Cake station, chocolates, cookies, frappuccinos, tea, coffee and so much more! The view: Stunning! Sai Kotari is at the end of Kuredu’s Jetty. Since a few months back the pastry chefs have been filling a cake station containing several different goodies. Sitting and staring out over the Atoll with sweets and a nice drink may be one of the most relaxing experiences you will have. At night, a couple of lights, illuminate the sea and fishes gather to feast in the light. Enjoy the free WiFi or a board game with your partner. This place really exemplifies Kuredu as a paradise!
Todays Ocean Water Sports Center @ Kuredu Island Resort – Maldives
Kuredu has the largest water sports center in the Maldives. If you feel like having some adventures on the island, head over there! You can go on a mellow sailing trip with a catamaran or paddle around in the lagoon with a canoe or on a stand up paddel-boarding. Get dragged behind boats, kites or sails! If you feel like staying out of the water, you can have a drink or home made ice cream whilst watching other people play!
Kuredu Water Sports Center, 2000
In 1988 the first water sports center opened on kuredu, however it has evolved immensely since then. Back then there was only a fraction of the activities they offer today. However windsurfing and water-skiing is still very popular today! So, if you seek some further excitement on your holiday, don’t hesitate to check out the Ocean Water Sports!
Sperm whales are one of the rarest whales, not only because they are endangered, but because they spend so little time on the surface. In 1995 a few people from Kuredu were lucky enough to see them, but in paradise lucky lightning can strike twice at the same place.
For the past month Kured has been lucky enough to have several sperm whale sightings. These majestic creatures can grow up to 20.5 meters long and come to the Maldives occasionally to nurse their babies until they are big enough to go into the big blue. Sperm whales have the biggest brains of any living animal and can dive up to 3km deep.
Guests on Kuredu have been fortunate enough to share magic moments with these whales on snorkeling trips and sunset cruises. With the help of Pro Divers some people had the chance to snorkel with them and get some very nice video footage of these colossal creatures. Enjoy!
Photos by: Julia Fuhrer, Armin Juneman, Jenna Bryne.
The spa on Kuredu is now, for some time, offering a massage class so that you can give that special someone a nice back rub when they have had a hard day or is just begging for a massage. So take your partner and go to a 90 minute class. Learn what oils are the best for what massage, what aromas are pleasant and overall product information after the basic massage technique and sequence that you will be guided through.
The best thing about this is that it is complimentary at the moment! So grab your partner and get to the spa and make an appointment! It can’t hurt to do something nice for your partner right?
Anyone who has been on a snorkeling excursion or a dive at the Ship yard has seen the awesome wreck that sticks out of the water right next to the reef. Now since it is metal and we are in a salt water environment, there would obviously be some corrosion done to it and we have now gotten to that stage where half of the bow has fallen off and we are not really sure when the rest is going to collapse as well. What snorkelers don’t see at this site, is the second wreck that lies around 30 meters below the surface but many divers hail this as one of the best dive sites around the atoll. So enjoy these photos whilst we still can take them and if you get a chance, go and have a look!
When you are on our beautiful little island, there are so many things to do, and one of these great things is to play some golf. Kuredu has a 6-hole pitch and putt course in the center of the island along with a full size driving range and a putt and bunker training area. it is the first golf course in the Maldives so we are quite proud of it. Now the golf course here has had a little bit of a face-lift. there are 5 new bunkers, 2 at the 1st hole, 2 at the 5th hole and 1 at the 2nd hole, where we also extended yet one more bunker to make golf even more difficult.
Apart form the bunkers, a whole lot of new vegetation has been added around the course for that tropical feel and tees 2 and 6 have been moved back a few yards. All this is to make your golfing a better experience when you are out there during night golf, swinging in the dark (we actually have lights).. Or when you are trying to get across the course from tees 3 to hole 5 in our cross country competitions. We even have a golf pro that can be of assistance when you are learning to get out of our new, deep bunkers!
The underwater environment around Kuredu is magnificent and if you are not a diver, then it is still extremely pleasant to float around in the water and still be able to take part of a different world. As the picture on the left shows, there are certain areas around the island where it is not recommended to snorkel due to strong currents. These areas should never be snorkeled unless there is a guide from the hotel present.
The recommended snorkeling route is displayed in the picture below. Walk out to the end of the jetty and jump in on the left when looking at Sai Kotari and make your way to the first buoy. Here you will find the house reef with vivid aquatic life and beautiful coral gardens. If you keep swimming on this path, you will get to a ship wreck. You can keep swimming a little further and then the coral gardens will start to dissolve. But rather than swimming back, swim in towards the island. Here you will find patches of seaweed that turtles feast on and the probability of seeing them munching on it is quite high!
There are some things that you need to keep in mind when snorkeling. the first is that when you jump in from the jetty, you are passing through a an area that is designated for boats and sea planes to get to the jetty and is therefor trafficked. watch out where you are going, be careful and swim out to the first buoy and start snorkeling from there. Also remember to never snorkel alone!
Wow!! What an amazing experience! Started with a foot bath outside on the deck overlooking the ocean and to top it off, a show-off from the dolphins, almost like they were pre-ordered… Then the sound of a Tibetan singing bowl echoing through the room followed by a lingering scent of lavender and the soft touch of her hands. My therapist then started the massage with generous amounts of body butter with long, soothing movements and the sound of waves crashing beneath me. An aroma of lavender, orange and vanilla followed me throughout the day almost as if begging me to return for another blissful experience.
Maldives a Muslim country and the people of the Maldives celibrate the ways of the Islamic Religion. One major part of this is Ramadan. Ramadan is the fifth pillar of Islam and it last for a lunar month during which the people of the Muslim Religion fast during the time that the sun is up. During the fasting hours, Muslims are suppose to refrain from drinking and eating anything at all. The break of fast is called Iftar the time of this changes through Ramadan since the sun goes down at slightly different times each day. Before dawn each day, the people participating in the fasting will have a pre-fast meal called Suhoor and this will be the only meal until the time on Iftar.
On the island, a lot of the staff team are Muslim and fast. This does not affect the guests other than the dinner timings for the restaurants get pushed back half an hour to between 8pm to 10pm. However for a large part of the wonderful people on the island, it is a very special month. So Ramadan Kareem everyone!
Yesterday we had the oportunity to have Candle Light dinner on the western side of the island. By our assigned waiter we were seated in the secluded area with no one else in sigh. The table was beautifully set up with flower decorations and hypnotizing candles all around us. We order garlic prawns and spring rolls as starters and we couldn’t have made a better choice. They were amazing!
After the starter a sorbet was served to neutralize our pallets. It was a nice touch that there were several flavours to choose from!
As the main course, we decided to go for the fresh maldivian lobster with garlic and the australian beef. As we are on Maldives we should try to lobster ! Very tasty, really lovely seafood. We were quite curious to what Kuredu could offer us food-wise and Chef exceeded our expectations. The presentation of each dish was elegant and the flavours dazzled us. The most difficlut thing during the dinner was keeping our hands to our own plate!
Dessert time! We wanted to try the Crepe Suzettes as we had been recomended it. As we were eagerly waiting for our final dish, we got yet another surprise. The Executive Chef came to say few warm words, asked us how we have enjoyed our dinner and then served us the dessert after he flambeed it in front of our eyes, served with tropical fruits and home made ice cream. As you probably understand, it was an amazing evening and one that will remain in our minds for a very long time!