Kurumba Maldives is traditional in style and elegance, a unique holiday resort embracing traditional Maldivian designs in a graceful blend with modern amenities, next to blissful meditation pavilions and a succession of ornamental pools.
Kurumba Maldives is located only a brief 10-minute ride by speedboat from the international airport.
Shaded paths lead from one side of this 48-acre circular island to the other. The white sand beach embracing the island is lapped by crystal clear waters of an azure lagoon, protected by eco-breakwaters of weathered coral.
The first resort to open in the Maldives has developed into one of the most modern and well established, boasting some of the finest facilities, top class service and quality restaurants. Talcum white beach with lush coconut palm trees leaning over, a coral reef teeming with marine life ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling, villas with or without private pools steps from the beach and seven fine restaurants make Kurumba ideal for a honeymoon, a romantic interlude or a family holiday.
Here serenity and seclusion complement joie de vivre. Go barefoot, be served on the beach, dine by the moon and candles. Or dress for dinner and dance into the morning.
The Kurumba house reef is home to coral growing on ancient volcanic mountains and a thousand different variations of stunning fauna.
Vihamana - Main Restaurant
The delightful main restaurant offers gourmet buffets for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. With a different theme buffet every night the restaurant offers all Full and Half Board guests some of the best cuisine options to choose from. Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Lebanese, Italian, to name a few. Friday afternoons are Brunch by the seaside and Sunday evening a surprise thrown in every now and then. Vihamana is always a fresh experience.
Located on the edge of the beach with an overwater deck offering a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Prime cuts of beef, fresh lobster from the lobster pond are highlights of a varied menu. All bar-be-cued to your taste in a display kitchen. Serving an eclectic selection of fine wines. Ideal for romantic candlelit dinner as well as intimate groups of 10 to 15.
"Ocean Winds" - The Hamakaze is the Sushi Bar and Teppenyaki counter, serving a unique style of cuisine from the Land of The Rising Sun. With a selection of Octopus, Tuna, Salmon, and much more, the Hamakaze serve the choicest selection of Sushi and Sahsimi. Sip on a Hot Or Cold sake as the Chef creates one culinary presentation after another.
Arabian Nights at the Kurumba Maldives. Come savor a fare from the mystical Middle East. Grand palatial decor does justice to its name, Al Qasr - The Palace. Set with Arabic and other artefacts from the Middle East, the Al Qasr serves traditional Lebanese specialties. Charcoal grilled meats, succulent kebabs, mezze and a variety of dips and pastes.
Cuisine from the royal kitchens of North India. Succulent tandoori, curries - some spicy, others subtle - Naan and Paratta breads and luscious desserts make for a dinner fit for a Maharaja.
The Specialty Chinese Restaurant serves oriental delicacies from the Mainland. The Chef concocts superb selections from the Canton and Szechuan regions. With a soft waterfall on one side and a plant garden on another, marble tables and tasteful decor, the restaurant has a very contemporary and cozy look.
Fine Italian cuisine, in an elegant, classical setting. Pesce, proscuitto, jambone, fromaggio. A variety of pastas and risottos. In the flavors of Tuscany and Lombardy, Sardinia and Sicily. Sensuous, full bodied Italian wines. Sinful Tiramisu. Bon Apetito!
Located right opposite the pool, the Kurumba Cafe is the laid back all day dining restaurant at Kurumba Maldives. From a selection of A La Carte breakfast items to international favorites and light snacks, Kurumba Cafe is the perfect place to grab a quick bite or a small meal. Pastas, sandwiches, burgers, children's menu and select beverages are available at the Cafe for every taste through the day till late at night. Also serves a selection of pizzas.
The Beach Bar
The place to chill! Whether you are on the overwater deck gazing at the horizon over a leisurely, meandering lunch or at the stars over fine wine; Or dancing the night away on the classy wooden floor next to the bar inside. The selection of champagne, wines, spirits and liquors here is celestic and vast. A live band is in attendance various nights a week. At daytime, authentic Italian pizza is served.
Located on the western end of the island, this bar is perfect for a refreshing beverage or light snack with your feet in the sand. This is an ideal place to watch the sun setting over the Indian Ocean.
The Rendez-vous Lounge Karaoke Bar at Kurumba Maldives is the perfect place to explore your singing talents. Conveniently located in a quiet corner next to the Coffee shop, it has the choicest selection of spirits, cocktails and liqueurs, and shares the same wine list as the Beach Bar. Sing away to evergreen favorites and other top chart hits available to you on the latest top class Karaoke equipment. Your road to Fame and very late nights!
The depths of the stunning turquoise sea around Kurumba Village are home to coral growing on ancient volcanic mountains. The island's surrounding reef - the House Reef is a magnificent, living ecosystem, just off the Kurumba Lagoon.
The Kurumba House Reef invites exploration, as have all coral reefs since Darwinian times. Go through the protective water breakers around the lagoon to reach the Reef Wall. Swimming above it at high tide, enjoy the brilliant visual of the reef below.
The top of the Kurumba House Reef is approx. 1-2 meters deep and slopes down from there to 10 - 30m (80m on the south side) from the edge. Progressing a little at a time you will discover the wonders of the house reef: millions of years of coral growth forming an island that teems with life both above and below the waters.
With popular dive sites in close proximity, Kurumba is a favorite with scuba divers. Beginners are especially welcome and an open driver's license could be obtained in a week's diving. The resort's dive school is run to the exacting standard of PADI, with both Maldivian and foreign diving instructors.
Includes a catamaran and wind surf school and offers a range of fun activities - Parasailing with platform boat, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kite Surfing, Kayaking, Banana Rodeo, Fun Tubes, Sailing Safaris with a skipper and more.
Sports & Fitness
Fully equipped with State of the Art Muscle Building & Cardio Vascular Fitness equipment, Indoor games and 3 Tennis courts, the Kurumba Sports Center is your answer to Exercise & Recreation. Pump iron or Walk the Treadmill, play a leisurely game of tennis or a quick game of Ping Pong.
In order to truly experience the uniqueness of the Maldives, you must not miss discovering what lies beyond white beaches and crystal clear waters. Join them, as they explore this playground of nature.
Dhathurudhaan- A Maldivian Experience
Let's go - be a part of the Maldivian lifestyle as they take you to a local fishing village; interact with the people and have a glimpse into a working day in paradise. Kurumba complete this adventure with a barbecue on an uninhabited island- a la Robinson Crusoe.
Champagne Sunset Cruise
Pamper your loved one and head off for a romantic cruise. Savour the tranquillity with a glass of champagne, enjoy the magical sunset and indulge in the open of the Indian Ocean.
Hop onto a traditional dhoni (local fishing boat), cruise along the sunset / sunrise and rest assured that you won't return empty handed. The resort's Chefs will be delighted to complete this experience by preparing the catch to your liking.
Glass Bottom Boat
Take it easy and discover the amazing underwater world from above. The boat crew will be happy to show you the best spots of the resort's house reef. You don't have to be lucky to witness reef sharks, manta rays, moray eels and any more.
If the islands of the Maldives are beautiful, what lies under the water is a veritable wonder of nature. The abundance and variety of marine life coupled with the amazingly clear water, makes snorkelling a unique experience that one should not forgo.
Enter the world of the rich and famous - have your own speed boat, anchor at will under the star spangled sky, let your private butler pop a bottle of champagne and wallow in the pleasure of an exotic menu, carefully selected by the Chef.
Male' Shopping Tour
Visit the smallest capital in the world. Truly unique, Male offers an oriental flair combining traditional culture and modern influences. Kurumba's professional guide proudly takes you around his city, showing you the Grand Friday Mosque, the National Museum, the Sultan Park , the Fish Market and - as a matter of course - the best works of Maldivian craftsmanship.
Create your own Exclusive Excursion
For the adventurous; they give the one-time opportunity of creating their very own individualized excursion program. The boat is yours for the day. Choose as many of the following itineraries as you desire and leave the rest to the resort.
Reef snorkelling - Tour of local fishing village - Picnicking on an uninhabited island - Fishing - Male Shopping Tour - Sunset cruise - Visit of another resort island
Services and Amenities: Business Centre
• Computer with internet connection
• Printing and scanning
• Fax and photocopying
• Laptops available on request
• Meeting rooms for 6 - 12
On a sparkling blue sea, the resort invites you to discover Veli Spa which has been created to blend in harmony with the surroundings in a eastern style - a sanctuary just for you!
The architecture of the resort's spa draws on the inspiration of ancient Maldives to blend with the splendour of the natural surroundings. Feel the ambiance as you are guided across the stones, surrounded by water, to your treatment rooms. The design is drawn from an ancestry of care and wisdom, of balance and serenity, where the salts of the earth mix with water of life.
Drawing from a selection of massage therapies, body treatments and facials. Indulge, stimulate the senses or treat your body to vital, natural nutrients that will transport you to a new level of relaxation and rejuvenation. You may also like to join the resort for a gentle class of yoga in its private yoga pavilion.
• 8 Treatment Rooms
• Aroma Steam Room
• Relaxation Lounge
• Hydrotherapy Pool
• Refreshing Bucket Shower
• Manicure and Pedicure Room
Renewal of Vows
For a communion blessed by God and for an institution made in Heaven, relive your vows in paradise. With sand beneath your feet and wind in your hair, live a timeless moment, when you are one with nature.
Start your day at the Kurumba Spa with the Absolute Spa Ritual, a special treatment designed to be shared. Feel you senses come alive as both of you relax with a wellbeing massage and a radiance facial. The staffs are at your disposal as you wear your traditional Maldivian dress. Ride to a setting created just for the two of you. To beats of Traditional Drums in the background, flower girls escort you to an Altar, where a Judge awaits you. With the Sun, Sea and Sand as your witness read your vows. The Judge presents you with a hand carved Certificate. After cutting the Wedding Cake, the Bride and Groom are escorted by their Butler to a cruise into the sunset. Sip champagne while you watch the Dolphins and the setting sun.
Drop anchor on a Deserted island where the resort's Chef awaits you with a four course dinner specially created for the occasion. Enjoy an evening under the stars as a band plays only for you.
Sail back under the moonlight to your villa, slip into a bath infused with exotic essential oils to stimulate your senses. Your bed, specially decorated in traditional style, awaits.
Following morning, wake up to Champagne breakfast for two in bed.
Experience the Magic.
Clean Bungalow, Superb Food, Remarkable Staff
"We had a fantastic time in the Maldives. The Kurumba resort is wonderful, the bungalow was very clean and well kept, the food superb, the beach and all the infrastructures well looked after, the kindness and services provided by all the staff is remarkable. Even if we wanted to, we could not find a complaint or criticism. We were also impressed with your assistance throughout the whole booking process and your welcoming on our arrival and the assistance on departure were faultless.
We will definitely use Blu Maldives again and we will surely recommend you to all our family and friends."
Rooms & Suites
Villas are dotted throughout the island within verdant foliage paces from the beach. All the individual villas are a symphony of good taste and glorious space, orchestrated with the harmony of polished wood floors, high timber-clad ceilings and antique style wooden furniture.
Kurumba offers some of the best facilities in the Maldives including an excellent choice of restaurants to enjoy dinner in any of Kurumba's excellent a la carte restaurants with an unlimited selection.
In your room
• Down pillows
• Day bed
• Open Air shower
• Glass Walled Shower
• Free Standing Bathtub
• 100% cotton oversized bath towels
• Lighted make-up/shaving mirror
• Satellite TV
• Internet access
• Refrigerated private Bar
• Tea/coffee making facilities
• Twice daily housekeeping service
Royal Kurumba Residence
Dedicated to Luxury and relaxation, the Royal Kurumba Residence (255 sqm) is tastefully designed to ensure maximum privacy. A Grand Bedroom on the Upper level with a King Size Four poster Bed overlooks the beach and ocean. The level also sports a walk-in dressing room and a bathroom with separate glass-walled shower and central marble-sided
Presidential Pool Villa
The Presidential Pool Villas (from 200 sqm) are luxurious and spacious, elegantly decorated with private walled garden with day bed and 12'X10' plunge pool complete with open-air Jacuzzi in garden of flowers and therapeutic stones. There is a graceful waterfall, a lush open-air shower and a daybed for two set in a thatched roof pavilion. The
Deluxe Pool Villa
The Deluxe Pool Villa (from 103 sqm) comes with a bedroom boasting a king size four poster bed, adjoining a sitting room and a veranda. A patio at the entrance, bathroom with a glass walled shower, marble bath tub and an open courtyard complete with a "Rain Shower" under a traditional thatched awning. The Deluxe Pool Villas include a choice
Private Villa with Jacuzzi
The Private Villa (from 103 sqm) looks over beautifully manicured gardens and features a bedroom with a king size bed adjoining a sitting room and a veranda. A patio at the entrance, bathroom with a glass walled shower, marble bath tub and an open courtyard complete with a 'Rain Shower' under a traditional thatched awning. Villa Facilities ~
Garden Pool Villa
Garden Pool Villas are located just a few short steps from the beach, offering panoramic Ocean Views. These rooms are similarly appointed to the Deluxe Bungalows and offer a large balcony for quiet afternoons lounging on the daybed of the terrace patio enjoying the sea breeze. The high-ceiling bedroom is warm and airy. A spacious bathroom
Beachfront Deluxe Bungalow
This is the signature accommodation that sets the theme of Kurumba Maldives. The individual Beachfront Deluxe Bungalows (74 sqm) are located on the beach, offering panoramic ocean views - window walls opening onto the verandah and beach, with charming day beds inviting you to sit back and relax. Dressing room with walk-in wardrobe. Luxurious
The individual Deluxe Bungalows (74 sqm) are located on the beach, some in retreat - window walls opening onto the verandah and beach, with charming king size four poster beds and day beds. Dressing room with walk-in wardrobe. Luxurious bathroom complete with two washbasins, a glass-walled shower, a free-standing bathtub, and an open-air sand
Situated on the edge of the Sea, the cozy and intimate Deluxe Rooms (50 sqm) contain a beautiful open air shower and a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. Room Facilities ~ Private terrace ~ Satellite TV ~ High speed Internet access ~ Mini bar ~ Tea/Coffee making facilities
The spacious Superior Rooms (74 sqm), housed in double storey blocks of four, are built in graceful colonial style with each room having a private beach view terrace or balcony. The rooms are situated an easy stroll away from the sea. The bedroom leads to a bright, spacious bathroom partly open to the sky. Room Facilities ~ Beach view