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Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

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Meedhupparu Island 05160
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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With the promise of an incomparable holiday in the tropics, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu one of the best Maldives resorts offers blissful accommodation for the discerning traveller to the Maldives. Bask under the healing sunshine and soak up the alluring sights and sounds of a truly enchanting island in the tropics. Adaaran Select Meedhupparu offers tranquil settings brimming with luxury. Settle into a holiday full of breathtaking experiences that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. The property is well known for it's All Inclusive offering.
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Parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Private balcony
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Minibar
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Meedhupparu Island 05160
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taliward wrote a review Nov 2021
Warwick, United Kingdom1514 contributions396 helpful votes
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TRANSFER When we arrived in Male, we headed to the hotel's transfer desk (2 o'clock as you exit baggage reclaim). They were helpful in getting us checked in and on the right bus for the sea plane terminal which is about 5 minutes away. At the sea plane lounge for the resort we were welcomed with friendly and helpful service with drinks and snacks here too. It's quite dark and so perfect for a nap but if you want to see outside just head out the door and slightly left and straight through to where the sea planes are. The transfer took about 50 minutes with a stop on the way and we ended up at the sister property. We took a 5 minute speedboat across to Meedhupparu and were warmly welcomed by Farouk who looked after us throughout our stay. When checking out, pay your bill at the cashier's office just by the main desks. There are also scales to weigh cases by the shop selling clothes (under a sloping brown box). ROOM We were staying in a standard beach villa, 223. It was quite dark inside partly because the number of trees outside between the room and the sea. The room was spotlessly clean and has 2 wardrobes with a few hangers in each. We also had two umbrellas, two life jackets, a beach bag, a free safe, dressing gowns and flipflops of two different sizes. We had a coffee machine, a mini bar which is included (soft drinks, milk, beers and two small chocolate bars) and water replenished daily. The bathroom is semi outdoors and really light. There is a lock on the door into the bathroom for added security. The toilet, double sinks and shower are all under a roof with an open wall to the outdoor shower which is fully open to the elements. The outdoor shower is warmish. Large reusable body wash, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion provided together with soap. There is also a razor kit (Gillette Blue II), dental kit and cotton buds. The hairdryer is fixed to the wall and it's one where you have to keep held down but it does the job. Good towels which smelt really nice! The outdoor shower area looks recently refurbished but the main bathroom perhaps needs a little updating in the standard rooms.....not sure if the deluxe rooms are any different. However, the room was absolutely spotless! The outside deck had two chairs, two loungers right in front of the room which we had to drag around to get the sun (otherwise we were under trees) and two lounger toppers which made them very comfortable. We also had a drying rack here (a second in the bathroom) and a beach towel each. Gorgeous views out to sea from every room although some sunnier and clearer views than others. There are UK sockets and also a good adaptor. The air con is reasonable and there is also a ceiling fan. Some bungalows are interconnecting which is useful for families but it does let a little more noise in and our neighbour on all but one night woke us up a few times with loud phone calls and TV watching at 1:30am. We did call reception on our last night out of desperation and they were on to it immediately which was good. Interconnecting rooms are not ideal but if you're in one, you tend to show a bit of courtesy to your neighbours which sadly didn't happen here. The beds don't have a proper headboard and so reading before bed is not the most comfortable. The beds themselves are comfortable and we slept well when we had the chance. Best rooms in our view are on the edge of each crescent. The closer to the centre you are, the more trees which may suit you better if you like a shady spot. South, where the deluxe rooms mostly are, seemed to be a little less windy and choppy. Each crescent has its own bit of beach and so it feels quite secluded. Best sunset views: at the end of the pier by the water bungalows, by the swing in the sea, beach villas on the north to the east of the pier (rooms 192 and 220 are pretty good). Best room on the south is probably 168. SNORKELLING Amazing! Go to the south pier and get in at the end. The reef there is big and extends towards the water villas, you can swim the reef and also see the drop off. Nice swim back to shore but be careful, if you go too far it may be tough to swim back and the corals are very shallow here making it hard. If you go too far and the current is too strong or waves too choppy to go back, there is a little channel back from the drop to the shore if you swim almost in line back to the end water villa but be mindful you'll need to walk along the shore rather than onto the beach as that's a private area. There is a photo in the cashier's office where you can see this a little more clearly. FOOD AND DRINK We ate at Cafe Mass every lunch. Really lovely staff here (thank you to Saman and team) and the food is quite snacky..... paninis, pizzas, burgers, wraps etc. Great view over the north pier. It got busy one day and we had to queue at the next door restaurant which was closed and we thought that could have been opened up as an overflow for lunchtime with a few parasols. It's not busy right now and so when it does get busy I can imagine it's tough to get a spot. Our favourite restaurant was Sufura behind the main restaurant. We struggled to find it and it's not signposted. You can cut through the tennis courts or main restaurant to get there. Part in sand and part conventional flooring, you can choose where you sit. Normally you need to book this but it was quieter when we visited and so could just walk in. It was so peaceful and contained a few dishes the main restaurant had and specialised in Indian food. I mentioned I was vegetarian and the chef went through every dish I could eat. I have got to say as a veggie, the choices here are excellent. Usually it's one or two choices but here the options are much better and I never felt I was missing out. The breakfast is good. The fruit options are a little limited and the waffles and French toast were missing a bit of flavour but the omelettes and pastries are great.....I've never seen such huge croissants! You can have breakfast at the main restaurant or Sufura. Again we preferred Sufura because it was a little quieter. The cocktails are a little hit and miss but we found this the same when we visited the Maldives the last time. Wine, beer and cava are all fine. Best cocktails we tried were the planters punch, the sangria and espresso martini. A brilliant ice cream station in the main bar which the staff will serve. Opportunities to have special dining experiences for an extra charge such as in the treehouse which is on the south ($250-300 pp), on the beach or at the water villa restaurant ($65 pp). We did try Thavaa on our last night. The service, as always, was excellent but it was the most disappointing dining experience in a long time which was a real surprise as it was tough to get in! I cannot remember the last time I sent anything back but I had to send my mushroom risotto back as it was a plate of mush with a hint of cheese with no mushrooms! The table next to us did the same. There was just one veggie option on the menu and but the staff made me a pasta dish. It was better than the risotto but still pretty flavourless. My starter was cauliflower soup with parsley and chilli but couldn't taste these. My meal was therefore two very white dishes. We left after the main and headed to the main buffet. We were so disappointed. ACTIVITIES Snorkelling equipment provided for free but we always bring our own as we like the full face Subea masks. Free hire of the kayaks too and you can pay to use the motorised water sports, go diving, fishing etc. We did plan on attending the cooking demo but when we showed up at the time we saw advertised, it was already over, which was a shame. Shops on site have souvenirs and essentials inc. food items (in case the AI isn't enough!) and toiletries. My husband's sunglasses broke and we managed to get a pair from here, Meedhupparu branded, for $25. Also got my postcards and stamps from the same shop, and there is a postbox within it too. Lovely spa which we ran out of time to use as only here for a short time as part of a longer trip. There is a small but fully equipped gym, reasonable tennis courts (racquets and balls available in the gym) and a badminton court. The pool is lovely with a swim up bar and views out to the sea. There is a towel station there too and comfortable loungers. The last time we came to the Maldives the highlight of the week was crab racing! So it was great to come here and see some entertainment. The main bar is lovely with lots of space, high vaulted ceilings, an area for games and a dance floor. A DJ plays until midnight every day and is good with requests. We had Balinese dancers, a really good acoustic guitar duo and a cocktail "fire and flaring" evening. Lots of wildlife on the island and so just take a stroll around. We had little budgies (parakeets we think) landing on us by the south pier bungalows, we saw what we think are flying foxes by Cafe Mass (type of large bat), lizards and lots of birds. So much for a tiny island! Good kids club near to reception which is all outdoors/semi-outdoors. COVID On arrival we were told we didn't have to wear masks as it was a covid free island. Only the staff wore them which must be tough being in those in this heat. They do take your temperature at the main dining room only, although we didn't know this at first as there are several entrances; we only discovered this by chance on the second day. Also, if you go to the smaller restaurant no temperature checks. I was 33 degrees one day and then 36 and my husband the opposite! Not much hand sanitiser around which seemed odd as everywhere we've travelled this past year has it everywhere. Most are outside toilets. If travelling to a sister island as we were, be aware that despite it being deemed a covid free island, you will need a PCR test the day before you transfer across ($150 per couple) which we were not aware of before arriving. I know this isn't the case in other parts of the Maldives and so it's island specific. The doctor came in a hazmat suit which seemed odd as we'd been mingling with fellow guests the past few days. The test involved one swab for the nostril and one for the throat. They happened very quickly and were then taken to Male for analysis. WATER VILLAS There are 20 rooms in total across 10 villas. One interconnects. Best views for sunset are going to be 17-20. The private beach here is wonderful and the pool is very peaceful. There is also a private restaurant and bar and the outdoor areas here are lovely. Bharati, the water villa manager (apologies if the spelling is wrong!), was lovely and provided a great service. SUSTAINABILITY Paper straws, wooden cocktail stirrers and refillable toiletries rather than plastic miniatures. OVERALL We have travelled a few times since the pandemic began and this feels like the most "normal" a hotel has been. The service is very attentive and excellent throughout the hotel and this really stands out. The grounds are well maintained and the gardens by the water villas are beautiful. The water villas are definitely a step up with a lot of privacy, a calm bay, spacious and well decorated rooms. Loved being in a beach villa right on the sand although rooms could do with a slight update but overall a relaxing break. The lobby and main bar were very nice and the infinity pool had a great view out to the beach and sea.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Donna M wrote a review Nov 2021
Eastwood24 contributions18 helpful votes
Thank you so much to the bar staff Manu .... Supain and Ammi for making our stay special and for your continued attention . You have made our stay very special and we have made special friends from you all ..... all your hard work is appreciated and don't forget good friends stay on our hearts forever ❤ x x x Ishmael our restaurant server is very cheeky but makes us laugh every day and for that we are truly grateful lol
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jayakrishnan_JN wrote a review Nov 2021
Bengaluru, India4 contributions
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This is a little piece of paradise and all the staff there are the ones who make it a paradise. I don't want to take any name, as all the staff were amazing and I don't want to miss any. I stayed there for 8 days and felt it would have been better if I had for one more week.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Joanna G wrote a review Nov 2021
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Ali nazmee very nice person!Fast waiter! He always krew what we like to drink.Hala boli main bar good person Ali nazmee..adaaran SELECT meedhupparu are very nice resort..very good food and very Good drink..so beautiful hotel..thanks
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Teecee wrote a review Nov 2021
Romsey, United Kingdom14 contributions9 helpful votes
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We were recommended this island by friends and I'm glad they did. We loved the island and all the staff are so friendly. We had our wedding here organised by praveen and his team which was perfect, everything we had hoped for. The only problem we had was our return sea plane did not arrive apparently due to weather. After being sent to another island to get a sea plane there, which also did not arrive. We had a very stressful 3 hours, but knowing we were going to miss our plane we insisted on going back to meedhupparu and the hotel general manager did help us contact our agent and gave us a room for the night. Even with this I have to give 5 stars as apart from the last day everything was absolutely beautiful. The last 3 nights we upgraded to a water villa and it was a perfect end to the holiday.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$410 - $1,451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
MaldivesRaa AtollMeedhupparu Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
215
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Frequently Asked Questions about Adaaran Select Meedhupparu
What are some of the property amenities at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Adaaran Select Meedhupparu have airport transportation?
Yes, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Adaaran Select Meedhupparu located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.01 miles away from the center of Meedhupparu Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Adaaran Select Meedhupparu have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Adaaran Select Meedhupparu accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.