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Maldives : Things to do in The Maldives for 7 Days

Thursday, January 25, 2018
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Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

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Our recent stay in Maldives was at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, a 25 minutes speedboat ride from Male. The little sister to Landaa Giraavaru and keeping up with the Maldivian Villagers style deco. Luda Huraa in Maldivian means “little island” and so, the little island was created in a way where you can walk everywhere almost as if you are in a little village. We spent 3 nights on the island and cyclone Ockhi was just ending but we did face some drastic storms during our stay. Each overwater villa has their own private pool and an option to chose between sunrise or sunset. We spent most of our days at sea exploring the dive center’s activities and only our last day, spent some time at the main pool, where you can also have your breakfast at Cafe Huraa. 

ACTIVITIES IN FOUR SEASONS KUDA HURAA

Surf Center  Some of the best waves in the world can be found just minutes away from Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa and it was one of the reasons why we decided to visit! The Resort’s surf school, run exclusively for Four Seasons by Tropicsurf, offers certified courses for beginners, a variety of clinics, and escorted excursions for more experienced surfers. Staff member also revealed to us the best secret surf spots! So if you are a surf lover, you will definitely love catching some waves here!!

Island Living  If you were ever curious on how the locals liven the island, then near Kuda Huraa sits the village of Bodu Huraa, where you can get a first-hand look at local island life. Take a boat ride over and enjoy a stroll past the village schools, see shipbuilders and fisherman at work, or stop into one of the small restaurants for authentic Maldivian fare.

Cruise the Four Seasons Explorer Four Seasons Explorer is their most intimate resort experience: a luxurious three-deck catamaran that embarks on 3-, 4- and 7-night cruises, plus private leisure, surf and manta ray charters into the undiscovered Maldives. It sails between the enchanting garden island of Kuda Huraa and the pristine hideaway of Landaa Giraavaru in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Water Activities One of the GREATEST things to in Maldives is spend 9 hours at the beach! Activities from Kayaking, Seabed water sled (which I loved!), snorkeling, jet skying, diving, sailing and you might even pick up a new hobby!

Dolphin Cruise I’ve always said that the most beautiful sunset is a Maldivian sunset and the best sunrise is the African one! Having done the dolphin cruise over 10 times, every time I hop on, it always gives a different and relaxing experience! 

Spa Experience Take a dinghy to another little island and experience the treatment rooms’ transparent floor panels look deep into the ocean while you have a deep tissue massage! On both occasion,  I saw some eagle rays right under my nose!

Turtle and Shark Safari Take a speedboat to a neighboring island and snorkel with the most beautiful fish! The Turtle and shark island is a very popular location where sharks and turtles are mostly found there. We found around 3 turtles and 9 sharks! Being underwater with these beautiful creatures is one of the best things about the Maldives and super safe!

Wreck Diving Divers, check this out! The Shipyard, where there are two wrecks near Lhaviyani Atoll, Skipjack 1 (the former Hokomaro 3) and the Gaaffaru. This is not our first ship wreck, the first one I ever saw was diving in Greece, but I have to stay, seeing the ships under water is one of the most eeriest things ever!

Learn More About Turtles The Marine Discovery Center in Kuda Huraa opened in 2011 and also houses the Maldivian Sea Turtle Conservation Program that helps to rear turtle hatchlings as well as care for rescued turtles until they are healthy enough to be returned to the sea. Kids can also attend marine biology camp for the day and learn so much about the marine life and it is extremely important that they do so!

Important Information Use fewer plastic products. Plastics that end up as ocean debris contribute to habitat destruction and entangle and kill tens of thousands of marine animals each year. To limit your impact, carry a reusable water bottle, store food in nondisposable containers, bring your own cloth tote or other reusable bag when shopping, and recycle whenever possible.

Maldives Kuda Huraa –  www.fourseasons.com/maldiveskh/ – North Malé Atoll 

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Maldives is always the perfect escape

Maldives has always been the perfect escape for me and my family. I travel to Maldives alone, I travel there with girlfriends and I travel to Maldives with my husband and 6 year old daughter. It has always been a place in my element. The sea and the underwater life. As a certified PADI diver and a surfer, I host many small group travel to Maldives for volunteer projects to clean up the neighboring island and to educate the people back home on our marine world. Always remember to be mindful of using plastic such as straws, bags, bottles when in Maldives and avoid feeding fish or sharks. Always remember to never step on corals while snorkeling as you can kill them and it would take years and years for them to grow. They are very important for the marine lifecycle.  Click below if you like to register to join one of our trips for marine conservation.

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