Kuramathi Travel Guide
Kuramathi © flickrtickr2009
The crescent-shaped island resort of Kuramathi in the Maldives is located on Rasdhoo Atoll, 35 miles (56km) from the airport in Malé. Seventy of its nearly 300 villas are set up on stilts above the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, offering amenities like wifi, air-conditioning, and in-room Jacuzzis. Kuramathi is popular for honeymoons, and hosts many weddings, but is actually a very child-friendly resort with programmes and facilities for children and teenagers. Kuramathi is a large resort and has a dozen restaurants and bars to choose from, and a number of activities, including scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, wake boarding, waterskiing, tennis, sunset cruises and a full-service spa. Kuramathi has won several travel awards and should please anybody looking for an active Maldives holiday.
Kuramathi is one of the larger Maldives resorts and has more in the way of shops and facilities than the smaller resorts. There are a few boutiques on the island where visitors can buy souvenirs and gifts and indulge in a bit of retail therapy.
Kuramathi has three main buffet-style restaurants, some á la carte restaurants and six bars. There is also a coffee shop and the option of dining privately on the beach or in a pavilion. The range of cuisine should cater for all dietary needs and preferences.
This large resort has more in the way of nightlife than many other resorts in the Maldives, with lots of nightly entertainment in the various bars and restaurants. Kuramathi hosts beach discos under the stars, a lot of live music concerts, and fun activities like movie nights. There is plenty of opportunity for socialising should you so desire, but it is also possible to get away from the organised entertainment if you want a more peaceful and private experience.
Nobody will get bored at Kuramathi! Children are extremely well-catered for, with a Kids Club organising various fun activities. The resort offers scuba diving, snorkelling, water skiing, windsurfing, fishing, sailing and kayaking, among other things. There is also a gym and tennis courts for some land-based activity.
Kuramathi generally receives rave reviews from guests, but it may be too big and crowded a resort for those seeking privacy and romance.