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Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ atoll conveniently a brief 10 minute speed boat ride away from the airport. Dotted with coconut trees that are the island’s namesake, Kurumba was the first private island resort in the Maldives. Lush tropical gardens, white sandy beaches and a vibrant house reef are the hallmarks of this classic Maldivian resort.

(TRAVPR.COM) MALDIVES - May 28th, 2013 - Kurumba, is an icon of Maldives being the very first tourist Resort and forty years young. Kurumba over this time has been a resort to produce many firsts for the Maldives. First resort, first resort pool, first pool villa, first therapeutic spa, first resort, first with multiple restaurants and first five star resort.  Kurumba is renowned for reinventing itself whilst not losing perspective of its heritage with her humble beginnings.

Over the past two years, Kurumba has had a philosophy of continual improvement and upgrades investing more that USD3 Million in upgrading the facilities to provide the best value star resort in the Maldives.

The aim of the investment was to make for a contemporary feel whilst being true to our Maldivian history. During this period of revitalization, most rooms and villas have been refurbished, public areas have been refreshed with a new vibrancy and the heart of house in a stage of continual improvement.

Key area’s that were refreshed with that the Garden Villas were transformed in Garden Pool Villas, Presidential Suites upgraded to stunning Presidential Pool Villas, Pool Villas enhanced to Deluxe Pool Villas and the Superior Rooms enriched with open bathroom and refreshing furnishings.

The guest journey is now one of the most unique experiences in the Maldives and  has been enhanced with a series of small touches with a Maldivian twist the highlight the new branding, being Maldives in Full Colour. Guest at Kurumba can experience the traditional Maldives experiences such as Maldivian Cooking demonstrations, learn to paint with a traditional Maldivian artist, enjoy Maldivian spa treatments and experience some of the history and Kurumba’s famous guest cocktails just to name a few.

At this stage of the revitalisation, Kurumba Maldives has launched a dramatic new corporate identity to introduce its refurbishment and align to its vibrant ambience.

Incorporating a whimsical paintbrush effect and contemporary typography, The Maldives in Full Colour identity plays on Kurumba’s dynamic and vibrant personality, talking directly to its rich 40-year history, uniquely colourful character and multi-dimensional offering.

The new identity, created by specialist brand and communications agency QUO, will be brought to life through the resort’s new website, a brand movie and in all resort collateral.

Said Mr. MU Maniku, Chairman of Universal Enterprises: “Kurumba is an icon in the Maldives and our mission is to maintain its position as a shining light for our destination. We are immensely proud of our history, while at the same time are dedicated to a philosophy of continual improvement, ensuring we can continue to offer an innovative guest experience.

So far, reaction to the refurbishment has been exceptional, with guests responding extremely positively to the changes

About Kurumba Maldives

The very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972, Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic character and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amid a stunning island setting.

Conveniently located just 10 minutes by speedboat from the airport and Malé, the resort offers nine distinct styles of accommodation, eight different restaurant outlets, as well a rich variety of recreation and entertainment activities suitable for honeymooners and families alike.

Over the years, Kurumba has played host to a variety of foreign dignitary and heads of stated, including Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and US Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. It has also been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards, including Maldives Leading Hotel (World Travel Awards) in 2010 and 2011, and Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award for Best Service and Luxury (2013).

For further information contact or one of our PR agencies listed below.

• Click here to watch the new Kurumba In Full Colour branding video.
• New images are available on the Universal Resorts Image Bank


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