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Best of the Maldives: Nature Inspired Architecture – Kandooma
Published 8 September 13 11:54 AM | Maldives Complete
    Magic coconuts in the Maldives news this week: “ Police summon white magic practitioner to investigate possible cursed coconut ” meant to influence yesterday’s long awaited elections. Everything seemed to go smoothly and peacefully which...
Best of the Maldives: Fresh Lobster – Kandooma
Published 18 May 13 1:50 PM | Maldives Complete
    Luxury + Seaside = Lobster Wherever you place luxury next to the seaside, at the top of the restaurant hierarchy will always be lobster. It pretty much defines the pinnacle of seafood cuisine. Today being Lobster Day , perhaps a few of you...
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Best of the Maldives: Chef’s Table – Kandooma
Published 22 February 13 4:46 AM | Maldives Complete
For those who like to get close to the cooking in action, but without actually getting their hands dirty , the ‘Chef’s Table’ is an intimate way to savour the smells and action of a vibrant kitchen operation. Increasingly, top restaurants...
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Best of the Maldives: Biggest Pool– Kandooma
Published 4 May 12 5:16 PM | Maldives Complete
    There are all sorts of people distinctions. Dog people and cat people. Lake people and ocean people. Sail people and motorboat people. Beach people and pool people. If you prefer a pool as expansive as Landaa’s beach , then Kandooma is the...
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Best of the Maldives: Wood Decor – Kandooma
Published 29 February 12 11:22 PM | Maldives Complete
  Kandooma has employed nature as its artist for their creative wood motif (starting with its Coconut Husk inspired reception and restaurant) for an artistic touch throughout the main area of the resort. Burl wood is a particular favourite material...
Best of the Maldives: Nearest Local Island – Kandooma
Published 3 February 12 12:6 PM | Maldives Complete
    As for intimately close rocks , many islands are just a wade away from each other. Other resorts , companion resorts , deserted islands . But the closest island where Maldivian locals live and work is adjacent to Kandooma . The picture above...
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Best of the Maldives: Reefscaping Labels - Kandooma
Published 18 January 12 3:27 AM | Maldives Complete
While for many the downsides of big lagoons are their less dramatic snorkelling and more remote house reef, many resorts now are using Reefscaping to both enhance the snorkelling in the lagoons as well as the aquatic environment overall. In fact, Lori...
Best of the Maldives: Nearby Surf Break – Kandooma
Published 30 December 11 1:52 PM | Maldives Complete
  Maldives caters to all types of surfers from beginner to expert , from innovative to impatient. For the lattermost, yet another resort shines in the surfing haven, Kandooma , which offers the closest surf break. Most surf breaks are a good distance...
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Best of the Maldives: Hot Drinks Cafe – Kandooma
Published 29 November 11 12:18 AM | Maldives Complete
  At first glance, one would expect that refreshing pina coladas and tropical coolers would be more the order of the day than a steaming mug of brew. Coffee and tea is more the craving for those colder, cloudier climes (like today which saw our first...
Best of the Maldives: Re-fresh-ment – Kandooma
Published 7 November 11 11:39 AM | Maldives Complete
  Kuramathi wasn’t the first resort to offer locally made beverage . While coffee presses are all the rage at the luxury resorts, Kandooma offers a more natural orange juice press in every room. My wife and I enjoyed fresh OJ the mornings we were...
Best of the Maldives: Biggest Beach Towels - Kandooma
Published 22 October 11 7:38 AM | Maldives Complete
A big shower calls for a big towel. And the biggest towel I have ever seen, in the Maldives or elsewhere, are the Kandooma beach towels. They are longer than a king sized bed (more than 2 metres) and nearly 5 feet long (see above). That’s me holding...
Best of the Maldives: Vista – Kandooma
Published 8 October 11 6:54 AM | Maldives Complete
Kandooma puts the ‘up’ in ‘upscale’. Aside from a Red Bull infusion (and Vettel is in pole position), a sea plane transfer or a parasailing excursion, the best way to ‘get wings’ in the Maldives is Kandooma’s...
Best of the Maldives – Pre-Schoolers: Kandooma
Published 11 August 11 11:50 AM | Maldives Complete
As I have written before , I was originally going to call Maldives Complete by the name of ‘Maldives For Families’. There were so many websites heralding it as a destination for romance/honeymoon or diving, but I always thought of it as an...
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Best Of Failures
Published 25 May 11 2:37 AM | Maldives Complete
This is my 200 th blog post on Maldives Complete. I’ve covered a range of topics focusing, like the website, on useful tips and help for prospective visitors to the resorts. The Maldives’ rich diversity of the 100+ resorts provide an unceasing source...
Best of the Maldives Online: Reef Regeneration - Seamarc
Published 22 April 11 8:29 PM | Maldives Complete
  Happy Earth Day 2011! Maldives have always been on the vanguard of promoting the thoughtful stewardship of the planet. In the spirit of the day, I thought I would highlight Seamarc who has been pioneering ‘reefscaping’ and ‘coral regeneration’...
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