Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.6|
|Nearest airport||Malé International Airport (MLE)|
|Distance to airport||41.7 km|
The idyllic island retreat features 36 Maldivian-styled beachfront bungalows situated among six acres of white beaches and lush vegetation. Located on a small and charming island on the North Male Atoll, the Makunudu Island Resort is 35km from the Male International Airport. Guests can enjoy many land and sea activities, such as windsurfing, volleyball, catamaran sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and dolphin watching. There is a fully equipped diving center and trained diving instructors that will support both beginner and experienced divers. Guests have the option of dining at the restaurant or on the beach beneath the coconut trees. The small and intimate island is an ideal destination for travelers searching for an exclusive island hideaway.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Makunudu Island Resort
North Male Atoll
North Male Atoll
North Male Atoll
North Male Atoll
Gorgeous Island Get Away with picturesque views, Spacious room, attentive staff and delicious food. ”
Room was sea facing which opened into a beach. Luxurious, clean comfortable huts with good air conditioner. It is a beautiful secluded island tucked away about 40 minutes from Male Airport by speed boat. The sea was calm and we could go for a swim or snorkeling at our convenience. The equipment’s were free and we saw lots of different fishes and sharks. The Water Sport Area had number of water activities like Jet ski, Paragliding, diving etc. We opted for the full board package and the food was delicious. There was a four course set menu for dinner and buffet for lunch and breakfast. The people who serve you were very cordial and helpful. There is a Sunset Bar where we sipped on cocktails as we watched the sun set! At night post dinner we saw the big sharks come for feeding at the jetty where we had alighted from the speed boat. There is free wifi in the property and the lady at the reception was very warm and helpful. We had a lovely time in Makunudu Islands!
Beautiful and quite place”
Beautiful and quite place. very nice staff. the only thing is that geckos are inside bathroom
The perfect island ”
We absolutely loved our stay here. The island is so beautiful and everything was so well thought from. The staff were brilliant, food excellent and you could snorkel on the house reef directly from the beach.
excellent food, very friendly staff, great snorkeling, great beach
Well thought out, intimate, beautiful..”
We stayed for 5 days in this beautiful, white sand, prestine island, which was a 50 minutes speedboat ride away from the airport. We were welcomed with drinks and a briefing of the Island and its guidelines. We were then escorted to our villa after a scrumptious buffet lunch. The villa was beautiful! It had a rich feel with high end wood furnishings and a big comfy bed but the best feature was the unique bathroom which had a mini garden and was open above it. When you went out to the back of the villa we had our own private garden and beyond the shrubbery, the white sand and waves greeted you. It's like you had your very own piece of Maldives just outside your doorstep. Breakfast and lunch were buffets but the sweet surprise was they had sit down dinners that were romantic and intimate as well. The staff were always accommodating and approachable. Their Reservations Manager Arjay was ready to answer any questions way before we ever reached Makunudu. Our waiter Sanin always made sure that we wanted for nothing and were stuffed to our hearts content. Satta made our excursion to the turtle point memorable and made sure our snorkelling equipment were suitable for us. They do not have water villas but I think this was due to the owner's mentality to be as eco friendly as possible. Which can be felt all over the island. They preserved as much of the island natural fauna as possible and by thoughtfully placing villas so they did not disturb much of the island's topography. Every time we went snorkelling we found something new, like sharks, turtles, gigantic starfish and even a large octopus. You didn't even have to swim to far to see all of these. It was truly a memorable experience and we hope to come back on our 10th wedding anniversary.
Mosquito, Mosquito, Mosquito ”
The resort tries to keep the island as natural as possible, so it is also a perfect environment for mosquitoes to flourish. Despite the resort executed pest control three times a week and we applied anti-mosquito spray, we got 10 to 20 bites a day. We could stay in the sea, kept walking around, or stay at our bungalow, but could not sit on the beach chairs if there was not strong wind. Mosquitoes would find us within one minute if we just sit in any outdoor area. It became impossible to relax as we have to watch out the attack of mosquitoes all the time. We dared not to open the window during the night, so we had to use AC instead of the breeze of sea wind. Staffs were friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable, but the bathroom needs renovation. The shower curtain was full of mold. Food was very tasty. The island itself was beautiful and coral reefs were fantastic.
Ahh Makunudu 😎 Perfect Island for a relaxing holiday”
Makunudu Island Resort.. We often felt like we were the only couple on the island. The bungalow was clean, comfortable & tastefully decorated. Staff were awesome, always a smile on their faces & happy to assist in any way to make our Holliday more enjoyable. Food- buffet breakfast & lunch had a wide variety of choice of delicious foods. Dinner carried between set menu, buffet & Maldivian Night. We thoroughly enjoyed all meals. Snorkeling & Scuba diving were amazing. Other water activities are also on offer. Relax on the beach or in the shade of the palm trees overlooking the ocean from the sun lounges behind your bungalow. One very relaxed holiday. We will return hopefull soon.
3 points for claim : A.internet service not bad , speed low ; B.some ants in the house ; C.Should inform us the last luncu should be paid by oursleves ; Balanced perfect .
It was one of the best hidden treasures I have ever come across! This is such a magical place.”
The staff are all incredible and so accomadatiing, nothing was too much trouble. They really made us feel at home. The water is some of the clearest I've ever seen and the reef so lovely, snorkelling everyday was one of our highlights...just beautiful. Food was really good and great priced...if your looking for a complete switch off and relaxation holiday this is the one. I understand why they get a lot of repeat clients, I will be going back as soon as I can! I LOVED IT! I have stayed in some of the top 5 star resorts in the Maldives which are fabulous, but this is the one I'd choose to return to purely because of its unique charm. You will love it :)
Good place for a short stay”
It's a very good place for a short couple stay. 3 nights max is good. Not too far from the airport. Lack of activities and animation, I think it miss a animator to lead the overall atmosphere. The buffet is very good. Most of staff is warm and very nice.
We could not have wished for a better stay in the Maldives!
outstanding couldn't be better”
Recent remodeling made this look like a brand-new Resort Snorkeling around the island was excellent and the food and service was outstanding I can't imagine a better Maldives Resort for the price
A Great little resort”
Not loaded with facilities because this resort is about you and simple pleasures. It is small and select so it has to pitch value for money with care and the customer needs to be aware of service charges, GST Tax at 12% and transfer charges.
Really enjor my trip”
Spending my honeymoon there, very nice hotel, quiet, enjoy a very good time with my wife. Will come back again for the 10th anniversary.
Very good No water villas, All bungalows same. No tv, no disco, no night live.
Fantastic hideaway with a spectacular housereef.”
We had a fantastic 12 days here, where we enjoyed the housereef and island bigtime. Hope to be back soon
Super nice! ”
Awesome, but expensive.
Refreshing private resort island”
Our bungalow was right on the beach with an incredible house coral reef less than 50 m from the shore. The resident manager (S. Blackett) greeted us upon our arrival to the island; a warm and welcoming greeting. We were well taken care of at every step along the way. Check in and check out was a breeze. We did the half board which included an amazing wide variety buffet breakfast served daily and a four star five course dinner served every night. Makunudu is one hour ahead of the main island time of Male so plan accordingly. We did the complimentary Snorkel Discovery. The snorkel discovery trip was about a 15 minute boat ride from the island and the snorkelling lasted well over one hour. It was so worth it. The complimentary dive lesson from the Dive Center was provided in the main lagoon area(Claudia from Belgium, what a kind woman, she was amazing). So glad I tried it. Also, we did the complimentary Night Fishing Excursion and yes, my wife landed two red snappers out of the four fish caught that night. Another trip well worth taking is the Manta Ray Excursion, only 20USD per person. The boat ride was about 45 minutes from the island. We were able to see and swim with three giant manta rays for over an hour; it was a first in my life and not soon to be forgotten. I estimated the wing span of the mantas to be approximately 3 to 3.5 m. The massage therapy specialists were so gentle, amazing and kind. Quite frankly, I have had a lot of massages over the years and these two ladies were by far the best massage specialists I have experienced. We truly enjoyed their hospitality and professionalism. One last thing. The resort is really practicing a sustainable approach to all that they do. They truly get it and have established protocol to help keep the island operations running as sustainable as possible. And last but not least, the access to nature is unparalleled at Makunudu Island. We will be back to Makunudu and hope to make it a yearly stop.
Amazing relaxing island”
Very relaxing place, rarely unspoiled ocean and beaches, romantic athmosphere of indian ocean island. Definetely recomended for divers due to splendid dive sites (sharks, stingrays, huge manta-rays, turtles etc), local reef good for snorcheling, but rather shallow (with low tide watch your belly :), reef drops to about 20m at least 100-150m from shoreline, so this is not very comfortable for freediving. Crystal clean water, especially out of sand banks, where visibility drops a lot due to whirling sand, otherwise visibility perfect more then 30m, sometimes unbelieveable views on dive, hovering on safety stop and seeing the whole walley bellow with sleeping sharks, mantas flying around .. sometimes encountering dolphins, crew will stop the boat, jump into and just swim with them, getting very close - I was 2m from group of 15-25 dolphins, though they were not in mood to play, still exceptional experience. Bungallows ok, small lizards inside (making annoying sounds during night), clima cool, half board not enough when diving, limited possibility to buy snacks, expensive water and non-alcoholic drinks, not even included in allinclusive - for adventures you can boil water and make tea (free). Windsurfing free, catamaran rides also free. Dive-ocean agency - very good stuff, nice and experienced. Not much to do except diving though. Sun glasses necessary (2x to cover lost - happened to me - luckily they were back next morning sticking from sand exactly where they were splashed to the sea :). Robinson Crusoe feel overall, no disco etc. very calm and time to think or just relax. Recomended for the price !