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Makunudu Island

#2 of 38 Hotels in Male
Certificate of Excellence
3.5 of 5
Makunudu Island, Male
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Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Male
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing holiday at this resort to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Makunudu is a really lovely unspoilt island, its natural beauty needs no dressing up with fancy resort facilities. The staff were all so friendly, accommodating and helpful, and the fact many have been working there for a number of years is testament to their enjoyment of... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our fifth visit to beautiful Makunudu, and once again we could not fault in any way or any respect the quality of our holiday. This is a beautiful completely unspoilt island with no artificial trappings, you therefore always feel you truly are in the Maldives. We are always given the warmest of welcomes, the standard of service from... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and I thought that this was the perfect place to start our first ever trip to Maldives and India. There is no pressure to do things and the staff are attentive without being intrusive. After an extraordinarily hectic time at home in New Zealand right up to the time we left, we could not have started our holiday... More 

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MakunuduIsland, Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for the wonderful review on Makunudu, We are certainly pleased that our concept and services met your expectations. We do try our best to deliver the best possible experience and it is an honour to receive such positive feed back. We look forward to welcome you to a unique return experience to Makunudu. Sunny... More 

Pedreguer
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was our fifth visit to Makunudu which pretty well says it all. As always staff most friendly and attentive without being over familiar and returning guests made to feel especially appreciated. We certaainly hope to visit again. A no news no shoes paradise although free wi-fi to top up kindles etc would be appreciated.

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MakunuduIsland, Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you again for taking the time to write a review on your fifth return experience to Makunudu. It always reassures us the returning guests feel that their experience is as rewarding as it was at the first instance. It was a pleasure to have you with us again this year and we very much look forward to... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Me and my husband visited a few months after we were married and call it the place of our honeymoon 2! We lived this island, it was really small and private which was perfect. A beautiful island that we would visit again. The food was brilliant here! Really enjoyed our stay, the staff were so friendly and helpful. It was... More 

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MakunuduIsland, Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted that you enjoyed your Honeymoon 2 at Makunudu Island, we are certainly pleased that our service and facilities met your expectations. Thank you very much for the time taken to review Makunudu and for the kind feed back on my team. We look forward to welcome you to another Makunudu experience in the near future... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Just got back from our second visit to Makunudu island 3rd to 17th February the last one was 2012. We were met at the airport straight off the flight and within 15 minutes we were on the boat for the roughest crossing to an island we have ever had (8 visits). On arrival we were met by some of the... More 

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Bob Anand R, Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your wonderful return experience to Makunudu, It is our pleasure to read that you had a great time during your stay. Thank you for your kind words on the Makunudu team and we all here look forward to welcome you for another unique experience in Makunudu. sunny regards Bob Rex Resident Manager More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This was our second time on this beautiful island and I'm so glad we returned. It was every bit as perfect as the last time we were there in 2012. It was lovely to see some of the same staff still there! As we were returning customers we were treated to several surprises through the week which made us feel... More 

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MakunuduIsland, Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for talking the time to write a wonderful review on your return experience to Makunudu. It always reassures us that the returning guests feel that their experience is as rewarding as it was at the first instance. Our team is very passionate about our guest feedback and we are always keen to help our guests have... More 

Switzerland
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

When you arrive by boat on Makunudu, a beautiful perfectly shaped beach is the first impression you get..We (a family with two teenagers) had 2 weeks to look forward to in February. We were assigned to bungalows 7 and 8. A curious first glance at the beach right in front of the rooms reveals a much different situation. They put... More 

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Bob Anand R, Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks indeed for the time taken to review Makunudu Island. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Makunudu. I appreciate your kind and candid comments on my staff , which we always try to receive in a positive manner as a basis of improvement. We always try to fulfill our guest preferences... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

First time returning to an Ashland and so glad we chose Makunudu. After a bumpy ride on the speed boat (nothing anyone can do about the sea conditions) was glad to reach the island for a welcome drink and quickly filled out the normal forms and was shown to our room. What a great surprise to find the room number... More 

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Bob Anand R, Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Matthew F, Thank you very much for the lovely review on your return experience to Makunudu. It always reassures us the returning guests feel that their experience is as rewarding as it was at the first instance. It was pleasure to have you with us again this year and we very much look forward to having you with us... More 

Kent
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We have been fortunate to have been to the Maldives for the last 12 years and stayed at many resorts. We have just returned from 2 weeks at Makunudu. Our two weeks were great, good weather, excellent staff both in restaurant, bar and room boy. We had requested a large double bed but got room 33 which had a double.... More 

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Bob Anand R, Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to review our resort, and we are certainly pleased that you have enjoyed your holiday at Makunudu Island. Being one of the very few true Maldivian resort in Character and existence, we are committed to keep it as natural as it can be, though its challenging at times. We do use our guest... More 

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