Member Reviews: Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

Feb 3, 2022

"This was our honeymoon trip, and it did not disappoint. The staff and service were lovely, the location was unparalleled, and the overall trip was a dream."

- Jennifer Jan. 26, 2022 - Costa Mesa, USA

The only resort on Kooddoo Island, the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort is a seriously secluded getaway. With just 68 rooms on site that offer beach, overwater and sunset views, this posh resort has quickly climbed the list as one of the top places to stay in the Maldives. In addition to three restaurants and bars, spa and tennis options, there is a full-fledged dive center on site, with daily excursions to Gaafu Atoll — one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world. The resort is one of a handful of resorts in the Maldives accessible via domestic flight from the international airport in Malé.

The Maldives is fully open for US travelers, so when you are ready to go, paradise awaits. Simply present a negative PCR test taken within 96 hours before your flight to gain entry into the country. Since the Maldives follows a one island, one resort concept, social distancing for travelers comes naturally.

Read what our members are saying about their recent experience...

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(231 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
4.6 Ease of Booking
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Staff was very friendly and courteous. Very clean and maintained. Good food. Excellent location and access.
WayAndJanR May 22, 2023 Calgary, Canada
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Wonderful resort, very friendly staff. Food was great, especially at the Italian restaurant. Enjoyed our stay, wish it wasn’t so far…
Tonnie May 20, 2023 Palos Verdes Peninsula, USA
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We had a wonderful time! the beach is gorgeous, the most beautiful water I have ever seen. The resort is also very beautiful! Would highly recommend.
dana May 16, 2023 Greenwich, USA
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Loved our bungalow, great food, great snorkeling, the airport being close by was not an issue at all
William May 14, 2023 Vista, USA
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The whole experience was phenomenal!
Other Comments
The staff were so friendly and helpful and the place was just awesome. We really enjoyed every minute of it and couldn't be happier with our experience at the resort.
Jeremy May 13, 2023 Keller, USA
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The booking process was easy though Travelzoo and resort. Staff were very responsive and knowledgeable. The resort representative at Male airport made our check in to our domestic flight seamless. Once at the resort, the hospitality and service was phenomenal. Everyone was so kind and inviting. We enjoyed our stay and the unique experience of staying in an ocean villa is one we will never forget! Couple notes for improvement would be better communication about the domestic flight timing and luggage allowance. We arrived at 9pm due to flight times and paid additional $54 USD for luggage weight. Minor things on the grand scheme, but might be useful information for travelers into he future :) Thank you for making our first year wedding anniversary celebration one to remember!
Other Comments
Thank you making our stay so wonderful. We will never forget your hospitality and service. Our first year wedding anniversary will be something we will treasure, especially since we fell in love with snorkeling on the Sandbanks excursion! Thank you Toddy (from the dive center) for helping us capture our special day by swimming out to get our phone from the boat and teaching us how to snorkel! Thank you to the Chef also for saving us crab curry so that we can enjoy a taste of home together. To all the waiters and bartending staff (including Kasun) - we appreciate your kindness and our conversations! And for Hussan for taking breathtaking professional photos of our trip. We met so many staff on our trip and to all, a big thank you!
Sharlini May 18, 2023 Toronto, Canada
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We had a wonderful, relaxing time here in paradise! The rooms were spacious (sunset over the water pool Villa), the service excellent, the food delicious, etc. The buffet meals were very extensive and varied. Different nights had different themes (BBQ, seafood, Maldivian, etc) but there was always a variety of cuisines. We also ate at the other restaurant one night (reservations required). We used our vouchers for a snorkel trip and massages at the spa. We also used the free snorkel gear to snorkel along the edge of the eeef (sea turtles and harmless reef sharks hang out here). We also tried SUP once. Definitely recommend making any reservations for the spa or activities as soon as you can upon arrival as they fill up quickly. One benefit of this location is the airport is on the island so just a one hour flight from Male and you’re here. No further boat transfer needed.
Michelle Apr 01, 2023 Frisco, USA
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It was amazing! If you see this deal buy it! This resort is absolute perfection!
Stephen Mar 26, 2023 Toronto, Canada
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The hotel and property were fantastic. it's a small intimate experience and the all inclusive features are great. There is no hard sell or add-ons. Booking using the Travelzoo voucher was simple. All communication was done via email.
Lorraine Mar 28, 2023 Denver, USA
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This place is amazing and we never would have booked it without the deal through Travelzoo. The resort location is pristine, the staff are all super friendly, the food (even buffet) was great with lots of variety. You can order a whole bunch of options at the bar like burgers, salads etc. And the Vista Italian place is really good. Plus all inclusive top shelf drinks, cocktails you name it! Dive staff and diving also out of this world. Book it!
Other Comments
We love this resort! Amazing staff, great food, lovely over water bungalows, super dive staff and diving. It's all just perfect.
Frederic Mar 21, 2023 Ketchikan, USA

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