Kuramathi Maldives

Resort: Indian Ocean
Operator: Kuoni
Destination: Maldives
Price From: £1898.00

This large island seamlessly combines laid-back Maldivian life with an extensive choice of facilities.

Kuramathi is one of the Maldives most popular resorts and it’s perfect if you’re looking for variety alongside relaxation. Here, pathways weave through lush foliage, leading to the excellent facilities that are dotted around this large island. There are two oceanfront infinity pools plus a freshwater pool shaded by palm trees, and snorkelling on the house reef is possible straight from the beach.

For dining, youll be allocated a buffet restaurant determined by the location of your villa. We recommend upgrading to Select All Inclusive for the full choice of la carte restaurants including the popular Island Barbecue on the beach, Siam Garden serving up authentic Thai dishes, and fine dining at Duniye in the verdant heart of the island. Of the bars, favourites include the Sand Bar, where you can sink into a comfy beanbag with a cocktail and bury your toes in the sand, and the chic Champagne Loft.

Rooms on the island range from simply designed Garden Villas and Beach Villas nestled in abundant vegetation (but just a short walk from the beach) to Deluxe Beach Villas that face the lagoon and luxury Pool Villas that sit right at the edge of the beach. Two Bedroom Beach Houses sleep six; ideal for families or friends travelling together. For the iconic overwater experience, opt for a Deluxe Water Villa perched above the turquoise lagoon


Good to know

Minimum stay: 5 nights 28 Dec-02 Jan. Children need to be over 6 to dine at Kobe, Duniye, Island Barbecue, The Reef and Inguru. Group speedboat transfers are included for flight arrivals before 3.30pm (there are morning and afternoon speedboat transfers each day; seaplane transfers are available at extra cost). Arrivals after 3.30pm require an overnight stay (extra cost) at the airport hotel and a speedboat transfer the following day.

Accommodation information

360 garden, beach and water villas

Activities

Discover some of the 20 local dive sites* Take a sunset cruise*.

Dining

9 la carte restaurants, 3 buffet restaurants, 7 bars

What’s included

Full Board Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in designated main restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

All Inclusive Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in designated main restaurant A wide variety of alcoholic and soft drinks Soft drinks and bottled house mineral water from minibar High tea 3-5pm 1 sunset cruise and 1 local island visit per stay Windsurfing equipment (lessons at extra cost) and snorkelling equipment
Select All Inclusive As All Inclusive, plus: Choice of la carte restaurants (excluding premium dishes such as lobster and private dining) Selection of bottled wines with meals.


Facilities

3 pools, gym, spa*, eco centre, watersports including Jet Surfing and kite boarding*, kids club, library, tennis court, Wi-Fi in villas and most public areas

Restaurants & bars

The three main restaurants Haruge,MalaafaiyandFarivalhu are buffet style, and youll automatically be allocated one of these depending on where your villa is located. If you choose Full Board or All Inclusive, this is whats included.

We recommend upgrading toSelect All Inclusiveto get the full choice of la carte restaurants. At the heart of the island,Duniyeserves up fine dining world cuisine and fantastic wines.Siam Gardenoffers Thai cuisine with views of the lush vegetation outside.Tandoor Mahalis a traditional Indian restaurant, andPalmserves up Mediterranean dishes under a canopy of palms. For fresh seafood,The Reef newly reopened and now overwater sits at the tip of the island.

Theres also the all-dayIsland Coffee Shop, a popularIsland Barbecueon the beach andseven barsaround the island ranging from a pool bar to a wine and cigar lounge. Youll love drinking fruity cocktails while perched on a comfy beanbag with your toes in the sand at theSand Bar, and the views from theLaguna Bars outdoor deck at sunset are stunning.

Never one to rest on its excellent reputation, the resort also introduced some cool new drinking and dining options in 2016.Inguruserves up light bites during the day and Asian-fusion dishes for dinner, whileKobeoffers an intimate overwater teppanyaki dining experience. Looking out to the Indian Ocean, theChampagne Loft focuses on a wide range of Champagnes, sparkling wines and white spirits.

It’s worth noting that children need to be over 6 to dine at Kobe, Duniye, Island Barbecue, The Reef and Inguru.


Spa & wellness

The Spa at Kuramathi is set amidst lush vegetation. Offering a selection of treatments based on traditional rituals from Europe, India, Thailand and Indonesia, it uses only the best YonKa and Voya products and natural oils and ingredients. Theres a focus on couples as well as seven beachside couples treatment rooms, theres a couples’ water pavilion massage room and a private herbal bath treatment room. Before your treatment, relax in the Spa Lounge and enjoy a specially blended herbal tea.

Children’s club

Bageecha, open from 8.30am-7.30pm (7.30pm-midnight by prior reservation) every day, offers age-appropriate outdoor activities for kids aged 3-12.

Daytime activities include:
Body and face painting
Marshmallow grilling
Beach games
Marine life education.


For Children

Bageecha kids club offers activities for ages 3-12, including guided snorkelling and treasure hunts. Two Bedroom Beach Houses are the perfect family space, sleeping up to 6 people


Diving

Diving here is particularly impressive, with the Rasdhoo Atoll featuring more than 20 sites that can be reached in just five to 45 minutes. Dive sites vary between channels, walls, reefs, thilas and even a couple of wrecks.

The marine life is diverse and abundant, including different types of sharks (and you will see sharks on almost every dive), eagle rays, stingrays, manta rays (November to April), turtles, barracuda, tuna, Napoleons, morays, schools of jacks and trevally, leaf fish and even the occasional whale shark.

Rasdhoo Divers operates a dive school on the island (PADI/SSI). The multi-lingual team offers an excellent diving experience for both beginners and advanced divers.

The dive program for certified divers includes early morning dawn dive at Shark Point, morning and afternoon dives, night dives, half-day and full-day safaris.

Trips depart on purpose-built 15m diving dhonis. Group size for certified divers is usually maximum 6 divers per guide and experienced divers with a minimum of 50 logged dives can dive unguided if they wish. Courses run with max. 4 students per instructor. Kuramathi also features a fully-equipped medical centre with hyperbaric chamber.


Sustainable features

– Persistent monitoring of the marine ecosystem
– Conducting awareness programs
– Proper waste management methods
– Energy and water saving measures
– Continuous collaboration with the local community to educate and protect the environment and to provide employment and business opportunities.
– Eco Centre, featuring a sperm whale skeleton

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