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Devon
Reviewed 16 November 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 3 November 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 2 November 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 1 November 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 31 October 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 2 October 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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MakunuduIsland, Resort Manager at Makunudu Island, responded to this review

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...

Burton on Trent
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Although Makunudo has been around for over 30 years it's hasn't become a tourist trap and even to this day maintains its roots in Maldivian charm and culture. You won't find water bungalows, hundreds of people thronging around or masses of watersports on this island but what you will find is peace, tranquility and heaps of fantastic service from the...

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking your time to leave a review about your stay with us. We are delighted to read your lovely comments about Makunudu Island. Thank you for every single praise of your comments, we will remain at your entire disposal should you need assistance for your next visit which we are lookiong forward to...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The very best holiday ever. One week & we felt as though we had been on holiday for a month! Very relaxed & energized. Bungalows are very comfortable & tastefully decorated. Private semi outdoor shower/bathroom. Beach just meters from the rear door of each bungalow. Felt as though we could have been on the island on our own until meal...

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your excellent review and kind recommendation to fellow travellers on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you had an amazing time and an overall beautiful experience at Makunudu Island. We appreciate your comments on room, food and beverage in general, esp. the buffet in the Maldivian night. We do indeed showcase a wide variety...

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Makunudu is very calm & charming resort comparing to other maldives resorts. This the 2nd time i visited Makunudu and happy to be in this property once again. They have kept the maldivian culture and builded this property, Rooms are cosy and big enough. To get out and relax this place is the best without any hassle. The people who...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time in sharing your positive experience here with us. We endeavour to ensure that all our guests are served personally and they feel the ease of service that we aim to provide. I am happy that you enjoyed this beautiful Island that we are fortunate to call home and hope that your travels...

Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

awesome staff. super helpful. the island it self is quite small but its really nice if you just want to chillout do your own thing. wish we were staying here for longer. I would recommend this place. will come again. btw the room is also really nice.

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Dear guest On behalf of Makunudu team, we would like to thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination. We loved how in a few words you described the experience you lived at Makunudu Island. We do our very best to ensure our guests are taken care of, from the moment they arrive until the time of departure....

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
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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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Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > North Male Atoll > Makunudu Island
Price Range: $462 - $1,453 (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, 20 Mar 2017 | 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, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“4,5,6 or 7. Leftward side and more private.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnieG5, 16 Nov 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, 1 Nov 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, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
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