Kandima Maldives appoints Tom VanTuijl as General Manager

Maldives Hotels & Travel Guide

Book Your All Inclusive Vacation and save 25% in Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, Maldives
Book Your All Inclusive Vacation and save 25% in Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, Maldives
Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on the latest news:
Follow Maldives Magazine social media
Follow Maldives Magazine social media
Tom VanTuijl as General Manager

27 June, 2023

Pulse Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Tom Van Tuijl as the new General Manager of Kandima Maldives. Located in Dhaalu Atoll, the game-changing 3km-long island (desti)nation offers sports facilities, water-based activities, ten bars and restaurants and exceptional service, catering to families and groups.

Joining Kandima’s Krew, Tom brings over 20 years of experience in the leisure and business hospitality industries, having worked in various operational and managerial roles across Europe, Africa, and Asia, including his most recent role as General Manager of Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne, Vietnam.

As the new General Manager of the stylish lifestyle destination, Tom is fully immersing himself into Kandima’s hospitality landscape, using his expertise in driving commercial growth and optimising operations to deliver outstanding service across the hotel. With a diverse approach to leadership and a wealth of experience across five-star properties, Tom is responsible for further enhancing the Kandima guest experience and propelling the business’ progression. His knowledge and solid financial background will enable him to integrate finance into operations, while a strong belief in teamwork and people will ensure that the hotel continues to deliver top-notch service to its guests.

Tom says: “I am thrilled to be joining Kandima Maldives as the General Manager of this island (desti)nation. I have always been impressed by the resort’s unique style and innovative approach to hospitality, and I am looking forward to working with the team to further enhance the guest experience and take the Kandima to new heights.”

In his new role, Tom will oversee all aspects of Kandima Maldives’ operations, including guest services, sales, marketing, and financial performance. He will work closely with the brand’s team to maintain the highest standards of service that the Kandima team are renowned for, and to continue providing guests with unforgettable experiences.

Summerfest Flash Sale: 60% Discount on stays from 22 June 2023 to 23 Dec 2023

Related stories

kuramathi deals and offers this week

Kandima Maldives

Jumeirah Vittaveli

Best Experience for:   Couples, Family, Activities, Beach, Nightlife, Value

Kandima is a "new look" of the Maldives combining wild parties in the beach club, extensive dining options and even a chance to see the dolphin from the bathroom. It's about genuine hospitality with a human face and clever solutions that use the latest innovations, not to mention the playful spirit of a private island. Kandima was a late-comer to the Maldivian tourist market and is markedly different to the classic honeymooner resorts. It's aimed at sports-loving, party-going groups as well as couples and active families, and has a range of accommodation options, from affordable studios to luxury pool villas.

Located on a lush tropical island in Dhaalu Atoll is just a 30-minute flight from Velana International Airport, Kandima offers a choice of 266 stylishly designed studios and villas, with 11 different categories to choose from. The four-star plus resort has first class facilities, boasting the largest pool in the Maldives, tennis courts, an art studio, a marine biology school, a kids club, a game room, a library, a gym, a yoga studio and a spa.

Read More
what is better: beach or overwater

Beach or Water Villa?

Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly revamped to cater to the needs of families visiting

Read More
Maldives Resort Offers & Packages

Best Maldives Resort Offers & Packages

Find out more about the most unparalleled Maldives hotel deals and special rates, when Book Direct your next beach holiday

Read More
Best Resorts for Vegetarians

Maldives Hotel Reviews

Some of the best hotels and resorts in the Maldives are already included in this list, and the good part of them offers the best prices. We will constantly add new hotels

Read More
10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives

10 Exclusive Resorts in Maldives

The Maldives is paradise destination that should be on the bucket list of every discerning travelers. There's a special breed of hotels there that cater to the most tasteful of luxury travelers Read More

water pool villas, male

Newest Maldives resorts to Explore in 2024

Here are just 10 of the amazing new resorts in the Maldives that are set to welcome guests Read More

10 Cheapest Water Villa Resorts in Maldives

10 Most Affordable Water Villas

While it may never be cheap to visit thу Maldives, fortunately there are still some chic and relatively affordable overwater villas you can stay. Read more

luxury privaye villa

Maldives Luxury Guide

Here's the best of Maldives for luxury travellers. We've compiled the finest recommendations of places to stay, ranging from the most celebrated five-star resorts to luxurious private islands Read More


Maldives Romantic Guide

The ultimate ‘flop and drop' and honeymoon destination, the Maldives is the playground for the most amazing and finest utilization of each second of this extremely valuable and hopeful time with each other in tota Read More

maldives on the cheap

Maldives Budget Guide

Budget travellers choose Maldives as their destination of choice thanks to the variety of affordable stays  Read More

family holiday

Maldives Family Guide

Maldives - a name that became synonymous with honeymooners' paradise in the tourism world, has slowly Read More

scuba diving in the maldives ultimate guide

Maldives Diving Guide

The life of these paradise islands below the Indian Ocean's level is the main draw attracting thousands of divers Read More