Kurumba Maldives Celebrates 45th Anniversary

07 October 2017

The Tourism industry of the Maldives is the country’s most flourishing industry to date.The countries incredible industry was kick started with Kurumba Maldives opening on October 3, 1972. Today it celebrates its 45th year of service.

Kurumba Maldives hosted an extravagant array of activities including surprise cupcakes various discounts at their bar and spa, free cocktail and wine tasting party, a Food Street Festival and a special show hosted by stand to mark their 45th anniversary. 

As the day started with guests enjoying breakfast, they were surprised with a complimentary cup-cake showcasing a beautiful decoration that depicted Kurumba’s 45th anniversary.

Special Anniversary cupcakes

Later in the evening, a Cocktail Party was held atop the Kandu bar where guests had the opportuni-ty to socialise and win amazing prizes through a surprise lucky draw. The cocktail party was a lav-ish evening, which served guests free cocktails and wine. 

free cocktails and massages being offered to guest at the party

Furthermore, staff from the resort offered guests’ free massages to relieve tension and staff also donned a traditional food serving scale to distribute finger food. The events of the party concluded with a special raffle, which saw attendees nominated for a lucky draw. 
Staff serving finger food at the party

The raffle was drawn by a repeater guest, who has been to Kurumba eight times. The first raffle winner won a grand prize of a free sunset cruise for two followed by the runner up that won a 40$ gift voucher to redeem in the Cafe’ and the last winner won a free photoshoot. Following the end of the raffle, the guest of honour was also given an opportunity to take part in the raffle and won spe-cial credit for meals at Kurumbas’ “Isola" restaurant.

lucky draw underway as cocktail party concludes

The evening ensued with an amazing food street that sparkled bright as decorations and stalls or-ganised by the staff gave out free food representing their respective cultures. The food street was filled to the brink with a whole heritage of ethnic cuisine including, Middle eastern, Sri Lankan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Indian and Maldivian food  

South African stall at food street

The activities marking the celebration of Kurumbas’ 45th anniversary concluded with an exciting show for guests organised by staff and a local “Bodu Beru” team that saw staff sing and perform a variety of extravagant activities to entertain guests and attendees.


Guests and attendees took part in some of the performances as everyone danced and sang to mark the end of a wonderful night with hopes for a bright future filled with great fun ahead for Ku-rumba Maldives.

guest taking part in celebration

Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ Atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10-minute speedboat ride from the airport. Dotted with coconut trees that are the island’s name-sake, Kurumba was the first private island resort in the Maldives. Beautiful gardens, palm fringed white sandy beaches and a vibrant house reef is the hallmarks of this classic Maldivian resort.

At the time of Kurumba’s inception in 1972 the beautiful islands of the Maldives was inhabited only by fisherman and was relatively unknown to the outside world with little to no foreign investments taking place in Kurumba Maldives From its humble origins operated by a handful of founding friends now employs over 450 staff from various nationalities and has become the benchmark for resorts all across the country.