I’m celebrating my wedding anniversary – Today’s customer enquiry

We get a lot of customers calling us who are looking to go to The Maldives to celebrate an important wedding anniversary. The most often asked question we get is which island in The Maldives do we recommend for an anniversay celebration. Today’s customer said that they had been on budget holidays in the UK for the last few years but they wanted to spend their money on an exotic holiday abroad. After several years of poor weather whilst they were on holiday they wanted a romantic holiday to remember in The Maldives.

Our customer also said that she wanted an All Inclusive resort as they had heard that drinks on The Maldives are expensive.

There are many good islands in The Maldives that would satisfy most discerning clients. It’s an 11 hour flight from London and you can fly direct with BA from London Gatwick and also from London Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines.

The island that we recommended was –

Kuramathi Island – This island was refurbished two years ago and since then it has probably become one of our best selling holidays. It is good value for money and they offer standard All Inclusive and an A la Carte All Inclusive option which in our opinion is well worth upgrading to. The water villas at Kuramathi are also of a very high standard. The sunbathing terrace’s are private and you get your own ladder into the crystal clear warm sea.

Our client said she was happy with our suggestion of Kuramathi. We had also discussed Coco Palm Dhuni Kholi and Meeru Island and she said she would call us back. Here’s hoping we have a happy customer !

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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