Our Week in the Maldives
Kurumba Resort, Maldives
A friend and I spent a week in the Maldives following a visit to Sri Lanka. We envisaged our stay there as very much a rest stop rather than a recreation stop.
We chose the Kurumba resort based as much on the attractiveness and professionalism of its promotional video. We weren't disappointed. The accommodation, individual cabins with indoor and outdoor facilities, was spacious and excellent. Our stand alone cabins were part of a small circle of similar accommodation (about eight in total) set in beautiful, tropical grounds all literally a minute's walk to our own beach front. I should point out that this resort does not possess the cabins over the ocean offered elsewhere.
There was a wide variety of restaurant options covering about seven cuisines and we were very happy with the quality and presentation of the meals. We chose the breakfast and dinner option rather than full board which proved more than sufficient for our daily food needs. We could have purchased lunch but the need never arose.
We did sign up for snorkelling, a cooking demonstration (with accompanying lunch), a dolphin watching cruise (there were plenty to observe) and a half day tour of the tiny capital, Male.
Whilst this resort is one the closest island resorts to the capital city, our nearness to the capital and its airport was not a noise issue and from most of the island (the resort occupies all of the island on which it is located) was not in view. Whilst the main restaurant faces the capital and the airport, the lights from across the water actually provide an attractive backdrop over dinner.
One advantage of the resort's location is the ease of access to and from the capital and/or airport. Little more than 15 minutes motor cruiser journey door to door.
We loved our stay.