Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

With miles of white sandy beach to while away your days on, an 'all you can drink' all-inclusive package, and plenty of incredible underwater sights to explore, a stay at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is sure to satisfy your Maldives daydreams. This picturesque island is surrounded by a stunning lagoon, and split into three separate resorts; the main area, welcoming all; O Resort, for over 12s; and Sangu Resort, exclusively for over 18s. Enjoy meals in traditional open-air settings at your designated restaurant, and extensive activities to indulge in, including complimentary group classes. Come nightfall, your relaxing days transform into fun nights, with a range of entertainment on the programme - or, just grab yourself a cocktail and find a secluded spot to stare at the stars.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Where is it

Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, 145km north of Male. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 35 minutes by seaplane (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 25kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).

Hotel information

389 rooms. All featuring tropical décor, a king-size bed, tile or wood floors, porch with furniture, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, minibar refrigerator, Nespresso machine with tea/coffee-making facilities, IDD telephone, Bluetooth alarm clock or sound bar for streaming music (dependent on room category), personal safe, standard UK sockets, bathroom with bath accessories, hair dryer, nightly turndown service and complimentary use of beach towels and chaise lounges at the pool and beach. Garden Bungalows are located amidst the natural gardens of the resort, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.

 

Full Board includes: breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in Bonthi Restaurant for guests in the Garden Bungalows, Beach Bungalows and Premium Beach Bungalows; in Koamas Restaurant for guests in the Beach Villas, Premium Beach Villas, Jacuzzi Beach Villas, and Two Bedroom Beach Villa; in Sangu Restaurant for guests in the Sangu Water Villas and Sangu Jacuzzi Beach Villas and in ‘O’ Restaurant for guests in the O Beach Villas and O Jacuzzi Beach Villas, while the Private Pool Villa guests can choose where they would prefer to dine (restrictions apply with children). Kuredu bottled water will be served from outlets by the glass.

All-Inclusive Plus option: includes unlimited “all you can drink” alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass (selected items); plus water, soft drinks, juice, beer, house wine, coffee, tea, iced coffee and iced tea, as well as assorted snacks from your mini-bar; Afternoon Tea in designated bars; one bottle of sparkling wine; a 20% discount from selected SPA treatments taken during the first two days of the stay; one Sunset Cruise; one half hour group lesson for snorkeling, windsurfing and golf; free yoga session, the fitness centre, volleyball and badminton courts, daytime use of the tennis court and paddle tennis court, table tennis, billiards, snooker, darts and football pitch, kayaks and windsurfing boards; a 50% discount on food items from the bar menus (not valid for Sai Kotari and special events) and a 50% discount on premium & special cocktails and other beverage (except wine). 

All-Inclusive Gold option: this package includes all the benefit of the All-Inclusive Plus Package with the added value of a selection of bottles of wine and premium spirits available in Restaurants & Bars; one lunch in Franco’s or one dinner per day in any of the à la carte restaurants (prior reservation required); late breakfast at Franco’s from 10:30am–12:00pm; unlimited “all you can eat” pizzas, burgers and icecream (limited timing); premium cocktails, cocktail specials and shooters; all minibar beverages and snacks (one refill/day); a free round of golf (includes equipment); one 1-hour spa treatment per week from a special menu; one Introduction dive per stay or one orientation dive per stay (for certified divers) ; free use of non-motorised water sports (windsurf board and sail, kayaks and stand-up paddle board); free use of bicycles; free use of snorkeling equipment; one bag of laundry per stay; free use of TMA Lounge.

Beach Bungalows are rustic bungalows on the beach that blend perfectly with the natural greenery of the island’s beach, away from the resorts hustle and bustle. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child. 

Premium Beach Bungalows are elegant bungalows on the beach with unobstructed sea views, a partially open-air bathroom with rain shower, stocked minibar and wine refrigerator, and complimentary once daily restocking of coffee and tea. With 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. 

Beach Villas are more spacious wooden rooms on the beach, featuring a partially open-air bathroom with walk-in shower, double sinks, stocked minibar and wine refrigerator, complimentary once daily restocking of coffee/tea, and 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. 

O Beach Villas are more spacious beach villas located in the O Resort and offering access to all the O Resort facilities (available to guests aged 12 and above). These wooden rooms feature a partially open-air bathroom with walk-in shower, double sinks, decorative wrought iron furniture, stocked minibar and wine refrigerator, complimentary once daily restocking of coffee/tea, and 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Premium Beach Villas offer a premium location for guests to easily access the main area of the island, with excellent beach in front of the property for guests to enjoy. These wooden rooms feature a partially open-air bathroom with walk-in shower, double sinks, decorative wrought iron furniture, stocked minibar and wine refrigerator, complimentary once daily restocking of coffee/tea, and 1 double bed sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Deluxe Beach Villa is a one-of-a-kind spacious villa on Kuredu’s beautiful north side, providing direct access to the beach and stunning views across the Indian Ocean. The spacious interior can accommodate the villa’s king-size bed as well as up to 3 additional single beds, making this room great for families. The room features a furnished veranda, partially open-air bathroom with walk-in shower, double sinks, stocked minibar and wine refrigerator, and complimentary once daily restocking of coffee/tea. Sleeping maximum 5 people. 

Jacuzzi Beach Villas feature a screened veranda with the beach on your doorstep, with the ocean just a few meters away and a private Jacuzzi in the open-air bathroom. Sleeping maximum 3 adults. 

O Jacuzzi Beach Villa feature the same amenities as Jacuzzi Beach Villas, and are located in the O Resort, with access to all O Resort facilities (only available to guests aged 12 and above). Sleeping maximum 3 adults. 

Sangu Jacuzzi Beach Villas also feature the same amenities as Jacuzzi Beach Villas, and are located in the Sangu Resort, offering access to Sangu Resort facilities (only available to guests aged 18 years old and above). Sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Sangu Water Villas are located over the lagoon, an enchanting romantic haven. Featuring an enclosed bathroom, minibar, private wooden sundeck with chaise lounges and stairs into the sea, and magnificent views. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults (18 years and above). 

Sangu Water Villa Honeymoon suite is a spacious villa at the end of the private jetty, with pristine views of the sunset, sandbank, and ocean. With private sundeck with sunbeds and stairs into the ocean, as well as a spacious living area, and a bathtub. 

Private Pool Villas are nestled in the tropical gardens and are spacious and private, surrounded by high walls. With a sparkling 4x10m pool, large wooden deck, chaise lounges, teak furniture, four poster bed, separate wardrobe area, wet bar, minibar, stocked wine refrigerator, large partially open-air bathroom with double sinks, rain shower, and Jacuzzi bathtub for two. Guests staying in this room category can dine in any of the four main restaurants without prior reservation (age restrictions may apply). With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 

Private Pool Villa Family Suites have been created for families and groups of friends, and are spacious and screened by lush tropical greenery behind peripheral walls. With a 4x10m pool, patio with sitting area, chaise lounges, Jacuzzi bathtub, and 2 bedrooms. Guests staying in this room category can dine in any of the four main restaurants without prior reservation (age restrictions may apply). Sleeping maximum 6 people.

Two Bedroom Beach Villas are a one-of-a-kind spacious villa on Kuredu’s beautiful north side, providing direct access to the beach and stunning views across the Indian Ocean. These rooms are equipped with a master bedroom and a second bedroom that can be converted into a twin or triple. Sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children.  

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 15 May '24 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost and a complimentary board basis upgrade from Full Board to All Inclusive PLUS, for travel up to 31 Oct '24. Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 

The main buffet restaurants are conveniently located across the island, with each offering a dining experience crafted for each villa type. Bonthi Restaurant (for guests staying in Garden Bungalows, Beach Bungalows and Premium Beach Bungalows). Koamas Restaurant (for guests staying in Deluxe Beach Villa, Beach Villas, Premium Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Beach Villas). O Restaurant (for guests staying in O Beach Villas and O Jacuzzi Beach Villas, all guests must be 12 years old and above). Sangu Restaurant (for guests staying in Sangu Water Villas and Sangu Jacuzzi Veach Villas, all guests must be 18 years old and above). Private Pool Villa guests can choose where they would prefer to dine. All buffet restaurants feature ‘all you can eat’ buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in traditional open-air settings. Guests can also enjoy a la carte dining at Franco’s (all-day dining menu, Mediterranean cuisine, plus pizza, burgers and sandwiches), The Far East (authentic Asian cuisine), and Beach Shack (fresh, local seafood). In-villa dining*. Beach dinners*. Akiri Bar (on the beach beside main reception). Babuna Bar (next to Koamas restaurant). Raalhu Bar (on the beach, by the watersports centre). Pool Bar. Sai Kotari (tea house at the end of the arrival jetty). Sangu Bar (located at Sangu Restaurant). Sangu Wine Cellar. ‘O’ Bar. Golf Bar. Bulleit Bar (speakeasy concept). Each bar offers a snack menu.

Weekly evening program of entertainment, including a Maldivian cultural and history presentation, Boduberu cultural dance show, DJ disco, Coco Beach Party, live band night, movies and more.

3.5km of white sandy beach. Magnificent lagoon. Reef with shipwreck for snorkelling. Three fresh water swimming pools overlooking the beach (including vibrant main pool with children’s wading pool, ‘O’ pool for guests aged 12 and over, and Sangu infinity pool for Sangu guests aged 18 and older). Max Mermaids & Pirates Kids’ Club and playground (for ages 3-12 - children below 3 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times). Four gift shops. Guided excursions* including snorkelling, sunset cruise and more. Board games available in all bars. Duniye Spa*. Ocean watersports centre*. Prodivers Scuba Centre*. Lit tennis and paddle courts. Floodlit golf driving range and putting green, and six-hole pitch and putt golf course. Beach volleyball. Badminton. Cricket pitch. Bicycles. Football ground. Entertainment centre with table tennis, snooker, foosball, darts and more. Fitness centre overlooking the ocean. Fishing excursions*.

Three convenient reception areas, all providing guest services. Complimentary WiFi. Araam Lounge departure area (for relaxing and freshening up whilst waiting for your seaplane transfer).

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: only guests aged 12 years and older may use the 'O' Resort swimming pool and 'O' Bar.

Please note: Sangu facilities are exclusive to guests aged 18 and above.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12. 

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Apr 22, 2024 Paul G Oldham, United Kingdom

Amazing place, paradise doesn't quite cut it, beautiful island and staff we're amazing. Once in a lifetime, but will definitely be going back.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible Kuredu resort, possibly the friendliest place in the world

Apr 22, 2024 Climber491899

We wanted to take our family to the Maldives as we all love snorkelling and we had honeymooned at Kanhura 23 years ago. Kuredu was amazing, beautiful beaches incredible warm sea and stunning sunsets. We even saw a few sunrises as we made the most of our stay by using the gym in the morning and going on trips arranged by Prodivers. You could… Read more
We wanted to take our family to the Maldives as we all love snorkelling and we had honeymooned at Kanhura 23 years ago. Kuredu was amazing, beautiful beaches incredible warm sea and stunning sunsets. We even saw a few sunrises as we made the most of our stay by using the gym in the morning and going on trips arranged by Prodivers. You could snorkel off the main beach and encounter turtles and sting rays, there was even a ship wreck. At night you could see many nurse and reef sharks from the decking at the O resort or bar. We saw dolphins almost every day and snorkelled with Manta Rays - which was one of my personal best bits of our stay. Our children thought the whole island was stunning and they said they couldn’t believe that they were there! We stayed in O resort which was beautiful. But we also ate in 2 other restaurants and went to a couple of parties at the main bar. It never seemed like there were lots of other people around, we felt quite privileged. Every member of staff we meet were friendly, helpful and happy which we felt reflected in the service and ambiance of the resort. We can’t name everyone but thanks to; Shanty, Samee, Yugesh and Nathan and his team of chefs in O. The most delicious food choices ever and happy to serve cocktails at lunch or dinner or in between. Plus a big shout out to the buggy drivers and our Badminton Champion :-) We will be booking to return next year. Read less
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Apr 21, 2024 lizziefurner Oxford, United Kingdom

We spent a truly magical 2 weeks on Kuredu over Easter and were upgraded to the Sangu water villas which were exceptional. Many thanks to the management team and all the staff for running the island so brilliantly. Thank you to Bijay our host, Mohamed Ali our room attendant whose ‘towel art’ decorations were incredible! We had swans, turtles,… Read more
We spent a truly magical 2 weeks on Kuredu over Easter and were upgraded to the Sangu water villas which were exceptional. Many thanks to the management team and all the staff for running the island so brilliantly. Thank you to Bijay our host, Mohamed Ali our room attendant whose ‘towel art’ decorations were incredible! We had swans, turtles, stingrays and even people, they made us smile everyday. Thank you to Ibrahim our waiter, Shereya, all the chefs, sous chefs and bar staff. The food and service was amazing every day and the Easter Sunday decorations and cakes were mind blowing. Such a huge effort by all the staff to make Easter Day so special. Thank you to Alvin, Billy and all the buggy drivers for saving our legs when we were too hot to walk. Thank you to Tina and her ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ at the dive centre and the water sports lads who lead us on jets skis to snorkel with the humpback whale!!! We enjoyed so much marine life and loved the snowy egrets, the fruit bats in the early evening and the hermit crabs on the beach at night. Henry the resident heron was also a star fishing in the shallows and standing on the Sangu pool edge. The sand bar in the evening as the sun was setting was beautiful, we miss you Kuredu and are planning on returning as soon as possible. Read less
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Apr 18, 2024 Heather M Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Just returned from our second visit to Kuredu which is so peaceful and relaxing. We again stayed in a beach villa (number 317) which is situated in our favourite spot on the island where you get a breeze from the ocean. The buffet food has improved, especially the desserts, but there is still too many curries and local food for our liking.… Read more
Just returned from our second visit to Kuredu which is so peaceful and relaxing. We again stayed in a beach villa (number 317) which is situated in our favourite spot on the island where you get a breeze from the ocean. The buffet food has improved, especially the desserts, but there is still too many curries and local food for our liking. However, Franco’s Italian restaurant is excellent and not too expensive. We would recommend going full board as we didn’t spend anything close to the all inclusive price. Water shoes are a must as there is so much more coral on the beaches now. Read less
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Apr 17, 2024 Paula83Mark Lancashire

We chose this island after much research about many of the Maldives Islands and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived our experience was outstanding. Rooms - We chose the sangu water villa, it was brilliant, the room was lovely including the outside balcony space. The only downside was that we couldn't really snorkel outside of… Read more
We chose this island after much research about many of the Maldives Islands and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived our experience was outstanding. Rooms - We chose the sangu water villa, it was brilliant, the room was lovely including the outside balcony space. The only downside was that we couldn't really snorkel outside of the room but this didnt bother us too much. Food - We predominately ate at the Sangu restaurant where we were looked after by our host so well, Keiran and Mohammed at the live cooking stations were fantastic. The food was varied, tasty and fresh. We also booked and ate dinner at 5.8, well worth a visit and the money, we did the wine flight too and enjoyed it. Activities - We snorkelled the reef every day, there are no words to describe the marine life we encountered both on the reef and in the langoon! I went to the gym and did a couple of classes, both fab and would do these again! We use the kayaks which was good fun. We also did the Jetski trip which was fantastic and really fun, our guide didn't let up on the speed so we really picked up some pace. Sunset cruise - we went on the free cruise, really recommended. Manta search trip - we were early in the season and knew sightings were not guaranteed, we didn't see them which was a shame but we did stop and snorkel and also saw the dolphins which was an amazing experience. Overall this island was everything we had hoped for. We will visit again Read less