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What We Love

  • A dreamy beach bungalow in the Maldives, with breakfast, dinner, transfers, a massage and moreImpossibly stunning Indian Ocean views from your gorgeous beach bungalow
  • Seashell massages with pure Maldivian coconut oil at the heavenly Aavun Spa
  • PADI courses and open water experiences for those who fancy plunging into the deep

What To Know

  • Located on the North Malé Atoll, a 50-minute speedboat ride from Malé
  • Beachfront bungalows are simple and on the smaller side but have ocean views and private outdoor showers
  • There's set menu and buffet dining options
  • Bring water shoes as the island and beaches have a lot of coral and shells
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Wake up in a beach bungalow in the exquisite Maldives, at an intimate resort on North Malé Atoll

The Lowdown

There aren’t many archipelagos that outshine the Maldives, a series of nearly 1,200 ancient coral islands grouped into 26 atolls that glitter like gems in the Indian Ocean. So it’s hardly surprising that this luxe island resort ticks the paradise boxes, mostly for its dazzling white-sand beaches, brilliantly blue bath-warm waters, and clichéd swaying palm trees.
Set on the North Malé Atoll, just a 50-minute speedboat ride from Malé, everything at Makunudu Island is suitably stylish and spoiling. On the accommodation front, Maldivian-style beachfront bungalows assure breathtaking ocean views, thoughtful boutique-style décor, gleaming dark wood flooring, and an open-air garden shower that’s (thankfully) perfectly private.
Elsewhere, you’ll find an excellent all-day restaurant for international cuisine, seafood specialities and local delicacies, a laid-back bar for ice-cold beers and exotic cocktails, and a nearby dive centre for all sorts of PADI courses. There’s also a divine spa for treatments that incorporate Maldivian, Asian and European techniques to leave your skin feeling glowing and gorgeous.

How to Get There

Makunudu Island
Male, Maldives


4.5 Very Good 640 Reviews
Out of this world
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every moment was great. Staff, food, beach & nature I ' ve never experienced before. Privacy was greater than my own home. Thanks to Mr Ally & Soonil separately for their smiling faces all the time. And all other staff who cooked, served, handled our transfer, hope to see you all again.

Unforgetable 7 days..
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

South and South Eastern Asia are our favourite destinations, but we had never been in Maldives.
Makunudu became our first experience and we didn't dissapoint.
Small and lovely island, comfortable bungalow, friendly and attentive staff, delicious food (chief-cooker Kumara, thank you so much!), and, of course, underwater world..
Everything was great! Dream to come back..

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great to stay
Staff are Friendly and great service
Food are excellent
Thankyou Makundu team for arrange a birthday celebration for my boyfriend it was best birthday ever
Will definitely comeback again

Very nice trip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a nice place, very comfortable rooms. the best, the bed. The service was very good and very kind all the time. Quiet place, perfect for relaxing time with very nice views. The only thing to improve is the offer in the food menu for the restaurant, no many options to choose.

Reviewed 1 month ago

We went for a week as a celebration of both our birthdays. We were very lucky with the weather as it can be rainy at this time of year, but you wouldn’t know it’s monsoon season, it was super sunny and hot! All the Staff were amazing and couldn’t do enough for you, we even got surprised with a dinner on the beach on our last night, out of this world set up! We felt really spoilt and special. Having been to other Islands previously we knew that we will have a fantastic holiday in Maldives and Makunudu did not dissapoint! The only sadness we have experienced is the realisation how we are all ruining the world based on the state of the reefs, yes the amazing fishes are still there, but the reefs itself are not what they used to be.... climate change has reached Maldives as well, so very sad about that. Saying that, we were beyond excited to find turtles on the home reef not to mention the almighty sharks as well. P.s if you find an underwater camera in the bay by the jetty, it is our’s, we have lost it on our last day, with all the amazing footage of the indian ocean gems 😢 but that is our own fault.
Once again, thank you Makunudu 😘