Kurumba Maldives, the country’s first resort, celebrated its 47th anniversary on October 3rd, 2019. Adding to the many milestones this well-loved resort has achieved, the day was celebrated with team building activities and a Street Fair in our team village, showcasing the culinary talents of the multi-national team. It was a night for the professional chefs to take off, as team members from all departments, from engineering and landscaping, to spa and front office, prepared a selection of their favourite national dishes. Each stand was decorated with amazing creativity and with mouth-watering dishes, and the team proudly wearing their national costumes to represent the many talents and backgrounds gathered here at Kurumba.
“We are nowhere without our team”, say Andrew Jansson, GM. “They are one the ones behind every memorable guest experience that has taken place over these past 47 years. And they will continue to be the driving force at this iconic resort for many more years to come. Kurumba holds a special place in many guest’s hearts, and with our great facilities and the history we have, we maintained a strong repeat guest ratio, and we continue to attract new guests from all over this ever increasingly small world. This would not be possible without the heart and dedication of our great team.”
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. Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourism industry in the country. At that time, Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, main 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; now, it is over 1.5 million tourists, staying in over 140 resorts throughout 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.
It 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 2 Bedroom Villa, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants, three bars and one shisha lounge 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 spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and families alike.
Kurumba Maldives … Maldives in Full Colours.