Accommodation rating: Superior
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma is a 40-minute speedboat ride from Malé international airport. The hotel presents 160 villas in four different styles; beach and garden villas, beach houses, family villas and overwater villas, each with a modern design and featuring outdoor showers.
The three restaurants provide plenty of menu options, from pizzas and pastas to Thai, Indonesian, Chinese and Indian, and the four bars ensure that guests have refreshments close to hand throughout the day and well into the evening.
The Kandooma spa offers soothing massages and beauty treatments and, among the ubiquitous watersports available, snorkelling among colourful tropical fish on the reef remains one of the most popular.
For those with families, the children's club can keep the young ones amused with activities such as face-painting and games, while parents can unwind with a game of tennis or a workout in the resort's fully equipped gym.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.