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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 4th trip to the Maldives, which we love for its marine life, reefs and diving opportunities and quiet beach life. Makanudu was meant to be a 4 star resort with a good house reef (according to Tropic Breeze, who we booked with). In fact it is barely a 3 star and the coral in the house reef...

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

Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback about your vacation at our Resort. Please accept our most sincere apologies for the inconvenience you have experienced. We highly value your observations regarding our services, as we believe that they are key to the continuing process of improvement, which is why we have shared your review with...

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this small but caring and thoughtful island resort. Nature has been reserved well here and is shared with visitors. The moment we board their pick up speed jet, we feel been looked after. Love to walk on the jungle path to our intimate beach bungalow. Kids have fun playing in water and on the sand with many many energetic...

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

Dear guest, We thoroughly enjoyed reading your very detailed and descriptive comment of your guest experience with us. It's nice to hear that you had an excellent stay with us and that you enjoyed the beauty of Maldives. It is great to know that you had a good time and enjoyed our facilities and services. We definitely hope you will...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful dessert island feeling with good house reef & food. Lots of different fish remain despite last year's coral whitening that affected the Maldives. Who wants a pool with the Indian Ocean! All staff are so helpful. I hope they keep their island retreat & don't go pool with extra restaurants option.

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

Dear Mike Thank you for taking the time to post this review! Our Team Members aim to provide exceptional service. We are glad to see we accomplished this with your stay. We will happily pass along your kind words to the departments. It’s wonderful to hear that you like our reef and our "no swimming pool". We look forward to...

Goppingen, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful time with wonderful people. It was our 23th trip to Makunudu. All the time we can see changes. In the meantime we meet friends which like the island also to see again. It is a paradise for long snorkeling trips.

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

Dear Mr. &Mrs. Horn, There is nothing better than reading your comment and learn that you had a lovely experience again in our remarkable Makunudu Island. We hope to have the great opportunity to welcome you again in your 24th time soon to offer you again our service. Warmest regards from your Home away in the Maldives! Makunudu Island

Leicester, UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The island has a lot of positives, so I'll start with those. It is one of the most unspoiled islands we have visited in the Maldives with just the rooms spread round the beach , with a central restaurant/bar and a tiny spa - no flash dining options, no disco, no golf club and no water bungalows - the Maldives...

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

Dear Robini, On behalf the hotel staff of Makunudu Island we thank you for choosing us as your holidays destination. We appreciate you have taken part of your time to sharing with us your happiness with the food choices and snorkeling, however, we are so sorry to know that we haven't met completely your expectations due to the lack in...

Kent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 10 nights from 6th March. This was our 7th visit to The Maldives, but first to Makunudu. Overall we had a great time and plan to return in the future. We could not fault the bar, waiting and reception staff. We did not use dive centre or spa so cannot comment on those. As...

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

Dear Zicobow, On behalf of the team of Makunudu Island, we thank you for the time and effort that you have spent on your review at TripAdvisor community. It is very pleased to read all the positive comments due to our goal is to fulfill your expectations. We regret to read the little details did not pleased you in full...

Doha
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a visit to celebrate a special birthday for my Wife. From the point of booking I was in contact with the Island. I am glad to say that all my requests were met. We arrived in Male in bad weather so if you are on a planned boat trip make sure you have sea sick pills. Fortunately we...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing house reef. Amazing food. Great variety on the buffet. The room has a nice sunny back yard. No swimming pool (means no kids, just peace and quiet) The only big minus is the toilet. It was broken every now and then. And because it is a half open bathroom, little uninvited creatures came in to creep us. I wish...

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

5th time in Makunudu. Even the rain could not spoil our enjoyment. Friendly, cosy, informal. A place to come back to. 50 minutes from Male Airport and a world apart where you can feel a unique human being.

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

Dear Valeria, Thank you firstly for sharing comments about your most recent experience at Makunudu Island. It's always a true pleasure to welcome back guests time and again and I am delighted to know that we continue to be your home while in Maldives. We'll keep improving until your next visit, we cant wait for that. Thank you again Makunudu...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Overall, this island is beautiful. The opportunities for snorkelling and diving are great. We understand that this island is remote, but for the prices charged to stay here should mean high quality across the board. Food is amazing and staff friendly. Island very quiet - most of the time, but that depends on who the other guests are. Some areas...

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

Dear Britlad2017 Thank you for taking the time to share your stay experience with us. We are so pleased to learn from you that your stay experience was wonderful in overall except occasional lack of cleaning in the room. It is indeed regrettable and please accept my sincere apologies. Attentive service to guest details are our most concern so this...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $459 - $1,487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Makunudu Island 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Not near the generator at the end of the island (Villa 20 )”
Karen864, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 1-4 and 12-16 have good mix of permanent beach and afternoon shade.”
robini, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were in 23 and 22 which was great for us and had great snorkelling outside”
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.”
ssxguy, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“4,5,6 or 7. Leftward side and more private.”
AnnieG5, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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