snorkeling at kuredu very poor .. at bandos a bit better with a nice drop off but not overwhelming . why would you select these two as your favorites with snorkeling as a main focus ? what are your other criteria ?
Not been to Kuredu but from what I've read it seems a better resort than Bandos - above the water at least. Bandos may have a better reef but as Spammie said, it's not overwhelming - a nice drop off is all that it seems to have - no real intersting rock/reef and coral forms. To be honest I'd look elsewhere if your expectations are high - and further from Male although that's just my slant on preferred location of a resort - I personally wasn't keen that on the clear days being able to see the Male "Metropolis" - for me the Maldives is a fantastic place to engage in my need for escapism from the real world, seeing Male in the distance is an often too frequent a reminder of the hustle and bustle of our busy hectic lives that we live.
Have been to Kuredu. It is a lovely island, but the snorkelling is below average for the maldives. There are much much better islands out there for snorkelling, depending on your budget. Have not been to bandos so cannot comment on that.Edited: 8:02 am, May 12, 2013
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