Kudadoo Maldives offers an experience that makes everything under the moon available to you at any time and anywhere. Bound to impress even the most discerning traveller, this private island has been designed for escapes from the confines of everyday life. Together with this architectural mastermind, Yuji Yamazaki, Kudadoo sets a new standard in sustainable luxury hospitality. We take great pride in the following accolades: The world's best Island resort 2019 by Luxury Travel Intelligence; Robb Report's Best Island Resort 2019 and Winner of the Prestigious 2019 Hospitality Design Award in the 'Sustainable Resort' Category.
About this Destination
From unscripted dining experiences, on the beach or on your private terrace, to in, on and above the water adventures, incredible spa treatments, private diving, excursions and water sports. Designed by renowned architect Yuji Yamasaki, Kudadoo is inspired by traditional Japanese architecture. The Retreat – a central complex based over the water alongside the intimate 30,000 sq yard island – is home to the spa, restaurant, a wine cellar and cheese room, bar, games room and swimming pool. Its design includes perhaps the highest vantage point in the Maldives built on the sea and integrates enough solar power to sustain the resort.
Kudadoo’s renowned eco-consciousness and sleek design extend to the island’s 15 over-water residences where your uninterrupted enjoyment of the private island charm and the splendid natural surrounds are the norm. Residences include an open floorplan indoors that taps into the Maldives’ favourable climate conditions, allowing for plenty of natural light and lots of airflow. The outdoor deck is a spacious extension of the living space with ocean views and further options for private dining and relaxation, topped off with a 44m2 infinity plunge pool.
Established in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives islands are multi-faceted. The culture, traditions and customs of the country are influenced by Indian, Sri Lankan, Malaysian, Arab, Persian, Indonesian and even African influences. A fabulous cultural mix that makes all the richness of the Maldives.
The official and the most common language of Maldives, Dhivehi, or the Maldivian language has been influenced by various languages like Arabic, French, Persian, Portuguese, Hindustani, and English through the ages.
How do you say hello in Maldives?
While the more casual, informal way is frequently shortened to “Kihineh.” Asking some favour and you want to say “Please”, you say “Adhes kohfa.” “Thank you” is translated to“Shukuriyaa.” And “You're welcome” is “Maruhabaa.” in Dhivehi.
The currency of the Maldives is called the Rufiyah, which is linked to the dollar at around 12.75 Rufiyah to the dollar. However, most resorts and many local islands will accept the USdollar (bring small denominations such as $1, $5 and $10) as payment.
Weather and Climate
The Maldives has a year-round hot tropical climate. There are two monsoons, the southwest from May to October and the northeast from November to April. Generally the southwest brings more wind and rain in June and July. The temperature rarely falls below 25°C (77°F).