Kuredu Island Resort & SpaLhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Kuredu is one of the biggest resorts in the Maldives, but has been beautifully designed to create different resorts within a resort. Split into 4 main areas – ‘Bonthi and Koamas’ are near all of the main facilities and designed with families in mind. The ‘Sangu’ Resort is a collection of water villas for those looking for exclusivity and luxury while the ‘O Resort’ is perfect for couples due to the quieter nature of the location.
The island is situated on the north side of secluded Lhaviyani Atol with access to some of the best diving in the Maldives. The house reef is easily accessible from the 3.5km of white sandy beach and features coral gardens, several species of fish and a small wreck.
The resort is a mix of relaxation and action in equal measure. You can find your own calm oasis or get involved in a range of activities both on land and in the water. Being such a large resort you can have your pick of many activities that other resorts wouldn’t feature like golf, cycling, football and cricket! There is the biggest water sports centre in the Maldives here offering a number of motorised and non-motorised activities as well as a bar and ice cream parlour!
Kuredu is a brilliant all round resort that has a lot to offer and has price points to suit all visitors.
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Getting to the Maldives is pretty straightforward with many quality carriers stopping once en-route to Male. The most popular airlines tend to be Emirates, Qatar and Etihad who each have a short transit and arrive into your destination at a sensible hour. There are direct flights with British Airways from November to March from London Gatwick, but only 3 days per week. The flight time is around 11 hours to Male from London.
Upon arrival in Male we arrange for you to be met by our ground representatives and shown to your seaplane or speedboat transfer. The journey time is approximately 40 mins by seaplane. We also liaise with the resort to arrange your speedboat transfer back to Male to tie in with your international flights or onward connections.
Guide price: 7nts from £1595pp*
Includes: Return economy class flights on Sri Lankan Airlines from London Heathrow to Male, meet and greet, seaplane transfers and 7nts full board in a twin/double Garden Bungalow.
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Extend your stay
A perfect way to experience the best of the Maldives would be to combine your island stay with a liveaboard or another resort. As all of our holidays are completely tailor-made this allows us to put together the perfect itinerary for you to suit your exact requirements.
Quick Guide: Kuredu
- Location: Lhaviyani Atoll
- Transfer: 40 mins by seaplane from Male International Airport
- Size: Extra Large
- No. of rooms: 387 (45 Garden Bungalows, 90 Beach Bungalows, 93 Beach Villas, 100 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, 50 Sangu Water Villas, 9 Private Pool Villas)
- House reef: Yes
- Meal Plan: Full Board, All Inclusive Plus and All Inclusive Gold
The resort has a total of 387 rooms in 6 different room types. All rooms feature tropical décor, a king size bed, porch with furniture, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, sitting area, TV and Bluetooth speaker.
The 45 Garden Bungalows are located in the ‘Bonthi’ area of the island to the North and are only a few steps to the main facilities and beach.
The 90 Beach Bungalows are on the north of the island with a beautiful view of the lagoon and have the same facilities as the Garden Bungalows.
The 93 Beach Villas are split between the ‘Koamas’ part of the resort on the south of the island, and the ‘O Resort’ on the north-east side. They are stylishly designed, wooden rooms, just a few steps from the wonderful lagoon.
The 100 Jacuzzi Beach Villas are located in 3 different parts of Kuredu – ‘Koamas’, ‘Sangu’ and ‘O’ resorts. All of the villas are beautifully designed, have excellent beach access as well as four poster beds, a private walled in area featuring a jacuzzi for two and a Thai style shade pavilion.
The 50 Sangu Water Villas are perched beautifully over the shimmering lagoon on the west side of the island and offer luxury combined with tranquillity. Each villa has it’s own private sundeck with chaise lounges, stairs into the sea and the most incredible views!
The 9 Private Pool Villas are exclusive, private and spacious with a touch of luxury. The villas are screened by tropical greenery and peripheral walls and is within each reach of the main resort centres. Each villa has teak furniture, four poster bed, open air bathroom, jacuzzi, furnished shade pavilion and your own private pool.
There are more facilities on Kuredu than many of the resorts in the Maldives put together!
Meals are served in different parts of the resort depending on your room type. ‘Bonthi’ is located in the main building on the centre of the island and is the designated restaurant for guests staying in the Garden and Beach Bungalows. ‘Koamas’ is in the same building and serves selected Beach Vilal and Jacuzzi Beach Villa guests. The ‘O’ restaurant is situated over the water and serves selected Beach Villa guests (over 12 yrs old). The Sangu restaurant is for Sangu Water Villa guests and is adult only. Guests staying in Beach Villas, Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Sangu Water Villas can dine in other buffet restaurants, subject to availability.
There are 8 bars in total on the island, so you’ll never go thirsty!
Kuredu is a family friendly resort and there is a large kids club, called Max Mermaids & Pirates Club, that welcomes children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old free of charge.
Sports and activities are spread out nicely in Kuredu. The huge lagoon lends itself to snorkelling while there are 3 swimming pools, a tennis court, golf driving range, putting green, 6 hole pitch and putt, beach volleyball, badminton, a cricket pitch football ground and bicycles to go exploring. The Ocean Watersports centre arrange activities such as parasailing, water ski-ing, wakeboarding, banana riding, catamarans, kayaks and speed boat excursions.
The Entertainment centre focuses on indoor sports and activities including; table tennis, snooker, chess, darts, foosball as well as a library, dvd room and fitness centre.
Reception organises excursions including; snorkelling trips, sunset cruises, island hopping, and private beach picnics.
There are 4 gift shops on the island selling souvenirs including; swimwear, jewellery, crafts, snacks and other essentials.
The main Duniye Spa is located near the centre of the island and has a great reputation for quality with a number of Duniye spas throughout the Maldives. The menu is extensive and ideal for those looking for some muscle relaxation after all of the activities on offer! There is also the Duniye O Spa for those guests staying in the O resort.
Kuredu has a great reputation for quality diving, with one of the largest and longest running dive centres in the Maldives – Prodivers Maldives. There is a weekly dive & snorkel schedule where guests sign on depending on their level of ability, but all levels are catered for generously.
The dive shop is located in the centre of the island and has an enormous amount of equipment for hire as well as catering for any dive courses. There are 14 dive instructors and 6 snorkel guides to assist with courses and excursions as well as 8 dive dhonis to take you to the various sites.
The house reef in Kuredu is superb and is easily accessible from a number of entry points on the beach. You can expect to see schools of fish, coral reefs, scorpion fish, puffer fish, turtles and even a ship wreck.
Outside of the house reef there are over 60 dive sites accessible from Kuredu where you can see plenty of manta action, schooling snappers, sharks, wrecks and some very famous dive sites that deliver time and time again. These include; the ‘Kuredu Express’, ‘Kuredu Caves’, ‘The Shipyard’ and ‘Anemone, Fushivaru and Orimas Thilas’ particular highlights.
Boat trips leave throughout the day with single and double tank dive trips in the morning and afternoon as well as full day trips.
There is a resident doctor and hyperbaric chamber on site in case of any emergencies.
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Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010
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