THE MALDIVES IS FAMED FOR ITS breath-taking beaches, inviting turquoise waters and enchanting marine life. What better way to dive into its magical underworld world and make a memorable splash than at Kurumba Maldives? Thankfully, the stunning island resort has hand-curated a series of unique excursions that introduce guests to what makes The Maldives so irresistible.
Hang out with dolphins at sunset
Everyone loves dolphins. Imagine cruising through azure waters as the sun sinks into the Indian Ocean. Sounds pretty cool, right? Even better, the Maldives is home to several species of the cute aquatic mammals, including spinners and bottle-nosed dolphins, which like to dive out of waters close to Kurumba. Forge unforgettable memories watching them frolic close to the boat to a colorfully-painted sky.
110USD per adult
Snorkel alongside sharks
Fancy snorkeling alongside sharks? Kurumba can make this once-in-a-lifetime experience happen. The Maldives’ colorful coral reefs are home to a vast variety of marine life and different species of sharks. Each has its own preferred swimming spot and our team of experts know exactly where they like to hang out.
US$120 per adult
Dive into the Maldives’ majestic underwater world. The Kurumba’s lagoon is a snorkeler’s paradise, flanked by breakers that reduce waves and currents to create perfect conditions. The waters are blessed with small coral outcrops that are awash with vibrant marine life. Snorkel beyond the breakers and discover and swim alongside colorful fish, stingrays, and turtles.
US$83 per adult
Group house reef snorkeling tour
Kurumba’s house reef is the perfect place to discover the incredible array of species that call the warm waters home. Swim with suckerfish – officially known as remoras – and glide through shawls of blue triggerfish, keeping a lookout for moray eels.
US$45 per person
Finding Nemo and Dori
Finding Nemo is a film favorite and this kid-friendly underwater adventure offers the chance to get up close and personal with the real thing. The guided tour takes children on an exploration of Kurumba’s house reef in search of shawls of Nemo and Dori. Forge lifelong memories for your kids on this incredible snorkel session.
US$40 per child
Jump on-board a traditional Maldivian boat, a dhoni, and cruise to a nearby remote island with powder white sands lapped by startling turquoise waters. Sink into deserted island life, soak up the sun from the shores or discover the array of marine life that call the rich reefs that flank the island home with a snorkel session. While snorkeling the fringing the reefs, a chilled picnic lunch will be prepared for you to devour once back on land.
US$190 per adult
Discover Maldivian life
Immerse yourself in Maldivian life with this adventure. The first stop is an island inhabited by locals, where you can get a glimpse into daily life and culture. Snap up handmade crafts before boarding the boat to cruise to a colorful reef for some snorkeling. Snacks and soft drinks are served on the boat.
USD$115 per adult; USD$50-60 per child (3-11)
Glass bottom boat
If you want to discover the underwater world that lurks beneath without getting wet, jump aboard Kurumba’s brand-new glass bottom boat and snap photos of the reef. This is a unique way to experience the Maldives’ signature marine life.
US$45 per adult
Explore the capital city
Soak up vibrant capital life on Male. The island nation, which is 2km long and 1km wide, is famous for its mosques and colorful buildings. A local guide will meet you to show you to the museum, mosques, and other historic sites. After soaking up local culture, there’s the chance to browse the boutique stores and stop at a café.
US$50 per adult; US$25 per child (3-11)
Sunset handline fishing
Lap up one of the Maldives’ glorious sunsets as you cast your line and wait for a fish to bite. Kurumba takes sustainability seriously and prefers to catch and release. However, there is a policy of no more than one fish per person.
US$115 per adult
Big game sports fishing
Fishing fans can put their skills to the test in the depths of the Indian Ocean from the privacy of their own boat, with free-flow drinks served. Kurumba encourages catch and release to support sustainable fishing.
US$1,020 per boat
All photos courtesy of Kurumba Maldives.