Kuramathi is another Island we have been to and is one of our favourites. If you have never been to the Maldives, this is certainly an excellent taste of what the Maldives is all about.
While it is a big island the atmosphere is that of a smaller retreat so it is an excellent compromise for a couple where one wants everything and the other wants peace.
Also we like the fact that it has a great house reef down one side and a gorgeous lagoon on the other. Plus the all-inclusive plan is very good and the A La Carte/Select takes it even further. All things considered, we highly recommend Kuramathi.
Kuramathi is located in the Rasdhoo Atoll located just off the larger Ari Atoll . Standard transfers are by speedboat which take approximate 1 1/2 hours. Optional seaplane transfers take about 20 minutes. Kuramathi is one of the few islands you can do a one-way seaplane upgrade.
Guest villas are scattered around lush gardens, facing secluded areas of long beaches or poised over water. With nine distinct styles of Maldives villas, all blending nature and contemporary design, you are bound to find the perfect villa for you!
Facilities vary by room type and include King-Sized Four-Poster Bed, Semi-Open Air Bathroom, Rainfall Shower, Air Conditioning, Hair Dryer, Bath & Beach Towels, Minibar, Coffee/Tea Making Facilities, Flat Screen TV with Cable, DVD Player, iPod Docking Station, Wi-Fi Internet & Sunloungers.
Garden Villas – 45 sqm: With four built together, the Garden Villas are simply designed yet stylish. Close to the beach and the pristine blue waters, they provide for our most affordable Kuramathi experience.
Beach Villas – 70 sqm: Beach Villas are individual villas in the abundant vegetation, yet only a few steps away from the beach. These villas face the lagoon side of the island and feature king-sized four-poster beds, expansive wooden decks at the front with daybed and sunloungers. The Beach Villas also include semi-open air bathrooms with outdoor rainfall shower.
Beach Bungalows – 90 sqm: these are amongst the natural gardens of the island, the wooden bungalows are dedicated to couples celebrating romance. The bedroom features king-sized four-poster bed and an inviting daybed, whilst the deck outside offers daybed and sun-loungers for two. The bathroom is large and open air, and includes a tempting jacuzzi in the corner.
Superior Beach Villas – 90 sqm: contemporary in design, round in shape, these villas include a wooden deck featuring an alluring built-in outdoor daybed and sunloungers. The bedroom is spacious and minimalist, displaying a modern king-sized low bed as the centrepiece. The open air bathroom leads to an outdoor jacuzzi.
Deluxe Beach Villas – 95 sqm: The Deluxe Beach Villas are located along the wide beaches in the middle of the island. Facing the turquoise lagoon, these villas boast oversized wooden decks with sunloungers, sun umbrella and daybed. The bedroom features a king-sized four-poster bed and a built-in sunlit daybed. The bathroom has a bath, twin vanities, shower, and a expansive outdoor area with a rainfall shower, sala bed for two, and an inviting jacuzzi on an elevated deck.
The added luxury of an espresso machine with complimentary refill is included from this villa category upwards.
Two Bedroom Beach House – 205sqm:
These are ideal for families or friends travelling together, the 2-Bedroom Beach Houses are two stories featuring separate living spaces, with individual entrances. Both come with expansive bedrooms with king-sized beds, day beds and wooden sundeck, or balcony. Spacious and airy bathrooms are complete with bath, shower, twin vanity and outdoor rainfall shower. These duplex villas are located at the top end of the island facing either the lagoon or reef, each accommodating 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.
Water Villas – 90 sqm:
These magnificent villas are also built on stilts, close to the house reef with its colourful myriad of marine life. The villa features an airy bedroom with king bed and a spacious bathroom with twin vanities and rainfall shower. The villas also include an oversized two-tiered sundeck with your jacuzzi, sunloungers and sun umbrella. Enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean with a bubbly drink in hand, and your favourite tunes playing the background.
Honeymoon Pool Villas – 310 sqm:
Designed for couples celebrating romance and wedded bliss, these are large one-bedroom villas with a separate living area. The bedroom features a tempting king-sized bed and a daybed, whilst the living area includes an inviting sofa and a large flat screen TV, DVD player and espresso machine. A private sanctuary at the back features an open air bathroom with twin vanities, large ceiling LED-lit shower, a bath for two and an air-conditioned dining area. A 10 metre lap pool completes this piece of heaven.
Deluxe Water Villa – 135sqm: Set in the middle of our vast turquoise lagoon, the Deluxe Water Villas feature a king-sized bed and a daybed. The spacious bathroom offers a free standing bath, and opens onto an expansive deck with steps down to the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
Water Villa with Pool – 185sqm: The Water Villas with Pool are located either in the crystal clear lagoon or facing the house reef, all featuring modern interiors similar to the Deluxe Water Villas. In addition these villas also include a private pool (18sqm) overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Sunset Pool Villa – 165sqm: Set right at the edge of the beach, enter the Sunset Pool Villas through your own private courtyard. The oversized bedroom boasts views out to the infinity pool (18sqm) matching the picturesque vista beyond. The villa is furnished with a walk-in wardrobe and an indoor bathroom complete with a free standing bath, twin vanity, and a separate outdoor rainfall showers.
Sunset Water Villa with Pool – 185sqm: These 15 villas are identical to the Water Villas with Pool, in style and in size, yet provide for even a better experience as they offer magnificent views of the sun setting over the long stretch of the famous Kuramathi sand bank.
Honeymoon Pool Villas – 310 sqm: Designed for couples celebrating romance and wedded bliss, these are large one-bedroom villas with a separate living area. The bedroom features a tempting king-sized bed and a daybed, whilst the living area includes an inviting sofa and a large flat screen TV, DVD player and espresso machine. A private sanctuary at the back features an open air bathroom with twin vanities, large ceiling LED-lit shower, a bath for two and an air-conditioned dining area. A 10 metre lap pool completes this piece of heaven.
Restaurants & Bars
In addition to the three main restaurants where international buffets are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kuramathi offers 9 a la carte restaurants offering a range of cuisine to suit all palates. For something more romantic, why not book a dinner for two at our Serenade pavilion or enjoy a sumptuous picnic hamper at a location of your choice.
Six bars around the island serve classical and tropical cocktails. Depending on your mood, choose to watch stingray feedings, listen to mellow sounds of our two-piece band or while away the day sipping flavourful concoctions. Be spoilt for choice.
You can choose from Full Board, All Inclusive and Select All Inclusive (a la carte/dine around) plans. Please ask for details to determine which option might be best for you.
Haruge, Malaafaiy, Farivalhu – Located in different parts of the island, all main restaurants offer breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Breakfast is continental with a wide selection cereal, fresh pastries and breads, fresh fruits, juices, and a live cooking station offering eggs, waffles and pancakes prepared to your liking. Lunch is a light affair, featuring a variety of salads and sandwiches, whilst themed buffets from all around the world are offered for dinner.
Island Coffee Shop – Offering views of our infinity pool, Island Coffee Shop is an all day dining option featuring a diverse International menu and a special selection of local curries.
Siam Garden – Situated amidst the luxuriant vegetation of Kuramathi, Siam Garden offers guests an authentic experience, with a wide menu offering the distinct flavourful dishes from the four regions of Thailand. The menu includes a wide variety of seafood, fish, vegetarian, beef and chicken dishes as well as delicious Thai fresh fruits, desserts and Asian herbal teas. Siam Garden is open every evening for dinner and once a week hosts a Discover Thai Food buffet.
Tandoor Mahal – Surrounded by the lush gardens, Tandoor Mahal offers guests the chance to experience traditional Tandoori cooking with some delicious curries, rice, Biriyani and an assortment of Indian breads. Tandoor Mahal is open for dinner every night and features a Discover Indian Food buffet once a week.
The Reef – An intimate restaurant, situated on the beach along the narrow stretch of the island, The Reef is our signature seafood restaurant. It offers guests fresh catch from the Maldivian waters and quality seafood imported from abroad. Your choice of dinner is prepared right in front of you, just the way you like it.
Palm – Palm offers traditional Italian pizza with crispy thin crusts, a wide selection of pastas and fresh salads, and for dessert, homemade ice cream, both classical and tropical flavours. Come evening, the Palm offers a contemporary menu of Mediterranean food, wine, culture and joie de vivre.
Island Barbeque – Select high quality meats are cooked to your desires, complemented with traditional barbeque side dishes and matured fine wines. Set right on the beach, with views out to the sea and the infinity pool, this chic restaurant also offers a selection of island grown organic food.
Duniye, Inguru and Kobe will be opening for 2016 and will offer new dining experiences.
Fung Bar – Dhoni Bar is a perfect place to relax whilst enjoying panoramic views across the dazzling waters of the lagoon. Dhoni Bar is open from 09:00hrs until the last guest leaves.
Laguna Bar – An intimate bar, situated at the far end of the island where you can relax on the outdoor decks whist enjoying a refreshing drink. Watch stingray feedings as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.
Havana Club – This elegantly appointed bar offers an eclectic selection of wines from around the globe, as well as the finest of international cigars in a cool setting. It is an ideal location for an aperitif or a late evening get together. A selection of delicious nibbles is available to complement your wine selection. For those who wish to feel like a star for a night, Karaoke is available.
Pool Bar – For an ice cold drink to sip as you unwind by the pool or after a hard workout at the gym, the pool bar offers a range of thirst-quenching and refreshing drinks.
Leisure & Sports Facilities
Kuramathis house reef makes for a great Maldives snorkelling experience for beginners as well as snorkelling enthusiasts, and for a unique Maldives diving experience, you can take our boat out to Hammerhead Shark Point.
In between your over and undersea adventures, or to simply unwind, you can choose to while away your time on a secluded corner of the beach or beside one of the pools at this idyllic Maldives holiday resort.
- Freshwater Infinity Swimming Pool
- Freshwater Swimming Pool
- Children’s Pool
- Floodlit Tennis Court.
- Water skiing
- Banana boat rides
- Fun tubes
- Excursion Program
- Kids Club – special activities designed just for kids, teenagers and young adults.
- Rasdhoo Divers – operates two dive schools on the island (both affiliated PADI Gold Palm/SSI facility/Barakuda/CMAS) so you are never more than a few minutes walk from the wonders of the Indian Ocean.