The next leg of my Maldivian adventure took me to Kuramathi.
The island is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives – nearly 2km to be exact – and is a 1 hour 20-minute speedboat ride or a 20-minute sea plane from Malé.
A great location if you’re seeking variety, Kuramathi has absolutely loads to offer. With tennis courts, nature trails, aqua sports, fully-equipped gym and 15 restaurants and cafés to choose from, the resort is biggest enough to offer an adventurous holiday for those seeking an active escape, plus sparkling sandbanks, three massive swimming pools and a spa for those looking to wind down and relax.
Ed and I were there for less than 48 hours, but we made the most of our sweeping time there, starting with a delicious dinner at Duniye, where we sank a couple of bottles of Reisling and fillets of steak that were cooked at the table in front of you.
The next morning, after breakfast, we made our way to the water sports center and boated out to the reef for some of the most beautiful and exhilarating snorkeling and free diving I’ve ever done. We arrived back at the resort and tucked into a seafood lunch at Palm before hanging out in our water villa for the rest of the afternoon. We finished up our whirlwind trip with sundowners at the Champagne Loft and a another seafood dinner at The Reef.
Kuramathi also wins major points for me in the sustainability department. Firstly for growing as much of their own products as possible. Secondly for the work they’re doing to protect the ocean against coral reef bleaching – the island’s marine biologist, Vanessa, taught us all about how our suncream is harming the oceans and destroying the eco-system. Plus, the resort also regularly volunteers with beach cleans, collecting plastic bottles and bags off the shoreline. Love!
28 motivated volunteers from the team of Kuramathi collaborated with @ozeankind and Parley for the Oceans to collect 65 bags and 2 jumbo bags (which can fit 200-300 kgs) weighing more than 725 kgs in Madivaru. The event spearheaded by the Eco Centre team and Ozeankind, lends a deeper insight into promoting cleaner, healthier lifestyles through proper garbage disposal and retaining an environment in its natural state. The volunteers celebrated afterwards with refreshments and snacks for their relentless work in the scorching sun. Kudos to all those that participated and organised this event👏👏👍 #Kuramathi #Maldives #island #resort #cleanup #environment #garbage #trash #sundayfunday #plastikrebell #planet #naturelover #oceanlovers #volunteer #saynotoplastic #sundayfunday #picoftheday #teamwork #greatjob #marinelife #ecofriendly #cleaning #ozeankind #travelgram