- Return flights to Maldives
- Return resort transfers by seaplane
- 7 nights accommodation in a Beach Villa
- Breakfast; lunch and dinner daily
- All Maldives taxes, levies and surcharges (estimate)
- A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays.
- A high season surcharge applies for travel between the following dates :18 June to 15 July 2017 inclusive and 10 December 2017 to 15 January 2018 inclusive
- Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
- Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
- Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
- Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
- All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
- Standard terms and conditions apply.
A lagoon of crystal clear water surrounded by tropical vegetation and a kilometre of white sand beach, this is a true romantic hideaway, especially as it is over-18’s only. But the best feature is the house reef, which is accessible by simply stepping off the beach, donning your snorkel and discovering an amazing underwater paradiseturtles, dolphins, mantas, sharks and rays have been spotted here frequently. In total there are over 50 dive sites within a 10 to 40 minute radius. Over-water or land accommodation, a full range of land and water sports, complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms and most public areas, the Duniye Spa and two restaurants plus two bars complete this island hideaway.
One of the most intimate experiences the Maldives has to offer is a candle light dinner on the beach and at Komandoo you will not be disappointed – the perfect indulgence to celebrate something, or someone special.
65 villas include 20 Beach Villas, 30 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, and 15 Jacuzzi Water Villas. All feature tropical décor, a king size beds, wood floors, private porch with furniture, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked Mini Bar with refrigerator, complimentary tea/coffee service, IDD telephone, color cable TV, DVD/CD player or CD player, high speed broadband Internet connection, personal safe, partially open-air bathroom with shower, bath accessories, hair dryer, nightly turndown service and beach towels. Electricity is 220VAC, 50HZ
Beach Villas (62 sqm) are spacious, individual wooden bungalows on the beach with a beautiful view of the lagoon in the shape of a shell furnished with four poster bed.
Jacuzzi Beach Villas (76 sqm) are Beach Villas with an upgraded bedroom including a four poster bed, a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two with a day bed, and tropical plants
Jacuzzi Water Villas (77 sqm) are located over-the-water, in the lagoon…a short walk along your private jetty to this secluded hideaway featuring a larger, upgraded bedroom, a tea/coffee/espresso facility; a spacious bathroom with twin sinks and a Jacuzzi; a private walled-in outdoor area featuring a day bed for two “under the stars”, a wooden sundeck, chaise lounges, a shaded area, a private sundeck with stairs into the sea and the most magnificent views of all...
The Falhu Restaurant serves “all you can eat” buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in the traditional open-air, sand floor, thatch roof dining rooms with a separate table for each couple. The restaurant has seating on the deck over water allowing the pleasure of dining by the ocean.
Also, there is an a la carte restaurant, The Aqua Restaurant, open for dinner only; a Snack Menu at the Kandu Bar; Room Service; and a selection of very special Candle Light Dinners served on the Beach!
The Kandu Bar and al fresco deck overlooking the lagoon, serves your favorite beverage and snacks; and The Thundi Bar located at the Southern Beach, serving selected drinks and cocktails during the sunset hours
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
1 Kilometer of Beautiful White Sand Beach, a Magnificent Lagoon and plenty of Good Snorkeling, Beach Volleyball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Beach Football & Darts. Fishing Excursions including Morning, Afternoon and Deep Sea trips;
ProDivers Scuba Centre
Komandoo Water Sports
Activities include Guided Excursions including Snorkeling, Sunset Cruise, Island Hopping, Luxury Sailing Cruise, Robinson Crusoe Island, and more! Board games are available from the Kandu Bar including Chess, Checkers, Scrabble, and more!
Complimentary w-fi in guest rooms and most public areas for email, web browsing, social networking and telephone calls
THE DUNIYE SPA
The Spa provides a tropical spa experience for ladies and gentlemen, focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality. The therapist’s healing energy combined with Asian massage techniques and using only chemical free, pure organic compounds follows a natural, holistic, personalized approach to caring for each guest’s health, beauty and well being.
Multiple dining options
WELCOME TO MALDIVES
A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation!
A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres across the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dream like beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. The destination offers holidaymakers the basic ingredients for a tropical island holiday - great sunny days of deep blue skies, crystal clear lagoons, moonlit nights, waves lapping the soft white sand, the rustle of palm trees and powdery white beaches. Few places offer all this in greater abundance than the Maldives.
The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures in habit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.
The history of the Maldives is that of a small, isolated and peaceful nation constantly trying to contain the desires of its powerful neighbours and would-be colonisers. It’s also an incredibly hazy history for the most part. The Maldivian character has clearly been shaped by this tumultuous past: hospitable and friendly but fiercely proud and independent at the same time.
The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet south eastern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and warm weather. It should be noted the Maldives lie outside the cyclone belt. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round.
AIRPORT & RESORT TRANSFERS
The airport lies on its own island, Hulhule, close to the capital Male. Transfers are either by speedboat or seaplane depending on your chosen resort location. The Maldives has one of the largest seaplane fleets in the world and the low altitude journey provides a breath taking view of the atolls and islands. Seaplanes only operate during daylight hours the last check in time being 16h00. Speedboats and fixed wing flights operate during daylight hours and after dark.
There are over 90 resorts each with their own individual character and charm ranging from simple 3 star to 5 star deluxe. Each resort occupies its own island - either very small or reasonably large - and is surrounded by pristine beach, a lagoon and a house reef which in itself is a coral garden and natural aquarium. Accommodation ranges from rooms in small blocks to individual bungalows and villas on the beach or built on stilts over the water with steps leading into the lagoon from your own private deck. Beach accommodation generally offers semi outdoor bathrooms which are totally private but enable guests to enjoy showering and bathing under the skies - one of the destinations special, and unique charms. All the basic modern conveniences are provided - ISDD telephones, TV, restaurants, bars, gift shops, medical centres, spa and wellness facilities, diving schools and a full range of land and water sports.
220/240 V. British type plugs with 3 flat pins are used.
The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi. English is widely spoken in the Maldives.
The Maldives are five hours ahead of GMT and three hours ahead of South African time. Several resorts operate on their own island time which is an hour of local Male time.
VISAS & PASSPORTS
South African passport holders do not require a visa.
No vaccinations are required and there is no malaria risk. The majority of resorts have a resident medical doctor on the island and decompression chambers are easily reached in the case of any diving emergency.
Alcohol may not be taken into the Maldives. Any alcohol carried by arriving passengers will be confiscated.
We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance providing cover for medical expenses, baggage loss of funds due to cancellation and curtailment.
The Maldives has international direct dialing facilities to most parts of the world and well as high speed internet services. International roaming agreements exist between the Maldives and several countries including South Africa.
WHAT TO PACK
As the Maldives is warm throughout the year it is recommended that you pack light comfortable relaxed clothing. Most resorts are quite casual, so light clothing should be adequate at most times - you may also want to take a thin rain jacket in the event of the occasional rain storm. Nudity is strictly prohibited. Whilst beachwear and barefoot are the order of the day at resort restaurants and bars guests are expected to cover their torsos and thighs. Some resorts request that men wear long trousers for dinner but evenings generally are very casual and glamorous evening wear is not necessary. Don’t forget appropriate beach wear plus sunscreen and sun glasses.
Children are welcome in most resorts and more and more kids clubs are being introduced to the new resorts. Jacuzzi and water villa accommodation is not recommended for young children. Babysitting is available on most islands and can be arranged in the resort at a nominal charge.
If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. Do you harbour dreams of becoming a certified diver - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons Maldives presents ideal conditions for beginners. With Maldives being one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders subtly hidden in the house reef off the island are a favourite pastime for many. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.