Kurumba Maldives Celebrates 46th anniversary

On this day 46 years ago, Kurumba Maldives opened its door to the first tourists who got to visit the Maldives. This marked the beginning of a romance where the whole world fell in love with the beautiful sun, sea and sands of the Maldives. Since then Maldives have become one of the most sought after dream destination in the world, attracting over 1.3 million tourists annually.

To commemorate this wonderful day, we began with a BBQ Master cooking competition face-off between guests and management team at Kandu Bar. Yes, the flames where hot and grills fiery! Later in the afternoon a mini-Olympics took place, where we found our very own Micheal Phelps (tanned and brown version) at the Water Sports Centre with snorkel equipment relay, ping-pong games and bathrobe challenges. After the fun and games, everyone joined the Management Cocktail at Athiri 1 for drinks and relaxed by the beach to the sounds of slow breaking waves and a setting sun.

The day was finally concluded with lively cultural dance at the Conference Hall after dinner. It paid off not to stuff too much at dinner because every ounce of energy was needed to swing those hips to the rhythm and beats of music from around the world

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ABOUT KURUMBA MALDIVES

Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year.

Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourist industry in the country. At that time, the Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, mains electricity or water, few vehicles and no paved roads, and only a small airstrip built by volunteers.

Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. The Maldivian hosts prepared meals informally.

Today the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed. About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972; in 2016 1.4 million tourists stayed in over 117 resorts through the 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.

Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.

Our Maldives resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from.

Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.

Kurumba Maldives … Maldives in Full Colours.

Kurumba Maldives Celebrates Maldives Independence Day

Every year on the 26th of July, Maldives celebrates its Independence Day with a series of festivities to be held throughout the country. If you were to visit the Maldives in July, you would be promised a show on this day either on the main island- Male’ or in any other resort islands like Kurumba Maldives.

At Kurumba Maldives, we celebrated this special event in our unique way with many activities carrying out during the day. The colours of Maldivian flags and traditional costumes together with the beats of “boduberu” drums created an appealing picture of colours and sounds, giving guests a rare glimpse of the real Maldives.

Maldivian art & craft activities were one of the highlights of the event, attracting many guests to participate in. Guests at all ages were given a wonderful opportunity to learn more about some local arts & crafts through activities such as Roses Making Class with coconut leaves, Maldivian Flag Face Painting, Write Name in Dhivehi language on coconut shell. At night, Maldivian-inspired theme buffet at Vihamanaa restaurant offered a great choice for food lovers to experience Maldivian cuisine.

The day full of excitements ended enthusiastically with a Maldivian fashion show, Boduberu performance, a mix of Bandiyaa Jehun with Dhandi Jehun dance and DJ performance at Kandu Bar, remarked a successful event on the occasion of the 53rd celebration of Maldives Independence day.

For more information about upcoming events in Kurumba Maldives, please check www.kurumba.com/maldives-event- calendar

For more information on Kurumba Maldives’ CSR program, which includes environment initiatives, please check www.kurumba.com/maldives-csr-activities

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 are 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 nine different restaurants to choose from Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparalleled choice of the dining experience 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 family 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).

Kurumba Maldives recognises Global Wellness Day

9th June has been accepted worldwide as Global Wellness Day with celebrations taking place in 100 countries around the world. “One day can change the whole life” has become the motto of this day. A day of dedication to fitness activities and wellness experience focused on living well and healthy.

At Kurumba Maldives, guests and team members had the opportunity to take part in a range of wellness activities to celebrate this special day.

yogaThe day kicked off with an idyllic Sunrise Yoga session by the beach, followed by Cross Fit Exercise, Kayak Race around the Island and finally ended on an energetic note of a forty-five minutes Zumba class. Take-the-walk challenge was the highlight of the day, with an aim to remind everyone that a simple practice can make a huge difference to our body.

The event saw the participation of not only guests but also team members on “No Selling of Cigarettes” challenge which encouraged smokers to reduce cigarette consumption for a better and healthy lifestyle.

About Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year.

Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourist industry in the country. At that time, the Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, mains electricity or water, few vehicles and no paved roads, and only a small airstrip built by volunteers.

Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. The Maldivian hosts prepared meals informally. Today the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed.

About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972; in 2016 1.4 million tourists stayed in over 117 resorts through the 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.

Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.

Our Maldives resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from.

Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of dining experiences and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.

Kurumba Maldives … Maldives in Full Colours.

Kurumba Maldives Celebrates World Oceans Day

The annually celebrated World Oceans Day comes along every 8th June with numerous events and activities to be held around the world, bringing people together to celebrate and honour the ocean.

To support this global environmental initiative, Kurumba Maldives hosted a number of activities for guests and team members to participate. Complimentary Snorkeling Safari and Lagoon Cleaning in conjunction with Clean-up dive activities were taken place with the participation of those who wished to take part in the lagoon and house reef clean-up activities. Inspired by the theme of this year’s event ‘preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean’, the clean-up activity aimed to raise awareness about the danger of plastics to marine life.

World Oceans DayChildren were also encouraged to engage in this event and show their appreciation to the ocean in a fun Art Competition organized at the Kids Club.

World Oceans DayThe celebration day marked by a Marine Life Presentation which helps ocean lovers to learn more about the inhabitants of the ocean- home to a diverse range of marine life.

For more information about upcoming events in Kurumba Maldives, please check //www.kurumba.com/maldives-event-calendar

For more information on Kurumba Maldives’ CSR program, which includes environment initiatives, please check //www.kurumba.com/maldives-csr-activities

About Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year.

Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourist industry in the country. At that time, the Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, mains electricity or water, few vehicles and no paved roads, and only a small airstrip built by volunteers.

Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. The Maldivian hosts prepared meals informally. Today the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed. About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972; in 2016 1.4 million

tourists stayed in over 117 resorts through the 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.

Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.

Our Maldives resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from.

Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.

Kurumba Maldives … Maldives in Full Colours.

Kurumba Maldives Celebrates Earth Day

Each year on 22nd April, millions of people around the world gather to celebrate Earth Day, holding different activities to honour our home planet.

Kurumba Earth Day 2018

Kurumba Maldives hosted a number of activities for guests and team members to enjoy. The day started with the House Reef & Lagoon cleaning organized by Kurumba’s team followed by the activity of tree planting around the island. A special Green & Back of House Tour was also conducted by the Recreation team which coincides with the Grand Opening of our second Green House on the island. To end the day’s celebration, a traditional Maldivian Bodu Mas show was held during the resort’s weekly Management cocktail which left guests in awe of this unique performance.

Also to commemorate this event, two of the resort’s restaurants, Café & Thila, offered a special discount on their Vegetarian menu. Glass bottles were used in place of plastic bottles in all the food and beverage outlets as well as the rooms’ mini bar.

Kurumba Maldives Earth Day 2018For more information about upcoming events in Kurumba Maldives, please check www.kurumba.com/maldives-eventcalendar
For more information on Kurumba Maldives’ CSR program, which includes environment initiatives, please check www.kurumba.com/maldives-csr-activities

ABOUT KURUMBA MALDIVES

Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year.

Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourist industry in the country. At that time, the Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, mains electricity or water, few vehicles and no paved roads, and only a small airstrip built by volunteers.

Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. The Maldivian hosts prepared meals informally. Today the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed.

About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972; in 2016 1.4 million tourists stayed in over 117 resorts through the 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.

Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.

Our Maldives resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from.

Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.

Kurumba Maldives … Maldives in Full Colours.

Celebrate love at Kurumba Maldives

Love romance? Get some extra in Kurumba Maldives on Valentine’s 2018, a day about romance and remembering the moments. Set on a tropical Maldivian island in the middle of Indian Ocean, the resort offers a range of experiences to explore hand in hand with your loved one.

Special decorations in the main area to set the mood for your celebration and creative “love” cocktails in bars. A day at the spa, with unique Maldivian healing treatments, romantic outdoor couple massages next to the sparkling ocean or Valentine’s chocolate flavored specials, designed for the occasion.

Treat yourself to an exclusive 5-course dinner served in Kurumba’s signature dining outlet – Thila restaurant. All courses are paired with fine wines selected by our sommelier. A true love and gastronomic journey in Kurumba Maldives to share between the two of you while wondering at the stars.

Our Italian restaurant Isola will also have on offer an exceptional 3-course dinner menu carefully designed by our Executive Chef, especially for the occasion.

Other holiday’s specials include romantic champagne and chocolate coated fruit delivery service from In Villa Dining, or dreamy Arabic night in Fez, Kurumba’s famous shisha lounge, with colourful after dinner cocktails and the fruity smoke from your shisha.

Special accommodation deals for the period include the Romantic Gateway package offering a seamless escape to the resort with a few extras to enjoy, such as a Balinese massage at Veli Spa for a couple and relaxing Sunset Cruise in search of wild dolphins while viewing the sun setting over the Indian Ocean.

Join us this Valentine’s Day to celebrate life and love through the true Maldivian island experience.

About Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year.

Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourist industry in the country. At that time, the Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, mains electricity or water, few vehicles and no paved roads, and only a small airstrip built by volunteers.

Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. The Maldivian hosts prepared meals informally. Today the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed.

About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972; in 2016 1.4 million tourists stayed in over 117 resorts through the Maldives.

Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.

Our Maldives resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from.

Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.

Kurumba Maldives … Maldives in Full Colours.

Kurumba Maldives wins Best Luxury Family Beach Resort in the world 2017

The multiple award-winning resort, the pioneer of the Maldives tourism industry, Kurumba Maldives is proud to announce they have been recognised as 2017’s Best Luxury Family Beach Resort in the world by the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of recognition of accomplishment by hotels in the luxury hospitality industry, offering acknowledgement to hotels for earning the respect of guests and industry players alike, by awarding hotels, as voted for by the public.

Commenting on the international recognition Ryszard Majewski, General Manager of Kurumba Maldives, said: “It is an honour to receive another international recognition for what we do. We would like to thank all Kurumba Maldives’ followers for casting their votes, and this achievement is a true reward for our team’s commitment to service excellence. With our variety of entertainment, facilities, activities and social events there is plenty on offer for families in our resort. This prestigious accolade serves as an inspiration for us to continually improve and evolve in delivering unforgettable experiences to our Guests.”

About Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year.

Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourist industry in the country. At that time, the Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, mains electricity or water, few vehicles and no paved roads, and only a small airstrip built by volunteers.

Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. The Maldivian hosts prepared meals informally. Today the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed.

About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972; in 2016 1.4 million tourists stayed in over 117 resorts through the Maldives.

Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Malé Atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10-minute speedboat ride from the airport.

Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.

The resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from.

Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of a dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.

Kurumba Maldives … Maldives in Full Colours.

Kurumba Maldives’ Veli Spa Revamps Services With New Spa Treatments

Kurumba Maldives is delighted to announce the new Veli Spa menu, with a new design and new treatments.

In addition to the existing treatments – Maldivian, global and outdoor massages, scrubs & wraps, manicures & pedicures, facials and full body treatments, as well as Yoga and Wellness packages – the Veli Spa menu has expanded with the below treatments:

Veli Spa, Kurumba Maldives

Lumbo Theyo Dhemun: this full body herb-infused oil massage has been developed to reduce stiff, tense muscles and is followed by a body wrap. The oils used to perform this treatment are part of a secret recipe developed by Maldivian healers alongside our Spa Manager Mrs. Aishath Zulfishan.

Lumbo Theyo Dhemun, Veli Spa, Kurumba Maldives
Lumbo Theyo Dhemun, Veli Spa, Kurumba Maldives

Hilot and Malay Fusion Massage: this treatment focuses on ancient methods passed down through generations of Filipino and Malay cultures, the techniques of which help improve the emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of guests. Warmed coconut or herbal oil are placed over the body with banana leaves to reduce tension, imbalances and blockages in the body.

Hilot and Malay Fusion, Veli Spa, Kurumba Maldives
Hilot and Malay Fusion, Veli Spa, Kurumba Maldives

Veli Spa’s concept revolves around Maldivian treatments which are very successful, and in order to strengthen its ties to the Asian traditions, Veli Spa wishes to embrace these exciting new therapies in addition to existing offerings.

Maldivian treatments, Veli Spa, Kurumba MaldivesFor further information, please see:

About Veli Spa
Veli Spa Menu

Kurumba Maldives Refurbishes Majaa Recreation

Kurumba Maldives is delighted to announce the refurbishment of Majaa Recreation and the addition of more activities and facilities for teenagers, and the young at heart.

Majaa Recreation, Kurumba Maldives

Majaa Recreation, Kurumba MaldivesMajaa Recreation has taken over a much larger space, allowing a larger number of new and exciting facilities. This includes a new cinema room, outdoor games area, marine center, Wii games area, PlayStation Pods, library and outdoor play area, as well as a new water splash pad for younger children.

At the same time, the resort also added younger children’s outdoor games, a giant chess board games and a sand pit.

Majaa Recreation, Kurumba Maldives

Glenn Cardeno, Recreation Manager at Kurumba Maldives stated: “Kurumba aims to create a playful and charismatic resort experience, this is an island resort which does more for its guests and offers great choices. Majaa Recreation is a very important area, which provides its residents with the option to be active, join in and most importantly – have fun! Majaa actually translates as “fun” in the local language!

Majaa Recreation offers a complete 7-day activities programme and various included experiences such as snorkelling lessons, yoga classes and cooking demonstrations, just to name a few.

Majaa Recreation, Kurumba MaldivesFor further information, please check:

www.kurumba.com/maldives-experiences
www.kurumba.com/maldives-activities

Kurumba Maldives Expands Its Offerings With New Photo Studio

Kurumba Maldives is pleased to announce its partnership with MMPL (Mesmerizing Maldives Pvt. Ltd.) with the opening of a Photo Studio at Majaa Recreation.

The professional team of MMPL is a bespoke guest photography service catering to over ten resorts in the Maldives. Perfect for guests seeking an enhanced photographic service to meet very specific needs, they bring out the best of our resort in a fun and memorable photo shoot, offering guests treasured memories to take away.

New Photo Studio, Kurumba Maldives
The professional team of Mesmerizing Maldives Pvt. Ltd. (MMPL)

The team works with male and female qualified photographers, specializing in portraiture and family shoots, amongst other photo services. These customarily cater for weddings, honeymoons, Renewal of Vows and family getaways.

New Photo Studio, Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba Maldives

Guests can enjoy a personalized photography session at their convenience and are then invited to view an array of their photos in the comfort and privacy of a dedicated viewing lounge at Majaa Recreation. After this viewing, guests are able to choose from customized albums, digital packages and other products to purchase as cherished gifts.

The Photo Studio is open daily 08:30-17:30 hrs. and offers flexible timings for photo shoots upon request, such as sunset shots or private dinners.

New Photo Studio, Kurumba Maldives
Photo Studio at Majaa Recreation, Kurumba Maldives

For further information, please check:

www.kurumba.com/maldives-photo-studio
Resort Photography Pricelist
Wedding Photography Pricelist

About Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Malé 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. 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), number one best All-Inclusive resort in the world (2015), Travellers’ Choice Awards (2015 and 2016) on Trip Advisor and the Best Luxury Family All Inclusive Hotel – Country Winner at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016.