Kuredu Celebrities: Rettey, Assistant Food and Beverage Manager
The team member we’re giving kudos to this month is Kuredu’s Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Abdul Rahman Gasim – Rettey. During his 17 years at the resort, Rettey has gained vast experience in his field, making him one of the key players in Kuredu’s ever-improving F&B offering.
Rettey, whose home island is Hinnavaru, initially joined us as Room Boy but soon transferred to the F&B Department to follow his passion. Acknowledging his dedication, ability to take initiative and to follow plans through, there have never been any ifs, ands or buts with the management’s support of Rettey. Though as much as it’s good to have him on site, it’s always a pleasure to enable him trips abroad so he can expand his horizons; Rettey has had the pleasure to explore Italy, India and Sri Lanka, and even represented Kuredu at the ITB Berlin in 2016 (see him looking good in a business and skiing suits in this article!), for which he is extremely grateful. ‘What also keeps my motivation high are the resort’s fantastic sports facilities as I’m an avid volleyball, football, badminton, tennis and softball player, not to forget our loyal repeaters, and colleagues whom I wish I had more time to spend with – but I’m the biggest fan of Friends series and that can’t be left ignored either!’
So, if no one told you where to eat and drink at Kuredu *clap clap clap clap*, keep on reading – here are a few insider’s tips by Rettey:
Best for sunset watching: Sai Kotari. Have a peppermint tea and cheesecake.
Best drink at the White Party: Flavoured Mojito.
Best cocktails: Those with Hernö Gin.
Top 2 must-dos for honeymooners: Candlelight Dinner (features unlimited all-inclusive plus drinks) and Romantic Dinner Cruise (7-course menu on board a wooden yacht, a bottle of Taittinger Champagne and wine).
Kuredu’s most romantic event: Renewal of wedding vows close to the island’s idyllic sandbank.
Latest addition to the bar offering: Bar Discovery – it allows you to experience different concepts of beverages designed by a professional mixologist. You’ll love the Tiki Cocktail!