(October 29, 2014) Kuredu: exploring the island
Entire journey for relax in Kuredu Island.
For the first time I can remember on this travel
today we mustn’t wake up early, but we do it anyway to check the
paradise is still there out of our room’s door. I go for a walk
following the beach to the South till the end passing by the area with
the Water Villages, which don’t make me to regret of choosing a Beach
In my way I only meet people from the staff cleaning the
grass line waves have been making during the night. It is a huge work
they must do every morning of the year.
Then we go to breakfast taking our snorkel equipment with us as
we plan to spend the morning at the other side of the island. Looking
at the image of the island above, if we take the quay as reference, we
are on the beaches on the upper coast and restaurants and swimming pool
are just at the beginning of the pier.
We take our place on the swimming pool and we get
a couple of cocktails. After some time enjoying the pool water is time
for the sea and we go to explore the lagoon at the right of the quay on
We wanted to check if the life underwater is like in our
side, but here is all larger: is deeper, so we can swim and dive here
and there are big groups of big fishes.
We’re already in love of this place so we explore it. First I go to the Welcome meeting the do every day at 11 AM. Here they explain everything we should know about the island. I've already known all but one imortant thing: Kuredu is one hour ahead of Male, so we're back to the Indian time.
Dive Center I get information about where the local reef is: it follows
a line parallel to the beach starting at the end of the quay to the
right. At the Center for Sea sports I see there is scheduled a trip for
tomorrow to see Giant Manta Rays, but the trip is not available for the
day after. As I want to do it I go to reception desk to change our
Robison Crusoe Experience from tomorrow to the day after so I get
tomorrow free. Then I book a place to the manta ray trip by 66$ per
After lunching we come back to our bungalow to enjoy the beach of
our side. During the afternoon people come to see the bunch of
stingrays and baby sharks living all around this area.
I explore deeper our side astonished by the amount of live in this little island.
The sunset marks the end of the day and we go out to dinner and
walk by the quay, where there is a Tea House at the end with lights to
the water where big fishes are coming.
We don’t join to the party at disco today either and go to bed.