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Purely Maldives Ltd
24 Baddesley Close, North Baddesley
Hampshire SO52 9DR
Kuredu Island Resort is located in Lhaviyani Atoll, an area famous for its abundant fish life. A paradise dream in real life, with more than 3 km of white beaches and aquamarine lagoons. Kuredu is situated on the northern reef of the Lhaviyani Atoll, 80 miles north of the international airport 'Hulhule', 40 minutes by seaplane from the airport.
Exotic, thatched bungalows and spacious villas accommodate the guests. Bungalows and Villas line the white sand beach, while Sangu Sunset Water Villas are built on columns over the lagoon. Guests can choose from 2 resorts and 4 categories of rooms. On the western end of the island the magnificent Sangu Resort with exclusive Bar, Restaurant and Reception offers the fabulous Sangu Sunset Water Villas. Whereas Kuredu Island Resort offers the cosy and comfortable Beach Bungalows and the beautiful Beach Villas.
A large and busy island with a huge choice of activities and dining
Atmosphere: The staff are genuinely friendly but not overly so. A lively and friendly atmosphere - most guests are happy in the presence of the like-minded people at the resort
Rooms: The lowest of the room categories are quite basic and simple but perfectly fine for those not seeking luxury. There are many other room categories situated all around the island.
Dining: The chefs are very accommodating and there is a wide variety of options.
Activities: Boasting the largest watersports centre and dive centre in the Maldives, there really is something for everyone. The snorkelling here is okay for beginners and first time Maldives' visitors. There is even a golf club.
These Bungalows line up most part of the northern beach of the island and are comfortably furnished with rattan furniture and a spacious open-air bathroom with walk in shower and tastefully done garden.
Beach Bungalow reservations could be made for families with members in all ages.
In Beach Bungalows there is an option between double and twin beds.
Some double beds are four-post beds and some are with headrest.
Bonthi is the allocated main restaurant and does not have any age restrictions.
All bungalows completely refurbished during summer 2008.
The facilities include CD-player, Tea & Coffee making facility, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini-bar, safe, telephone, beach towels, hair-drier(on request), a wooden terrace and sun beds. Size: 56 m2 incl bathroom and terrace.
May & June 2017
Cosy, comfortable villas with magnificent views of the Indian Ocean, on the fine white beach a few steps from the beautiful lagoon on the south centre part of the island.
These villas have a spacious bedroom and sitting area, a small garden and are exquisitely furnished with wrought iron furniture, romantic open-air bathrooms, walk in shower and feature a furnished verandah.
The allocated main restaurant for the guests in Koamas Beach Villa is the Koamas Restaurant and you have the option of using any of the other main restaurant with same day table reservations.
The facilities include four poster beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini-bar, safe, telephone, sun beds, beach towels, hair-drier, kimono, 32" flat screen TV, CD & cassette player and tea / coffee making facility. Size: 60 m2 incl verandah and bathroom. Built 2002.
May & June 2017
Romantic villas with views of the Indian Ocean line the south-west beach a few steps from the beautiful lagoon. These villas have a spacious bedroom and sitting area. They are exquisitely furnished with wrought iron furniture and feature a furnished verandah.
Open-air bathrooms with walk-in shower. Guests staying in Sangu Jacuzzi Beach Villas have Sangu Restaurant as their allocated Restaurant and also have the option of dining in any other main restaurant with a same day table reservation. Each Villa has a spacious secluded garden with a wooden deck and a jacuzzi. Facilities include four poster beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar, safe, telephone, sun beds, beach towels, hair-drier, kimonos, 32" flat screen TV, CD & cassette player, tea / coffee making facilities. Built: 2002, size: 76 m2 incl bathroom and terrace. Due to children policy, this room category is not available for reservation with children below 12 years of age.
May & June 2017
Fabulous Villas on wooden columns in the north-west side of the lagoon with a romantic view of the sunset from the secluded furnished veranda, sun deck and steps down to the beautiful lagoon.
From the veranda you can watch baby reef- sharks learning to hunt or small rays resting in the quiet lagoon. These villas have a spacious bedroom and sitting area exquisitely furnished with wrought iron furniture with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and bathrooms with walk in shower overlooking the turquoise lagoon.
The Sangu Resort has a beautiful bar and restaurant in traditional Maldivian style and separate check in at the Sangu hospitality reception. Patrons in the Sangu Villas have Sangu Restaurant as their allocated restaurant and also the option to eat in the other main restaurants – Koamas and The ‘O’ Restaurants with same day table reservations. Due to safety reasons we do not accept reservations for the Water Villas for guests below 12 years of age.
May & June 2017
The Villas are located at the west centre part of the island, tucked into rich tropical vegetation the Pool Villas are the epitome of tranquil luxury with the unique Kuredu profile.
The villas have a large wooden deck with an outdoor open walls living room with thatch ceiling under a cedar shingle roof, comfortable stylish seating overlooking the private 1,5 m deep, 4 x 10m swimming pool, sun beds, surrounded by a lush tropical garden.
The bedroom is furnished with a romantic four post king size bed in teak wood and a large comfortable lazy chair, dressing table and a TV console. CD player and iPod docking station allows you to choose from personal collection of songs or use CDs from the CD Library.
The bedroom has a separate dressing area with a walk in wardrobe and a mini pantry equipped with a mini bar and wine cooler. A magnificent semi open bathroom with twin ceramic counter top wash basins and a large shaded walk in rain shower, a jacuzzi bath tub and all amenities set amidst yet another private tropical garden.
For the comfort of the guests each pool villa also has on the beach its private beach cabana with sun loungers.
This room type is available as one or two bedrooms.
Private swimming pool, private beach cabana, four poster bed, air conditioning, walk in wardrobe, mini bar, wine cooler, safe, telephone, sun beds, Jacuzzi bath tub, beach towels, hair-drier, kimonos, satellite TV, 40" flat screen TV, CD player & iPod docking station, espresso & coffee machine. Built: 2008, total size: 300 m2
May & June 2017
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Free of charge
The chefs on this island have heard that the sure way to a man’s heart is through his stomach - therefore, they present three main restaurants, three a-la-carte’ restaurants, two coffee bars, five bars and room service.
Bonthi Restaurant is located within the signature building of Kuredu in the centre of the island and is the main restaurant for the guests in Beach Bungalows for all their meals. Bonthi serves international and local cuisine on rotating theme nights chosen from around the world.
Koamas Restaurant is also situated in the renovated signature building of Kuredu, serving international & local buffets with show cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner for all guests in villas on the southern coast of the island comprising of some Beach Villas, and Jacuzzi Beach Villas.
Sangu Restaurant is the allocated restaurant for guests in the Sunset Water Villas.
‘O’ Restaurant with its deck spreading over the water on the eastern end of the island has an ambience of being at one with nature. This is the allocated restaurant for the new Beach Villas on the north eastern part of the island.
The Sangu, ‘O’ & Koamas serve wide buffets with show cooking for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Guests in the Sunset Water Villas, Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Beach Villas can also eat in main restaurants other than their allocated restaurant if they choose to with a prior table reservation.
There is also a wide selection of A la Carte Restaurants to choose from for your special romantic dinner:-
The Beach serves your choice of BBQ steaks, lobster and seafood for dinner.
The Far East with a Thai chef offers treats from all of Asia, open for dinner only. Don’t miss the fabulous Lobster Curry.
Francos offers all day Italian dining and snack restaurant open between 10.00 am to 11.00 p.m. serving late breakfast, pizzas, pastas, hamburgers and sandwiches.
The Tea House is the local choice, serving Maldivian snacks, short-eats and curries, hot but very tasty. No alcoholic beverages are served in this outlet.
Special event dinners can also be arranged on the beach. They can be modified to your every need and wish depending on the size of your party.
On Kuredu there are many bars to choose from:-
Babuna Bar is the main bar offering entertainment and disco’s.
Akiri Bar is a quiet bar for the romantic evening.
The Pool Bar specialises in cool cocktails like, margaritas, daiquiris.
Sangu Bar is the Bar for Sangu guests.
‘O’ Bar is luxury entwined with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.
The Golf Bar quenches your thirst with a cold beer or a soft drink after your golf practice
Sai Kotari is a romantic tea house. Situated at the end of Kuredu harbour, "Sai Kotari" offers from dusk till midnight exclusive fresh Ceylon tea in 9 different flavours and a variety of coffee cocktails.
Many sports facilities are available for the active guest.
The newest addition to the sports facilities is the 6-hole pitch & putt Golf Course and the full length Driving Range. The Golf Course also features a Pro Shop where you can rent or purchase golf clubs as well as other golf equipment and a Bar.
There is a fully equipped air-conditioned Gym with a multi-station work out machine, tread mills, exercise bicycles, dumbbells and bell bars.
A flood lit Tennis Court with international standards
Volleyball on the beach is organised daily.
Football, Badminton, Table Tennis and Darts are other popular sport activities.
Believe it or not golf has finally arrived in the Maldives!!
Kuredu Golf Club is the first of its kind in the Maldives. The Golf course is located on the eastern portion of the Island, surrounded by natural forest and the noise of the ocean. There could be no where more peaceful for the game of golf.
The Golf Club boasts a full size driving range with the option of a shaded area and also hitting from the grass. A large putting green is also available to perfect the short game.
The golf course is a 6-hole Par 3 course with the average length of a hole being 55 yards.
With some great characteristics on the golf course it proves to be a fun and ”sometimes” a challenging experience. The Kuredu Golf Club is a perfect setting not only to begin golf but a basic understanding of the game is necessary.
The Golf Club also provides a bar where you can simply relax with a cool drink or catch up on the latest news from around the world.
The Head Pro, PGA qualified golf professional is available for tuition on all aspects of the game.
All equipment is provided for rental free of charge from the Pro´s Shop, where all bookings can be made. Any teaching course can be set up to suit the individual or group.
Maldives Diving Centre - ProDivers
Snorkel equipment, cameras, accessories and video cameras (u/w) for rental
Sales of diving related articles in a separate dive shop.
Air-conditioned classrooms (2) for 50 persons.
Workshop with necessary spare parts and tools.
E 6 development & an on-line digital video editing system.
Compressor-room with 5 compressors.
Total capacity of 1570 litres/minute. All compressors are powered with electricity.
Nitrox station with screw type low-pressure compressor and filter.
Store and rinsing room for private equipment and a separate room for rental equipment.
170 Aluminium tanks (10,4 l) for normal air and 130 tanks (12,4 l) for Nitrox use.
80 Mares regulators with Octopus and console.
95 BCD's (Sea Quest Spectrum 4).
Lamps, dive computers (Aladdin Sport/Nitrox) and wet suits, 3 mm tropical shorties, for rental.
Weights and weight belts.
Backpacks, adapters, etc. for guests who need to complete their equipment.
Daily boat trips twice a day, Mon.-Sun.
Boat excursions as full day -, early morning-, lunch- & night dives are done regularly.
Independent diving is available at the house reef and night dives can be done every night.
The daily boat-trips, to more than 40 different dive sites, take between 10 and 60 minutes one way.
There are never two boats at the same dive site at the same time and the dive team tries to have a maximum of 10 - 14 divers on each boat.
There is a large variety of dive sites to choose from. Kuredu ProDivers offers calm diving and diving in currents, channel crossings, caves and wall diving. This is the only island in the Maldives, with a dive site with 2 wonderful wrecks. A third wreck is conveniently located on the house reef.
Diving in the Lhaviyani Atoll is considered by many as the best diving in the world with Kuredu Express as one of the best dive sites in the world.
Maldives Diving Education
Kuredu ProDivers is a 5-star Instructor Development Centre and all diving education is conducted within the PADI standards.
Open Water Diver, Advanced OWD, Nitrox and other speciality courses start every week.
Other courses on request at least 4 weeks before arrival. (Fax, letter or E-mail)
Courses are conducted in Swedish, English, German, African, Italian, Spanish & French.
Maldives Snorkelling Centre
A special service to all guests in the resort, four snorkel guides take guests to the reefs close by, not only from land but also by boat. On the program you will find introduction snorkelling, land tours, night snorkelling and half & full day boat trips.
As the largest Watersports centre in the Maldives, there is a wide range of activities to suit every interest and level of experience. Whether you have never tried it before, or you are an old pro at the sport, go along and have some fun and thrills!
If you are looking for power and speed….why not try wakeboarding or kitesurfing.
If you are looking for something a little less strenuous, why not try Parasailing or Windsurfing?
Power & Speed
The easiest and least strenuous activity on offer, but by far one of the most unique ways to spend your afternoon! Be whisked up into the clear blue skies over Kuredu to enjoy the stunning views of the reefs and islands from a birds-eye view!
Available for beginners or people with more experience, this sport is fast and exciting!
Those who have tried it before will remember the first time they ever stood up and how exhilarated they felt. Don’t let being new to the sport put you off, it’s not as difficult as it looks, but it is as fun as it looks!
Banana & Blast Rides
Appropriately named, these sports are fast and exciting to say the least! Challenge your partner to a ride or two and see which of you can manage to hang on the longest as you are whipped around the beautiful clear waters! A giggle for all the friends and family!
Speed Boat Excursions
Whether you want to see dolphins, go snorkelling and view the fantastic marine life, or combine the two while taking a trip around the atoll for the day, a fantastic trip can be designed for you and your partner to enjoy together! A perfect surprise for your loved one on a special occasion or anniversary!
Pedalos & Canoes
A more leisurely way to enjoy an afternoon in paradise! Why not take your snorkelling gear, canoe or pedalo out to the house reef and hop into the crystal clear waters whenever you feel like it, jumping back on when you want a rest! Not so happy in the water, but have a partner crazy about snorkelling?
This is a great way to spend your time together, why not stay on the Pedalo and catch some rays while your other half snorkels alongside?
In the sheltered lagoon there is no place better to learn and this is a perfect way to start getting involved in wind and water sports! Whether you’re interested in the FREE introduction, or want to take a course, give it a go!
Once you are comfortable out on the board, take full advantage of the free windsurf rental for all-inclusive guests anytime you like!
Classed as an ‘extreme’ sport, this is an option for those looking for a really exciting and thrilling time! A truly exhilarating way to combine all the fun the water and wind have to offer, giving you a real sense of freedom!
This sport is really taking off in Europe, but why learn in the cold and the rain, when you can learn in 30 degree water under a clear blue sky?
A light breeze is enough to get a comfortable cruising speed…whether you choose to sail off towards the sunset one evening, or simply wish to take in the beautiful landscape of the Maldives away from the island.
For the more experienced sailor, in stronger winds, why not put your skills to the test and see how fast you can really go!
Still not convinced? Why not go along to one of the FREE Introductions to Windsurfing and Catamaran Sailing every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 16:00!
Kuredu is very unique in offering a multifaceted holiday concept. If your kind of holiday is a total “chill out” - it is possible on Kuredu. Or, if your kind of holiday needs to be either dotted with activities or loaded with activities, you will be happy too!
The Entertainment Centre is one of the new facilities designed to offer a variety of activities in one location within a spacious semi open Maldivian House.
The Entertainment Centre features a TV Hall with satellite channels and DVD player, a library with books in a number of languages, table top chess, giant floor chess with approximately two feet tall figures, table tennis, “fussball” (table football), darts and two pool tables within an air conditioned room.
Beach Volleyball is an everyday favourite of guests of all ages. Once a week, the beach volleyball tournament between guests is a festival.
Football on an island is possible if you are in Kuredu. A multipurpose ground is the venue for various games like football and cricket, and competitions are conducted during the week.
Floodlit Tennis on a hard court is open almost all the day long between 08h00 and 20h00.
Racquets and balls can be rented on the island.
Floodlit Badminton is also open between 08h00 and 20h00 with the possibility of renting the racquets and shuttle cocks. Playing on the sand based court is an all new experience and is fun with no shoes!
Board Games for those who prefer more of a mental challenge are available between 09h00 and 01h00 at some of the bars.
The Gym is newly refurbished and fully air conditioned with soothing music.
The gym offers you a wide variety of workout possibilities from a Cardio Section to heavy weight lifting. The modern and well selected range of equipment includes Fit Stride (total body trainer), cycles, multi press, lat / row, leg curl / extension, leg press / calf raise, tread mills and of course the weights and dumbbells which are predestined to your exercise habits.
The Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer will be delighted to create your personalised workout schedule. The gym is open each day from 08h00 till 20h00.
There is a well assorted souvenir and gift shop, a Jewellery shop, a one hour photo processing shop, a dive- and snorkel equipment shop and a Golf Pro shop.
Enter a world of complete sensory heaven where time is left at the door and a new journey begins, step into a sacred place of touch and aroma at the Duniye Spa.
See this guide to wellness in discovering new experiences to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit! There are many paths to wellness. Duniye Spa offers an exquisite range of treatments to start you on your journey. The menu is flavoured by the world's time-honoured beauty, healing and rejuvenation traditions. These ancient traditions are reflected in the way the treatments are delivered - with mindfulness, grace and a spirit of generosity.
At Duniye Spa the philosophy follows a natural approach to health and well-being.
The high-touch instead of high-tech approach honours the body’s innate intelligence, embraces natures healing properties and infuses ancient beauty therapies.
The Thai, Indian and Balinese Therapists are trained professionally in the health and beauty industry and deliver treatments from the heart and give for the sheer joy of giving.
For the ultimate Spa experience, enjoy a package to discover total wellness or simply enjoy one of the various treatments offered from the diverse Spa Menu.
An unforgettable experience awaits you.
Temperatures are consistently between 26 - 32 Centigrade - and the tourist seasons are dictated by the change in the monsoons.