Kurumba offers luxury at great value, with a convenient location and superb hospitality.
Kurumba was the very first Maldivian resort to open its ‘doors’, back in 1972. Its history and traditional style are evident but this compact village-like island also offers a host of more contemporary facilities.
The choice of dining is superb – there’s a restaurant for every night of the week with a poolside café to spare. And the quality is excellent. It begins with the main restaurant, Vihamanaa, which serves up buffet dishes from hearty salads to fiery curries. Of the six speciality restaurants, authentic recipes from northern and southern India are perfectly executed at Mahal, while Al Qasr (‘the Palace’) lives up to its name with decadent surrounds and delicious Middle Eastern flavours. And then there’s Thila, which extends out over the water – this is the gourmet breakfast venue for higher room types and a great spot for seafood dinners.
Snorkelling on the house reef is just steps from the beach and diving packages are available to pre-book. Rooms sit in clusters around the network of paths, with traditional exteriors and more modern furnishings. Superior Rooms are in two-storey buildings with views of the coconut groves. For direct beach views, opt for a Beachfront Deluxe Bungalow. There’s also a range of spacious villas with private pools, ideal for a more secluded stay.
In the North Malé Atoll
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 28 Dec 2019 -10 Jan 2020; 4 nights 28 Dec 2020-05 Jan 2021.
180 rooms, bungalows and villas
• Take a picnic to a remote sandbank* • Visit a local island* • Get out on the water with free kayaks.
Buffet restaurant, 6 à la carte restaurants, 3 bars, shisha lounge
Breakfast at Vihamanaa main restaurant or at Thila for higher room types.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Vihamanaa
Full Board Plus • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Vihamanaa • Selected drinks during meal times at Vihamanaa (excludes premium brands and fresh juice) • Discount at the à la carte restaurants (pre-booking required)
Dine-Around All Inclusive • Breakfast at Vihamanaa • Lunch and dinner in a choice of 8 restaurants (opening times vary; some menu items are excluded) • Selected unlimited drinks including soft drinks, juices, water, coffee as well as a selection of beers, wines liquours and cocktails • Choice of 2 excursions from glass-bottom boat trip, a sunset cruise or Malé tour (2 excursions included per 7-night stay) • Discount on in-villa dining • Preferred rates on in-house excursions and minibar • 15% discount on selected spa treatments • Complimentary laundry (up to 10 items for every 4 nights stay) • Use of snorkelling equipment • Use of kayaks for one hour per room per day • Use of 2 x stand-up paddleboards during one session per room per stay.
*Denotes local charge