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Makunudu Island

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On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, sun loungers, beach towels
Deluxe Bungalow | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Makunudu Island

Makunudu Island

4.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • All inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
North Male' Atoll, Makunudu, 2059

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVabbininfaru Beach1 min drive
  • Popular LocationAngsana Beach1 min drive
  • Popular LocationKassan Faru7 min drive
  • AirportMale (MLE-Velana Intl.)22 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Makunudu, Makunudu Island is on the beach. Mulee Aage Palace and Maldives Islamic Centre are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Angsana Beach and Bandos Beach. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as snorkeling.

What's nearby

  • Vabbininfaru Beach - 1 min drive
  • Angsana Beach - 1 min drive
  • Kassan Faru - 7 min drive
  • Asdhoo Island - 7 min drive
  • Kani Beach - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) - 24 min drive

About this property

Makunudu Island

4-star resort by the sea, refurbished in 2016
You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a beach bar, and a terrace at Makunudu Island. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach, sun loungers, and beach towels. For some rest and relaxation, visit the outdoor treatment areas, and indulge in reflexology, a facial, or a deep-tissue massage. Enjoy onsite activities like boat tours, fishing, and scuba diving. Stay connected with in-room WiFi (surcharge), and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks at this resort include:
  • Concierge services, a front desk safe, and a porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance, a gift shop, and express check-in
  • Massage treatment rooms, multilingual staff, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, bar, and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Makunudu Island have perks such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, as well as amenities like safes and WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Separate sitting areas, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans

All inclusive details

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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 10 per stay)
  • In-room WiFi has a 1-device limit
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 10 per stay)
  • WiFi in public areas has a 1-device limit

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 beach bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Spa services
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 2 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Reflexology


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan


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

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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98% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 2 PM - 3 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 3 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 240 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 120 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Additional fee for children (from 12 years old to 17 years old): USD 240 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.

Optional extras

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10 per stay (1-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 10 per stay (1-device limit, rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.

Property is 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

Is Makunudu Island pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Makunudu Island?

As of Oct 6, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Makunudu Island on Oct 7, 2022 start from $174.74, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at Makunudu Island?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 3 PM.

What time is check-out at Makunudu Island?

Check-out is at noon.

Are there all-inclusive benefits at Makunudu Island?

Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.

Where is Makunudu Island located?

Nestled on the beach, this Makunudu resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Angsana Beach, Bandos Beach, and Vabbininfaru Beach. Paradise Island Beach and Gili Lankanfushi Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Makunudu Island and receive a full refund?

Yes, Makunudu Island offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Makunudu Island cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 29 out of 40 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 40 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 40 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 40 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 40 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

4/5 Good

Verified traveler
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 10 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!
Stayed 8 nights in Mar 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 8 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 13 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Paul & Trudy , Hampshire
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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
Stayed 13 nights in Feb 2018

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent choice
Most welcoming staff - hospitality great. Food excellent, facilities very good. Beautiful island
Stayed 14 nights in Feb 2018

4/5 Good

Felix, Singapore
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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
Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2017

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2017

4/5 Good

roxanne, washington dc
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
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
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2017