This was our first trip to the Maldives and it will not be our last. Apart from some issues with the seaplane departure (which was cancelled due to poor weather), the stay and the staff at the resort were simply amazing! We stayed in a water villa (one with a hot tub and then one with a private pool). Both were amazing rooms and the staff was very helpful for anything we required. We did not partake in the all-inclusive option for the hotel but depending on your lifestyle you may want to consider this as the prices in the Maldives are extremely expensive but also a part of the experience. Budget accordingly.
As mentioned in the first part of the review, our issues in Male with the Iru Fushi staff there came from the fact that once our flight to the resort was cancelled, us and 2 other families were left to our own resources to find a place to stay for the night. This meant extra hotel charges for us and last minute decisions which were both stressful and not part of what should be a 5 star experience. We completely understand the decision not to fly but we would have expected hotel arrangements to be taken care of by the resort so that we would be taken care of as well as we were at the resort. We provided this feedback to the Iru Fushi MGMT and they were very understanding of our position and made every effort to make up for this situation. It was our opinion that they should have something lined up for travelers in this case. But the staff was amazing for the whole time!
For those who are searching for hotels options close to Kuredu Island, there are several options. Within a 6-mile away from the center of Kuredu Island, is the Kanuhura Resort & Spa. The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is situated 17 miles away. If you'd prefer, you could book a bed at the Komandoo Maldives Island Resort or the Palm Beach Resort & Spa.
Located 35 miles to the east of Kuredu Island is Meedhupparu, which offers a range of hotels and apartments. Hotels here are the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas All Inclusive and Adaaran Select Meedhupparu All Inclusive.
Male International Airport is the most commonly used airport and can be found 95 miles from Kuredu Island. Nearby hotels are Kurumba Maldives and Hotel Jen Malé, Maldives.