Dec. 28, 2012
-- Kurumba Maldives Veli Spa (http://www.kurumba.com/
spa.html) has announced a new destination spa treatment for couples called Spa Under The Stars.
Key elements of the Maldives have been used in developing this inspired treatment. A unique bathing ritual with a local Maldivian Sarong called a Feyli is used whilst watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean. This is followed by a unique cowrie shell massage using local hand pressed Coconut oil. The cowrie shell is historic in the Maldives as prior to tourism, the main export earners were fishing and the trade of cowrie shells.
The coconut oil is purchased from a local Island named Fuvahmulah, located in the Nyaviyani Atoll and is made by both local men and women. The women play the important role in cooking the oil, while the men collect the firewood and coconuts required. There are numerous ways practiced to make virgin oil, but the most vigilant is to extract a large scale from over-riped, dried coconut kernel (copra), the kernel is separated from the shell when the water inside has dried. To extract the oil, the copra is sundried or grated/grinded and boiled in water at a certain temperature to satin the formula. The formula is purely natural, no machines are used to make the oil and no trees are cut down.
The treatment is completed with the modern touches of champagne & chocolate dipped fruits served to compliment the journey while enjoying the stars on your own lazy bean bag on the beach.
Sales and Marketing Manager Leah Haguisan stated “this new treatment highlights the ongoing commitment by Kurumba to offer its guests an inspiring and a complete Maldivian experience. Our team is always looking at ways to seek historic Maldivian traditions and use within our experience. The concept of the resort provides our guests with a choice of enriching experiences that allow a renewed appreciation of life” About Kurumba Maldives
) is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ Atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10 minute speed boat ride from the airport. Dotted with coconut trees that are the island’s namesake, Kurumba was the first private island resort in the Maldives. Beautiful gardens, palm fringed white sandy beaches and a vibrant house reef are the hallmarks of this classic Maldivian resort.
The resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms
) to the spacious Royal Residence, spread amongst the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants to choose from Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic refuges and quiet spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.