Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort: Honest Review (2024)


Nestled on the tranquil island of Kooddoo, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort is an adults-only, all-inclusive, 4-star oasis offering the perfect escape you could ever imagine.

Kooddoo Island is only a 50-minute flight away from Malé, the Maldives’ capital city, and you’ll be warmly welcomed by the staff here.

The resort offers several types of accommodations including beach villas, family beach villas, and overwater villas, and we’ll discuss them all in this guide.

Continue reading this honest Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort review and discover everything you should know before booking.

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To kick off this Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort Review, let’s start with some quick answers to the most frequently asked questions.


Absolutely yes! The Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort is definitely worth it.

Located on the stunning island of Kooddoo, the resort offers a serene escape for anyone seeking a luxurious holiday.

There are two restaurants, countless tours and activities to experience, and the service is among the best I’ve ever had.

That being said, the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo sells out pretty fast, especially in high season, so I recommend booking your stay as soon as possible.

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The best way to experience the Maldives is to book a stay at Mercure Kooddoo Resort!

Whether you’re here to explore or relax in comfort, Mercure Kooddoo Resort offers the best of both worlds!


Below are some of the benefits included with your booking:

  • Unlimited beverages throughout the stay with 40 international wines on offer
  • Daily buckets of beer which will be refilled once per day
  • You can personalize your minibar upon check-in based on your preferences
  • Unlimited meals in the 2 restaurants and pool bar
  • Complimentary watersports like SUP, kayaking, and snorkeling
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Mercure Maldives is nestled on the beautiful Kooddoo Island in the southern Gaafu Alifu Atoll, just a 50-minute domestic flight from Malé International Airport.

Click here to see the location on Google Maps.


To get to Mercure Maldives Kooddoo, you would need to take a 50-minute domestic flight from Male International Airport to Kooddoo Domestic Airport.

The flight costs approximately USD $450 per person round trip.

While this 50-minute flight is pretty expensive, the service is premium, and you’ll have a member of staff waiting for you at Malé Airport to assist with your check-in.

This isn’t a necessary service, but surely nice and you’ll get to Kooddoo Island in style!

You also get free access to the Moonima Lounge at Male Airport while you wait for your departure flight. Inside the lounge, there are comfortable seats, a food buffet, tea and coffee, and other non-alcoholic drinks.

Upon arrival at Kooddoo Island, the resort staff will greet you warmly at the airport and take you to the resort in a golf buggy, which is just a 2-minute ride away.

You’ll be given a welcome drink and a tour of the resort to help you settle in and start enjoying your stay.


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Accommodation is a significant factor in any holiday experience, and the Mercure Resort Maldives has plenty to offer in that regard.

There are 70 boutique-style villas at Mercure, from comfortable beachfront villas to luxurious overwater suites, the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort is sure to make your vacation perfect.

Below I have listed all the different room types available.


The Beach Villa at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo is a spacious accommodation offering stunning views of the crystal clear lagoon from a private terrace.

You can step straight out onto the soft white sands and soak up the tropical sunshine just a few steps away from the sea.

The Beach Villas come with comfortable king-size beds, air conditioning, and modern appliances, including a mini-bar, a safe box, Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

And the elegant bathroom features a bathtub and rain shower to relax after an exciting day.

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Another room type at Mercure Kooddoo is the Beach Pool Villa, which provides more space and a private pool, perfect for couples.

The private pool villa comes with a spacious terrace, where you can enjoy the picturesque sunset after bathing under the sun in your pool.

The living room is modern, spotless, and as premium as you can think, with a 42-inch HD TV and direct dial phone for added convenience.

Staying at the Beach Pool Villa, you have easy access to the beach to enjoy the best of both worlds. This is a fantastic, slightly less expensive alternative to the overwater villas.

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The Overwater Villa, which is where I personally stayed, is the perfect accommodation to experience Maldives’ classic views.

Mercure’s overwater villas are situated over the sparkling lagoon, a few steps from the house coral reef for your leisurely snorkeling exploration.

The villa’s elegant and modern decor with wood furnishings, a glass floor panel, and traditional Thakuru (butler) service will make your stay even more exceptional.

Inside the room, you have a large comfortable bed, office desk, seating area, mini-bar, wardrobe, walk-through bathroom, and an outdoor bathtub.

Also, you can go snorkeling directly from the stairs at the back of your villa, where you’ll be able to see the underwater marine life without leaving your room.

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The Overwater Sunset Villa is precisely what the name suggests – spectacular sunset views.

They are rooms similar to the regular Overwater Villas but are placed at the best angle to experience the sunset every day.

The villa features larger terraces for you to appreciate the spellbinding views, including a glass floor panel, which may provide a glimpse of the marine life beneath your feet.

That’s not it, you’ll get a minibar with soft and alcoholic drinks, as well as complimentary drinking water.

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Next up in this Mercure Maldives review is the Overwater Sunset Pool Villa, the ultimate indulgent accommodation with extra privacy and exceptional views.

Relax on the terrace, take a dip in the private pool as the sunset begins, and pop a champagne bottle to create lasting memories.

The sunset pool villa is an excellent option for couples celebrating a special occasion or for a luxury getaway.

The villa’s amenities include a generous outdoor deck with a covered cabana and a curved pool that opens up to endless horizons of the Indian Ocean, making it an island of its own.

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The 2-bedroom Family Beach Villa at the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort is the ultimate treat for your Maldives vacation.

The villa consists of two adjoining rooms with individual bathrooms, allowing each member of the family to have their own private space.

Enjoy spectacular views of the turquoise lagoon, and you can step straight onto the soft, white sand beach from your terrace.

The bedrooms come with comfortable double beds and modern appliances, including a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, high-speed internet, and air conditioning.

You’ll also be treated to an elegant bathroom featuring a bathtub and a rain shower to relax after a long day of exploration.

One of the exceptional features of the villa is the private pool, and you can enjoy a refreshing dip while watching the beautiful sunsets.

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Now that we’ve covered the astonishing room types, let’s talk about the features that Mercure Maldives Kooddoo offers – I’m confident you won’t be disappointed!


Indulge in a luxurious spa experience like no other at the Suvadiva Spa, offering a range of soothing treatments in a serene atmosphere, this spa is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate.

Tucked away among lush palm trees, the Suvadiva Spa boasts expert therapists, private treatment rooms, and a selection of natural, high-quality products.

Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, facial, or body scrub and emerge refreshed and renewed.

Plus, the expert therapists know the best European and Asian techniques to make you feel rejuvenated, and you will love spending time here.

Among the best treatments they offer are:

  • Body scrub: $80 per person
  • Tranquility massage: From $100
  • Exotic Coconut Treat: $150 per person
  • Warm stone massage: $130 per person
  • The Chocolate Lovers SPA package: $170 per person
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Want to stay fit during your stay?

You’ll be pleased to know that there is an on-site gym with an abundance of equipment including treadmills, spinning machines, free weights, yoga mats, and more!

The gym is open 24 hours a day, it’s air-conditioned, and is located right on the shoreline of the lagoon boasting stunning views of a white sand beach lined with palm trees.

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Sports enthusiasts will be delighted to know that the Mercure Maldives Resort features a well-maintained tennis court for guests to enjoy.

Whether you’re a seasoned player or a beginner, the court is available for all levels of play.

The court is surrounded by lush tropical foliage, providing a serene atmosphere to play in, and you can rent rackets and balls from the reception.

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For a more relaxed outdoor activity, try your hand at Petanque, a popular game that originated in France.

Mercure offers a beautifully landscaped Petanque court that’s perfect for a leisurely game with friends or family.

The game involves tossing metal balls toward a small wooden ball, and the objective is to get your ball as close as possible to the wooden ball.

The court is located in a quiet area of the resort, surrounded by palm trees and lush greenery, providing a tranquil setting to take a break from the beach and try your hand at this fun and social game.

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If there’s one thing that is unique to the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort it’s the garden where they grow their own organic vegetables which are used in both restaurants.

Chef Kapila Rosan with years of experience offers cooking classes at the restaurant and you’ll pick up all the ingredients here before starting.

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As mentioned earlier, Mercure boasts two beautiful restaurants, Alita and Vista, as well as a pool bar and other dining experiences which I have highlighted below.


Delight your taste buds with the pan-Asian cuisine served all day long at Restaurant Alita.

With indoor and al fresco seating overlooking the swimming pool and lagoon, this restaurant uniquely blends atmosphere and fine dining.

Whether you are in search of a hearty breakfast, delightful lunch, or luxurious dinner, Restaurant Alita will tantalize your palate with an extensive variety of dishes.

It’s worth noting that Restaurant Alita has theme nights, as opposed to Vista Restaurant, which exclusively offers Italian dishes, and these are:

  • Monday: Seafood nights
  • Tuesday: Sri Lankan nights
  • Wednesday: Barbecue nights
  • Thursday: Mediterranean nights
  • Friday: Maldivian nights
  • Saturday: International nights
  • Sunday: Asian nights

What else could you need in this already incredible resort?

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Experience oceanfront dining at its finest at Vista Restaurant.

With its serene overwater location, this restaurant boasts stunning panoramic views of the surrounding lagoon, a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Savor the flavors of the Mediterranean as you indulge in delicious Italian cuisine paired with a fine selection of wine or cocktails – they have a selection of 40 international bottles.

The highlight of the restaurant was by far the homemade pasta, as well as the steak and veggies, and the Italian gelato, I’m confident you will love your meal at Vista restaurant!

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Indulge in some light snacks and sip your favorite beverages under the Maldivian sun at the Pool Bar, which is the perfect place to enjoy a drink before dinner.

This bar offers a laid-back atmosphere, perfect for relaxing and enjoying a refreshing drink after a day of exploring the island.

Here you will find unique cocktails, beers, spirits, and wine from all around the world. Of course, you can also pick soft drinks and fresh juices.

They also have a live DJ every night and Shisha for those who are interested in smoking some flavored tobacco.

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While the two restaurants Alita and Vista serve incredible food, Dining by Design is the ultimate experience for couples.

In the morning and afternoon, they will prepare either a floating breakfast or floating tapas to enjoy the best-looking food you’ve ever had in the pool at your villa.

You can take this opportunity to take some of the most Insta-worthy you’ll have on your grid.

Alternatively, you can pick a romantic dinner on the beach with different menus available – Surf & Turf BBQ, Lobster BBQ, and Maldivian menu.

It’s worth noting that the floating breakfast will set you back $325 per couple, while the tapas cost $355, and finally, the romantic dinner starts at $180 per couple.

These are pretty high prices, but let’s be honest, it’s definitely an experience to have when in the Maldives!

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During your stay at Maldives Kooddoo Resort, there are many activities and excursions on offer.

I personally did the jetskiing, dolphin cruise, snorkeling trip, stand-up paddleboarding, and petanque.

If you’re looking to level up your Maldives experience, I highly recommend trying out some of the included activities and also booking a few of the tours below.

  • Petanque – Included
  • Tennis court – Included
  • Kayak and SUP – Included
  • Snorkeling gear – Included
  • Jetski – From $60
  • Windsurfing – From $70
  • Wakeboard – From $45
  • Tube ride – From $25
  • Dolphin cruises – From $60
  • Catamaran sailing – From $50
  • Snorkeling trips – From $65
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In conclusion, my stay at the Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort was nothing short of extraordinary.

From the breathtaking views to the impeccable service and luxurious amenities, the resort provided the ultimate experience and I couldn’t have wished for more.

The villas were spacious, comfortable, and equipped with all the necessities, making my stay truly memorable. The food was delicious, and the cocktails were spot-on.

On top of that, the water sports center kept me busy with an array of activities.

Overall, the Mercure Resort Maldives is a paradise that exceeded all of my expectations, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an unforgettable getaway in the Maldives.

I hope you found this article useful and if you have any questions, please drop me a comment below this post and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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5 thoughts on “Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort: Honest Review (2024)”

  1. Hi Johnny

    May I know whether we can see any sea turtles and Dolphins during you stay in the ocean villa at Mercure Maldives?
    Thank you


    • Hi Josephine, you are sure to spot turtles in the house reef in front of the ocean villa, however I don’t think the dolphins come in that close but there are dolphin excursions you can do by boat or jetksi which i highly recommend! Have a great time at Mercure Maldives 🙂

    • Hi kevin, the house reef at Mercure Maldives is amazing, you’ll love it! I saw many colorul corals, black tip sharks, some rays, lots of fish!


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