Komandoo Island Resort
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- Nearby dive sites include manta cleaning stations and shipwrecks
- Adults-only atmosphere with romantic details, ideal for adventurous couples
- Self-guided adventures and cool macro finds on the island's house reef
- Fine dining, spa, and exciting activities on the resort's twin island, Hurawalhi
Komandoo Island Resort and Spa is a private island paradise, with an adults-only ambience catering to adventurous dive buddies and couples. This resort is one of the most intimate in the atoll, offering secluded luxury and a total escape from the real world. You'll enjoy a spacious and modern villa, world-class cuisine, and a soothing spa, with a backdrop of sparkling white sand and turquoise sea. Adventurous guests can make the most of their time with PADI courses, guided scuba diving, free nitrox, sailing and yacht charter, and romantic excursions for two.
About Komandoo Island Resort
Lying 40 minutes by seaplane from Male's international airport, Komandoo Island Resort and Spa offers an adventurous and romantic adults-only setting. This private island retreat is the perfect place to get away from it all, with a smattering of luxurious details and a stunning backdrop. Each villa is spacious, modern, and well-appointed, including everything you'll need to enjoy your stay. Komandoo's other exceptional guest facilities include an award-winning spa, fine dining and fancy cocktails over the water, sailing and power yacht charters, and a variety of sports facilities. Best of all, the resort is just minutes from some of Lhaviyani Atoll's best dive sites.
Lhaviyani Atoll is one of the Maldives’ most popular areas among divers. But, with far fewer resorts, you'll get to experience classic Maldivian channel and thila diving, without the crowds. Komandoo Island is perfectly located in the atoll's centre, with short boat rides to manta cleaning stations, shipwrecks, plus calm and protected coral reefs. In addition to guided day trips, this resort offers PADI dive courses, snorkelling, and watersports, including kayaking, parasailing, paddleboarding, and windsurfing. All of these adventurous activities include assistance and instruction from the island's friendly and helpful staff.
Explore the resort
Komandoo Island Resort and Spa offers luxurious and romantic guest facilities ideal for a couples getaway. You'll feel perfectly at home in your spacious and modern villa each offering plenty of privacy and seclusion, and with just 65 villas on site, this is one of the atoll's cosiest options. Adventurous guests will love exploring the white-sand beaches, shaded garden paths, and stunning house reef just metres from the shore. This island's other outstanding facilities include a fitness centre, sports grounds, games room, and a wide variety of watersports including kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, and yacht charter. Day trips to the resort's sister island Hurawalhi offer access to the world-famous 5.8 Undersea Restaurant.
Komandoo Island is home to four restaurants and bars, offering everything from sumptuous buffets to fine dining a la carte menus. No matter where you decide to dine, you'll love the selection of local and international dishes with different menus every day. This resort also offers romantic dining for two, with in-villa meals, candlelight dinners on the sand, breakfast by the sea, and just about any special request you can dream up. Komandoo's award-winning Duniye Spa is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Spend a day enjoying massage, bodywork, and soothing couples packages. Or, join daily beachside yoga and meditation sessions.
Diving from Komandoo Resort
Komandoo Island Resort's partner dive centre, Prodivers Maldives, is one of the best. Their friendly international staff offers a variety of PADI courses on the stunning house reef including the dive scooter speciality. Each day's guided adventures hit two of the best sites in Lhaviyani Atoll, including Keredu Express and Felivaru Kandu - a busy manta cleaning station. Whether you're brand new to diving or a seasoned pro, you're sure to appreciate the dive centre's top-quality rental equipment and cameras, patient and professional crew, free nitrox for certified divers, and comfortable dive boats.
Lhaviyani Atoll is a favourite among scuba divers thanks to its variety of underwater environments. The atoll is ideal for trying your hand at channel and drift diving and visiting cleaning stations and thilas. Multiple shark species and reef manta rays frequent these current-swept sites with the best chances for an encounter falling between November and March - and there's plenty of relaxed reef diving suitable for beginners here, too. Lhaviyani Atoll's sheltered lagoon is home to an incredibly diverse collection of coral and fish species, plus fascinating macro wildlife. From Komandoo Island, you'll have access to over 60 sites with exciting offerings for divers of all skill and experience levels.
- Visit between December and April for encounters with sharks and reef manta rays.
- Be sure to pack a few nice outfits for your visits to the island's luxurious bars and restaurants.
- Keep your camera closeby during boat rides around the resort - dolphins are frequently seen from the surface.
- Plan at least one dry day for enjoying the Duniye Spa's award-winning massages, bodywork, and couples treatments.
Komandoo Island Resort and Spa's environmentally sustainable initiatives are a continuous work in progress, aimed at reducing the resort's impact on the local ecosystem. Their current efforts include a desalination and plastic-free water bottling centre, plastic-free toiletries in every room, composting, recycling, responsible waste management, and a top to bottom switch to earth-friendly cleaning products. This resort also encourages all guests to enjoy passive and responsible interactions with local wildlife, hosts its own beach and dive site cleanups, and sponsors local educational programs focused on sustainability.
Diving in Lhaviyani Atoll
Manta RaysSeptember - March
Schooling reef fishYear round
Eagle rayYear round
Hawksbill turtleYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, DPV - dive scooter