Kuramathi A la Carte All Inclusive – Is it Worth It ?

If you are looking for a holiday to The Maldives then you might want to consider a holiday to Kuramathi Island Resort.

Kuramathi offers two types of All Inclusive accommodation. The “standard” All Inclusive and the “A la Carte All Inclusive”.

What’s the difference between the two All Inclusive types ?  This article will explain the difference to you.



Standard All Inclusive at Kuramathi includes the following:

Main Meals: Your Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner buffets in either Haruge, Malaafaiy or Farivalhu restaurant. A restaurant is allocated to you based on your villa category.

A la Carte All Inclusive includes:

You get to choose which restaurant you eat in every day, although, reservations are required. The choice of restaurants is:

Haruge, Malaafaiy and Farivalhu – Buffet dining
Siam Garden – Thai Cuisine
Tandoor Mahal – Indian Cuisine
The Reef – seafood restaurant  (cosy and romantic)
Island Barbeque – Grill on the beach
Palm Pizzeria & Gelateria – Mediterranean

Our opinion

In our opinion and that of our clients it is well worth upgrading to A la Carte all inclusive. We think that the food and service is of a better quality and also the whole experience becomes more special. If you can afford it go for it !

 Drinks at Kuramathi

A la carte all inclusive includes the same drinks as standard all inclusive apart from that you get wine by the bottle. Both all inclusives include the following:

Champagne, Bottled Wine and Premium Brands are not included. Any items not included are indicated in the menus.

-Soft Drinks such as Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta, Soda Water
– Canned Juices such as orange juice, pineapple juice, apple juice
– Spirits/Liquors
– Cocktails – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
– Wines – house wines by the glass
– Beer – Carlsberg draft beer
– Water – house mineral water

Minibar in the Villa: Non-alcoholic beverages such as soft drinks and house mineral water is included.

All you have to do now is decide whether you think the extra cost for a la carte all inclusive is worth it. It does, of course depend on your budget but if you are going to go to this beautiful island then we think you should upgrade if you possibly can as the whole experience will be much more special!

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Kuramathi – The Maldives, completes renovation project.

Kuramathi in The Maldives has recently completed a large renovation project and opened its doors in January 2010. Kuramathi seamlessly blends contemporary style with the natural elements of the island and is a true paradise. Live in harmony with laid back Maldivian life and enjoy the vast range of accommodation, facilities and great all inclusive options at this luxury holiday island.


One week at Kuramathi starts from ONLY £1070 per person for departures in January 2010.Kuramathi, The MaldivesNB: Group, speedboat transfers are included for all flight arrivals before 12noon. Any arrivals after this time (within seaplane daylight flying times) MUST have a seaplane transfer (at extra cost). For arrivals after 5pm, an overnight stay (at extra cost) at the airport hotel or Male will be needed and then a transfer to the resort the following day by speedboat.Kuramathi is in the north Ari atoll, 1½ hours by boat or 20 minutes by seaplane from, Malé airport at a supplement from £42pp one-way.

Earlybird Saver

Book minimum 6 nights at Kuramathi by Jan31 for stays between 1 May  and 19 Dec  for a guaranteed room upgrade to next available category, plus stays booked in a Beach villa with jacuzzi and above will also receive a massage, valid with Free Nights.

Alternatively book a Deluxe beach villa with jacizzi by Jan31 for stays between 1 May  and Dec 19  and receive a free meal upgrade from Full Board to All Inclusive, or from All Inclusive to Select All Inclusive (A La Carte).

Room types at Kuramathi –

The Maldives Garden Villa  – Simply designed, with natural decor with a kingsize bed.

Beach Villa – Has a four poster bed, wooden deck with daybeds.

Deluxe Beach Villa – Located at Kuramathi’s narrow tip.

Beach Villas with Jacuzzi – With natural decor and kingsize bed, enjoying a spacious garden bathroom and large outdoor deck.

Superior Beach Villas with Jacuzzi – Has a great beachfront location. Kingsize bed and natural decor.

Deluxe Beach Villa with Jacuzzi Kingsize bed with a spacious bedroom; iPod docking stations, espresso machines and an outdoor bathroom with jacuzzi.

Water Villa On stilts over the water with large deck and steps down to the sea, some with outdoor jacuzzi. Kingsize bed.There is an All Inclusive option at Kuramathi which includes :- Meals/drinks 2010: All meals in designated main restaurant, all drinks (soft, mineral water, selected spirits, house wines, beer), High Tea at Island Coffee Shop (3-5pm).Watersports in 2010: Windsurfing (tuition not included), snorkelling equipment.Other All Inclusive features for  2010: One sunset cruise and one local island visit per stay. [NB: A la carte Dining (ALC) offers the same as (ALL) except lunch and dinner can be taken in your chosen restaurant plus a selection of bottled wines.]

Please note that offers for Kuramathi can change. Please call us for all our latest special offers at Kuramthi

Call Global Holidays FREE on 0800 433 2300 for a great price on a holiday to Kuramathi

Go Green On A Holiday To The Maldives.

The Maldives is a stunning holiday destination. The stunning tropical islands of  The Maldives in the Indian Ocean make a fantastic destination for a luxury holiday. The Maldives though are very low lying small islands surrounded by coral reefs, which actually protect the islands from storm surges. However, with the threat of global warming and the resulting rise in sea levels these stunning islands have an uncertain future.

Now though the Maldives government has decided that it will go carbon neutral within 10 years under an ambitious plan unveiled at the weekend.President Mohamed Nasheed said the islands intended to virtually eliminate fossil fuel use on the archipelago by 2020.

The low-lying islands are particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels caused by global warming, as even at their highest point they are no more than six feet above sea level.Nasheed said the Maldives will need to spend about $110 million a year to create the renewable energy infrastructure.

The plan will involve more than 150 wind turbines, half a square kilometre of rooftop solar panels and a biomass plant burning coconut husks. Nasheed said he hoped it would prove a model for other nations, however it’s not quite certain how it will fit in with the governments long term strategy of looking for an alternative homeland for its people.

Many of the islands of the Maldives have invested heavily over the last two years. Many of the holiday destinations have been renovated and upgraded and a holiday to the Maldives is now more luxurious than ever. Many of the resorts offer contemporary living with luxurious water villas on stilts. Many islands offer spa facilities. Despite all this many of the islands in the Maldives offer a simple type of holiday with outdoor private showers and sand on the floor of the restaurant, which means that you don’t have to wear shoes. Your day will revolve around relaxing by the swimming pool, spending time in the spa, snorkeling on the house reef or learning to dive.