Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

Things to do - general

Scattered across the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are a true tropical paradise. Composed of 26 atolls and over 1000 islands, each one more idyllic than the next, it’s a world of luminous sweeps of white sand, iridescent reefs, translucent waters and dreamy resorts.

Most of the 100+ resorts in the Maldives occupy their own island, ensuring seclusion and unparalleled luxury. The beautiful sea and warm weather means there are always endless water sports on offer, as well as a choice of restaurants, land based exploration, pristine private beaches and enviable spa and wellness facilities. Just offshore, the vibrant coral reefs are teeming with life, attracting thousands of scuba divers and snorkelers each year, and the wildlife-rich waters are also ideal for boat trips, sport fishing and whale and dolphin watching. Blessed with warm weather and sunshine year round, the Maldives promise an unforgettable experience at any time of year.

The Dhaalu Atoll is a cluster of 56 coral islands that stretches for 38 km across the clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Palm fringed beaches, sheltered lagoons and lush tropical vegetation are the typical scenery in this exotic part of the world.

The atoll has only recently been developed for tourism and only a handful of islands are inhabited.

Country Maldives
Languages spokenMaldivian (Dhivehi)
Currency usedMaldivian rufiyaa
Area (km2)298km2


Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives
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Kandima is a trendy resort on a private tropical island, welcoming families, friends and couples.   

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

Niyama Maldives is a luxury beach resort where active fun and romantic serenity combine.           

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Activities for kids


Beach & Pools

Kandima Pool with The Little Voyager

The island is nearly 3 km long, has a large natural lagoon and lush tropical surroundings. The resort is surrounded by white sandy beaches mostly with calm, shallow water ideal for kids, plus two large pools both of which are suitable for families. Take some beach gear and spend the day building sandcastles, collecting shells, playing with hermit crabs, jumping in the waves and playing in the sun.

Kandiland Kids Club

Kandima Kandiland with The Little Voyager

The resort has a brand new Kids Club run by a great team of multilingual staff and opens daily from 9am to 8pm. Children age 4-12 can stay unsupervised. Younger kids should be accompanied by a parent or, if the parents prefer, babysitting services can be arranged. Kandiland is one of the largest Kids Clubs in the Maldives and features a large, bright indoor space with lots of toys and games plus an amazing outdoor space with a giant pirate ship, a water play area, swings, climbing wall, trampoline and a kitchen for little chefs. There is a daily program of 5 different activities which vary from Arts & Crafts sessions to Crab Hunting on the beach.

Other games options include tennis & badminton courts, beach volleyball, a football court, table tennis, a snooker table and giant chessboard.


Snorkling in Kandima with The Little Voyager

The resort offers daily complimentary snorkelling trips to the hotel reef, which is about 5 minutes by boat from the island. For older children, this is a great activity to enjoy together with their parents and to discover the amazing underwater world of the Maldives.

Dolphin Quest Excursion

Kandima Dophin Quest with The Little Voyager

Kandima organises four Dolphin Quest excursions each week, with the aim of spotting dolphins. Sightings are not guaranteed but if you do get to experience them up close it is a truly unique experience for the entire family. The boat trip takes about 1½ hours in total.

Bike Hire

Kandima Kids Bike Hire with The Little Voyager

There is a bike shop offering a wide range of adult and children’s bikes plus bike seats for children. Pick up a bike and explore the island, there is a lot to experience and see!