Kuredu Island Resort
Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Photo courtesy of Kuredu Island Resort & Spa
Kuredu Island ResortSpread out on a stretch of powdery white sand on the Lhaviyani Atoll, and accessible only by seaplane, Kuredu Resort offers a range of gorgeous villas and overwater bungalows, many of which have their own private pools or Jacuzzis, as well as more modest beach bungalows with thatched roofs. Couples seeking quiet may prefer to stay in the adults-only section of the property—'O' Resort, which offers quieter accommodations in a more secluded area. Kuredu offers a wide variety of water-based activities, including snorkeling, catamaran sailing, kiteboarding, and even private dolphin-watching trips, and it shares island space with the first golf course in the country. The resort is particularly popular with divers and has its own dive center offering PADI certification for beginners and more advanced underwater excursions for seasoned divers. For those who prefer to stay dry, the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, housed in a cylindrical domed aquarium on neighboring Hurawalhi Island, is open for lunch and dinner, giving guests the opportunity to watch fish swim by as they dine.