(October 30, 2014) Kuredu: Robinson Crusoe experience
We've purchased for this day the Robison Crusoe experience,
will make us to spend the morning in a small dessert island for
Since we planned all this travel the most special day was
the one we have a small beautiful desert island all for us and that day
has just come as it is today. Sky looks good, which was our main
concern since all the rain yesterday.
As we must be at 8:45 AM by the tour desks, besides reception desk, we
go to take our breakfast with the bag with the things we’re going to
take to the island. It is not like the typical question about what you
would bring to a desert island as all the survival part coming with the
question is already solved here by the hotel: they bring food, drinks
and some other items we could need. So we’re bringing in our bag
towels, sun cream, some cameras, snorkel.
in charge of the tours takes us to a boat in the quay where they put
three cool boxes. The driver takes us to the island and they leave the
boxes on a table set in the only entrance to the island through the
vegetation, in shadow. One of the boxes is full of food, the other is
full of drinks and the third one has some things we can need as a cell
phone with cover to call to the resort in case of problems. Our only
indication: not to go to the other island as it belongs to another
I spend just a couple of minutes exploring the island: the path
shaped as T takes to a small and beautiful beach at right with a
barbeque and a hut with a bed. At left we have a big white sand area
connected to the beach we’ve set at, using the hammocks under a roof
made of dry leaves.
I soon realize there is nothing to see underwater as animals are
not coming to such shallow and sandy place so we could save bringing
the snorkel equipment. About animals, the island is full of hermit crab
of all sizes. Somehow, although this could be a point to my fear of
tedious in spending 4 hours in such isolated place, it is really the
When we’re picked up around 12:45 PM the time has been too short
enjoying one of the best environments you can get in Maldives. I think
you cannot get to Kuredu and not having this experience as you would
miss the best of this country. We’ll never forget this small spot in
We are in Kuredu on time to lunch and go directly as don’t
want to miss it as yesterday. We spend the afternoon in our beach,
although I do some trips to the other coast to snorkel in new places
trying to see a turtle, which is the only I miss.
No turtles for me, but I manage at last to get a picture of the giant
bat is flying around the island since the first day.
The sunset comes as every day. We still have a lot of
hours in this country in front, but we’re saying good bye to everything.
When we go to dinner, decoration recalls us it is Halloween
tonight and we take something in the disco before going to bed and
think about the baggage we must get ready tomorrow.