Kuredu: for the wedding of your dreams

Does your dream wedding include in the Indian Ocean, white sands and swaying palms? If so, then Kuredu Resort Maldives is the island to pick for an unforgettable, romance-filled day. With its incredible turquoise waters and tropical climate, Kuredu is the dream destination for many wishing to exchange or renew their wedding vows.

The stunning backdrop is surpassed only by the beauty of the love that is shown during these once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Our dedicated Special Events Coordinator is on hand to work with you to help create a memorable day, customising your experiences to provide you with a truly unique ceremony. Choose from a wedding pavilion on the beach, your own private Dream Island or a romantic wooden sailing yacht to celebrate these important moments with your partner.

To ensure that your Kuredu memories never fade, Kuredu’s professional photographers can capture every angle of your wedding day. Pix Maldives photographers are masters at using the natural light and beautiful background to ensure the images reflect the startling beauty of the occasion.

Take a look at the below bridal photo shoot gallery that features the lovely Linnea Petré. Linnea’s shining personality, complemented by Kuredu’s sun-kissed romantic photo shoot locations, can also be admired in the Swedish BröllopsGuiden magazine.

Exchange of vows: Say it against a backdrop of numerous shades of blue

Say your vows and tie the knot at Kuredu Resort & Spa. Expressing your love against a stunning backdrop of turquoise waters and white powdery sand is a one-of-a-kind celebration of love and more romantic than you’ve ever imagined it to be. The Maldivian touch to the wedding is uniquely designed to add a delightful sensory bounty to your ceremony. The vastness of the ocean and the sheer beauty of the island will leave you in a pleasant suspense of what lies ahead in your life together.

You can create your own dream wedding. The ground package includes the ceremony, wedding decoration of your room, floral decorations and live Maldivian drum beats. The flexibility is then yours to add a romantic candlelight or veli dinner, bride’s makeup at Duniye Spa, wedding cake, bottle of champagne, or any other of the many available options to match your idea with our concept of individuality. We can also offer tailor-made supplement alternatives on our luxury yacht “Britt” or on the deserted Dream Island.

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Kuredu’s new gym comes with one of the best views in the world

Kuredu Resort Maldives is excited to announce that we have a new gym, located in a specially designed building, offering one of the best views on the island!

Located adjacent to The Beach Restaurant, the new two-storey building offers a fantastic place to work out. Replacing the old gym, which was located in the centre of the island, the larger new gym has a downstairs area, dedicated to yoga, stretching and floorwork exercise, whilst upstairs those wanting to work with weights or cardio equipment can enjoy a stunning view over the turquoise waters of Kuredu’s lagoon, out towards the house reef. Thanks to TVs, you can also keep current with worldwide sports events.

The new building also houses showers and changing facilities, so you can complete your cooldown routine at the gym without having to return to your villa.

The facilities are available for all guests (children under 12 to be accompanied by an adult) to use free of charge, and our team members are on hand to help out and provide introductions to any equipment you may be unfamiliar with.

Kuredu’s gym is also where you sign up for yoga sessions, tennis and badminton, and the place to hop on a rental bike to feel the sweet Kuredu breeze in your hair.

Kuredu welcomes new General Manager Patrick de Staercke

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, the Maldives’ second largest resort, has named Patrick de Staercke as its new General Manager.

To those who have had the pleasure to work with Patrick, the appointment does not come as a surprise. His professional background and excellent people skills have been a winning mix for bringing all resorts under his management to new heights; the popularity of one of the Maldives’ most romantic resorts, Komandoo, and the outstanding guest feedback that Hurawalhi is receiving, are examples of Patrick’s determination to exceed bottom line expectations and his drive to attain the best possible performance.

Patrick’s management skills, passion and customer orientation are on par with his bright personality, wit and accommodating nature, which inevitably results in good spirits running high throughout the team. This nourishing of positivity and keeping a strong focus on guest satisfaction and constant improvement of facilities and services are a prerequisite for any property to flourish; by having Patrick at the helm of the resort, we are certain that Kuredu will continue to be among the best-value resorts in the Maldives.

On behalf of everyone at Kuredu, we congratulate Patrick de Staercke on the appointment and wish him great success.

General Manager, Patrick de Staercke, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, the Maldives

Kuredu Resort’s Celebrities: Wahhab

Kuredu is continuing its Celebrities series by putting the resort’s Excursions Supervisor in the spotlight.

We are pleased to feature Abdul Wahhab Abdul Rahman, known to colleagues and guests as Wahhab.

Wahhab joined Kuredu in 1990 and before becoming the resort’s Excursion Coordinator and later Excursions Supervisor, he had kicked off his Kuredu career by working in the kitchen and as a waiter.

Twenty-seven years later and Wahhab ensures the smooth running of all excursions that our guests join to explore beyond Kuredu. Whether you fancy romantic excursions, fishing ventures, atoll cruises or island hopping trips, Wahhab is the right person to turn to for advice on which excursion would be the most suitable for your desired holiday pace and interests. According to Wahhab, the excursion that guests enjoy the most is the full day sailing as it is really the Maldives in a nutshell; you get to see picture-perfect lagoons, sugar-white beaches, you pass by local islands, plus the odds of seeing dolphins in the wild are high. With a bit of luck, manta rays make an appearance and top off your snorkelling experience. Wahhab still reminisces on two extraordinary manta ray events: ‘I saw a massive manta, it was about 4 meters from wingtip to wingtip! And this time last year, my snorkellers and myself were surrounded by 32 mantas, I will never forget that day!’ One of Wahhab’s favourite snorkelling sites is Kuredu Caves, which is famous for its resident green sea turtle community.

‘I saw a massive manta, it was about 4 meters from wingtip to wingtip! And this time last year, my snorkellers and myself were surrounded by 32 mantas, I will never forget that day!’

Wahhab enjoys the peace and quiet that the evenings blanket the atoll with: ‘My favourite time to sail across the atoll at sunset, especially at full moon. Everyone who spends their holiday at Kuredu should join us for the Sunset Cruise, it’s such a pleasant trip, not to mention the pods of spinner dolphins that regularly come to show off their talents.’

When Wahhab is not cruising the atoll and guiding snorkellers across nearby coral reefs, he can be seen playing badminton or volleyball. ‘I love everything about Kuredu, but especially the good-quality accommodation, management and owners’ endeavours at making the resort a pleasant place to work, as well as the delicious food and the various recreation options.’

To thank him for his years-long dedication, Wahhab was invited by the management to attend the World Travel Market in London, to Singapore and to Bangkok, where the team got to expand their horizons in the various fields of hospitality, experience big city life and bond with colleagues from Kuredu and other CCR resorts.

Wahhab is one of Kuredu’s longest-serving team members, yet his personality traits haven’t changed all that much in these twenty-seven years. He remains modest and humble, with a great appreciation of the little things that make Kuredu a truly special place for guests and team alike: ‘If I only had twenty-four hours at the resort, I’d like to stay in one of the Garden Bungalows, go on a Sunset Cruise, indulge in rice and curry at Bonthi Restaurant and enjoy the peacefulness at Sai Kotari.

Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Maldives

Located just 80 km from the Velana (Malé) International Airport, this beautiful resort commands stunning views of the coral reef and the Indian Ocean. A perfect place for a getaway, Kuredu Island Resort and Spa features 383 accommodation units that are elegantly designed and offer all the necessary facilities required to give guests a comfortable and refreshing stay. Conveniently sitting in a prime location of the Maldives, this area is well-known for unique marine life and has many activities that guests can experience. They feature a variety of water sports including scuba diving, snorkeling, catamaran boat fishing, and windsurfing. The only property that features a golf course on the island, Kuredu Island Resort and Spa also has one of the best diving schools and is one of the few with a Kite Surfing School. A brilliant 4-star property, the hotel also incorporates reputable restaurants that serve an array of local and international cuisine. All in all, Kuredu Island Resort and Spa is a wonderful place of stay!