Kudadoo Maldives is a new resort in the luxury segment which will soon open its doors.
Kudadoo is located on a small and beautiful island on the North-West edge of the Lhaviyani atoll, between Komandoo and Hurawalhi, which are all resorts in the Crown & Champa group. However, Kudadoo will be the most luxurious resort in the brand’s portfolio. It can be reached by a seaplane from Velana international airport.
The resort will have an environmental friendly profile. From solar cells that power the resort in its entirety and sustainable building material, to environmentally conscious activities, amenities and food, they aim to minimise our impact on the environment.
There are 15 overwater villas on the island; 13 One-bedroom residences (310 m2) and 2 Two-bedroom residences (390 m2). All villas come with a 44 m2 private infinity plunge pool, handmade furniture and Tasmanian oak floors. They are equipped with state-of-the-art electronics: 54-inch IPTVs Bang & Olufsen surround sound system, fully automated lights with dimming, energy-efficient cooling systems and iPads. A private butler is also at your service.
It is an all-inclusive resort with luxurious food and beverage options included. The resort’s philosophy: “Anything, Anywhere, Anytime” really says it all.
“The Retreat” is the main hub, hosting a bar and restaurant. It really looks nice.
There are several dining options. You can choose to dine in the restaurant at The Retreat; it offers 80 branded wines from the wine cellar and also features a walk in cheese room with a selection of 30 types of cheese.
In addition to the restaurant, you can also dine in your villa or do destination dining on the beach or on a small island nearby called Dream Island. Also, you can do a short transfer to Hurawalhi and dine in the “5,8” underwater restaurant.
I have snorkelled the reef at Kudadoo back in April 2016 when I hired a private speed boat with some friends. The house reef is good. It had lots of fish, and beautiful corals. Many corals had started to bleach in the Global bleaching event, and there are probably less corals now (like on most islands in the country). But hopefully they have started to grow back.
Kudadoo will definitely be a nice addition to the high end luxury segment, and it will be very interesting to get feedback from guests when they open. I also have a friend which has booked in 2019.
Maybe I will be lucky enough to get there one day…