Kurumba Maldives named best family hotel in the Indian Ocean
The Maldives for the whole family: The Kurumba Maldives won two awards at once.
16 November 2021
With the return of international tourism, many travellers want to treat themselves to some special time away by only booking the very best accommodation. The Maldives prove to be a popular holiday destination. The Kurumba Maldives island resort in North Malé Atoll emerged as Indian Ocean's Leading Family Resort 2021 at the World Travel Awards 2021 and was also named Luxury Family Beach Resort in the Indian Ocean category at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021.
Luxury for the whole family
Both awards underline the family-friendliness of the Maldives' first resort. Andrew Jansson, General Manager of today's luxury hotel, comments on the recognitions: "At Kurumba, we give everything to provide families as well as couples with an unforgettable experience. I am particularly pleased that our services for parents and children have now received two awards. The credit goes to our entire hotel team who have once again demonstrated great sensitivity to the holiday needs of families from all over the world and a heart for children."
Fast arrival after a long flight
Already upon arrival, the families appreciate the location of the island. The transfer by speedboat from the international airport takes just ten minutes - ideal after the long approach from Europe. On site an island paradise with 180 villas in eight categories for different travel budgets, surrounded by tropical island vegetation, optionally with or without private pool, awaits the small and large guests. The trained, multilingual supervisors of the Kids Club delight children from four to 13 years every day anew with a varied and creative program. Guests of all ages will also enjoy diving courses, various water sports, the tennis court and the culinary offer in the seven restaurants on the island.
About the Kurumba Maldives
Opened in October 1972 in the Indian Ocean, Kurumba Maldives was the first private island resort in the Maldives. Four young Maldivians heralded the beginning of the country's tourism industry with 30 huts made of coral and coconut leaves on an uninhabited coconut plantation island. The first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. At the time, the Maldives was isolated from the outside world, with no telephones, grid electricity, water or paved roads, only a few vehicles and a small airstrip built by volunteers. About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972, and in 2016 there were 1.4 million tourists in over 117 resorts in the Maldives.
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