Sitting in the pristine landscape of Ari Atoll, Kuramathi Maldives has remained an unscripted paradise since the early days of tourism in the Maldives. A plethora of island choices can be found on the resort to elevate stays, solidifying its status as a destination that caters to the fancy of even the most discerning travellers. With something there for everyone, one group of travellers who will undoubtedly be impressed with the property are foodies, who will delight in the extensive dining opportunities present on Kuramathi island.
In addition to bringing buffet-style dining across three designated restaurants, Kuramathi Maldives is also home to nine à la carte venues that offer a diverse range of different world cuisines. Extending its dining portfolio further, the resort also comprises six bars dotted around the island and unveils several private dining experiences. To top off its culinary offerings, Kuramathi Maldives leaves guests with the option to go all-inclusive, with two dedicated inclusive packages designed to cater to guest preferences.
Buffet Restaurants – Haruge, Malaafaiy & Farivalhu
Situated in different locations on the island, these three Maldives buffet restaurants cook up a selection of delectable dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is mainly served continental with favourites such as cereal, fresh pastries, fresh fruits & juices and bread making their way to the tables. Live cooking stations are fired up during morning hours to serve up delicious plates of eggs, waffles and pancakes, created perfectly to guest liking.
Lunch is a light affair at these restaurants, battling the mid-afternoon hotness with a wide variety of salad and sandwich options. In contrast, dinner will once again become a glamourous occasion, taking gourmands for a spin across the globe with themed buffets up for sampling and tantalizing the taste buds.
À la carte Restaurants – Nine Distinct Locations
Island Coffee Shop, Island Barbeque & Inguru
Bringing comfort dining into the picture, guests can find a myriad of choices to indulge their palates here from comprehensive international menus to afternoon tea and a selection of local curries. At the lagoon-side restaurant, Iguru, guests can indulge in a plethora of light dining options during the day. At night, Inguru will bring the best of Asian Fusion cuisine to the picture complemented by a western twist.
While enjoying breathtaking scenes of the Indian Ocean and the infinity pool, guests can unleash their barbeque pursuits at Island Barbeque. This chic restaurant serves charcoal grilled meat, flambè dishes, and a suite of island-grown organic greens among others. Pair the traditional BBQ dishes with a matured fine wine to complete the experience.
Cuisine Highlights: Siam Garden, Tandoor Mahal, Kobe, Palm
Tucked away amidst lush greenery, Siam Garden contributes to providing an authentic Thai experience, merging flavours from all four corners of Thailand. The menu makes room for several delicacies such as seafood, fish, vegetarian, beef and chicken dishes as well as fresh Thai desserts and Asian herbal teas. Over at Tandoor Mahal, it prides itself on delivering guests traditional Tandoori cooking with inclusions such as flavourful curries, rice, Biriyani and a wide assortment of Indian breads, all coming together to appease appetites.
Perched atop the ocean, Kobe specializes in highlighting the Teppanyaki style of cuisine, centric to Japan. Here, dishes will be skillfully put together in a common iron plate and guests can enjoy everything from meat and fish to seafood at this space. On the other hand, Palm restaurant will offer up an eclectic collection of sensational delights from the shores of the Mediterranean. Epicureans can seize the day here with a riveting blend of food, wine and culture depicting the true meaning of ‘joie de vivre’.
Signature Restaurants: The Reef & Duniye
A must-try dining venue for seafood lovers, The Reef offers signature seafood dining with fresh catch from the Maldivian waters and quality seafood imported from overseas. Open for dinner, this restaurant is famed for curating dishes as ordered by guests.
Duniye is a signature fine dining restaurant located at the heart of the island. Guests can get their hands on a multitude of well-acclaimed wines and starters here, while they ponder over the diverse set of dishes available for the main course. With extensive world cuisines on display, guests are assured to embark on a culinary voyage at Duniye.
Bars: Fung Bar, Dhoni Bar, Laguna Bar, Pool Bar, Sand Bar & Sky Bar
Sip delicious cocktails all day and night by hopping over to any of these iconic bars located around the island. Fung Bar is located directly on the beach and features an open-air disco for partygoer guests while those looking for a de-stressing ambience can take in 360-degree views of the lagoon at Dhoni Bar. Laguna Bar can be found at the far end of the island and guests can groove to the beats played by the resident DJ every day during sunset.
The Pool Bar brings a refreshing dose of exotic drinks and fruit shakes and is the ideal place to lay low after a tiring workout or after a long day of excursions. Another great place to simply lounge is the Sand Bar, which features comfy bean bags and opens directly onto the beach. This location is also perfect for doing some stargazing during the evenings. The Sky Bar is open by reservation only and is designed to cater for a private moment with loved ones. Located 7m above sea level, guests can get comfy in a tailor-made evening to their preference.
Apart from this, guests can also explore a number of private dining experiences on the island or uplift their holidays further by opting for an all-inclusive package!