Kudadoo Maldives Private Island

Updated: Sep 11

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island is designed to be a sanctuary of serenity for those seeking an all-inclusive luxury experience complemented with an abundance of personal space.

Awarded the Robb Report’s Best of the Best 2019, ‘[Kudadoo] is a mash-up of all the best modern resort characteristics – eco-friendly, ultra-remote […]. Designed by New York-based architect Yuji Yamazaki, the 15 residences have a touch of Japanese ryokan aesthetic, but with 21st-century additions, from sprawling lap pools to high-tech sound systems. With a butler on hand 24/7, there’s little reason to venture very far—unless you’re lured by the resort’s “retreat,” which comes with a solar-powered Himalayan salt room; a cheese room and wine cellar; a sea-breeze-cooled spa.‘.

An exclusive private island surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, a stunning house reef and long stretches of white sandy beach, Kudadoo is about 200 metres long by 200 metres wide. Every detail has been carefully considered with the resort’s exclusively appointed fifteen, highly styled one and two-bedroom residences floating above the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean.

Kudadoo is a unique, all-inclusive resort where every wish is granted with their ‘Anything, Anytime, Anywhere’ concept with no restrictions. As General Manager Bradley Calder comments:

“Kudadoo is designed to be every luxury traveller’s personal dream – our mantra is ‘Anything, Anytime, Anywhere’. A butler will meet your every need, personalised cuisine 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 (apart from the owner’s wine cellar) and experience on land or sea. We believe that a truly luxury experience is not needing to consider any additional expense.”

A refreshingly inclusive concept, Kudadoo aims to make your holiday genuinely luxurious with anything your heart desires with these three facets:

Unscripted Dining

This allows you to venture on a culinary journey that is up to your own imagination from unique dining destinations to premium beverages and dishes. Guests are invited to choose whatever, whenever and wherever they want to eat – in villa, under the stars or even on a deserted sand bank.

Refreshing Spa Treatments

You get to immerse in limitless relaxation and wellness spa treatments where ever you are on the island, with purposefully crafted treatments, indulgences and remedies. Enjoy complimentary 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.

Effortless Adventures

At Kudadoo, you can ensure that your days are filled with a myraid of adventures in, on and above the ocean. 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 as well as scuba-dive with sharks or deep-sea fish for sailfish or marlin. All activities are private and complementary.

To get to the island, there is a direct seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport that takes you on a scenic 40-minute flight.

What makes Kudadoo truly unique amongst the myriad of resorts available in Maldives is the emotional connection between Kudadoo and its guests - creating a true ‘home-from-home’ feeling. Given Kudadoo’s intimacy, the atmosphere is similar to that of a private members’ club and it is believed that their genuine, meaningful approach will define Kudadoo as the ultimate all-encompassing luxury experience for the Maldives.


Located atop an aquamarine lagoon is your secluded hideaway. The residences at Kudadoo Maldives Private Island showcase thoughtfully curated interiors and exteriors. They bring about the freedom of time, space and unhindered connections. An environmentally conscious design, sheer comfort and the utmost privacy fuse together in precious moments of indulgence.

One Bedroom Ocean Residence

The Ocean Residences offer undisturbed private luxury and mesmerising views of the ocean.

At 300 sqm, your Residence comes with a 44 square metre infinity pool with expansive overwater decks and a range of relaxing seating options.

The design of your residence encompasses large sliding doors on two sides, which allows for a pleasant cross-breeze as well as the illustrious feeling of a large, open living space that extends all the way to the ocean.

This ingenious design was created for you to feel the elements of the Maldives, while in an elegant and contemporary place that has the natural environment at its heart.

There is a large bathroom including a bathtub, shower and a double vanity and makeup table, as well as a comfortable indoor lounge area.

A personal butler is on hand to meet your every need 24 hours a day, including arranging your personalised cuisine and private experiences on sea or land.

The Retreat

The Retreat is Kudadoo’s iconic two-storey building that houses all the guest experiences in an expansive environment.

The roof of the main building provides ample inner shade from which guests can enjoy the view of the horizon. It is an essential part of the architectural statement of Kudadoo with a sloped roof, unobtrusive solar panels and natural light. Symbolically, the power generated by the roof generates the life underneath and practically, the island is fully self-sustained by the sun.

The Retreat includes an air-conditioned restaurant, bar, games room and meeting rooms as well as the Kudadoo Wellness Retreat including treatment rooms, a Himalayan salt room, steam room, sauna and a nail bar plus an expansive pool and sun-deck.


Dining at The Retreat

Unscripted dining at Kudadoo defines the ‘Anything, Anytime, Anywhere’ concept – there are no menus, only suggestions.

Their chefs prepare superb food from across the world using fresh, healthy ingredients. You can choose to dine in The Retreat, al-fresco, in the privacy of your own residence or by candle-light on the beach. All dietary requirements can be catered to - for the health conscious, there is an array of superfood and vegan options.

Taking place three times a week, Chef’s Gourmet Dinners comprise dishes prepared based on the chef’s current culinary inspiration and availability of produce. A recent menu impressed with a miso-glazed grilled octopus; seared seabass with peas and parsley puree, orange-braised fennel, leek fondue, star anise and clementine gel and herb Hollandaise; braised beef cheeks; chocolate lava cake with raspberry sorbet.

As outstanding as the Culinary Journeys concept that, on four nights a week, showcases Spanish and Italian favourites, Yakitori (Japanese barbecue) and, representing family and friends like to other culinary tradition, Sunday roast.

5.8 Undersea Restaurant

‘Spectacular’ is served under the Indian Ocean too! Experience the world’s largest, all-glass undersea restaurant for lunch and dinner at neighbouring island, Hurawalhi. Hurawalhi Private Island – just 5 minutes away by private speedboat, also offers on land activities including tennis, badminton and beach volleyball.

The restaurant is located 5.8 metres (18 feet) beneath the lagoon where guests can enjoy a world-class tasting menu and a selection of fine wines from our cellar while the backdrop of a natural show of fish swimming around the magnificent surrounding coral reef.

Curated by an experienced and passionate team of wine connoisseurs and sommeliers, the wine list received the prestigious 2019 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator, stating that the list features ‘a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Whether compact or extensive, focused or diverse, these lists deliver sufficient choice to satisfy discerning wine lovers.’

Owner's Wine Cellar and Cheese Cellar

The owner’s wine cellar boasts 70 wine labels, featuring some of the world’s most exclusive wines, while Kudadoo’s luxury inclusive wine cellar offers 80 labels, all with a Wine Spectator rating of 88 or above – a global collection purposefully selected to enhance your culinary journey and palate.

A sommelier is at your service for pairing recommendations and to assist you in finding the perfect bottle for any occasion. The resident sommelier at Kudadoo will assist you with pairings and recommendations from their extensive wine selection from around the globe where only wines from the owner’s own cellar are offered at an additional cost.

You can also get to choose Artisan cheese and cold cuts platters or waistline-friendly gourmet sandwiches to be had in your residence or in the shade at The Retreat. They are some of the healthy options to beat the hunger during the day’s hottest hours.

The Bar

With both indoor and outdoor seating, the 24-hour bar is located in The Retreat where guests are invited to enjoy cocktails, champagne and canapés perhaps whilst overlooking a breathtaking sunset or even as a quiet refuge after dinner whilst listening to peaceful music.

Spa and Wellness

A sanctuary suspended over the ocean, Sulha spa at the retreat allows you to calm the persistent conscious loop with immersive experiences so you can rest, reset and connect. Spend as much time as you wish enjoying the world-class spa and well-being experiences and you are bound to feel better than you have in years.

The Kudadoo Wellness Retreat goes beyond spa to an integrated wellness offering created to connect, immerse and transform the guest on their wellness journey.

The spa includes a Himalayan Salt Room – a first for the Maldives – a steam room, sauna, gym and treatment rooms with horizon views.


Take delight in the beauty of seemingly endless stretches of the sea as you effortlessly glide over the shimmering blue sea on a jet ski and possibly cross way with dolphins that make regular appearances.

Paddleboards, jet skis, kayaks, parasailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing and kitesurfing are readily available for the adventurous. Discover idyllic lagoons by speedboat and be in sync with nature and yourself as you paddleboard, go on a parasailing trip or learn how to kiteboard. Private and whenever desired, a wide selection of water sports activities is at your disposal.

For the divers, even before you have left home, your butler will be in touch to show you all the amazing dive sites that can be visited and take your size for snorkel and dive equipment. On arrival, he or she will be ready to fine-tune your plans for your visit and then escort you to your personal, private experience with our Luxury Dive Dhoni. There is also the opportunity to sail by luxury yacht to Noon Atoll and the UNESCO biosphere reserve at Hanifaru Bay

Covid-19 Response:

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Early Bird Promotion 2021

Book Now, Pay Later

4 Nights Ocean Residence Package

Starts from US$9,800, no deposit required


  • Anything, Anytime & Anywhere experience

  • Return seaplane transfer

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