Completely renovated, refurbished and extended throughout, each vast oceanic haven has its own private 24-square-metre infinity pool, accessible through sliding glass doors from a brand-new daybed alcove in the master bedroom.
At the furthermost end of each villa’s vastly extended wooden sun deck – past the loungers and huge overwater sunbathing net – an open-air pavilion takes the notion of overwater living to the very edge with a shaded sofa area, dining table for four, over-lagoon hammocks and steps into the warm crystal lagoon dotted with fish and corals.
Available with one, two or three bedrooms, each ocean retreat is spaced for privacy along either the sunset or sunrise side of Kuda Huraa’s long water villa jetty.
In addition to the daybed alcove and air-conditioned lounge area, internal highlights include a naturally lit walk-through wardrobe corridor and a huge marble bathroom complete with separate shower cubicle and freestanding ocean-view tub.
Contemporary interiors are inspired by the vibrant garden-fresh colours of Kuda Huraa and complemented by cool timber flooring. A handmade Maldivian thatch roof and distinctive architectural detailing draw on the traditions of generations of local craftsmen to complement the resort’s sense of place. Upgraded in-room technology includes IPTV, full stereo system and 55-inch screen and espresso machine.
“We feel really proud to be putting Kuda Huraa on the map again with these exceptional overwater accommodations,” commented the resort’s General Manager Randy Shimabuku. “We know guests will love the extra space and innovative touches but when combined with our wonderful surf and dive options, new Island Spa sea sanctuary and baby turtle-rearing pools, we hope to be able to immerse them in the deepest possible marine-inspired experience that the Maldives has to offer.”