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“Never Too Old To Enjoy Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Kurumba Maldives
4.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Vihamanafushi, 09000   |  
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Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
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“Never Too Old To Enjoy Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We wanted paradise,we found it at Kurumba Maldives. The overwhelming feeling of peace, beauty and pleasure beyond belief was ours for 3 days. The staff were unbelievable in their attentiveness to our needs. Absolutely fantastic. The quality of food and variety of restaurant was very impressive. Kurumba is extremely family friendly. We felt that Kurumba had a very safe family environment. Everything about Kurumba Maldives exceeded our expectations. We had our honeymoon.....albeit 33yrs late. We made up for it in our new-found piece of paradise. If Kurumba is on your wish list just do it!!!
Thank you to everyone at Kurumba from the bottom of our hearts. We enjoyed paradise.
Ron and Julie.

Room Tip: Deluxe bungalows are good value.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Kurumba is one of the closer islands to the Male airport. It's incredibly convenient. If you are worried you may have motion sickness (boat or small aircraft) from the airport to the resort, don't worry, it's a very short trip. The resort offers many excursions that give you a since of the island community. The staff is extremely polite and helpful. Beach lounge chairs surround the island, letting you enjoy the view from all the surrounding beach. Lovely beach bar, which we enjoyed a sunset cocktail every night. Daily activities are organized in case you are the stir crazy type. The rooms where clean, modern, and large. The outdoor private bathroom was fun tropical luxury. Cleaning staff came in twice a day. We had an amazing trip. I know Kurumba is on the lower price range, but that doesn't effect their class.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Went there for my birthday holiday. Its quite close to the airport & you reach there in no time. On arrival were greeted by a very smiling staff & given a refreshing ice-cream & given a tour of the property. The resort is really beautiful with all the facilities well maintained, spacious & spread out. We had a garden villa which was really spacious, bathroom was quite good with a nice open shower. The villa itself was next to the beach with some space in between to laze around & soak up the sun. The beach was excellent with really good place to snorkel & swim especially near the sand bar. Had an excellent time at the beach bar. The ambiance there was really romantic with some different band playing diff themes every evening. Coctails were excellent & one can go there between 6.30-7.30 to enjoy a happy hour discount.

Since its a self-contained resort, I was sceptical of how the food would be but the food didnt disappoint on any count especially the middle eastern restaurant Al-Qasr. Staff was really helpful & room service was very prompt. In fact the decorated our room & sent us a a birthday cake on my birthday cake on their own.

Really good property & would love to visit this place again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Beautiful beach,good facilities,excellent breakfast and friendly staff. kurumba was an awesome experience and we are ready to visit that place again and again.Variety of restaurants,boutiques and kids play area.Would recommend the deluxe bungalow right in front of the beach where you have your own privacy and own space to relax and enjoy the ocean. Our kids , specially two year old one enjoyed it very much so this could be a place for kids too!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, POLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Great and beautiful place. Very quite, extremely comfortable. Kurumba Resort gives the opportunity to forget about whole world there :-) I would like to come back there asap.
Resorts offers several facilities to make you feel relaxed and cherished. Food is pretty good, however a bit overpriced, unless you benefit from the all inclusive option.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed here for a week in Mid may and had a blast. Weather was only ok but we had a fantastic villa with private pool, which was great for our baby cause we could swim and hang out by the pool when he was alseep. The staff are the best I have ever experienced. Wow wow. they have nailed it. We needed baby food and the chef personally came to meet with us and made daily food for our baby which was delivered to our room. We ate well every night, food is expensive but reasonable for maldives. The only thing I would say is that we had the breakfast included at a seperate venue to the main one cause we were Villa guests...and the main one was heaps better so that was a bit of a sham.

Highly recommend it. Staff bent over backwards to help us as we had lost our pram from Dubai and it arrived 5 days later...staff were on the pulse with the airline and got it sorted for us. The babysitting was great...lovely ladies.

Snorkelling was good too. One more draw back was there was a construction site right outside our villa, they were building a new restaurant over the water so it not only looked vey ugly but was very loud during the day.

Other than that we would come back. Very good trip.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Me and my wife visited Maldives mid of last May, we was really confused on which resort to choose as most of the Maldivian resorts standard are almost the same and it is really difficult which one to choose, and after long searching and reviews reading we finally decided to pick up Kurumba for 05 nights, and this was due to the location of the resort, facilities of the resort, rates and finally the all positive reviews in the trip advisor against Kurumba.

- Location: it is just 10mins speedboat ride from the airport, Kurumba had their own counter in the airport, once you land and cross immigration you just need to report to their counter in the arrival hall and their representative will take care of you with great smile and welcome atmosphere.

- Facility: the resort has all facilities you would need, great variety of restaurants, bars, sport and beach activities, clinic, great SPA and 2 nice pools, and if you have kids they have kids playing area and nannies.

- Rate: comparing Kurumba rates and matching it with what you get from type of service and room standards is the real great value of money, and which is really difficult to find in Maldivian resorts as in Maldives usually you will have 2 choices only either very expensive rates with very high quality of service and standard or else low rates but with low quality, Kurumba offers excellent rates compared to the market and in the same time maintain the excellent service and standard.

Veli SPA: was real special, I went for the maldivian journey package consists of 3 different type of massage sessions, and they are very open to modify the sessions to your favour. it was the best massage experience I had ever tried.

you can’t fault this resort, me and my wife can’t say less than excellent for Kurumba, from the time you arrive till the time you leave you will enjoy every moment, the staff will do their best only to gain your satisfaction and ensure your happiness, Kurumba allowed us for early check-in although we arrived very early at 0700 and by 1000 we was in our room (this was free but subject to availability), they even offered us breakfast before we check-in to our room, we have requested our bungalow to be in the other side of the resort to avoid Male and the airport for more calm atmosphere and they did it for us, the room service was excellent cleaning the room twice daily and the most attractive thing was the daily briefing sheet, this will brief you in the next day weather and activities. I loved it. we had extended one night on superior room instead of our original booked room deluxe bungalow and Kurumba upgraded us back to our deluxe bungalow to avoid us suffer moving from room to another room (again this was subject to availability).

Kurumba staff are the real reason of Kurumba success and they really make you feel that you are at your home and not away from your home, I never saw a staff without a real lovely true smile from the heart, they all love and loyal to Kurumba, and this really indicates the efficient of the management of Kurumba, many thanks for all Kurumba staff and special thanks for Hassan from the front desk he is young but very professional, Nur Hussien the lovely helpful man who looked very well after us very special thanks for him, also would like to thank Mohamed Nazvy my special friend during my stay in Kurumba, his advises and guides was really helpful for me to pick up the right tours and to enjoy the resort activities, if you want to learn more about Kurumba just visit Mohamed Nazvy at the sand bar and learn more about Kurumba and Maldives from him, special thanks for Tatiana the sand bar beautiful lady, try her cocktails and you will always prefer the sand bar more than the beach bar, her cocktails much more tasty than the same cocktails in the beach bar.

Really loved everything in Kurumba and we already started to plan for our next trip back to Kurumba with our kids, for Nur Hussien, Hassan, Mohamed Nazvy and Tatiana will be coming back next year to see all of you as by now we already missed you guys.

And finally would like to thank Jason the GM and would like to congrats him for leading Kurumba to this success. thanks.

Room Tip: we stayed in Delux bunglow which was excellent, also the beach front bunglow better in location as m...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kurumba Maldives

Address: Vihamanafushi, 09000
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Vihamanafushi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vihamanafushi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kurumba Maldives 4.5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kurumba is Maldives' very first resort. Located just 10-minutes from the airport with boat transfers available 24 hours a day. Explore our vibrant house reef. Relaxing on the white sandy beach. Swimming in our protected crystal clear lagoon. Treat yourself to an exquisite Maldivian spa treatment. Be energized with the daily scheduled activities, watersports, excursions or scuba diving. Be inspired by the Maldives culture, local food, art and dance. Nine styles of accommodation are spread amongst the island's lush tropical gardens. Eight restaurants, three bars, Maldives best nightly entertainment scene, Kurumba is a perfect holiday destination. Kurumba is the Maldives in Full Colour. ... more   less 
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