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Doha
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a visit to celebrate a special birthday for my Wife. From the point of booking I was in contact with the Island. I am glad to say that all my requests were met. We arrived in Male in bad weather so if you are on a planned boat trip make sure you have sea sick pills. Fortunately we...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing house reef. Amazing food. Great variety on the buffet. The room has a nice sunny back yard. No swimming pool (means no kids, just peace and quiet) The only big minus is the toilet. It was broken every now and then. And because it is a half open bathroom, little uninvited creatures came in to creep us. I wish...

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Bressanone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5th time in Makunudu. Even the rain could not spoil our enjoyment. Friendly, cosy, informal. A place to come back to. 50 minutes from Male Airport and a world apart where you can feel a unique human being.

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

Dear Valeria, Thank you firstly for sharing comments about your most recent experience at Makunudu Island. It's always a true pleasure to welcome back guests time and again and I am delighted to know that we continue to be your home while in Maldives. We'll keep improving until your next visit, we cant wait for that. Thank you again Makunudu...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, this island is beautiful. The opportunities for snorkelling and diving are great. We understand that this island is remote, but for the prices charged to stay here should mean high quality across the board. Food is amazing and staff friendly. Island very quiet - most of the time, but that depends on who the other guests are. Some areas...

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

Dear Britlad2017 Thank you for taking the time to share your stay experience with us. We are so pleased to learn from you that your stay experience was wonderful in overall except occasional lack of cleaning in the room. It is indeed regrettable and please accept my sincere apologies. Attentive service to guest details are our most concern so this...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I stayed at Makunudu for 7 nights in February 2017 and it was a wonderful experience that we'll never forget. Before our arrival we requested that we have twin beds and as expected that was fulfilled without hesitation. Having been to the Maldives several times we understand the remoteness of the islands but this has to be...

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

Sunny greetings from Makunudu Island . Many thanks for your review of your stay with us. The whole team were delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us and in particular the delicious food, great snorkeling and friendly service by the team. We deeply apologise for the inconvenience caused with reception and the room it is something...

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

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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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...

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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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  • 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: $348 - $1,073 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makunudu Island 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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“We were in 23 and 22 which was great for us and had great snorkelling outside”
 of 5 bubbles PaulS399, 3 days ago | Read review
“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
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