“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.

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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.