Kuramathi

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Kuramathi
Holiday island resort
Beach of Kuramathi (Lagoon)
Beach of Kuramathi (Lagoon)
Kuramathi is located in Maldives
Kuramathi
Kuramathi
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
Country Maldives
Administrative atoll Alif Alif Atoll
Distance to Malé 28.24 km (17.55 mi)
Dimensions
 • Length 0.975 km (0.606 mi)
 • Width 0.650 km (0.404 mi)
Population
 • Total 839
Time zone MST (UTC+05:00)

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 Ross, Rasdhoo, or Rasdu Atoll, which administratively belongs to Alif Alif Atoll.

Kuramathi is one of eight holiday resort islands owned and managed by Universal Enterprises Limited, a Maldivian company. There is a sandbank on the west of the island which is only visible when the tide is low.

Geography[edit]

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.

Ecology[edit]

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;

Sandbank of Kuramathi

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