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Meeru Island Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Meerufenfushi
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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
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“Paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a long overdue review. Whenever someone asks what is the best vacation I ever had.. its a no brainer response.. definitely Maldives! Meeru Island was the perfect choice! We availed of the all inclusive package and it was truly worth it as you don't have to think about what and where to eat. Plus the package includes alcoholic beverage so its pretty much worth every cent.

We get to stay in the water villa which is truly fantastic! I love that you have your private sun beds to soak up all the sun and you wake up to this magnificent view of the ocean. I would definitely recommend Meeru for being an affordable luxury ;)

Don't wait any longer, just book now and see the bluest of the blue waters and the finest of the fine sands of Maldives. Its truly Amazing!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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IslandMeeru, Public Relations Manager at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear Lynnel_13,

Thank you for taking the time out to write a review on Meeru Island Resort and Spa after nearly a year.

Your feedback on the rooms and the Island’s natural beauty is much appreciated.

We are truly happy your stay at Meeru was a magical one.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Best regards
Meeru Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stayed on Meeru for 7 nights with family, was a bit worried the boys would get bored, but they loved as we did too. We all loved the snorkelling, and boat trip to the reef, kayaking around the island. Food was fantastic, service fantastic, staff cannot do enough for you. Spa was so relaxing, try a hot stones massage it was brilliant. Loved every bit of this holiday, can not fault it one bit.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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IslandMeeru, Public Relations Manager at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Kazcon,

Thank you for your positive feedback on Meeru Island Resort and Spa.

Meeru is definitely geared for families; so happy your boys were not bored. With all the activities, snorkeling and games room we make sure there is something to do for every family.

We agree Duniye spa’s hot stone massage’s are phenomenal, when you walk out of the spa you feel much lighter and your every day stress is gone.

We always strive to exceed guest expectations and we are happy we have exceeded yours.

We hope to welcome you back to our tranquil shores soon.

Best regards
Meeru Management
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Meeru resort for 10 days as part of my girlfriends 40th birthday surprise. She had no idea where she was going until we arrived at terminal 3 at Heathrow airport. I admit I was worried about booking this trip, not because of the island, accommodation or food. I knew they would be great judging from the reviews on here. It was the weather I was worried about.. I needn't of, it was fantastic. Yeah there was a few heavy downpours for 15 minutes or so and rain through the night but most days were glorious and sunny.. And very hot.
Loved it here. We had a beach villa, number 250, we loved it, the location was perfect, 10-15 yards from the sea. Most morning we would awake around 7am and take an early morning dip in the Indian Ocean. We specially liked the lagoon side of the island. Very peaceful and the waters were calm.
The food is amazing and our waiter for the duration was Ahmed. ( farivalhu restaurant ) what a lovely guy. He became a friend. Nothing was too much trouble. We even played jokes on him and he did us. We laughed so much. The guys in the Pavillion bar were great too. We had many a night in there. A remarkable holiday. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2013
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IslandMeeru, Public Relations Manager at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Pat Coppo,

Thank you for your positive feedback on Meeru Island Resort and Spa.

We are happy the weather played along for your girlfriend’s 40th Birthday surprise holiday, she must have loved every minute.

Thank you for mentioning our staff by their names, it makes it easier for management to identify staff that is doing a remarkable job without going unnoticed.

We will make sure Ahmed at Farivalu Buffet Restaurant knows you enjoyed his jokes.

We always strive to exceed guest expectations and we are happy we have exceeded yours.

We hope to welcome you back to our tranquil shores soon.

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Meeru Management
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Was booked to stay on Male, the capital island, but due to refurbishment work, Ramadan, and the lovely weather, decided to go with colleagues to Meeru resort overnight. Took advantage of a great low season promotion and it was all efficiently dealt with by email, almost instantly. Following morning, boat was sent for us ( 50 min journey ) and we arrived to what must be everyone's idea of the Maldives - picture perfect, peaceful, great food, lovely beach and warm attentive staff. The water villas are heaven, with tropical fish all around in crystal clear waters, A great respite from the city and, if you can find a good deal, then actually good value for money.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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IslandMeeru, Public Relations Manager at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Jon I,

Thank you for your positive feedback on Meeru Island Resort and Spa.

Wow, only 1 night with us, you will have to come back and experience a whole week or two on your next trip to the Maldives.

We always strive to exceed guest expectations and we are happy we have exceeded yours.

We hope to welcome you back to our tranquil shores soon.

Best regards
Meeru Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We went to The Meeru Resort for 7 days in June and wished we could have stayed longer!! This island is pure paradise. It is quite a large island compared to other resorts in the Maldives which means there are better facilities and more things to do during your stay at the resort. We booked a Jacuzzi Water Villa and it was amazing and so spacious. We had a front deck and back deck where your jacuzzi is sitting. The great thing about the Jacuzzi Watervillas is you can just walk down your steps, pop on your snorkelling gear and get to witness lots of sea life from beautiful coloured and very unusual fish, black tip reef shark (very tame),stingray and lots more! The snorkelling here is amazing!!
The food at the resort is excellent and such a fantastic choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Buffet Restaurant. Our main waiter Marfaan in the buffet restaurant was very polite and friendly throughout our stay at Meeru. We also spent alot of evenings at The Pavilion Bar as it was located beside our Jacuzzi Water Villa. The staff here were very friendly,polite and great fun to be around. The barmaid Nella & barman Shareef were always smiling and were such a delight to see every morning on our way to breakfast and evening. We even nicknamed the bar Nella's Bar as Nella was always there and such great fun.
It was my Husbands birthday during our stay and we decided to book the Teppanyaki Table on the night of his birthday at the Asian Wok Restaurant. I cannot highly recommend this restaurant enough, we had such an enjoyable evening. Our Chef Trevin was a true gentleman and did an excellent job and the food was so tasty!! Well done Trevin! Our wonderful waiter Rainzy looked after us very well and finished off our night with a beautiful chocolate birthday cake and we all sang Happy Birthday to my Husband. We thoroughly enjoyed our night here!
The over-water spa is definitely a must do if you can...we booked a couples massage at the over-water spa which was very reasonable and a very relaxing experience, you can watch the fish and mini-sharks swim by as you face down looking through this amazing glass floor beneath you.
If you are thinking about going to The Maldives, Meeru is definitely the resort to go for. Meeru has so much to offer and the Staff are so friendly and happy here...we can't wait to return!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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IslandMeeru, Public Relations Manager at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Claire S,

Thank you for your positive feedback on Meeru Island Resort and Spa.

We are delighted to hear your 7 days at Meeru were so memorable.

Thank you for mentioning our staff by their names, it makes it easier for management to identify staff that is doing a remarkable job without going unnoticed.

Your experience at Pavilion Bar (Adults only bar), which is tranquil and has a breathtaking setting sounds lovely . We will make sure Nelly gets told it is now Nelly’s bar.

The Teppenyaki at Asian Wok is great for special occasions. We delighted your husband enjoyed his birthday and his birthday cake.

We always strive to exceed guest expectations and we are happy we have exceeded yours.

We hope to welcome you back to our tranquil shores soon.

Best regards
Meeru Management
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Our honeymoon was September 2012 - October 2012 and we had an amazing time.

We were thrilled to be offered the 3 day cruise upon arrival and to be honest it was probably the best part of the honeymoon. The food on the boat was incredible and the opportunity to fish for our own food for the next days lunch was brilliant. The fish and sea life on the sand bank snorkelling were one of my favourite memories ever. Swimming around holding hands with my husband and admiring our wedding rings twinkling in the sun under the Indian Ocean. Can't think of anything better really.

We were then upgraded to 'all inclusive plus' on return to the resort which basically meant we
got free drinks in the room which we were v pleased with as would have been v annoying to have to have taken them from the restaurant with us.

Other than at dinner we barely saw other guests which suited us perfectly. We just squirrelled ourselves away in our brilliant love compound - a.k.a our jacuzzi beach villa - the way it is set out makes it very private and we had our own portion of the beach once we'd dragged our loungers out on day 1.

Our waiter was Shyam and he was very friendly and a great guy.

Loved cocktails of the day in the beach bar before dinner. The food was pretty good. We agree that the snack bar system left a little to be desired though and some more all inclusive drinks options would have been nice.

Towards the end of our stay reception was shut for refurbishment. One of the pools was also shut and the renovations were quite noisy and included power tools. I would have been very annoyed to have a room near the works but thankfully ours was at the other end of the island.

If we hadn't have been on the 3 day cruise I think I might have got a bit ready for somewhere else if we had ten whole nights at meeru but the combination of boat and a week on the island was perfect for us.

To be honest we were soooooo impressed with our free 15 minute massage that we booked a couples massage for a few days later over the over water spa. My second masseuse was not as good as the first though so I wish I had Booked the second one with the lady who did my first.

I'd go back to meeru in a heartbeat. We went with kuoni and got free lounge access on the way home. Unfortunately our flight was cancelled on the way home. Overnight stay at airport then followed. BA were a shambles in getting it sorted out but we did then get a compensation cheque a few weeks later after we had claimed.

  • Stayed September 2012
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IslandMeeru, Public Relations Manager at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Littlemissj,

Thank you for your generous review and for taking the time out to write a review over a year after your honeymoon at Meeru Island Resort and Spa.

We are pleased to hear you honeymoon was more than you expected and that you enjoyed the 3-day cruise.

You will have to come back for your one-year anniversary as we have implemented a lot of new changes since your last stay.

Café Meeru is our latest addition to our various restaurants and bars on Meeru. Café Meeru is a 24-hour outlet that offers delicious light meals and snacks and is situated next to the Dhoni Bar pool.
Dhoni Bar and the reception have also had a refurbishment since your honeymoon. The gym has also been extended and has brand new equipment. Our Jacuzzi Beach Villa’s and Beach Villa’s have been given a facelift.

So now just to persuade you husband.

We hope to welcome you back to our tranquil shores.

Best Regards
Meeru Management
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went to Meeru for our Honeymoon June 24th to July 5th.

We were choosing place thoroughly and decided to go here. So based on others' reviews we were expecting to come to absolute paradise.

And that is exactly what we got. Great service, fantastic food, huge choice of activities (snorkelling, diving, wind surfing, canoes, a very good football pitch and of course beautiful sea).

The island itself is big enough comparing to other Maldives islands, so we nearly never met anyone otherwise than in the restaurant, which was great for us since we were on our honeymoon and quite tired of all the hustle and bustle back at home.

Service is just sky high in ebery bit, waiter Hassan in the restaurant was really nice and it was a real pleasure to have a small chat during the dinner. The villa was always kept in perfect condition with cleaning twice a day.

There are enough reefs around the island, so you can spend time looking at beautiful nature in the water. Twice a day there is a free trip to the house reef (about 10 minutes on the speed-boat), which is quite big and there lives a turtle, so don't miss it! The ship stands there for about 1 hour.

There is also a great SPA on the island. There are two of them, Overwater and in the middle of the island. Activities in overwater one cost a bit more, but it is definitely better: you have massage and look at the fish through the glass in the floor at the same time!

We booked a photographer (not the ceremony, just photos), who was really nice and made great photos. We also went for candle light dinner, which is a bit overpriced probably, but you still get a great experience of dinner in dark on the sand.

If you want to look for usual Maldivian life take the "Island Hoping" excursion (full day spent on four different islands) rather than go to capital Male. Still Male is also quite interesting, local market offers some local fruits, nuts and sweets.

About the souvenirs: souvenir shop has normal prices comparing with the ones on other islands (except for cigarettes: prices in hotel are around $6.50 a pack and in Male we bought $2 a pack). But the cheapest prices for souvenirs are in the airport in Duty Free, when leaving. We were a bit surprised to see the same stuff much cheaper.

Overall we got an experience to remember for the whole life, so thanks a lot for our great honeymoon.

Room Tip: If you are going for Jacuzzi Beach Villa - 660 has the best possible view, although jacuzzi is a bit...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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IslandMeeru, Public Relations Manager at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear Anton A,

Thank you for your generous review on Meeru Island Resort and Spa.

We appreciate your mention of Hassan by name, it makes it easier for management to identify that he is doing a remarkable job without going unnoticed.

We glad to see you managed to try out a lot of our excursions on offer; our complimentary boat to house reef, Male sighting seeing excursion and our popular Island Hopping excursion. You will have to come back to experience the rest.

Duniye Spa is a must for Honeymooners; we hope you got to try out the couples massage. The team at Duniye is experts in their fields and you always leave feeling revitalized and relaxed.

We hope to welcome you back for your one year anniversary.

Best Regards
Meeru Management
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Property: Meeru Island Resort & Spa
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Location: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Meerufenfushi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Meerufenfushi
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Meeru Island Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 286
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Meeru Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort on the island of Meerufenfushi, North Male' Atoll. It is 1200 meters long by 350 meters wide, about 90 acres. Your speedboat transfer from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is a scenic, 55 minute ride. ... more   less 
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