I am thinking of booking Kuramathi for the wife’s 40th birthday for 10 nights in August and I was hoping I could your fine views on a few things. Sorry for the long list of questions but I really want make sure I book a special memorable holiday that is suitable for the whole family.
Firstly we will be going with our 6 year old son and 18 month old daughter. How kid friendly is the island? From reading around it doesn't seem to have a great kids club which doesn't concern me too much as we have never used them on holidays, but I would like to get a view on how well kids are catered for in the buffet restaurants and generally throughout the resort?
Are the reefs suitable for my 6 year old to snorkel on as long as I am with him? (he can swim but I will need to introduce him to snorkelling :)
It seems like the Deluxe Beach Villa has the best location in terms of the beach at the top of the island, but it sounds like the Deluxe Beach Villas with Jacuzzi are also a very popular option as well? Are these maybe better located if we want to be a bit more centrally located in terms of being nearer to more of the general facilities etc? Also worried that the Deluxe Beach Villas at the top might be "too quiet" for the kids.
I was not planning to do the "Select All Inclusive" as we have young kids with us and it will let us be more flexible in terms of being able to turn up whenever suits us and not having to make reservations everyday (and buffets are just much easier with kids). Are we seriously going to miss out if we don't do the "Select All Inclusive"? (we are all vegetarian by the way and I am hoping this won’t be too much of an issue in the buffet).
Lastly what are people views on sea plane transfers with kids? People have said you must do a sea plane transfer at least one way because it is amazing. One travel agent I spoke to said they are extremely noisy and loud and might not be ideal for my 18 month old daughter.
Any advice/tips and general views on how suitable you think the resort would be are greatly appreciated.