Kuramathi Sky Bar – blending privacy and luxury in a panoramic setting

Kuramathi Maldives has seen a healthy influx of enhancements over the past years. Having remodelled its concept, design and landscape with innovative ideas since 1975, guest experiences keep refining consistently to meet the evolving needs of travellers.

This month another new venue opens up to further expand the choices of restaurants and bars on the resort. Appropriately titled as Sky Bar, it is perched 7 metres above sea-level and is a venue purely designed for sheer privacy melded in comfort and luxury. Select from a variety of different packages for a tailor made evening with your beloved, or with a group of close companions.

Sky Bar can be booked privately for 2 or 3 hours with a customizable environment and themes based on guests’ requests. Preferred pricing is also available for guests who are already booked on either of the All-Inclusive packages. A butler is assigned to keep the drinks flowing as you escape into an evening filled with rich conversations and cheerful laughter.

About Kuramathi Maldives

Kuramathi is one of the first resorts to open in the Maldives and is part of Universal Resorts of Universal Enterprises Private Ltd, a 100% Maldivian owned company, and the pioneers of tourism in the Maldives. 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 off with Maldivian service – welcoming, genuine and friendly.

Kuramathi observes World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day, an important occasion where we reflect on the importance of planet Earth, encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection and preservation of our delicate environment. This year’s theme is ‘Reconnecting with Nature’ and Kuramathi synced in with a few programs to celebrate this crucial function.

Kuramathi observes World Environment Day

Our team members demonstrated their arts and crafts in a first ever exhibition held at the Champagne Loft in the afternoon. Using everyday items and materials, they showcased brilliant articles such as a flower made out of coconut husks, and plastic bottles, skilful painting on wood, dream catchers made out plastic bottles and ornaments crafted out of recyclable objects.

Kuramathi observes World Environment Day

Kuramathi observes World Environment Day

Kuramathi observes World Environment Day

Later in the evening, a special documentary was screened to promote awareness of the changing climate and of our fragile yet captivatingly beautiful planet Earth, at Fung Bar and Laguna Bar. Kuramathi is also geared up for the next big event, which is on 8 June to mark the World Oceans Day.

About Kuramathi Island Resort

Kuramathi is one of the first resorts to open in the Maldives and is part of Universal Resorts of Universal Enterprises Private Ltd, a 100% Maldivian owned company, and the pioneers of tourism in the Maldives.

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 off with Maldivian service – welcoming, genuine and friendly.

Celebrating World Biodiversity Day and World Turtle Day

This month Kuramathi marked two important events; World Biodiversity Day and World Turtle Day.

Celebrating World Biodiversity Day and World Turtle Day

Celebrating World Biodiversity Day and World Turtle DayA special program was devised for both days, eager divers plunged into the blue with the resident marine biologist in a special Marine Ecology dive. Fresh coconuts were awarded to the divers after the dive, following a celebratory stance in their newfound knowledge of Marine Ecology by SSI. Bageecha Kids Club also played their part by incorporating the theme in a program where kids created clever crafts from recyclable materials. Later in the afternoon, a wildlife and ecology presentation were given to adult guests and kids, paying tribute to World Biodiversity Day.

Celebrating World Biodiversity Day and World Turtle DayOn World Turtle Day, an educative workshop was held at the Eco Centre for the students of Alifu Alifu Education Centre. Special guest marine biologist from Atoll Marine Centre, Ms. Zoe Cox joined to provide her expertise and insight of turtles to broaden our knowledge and scope of these awesome creatures. Bageecha Kids Club encouraged eager kids to make sea turtles and tortoises out of recyclable materials.

Celebrating World Biodiversity Day and World Turtle DayCelebrating World Biodiversity Day and World Turtle DayKuramathi actively celebrates environmental related days, where the next function is in June for World Environment Day and World Oceans Day.

The snazzy cocktails of Kuramathi!

We are pleased to feature winning entries of our cocktail competition held last year during Festive Season; namely Speedbabe and Tropicana! Along with these new cocktails, we shed some limelight on guest favourites such as the Maldivian Lady, Golden Chronicle and Negroni!

Maldivian Lady: Our #1 signature drink is a delicate blend of coconut rum, lychee liqueur topped with orange and pineapple Juice.

Maldivian Lady, Kuramathi Island Resort
Maldivian Lady

Golden Chronicle: Combining vodka, lime juice and our homemade citrus syrup this cocktail will definitely revive your taste buds!

 

Golden Chronicle, Kuramathi Island Resort

Golden Chronicle
Speedbabe & Tropicana
: Winning entries of last year’s Cocktail Competition held in Festive Season. Winners Elena from France (Tropicana) and Andrew from England (Speedbabe) will have their creations on our handcrafted cocktail list for 1 year. Congratulations!

 

Speedbabe & Tropicana, Kuramathi Island Resort
Speedbabe & Tropicana

Thai Me Up!: If you are Thai food lover this will be your go to drink! Featuring subtle notes of Kaffir lime leaves muddled with the freshest lemongrass, ginger and green chilli; this drink will wake up your senses!

Thai Me Up, Kuramathi Island Resort
Thai Me Up

Negroni: On Kuramathi we do not forget our classics! Our talented panel of bartenders will be delighted to stir you up a beautiful Negroni!

Negroni, Kuramathi Island Resort
Negroni

The mystical delicacy of the Far Eastern Hot Pot and Mongolian style BBQ

Don’t let the title fool you, as this month we are thrilled to share the most exciting news about a favourite pastime on Kuramathi; dining! Set in an intimate and enclosed space featuring urban tribal art just beside Inguru restaurant in the Thundi area, a new avenue opens up for eager guests who love the idea of an epicurean meal served fresh and hot.

The concept of the restaurant is loosely termed as a fun restaurant that incorporates the element of a community-style dining experience with family and friends. It introduces tables with an integrated ‘hot pot’ mechanism designed to create a unique and novel group dining experience. This will mark a first for Kuramathi Maldives, and the idea is inspired upon by none other than the Mongolian tribes and their traditions of cooking meat and vegetables over a fiery camp fire. It has now reached the shores of this island to tantalize the taste buds of eager palates.

Choose from the 3 packages on offer, seafood, meat and a nifty ‘surf and turf’ combo.

The mystical delicacy of the Far Eastern Hot Pot and Mongolian style BBQ, Kuramathi Island ResortA typical dining experience for someone that might opt for the seafood would be as follows. Begin with a simple choice of base; whether it’s flavourful Thai tom yam, chicken clear soup or a Classic Chinese hot pot soup.

Next, you decide how you wish to cook your pick of fresh ingredients (that include peeled shrimp tail, Reef Fish Fillet sliced, New Zealand half mussel, squid, shrimp meatball, rice vermicelli, Chinese cabbage, green cabbage, carrot, baby corn, white radish, celery stick, spring onion, assorted Asian mushrooms, Chinese hot pot sauce, Coconut Lime Dip, Thai sukiyaki sauce & steamed Jasmine rice) in either a traditional Chinese hot pot, or as a Mongolian sizzling BBQ. Waiters/waitresses assist you, to further fulfil and complete this amazing experience.

Yes, indeed it is a feast to behold, so make haste to reserve this vivid gastronomic voyage!

Celebrating International Women’s Day on Kuramathi

Today marks a first for Kuramathi where history is made on a very special day for all
the women out there; with the International Women’s Day celebrations. The resort is
hosting a reception for all female guests, staff members in collaboration with Maldivian
Red Crescent to deliver a powerful message; #beboldforchange, this year’s slogan.

Celebrating International Women’s Day on Kuramathi

Celebrating International Women’s Day on Kuramathi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special presentation takes place at the sandbank along with signature cocktail

recipes during this gathering of all women on the island’s premises. The team
members of Kuramathi also demonstrate their unique skill set with the decorations on
offer, including sand art and 3D sand prints of messages, and hands in unison, a key
image that portrays the slogan of this year’s Women’s Day.

Celebrating International Women’s Day on KuramathiCelebrating International Women’s Day on Kuramathi

 

 

 

 

 

A vote of thanks to Maldivian Red Crescent for the partnership today for a successful
turnout and of course our motivated and talented team members for the amazing set
up portrayed at our sandbank. We hope you had fun, and Kuramathi wishes all the
women out there to be #boldforchange.

Celebrate Romance at Kuramathi

Kuramathi Island Resort

Renew your vows at Kuramathi

The soft white beaches, the azure skies, and the endless turquoise Indian Ocean twinkling in the bright sun… they are all beckoning you, to come and celebrate your romance or renew your love for each other.

Kuramathi Island Resort

You cannot ask for a more romantic setting. From a classic simple service on white sandy beach to an elegant celebration on the islands dazzling and unique sandbank. Kuramathi Island Resort offers a great choice of renewal of vows packages to suit all couples.

Relax and indulge yourselves before your big day whilst Kuramathi’s professional team organise your unforgettable day.

The Venues US$ 3000

Sandbank Vows Set on the stunning expansive unique Kuramathi Sandbank surrounded by panoramic views of the cerulean Indian ocean and sunsets.

Island Vows US$ 1600

A simple yet elegant service, on the beach, under the swaying palms and with the aquamarine Kuramathi lagoon as your backdrop, this is every couple’s dream come true.

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive wedding coordinator for the ceremony
  • Handmade Chocolates & Sparkling Wines in villa on arrival
  • Decorated venue with podium, palm arches with tropical floral decorations
  • Renewal of Vow party including Master of Ceremony, Bridesmaid, Local Drummers.
  • Celebration Cake & Sparkling Wine
  • Local Finger Food and House Wine for the invitees
  • Tropical Bouquet for Bride and Buttonhole for the Groom
  • 24 Photographs in a locally made album  Framed Photo, Certificate and Traditional Gift
  • A 5 Course Candlelit Dinner on the Beach, served with Sparkling Wine
  • Local Sarong and T-shirt for Bride and Groom
  • A Sparkling Wine in-villa Breakfast in Bed, the next morning

All prices are subject to 10% service charge and 12% GST.

A few special touches…

To make your stay and day even more unforgettable, we offer the following special touches which can be booked to enhance your renewal of vows.

Renewal of Vows 3 day Celebration US$ 885

Unwind and relax together as you prepare for your big day. This 3-day Celebration care program is just what you need to put the perfect final touches to your romantic escapade.

The day before: Couple’s romantic spa Body Program – treat yourselves to intimate and tranquil spa treatments created especially for you both. This will include a Scrub, Wrap and a Massage, Spa Manicure / Spa Pedicure for both, served with Mimosa and Fruit Platter. Duration 4 hours.

The day of: Preparations for your magical day – Hair and Make, and Grooming all available on request. Duration 2 hours.

The day after : Celebrate your new life together with a couples full body massage of choice. Also enjoy a Bath & Bubbles experience with refreshing sparkling wine and tropical fruits. Duration 2 hours.

Bridal Care US$ 300

Express Beauty skin care, Manicure and Pedicure, Hair and Makeup (duration 4 hours)

Groom Care US$ 220

Skin reviver, Hand and nail care and a full body 60 minute massage (duration 2 ½ hours)

Ceremonial Add-Ons

  • Bottle of Moet & Chandon (750 ml) for the ceremony (instead of sparkling wine) – US$ 130
  • Digital video coverage of the ceremony (approximately 10 minutes) – US$ 619*
  • Digital wedding video using drone (approximately 2 minutes) – US$ 369*
  • Professional photographer packages – US$ 419* to US$ 519*
  • Bridal bouquets (traditional) – US$ 250
  • Romantic sunset cruise on a local dhoni with sparkling wine and canapés – US$ 200
  • Additional family members or friends joining the couple for dinner – US$ 95 per person

Kuramathi Island Resort

Terms & Conditions

  • All mentioned prices are subject to 10% service charge and 12% GST. Items indicated with * maybe subject to price changes.
  • The Renewal of Vows is not a legal ceremony and no official documents will be issued. *
  • Wedding on the booked date would be organised, subject to weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy

  • In case of inclement weather, the wedding will be cancelled without any charges. The wedding can be rebooked based on availability during the stay.
  • Cancellations for any other reason, received 24 hrs prior to wedding date would incur cancellations fees of 25% of the total package.
  • Charges for handmade chocolates and sparkling wine provided in the villa on arrival would apply in case of all cancellations.

A sample itinerary for your special day at Kuramathi Island Resort

Kuramathi Island Resort

Souvenir Shop Assistant – Female (Maldivians only)

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.

Interested candidates please send your updated CV along with Educational & Experience certificates and a recent photograph to :
Human Resources Department
Kuramathi Maldives

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Room Attendant (Maldivians only)

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.

Interested candidates please send your updated CV along with Educational & Experience certificates and a recent photograph to :
Human Resources Department
Kuramathi Maldives

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

1.3 Metres Underwater With A Semi-Submarine

News Flash! Exciting times ahead for those keen on exploring the mysterious aquatic realm of the Maldives without even dipping a toe in the water! Sporting a wide toothy grin, this new red semi-submarine seats 12 people and offers the chance to sight the beauty of the famed prime dive/snorkelling spot of Madivaru. It measures 10min length and 2.45m in width. Aqua Sports & Fun runs this incredible sea voyage twice a week (on Fridays and Sundays) be sure to save a seat with your beloved on our semi-submarine!

Kuramathi is one of the first resorts to open among the resorts Maldives and is part of Universal Resorts of Universal Enterprises Private Ltd, a 100% Maldivian owned company, and the pioneers of tourism in the Maldives. 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 off with Maldivian service – welcoming, genuine and friendly.