From relaxing in the spa or a sun-kissed infinity pool, to spotting dolphins on a private cruise, Kuramathi Maldives offers ample attractions
This long, crescent-shaped isle is part of the Rasdhoo Atoll – reaching almost 2km in length, and tapering to a pristine sandbank at its far end: an incredible spot for sunbathing, snorkelling and sunset walks. If your idea of holiday heaven is relaxing with all-natural spa treatments, luxuriating in sun-kissed infinity pools, and spotting dolphins from a sunset cruise, you’ve come to the right place. All of this is possible – and much more. As for accommodation, there’s an option to suit every style: including Water Villas with private whirlpools and sundecks, and Beach Villas mere steps from the sand. For groups of up to six guests, the Two Bedroom Beach Houses offer unrivalled space and winsome sea views – and are encircled by gardens for extra privacy.
The best bites
Whether you crave fragrantly-spiced Maldivian curries, stonebaked pizzas with all the toppings, or a private candle-lit supper on the beach, Kuramathi has a wealth of dining options – ranging from local specialities to indulgent international flavours. As well as the three lavish buffet restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, there are nine additional à la carte venues: including The Reef for signature seafood, Siam Garden (Thai), Palm (Mediterranean), Kobe (Japanese) and Island Barbecue (freshly-grilled seafood and steak). With two all-inclusive packages available, you can choose the dining style to suit you – while the resort’s seven bars offer live music, expert mixologists and spectacular sunset views.
The must-do activities
Maybe you’re seeking pure rest and relaxation, in which case you’ll relish the wellness sanctuary of Kuramathi Spa, and the solitude of your own private pool. For nature lovers, there’s the chance to snorkel on pristine reefs with the resort’s resident marine biologist, and spy wildlife on the island’s tropical walking trails. Travelling with little ones? They can blow off steam in Bageecha Kids Club’s splash pool and play area – while you head to the PADI dive centre, hit the tennis court, or simply kick back on the resort’s incredible sandbank. Come nightfall, the beach boasts one of the best sunset views in the entire Maldives.