Makunudu Island Resort
Makunudu Island Resort
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"The staff were always accommodating and approachable."

Mary A.

October 24, 2016

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8.5
Recommended by 84% of guests
Value for money8.5
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
Distance to airport41.1 km
Has restaurantYes
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

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    "Most of staff is warm and very nice."

    Reviewed August 29, 2016

    alexandre from France

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    Malé International Airport (MLE)
    41.1 km
    Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport (DRV)
    74.4 km
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

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    "Food was really good and great priced"

    Kate from United Kingdom

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    Agoda Reviews (61)Booking.com Reviews (164)
    8.5
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities8.1
    Location8.9
    Room comfort and quality7.8
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.5
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Shady from Saudi Arabia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2017
    Beautiful and quite place”
    Beautiful and quite place. very nice staff. the only thing is that geckos are inside bathroom
    Reviewed April 11, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Amy from United Kingdom
    Couple
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Baukje from Slovenia
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2016
    excellent”
    excellent food, very friendly staff, great snorkeling, great beach
    Reviewed December 22, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Mary from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    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
    8.8
    Excellent
    Hung from Taiwan
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Julie from United Arab Emirates
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    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
    8.4
    Excellent
    peter from China
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2016
    Not bad”
    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 .
    Reviewed September 16, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kate from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    alexandre from France
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2016
    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.
    Reviewed August 29, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mark from Netherlands
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2016
    Fantastic”
    We could not have wished for a better stay in the Maldives!
    Reviewed May 31, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Keats from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    MELVIN from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Stayed 6 nights in March 2016
    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.
    Reviewed March 28, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    CHRISTIAN from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2016
    Nice”
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    Reviewed March 27, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stephen from China
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2015
    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.
    Reviewed February 02, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jacek from Poland
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2015
    Paradise Island”
    Nice house reef.
    Very good No water villas, All bungalows same. No tv, no disco, no night live.
    Reviewed October 22, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Bjarne from Denmark
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Stayed 12 nights in February 2015
    Fantastic hideaway with a spectacular housereef.”
    Housereef, island og staff
    We had a fantastic 12 days here, where we enjoyed the housereef and island bigtime. Hope to be back soon
    Reviewed March 06, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Erik from Denmark
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
    Super nice! ”
    Location right at the beach, Blue water for snorkeling, Small - only 36 rooms,
    Awesome, but expensive.
    Reviewed April 18, 2014
    8.3
    Excellent
    N from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    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
    8.3
    Excellent
    Frantisek from Czech Republic
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Bungalow
    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
    5.3
    irem from Turkey
    Couple
    Deluxe Bungalow
    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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