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Absolutely fantasy island
What an amazing place. Dining in the most luxurious restaurants in the world. Beaches are golden shell sand which is like walking on silk. People are so friendly and polite. Can’t wait until we return in May 2021. Thank you Kuramathi
25 years wedding anniversary
What a wonderful relaxing trip. We traveled from the capital via speedboat (note this is a large boat). After checking in we were taken to our Deluxe beach villa. The bed had been nicely decorated We were on the all inclusive which allows you to drink and eat without paying. Well you pay for it in the price. Within less then 15 seconds you were on the beach. Enjoying the ocean water and beautiful skies. We wonder why there was an umbrella in our villa. Well it does rain, so we got use to taking it with us, but after a downpour you can be out on the beach pretty soon. I got used to walking everywhere barefoot and if you wanted to go further you could wait at buggy stops and get transferred by them. If they weren’t full, you can stop them as well at any time. The food and drinks were amazing. Either eat at a buffet restaurant or an a la carte restaurant. I will do separate reviews for them. The waiters and waitresses in the bar were always checking if you wanted another drink. Our house keeper was amazing, as well as on the arrival, he did other presentation on the bed including making rabbits and swans out of the towels. He kept our rooms and outside area very clean. Even in the shallow water, we saw some incredible colour fish and watched a stork type bird stand for ages before catching them. Especially during these pandemic times, I would love to be back there, relaxing on the beach or in the ocean or at a bar. Yes it’s not cheap, but celebrating something special it was well worth it!!
Incredible from start to finish
My wife and I chose Kuramathi for our honeymoon and found ourselves immersed in luxury and it was certainly the trip of a lifetime. The service is outstanding, the staff cannot do enough for you, the food and drink options were excellent (we chose the select all inclusive option, where a la carte options supplemented the already excellent all inclusive buffet restaurants), the setting is idyllic and we found plenty to see and do on the island. We split our time between a superior beach villa and a water bungalow, both were amazing and added a different dimension to our stay. The snorkeling was excellent and whilst it is possible to walk the island (as we did on a couple of occasions), the buggy service up and down the island is a nice touch and frequent enough to ensure very little waiting time. The biggest complement I can pay is that every day since we returned my wife has spoken of her desire to return!
My husband and I chose Kuramathi as our main honeymoon destination and we were not disappointed. ✈️ From the minute we got off the seaplane on the jetty and boarded the boat for 5 minutes I knew we were in for a treat and immediately wish we’d have booked to stay longer🏖 🌴 We stayed in an over water villa with pool on the ‘lagoon’ side and it was fantastic. The room was so spacious and cool with incredible views out onto the ocean because of the floor to ceiling glass doors, you can even bathe looking out to sea 🌊 Our own private deck with choice of sun beds was great and steps into the sea was everything we hoped for. Soft drinks in the mini bar were free but there was a charge for any of the alcohol but we got round this by getting some cans from the bar en route back. 🍹🍺🍽We opted for the select all inclusive food/drink plan which meant we could eat at any of the restaurants including the a la Carte ones & we could drink virtually whatever we wanted which is good because we drink like fish 🐟 (there are only very few things on the food and drinks menus which has an extra charge if you have this package/upgrade). We had excellent meals in all of them but the Thai restaurant in particular was our favourite. We are the freshest range of fish at Reef and it was incredible. We had lunch every day at Inguru and the waiting staff we brilliant, so happy, chatty, friendly and attentive. Joyce in particular was fantastic. The coconut & chocolate milkshake was sooooo tasty and again, the view out to paradise was breathtaking & we never tired of it. Drinks in the early evening after exploring the island and sunbathing at Sands bar was so relaxing and we loved the vibe of no shoes, no news. We enjoyed the sunset cruise with a glass of fizz which was a nice touch. The only thing which was slightly disappointing was that our room didn’t get decorated with anything honeymoon related (which would have been a nice touch) but we didn’t care as everything else, in our opinion, was amazing and we couldn’t have wanted for more. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
From crystal clear water, brilliant snorkelling, white sand and excellent food and beverage options - Kuramathi is well worth a visit. In summary, I loved it. We chose a beach villa, which was a lot cheaper when compared to the over the water bungalows. When we walked the island (which was quite a feat given the humidity), we didn't like the look of the over water accomodation, they were not sympathetically done - and the water was so choppy on one side of the island there was little chance of using your easy access to the water safely. Beach villa was a good option, clean, tidy, good and easily accessible safe, outdoor shower which was really great to use. Bed was a king, and the in room fridge held a few free consumables. The house reef was a revelation. We'd been to numerous island holidays where we had access to a lagoon, but the house reef at Kuramathi was better than any lagoon I'd snorkelled in. First day - reef sharks within a few feet of me - marvellous! Water again could get a bit 'lively', but nothing a moderate swimmer could not cope with. We chose the select all inclusive option with respect to food and drink, and I'm so glad we did (although it comes at a premium price). Meant we could eat and drink anywhere, with just the minor inconvenience of having to book no more than a day or two in advance, via reception. There are some excellent restaurants on Kuramathi, and the Island Cafe serves a variety of tasty lunches, and puts on an afternoon tea as well. We did the snorkelling tour (2 hours) while there. And it was the best snorkelling I have ever experienced. Manta rays, eagle rays, sharks, turtles and a plethora of fish. You'd just have to do it to appreciate how good it can be. Although I would say you should be a reasonably strong swimmer or be accompanied by one. But really - fantastic.
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