From one side of a small, palm-bedecked island, a sleek crescent of fifteen overwater residences curves out into the ocean. On the other side, a sleek solar panel-topped construction juts into the shallows, part fine dining haven, part lavish spa, part glorious infinity pool. Together they form Kudadoo: deceptively simple, but designed by architectural mastermind Yuji Yamazaki to set a new standard in sustainable luxury.
Overwater villas are designed in a style reminiscent of a Japanese ryokan. Lavish open-plan living, with extensive outdoor decks and amply sized infinity plunge pools, takes maximum advantage of the ocean views. But the luxury doesn’t stop with the accommodation. Kudadoo isn’t all-inclusive, it's fully-inclusive which, to quote the resort, means ‘everything under the moon…anytime and anywhere’. All you have to do is consult your private butler, and they’ll take care of the rest!
A soaring seaplane flight of around 40 minutes from Male International airport will provide your first glimpse of beautiful Kudadoo sitting serenely within its impossibly turquoise ocean surroundings.
Unparalleled over-water villas
Private terrace with infinity plunge pool
Unlimited spa experiences
We’ve been lucky enough to visit island resorts all over the world, and we take our holidays very seriously, but we’ve never found anywhere else like Kudadoo. Amazing!
Discover what to expect from staying at Kudadoo Maldives
We were beginning to think that we’d seen everything the Maldives had to offer, until we saw Kudadoo. It's hard not to go in thinking the fully-inclusive concept is too good to be true and that there must be a catch, but we haven’t heard of one yet. We’ve heard whispers of requests fulfilled for special spa treatments, water sports, cuisines ranging from Japanese to Mexican, beach bonfires, paddle tennis (including providing a partner!), inventive birthday celebrations, and even a professional photo shoot.
If you’re not sure what should be on your Maldives bucket list, you can always ask advice from your butler. Float away with unlimited snorkelling or diving (although learning to dive is one of the few activities that does incur additional costs). How about a scooter dive at a local hot spot to look for gray reef sharks, eagle rays, and Napoleon wrasse? Immerse yourself in the spa, then relax in the Maldives’ first Himalayan salt chamber. Avail yourself of all the water sports and facilities, and enjoy unlimited excursions from dolphin spotting to desert island picnicking.
Kudadoo’s 984 solar panels mean that the entire resort can be purely powered by the sun, making it the Maldives’ first fully solar powered private island. Granted, with only fifteen residences it's relatively petite, but we think it can’t help but provide inspiration for some of its larger neighbours.