Kandima Maldives Connecting Millennials With Smart Tech-savvy Lifestyle At Tropical Island Paradise
The buzzing new hideaway promises a 'wow' factor at the cutting-edge of smart technology when it opens in December 2016.
"Connected millennials will find everything they need to know at their fingertips at this game-changing holiday island which is anything but ordinary," says General Manager Grant Jefferies. "Kandima Maldives offers a refreshingly distinctive and innovative lifestyle never seen before."
The smart millennial lifestyle incorporates chic, waterproof RFID wrist bands allowing guests full freedom to roam the island without needing to worry about a key – or even a wallet, with all spending registered digitally through a wrist band reader.
Guests can just wave their wrist band at the reader to order a burger or a beer, with payment registered on their final account, and a pin number only required for purchases above a certain limit.
The high-tech system, Silverware AVRIO, even recognizes individual guests, remembering favourite orders from their purchase history, and recommending offers that may interest them.
Spending also earns rewards through a loyalty programme, which can be tracked in real-time as rewards grow, for spending on any number of fun activities and experiences.
In rooms, on demand video streaming can be 'flicked' to mobile devices, allowing guests to continue watching a movie or TV programme while their partner takes a turn on the TV, surfing the net or updating their social media.
Even before arrival, Kandima's online booking system doesn't just book rooms and provide real-time best available rates, but also allows booking to be modified, for example including an indulgent spa treatment or a romantic candlelit experience, all by smartphone.
A link with clean and elegant interfaces also makes it a breeze to update their profile prior to arrival, and amend or update any elements of their booking.
On arrival, passport scanners enable superfast check-in to head straight for the beach.
"The technology means something is always available around the clock, from in-room ordering to vending machines and pretty much all of the facilities and experiences on offer on the island at the wave of your arm band," said GM Jefferies.
"We have also designed the system to be enjoyable to use, such as 'build your own burger/pizza/
"Of course, basic WIFI is also free."
There's also a sustainable element to the technology, with less paperwork being tree friendly.
"A key green concept is print-not, waste-not," he said.
"And it doesn't end there. Guest rooms also have technology that senses when a person enters the room, to keep lights and air conditioners primed at just the right level of comfort, but adjusted when they go out. The system knows when guests are due to arrive and sets the temperature at the most welcoming level. Even when rooms are vacated for a length of time, the energy management system maintains air conditioners in a dehumidifying mode to keep them constantly fresh, without wasting power."
"Kandima Maldives is much more than just a beach holiday, it's a lifestyle!"
Styled for the free-spirited and fun-loving, the playful island also offers no less than ten edgy restaurants and lively bars to suit all tastes – representing an exceptional range of choice in the Maldives, where resorts typically only feature two or three F&B venues.
Among a host of recreational options are the longest (100 metre) pool in the Maldives tennis, badminton and squash courts, 24-hour gym with personal trainers, affordable spa pampering, steam room & sauna, yoga studio, marine biology school, art studio, kids club, games room, photo studio and library.
A total of 274 stylishly designed studios and villas – all with private terraces and spectacular views – are in 11 different styles and a variety of locations along the beachfront of the 3km island, suitable for both couples and honeymooners seeking privacy, or families and groups of up to eight looking for activity. Also dotted around the lagoon are 80 romantic over-water villas with their own private terraces and Jacuzzis.
"It's a new island paradise that millennials have dreamed of…to meet, interact and connect as equals," added Mr Jefferies.
Developed by Maldivian resort specialist Pulse Hotels & Resorts, Kandima Maldives is just a 30-minute seaplane flight from Male International Airport to the domestic airport in Dhaalu Atoll, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to the island.
Thanks to direct flights, free visas on arrival and a reputation for pristine beaches and refined resorts, China accounts for 30 per cent of tourism to the Maldives. The archipelago is also the top choice among Chinese travelers for overseas weddings and honeymoons.
For bookings or further information, contact Kandima Maldives at www.kandima.com.
About Kandima Maldives and Pulse Hotels & Resorts
Kandima Maldives will be the first lifestyle resort in the country and will offer guest the opportunity to experience the Maldives in a new way. The resort will offer a choice of 274 stylishly designed studios and villas, with eleven different categories to choice from, all of which have a private terrace and endless tropical views to enjoy.
Available from just over US$320 per person, per night, based on two adults sharing a Sky Studio on Half Board basis during high season (meals will be at the all-day dining restaurants, Flavour and Zest only)
For bookings contact Kandima Maldives: reservations@
Page Updated Last on: Sep 29, 2016