Komandoo Island Resort & SpaLhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Komandoo Island Resort & Spa is a beautiful island just 100 meters wide and 500 meters long. Located in the north west of the more remote Lhaviyani Atoll, just 40 minutes by sea plane from Male, Komandoo is surrounded by a beautiful turquoise lagoon, soft white beach and stunning house reef.
In addition to the house reef, Komandoo has access to more than 50 dive sites which are spread across Lhaviyani Atoll and the adjacent Noon Atoll. The diving on Komandoo is run by the excellent Prodivers, who have recently been voted the best dive centre in the Maldives.
As an adults-only resort, the island has a relaxed, intimate desert island feel with a quiet, laid-back atmosphere.
To find out more about this area, visit our Maldives page.
Getting to the Maldives is pretty straightforward with many quality carriers stopping once en-route to Male. The most popular airlines tend to be Emirates, Qatar and Etihad who each have a short transit and arrive into your destination at a sensible hour. There are direct flights with British Airways from November to March from Gatwick, but only 3 days per week. The flight time is around 11 hours to Male from London.
Upon arrival in Male we arrange for you to be met by our ground representatives and shown to your seaplane transfer. The journey time is approx 40 minutes. We also liaise with the resort to arrange your seaplane transfer back to Male to tie in with your international flight or onward connection.
Guide price: 7nts from £1850pp*
Includes: Return economy class flights on Sri Lankan Airlines from London Heathrow to Male, meet and greet, sea plane transfers and 7nts full board accommodation in a twin/double Beach Villa.
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for double/twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Extend your stay
A perfect way to experience the best of the Maldives would be to combine your island stay with a liveaboard or another resort. As all our holidays are completely tailor-made this allows us to put together the perfect itinerary for you to suit your exact requirements.
Get some rest
The resort has a total of 65 villas in 3 different room categories. All villas have air-conditioning, four poster king-size bed, furnished veranda, WiFi, TV with satellite channels, Bluetooth soundbar, mini bar, wine fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.
The 14 Beach Villas are located along the shoreline in the shade of the palm trees and are spacious, traditional individual wooden bungalows with a partly open-air bathroom, a small garden, verandah with sun loungers and views of the turquoise lagoon. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults.
The 36 Jacuzzi Beach Villas are built on the beach just steps away from the ocean, and have a private walled outdoor area with sundeck, jacuzzi for two and a day bed, plus a large partially-covered front deck with steps right down onto the beach. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults.
The 15 Jacuzzi Water Villas are built on stilts over the lagoon and accessed by a jetty. They have a spacious bedroom with sitting area and home theatre system, enclosed air-conditioned bathroom with walk-in rain shower and large private wooden deck with jacuzzi, day-bed, sun loungers and a staircase to allow direct access to the ocean. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults.
Enjoy your stay
The resort’s main restaurant, Falhu Restaurant, is located on the beach and has sand floors and a deck overlooking the lagoon. Meals are served as buffets, with a varied choice of local and international cuisine on live cooking stations.
The optional à la carte restaurant, Aqua, is built on stilts over the lagoon and has glass floors allowing an amazing view of the lagoon beneath your feet. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and serves fresh seafood, including tuna, octopus and lobster, as well as meat and vegetarian dishes.
The resort has 2 bars, the Kandu Bar, which is located near the infinity pool and offers a vast array of champagnes, spirits and cocktails, as well as satellite TV with sports coverage and evening entertainment such as cultural evenings or live music. The Thundi Bar is a relaxed open-air bar located on the beach with beautiful sunset views.
In addition to the resorts restaurants, as a Komandoo guest, you have the opportunity to dine below the ocean in the incredible 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, which is just a few minutes away at the island’s sister resort, Hurawalhi.
There are a range of watersports available, including wakeboarding, water skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, pedalos and paddleboards. There is also a fitness centre with badminton courts, table tennis and volleyball, as well as the beautiful freshwater infinity pool which overlooks the beach.
The Duniye Spa offers a huge range of treatments, including Asian inspired massage using only chemical free, pure organic products.
The resort also organises excursions such as island hopping, big game fishing, night fishing and sunset cruises.
The diving on Komandoo is run by the professional and experienced Prodivers, who have been based in the Maldives for almost 30 years and their dive centre is located just off the main jetty on the northeast side of the island.
Boat trips are offered twice daily, with boats leaving at 0930 and 1500, as well as full-day dive trips, sunrise and night dives. There are over 50 dive sites within close proximity to Komandoo, including Kuredu Express; the famous Lhaviyani Atoll corner where great numbers of grey reef and silvertip sharks patrol, Kuredu Caves; home to over 60 resident green sea turtles who live in the overhangs, and Fushivaru Thila; where you can encounter sharks, napoleon wrasse, eagle rays and even manta rays, typically during the months of November and December.
The house reef is easily accessible via four entrances, with the dive centre bringing tanks to entry points for unlimited diving, which is offered daily from 0900 to 2100, for experienced divers. The house reef has a huge amount of fish life with turtles, reef sharks, parrot fish, napoleon wrasse, stingrays and eagle rays often being spotted.
Ready for your next adventure?
Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00am - 12.00pm
Tel: 01473 921888