Kuredu Maldives has a 4-star rating. Kuredu island in the Maldives has been awarded the best all inclusive resort by Hayes and Jarvis, a UK tour operator, in Berlin during the ITB (international tourism board) Travel Trade Show 2007.
Kuredu island resort is known for its appeal for couples, honeymooners and yes, all fans of the largest watersports centre in the Maldives!
Kuredu Maldives Overview
Kuredu is a tear drop shaped island on the northern reef of the Lhaviyani Atoll. It’s about 1.5km in length and 600m wide and an hour’s leisurely walk along the unbroken beaches around the whole island.
From your arrival at Malé International Airport it’s an 80 mile trip due north. That’s 40 minutes by seaplane or 3 ½ hours by speedboat from the airport. An obvious suggestion is to consider the length of time on the water and whether you mind it after a long flight. It’s your call!
As Kuredu is a Maldives resort, similar rules apply for settling your bill. You’ll sign for any purchases, the charge will be placed against your villa and you’ll settle your account at the end of your holiday at the main reception where you first checked in.
Oh and you needn’t worry about carrying around Rufiyaa (around 13 to the US Dollar). The Euro, US dollar, Pound sterling and Swiss Franc are accepted on the island for payments as well as the usual cards. Charley and I have always used the US Dollar as currency in the Maldives, mainly because most resorts services are priced in dollars.
Kuredu Maldives Accommodation
So where will you be staying? You can choose from 5 room types on Kuredu island resort.
Jacuzzi Beach Villas line the south-west and south-east Beach. These Villas partly set in a secluded garden. They’ve a spacious bedroom and lounge and of course it wouldn’t’ be the Maldives if you didn’t get you own veranda. As the name suggests you can bubble away in your Jacuzzi on a wooden deck area and step into the walk-in shower in the bathroom… bliss.
In your room you’ll find facilities which include air conditioning, mini-bar, safe, telephone, sun beds, beach towels, kimonos, CD & cassette player and tea/coffee making appliances.
Beach Bungalows with thatched roofs and walls finished externally in whitewash giving a real beach hut feel. The Bungalows are comfortably furnished with a spacious open-air bathroom and walk in shower. You can relax in the small garden to the rear, pull up a seat on the wooden terrace, or lounge on your personal sun beds knowing you’re but a crab’s throw from the Maldives clear blue sea.
The in-room features include a CD-player, tea & coffee making appliance, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini-bar, safe, telephone, and beach towels – so you can leave yours at home and pack extra swimwear instead!
Beach Villas are found next to the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and are virtually identical apart from not having a Jacuzzi! The facilities are the same as the Jacuzzi villas too….so to bubble or not to bubble… That is the question!
Sangu Water Villas give you unrivalled access to the myriad marine life beneath your villa. From the discreetly placed veranda you can watch the reef- sharks and small rays idling in the warm waters of the lagoon.
Needless to say your views out over the ocean are breathtaking. The accommodation is spacious and the bathrooms come with a walk-in shower.
Now some folk get caught out with this when on their Kuredu holiday, so it’s worth a mention. The Sangu Water Villas have a separate check-in reception. Visitors staying in the water villas will have exclusive use of the Sangu restaurant with the option to dine elsewhere…if you’re not staying there, worry not, the other restaurants on the Kuredu Maldives Island Resort are great.
"O" Beach Villas (don’t ask us what the ‘O’ is for…we don’t kn”o”w!) These villas have a spacious bedroom and lounge area. The terrace has a chaise longue with overhead fan. And if that’s not enough An open air bathroom with walk in shower so you can catch the first rays of the rising sun from the north east of the island.
The facilities include mini-bar, wine-cooler, safe, telephone, sun-beds, beach towels, kimonos and a CD player.
Vacation Package Options
Choose from bed and breakfast, half board, full board and two all inclusive package options. The basic package comes with
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant
• Afternoon tea
• Windsurfing and canoeing
While the Gold All Inclusive has extras such as a one hour spa treatment, a round of golf and a meal in Franco’s (an à la carte restaurant) each week; you can learn more about the golf and honeymoon packages from our
in-depth Kuredu Maldives guide.