Kuramathi Maldives

At a glance

  • Vast range of restaurants
  • Choice of All Inclusive options
  • Stunning mile-long sandbank stretching to the very tip of the island

Kuramathi Maldives 4 star

 

Laid-back life with an extensive choice of facilities

Kuramathi is one of the Maldives’ most popular resorts and it's perfect if you're seeking 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 lagoon-style pool shaded by palm trees, and snorkelling on the stunning house reef is possible straight from the beach.

For dining, you’ll be allocated a buffet restaurant determined by the location of your villa. We recommend upgrading to Select All Inclusive for the full choice of à 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 Jacuzzi 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.

Key information

In the North Ari Atoll

Airport transfer time: 1½ hours by speedboat or a 20-minute scenic seaplane ride (extra cost) from Malé airport

Rooms: 360

Kuoni extras -

† Kuoni is proud to be the only UK tour operator to offer Kuramathi Maldives. See booking conditions for further details. One of our representatives is based on the island. If you’re travelling by seaplane you’ll also receive access to a private lounge on arrival in Malé

Good to know

Minimum stay: 5 nights 28 Dec-02 Jan. Group speedboat transfers are included for flight arrivals before 4pm (there is one morning and one afternoon speedboat transfer each day; seaplane transfers are available at extra cost). Arrivals after 4pm require an overnight stay (extra cost) at the airport hotel and a speedboat transfer the following day.

Accommodation information

360 beach and water villas

Activities

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

Dining

9 à 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 

All Inclusive • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in designated main restaurant • A wide variety of premium alcoholic and soft drinks • Soft drinks and 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 à la carte restaurants (excluding premium dishes such as lobster and private dining) • Selection of bottled wines with meals.

*Denotes local charge

 
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    Garden Villa

    Simply designed villas in groups of four. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • tea and coffee facilities • minibar* • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • terrace • 45m²
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    Beach Villa

    Nestled in abundant vegetation but just a short walk from the beach, each with a four-poster bed. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • tea and coffee facilities • minibar* • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • terrace • 70m²
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    Beach Jacuzzi Villa

    Nestled in abundant vegetation but close to the beach, featuring a garden bathroom and deck with Jacuzzi. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • tea and coffee facilities • minibar* • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • deck • Jacuzzi • 90m²
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    Superior Beach Jacuzzi Villa

    Contemporary and round in shape. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • tea and coffee facilities • minibar* • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • deck • Jacuzzi • 90m²
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    Deluxe Beach Jacuzzi Villa

    Facing the lagoon with four poster bed, bath, outdoor rainfall shower and Jacuzzi. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • espresso machine with complimentary refills • minibar* • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • terrace • 95m²
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    Two Bedroom House

    New two-storey beach houses located at the top end of the island facing the lagoon or reef. • air-conditioning • fan • espresso machine with complimentary refills • minibar* • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • 2 rooms (1 ground floor, 1 on the upper level) each with kingsize bed, bathroom • 205m²
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    Water Jacuzzi Villa

    On stilts over water with a large two-tiered sundeck and outdoor Jacuzzi. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • espresso machine with complimentary refills • minibar* • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • two-tiered deck • Jacuzzi • 90m²
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    Deluxe Water Villa

    Located in the lagoon or facing the reef, with interiors similar to the Deluxe Water Villas and direct access to the water, with a glorious pool on the deck. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • espresso machine with complimentary refills • minibar* • wine chiller • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • 142m²
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    Pool Villa

    Pool Villas are set right at the edge of the beach • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • espresso machine with complimentary refills • minibar* • wine chiller* • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • private courtyard • indoor bathroom and a separate outdoor rainfall shower • private 18m² infinity pool • 165m²
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    Thundi Water Villa

    As per the Water Villas with Pool, but with a premium location at the edge of the stunning sandbank. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • espresso machine with complimentary refills • minibar* • wine chiller* • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • deck with private 18m² pool • 142m²
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    Honeymoon Pool Villa

    There are just two of these huge romantic villas. Each has a separate living area and ten-metre lap pool. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • espresso machine with complimentary refills • minibar* • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • terrace • 10-metre lap pool • 310m²
 

3 pools, gym, spa*, eco centre, watersports*, kids’ club, library, tennis court, Wi-Fi in villas and most public areas

Restaurants & bars

The three main restaurants – Haruge, Malaafaiy and Farivalhu – are buffet style, and you’ll automatically be allocated one of these depending on where your villa is located. If you choose Full Board or All Inclusive, this is what’s included.

We recommend upgrading to Select All Inclusive to get the full choice of à la carte restaurants. At the heart of the island, Duniye serves up ‘fine dining world cuisine’ and fantastic wines. Siam Garden offers Thai cuisine – there’s indoor dining, but we love the tables set among the lush vegetation outside. Tandoor Mahal is a traditional Indian restaurant, and Palm serves 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.

There’s also the all-day Island Coffee Shop, a popular Island Barbecue on the beach and seven bars around the island ranging from a pool bar to a wine and cigar lounge. You’ll love drinking fruity cocktails while perched on a comfy beanbag with your toes in the sand at the Sand Bar, and the views from the Laguna Bar’s outdoor deck at sunset are stunning. If you're on Full Board, visit any of the bars between 6-8pm and enjoy the Happy Hour discounts!

Never one to rest on its excellent reputation, the resort also introduced some cool new drinking and dining options in 2016. Inguru serves up light bites during the day and Asian-fusion dishes for dinner, while Kobe offers an intimate overwater teppanyaki dining experience. Looking out to the Indian Ocean, the Champagne 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. There’s a focus on couples – as well as seven beachside couples’ treatment rooms, there’s 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-10pm every day, offers age-appropriate outdoor activities for kids aged 3-12.

Daytime activities include:
• Body and face painting
• Marshmallow grilling on the beach
• Guided snorkelling
• Beach games
• Marine life education.

Evening activities include:
• Night walks
• Movie nights
• Mini discos and game nights.
After 5pm the kids' services are by reservation and at extra cost.

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, including the world famous Hammerhead Shark Point, which is less than 10 minutes away. 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 two dive schools on the island (both PADI Gold Palm/SSI facility/International Aquanautic Club). The multi-lingual team offers an excellent diving experience for both beginners and advanced divers.

The dive program for certified divers includes early morning Hammerhead Shark Point four times weekly, daily morning and afternoon dives from both dive schools, night dives four times weekly, full day safaris to North Ari Atoll twice weekly and other half day trips to North Ari Atoll.

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
• Travelife Gold status

*Denotes local charge