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.
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The Meeru Island Resort is located on Meerufenfushi Island, which is 40 kilometers northeast of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.
27 Water Villas
Area: 646 sq ft (60 m²)
77 Jacuzzi Water Villas
Area: 915 sq ft (85 m²)
-Larger, upgraded bedroom suite
2 Overwater Honeymoon SuitesArea: 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
*Speedboat return transfer from Malé Airport: US$155 per adult
The Duniye Spa provides a tropical spa experience for women and men, focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality.
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.
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. The snorkeling is also well praised.
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.