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Kandima Maldives – The Active Lifestyle Destination is Ready to Welcome Guests!

Aerial view of Maldives resort Kandima
Kandima Maldives, the only true active lifestyle resort in the Maldives, is ready to welcome guests worldwide!

Kandima Maldives, the active lifestyle destination, is ready to welcome guests worldwide. The only true active lifestyle resort in the Maldives, Kandima Maldives, has left no shell unturned when it comes to delivering a guest experience that is anything but ordinary!

The resort has taken the opportunity to ride the wave of change and reimagine its guests’ lifestyle in ways that answer their evolving needs and aspirations while inspiring them to live life to the absolute fullest. At Kandima Maldives, health, safety, and wellbeing not only come as standard; they are taken to the next level. Endorsed by experts, the new K’OnGuard health and safety program, K’App with tech-savvy inclusions and contactless services give guests peace of mind so that fun never has to stop.

We are incredibly excited to welcome guests back to Kandima Maldives. We have revisited and reimagined our offering to create a journey like never. We have spent the past few months carefully curating food, health, safety, wellness & recreation experiences to match our guests’ current needs & expectations– not to mention technology that will elevate the entire experience. We want to do more than give our guests peace of mind; we want to give them a trip to remember. One that’s bursting with smiles, laughter and memories that will last a lifetime. Kandima never compromises on fun, so why should our guests?

Brett Castleman, General Manager at Kandima Maldives, said

Get ready to just play as Kandima Maldives just doesn’t do boredom! This seriously stylish lush private island escape, renowned for its active lifestyle, welcomes back guests with its uplifting ‘Lifestyle Reimagined’ campaign, not to mention some new and kool initiatives and activities:

The Fresh Lab

Kandima Maldives introduces The Fresh Lab, a new farm-to-table initiative designed to support the local Maldivian communities and the environment, and to give guests a taste of sustainable and experiential dining in all 10 of its on-site dining destinations.

K’OnGuard programme and added safety measures

Kandima Maldives is one of the only few resorts with a state of the art medical clinic with international doctors, that provide round the clock assistance, at the island itself. The specially designed K’OnGuard program closely manages all health, safety, and service protocols while also delivering the differential resort experience to guests.

The island is large, making social distancing easy; all areas are regularly sanitized, and a full safety guideline can be experienced while keeping no compromise of the fun elements of the resort.

D.I.V.E, K’App and Contactless service

D.I.V.E online is a Maldives-first fully immersive virtual platform that provides interactive digital tour experience of the island for guests to enjoy even from the comfort of home. Always looking for ways to innovate and enhance guest experience, Kandima Maldives’ K’ App provides digital check-in and pre-arrival registration from one’s own devices and contactless dining at all F&B outlets thanks to QR coded menus. Kandima can easily facilitate quick and hassle-free COVID-19 PCR tests as per the guests’ requirements.

Anything but Ordinary Activities

Kandima Maldives is a playground for the kids and big kids looking for speed, excitement, relaxation, marine beauty, watersports, diving or just that private piece of paradise. Not only is the resort home to the longest outdoor pool in the Maldives, but it’s also an ‘Aquaholics’ dream thanks to the watersports and diving school.

Lifestyle Reimagined brings a new spirit and new activities to the island: expert therapists provide walking meditation and yoga classes against an ocean backdrop, while Reiki and specially designed spa treatments help guests to de-stress, disconnect and recharge, ready to play once again.

Kakuni Point

This stunning end of the island spot is perfect for swimming, relaxing, yoga and photography. The K’Krew spent a lot of time here during lockdown and officially named it Kakuni, a Dhivehi word for crab as there are many to be spotted here. This spot is a visual treat and a photographer’s dream capturing the most amazing underwater experience and sunsets at Kandima, Maldives.


Lifestyle Reimagined isn’t just for adults. Kandima Maldives’ little VIPs can play all day in the best and one of the biggest kid’s clubs complete with its own water park. Strict safety standards ensure peace of mind and the Kandiland experts have got a lot planned from individual play to new exciting kids’ programs.

To kick-off the resort’s new chapter, Kandima, Maldives has some exciting announcements coming soon as well. Kandima Maldives is a place with an authentic Maldivian soul. The resort is under the new hospitality group Pulse Hotels & Resorts, and caters for guests of all ages: families, couples, groups of friends and honeymooners. Whether you seek relaxation, both aquatic and island adventures, wellbeing, fitness or just family time, this 266-room beach resort has something for everybody.

Feature image by Kandima Maldives
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Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives Announces New Leadership Appointments

Meet the newest leadership appointments at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives introduces Steven D’Souza as Director of Food & Beverages, and Tammy Gan as Assistant Director of Branding & Marketing.

Steven D’Souza – Director of Food & Beverages

Originally from India, Steve brings over 18 years of experience within the hospitality Industry. Having achieved a Bachelor of Hotel Management degree, Steve has accumulated invaluable pre-opening resort experiences. Steve has worked across three continents and served as the Food and Beverage division Head at Cap Jaluca, A Belmond Hotel in Anguilla.

When it comes to the Maldives, Steve has worked at The Nautilus Maldives, Niyama Private Island Maldives, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives. Additionally, Steven has also worked in Anantara in Thailand, Raffles Hotels Canouan Island, Buccament Bay Spa and Resort in St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Sheraton Jumeirah in Dubai.

At Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, Steve will be reporting directly to the General Manager. He has been tasked with spearheading the F&B operations, prioritizing revenue growth, waste minimization, and regulatory compliance, as well as enhancing guest satisfaction through elevated service standards.

Tammy Gan – Assistant Director of Branding & marketing

Tammy, who is originally from Singapore joins Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll with over 14 years of Marketing and Branding experience in the hospitality sector. Throughout her career, Tammy has worked in countries across Southeast Asia to the Middle East as well as the Maldives. Prior to this, Tammy held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at The Nautilus Maldives. Additionally, she held roles in esteemed properties like Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited in Phuket, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spa in UAE, and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

In her new role, Tammy will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Here, she will oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing and communications plans for Finolhu and . HERE brands. Additionally, her role also encompasses brand enhancement, market analysis, advertising initiatives, resource allocation optimisation, as well as nurturing innovative branding and communication strategies through collaboration with external agencies.

I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Tammy to Seaside Finolhu. I am confident that their expertise will help enhance our brand and elavate our dining experiences, ensuring unforgettable memoments for our guests, comments Steven Phillips – General Manager, Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is owned and managed by the Seaside Collection. The resort consists of 125 beachfront and overwater villas, four restaurants and an array of activities for guests to enjoy every day! Recently, the resort took groundbreaking measures to offer its employees more opportunities by signing an MoU with the Maldives National University. The MoU with Finolhu and MNU ensures the employees have opportunities to pursue further education and grow in the industry.

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