There is a lot to love about this getaway that provides guests with an absolutely amazing destination along with a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. Kudadoo Maldives has been making a big impression in the world of travel since it opened this past December. This 15-villa luxury resort is all-inclusive, fully solar powered and becoming known for their motto of “anything, anytime, anywhere.”
The 15 expansive, over water Ocean Residences provide a luxurious fully all-inclusive experience: from fine dining to private in, on and above the water adventures to unlimited luxury spa treatments. Kudadoo is available for adults and children over the age of 15, unless rented exclusively.
Located in Lhaviyani Atoll, just 40 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport, Kudadoo is designed with contemporary Japanese elegance by renowned architect Yuji Yamazaki. The resort is defined by air and light, both in the design of the villas and a central two story main building on the island – The Retreat. As an essential part of the architectural statement of Kudadoo, 300kw of solar panels are incorporated within the sloping roof of The Retreat, which can fully power the island – the first such sustainable luxury resort of its kind in the Maldives.
Only native plants and trees growing in their natural environment are featured on the island, strategically placed near the shoreline to prevent erosion. A water bottling plant, food-recycling program and local greenhouses producing fresh produce for guests further contribute to Kudadoo’s environmental commitment. The reef surrounding Kudadoo is recognized as one of the most abundant and undiscovered in the Maldives and the suntan lotion provided and encouraged by Kudadoo is non-harmful to the coral. These innovative elements ensure that protecting the natural environment is as high a priority as the comfort Kudadoo provides.
General Manager Bradley Calder says, “Kudadoo is designed to be every luxury traveller’s personal dream – our mantra is ‘Anything, Anytime, Anywhere’. A butler will meet your every need, personal chefs will satisfy your every craving, private experiences on sea or land will bring out your inner adventurer and our blissful wellness spa will rejuvenate your senses. And everything is included: whatever you want to eat (including in-residence), drink (choose from 6 different champagnes and 80 wines from across the world) and experience on land or sea. We believe that a truly luxury experience is not needing to consider any additional expense.”
Kudadoo boasts 13 one-bedroom Ocean Residences, each measuring more than three thousand square feet; and 2 two-bedroom Ocean Residences of more than four thousand square feet. Each villa offers privacy, spaciousness and comfort with a dedicated butler and super-king sized beds, some of the largest private sundecks in the Maldives and all with a terrace pool measuring almost 475 square feet, as well as in-villa baths, Bang & Olufsen audio systems and IPTV (including Netflix and Spotify), unique to Kudadoo in the Maldives. Kudadoo also offers facilities for guests’ personal and household staff to be accommodated.
Kudadoo guests are able to snorkel from their terraces and join the dolphins that frequently swim directly in front of the Residences. There is also an abundance of beach for guests to find their own private place on land to simply relax and catch up on their reading.
Kudadoo also offers its own marine biologist to educate guests about the inhabitants of the surrounding seas. Guests are invited to swim with Manta Rays, turtles and dolphins; as well as kite-surf, windsurf, blue light snorkel at night, paddle-board at sunrise and jet ski, wakeboard, kayak and even scuba-dive with sharks or deep-sea fish for sailfish or marlin. All activities are private and complementary. Keeping in-line with what they know best: anything, anytime, anywhere…
Mr. Calder adds, “The emotional connection between Kudadoo and its guests – creating a true ‘home-from-home’ feeling – is directly linked to our product, our service, and our people. Given Kudadoo’s intimacy, the atmosphere is similar to that of a private members’ club and we believe our genuine, meaningful approach will define Kudadoo as the ultimate all-encompassing luxury experience for the Maldives.”
The Kudadoo Wellness Retreat – which goes beyond spa to an integrated wellness offering – is created to connect, immerse and transform the guest on their wellness journey. Offering organic Living Ocean products from Healing Earth, the spa experience also continues the ‘Anything Anytime Anywhere’ theme so guests may enjoy complementary signature spa treatments and experiences wherever and whenever they wish during their stay. Based at The Retreat, the spa includes a Himalayan Salt Room – another first for the Maldives – a nail bar, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms with horizon views as well as a fully equipped gym with a personal trainer, yoga instructor and meditation guru at the full disposal of guests.
The Restaurant – open all day and all night – offers unscripted dining that is prepared by personal chefs: guests are invited to choose whatever they want to eat, whenever and wherever they want to eat – in villa, under the stars or even on a deserted sand bank.
Guests are also able to enjoy breakfast in Residence and a champagne brunch throughout the day. The restaurant has both air-conditioned and alfresco dining, a dedicated cheese room and an impeccable owner’s wine cellar. For the health conscious, there is an array of superfood and vegan options. A separate Bar and Games Room at The Retreat overlooks a freshwater infinity pool and the beach and there are also a boardroom and meeting facilities available for corporate retreats.
Hurawalhi Private Island – just 5 minutes away by private speedboat offers on land activities including tennis, badminton and beach volleyball, as well as its signature 5.8 Undersea Restaurant – the largest in the Maldives (price not included in the Kudadoo stay) and the Aquarium Restaurant serving modern Asian street food and Teppanyaki (price included in the Kudadoo stay).
For those searching for a dreamy destination with complete privacy, Kudadoo Maldives Private Island Ocean Residences can be exclusively hired (15 Ocean Residences) is available starting at US$80,000, per night. However, those looking for getaway slightly less private, the individual residences start at US$3,800, per night. www.kudadoo.com