Komandoo Reopens After Renovation
Maldives Promotion House – Komandoo Maldive Island Resort has successfully reopened after two months of extensive refurbishment and upgrading from May and June 2012. The resort proudly received its first guests on July 05th, 2012 after the total refurbishment.
The owners of the resort have once again adopted the time tested tradition of being guided by guest feedback, and their constantly changing expectations during their holiday in a destination like the Maldives.
The resort offers 65 villas in three categories – 14 Beach Villas along the western beach of the island, 36 Jacuzzi Beach Villas on the eastern beach and a part on the western beach, 15 Jacuzzi Water Villas arching around the southern end of the island. Each of them is independent well-appointed villas spaced adequately to provide privacy.
This opportunity was taken to refurbish all the villas when the resort was closed for refurbishment with additional facilities. Beginning with the new entrance glass doors to the black granite vanity counters inlaid with twin wash basins and a walk in rain shower, they have added a new range of luxury to villas.
Falhu, the main restaurant and Aqua fine dining restaurant offer dining options compliment each other with two unique concepts. Aqua built over water has tables on the deck and serves multinational cuisine.
Falhu has a new image altogether after being refurbished. The deck over the water has been extended around the restaurant. A longer live cooking station with four chefs who serve an ideal cuisine on to plate right out of the oven, and the buffet counters are stretched all along the entire length of one side of the restaurant adding a lot more space for a wider buffet spread to choose from.
The guests of Komandoo have two bars to enjoy – Thundi Bar, located at the southwestern edge of the island is a beach bar quenching the thirst of our guests from mid day to sunset; while the Kandu Bar at the northeaster side of the resort is the main bar. Kandu bar has a sunken counter with water cascading over lava stone tiles behind the display shelves, a vision that transcends mind and thoughts to a peaceful ambiance.
One of the major development during the this refurbishment is the addition of an infinity swimming pool inlaid with tiles that resemble the colours of the sand around the pool, causing a breathtaking illusion of the pool stretching out to the infinite boundaries of the horizon. The 1.4 meter deep, 260 cubic meter pool is embedded into a raised wooden deck adjoining the Kandu Bar, which has also received new comfortable lounge chairs, at the north eastern edge of the island. Set amidst tropical vegetation on one side, the pool has the mesmerizing endless view of the vastness of Indian Ocean, only dotted with deserted islands in far distances. Can paradise have a different definition!
Within a radius of 30 minutes boat ride around Komandoo are about 45 dive sites. Maldives being a nation with 99% ocean, diving is a unique feature of Maldivian tourism. ProDivers support us with their dive center professionally manned and operated with four dive instructors. They also are 5 star PADI training center offering a wide range of diving courses.
Maldives attracts also, in the recent past, a large number of honeymooners and special occasion holidaymakers. Spa is a very sought after facility among these visitors with tender and warm hearts. Duniye Spa operates a facility that caters to this segment of unique guests extremely well. In the recent refurbishment, the entrance and welcome lounge of the spa has received a total facelift with textured new colours on the walls that, when combined with the new water feature, effectively intensifies the rejuvenating tranquility.
The resort further features a newly built fully air-conditioned indoor gymnasium equipped with state of art Life Fitness topline equipment. The body tone up range comprises of cardio treadmill, bicycle, multi-machine and weights.
The island as a whole has received a new facelift with plentiful new coconut palms and improved land scape adding enriched colours of vegetation right around the resort in the recent refurbishment. The fragrance of tropical nature is now richer in the air.
Summing up, Komandoo Maldive Island Resort is vibrant with new image offering a whole new level of holiday experience to the guests. The impressions of the first guests on the resort are gratifying to note the changes are very well accepted and appreciated. ‘We are very confident that the efforts that we have put in developing the all new image of the resort would fulfill our intentions of providing our guests with a holiday experience that would yet be very uniquely Komandoo, a holiday experience they would crave to repeat year after year, over and over again’ commented Filip Petre from the Management.