When at Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, Maldivian luxury reaches new levels where timeless tropical beauty pampers at every turn. By Bayar Jain
The moment one enters Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, a feeling of tranquillity is sure to sweep over. Nestled in the undisturbed Noonu Atoll of Maldives, just 45 minutes north of Velana International Airport, this paradisiacal sanctuary is designed to awaken one’s senses right from the get-go. From a bird’s eye perspective, the scenic Maldivian atolls are scattered over the azure blue lagoons of the Indian ocean like a string of pearls. Up close, desolate sandbanks radiating with a timeless tropical tranquillity greets.
Each of the 105 villas here—ranging from Overwater Pool Villas, Beach Pool Suites, and Beach Spa Pool Residencies—feature outdoor lounging areas and a plunge pool. Having direct access from each villa to the ocean’s turquoise waters further elevates the aquatic charm, giving each guest the option of metamorphosing into a mermaid at any given time. When underwater, one can scout for hidden underwater treasures, converse with abundant marine life, and discover reef ecosystems. Rely on turtle and dolphin cruises, shark safaris, and diving adventures—each of which are organised by the resort—to make the most of these underwater adventures. An onsite diving centre, Dive Butler International, also organises specialised weekly excursions to help guests embark upon deep-sea explorations and enjoy unique sub-aquatic adventures.
This natural beauty meanders its way indoors too, courtesy tantalising restaurants amid stunning blue hues dotted all over the resort. When here, kickstart the epicurean journey with globally-inspired fresh seafood at the overwater Bodumas. Next, binge on a mix of western, oriental and local cuisines at the market-style ONU Marché, followed by a complimentary Chocolate Hour at the Mövenpick Coffee & Wine Lounge. End the day with international grills under the star at Latitude 5.5 for a true culinary treat. If the Maldivian vacation marks a special occasion, trust the resort’s Destination Dining initiative to craft bespoke feasting possibilities.
The private island is designed to give each guest—whether a couple or family—a memorable holiday. At Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, one can also indulge in other forms of pampering and rejuvenation with the wide variety of lifestyle and wellness activities here. Think personalised treatments at Sun Spa by Healing Earth; sweating it out at the beach-front fitness centre; friendly duals at the in-house tennis court; and aquatic adventures and snorkelling sessions at the diving centre. Younger guests, on the other hand, can spend time at the Little Birds Club for an enriching time.
What truly rounds the experience here is the resort’s commitment to sustainability; a practice which binds the Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brand as a whole. At Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives, in particular, many sustainability campaigns have been introduced. Green initiatives such as waste recycling, drinking water production, hydroponics farm gardening, solar energy generation and other CSR initiatives for the local community are undertaken here, ensuring this private escape remains serene for generations to come.