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Beautiful Kandolhu presents the best of both worlds: a tiny, tranquil island with a lush green interior encircled by...

Beautiful Kandolhu presents the best of both worlds: a tiny, tranquil island with a lush green interior encircled by glorious white sands and coral reefs, yet with a choice of restaurants and rooms more typical of a larger island. Each of the five à la carte restaurants is small and intimate – the Japanese restaurant, Banzai, has just six seats. The Market is the all-day dining restaurant; elevated Olive offers Mediterranean classics; and Sea Grill serves fresh seafood cooked to order. The island’s relaxed new daytime eatery, Ata-Roa, serves up a street food-style menu from Mexico and Peru, specialising in ceviche and tacos washed down with pisco cocktails. Kandolhu offers one of the Maldives’ most generous all inclusive packages, including access to all restaurants, plus a large variety of drinks, including in the minibar and in-villa wine chiller. Considering just how much is included, it’s excellent value. The house reef can be reached from access points around the island, perfect for snorkelling – often amongst turtles – and dive sites can be reached by boat in minutes from the dive centre. Based on a 7 nights stay in a Duplex Pool Villa Ocean view with flights & transfers.