Kurumba Resort, Maldives

This multi-award winning island resort in the heart of the Maldives is the perfect destination for those who want to discover what makes these islands some of the most sought after holiday destinations in the world but want a cosmopolitan twist on the traditional relaxing break in the sun.

The Kurumba Resort was the first private island resort in the Maldives and both its architecture and atmosphere was inspired by the Maldivian history and culture. While the aura at the Kurumba is of peace and tranquility, there are unexpected adrenaline rushes around every corner – fresh food cooked over leaping flames at the Hamakaze restaurant, singing and laughter at the resort’s Kalhu karaoke bar and the excitement of wake boarding and jet skiing in the stunning blue ocean.

As you’d expect, the accommodation is next level and there are plenty of different villa styles to choose from. The highlights are the pool villas, which come in varying sizes and styles but all contain a private infinity pool and sundeck, so you can soak up the sunshine after a quick swim.