Centara or Kuredo ???
Centara or Kuredo ???
what are you looking for with your holiday? your choice of islands is quite different I think.
is there a "neither" choice ?
like cassie says.. they are very different island and we'd have to know what you specifically picked them for
.. kuredu is large, massmarket ... very poor snorkeling mediocre dive sites by comparison.
centara is very family friendly .. not much privacy.. not very pretty island (in my subjective opinion) .. tries very hard to come across as trendy .. has a quite good reef though and is in an excellent location for diving. if you are travelling with children, centara is a good choice.
if this is your first visit to the maldives, you will enjoy both.
i would personally choose none of the two but everyone has different priorities and expectations.
Hi we are a family with 2 teenagers travelling for my husbands 50 th .. The above hotels offer family accommodation and we would like all inclusive .... We would like somewhere to snorkel but it's not going to be a diving holiday ... Flights are booked and we go in October .. Any advice most welcome Thanks
my teenager always gets his own villa .. seems to work much better for us than trying to squeeze in some kind of family room and doesn't limit our island choices that way.
if the family villa is a big deciding factor , then centara is a good choice as their villas are very large and you are not going for romance and privacy anyhow.
centara's reef is quite good and if someone can't resist and wants to take up diving - you are certainly in a good place for it.Edited: 9:24 am, February 12, 2011
We have been to kuredu with our teenagers. They had the villa next door at no extra charge as they are full price anyway. Don't recall any four person villas there. This is a big island with small golf course and volleyball etc. Good for activities for families and all inc. Snorkelling is rubbish though and we had bad tummy issues with the food, I would not return personally. There are far better islands that you would all enjoy. Good luck with the research.
Haven't been to kuredu- larger islands do not appeal to us, would recommend centara have been twice - small island ,excellent food from all restuarants (imo).
watersports and dive staff and equipment are great with enough to keep you busy if you want to. tennis court - volleyball and football with the staff on the beach. and a well equipped teen zone -, the staff are amazing - young,proffessional and very friendly - they would really keep the teens amused !! excellent spa if a little pricey.
I have a link on an older forum post of photos of the island if you want to take a look.
happy researchingEdited: 3:27 am, February 14, 2011
We had a great time on Kuredu. Food, staff and everything was excellent. Check the reviews and score.
Yep it is large by the Maldives standards but the island will seem small to you. Lots of bars, different restaurants, things to do for young and old.
The snorkelling is fine in my view for a casual experience. The island also does some nice trips to local reefs and the dive center was very professional.
It’s a great first island as spammie has said. Is there better………yep but I think it is a safe choice for your first time.
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