luxe - Kuramathi, Maldives
Written by Karen Martin
Kuramathi is a beautiful island offering 1.8km of wide, sandy beaches and an amazing house reef dropping into a sparkling turquoise ocean.
Nine distinct villa types are scattered around the island: the Beach Villas with Jacuzzi are warm and spacious, featuring a garden bathroom, while the Superior Beach Villas with Jacuzzi feature a cool and minimalist interior. The Water Villas are located at the end of the island, looking onto the blue lagoon, and the Deluxe Beach Villas with Jacuzzi are furnished with espresso machines and oversized bathrooms, as well as a sala bed on an elevated deck.
The one-bedroom Honeymoon Pool Villas each feature a separate living area, an oversized open-air bathroom with LED-lit rainfall shower, freestanding bath, and a 10m lap pool.
The resort’s seven à la carte restaurants offer authentic flavours from around the globe, or private dining can be experienced at three different locations on the island.
Don’t miss the water sports school, which offers guided snorkelling tours, cultural excursions to neighbouring local islands, and adrenalin-charged activities such as parasailing.
For something more relaxing, Kuramathi Spa, offering Ayurvedic treatments, trigger point massages, and chocolate wraps, is the perfect place to unwind.
Distance: 3,351 km
Flight Time: 4 hours, 35 minutes
Frequency: 2 flights a day