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Veligandu or Meeru

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Veligandu or Meeru

My fiance and I are trying to decide between Meeru Island in a Jacuzzi Water Villa or Veligandu Island in a Beach Villa (not Jacuzzi Beach Villa, just the standard Beach Villa). Basically we can't decide if we choose based on the better room or the better island. Any advice would be much appreciated!

If anyone has stayed or seen the beach villa at Veligandu we would also like to hear what you thought.. We are struggling to find any reviews/comments/photos of the Beach Villas as it seems most people stay in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas or Jacuzzi Water Villas.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Veligandu or Meeru

ive only walked around Veligandu and flown over it a number of times at low level but based on my researc h there is no comparison between Veligandu and Meeru. Veligandu is a clear notch above Meeru in all respects. Number one rule in the Maldives is always always always go for the better island rather than the better room in a lower level island. Its like paying for a super dooper room in a pretty average /poor island as opposed to a quite nice room in an excellent island. Its always the wrong decision IMHO especially when they cost the same. Cos once you leave ur front door of your villa, everything else is substandard in your mediicre island. As nice as Veligandu is, it wouldnt be one i would choose as I believe there are better options for your money

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2. Re: Veligandu or Meeru

Thanks for the advice! In that case, what other islands would you recommend for approximately the same price? (Looking at approximately $600 US a night full board).

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3. Re: Veligandu or Meeru

A bit more on the type of islands would suit you would be helpul; things such as is snorkelling/diving a priority? (veligandu has a mediocre reef but first timers would probably be more than happy). small/large island, seaplane or speedboat etc. Are you looking for any particular activities or dining options. Or are any of the above not really important?

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4. Re: Veligandu or Meeru

A good reef would be a bonus.. I have seen some amazing reefs in Fiji/Great Barrier Reef so I might be quite fussy with the snorkelling but at the end of the day it probably doesn't matter that much. We also don't want a tiny island that we would get bored on after a week.. Other than that, happy with anything.

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5. Re: Veligandu or Meeru

you will not get bored after a week , no matter how small the island but have a look at kuramathi

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6. Re: Veligandu or Meeru

The standard beach villas are lovely, and still have a jacuzzi. They are on the same beach as most of the jacuzzi beach villa with the only reall difference being that the view to the horizon is blocked by some water villas. To my mind they represent great value for money. There are only 5 standard villas being numbers 203-207 with the higher numbers probably offering a little more privacy from the beach if that's what you're after. Happy to answer any questions you have.

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7. Re: Veligandu or Meeru

I only go AI but islands that do FB that I would consider would be Komandoo, angsana Ihuru , kuramathi

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8. Re: Veligandu or Meeru

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I will look into Komandoo, Angsana Ihuru and Kuramathi also.

Rydal, thanks for the information on the beach villas. Sounds like they are a very good option for Veligandu.

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9. Re: Veligandu or Meeru

Been to both. There is no reef snorkelling from the beach at Meeru - you have to go by boat. Veligandu is a nice island and you can snorkel from the beach...but you can find better options if house reef snorkelling is an important factor for you.

Out of Paul's suggestions (been to Komandoo and Kuramathi) I'd also suggest checking out komandoo. I have more info if you want it.

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10. Re: Veligandu or Meeru

Thanks for the replies!

What would the benefits of Komandoo over Kuramathi or Veligandu?

Also, is all inclusive really worth it?

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