Guests visiting the kurumba station beside the main pool at Constance Halaveli can enjoy coconuts cut freshly from trees on local farms.
Coconuts, or kurumbas as they are known in the Maldivian language Dhivehi, are offered to guests at Halaveli in the traditional way.
First the top is chopped off so guests can drink the sweet coconut water. Then the coconut is opened so they can eat the white flesh using the shell as a spoon.
And for later in the day, we use the coconut juice to make the delicious Halaveli pina colada.
Working with local farmers
It is also important to us to support local farmers and for this reason all the coconuts used at Halaveli are bought from farmers from the neighbouring islands of Malahous and Thoddu.
At the hotel we use around 100 coconuts each month, so every week we contact the farmers to give them an order for the coming week. They are then able to cut exactly the number we need.
The farmers send the coconuts to Male to be loaded on to our weekly supply boat.
The coconut’s journey from the tree to our popular kurumba hut takes only a few days, but the memory of drinking sweet fresh coconut juice looking out across the Indian Ocean lasts much, much longer.
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