Makunudu Island

4.0 star property
Beachfront resort in Makunudu with spa and restaurant

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Makunudu Island

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Aerial view
On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of Makunudu Island

9,2 out of 10 Superb
9,2/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Internet access
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
North Male' Atoll, Makunudu, 2059
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Deluxe Bungalow

  • 40 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Paradise Island Beach - 3 min drive
  • Gili Lankanfushi Beach - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) - 23 min drive


  • Makunudu Island Resort Sand Bar
  • Finifenmaa Restaurant

About this property

Makunudu Island

When visiting Makunudu, Makunudu Island is a great choice to consider. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, facials, or body scrubs. Other highlights at this upscale resort include a beach bar, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace.


All-inclusive room rates at Makunudu Island are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


English, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 units


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 3 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via Boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 1 AM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • The additional fee (payable at the property) covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children (3 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Scuba diving
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The onsite spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, Thai massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 160.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 125.00 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 160.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 125.00 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 240 (return)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 120 (return), from 2 to 11 years old
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 240 per person, per stay
The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 10 per stay (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for USD 10 (1-device limit, rates may vary)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Makunudu Island
Makunudu Island Resort
Makunudu Resort
Makunudu Island Maldives/Male
Makunudu Island Lodge
Makunudu Island Hotel
Makunudu Island Resort
Makunudu Island Makunudu
Makunudu Island Resort Makunudu

Frequently asked questions

Does Makunudu Island offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Makunudu Island does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Makunudu Island?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Makunudu Island?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Makunudu Island?
You can check in from 2 PM - 3 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in are available.
What is there to do at Makunudu Island and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, windsurfing, and rowing. Additional recreation onsite includes volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as spa services and a picnic area. Makunudu Island also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Makunudu Island?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Loved the feeling of being on a secluded, peaceful island that felt authentic in design and decor rather than like a Westernized modern hotel. The staff were incredibly nice. There was a variety of delicious and fresh food everyday. The sea activities were plentiful. The massage at the spa was deeply restful and high quality. We stayed at three different places in the Maldives and this was our favorite.
Melanie, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

В целом не плохо, но есть два замечания, которые было бы необходимо отметить на вашем сайте. 1. Персонал говорит только на английском языке! Нет никого, кто говорит по-французски, по-немецки и т.д. 2. На вашем сайте указано "WI-FI free". Это не правда, и многие на это жалуются. Вам дают бесплатно 2 Гб, остальное за деньги! Для тех, кому необходим интернет для работы, это не очень удобно. 3. Всё было хорошо до момента отплытия в аэропорт. Нам потратили много нервов. Одна парочка из Германии оплатила свой тур он-лайн ещё до приезда. Во время выезда начались выяснения, платили - не платили... В итоге задержали всех пассажиров в качестве заложников на 30 минут. Мы еле успели на свой рейс. Ребята сумели в последний момент испортить впечатление от такого прекрасного отдыха.
10-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Close to nature at Makunudu
Everything was perfect! The villa was clean and cozy, ideal for holiday mood. The food was simply amazing mainly served as a menu, and twice a week as buffet. Excellent taste and plaiting. And now comes the best part: the house reef accessible from the beach! The coral reef was not in the best shape, but it was bundled with sea life. We saw so many beautiful fishes and also big turtles, octopuses and sharks(not dangerous). The vibrant island has something special with so much life: crabs,bats, small lizards and some birds with their weird songs(sometimes at 5am) adding it to the charm. As a negative point, they were providing only 2GB per device for free.Since nothing about the extra charge was mentioned in the reservation on, we argued about it and they provided free Wi-Fi in the end. We loved this resort for simplicity and because it is close to nature in all meanings!
Andrei, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very beautiful island without all the unnecessary things like swimming pool, flat screen TVs etc. It’s a real retreat from the stress of life. Great food. Rustic accommodation, understated elegance theme throughout, no plastic chairs in sight! You relax from the moment you arrive due to the chilled atmosphere the staff create. So much sea life sharks, turtles, eagle ray, sting ray etc. I will be back someday to lovely Makunudu.
8-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peaceful, Beautiful Manunudu
We love Makunudu and have returned there 3 times for its peacefulness and tranquility. A beautifully simple quiet hotel island, with just beach rooms, a single restaurant and bar. Snorkelling a plenty, good dive centre, some other water sports, no gym or pool.
13-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Natural Island
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left the staff were so helpful and friendly. Couldnt do enough to ensure our holiday was pretty much perfect. The resort management, Ali and Sunil, were always on hand for any questions. The island is so beautiful and unspoilt ... the chef is brilliant and the food amazing. I know there are some renovations planned especially to the bathrooms which are now a little tired but overall the standard of the bungalows are very good. The bars/restaurant are lovely and the views over the island/water are breath taking ... the sunset cocktail bar is a must to visit as the sunsets are spectacular to see. There is no need for towels on sunbeds at 4am! Each bungalow has its own designated beds which are comfortable with mattresses and sit on the beautiful beach outside your bungalow. I would definitely visit again ... 2 weeks flew by! My only suggestion would be to perhaps make the island adults only .... there were very few children when we were there ... but they did make themselves heard. Overall, a holiday at Makunudu Island is definitely a must
Paul & Trudy , 13-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent choice
Most welcoming staff - hospitality great. Food excellent, facilities very good. Beautiful island
14-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

amazing island resort, but disappointing coral
Everything is great in this island. The staff, the food, the activities on the island. The only problem is: we were very disappointed with the corals. plenty of them are already dying. There are often miscommunication with the staff about time, but they are very professional in general. There are two snorkeling activities: 1) Turtle Point Discovery: don't waste our money. You can do it on your own. 2) Snorkeling Discovery: nice Two ways to make this place better: 1) don't make fake sushi 2) get a new table tennis bat please
Felix, 6-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Hire done gardeners before it's too late
The resort is very run down and in need of total upgrade. The scenery around it, blue sea is beautiful. However the vegetation is so over grown and in kept , you cannot see it. Also there are piles of cegatuon , old leaves etc that are just left and consequently become breeding grounds for flys and mosquitos. Both me and my Wife were bitten to death. We stayed only one full day , the final straw was finding a worm/ leech like insect in the bed. We decide to book flights and leave that day. When we in formed reception we were leaving and neede transfer to Male, no one even asked if there was a problem. Pity could be a beautiful place. However like many resorts in Maldives they are living in the past and believe they are a cut above the rest . Sadly that's not the case any more Abd these overpriced and run down resorts are being shown for what they are. Pictures on website are very flattering , beware reality is different. I pointed out the overgrown and cononeteky unkept shrubs and trees only to be informed the gardener left several months ago. Lack of real care and it shows.
Peter, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Great place for Digital Free Vacation
We had a great trip, best part for us was the lack of a tv and very limited internet access. The staff was incredible and the food was good. The hotel could use some updating, the beaches are rocky and you need water shoes or tough feet. There is only one place that you can real snorkel on the island where you can see fish. If you want to see more sea life yo need to go on a boat. I would recommend this resort if you are seeking a rustic vacation with great staff.
Our beach off room 37
Back of room 37
View towards the beach room 37
Your boat transportation to the island
roxanne, 6-night trip
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