1-2 people)
US$110 per person
Group (3-6 people)
US$85 per person

TypePrice - without surf pass
Private (1-2 people)
US$170 per person
Group (3-6 people)
US$150 per person

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.



  • 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. 



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.


Room type
Travel dates
7 nights Beach View Villa - 1 surfer/1 non-surfer Room US$1,526 Per person 20 Apr-13 Jun, 20 Jun-01 Jul
7 nights Overwater Villa - 1 surfer/1 non-surfer Room US$2,594 Per person 20 Apr-13 Jun, 20 Jun-01 Jul
7 nights 1 surfer, 1 non surfer & 2 kids age under 12 in a 2 Bedroom Family Beach House Family room US$6,439 Per week 20 Apr-13 Jun, 20 Jun-01 Jul
7 nights Beach House - 1 surfer/1 non-surfer Room US$1,749 Per person 20 Apr-13 Jun, 20 Jun-01 Jul

AVAILABLE SPECIAL OFFER: 25% discount on room rates for select dates in 2020 if you book by 31 May 2020. Please ask us for a customized quote.


  • The above pricing based on 2020 low season: 20 Apr - 13 Jun 2010 and 20 Jun - 1 Jul 2020. The prices are based on 1 surfer and 1 non-surfer sharing a villa (total price divided by 2 = per person). Other prices and package types are available upon request - please ask us!
  • The Family Beach House price is a total price per family per week (1 adult surfer, 1 adult non-surfer and 2 kids under 12).
  • The prices already include a free night and Early Bird discounts available for bookings 30 days or more before your stay.
  • The above example is for 7 nights but bookings can be for any number of nights – minimum 2. Long stay discounts available.
  • Please enquire online for pricing outside this season; different number of nights; and for surfer package pricing.


  • Maximum number of surfers at Kandooma is 50. Surfing Kandooma Right and taking the surf transfers requires the compulsory surf program package. No exceptions. 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.
  • Prices above are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • Please click "Enquire Online" to email us or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf travel specialists.


Regular Package Inclusions:

  • Return speedboat airport to resort transfers
  • Welcome drink & cold face towel on arrival
  • Accommodation of your choice
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Tea, coffee & bottled water in your room
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily snorkelling trip
  • Use of snorkelling equipment
  • Use of internet lounge
  • Use of guest library
  • Regular evening entertainment
  • Sunscreen & drinking water on the main beach
  • Kids Club (free for 4-12 years)
  • Kids up to 11 years eat for free when dining with adults at Kandooma Café
  • Service charge, Maldives 12% (2017) GST and Green Tax


** Package prices do not include lunch, dinner or beverage plans, but these 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 including Riptides, Foxy’s, Twin Peaks, Quarters, Tucky Joes and Kate’s. Two dhonis with a maximum of 15 surfers on each 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



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

(Vanessa Gall Oct 2019)

Kandooma is the most beautiful place we have ever been. Everything is so clean and staff is very friendly. The food is delicious and lots of variety to choose from. Water Sports staff is very knowledgeable as well as Perfect Wave. My partner enjoyed surfing at Maldives and we had lots of fun swimming with the sharks and turtles.

Paul (October 2019)

Kandooma is a very relaxing and friendly resort. The staff in the Kandooma Cafe are very helpful and attentive, the food is excellent. Our room was always cleaned to a high standard and when walking around the island, staff will say hello and are always pleasant. We'd like to thank Victoria for firstly recommending this resort to us last year and going through all the various packages (half board, stay spirited etc). It worked so well for us in 2018 we booked again, adding extra nights this year!

Shevaun (Oct 2019)

Everything ran so smoothly from the booking process, transfers and accommodation. I really appreciated all the knowledge, help, advice and answers to my many many questions from Sylvia our booking agent from Perfect Wave. We stayed 4 nights in a Beach Villa then had 3 nights in the UNBELIEVABLE Overwater Villas which was the highlight of our holiday. These villas have to be seen to be believed.

Although it was the very end of the surf season (last week in October) my husband managed to have several good surfs making good use of the boat trips that left 3 times a day and the break out the front of our Beach Villa which he had all to himself several times. All in all a truly fabulous and memorable holiday. Highly recommended for both Surfers and non-surfers.

Alfred (August 2019)

This trip exceeded every thought or hoped that I had had for it. We had the most amazing time, met the most incredible people, and for sure have nothing but the absolute best memories of the trip.  From everybody who works there to the other guest that we met to our close knit group with Shane and his family and the others that were there, we had a spectacular time. Certainly created lifelong friends. We had a really good surf for over half the trip and then super fun is surf the rest of the trip. Everybody that worked for the perfect wave was awesome. Steve is phenomenal, all the guys that ran the boats and took care of us were amazing.

Simon (July 2018)

Every member of our family said it was the best holiday we have ever had. Waves for everyone. Great food. Great rooms. Great location.

Peter (July 2018)

Kandooma is the perfect place for a family surfing holiday, with a heap of extra activities to keep everyone smiling. Snorkeling, sailing, boating, swimming, great food, cold beers, and a stack more!

Alison (September 2018)

WOW is all we can say - this was an amazing trip - Kandooma Island and The Holiday Inn are amazing - treat yourself to the over the water Villa's if you can but other accommodation is perfect too. Food was fantastic and the service second to none - we did the Jimmy Barnes tour - returned yesterday - cannot fault anything! Ticked off the bucket list!

Jenifer (August 2018)

I had high expectations for this trip. They were exceeded, we will be back next year.

Raphael (August 2018)

Kandooma is great place. This was by far the best surf Holiday I had up to date. Excellent customer service, awesome waves, great food. I will be coming back in the future.

Glen (September 2018)

The Perfect Wave staff at Kandooma were super friendly, helpful and really made us feel welcome. The Holiday Inn staff were equally great.

Ben (September 2018) 

What a great trip! The surf guides were awesome! Very friendly and very knowledgeable about the local breaks. A great experience!

Ben (May 2018)

The resort, the villa and the staff were all fantastic, especially the restaurant manager who recognised us as returning guests and treated us like royalty! Thank you for all of your help in organising another dream holiday.

Zack (April 2018)

The people I met in the Maldives, the pearl of Indian Ocean, we all have become each other's wonderful memories. Thanks to The Perfect Wave team, especially to Glen, Lizzy, Lars, Simone and Jinu, you made this journey perfect.  

Christian (April 2018)

Lovely team in the hotel and The Perfect Wave crew. The island is lovely and Kandooma Right, Foxys and Riptides are all excellent waves.

Daniel Beatty (October 2017)

Great waves, awesome setup and the perfect break from real life

 Andrew Rolley (October 2017),

The guides were helpful and told us where all the good waves were. They also called us into waves and we're encouraging throughout the trip.

Stephen Pyett (October 2017)

Emma was fantastic and was a pleasure to deal with - nothing was a problem and she was able to answer all our queries quickly and knowledgably.Ananda and Mark great to deal with and very helpful. All surf guides attentive and looked after us. Holiday Inn accommodation was great.

Phil (October 2017)

The travel arrangements were hassle free & all went smooth. Even the leaving behind on our return of one piece of luggage was satisfactorily & quickly resolved.The resort staff were absolutely brilliant, so friendly & helpful, it only took them a few days to pre-empt our moves & requirements. Their manner with the 4yo & 2yo was wonderfull. The dining was very good, particularly the fine dining experience, expensive but worth every $, magnificent.
The surf crew were great & the guides were great characters

 Colin Beckton (September 2017),

We were lucky enough to score good waves, weather and suitable winds for the whole week at Kandooma. The local surf guides were very helpful ensuring we sat at the correct part of each reef surfed, and were happy to share their experience for each wave. It was great to have a selection of quality surf breaks and the boat trips were punctual making the most of the opportunity to surf all the nearby reefs. Even the kids did surf school and got waves!

Angela Grange  (September 2017),

Perfect spot. Surfing straight out the front on a perfect right hander, yoga, massages, gym. Something for everyone is why it's so fantastic!

Craig Clancy, (September 2017),

Resort was perfect for the family. The travel arrangements, accommodation and surf charters were exactly as described.Kandooma fitted our family requirements perfectly. The island catered for all our separate needs. Waves were fun and uncrowded.

 James Toth (September 2017),

We had a great week at Kandooma. I had more waves in the past week than in an entire year surfing at home. The accommodation was great, comfortable and in great condition. The staff at the resort were very kind and helpful. The surf guides were all very knowledgeable about area and would do anything to make our trip more enjoyable. The wave at Kandooma and around the area were amazing. We will definitely be back soon.

Keith (September 2017)

What a week we had, great people, beautiful island and resort, and most importantly the waves pumped all week!
MSW were calling 1-2ft mostly and at times the waves were 2x overhead! There were some heavy bombs coming through, and we are from WA where power is abundant.

 Marcus and Belinda (September 2017),

Holiday was great as usual, thanks for following up.
Ashlynn did the kids surf camp this time and loved it, can't rate Mark and Ananda highly enough, Mark was great with the kids and they were both so easy to talk with.
Weather was all good, water warm and good surf. Couldn't ask for more.
Thanks again For your help organizing.

Kok Tien Tsan (September 2017)

The trip was great. Everything as expected and well organised. Surf was great and the fellow surfers in the line-up all shared waves with a good vibe.All the admin and co-ord was good.  Keep up the good work and hope to get another trip in the future.

Paul Davies  (September 2017)

Warm pristine water on reef with offshore winds allow a number of surfs per day. In between surfs snorkeling with my wife kept a nice balance. Some days we snorkeled 3 times conditions and places to snorkel were that good. Fantastic food presentation with flavors from around the world depending on your taste.

Millie (August 2017)

Kandooma is a beautiful island with friendly staff and a great environment for families. It's not too far from the airport so quick to get there after landing in Male. My husband was more than pleased with the surfing options available both directly off the island and the regular boat trips to other local surf spots. I was pleased that the pool was in close proximity to the ocean so we could easily go between the two and I could keep an eye on my daughter in the kids pool from the sun lounges.

Steven (July 2017)

Hi Victoria, Thank you for your note. We had an absolutely amazing holiday thank you.

Eileen Cullen, July 2017

We had a great time!  The Maldives is such a beautiful place.

Kandooma was fantastic…staff were all very friendly and helpful.  Having the surf break right off shore was also very special!

Jeff Concanen , July 2017

The surf was good to us and the accommodation, staff, service and food was outstanding. The resort accommodated for both Karyn's and my needs with both Surf and Yoga. Karyn did yoga every day and I got 1 or 2 surfs a day in great conditions. I cant wait until next year now to hopefully re book and drag another 2 or 3 couples along with us.

Nicola Calbrese July 2017

Hi Victoria.

The holidays are over, we had a fantastic experience. The waves was beautiful and super. My wife and daughter were excited. The guys of perfec wave was super cool and friendly. As soon as I have time I'll send you a couple of photos. Thanks for your courtesy, I hope to resent soon.

Bye Nicola

Lee Lee Heah (July 2017)

When I signed up for the 10 day surf package at Kandooma Resort, I was unsure whether the waves there would be too big for me. I wasn't a total beginner but neither had I surfed anything bigger that a couple of feet at the very most. I had also never surfed at reef breaks. On my first boat trip to a reef break, I was totally intimidated by the size of the waves and the reefs. I did not surf at all. The 3 feet waves there were considered small by Maldivian standards. I realised then that either I stepped up to those waves or spend my remaining days surfing on the little fun waves at the sand bar in front of the resort. I did step up to those waves - with excellent coaching from the most awesome surf instructor I have ever had, Ananda Veras. I ended up surfing the biggest and best wave of my life (at least to date!) at Kandooma Right. Trimming the top of those awesome waves was also a first ever for me. Such unbelievable joy!

So thanks heaps to Ananda. Peter for his support and very helpful surf hints and his friendly team at Perfect Wave. And last but not least the wonderful staff at Kandooma Resort - they made me feel so welcomed and cared for!

And of course I would recommend this awesome surf resort and Perfect Wave to anyone - and of course, thank you Glen and Lizzie - both of you did an excellent job for me!

Adrian Pashley (July 2017)

Well what can I say but, what a trip! We loved it. The location, accommodation, food, weather, the people, everything was perfect.
All the staff, including the local crew's on the boat trips, at The Perfect Wave Kandooma were excellent. They are all very helpful & friendly. Even the days I didn't surf I would drop in for a chat. Would love to do another trip one day. Thanks to all for organizing the trip for us. Everything went smooth and stress free.

J.J (June 2017)

Great wave (Kandooma Right). Was working everyday. Swell from 2.5ft - 6ft sets on some days.Good breakfast/ coffee Attentive surf crew who were happy to help out in any way possible. Transfers were efficient and on time.Kandooma Thila is the best dive. Nico is a great dive master and was really helpful. Would recommend him as his English is perfect. 
Overall, great for the Surfer,  Would def recommend Yourself and PW, as the booking process and your responsiveness is great. "

Greg (June 2017)

We had a great time thanks.  The resort was great, staff were great, surf was great.  We surfed 4-6 hours a day.

Ian (June 2017)

We had an absolutely brilliant time. Waves were mainly only about 2 feet but they were heaps of fun and we had them every day. We were in the water 5-6 hours a day for the whole stay.The accommodation is beautiful. We were up on the rooftop bar every night before dinner. I will definitely go again – hopefully next June

Ginee and Hans (May 2017)

We had the time of our life! Peter and Claudia from the perfect wave where amazing, they help assist us in chartering a boat with some of the other surfers and check out some other hot surf spots. Claudication took some amazing photos for us! I can not speak more highly of the entire holiday Inn staff and perfect wave...felt like we all became good friends by the end! We just got home last night, I will send photos once I get a chance!

Reg (May 2017),

I've travelled a lot and utilised a number of surf related agencies but I'd have say Emma has been by far the best operator I have been supported by. No question was left unanswered and responses were importantly prompt and exact in detail. You have a great employee in Emma really personable and professional which is a must for your industry. I have no hesitation in recommending The Perfect Wave and Emma as a contact and have already recommended Emma to a number of friends that are considering overseas travel.
Once again many thanks for the contact and I'll call in to see Emma soon.

Alise (June 2017)

We really love it so much there and will go back for sure. The staff are all so amazing and accommodating. The kids club is great
Can't fault the resort or service received - was all 10/10. Special mention to Winston - he is so great! And Shahid that is 2ic. Akemi who greeted us and checked us out. Alka, Nash, Axy and Shafaq at kids club and Prasad and Imti in breakfast and bar, and Shahid and Russel.  They all made the stay so pleasurable. And also to you for everything making the last minute toddler add-on so easy.

Jean Luc (June 2017)

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip.There were AMAZING waves the fist couple days but I didn't surf because we had just got there and it wouldn't have been good if I went surfing as we arrived on honeymoon. I eventually got in the water on the 3rd day, had some super fun waves, then the swell died and didn't get much for the rest of the trip which was a bit of a bummer. We loved the time on the island and it was an awesome place to spend our honeymoon. Thank you very much for all the organizing and all your help.

Liz and Rich Drummond (May 2017),

Dear Sylvia

Thanks so much for once again organizing our pre-winter holiday break before  the start of our hectic snow season.  After a 6 year break (since 2011), we decided to go back to Kandooma.  All I can say is ‘best holiday ever’.  The weather was great every day, the beach house was perfectly positioned and Rich had one of the best surf sessions of his life when he surfed Kandooma right and had it all to himself.  Customer service, staff and food at Holiday Inn were fantastic.  Thanks again Sylvia, and we will definitely be going back.

João Pedro Malheiros(May 2017),

hello victoria!
the trip was amazing and we just love that place. everyone was very kind and helpfull also.
thank for all your assistance!
kind regards

Shamir Junjea  (May 2017),

In short we had an amazing time! It exceeded my expectations! The hotel was amazing, and all the perfect wave staff were awesome (we bought lots of perfect  wave merchandise .

Jeremy (May 2017),

Thank you for organizing this fantastic trip! We really enjoyed Kandooma and in particular the surfing in the sand bank area.
We went there as often as we could and really enjoyed the beautiful and warm waves!
The resort and the staff there were extremely friendly and welcoming. This vacation truly felt like heaven.

Marina Ruiz (May 2017),

It was an absolute dream !!!
Thank you, thanks to you an your great recommendations we could get the best of the best for our wonderfull trip. We loved surfing, it was really a great experience, i am alreaddy in need to surf again. The perfect wave crew were great with us! Claudia Petter and Ananda were extremely nice and helpful. We alreaddy want to organize a new surfing trip, so good it was. If you need any comments for your website please dont hesitate, i will gladly post and comment all the best experience that we lived. Thanks again and i feel we will get in touch again very soon! You were very very efficient and helpfull for making our trip even better !
Take care,
Marina Ruiz

 Ayres (April 2017)
The organisation from Australia was well done and the staff at kandooma are awesome and try and help in every way. The surf boats and surf locations are amazing.

Henriette (October 2016)
the perfect wave was very helpful with booking our trip and the staff at Kandooma was exceptional, very helpful and smiling.

Lisa (October 2016)
Ryan and I would like to thank you for the great job you did organising our honeymoon.
We had such a great time, and everything was organised so well (seats on the flights were perfect!) – it was an excellent experience.

The resort itself was also fantastic. The weather wasn’t always sunny, we had a lot of heavy rain & rough seas leading to cancelled tours, but there was always plenty more to do and  it was still a perfect trip!

Thank you again for organising our perfect Honeymoon!

Matt (October 2016)
The flight process was seamless. Melbourne to Singapore and once in Singapore a lounge on par with your Qantas Club provided as part of the package and then Singapore to Male. Met on arrival at Male, the Boat crew dealt with the bags and within 40 minutes via Speed boat we landed at Kandooma Maldives. 

The greeting was like no other, one staff member per one family member.  A dream entrance into your Villas and there was even a Brand New Basketball sitting on one of the beds, a request from Simone only days prior to the trip.
Now for the Surf enthusiasts they had boats leaving four times daily with  resident surf guides on hand who all speak extremely good English. 

There was a fantastic wave continuously out the front of the resort daily. This took care of two kids and occasionally my wife.
The kids club was incredible. With the Island less than 30 acres the safety you felt was relieving. My wife no doubt took it hard at the start when our 4 year old daughter wanted the kids club more than us. This is when the cocktails started.

There was a full size soccer field and Basketball Court on the Island where the local staff played nightly. That’s where we lost our 12 year old and being a Rep and VJBL player his smile could not have been larger.

The food was incredible. Three different locations to eat not that you needed to change because after 12 nights there, I still had not tried every dish.

The local entertainment was great for the kids and the adults.

The resident diving instructors new the best locations and being a diver from our very own Great Barrier a reef, there was so much more to see here.

This leaves me to the locals. The manner in which they served their guests was amazing. The extra effort they went to with accommodating everyone was second to none. My daughter was treated like a Princess as they fussed over her wherever she went. The rest of our family were very sad to leave. 

On our return to Male from Kandooma we had said our goodbyes though one of the young waiters from there, my daughters favourite, had not been working on the last day. He made a special effort and without the family knowing met us at the airport to say his goodbyes. His name was Saaif, a very special person.

So to Simone and the Perfect Wave, Saaif, MohamedAli KC, Imthinah, Ahmed and of Course Dian the Chef, we say a very big thankyou and would highly recommend both the Island and the Travel Company to everyone.
I have since been in touch with Simone who is in the process of booking next year’s Holidays. 


Larry and Linda (October 2016)
This is a great allround resort suitable for couples. There is enough to do for the wife while the husband surfs. Accom. options are great and the place never seems crowded. Its a "perfect " holiday destination. Add Singapore to the mix for shopping etc. and you will really score points.

Brent (October 2016)
Kandooma is an amazing resort and I really scored with the waves getting 3-5ft of swell and surfed 4 different breaks across 5 days. The Perfect Wave guys (Aru, Peter, Mishu,Vichuu and Claudia) were all very helpful and super friendly! This is a 5* surf resort experience not to be missed!

Stein (September 2016)
We want to thank The perfect wave, and especially our booking agent, Suzi who was so helpful with our booking. We wanted to bring our 1,5 year old on our honeymoon, and we wanted the opportunity to catch quality waves in beautiful surroundings. Kandooma resort in the Madives exceeded our expectations. We would like to give it our best recommendations.

Michael (September 2016)
The Perfect Wave arranged everything for our Holiday to Kandooma for what was the perfect surfing holiday. The resort was excellent and the surf was pretty much as good as Peter told us it would be.
My16 year old son enjoyed heading out to the different breaks on the boats with excellent guides and Pete who runs the Perfect Wave at Kandooma was the perfect host. We'll be back for sure!

Stein (September 2016)
We have just started to settle inn after our return. We have had the best time. Incredible waves, fantastic weather, impressive staff, and the best surroundings ever. You were right all along, and we are so thankful that we chose to book this trip. Bringing our 1,5 year old was no problem. The head chef, Min was so kind and helpful. He made special fish cakes for her, as she was not easy to please when it came to dinner. The rest of the staff were also very kind with our daughter, and provided excellent service throughout our stay. 

By the way. I was having a chat with the girl (don't remember her name) from The perfect wave on Kandooma during our stay, and I asked if they had anybody doing promotion or/and booking in Norway/ Scandinavia. She suggested I should ask you. I would be very interested in that line of work if it could be combined with my day job. Let me know if you are interested. 

I will fill out the feedback form asap 😉 

Glenn (September 2016)
Kandooma is the best resort you can imagine for a partners' trip 

Every surf couple we met were friendly and there were no hassles in the lineup at any time

The dhoni crews were experienced and Rob made sure we got the best surf available

rooms were spacious with great bathroom layout and silent air con so we slept soundly

plenty of breaks in the area and so good to just walk into the Kandooma break whenever we wanted - never crowded

we surfed every day and in my second last session I surfed for a distance of over 1km on 14 waves in just over an hour! I surfed for over 5 hours in one day as well as spending plenty of time with Sharon around the resort

food was amazing as was the whole resort with plenty to do for partners

dive trip with whale sharks was a real highlight as was the coral snorkelling, sailing, kayaking, swimming, lounging on the beach etc etc

can’t wait to go back & neither can Sharon

Dion (September 2016)
Ciranne and I would like to thank you and the team at kandooma for a fantastic time. We were well looked after by Rob, Pete and the rest of the team.

The weather was great and according to Rob we got the best waves of the season - overhead and perfect. 

The surf travel bug has hit and I will be looking at your website for the next adventure.

Felicia (September 2016)
Thank you so much for organising our very memorable holiday - the whole booking experience and holiday was fantastic. I can't fault anything - our Holiday was amazing! My husband and son loved the surfing and the perfect wave experience, my younger children loved the resort, the pool, the food, the rooms, the snorkelling, the day trips the kids club, I loved the relaxation and the diving, the food and everything about the holiday. Only thing was that the food and extra activities were expensive but we expected that.

Bob (September 2016)
Hi Sylv, both Kerrie and myself had a great time at Kandooma resort, everything was excellent and exceeded all expectations and we will be back. With this in mind we would both like to join the Singapore frequent flyer (Kriss) program. Brian suggested I may be able to include the previous flight. The perfect wave staff on the resort were also fabulous. Next time though I think premium economy or business class may be the order of the day, is this possible thru you guys? Old bones need the comfort ! Thanks again for your thoroughness and advice, always a pleasure. Till later Bob.

Brian (September 2016)
We all had a great trip and the girls are already asking me to put together another for next year.

The resort at Kandooma was great, the staff were very friendly and helpful; nothing was a problem. The facilities were fantastic and the place was always spotless.
There were lots of activities to keep us all interested and relaxed.
We went diving with the Whale sharks and Turtles; it was a great experience to watch such a majestic animal just glide by.

I would like to thank you on behalf of us all for organising our trip; you have always been very helpful and easy to deal with.
I’ll keep in touch to organise our trips for next year.


Matt & Sonya (September 2016)
Thanks so much for the email. The last few days of our trip were great. Matt got the surf of his life with some local kids at Foxy's and has even rated it as one of the best surfs of his life. He said so many barrells! Unfortunately it was one of the few boat trips I didnt go on with him so no photos there but Ill take his word for it.

I just want to say how thankful Matt and I are of you Sylvia. After booking a previous holiday with another travel agent who pretended to know where the surf was but clearly didn't, it made our trip less thrilling for Matt. But you Sylvia made everything perfect. After my constant questions before we even booked anything, you were nothing but help. Nothing was ever too much trouble and you responded promptly. When we got to Kandooma, everything was perfect! We were treated like royalty for a week and Matt really enjoyed surfing the various different breaks which leads me to the team at the Perfect Wave Maldives. Rob, what a legend he is! Himself and all his crew were so accommodating with me tagging along on a few of the less crowded boat trips and always making conversation with me! Matt also enjoyed surfing with the crew when no one else was on the boat trips and he said it made for an awesome surf holiday. We would never look anywhere else now when we go to book our surf holidays, I think I have you on speed dial Sylvia on my emails! Haha! But seriously thankyou so much for everything, we are so appreciative of everything you have done for us!


Steve (September 2016)
Just to say thank you so much for the bottle of prosecco , that was very nice of you We had a fabulous time , as always . The surf was good on the island at the beginning of the holiday , then Rob took us all north for a day at the end which we all enjoyed . He is such a good guide we will miss him

Ali (September 2016)
I am writing to you today on the last day of a nearly perfect vacation to Kandooma Resort in the Maldives with your group. My family and I have gone on two surf trips in the past 3 years, which were disappointing to say the least. Disappointing enough that we almost passed on this trip. 
Though Kandooma itself is quite idyllic, the real difference in this journey was the surf experience. I truly feel blessed to have benefitted from the experience and superior teaching ability of both Ananda and Peter. 
Ananda and Peter literally allowed me to progress a space of a year or two within 5 sessions. In fact, I now leave the Maldives having surfed at the highest level in my life, being able to do things I never could do before. I attribute this success all to my beloved teachers who made it all possible. 
Of all the surf instructors I have ever tried to learn from, Ananda and Peter stand head and shoulders above the rest. You are lucky to have them in your organization, and your clients are lucky to have the benefit of learning from them. Furthermore, they are genuinely kind, supportive and a lot of fun which makes the experience that much better overall. 
I hope that this will not be my last trip with the Perfect Wave, and wherever Ananda and Peter will be teaching, count me in from now! Thank you all again.

Luca (September 2016)
I already had a good experience with Perfect Wave. First of all, a couple years ago I had many email with Suzi Allen when I was asking for advices about Sri Lanka. We never went there but I was well impressed on the time, email and kindness I received.
The next year we decided to ask for our honeymoon, and again Suzi gave as so many good advices. We stayed in Kandooma with Perfectwave and our honeymoon was perfect.

Craig (September 2016)
We had a fantastic time at Holiday Inn Kandooma thanks to the Perfect Wave with great surf daily and numerous other activities even though some days we just relaxed on the beach or by the pool.The staff are wonderful friendly people allways willing to assist in any possible way to make your stay perfect in every way.The food was amazing and we loved meeting new people each day enjoying a cool drink by the beach bar each afternoon.We would like to thank everyone involved in making our holiday perfect and we will definately be returning in the future.

Sue (September 2016)
We had an amazing time thank you. I bought a couple of lessons to surf, which was amazing with Rob. We would definately go back. Ava absolutely loved it. They bought a bottle of wine to dinner on the last night for our anniversary which was lovely. We loved where we upgraded to, Villa 138. Right in front of break. Thank you for your helpful advise, & lots of questions answered. 

Rachel & Shane (July 2016)
Maldives was amazing we had the best time. Shane surfed the wave out the back pretty much every day and only did a couple of boat trips. The waves started off pretty good for him but towards the end it was tiny, so he was a little disappointed he didn't get bigger waves. 

The staff at the resort were great and we loved the kitchen restaurant and view deck the most. Our room was the perfect spot for Shane to see the waves everyday. 

Aaron & Patricia (September 2016)
Just wanted to let you know we had the best vacation ever. Incredible surf, beach, service and people. The team at the Perfect Wave office was truly professional and incredible. Thanks for everything! Looking forward to visiting again. 

Matthew (September 2016)
A huge thank you to the perfect wave crew .Peter in Aus,and the crew at kandooma in the Maldives. I went in early September the weather was great the most I surfed with was four other guys, most of the time I surfed in three foot waves by myself. Im a keen surfer and went for a week I surf three sessions a day for about two hours, it was only the last day it got small and slow but I was surfed out by then anyway. I would got again asap if I had the funds

Edmund (September 2016)
Kandooma was amazing, a really special place. Whilst on the trip, my wife commented that she enjoyed every minute - from the relaxing coffee at breakfast, the great buffet food, to all the activities, to sitting and enjoying the sunset. For me the surfing was amazing, amazing waves, and a great support team with the perfect wave. We will go back in a few years, and would highly recommend.

Matt & Sonya (September 2016)
We met Rob and what an awesome bloke he is! Gave Matt the run down on all the surf spots and Matt also got to surf with him at Foxy's one afternoon. He has seriously been having the best time here surfing and has made him a very happy man.

Me on the other hand, I have overcome some really big demons by snorkelling in the middle of the ocean and being able to relax and have an amazing time with Matt. I have also been lucky enough to hop on some of the boat trips with Matt and take my camera. I shall send you some pictures in this email of the day we went to Riptides. It was pumping!!!!!!

Not looking forward to our flight home tomorrow! Overwater villas are spectacular but we quite liked our beach view villa as well. We were in beach view villa #124 and over water villa #65

Thankyou just doesnt seem enough Sylvia, we have had the BEST trip to the Maldives all because of you

Pam (September 2016)
Thank you Perfect Wave , just arrived back from Kandooma Holiday Inn Resort had an amazing time . What a beautiful place !! All the staff there are so friendly . Weather wasn't on our side but still made the most of it. Surf picked up for the boys which was good for them . Will definitely go back !! Pam Matthews

Masaomi (August 2016)
I and my wife was so happy to spend this fantastic holiday.
Unfortunately because the bad weather lingerd during this trip,we could see the stunning view of sea once in a while .
But the trip went well.

We could always surf at non-crowded Kandooma right although the wave size was getting smaller.

What especially I was moved was that Ali Moosa waited for us when we were just arrived at Male.
It was perfect timing for us who had fears and anxiety of how to get ferry to Cokes.

My wife said this tour agent was certainly perfect as its name suggests.

Cornelis (August 2016)
We arrived to a fun 3ft on the point that was a little windswept. The weather gods decided that for this week it would deposit more rainfall than one would expect in a year. That being said, much fun was to be had.

Kandooma again did not disappoint, although the famous right-hander was shy, its brief appearance was oh so memorable. One of the best barrels of the year with a cool crew on it.

Riptides and Foxys came to the party when Kandooma Right was too small. Superb setting with lots of sealife to be seen.

The Maldivian hospitality is some of the best in the world and the team at Kandooma is amazing. Amazing attention to detail, ever so friendly and great with kids.

All in all a great trip, with great waves and so good downtime. Till next time.

Sheila (August 2016)
It was our 9 time to kandoma 
top 10 wave
top 10 accommodation just in front the spot
top 10 resort
top 10 PERFECT WAVE!!!!

Michelle (August 2016)
Kandooma resort is gorgeous, warm water, an amazing selection of waves, from beginner to barrels. Great family resort for all ages. 

Ran (August 2016)
The trip to Kandooma was great. Its my third time there and I will return ! Good vibes, great staff, cool surf and sweet times.

Teddy (August 2016)
It was an amazing beautiful vacation for us. 
Kids were having a blast time and enjoyed every minute.
Wife was relaxed and enjoyed the food and water.
I had some of my best waves ever.
Rob got a few photos of me in the barrel and he did not had time to show me doing police work. 
I wonder if can he send me some although he charge moeny..
Anyway thanks for everything. Sure I will book again next year

Andrew (August 2016)
Booking through perfect wave allowed me to book the perfect trip for my requirements, dealing with professional and knowledgeable staff. It was a great experience from start to finish and I can't wait to book my next trip with perfect wave. I booked the kandooma resort, which was a paradise with amazing waves....wow!!! Can't wait to go again!

Eric (August 2016)
Just back from a wonderful 10 day trip to the Kandooma Resort. The perfect set-up for a family/surfing trip. I could surf twice a day and the family were happy too. My wife says it is the best trip we have had yet! All made very easy by the Perfect Waves, Lachy in particular....see you there next year!

Jazmyn (August 2016)
Our overall experience with the Perfect Wave was amazing, My boyfriend and I were so unsure of where we wanted to go in such short notice but Ben helped us out a lot, showing us places that would suit both our surfing levels and where would be good for this time of year and in our price range etc. We walked out feeling very happy as Ben was extremely helpful. We had another meeting with Emma a few weeks later and she was very helpful with the payment of the trip, our flight transfers, vouchers, accomodation and everything else. Everything was so organised and this made it a lot easier to travel! When arriving at our destination the Perfect Wave Crew were so helpful with telling us where would be good to surf at different times of the day, the crew over there were very nice and very welcoming. Overall our trip was amazing, booking with the Perfect Wave was the best decision we have ever made and we won't be booking another trip without going through them, I will be recommoneding to all my friends and family. They made our holiday and travel stress free and was a great experience. Our trip was amazing, we scored waves everyday and the resort was amazing and will defiantly be going back there soon!

Rubert (August 2016)
Susie & I had a great time at Kandooma. The resort is really nice & accommodation was excellent. The food was amazing & all the staff were super friendly & very helpful. 
The surf was also very good, waves every day with the swell peaking on our last day. I think I got one of the best barrels of my life as well! Such a good wave on my forehand.
We will definitely go back there & probably with more of my family.

Jazmyn & Thomas (August 2016)
I just submitted our feedback for you, our trip was absolutely amazing and booking with The Perfect Wave was the best decision we could have made. We won't be booking another trip unless its through The Perfect Wave, and will be recommending to friends and family. 

Kat (August 2016)
We had a fantastic trip! The surf was great pretty much every day and the snorkelling kept Max and I busy. We went out on the boat a few times and saw manta ray and other amazing sea life. The night fishing was a winner also! 

Bryan & Linda (August 2016)
A huge Thank You to Marie and The Perfect Wave for organising our 3rd surf holiday to the Maldives and our 5th surfing holiday with The Perfect Wave.

We are proud to be associated with The Perfect Wave and recommend them as your Surf Travel experts.  Over the last few years not only have we had their expertise in organising our Surf Travel we have had the opportunity to meet the Team at their Perfect Wave Foundation Fundraising nights in Sydney.  

We have had three trips to the Maldives, staying at Kandooma each time, as well as mixing it up with time in Sri Lanka and at Thulusdhoo Island (Nth Male, Cokes Surf Camp – also run by The Perfect Wave).

We have thoroughly enjoyed all our experiences.  The staff in Sydney and on the ground in the Maldives are fantastic.  Surf is their passion and they go out of their way to ensure that their Clients are well looked after and get the most out of their Surf Holiday.

Kandooma is a fantastic venue for everyone, couples, families and groups of friends.  Kandooma has a kid’s clubs and kid’s amenities for those that need it.  Nights out at the Kitchen Restaurant (thoroughly recommend the All you can Eat and Drink night at the Kitchen – yes 2016 was the best yet!!).  The Holiday Inn Kandooma staff are so welcoming and go out of their way to make sure that you get the best out of your holiday.  The accommodation is great and transfers to and from the Island are easy.

On our first trip to Kandooma we met a couple from Mackay, North Queensland, and our last two trips to Kandooma, including Sri Lanka and Cokes we have had our surf holidays with them.   So not only do you get to have great surf in a great location, you can meet fantastic friends who become friends for life.

Scott (July 2016)
Had one of the best surf trips I've experienced at kandooma and I've been doing them for over 30 years all over the Indian and pacific oceans. Got great waves from day one and my partner loved the island as well. So much so that we extended for another week. One email to Simone and everything was organised, flight changes, room upgrade and singapore stopover, all with 1 hour to go on a Friday arv. Waves right in front of our beach house and great food. The bar on the point was a hit too! We will definitely be back. Scott and Jenny

Daniel (July 2016)
We booked with Sylv a couple of years ago to Kandooma, and again last month. I have to say they have been two of the most memorable and enjoyable holidays ever! The booking and organisation from Sylv was second to none, so there was no stress at all with any part of the trip. We had two boys in two this time, both under two years old so we were a little nervous, though everything was so easy especially staying at the Crown Plaza in Singapore. This has to be the best airport for kids in the world! You could push the baby buggies right to the hotel and back again the next day. When we got to Kandooma Rob was there to meet us and let me know about the surf report (which was awesome thankfully!). Then the staff, especially Chinnhu, looked after our boys like their own and allowed Christie and I to relax and enjoy our holiday without any worries. The weather and surf were amazing the entire time and the only regret we have is that we are not still there! We will be booking through the Perfect Wave for every surf/snow trip and will be back to Kandooma in 2018.

Sharyn and Luke (July 2016)
Hi  Sylvia , after our second trip on Kandooma ,just confirms what a great spot it is , food was excellent  ,surf awesome ,beach houses  are clean and very comfortable ,staff are very professional and a pleasure to interact with  .It was great to have the perfect wave team on the island setting up the yoga and surf trips ,will definitely be returning again .

Regards Sharyn and Luke

Deb (July 2016)
Hi Sylvia and Perfect Wave

Thankyou so much for the organised holiday that went off without a hitch.

From the Plane Seating and Flight Times to the arrival on Kandooma we were welcomed and so easily slipped in Maldive Mode.

It was bizarre arriving in the middle of the night to be awaken by the beauty and sounds of this magical place.

The staff at Kadooma everywhere were so accomodating and friendly nothing was difficult for them to assist or pleasure our holiday.

Sunset Drinks on the Deck Bar with the gorgeous views and sunset and cocktails to being so far removed from everything.

The Kitchen Restuarant downstairs  was five star service, entertainment, location wow to experience sitting basically at the waters edge and listen
to the water lapping on the shore right there, to watching the crabs go about their rituals to the shark and fish feeding right there as
well, the ambience of this place to the personal staff that became good friends. To the Food was devine, The Dj mixing the best tunes, the little touches this restuarant
provided became our favourite Spot

We found no hassle getting sun chairs or beds like most resorts, The Beachs were clean and water was crystal.

The sounds of the Muslin music from the other island was enchanting and peaceful.

The Villas were immaculate.

but the utimate for me was being a Surfers Wife, I have never in 30 years been able to have accomodation where you can watch the boys from your balcony
to sitting on luxiourous lounge pavillions and be served a Cool Gin and Tonic whilst he surfs.

There were plenty of spots to either be around people or be secluded. there were plenty of places to choose to swim and relax.

Thankyou for one of the most relaxing pleasurable holidays we have had.

We will be Back

Thanks again Deb Degan

Rob (July 2016)
The Perfect Wave guys have been great from start to finish, the booking and arrangements have been very smooth. On the ground, they clearly have it covered - Rob, Jolie and the team were incredibly friendly, helpful and supportive throughout the trip. Looking forward to another visit sometime soon...

Tiago (July 2016)
The Perfect Wave give you the connection with your journey that allow you to have an amazing experience. The tranquility, security and support makes you fell relaxed and enjoy what is more important for a surfer: the perfect wave!

Craig (July 2016)
Great kids club, fantastic staff all around, and the surf was fun, we were very spoilt and will definitely return one day!

Colin (July 2016)
Would throughly recomend petfect wave. Everthing organized to perfection, thanks Peter. Rob so helpfull & great photos on Kandooma island. I surfed three times a day each day. Had some of the best waves i have ever had. I was the only stand up paddle boarder for the week and was a bit aprehensive going as a SUP rider, struggle to paddle surfboard due injury & now love SUPing. No problems at all all surfers great to get along with and share the waves. Thank you for a perfect trip i will remember for a lifetime, will definitely do again.

Tony (July 2016)
Tony and Julie Anne Smith are definitely interested in attending again next year. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed many friendships and I also enjoyed meeting you and Jamie.
As I mentioned to you on the island we are in business also and I appreciated the level of service by your staff and company during the sales process and more importantly in the lead up to travelling.  
I would highly recommend the over the water Villas to anyone looking for a special experience and accommodation with extra space.
Rob your surf guide is amazing person and again makes the trip a more personalised experience. He seems to really love his job. 
Lastly if possible I would like to make contact with people who were in the unit next to us on the island there names were Aidan and from memory Kylie. A Younger couple from Western Australia. We were staying in 601 so I guess they were staying in 600.
I know you probably don't give out phone numbers but then email would be great. We have a lovely beachfront unit down the south coast I'd like to offer them.
Anyway look forward to hearing from you. 
Tony Smith

Daniel (June 2016)
Our trip was amazing and we could not of asked for a better time away from our hectic schedules back in the bubble., truthfully the experience was more then special for us. 
When Jackii and I first met in 2003 we took a trip to the Maldives as it was relatively cheap back then and we got to know each other in the Maldives in 2003 but could not afford to return up until the recent trip to Kandooma.
We have been together since 2003 so the Maldives did the trick for us. HAHHA 

We appreciate all that was done for us and we will seriously consider BALI and Kandooma for next year. 
Thanks to Murray for all the photos, what a great job mate.

Keep us posted Marie and Jamie as to the musician you may be booking for Kandooma 2017 as we are super keen for that news.

Thanks again guys, you really made the trip for us come together like clockwork. 

Thanks Dan and Jacquelyn 

PS special thanks to Sylvia for the arrangements as well. awesome job 


Geoff (June 2016)

My wife and two boys voted our week on Kandooma best holiday ever, a big call as we have had a few beauties, even better was that it was dad's first solo efforts at booking a holiday, easy with Perfect Wave!

Brad (June 2016)
Kandooma Island with Pete Murray music in paradise. Was an Amazing experience. definitely the best way to enjoy a surf trip with the family. 10/10

Julee (June 2016)
Hands down, that was THE BEST holiday we've had in a long time!

Thank you to you, Jamie, and all the team at The Perfect Wave, who were friendly, fun and treated us like family, especially Rhonda and Gina...such beautiful girls x

We truly did have great time, sadly Jules didn't get as many waves as he'd hoped, but we know that's nature for you, and still there was plenty to do aside from surfing.

The island was the perfect size, i couldn't believe how often we had the lagoon to ourselves, or West Beach, even Surfers Corner. And when we did 'share', it was quiet and relaxing, and everyone had the same outlook on life and were there for the same reason...surfing and Pete!

I couldn't believe winning the snorkelling trip with Pete and Mira! I can honestly say i was 's***ing' myself out there, poor Murray asked me to take a dive so he could get photos, but no, i just couldn't, the rest of them felt very comfortable in the conditions it seemed, (i really should have stayed down below, as you have no idea what the surface is like down deep!)

Kandooma is a great resort, the staff were exceptional, the facilities etc, we couldn't fault it. We met some great people too, who I'm sure we will keep in contact, and so many want to come back and meet up for the next Pete gig!

I look forward to seeing the photos, i hope Murray did capture one of Pete and I. As much as I'm a big fan, i don't ask him for photos (oh except a 'survival' photo after the snorkelling!)

Would you happen to have any of the Pete gig shirts left? If you do, i'd love a Large ladies singlet for me, and a Large mens shirt for Jules (his was a bit too big). I can 
BPAY to you!

We are off to Crescent head on Friday for 9 nights (our annual school holiday surf trip), its going to be cold and definitely a step down from Kandooma. 

I'll be proudly wearing my Perfect Wave hat (i should have bought a Perfect Wave rashie too!)

Fingers crossed we have another Perfect Wave experience!

Gareth (June 2016)
Just got back from Kandoomas yesterday. Me and April loved the resort, had a great time and I scored epic waves. Just wanted to let you guys know what a great job Robbie is doing out there. From organising trips north for waves when Kandoomas was flat, and calling us into waves and showing us where to sit when Kandoomas turned on.

On my last day I got hit by my surfboard and ended up needing stitches, Robbie had it all sorted and I was in front of the doctor in 10mins.

All in all we had a great trip, thanks for organising it guys


Joann (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.

You only need to picture yourself surfing or snorkelling all day, then pulling up a bean bag on the beach with your Perfect Wave friends, mojito in hand as the 'Blue Sky Blue' slowly sets behind Pete Murray and Matty Smith, to know that you have never "Seen Better Days' than these.

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

Michael (June 2016)
Pete Murray & Matty Smith were incredible. The shows were laid back, relaxed, personal & heaps of fun. It was an amazing opportunity and an awesome holiday! Thanks for the experience!!

Lisa (June 2016)
Pete Murray & Matty Smith were incredible. The shows were laid back, relaxed, personal & heaps of fun. It was an amazing opportunity and an awesome holiday! Thanks for the experience!!

Jose (June 2016)
Kandooma is a perfect location for families and The Perfect Wave takes care of everything, so you can just think and enjoy your dreamy holidays knowing that you are in the best hands possible.

Amber (June 2016)
We enjoyed our 3rd trip through the perfect wave, Kandooma was our perfect family escape: luxury beach pad, perfect waves on our doorstep and boat adventures on tap, plus one happy pre-schooler big ticks and smiles all round.

Burwood Family (June 2016)
Just a quick message to say thanks for the amazing holiday we had a great trip and I got a couple of decent days of surf. Max loved the place as you can see in the picture.


Dale (June 2016)
Mate what a trip one of the best I’ve had!! Resort perfect. Food great. Staff excellent. Waves pumping.

A really chill vibe throughout the place with no hassle in the line-up, we were real lucky as when we arrived it had been flat for a week but it picked up and we surfed every day.

Happy days. 




Ian (May 2016)
Just thought I'd drop you a couple of pics of the trip. It was fantastic, the crew and Captain were brilliant, the food was exceptional and what can I say about Brian, what a legend. The short stay on Kandooma was unreal, Rob looked after us very well,got good waves at Quarters and Twin Peaks, All in all my son and I had a fantastic holiday.

Thanks to The Perfect Wave and yourself.

Kind regards 

Ian and Matt Davidson


Paul (May 2016)
We had a fantastic holiday from start to finish. The staff at the Kandooma Holiday Inn Resort could not have been more cheerful or helpful. The Perfect Wave surf guides Rob Underwood and Ananda were awesome as were their local colleagues Aru, Mishu and SickBay.
My son aged 14 had a lesson with Rob out on the Kandooma rights reef on the biggest morning of surf - Rob transformed his ability and confidence. Similarly on a smaller day he gave a lesson to our 11 year old daughter also on the reef. He oozed confidence and competence.

Matt (May 2016)
Was tied down by 'the office', and hadn't been out of Australia in 20 years. A life gaurd mate had handed me a Perfect Wave booklet with the consultant, Simone Hills card attached. I spoke with Simone and after some no nonsense guidance I found myself in a very cosy and cool beach house exactly in front of the take off spot to a world class, freight train right hander. After doing some coral and reef homework and an initial bootie session I had this amazing right at my doorstep. I was lucky and there was a surge in the swell while I was there. I was traveling alone but being warmly embraced by the Kandooma Perfect Wave Team I knew I had cool souls to run into in the forms of Robert Underwood, Jolie Manza and Ananda Veral Amaras. Also found companionship in Tony and Gemma the duo whom played the reception bar. Had taken the guitar and small amp along so sat on to play some Santana and there was always a seat for me on stage. Absolutely loved the local Maldivians and remain in touch and friends with some. Got into a yoga, fruit, surf lifestyle but made room for some classic cocktails after sun down. Actually lost nearly 7 kilos in 8 days ! My testimony.....100% epic trip. Unforgettable. I've been back a week and already planning my next adventure with the Perfect Wave already. Matt.

Christian (May 2016)
Most pleasant 2 surfweeks ever. From the first till the last minute no problems at all!

Monica (May 2016)
We felt very well advised and taken care from by Victoria, who really went above and beyond in advising us on the planning of our vacation, which turned out to be one of the best we ever had!

Graham (May 2016)
Just got back from Kandooma and wanted to let you know that the trip was absolutely fantastic... it completely lived up to the dream we had in our heads! Kandooma was beautiful, the surf was perfect (only 2 flat days, the rest between shoulder and head high... perfect for my ability!). Also wanted to let you know how absolutely fantastic Rob, Jolie, and the entire onsite Perfect wave crew was, they were all so incredibly accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable; the trip would not have been as good without them! Anyway, just wanted to drop you a friendly note and let you know how great it was, and to thank you for the 8 months of assistance you provided! I cannot wait to plan the next trip!! 

Alisha (May 2016)
The travel reps at Kandooma, Maldives were excellent. A special thank you to Jolie and Rob for making our trip fun and enjoyable.

Nicole (May 2016)
I thought to send you a personal email to express my thanks to the Perfect wave team in the Maldives for a fantastic trip. Rob and Jolie were fantastic and went above and beyond to make sure we maximised our holiday even when the swell disappeared on the sand bank. Rob challenged us to try the reef break and I would never have done this if I didn't trust him completely. This is not a skill you can teach someone, it comes naturally to Rob and it makes him a great teacher. I'm also now a yoga convert and can feel the benefits after a week with Jolie, who was fantastic and clearly knows her craft.

Sarah & Damian (May 2016)
Kandooma Island is an absolute paradise and the snorkelling and swimming and surfing are even better than the website pictures portray. Barton is a good fella and he was very inclusive and I was lucky to tag along on a couple of boat trips with his group. The team at Kandooma were first class and big thanks to Rob and Ananda and “Bondi Rescue” for making us very welcome.

Devo & Nam (May 2016)
Hello Sylv. Thanks for all of your assistance, I got back to Brisbane and Nam to Melbourne no worries.  We did have a really great time in the Maldives, as you know the waves weren’t epic at Kandoomas but what a room you gave us, right in front of the take off point, what a treat, thank you!  We still had lots of fun with what was on offer and it made us have a more relaxing time, can’t complain! I know you think it’s just part of your job but you were amazing at organising our trip, I’m sticking with you in the future! 

Eugene (May 2016)
I will admit to being a bit nervous booking a full-on surfing holiday, given my wife is a non-surfer, but Kandooma proved to be the perfect choice for us as there was something for everyone. The good news is that I now have the green light to book another surfing holiday! Thanks once again and I'm now looking at our next destination!

Jason (May 2016)
We got back yesterday after a fantastic 10 days. It was great seeing people we met there last year as well as having James & Lisa with us this year (The bar bill reflected this!)

Just wanted to mention that Rob was awesome. He arranged a bit of a party for my birthday at the Kitchen which went done so well and was so helpful with everything, from organising a charter boat up north when there was no swell at Kandooma to chatting to my folks and kids around the dinner table and making everybody feel so welcome.    

In short, all of you at The Perfect Wave have been great once again! 

Tamie (November 2015)
Thank you for helping us arrange a very special and fun honeymoon. We had a great time at Kandooma resort and have a lifetime of wonderful memories from the trip.

Vanessa (October 2015)
Kandooma Resort was the perfect place to suit the whole family! Kids were able to surf the Rip Tides, made loads of friends on the island (we did not see them much!) & enjoyed all the very well organised & friendly Kids Center making activities there or crafting nice items. Mama was happy to sup paddle while Mr was surfing. Snorkelling was like swimming in a geant tropical aquarium; we even saw baby sharks and manta rays feeding next to our boat 🙂 Super friendly staff, very helpful and great with children! Highly recommended!

Rachel (October 2015)
We had a perfect first family trip with our 8 month old daughter. Everyone was so friendly and made us feel so welcome. We can't wait to go back again.

Pascal (October 2015)
Barry Telling is a very good trip advisor and he replies to e-mails very swiftly.

The surf guides (may, arun ...) give good advice on the spots and ways to improve. The boat crews at the resort take very good care of the boards and take you to see manta rays and dolphins or to fish when there are no waves.

Claudine (October 2015)
100% the best family holiday we have been on in years, the organisation of getting us there from The Perfect wave was flawless.
Then once we arrived we couldn't fault a thing, Dad was happy as the surf was out the front, the kids were happy as they were entertained 24/7 and I was happy and relaxed because everyone else was. Food was amazing as was the service & being in tropical paradise doesn't get any better.
We will definetly be going back 🙂

Jason (October 2015)
Just got back from the occy trip in the maldives .had a awesome time the surf guides where unreal. The surf was only 1-3 ft but still fun .. Brian who looks after that part of the world was great. He arranged a trip up to the north male breaks one day which was a great idea . had a MAGNIFICENT DAY. Occy was so cool and his son Jay also.We are now friends which i still cant believe as i grew up watching occy as he is one of my surf heroes. thank you so much The Perfect Wave ......

Elise (October 2015)
The perfect wave provided us with perfect service every step of the way! Our honeymoon was amazing, not only because of the pristine location, but the attention to detail. Every single little thing was addressed. Transfers and accommodation were all spot on. Couldn't fault you!

John (October 2015)
The Resort was First Class & all the Staff inc TPW staff could not be more helpful

Luca (October 2015)
Hi Suzi,

Just a few lines to tell you how beautiful was our say in Kandooma! You were right and your advices have been so precious to us. Kandooma is a true paradise and everything was ok. All the staff in the resort was so kind and friendly... the atmosphere was ok also becouse everyone was kind but not in that too luxury and embarassing way... you know I'm more the backpack type and in Kandooma it was luxury, ok, but relaxed enough to make us feel comfortable and cool.

In the perfectwave staff I found very friendly and nice people! They really made us feel at home and we had some nice surf sessions. Kandooma right is a super fun wave and when we were there the conditions were really cool, never too big, always glassy with offshore winds. I surfed at Quarter's and Rip Tides too, both of them were fun. I surfed once in Foxy's which I wanted so much cos its a left and I'm goofy, it is a very beautiful wave but also if it was not big it was breaking in so shallow water it was too hard for me.

We also did some diving with Vince at the diving center and it was amazing! Sharks, turtles, manta rays and so on... we went down to 30m and il was really cool.

So... I want to thank you for all the patience you had with us (I don't how many emails I wrote you!!) and your good advices. We're back in Italy and we can't wait to leave for the next trip, we are trying to see if we can have a couple of weeks somewhere between dec and january. I hope we can have some other "perfect waves" soon!!!

Thanks a lot!

John (October 2015)
I recently travelled to Kandooma with my wife (who is a non surfer) on our second trip there this year. In some ways I probably need to say no more - two trips in one year. We loved it the first time and our feelings on our second trip were no different. Kandooma is a fabulous location, whether you are a surfer or not. The entire experience from booking our trip to our return home was handled with a high standard of professionalism by the people at The Perfect Wave(TPW). They know their business. In particular TPW representatives on Kandooma were very friendly and helpful. They will go out of their way to ensure you have a great time. We will very likely return to Kandooma a third time.

Ran (October 2015)
Resort staff is great, also the surf crew is super. Overall it was very nice to stay there.

Robin (October 2015)
Kandooma Resort is absolutely beautiful. The facilities are outstanding and the people working there even more so. By the middle of the stay it already felt like family. Waking up and checking the surf at Kandooma Right from our balcony was just what the doctor ordered. We were there towards the end of the surf season and unfortunately had smaller swell, but it was still worth it. The staff made sure that wherever there were waves we found them. And the day that the swell kicked in at Kandooma Right, the Perfect Wave team were right there to cheer us on from shore.

Richard (October 2015)
Great honeymoon, waves everyday, super food and awesome weather.

Craig (September 2015)
Jill and I would like to say a special thanks to all the people in the office at Perfect Wave like Bruno...... and Rob, Lutae, Mel at the beach.........right down to Daisy at the Restaurant foyer at Kandooma.......all the staff are amazing there and the resort is Jill’s favourite in the Maldives......for a surfer....... the girlfriend experience at Kandooma it is perfect......it’s the first trip we have ever done where Jill wanted to book in for the following year straight away. Thanks again to all the team.

Chad (September 2015)
All information and services provided by our consultant at The Perfect Wave covered everything and when I did have questions they were answered promptly. This combined with matching a package that was perfect for our needs made it an amazing holiday and experience for us.

Renata (September 2015)
The perfect wave did provide us a great boat, surf experience.

Rhys and Jessica (September 2015)
Our honeymoon was amazing!!! It exceeded both our expectations. The villas were beautiful and the staff at the holiday inn were so helpful and friendly. We stayed at an overwater villa given it was our honeymoon and wanted to splash out... and they were A1; however i think if we came back we would be just as happy to stay in the beach villas as they also looked great. 

We are both massive ambassadors for the stay indulgent premium package as i think we made good use of it with all the cocktails, beers and amazing feeds we could fit in. It was definitely a positive that we didnt have to think about how much we were spending on food and drinks having already locked in the package at a better exchange rate all those months ago. So as a result we didnt hold back and got some bang for our buck.

I think I also got very lucky with the surf forecast as it was 2-3ft and fun all week and for one day it spiked to 4 pushing 5ft on the sets. Was probably the most fun and consistent surf trip i have bean on (let alone honeymoon, aha)... spent most of my time out the front as it is such a fun wave on the forehand with (as you indicated) very few people... no need to get on a boat when you can just pick your moments and have kandooma right reeling away with 1 or 2 other people. 

While i surfed, Jessy made full use of the spa and indulged in a handful massages; and hence couldnt have been any happier. We also received a complimentary dolphin trip and snorkelling trip which were both great... the snorkelling around our overwater villas was also amazing, like an aquarium with the visibility being unbelievable.

The crew at perfect wave (Rob, Mel and the local lads... disappointingly, I cannot remember or spell the names ) were also great people and very helpful... so big ups to them too! 

Our consultant Sylvia was also as good as you can get... so professional and helpful by providing her own experiences at the beginning of the process to advise us about the potential options. Her opinions were on point and helped us decide on what was an amazing experience. Thanks again Sylv!!

All in all... an amazing experience with Perfect Wave and will definitely go through them again to book the next Honeymoon come Surf Trip 😉 nay surf trip with da boyzzz

Glenn (September 2015)
Hi guys,
I thought I would just drop you a note to let you know how smoothly everything went with the recent Kandooma Tex shows. Everything went very smoothly including our wedding over there. We had an awesome time. Well done to Kim (and Gina), Charlie and Ben. Everything went a treat including our Singapore stopover on the way home. Charlie and Ben could not do enough to ensure we and everybody else on the trip had an awesome time and all requirements were catered for. Special thanks to Charlie and Ben for there constant caring efforts at Kandooma oh and Rob too.

Deb (September 2015)
I cannot recommend a surfing holiday organised by Perfect Wave more highly. 
I felt quite overwhelmed about having to do all the planning myself and ensure my husband's special surfing trip, with me along carrying the bags:-), went without a hitch and that we'd get to all the best breaks in the Maldives in comfort by boat and follow it up with a great room with the best position overlooking the surf break at Kandooma Holiday Inn. 
When I came upon the Perfect Wave website, explored it and others quite extensively, it became obvious that there was only one choice! No competition! Charlie Pierce and the team at Perfect Wave took all the worry and stress out of planning the BEST trip imaginable. I was able to 'set and forget it' knowing that every detail was being taken care of and any questions I had would be answered in quick time. 
These guys are the experts and I have no hesitation in recommending them to you as people who will put their hearts and souls into ensuring your next surfing holiday, wherever that may be on the planet, is an experience you'll always remember as being safe, comfortable, exhilarating, value for money, luxurious and something you'll absolutely plan to do again!

Peter (September 2015)
Wanted to let you know how great the trip was, accommodation was excellent, food plentiful and very yummi , staff at resort great and surf was consistent and great fun
Thx for arranging the trip

Kath (September 2015)
Amazing fun, weather, staff, amenities!! Loved every bit!!

Mark (September 2015)
The waves at Kandooma were amazing. They were like out of a wave machine. Perfect for an old guy on a long board. I caught so many waves and had so much fun. Tex Perkins and Murray Pattison were also terrific.

Peter (September 2015)
Hi Guys, Wanted to let you know how great the trip was, accommodation was excellent, food plentiful and very yummi , staff at resort great and surf was consistent and great fun. Thx for arranging the trip. Zsuzsi and I had a fantastic holiday and would definitely go back to Kandooma.

Elenore (September 2015)
We did get home safely and had an absolute ball!! It’s such a great vibe on the island and Tex/Murray was a great way to break up the stay…. I’m sure Charlie will have some stories for you 😉
Thanks so much for organising everything for us – it was a smooth process, and exactly what you want when heading to a chilled out place like Kandooma – we have recommended it to a few friends already! Thanks again for all of your help J

PS… Hopefully you have been to Kandooma to see it for yourself! 😉

Tony (September 2015)
Our holiday in Kandooma was great. alot of thought has gone into the rooms, with lots of little extras that make the stay more comfortable. It was a week in paradise

Russel (September 2015)
The resort is stunningly beautiful. A lot of thought has gone into the design including shade and sitting areas to enjoy the natural environment. The surf is good (we surfed every day) and the reefs are teeming with wildlife. 
Be warned that you will struggle to get back to normal life. After 8 days of wearing nothing on my feet they completely rejected getting into shoes. My face wanted nothing to do with a razor and long pants felt stifling.
The staff are always happy to help you with any request.
It would seem like a dream except I have the photos to prove it wasn't.

Nicholas (August 2015)
Take the pain out of organizing your holiday and just let The Perfect Wave do that. All we had to do was turn up to the airport and check in.

Craig (August 2015)
Kandooma is a little slice of Paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Believe it or not, you can surf the exclusive right hander on the island on your own if you time it right during the day! I'll definitely be back!

Joanne (August 2015)
This was a holiday of a lifetime! My partner surfed at least two sessions for the whole 12 days we were there & I watched in awe! Everything was perfect! This resort is suitable for singles, partners & families. We can't wait to go back! Thank you so much Perfect Wave & Kandooma Holiday Inn!

Joao (August 2015)
Third time in a row. We got lucky with the swell and had waves e-v-e-r-y-d-a-y. This resort combines a family friendly attitude alongside one of the healthiest moods in the lineup (no aggressiveness, no localism, no disputes) and activities for all tastes. When the swell went up, there was plenty around for everyone, so surfers were distributed between all breaks it was all you can eat alongside a very healthy and friendly atmosphere. What more can you ask for?

Catherine (August 2015)
We had such a great time at Kandooma, my husband went out surfing each day (I'm a non-surfer) and I had plenty to do in the resort. Perfect Wave organised the perfect package to suit our individual needs right from when we first contacted them to when we came home from our holiday. We will be booking through Perfect Wave again.

George (August 2015)
Great trip & plenty of waves.  All was well & I cannot speak highly enough of the great service provided by Rob, Jolie & the rest of your team at the resort.

Best regards,

Steven (August 2015)
Easy family trip with some good surf, diving and food (at the Kitchen). Great kids club.

Pat (August 2015)
Just back from our epic family holiday to the Maldives and wanted to send you guys a big thank you for arranging such an incredible trip. Wife and kids say - "best ever". Everything went off without a hitch and the accommodation, boat, food, staff, surfing and diving exceeded our every expectation.

Kandooma was a tropical wonderland with 4.5 star facilities and such great facilities and waves for all levels.  My 10 year old, 16 year old and I all got the waves we were after and there were enough options so everyone was kept happy size and shape wise.  The restaurants, bars, spa and pool at Kandooma were top notch and according to my wife she had the best massage experience of her life (glad it was with a lady).  Rob and Jolli at TPW Surf Centre on the island made clear all surf option on a daily basis and coordinated our surf transfers to the more advanced breaks with a debonair flare. Yoga in the mornings on the peer was also a real hoot - thanks Jolli.

Tim (August 2015)
The holiday was pretty much perfect. The local perfect wave guides were super friendly and always giving recommendations about where and when to surf. Special thanks to Sippe at Kandooma he was excellent

Veronica (August 2015)
The perfect wave is great they sort out the whole trip for you including the flights, accommodation, transfers and surfing packages, its great to have everything organized in advance before you leave!

Andrew (August 2015)
Fun waves, perfect weather and awesome people. One of the best experiences in my life. So stoked I'm going back for my in 2 weeks.

Alastair (August 2015)
The third time I've been to Kandooma and it just gets better every time. For a surfer with a family it has everything, great food, great facilities for the family, great people and great surf. The Perfect Wave have absolutely nailed it.

Simon (August 2015)
Good waves

Brock (July 2015)
The trip to Kandooma was beyond expectation. From the moment we arrived stepped off the plane, the staff were polite and welcoming. They always greeted you with a 'frothy' grin and willingness to help. The rooms we had were perfect. We were on the beach over looking Kandooma's perfect right. 
I was so frothy I couldn't sleep on the first night. I set the alarm and pulled open the curtains after nodding off at some stage after 2am. I realised it was still too dark. I went down stairs to watch the sun rise, in hope of getting my first glimpse of this majestic wave I had only seen on google images. I waxed my board and put my fins in while washing back a strong black coffee. The dark was transforming into light. Before the sun had shown all its glory, I noticed a well tuned veteran grabbing the rail pulling into 4ft perfection. I couldn't hold my excitement back... I bellowed a, "Yeeeeew" as if I was around my mates. For a moment it felt like I had known this charger for years. I realised I was standing alone and it was only 5:45am. I was way too loud considering there appeared to be no other life forms moving yet. The vet couldn't hear me, but I know he would of been screaming,"Yeeeeeeew" inside. I had to paddle out and tell him I saw his perfect 10 as the morning opener. I paddled out and greeted the vet. I appeared to be frothing way harder than him. After some small chat, he asked when I got in. I explained I had just arrived. He laughed and as if I hadn't any idea. I asked all the usual questions about the spot in order to get it wired. He gave me the story of you should of been here a week ago. It was twice as big. I soon learned after this surf, this wasn't any normal place. I mean seeing him getting barrelled in perfection was a common thing. I'm not an amazing surfer, but even I was finding myself slotting deep behind the curtain. This place couldn't get any more mechanical. 
I left the surf with an extra beat in my step, whilst happily exhausted and famished. I would stay here for 6 more nights and continually have days like this. 
Not only were the waves amazing, but the staff were equally amazing. They were vibrant, knowledgable and professional. They continually wanted to help in any capacity they could, to ensure you got the most from your experience. 
I can't wait to come here again.

Chris (July 2015)
Our Kandooma trip was epic, Charlie told us everything we needed to know and having a Perfect Wave office on the island meant we could always get help. Got epic waves during our week and having the boats spread out the crowd, most of the time I was surfing with only 8 other people. Islands epic and perfect when traveling as a couple (missus doesn't surf but enjoys the sun). Would definitely recommend this trip when traveling with your significant other.

Roderick (July 2015)
Kandooma was the perfect holiday, no pun intended. It exceeded the whole family's expectation, from a range of surfing breaks that accommodated beginners to advanced, world class diving, great accommodation and exceedingly friendly staff both from Perfect Wave and the resort itself. Despite the long haul from Australia it is a trip we will do again, it was too good not to.

Mark (July 2015)
On arriving at Kandooma the surf was 2-3ft, as I am a SUPer this was great for a warm up, having been to Kandooma before we knew what to expect from the resort. On the 3rd day the surf picked up and we had waves between 3ft to 6ft for the rest of our stay, surfed twice a day every day so needed to get back home to take a rest, will definitely be back next year.

Maurice (July 2015)
Went to Kandooma in the Maldives and booked through The Perfect Wave. They were great. Well organized and quick to respond as I booked two days before I left for the short trip. They greeted me on arrival, answered all my questions and always checked in to make sure you were having a good time.

They work with all levels of surfers as the resort has couples, families and a few singles. A good place to learn as they have smaller breaks as well as boat trips to the bigger spots, therefore good for all levels.

Things to consider on going back are more hotel related than surf related. Once there, food is really expensive. Book one of the board packages that includes more than breakfast. Ask for this info from the perfect wave as soon as you inquire. I was there 3 nights, 4 days and I would have saved about 250usd in food as most meals (even simple ones) were 75ish USD. (I paid 40usd for a club sandwich through room service...once). The Perfect Wave gave me a heads up on F&B packages, but I didn't think it would be as expensive as it was, they clearly know what they are talking about and have your best interest in mind.

I would highly recommend using this company and will do so again on my next trip.

Maurice (July 2015)
A family surf vacation with TPW to the Maldives was the best summer vacation we ever had. Everyone enjoyed so much and we definitely going to book our next vacations with you. Everything was perfect, not only the waves.

Richard (July 2015)
Professional, knowledgable and enthusiastic surfing staff who made sure that every opportunity to catch some great waves was taken.

Mark (July 2015)
Thanks for all your help, had a great time and we are already planning to go back next year in either July or early August, dealing with you has been an absolute pleasure, you kept us informed every step of the way.
Rob & Jollie at Kandooma also fantastic, tell the bosses they need to keep them as they are great.
I am an older guy so I am on a stand up paddle board as my back and reflexes are not as good as they used to be, I was a bit worried as a lot of surfers don't take too kindly to SUPer's, I had nothing to worry about as it was super chilled in the water and we had a great bunch of surfers.

Caren (July 2015)
I can't fault anything as it was the best service as far as a travel agent is concerned that we have experienced. We have told a few people to just try Perfect Wave once and they won't want to use anyone else again. They were very accommodating and response time was excellent. We will only use the Perfect Wave to book our holidays again.

Melissa (July 2015)
This was an amazing experience, very seamless and a once in a lifetime holiday! Totally recommend to all our friends and family to use Perfect Wave

Jayden (July 2015)
Hi, I am 11 years old, and I thought it was one of the greatest holiday experiences ever! They provided so many things to do and see. I enjoyed the snorkeling with the turtles and the night fishing was fun because we caught so many fish. The food was very delicious, the pool was clean and enjoyable too.

Monica (July 2015)
We stayed on Kandooma for a fabulous week in the July school holidays. Next time I would stay longer for sure! We took half board and the drinks package, so with no worries about bills at the end, it was a wonderful relaxing holiday. Our family villa overlooked the break, so the hubbies had an early morning surf whilst I watched from bed with a cup of tea. I used the gym in the mornings, then we all met for a delicious buffet style breakfast. The boys (11 and 12) then hit the beautiful pools which kept them entertained most of the day, other children joining in for games of water polo and beach volley ball, whilst we sat under the coconut tree to read swim and relax. Did I mention over lovely waitress who frequently visited us there in our comfy pods to take drink orders? Throw in snorkeling with the turtles, kayaking out to the sand break for child friendly surf, a fishing trip where they caught so many it was ridiculous, numerous activities to choose from, every meal an absolute gastronomic delight, cocktails at sunset at the beach bar, the Deck bar under a full moon, or at the point whist photographing the surfers, the friendly, relaxed staff and atmosphere, really, whats not to love? Oh the surfing of course, yes the boys had good surf at both the Point break on the Island and the boat trips out to try other spots. All in all, a fantastic family surfing holiday. Thank you for sharing paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean, we loved every minute!

Louise (July 2015)
The Perfect Wave can make your dream Maldives holiday a reality - we have just spent a week with our good friends at the Holiday Inn Kandooma Resort in the Maldives and our stay was fantastic - the boys especially loved the diving. Apart from the amazing resort, the organisation and planning of the Perfect Wave staff (especially Sylvia) was faultless. We will be Perfect Waving again!

Suzane (July 2015)
Perfect Wave assisted us organising our perfect holiday from beginning to end. The perfect wave crew in the Maldives are friendly and chilled just as you expect them to be. The Kandooma resort is perfect, the waves are smooth and the trip was fantastic. The surf session would last 2, 3 hours and would happen 3 times a day. The ocean has 50 shades of blue and is full of beautiful fishes and turtles. One of the best features is Kandoo Kids - they plan fun activities and the carers are amazing. Kids eat for free with paying adult, but even better, they get ice cream and pop corn upon request! Happy kid is a happy mummy. Mummy almost became a mermaid, spending her days at the pool and the beach, without anything to worry but the next cocktail choice. The spa and the gym are amazing, food is great, staff are friendly and the weather is predictably good, making you want to extend you stay. The only downside of the hole experience was having to come back.... Planning the next one, definitely with Perfect Wave.

Sharon (July 2015)
Thankyou Sylvia and Perfect Wave.We visited Kandooma with myself, husband Tom and our two teenage sons for the third year in a row and had great weather, excellent service and hospitality and the most Perfect location just opposite the surf break. When the swell is on at Kandooma it really is a Perfect wave and right out front !, Amazing! 
Sunny relaxed days with great Maldivian hospitality,Thanks to Rob,Jolie,Mel ,Matt and The amazing Lutte,Sippe ,Mishu and Aru as well as the local boat crew.

Natise (July 2015)
Our holiday was amazing.....it was everything we hoped for and more. 
We could not have asked for better guidance and service from Marie. Looking forward to our next holiday!!!

Bell Family (July 2015)
Wow what can I say! Just got home and I felt I had to send you a mail immediately. On behalf of the family I just want to thank you and your team for giving us the best holiday of our lives. You guys are the most professional outfit that we have ever  dealt with! Nothing was to much to ask for. There are just to many names to mention but yourself, rob ,jolie,mel,aru,vishu ,roma and the rest of the staff at Kandooma resort were simply outstanding, please say another big thank you to them from us! From my side I will endeavour to promote the perfect wave and Kandooma resort here in sa! We had the most amazing waves, snorkelling and fun .really hard to better Kandooma right when we had it is good as it was, bring on 2016!

Maurice & Regina (July 2015)
We just arrived home a few hours ago, tired from the long flight, but tanned and smiling! We had our best vacation ever, everything was just perfect, no less. I could write for long how perfect it was in any term, but I will just say that this vacation met and exceeded our expectations and left all of us hungry for more, much more. We are already thinking about next summer. 7 days will not be enough next time. Thank you and all the perfect wave team at Kandooma!

Finn & Elliott (July 2015)
Elliott and I cannot thank you enough for organising the trip for us- it was faultless. The second we arrived in the Maldives everything was seamless. The staff were friendly and made sure our check in was as smooth and quick as possible late at night. In the morning Jolie from the Perfect Wave even came and found us at breakfast and explained how the boat trips/the whole thing worked. The Perfect Wave staff were amazing, Rob, Jolie, Mel and The Perfect Wave surfers and guys on the boat made sure we were always well looked after and it was amazing to learn about their lives. Elliott even caught a rainbow fish on the boat on our way back from Riptides.
The surf was small the first few days, but really picked up over the last 4 days- Elliott has surfed a few crazy places but he says Kandooma was up there with one of the best waves he’s ever surfed. One day we took the boat to Riptides, then came back for the boat to Tuckey Joes, where Elliott surfed a pumping Twin Peaks, with just him and one other Perfect Wave surf guide, we came back at about 6pm to a 5 foot Kandooma barrelling, that was probably the highlight of the trip, and Elliott was definitely a happy guy after that.
Even though the surf was small the first 2 days, there was still so much to do on the island. The weather was perfect (it only rained once overnight) and we had one overcast day, which was thoroughly welcomed after being in the sun the whole time! More than anything the whole vibe of everyone from the Perfect Wave- including the others on surf holidays was what made the experience unlike any other surf trip we’ve been on, everyone was so friendly and it was great to chat about where everyone was from.
The trip was honestly worth every cent and we are considering making this a yearly trip, we loved it that much. The only downside was that we didn’t stay longer!

Brett (July 2015)
Well, absolutely unreal would probably be the best way to describe it!!!
The surf at kandooma was only small but Rob organised a trip up north to chase some nice waves at Cokes, the scuba diving was the best I've done.
All the staff from the perfect wave were fantastic and helpful,so we're all the staff at kandooma.
Easily the best resort we've stayed at, the missus and my 4yr old girl had a great time also, the missus by the pool with some cocktails, massages,chillin ,swimming.
The 4yr old never wanted to leave kids club and when she did she was in the pool or ocean.
Thanks to you aswell Marie, everything went smooth as.We will have to go back !!!!

Alex (June 2015)
We were very lucky,for the first 3 days we've had waves around 5 feet,for next days got smaller but still fun...i can see in bigger days kandooma must be incredible.
I've been to other resorts in maldives to surf but nothing compares to Kandooma,Great Staff,nice rooms,great food to all tastes.
Nice gym and activity for those who don't surf,great kids club,perfect waves out of the door and boats in different times to explore waves around.
Would like to say many thanks to all staff at Kandooma,specially to Harinder Singh Bisht(restaurant manager,always looking after everybody)and Dayse(waiter always with big smile),girls from kid club for always be so kind to the kids(Sha,Hjjia,Chinu and Zumra) and The perfect waves team at the island for sharing their experience and knowledge of the spot(Luthe,Mac,jolie).
We will be back for sure,thanks sylvia to keep up with us,see you next trip.

Leah (June 2015)
Fantastic trip- service was outstanding, very quick resonae. Resort and surf both sensational. Would definitely use Perfect Wave again!

Nicole (June 2015)
Fantastic family surf trip for my husband's 40th birthday. Everyone was well catered for with a great set up on the island for the kids and adults alike. The family beach house we had was awesome!

Jamie (June 2015)
Great trip to Kandooma. Scored great waves, met some great people and overall had a fantastic time. I can totally recommend this resort and The Perfect Wave for anyone looking for a great family surfing holiday. My 6 year old loved the kids club, and kids eating free was a bonus, and my wife enjoyed the relaxed pace at the resort, the Spa and of course the cocktails. For me, getting a quality surf trip that I could take the family along for was perfect. Thanks guys, can't wait to return!!!

Graham (June 2015)
Had a great stay on Kandooma. Location, rooms, food and staff excellent. Rob, Jolie, Mel and the Surf guides all really friendly and informative ensuring we made the most of our stay. Didn't manage to snag a swell but still surfed fun waves each day. Next time Huey. This was the second trip Sylvia has organised for us and once again every aspect from start to finish was covered ensuring a hassle free holiday.

George (June 2015)
We had a great time- truly the trip of a lifetime. Thank you for helping to make it happen. We are already trying to figure out how we'll get back one day.  It was great working with you. Our experience with the perfect wave was wonderful from start to finish.

Kerry & Peter (April 2015)
Thank you so much for booking our family holiday to the Maldives and for recommending we stay at the Holiday Inn Kandooma. It was a perfect family holiday where all of our expectations were met and some were even exceeded.
The 2 Bedroom Family Villa was beautifully furnished and very spacious. With the surf being at our doorstep, we could not have been happier. The Perfect Wave team were fantastic, Rob, Jolie, Mel and Matt could not have been more helpful.  
The staff on the Island went out of their way to make our stay an experience to remember. The food was beautiful, fresh and the variety of different dining experiences was great. One of our favourite family memories is the Turtle Island Snorkelling Tour. We saw two turtles, a stingray and so many beautiful fish.
Thanks again for all your help.

Guy (June 2015)
I was really impressed with the pre and post-sales support provided by The Perfect Wave and I also feel that the price was very competitive. Strong communications throughout the process and I left for my trip feeling confident that everything was 100% organised. The information provided in advance was very detailed and clear, including instructions for when we arrived in the Maldives etc. We spent 4 nights in Kandooma and although the waves weren't big, Rob and the team at the resort made sure we surfed the best spots everyday. I would highly recommend Kandooma due to the great, affordable resort and variety of waves in the area.

Ank (June 2015)
We had a great trip. I could even say it was one of my best surf trips ever. Great surf at Pasta before a fantastic week at Kandooma. The surf ranged from 2-4 ft for the whole trip. So I surfed every day, sometimes twice and even sneaked in a 3rd surf on the good days. Jane also loved it. She really got into the surf thing, being so close and able to watch me every time I went for a surf. Not that exciting you would think, but for 30 years whenever I have gone off for a surf I would just go and come back in a few hours. Jane got to experience the and see what I have been doing for the last 30 years for the first time. She got into the whole thing. The socialising surfers do at the end of the day and even now understands surf talk. We enjoyed many afternoon on the points with a bucket of caronas watching the waves talking with other surfing guests.
Great stuff! loved it.  We also got a great villa right on the point at Kandooma. Thanks for your efforts there. They looked after us.

Roxanne (May 2015)
Kandooma Resort is one of the most beautiful resorts that I have ever stayed at. The crystal clear blue water when you wake up on the first morning is amazing. The rooms are absolutely like in the brochures. Comfortable beds and pillows. The outside bathrooms are a great touch. Loved sitting on the deck in front of our room in the afternoon looking over the water. The food is absolutely beautiful we didn't have a bad meal in any of the restaurants. Loved chilling out at The Deck bar late in the afternoon. All of the staff are so friendly and happy to help you when ever needed. Rob and Mel from Perfect Wave where great. We where there for nine days the guys got really good surf the first four days then it dropped off. So after two days of no surf the guys went and spoke to Rob about hiring a boat to going up north to surf. Rob was straight on to it they all went for the day and scored great surf. Thankyou Charlie for organising one of the best holidays I have been on. I will definitely go back one day

Chris (May 2015)
Hi Marie. We’ll be going back again for sure, maybe even this year. It’s was good without the kids but I really missed them too. My daughter would have loved the new splash pool! Rob was excellent as usual, as were all the guides. You’ve got a great team there. Just planning next year’s lads trip and it looks like we’ll be going to Kandooma again. Hopefully we’ll bump into each other one of these days.


Graham (May 2015)
Hi Marie
5th year at Kandooma and it just gets  better. Jolie and Robert so helpful and just lovely people. Siva staff Supv, Joby Restaurant Supv, Vincent Chef Supv and room boys so pleasant. Not a complaint with anybody or anything.  Didnt surf this year but snorkled, windsurfed,  kite surfed, SUPd, sailed and ate great food. Moved room from beach front villa to very relaxed shady room outside the big fig tree. Unit 31 which will be my request next trip. May consider return Nov this year in the hotter less windy season or same time next year. What would be some quotes for 10 days November 2015 and May 2016. I probably sound boring returning to the same place each year but just love everything that goes with Kandooma. Best wishes and thanks again.

Iwan (May 2015)
I just wanted to give you some feedback from my surf holiday at kandooma. it was the best I ever experienced. your crew on the island is just unreal! from the first welcome and quick infos by jolie (even before room checkin) to the warm goodbye (6AM!!!) from the whole crew when we left. they are so well organised and care for every detail (very organised boats, briefings on the spots if you surf it the first time, always overlooking the happenings in the water ...). rob is so dedicated every single day from early morning till very late, he is just everywhere for every surf guest. i will come back to kandooma for shure …. Iwan

Scott (April 2015)
Maldivian perfection! A cracker of a trip made possible by a great team at the Perfect Wave!

Rod and Sue (May 2015)
We had the most amazing time staying and playing at Kandooma Resort Maldives, Charlie who organized everything was fantastic and made all the bookings it was very easy. Kandooma itself was heaven on earth, the people were beautiful and always ready to assist you in anything that you needed. My husband Rod he surfed everyday and I relaxed by enjoying the beauty that surrounded us and taking lots of photos of the surf and the island itself. The perfect right hander wave at Kandooma lived up to its name! 
Charlie booked us the Villa right out front of the surf break and Rod could walk 40 paces (yes we counted) to the surf - perfection! 
The beaches, pool, cafes, staff were all amazing and we both loved our 10 day stay. 
The team at Perfect Wave at Kandooma Rob, Jolie and Mel were so friendly and they made you feel very welcome and were ready to help you in any way that was needed. It was a joy to have travelled and been part of the Perfect wave family over there.
Many thanks to the team at Perfect Wave for making our holiday and Rod's 60th birthday such a fun and memorable time away. Rod and Sue Lawrence

Pete (April 2015)
Hi Gina & Kim - just back from our 2 weeks and once again we had a great time.  The surf was great for the first week, with some really good size (3-6), and the second week while smaller was fun.  I even went for a few dives, down to a wreck at 30m and saw some great reef sharks, big napoleon fish, moray eels, eagle rays and sooooo many fish you couldn't start to count them!  Once again Rob, Jolie and the Perfect Wave gang were great, and really cared for the guests, and the Kandooma resort itself was great, with the food even better than our last trip, and magic cocktails on the sunset deck night after night! Can't wait for the next trip!

Greg (May 2015)
Firstly , Thank you so Much !!!!!!
We all had the best time , it was soooo Good !!!
Kandooma !!!!! We were absolutely spoilt by the Kandooma Staff , a Place for all , Perfect Place for Couples.You did the BEST job organising this trip , unbelievable Place , awesome people , absolute Paradise , and not one problem at all , Thanks Sylv .
We had great waves ,some big(Gary Nixon ,on the Biggest at Riptides ,8 Plus ,Crazy Longboarder !!! ,other Gary and I got flogged !!! that day) and  some just Great Waves every day  , surfed every day 2 times , firstly morning session , boat trip to Rip Tides or Quarters then arvo session at The Point ,  Perfect times , met some really good people ,the best Vibe in the water , ( We were Known as the 3 G's , Gary, Garry and Greg ) The Perfect Wave Team are unreal in Aus and Kandooma  , many pictures , Gary even did an amateur Video remake of the Corona Add from Kandooma , not so professional but still good , good laugh and some good surfing shots , and at the end of each day , straight from the surf to Kandooma Point Bar , we Called it the "Corona Bar" , nothing else other than having a Corona or 3 , Perfect Way To See The Sun Go Down .
Don't let that Perfect Wave Surf Team  Rob , Jolie , Mel and the So Cool Surf Guides GO anywhere  , they and you are a credit to your company , and just really nice people who know what is happening and where it is happening , Perfect WAVES !!! Perfect TEAM !!!!!!!!!
Thanks Sylvia .
Regards Greg , Gary & Garry  ( 3 G "S " ) and of course the Ladies , Merina ,Leonie & Michelle , ( 3 Strings ) They Also had the best Time

Rebecca (April 2014)
We absolutely loved Kandooma resort in the Maldives. It's a perfect combination of laid-back calm, great service and drop dead gorgeous beaches. We'd definitely go back there.

Adam (April 2015)
To the Perfect Wave Team. C/o Marie.

We Travelled with The Perfect Wave to Kandooma in the Maldives.
From start to finish Marie was great to deal with and made organising our trip super easy. 

Our trip was a 
surf trip/honeymoon/family holiday. Fair to say that it stared out as a once in a life time experience, but since our trip myself my wife and daughter have all said how much we would all love to go back....
Thinking a 40th birthday treat...

We were located on the surf point and the tidal lagoon both right in front of our villa which provided entertainment for my wife and daughter and having the surf sooo close was amazing for myself. Out of the 2 weeks we had waves ranging from 4-5ft to 1-2ft bar the last morning. Pumping for way more than just a couple days..

The "Holiday Inn" staff were amazing and super friendly and the kids club was a godsend for our daughter and really allowed us all to have a proper holiday without any hassle. Nothing was ever to much of hassle for them. The different dinning & entertainment options that they provided on a weekly rotation were always very interesting and varied and catered for all tastes....

The Perfect Wave crew in the resort headed by Rob & Jolie, Matt & Mel were amazing and really "customer focussed". Rob and his trusty team of local Maldivian guides never failed to deliver on the surf front with great recommendations and advice on the 4 x daily boat trips or on the home break at Kandooma rights.. Even scoring Riptides, Pumping 4ft on my own with just Aru,the guide and myself. 2 & a bit hours of pure STOKE....

All in all a truly amazing experience and as mentioned we will be heading back soon. Having travelled with The Perfect Wave previously I can and will recommend them to anyone that will listen.

Cheers Again

Alex (April 2015)
Our first overseas adventure and we were blessed with the guiding hand of Sylvia! The whole process was seamless. We were met straight off the plane, welcomed straight into the resort and spent 8 days of pure luxury on such a dream island! Thank you Perfect Wave for an incredible trip, We have been telling all our family and friends that this is the only way to book a holiday! We will most certainly be back again!

Ray (April 2015)
I have already sent a short message via your web page but I did want to contact you personally and thank you for your efforts. We once again had a great time both in and out of the surf. ROB and JOLLIE really looked after us from the moment we set foot on the island. JOLLIE was there to meet and greet us and made sure that our check in went smoothly,which it did. Your new people MAT and MEL are really nice guys and are fitting in really well I think they will be a big asset to your team. It was interesting to us that MEL has spent a fair amount of time around our area and has surfed most of my favourite breaks. The local surf guides again made us feel really welcome and it is great to share some waves with them. One of these guys was not there last year AHU I think is his name and again is just  really nice guy. We spent some good time at QUARTERS.

All of the BOAT MEN make sure that there end is all good ,and if you ask will offer as much advice on the conditions as you want sometimes LOCAL KNOWLEDGE is a big help.

It almost goes without saying that the resort staff are just the best and could not do much more to enhance the experience.

At this time we are planning to return at the same time next year.

Thank you MARIE and all of the team at PERFECT WAVE


Ray and Kathryn

OH I almost forgot the waves were great. If there is a better long board wave than QUARTERS anywhere i would like to know about it

Danny (April 2015)
Kandooma in the Maldives was great. Rob and Jolie at Perfect Wave there couldn't do enough to help and their service was first class.
The resort is a great place, the staff are great and so happy to do anything to help.
My wife and I went in early season knowing the risk for small waves but I still had some great surfs, with very few people in the water and my wife was very happy.
Sylvia in Sydney was excellent to work with, she couldn't do enough for us and sent great follow ups and even birthday wishes - she's great.

Sean (April 2015)
I wanted to write a long winded letter, but will opt for the truncated version. The trip was amazing.  The staff were great.  The facilities were excellent. Having been to the Maldives twice before on a luxury live-aboard, I arrived with very high expectations.  Without a doubt, the experience at Kandooma exceeded my expectations.

Thank you for arranging perfect family surf holiday.   I look forward to the next one. 

Mike (April 2015)
Hi Suzi 

I know you have spoken to Sally already so know how much we all enjoyed the holiday. It was simply superb. We loved the setting of the hotel and the friendly and very helpful staff.  The pool, beaches, snorkeling and swimming were spectacular and enjoyed by all the family. The surf was exactly what we had been told to expect- small wave perfection so felt right at home. The surf team deserve a special mention.  Rob and Jolie were the consummate hosts and made sure we were well taken care of from the moment we arrived to getting on the boat transfer.  Rob and Matt did a great job making sure we had all the information about the surf and boat options for each day and taking so many pictures. Rob's safety talks were legendary.  The local surf guides Sipi, Aru and Michu (excuse spellings) were very knowledgeable and great fun to hang around with between surfs. The whole team managed to create a fun and welcoming atmosphere that allowed us to really enjoy ourselves.  It was evident that behind the fun and relaxed manner were people who had a passion for their work, were professional and really cared about each customer. 

Back home I've surfed twice and luckily it has been good with the sun out for early spring weather. Ive been able to surf without gloves although in 5mm wetsuits that feel a bit more restrictive than shorts. 

We all want to do this again.

Thanks all again 

Mike Mel and Will

Marc-Andre (March 2015)
Rob and his staff are doin a great job @ Kandooma. Trips are well organized and while instructing he even takes pics of highest quality! 
Sara also did a great a job while being all-time concerned abt my booking problem as mentioned above. I always felt
Pampered well without being obstrutive! Thank you !!!

Carla & Mich (September 2014)
The Perfect Wave are extremely helpful, professional, responsive and could not do enough to make our holiday an absolute success under difficult circumstances. All guests that stayed at Kandooma were positive about their experiences with this amazing company. Many thanks to Marie and all the Perfect Wave crew! Carla and Mich

Ryan (October 2014)
Great place for a couples trip and there are some awesome uncrowded waves to be had as a bonus.
Rob the surf guide was great

Mike (September 2014)
What an amazing experience, perfect waves, perfect experience. As a waveskier I was a little apprehensive of the reception I would receive by fellow surfers & staff at Perfect Wave. Rob & the staff at Kandooma put all my fears to rest and as the first "goatboater" to surf Kandooma & outer reefs I soon became a novelty item. Everybody involved with Perfectwave were very friendly & helpful & Rob especially made the experience even more valuable. Cant wait to go back, thanks Perfectwave.

Greg (September 2014)
Trip of a lifetime! Beautiful destination with plenty of waves and can't say enough about Sylv's professionalism in looking after us from start to finish.

Paul (September 2014)
Thanks Suzi for another great trip to Kandooma Resort Maldives. The travel arrangements were seamless and you were there whenever we had a question. Rob, the Perfect Wave surf guide at the resort and his team were on hand to give advice and take us to the best spots. 2nd time we booked with you in 2 years - see you again next year! best wishes Paul & Rez

Justin (September 2014)
The team at The Perfect Wave were super attentive, detailed, friendly and enthusiastic. Having previously used others, I have no hesitation in recommending Perfect Wave to friends and family. Kandooma is the perfect resort for family holiday, with surf out the front catching 2-3 sessions a day, and still spending quality time with family, make it hard to beat.

Gavin (September 2014)
The best holiday we have ever been on.
- Waves - perfect! 3-4ft perfect every day. Low crowds and the guys in the water were the same crew from the resort all week so a really nice vibe. There was only one day it was smaller, but it was still a nice 2ft. Surfed 2-3 times every day.
- Room - amazing! Really loved it. Right in front of the break, could check the surf from bed.
- Resort - Great! 5 stars, but without the pretentiousness. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Plenty to do outside of surfing (swimming, snorkelling, fishing, chilling). Very relaxing.
- Location - spot on! Not very far to get to (only 45 mins from the airport), yet feels like you're miles from the rest of the world. Beautiful spot, great waves, not many people, nice vistas & sunsets.
We've done quite a bit of travel over the years, but this trip takes the top spot. My wife (non-surfer) loved it just as much as me. We'll be back some day for sure.

Brent (September 2014)
This was our second trip to Kandooma and things have improved since our first vist to the point of being more organised and professional. On this occasion there's nothing I feel that needs improving. Will certainly look at coming back again!

Troy (September 2014)
Thanks TPW, we had a fantastic honeymoon on Kandooma Island, we didnt score the swell I hoped for, however we had a great time in any case, thanks for the friendly service, we will have to keep exploring to score our Perfect Waves.

Karl (September 2014)
Booking through The Perfect Wave was a stress free, easy process, and everything worked out as it should have. The resort was amazing, it had everything you need to have a great trip, and all the staff were great. But most of all, the wave at Kandooma is unreal! fun, fast, perfect wave with a tube at the end... can't beat that. I hope to be back one day.

Tamara (September 2014)
My partner and I were overwhelmed with the assistance and help from Sylvia whilst arranging our trip to the Maldives. She went out of her way to help us in anyway possible and guided us through every fine detail. We thankyou Sylvia and appreciate all your good work to make this a memorable and amazing holiday. Outstanding customer service. A special thanks to Rob also for his knowledge and assistance whilst on the island. A great guy who we shall keep in touch with. We will definitely use the Perfect Wave again to book another trip and will recommend to friends and family. Thanks again.
Tam & Rob (Melbourne)

John (September 2014)
We all had a great time, I scored some excellent swell. The hosts Rob & Jolie where Great and put me in the right spot at the right time. The snorkling was unbelievable as was the facilities. Everyone had the best time. I have attached some pics of me that sum it up.

Tien (September 2014)
5 day luxury getaway. Good waves and the crew there were top. We surfed Kandooma Rights everyday and only too a boat out once. Food can be expensive , consider full board option.


Kaitlin (September 2014)
Exceptional! Perfect food, perfect accommodation, perfectly organised and most importantly perfect waves!!


Kylie (September 2014)
Amazing place, amazing waves, amazing holiday. Our recent trip to Kandooma holiday inn was unbelievable. We had the most perfect time which included some of the best waves our group have ever surfed. Booking through the perfect wave was a great way of organising a trip especially being quiet a large group. Thank you.

Tahel (September 2014)
To Suzi and The Perfect Wave,
Thank you for your professionalism, your willing to help all the time, for your availability. We are very glad about our decision to choose you. Suzi, you are great!!!!
Thank you


Scored some good fun waves at kandomma and riptides then flew to indo and pulled into some monster poo brown barrles at seminyak and karamas.crownas and bintang every night doesn't get much better.looking foward to our next trip

Experience Begun: October 2014
Created on: Wednesday 29 October 2014

Attentiveness is the foundation to The Perfect Wave.Knowing little about my destination, the team helped me pick my perfect Honeymoon. The staff were ALWAYS contactable, and communication was consistently excellent. On our way to the airport, we were caught in crawling traffic and were going to miss our check in. We called the airport and airline and no one was able to assist. Clutching at straws and in our last attempt, we made a final call to The Perfect Wave, the representative we spoke to (Adam), said "don't worry I'll sort it out for you" and somehow managed to arrange a life-saving extension on our check in. We told this story to several groups of fellow Aussies we met on our trip and as it turned out they too had all booked through The Perfect Wave and had nothing but good things to say about their own experiences. Service like that is going above and beyond.Thank you Charlie for booking an amazing trip and for the outstanding service.I will definitely be booking through The Perfect Wave again.

Experience Begun: October 2014
Created on: Wednesday 22 October 2014

We had great time on Maldives at Kandooma Resort and enjoyed a great organization of our trip thanks to The Perfect Wave!

Experience Begun: October 2014
Created on: Wednesday 22 October 2014

Our stay at Kandooma was all and more than we expected.The accommodation was sensational...that view in the morning, day or night.The food options, particularly the Kitchen, were great and good value with great scope.The surf was really good... First couple of days, a couple of feet above head high and gradually tapering to near flat...still got waves everyday, often 3 sessions. Rob and your team were sensational, nothing too much trouble.I could go on and on.......thank you for your part too. I would definitely recommend The Perfect Wave to my friends.

Experience Begun: September 2014
Created on: Wednesday 8 October 2014

What an amazing experience, perfect waves, perfect experience. As a waveskier I was a little apprehensive of the reception I would receive by fellow surfers & staff at Perfect Wave. Rob & the staff at Kandooma put all my fears to rest and as the first "goatboater" to surf Kandooma & outer reefs I soon became a novelty item. Everybody involved with Perfectwave were very friendly & helpful & Rob especially made the experience even more valuable. Cant wait to go back, thanks Perfectwave.

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Trip of a lifetime! Beautiful destination with plenty of waves and can't say enough about Sylv's professionalism in looking after us from start to finish.

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Thanks Suzi for another great trip to Kandooma Resort Maldives. The travel arrangements were seamless and you were there whenever we had a question. Rob, the Perfect Wave surf guide at the resort and his team were on hand to give advice and take us to the best spots. 2nd time we booked with you in 2 years - see you again next year! best wishes Paul & Rez

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

The team at The Perfect Wave were super attentive, detailed, friendly and enthusiastic. Having previously used others, I have no hesitation in recommending Perfect Wave to friends and family. Kandooma is the perfect resort for family holiday, with surf out the front catching 2-3 sessions a day, and still spending quality time with family, make it hard to beat.

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

The best holiday we have ever been on.- Waves - perfect! 3-4ft perfect every day. Low crowds and the guys in the water were the same crew from the resort all week so a really nice vibe. There was only one day it was smaller, but it was still a nice 2ft. Surfed 2-3 times every day.- Room - amazing! Really loved it. Right in front of the break, could check the surf from bed.- Resort - Great! 5 stars, but without the pretentiousness. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Plenty to do outside of surfing (swimming, snorkelling, fishing, chilling). Very relaxing.- Location - spot on! Not very far to get to (only 45 mins from the airport), yet feels like you're miles from the rest of the world. Beautiful spot, great waves, not many people, nice vistas & sunsets.We've done quite a bit of travel over the years, but this trip takes the top spot. My wife (non-surfer) loved it just as much as me. We'll be back some day for sure.

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Everything is well set up! From planning the trip to right up to surfing the last wave before coming home - if only my surfing was this professional!

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Thanks TPW, we had a fantastic honeymoon on Kandooma Island, we didn’t score the swell I hoped for, however we had a great time in any case, thanks for the friendly service, we will have to keep exploring to score our Perfect Waves

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Booking through The Perfect Wave was a stress free, easy process, and everything worked out as it should have. The resort was amazing, it had everything you need to have a great trip, and all the staff were great. But most of all, the wave at kandooma is unreal! fun, fast, perfect wave with a tube at the end... can't beat that. I hope to be back one day.

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

My partner and I were overwhelmed with the assistance and help from Sylvia whilst arranging our trip to the Maldives. She went out of her way to help us in anyway possible and guided us through every fine detail. We thankyou Sylvia and appreciate all your good work to make this a memorable and amazing holiday. Outstanding customer service. A special thanks to Rob also for his knowledge and assistance whilst on the island. A great guy who we shall keep in touch with. We will definitely use the Perfect Wave again to book another trip and will recommend to friends and family. Thanks again.Tam & Rob (Melbourne)

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

We all had a great time, I scored some excellent swell. The hosts Rob & Jolie where Great and put me in the right spot at the right time. The snorkling was unbelievable as was the facilities. Everyone had the best time.

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Exceptional! Perfect food, perfect accommodation, perfectly organised and most importantly perfect waves!!

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Amazing place, amazing waves, amazing holiday. Our recent trip to Kandooma holiday inn was unbelievable. We had the most perfect time which included some of the best waves our group have ever surfed. Booking through the perfect wave was a great way of organising a trip especially being quiet a large group. Thank you.

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

To suzi and the perfect wave,thank you for your Professionalism, your willing to help all the time, for your Availability.we are very glad about our Decision to choose you.suzi, you are great!!!!thank you

Experience Begun: August 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Gday Sylv. Sorry for not getting back to you earlier. We had an amazing time in the Maldives. We all enjoyed ourselves.The weather was amazing and the staff very welcoming.The food and facilities were fantastic.The family villa was absolutely perfect and very comfortable.And I had some great waves at Kandooma. We would recommend to any family a trip to Kandooma. And for myself the staff at Perfect Wave were fantastic and make you very welcomed. Booking a trip with yourself and the Perfect Wave was a very good experience. Thanks again. Andrew

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Lindy & Sunny

Hi Marie,we had a fantastic holiday, could not fault Kandooma once again, Rob, Gina and the crew were fantastic, Sunny surfed more waves in 8 days than in 8 months here in Qld!! Although the occupancy of the resort was higher this trip, we didn’t notice the extra people (except breakfast was busiest) or extra surfers out and about, very well organized….. Thanks again for organizing this end Marie…..much appreciated.Lindy & Sunny

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Thanks once again Marie for organising another memorable trip. This was our families second trip to Kandooma and it was as fantastic as the first time. The food and sevice was faultless and the water and waves perfect. Thankyou!!!

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

I read a review of Kandooma Resort from a travel writer not long before we left, and I was a little concerned...these concerns were soon dismissed when we arrived! Accommodation (family beachhouse) was amazing and spacious, loved the outdoor showers and huge bathroom! Staff were friendly, good variety of food and the cost of the alcohol very reasonable. Surf guides did a great job organising boat trips and giving advice to the three surfing members of my family who all got great waves for 10 days straight. A fantastic trip...well done Perfect Wave!

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Perfect combination of surfing, diving and relaxing for surfers and non-surfers alike!

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

We went to Kandooma for a surf and diving holiday and it was everything you would expect from a world class surf resort. Not only that but the food was fabulous as well. Just about all the time there was only a few surfers on each break, and the guides were friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back!

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

I thought the trip was totally magnificent and really enjoyed every second of it! We had great surf everyday, great service, great food and all the surf guides and other staff members were all really nice! Thank you SO much for such a fabulous trip!!

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

The trip that I had to Kandooma was the best surf trip i have ever had, not just because the surf pumped the whole time, but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Your surf staff were always easy to get long with and it was always easy to have a conversation in-between surfs. All boat transfers were great, the boat always arrived on time and we got to the surf spot with no hiccups along the way, the crew on board the boat were also very friendly and helpful. Your staff were very friendly and they helped out a lot when i wasn't sure where to surf. The accommodation was also excellent. It was really paradise.As i said it was the best surf trip i have ever had.

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

We stayed for two weeks from the 4/72014 to 18/7/2014.We stayed at surfers corner at beach house #144 which is right in front of Kandooma rights,with waves ranging from 2ft to well over head. The weather was perfect except for the odd monsoonal shower.Out of our 14 days stay I surfed 13, We also got good waves at Quarters and Riptides.We met some great people,and the atmosphere in and out of the water was vey friendly no hassles at all.Rob Underwood and his crew did a great job,they were professional,friendly and very helpful.The resort is very clean and well set up ,catering not only for surfers,but newly weds,couples and families.The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful.There is a wide variety of food options, as they have different theme nights for each night.We certainly will be returning to Kandooma as it was the most relaxing holiday we have had in a very long time. Thanks Perfect Wave and Kandooma resort.

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

The Perfect wave was a just Perfect! They took a very professional approach to the whole experience. The Maldives was one of the best Surf trips I have ever done. Here is the proof:https://vimeo.com/101538957

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Thank you Perfect Wave! Great trip! The Perfect Wave organised this trip for our whole family - 3 children, partners and our one-year old granddaughter's first surf trip. They sorted out all the details, sent us reminders and documents and made sure that everything went smoothly. (Even helped organise group seating on the plane for the whole tribe). The local Perfect Wave reps on the island were really helpful, friendly and well organised. As a travel company, you've exceeded our expectations from day one!We'll do this trip again and would recommend The Perfect Wave to anyone we know. Our personal thanks to Sylvia Gach, who made this a really wonderful trip for all of us.

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

The Maldives were excellent. World class waves and Kandooma Resort just amazing. We had some travel dramas but Perfect Wave helped up to sort it out all out. Cheers!

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

We travelled to Kandooma island in the Malvdives and have felt we should have stayed longer. Everything about the holiday will hold wonderful memories for us and our familiy. We were treated with kindness everywhere we walked on the island right down to the dear lady that sweeps the leaves. The staff of the holiday inn were fantastic and they should be given that acknowledgment. Our rooms were always clean and we were near the surf break. what more could one ask for. It is the first time and wont be the last to Kandooma. We have already enquired about next year. regards to all

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

We have just returned from our second family surfing holiday to the Maldives organised by "The Perfect Wave"All the staff at perfect wave have been fantastic , they make it easy , all the information you require , don't forget to take lists , everything is organised and there are no surprises.The only thing they don't have is a direct line to Mother Nature , however the guides know her well and will get you to the best waves she has on offer each day.Words to describe "The Perfect Wave"Easy , Organised , Friendly ,

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

From the moment I contacted our consultant Sylvia via the online chat function she has not been able to do enough for us. This trip was extremely important to our family as it was a reunion and a celebration after a tough 6 months - to have Sylvia on board and helping us with every detail took away all the stress and allowed us to sit back and look forward to our holiday. Regular emails just served to remind us The Perfect Wave were there to help and any queries or questions we had were responded to quickly.Sylvia's knowledge about Kandooma Resort, what to expect and her recommendations were all spot on and certainly helped with both our planning and expectations. We were also lucky enough to have Gina from The Perfect Wave on the island during our stay and it was great to have someone to help with any enquiries along the way.Sylvia's recommendation of the "Stay Indulgent" package was a winner with all 7 in our party. We did not go without and truly indulged for our week away - all we could eat and drink, snorkelling trips, spa treatments, water sports and activities as well as a magical Private Beach BBQ with our very own chef. The food was plentiful and varied with special theme nights to keep things interesting. The local produce was fresh and delicious and Kitchen Restaurant provided an amazing "fine dining" experience right on the beachfront.Kandooma Resort itself was magical, the staff from management to housekeeping gave personalised yet discreet service, the surf and discovery centres and restaurants were all faultless. We loved the gym and the yoga classes which were available at sunrise and sunset - a perfect way to begin or end a day in paradise before kicking back at The Deck for evening cocktails. Our accommodation was a mix of Beach Villas and an overwater Villa and they all exceeded our expectations. Large Rooms, well stocked minibar and outdoor rain showers. The surf transfer boats took us from break to break and Rob was extremely knowledgable on where to find the best wave for the day. The surfers in our group all had a great time and found the limited surfer numbers to be great as none of the waves or surf trips were crowded. The Resorts own break "Kandooma Right" was perfect for those wanting to stick closer to home and still provided a fantastic Right hander perfect for long and short boarders alike - and the beach bar set up in the afternoons provided a fantastic place to chill out and do some spectating!Kandooma Resort was perfect for us, surfers and non-surfers alike, there was something for everyone! We are already talking about our next trip and would not hesitate to recommend The Perfect Wave for anyone looking for to book a trip of a lifetime!!!

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

The organisation of the trip was handled perfectly, sylvia went out of her way to be helpful with all queries.The team at the island were absolute stars, even booking extra boat trips to specific waves when requested, the team at the island were just so happy and helpful at all times.Yoga over the water at kandooma resort was a once in a lifetime experience.

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014

Our family of 7 travelled to Kandooma, Maldives in July 2014, we were an unusual booking as 5 of us came from WA and 2 of us came from South Korea, but nothing was too much trouble, we booked with Sylvia and the help and information we were given was excellent. We booked an overwater villa and 3 beach villas and all were excellent and equipped with everything. The Island had everything on hand with yoga,surfing tours, massages,gym catamarans to name a few, We all felt very special with the support and assistance given both before we left and the Perfect wave staff on the Island were equally amazing.I cannot thank Sylvia, Gina, Rob and Jolie enough for an amazing family trip

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014

We had a fantastic time at Kandooma in the Maldives. It was a perfect relaxed island getaway, even for non-surfers! The Perfect Wave provided an efficient and organised service and responded to queries in a prompt and knowledgable manner.

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014

I would have no hesitation in recommending the perfect wave for your next surf trip. They took care of everything whilst we were planning the trip and provided us with a really competitive price. We stayed at Kandooma Resport in the Maldives which we loved. Whilst the surf was small for the week we were there, the Perfect Wave team took us out snorkling and to outer islands on flat days to fill in the days and arranged a day trip to North Male surf breaks where the swell was a little bigger to ensure we didn't leave without surfing some decent waves. The service was great, ease of travel excellent and I can't wait to book our next surf trip.

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014

As a "travel agent" The Perfect Wave were spot on in their customer service and knowledge of their destinations. I would certainly book another holiday through them.

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014
Tom and Sara

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 beautifull reefs, to kayaking to a small sandbank in the middle of the ocean... we loved it all. Thanks TPW, you will definately hear from us again !!! Tom & Sara Perry.

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014

We were very pleased with our overall experience with perfect wave. The resort and beautiful location certainly made our stay great. To top it off we had great waves the entire two weeks. The resort staff were very friendly and tuned into the guests requirements.Rob the surf guide was great and full of great info about each surf break we surfed.

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014

Kandooma is a great resort that offers something for everyone - Couples, families or a boys surftrip. The staff where great and all to eager to please. Food and accomadation are excellent, and the resort is very clean and spacious.Although we lucked out on the swell and it was flat most of the time, their was plenty of other things to keep us occupied, or we just relaxed on the beautiful beach. Would definately recommend staying here and would love to make a return trip.

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014

Well what can I say . . We are a little sad to be home to say the least! Book us in we are going back! Kids had the most amazing time, so glad we took them . . Staff awesome! Our double fronted two storey villa was the envy of everyone on the island! I didn't realize there are only a few family villas and it was massive . . We could have stayed another 2 weeks and not gotten in each other's way . . I would highly recommend a family villa Elton was over the moon to be right Infront on the Kandooma Right break, he surfed it everyday! Rob from the Perfect Wave is the nicest guy and bent over backwards for us . . Food awesome . . Drinks amazing . . Island so peaceful and beautiful . . Staff friendly and helpful . . Kids club loved it . . Pool super awesome . .Amenities fantastic . . Water activities so many to choose from . . Waves awesome . .Spa was the icing on the cake . . 20% discount on the food & drinks bonus Told everyone we met on the island about you and hope you get a heap of new business! Sylvia is amazing and we will be booking with you again soon . .

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 22 September 2014

Hi Folks, Ive had a cancellation on trip # 17, so there are 2 spots up for grabs still on this trip. We also have plenty of empty trips for 2015. We'd like to thank you for all your support this season.Regards,Simon.

Experience Begun: October 2014
Created on: Monday 8 September 2014

We all had a great time, I scored some excellent swell. The hosts Rob & Jolie where Great and put me in the right spot at the right time. The snorkling was unbelievable as was the facilities. Everyone had the best time. I have attached some pics of me that sum it up.

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 5 August 2014

Hi Sylv,Yep we are back in cold wintery Melbourne! We had a great time at Kandooma, thanks for putting it all together for us. And in particular organising the surf front accommodation, awesome, we were the envy of many! It appears there is limited two bedroom rooms and we had many walk by enquiries.The resort was fantastic and we took part in many of its offerings, we particularly enjoyed the dining and set up at the kitchen restaurant. The surf lived up to all expectations, great waves available for all days of our stay. The slightly mellower offerings at “quarters” was our preferred option and we were regulars on the boat trips there most days.The onsite “perfect wave” staff led by Rob, were fantastic, and really helpful. As were all the resort staff.Thanks again for your assistance in making it all happen.We look forward to our next perfect wave!Cheers.Dougal

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Tuesday 29 July 2014

Hi Sylv,The trip was Awesome, we had pumping surf for the whole 10 days and the staff were really friendly. It was the best surf trip i have ever been on.

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Monday 28 July 2014

Heya everybody at the perfect wave, its been a while since i have been back and been so busy, but cannot get out of my mind on much of a great holiday / surf /10 year anniversary trip we had . My wife and i had an amazing time, she has even said it was her best trip ever and she doesn't even surf . we meet some great people from all over the world and from our own backyard ( hello Carlos ).The whole experience was flawless from the accommodation to the food to the surf and the people we meet, we wish we could do it all again with the same crowd .We would like to thank Rob and Jollie and their boys for the local knowledge and the way they organise their boat trips its fantasic . I have to say i can't wait to go back i dream about that place all day long thanks for make our trip a memorable one . Jake .

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Friday 18 July 2014

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 3 July 2014

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 3 July 2014

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 3 July 2014

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 3 July 2014

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 3 July 2014

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

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Thursday 3 July 2014

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 ofactivities 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: June 2014
Created on: Thursday 3 July 2014

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

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

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: January 2014
Created on: Monday 23 June 2014

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

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 5 June 2014

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

The Perfect Wave/KandoomaCharlie was very helpful during the resort booking process. We arranged our own flights.Rob, Jollie & Utay were fantastic. Rob in particular knew exactly where & when to turn up at each reef break. He knew which way the fickle currents were running, the best tide time & the exact take - off point so you didn't waste time trying to figure it out yourself. He took the initiative to manage the numbers of surfers on the breaks, making time slots with other tour operators so as not to over crowd the breaks... We were lucky, the surf was consistently in the 3'-6' range our entire trip & I know that doesn't always happen. The first session my son & I both had about 15 two hundred metre rides... absolute bliss. The following days were the same. The boats were fine, a breakdown one day with a transfer to another vessel & a fast trip through a colorful storm only added to the experience. The next day on the way home a pod of pilot whales frolicked around our boat for 20 minutes, unreal. I have had several surfing trips to Indo with my sons in the past. We had more perfect waves in one session in the Maldives than we had in 2 weeks in our 2012 trip to West Java... I know everyone is not that lucky, but that's the way surfing goes… this time we were winners!! Thanks so much Perfect Wave, you delivered just what you name suggests. Best regards, Glen

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

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: January 2014
Created on: Monday 12 May 2014

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

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

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

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

HI MARIEJust 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 thereROBERTJOLLIESIPPEYLIEUTYis just great and they are doing a great job, could hardly be any betterTHANK YOU and YOUR TEAM for making it happen we will be telling our friends and we would certainly consider a return tripBest Regards

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

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

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: Thursday 2 January 2014

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 :(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 🙂

Experience Begun: October 2013
Created on: Tuesday 29 October 2013

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: Monday 28 October 2013

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: October 2013
Created on: Monday 28 October 2013

Thank you so much for organising our trip for us. Everything worked out perfectly! Everything ran smoothly from the planning stage, to the transfers and accommodation. We had great surf and loved the resort as well. Your advice about the weather was also spot on, we would not let the monsoon season deter us from going again. We had pretty good weather. Thanks as well for responding so quickly to all our emails, and organising our trip in such a short amount of time, as we didn't give you much notice! The only down side to the trip was that our boards were quite badly damaged on both flights. Even though we reported it, apparently Singapore Airlines did not lodge a formal complaint and no one could help us at Sydney airport - so that was quite disappointing. But perfect wave at Kandooma looked after us, and lent us some boards while we fixed our boards etc. So that was great.Thanks again Sylvia, will definitely look into booking with you guys again in the future. We just need to save up our pennies!

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 17 October 2013
Craig & Kelly

Hi Sylv, It was outstanding!! I cannot fault it. The location is beautiful, staff are friendly the food is great and the waves were plenty. Rob and Joli (spelling) are fantastic, great advice on local waves and very likable people it was great fun catching good waves with good people. Thank you for work in making this happen.

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Wednesday 16 October 2013

We trusted the Perfect Wave with booking our honeymoon and were not disappointed. The resort was wonderful and by booking with tPW we got several perks not available to other guests booking through the hotel directly. We got free breakfast which was so helpful ($29++ per person otherwise), we got free surfboard rental for the duration of our trip and some other things that I can't remember right now. The islands are amazing and I truly hope to return sometime.

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 10 October 2013

Hi Gina – just back and had a great time – weather great and surf really consistent with some big days at the end – I surfed with Jamie my last session so that was good to meet him. Some pics attached.Thanks again and we will be back in touch for the next trip.

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 3 October 2013

Kandooma was fantastic!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 26 September 2013

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 26 September 2013

second time booking a surfing holiday with perfect wave.both great life experiences, that exceeded expectations both times, made possible by the expert, personalised, and caring customer service from perfect wave.i woulod have no hesitation in recommending pefect wave to any other family mnemebers, work colleagues , or old surfing mates.

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 26 September 2013

Hi SylvI'm really good, nice and tan! Haha how are you?I had the best time there. We got awesome waves and everyone was just so lovely and friendly. Rob was fantastic as a guide as well he got us the best waves and explained where to sit at the spots we surfed. I got some awesome photos off him. Some of the highlights were surfing with big mantas at riptides and having sessions at kandooma with just dad, drew and myself out. We also went snorkelling to turtle point and it was just beautiful. The food was awesome, accomodation was awesome and the maldivians were just such beautiful people. I couldn't believe how uncrowned the surf was aswell! Hope to go back there one day with the whole family :)I've attached some photos for you. Thanks again for everything, you have been awesome as usual! will be in contact probably next year for my next adventure ) haha

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Thursday 19 September 2013

Just arrived back this morning from the Maldives, Rick and I had a great trip and scored some nice waves. Thanks again for organising everything for us. Unfortunately both my boards were damaged on the flight home so I’ll speak with QBE insurance about that. And here’s a pic trying to line up at Kandooma a couple of days ago! 🙂

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 17 September 2013

We had a fantastic week in Kandooma. It was the perfect way to start our year abroad. We had good weather although we did have a few days with showers and strong winds. This was not problem though with the nice villa we had to relax in. Food was great but we found it to be very expensive. We snorkelled loads. I got out surfing 5 days out of our 7. The day we got there was awesome. Head high and clean at the point. I also had a few memorable sessions at Riptides. The staff there (both Perfect Wave and Holiday Inn) were so friendly. It was such a great experience overall.I would like to go back there and spend longer. Or maybe a boat trip with some lads from home!Thank you for all your help setting up our trip to Kandooma. You were extremely organised and helpful. If another trip is on the horizon in the future I will definitely check in with you at the perfect wave again! Thanks againGavin (& Lisa)

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 17 September 2013
Ian & Robyn Blackett

Better late than never. Sylvia thank you for organising a great trip and whatt a place Kandooma is, paradise. We are looking at going back in 2015 for another round. The surf was great with Riptides, Kandooma Right and Tucky Joes all giving memorable rides. Met some great Aussies over there Maz, Graham and Mal from Mona Vale NSW and Dave and Lisa from Newcastle, the Surf Guides Rob and Brian were fantastic. The resort is great and we are counting the days.

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Thursday 12 September 2013

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: July 2013
Created on: Thursday 8 August 2013

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: July 2013
Created on: Thursday 8 August 2013
Lisa & David

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 lolA GREAT BIG THANKYOU AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!xxLisa & David

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Friday 2 August 2013

Hi SylviaGood to hear from you!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.RegardsNick

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Thursday 25 July 2013

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: June 2013
Created on: Monday 22 July 2013

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: Monday 22 July 2013

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: May 2013
Created on: Monday 24 June 2013

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: Monday 24 June 2013

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: May 2013
Created on: Monday 24 June 2013

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: Monday 24 June 2013

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: Monday 24 June 2013

We had the most wonderful holiday. Kandooma Resort was paradise. The staff, the food,our room,the weather,the colour of the water,the surf everything was fabulous.We had to make big decisions whilst we were away to swim in the pool or ocean or curl up under a Palm with a book or have a chardy or a cocktail or maybe thinking was too hard and have a sleep. We haven't stopped talking about our holiday as now it seems to be only a wonderful dream.My husband who is fifty-four thought he was eighteen again as the surf was fantastic.We would sincerely like to thank Perfect Wave for being so reliable and giving us the opportunity to have an ideal holiday. We would recommend Perfect Wave to everyone and we will book another holiday with Perfect Wave in the future. Kindest regards.John and Andrea

Experience Begun: June 2013
Created on: Monday 24 June 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
Sharon & Gary

Hi Rhonda, just to let you know that we had a fabulous time at Kandooma again. Gary had amazing surf and somedays he surfed up to six hours a day!

Experience Begun: June 2013
Created on: Tuesday 11 June 2013

We just came back from a week at the picture-perfect Kandooma Resort and feel sublimely relaxed and reinvigorated.Your organization of the trip was faultless and the resort was spectacular. Such a place of natural beauty, with friendly and attentive staff. Snorkelling with manta rays is a memorable experience for life!

Experience Begun: September 2012
Created on: Wednesday 22 May 2013

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: April 2013
Created on: Tuesday 21 May 2013

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 themYes will go back

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

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

Hi RhondaSorry 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 shotshere as well. Thanks Perfect Wave!

Experience Begun: September 2012
Created on: Friday 9 November 2012

I was the very fortunate winner of the Pub2Pub Raffle and my surfing husband was very keen to join me in the prize ..... 7 nights at Kandooma Resort, plus airfares, breakfast, transfers and 2 surf lessons. An incredibly generous prize from The Perfect Wave. We had such an amazing experience, with a faultless booking with Marie and all travel plans organised, and information provided well in advance. Kandooma was such a magical resort and actually exceeds all the photos on the websites. Picture perfect location, stunning blue and clear water, white sands and a very modern resort. Spacious, comfortable and elegant rooms, with fresh oranges in your room each morning to make juice, with loose tea and ground coffee supplied as well. A spectacular outdoor waterfall shower and bath. The breakfast buffet had a great variety of fresh produce and attentive staff. Some mornings we even needed to retire back to our villa's hammock and day bed for a post-breakfast nap! Sunset cocktails on the rooftop bar were a highlight of the day, and a great way to socialise with other guests. The highlight for us was when we went out on the boat with Brian from The Perfect Wave and he spotted a group of manta rays. We all jumped in the water and snorkelled with these amazing creatures ... a once in a lifetime experience. Unfortunately Kandooma Right and Riptides were only small, but my husband still managed a few surfs a day and found some fellow surfers to share stories and beers with later in the day. All the staff were very friendly, helpful and polite. There was even a well equipped, air conditioned gym to make amends for all the food and cocktails consumed during the week. Thanks for a great holiday and we would recommend The Perfect Wave and Kandooma resort without hesitation.

Experience Begun: October 2012
Created on: Sunday 4 November 2012

What an AWESOME part of the world!!! I want to go back again. Beautiful resort, incredibly happy and helpful staff and great weather. Fun waves made even better by the minimal crowds. I really want to thank Rob and Toasty for being absolutely legendary with their level of service, both wouldn't hesitate to help out with anything! They not only kept us boys frothin but they made sure the girls (non-surfers)were included and welcomed. It was excellent to see that they would stop, chat and have a laugh with the whole family whenever we were together.On the boat transfers, both would ensure that we got plenty of waves, had a fish and shared plenty of hilarious stories and facts and always kept us laughing.A special thanks goes to Toasty for 1. Giving me some advice on what I can fix with my surfing to keep improving2. Sacrifcing himself on the reef at Lucky Joes on an incoming tide and increasing swell after our GoPro came off my wrist post wipeout...sorry that you got cut mate..hopefully travel insurance replaces it!!Cheers Boys, See ya back amongst the crowds on the Northern beaches!! P.s. I recommend the Monday night at The Kitchen, best night of food and grog all week.

Experience Begun: September 2012
Created on: Tuesday 9 October 2012

If it was a holiday where you had the missus or family it’s all time.The island is beautiful, its very safe, staff really nice and friendly, diving is great, different things on each night and really relaxing with an uncrowded right hander a very short paddle away.We loved the joint!

Experience Begun: August 2012
Created on: Friday 5 October 2012

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

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

Marie,In short it was a great holiday - Kandooma was everything you said it was, the food was fantastic, the overwater bungalows amazing. I was also so lucky to strike a great week or so of surf - Kandooma rights were small but quick & fun, and the trips we did to some of the other spots were great fun. Rob Underwood does a great job, & I found the whole surf trip experience fantastic. Even on the way home on the plane, & almost every day since we've been back, we say 'we wish we were back in the Maldives!"

Experience Begun: August 2012
Created on: Thursday 30 August 2012
Nadia and Rhys

We had such a great time in Kandooma holiday in resort in Maldives. Maldives was just like a heaven and the resort was beautiful, well priced (very reasonable) and quiet. Our all inclusive deal was great value and food, drink and everything was perfect. It was just perfect for a couple holiday for a surfer husband and a non surfer wife like us 🙂 big thank to Trent and Evan in the resort as well they were really nice. Evan replaced my husband's surf board broken fin with his. My husband had a fun surfing and I had an amazingly relaxing time! Thank you Perfect Wave, we will book our 3rd trip with you guys soon!

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Monday 27 August 2012

Surfed twice a day every day, ate too much and even put on weight! Daily boats were great idea. Have been telling everyone its crap so they don't go and it stays uncrowded. Think you should send me back next year to defend my arm wrestling crown.

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Monday 27 August 2012

Rated as our best family holiday ever. Plenty to do for surfers and non-surfers alike and everyone came home totally relaxed. The Perfect Wave crew on the ground - Evan and Trent - were great and made our family surfing trips hassle free and a whole lot of fun. Highlight of the trip was surfing with turtles and dolphins. The Kandooma Holiday Inn resort staff greeted everyone with a smile and nothing was to much trouble. Next time we will stay longer at Kandooma and skip the Singapore stopover (which was pretty awesome itself). Big Thanks to Marie for organizing and co-ordinating such a great trip for 4 families from different sides of Australia.

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Monday 27 August 2012

This was the best surf trip we ever had - it all came together - really worth the financial sacrifice - amazing accommodation and really laid back easy approach - the food isn't cheap but it's the best we've come across so far and there is loads of choice - the resort really catered for the girls with abundant resort facilities so it's a perfect place to bring your girlfriend or wife - spa, gym, water sports of every kind - the snorkeling was world class and resort staff excellent - but best of all incredible waves - we really scored - the reefs were firing and our surf guide Evan was excellent always getting us to the best wave at the right time - it's not really for beginners but the waves are world class - Kandooma Rights is at the doorstep and when it's on it's big and long - we got to surf Twin Peaks, Lucky Joe's, Quarters and Kandooma regularly - Foxy's (dirty challenging left hander is right near Rip Tides too). But RIP TIDES was by far our favorite and was up to double overhead with insanely long rides ... all that and it's only 15 minutes by boat from the resort! Just epic!

Experience Begun: August 2012
Created on: Monday 27 August 2012

Hi Marie,Now that I’m back at work and the realization that I am a mango farmer and not a full time resort lounging, tropical water surfing, reef snorkeling professional, I thought to say g’day after the trip.THANKYOU!!! For recommending and arranging a fantastic holiday. We a had a ball. Kandooma was the perfect spot for our whole family. Great snorkeling/swimming/staff/rooms/food/pool, everything!!! The villa you booked for us in front of the break was ideal. I basically paddled back in to the lounge room after each surf and my wife and kids swam in the rock pool out front.The surf was great. A range of small to medium waves everyday at Kandooma and the spots up and down the atoll. The pre paid surf transfers worked well as they probably got me in the water more often and great to surf a variety of waves. We had some really good waves at all the breaks, pity about the dive boat on the inside at Lucky Joes, but still, what a wave!!!Toastie (Evan) was a champ, Sarah and I even helped him celebrate his 40th on the dance floor. I said g’day to him for you Jamie and had that drink for you on the deck, what a top spot to end the day and watch the sun go down. Anyway thanks again and the next time I will be corresponding with you for the PNG trip.I’ve attached a photo of Kandooma on the morning of our last day there.Next time you speak to Toastie can you say a big g’day from Mangoes?CheersMarkPS I think our once in a lifetime trip to the Maldives will turn into a more frequent occasion.

Experience Begun: August 2012
Created on: Friday 17 August 2012

Hi RhondaMy sincere apologies for taking so long to get back to you.Maldives was amazing as usual, perfect weather everyday although i forgot how warm it was so brought way too many clothes. Sean surfed Kandooma right everyday, i was waiting for the flat day so he could spend the day with family but that never happened. Our friend Adrian was there which was a huge surprise (we met him there 3 years ago). I think he booked with you guys as well last time. Sean was stoked to have a surfing buddy out there and Adrian was over the moon to see us again.It was the first time my boy had been to the beach (and what a beach to introduce him too). He absolutely loved it, i can see his future in the waves already.Overall it was another fantastic holiday and we will definitely be going back again hopefully sooner rather than later.Thank you again for your assistance!!

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Tuesday 14 August 2012

Hi Charlie - just got back from Kandooma last night. It was absolutely amazing, even better than my high expectations. Thanks for all your help getting organised especially for sorting out my Singapore flights that got a bit complicated. We'll definitely be going back.

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Tuesday 7 August 2012

Hi Rhonda,I can't believe we've been back a month! The holiday was fantastic! It's never long enough...we had the absolute best time! Lots of surfing, 2 of my kids went scuba diving for the first time which of course they LOVED...we all swam with manta rays & met some fantastic people there.The staff of course were just fantastic! They really know how to pick them. We all felt very lucky to have had such a lovely holiday. Thanks again Rhonda.

Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Thursday 2 August 2012
David Mullan

I travelled independently to the Kandooma resort from Ireland, but was very pleased to avail of the boat trips to the various surrounding breaks provided by The Perfect Wave. Many thanks to your surf guide Evan.

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Monday 30 July 2012
Dominik and Karli

We just returned from an 8 night stay at Kandooma and wish that we were still there. Karli relaxed on the beach or in the hammock out the back of our beautiful ocean view villa whilst I would head out on the boat to chase the waves. The resident surf guides Evan and Trent are professional and knowledgable but also ensure that the trips are fun without any bullsh!t. There were waves everyday with a couple of really great days. There were more surfers at the resort than I expected (20+ guys on Kandooma Right when it was pumping), but there was such a great vibe amongst the surfers, regardless of ability. The locals that work at the resort are genuinely lovely people and always greet you with a smile and a hello. The food was great too, we ate way too much. We would love to one day return to Kandooma. Would also be happy to again book through The Perfect Wave, they are well organised and make it easy.

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Saturday 28 July 2012
Jenny and Alwyn

Hi ClaireI wanted to drop you a note to thank you and Perfect Wave for our recent trip to Kandooma.We had a fabulous time and really appreciated dealing with you on all aspects of the booking and the little things like organising the extra luggage for Alwyn's surfboard with Singapore Airlines.The trip was amazing and even though we originally would have liked a seaview villa we were very happy in our island view one. Your local surf guide Evan is a great bloke and made the whole surfing safari a lot of fun. The Kandooma Holiday Inn resort staff were friendly and made sure we had everything we needed - everyone was amazing.We have already recommended The Perfect Wave and Kandooma to a lot of our friends and can't wait to return.All the bestJenny and Alwyn

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Friday 27 July 2012

My wife and I just spent 10 nights at Kandooma resort, Maldives. This is a beautiful resort on a picturesque island and is a great place to relax. The wave on the island, Kandooma right, broke every day and although it didn't get sizeable was a lot of fun and right at our front door. Our surf guide, Rob, took us to Riptides, just around the corner, or up the coast to other South Male breaks and even a full day trip to North Male where we scored also. The complimentary snorkelling trips were also fun and were good to do in between surfs. We had a breakfast and dinner package and found the food so good that we put on weight and the service was the best we have ever had in a resort.I would thoroughly recommend Kandooma as a great place to combine a surfing holiday with other activities and relaxation and we would like to thank The Perfect Wave for making this happen for us.

Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Thursday 26 July 2012
Grant & Sally

We went on our 'bucket list' holiday to the Maldives for our 25th Wedding Anniversary present to ourselves. We both agreed that it was the best holiday either of us have EVER had. Grant got some great waves while I had a very relaxing time drinking cocktails under the shade of the palm trees. A balmy 38 degrees every day, endless crystal-clear water and too many deck chairs to choose from!! With being a coeliac, I was quite concerned about the food. However,the chefs went out of their way to ensure that I was catered for and even baked me gluten-free bread every day!Once they knew I was coeliac, they were wonderful so my advice for coeliacs is- make sure you see the CHEFS at the resort, not the floor staff. I also had gluten-free pizza and pasta on different days.....freshly made from the cafe! My advice is also not to have the buffet 3 times a day.(As advised by our wonderful consultant, Gina!~) Breakfast is great there,but the cafe is wonderful for lunch and dinner. Don't miss the afternoon drinks on the Roof-Top bar, where you can sit in comfort and watch the sun go down. Other highlights include the friendly and extremely helpful staff, for whom nothing was too much trouble. We could all learn something from their work ethic (they also swept the beach and paths from dawn til dusk) and their humility. We will never forget our holiday in the Maldives. It was truly what we called 'heaven on earth'.

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Thursday 26 July 2012

Hello Claire, We had the most wonderful time. Everything went very smooth from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We will certainly be using â€The Perfect Wave’ in the future. It’s a truly amazing place and we would certainly look at returning again. The accommodation was immaculate the choice of food was good and always offered something different. The surf guides Evan and Trent were excellent and most importantly friendly and fun. They always enjoyed their work and made sure that everyone was catered for. When do you start to publish the 2013 itinerary? We are keen to have a look at going again next year, probably around the same time. However would certainly look at staying for a few days longer than on this trip. Thanks again Claire Regards Alan

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Monday 23 July 2012

Hi RhondaThought I should drop you a line to say thanks! We have had some nice waves so far, all overhead and super fun. A big thanks to the guides, especially Trent who's taken the time to hang out with us in and out of the water, and even given my brother some surf pointers (cause he's not that good a surfer!). We've already began planning our next mission so expect another call shortly..... RegardsMat

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Thursday 26 July 2012

Marie, We all had a great time on Kandooma Island. The villas were awesome & couldn’t have been any closer to Kandooma Rights. We couldn’t believe it when we woke up on the first morning to see it breaking right in front of our rooms.The surf was great for the first 5 days then dropped for a few days but we kept busy with the other water sports & the village tour during these days & then it came good for our last days.All our wives were more than happy with the facilities, restaurants & quality of food so it was definitely a winner all round.I’ve attached a photo I took of Kandooma Rights just before we left if you need to show other clients what it’s like. This was taken from in front of our villa, what a view.Thanks for everything,

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Tuesday 17 July 2012
Lisa Davies

Hi Charlie, We just returned from our spectacular holiday at Kandooma. Absolutely loved it. Everyone surfed their hearts out and I loved the snorkelling. Accomodation was excellent - we ended up upgrading to rooms that overlooked the surf break - which was worth the extra. The resort staff and Perfect Wave crew were also excellent. Thanks for organising everything so efficiently.

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Monday 9 July 2012

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: Wednesday 20 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 combinationPatrick

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

Hi MarieHome 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 RegardsLinda

Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Wednesday 13 June 2012

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: Wednesday 13 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. CheersLindy and Sunny

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

Hi RhondaThanks 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

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
Jessica (September 2011)

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!

Ryan (September 2011)

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.

Peter (October 2011)

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.

Kevin (September 2011)

Hi JamieThanks 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

Deanna (September 2011)

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.

Kyle (September 2011)

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.

Alex (September 2011)

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!

Rachael (August 2011)

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

Alex (September 2011)

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!

Brent (August 2011)

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

Mike (August 2011)

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

John (August 2011)

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.

Josephine (July 2011)

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.

Mike (August 2011)

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.CheersMike

David (July 2011)

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.

Angus & Mel (July 2011)

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 againThanks!

Portia (June 2011)

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.

Steve (July 2011)

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!

Peter (July 2011)

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!!)

Jason,Linda and Cameron (July 2011)

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.

Ken (July 2011)

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.

Bill (July 2011)

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. CheersBill

Nick (July 2011)

Regards NickDear 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

Warren (June 2011)

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.

Alessandro (April 2011)

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.

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: Thursday 26 May 2011

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 RegardsDavid

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Tuesday 17 May 2011

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

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 9 May 2011

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: Monday 2 May 2011
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: Thursday 5 January 2012

Hello RhondaIn 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 tripThanks for your email and hope all is well with you.RegardsRowan

Experience Begun: January 2011
Created on: Friday 28 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: Tuesday 16 November 2010

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: Thursday 9 September 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 GinaMichaelP.S. Love to go back!

Experience Begun: April 2010
Created on: Thursday 9 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: Thursday 9 September 2010

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: Tuesday 31 August 2010

Hey RhondaSorry 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: Friday 26 March 2010

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 yearLauren - WASept09

Experience Begun: September 2009
Created on: Friday 12 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 - NSWMay09

Experience Begun: January 2008
Created on: Friday 12 February 2010