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Excellent 8.3
Based on 29 reviews

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based on 29 reviews
  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 9.6
  • Location 8.9
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.8
  • Service 8.3
  • Value for Money 7.9
  • Food/Dining 8.3

irem Y.
April 03, 2013
relaxing. excellent snorkeling. old rooms.
excellent snorkeling. position of the rooms. close to airport
makunudu island is a nice and small island with excellent snorkeling opportunity. They also offer free snorkeling trip. We had our 5 year old boy with us and he was the only child on the island.But it is a child friendly hotel and beaches are suitable for children. We also had no problem with the food regarding the child and they were kind enough to ask if we needed anything extra for the child. Food was a little above avarage. especially nice dinners.The only downside of the hotel is the rooms are really old. This standart does not really match the price. But if you're ok with less comfort ande more nature u will be fine.

Jeremy L.
United Kingdom
March 09, 2013
Perfect hideaway
Try the Sand Bank Affaire!
This was not my first trip to Makunudu island: I holidayed there twice before, in 1990 and 1994, and was highly impressed on both occasions. So, after 19 years absence, I was intrigued to find out if the place was the same as I remembered... Well, little had changed, except that this place was even better than I remembered! Peaceful, beautiful and relaxed. The staff are unobtrusive, friendly and smiling (our waiter - Ahmed has worked on this island for 25 years). The HB-included activities, night fishing, and reef snorkelling are great fun (even on previous diving holidays I never got up that close and personal to Manta rays and giant turtles). The restaurant food in particular is excellent, and we opted for their special Sand Bank Affaire excursion: A must-do private lobster dinner for 2 on a tiny sandbank miles from anywhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean. This is a perfect destination for couples or for holidaymakers who are looking for peace and privacy. There's no swimming pool, no discos, no televisions, telephones or wifi. They even have their own "Makunudu time zone", so you really do feel like you've gotten away from it all.

Hiroshi D.
December 29, 2012
During my stay in this hotel, I was able to spend very comfortable.

Michael C.
United States
November 16, 2012
great scuba diving spot
scuba diving, food, beautiful surrounding ocean
The resort is literally a tiny plot of land in the middle of the Indian ocean. The beaches are perfect and the water is full of life. I saw a huge turtle one morning while snorkeling in 4 feet of water right outside my bungalow. The scuba diving is also great, which is the main reason i went to the island. The food is also well prepared, and the chef will accommodate to any specific food allergies/concerns you have which was also very nice. Only downside for me was the island had no wifi and you have to pay $5 every half hour to use the one computer that does have internet on the island. Also, if you are not a fan of lizards and ants, then you probably will not like the bungalows since you will definitely see some of them crawling around. Its no big deal though, it comes with the territory.

Barend W.
October 04, 2012
Quiet Spacious Resort with Excellent swimming
Superb snorkelling and food off excelent quality.
We stayed 5 days on this islandresort and enjoyed very much of it. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. We would choose this resort again in the future.

Florence D.
July 24, 2012
Fabulous "robinson crusoe" island
Small, simple but tasteful, friendly, with a great dive school!
Given I was traveling on my own, I was a bit worried about finding the right place to stay and Makunudu was perfect. If you like a more intimate and low-key atmosphere, this is the place. The bungalows are set back from the beach: none of these rather overwhelming water villas here...its the Maldives like it was a few years back and retains a very natural feel to it. The island is small and with 36 rooms in total, everyone still seems to have their own private beach. Snorkeling is amazing and the dive school is just superb. The food is also good (with the exception of desert...) and the cocktail bar on the beach at sunset is heavenly.

Colin M.
United Kingdom
March 05, 2012
Excellent place - Quiet, simple, great snorkelling
simple clean good food good people
Just a lovely small resort with good people, great home reef, good food. Compares very well with more expensive bigger resorts.

January 02, 2012
Good value for money
Great reef to snorkel
typical maldivian resort which seems that because of a bit outdated bungaluous, is reasonable priced.however, very clean, with new restaurant and good food.the staff at the restaurant could have been more relaxed and less 'procedural' (more smiling would be nice). relatively close to male, which means you will only pay for a 1-hour boat ride.

Kevin Q.
June 26, 2013
Île isolée avec plein de petit plus
Activités, Nature, Plage
L'île est assez loin de l'aéroport pour ne pas être dérangé et assez près pour y accéder facilement. Le personnel est aux petits soins et très discret. Ils se souviennent de vos préférences pour mieux vous servir le lendemain. Ils sont aussi très discret sur les pourboires. Dans le prix de la chambre, il y a pleins de services inclus. Plongée découverte, pêche au coucher du soleil, snorkling en plein mer, Tea Time, ... Plutôt bien garnis!! Super massage, super plongée, le personnel est compétant! Le rapport qualité prix y est nickel! S'il faut citer un axe d'amélioration, il manquerait juste une attention d'accueil dans le chambre type une bouteille de champagne pour les honeymooner ou simplement une corbeille de fruits.

Benjamin G.
March 28, 2013
Un petit paradis originel, intimiste.
Un monde sous-marin fantastique au pieds du bungalow, un personnel très disponible et sympa, des activités proposées variées et réussies.
Accueil très sympa par Yasmin, baptême de plongée très pro avec Redou, Asalam toujours très disponible et souriant lors des repas. Hôtel intime, parfait pour un voyage de noces.