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holiday island resort
Beach of Kuramathi (Lagoon)
Beach of Kuramathi (Lagoon)
Kuramathi is located in Maldives
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 04°15′31″N 72°58′48″E / 4.25861°N 72.98000°E / 4.25861; 72.98000Coordinates: 04°15′31″N 72°58′48″E / 4.25861°N 72.98000°E / 4.25861; 72.98000
Administrative atollAlif Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé56 km (35 mi)
 • Length0.975 km (0.606 mi)
 • Width0.650 km (0.404 mi)
 • Total839
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Kuramathi at 2 km (1 mi) long is the largest of six islands that belong to the small natural atoll, located a few miles off NE Ari Atoll, known as Karaa, Thoddoo, or Thoddoo Atoll, which administratively belongs to Alif Alif Atoll.


Geographically, the island is located approximately 56 km (35 mi) south west of the capital island Malé and can be reached by a 20-minute sea plane flight or a 90-minute boat transfer. There is a sandbank on the west of the island which is only visible when the tide is low.


Sandbank of Kuramathi

Since January 2000, Kuramathi has had a biological station where guests can obtain information about the local marine environment.

The following marine life can be encountered in Kuramathi: angelfish; butterflyfish; corals; hawkfish; manta rays; Moorish idols; moray eels; parrotfish; Portuguese man o' wars; rays; sea turtles; sharks; surgeonfish; sweetlips; triggerfish; unicornfish; Sunfish

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