Makunudu Island Holidays 2016-2017
Luxury Maldives Holiday
Makunudu focuses on the key ingredients of a relaxing island escape: welcoming staff and idyllic seclusion.
There’s a refreshingly uncomplicated approach on this small island; you’ll find one restaurant, one bar, and the only difference between the rooms is their location. There’s no pool – but the excellent house reef can be reached straight from the beach, with colourful corals and fish and regular visits from reef sharks and turtles. Make the most of the free snorkelling equipment and head out on an early underwater adventure to work up an appetite for the breakfast buffet.
The thatched-roofed Ara Iru – meaning ‘Rising Sun’ – serves up diverse international buffets, set menus and, once a week, a barbecue with entertainment. The Sand Bar is the perfect spot for sunset cocktails – opt for an oceanside table out on the deck to soak up the views. For a little extra indulgence, the Aavun Spa combines Maldivian, Asian and European wellness techniques and traditions.
Rooms are dotted around the island. All are Deluxe Beach Bungalows, set amid tropical vegetation and just steps from the ocean. Recently refurbished, they are charmingly traditional in style, crafted in local wood and stone with high thatched ceilings and earthy hues. Each room has an open-air shower and private sun loungers, but what you won’t find is an in-room TV to distract you from what’s important here – unwinding in the glorious surroundings (although for those who need it, there is complimentary Wi-Fi).
In the North Malé Atoll
Airport transfer time: Approx. 50 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport
Good to know
Minimum stay: 6 nights 22 Dec-10 Jan; 3 nights year-round.
36 deluxe beach bungalows
• Head out to a secluded sandbank for a private Champagne picnic* • Snorkel the house reef • Take a boat trip to discover local dive sites* • Enjoy a Maldivian massage using seashells and indigenous coconut oil*.
All Inclusive • Buffet breakfast, lunch and set menu dinner at Ara Iru restaurant • Selected drinks by the glass including house wine, draught beer, house spirits, selected cocktails, bottled water, soft drinks and tea and coffee • Snacks 10-11.30am and 4-5pm • 2 bottles of in-room water per day • Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas • Snorkelling equipment • 1 snorkelling trip • 1 introductory dive • Catamaran sailing and windsurfing.
Deluxe Beach Bungalow
Traditional bungalows set amid tropical vegetation, sleeping a maximum of 4 (3 adults and 1 child age 3-11 or 2 adults and 2 children) • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • tea and coffee facilities • minibar* • Wi-Fi • bathroom with open-air shower
Small spa*, dive centre*, library with TV, Wi-Fi, badminton and volleyball court, small gym, sports centre