The Maldives, one of the most desirable destinations in the world lived up to its reputation when we visited over Christmas and New Year. This beautiful part of the globe has to be our favorite destination we’ve visited so far. We were lucky enough to spend two glorious weeks on Kuredu Island, one of the largest and most popular islands in the Maldivian archipelago.
The resort has a total of 383 rooms and suites, made up of 7 different categories. We stayed in a Jacuzzi Beach Villa located along the main beach and just a few meters away from the shore. The room boasts a double four poster bed, jacuzzi bath and beautiful open bathroom.
The dive school is one of the largest in the Maldives, whilst we didn’t partake in any diving during our trip we made the most of the snorkel centre and wide selection of watersports available with extremely dedicated and experienced instructors.
The Island has four main restaurants with additional a la carte options including The Far East restaurant, a particular favourite of ours, specializing in Japanese Cuisine and The Beach restaurant serving fresh seafood and steaks.
We were unsure of what to expect for Christmas and New Year, but both evenings surpassed our expectations. We enjoyed gala dinners, boasting incredible buffets of a high quality. As well as entertainment and fireworks to ring in the New Year which remains one of the most memorable moments from our stay.
We experienced nothing but the warmest and genuine service throughout the duration of our stay on the island. The attention to detail is second to none, from our warm welcome on the jetty, cocktails and cold flannels upon check in to the friendliness of the staff just passing us on the way to dinner.
Duniye Spa has two locations on Kuredu, the Land spa for health and beauty treatments in a tropical setting, and ‘O’ Spa for over-water indulgence. We visited the ‘O’ spa and enjoyed a Balinese massage with gorgeous views.
Our trip to the Maldives was nothing short of magical. Kuredu island exceeded our expectations and we cant wait to go back to explore more of the resorts.
- Experience seclusion and solitude on a lush unhabited island 20 mins away from Kuredu. Only one booking is allocated per scheduled time frame so you have the whole island to yourselves! Half day, full day and overnight stays are available
- Full day luxury sailing trips around the Lhaviyani Atoll, including snorkelling at coral reefs and barbecue lunch on board the yacht. Seasonal Manta Ray sightings, pods of dolphins and stunning coral reefs are all a boat ride away
Need To Know
- Free WiFi is available
- There are 2 all inclusive packages available on the island. All Inclusive Gold; including alchoholic and non alchoholic beverages. One Sunset Cruise, One group snorkeling session and 50% discount from the a la carte menu prices
- All Inclusive Gold; which includes all inclusive plus package as well as afternoon tea at Sai Kotari, mini bar refill 1 per day, all cocktails apart from Sai Kotari, 1 round of golf per week and one 1 hour beauty treatment per week
No. of Rooms & Suites: 383
Rate Per Night: From $235 per night