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Luxury Long Haul Holidays

Kuramathi Island Resort Holidays 2016-2017

Luxury Maldives Holiday

This large island seamlessly combines laid back Maldivian life with an extensive choice of facilities.

One of the Maldives’ most popular islands, Kuramathi is ideal if you're seeking variety as well as relaxation. Pathways are set amongst the lush foliage, leading you to the excellent facilities that are dotted around the island. There’s an oceanfront infinity pool plus a lagoon-style pool shaded by palm trees, and snorkelling on the stunning house reef is possible directly from the beach.

For dining, you’ll be allocated a buffet restaurant determined by the location of your villa. If you book the Select All Inclusive package, you'll have the option to eat at other restaurants offering a great choice of cuisine – including the popular Island Barbecue on the beach. Of the bars, favourites include the Sand Bar for sipping cocktails while burying your toes in the sand, and the Laguna Bar for the best views at sunset.

Rooms on the island range from simply designed Garden Villas and Beach Villas nestled in abundant vegetation (but just a short walk from the beach) to Deluxe Beach Jacuzzi Villas that face the lagoon. For the iconic overwater experience, opt for one of the Water Jacuzzi Villas, sitting on stilts with direct access to the ocean. New villas – including two-storey Two Bedroom Beach Houses ideal for families or friends travelling together and Sunset Pool Villas that sit at the edge of the beach, partly overwater – are available from March 2016.

Key information

In the North Ari Atoll
Airport transfer time: 1½ hours by boat or a 20 minute scenic seaplane ride (extra cost) from Malé airport Rooms: 360

Good to know

Minimum stay: 5 nights. Group speedboat transfers are included for flight arrivals before 10am. Arrivals between 10am and 3pm must have a seaplane transfer (at extra cost). Arrivals after 3pm require an overnight stay (at extra cost) at the airport hotel or Malé and a speedboat transfer the following day.

Accommodation information

290 beach and water villas (360 from 2016)

Activities

• Discover some of the 20 local dive sites* • Take a sunset cruise*.

Dining

7 à la carte restaurants, 3 buffet restaurants, 6 bars

What's included

Full Board • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in designated main restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

All Inclusive from £39 • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in designated buffet restaurant • All drinks including branded spirits • Soft drinks and mineral water from minibar • High tea 3-5pm • Windsurfing and snorkelling equipment • 1 sunset cruise and 1 local island visit per stay

Select All Inclusive from £67 • As All Inclusive, plus: • Choice of à la carte restaurants (excluding premium dishes such as lobster and private dining) • Selection of bottled wines with meals.

*Denotes local charge

Rooms:

Garden Villa
Simply designed villas in groups of four. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • minibar • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • terrace • 45m²

Beach Villa
Nestled in abundant vegetation but just a short walk from the beach, each with a four-poster bed. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • minibar • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • terrace • 70m²

Beach Jacuzzi Villa
Nestled in abundant vegetation but close to the beach, featuring a garden bathroom and deck with Jacuzzi. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • minibar • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • deck • Jacuzzi • 90m²

Superior Beach Jacuzzi Villa
Contemporary and round in shape. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • minibar • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • deck • Jacuzzi • 90m²

Deluxe Beach Jacuzzi Villa
Facing the lagoon with four poster bed, bath, outdoor rainfall shower and Jacuzzi. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • minibar • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • terrace • outdoor rainfall shower • Jacuzzi • 95m²

Two Bedroom Beach House
Available in March 2016, these new two-storey beach houses will be ideal for families or friends travelling together, with separate living spaces and individual entrances. They are located at the top end of the island facing the lagoon or reef. Image - artist's impression. • air-conditioning • 2 rooms (1 ground floor, 1 on the upper level) each with king-size bed, bathroom, day bed and sundeck or balcony • can sleep maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children • 205m²

Water Jacuzzi Villa
On stilts over water with a large two-tiered sundeck and outdoor Jacuzzi. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • minibar • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • two-tiered deck • Jacuzzi • 90m²

Deluxe Water Villa
Available in March 2016, the new Deluxe Water Villas will sit in the middle of the turquoise lagoon. The spacious bathroom has a freestanding bath and opens onto an expansive deck with steps down to the water. Image - artist's impression. • air-conditioning • king-size bed • deck • 136m²

Water Villa with Pool
Available in March 2016, the new Water Villas with Pool will be located either in the lagoon or facing the house reef, with modern interiors similar to the Deluxe Water Villas and direct access to the water, but with the addition of a glorious private pool on the deck. Image - artist's impression. • air-conditioning • king-size bed • deck with private 18m² pool • 185m²

Sunset Pool Villa
Available in March 2016, the new Sunset Pool Villas will be set right at the edge of the beach on the sunset side of the island, partly overwater. Image - artist's impression. • air-conditioning • king-size bed • private courtyard • indoor bathroom with freestanding bath and a separate outdoor rainfall shower • deck with private 18m² infinity pool • 165m²

Sunset Water Villa with Pool
Available in March 2016, the new Sunset Water Villas with Pool will be as the Water Villas with Pool but located on the sunset side of the island, just steps from the sandbank. Image - artist's impression. • air-conditioning • king-size bed • deck with private 18m² pool • 185m²

Honeymoon Pool Villa
Huge villas with a ten metre lap pool. • air-conditioning • fan • kingsize bed • minibar • telephone • flat-screen television • DVD player • iPod dock • terrace • lap pool • 310m²

Facilities:

2 pools, tennis court, gym, spa*, watersports*, eco centre, kids’ club

Restaurants & bars
The three main restaurants – Haruge, Malaafaiy and Farivalhu – are buffet style, and you’ll automatically be allocated one of these depending on where your villa is located. If you choose Full Board or All Inclusive, this is what’s included.
We recommend upgrading to Select All Inclusive to get the full choice of à la carte restaurants. The island’s newest restaurant is Duniye, at the heart of the island, serving up ‘fine dining world cuisine’ and excellent wines. Siam Garden offers Thai cuisine – there’s indoor dining, but why not opt for a table amongst the lush vegetation outside. Tandoor Mahal is a traditional Indian restaurant, and Palm serves up Mediterranean dishes.
For fresh seafood, The Reef is an intimate venue towards the tip of the island. There’s also a coffee shop, a popular Island Barbecue on the beach and six bars around the island ranging from a pool bar to a wine and cigar lounge. You’ll love drinking fruity cocktails while perched on a comfy beanbag with your toes in the sand at the Sand Bar, and the views from the Laguna Bar’s outdoor deck at sunset. If you're on Full Board, visit any of the bars between 6-8pm and enjoy the Happy Hour discounts!

Spa & wellness
The Spa at Kuramathi is set amidst lush vegetation. Offering a selection of treatments based on traditional rituals from Europe, India, Thailand and Indonesia, it uses only the best YonKa and Voya products and natural oils and ingredients. There’s a focus on couples – as well as seven beachside couples’ treatment rooms, there’s a couples' water pavilion massage room and a private herbal bath treatment room. Before your treatment, relax in the Spa Lounge and enjoy a specially blended herbal tea.

Children's club
Bageecha, open from 8.30am-10pm every day, offers a wide range of outdoor activities for kids aged 3-12.

Daytime activities include:
• Body and face painting
• Marshmallow grilling on the beach
• Guided snorkelling
• Beach games
• Marine life education.

Evening activities include:
• Night walks
• Movie nights
• Mini discos and game nights.

After 5pm the kids' services are by reservation and at extra cost.

Diving
Diving here is particularly impressive, with the Rasdhoo Atoll featuring more than 20 sites that can be reached in just five to 45 minutes, including the world famous Hammerhead Shark Point, which is less than 10 minutes away. Dive sites vary between channels, walls, reefs, thilas and even a couple of wrecks.
The marine life is diverse and abundant, including different types of sharks (and you will see sharks on almost every dive), eagle rays, stingrays, manta rays (November to April), turtles, barracuda, tuna, Napoleons, morays, schools of jacks and trevally, leaf fish and even the occasional whale shark.
Rasdhoo Divers operates two dive schools on the island (both PADI Gold Palm/SSI facility/International Aquanautic Club). The multi-lingual team offers an excellent diving experience for both beginners and advanced divers.
The dive program for certified divers includes early morning Hammerhead Shark Point four times weekly, daily morning and afternoon dives from both dive schools, night dives four times weekly, full day safaris to North Ari Atoll twice weekly and other half day trips to North Ari Atoll.
Trips depart on purpose-built 15m diving dhonis. Group size for certified divers is usually maximum 6 divers per guide and experienced divers with a minimum of 50 logged dives can dive unguided if they wish. Courses run with max. 4 students per instructor.Kuramathi also features a fully-equipped medical centre with hyperbaric chamber.

Sustainable features
• Persistent monitoring of the marine ecosystem
• Conducting awareness programs
• Proper waste management methods
• Energy and water saving measures
• Continuous collaboration with the local community to educate and protect the environment and to provide employment and business opportunities.
• Eco Centre, featuring a sperm whale skeleton
• Travelife Gold status


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