The island nation of Indonesia straddles the equator between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and lies at the heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’ - the epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity. Nowhere on earth can visitors experience such a range of spectacular diving - from encounters with huge whale sharks and oceanic manta rays, to muck dives with beautiful Rhinopias and the exceedingly rare psychedelic frogfish.
Located on Rasdhoo Atoll, Kuramathi lives up to its motto of 'Naturally Maldives' in every way, and is ideal for travellers looking for a luxurious retreat combined with some of the Maldive's best diving.
- An emerald jewel in the turquoise Maldivian waters
- An entire Atoll of diving to explore
- Spectacular beaches tapering into an endless sandbank
- A Maldivian paradise with acres of luxuriant vegetation
An emerald jewel in the turquoise Maldivian waters, Kuramathi is a stunning island retreat with acres of luxuriant vegetation surrounded by spectacular beaches tapering into an endless sandbank. Villas blend contemporary design and nature, and are set on the beach, amongst lush gardens or over water. Four poster beds, open-air bathrooms, rainfall showers or Jacuzzi, large outdoor decks with inviting daybeds or sun loungers, are just some of the creature-comforts enjoyed by our guests. Dining options are diverse with many restaurants, bars and great-value all inclusive packages, topped soff with Maldivian service – welcoming, genuine and friendly.
The Rasdhoo Divers team, under the Anglo-Austrian management of Instructor trainers, Matt Berry and Helmuth Steuber has been providing exciting, but safe dives for adventurous Kuramathi guests amongst the amazing marine life and warm waters of the Indian Ocean, since 1994. Their experienced, multi-lingual dive team provides a friendly and professional service to our guests and our enthusiastic instructors will inspire beginners to discover this amazing liquid world while learning to dive with SSI or PADI. Experienced divers will also find challenging dives with many types of sharks, mantas, turtles, rays, napoleons, barracuda, trevally and tuna as well as many of the smaller, but no less interesting inhabitants of the reef.
Kuramathi is blessed by having an amazing Hammerhead Shark Point a mere eight minutes away by boat – one of the few remaining places in the world where you can still see these magnificent creatures.
Comfort and convenience for diving guests is assured with fast, modern dive boats that reach more than 20 local dive sites in an average boat ride of just 15 minutes. Their local Rasdhoo atoll trips are supplemented by half day and full day trips to dive some of the best sites in neighbouring North Ari atoll.
Their knowledgeable team is complemented by the resident marine biologist and the Eco Centre where you can find out everything you want to know about marine life. They also provide nitrox for free to offer divers that extra safety margin and we are well-supported by the Kuramathi Medical Centre and Hyperbaric Chamber.
So whether you are a young diver, a family, a complete beginner, a single diver, a couple or a group of experienced divers, we suggest you to go and dive with them and join the adventure!
Exploring the underwater world is also available for children of 8 years and above. This program is a soft introduction where children go down to only 2 metres. The “Bubblemaker” course allows children to put on a mini set of dive gear and swim under the surface making lots of bubble, whilst children of 10, can also obtain a junior diving certification.
The Spa at Kuramathi is set in the heart of the island amongst luxuriant vegetation and boasts the ocean as its backdrop. The facilities include 13 treatment rooms, consisting of 1 couples’ water pavilion massage room, 2 couples’ beach pavilion massage and tatami rooms, 1 aesthetic beauty care couples’ room, 1 manicure and couples’ pedicure room, 7 beach side couples’ treatment rooms and 1 private herbal bath treatment room.
Prepare for your Ritual, soothe your body and quiet the mind in their separate male and female wet areas. They offer you Rain Showers, Herbal Essence Steam Bath, Finnish Sauna, Cool Dip Pool and Jacuzzi. Then, take a moment before your appointment to relax in the Spa Lounge and enjoy the warm breeze and sound of the ocean as you savour the special blended pre-treatment herbal tea prepared for you by the team.
Kuramathi offers an option for everyone, ranging from beach and pool villas available both on land and over the water. All villas feature king-sized bed, attached bathroom, shower, hot and cold water, air conditioning and sundecks with sun loungers, as well as In-room safe, IDD telephone, coffee/tea making facilities, flat screen TV, DVD player and iPod docks. Basic amenities include room fan, hair dryer, bath and beach towels, bathrobes, bathroom toiletries and fully stocked minibar.
The Eco Centre in Kuramathi was established in 1999, following the El Nińo and the subsequent coral bleach, the management of Kuramathi wanted to better understand this fragile ecosystem and how to protect it best.
Led by a small team of professionals including our Resident Marine Biologist and Horticulturist, the Eco Centre operates all year long and plays a vital role in providing the guests with an enriched experience of Maldives, ensuring guests are aware of proper snorkelling behaviour, and offering guided snorkelling safaris. The centre is also designed to give detailed information about the fascinating underwater world through visual presentations and microscopic presentations both in English and German.
Another interesting feature of the Eco Centre is the sperm whale exhibit complete with facts about this marvelous species. You will also find other marine and botanic specimens here. The environmental hub also features two interactive TVs with a wide range of information about the flora and fauna, and life under the deep blue sea that would help you develop your knowledge of our stunning surroundings. For a traditional approach, a reading corner furnished with a variety of books is available. Other programs carried out by the Eco Centre include conducting coral reef research, monitoring sea water temperature and maintaining a coral nursery.