Kurumba Maldives, Maldives – Opened in 1972, the first resort of the country, Kurumba Maldives celebrates 48 years in the hospitality industry today.
The resort posted a video on LinkedIn to mark the anniversary of the resort saying, “Today marks the 48th Anniversary of Kurumba Maldives. 48 years since the official opening of this humble resort, and 48 years since the birth of tourism in the Maldives. We are normally fortunate to celebrate this special day together with family, our guests and our team, but like countless others this year, we have had to adapt and improvise to the current situation.Nevertheless, there are plenty more celebrations and special days to come, and we look forward to sharing them with you soon!”
Although the resort is still not open for tourists, according to the resort, celebrations will still be underway virtually. “Join us tomorrow, Sunday the 4th of October, for our Live Facebook broadcast, 17:30pm, and we’ll get this 48th year of Kurumba off to a great virtual start!” The post by the resort read.
Located in the island if Vihamanaafushi, up north of Kaafu atoll, which is in the heart of Maldives, the resort is just a brief 10 minutes away by speedboat from Velana International Airport (VIA). The resort boasts, airy bungalows with verandas as well as villas with private pool and hot tubs.
As for the food, the resort has a total of 11 eateries, including bars ranging from plush Indian restaurants to overwater Japanese options. Other amenities include 2 outdoor pools and a spa, gym, along with a dive center and a kids club.
Since Kurumba Maldives opened, the country’s tourism industry has come a long way over the past 48 years, with, according to the latest statistics by the Ministry of Tourism, 166 resorts registered in the Maldives as of August 2020.
Although the industry shut down in March of this year, due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, Maldives has been working hard to to become a tourist-safe zone, having have earned the title by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) on the 15th of September. Multiple resorts have since opened up with safety measures in place, to provide the ultimate vacation experience in the paradise on Earth they call home.