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Last 5 reviews
Stayed with family in deluxe bunglow. The room was well kept spacious and opened a few meters from the beach. It was wonderful with attention to details... Kurumba staff are courteous and helpful. The food was great..we had all meals in our plan. Went for fishing trip...it was nice.. snorkeling was good... because of the storms cudnt do some excursions. Only suggestion... please help the guests in uploading the documents for the return journey. We struggled to compress and upload the documents on the air suvidha portal and the imuga portal for departure...took us 4 hours... V difficult to do on phone.. finally went to reception at 11 in the night ...got panicky as the departure was next day.. would have really enjoyed if someone had helped us in this.
Excellent customer service and ambience.
Good hospitality nd ambience was good. Food was good and special mention about viji chef who took care of us - especially my son who was an infant. Rooms were neat and resort property was neat nd clean. Overall a great experience.
3 years in a row and counting
We just can’t get enough of this place! And the Maldives is still one of the few places we can trace to without too much hassle. Even with all that is going on, Maldives and Kurumba is doing a great job in keeping us road warriors happy. You can feel totally secure and safe in this environment, and the team is so helpful with anything you need! On our way to become true Kurumba repeaters!!!
Beautiful, amazing Kurumba
We returned from an amazing 2 week stay at Kurumba on Sunday evening. It was my 5th visit to Kurumba and made all the more special as I was returning with my husband, who was visiting for the first time, for our honeymoon. We stayed in a deluxe beachfront bungalow which was in a beautiful location to the North of the island. Right on on the beach, 20m from the water’s edge. What more could you want? You get 2 loungers assigned to your bungalow so no fighting for space, and we didn’t have anybody anywhere near us at any point on the beach. I’m not sure what the reviewer below was referring to about the lack of covid protection measures and bathroom amenities. The bathroom had L’Occitane products - shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, body lotion and hand soap. Beautiful to use. There was also alcohol hand gel in our room. Every restaurant had auto dispensing alcohol hand gel which the staff asked you to use before entering each time. There were dispensers located all around the resort, plus additional measures in place in the gym. The staff were all wearing masks and have been double vaccinated. We’ve not felt so safe in over 18 months and actually managed to almost forget about covid whilst we were there. The rooms are kept super clean - cared for twice a day. Our room attendant even gave us additional mats so we wouldn’t spread sand and water into our room by using our patio doors to enter rather than the main door when we were out on the beach. The weather was fantastic (other than an impressive storm on our last afternoon/evening). Beautiful sunshine to enjoy the amazing beach and sea. The snorkelling was great. The food was outstanding as always. We mainly ate a la carte and tried all of the restaurants. The Indian, Thai and Thila were our favourites. We did eat in the buffet twice which was very good. At breakfast the Chefs went to special effort to make me gluten and lactose free pancakes, and did similar in the evenings to adapt any meals I wanted. One thing that really struck me was how much Thila had changed since I last visited. Honestly the food there could challenge any top restaurant in the UK. The Sounds of the Sea experience is a night we will never forget. Dining on a pontoon sat over the ocean, just the 2 of us with our own personal waiter. Amazingly delicious food. So romantic. The biggest thing for me about Kurumba is the staff. They’re so kind, caring and genuinely want to get to know you. From the staff in the restaurants, to the room attendant to the gardeners. Everyone is so friendly. When you leave if feels like leaving family and friends behind (and unashamedly makes me cry every time!). Huge thanks to all the staff who looked after us. In particular a big thank you to: Chef Kelum in Vihamanaa who made me my daily breakfast pancakes April in Kandu bar who remembered our drinks order every night and kindly provided a light to help me write my diary. Azmeel the asst manager at Hamakaze who took the time to tell us about the sharks in the area when he noticed us watching them one morning. Razeem the waiter who looked after us every day at breakfast and also other meals depending where we were eating. Lubya and Niushaan in Thila who were fab. Shiaan - our personal waiter for the sounds of the sea experience. Unfortunately there were 2 members of staff whose name we never found out as we couldn’t see their badges. So a huge thank you to the really lovely chap in the glasses in Kanda bar and the extremely friendly lady who greeted us every morning at breakfast and also looked after us at the Indian. We will be back again undoubtedly as my husband thankfully loved it too.
Impeccable service! A true 5* resort.
From the moment someone met us at the airport, until they dropped us back, everything was perfect! After a long flight, we had a short boat ride to the resort. We arrived early in the morning so we were pleasantly surprised that our room was ready. We chose this resort for its close proximity to Male as well as its food, and it did not disappoint. The food at the main restaurant was so good we never tried any of their other restaurants. Breakfast was very fresh as the croissants were still warm and buttery. They had an excellent selection of fresh fruit, yogurt and even chicken curry for breakfast. We did have some and while it was delicious, I don’t recommend it before diving :) Lunch and dinner were equally as good and the Maldivian curry is to die for! The desserts look like they came out of a Michelin restaurant. I do not like panna cotta, but theirs was excellent and so beautiful! This cake was so pretty, I did not actually try it as I did not want to cut into it. While their food is amazing, what sets Kurumba apart from other resorts is their service. Each time we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted warmly by Tatiana, Eevaan or the restaurant manager. They would ask about your day and then later that evening remember what you did and asked if you had a good time. They knew which tables we liked (usually ones under the fan as it is very hot there.) The servers, especially Eevaan and Mahesh were friendly and professional and even the chef behind the main buffet was extremely sweet and personable. We were not familiar with some of the Indian foods and so Salem would kindly explain the various dishes to us. There is a great dive shop on-site (Euro-Divers – see separate review). The house reef is beautiful and teeming with healthy marine life. They have two lit tennis courts which we used to play pickleball, as well as a basketball court. There is a ping pong table and extensive playground for kids. There were so many things to do, we just did not have enough time. The rooms and grounds of the resort are beautiful and pristine. They even have a bottle of hand sanitizer in the room and the room service is impeccable. Again, all staff we encountered were warm and friendly and always greeted us. This included the groundskeepers, to the servers delivering room service, to the gift shop staff, to the front desk team (hi Miko!) etc. Even at the end after we checked out and were waiting for the boat, two staff come out to talk to us and say goodbye and continued to wave at us as our boat departed. It was truly a heartfelt moment! A big thank you to Kurumba for our first true Maldivian experience. You made us feel like family and we will miss you!
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