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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(183 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
4.7 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
We went for our honeymoon in Feb 2023. This was the trip of a lifetime! It took 2 days of travel to get to the resort but it was TOTALLY worth it. We stayed in an over-water villa and it was literally like we were above an aquarium. We saw nurse sharks, black tip sharks, rays, and lots of fish right from our deck. We enjoyed our infinity pool for cooling off but mostly enjoyed heading right into the ocean straight from our deck. We snorkeled and/or SCUBA dove every day. The coral, fish, turtles, sharks, rays, and octopus on the house reef were incredible. We went on a dolphin cruise that was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Thank you so much to Alina, Agus and the hard-working and friendly boat crew for the amazing SCUBA trips. Rooms were clean, modern, well-appointed and gorgeous. Climate control and internet were great. The indoor & outdoor showers were much appreciated. Food was the best we've ever had at a resort. The variety, quality, and care put into the food was second to none. We still don't understand how there was so much variety given remote this place is. They do have a garden on-site. There was a different cuisine theme every night at Alita (the main restaurant). Kudos to head chef Roberto. We also can't say enough about the amazing pastry chef Anuruuda who you would often see arranging displays and helping you find a spoon for his creations if you forgot to take one! His peanut butter cake was to die for and I loved the coconut pancakes. The staff were incredible. Smith always took great care of us at Alita. The Italian restaurant was also incredible - especially the risotto. The aranchini and pizza were also great. Okay - everything was great! Massage by Darma was incredible. Wish there was more information provided/communication from the front desk staff re: flights - but this may be related to the airlines and general procedures that they are accustomed to (and we were less comfortable with but had to just trust it would all work out... and it did). Have told many people about this amazing place- wish we could get there more easily and go back every year!
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Honestly - this place is incredible.
Nicole Feb 26, 2024 London, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Seamless journey to the island resort. Comprehensive introduction with full information and voucher pack. I ly the first full day but cannot find any faults.
Other Comments
First time we've found such a complete "fully inclusive" package.
Trevor Feb 21, 2024 St Helier, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beach was amazing staff were all very friendly and helpful food was excellent with great variety not over crowded and very relaxing
Darryn Feb 15, 2024 North Saanich, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Lovely trip, beautiful accommodations, staff super friendly, snorkeling off the reef was excellent!
Daneah Feb 07, 2024 Seattle, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very good experience
Mei Jan 23, 2024 Potomac, USA
Enjoyed Most
Fantastic Maldives resort
Gabriela Feb 17, 2024 London, United Kingdom
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Great place and the value from Travelzoo was worthwhile
Karla Dec 17, 2023 Saint JohnSaint John, Canada
Other Comments
Better food for the price we paid, heated villa pool would be nice for days that’s cooler
Teresa Jan 09, 2024 Everett, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great accommodation, staff, restaurants, location and water sports.
John Jan 20, 2024 Fortson, USA
Enjoyed Most
So far so good. Easy to set up and get here. Everything has been beyond what we expected. All inclusive really is all inclusive. Beautiful setting !
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All the staff has been wonderful. Food quality is excellent.
Hiemi Jan 14, 2024 Castle Rock, USA

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