HPL Hotels & Resorts has signed a contract to manage its second resort in the sunny paradise of The Maldives.Currently under construction in the Maldives, Kandooma Island, from which the resort takes its name, is located on the South Male Atoll. It can be reached by a 30-minute speedboat trip. The resort will feature 160 villas ranging from standard to duplex and over-water units. The island’s name is derived from the Kandoo trees which flourish in healthy numbers.
Kandooma will feature several spectacular high-domed buildings that contain the reception and restaurant complexes. The domes, nestled in a lush tropical landscape, are inspired by sea barnacles and showcase high ceilings, natural light, fresh air and a sense of being outside even when indoors. Accommodations for guests are housed in white-washed, wood structures that are unique in design and uncluttered. Most villas have views of the turquoise blue waters for which the Maldives are most famous.
Conceptualized to be a place where guests come to unwind and relax, Kandooma greets guests with an informal and friendly welcome, making them want to kick off their shoes and enjoy the sensation of fine sand between their toes as soon as they come ashore. Fringed by sparkling white beaches and turquoise lagoons of clear, warm waters and coral reefs that teem with marine flora and fauna, the island is especially popular amongst scuba divers for its close proximity to some of the best dives on walls, channels, caves and sea mounts in The Maldives, making it a marine haven for both diving and snorkeling. Kandooma also offers keen surfers consistent and quality reef breaks on the eastern side of the island, where it faces the open sea.