Kurumba Island Resort | North Male Atoll | Maldives



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  • Location : North Malé Atoll
  • Distance from airport: 2 km
  • Speedboat Transfer: 10 minutes
  • No of rooms : 180

Seclusion is a celebration of life

Kurumba Maldives is Maldives’ first private island resort and one of its finest. Go Barefoot, be served on your very own private white sand beach under your own coconut trees, dine by the moon and candles or dress for dinner and dance into the morning.

Under the waterline, Kurumba Maldives house reef is home to live coral growing on ancient volcanic mountains and a thousand different variations of stunning fauna – a paradise for divers .

Named after the coconuts that grow in abundance throughout the island, Kurumba Maldives pioneered tourism in the Maldives back in 1972. Completely renewed, renovated and refurbished, the resort was re-opened in 2004 as a luxury resort of distinction.

Shaded paths lead from one side of this 48-acre circular island to the other. The white sand beach embracing the island lapped by crystal clear waters of an azure lagoon, protected by eco-breakwaters of weathered coral.

Kurumba Maldives is classical in design, a unique holiday resort newly built to ancient Maldivian architecture, with graceful meditation pavilions and a calm induced by a succession of ornamental pools. The serenity of the resort is perfectly matched by the uncompromising luxury of its bungalows and villas. Its lush gardens are lovingly raised over years.

Kurumba Maldives offers Maldives’ signature hospitality and gracious service in an unspoiled tropical paradise.


180 bungalows and villas are dotted throughout the island within verdant foliage paces from the beach. Every one of its 180 individual villas and rooms is a symphony of good taste and glorious space, orchestrated with the harmony of polished timber floors, high timber-clad ceilings and antique style wooden furniture. Complemented by a walk-in dressing room and a bathroom of exquisite extravagance with sandstone tiles, a marble-sided tub and a second out-door art-deco shower on a private open-air patio, each bedroom comes equipped with In – Room safes, Private mini bar, Tea/ Coffee makers, Satellite TV, High speed Internet Connections and Luxury amenities.

All rooms include:

  • Down pillows
  • 100% cotton oversized bath towels
  • Air conditioned
  • IDD telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Lighted make-up/shaving mirror
  • Refrigerated private Bar
  • Satellite TV
  • 1MB Broad Band Internet access
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Open Air shower
  • Glass Walled Shower
  • Free Standing Bathtub
  • Day bed
  • Twice daily housekeeping service
01 Royal Kurumba Residence – 768 sq. m

Offering the ultimate in luxurious living, this two bedroom suite with two swimming pools and a spacious sundeck over the beach, the Royal Kurumba Residence has proved a favourite with heads of state and celebrity guests. Entrance is through a courtyard by a bridge over an ornamental moat/pool with a thatched pavilion and daybeds on either side. A patio gives access to a foyer and huge sitting room complete with butler’s pantry and guest washroom.

Doors on either side of the foyer open into the two wings of the Royal Residence; each wing has a walk-in dressing room, opulent bedroom with veranda onto the beach and a large luxurious bathroom leading to a private courtyard with swimming pool and Jacuzzi, outdoor shower and shaded king-size daybed. It also features a two winged suite with two bedrooms, one sitting/dining area, butlers pantry and beachfront verandah with a Bridge entrance over the ornamental pool.

  • 2 Large enclosed wooden sundecks with salas
  • 2 King size four poster beds
  • Private speedboat transfer
  • Personal butler service
  • DVD Player
  • Sound system
  • 3 Satellite TVs (01- 35″Plasma)
  • Highspeed internet access
  • Espresso machine
  • Two large bathrooms opening into private courtyards each with an open shower
  • Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool
  • 02 washbasins
  • Glass walled shower
  • Thatched roof pavilion with a King sized day bed
  • Sitting/dining area includes 01 bathroom with shower

04 Presidential Suites – 255 sq m

Dedicated to Luxury and relaxation, the Presidential Villas are tastefully constructed to ensure your privacy. A Grand Bedroom on the Upper level with a King Size Four poster Bed overlooks the beach and ocean. The level also sports a walk-in dressing room and a bathroom with separate glass-walled shower and central marble-sided bathtub, plus an outside patio with Jacuzzi set in a thatched-roof tower. A large sitting room off the beachfront veranda on the Ground floor, this plush Duplex Suite also boats of a luxurious private swimming pool in a private interior courtyard.

  • Duplex Villas
  • Private speed boat transfer
  • Personal butler service
  • Private courtyard with a beach entrance
  • Private swimming pool in flower garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private terrace with enclosed courtyard
  • King size daybed under a thatched roof pavilion
  • King size four poster beds
  • DVD Player
  • 02 Satellite TVs
  • Espresso machine
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 washbasins
  • 3 showers (1 open air)
  • Glass walled shower
08 Pool Villas – from 200 sq. m

The Pool Villa comes with an enchanting Bedroom with a four poster king size bed, a sitting room and verandah and a private swimming pool complete with Jacuzzi in a garden of flowers and therapeutic stones. There is a graceful waterfall, a lush open-air shower and a daybed for two set in a thatched roof pavilion. The private courtyard has an exclusive entrance from the beach or through the villa’s bathroom.

  • Private speed boat transfer
  • Private courtyard with a beach entrance
  • Private swimming pool/Jacuzzi in flower garden with therapeutic stones
  • King size daybed under a thatched roof pavilion
  • Private terrace with enclosed courtyard
  • King size four poster beds
  • DVD player
  • Espresso machine
  • Personal butler service on request
  • Open air shower garden
  • Glass walled shower

06 Private Villas – from 103 sq. m

Bedroom with a king size four poster bed adjoining a sitting room and a verandah. A patio at the entrance, bathroom with a glass walled shower, marble bath tub and an open courtyard complete with a “Rain Shower” under a traditional thatched awning. The Private Villas come with a choice of Beach Front or Garden Front, while the former is just a few steps from the Lagoon and the Open Sea, the latter looks over beautifully manicured gardens.

  • Beach facing
  • Oversized room with separate sitting area adjoining the bedroom
  • Courtyard with open air rain shower and Jacuzzi
  • Private terrace
  • Espresso machine
  • Bathrooms – Partially open air
  • Open air shower & garden
  • Glass walled shower
10 Garden Villas – from 103 sq. metres

Bedroom with a king size bed adjoining a sitting room and a verandah. A patio at the entrance, bathroom with a glass walled shower, marble bath tub and an open courtyard complete with a “Rain Shower” under a traditional thatched awning. The Garden Villa looks over beautifully manicured gardens too.

  • Oversized room with separate sitting area adjoining the bedroom
  • Courtyard with open air rain shower and Jacuzzi
  • Private terrace
  • Espresso machine
  • Bathrooms – Partially open air
  • Open air shower and garden
74 Deluxe Bungalows – 74 sq. m

This is the signature accommodation that sets the theme of Kurumba Maldives. Dedicated sitout with a daybed. Bedroom furnished with king-size four-poster bed, a day bed and a window wall with a view of the beach and the ocean. Dressing room with walkin wardrobe. Luxurious bathroom complete with two washbasins, a glass-walled shower, a free-standing bathtub and an open-air sand and stone floored shower garden.

  • Individuals bungalows located on the beach – some in retreat
  • Window wall opening onto the verandah & beach
  • King size four poster beds
  • Private terrace
  • 2 daybeds (1 in room, 1 in terrace)
  • Bathrooms – Partially open air
  • Two washbasins
  • Open air shower & garden
  • Glass walled shower

39 Deluxe Rooms – 50 sq. m

Situated on the edge of the Sea. Open air shower and a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean . Cozy and intimate.

  • Intimate rooms situated on the edge of the sea
  • Private terrace
  • Bathrooms – Partially open air
  • Open air shower and garden
38 Superior Rooms – 74 sq. m

Spacious double storey, four room houses built in graceful colonial style with each room having a private beach view terrace or balcony. The bedroom leads to a bright, spacious bathroom partly open to the sky.

  • 4 room double storey houses situated an easy stroll from the sea
  • Beach view private terrace
  • 02 daybeds (01 in room, 01 in terrace)
  • Bathrooms – Partially open air
  • Two washbasins
  • Open air shower & garden
  • Glass walled shower


With nine different restaurants offering seven cuisines to choose from, the Kurumba Maldives is a gourmet experience like no other in paradise. An intimate candlelit dinner for two on the beach or an indulgent evening in a speciality restaurant or a grand buffet. You are spoilt for choice. And then you can dance the night away in the beach bar where five nights a week a band is in attendance.

Vihamana – Main Restaurant

The delightful main restaurant at the Kurumba Maldives. Offers gourmet buffets for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. With a different theme buffet every night the restaurant offers all Full and Half Board guests some of the best cuisine options to choose from. Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Lebanese, Italian to name but a few. Friday afternoons are Brunch by the seaside and Sunday evening a surprise thrown in. Vihamana is always a fresh experience. The Restaurant is also open to all bed and breakfast and Room only guests.
  • Time : 0700 hrs – 1030 hrs (Breakfast)
    1200 hrs – 1430 hrs (Lunch)
    1900 hrs – 2200 hrs (Dinner)
  • Days of Operation : Seven days a week
    Separate sections for Smoking and Non Smoking

The Ocean Grill

Located on the edge of the beach with an overwater deck offering a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. Prime cuts of beef, fresh lobster from the lobster pond are highlights of a varied menu. All bar-be-cued to your liking in a display kitchen.

An eclectic selection of fine wines. Ideal for romantic candlelit dinner as well as special groups of 10 to 15.

  • Lavish seafood buffet on Sundays.
  • Time : 1930 hrs – 2200 hrs
  • Days of Operation : Seven days a week

The Hamakaze”Ocean Winds”

The Hamakaze is the Sushi Bar and Teppen – Yaki counter serving a unique style of cuisine from the Land of The Rising Sun. With a selection of Octopus, Tuna, Salmon, Ell and much more the Hamakaze serve the choicest selection of Sushi and Sahsimi. Sip on a selection of Hot Or Cold sake as the Chef creates one culinary presentation after another on the grill and on to your plate. The Hamakaze is located right next to the Ocean Grill and the Lobster pond.
  • Time : 1930 hrs – 2200 hrs
  • Days of Operation : Closed on Sundays

Al Qasr

Arabian Nights at the Kurumba Maldives. Come savour a fare from the mystical Middle East. Grand palatial décor does justice to its name, Al Qasr – The Palace. Set with Arabic and other artifacts from the Middle East the Al Qasr serves traditional Lebanese specialties. Charcoal grilled meats, succulent kebabs, mezze and a variety of dips and pastes.
  • Time : 1930 hrs – 2200 hrs
  • Days of Operation : Closed on Tuesdays

Kurumba Mahal

Cuisine from the royal mogul kitchens of North India. Succulent tandoories, curries – some spicy and others subtle, Naan and Paratta breads and luscious desserts make for a dinner fit for a Maharaja.
  • Time : 1930 hrs – 2200 hrs
  • Days of Operation : Closed on Tuesdays Ming Court

Ming Court

The Specialty Chinese Restaurant serving oriental delicasies from the Mainland. The Chef serves up superb selections from the Canton and Schezuan regions. With a soft waterfall on one side and gardens on the other, marble tables and tasteful décor, the restaurant has a very contemporary and cozy feel.

  • Time : 1930 hrs – 2200 hrs
  • Days of Operation : Closed on Wednesdays

The Golden Cowrie

Fine Italian cuisine. In an elegant, classical setting. Pesce, proscuitto, jambone, fromaggio. A variety of pastas and risottos. In the flavours of Tuscany and Lombardy, Sardinia and Sicily. Sensuous, full bodied Italian wines. Sinful Tiramisu. Bon Apetito!
  • Time : 1930 hrs – 2200 hrs
  • Days of Operation : Closed on Saturdays

Neptune – Coffee Shop

Located right opposite the pool the Neptune Coffee Shop is the laidback all day dining restaurant at the Kurumba Maldives. From a selection of A la carte breakfasts to international favourites and light snacks the coffee shop is the perfect place to grab a quick bite or a small meal. Pastas, sandwiches, burgers, children’s menu and select beverages are available at the coffee shop for every taste through the day till late at night. Serves a selection of pizzas from 1130 hrs to 1630 hrs.
  • Time : 0900 hrs – 0100 hrs
  • Days of Operation : Seven days a week

The Beach Bar

The place to chill! Whether you are on the overwater deck gazing at the horizon over a leisurely, meandering lunch or at the stars over fine wine. Or dancing the night away on the classy wooden floor next to the bar inside. The selection of champagne, wines, spirits and liquors here is celestic and vast. A live band is in attendance five nights a week.
  • At daytime authentic Italian pizza is served.
  • Time : 1000 – 0100 hrs
  • Days of Operation : Open seven days a week

Rendezvous Lounge

The Rendezvous Lounge Karaoke Bar at the Kurumba Maldives is the perfect place to explore your singing talents. Conveniently located in a quiet corner next to the Coffee shop has the choicest selection of spirits, cocktails and liqueurs, iot shares the same wine list as the Beach Bar too. Sing away to evergreeen favourites and other top chart hits available to you on the latest top class Karaoke equipment. Your road to Fame and very late nights.
  • Time : 1930 – 0100 hrs
  • Days of Operation : Open seven days a week

Private Dining

Take a cruise across the Ocean with a bubbly and canapés into the sunset aboard a private yacht. Set anchor on an uninhabited island and feast on barbecued delights prepared live by your personal Chef. Sip the very best in Champagne, served by your personal Butler and revel in bliss. An evening to match no other….. an experience surpassed by none other.

Spa and Wellness

Kurumba Spa

An inner sanctuary of calm and wellbeing surrounded by a reflection pond of healing water and stunning architecture sets the scene for the care and wisdom that radiates from the AQUUM experience at Kurumba, Maldives. Dedicated to perfection of high standard, the Spa menu includes remedies and rituals to soothe the mind and nourish the body.

Signature Ritual – Kurumba Spa Escape
Indulge your body with a unique foaming exfoliation using the signature dancing removal technique to soothe skin and leave it silky smooth. Then, experience a symmetry massage finished with a signature mind ritual, designed to de-stress the spirit using pressure point massage and calming breathing. This package offers total escape and an unforgettable spa journey.

  • Signature Foam Dance Exfoliation
  • Intuitive Body Massage
  • Island Nourishment Ritual


  • 8 Treatment Rooms
  • Aroma Steam Room
  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Refreshing Bucket Shower
  • Gymnasium
  • Relaxation Lounge
  • Yoga Pavilion
  • Bespoke Spa Packages

Meetings and Events

The Kurumba Maldives enjoys the largest Banqueting and Conferencing area in the Republic Of Maldives. State of the art conference equipment is available with facilities for Audio and Video conferencing available on request*, a variety of themes, multi cuisine buffets and set menus, innovative concepts and set ups. The Kurumba Maldives is the most preferred venue for a Conference, Business meting or an informal social gathering. The resort also can cater to requests in terms of the best Live entertainment available in the country. With two conference halls and a beach for small functions, whatever the occasion, Kurumba will help you find the best suited option to suit your needs.

Some of the Conferences held at Kurumba Maldives:* Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
* L’ Oreal Italy Conference
* FIAT, Italy Conference
* Audi, France Conference
* WHO Regional Conference for South Asia
* Siemens Regional Conference
* Gillette, India Conference
* Sun Microsystems Regional Conference.
* Apotex Pharma Regional Conference
* DHL Regional Conference

The Resort has been a host to state dinners for the following:

* HE Prime Minister of India
* HE Prime Minister of Turkey
* HE President Bill Clinton
* HE President George W Bush (Senior)
* SAARC summit
* Mr. Kofi Annan – Secretary General of the United Nations

Renewal of Vows In paradise

For a communion blessed by God and for an institution made in Heaven, relive your vows in paradise. With sand beneath your feet and wind in your hair. Start your day at the Kurumba Spa with the Absolute Spa Ritual, a special treatment designed to be shared. Feel you senses come alive as both of you relax with a wellbeing massage and a radiance facial. Staff assist you wear your traditional Maldivian dress. Ride to a setting created just for the two of you. To beats of Traditional Drums in the background, flower girls escort you to an Altar, where a Judge awaits you. With the Sun, Sea and Sand as your witness read your vows. The Judge presents you with a hand carved Certificate. After cutting the Wedding Cake, the Bride and Groom are escorted by their Butler to a cruise into the sunset. Sip champagne while you watch the Dolphins and the setting sun.

Drop anchor on a Deserted island where your private Chef awaits you with a four course dinner specially created for the occasion. Enjoy an evening under the stars as a band plays only for you.

Sail back under the moonlight to your villa, slip into a bath infused with exotic essential oils to stimulate your senses. Your bed, specially decorated in traditional style, awaits…

Following morning, you wake up to Champagne breakfast for two in bed in your own time.

Experience the Magic.


Water Sports

Includes a catamaran and wind surf school and offers a range of fun activities – Parasailing with platform boat, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kayaking, Banana Rodeo, Fun Tubes, Sailing Safaris with a skipper and more.

Sports and Fitness

Fully equipped with State of the Art Muscle Building & Cardio Vascular Fitness equipment, Indoor games and 3 Tennis courts the Kurumba Sports Centre is your answer to Exercise & Recreation. Pump iron or Walk the Treadmill, A Leisurely game of tennis or a Quick game of Ping Pong, Shopping at the Cloth store or Just lazing by the pool, if you are looking for it, this is where its at.


The depths of the stunning turquoise sea around Kurumba Village are home to coral growing on ancient volcanic mountains. The island’s surrounding reef – the House Reef is a magnificent, living ecosystem, just off the Kurumba Lagoon.

The Kurumba House Reef invites exploration, as have all coral reefs since Darwinian times. Go through the protective water breakers around the lagoon to reach the Reef Wall. Swimming above it at high tide, enjoy the brilliant visual of the reef below.

The top of the Kurumba House Reef is approx. 1-2 meters deep and slopes down from there to 10 – 30m (80m on the south side) from the edge. The Kurumba Wall slopes down to 20 – 40 meters where the sandy bottom begins. Progressing a little at a time you will discover the wonders of the house reef: millions of years of coral growth forming an island that teems with life both above and below the waters.

Life in the House Reef
Sea creatures abound in the Kurumba Reef – ancient Hawksbill Turtles, shy Sharks, sought after Bluefin Tuna – busily maintaining underwater ecology.

Reef guides in print are available at the souvenir shop and there are fish posters outside the shop and in the PADI diving school. The staff in the diving school will be happy to answer your questions about the underwater environment.


In order to truly experience the uniqueness of the Maldives, you must not miss out on discovering what lies beyond white beaches and crystal clear waters. Join in and explore this playground of nature.

Let’s go – be a part of the Maldivian lifestyle when you visit this local fishing village; interact with the people and have a glimpse into a working day in paradise. We complete this adventure with a barbecue on an uninhabited island- a la Robinson Crusoe.

Pamper your loved one and head off for a romantic cruise. Savor the tranquility with a glass of champagne, enjoy the magical sunset and indulge in the open of the Indian Ocean .

Hop onto a traditional dhoni (local fishing boat), cruise along the sunset / sunrise and rest assured that you won’t return empty handed. Our Chefs will be delighted to complete this experience by preparing the catch to your liking.

Take it easy and discover the amazing underwater world from above. The boat crew will be happy to show you the best spots on the house reef. You don’t have to be lucky to witness reef sharks, manta rays, moray eels and many more.

If the islands of the Maldives are beautiful, what lies under the water is a veritable wonder of nature. The abundance and variety of marine life coupled with the amazingly clear water, makes snorkelling a unique experience that one should not forego.

Enter the world of the rich and famous – have your own speed boat, anchor at will under the star spangled sky, let your private butler pop a bottle of champagne and wallow in the pleasure of an exotic menu, carefully selected by the Chef.

Visit the smallest capital in the world. Truly unique, Male offers an oriental flair combining traditional culture and modern influences. A professional guide proudly takes you around his city, showing you the Grand Friday Mosque, the National Museum, the Sultan Park, the Fish Market and – as a matter of course – the best works of Maldivian craftsmanship.

For the adventurous, the resort give you the one-time opportunity of creating their very own individualized excursion program. The boat is yours for the day. Choose as many of the following itineraries as you desire and leave the rest to the experts.

  • Reef snorkelling
  • Tour of local fishing village
  • Picnicking on an uninhabited island
  • Fishing
  • Male Shopping Tour
  • Sunset cruise
  • Visit of another resort island
Scuba Diving

With popular dive sites in close proximity, Kurumba is a favourite with scuba divers. Beginners are especially welcome and an open divers licence could be obtained in a week’s diving. The resort’s dive school is run to the exacting standard of PADI, with both Maldivian and foreign diving instructors.

The island’s surrounding reef – the House Reef is a magnificent, living ecosystem, just off the Kurumba Lagoon.

The Kurumba House Reef has become popular with divers the world over, but has remained unspoiled by man hugely due to the eco protective measures taken up in the early 80s by the resort. The house reef is a huge part of the attraction at Kurumba and her beauty is unsurpassed below the waterline, as it is above.

The Kurumba Lagoon – all around the island is excellent for children and grownups to play in and practice snorkeling skills. Natural coral breakwaters protect the lagoon from the ocean waves. An average depth of 1 – 1 1?2m makes it easy to find small coral blocks and a variety of fish lazily swimming by – Sea cucumbers and small moray eels in varied hues popping out of the sand, Feeding on shellfish, small stingrays wander into the lagoon from the reef.

Resort facilities at a glance

  • 24-hour airport transfers
  • 24 hours reception
  • Doctor on-call 24-hours
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Restaurants, bars and lounges
  • Gift and sports/beach wear shop
  • library
  • International newspapers available
  • Baby sitting for children
  • Laundry and dry cleaning
  • One-hour pressing
  • Airline ticketing service
  • Wireless Internet access (WiFi) in limited public areas

Restaurants and Bars

  • Ocean Grill (Barbecue and Sea food)
  • Golden Cowry (Italian fine dining)
  • Kurumba Mahal (Indian)
  • Ming Court (Chinese)
  • Vihamana Restaurant (International buffet)
  • Pizza Piazza (Pool side Pizzeria)
  • Neptune Coffee Shop
  • Al Qasr (Lebanese)
  • Hamakaze (Japanese-Sushi, Sashimi and Teppen-yaki)
  • 24-hour In-Room Dining
  • Beach Bar
  • Rendezvous lounge and Karaoke bar
  • Private Pontoon and Beach dinners


  • Dining
  • Beach
  • Fishing – trolling / morning and night
  • Fitness facilities
  • Jogging
  • Pools with separate section for kids
  • Steam room
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Spa services
  • Floodlit tennis courts
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water sports including Windsurfing
  • Excursions / Island hopping / picnics

Business Centre

  • Conferencing facilities
  • Computer with internet connection
  • Printing and scanning
  • Fax and photocopying
  • Laptops available on request
  • Meeting rooms for 6 – 12


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