Our recent visit is at one of the most relaxing resorts surrounded by pristine beaches, shallow and calm lagoon, and beautiful house reef. Movenpick Kuredhivaru Maldives set itself amongst the best resorts in the serene atoll of Noonu.
Airport Arrival | Seaplane Ride | Resort Arrival
Since we arrive from the city of Male, we straight ahead went to counter 51 to find the airport representative, there he was smiling and waiting for us. It did not take him long to tag all our luggage, walked and assisted us for our seaplane check-in. There was quite a queue so he offered to take our passports and do the check-in by himself in our behalf. It was a swift and efficient service from the welcoming team. We took the seaplane bus to the seaplane terminal and waited not too long to board and off we go.
Our flight flew directly from the Male to Noonu Atoll which took us 40 minutes of scenic ride. For first timers in Maldives, the view is a full treat so always ready your camera and try to pick the window seat :).
Landing was very smooth and the full team of Movenpick awaits us at their arrival pavilion, lined up with Bodu Beru and welcoming team holding up welcome drinks and cold towels to refresh after the trip.
When we arrive we did a swift check-in and registration, and we didn’t wait too long to start enjoying the hospitality at the Latitude for lunch while the team took our luggage’s straight to our villas. You should never go hungry when on holiday and at Movenpick they made sure that we are filled with delectable cuisines from the start.
We stayed in the beautiful and spacious Overwater Pool Villa Lagoon that is built on stilts above the crystal blue lagoon. Upon opening the door, we were welcomed with huge glass bottom floor, a full glass pane that gave us perfect view of private pool then through the ocean. Usually an entry level category gives you just what you need but our villa impressed us with what if offers: a huge walk-in room hence we need not see our clothes dangling on our view in the room. In between the glass bottom floor you will find two separate sliding doors, one to the fully equipped bathroom, and the other to the gorgeous bedroom that is fitted with a super comfortable bed, linen and mini bar. The balcony with pool gave us an ample amount of space to move around, relax, and loose all the unwanted energies.
Should you wish to enjoy direct access to the super fine beach then you worry not because Beach Suites with Pool offers great space, comfortable bedroom and all important facilities that you need and above it all the privacy on this villa category is excellent.
For families or groups of friends traveling, you are perfectly covered on their Beach Spa Residence - Three Bedroom which comes with two rooms with king beds, one room with twin beds that can also be converted to a king bed, a dining table along the comfy living room, a private spa room with two treatment table. Lush vegetation provides excellent privacy yet on your private pool you can see the beach and the sea.
Restaurants and Bars
We never run out of options for dining, there were three restaurants to choose from during our stay.
We kicked it off with early lunch on our arrival at Latitude 5.5 which has got unique architecture built with authentic bamboos, we love this venue and we highly recommend it specially when chilling by the main public pool. You can hang out too at the bar area just adjacent to the restaurant.
Breakfast was some experience, once during your stay you should definitely give it a try, worth the penny, you can either go for the full on breakfast spread or keep it simple with continental floating breakfast. It is one of the most instagrammable photos!
Onu Marche offers a mix of western, oriental and local cuisine which we have tried. We experience the Arabian Night on our stay and kept our feet at the beach side table. If you want to keep your feet clean you may also just stay at the concrete side of the restaurant.
Facilities and Activities
We had a short stay so we had to miss the spa treatments but sure we took a very good look of all the offerings they have. In general, most of the Spa in the Maldives do offer relaxation and rejuvenating experience, at Sun Spa by Esthederm, whilst focusing on giving you a full relaxation and feeling rejuvenated, they also promote a holistic approach where they combine both mental and physical elements to make you a better you!
For early risers, they offer yoga classes on the overwater pavilion.
The food is great at this resort so if you wish to shed some of the calories, they do have 24/7 fitness center available for you!