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Welcome to Kurumba


Conveniently located just a 15-minute boat ride from the airport in Malé, Kurumba's white sand beaches, tropical gardens and coral reefs are a major draw for tourists in the Maldives. The five-star holiday resort of Kurumba is one of the most popular resorts in the Maldives, and the first to open in the country in 1972. The resort was completely rebuilt in 2003, and offers state-of-the-art scuba diving and a spa other relaxing activities like tennis, sailing, fishing, parasailing and windsurfing.

The accommodation in Kurumba is private and secluded, consisting of luxury bungalows scattered throughout the 48-acre circular island, connected by shaded paths. The island is quiet with little in the way of nightlife, although there are seven excellent restaurants serving everything from French and Italian cuisine to Japanese, Indian and Lebanese.

Information & Facts

Dhivehi is the national language in Maldives. English is widely spoken in addition to German, French, Italian and Japanese, spoken by the resort staff.

The Maldivian Rufiya (MVR) is divided into 100 laari. The resorts in Maldives are generally expensive and travellers should ensure they bring sufficient funds. There are no cash machines and travellers' cheques are rarely used, but there are currency exchange facilities available at resorts and banks. Major credit cards are accepted at most resorts and hotels. US Dollars can be exchanged at the airport, banks or hotels. Guests staying at resorts can settle their accounts in hard foreign currency (US Dollars are best), credit cards or travellers cheques. Banks are usually closed on Fridays and Saturdays.

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