As one of the largest and most established islands in the Maldives, Kuramathi, at 1.8km long, boasts beautiful beaches: Big enough to offer both privacy and variety, this is paradise on earth.
A large variety of villa options is available, such as water villas, jacuzzi villas and garden villas. All of which offer light, spacious, airy rooms with gigantic beds, private sun loungers and amazing showers.
The sparkling white sandbank, at one end, tapers into the highlighter green and aquamarine water of the Indian Ocean. As the sun melts into the horizon, the very essence of picture perfect is formed.
The meditative crash of each gentle wave weaves a happy place deep inside the soul, lasting long after your tan fades.
The mesmerising marine life can be explored by taking a dive in the crystal-clear waters. Stunning coral reefs, tropical fish and reef shark go about their day as onlookers watch in awe. A variety of water sports is available, as well as stimulating sensory treats in the Kuramathi spa, which is situated in front of a stunning ocean backdrop. While buggies provide transport around the island, taking a walk promises new secret spots ripe for exploration. Even when you are not following an itinerary, it is easy to be adventurous on Kuramathi as it promises that no two days will be the same.
This paradise island offers a plethora of diverse options for dining, from buffet breakfasts, to bars, to a la Carte restaurants. Cuisines range from Thai to Indian and of course their own signature seafood.
Refreshing mocktails on cosy sofas placed on the white sand within the frame of palm trees, allow the mind to relax, homemade mid-afternoon ice cream sundaes tantalise taste buds, whilst water Features in restaurants create a lively ambience.
All of this and the live cooking of steaks creating a fun atmosphere – this paradise island offers something for everyone.
By Natasha Syed