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Makunudu Island

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Makunudu Island is one of the original and much loved Maldivian island resorts. With only 36 simple and traditionally designed bungalows set amidst lush tropical vegetation each with direct beach access. Superb house reef. Guest rooms are available with queen or twin bedding,sitting area, private garden bathroom with shower,hair dryer, mini-bar, personal safe, IDD Telephone, Writing Desk, tea and coffee making facilities. Restaurant, Bar, PADI diving school, snorkeling, Non-motorised water sports, volleyball, badminton and table tennis and a library with TV are available for our guests.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Foot massage
Gift shop
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Table tennis
Full body massage
Head massage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Vishnu wrote a review Oct 12
5 contributions
this island is a class apart. you get this really free feeling the moment you set your eyes on this island from far. They have ensured that the natural beauty of the place has remained intact with everything still remains as original as it was. the staff at the reception were really cordial and ensured a pleasant transit from all the travel tiredness we had. DK was our snorkel guru and should thank him profusely for this. The bar in-charge Fahid really knew what to scintillate us with in form of wonderful cocktails. Chef Ravi takes special mention as he actually helped me a lot with no-peanut dishes every time i set my foot at the dining. Kuntal and Anandhoo knew my birthday and ensured a very special celebration which made the entire experience so personal. I though had a bitter experience with the waiter names Vaji, who was attending us. His behavior was very rude and was not at all accommodating even if it was for refilling our glasses of water or change of tables. Felt very demeaned at times and that was the only reason why i would give a 4-star rating. Else, i can assure anyone who are first timers to Maldives to enjoy in Makunudu Island which is pristine and close to perfection an island stay can ever be.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: all the rooms are of the same type so no differentiation.
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Nithish wrote a review Sep 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Location- can’t ask for more! Picture perfect tiny little island has our hearts. Service - amazing staff. Very helpful. Special mention to our lovely waiter - ANWAR- you rock! Snorkel- in my experience, best place ever to snorkel. Period. Scuba - the dive school people are amazing. RICARDO and CLAUDIA. Special thanks and shoutout to CLAUDIA for taking us on our first dive, making us very comfortable and guiding us through a remarkable dive. We felt super safe and assured. Admire your patience :D Spa- after all the above, spa was just what we needed and the Balinese massage from a masseuse from Indonesia was just perfect :) We enjoyed every moment in the island and we like that they have not tampered the natural lay of the land with any landscaping. Raw natural Maldivian beauty at its best. Food was great. Vegetarians might find less of an option in the set dinner menu. But, worry not. The waiters will make sure you are fed and happy ;)
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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pahrman wrote a review Sep 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our first visit to the Maldives, and Makunudu did not disappoint. It feels very private with your own beach. Our server at the restaurant was Lasanta and our room attendant was Abu. Both were attentive and kind. They took excellent care of us each day! The massage therapist was excellent, with a sweet smile and strong hands! Now the dive center. Ricardo, Claudia, the rest of the staff and boat crew were amazing! Prior to arrival, we decided we would do one maybe two dives. Five dives later, we felt like part of their dive family! It was my first dive in several years, and Claudia was so patient with me as I relearned neutral buoyancy. Everyone was very attentive and it is obvious that this crew loves their jobs and are passionate about it! We highly recommend Makunudu Island and if you don’t know how to dive, learn here! Hope we get back soon!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Saima wrote a review Sep 2021
New Delhi, India172 contributions17 helpful votes
Thank you Makunudu for all the love you put in your work. The most special thing about this property are the people and their efforts. Stayed in a beach villa for 4 nights and loved the property. It is NOT your over the top fancy resorts but its is very well maintained, cozy and authentic island with spacious and well laid out Island villas right next to the beach. Large comfortable beds, personal sun beds and open air washrooms. The biggest plus is the food. It is brilliant. The buffet spread is small but every dish is made fresh and taste great. Dinner is a set menu and its no less than a fine dining experience each night. This was our third Maldives trip and we really really appreciated the efforts put by the team. Special mention to Kuntal, Saba for always being there. Also thanks to Mohammed, the guy at the water sports centre who did two snorkelling classes for our kid. He was so patient and so helpful. He went out of his way to make our kid comfortable in water. Truly a gem of a person
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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MUHAMMAD AZEEM H wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
It would not be possible to say enough about our guide Prabath Nishshanka his qualities in terms of knowledge maldives and ability to help selfless. He was also entertaining, fun, engaging and extremely accommodating. In addition, he has wide experience and knowledge in other areas, a constant source of conversation, information and pleasure. All other boat captains staff of resort etc. were superb. Very competent, informed, helpful, knowledgeable... Excellent and well chosen Makunudu island, hope to see you all soon again !!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Abdulla Shaugy, General Manager at Makunudu Island
Responded Aug 2, 2021
Dear Mohammadazeemh Thank you so much for your compliments about our resort in particular about our team member Prabath. I am so happy to know that you had a fabulous time in Makunudu and are also thinking of returning for another holiday at Makunudu. I will pass your compliments to Prabath and sure he will be happy to hear about your compliments. With tropical regards. Abdulla Shaugy, General Manager
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MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollMakunudu Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makunudu Island
What are some of the property amenities at Makunudu Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Makunudu Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Makunudu Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Makunudu Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kaage at VARU by Atmosphere, Latitude, and One & Only Reethi Restaurant.
Does Makunudu Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Makunudu Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Makunudu Island located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the center of Makunudu Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Makunudu Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Makunudu Island?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Does Makunudu Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.