Set in North Ari Atoll, Kandolhu is a heart shaped island with wide sweeping beaches surrounded by a ring of an intricately formed house reef; a venue ideal for romantics and those seeking a blissful holiday in the beautiful island-dotted nation of the Maldives. The small island with just 30 villas was unveiled earlier this year after an investment of $15 million dollars. Constructed with contemporary architecture that blends elements of Maldivian heritage, the intimate retreat now dons the hallmark of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH); a distinction of class and quality, in the ever expanding hospitality industry.
Kandolhu Island is proud to fall under the SLH umbrella, which features the finest collection of small-sized premium properties, while they partner with some of the most well-known luxury brands around the globe. Kandolhu Island’s intimate character, unparalleled surrounding reef, epicurean dining options, and its long list of premium European design brands used for interiors and exteriors of all guest areas, in design and architecture, make it the ideal fit for partnership. This cements Kandolhu Island as an exclusive and luxurious island experience, catering to the demands of discerning globe trotters and keen holidaymakers alike.
Universal Resorts shares its thoughts about the collaboration: “It is a privilege to work with such an established and reputable portfolio of hotels and resorts. We are confident Kandolhu Island will deliver and exceed on every expectation set forth by the membership base of SLH. Being part of SLH motivates us to maintain and enhance quality levels to bring forth the ultimate Kandolhu Island experience for our guests”. Resort Manager Marc LeBlanc further adds on the distinguished partnership: “We envisage Kandolhu Island as an ultimate secluded retreat, where guest stays are tailor-made with high levels of personalized service, complemented by high design and bespoke touches. All of which are combined to create a truly memorable, luxurious island experience, in true SLH style”.