Kuramathi Island Resort – Maldives

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With a total of 296 villas and suites, including 70 water villas, the Kuramathi Island Resort is one of the largest 4-star resorts in the Maldives. It’s also one of the largest of the private islands, with wilderness areas mixed in with the huge selection of activities and facilities. With 9 restaurants and 6 bars, guests are never far from food or drink, and most guests here choose an all-inclusive meal package.

While the Kuramathi Island Resort is popular with honeymoon couples, it’s probably better suited to family holidays, offering a wide range of kids and teens facilities as well as many evening entertainment options. The prices are rather reasonable as well, making this a good-value resort compared to some of the smaller places in the area.

Location

The Kuramathi Island Resort is located in the Rasdhoo Atoll, 56 kilometres west of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.

Rooms/villas/suites

20 Water Villas
Area: 560 sq ft (52 m²)

50 Water Villas with Jacuzzi
Area: 969 sq ft (90 m²)

226 Island suites and villas

Special room features

  • Beds: 1 4-poster kingsize bed
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Entertainment system: Flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod docking station
  • Room service: Available
  • Semi-open air bathroom
  • Rainfall shower
  • Twin vanities
  • Hot & cold water
  • Fan
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath & beach towels
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Minibar
  • In-room safe
  • IDD telephone
  • Coffee/Tea making facilities
  • Wooden deck
  • Sunloungers

Rates

  • Low season online specials from US$899 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,022 per night


*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$347.20 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Malaafaiy, Haruge and Farivalhu – Buffet restaurants
  • Island Coffee Shop
  • Siam Garden
  • Tandoor Mahal
  • The Reef
  • Palm Pizzeria & Gelateria
  • Island Barbeque
  • Fing Bar
  • Dhoni Bar
  • Laguna Bar
  • Havana Club Wine & Cigar bar
  • Pool Bar
  • Sand Bar

Resort features

  • Two fully equipped PADI dive centres
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Water skiing
  • Wake boarding
  • Banana rides
  • Kids Club
  • Tennis court
  • Fresh water swimming pool
  • Children’s pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fresh water infinity-edged pool
  • Wedding facilities and planning

Spa

The Kuramathi Spa offers a wide selection of relaxation and rejuvenation treatments.

Nearby activities

  • Island hopping
  • Snorkelling safari
  • Visit to neighbouring inhabited island Rasdhoo
  • Sunset cruise
  • Coral romance
  • Big game fishing

What the reviews say

Reviews of the Kuramathi Island Resort are very good, with an unusually small number of complaints, which is very good and encouraging for a resort of this size. Most were extremely happy with the island, the rooms, the food, and all the activities available. Most guests on the all-inclusive meal plans were also very happy with the broad range of things included. In addition, many feel that the resort prices, including the nightly room rates are well worth it, which is a very promising sign.

One minor complaint that a few expressed was that one small edge of the island directly faces an inhabited nearby island, which detracts from the isolated paradise feeling. Still, for a reasonably priced 4-star resort with this many rooms, the track record is very impressive, making this a solid choice, especially for families.

Getting there

To reach the Kuramathi Island Resort you need to fly to Malé International Airport. From there you’ll be met by hotel staff and helped aboard a 20-minute sea plane flight to the resort itself, or you can take a 60-minute speedboat ride to the island instead.

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Video tour of a water villa at the Kuramathi Island Resort

Photo Gallery of the Kuramathi Island Resort