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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(135 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for over the past 44 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
4.1 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Small resort but great service. Location may not be the best but the staffs are friendly & very accommodating which make up for it. The spa has the best value for their services. The deal includes 50% off on the spa & also comes with 2 other excursions which we will definitely take advantage of the Subset Fishing & Snorkeling trip. We saw other guests who caught fish & the kitchen staff will cook it for them. It looked so delicious.
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Thank you for providing such a great service. Please let all the staffs know that their hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed. Please keep up the good work.
Heidi Sep 21, 2022 Toronto, Canada
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We all know the Maldives are gorgeous - that part is a no-brainer. And most resorts offer the same fare of water sports, food, sun and fun. What sets Mercure Kooddoo apart from all the rest are its people. The staff and leadership teams at Mercure are second-to-none. My husband and I went for our honeymoon and we didn't just feel like pampered guests at a hotel stay, we felt like we were part of the Mercure family. Every single anticipated need was taken care of and anything we requested was handled kindly and quickly. Some specific shout outs are Sajuwa and Kunal on the food and beverage team. They made us feel so loved and appreciated, they took time to know us personally beyond our usual likes & dislikes but we really connected as people. Everything was so comfortable and beyond expectation from a service-perspective, in addition to waking up and going to sleep to some of the most beautiful views and landscapes we've ever seen in our entire lives (and we're fortunate to be pretty well traveled!). Beyond the service, the food was out of this world. I can't recommend the cooking classes enough to literally see how the sausage is made!! We went in skeptically thinking they were probably just checking the box on activity list offerings but we were greeted by some of the best smells and smiles while learning a whole new craft of cooking Asian cuisine. The water sports team was also especially amazing and I highly recommend the snorkeling trip. Thank you, thank you to all the teams who made our stay so unforgettable!!
Ashley Sep 20, 2022 Inglewood, USA
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I am from America, so getting here was no easy task, but was well worth it! From the minute we entered the Male airport (we walked right out and there was someone from the resort waiting for us) to sending us on our way off the island (she walked us to the security gate and made sure we got through ok) the service was TOP NOTCH!! We travel all over, and the employees were BY FAR the best we've ever had! Always a smile on their faces, eager to help, make you feel like an old friend, and more. I can't say enough great things about them! The rooms however were a bit outdated. We stayed in an over water bungalow with a pool. We had ant problems the first 2 days we were there, and the tub didn't hold water. They came and sprayed for the ants, but never addressed the tub. On the second day after the ants were crawling on my toothbrush, I had had enough. They were very accommodating and moved us to another bungalow. The wallpaper was dirty, floor was worn, and the rug was pretty nasty. There are only 2 restaurants to choose from, a buffet and an Italian restaurant. The buffet did offer a different theme every night, but we found the food very repetitive. The Italian restaurant was very good, but again, limited menu with not much choices. Overall we are happy we came, and enjoyed ourselves very much!
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Please, please tell the staff what a fantastic job they are doing! They are the number 1 reason we would love to come back!
Heather Sep 13, 2022 Little Elm, USA
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More food selection would be ideal. The DJ was great and maybe longer hours of music being played. Abahn from housekeeping was fantastic and super hard working - he needs to be recognized. Pradeep at the bar was super friendly and accommodating and he made our stay that much better. Ada is at reception was warm and welcoming and kicked off our vacation with a great start.
Priti Aug 04, 2022 Milton, Canada
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Fantastic. I was kicking myself for not booking for more days at the resort. All the staff at the resort were attentive and awesome.
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I would like to thank the two staffs Shafin and Chaturo (sorry if I mispelled your names) for their fantastic customer services while we were there. Other staffs at the restaurants were really above and beyond that I wish I could remember all the names to mention here.
Hanh Sep 06, 2022 Westminster, USA
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amazing experience, great service! unforgettable time with my spouse
Ken Aug 26, 2022 Saint George, USA
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Great stuff and management Welcoming, very responsive, great food, great minibar selection and free and service bar none. Specious villa with all your needs covered.
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Come you will not regret it
Marios Jul 31, 2022 Kailua, USA
Enjoyed Most
Breathtaking scenery and very secluded. We got the much needed rest and relaxation we needed!
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The staff was so friendly and accommodating to anything we needed.
Faith Jul 31, 2022 Hot Springs, USA
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It was absolutely amazing and more than we could have dreamed of!
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The staff we're wonderful!
Don Jul 21, 2022 Edgewood, USA
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What an amazing experience!! From the blue ocean, the huts, the food, and friendly staff, this resort is amazing. We will definitely be back!
Jennifer Jul 21, 2022 Calgary, Canada

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