Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa Hotel

, Male, Maldives
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Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa Hotel

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North Male Atoll - Male - Maldives Hotel Website | 960 444 888
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Fantastic

from MSN1
Simply a fantastic resort. Service, food, rooms, facilities (especially for kids), great excursions...you name it. Been to several places in the Indian Ocean and this is the best (prefer it to Lemuria in seychelles). We took our 3 kids (ages 4,7,11) and it's the best holiday they have ever had. We saw dolphins, pilot whales, did scuba, sailing, snorkelling and fishing. Just brilliant.

kuda hura-aaaaaaaahhhhh!

from W0zza
Fabulous....will definitely go again. Expensive but worth every penny and you will really miss the service when having to stay at other hotels. Stayed at the Banyan Tree when I last visited Maldives - price was almost the same and the difference is in the service and staff training.

Wonderful Resort

from Soozben
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful two-week stay at this resort.

As other reviewers have commented, the service and attention to detail is superb. Nothing is too much trouble (they even built a fence in front of our beach bungalow so that we could sunbathe in private) and the staff are extremely friendly. I liked the way room service (in-Bungalow dining) was very efficient and always gave you a precise time your food would arrive.

Re: the food. Baraabaru, the Indian restaurant, was excellent. We had a romantic dinner there and Aji, the chef, took excellent care of us. It is amongst the best Indian food I have had. However, we thought that the dishes at Reef Club (Italian) were somewhat lacking in flavour and at Cafe Huraa we weren't that impressed either and found it lacking in atmosphere. The antipasti buffet at Reef Club for lunch was good (although the same every day) and the pizzas were delicious so I suppose overall I would say that we found the food a bit hit and miss - if it had not been for Baraabaru I would have been disappointed.

Researching before we left, I chose a beach bungalow with pool on the sunset side. This was a great room and I loved the outdoor shower but didn't like the lack of privacy. If you are sunbathing on your terrace area you can see right into your neighbours and vice versa. So for our last few nights we switched to a water bungalow (sunrise side) which are totally private (apart from the odd snorkeller passing by!) and the same size room as the beach bungalow but minus the pool. The huge added bonus was that on the sunrise side there was a lovely breeze. I would definitely check with reception before going which side is the current breezy side (as it changes) - it made a huge difference to our enjoyment of being outside. We could stay out without getting hot and sweaty and needing to go for a dip every 10 mins which was our experience during the first week.

We both agreed that the view from the sunrise side is infinitely nicer and we found the water bungalow very noisy at night-time with the ocean. The A/C is also rather loud so bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper!

The resort offers lots of activities, most of which we didn't avail of. They have recently added parasailing which we were saving for our last day but it was raining so we missed out on that. It looked amazing though.

We went to the spa every other day and it was really special to have your massage looking at the fish swimming below you! Most of the treatments were good and the staff again were so welcoming and friendly. We booked everything before we left, something I would recommend doing - especially as they only have a 4-hour cancellation policy. The yoga is Hatha yoga so, preferring a more dynamic yoga, I opted out of it after trying it once but my husband went every day and enjoyed it.

The current was extremeley strong on the sunrise side - you had to swim to stay in the same place. This detracted somewhat from our snorkelling experience but then we could have gone on a guided snorkelling trip but we didn't.

There is a lot of dead coral so you have to be a bit careful walking along the beach and in the ocean. Much as I don't like them, I think a pair of Crocs would come in very handy here!

It is a casual resort in terms of dress code. I had brought lots of nice shoes for the evening but ended up not wearing them because of the sand and also all the restaurants have wooden plank floors which your heels would slip through. So ladies there is no need to dress up that much for dinner!

The rooms are well-equipped and cleaned twice a day. The beds are very comfortable. If you bring a Monster cable with you, you can connect your iPod to the Bose system they have there. The DVD Player is multi-regional and they have nice 42" plasma screens.

We would definitely like to return to Kuda Huraa and would next time combine it with a stay at Reethi Rah or one of the other resorts.

Great Stay, but lacks special treatment for Honeymooners

from uvababy
As all previous reviews already stated - GREAT resort. My only issue is that unlike a lot of other resorts in the Malidives, they lack the special treatment for the honeymooners. I think when couples go somewhere on a honeymoon, they should be treated with something extra like spa treatments or a romantic private dinner along with the daily fruit and champagne! My only minor complaint, but we truly enjoyed our stay!

Wow! What a hotel...

from keentraveller-7
We have just returned from a week at this amazing resort. We weren't sure if it would be too restricting to be on a small island, but our worries were unfounded.

The quality of the accommodation ,(we were in a water bungalow), was superb: four poster bed with crisp white sheets, plenty of fluffy towels, a huge limestone bath to relax in, a fab shower that you could access from the sundeck if you so wished. The sundeck was very private and there were steps down to the sea, from which one could snorkel. Snorkel and flippers are provided free from the recreational centre. We chose to go on the sunset side, which we feel was the better side and from which we could watch the sun setting every evening...

The service was truly exceptional: friendly staff who remembered your name; nothing was too much trouble. There were plenty of sunbeds on the beach, each of which had two beach towels. Copious amounts of (free) glasses of iced water were distributed on the beach along with cold flannels and bottles of water with which to spray ones face.

The sea was beautiful, very warm, and mostly empty of other swimmers. The snorkelling is great fun, there are lots of beautiful fish to see. We would recommend the snorkelling trip, which takes you to a coral reef, it's truly like swimming in an aquarium.

There are three restaurants, all of which provided top quality food, always delicious. The wine is expensive, approx $16 a glass, spirits are cheaper. We used the Italian restaurant the most, but that's a matter of taste, as the others (Indian and Asian) are very good too.

For those who need it, there is a business centre with internet facilitlies. And for those welded to their phone, there is a signal, but, hey, who would want to make calls in paradise?

Any negatives? The spa, which is lovely, and which we used, is very close to the jetty so you can hear some engine noise occasionally during a treatment. Also there was a speedboat that pulled children along in a dinghy-type boat. Their delighted screams could be heard rather more than one would have liked.

However, all in all, a wonderful hotel. We would thoroughly recommend it and shall be returning. One of the best moments was reading, over breakfast, of the snow that was crippling Britain, whilst looking out to the sea. Bliss!

Foodie heaven and diving paradise

from normcaijing
Having reopened after a complete rebuilt and upgrade after the tsunami, the hotel resort has everything one would expect for a first-class destination in the Maldives: white sandy beach, crystal-clear water with colours from the palest emerald to various shades of blue, luxurious rooms and suites, plenty of activity for water-sports lovers and divers, family friendly atmospher and everything else you could wish for.

What has exceeded my expectations by a large margin is the quality of the food in the resort's three restaurants. Cafe Huraa provides all day dining of Chinese, Japanese, pan-Asian, fusion and European dishes in a pool-side location; the signature Barabaaru serves modern Indian cuisine that is both refined and adventurous, chef's special lamb is highly recommended as is the lovely lobster starter; the Reef club dishes out authentic Italian fair that seems perfectly suited to the tropical weather, it is hard to beat the antipasti for lunch or the chef's daily special pasta dishes. Needless to say fish are the freshest daily catches from local fishermen, and guests can bring their own catch from the sunset fishing cruise to the restaurants to be prepared by the chef, simply and expertly grilled to perfection; the local fish greenjob is particularly tender and flavoursome, and few things can beat tuna sashimi carved out of the afternoon's game fishing on board the High Flyer. Wine list is impressive as evidenced by the number of first growth Bordeaux in display at the temperature controlled walk-in cellar and service efficient and pleasant.

This being in the Maldives also means it's a diver's paradise with many wonderful diving sites within a short boat ride away, even snorkeling can be totally satisfying as the House Reef with its 30m drop off at the edge of the lagoon is only a few minutes' swim away. Colourful tropical fish swamp the shallow water in the lagoon and bigger ones roam the deeper stretches. It is truly amazing how abundant marine life is in this part of the Indian ocean. I cannot wait to return.

Best vacation ever

from chicagolaw
Where do I start. This was the best vacation ever. Everything about the resort was wonderful. The staff was the most professional and courteous I have ever encountered, the grounds were immaculate and the pool was always clean and most of the time empty.

My husband and my 12 month old son and I stayed here for 5 nights in November over the Thanksgiving holiday. Before going I had been watching the weather and was very nervous about going because of all the rain. Well it did rain 3 of the days we were there, but sometimes the rain was just in the morning and then by the afternoon the sun was shining. But even with the rain, it was paradise here. We had two full days of beautiful sunshine. It doesn't take long to get a sun tan here either. One of the days we went snorkeling right out front of our room and saw some amazing fish, the water is so clear and so clean.

When we first arrived we were greeted at the airport, they took our bags and we got them back at our hotel room. We didn't have to bother with them at all. The boat ride to the hotel was nice. We got a bottle of cold water, which was much needed, the humidity was something else, and a cold wash cloth. Then once we arrived at the Four Seasons we were taken to check in and told to have a seat and everything would be brought to us. We were give this wonderful ginger and lime drink. So good. Check-in went smooth and we were taken on a tour of the property and to our room. The first day there it was rainy and cloudy, but after traveling for 36 hours, that was fine, we pretty much unpacked and went to bed. That we awoke at 11:00pm to find ants in our room. We called the front desk and they immediately came down to check on the problem. Eventually they moved us to another room for the evening while they took care of the problem. The staff was very prompt and professional. The ants were gone by the morning.

We stayed in a Beach Pavillion with pool. I would recommend others to stay in the Beach Bungalow with pool. Our room was plently big and it was very nice. Large flat screen, deep soaking tub, shower was great-even the water pressure, everything was nice, BUT the Beach Bungalow is located on the other side so you are facing the ocean side vs. the lagoon side. That the only thing. The lagoon side is still nice, but the water on the ocean side is cleaner. Even in the beach pavillion you still have direct access to the beach and can see the water from your room.

The food was decent. I have had better, but all things considering, I can't really complain. The breakfast every morning was really nice. The staff greeted us by name and they had the best fresh orange juice. It was a buffet breakfast and I thought the food was just OK. Dinners were better. The staff went out of their way to be helpful with my son. They gave him special silverware and a sippy cup. They made me a special plate when I asked. We had room service more than we ate in the restaurants just because it is easier with a 1 year old.

I just can't complain about this property. I loved it. I wouldn't hesitate for a second about going back. If you are thinking about going book now, it is paradise.

t Begin To Describe It ...

from Yiscah
My family and I stayed at Kuda Huraa for 12 wonderful days in December. We loved it so much that we actually extended our stay, from 10 to 12 days (and would have stayed longer if we could have).
From the moment you arrive, you can tell this is a place like no other. Every detail of your trip is done to perfection. Whilst there were children on the island (we had our 8 year old with us), they were well catered for in the Kid's Club - off having fun and not running around rampant.
No matter what you enjoy doing on holiday, Kuda Huraa has it all - my husband enjoyed diving daily, my mother was happy to sit poolside and read, my father was happy to sit in the Sunset Lounge with a Corona and an order of spring rolls, my sister took up surfing, my daughter went snorkeling, parasailing, diving, hunting for crabs and I finally got the chance to go snorkeling.... we all found something we loved!
I can't recommend this establishment highly enough. The staff are among the best people in the world. We will definitely be going back next year.

Absolutely perfect

from cosmopolitan77
We staid at the Maldives Four Seasons hotel for our honeymoon and we just loved it!

The hotel was perfect, the staff extremely friendly and the food also delicious. There were three restaurants to choose from, and we had dinner at the hotel restaurant almost every evening as it had wonderful sushi and seafood.

We stayed at a ocean bungalow and it was a dream. The bungalow was secluded and the view of the lagoon and house reef wonderful. It has a big terrace with swimming possibilities and it was great to go snorkeling in the morning from your own swim platform. We also enjoyed breakfast at our own terrace some mornings and the service was great. You seldom get your eggs freshly fried and warm when ordering to the room, but here they even bring your own toaster, so that the toast is perfectly fresh! And the price was the same as having breakfast at the restaurant.

The pool area was very nice and quiet although there were kids playing at the area. All in all, the whole island was wonderful and as the hotel is not so big, you could always find a secluded spot on the beach to take in the sun. There is also service on the beach, so we got fresh, cold towels regularly and could order drinks and snacks also to the beach.

We also stayed at the Island Explorer yacht for a few nights and saw the best diving locations ever! The cruise includes everything, even two dives per day and the staff was the best ever. Wonderful people, who are friendly and really seem to love their work.

We have been dreaming of going back there, but as the price is quite high we have been settling for more affordable choices.

If you want a perfect holiday, you should absolutely go to this hotel. But be aware, you will compare everything you experience after this holiday to it. And nothing will be as wonderful as this -the service, the overall feeling of the location and hotel, the diving etc...

Great Place to Stay

from turtle-diver
First, I would like to thank all who contribute to tripadvisor reviews. I find it extremely helpful when planning a vacation and I have chosen my last hotels based on an analysis of the reviews.

Now to the Four Seasons at Kuda Hura. I have chosen the hotel - travelling with my wife and a 3-year old, because: My wife and I wanted to go diving with a professional dive-center, have a pretty efficient transfer time between airport and hotel, have a high service standard (5 stars), nice large rooms not over the water (because of little-one), have a nice pool area to spend time teaching her swimming, a nice wellness area for my wife, have a high probability to meet other children of same age and last, but not least enjoy romantic dinners with excellent cuisine.

I have found all that in the Kuda Hura Four Seasons. The highlights are the professionality of the Dive Center (safety, equipment, management, instructors), the very high quality of the four restaurants (by preference: 1. Indian, 2. Barbecue, 3. Asian Main restaurant and 4 Italian) and the proximity of all facilities and the general child-friendliness (personalized cake on arrival, items to play in the sand, little bag with dolphin, other toys, good kids club).

We had a sunset-bungalow with pool (thanks to a tripadvisor review we asked for it in advance and it is the better side).

I can highly recommend the place. On 1st of November Four Seasons has opened a new resort further away which probably provides "wilder" Robinsonesque feeling and I might try a combination of both islands next time.

Enjoy!

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Accomodation options Although they are much cheaper and therefore seem potentially less desirable, I would strongly recommend getting a beach pavillion or beach bungalow over a water bungalow. The added convenience, closeness to the beach, private pool and added privacy are huge benefits.

Accomodation options Although they are much cheaper and therefore seem potentially less desirable, I would strongly recommend getting a beach pavillion or beach bungalow over a water bungalow. The added convenience, closeness to the beach, private pool and added privacy are huge benefits.

Accomodation options Although they are much cheaper and therefore seem potentially less desirable, I would strongly recommend getting a beach pavillion or beach bungalow over a water bungalow. The added convenience, closeness to the beach, private pool and added privacy are huge benefits.

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