Meeru Island Resort – Maldives

Meeru Maldives Aerial

With 286 rooms and suites, including 106 water villas, the Meeru Island Resort is one of the Maldives’ largest 4-star resorts, and it has more overwater rooms than any other resort in the Maldives. This is a rather large private island that has more than a dozen restaurants and bars, plus a dive center and nearly every water sports activity imaginable. Those interested in a great number of options should love the Meeru Island Resort.

The rooms and service are all very professional, and the resort has a very good reputation as well as many return guests. This is also one of the most affordable overwater villa resorts in the Maldives, even when on the full-board meal plan, which is the most popular option. The hotel is probably better for family trips, but the two overwater Honeymoon Villas could be ideal for newlyweds, being so private and secluded that you actually need to take a short boat ride to reach the room.

Location

The Meeru Island Resort is located on Meerufenfushi Island, which is 40 kilometers northeast of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.

Rooms/villas/suites

27 Water Villas
Area: 646 sq ft (60 m²)

77 Jacuzzi Water Villas
Area: 915 sq ft (85 m²)
-Larger, upgraded bedroom suite
-Tea/coffee/espresso service

2 Overwater Honeymoon Suites
Area: 969 sq ft (90 m²)
-Living room/dining room area
-Bathroom with bath and bidet
-Private “lagoon” pool
-Breakfast pastry basket
-Complimentary upgrade from All Inclusive to All Inclusive Plus

180 Island villas and suites

Special features in all water villas

  • Beds: One 4-poster kingsize bed
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Entertainment system: Color cable TV, DVD/CD player
  • Room service: Available
  • Spacious bathroom with double sinks
  • Private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two “under the stars”
  • Wooden sundeck
  • Chaise lounges
  • Shade umbrella
  • Tropical plants
  • Private sundeck with stairs into the sea
  • Air-conditioning
  • Overhead ceiling fan
  • Sitting area
  • Stocked Mini Bar with refrigerator
  • Complimentary tea/coffee service
  • IDD telephone
  • Personal safe
  • Partially open-air bathroom with shower
  • Bath accessories
  • Hair dryer
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Complimentary use of chaise lounges at the pool and beach
  • Beach towels

Rates

  • Low season online specials from US$392 per night
  • High season online specials from US$480 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • The Farivalhu – Buffet restaurant
  • The Maalan – Buffet restaurant
  • Hungaanu Coffee Shop
  • Asian Wok Restaurant – Over-the-water
  • The Goma – Grill restaurant on yacht in the lagoon
  • Hot Rock Restaurant – Grill restaurant
  • Dhoni Bar
  • Kakuni Bar – Sports bar
  • Disco
  • Club 1992 Bar – Aboard the Goma yacht anchored in the lagoon
  • Uthuru Bar
  • Asian Wok Bar – Over-the-water
  • Pavilion Bar
  • Pavilion Bar Pool
  • Hot Rock Bar

Resort features

  • OceanPro SCUBA Center featuring Guided Diving and Snorkeling Boat Trips
  • Meeru Windsurf & Sailing Center
  • White sand beach
  • Snorkeling
  • 2 fresh water swimming pools
  • Dhoni bar pool with a children’s wading pool
  • Pavilion bar pool for adults only
  • Two lighted tennis courts
  • Golf driving range
  • Putting green
  • 9 hole pitch & putt golf course
  • Beach volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Snooker
  • Foosball table
  • Darts
  • Petanque
  • Bicycles
  • Football grounds
  • Fitness center with modern exercise equipment
  • Maldives Cultural Mini-Museum
  • Nature trail
  • Garden tours
  • Meeting and banquet facilities

Spa

The Duniye Spa provides a tropical spa experience for women and men, focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality.

Nearby activities

  • Fishing Excursions including morning, afternoon and deep sea trips
  • Sunset cruise
  • Male’ sightseeing
  • Island hopping
  • Love Boat Daysail
  • Photo flight
  • Robinson Crusoe Island
  • Submarine sightseeing

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Meeru Island Resort tend to be overwhelmingly positive, which is a bit unusual for a resort this large. Nearly everyone seems impressed with the setting, the rooms, the staff, and the food in the many restaurants. One negative point that many bring up is the resort seems to be frequently overbooked, but most of those same people reported that it led to an upgraded room in the end, so evidently the management handles even overbooking well.

A few reviewers point out that this resort is aging a bit, and others mention that some of the rooms are less than ideal, including at least one located too close to the generator. Overall though, the reviews are very encouraging and should inspire confidence to those thinking about booking here.

Getting there

To reach the Meeru Island Resort you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by resort staff and put on a private boat for the 55-minute speedboat ride to the hotel’s island, at an additional charge.

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Video tour of a water villa at the Meeru Island Resort