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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We had a great time at the Kurumba Resort prior to spending a week on a dive live aboard for another week! Kurumba is a beautiful island paradise with picture postcard settings of beach, palm trees and sunsets! Simply gorgeous AND relaxing!
Many things to do from snorkeling, diving, parasailing, paddle boards, kayaks, swimming or just relaxing with a book in a shady hammock!
We ate at the buffet everyday which was an incredible smorgasbord of culinary delights! Different regional food was served daily.
I definitely recommend the all-inclusive meal plan that includes unlimited alcohol and an excursion for every 2 days you are there!
Great job Kurumba!

Room Tip: Suggest viewing the Resort map to see where rooms are, then choose view you want! Most have a view of water, some are on the water's edge!
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank johnpO5383UW
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Ryszard M, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear John,

We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you were touched by our friendly and caring team members. We are very appreciative of recognizing all the little extra touches and efforts we do for our guests.
We are sure that you discovered many beautiful moments and are always here should you require some assistance to book another return vacation.

Sunny regards,
Ryszard Majewski, Kurumba Maldives

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

yes the resort is close to the airport so you do get some airplane noise....but after traveling 20 hrs on a plane i did not want to get on another plane or boat. the resort is very nice and well kept...the beach bungalows are nicer than the standard rooms but also a bit further away from restaurants and pool. the staff was great and the food was second to none.

Stayed: February 2017
1  Thank Marc M
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Ryszard M, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear Marc,

We all enjoyed reading about your overall positive experience. We are certainly glad you had a great vacation in Kurumba Maldives and enjoyed the facilities provided.
It was a great pleasure having you here as a guest and we hope you will be visiting us again soon. Sure you will have another enjoyable vacation with us.

Sincerely,
Ryszard Majewski, Kurumba Maldives

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Superb location, facilities and friendly helpful staff. The stunning beach and lagoon surrounds the entire island and provides private space. We travelled in August and found the weather to be great and the resort less crowded. Even with fewer people the service, range and restaurant offerings were still top class. Recommend the delux cabin which have beach and sea views and private sun beds on the beach. Beach is only 15m from the front door. Food is suburb and great quality ingredients & presentation. Breakfast buffet is exceptional! Prices are in USD and charged back. This is a 5 star resort and pricing reflects this but is worth every cent

Room Tip: Delux Cabin - 15m from beach, great views & private sun beds on beach
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank WendyAus74
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Ryszard M, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear Wendy,

It was wonderful to welcome you to Kurumba Maldives and many thanks for your great TripAdvisor review.
Please keep in touch in the future if you are planning for another vacation back to our island. Our team is looking forward to welcoming your family again!

With best regards,
Ryszard Majewski, Kurumba Maldives

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is our third time staying at Kurumba. We have grown attached to the place and sincerely feel that the staff here treat us like family. There is so much to do and see. We parasailed (including a 7year old), we set out on a sunset cruise to watch the dolphins. We swam in the ocean and the family pool. We dined in the finest of cuisines (Thai, Indian, Seafood Grill, and more) Our kids enjoyed splashing around in the Kids Club (3pm splash party daily) as well as indoor time with toys. On Sunday, the whole staff team joined guests on the beach for free massages, drinks, finger food, music and networking. But most of all, we felt very welcomed and special. The staff remember us from our previous stay. Muhideen from Al Qasr has always been very kind to our children now as well as the past, he goes out of his way to find precious memorabilia of them to keep of Kurumba. Rippe, Ahmed, and Ateef from Mahal were very kind to us. And the wonderful gentleman at Thilla, Mueed, was always smiling, greeting us warmly and serving the kids the best milkshakes. Shoeib from Thilla was lovely as well. We saw Mr. Jose Dias ( Food& Beverage Director) everyday and night and he was always full of smiles and happy to help us. Since most of the staff we have befriended work in restaurants we believe he is leading a great team that actually had the most effect on making our holiday so memorable. The lovely gentlemen driving the golf cars to the rooms were a delight to chat with. So were the gardeners who made the kids beautiful birds from coconut palm leaves! The rooms were always immaculately clean once we got back and we were never bored. The kids learned to play billiard and had the most delicious coconut ice cream every single day. I was very, very impressed at the selection of tv channels, the best from any hotel/ resort I have ever visited. Dvd players and free wifi added to our satisfaction.
The only thing we wish were different is the 23.2 government tax applied to literally everything from food to sports.Not Kurumba's fault but it made everything a lot more expensive than it should be.

Room Tip: The Beach-Front Bungalows are the best. You literally wakeup, and your eyes open to the view of the ocean.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Ryszard M, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear Meera Almazmi,

On behalf of our entire team, we could not be more pleased reading your review. We certainly like to surprise our guests and we do intend to go above and beyond guests’ expectations. Thank you for your kind comments. The team will be very happy to read your fabulous feedback and appreciate you highlighting Rippe, Ahmed, and Ateef from Mahal, Mueed, Shoeib from Thilla, Mr. Jose (Food & Beverage Director).
It is a pleasure to see you have an eye for detail and have noticed the little touches we do for our guests.
Please be back soon for another holiday.
Best regards,
Ryszard Majewski, Kurumba Maldives


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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Went on a 4 day trip for celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary.....deeply regret having gone there.....FOR ONLY 4 DAYS!!! V should have done 7 days minimum!!! The place is PARADISE!!!
There is not one single staff of theirs that v found unfriendly or unpleasant...everyone goes around with a smile on their face & a pleasant wish!! The property is sooo well maintained , u could never guess how old it was!! The services r excellent!!Veli spa was OMG!! V only had time to taste the food at thila & vihamanaa...left us at a loss for words!! V HAD to meet the executive chef at vihamanaa,Mr. Dennis, to let him know what he was putting us thru!!!V couldn't stop ourselves from tasting all the dishes...mouthwatering !!!!..especially the desserts!!! & a very special thanks to Mr. Naseer for graciously n secretly arranging a surprise cake for my hubby!! & Miss Swathi who showed us around on the 1st day & followed up on us during our stay...DEFINITELY COMING BACK FOR A SECOND ROUND & LONGER STAY!!
Thank you, Kurumba family!!!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Ryszard M, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Dear Bindiya,

On behalf of our entire team, we could not be more pleased reading your review. We certainly like to surprise our guests and we do intend to go above and beyond guests’ expectations. Thank you for your kind comments!
We will be sure to share your encouraging remarks with the team especially the individuals you have mentioned such as Chef Dennis, Mr. Nacer and Mrs. Swathi from Front Office.
Our team was very pleased to be at your service and glad to know you had enjoyed a great time in the island. It is a pleasure to see you have an eye for detail and have noticed the little touches we do for our guests.
Please be back soon for another holiday.

Best regards,
Ryszard Majewski, Kurumba Maldives

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