Jimmy Barnes & Ian Moss Rock the Maldives
“Dance The Night Away”
Over 5 evenings you will get to enjoy exclusive, intimate shows with Jimmy Barnes, and his family featuring all your favourite songs. Jimmy Barnes will perform 3 live performances, one being a special show featuring Soul Diva Mahalia Barnes, with Mahalia also performing a separate show as well as a few musical surprises amongst the extended Barnes family. We’ve also just added Ian Moss to the line-up, so Mossy will be playing one solo show of his own, and may join Jimmy for a couple of impromptu songs during Jimmy’s performances.
What we Love
Jimmy Barnes music, both in Cold Chisel and solo, has been the backing track to a million surf missions, parties and endless nights out. Music In Paradise inspires a very special experience – one that promises maximum fun, dancing and socialising in luxury and style. Pull up a bean bag, cocktail, bourbon or beer in hand, and dance the night away.
Located on a private island in the Maldives South Male Atoll, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offers an amazing Maldives holiday experience to those looking for something special.
Music In Paradise
The Music in Paradise series features music royalty performing in the world’s most amazing destinations. Rock music and crashing waves, Music In Paradise stimulates all the senses.
All Night Long
The intimate setting on the beach and rooftop bar of Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma ensure fans can take the party long into the night.
What you loved
We are four timers to Jimmy week in Kandooma and obviously love it but probably didn’t think it could get any better. Think again, it did. Musically, the best ever with Ian Moss (and son Julian) taking it to the next level. For Chisel fans the interplay and respect between Jimmy and Mossy was worth the price of admission alone. As a venue, Kandooma is simply magnificent. The service ethic, warmth and friendliness of the staff is the best we’ve ever experienced, anywhere, ever. Joby deserves a special mention. Like most of the world, Kandooma were significantly short staffed gearing back up after Covid but the team worked tirelessly to make it another extraordinary holiday…Bravo Jamie, Marie, Gina and Sylv at Perfect Travel, you nailed it. Much gratitude and thanks.
Amazing place, Amazing Music, Best exprience.
It was everything we were promised and more. A relaxing location with great water and views with time spent relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. Afternoons it all began with drinks on the beach followed by the best Jimmy Barnes, Mahalia Barnes, Ian Moss and their families playing unforgettable music at sunset over five nights. Would definitely come again.
To have music that you love listening to with a view of the rolling waves in the background is the a truly amazing experience. The bonus was to catch up with people/friends we had met there 5 years ago! This was the holiday of a lifetime and we can’t wait to do it again!
Awesome music event
Surf Music in Paradise is highly recommended in Kandooma.
We went swimming, snorkeling, relaxed of a day, and at night we had some fantastic music artists to listen to. We met new friends who will become life long friends. The music line up was awesome. The musicians and their families were down to earth and as relaxed as we were.
Great time in Maldives and everything we hoped for.
Had a great time in Maldives. Jimmy, family and special guests like Ian and his family absolutely wowed us and they gave so much of their time to the concerts. Could not have asked for a more perfect holiday for a die hard Chisel fan.
Amazing & Unique Experience
Marie & the team were not only incredible prior to booking the experience, being on site assisted in the smooth running of the event and naturally the MIP event speaks for itself. The location, facilities, people and vibe were unparalleled.
one of the best holidays I’ve ever had
The daily surf lessons at 7am set us up for a great day, with the best surfing lessons I’ve had that have turned me into a surfer back home. Loved all the snorkelling/boat trips and we still had plenty of time to relax. The concerts were so much fun and a great end to each perfect day. The staff at Kandooma were delightful, helpful and the food at the Kitchen was out of this world. The day spa massages were so blissful and I couldn’t fault the resort. Honestly one of the best holidays I’ve ever had with a really fun bunch of people.
The best music ever in the most perfect location on earth
I thought nothing in this universe could have been better than Jimmy’s 2017, 2018 and 2019 events at Kandooma. And then you added Mossy to the line up and you created musical history. Five fabulous concerts like nothing I’ve ever experienced and I’ve been to a LOT of concerts over the years. I still can’t believe that I was sitting (or dancing) so close to Jimmy and Mossy (and Mahalia) as they performed so many of their timeless, classic songs. The best music ever in the most perfect location on earth. I can’t even begin to come up with words that do justice to or fully describe just how epic the Jimmy/Mossy event was. A huge ‘thank you’ to you and the team for creating such a memorable event. Fingers and toes crossed that there’ll be a Maldives #5 cos if there is, I’ll be back xxxx.
We had an awesome trip.The Maldives were beautiful and the entertainment with Jimmy and Mossy was absolutely epic!!!!The resort was really good and the staff were extremely friendly.Plentiful to do if you wanted……or not😊unforgettable experience 👍👍👍
Once in a lifetime experience
Having waited 3 years to attend the performances in the Maldives it did not disappoint. Amazing food, weather and company. Then the gigs were fantastic at the end of the day. Highly recommended for Jimmy fans. Thanks to Charlie for all your help making this possible
Once in a lifetime experience
Thanks to the Music in Paradise team, The Barnes and Moss families and the Resort for making this a fantastic once in a lifetime trip
A privilege to experience such intimate shows by Jimmy, Mahalia, Mossy and the other great musos and singers in such a magical setting.
Thank you for all the hard work you did to get me safely to and from the Maldives.
I had the best time ever at Kandooma. Adding Mossy to the line up made the week even better. The chemistry and camaraderie between him and Jimmy was incredible… the shows were off the Richter scale.
I got lots of fabulous photos and videos. Caught up with old friends and made new friends, too.
The PW team have made a lot of people happy beyond their wildest dreams.
An Adventure was had yet again
Yes, yet another Jimmy Barnes holiday that was fantastic. Thank you for your booking advice.
Our holiday prior for nine days in Sri Lanka was unforgettable.
We felt safe and had no issues with food, fuel or safety. The people in Sri Lanka are amazing. So friendly and helpful and grateful for coming to their country.
We spent time in Galle, a beachside town with history, Elle, in the mountains with so much to see. Then onto Kandy, so we had a mixture of all locations. We also ventured on Safari. Saw 28 elephants this day. Amazing adventure.
We arrived at Kandooma island to pouring rain and rough oceans. The boats were so fast that none of us got sick. The weather cleared to clouds for 48 hours which was still OK. Then the sun for the last few days. None of the concerts were interrupted.
Got to chat with Jimmy Barnes a couple of times. So good to see that he and his family just enjoying their time on the island and not bothered by fans. They and all of us had a great time.
We then ventured to Singapore for three days on our way home. We met up with some people from the Concerts and again had a fantastic time.
We had an amazing holiday, all the travel arrangements went smoothly to and from Kandooma. Kandooma is such a beautiful island, the staff and service was impeccable, the accommodation was perfect for us, we were happy with our villa and the daily service. The entertainment with Jimmy Barnes, Mahalia Barnes and Ian Moss was fantastic, we enjoyed the intimate sessions. The food at all restaurants was divine and so were their cocktails and entertainment. We joined in and enjoyed various water sport activities including snorkelling with the turtles. Great surf, perfect right hander out the from at Kandooma and out at Quarters. We spent alot of our days snorkelling and taking in the sun, relaxing and chatting with the other guests. We made some lovely new friends and enjoyed their company throughout the trip, lots of laughs and good times.
We are definitely thinking about going back!
Simply an amazing holiday with beautiful friends, family and music. This sure is paradise, made even better by the incredible team at The Perfect Wave.
Absolutely beautiful the best week ever jimmy and his family beautiful people, highly recommended
It Blew my mind
Everything was fantastic. When I talk about my trip I say , “When I was living in the Maldives “. Because I was living , no laundry to do ,no cooking, no cleaning , Just relaxing and great music with great friends. I cant wait to be back
Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-Australian rock singer and songwriter. His career both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel has made him one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time.
The combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including nine No. 1s, gives Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist.
James Dixon Barnes of Glasgow via Adelaide was just 16 when he joined the band Cold Chisel in 1973. Raised on tough soul music and gutsy rock, Jimmy bought his monumental passion and a versatile vocal style to this five-piece band who would eventually become the most powerful live act in the heyday of Australian pub rock.
In 1984 Jimmy went solo, his debut album Bodyswerve topping the charts, as did his 1986 album, For the Working Class Man. The #1 hits kept coming through the late 1980’s and early 1990’s with Freight Train Heart, the live set Barnestorming, Two Fires, Flesh and Wood, and of course Soul Deep – an album of R&B classics that sold almost a million copies.
In 2017 Barnes was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, singer and songwriter, and through support for not-for-profit organisations, particularly to children with a disability.
Throughout his career, Barnes has won five Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards, including his induction into their Hall of Fame in 2005.
Jimmy’s music has been our national soundtrack for forty years and his iconic status in the history of Australian rock’n’roll is reflected in this induction. Lots of things have changed over his decades in the public eye, but the one constant is his powerful connection with live audiences across more than 10,000 gigs. Night after night. Year after year.
What to expect?
Jimmy Barnes is a true legend of music. His catalogue from Cold Chisel and solo career is a soundtrack to several generations. This exclusive series of gigs showcases Jimmy and his favourite songs, supported by his family band – in absolute paradise. Join Jimmy Barnes for a series of 3 intimate gigs in a stunning tropical setting that is Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. Soul Diva Mahalia Barnes and Ian Moss performing separate shows with evenings of musical surprises amongst the extended Barnes family.
“Relax all day, share in great music, dance long into the evenings!”
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives offers an unbeatable holiday experience for those searching for that extra special touch! Located on a private island in the South Male Atoll, the resort features spectacular architecture inspired by sea barnacles and exudes a tropical island atmosphere, lush tropical greenery, white sand beaches and turquoise waters are more than enough paradise for guests to enjoy relaxed seclusion and privacy.
All the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa type is fresh and contemporary in appearance, with clean lines and minimal clutter, incorporating all modern amenities, whilst retaining the warmth of natural wood finishes. Large windows mean that you are only a glance away from the great blue outdoors. Choose from Gold – Beach Villas, VIP – 2 Storey Beach Houses and Ultimate – Overwater Bungalows.
Plenty to keep you busy when you are not surfing or soaking up the sun on Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives beach! Enjoy tennis, football, table-tennis and darts, as well as just relaxing in the expansive resort pool. Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is also very popular with scuba divers and snorkelers, it’s close proximity to some of the Maldives’ best dive sites ensures close encounters with plenty of exotic marine life. Nearby, Guraidhoo immerses you into local Maldivian life.
The surf breaks around Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives have something for everyone- from beginners that want to move to an intermediate level to experienced surfers wanting fast barrels and rippable walls. Learn from the experienced resident surf guides and surf instructors, qualified by the Surf Guide Association and run by the Perfect Wave team. Surfing of the world class break is exclusive to guests and capped at maximum 50 surfers, so you must pre-register for the surf program.
The idyllic setting at the COMO Shambhala Spa sets the scene of serenity and calm. The spa experience at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is all about energizing in a natural environment with its wide range of therapeutic massages and spa treatments in five treatment rooms with breathtaking oceanic views. It’s the perfect getaway from all the pressures and demands of today’s modern world.
Enjoy a culinary journey throughout the day as Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives eating and drinking experiences offer everything from sumptuous buffets served at the Cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner; to the classy ‘a la carte’ restaurant, ‘The Kitchen’ offering fine beachfront dining. The perfect sunset chill out session at The Sunset Bar completes a day of sensory overload at Kandooma Maldives!
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Kids Club is for ages 4 – 12, and the coordinators develop numerous different activities to amuse the kids while you surf or relax. They have indoor and outdoor toys, including climbing frames, gaming consoles and table tennis. Children will learn, create, engage, mix cakes, fancy dress, and learn about the fish, flora & fauna around the island … there is no end to the adventures! Babysitting is available from US$15 per hour.