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366 reviews

366 reviews

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Location rating score

Exceptional location
Popular landmarks
Hura Island
31.8 km
Chickens Surf Point
34.5 km
Veligandu Island
51.5 km
Alimatha Island
106.0 km
Closest landmarks
Makunudhoo Island
30 m
Ziyaaraiyfushi Island
3.9 km
One & Only Reethi Rah Beach
4.5 km
Reethi Rah Island
4.9 km
Eriyadu Beach
5.2 km

Makunudu Island Resort

North Male' Kaafu Atoll, North Male Atoll, Maldive Islands, Maldives, 99999 - See map

Conveniently situated in the North Male Atoll part of Maldive Islands, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Chickens Surf Point. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.


Hygiene Plus

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

Private beach

Currency exchange

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Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

Check-in/out [express]


Private beach

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

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Value for money8.7
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
Distance to airport41.7 km

Rooms available at Makunudu Island Resort

Very good
Room comfort & quality


Deluxe Bungalow
  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Beach view
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    Bungalow with Beach Front
    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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    Bungalow - Beach Front
    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • 1 queen bed
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            Frequently asked questions

            Does Makunudu Island Resort have bars on-site?

            Enjoy your holiday vacation the best way with a beverage in your hand at Makunudu Island Resort's bar readily available right in front of your doorstep for whenever you need a drink or two.

            What kind of water sports activities are offered at Makunudu Island Resort?

            Makunudu Island Resort presents a variety of water sport activities such as diving, canoe, snorkeling, fishing, and water sports (non-motorized) for you to make the most use of all that this property has to offer you.

            Does Makunudu Island Resort offer dry cleaning services?

            Yes! Makunudu Island Resort provides dry cleaning service that is available all throughout your stay, ensuring that you're always looking your best in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

            What is the typical travel time to a nearby airport from Makunudu Island Resort?

            The average travel time to get from Makunudu Island Resort to the airport is 50 minutes, but please bear in mind that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

            What points of interest are close by Makunudu Island Resort that are in walking distance?

            While staying at Makunudu Island Resort, jump start your visit by exploring the closest point of interest in walking distance to the property such as Makunudhoo Island.

            How many rooms does Makunudu Island Resort have?

            Makunudu Island Resort has a total of 36 rooms.

            At what time of the year is Makunudu Island Resort most popular?

            Makunudu Island Resort's most popular month where verified visitors have stayed the most is in November.

            What is the verified guest review consensus about Makunudu Island Resort's view?

            80.0% of our verified customer critiques have given an optimistic review and remarks about this property's view. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Makunudu Island Resort down in the review section.

            What is the verified guest review consensus about Makunudu Island Resort's pet services?

            100.0% of our past guest ratings have given a positive appraisal and remarks about this property's pet services. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Makunudu Island Resort down in the review section.

            What is the average rating that verified Business travelers' have given to Makunudu Island Resort?

            Past business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Makunudu Island Resort an average rating of 10.0. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

            What is the typical rating that verified Couples' have given to Makunudu Island Resort?

            Past couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Makunudu Island Resort an average rating of 9.0. You can look up on more detailed customer ratings, and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

            What is the typical rating that past Group travelers have given to Makunudu Island Resort?

            Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Makunudu Island Resort an average rating of 8.9. You can find more precise customer evaluations and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

            What people love about Makunudu Island Resort

            • 10


              "Very clean, friendly staff and most importantly is the privacy and intimacy it gives you thanks to its location."



              July 1, 2021

            • 9.6


              "Excellent staff, spacious rooms as beach semis, intimate resort island with home reef, very good dive/snorkel team."



              December 6, 2021

            • 9.6


              "Breakfast (still they are decent and You have all You may need)."



              February 11, 2021

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            Discover the Best Facilities at Makunudu Island Resort in Maldives

            Nestled in the heart of Maldive Islands, Maldives, Makunudu Island Resort is a 4.0-star hotel that offers an array of world-class facilities to make your stay an unforgettable one. From a private beach and water sports (non-motorized) to a halal restaurant and breakfast buffet, this resort has everything you need for a perfect holiday. With air conditioning, a hair dryer, television, mini bar, and safety deposit boxes, you can relax and unwind in the comfort of your room. The hotel also offers massage and spa services, as well as tours, concierge, and airport transfer services. Whether you're looking to explore the island or simply relax on the beach, Makunudu Island Resort has got you covered. Stay connected with Wi-Fi in public areas or enjoy the designated smoking area. Other facilities include shops, bar, laundry service, room service, shuttle service, dry cleaning, express check-in/check-out, BBQ facilities, luggage storage, shared lounge/TV area, fishing, diving, daily housekeeping, fireplace, gift/souvenir shop, ticket service, boats, canoe, watersports equipment rentals, snorkeling, and continental breakfast. Book your stay today and experience the best of Maldives at Makunudu Island Resort.

            Deluxe Bungalows at Makunudu Island Resort

            Makunudu Island Resort offers Deluxe Bungalows that measure 40 square meters and come with a choice of 2 Single Beds or 1 Queen Bed. These bungalows provide a cozy and comfortable stay for guests who want to experience the beauty of the Maldives. With their charming interiors and island-inspired decor, the Deluxe Bungalows at Makunudu Island Resort provide an idyllic setting for a relaxing vacation.

            Explore Nearby Islands and Dive Sites

            While the Makunudu Island Resort is a secluded paradise, there are plenty of nearby islands and dive sites to explore. Chickens Surf Point, Hura Island, Baros Island, Villingili Island North Male Atoll, Kanifinolhu Island, Girifushi Thila Dive Site, and Thulusdhoo Island are all within reach. Whether you're looking to catch some waves, discover the local culture, or dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Maldives, there's something for everyone nearby. With so much to see and do, the Makunudu Island Resort is the perfect base for your Maldives adventure.

            Luxurious Huts, Excellent Staff, and Delicious Food at Makunudu Island Resort

            Makunudu Island Resort in Maldive Islands, Maldives, has received rave reviews from its satisfied guests. The resort boasts luxurious, clean, and comfortable huts with good air conditioning, providing guests with a comfortable and relaxing stay. The resort's staff has been praised for their friendliness, cordiality, and helpfulness, making guests feel welcome and at home. The resort's intimate island location provides guests with privacy and intimacy, allowing them to relax and unwind in a serene and tranquil environment. The resort's restaurant, run by a chef from Sri Lanka, has been praised for its varied and delicious food, beautifully presented. Guests have also enjoyed great dinners, both buffet, and a la carte, with special thanks to the real professional and lovely person who served them. Makunudu Island Resort is the perfect destination for those seeking a luxurious, relaxing, and intimate getaway in the Maldives.

            Experience Unmatched Customer Satisfaction at Makunudu Island Resort

            Makunudu Island Resort in Maldive Islands, Maldives boasts of an overall customer rating of 8.7, a testament to the unparalleled experience it offers. Guests rave about the resort's exceptional value for money, pristine cleanliness, and prime location that provides stunning views of the surrounding turquoise waters. The resort's staff performance is also highly regarded, with guests praising their warm hospitality and excellent service. Though the facilities and comfort may not be the strongest points, the resort makes up for it with its delectable food and dining options that leave guests wanting more. Overall, Makunudu Island Resort is a top-rated destination that promises to exceed expectations and create unforgettable memories for its guests.

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            Languages spoken
            • English
            • Filipino
            • French
            • German
            • Hindi
            • Indonesian
            • Italian
            • Russian
            • Sinhala
            • Spanish
            Internet access
            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Internet
            • Internet services
            • Wi-Fi in public areas
            Things to do, ways to relax
            • Badminton court
            • Boating
            • Canoeing
            • Diving
            • Fishing
            • Foot bath
            • Garden
            • Massage
            • On-site entertainment
            • Outdoor recreational features
            • Private beach
            • Snorkeling
            • Spa
            • Spa/sauna
            • Table tennis
            • Ticket services
            • Tours
            • Watersport equipment rentals
            • Water sports (non-motorized)
            Cleanliness and safety
            • Anti-viral cleaning products
            • Body thermometer
            • Breakfast in room
            • Breakfast takeaway service
            • Cashless payment service
            • Daily disinfection in all rooms
            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • Doctor/nurse on call
            • Face coverings on staff
            • First aid kit
            • Free face masks
            • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Hotel room service app
            • Hot water linen and laundry washing
            • Hygiene certification
            • Individually-wrapped food options
            • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
            • Protective screens in common areas
            • Room sanitization opt-out available
            • Rooms sanitized between stays
            • Safe dining setup
            • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
            • Shared stationery removed
            • Staff trained in safety protocol
            • Temperature check for guests and staff
            Dining, drinking, and snacking
            • Alternative meal arrangement
            • Bar
            • BBQ facilities
            • Breakfast [buffet]
            • Breakfast [continental]
            • Happy hour
            • Kitchen
            • Restaurant [halal]
            • Restaurants
            • Room service
            • Snack bar
            Services and conveniences
            • Air conditioning in public area
            • Concierge
            • Contactless check-in/out
            • Currency exchange
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Doorman
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Facilities for disabled guests
            • Fireplace
            • Food delivery
            • Gift/souvenir shop
            • Grooming service
            • Ironing service
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Shops
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area
            • Terrace
            • Xerox/fax in business center
            For the kids
            • Family room
            • Kids meal
            • CCTV in common areas
            • CCTV outside property
            • Check-in/out [express]
            • Check-in/out [private]
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Non-smoking rooms
            • Pets allowed
            • Security [24-hour]
            • Soundproof rooms
            Getting around
            • Airport transfer
            • Shuttle service
            Available in all rooms
            • Adapter
            • Additional toilet
            • Air conditioning
            • Alcohol
            • Baby cot (upon request)
            • Blackout curtains
            • Closet
            • Clothes rack
            • Coffee/tea maker
            • Complimentary tea
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Desk
            • Dining table
            • Fan
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Free bottled water
            • Free welcome drink
            • Fruits/snacks
            • Ground floor available
            • Hair dryer
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Heating
            • Individual air conditioning
            • In-room safe box
            • Internet access – wireless
            • Ironing facilities
            • Linens
            • Mini bar
            • Mirror
            • Non-smoking
            • Outdoor furniture
            • Private bathroom
            • Private entrance
            • Roll-in shower
            • Safety/security feature
            • Seating area
            • Separate dining area
            • Shared bathroom
            • Shower
            • Sleep comfort items
            • Socket near the bed
            • Soundproofing
            • Telephone
            • Tile/marble flooring
            • Toiletries
            • Towels
            • Trash cans
            • Umbrella
            • Wake-up service
            • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
            • Wi-Fi [free]
            • Wine glasses
            • Wooden/parqueted flooring

            Food and dining

            Breakfast options
            • Buffet
            Restaurants on site
            Araa Iru Restaurant
            • Cuisine: Asian, International, Mediterranean
            • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte


            North Male' Kaafu Atoll, North Male Atoll, Maldive Islands, Maldives, 99999


            • Malé International Airport (MLE)
              41.7 km
            • Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport (DRV)
              74.4 km

            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks
            • Hura Island
              31.8 km
            • Chickens Surf Point
              34.5 km
            • Veligandu Island
              51.5 km
            • Alimatha Island
              106.0 km
            Nearby landmarks
            • Makunudhoo Island
              30 m
            • Ziyaaraiyfushi Island
              3.9 km
            • One & Only Reethi Rah Beach
              4.5 km
            • Reethi Rah Island
              4.9 km
            • Eriyadu Beach
              5.2 km
            • Entrence base
              5.2 km
            • Entrence 110
              5.3 km
            • Eriyadu
              5.3 km
            • Eriyadhoo Island
              5.3 km
            • Entrence 155
              5.4 km
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

            Property policies

            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.

            Children 0-11 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.
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

            Some helpful facts

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until12:00
            • Reception open until01:00
            Getting around
            • Airport transfer fee240 USD
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)50
            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)24 USD
            • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee10 USD
            The property
            • Number of bars/lounges1
            • Number of floors1
            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 36
            • Room voltage220
            • Most recent renovation2015

            Property announcements

            A round trip boat transfer service is available at an additional charge of USD 249 per adult, and of USD 125 per child. The fees are inclusive of 10% service fee and 16% GST.

            Reviews of Makunudu Island Resort from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            Room comfort and quality7.8
            Value for money8.7
            High score for Maldive Islands
            9+ Exceptional (34)
            8-9 Excellent (19)
            7-8 Very Good (8)
            6-7 Good (0)
            <6 Below Expectation (8)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (14)
            Jun - Aug (12)
            Sep - Nov (17)
            Dec - Feb (26)

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            Anzhelika-Irina from Romania
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 8 nights in January 2021

            Beautiful little paradise ”

            This was my second trip to Makunudu. That probably speaks for itself :) In my review I will summarize major advantages and a few things I’d recommend the resort to look into. But before I start, I’d like to thank from my heart the entire crew of the island and especially the restaurant Team. I was extremely happy to see there again Anwar, who has been our waiter last time and, in my humble opinion, remains to be the best and the most attentive professional :) Advantages: close to the airport; welcoming staff, ready to help You with Your requests; extremely green; very private (You won’t meet anyone unless You want!); quite; beautiful beaches with alive reef (with turtles and sharks); great dinners (buffet and a la cart). What could be a bit better: pick up time from the airport (I was waiting for approximately 1,5 hours); breakfast (still they are decent and You have all You may need). Some bungalows may benefit out of renovation, but they have their charm. In some cases- would be nice to see people working there ready to go an extra mile for the guests (for example, we wanted to change our table in the restaurant in the beginning with another waiter, and that seemed to be a problem). I would also suggest to diversify sand bar menu (for example, to add masala tea :) These little things did not spoil our vacation and I would 100%+ recommend Makunudu as a great value for money. I plan to be back next year myself :)

            Reviewed February 12, 2021

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            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 9 nights in March 2021

            Such a wonderful place to relax”

            We really enjoyed our stay on this tiny island where there is no need for fancy clothes or shoes. From the beginning, we were surrounded by the attention of the staff and enjoyed the surprises associated with my birthday, which I celebrated on the day of arrival. Special thanks to manager Kuntal:). We spent 9 nights there and chose the FB type of catering. The price of the drinks was extra, but their selection and prices were quite reasonable. We really liked the type of catering - a la cart. This is probably related to the Covid-19 situation, but it was a great pleasure to have lunch and dinner with the personal waiter Ahamed. We felt especially when we were served by a real professional and lovely person - many thanks to him and best wishes:). The food at the restaurant, run by a chef from Sri Lanka, was varied and delicious, beautifully presented. Breakfast was buffet style, but there were plenty of food choices and very tasty fruit. We liked the fact that there were very few people on the island, the bungalows were comfortable and cleaned twice a day. The private beach patio has sun loungers and chairs and direct ocean views. The island is small, it has a total of 37 bungalows, a lot of greenery and various animals - lizards, crabs, bats, birds. We especially liked that there was enough depth nearby for swimming, a white sand beach and some amazing home reefs. While diving we saw a lot of beautiful fish, turtles and even beach sharks. The holidays passed like a moment, surrounded by beautiful nature. Thanks to everyone who works hard there, providing great conditions for guests to relax. We will definitely recommend Makunudu Island to our friends and look forward to coming back on our own.

            Reviewed April 08, 2021

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            Achouak from Malaysia
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 3 nights in June 2021

            Great Property”

            Very clean, friendly staff and most importantly is the privacy and intimacy it gives you thanks to its location.

            Reviewed July 01, 2021

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            Alan from United Kingdom
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 13 nights in November 2021


            Excellent staff, spacious rooms as beach semis, intimate resort island with home reef, very good dive/snorkel team.

            Reviewed December 06, 2021

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            Stayed 10 nights in November 2021

            Nice and cozy place”

            Small and very cozy island with a very friendly staff, still decent house reef (especially if you are a good swimmer) and a good dive center. Recommend it.

            Reviewed November 15, 2021

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            Gaudesius from Switzerland
            Family with young children
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 10 nights in January 2020

            great time”

            it was ok, but too short

            Reviewed November 30, 2020

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            N from United States
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

            Refreshing private resort island”

            Access to the beach, coral reefs and peaceful atmosphere

            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.

            Reviewed March 26, 2014

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            Mary from Philippines
            Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

            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.

            Reviewed October 24, 2016

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            Rajat from India
            Family with teens
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

            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!

            Reviewed April 28, 2019

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            Julie from United Arab Emirates
            Stayed 8 nights in September 2016

            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.

            Reviewed September 20, 2016

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            Jeremy from United Kingdom
            Stayed 3 nights in February 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.

            Reviewed March 09, 2013

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            Hung from Taiwan
            Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

            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.

            Reviewed October 06, 2016

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            Florence from France
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in July 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.

            Reviewed July 24, 2012

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            Keats from United States
            Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

            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

            Reviewed April 20, 2016

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            Kate from United Kingdom
            Stayed 5 nights in September 2016

            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 :)

            Reviewed September 11, 2016

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            Very good
            Michael from United States
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 4 nights in November 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.

            Reviewed November 16, 2012

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            Frantisek from Czech Republic
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 7 nights in July 2013

            Amazing relaxing island”

            Diving, snorcheling, relaxation

            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 !

            Reviewed August 07, 2013

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            Amy from United Kingdom
            Deluxe Bungalow
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

            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.

            Reviewed December 03, 2017

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            THEODOROS from Greece
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

            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.

            Reviewed January 02, 2012

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            irem from Turkey
            Stayed 7 nights in March 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.

            Reviewed April 03, 2013

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