Kuredu Island Resort & Spa beckons with a tale of sun-kissed days nestled within the azure embrace of the Maldives

ByAndrea Thompson

March 13, 2024

Imagine as island approximately 1800 meters long and 325 meters wide which offers a canvas of white-sand beaches, this is Kuredu.

Welcoming their first guests in 1988 and being the furthest resort from Malé soon realised this was a remote gem waiting to be discovered.  Kuredu was only accessible at that time by boat, later by helicopter, and now it is a mere 35 mins from Malé via seaplane.

Trans Maldivian Airways have their own terminal at Velana International Airport in Malé which is the gateway to your island escape. The 35 minutes journey soars you above the atolls  remember camera ready as you will be captivated by the scenery from the turquoise waters, coral reefs, and beauty of the Maldives.  It is advisable to pack essentials in your hand luggage and change into light clothes prior to your trip.  The planes can be noisy, so ear plugs are recommended but remember when you disembark the floors are sandy so dip your toes into paradise.

With 389 rooms ranging from Garden Bungalows, beach villas, water villas and private pool villas.  Each room has a unique charm using natural materials, earthy tones, and oceanic hues they celebrate Maldivian culture using with local artwork and handcrafted textiles.  Designed for comfort and relaxation the beds have soft linens and plush pillows (and a menu for more).   The ocean view rooms are decorated slightly different using shell motives and ocean-themed artwork.  Imagine sipping your morning coffee gazing at the turquoise lagoon without a care in the world.

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With a variety of restaurants from The Beach which served fresh organic dishes beachside, The Far-East serving sushi and Teppanyaki or Francos, a Mediterranean restaurant using fresh ingredients with home grown spices and herbs to the laid-back buffet restaurants of which there are 4 offering Maldivian specialities to international favourites. All of which offer a culinary journey through the flavours of paradise.

Quench your thirst in the bars, sip cocktails with an ocean view or dance the night away under the stars.  With a wine cellar holding over 1,100 handpicked bottles from around the world this should seduce some palates.

If that is not enough, then a visit to the spa to indulge in some relaxation may be required. Be pampered and rejuvenated by skilled therapists who ease the tension away with soft lighting, tranquil music and the gentle lapping of waves from the turquoise lagoon.

Kuredu is the only resort on the island and the service from the staff is an heartfelt commitment to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.  From the genuine smiles greeting you off the plane, anticipating your every need, remembering your preferences or favourite spot and when you leave, their smiles making memories.

The resort caters for families and offers a range of activities and amenities suitable for all ages from beachside fun to water sports to arts and crafts and cooking lessons. Being eco-friendly there is a solar  laundry and they implement practices to minimize waste and conserve energy to protect the Maldives’ unique ecosystem.  Guests are encouraged to participate in educational programmes about marine conservation, environmental awareness and responsible travel.

There are many activities to do from sunset strolls, diving, snorkelling, golf, or sail around the atoll.  From arranging candlelit dinners, star gazing to beach games and turtle watching.  You can even hire a drone for beach photos or go big game fishing.

So, dear traveller, pack your dreams and set sail for Kuredu where you are promised the best sunset every day of the year.