Flying with British Airways, we flew from Edinburgh to Gatwick on the 14th October and then on to Male direct for 10 nights landing about 9am the following day. After a short wait in the airport we were shown to our speedboat and in just under an hour were walking down the jetty on Meeru to a welcomed, refreshing cold towel and fruit punch whilst we checked in at reception. A buggy took us to Water Villa 526 where we stayed for the duration of our stay. Ibrahim was our room boy and he did a grand job of looking after our room and we loved the flower decoration that he did to our bed one day. He got used to us going for breakfast about 9am every morning and upon our return, our room was done up and there were no interruptions for the rest of our day and our bed was always turned down and towels replenished when we returned after our evening meal. We did receive some flyers regarding the 2 night cruises with upgrades upon return but we did not take this offer up. Staying in the Water Villas which were right on the beach with a few steps down into the sea, meant we were in the North of the Island and the Maalan as our allocated Restaurant. Wow, what a dining experience that was, the Waiters and Chefs were very Professional, the food was amazing, with so much to choose from! Next door was the Uthuru bar, with comfy seating both inside and out. We were on the All Inclusive plan and for us this was the right choice. We did not eat in the Asian Wok (leaving this for our return visit) but we did enjoy the most beautiful steak, which we cooked to our liking on the hot volcanic rock at the Hot Rock Restaurant, not part of the All Inclusive package but thoroughly worth it! We enjoyed an ice coffee and the afternoon high tea with toasties on occasion and loved sitting watching the sunsets with a cold drink in hand (you could hear a pin drop, it was so relaxing). The bar staff were amazing and very attentive. We walked round the island most days in about 45 minutes, walking off the indulgences of the day before, stopping off at the Pavilion Bar on occasion to pick up a bottle of water or indulge again. Jim bought an underwater camera at Gatwick and took many photos when he was snorkeling. We reckon out of the 400+ photos that we took that there are about 350+ of different kinds of fish, sharks, rays, fruit bats and herons. We had to make a point of remembering to take some of the two of us and our accommodation before we came home…LOL…The weather was mixed but we had all the sun that our blue skins could take and came home with a nice colour. When it rained, it rained hard but it didn’t stop us from enjoying every moment of this beautiful island. The British Airways flight home was fantastic for us too, as we got up in the morning, had breakfast and we were on the go, no hanging around, just get up and go, the flight left just after 12 noon and we were home before midnight in Bonnie Scotland. We fell in love with Meeru and were sad to leave this beautiful island and the many friends that we had made, Yovan, Hisham & Nella to name a few but we will definitely go back! What else can we say but we chose this island after many months of researching and it was definitely the right one for us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Meeru Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort on the island of Meerufenfushi, North Male’ Atoll. It is 1200 meters long by 350 meters wide, about 90 acres. Your speedboat transfer from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is a scenic, 55 minute ride ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Meeru Island Hotel North Male Atoll
- Meeru Island Maldives
- Meeru Island Resort Maldives
- Hotel Meeru Island