Kurumba Maldives celebrates IWD 2018
On Thursday, 8th March 2018, Kurumba Maldives recognized International Women’s Day, which is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. As an annual tradition, a number of exciting events and activities were organized for resort’s female staff and guests.
The beginning of the day was marked with a Wellness Yoga session on the beach to raise awareness of healthy leaving, followed by friendly games and Zumba dance. The idea of celebrations was to fill the day with joy and fun and to bring unity to Kurumba’s female community. As a special treat, Kurumba’s Chefs prepared delicious “ladies only” Cocktail Lunch in Thila, and the evening mood was set by the Ladies Comedy Under the Stars.
With around 45 female staff in Kurumba’s Family, the resort is focused on empowering women through work and their daily life, with providing numerous possibilities for women to grow and learn equally with their male colleagues.
Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year. Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. The Maldivian hosts prepared meals informally. Today the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed. The island resort draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.
About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972; in 2016 1.4 million tourists stayed in over 117 resorts through the Maldives.
Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ Atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10-minute speedboat ride from the airport.