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Makunudu Island

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Makunudu Island, Male
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Ranked #2 of 38 hotels in Male
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 5 days here in December and came home with mixed feelings. The island itself is relatively easy to get to - a 50 minute speedboat ride from Male but we went over on a windy day and the ride was very choppy so it was a good job I'd taken seasick tablets! ;) The positives: The island itself... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned home a few days ago from our 2nd visit to Makunudu Island to celebrate our 5th Wedding anniversary. We thought our first visit 3 years ago was amazing but the staff made our return visit out of this world. Thankfully nothing had changed and it was still the same untouched beautiful paradise with amazing reefs for snorkelling as... More

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Shion B, Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth & Sandra Team Makunudu wish to thank you for taking your valuable time and offering us your inspiring comments. We would like to assure you that we strive at all times in offering our best of services. Kind regards, Blackett. More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I have just returned from Makunudu where we celebrated my 60th birthday. We have nothing but praise for this understated hideaway. Every member of staff were a pleasure to both be around and to spend time with and the service was amazing. The food was outstanding and there was never the same menu twice during our two... More

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Shion B, Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Marilyn and Jeremy, Thank you for taking your time and presenting your valuable comments. Team Makunudu will always do their utmost in offering a memorable service to all our guests. Kind regards Blackett, More

Portland, OR
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Makunudu was exactly what I wanted for our 25th anniversary trip. We wanted great snorkeling, a first-time dive experience, good food, rest, and no guesswork when it came to final expenditures. The house reef here is fantastic, providing up-close snorkeling with shark, turtle, ray and octopus, along with just about every other species on the chart. We got a free... More

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TanLan Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was my 2nd trip to the maldives the 1st being Biyadhoo, the island was very nice, food was great, my room was also very nice & the staff were excellent, but what I went there for was the diving which was excellent, having read a couple of bad reviews on the staff of the diving centre before I got... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are looking for a beautiful paradise that has character - this is for you. I chose this Island not on price but on previous reviews as I wanted a deserted Island feel. I am used to 5 star resorts and fly Business Emirates (very relaxed when i got to Male) My travel advisor asked if i was sure... More

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Midlands UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

This was our return stay at Makunudu and we were welcomed like we we were part of the family. This island is tiny and is indeed an "Intimate Hideaway". Nothing has changed which is great, no WiFi (Thank God ) so no one sitting with head stuck in mobiles . Food is fantastic , and anyone who says other is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I requested beach villa no.17 but was given no.21, my experience was totally different to others -after a sheer ride of terror on the boat from Male I was told there was no Wi Fi so had to pay $6 for 30 mins use of computer which I felt was unnecessary in this day and age to be charged for... More

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Shion B, Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

The management would like to thank Ms.Dipple for takiing valuable time and offering her valuable comments. Team Makunudu will always look forward in improving and offering our best of services to all our valuable guests and at all times. Thank You Blackett. Manager More

3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

As an older couple, we have just returned from two weeks on Makunudu Island, our 10th visit to the Maldives and booked through Angelfish who provided an excellent service and well-informed specialist knowledge of this island. We always choose an island with a good house reef as our passion is for snorkelling, not diving. The house reef does not have... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have a mixed feeling about my experience at Kumanadu resort. Overall we had a very pleasant stay, but I guess more due to the good friends we were with and the fantastic weather than the resort itself.I think the best would be to do a plus and minuses review. Pros: - Very nice island, quite secluded in the Male... More

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Address: Makunudu Island, Male
Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Male
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Makunudu Island 3.5*
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Unique Bungalows set in the lush tropical vegetation and right on the sea front are built and furnished in a traditional style. The resort reflects the local character and vibrancy of the island environment. A bedroom with twin or queen-size bed and private sitting area. Open air private garden bathroom with shower and fresh hot & cold water, hair dryer, mini-bar, personal safe, IDD Telephone, Writing Desk, Wardrobe and Dressing Area, WC and Shower. ... more   less 
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