Rich experiences. Warmth that enchants. The very first Maldives resort. Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic character and heartfelt service, to offer diverse experiences amid a stunning island of the Maldives. Just a short 10 minute boat transfer from the airport or Malé, Available 24 hours. Kurumba offers a wide range of accommodation from Pool Villas to Beach Bungalows all linked to the many dining venues and entertainment areas with a meandering pathway within lush tropical gardens.
Kurumba Maldives offers guests the complete Maldives island resort experience. Relaxing on the white sandy beach. Swimming in our protected crystal clear lagoon. Treat yourself to an exquisite Maldivian spa treatment. Exploring the underwater world on our vibrant house reef. Be energized with the daily scheduled activities, watersports or scuba diving. Experience one of the many excursions. Be inspired by the Maldives culture, local food, art and dance. Eight Restaurants. Three Bars. Maldives most vibrant nightly entertainment. With so much choice, Kurumba is the favorite Maldives Resort of many.
Late mornings, woken by the warming light. Spacious surrounds. The aroma of fresh coffee rouses your senses. A cool breeze wafts in, from your downstairs terrace or upstairs balcony. A refreshing show...
A tropical coconut grove and gardens surrounds you, the sea breeze weave their gentle way through. Views to the ocean and its steps leads straight out onto the powdery sand. A vibrant house reef just ...
Rise leisurely, tracing the high ceiling beams. A beautifully appointed bungalow on the island's Western shore. Venture outside, a private terrace with stunning ocean panorama. Breakfast at Ocean Gril...
Perfectly poised for watching a sunrise. A hint of salt on the breeze. The air an ideal temperature, here on the shady side of the island. Perfectly placed beach villas. Large bedroom, adjoining sitti...
A spacious bedroom to occupy. You rise feeling refreshed. Move into the sitting room to soak up the sun's rays. Long sips of coffee. An open-plan space with ocean views on the eastern side, privacy an...
A dignified two-level living space; a home away from home for couples or families. Ocean views from the wide open balcony, a cup of freshly brewed Nespresso in hand. Your favourite breakfast, cooked t...
Your heart races on the darkened veranda. Awaiting the sunrise from the grandest seat on the island. Blue, purple, then fuchsia. The vast sundeck lit up in fiery tones. With hushed awe, you consider t...
Meet our mixologist who will show you how to make Kurumba"s feature cocktails. Taste the end products for a relaxing afternoon.
Every Thursday at Kandu Bar
Join our Maldivian Chef and discover local recipes. Limited to 20 adults and bookings are required.
Wednesday & Sunday at Hamakaze
starts at 1200 hrs
Start the day with free-flowing sparkling. Refreshing tropical fruits and cold cuts, elegantly served. Delight in flaky pastries, freshly squeezed juices. Enjoy Eggs Benedict, crÃªpes and a range of made-to-order options.
Over dinner, vast sea views. Bites of succulent lobster and tiger prawns. Savoury spices and salt. Earthy Maldivian flavours, culinary wisdom deep as the Indian Ocean. Breezy alfresco dining in the company of friends or family, beachside or perched over water.
Seven days a week 0800 hrs - 1100 hrs (Breakfast) 1900 hrs - 2130 hrs (Dinner)
Breakfast. The aroma of home comforts. Freshly baked bread. You smell the waffles before you see them. An omelette frying in the pan, just the way you like it.
By night, a tasty feast. Japanese delicacies. Hearty Italian. Fiery Indian curries. Local Maldivian dishes. Each day is different, each cuisine memorable.
Seven days a week 0700 hrs - 1030 hrs 1200 hrs - 1430 hrs 1900 hrs - 2200 hrs
A rabic colors, elegant design and a wide selection of flavored shisha - an atmospheric setting to share a moment with your beloved ones, with our delicious mezzes, colourful cocktails and the fruity smoke from your shisha.
Seven days: 1730 hrs - 0100 hrs
A delightful and unforgettable journey with authentic flavours from Thailand. A blend of sweet and savory accented with aromatic spices that define traditional Thai cuisine.
Five nights: 1900 hrs - 2130 hrs (Dinner)
Kurumba's 'Ocean Wind'. Flames leap, mouth-watering teppanyaki sizzles. Colourful sushi and sashimi platters. The chef shares his favourite maki roll recipe.
A lively and sumptuous dining experience in our overwater restaurant.
Tuesdays & Saturdays 1200 hrs - 1400 hrs(Lunch) Six nights per week 1900 hrs - 2130 hrs(Dinner)
Middle Eastern specialities. A stately ambiance. "˜The Palace" lives up to its name. Charcoal grilled meats, juicy kebabs, mezze, intriguing dips. A selection spanning Tunisian, Lebanese and Moroccan.
You pause to admire the Arabic artefacts. Breathe in the spices. Transported to another world, surrounded by new flavours.
Six nights per week 1900 hrs - 2130 hrs
The glitter of red and gold. The intoxicating scent of incense. Authentic recipes, from the far reaches of Northern India. An emphasis on savoury.
You agonise over the menu, so much to choose from. Bright tandooris, rich curries, buttery naan and syrupy desserts. From mouth-numbing to mild, delighting everyone.
Six nights per week 1900 hrs - 2130 hrs
Flavors from the East, influenced by the oriental countries of China, Vietnam and a touch of Thailand. Set in an inspired Asian backdrop and offering an array of shared and individual dishes.
Six nights per week 1900 hrs - 2130 hrs
The best traditional Italian dishes with a twist. A contemporary dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Open wine racks with Italian labels.
Six nights per week 1900 hrs - 2130 hrs
Laid-back dining, opposite the pool. Varied snacks arrive, playful Maldivian dishes, zesty chutneys. Scrumptious sandwiches, hamburgers, comfort foods.
Stop in for a quick bite, or leisurely all-day dining. Carefree meals at poolside tables. Savour homemade ice cream, dessert heaven, as you watch the waves.
Seven days a week 1100 hrs - 0100 hrs
A breezy, open-air pavilion with wide overwater deck. Day beds, pods, relaxing lounges. So many choices. Delightful afternoons and laid-back evenings. Fine wines colour the twilight hours. Passing marine life visible from your seat.
Anticipation builds as you await tonight"s live band. It"s said to be a good one. The day recedes. Smooth DJ sets and creative cocktails, a relaxed mood that takes you long into the night. Exhilarating Maldivian dancing. A perfect blend of lively and chilled, enjoying the band or stargazing on daybeds.
Seven days a week 1000 hrs - 0100 hrs
On the island"s western end, perfectly angled. Arrive just in time, order a light snack. A cocktail to hand, barefoot luxury, sand beneath your feet. You sit back. Dazzling colours over the Indian Ocean. A magnificent sunset. Quiet all around, except for the whispering tide.
Seven days a week 1100 hrs - 1900 hrs
You remember the day"s adventures with warm smiles, but the night has only just begun. Kalhu at the karaoke bar, nestled in a quiet corner. A wide selection of spirits and vintages.
The room bursts with song. The latest equipment, loaded with perennial favourites and chart-toppers. The night rushes on, filled with laughter and bold choruses. Fun for all.
Seven days a week 1930 hrs - 0100 hrs
Sounds of the Sea
No interruptions. Just the two of you and the sounds of the sea. The stars above. Sumptuous courses arrive, one after the other. Fresh tuna carpaccio, braised rack of lamb. Thoughtfully matched fine wines.
You toast. Eyes meet, telling stories. Everything perfect. Personal Thakuru on hand. You will remember this night. The cool sand underfoot, the moonlit waves stretch onward.
Exchange a knowing look, it"s decided: tonight is a stay-in night. Peruse the menu. Kurumba"s wide selection of dining options, delivered to your doorstep 24 hours a day. Fire up the dvd player, share a pizza over a good film. Or an intimate full-course meal, carefully laid-out. In the mornings, a continental breakfast, eggs cooked-to-order or international dishes to choose from.
Seven days a week 24 hrs
Incredible activities, every day. Fast-paced tennis, youthful games. Walks with Kurumba's horticulturalist, cooking classes with the in-house chef. Learn painting with a Maldivian painter or mixing with our resort mixologist. Discover yourself, as well as the island.
Extensive facilities with endless ways to amuse. Elated evenings tasting fine vintages. Quiet beauty in the orchid nursery. Time for yourself, quality moments with family, friends and loved ones.
Two Swimming Pools Two Kids' Pools Gymnasium Three Flood-Lit Tennis Courts Sports Area Volleyball Ping Pong Snooker Air Hockey DVD Library Splash pad for children PlayStation Room Cinema Room
Complementary Snorkel Equipment Snorkelling lessons Daily Activities planner Board Games Orchid Nursery Wine Tasting Cocktail Mixology Paint with a Maldivian Artist Learn Boduberu
Our Recreation Team can assist in a number of activities with guests.
The speedboat driver glances back with a broad grin. Then the roar of engines. Hang on for dear life. Laughter and shrieks of excitement fill the air. A rainbow spray of water. Cutting through the waves, free as a bird. Paddle across the atoll in a kayak. Ride a strong gust on a clear morning. Balance on a catamaran. Parasailing, wake boarding, jet skiing. An array of water-sports activities and facilities to indulge in. So many ways to soar.
Water Sports Facilities Canoe Catamaran sailing Water Skiing Fun Tube Wakeboarding Jet Ski Tour Parasailing
Surfing in the Maldives A short boat ride from Kurumba Maldives, and you're there: one of the prime surf spots on the planet. In the North Malé Atoll, our experienced instructors cater to students of all skill levels.
The roar of the waves. The taste of salt and adrenaline. White foam over azure waters. A sense of victory like nothing you've experienced as you ride the barrel to the white sand shore.
Surfing season in North Malé Atoll generally runs from mid-April to mid-October.
Jet Ski Safari One of Kurumba's most popular activities, an exhilarating experience not to be missed. Visit other islands in the Maldives, snorkel a hidden reef and explore enchanting spots only accessible by Jet Ski.
An environmentally friendly approach to jet skiing, using the latest craft with low emissions and noise levels. Get up close with the island's natural beauty while preserving its quiet harmony. As you journey, one of our experienced guides shares Maldivian wisdom and points out local Islands and snorkelling spots.
Drivers must be over 18 years of age, and passengers over 10 years of age.
Diving & Snorkelling
One of the premier snorkeling and diving resorts in the Maldives.. PADI certified instructors initiate you into this enchanting world. Abundant marine life, millions of years of coral growth. Diving Center Expertly-led courses and tours by world-renowned diving company, Euro Divers. Many of the best dive sites within a 5-30 minute boat trip from the resort, including Manta Point, wreck dives and some of the most exciting drift dives in the Maldives. A center fully equipped with state-of-the-art gear and nitrox. Diving Courses Euro Divers offers a selection of internationally recognized PADI dive courses. A customized schedule to accommodate divers from beginner to advanced level. Diving for Kids Introduce the kids to a captivating world of marine life. The Dive Centre offers SASY (Supplied Air System for Youth) Dives for children between the ages of 5 and 7 years. For children between 8 and 9 years, the Bubble Maker program provides a real scuba diving experience in the Kurumba Maldives lagoon, or on the Kurumba Maldives house reef with a maximum depth of 2 meters. Discover Scuba Diving An excellent first-time diving experience. Includes a short introductory course, followed by a shallow water dive in the lagoon. The highlight: a house reef dive or shallow boat dive in the afternoon to hone your new found skills. Available most days on a request basis and for adults or children aged 10 years and over. Snorkeling A placid sanctuary to explore. The Kurumba Maldives lagoon is surrounded by wave breakers, which reduce waves and currents for ideal snorkeling conditions. An average depth of 1 to 1.5 meters.
Please note that offerings are divided into tours suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced snorkelers.
The glint of dolphin fin beneath the waves, a sunset cruise. Castaway Picnic on a remote sand bank. Weathered smiles of locals, sharing their wisdom. They teach you coconut crafts and the secrets of native plants Malé Tour Imagine a bustling, culturally rich city. Built, impossibly, on a tiny island. Somehow leaving room for efficient transportation, lovely parks and grand mosques. Discover Malé, the remarkable capital of the Maldives. Maldives Experience A two-island adventure, immerse yourself in the lives of a living, breathing Maldivian community. First, a visit to a local island village. Stroll past schools, mosques, and boatyards. Sample local craft and souvenir shops. Local Island Experience An exciting foray into Maldivian culture. Visit a traditional village, be part of the local community for a day. Learn about traditional coconut crafts and native flora. Witness the hidden magic of island craft shops. Sunset & Dolphin Discovery Cruise A relaxing cruise, heading into the sunset over the Indian Ocean. The thrilling search for wild dolphins. Several species call the Maldives home, including Spinners and Bottle-Nosed Dolphins. Around the Island Tour in Glass-Bottom Boat A hallmark of the Maldives. Float across the azure waters, witnessing the stunning world of coral reefs. A vivid blossoming of life, from the ancient volcanic remains that formed the atolls and lagoons. Sports Fishing Fishing enthusiasts, square off against the finest and fastest the Indian Ocean has to offer. A variety of fishing trips available, from big game sports fishing to deep sea angling. Sandbank Picnic Take a 45-minute dhoni ride to a remote island with white sandy beaches and high quality reef. Snorkel the fringing reefs, discover pristine swaths of marine life.
Set in the lush gardens of Kurumba Maldives, Veli Spa is a true Maldivian experience. The soul of Veli Spa is inspired by the solace of the Islands, the balance of the oceans, the energy of the indigenous people of the Maldives and the healing effects of human touch while incorporating traditional Maldivian therapies. Our oils derive from local coconuts. Our pastes are made from indigenous herbs. Our treatments are inspired by a traditional medicine practitioner. Let the healing powers of the Maldives embrace you.
Classic contemporary, lovingly crafted from cool stone and rich woods, in soothing earth tones.
Veli Spa's facilities include:
8 single and couples treatment rooms Manicure and pedicure room Relaxation lounge Male & Female locker room Yoga pavilion Veli Spa retail
Spa Under the Stars (Thari da Shunga)
An experience you will never forget. The stunning setting surrounded by the lapping Indian Ocean will have you marveling at the night sky while receiving a gentle soothing massage. Warm Maldivian coconut oil is poured from local cowrie shells, which in turn are used to soothe away any tensions.Champagne and chocolate dipped fruits will be served to compliment your treatment as we leave you together to wonder at the stars.
Signature Treatment (Akarakara Theyo dhemun)
Our Signature Massage, especially created for Veli Spa, can be tailored to your needs. A soft, medium or strong pressure whatever you desire. A hot sand poultice along with our healing signature oil, made with local herbs, will leave your skin soft, mind soothed and spirit lightened.
Dhivehi-beys is a traditional Maldivian herbal medicine that has been passed from generation to generation. At Veli Spa, we have taken great care in preserving these ancient remedies by adapting them to modern day spa therapies. Ingredients are sourced locally using mainly indigenous plants, roots of trees and oils. These recipes have been highly guarded as ancient secrets with many Maldivians still using these therapies today.
These traditional treatments were inspired by a renowned Maldivian medicine healer and are combined with modern techniques to relieve ailments such as joint pain, nerve tightness, fluid retention, migraines and muscle tension.
Kurumba Maldives is proud to be the first spa resort in the Maldives to embrace these traditional remedies and to protect for future generations.
Witness the flow of mind and body, aware of every breath. Inhale the fresh island air. Out on the beach, to the backdrop of the rushing waves or in the Veli Spa Yoga Pavilion.
Exhale slowly as your muscles relax. The path to inner peace, with the top yoga experiences in the Maldives and expert guidance of our in-house yogi.
Yoga for Beginners If you are new to Yoga, this introduction is perfect for you. This session will include some easy postures, breathing exercises and meditation.
Sunrise & Sunset Yoga Enjoy the sounds of the sea and the warmth of the sun while practicing yoga on the beach, either as the sun rises or as it sets. No experience necessary and all skill levels welcome. This session will include asana's (poses), pranayama (breathing) and meditation.
Power Yoga This dynamic yoga is for those who wish for ore of a workout. The poses are performed without stopping and are combined with yogic breathing.
Yoga Nindra (Yogic Sleep) Yoga Nindra is the extremely deep relaxation of the nervous system and healing of the body by allowing it to rest and recharge. This practice is done in the lying position.
Pranayama (Breathing) The technique of Pranayama is used to measure, control and direct the breath. The aim behind the technique is to restore and maintain the health of a person, while increasing the capacity of the lungs and directing more oxygen to the body as a whole.
Meditation Meditation is the art of focusing your complete attention in one area that leads you to a state of peace and harmony.
Pre Natal Yoga Pre natal yoga is the art of focusing your complete attention in one area that leads you to a state of peace and harmony.
Yoga for Back Pain This sequence is very safe for people with back issues and can help to alleviate pain when done regularly.
Yoga for Stress By practicing simple and easy yogic techniques, the body and mind begin to work in harmony making for a healthier and stress free life.
A natural and effective skincare and spa line that works in harmony with you. Offering innovative prescriptive skincare, our products address the changes that occur in the skin as a result of seasonal, lifestyle and hormonal change. Combining clinically-tested bio-actives with over one hundred unique plant, mineral and marine extracts and pure delicately scented flower oils. Bring back the "feel-good factor," for healthy and radiant skin.
An experience you will never forget. The stunning setting surrounded by the lapping Indian Ocean will have you marveling at the night sky while receiving a gentle soothing massage. Warm Maldivian coconut oil is poured from local cowrie shells, which in turn are used to soothe away any tensions.Champagne and chocolate dipped fruits will be served to compliment your treatment as we leave you together to wonder at the stars
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