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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a few days on this lovely island. Quiet peaceful and very relaxing. buffet breakfast and lunch with a set menu for evening meal. Good food and beautifully presented. Drinks are a bit pricey but then you have to bear in mind everything is imported. Staff all very friendly and helpful nothing too much trouble. An excellent diving team...

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MakunuduIsland, Resort Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Rosiedives, Delighted to welcome you to Makunudu Island and thank you very much for this review. On behalf of the whole team, we wish you all the best and we hope that you will be back with us in the near future. Makunudu Team

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed December 21, 2016

The island, staff, food and everything in between are all pieces of heaven. Me and my friend totally enjoyed the place and you'll get nothing but great service from the staffs. They'll exceed all your expectations. We stayed there for a couple of days but this is one of the perfect definition of "time flies when you are having fun"...

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MakunuduIsland, Resort Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Annamariano_27, Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback about your recent stay here on Makunudu Island. I am pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the service from our staff, and we are very happy to hear your comments about the excellent food at our restaurant. We look forward to...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

It's incredible how this island is still one of the most original and typical resort in the Maldives. No facility, no kids, no horrendous water-bungalow and with its little number of guests you will barely see people during your relaxing time and really fall in love with the nature in and out of the water. We celebrated my partner 30th...

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MakunuduIsland, Resort Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I have shared your feedback with our entire team. It is feedback such as yours that inspires the team and me to constantly strive for excellence and to make sure that our guests leave Makunudu Island with fond memories. We...

Sussex, UK
Reviewed December 4, 2016

This was our second time on the island, marked by a plaque with our names outside the villa – a lovely touch. Makunudu remains a haven of tranquillity with no television and just low key music in the bar. It’s a place to relax on the beach or in the water: the house reef is easy to reach for snorkelling,...

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MakunuduIsland, Resort Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Greetings from Makunudu Island, It is glad to read that you had enjoyed your time with us and left our resort with beautiful memories which we are sure you had shared with your family and friends. We look forward to the pleasure of warmly welcoming you back to our Island for another exceptional experience. Warm regards, Makunudu Team

Devon
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Well, Makunudu itself is wonderful although you need to be wary of strong currents and the actual lagoon Is very large so getting out to the reef is difficult in some places. Choose leeward side - it's beautiful. Rooms 3,4,5 and 6 are best in our opinion. More private, protected from winds, and better access to the reef. The food...

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MakunuduIsland, Resort Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback following your recent stay with us at Makunudu Island. I was absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I was very proud to read your feedback that I have already shared with my team. A good resort is nothing without a great team to back it...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

My family (two adults, one 17 year old) just returned from a 5 night stay on Makunudu Island. We were very very impressed with the natural beauty of the island and the warmth and hospitality of the staff there. We would all recommend it and will surely return. Our room was quite nice and appeared newly renovated (and the bed...

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MakunuduIsland, Resort Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Makunudu Islandand as well for sharing your incredible experience with us. We cannot say thank you enough for your extraordinary review about your experience with us. It's just an honor to have accomplished your expectations and demonstrated you the excellent service that we always strive to give to all our guests. Thank you for...

Reviewed November 2, 2016

We stayed in Makunudu this early October. Small but cozy island left for us warm and pleasant memories. The service was amazing, food delicious ( specially we loved fish!), smiley staff were very helpful and tried to delight every guest. (Asfan, our room provided a great service). As we had early arrival, our villa was available before check in time,...

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MakunuduIsland, Resort Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you very much for your review, your comments are truly appreciate, and are the ones that help us to improve our service quality. They are the essential to keep working and be better each day. We are taking notes on the comment about the luggage to improve this part and ensure all our guests the best as...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 1, 2016

We have visited 3 islands in the Maldives always aiming for small or fairly small places with good house reef - Makunudu fits the bill. 36 villas in all set in 18 semi-detatched (o. r link detatched) pairs around the island. Initially slightly worried about being a semi- we were pleasantly surprised by these rooms as they felt detatched, only...

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MakunuduIsland, Resort Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Howard, Thank you for trusting your vacation time to us. I see that you enjoyed every part of it and we are very happy to read about it. We will thank Ali and Ashan and we will show them and all the team your post. We look forward to welcome you back in paradise, Makunudu Island. Cheers. Makunudu Team

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed October 31, 2016

I visited Makunudu early October 2016. At night I saw night sky with full of beautiful stars While taking the speed boat to the island from the airport. I love the island for its greenery and peacefulness. The staff was friendly and attentive. The diving sites are just nearby where one can spot sea turtles and many other marine lives.

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MakunuduIsland, Resort Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, It is good to read that you had an amazing stay. We are entirely focused on providing the best experience for our guests. We look forward to welcome you back in Makunudu Island. Thank you. Makunudu Team

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We visited Makunudu in 2014 before the refurbishments. The rooms have been tastefully upgraded with soft close furniture plus a new bed and bedding. The furniture has also been upgraded. Some small changes in the bathroom but not a complete overhaul, which I'm sure will come in time. There is also complimentary wi fi available in the rooms, reception and...

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Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Makunudu Resort for your holidays again. We are so overjoyed to know that we have ensure you a wonderful experience in our beautiful piece of paradise. Thank so much for sharing your positive lines regarding the excellence with services that our team is giving, especially those you mentioned. Once again, thank you and we...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Makunudu Island
Price Range: $363 - $946 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makunudu Island 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Villas differ only in location. The south side has sun all day, less shallow lagoon at low tide and softer sand than we found on the north.”
 of 5 bubbles ssxguy, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
“4,5,6 or 7. Leftward side and more private.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnieG5, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
“Dont worry too much, check in and if it doesn't suit, ask to swap, it may take a day or two but relax - you are on holiday”
 of 5 bubbles howard_keith2, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 18-37 on the south side, most overlook the lagoon and arrivals jetty. The other side is quieter, 1-17.”
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 of 5 bubbles BracknellTravellers, Oct 2, 2016 | Read review
“Bungalows from 1-8 have the best beach and the best snorkeling spots are from bungalow 5-8.”
 of 5 bubbles Orandxb, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
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