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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only resort on the island of Kuredu, in Lhaviyani Atoll. It is 1800 meters long by 325 meters wide, about 57 Hectares (143 acres). Your seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport is a scenic, 40 minute flight. The 387 rooms include 9 Private Pool Villas including 1 Villa Family Suite, 50 Sangu Water Villas including 1 Honeymoon Suite, 100 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, 93 Beach Villas, 90 Beach Bungalows & 45 Garden Bungalows.
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Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Badminton
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Golf course
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
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Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Private balcony
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Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
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Bottled water
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Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
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Claire A wrote a review Yesterday
Winchester, United Kingdom162 contributions10 helpful votes
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So, having been back a few weeks from our 7th visit and pondered our experience, I felt I had to write this review. We have been going since 2016, and always loved it. This trip, sadly, was a million miles from previous visits (post covid). We decided this time to combine our trip with a 5 night stay in Komandoo first and what a contrast! In hindsight, I wish we had just stayed there the extra 8 nights! Far too much has changed on Kuredu since the pandemic, and none of it for the better (I’m not the only one to have said this). I can see why there are so many gushing reviews recently, all first timers and don’t know any different. This place is now all about nickel and diming, pretending to be something its not, tacky money-making promotions coming out of every orifice, and very poor invisible management no longer caring about keeping its huge repeat customer base. None of which are appealing unless you are stupid, have more money than sense, or mistakenly believe spending all that extra (on top of a now hugely increased cost of the holiday) makes you somehow a "VIP"….(for example roping off areas of the main pool at white night - don’t even get me started on this monstrosity - in a now over-decorated pool area with huge neon signs, projected screens, stupid "club like" paraphernalia everywhere you look etc, and making people pay $100 to be able to sit at a table (yep!) and receiving some bottle of nasty cheap bubbles. I mean what the hell? paying to sit at a table near the "DJ" so you can feel like a millionaire or something for the evening....oh dear god. This sort of feeling is nearly everywhere now on the island, its awful. Its now more like being in Benidorm full of drunken idiots gathering in groups, overcrowded main beach area, sunbed reserving at 6am etc We arrived at our room and the issues started in the first 24 hours. We asked for the rock like mattress to be replaced after a very painful first nights’ sleep (I may as well have slept on the jetty), and were told by housekeeping this would be replaced. I explicitly asked not for them just to add a topper, (there was already one on top of the concrete mattress – make of that what you will) but to actually replace the mattress. "no problem, of course" they said. I also asked for them to replace the dangerous coffee machine that flooded the whole table (right above an Elec socket) every time we used it that first morning. I don’t fancy being electrocuted…. "no problem" they said, "it will be done by the time you return to your room this evening", they said. At this point, I also had to mention the absolutely filthy state of the room (see pics), adding this was not acceptable (regardless of covid), for a resort that has always claimed to be 4 star, with the now exorbitant price hikes. Blatantly cleaners just whizz over only the visible parts of the room. Under our bed clearly hadn’t been properly cleaned in weeks….. We arrive back at our room later that afternoon, and I check the bed…mmm…still feels the same, I look under said mattress topper, and immediately know that mattress hasn’t been replaced (there were still the same bits of debris sat atop of it, as there were that morning when I looked. The filth under the bed, had indeed been given a cursory “mop” but still wasn’t up to scratch. The same dangerous coffee machine was sat there. Cue my calling reception again to ask if they had in fact replaced the mattress, to which they replied, “yes, we definitely have”. So now I was being fobbed off. “we will call you back when I have spoken to housekeeping” they said. 1.5 hours later – no call. We ended up going all way the way back to reception to raise the issue with the as yet, completely invisible GM – Pascal – I felt it necessary to deal with the organ grinder at this point having had no joy from the next to useless reception team. Before doing that myself and my partner had a conversation whereby we had decided we wanted out and to arrange to go back to Komandoo (the GM there, Dustin who couldn’t have been more lovely and visible during our stay) had given us his card before we left the day before saying if we ever wanted to go back, to contact him directly). We were so stressed and livid at this point, having wasted half our day dealing with this avoidable nonsense. I asked to speak to Pascal – cue a mild look of surprise and panic on the faces of the reception staff member. “Please take a seat” was the response. We did. 10 minutes later we were met by a chap called Ajit (reception manager or guest relations manager, I cant remember which), stating Pascal was “unfortunately in meetings at the moment” so how could he help us instead? We expressed our immense dissatisfaction in the way things had been dealt with, how we had been lied to about fulfilling our not unreasonable requests, and that I wanted to arrange as quickly as possible to go back to Komandoo. I had already left a message with Dustin in Komandoo at this point to get the ball rolling. I just felt it necessary to go to the top and relay our experience to the GM before we left. The story from Ajit at this point then changed to “I’m afraid pascal is on his way to Male so cant meet with you”….mmmmm? Can we offer you a water villa instead? No thankyou (I’ve never wanted to stay in one of those, and frankly it felt insulting that by offering us this anybody would bite tier hand off….). Ok, “can we just put this down to us in reception/guest services as us having a bad day?” came the reply? “we really don’t want you to leave” please can you give us a second chance?”. He went off and came back another 10 minutes later with some mute and rather uncomfortable looking member of housekeeping management in tow, this time offering us either for them both personally to bring us a new mattress, or indeed, they could now move us to a much pricier beach villa (on the noisier side of the island). Having stayed our first 5 visits in one of these (until the prices got too high) we knew they were more comfortable beds and nicer rooms so we agreed to give them the benefit of doubt and allow them to make some steps toward service recovery. Realising arranging another stay at Komandoo, transfers, changing departing seaplanes etc would have wasted another day of our rapidly shrinking remaining holiday time, and so took them up on this – hoping for a better start to our stay form then on. In their defence, they both personally came and picked us up in a buggy after we had fully repacked our cases in 30 mins flat, and took us to the new accommodation. All was ok in that respect thereafter. (Although here’s something ironic: we saw Pascal the very next day, mooching about on his scooter (this was whilst we were chatting to Ajit who had seen by reception and “checked in” to see if we were ok….the look on his face when he realised we had spotted Pascal was priceless and he looked slightly panicked!)….So much for the Gm being in Male, I thought….more fobbing off and lies, as he clearly couldn’t be bothered to deal with unhappy guests so left it to his lackies) In the days that followed, we sadly encountered one too many inefficient, inconsistent and rather indifferent new members of F&B staff (a large percentage of long-standing staff hardworking loyal local staff had gone since covid, being replaced by much cheaper staff from India and Sri Lanka, to whom they aren’t obliged to pay the Maldivian minimum wage….!!!) which was a great shame as so many of them have always been wonderful in our previous stays. We nonetheless tried to make the most of things. A few old faces greeted us, providing excellent service and friendly chats. On our 2nd to last night, we had booked the Far East a la carte restaurant (you get a voucher for this as a 5+ repeater, which is always lovely), we arrive for our booking, mention said voucher and the (all new) staff look at me blankly…”no madam, there is no such thing, but we will go and check”. You can imagine my surprise and frustration at this point, so I myself walk from the table back to reception, and Ajit happens to be there. I ask him about this, and the reply was “No, all repeater benefits have been suspended, pending a review of the package, sorry”….. are you serious? This was not mentioned at any point before we arrived, was in black and white on their website 2 weeks before we arrived. I checked their website whilst stood there – funny that – the page had disappeared!!!!!! Given the initial issues we had had and with Ajit dealing with them for us, I expected at least some sort of solution to this, as we were not told about any of these benefits being removed when we checked in. So, what can I do at this point? Walk out the restaurant which would be embarrassing and uncomfortable for both us and the staff? We stayed and had our meal (at full price). Worth noting here that the all 50% All inclusive discount for ALC restaurants was stopped weeks before our visit also, which added a further sting. Most a la cartes were largely empty anyway even when they did the discount (a huge rip off even taking into account the high cost of importing good to the country, so im well aware things are dearer here) – so you can imagine the decision to remove this altogether seems ludicrous and a very poor management move…. A further very bad taste was left in our mouths on this, which we now agreed, would be our last visit. I have given this review 2 points instead of 1, only down to a small number of staff that stood out – or lovely long term waiter in Sangu – Rahman, he greeted us like old friends and was brilliant throughout, a wonderful new barman in Sangu called Satish, who was the epitome of what customer service should be – warm, friendly, one step ahead, extremely efficient and just all round brilliant. He had a wealth of high-level hospitality experience which was far too good for this place. Dennis the buggy driver (we missed our old friend Albin, he was on holiday that week) – who was great, always stopped to pick us up along our way and was funny and chatty. Mirajul the pool attendant at Sangu – again a gem of guy, remembered us from previous visits, and always checked in to see if we wanted drinks etc. Its really sad that we left this place knowing we would never come back after such a bad experience, from all our previous visits with such fond memories, we now have quite sour ones… Kuredu has lost the plot, only seems to care about the “new money” first timers coming in (of course they have nothing to compare it to and would probably love it), has a “couldn’t care less” attitude and a seemingly invisible and incompetent new management structure who only cares about making yet more $ out of you the minute you arrive, and not caring if you ever come back. As I said, a lot of loyal long-standing repeaters I know have said the same – they wont come back. Some of whom have been 10/15+ times. I don’t think they grasp how vital repeat business is, especially in this day and age – places like the Maldives are very popular at the moment, all those wanted a bucket list holiday after covid, maybe they are in for a shock, maybe they wont realise how rubbish this place now is, after it being somewhere hugely brilliant 2 years ago. People have so many choices of islands in this country and Kuredu really need to up its game, train staff better, work on keeping repeat business and move away from the cheap-feeling tacky party island thing its seems to also be going for. Because its not a cheap holiday, its around 30-40% more expensive than it was 5 years ago. We would go back to Komandoo in a heartbeat that’s for sure. I suggest those who don’t have kids and those that want a proper Maldivian holiday, and those that have standards seriously consider Komandoo for very little extra £. It’s a true 5 star, it knows how to value and look after all guests (not just repeaters) and the management know how to achieve this. Kuredu belongs to the same group and yet they seem to have forgotten how to apply the same principles. People flocking to Kuredu are subsequently made to look fools for falling for its “charms”. You have been warned.....
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Zainul C wrote a review Sep 2021
Los Angeles2 contributions10 helpful votes
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Our trip to Kuredu was beyond amazing. We stayed 8 nights and would recommend anyone coming in to stay nothing less. There's tons of things to do on the island and you'll run out of time pretty quick. A lot of people have written so many great things about Kuredu and the place lives up to all the hype. It's a great place to come to, whether you're on a honeymoon, a family vacation or just want to spend some me time by yourself. There's something for everyone. We were given the jacuzzi beach villa and it was just great. The rooms are lovely and even with two extra beds for the kids (7, 11), we didn't feel cramped at all. Every little detail is taken care of Kuredu and I really commend the management and staff for keeping it a destination that you'll remember fondly for a lifetime.
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Wilson W wrote a review Yesterday
Birmingham, United Kingdom72 contributions7 helpful votes
What an awesome holiday we had. From the moment we stepped off of the seaplane to the moment we got back on again 1days later we were treated like celebrities. Our bungalow was exquisite, and right on the beach. The rooms were cleaned thoroughly daily and the bar fridge was restocked each afternoon with more drinks and sweets. Although we ate once at the Sangu restaurant, our designated restaurant was the O Resort. There was not a meal - whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner - that I did not enjoy. The menu varied daily and each meal had enough choice that you could have had more than one main meal that would be different from the other. The food was incredible and I could ramble on about it for a while. Besides the food was the view from the deck. During the day it stretches out over the ocean. At night the spotlights focus on the reef at the front. This allows you to actually watch the game fish and sharks hunt for food in the shallows. What an experience. The rest of the resort is also amazing. We dived every day, so did not spend as much time investigating the rest of the island as others did. However, the walk from the jetty to our room was made bearable by stopping off for a refreshing drink (Pina Colada ;) ) at the pool on the way. The gym is really one of a kind. Besides the view of the beach and sea from the studio, it is also probably the best stocked gym I have been to in a resort/hotel. I only went once because we were so busy, but it was good enough to be used for serious workouts daily. The house reef is also out of this world. We had regulars sightings of shark, morays, and octopus on our dives. I will expand on that in a review on Pro Divers. A special mention to the following people: House keeping: Yamin kept our bungalow spotless, and ensured that the place was cool and restocked with goodies O Resort: Manisha: She was a perfect hostess who would make sure that we always got a seat in our favourite areas for the different meals, and remembered our favourite drinks that we would have with each meal - essentially these drinks just appeared. She was very engaging and made us feel special. Baskaran: He was one of the chefs behind the grill. Always engaging and entertaining. Cooked the food I liked the way I like, from steak, through to ommelette. Pooja: A trainee that was very quick to learn and although she waited on a number of people, we felt that she was focussed purely on us.
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Judy G wrote a review May 16
Magaliesburg, South Africa5 contributions
Kuredo is perfect is every way. From the small details up to the main features - everything is so well run and designed for the enjoyment and respect of the guest. You will eat amazing food and enjoy spotless white beaches. The accommodation whether the garden bungalow or the water villas - all very comfortable and lack for nothing. The staff are the friendliness I have ever encountered and the peace and quiet is addictive. We were given the most amazing service from the reception hosts and our paperwork was handled seamlessly and willingly. Thank you Pascal and the Team. Can't wait to go back.
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olga7230 wrote a review May 16
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
Everything was amazing, the service at the restaurant Bonthi was amazing, the food was good, you could always find something to eat. The staff who made eggs in the morning was really good, it went very fast, you got the food fast and they were very nice! But the staff all around was amazing!!
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fzh4dwrzj1v1gc9f2022 wrote a review May 15
Doha, Qatar1 contribution
Its not a Luxury hotel however the island is amazing, very good food, friendly staff and very good overall cleanliness. Communication with hotel is a bit complex, its easier to deal with on line third part reservation rather with the hotel itself.
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TARPDR wrote a review May 13
Bradford, United Kingdom466 contributions32 helpful votes
Holiday April 7th to 22nd 2022 - at hotel 8th to 21st April 2022 Couples Holiday Booked Beach Bungalow when Booked but became Premium on Day of Arrival due to hotel adding a small flat screen TV and regrading the rooms - Allocated Room 409 Due to a Rocky Start at the Seaplane Kuredu Lounge and issues with the room was upgraded to Sangu Jacuzzi Beach Villa 147 Red Band
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bossclunk wrote a review May 12
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Island looking very tatty after our last stay two years ago which is a great shame as it was so good last time but as they say you shouldn't go to the same place twice The island is beautiful without doubt but needs updating struggles to be a four star
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Rob V wrote a review May 11
Zuid-Scharwoude, The Netherlands5 contributions
All ingredients for a dream vacation are on this resort. Waking up on 15 meter from the sea, walking in sand on the whole resort, also in the restaurants and views like if you are in paradise, which actually is.
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stuart r wrote a review May 11
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First time to the Maldives and to Kuredu, had the time of our lives perfect stay, the staff are all friendly and helpful, totally relaxing atmosphere, the island was full when we stayed but the beaches were dead, hardly anyone on them (so it seemed) , the sea was warm and snorkelling with the turtles was a brilliant experience. The food was great alot of different style curries as well (chefs were mainly Indians or Sri Lankan). Worth a visit.
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$190 - $1,151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MaldivesLhaviyani AtollKuredu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
387
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kuredu Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Kuredu Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Coco Bar (2.6 miles) and Champagne Pavilion (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kuredu Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kuredu Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kuredu Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Kuredu Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, Kashibo Restaurant and Bar, and One & Only Kanuhura Main Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kuredu Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Kuredu Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Kuredu Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Kuredu Resort & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the center of Kuredu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kuredu Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kuredu Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese.
Does Kuredu Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.