Kurumba Maldives *****
- Mayfrom £1172 pp
- Junefrom £1207 pp
- Julyfrom £1252 pp
- Augustfrom £1275 pp
- Septemberfrom £1275 pp
Kurumba was the very first Maldivian resort to open its ‘doors’, back in 1972. Its history and traditional style are evident but this compact village-like island also offers a host of more contemporary facilities.
The choice of dining here is superb – there’s a restaurant for every night of the week with a poolside café to spare. And the quality is excellent. It begins with the main restaurant, Vihamana, which serves up a variety of buffet dishes from hearty Italian to fiery curries. Of the seven speciality restaurants, Italian fine dining is perfectly executed at Duo, while Al Qasr (‘the Palace’) lives up to its name with decadent surrounds and delicious Middle Eastern flavours. And then there’s Thila, which extends out over the waters – this is the gourmet breakfast venue for higher room types and the ideal spot for seafood dinners.
Snorkelling on the house reef is just steps from the beach and diving packages are available to pre-book. Rooms sit in clusters around the network of paths, with traditional exteriors and more modern furnishings. Superior Rooms are in two-storey buildings with views of the coconut groves. Deluxe Rooms, though smaller, are ideal for couples seeking a more peaceful location. For direct beach views, opt for a Beachfront Deluxe Bungalow. There’s also a range of pool villas.
Buffet restaurant, 7 à la carte restaurants, 3 bars, café
Breakfast at Vihamana or at Thila for higher room types.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £53 • Breakfast and dinner at Vihamana
Full Board from £75 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Vihamana
All Inclusive from £104 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Vihamana • Selected unlimited drinks
Dine Around All Inclusive from £136 • Breakfast at Vihamana • Lunch and dinner in any dining outlet (some menu items are excluded) • Selected unlimited drinks.
Meal packages are subject to change.