Kuredu Island Resort, Maldives
Kuredu Island Resort, Maldives
Kuredu offers seven different types of villas ranging from private pool villas to beach villas and overwater bungalows.
Bonthi Garden Bungalows are the most affordable option, located among landscaped gardens a short walk from the resort’s main facilities. Private pool villas are surrounded by tropical greenery, come with a private pool, and are convenient to the island’s dining and entertainment facilities. Larger family pool suites are available.
The resort’s Jacuzzi beach villas offer a luxurious private outdoor jacuzzi and a prime location near the main beach. ‘O’ Beach Villas and Koamas Beach are stylish beach options, but are lacking any pool or jacuzzi. But who needs it when you’re right on the beach?
Sangu Water Villas and the Sangu Water Villa Suite are the resort’s overwater bungalows and both are situated over the waters of Kuredu and accessible via a wooden walkway. The resort has 50 total overwater villas and suites and these stilted villas with direct lagoon access are ideal for honeymooners and those seeking a romantic getaway. The Sangu, or overwater, portion of the resort is adults-only and guests have exclusive access to Sangu Bar & Restaurant, in addition to the resorts other dining facilities.
Kuredu Resort offers all the activities and excursions you’d expect from a resort in the Maldives. The house reef, located just off the beach, is a great place to kick off your snorkeling adventures. Snorkeling and diving excursions are available, including the option to snorkel the Kuredu Caves which is home to a community of green sea turtles.
Catamaran, kiteboarding, and windsurfing lessons are offered, along with fun options like Banana Boat rides, and tamer options like stand up paddling.
Explore the Lhaiyani Atolla with a private luxury sailboat tour or take a fishing excursion and catch your dinner. Moonlight cruises and castaway island experiences are also available.
Be sure to pack some white in your wardrobe as Kuredu’s White Party is a not-to-be-missed experience! Dance away Friday night at Babuna bar with a local DJ and a tropical island vibe.
The Maldives can be notoriously expensive, but Kuredu offers two all-inclusive options that can make managing the budget a little easier. The top-tier Plus package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner at select restaurants, along with afternoon tea, and all you can drink alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from a select list. A 50% discount is provided at additional restaurants. Mini bar is included, as is a sunset cruise, a group snorkeling lesson, a group windsurfing introduction, and a group golf lesson. Use of the fitness center, non-motorized waterspouts, and snooker, darts, and football are included.
The Beach Shack, located on the main beach, focuses on healthy seafood and plant-based dishes in a casual atmosphere. Much of the produce is locally sourced. Far East includes a teppanyaki dining option alongside sushi and other Japanese classics. Franco’s offers a pleasing mix of Spanish, Greek, and Italian food in a quiet, romantic atmosphere, making it a must visit spot! Buffet options round out the resorts dining venues. Multiple bars and an 1,100 bottle wine cellar ensure that you won’t go thirsty and Island Ice will please your sweet tooth with its ice cream offerings.
For romantic dining at its finest, splurge and enjoy a private 5-course dinner and wine pairing under the stars on the resort’s nearby sandbank.
Resort guests can also dine at the nearby Hurawalhi’s 5.8 Undersea Restaurant. Guests must be 15 or older and choose from fixed price multi-course menus. Transfers to the restaurant are additional.
With both land and overwater spa locations, Duniye Spa combines Oriental traditions and modern skincare to recharge and rejuvenate your body and mind.
Maldivian Island Paradise, one of the spa’s signature treatments, uses pure native coconut oil in three ways: as a body polish, hair mask, and as a massage oil. Indulgent couple’s treatments are available to help you connect to your loved one while you’re both pampered.
Weddings in the Maldives are not legally binding in the US, but you can exchange symbolic vows amidst sandy shores and stunning turquoise water to the sound of Maldivian drum beats. Hair and makeup, professional photography, cake, and other options to customize your ceremony are available.
HOW TO GET THERE
Fly to Male International Airport, then take a seaplane transfer aboard Trans Maldivian Airways.