Sand floor bars and thatched open restaurants give a real ‘no news, no shoes’ feel to this popular large island.
Despite its size and abundant facilities, Meeru retains a tranquil atmosphere. As with most of the larger islands, you’ll be allocated a main buffet restaurant for meals, depending on your room type and location. The resort has clearly considered its guests and how best to accommodate them; there are specific adults-only facilities including one of the main restaurants, a bar, and one of the two pools.
The weekly excursion programme here includes island hopping trips, submarine sightseeing and sunset cruises. On Friday evenings there’s a traditional Maldivian menu, and Sunday breakfasts are accompanied by Champagne. Sundowners at the overwater Asian Wok restaurant are a highlight – sit on colourful cushions on the edge of the decking and watch the reef sharks playing below. The Hot Rock restaurant is also recommended for the experience of having seafood and exotic meats cooked at your table on volcanic hot rocks.
There are two spas; one on the island and the other overwater, and if you’re a golf enthusiast you can get a fix at the 9-hole pitch and putt golf course. The Euro Divers dive centre offers a range of courses and trips for snorkellers and divers, and the house reef is reached by boat. Accommodation is dotted around the island. Garden Rooms are simply furnished in single-storey terraces on the island’s interior. For views of the beach and lagoon opt for one of the Beach Villas. The Water Front Villas here are unique, situated on the beach but straddling the water’s edge.
All Inclusive option
Choose to upgrade for peace of mind, convenience and value.
In addition to meeting all the Travelife Bronze and Silver criteria, any hotel aspiring to the Travelife Gold Award will need to produce regular reports of its positive and negative effects on the local people and environment. In doing so, the hotel will be demonstrating to a broader public that it attaches the highest of priorities to its sustainability performance and credentials.
In the North Malé Atoll
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Children under 18 are not recommended in Jacuzzi Beach Villas, Water Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas. Minimum stay: 6 nights.
• Venture on a nature walk with one of the knowledgeable guides • Snorkel on the house reef.
2 buffet restaurants, 2 à la carte restaurants, coffee shop, 6 bars
Full Board • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in designated buffet restaurant.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
All Inclusive Plus from £43 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in designated buffet restaurant • Selected unlimited drinks • Minibar refilled once daily (selected items) • 1 half-bottle of Champagne per room per stay • 24-hour ‘afternoon’ tea • 1 scheduled sunset cruise • 1 x 30-minute group snorkelling, windsurfing and golf driving range lesson • Use of selected sports facilities/equipment.
*Denotes local charge