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Kuramathi Island Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kuramathi
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We went to Kuramathi for our Christmas holiday at the end of 2013. Upon arrival by boat we ere greeted by a lovely woman who explained exactly where we would be staying and eating, we were given drinks and then whisked off on a buggy to our water villa, which was absolutely beautiful! The villa was so clean and spacious, and the view of the sea was unbelievable! I would definitely recommend this island for a couples vacation, but we went as a family of four and had such a good time, there's loads to do, definitely try out the big game fishing, an unbelievable experience! The island was decked out in lights for Christmas and there was champagne and cocktails on the beach on Christmas morning. The staff were absolutley brilliant, we had a young guy serve us at the restaurant every morning and night and he was so kind and extremely helpful! The food was great with so much to choose from, i would definitely recommend the island BBQ. It was an absolute paradise.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Water villa was clean, spacious & beautiful view. Staff with excellent service & very friendly. I stayed for 3 nights with another girlfriends, we find the stay too short. Food changes everyday, wide variety & taste good. We took all inclusive package so we enjoyed whole day of drinks, they have more than 100types of cocktail. Highly recommend for couple, family or friends. Would love to go back again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

We have just returned home after seven nights on this paradise island. We stayed in a water villa with jacuzzi which was just amazing.

We could not fault anything...the staff were all friendly and helpful, the villas spotless and plenty of places to eat and drink. We would highly recommend the Island BBQ and the steak Diane followed by crepes but we never had a bad meal in any of the restaurants we ate at. We went select all inclusive which we would definitely recommend.

The views were just breathtaking, the wildlife stunning and the overall experience magical.


We did the photoshoot that was on offer which was a really good way of getting some honeymoon pictures together and seeing the island.

If you are looking for somewhere that gives you a taste of paradise then look no further.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nottinghamshire
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from an amazing two weeks here. It was breath taking from the moment we arrived till we made our way home. We booked the jacuzzi water villas with the select all inclusive. The staff cannot do enough for you, our room was perfect & thank you to our house keeper. The restaurants are hard to choose between but my favourites are the Island BBQ & Reef my husband is Thai & the coffee bar for lunch. We did try the main restaurant which is for the all inclusive guest & was very happy, we attended the Chinese buffet evening. The ice cream is a must a wide selection to choose from, my favourite was "screw pine" it's a must!!! There is an excellent selection of wine that you have to pay for, the only down side is the best wine is payable but you are also charged 10% service charge & 8% tax. The island is big at 1.8km in length but is every bit breath taking, if you have difficulty in walking more than 5 minutes there are golf buggies that go around the island that you can jump on.

The snorkelling is amazing with reef sharks swimming closely by & turtles plenty of reef & marine life to see. There is a full diving school available, a biologists & Eco centre.

We had a couples spa back message which was worth every penny, the only downside to the spa is man & women are kept separate in the sauna, steam room areas which is odd when you go as a couple :-(

The evening entertainment was one night a disco, 2nd night chill out music & 3rd night hope air movie then it rotated back to night 1 & so on!!! So take playing cards etc to entertain yourself.

Island hopping to the local island Rasdhoo is worth a visit & the sunset cruise is a must.

If you are considering the Maldives I would highly recommend this island as this is our third visit & the best by far.

Stayed June 2014
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Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Our trip was fantastic - food, views, sand, sea, swimming, staff and accommodation were all excellent. We decided to upgrade to the a la carte all inclusive option which was well worth the additional expense. Have started looking into holiday dates for next year.

Room Tip: Water bungalow with jacuzzi was to die for. Room 252 was quiet and our view consisted of blue sea.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Stayed here for a week and had the time of my life. The beaches here are beautiful and the snorkeling/ diving is incredible. Everyday we saw tons of sharks, sting rays, turtles, eagle rays and even an octopus all just swimming from the beach. I did 3 dives and the dive team are all easy going and fun. Hotel staff are very friendly and everything was sorted for us. We stayed in 3 different level of rooms while there due to availability and even the entry level Garden Villas are great!

THis is a really big island so even though there are a lot of people on the island, it really doesn't feel crowded in the slightest, we hardly saw anyone during the day, quite often having a big patch of beach to ourselves, especially if you walk down to the south of the island.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Decided to choose this resort for our 10th Anniversary instead of going our usual 2 week summer holidays in Europe. Travelled from the 7th to 22nd June and stayed in a beach villa (72) booked via Kuoni.

Took advice from the forums and postings and went select AI. I would highly recommend this as not only is the food exceptional in all restaurants, the choice of bottled wine is also very good and it allows you to experience that part of the island for that evening. For example at the top, the Reef is an amazing fish restaurant, and you can sit before at the Laguna Bar for the sunset (or stingray feeding) and then back there after dinner and maybe listen to some live music. Or you can go to the middle of the Island and visit the equally exceptional restaurant, Duniye (with Wagu Beef), and then visit the Dhoni Bar after and sit on the decking and just see sea and stars, there is also the Havana Bar there and also live music some evenings. The Siam Garden restaurant is also here, and again lovely food. At the bottom of the island you have the Island BBQ and Fung & Sand bars, outdoor cinema and disco area. Communal breakfast, lunch restaurant provided depending where you are on the island, we were in the Hurage at the bottom and is the busiest, but good buffet food, always changing. Select AI also allows you to have lunch at the Palm restaurant and the Island Coffee Shop.

The staff are immense, always friendly, and remember who you are, I wish we could remember the names of the people in the Fung Bar (junaih ?) and at the Laguna, but they went out their way to remember you, your room and your drinks - pretty impressive given the number of guests. The rooms were always clean and free of any biting insects, although they are there in the grounds and sand areas. We found the incognito spray worked wonders and not as harsh as the Jungle Formula (although this also worked).

The island was big enough for 2 weeks, only one day of rain (although rain at nghts some times), and if you can cope wiith 35 degree heat during the day and 30 at night (it took me 10 days to get into the swing of things - and getting used to my glasses steaming up every time I left the air-con villa), then this island - with the select AI !! - is for you - and the black tip sharks swimming round are are quite something. I would return in a heartbeat !!! - Absolute bliss !!!

One thing, if you are not good with mildly choppy water, especially this time of the year, then the 1 and half hour trip from male may not be for you. My wife paid for our 20 min sea plane return journey back to male after not having a fun crossing getting to the island !!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kuramathi Island Resort
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Region: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > North Ari Atoll > Kuramathi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kuramathi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Kuramathi Island Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 290
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Measuring 1.8 km long, this idyllic resort in North Ari Atoll is dotted with lush flora and fauna, turquoise lagoons and tapers into a pristine sandbank. Catering to all budgets, the choices for villas are many, and ranges from the simple yet stylish Garden Villas to the ever popular honeymooners' favourite over water choice, Water Villa with Jacuzzi. Early 2016, Kuramathi is set to extend the options with new villa categories that will features villas over water, several with private pool and also two bedroom houses suitable for families or friends travelling together. Savour exquisite recipes from over 10 restaurants catering to diverse taste buds. Imbibe tropical concoctions in 6 bars conveniently placed around the island, and they have the added plus of regular evening entertainment. Leave your worries behind, and choose our great-value all inclusive packages to enjoy the best that Kuramathi has to offer. The Basic All Inclusive includes a wide range of premium beverages while the Select All Inclusive is ideal if you wish to have a taste of Kuramathi at its best where you wine and dine at any restaurant of your choice. Rejuvenate, revitalize and beautify at Kuramathi Spa, with its blend of diverse therapies using signature product line Voya, which comes from Ireland and is made from hard-harvested organic seaweed. Dive with eagle rays, friendly sharks and explore world class dive sites. Become a certified sailor at the only Royal Yachting Association certified water sports school in the Maldives. Bond with your family at Bageecha Kids Club and let the children indulge in fun yet educational programs. Learn more about the thriving organisms both in and out of water at the multi award winning Eco Centre. There is simply something for everyone on an island that is naturally Maldives - Kuramathi Island Resort. ... more   less 
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Kuramathi Island Hotel Kuramathi
Village Hotel Kuramathi
Kuramathi Village Hotel
Kuramathi Cottage Spa
Kuramathi Island Resort Maldives

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