Kooddoo Maldives Set To Open With Its Own Airport
Ever heard of a Maldives resort having its own airport on the same island? This is about to happen this February at Kooddoo Maldives in south Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The domestic airport on Kooddoo is already in operation.
Kooddoo is the name of island. Hence, airport
is operated on that name. The resort that stretches on the beach side and over lagoon is officially named Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort. Mercure is a brand of Accor Hotels and this is will be Accor's first resort in the Maldives.
Maldives holidaymakers who seek transfer convenience will now have a new option; from flight to your villa within minutes, both day and night.
Unlike exclusive luxury resorts such as Amilla Fushi
, W Maldives or Velaa Private Island
, Kooddoo Resort will be a 4 star property that is ideal for middle class guests.
There are 68 villas in Kooddoo, of which 43 are Water Villa and 25 Beach Villa. There are 20 villas with private pool. Kooddoo claims to have best-in-class Sunset Overwater Pool Villas. We are yet to physically see this, but for now we can say the lagoon looks attractive, especially to go down and snorkel or just watch sunset in the privacy of the villa. Some of the water villas are actually located right on the house reef. If you are visiting Maldives to celebrate honeymoon or anniversary it is definitely worth to try the luck of emailing the resort to reserve the corner room. Please do keep in mind that resorts do not confirm a specific room number on advance, but they do try accommodating guest preferences based on availability. Resorts usually assign room numbers just one day prior to arrival.
Maldives map shows Kooddoo
is situated between the local island of Vilingili and Maamendhoo. These two local islands are very close, a boat could go across within a couple of minutes from closest points.
Gaa Alifu Atoll and Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll on the southern region of Maldives is largely known for its bio-diversity and rich culture. All locals speak Dhivehi language, but this region has its own dialect that makes locals of other regions nearly impossible to fully understand what they say.
Tourism addicts like myself, have been to several atolls and worked at resorts for over a decade. I met people from all regions of the country. I understand every dialect, except few words at times.