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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(170 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
4.6 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
The long flight times were so worth it. The staff was wonderful, caring, and dedicated to taking the best care of their guests. The tiny everyday touches made us feel like honored family members. We had a couple of hick ups, which the staff took care of quickly and efficiently. A shout out to Karouna, Ahod, Made, Shiifa, and all the smiling folks I've forgotten their names. The spa was glorious, the diving spectacular, the signature cocktails marvelous.
Other Comments
Even if you don't dive, there is lots to do. Snorkeling, yoga and cooking classes, water aerobics, well placed hammocks in shady places with great views of the water and lovely folks to make all your dreams come true.
Terri May 20, 2024 Bellingham, USA
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We are having such a wonderful time. We are grateful for Travelzoo's amazing voucher program. We got to experience paradise. We have traveled to many resorts such as Jamaica, Fiji, Costa Rica, Boracay, Thailand, Bali, Paris, Germany, Netherlands, and Dubai. By far, this is the best accommodation. Mercure Koodoo treated us like royalty. We can't express our gratitude enough in making our 20th anniversary very special. The all inclusive to all drinks including alcohol topped our expectations. This includes all meals, mini bar with alcohol and soft drinks, snacks, and bucket of beer daily. Furthermore, the transfer from Male airport to Koodoo was included which would have cost $800 for both of us. By, the way, this is an adult only resort. Excellent value. Every angle within 360 degrees is photogenic. The background looks like backdrop. We were able to see so much varieties of fish around our bungalow and through the glass bottom floor. I highly recommend using Travelzoo for quality service. With a grateful heart. Mel and Violet
Melvin May 20, 2024 Delano, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful place, we just had a bit of bad weather.
Mike May 18, 2024 Calgary, Canada
Enjoyed Most
We bought the voucher as it sounded like good value for money. Getting To the Maldives is a long journey so we added other countries to visit. Still felt it was an effort to get there but once there felt it was more than worth it. The resort is beautiful. The staff without exception go above and beyond and are friendly and cheerful. We felt very fortunate to spend time at this resort
Other Comments
You should go…
Judith May 11, 2024 Toronto, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Hotel is advertised as 4 star. The staff make more like a 5 star resort. Reception welcomes guests like royalty (lined up at the entrance waving as we arrive). After a quick intro we are shuttled off to the villa. After that it’s beautiful water, hot temps, and abundance of food and drink. The international staff are always ready to help, always genuine and always happy.
Jerome May 10, 2024 Millbrae, USA
Enjoyed Most
All of the staff were friendly and accommodating from the moment we arrived. Loved the atmosphere. Enjoyed the activities and excursions that were included. The food was tasty. The views were beautiful from day to night.
Shamir May 12, 2024 West Mifflin, USA
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We were warmly greeted on our arrival to Mercure Resort, about 350 miles south of Malè. The resort is so pretty and peaceful and our water villa was beautiful. We are not great at doing nothing on vacation but it seemed to occur quickly and easily for us in this tropical paradise. The food was wonderful and the Vista al a carte restaurant provided some excellent dishes in a boutique restaurant over the water. Mercure Kooddoo is a fabulous place to relax, unwind and reconnect. We loved our stay here and are so thankful to all of the staff for their warm and attentive hospitality. We highly recommend MERCURE . Tony and Criselda April 2024 FL, USA
Other Comments
Just be aware that you have a 1 hour flight from Malè to MERCURE Kooddoo. MERCURE will assist you with the arrangements and the extra time to get there is well worth it. Check out the awesome sea life literally right at your door!
Cris May 02, 2024 Estero, USA
Enjoyed Most
Absolutely amazing holiday her and such a great deal with the voucher!! Staff were amazing the buffet was fantastic and thw weather was awesome - jetski'd with dolphins and snorkelled with rays and sharks and turtles!!
Other Comments
One unfortunate incident was that we had some money taken from our room and a credit card stolen - the hotel staff listened to our complaint but didn;t seem to believe what had happened even though the there had been completed transaction on the card that morning - which alerted me throughthe app that it had gone missing. I really felt the hotle did not deal with this very well and will be following up with them.
Suka Apr 08, 2024 Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Absolutely amazing holiday her and such a great deal with the voucher!! Staff were amazing the buffet was fantastic and thw weather was awesome - jetski'd with dolphins and snorkelled with rays and sharks and turtles!!
Other Comments
One unfortunate incident was that we had some money taken from our room and a credit card stolen - the hotel staff listened to our complaint but didn;t seem to believe what had happened even though the there had been completed transaction on the card that morning - which alerted me throughthe app that it had gone missing. I really felt the hotle did not deal with this very well and will be following up with them.
Suka Apr 08, 2024 Wrexham, United Kingdom
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We have a great vacation there.
Other Comments
Everything we like there, but excepted activates has not many choose. Especially our snorkeling trip was cancelled due to not enough people, and we have to pay additional money for other snorkeling and sandbank trip.
Ying Apr 24, 2024 Virginia Beach, USA

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