Kurumba Maldives Celebrates International Women’s Day

Kurumba Maldives - Acupressure SessionKurumba Maldives celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March 2016 with a number of planned activities, for guests and employees. The purpose of International Women’s Day is to celebrate women’s achievements and to continue the journey to greater equality.

Kurumba Maldives - Chanting SessionKurumba Maldives - Fitness Class 2Kurumba Maldives - Water Sports activitiesThe day started with a Yoga session, followed by a healthy breakfast in the VIP Lounge meeting room. 2 guest speakers were invited to this gathering: Miss Hiyam Afeef, the first female seaplane pilot in the Maldives, and Dr. Athifa Saeed. Miss Hiyam talked about her professional journey and Dr. Athifa presented an informative session about women’s health.

Kurumba Maldives - Cloud of RecognitionKurumba Maldives - Healthy BreakfastKurumba Maldives - Power Yoga sessionThe highlight of the breakfast was an auction for charity, where eleven “Personal Butlers” (members of staff at Kurumba) were auctioned in exchange for a day with the lucky winners, raising a total of US$1400 for the charity ARC – Advocating Rights for Children.

Kurumba Maldives - Dr Athifa Saeed speechKurumba Maldives - Hiyam Afeef speechKurumba Maldives - Personal Butlers Auction for CharityOther activities that followed were: Acupressure, a Fitness Class, Power Yoga, Stand up paddle board class, watersports and diving trials, as well as a group meditative session. On average, around 20 ladies took part in each activity.

Kurumba Maldives - Fitness Class 1Kurumba Maldives - Morning Yoga SessionMs. Aishath Zulfishan, Veli Spa Manager at Kurumba Maldives commented: “In Kurumba Maldives, we feel that each year our International Women’s Day celebration becomes stronger and stronger, with more women engaged and more efforts placed into the event. We have evolved from a single experience in previous years to multiple activities, throughout the day for all women to enjoy. We are very proud to be able to motivate our female talent through a milestone celebration such as this”.

About Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ Atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10 minute speedboat ride from the airport. Dotted with coconut trees that are the island’s namesake, Kurumba was the first private island resort in the Maldives. Beautiful gardens, palm fringed white sandy beaches and a vibrant house reef is the hallmarks of this classic Maldivian resort.

The resort offers an array of nine styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread amongst the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants to choose from Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparalleled choice of dining experiences and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic refuges and quiet spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and families alike.

Over the years, Kurumba has played host to a variety of foreign dignitaries and Heads of State, including Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and former US Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. It has also been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards, including Maldives Leading Hotel (World Travel Awards) in 2010 and 2011, and Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for Best Service and Luxury (2013) as well as the number one All Inclusive resort in Asia (2014 and 2015), and number one best All-Inclusive resort in the world (2015).