Makunudu Island, Maldives
Accommodations ( Resort ) | Romantic, Hidden Gem, Friends
An Intimate Hideway, A Paradise Preserved
Rediscover the luxury of simplicity, where the sands of time trickle unhurriedly, and nature is your host. Situated in North Malé Atoll, a 50-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport, Makunudu Island sweeps you into the warm embrace of an original Maldivian retreat.
Situated in North Malé Atoll, a 50-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport, Makunudu Island sweeps you into the warm embrace of an original Maldivian retreat. Where glistening beaches give way to the crystal clear waters of a turquoise lagoon, merging into unending ocean views. Where tranquility seeps soothingly into your soul, and genuine hospitality welcomes you like a friend. A rare haven, beautifully untouched, that even for those who travel the world, retains a special place in the heart. Slip off your shoes, slip into island time…
Your own private hideaway is one of 36 beachfront bungalows, nestled amid lush tropical vegetation just steps from the shore.
Crafted in traditional Maldivian style using local woods, stones and a palette of earthy hues, these spacious havens of relaxation blend rustic charm with modern comforts, thoughtful to your needs. Indulge in the pleasure of a garden shower, open to the outdoors yet completely discreet. Bask on your private sun loungers beneath the shade of palms, or under the warm Maldivian sun. Sleep peacefully to the lullaby of lapping waves.
Bungalows include: Air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Minibar, Electronic safe, Tea & Coffee-making facilities, Hairdryer, Island-inspired bathroom amenities.
From the familiar to the exotic, from east to west, our restaurant Ara Iru, meaning Rising Sun, serves up eclectic flavours to delight every palate.
Indulge in a celebration of international cuisines in sumptuous buffets of meats, fish and tropical fruits, table-served set menus, and once a week, a sizzling barbecue and a delicious slice of local spice in a magnificent Maldivian buffet dinner. Quench your thirst in the Sand Bar day or night with refreshing drinks and sunset cocktails, cooled by the ocean breeze, making conversation with fellow travellers. For those special occasions, a personally crafted candlelit dinner beneath the stars on the beach, in your bungalow or other private locations is an experience to truly savour.
Follow the ocean’s call, discovering its underwater wonders. Or fish its depths from the moonlit deck of a dhoni.
Adventure and relaxation abound in and on the clear Maldivian waters, from admiring the stunning coral reefs and rich marine life as you snorkel in our house reef, to trying a free introductory dive or exploring deeper at spectacular nearby dive sites. Other pursuits include windsurfing, waterskiing and a spot of night fishing on a traditional dhoni in the company of local fishermen. Those who only have eyes for each other can turn up the romance with a sunset cruise, or a private champagne lunch on a secluded sandbank, tailored just for two.
Surrender to the sensation of complete relaxation at Aavun Spa, disturbed by nothing but the soft whispers of nature.
Your journey to complete rejuvenation begins with treatments that combine the best of Maldivian, Asian and European wellness techniques and traditions. Experience a Maldivian massage using seashell and pure indigenous coconut oil. Awaken your natural radiance with a custom facial. Feel tensions dissolve with an Ayurvedic Indian head massage or reflexology, restoring harmony from head to toe. Spa Menu
Say I Do
Be swept off your feet by the romance of Makunudu Island – a heavenly destination for the wedding of your dreams.
Exchange your vows or re-affirm your commitment to each other on a pristine white-sand beach, with the Indian Ocean as your witness, in the golden glow of the sunset. A picture-perfect setting for one of life’s most treasured moments. Embrace the unique island spirit that resonates in endearing Maldivian traditions and the enthralling beat of local ‘bodu beru’ drums. Allow our experienced team to take care of all the intimate details, creating a truly bespoke and unforgettable celebration. Island Renewal of Vows Package
- Special greetings from the island
- Two special cocktail or mocktail drinks
- Basket of fruits in season
During the Ceremony:
- Bouquet for the bride and the buttonhole for the groom
- Traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru procession and serenade repertoire for the couple
- Traditional Wedding Cake
- A bottle of champagne
- Renewal of vow party including master of ceremony
- Decorated Venue in the Beach
- 24 Photos in locally made wedding album
- A special five course candle lit dinner on the beach
After the Ceremony:
- Special Breakfast in bed with sparkling wine and fresh fruits and juice
- Boxes of chocolate for the couple
- 60 minutes private in villa massage for the couple
- Crafted Wedding Certificate
- Gift from Makunundu Island upon departure