The ripple of the waves as you speed across the ocean. The bustle of Malé fades to a whisper. Anticipation builds. Your heart pounds faster. The island appears. Green everywhere. Brilliant white beaches. Dazzling blue. Laughter in the air. Children frolic, honeymooners lie peacefully together. There is space for everyone. You feel the smiles before you see them. Reassuringly familiar, like an old friend. Yet around each corner come unexpected thrills. Glints of playful fish that race through the waters. Enticing aromas and culinary adventures. Stories of the early days. Enjoying the company of others or the bliss of pure solitude. Completely yourself, fully at ease. Everything is here. Nothing far away. The place where it all began. The first, the pioneer. This is Kurumba. Maldives in full colour.