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“Kurumba is the best choice”
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Kurumba Maldives
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vihamanafushi
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Kurumba is the best choice”
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
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Nothing less than Paradise. Beautiful beach, powdery white sand and sea which was cleaner than any swimming pool I've seen. Beach all the way round the island, and amazing selection of restaurants and cuisine for every taste bud. We're vegetarian and found plenty to eat and were incredibly surprised at the willingness of the catering personnel to provide good vege options.

Male is near, I read some complaints of noise from aircraft. My opinion is that the noise was nothing to spoil a holiday, it was slight and infrequent, I read other moan about facing Male, well my thoughts are that you have amazing beaches, sea and sunshine, if you can see Male in the far distance so what?i also read complaints about the concrete paths around the resort, clearly those complaining failed to consider buggies, wheelchairs and similar. Kurumba is a very well thought out place. Amazing staff, amazing accomodation, amazing food, amazing attention to detail in every aspect. Anyone who complained would have been seriously looking for faults, it was the most perfect place for us. We've travelled to more than 30 countries and this was our best beach holiday. Thank you Jason Kruse, Selvi Tan and all of the Kurumba team.

Room Tip: All room are brilliant, ignore any comments about ones facing this was or that way, paradise is para...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Perfect resort to go with family we really enjoyed the services . Speed boat ride which was wonderful to reach hotel , the boat staff was caring & efficient The vast variety of Buffet spread with good vegetarian options was excellent . I must mention Mr. Fernando's care at Indian Resturant Kurumba Mahal where my kids enjoyed delicious Paneer, Naan and Dal Makhani .
The snorkelling trip was fascinating however sunset & Dolphin cruse was a disappointment as weather was not good .
Kurumba is a wonderful place to enjoy Indian Ocean and the
services of ever smiling staff

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Yes, there is such a thing called Paradise on earth. Yes, I've experienced it. Okay, not wanting to sound too filmy or cliched, let me get down to what I want to say. We visited this beauitful resort Kurumba ( young coconut in local language) this year in May for our Honeymoon. Needless to say, right from the time we set foot on the Kurumba Island Resort till our departure, we were in the lap of luxury. Everything was beautiful, the resort ,with its cool white exteriors and village style layout, the nature's bounty on the island and around it, and the azure blue ocean surrounding it....BLISS !! Our room was the deluxe rooms facing and a few steps from the beach was very cozy (love the bathrooms, especially). Recliners on the beach with your room numbers on it was a good touch. On one of the nights they did arrange a nice deco on the bed.We were on EP package, which includes breakfast. The breakfast , as per 5 star standards was a varied and sumptous, we hardly ever had lunches thanks to snorkeling lessons, sailing and swimming. Dinners were good with different restaurants within the resort offering different cuisines. The reef surrounding the resort is world class and one snorkeling trip gave me the privilege to swim with sharks, truly the highlight of my trip :).

A few DO's and DONT's for future guests to Kurumba:

1) We had to wait a few hours before we could check in as we arrived very early at 9 am and with check in time being 2 pm. However, we checked in by 3 pm. So please DO confirm if early check in can be given upon arrival.

2) We decided to do Male trip ( main island of Maldives) by ourselves, however, we ended up wondering through lanes and nothing else. So please DO arrange this trip through Kurumba hotel concierge. They charge USD 40 which should be well worth it and a free guide.

3)Buy souveniers from the hotel. Yes, cause there aren't any souvenier shops in Male.

4) Deluxe rooms are the better bet than the superior rooms as they have open plan baths and direct access to beach.

5) We are staunch vegeterians and we had absolutely no problem here as they customise food if you like and the restaurants have good options in Veg ( indian, continental both)

A special mention to Saamy, Hassan, Ina, Ali , and the guy who took us sailing ( pardon me to forget his name). These guys were amazing and truly spell customer service in the best way possible. They were always eager to help in every possible way and raised the bar for guest satisfaction.Well Done Kurumba staff !

Hope this review will help future guests. As for Kurumba resort, hope to visit you again someday.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

My wife and I recently honeymooned at Kurumba Maldives as part of their Honeymoon Package. We added the all-inclusive dining once we got to the Island and were so happy we did. We are a young professional American couple that loves to enjoy good food, good drinks, and beautiful beaches. In short, Kurumba is one of the nicest resorts we've stayed at and incredibly attentive to guests. Their attention to detail in everything from the design of our bungalow, to the housekeeping, to the guest services, to the food and drinks, etc. was outstanding. We spent one week there during what was supposed to be monsoon season (early May) but had picture perfect weather the entire time. I can't say enough about this place. We have already decided to spend an anniversary there in the future. Love, love, LOVE Kurumba!!

PS - The best place to stay are in the bungalows closest to the Sand Bar (ex. Rm 168)

Room Tip: The best place to stay are in the bungalows closest to the Sand Bar (ex. Rm 168)
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Worth going there, u will feel fresh and rejuvenate, very nice beaches, clean and peaceful.
The room, food, island all are very nice.
Room facilities also very good if u go with the infant then they will take care of everything.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

a very good spa and location . services . cleanliness . staff . Activities . but food is expenses
I look forward to visit kurumba Maldives again in the earliest opportunity >
It's a wonderful place for recreation and renewal of activity and there is high interest in the guests
thanks
best regard
bassam alkhweldi

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Kurumba Maldives
Address: North Male Atoll, 08340
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:5 star — Kurumba Maldives 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 luxury speedboat 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, four 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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