Kurumba Maldives is 2020 Winner of World Luxury Hotel Awards and World Travel Awards
In perfect timing for their re-opening on December 1st, 2020, Kurumba Maldives is honoured to have been awarded the following distinguished recognitions.
A prestigious globally trusted Awards program, The World Luxury Hotel Awards, has announced Kurumba Maldives as the category winner in both continental and regional categories:
- Kurumba Maldives - Continent Winner in Luxury Family Hotel
- Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives - Regional Win in Best Unique Experience Spa
Established in 2006, World Luxury Hotel Awards recognises the highest achievements across the global hotel industry. The awards are voted for by over 300,000 guests, travellers and industry players alike.
Following those accolades, Kurumba Maldives was awarded another proud recognition: The Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort 2020, by the World Travel Awards in their 27th annual edition.
The World Travel Awards’ brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. Its annual programme renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry was held for the first time in 1993.
Though 2020 has proven an extremely awkward period for world travel, it is indeed very encouraging that even in these challenging times, people are still yearning for travel and supporting their favourite destinations and properties. It is a true testament to the support Kurumba has across the globe, and the great experiences that have, and that will continue to, take place in humble little resorts.
About Kurumba Maldives
Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives. Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourism industry in the country. At that time, Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, main electricity or water, few vehicles and no paved roads, and only a small airstrip built by volunteers.
Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. Today the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed. About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972; now, it is over 1.5 million tourists, staying in over 140 resorts throughout the Maldives. Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ Atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10-minute speedboat ride from the airport. It draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.
The resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior Rooms to the spacious 2 Bedroom Villa, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants, three bars and one shisha lounge to choose from, Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparalleled choice of dining experiences and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and families alike.
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