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holiday island resort
Beach of Kuramathi (Lagoon)
|Administrative atoll||Alif Alif Atoll|
|Distance to Malé||56 km (35 mi)|
|• Length||0.975 km (0.606 mi)|
|• Width||0.650 km (0.404 mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+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.
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