Getting to Kuramathi from Velana International Airport
Kuramathi island is accessible either by sea-plane or speedboat.
The sea-plane ride is more scenic and gets you to the island faster but significantly costlier than the speed-boat transfer. A round trip sea-plane transfer can cost more than 350$ per person whereas the round trip speed-boat transfer is around 100$ per person.
So unless you are specifically looking for the sea-plane experience, I would personally recommend taking the speed-boat transfer for 2 reasons - (i) You save significantly more on your budget which you can actually spend on many other activities in the resort & (ii) the time taken by the speed-boat is manageable since its only about an hour . Besides, the sea-plane timings are not known till a day prior and so you might have to alter your transfer plans from the resort accordingly thereby actually losing time. The speed-boats have fixed timings and run 3 times a day to and from the airport.
Depending on what you decide, you can let the resort know and they will arrange the transfer accordingly.
Now lets look at the difficult task of narrowing down on that perfect resort for your vacation out of so many amazing resorts in the Maldives and why Kuramathi Island stands out on that list.
1. Room for every budget
Kuramathi has upto 11 different types of villa categories catering to all budgets and experiences - starting from the budget Beach villa to high end Thundi Water Villa with private pools. This gives you great flexibility to really tune your stay as a perfect blend of luxury and cost effectiveness by choosing either a particular room category or a mix of different categories over the duration of your stay. This is a great flexibility to have to manage your budget and still spend more number of days in Maldives as most resorts are typically so expensive.
As a recommendation, I would suggest to at least book 1 night in the water villa category as it is a serene experience to stay right on top of the ocean and have exclusive access to the lagoon from your room.