As you visit the Rasdhoo Atoll in the Maldives, the Kuramathi Island greets you like heaven on Earth. From white sandbanks to turquoise lagoons, the surrounding tropical jungle to gorgeous fauna – on Kuramathi, there is something for the likes of everyone. What sets its resort apart from the others in the stunning Maldives, is its quality of inclusivity. Not merely restricted to honeymooners or the couples wanting to pop the question, the villas and leisure activities at the Kuramathi cater to guests of all ages.

Location

How is Kuramathi different from other Maldivian islands?

Merely 56 km away from Malé International Airport, the island of Kuramathi stretches 1.8 km long. Whether you wish to touch the turquoise waters of the surrounding lagoon, walk along the pristine white sandbanks, or go for a stroll among the lush greenery; Kuramathi remains a breathtaking combination of 3 distinct blessings of nature. As one of the first islands in Maldives to open arms to guests, many areas of the island still remain untouched. There are some deserted beaches, apt if in need of privacy and solace, while verdant vegetation also graces the grounds.      

Key Facts

  • a blissful 20-minute journey by seaplane from Malé International Airport or 80 minutes by speedboat
  • located on one of five intimate islands
  • guests can be shuttled around the expansive property via golf cart

What is special?

  • with more than 20 astonishing dive sites in the surrounding area, including the island’s famous house reef, Kuramathi is a diving enthusiast’s utopia
  • feel as though you are walking on water as you wander out onto the natural sand bar and allow the rays of the sun to kiss your skin as it rises from its slumber
  • meander through nature, taking in the fragrant smells of flora and the beauty of banyan trees, coconut palms and screw pines
  • descend into the deep blue and get up close and personal with hammerhead sharks – a mere 5-minute boat ride from Kuramathi

What do the guests say?

  • no matter how many times guests walk the island, they never get bored of its idyllic sea views
  • the unique experience of Hammerhead Shark Point is one that stays with guests long after their holiday is over
  • vacationers love the direct access to the ocean, water sports and marine life

Accommodation

What are the villa options at the Kuramathi Resort? Are there villas that cater to families?

The Kuramathi Maldives includes 11 distinct types of villas, ranging from Beach Villas to Deluxe Water Villas. If staying in the midst of lush vegetation is your idea of relaxation, the Beach Villas with gorgeous sun lounges are the way to go. If in the mood for an artistic and spacious, yet minimalist villa, the Superior Beach Villa with its round shape certainly takes the cake. If visiting on your honeymoon, choose none other than the Honeymoon Pool Villa, featuring its own private sanctuary. Fret not, visits with friends and family are also catered to at the Kuramathi with the massive, 2 storey Two-Bedroom Beach House apt for 6 adults. Come one or come all, the Kuramathi awaits.

Key Facts

  • comprised of 290 contemporary-styled villas
  • villas are surrounded by tropical vegetation for the ultimate privacy
  • spacious indoor-outdoor bathrooms equipped with a jacuzzi can be found in the Superior Beach Villas

What is special?

  • enjoy your own private retreat in the Deluxe Beach Villa, outfitted with a whirlpool and oversized deck, perfect for soaking up the Maldivian sun
  • retract the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows in your Deluxe Water Villa, where you are greeted with a gentle sea breeze wafting by and panoramic views of the turquoise lagoon
  • from bath to bliss – drink in the breathtaking views as you soak in a freestanding bath that opens to a private deck where you can step down into the warm blissful water of the lagoon

What do the guests say?

  • guests love having both a pool and the sea at their doorstep, both with complete privacy
  • honeymooners cannot recommend Kuramathi enough
  • being able to snorkel right from the villa was a huge plus for guests

Pools & Spa

I need some rest and relaxation? What’s the best way to do that at the Kuramathi?

An island retreat calls for relaxing spa services. Featuring 13 treatment rooms, the Kuramathi Spa offers an expansive menu of services to help guests reconnect, restore and revitalize. Finnish saunas, rain showers, manicure and pedicure sessions, masterful massages, Herbal Essence steam baths, are just a few of the services you can indulge in, in this moment in paradise. Whether finding your inner balance in the spa or wading wondrously in one of two infinity pools overlooking the ocean, the Kuramathi sets the scene for a remarkable relaxation retreat.

Key Facts

  • the Kuramathi boasts two oceanfront infinity pools
  • the spa offers an array of services catering to both men and women
  • body and facial treatments are available; as well as, nail and hair care

What is special?

  • preface your spa services with a soothing cup of herbal tea, as you rest peacefully in the Spa Lounge, enjoying the melodic sounds of the ocean 
  • be transcended to a state of nirvana with a serene Couple’s Rebirth massage – where the combination of oils and precise techniques will lead you into total bliss
  • rid your body of toxins with an invigorating seaweed wrap that detoxifies, moisturizes, softens and revives the body

What do the guests say?

  • guests love spending time in the affinity pool at Laguna bar while watching beautiful sunsets
  • expectant mothers highly recommend the Organic Prenatal Voyager treatment to melt away tension and body aches
  • couples who opt for a massage by the sea state that it is an unforgettable experience

Culinary

What are my dining options? If I want to plan a romantic evening, are there private dining options available?

You will be spoilt for choice with the array of dining options that the Kuramathi provides. Guests will have buffet restaurants allocated to them with respect to proximity of their villa. However, indulge in the select all-inclusive option and receive access to all á la carte eateries. Introduce yourself to the flavor of Thai cuisine by visiting Siam Garden, or go for the breathtaking view of the Sky Loft instead, situated 7 meters above sea level. Or you can always curl up in a comfortable bean bag at the Sand Bar, drink up and enjoy life to its fullest.

Key Facts

  • Kuramathi has 3 international buffets in addition to 9 á la carte restaurants
  • guests can choose from 2 all-inclusive plans
  • 6 bars can be found around the island, offering cocktails, evening happy hours and entertainment

What is special?

  • set the scene for romance with a mouthwatering dinner on a private corner of the beach where the ocean orchestrates the soundtrack for the evening  
  • smell the tantalizing scents of herbs wafting in the air with your front row seats to a private chef meticulously preparing your meal at The Reef restaurant
  • feel a little bit closer to heaven at the Sky Bar as you can gaze up for the chance to see a shooting star light the night’s sky

What do the guests say?

  • dining on the deck of the Inguru restaurant, overlooking the ocean, are views that guests never get tired of
  • guests love the vast selection of wines from around the world and being able to sample international cigars in the cozy Havana Club Wine & Cigar Bar
  • guests can’t stop raving about the food at the Kuramathi and are feeling as though they had a fine dining experience every night

Activities

What if I don’t want to do watersports? Are there any other activities available?

With crystal-clear waters abound, the Maldives are made for water enthusiasts, and Kuramathi makes sure you are equipped with everything you need for some adrenaline-fueled fun. From windsurfing to kayaking, water skiing to stand-up paddling, there is an abundance of water activities on offer. Not interested in water sports? Go Big Game fishing, or book a catamaran to cruise around and go for a cultural tour to Rasdhoo, the neighboring island. Wish to stay on land? Movies on the beach, starlit discos with DJs and live music are only some of the many activities available. At the Kuramathi, be prepared for the time of your lives.

Key Facts

  • two dive centers can be found on the mile-long private island 
  • lessons are available for all levels for various watersports
  • the Bageecha Kid’s Club caters indoor and outdoor activities to kids between 3-12 years

What is special?

  • keep up with your fitness regimen during your holiday with the variety of facilities and equipment in the sports center 
  • submerge yourself into the crystalline waters and discover the beauty of the underwater world in the Maldives, on a family-friendly submarine excursion
  • marvel at the magnificence of the sperm whale species in the interactive Eco Center or relish in the sight of the 300-year old winding banyan tree, one of the oldest in the Maldives

What do the guests say?

  • guests love that every member of the staff ensures that they have an unforgettable experience
  • parents found the souvenir given to them by the Kid’s Club on the last day to be incredibly thoughtful 
  • getting up close to dolphins and manta rays are experiences that guests will never forget