Maldives at Kuda Huraa


    May 1998

    Didier Jardin
Physical Features

Total Number of Rooms: 96

Design Aesthetic:

  • Inspired by Maldivian villages with thatched roofs, timber floors and decorative lattice panels and columns
  • Tropical-style interiors with teak wood
  • Beach and over-water bungalow accommodations with floor-to-ceiling ocean views


  • Grounds Kent Architects (guest rooms and public areas)
  • One Degree North Landscape Architects (landscaping)

Interior Designer(s): Hirsch Bedner Associates (guest rooms and public areas)

History: Reopened in September 2006

Location: North Malé Atoll

The Island Spa

Design Aesthetic:

  • On its own island, reached by two-minute boat ride
  • Thatched-roof treatment pavilions feature wooden floor decking, louvred side walls and sliding doors opening directly to the ocean
  • Below each massage bed, a portal is built into the floor decking for guests to gaze at the marine life below

Interior Designer: Hinke Zieck

Number of Treatment Rooms: 7

Signature Treatment:

  • Enchanted Reef - A Journey to Serenity (2 day program)

Special Features:

  • Private garden courtyard with open-air shower
  • Night Spa

Spa Director:  Maxime Lureau  



Examples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Coconut
  • Tuna, mahi mahi, jack fish and white snapper

Restaurant: Baraabaru

  • Signature Dish: Baraabaru raan pot - roasted organic young lamb leg finished in the tandoor
  • Indoor Seating: 48
  • Outdoor Seating: 40 plus 5 at the tandoori bar and 4 in the gazebo
  • Designer: Grounds Kent Architects

Restaurant: Reef Club

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Signature Dish: Pappardelle alla Bolognese, signature homemade pasta with braised short rib ragu
  • Indoor Seating: 40
  • Outdoor Seating: 40 on the deck, 16 in the courtyard and 9 at the bar
  • Designer: Grounds Kent Architects
  • Junior Sous Chef: Amrish Pandoo

Restaurant: Café Huraa

  • Signature Dish: Maldivian curried lobster - spiny lobster with Maldivian marinade served with coconut rice, chapatti
  • Indoor Seating: 74
  • Outdoor Seating: 24
  • Designer: Grounds Kent Architects
  • Junior Sous Chef: Ahmed Kischan Fahmy

Lounge: Poolside Bar

  • Designer: Grounds Kent Architects

Restaurant: Kandu Grill

  • Signature Dish: Corn fed half baked black chicken
  • Outdoor Seating: 32
  • Junior Sous Chef: Adam Naseer

On-site Activities:

  • Boating
  • Cooking classes at Baraabaru Restaurant
  • Dolphin cruise
  • Fishing
  • Jogging
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shark snorkel safari
  • Snorkelling
  • Turtle snorkel safari
  • Wakeboarding, water skiing, jet skiing
  • Water toys and equipment
  • Windsurfing

Off-site Activities:

  • "Robinson Crusoe" private island picnic excursion
  • Maldivian village visit
  • Sandbank picnic
  • Tour of capital city, Malé


  • Number of Pools: 2
    • Main Pool: An infinity edge freshwater pool with a large sun deck. Attendants regularly provide fresh towels and cooling spritzes of mist. Pool service and a swim-up bar provide refreshments
    • Children's Pool: An oval-shaped children's pool, adjacent to the main pool, overlooks the ocean

Fitness Facilities:

  • Size: 150 sq m / 1,615 sq ft
  • Special Features:
    • Overlooks infinity pool on the sunrise side of the island, with panoramic ocean views
    • Jogging trail on a central pathway of white sand amidst coconut palms and tropical blooms
  • Sample Fitness Activities:
    • Group yoga (morning sun salutations and evening meditation) held daily on the yoga platform facing the ocean
    • Private yoga sessions available with resident yogi
For Younger Guests

Kuda Mas ("little fish") Kids' Club has a wide range of supervised activities indoors and outdoors, including creative crafts, beach games, snorkelling, yoga sessions and cooking classes

The Furaavaru Teen Centre provides a place for teens to relax with a book, watch a movie or play one of the centre’s video games or engaging board games

Kuda Spa Kids & Teens menu featuring 12 treatments specially formulated for children and teenagers ages 6 to 16 years old

Meeting Rooms

Total Size: 84 sq m / 1,033 sq ft

Meet and Feed Capacity: 16

Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 30

Corporate Social Responsibility

One-year apprenticeship programme provides young Maldivians with a firm platform of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to perform successfully in the country's number one industry

Deep commitment to environmental programs

  • Coral Propagation Project
Special Features

Home port of Four Seasons Explorer, a catamaran available for three-, four- and seven-night cruises

Dedicated surf school

Resident marine biologists offer education programmes for guests and staff and oversee environmental programme

Juliana Ang
Senior Director of Public Relations and Communications
Tourism Court, #04-00, 1 Orchard Spring Lane