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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Very nice resort, Spotlessly clean beach, the view is breathtaking and there are a lot of activities. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The resort is less than 30 minutes away from the airport which makes it very easy and fast. We had a wonderful stay and a lot of good memories!

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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2  Thank EmilyA2637
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Ryszard M, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Dear Emily A,

It is such a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you very much for your positive feedback and we are glad you had totally comfortable stay, enjoying the accommodation, ambience, food and activities. It is always a pleasure to get happy reviews from our guests as an award for the team.

We are looking forward to welcome you back!

Sunny regards,

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We had gone to Kurumba in the month of February 2018 to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary and the only regret which we have is the fact that our trip was only 4 days long.
Let me start of with the why you should visit Kurumba:
1. The resort despite being the first ever 5 star of Maldives is still maintained exquisitely.
2. We took a superior room on the first floor. Room was really nice. Big thumbs up to the bathroom! Pricing of rooms do not determine the quality of the rooms, just their location.
3. Food & Drinks - We had taken an all inclusive package which I would recommended all of you folks to take since the pricing of food and liquor is on the higher side. They always have a lavish spread in all 3 meals and they keep on shuffling their cuisine everyday (we had Indian, Italian and generic buffets). My wife is a vegetarian and they were kind enough to make her Indian vegetarian cuisines as a part of the buffet. The gesture was highly appreciated! Taking about the bar areas, the perks of having an all inclusive package is that you can sip your favorite cocktails all day long without worrying about the expenditure! I would recommend visiting all their bars!
4. Beach - Spotlessly clean beach with pristine turquoise water. We are not swimmers but that didnt stop us from having a great time in the waters with our go pro cam! I would recommend going to the ocean view villa side of the island for a really breathtaking view and experience.
5. Activities - While our motive to visit maldives was to just sit back and do nothing, there were a few complimentary activities which we availed. We took the glass boat ride as we didn't want to snorkle. Gets a bit hot inside the boat so I would say not a great experience. The 2nd activity which we took was to see dolphins. Now that was a good experience especially if you enjoy dolphins jumping all around the ocean! There are many other paid activities which are available.

Tips -
Take the all inclusive package.
If you can spend, take the ocean villas for the best experience on the island.
If you can't take the ocean villa, ask them for a room which is away from the airport. For many guests the constant sound of planes and cargo ships in the beach view becomes a deal breaker. Visit Kurumba if you are up for this! On the plus side, the resort is just a 10 minute speed boat ride away from the airport saving a lot of time and money in comparison to those resorts for which you would have to take long speed boat rides with maybe seaplanes.

Areas of improvement :
There is always room for improvement for everything in life.. Even Kurumba!
1. We felt that the speed boat transfer should be a complimentary service since it is so near to the airport. Speed boat transfers are slightly on the higher side.
2. Activities - I think Kurumba can come up with new activities such as Star gazing maybe by getting a few telescopes and arranging for 1 hour sessions every night!
3. Pricing! - Although the experience was really great and we would really want to visit Kurumba again, the pricing is definitely on the higher side. The amount of money which we spent on a 4 day stay in Kurumba would easily allow for us to have atleast a week's stay in a few similar resorts which have watervillas. (i forgot to mention, kurumba doesn't have water villas) if the pricing would have gone down by 20-30% then it would have been really nice and would probably also allow us for recurring future trips to Kurumba. For now we might not come to Kurumba because there are so many other options also available which do not hit the pockets too hard!

Overall highly recommended place to stay if you have the money to spend!

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Varun S
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Ryszard M, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear Varun,

Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us. We are truly blessed you did enjoy the entire holiday experience at Kurumba Maldives.
We appreciate your comment and your feedback will be forwarded to the concerned department for further review and service improvement.
Hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the future!
Sunny regards,


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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I had a very good time spent at kurumba island.. the boat arrived and I was in the hotel in 10-12 mins.. was offered a nice coconut gelato as a welcome gesture and was it was v sweet but I enjoyed every lick of it..
check in was fine.. there are buggies to take you to the rooms if your rooms are far away from the lobby area..
there are 2-3 restaurants and thai place was under renovation so I went to the normal cafe and had a tasty veggie burger with potato wedges which were tasty..
The staff is friendly but ofcourse due to high taxes things are pricey and ofcourse tips are expected to be given.
The view is breathtaking and there are a lot of activities like snorkeling kayaking provided to keep you busy in the resort..
Good for families and couples on honeymoon or holidays..

Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
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Ryszard M, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Dear Zen,

Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with your fellow travelers as we value and appreciate all feedback we receive here on TripAdvisor.
We are all very glad you had a wonderful experience here in our resort.
We hope you enjoyed your journey back home and very much hope to welcome you back to Kurumba Maldives in the near future.

Sunny regards,

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

The resort is very calm, clean and beautiful. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The resort is less than 30 minutes away from the airport which makes it very easy and fast plus we didn’t hear any noise as some other advisors mentioned. We had a beautiful stay and I recommend it to everyone on limited budget wishing to visit Maldives.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Farah D
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Ryszard M, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Dear Farah,

Thank you for reviewing our property and recommending our resort to others. Being the pioneer resort in Maldives we are proud to offer the great value of stays for our guests, including well-maintained facilities, friendly and efficient service, beautiful nature, well cared beaches and gardens, vibrant house reef and rich experiences like luxury dining, excursions, actives and many others. We are sure you got lots of memories during your stay and we hope it will inspire your for future visits..

Sunny regards,

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Book online for best rates. Lots of eating options and guest activities. We enjoyed a lovely sundowner session with the staff, with free drinks. The shared transfer option is best value, we did not wait long and their boats are very big, so it’s easy to share. Snorkeling the island reef is great fun with lots of fish life, be prepared for a few reef sharks - they are harmless if left alone. They have an excellent kids centre, so would not hesitate to bring my younger kids.

Room Tip: Some villas are up stairs, check if you don’t like stairs to the 1st floor.
Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
2  Thank David B
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Ryszard M, General Manager at Kurumba Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear David,

Thank you for choosing our resort for your recent Maldivian holiday. It was a pleasure to learn how much you enjoyed your holiday experience at Kurumba Maldives. As a resort, we do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. Thank you for your feedback on activities at the resort, especially on the transportation and kids club.

We hope it will not be too long before we get an opportunity to welcome you back again.

Sunny Regards,

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