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
Wake up in a beach bungalow in the exquisite Maldives, at an intimate resort on North Malé Atoll
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.