Kurumba Maldives is the first resort opened in the Maldives in 1972. Following complete reconstruction in 2003 it has emerged as a grand resort of distinctive style and panache. Kurumba is a mere 15 minutes by speedboat from touch down. The resort's name 'Kurumba' is derived from the coconut trees that grow here in glorious abundance. The resort 's lovingly nurtured tropical gardens include an orchid nursery. Shaded paths lead from one side of this 30-acre circular island to the other. Intimate white beaches are protected by eco-breakwaters of weathered coral. With 180 bungalows and villas dotted throughout the island within verdant foliage only a pace or two from the beach, Kurumba Maldives offers a wide range of luxurious accommodation. The villas and rooms have wooden floors and are elegantly furnished with solid timbre furniture.