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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Foot massage
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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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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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juraj s wrote a review Jun 2020
Bergen, Norway50 contributions45 helpful votes
everithing you can dream of while in Maldives. aamazing challetes, restaurant and beach. with world class diving just meters away. Staff is very professional, I dont think there is anything negative to say when it comes to service overall... Heaven in the middle of Maldives
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Showkattally Mohungoo, General Manager at Makunudu Island
Responded Jul 9, 2020
Dear Jurajs, Greetings from the amazing Makunudu Island and please accept my apology for the late reply as we are living the Covid 19 era. At Makunudu, our vision simply says - "We make each moment matter". The team truly believes in making every moment special for our guests and I am glad that the thoughtfulness of the team members and the service standards of the resort stood up to your expectation during your stay with us. I have shared your review with the team and all of us are very happy to note that you enjoyed your stay to the maximum. We look forward to welcoming you back at your fantastic Island for another blissful holiday post Covid 19! With my warmest regards, Ally Mohungoo General Manager Email: ally.mohungoo@makunudu.com
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Massi wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
I would like to be part of my experience, first of all when we arrive. The porters take my luggage and drop it in the room and assist with Assistance to get a tip, it's very great.   Then, once on the beach, the hotel manager monitors all our actions and we make comments in the evening at dinner, we feel like spies.   Regarding the food nothing to say it is good but the breakfast could be improved, because not much choice.The beaches should be cleaned, there are plastic residues everywhere on the beach.   The bedspread should be cleaned really very very very sale!   Big problem in the heart of the island is there, the recycling center and every day tons of plastic are burned, black smoked and unpleasant odor, it is not at all ecological.   Conclusion Very average hotel for a luxury hotel not up to par.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Response from Wanderer44416371446, General Manager at Makunudu Island
Responded Apr 5, 2020
Dear Massmkt, Thank you for leaving a feedback online after your recent stay with us. I was pleased to read that you have enjoyed your holiday though certain aspect of it was not to your satisfaction. We understand how upsetting it was to encounter inconvenience especially when it is an environmental concern and sincerely apologize for the discomfort. However, I should clarify that we do not burn plastic product as these waste are sent to Tela Fushi for reprocessing. We only burn the dry leaves when it becomes in great quantity, otherwise it is sent to the land fill of Tela Fushi. But still we pay great attention to the comments of our valued guests for continuous improvement on the quality of product and best value for money. We sincerely apologized if we have not met your expectations in this respect. It is always our goal to have satisfied customers and would sincerely like to have the opportunity of regaining your confidence in Makunudu Island and show you the better side of the resort. Please let us know whenever you make your booking as we would be more than happy to assist with any preferences you may have. Thanks again for your comments which are always useful in ensuring that we are focused on areas needing our attention. With my warmest regards, Ally Mohungoo General Manager Email: ally.mohungoo@makunudu.com
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Jonathan S wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Makunudu is quite simply an island paradise! We have just returned from an amazing 10 days in a place of sanctuary sheltered from the unprecedented events caused by the outbreak of Covid 19. Ally, the General Manager , and every individual member of his team should be commended for ensuring that the standard of guest service was first class despite the difficult and uncertain time faced by everyone. Nothing was too much trouble, managers Ally and Soonil made a point of speaking on a daily basis to every guest providing a very personalised service. Every single member of staff was friendly and welcoming; from the restaurant, boat crew, reception , water sports, grounds and housekeeping staff. Our room was spotless, cleaned every morning and turned down every evening. All meals were of an exceptional standard, beautifully presented, delicious and served each day by our amazing waiter Naushaadh, who couldn't do enough for us. The friendly bar staff kept our drinks topped up and laughed with us as we unwound at the end of each 'arduous' day of sunbathing and snorkelling. A cocktail each evening at the Sundown Bar is highly recommended as the beautiful sunsets end each perfect day. We relaxed each day in the tranquillity of the island and also new friendships were formed - thank you Spike and Lisa for your company and laughter too! Thank you to everyone on Makunudu for creating such a special and memorable experience; we hope to see you all again soon on your magical island.
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Date of stay: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Wanderer44416371446, General Manager at Makunudu Island
Responded Apr 1, 2020
Dear Jonathan S, Sunny Greetings from Makunudu Island! My team and I feel humbled by your very nice review for us on Trip Advisor and the title of your review makes us all in the team here very happy! Thank you so much for your kind words. We truly believe Makunudu Island is a home away from home for all our guests and that the guests become a part of the Makunudu family when they stay with us! It is always a pleasure to know that we have been able to deliver shining memorable services thus stood up to your expectations. Thank you for mentioning our team in your review. They are indeed STARS and they deserve all the praise! All the team are very excited to welcoming you again for another inspired and magical experience among us. Warm Island Regards, Ally Mohungoo General Manager Email: ally.mohungoo@makunudu.com
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Spike wrote a review Mar 2020
Trowbridge, United Kingdom4 contributions
We arrived march 9th by speedboat to this beautiful island. We were greeted by the reception staff with huge smiles. The room was lovely and a big thank you to our room boy who kept it spotless. A big thank you to our waiter NAUSHAADH who went over and above making us feel welcome. The food was fantastic best we have had in the Maldives. The omelettes at breakfast were to die for. The manager Ally must be so proud of the staff he has built up and the same goes for Soonil. Both were always present to ensure our stay was unforgettable. A big thank you to all the bar staff who made sure our glasses were always full. We will definitely return to this piece of paradise as soon as all this madness is over and hopefully see all your smiling faces again. Special thanks to Jon and Diane for your company which we thoroughly enjoyed. Stay safe everyone Spike and Lisa Holdway x
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Wanderer44416371446, General Manager at Makunudu Island
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Dear Spike and Lisa Holdway, The entire team at the resort joins me in thanking you for the review posted on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you had a memorable holiday at Makunudu Island and that the team managed to create some golden memories for you. It is with much delight that we shall share your grateful review to the entire team. There is truly no better compliment! We believe that our people are the best asset of our Resort and are so glad to know you felt the same way about the service you received! Jon & Diana left on 12th March and they reached home safely as per their email. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon for another sojourn stay at Makunudu Island. With my warmest regards, Ally Mohungoo General Manager Email: ally.mohungoo@makunudu.com
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644suziesue wrote a review Mar 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom12 contributions25 helpful votes
2 weeks on a wee island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, perfect, food amazing and plentyful, beach villas are ideal, the most comfiest bed ever on holiday. staff were all friendly and polite. The dive school, well what to say about Ricardo and his team, i finished my open water course with him and all i can say is Fab-u-lous , patient, knowledgable, enthusiastic, and fun. All the equinet needed and his boat crew were brilliant. Saw turtles ,sharks, octopus and thousands of fish. Definatly will return to further my diving and enjoy the warm waters.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: room 18 perfect.
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Wanderer44416371446, General Manager at Makunudu Island
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Dear 644suziesue, Thank you for your kind words of appreciation on your holiday experience at Makunudu Island. I am very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us, and I took particular pleasure in reading your comments regarding the excellent service provided by our well trained and committed staff as well as the dive school for its fabulous support. We are most grateful for your valuable feedback and shall be glad to welcome you back for another wonderful stay in your small piece of paradise. With my warmest regards, Ally Mohungoo General Manager Email: ally.mohungoo@makunudu.com
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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 Latitude, One & Only Reethi Restaurant, and Kaage at VARU by Atmosphere.
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.