Your Blue Lagoon Coconut Cottage Village
Kuramathi Maldives is one of the largest of the Maldives Island Resorts at about a kilometre long. Shaped like a sharks tooth the island; at its broadest point is some 400 meters wide narrowing down to just a few meters as the island vegetation dissolves into a tapering sand bar that winds its way out into the Indian ocean.
Still enough room though to fit in a football pitch several restaurants and bars, a medical facility, first class dive school and much more.
Yet again the design of the Kuramathi Maldives Island seamlessly interweaves infrastructure with land. Paths meander through the palms and banyan trees leading you from beach to bar, from restaurant to shaded nook…
Kuramathi Maldives breaks the mould of the ‘one island one resort’ theme found throughout the Maldives and instead has three separate resorts.
Kuramathi Village Maldives
Kuramathi Cottage and Spa
Kuramathi Blue Lagoon Maldives
As late as the 1970’s Kuramathi was still a populated island. Then the islanders moved onto Rashdoo Island a five minute speedboat journey away and the capital island of the Atoll.
From here the infrastructure of shops schools and businesses is booming. Even with daily shopping trips you couldn’t exhaust the number of gift shops to browse in. There’s even a supermarket on Rashdoo.
Charley and I have spent time watching the local schools play volleyball, sitting down with the islanders and generally getting into the swing of things. Then we wander down the narrow streets back to the jetty and head back to Kuramathi.
If you stay at either the Cottage or Kuramathi Blue Lagoon the Spa facilities come as standard. Staying at Kuramathi Village means you'll pay extra to use these. Of course although we’ve stayed in the Village we managed to leave our bungalow at 6.30 in the morning on a few occasions and go for a swim in the Spa pool before anyone was up. Don’t tell anyone… We want to go back to the Maldives!
Kuramathi Maldives is without doubt great value for money
The coral and reefs can all be accessed from the beaches. On the side of the island with water bungalows you’ll be swimming in fish and over coral within minutes. Just hit the current and it will draw you along the reef edge without you having to swim at all! Don’t forget your underwater camera for some great Maldives pictures.
for whichever resort you choose. The beaches are never crowded, the staff are always friendly and the food is great. You have a large island to wander over, a choice of restaurants and numerous facilities. It's usually labelled a three star resort but more often than not it gives a four star service.
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