I am very happy to present a video from Kuredu filmed and edited by the very talented Phil James. :-) Phil is a fellow Maldivian addict and has visited many resorts in this paradise country, but Kuredu is still at the top of his list. Going for my 14th visit in 2 weeks time, I could not agree more!
James kindly sent me the email below to tell me a bit about himself for the Maldivesbug, being very generous with his time and talent. Thank you so muchPhil!!!!
In the video above you will find Phil himself and his beautiful partner "H" as well.
"I am a 40 something-year-old and I have two amazing children, both girls; one aged 12 who is a sporting genius and has already become one of the countries best swimmers for her age and my 8-year-old who is just the funniest bundle of joy besides loving to make everyone smile and laugh. H is my partner, you will see her in some of my videos; we have been together for the past 3 years and she is my absolute rock. Having worked in sales and marketing for many years I have decided to take a break and try out a few new things over the past year. I have always wanted to do something with photography/film industry and even went to college to try and get into the film industry to be a runner on set and work my way up from there; however, I quickly fell into a job and excelled at it, thus ending my time working with cameras and the college degree. YouTube is now a way I can start to make and produce productions for the public to see and hopefully enjoy. I am still getting my head around how to use new software such as editing suites and how to present my videos but over time these skills will become better and the films produced will become not only more watchable, but I will find my own niche in the big wild world of online filming. Also, there are so many people who are willing to help or to watch and learn from. Having been very lucky in my career to travel a fair portion of the world I can honestly say The Maldives is “overall” the best place on earth I have ever visited. I have been to over 10 different resorts over the years and the most recent visit was to Kuredu Island Resort to the North of Male. Both H and I fell in love with Kuredu the moment we landed. You would think an island with over 800 guests would be crowded and we were very skeptical as we like our privacy; however, the island is ideal for all and any type of guest. If you like privacy you have it in abundance with some days only seeing people when dining but if you would like entertainment or have children the main areas are thriving with activity for all the family and as such making it a wonderful destination for all. Kuredu really has done an amazing job from the top to the bottom; what do I mean by this. Well, things like their staff are just on point, attentive and always friendly. Their food is brilliant even the buffet was superb every night. In fact, I think we only had dinner out 3 times at other restaurants the dinner at the buffet was so good. They have so much to offer, so if that’s what you are looking for; too much even to write about but examples are their dive and snorkel teams are the best we have ever had the privilege to meet and swim with. The islands sailboat is large, comfortable and the crew is wonderful – truly an experience not to be missed. The largest underwater restaurant in the world is only 5 minutes away on their sister island Hurawalhi and the spas are just fabulous as well. Finally lets not forget they have a golf course and full-size football pitch... So, to round things off, Maldives is amazing a must visit for everyone and I will hopefully see you there next year." //Phil James