The first private island in the Maldives, Kurumba Maldives has been treating guests to a slice of paradise for the last 44 years. It really couldn’t be simpler, land at Malé International Airport, clear immigration, grab your bags and head to the Kurumba desk where a friendly member of staff will guide you to a luxury speedboat for your 10 minute ride to paradise.
Within no time at all, the busy airport hustle and bustle will feel miles away and you’ll be stepping out onto white sand beaches, lapped by clear water from the lagoon that surrounds the island. It was like we blinked and our travel tiredness disappeared to be replaced with a Maldivian paradise.
Sometimes we really love our life
It didn’t take us long to work out that Kurumba is a pretty special place. Want a tropical paradise teeming with wildlife, fringed by postcard worthy white sand beaches? Dream about a turquoise sea and snorkelling right off the beach? Love slick service from staff who always seem happy to help? Enjoy watching sublime sunsets? Fancy multiple delicious food options to sample each day? We do and we’re happy to report back that Kurumba ticked all of those boxes and more.
Our ‘Beachfront Deluxe Bungalow’, as the name would suggest, opened right out onto the beach. Every day we woke up to the sounds of the ocean and we could do yoga outside on the patio right next to the white sand beach. We had a very comfortable kingsize bed, flat screen TV, inviting seating areas both inside the room and and outside on the patio, a full minibar (complete with a cool miniature cocktail shaker), easy to use coffee machine (celebrations all around), dressing area, a semi open air bathroom with both an inside and outside shower plus a bath tub and a full range of amenities. We also had useful items like beach sandals, a beach bag and mosquito repelling wristbands.