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Top 5 Highlights: Best of 2018 at Meeru Island

Number 5: Even more awards added to our wall

Yet again, the year has been riddled with many esteemed awards, including the Award of Excellence in the 2018 Communicator Awards for our newly designed website. Other accolades include:

  • com Loved by Guests Award
  • Agoda Gold Circle Award
  • HolidayCheck Recommended and HolidayCheck Gold Awards
  • TUI Top Quality, TUI Holly and TUI Environmental Champions Awards

 

The awards are a fitting testament of the stellar hospitality and guest experience offered on our island. These are received with thanks to the exceptional guest reviews and recommendations across the platforms. So, thank YOU for adding more awards to our wall this year.

 

Meeru 0.8 Athiri Dinner

 

Number 4: We added new things to do at Meeru

In keeping your holidays at Meeru magical, we have added new things to do in and around the island. For romance, the 0.8 Athiri Dinner is a unique way to experience the best of Maldives’ destination dining. For excursions, the Sunset Trip on our yacht offers a scenic cruise around the Indian Ocean with the chance to spot a pod of dazzling dolphins at play. For evening entertainment, our DJ Beach Parties are where you can let your hair down and dance the night away on our soft, white sandy beach.

 

Number 3: We introduced eco-friendly paper straws

In June, Meeru said “No” to plastic straws, which harmfully impact our environment and the ocean. New eco-friendly paper straws were introduced as one of the numerous steps the island takes towards sustainability and eco-tourism. You can enjoy your favourite tropical cocktails knowing that Meeru truly cares about the global environment and the Maldives.

 

Meeru Eco-Friendly Straws

 

Number 2: We made new additions to our All Inclusive Plus package

Meeru maintains an outstanding reputation as one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives, more so with the new additions to our All Inclusive Plus package, which ensure more value for money throughout your holiday. The additions include assorted snacks in the minibar, a local island excursion to Dhiffushi and two snorkelling trips to the house reef daily.

 

Read more about the additions to our All Inclusive Plus package »

 

Number 1: We welcomed the 1 millionth visitor to the Maldives

Meeru had the honour of welcoming the 1 millionth visitor to the Maldives in a unique, traditional ceremony that began from their arrival at Velana International Airport to our shores. Mr. Koralp Guner and Mrs. Ezgi Gelirli Guner arrived on September 9, 2018, from the USA and enjoyed a magical honeymoon at our resort.

 

Stay tuned for more highlights in the New Year and we cannot wait to welcome you to enjoy our paradise!

 

Plan your unforgettable holiday with us in 2019. Book Meeru online »

 

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Romantic Beach Dinners at Meeru this December

This December, award-winning Meeru Island Resort & Spa invites you to experience the luxuries of beach dining in the Maldives. Our chefs have prepared a variety of delectable menus to enjoy along the long stretch of white, sandy beach and under the brightly lit sky. Don’t miss our highlights for the month: the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve gala dinners.

 

On Monday, December 3, 2018, the Seafood Lover’s Dinner promises to be a gastronomic journey across the oceans with freshly prepared seafood varieties to please your tastes. The dinner combines the atmosphere of paradise with the gentle tropical breeze, swaying palm trees and stunning views for a truly romantic evening at the Asian Wok Beach from 1930. | Make a reservation »

 

Delight in the glorious view of the full moon above the Indian Ocean while you enjoy a delectable buffet spread in traditional wooden huts for an authentic Maldives dining experience. Our famous Full Moon Dinner is on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Asian Wok Beach from 1930. | Make a reservation »

 

The Beach BBQ Dinner offers the ideal evening to unwind, unplug and enjoy the company of those around you. In the tranquil atmosphere of Asian Wok beach, relish in the wide range of grilled cuisine at the buffet and experience an authentic Maldivian-style beach BBQ. The dinner is on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 1930. | Make a reservation »

 

Our Christmas Eve (December 24, 2018) and New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2018) gala buffet dinners will be served at Farivalhu and Maalan buffet restaurants, with festive-inspired cuisine and décor. See you there!

 

Read the full guide to a magical festive season at Meeru.

 

Discover the magic of Meeru on your next holiday. Book online »

Your Full Guide to a Magical Festive Season at Meeru

The festive spirit is alive at Meeru Island Resort & Spa and we’re ready to welcome you over one of the most magical times of the year in the Maldives. You can look forward to a host of fun activities, events and entertainment as we welcome Santa to our shores and usher in the New Year in style.

 

Families, couples, solo travellers and best friends can all enjoy the festive season at Meeru, including children’s activities, sports tournaments, beach parties and the much-anticipated Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Gala buffet dinner.

 

Here’s your full guide to a magical festive season at Meeru:

 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

1600    Festive table tennis tournament at Kakuni Bar

2100    “Let’s Glow Party” DJ Night at Kakuni Bar

 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

0930    Nature walk around the island 

1630    Guests vs. Staff football match at Meeru Football Pitch

1800    Chill-out sunset live music at Dhoni Bar

2100    Live band performance at Dhoni Bar

2100    Festive Games Night at Kakuni Bar

 

Monday, December 24, 2018

1000    Children’s activities, meeting point at Komas Kid’s Club

1730    Arrival of Santa Claus by boat at Dhoni Bar beach

1745    Distribution of Christmas presents for the kids by Santa Claus at Dhoni Bar beach

1900    Christmas cocktails at Dhoni Bar beach, hosted by the management for all guests

1945    Maalan & Farivalhu Restaurants open for Christmas buffet photo taking

2000    Christmas Eve Gala buffet dinner at Farivalhu and Maalan restaurants

2130    Christmas Eve party with “DJ Umar” at Kakuni Bar

 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

1000    Festive golf tournament at Meeru Golf Course

1500    Tennis tournament at Sports Centre

1700    “Let’s make bubbles”, bubble show at Dhoni Bar beach

1900    Christmas Day buffet dinner at Farivalhu and Maalan restaurants

2100    Pitch & Pool at Dhoni Bar

2100    Karaoke Night at Kakuni Bar

 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

1030    Canoe race at the Watersports Centre

1600    Guests vs. Staff beach volleyball tournament at the Watersports Centre

2100    Disco beach party at Kakuni Bar beach

 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

1000    Treasure hunt for all kids, meeting point at Komas Kid’s Club

1630    Beach football tournament at Dhoni Bar beach

2130    Great magic show at the Kakuni Bar

 

Friday, December 28, 2018 

1500    “Kid’s fun time”, kids activities at Asian Wok beach

1830    Repeat guest cocktail party at Dhoni Bar beach

1900    Maldivian buffet dinner at Farivalhu and Maalan restaurants

2100    Maldives history and cultural presentation at Kakuni bar

2130    Traditional Maldivian cultural show at Kakuni Bar

 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

1000    Guests vs. Staff water polo tournament at Dhoni Bar pool

1600    Festive badminton tournament at Meeru Badminton Court

1800    Chill-out sunset live music at Dhoni Bar

1900    Oriental buffet dinner at Farivalhu and Maalan restaurants

2100    Diver’s Night at Kakuni Bar

2130    Live band performance at Dhoni Bar

 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

1030    Family sand castle competition at Dhoni Bar beach

1630    Guests vs. Staff football match at Meeru Football Pitch

1800    Chill-out sunset live music at Dhoni Bar

2100    Live band performance at Dhoni Bar

 

Monday, December 31, 2018

1000    Meeru Olympic beach games at Dhoni Bar beach

1700    “Last Sunset of 2018”, with chill-out music from our DJ at Dhoni Bar beach

1945    Maalan & Farivalhu restaurants open for New Year’s Eve buffet photo taking

2000    New Year’s Eve Gala buffet dinner at Farivalhu and Maalan restaurants

2130    New Year’s Eve party with DJ Kina at Dhoni Bar beach

2359    Countdown & welcome 2019

 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

1900    New Year’s Day buffet dinner at Farivalhu and Maalan restaurants

2130    New Year’s Day Disco Night at Dhoni Bar beach

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

1800    Chill-out sunset live music at Dhoni Bar

2100    Live band performance at Dhoni Bar

2100    Marine presentation slideshow at Kakuni Bar

2130    Movie Night at Kakuni Bar

 

Thank you for choosing Meeru for your stay during this festive season. We all look forward to you joining us for our fun and exciting events.

 

Follow us on Social Media, join in on the fun and post your pictures too!

 

There’s still time to enjoy the magic of Meeru. Book online!

Choosing the right villa for your holiday in the Maldives

While you write up your bucket list of exciting things to do, places to travel and people to meet, add Meeru Island Resort & Spa and a magical experience of the Maldives. With palm-fringed beaches, clear blue waters, a lively marine life and warm, attentive hospitality, its no wonder Meeru easily becomes a second home for holidaymakers.

 

For a truly unforgettable stay, read more about choosing and booking the right villa from the 5 room categories on offer:

 

Meeru Beach Villa Maldives

 

Family-Friendly Villas

Meeru has been referred to as one of the best resorts in the Maldives for a family holiday, which offers child-friendly rooms, activities, facilities and entertainment. Younger guests can enjoy the relaxing environment and spend time on the beach, at the Kid’s Club and even on a Bubble Makers Scuba Diving course for children with our Euro-Divers team.

 

As a relatively large island, the family-friendly area at Meeru features Beach Villas and Garden Rooms that accommodate families with guests of all ages. The villas are spacious, comfortable with tropical décor and offer a day bed, either to relax in the afternoon or as an additional bed for younger guests. Each category also provides a furnished deck with either garden views or beach views.

 

Meeru Garden Room Maldives

 

Here, guests are closer to the family-friendly buffet restaurant, Farivalhu, which aptly means ‘feast’ in Dhivehi.

 

Adults-Only Villas

It has been said that the magic of Meeru also encourages a never-ending love affair, whether between you and your partner or between you and the beautiful Maldives. Each room category in the adults-only area offers the luxuries of a private escape, where couples can enjoy a romantic honeymoon, anniversary or just a tranquil getaway from the city together. The views alone will inspire you to renew your love for the island life time and time again.

 

Meeru Jacuzzi Beach Villa Maldives

 

Both Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Water Front Villas are located on the beach with fantastic views of the lagoon. From mornings spent on the private deck with a cup of coffee to long walks on the pearly beach sand and evenings in the Jacuzzi ‘under the stars’, each day is spent admiring the natural beauty of paradise.

 

And finally, one of the most popular room categories, the Jacuzzi Water Villas offer the picturesque experience of Maldives that resembles a postcard. These villas are located along a private walkway leading to an over-the-water bungalow on stilts, right in the lagoon… just like in the pictures!

 

Meeru Jacuzzi Water Villa Maldives

 

Guests staying in the adults-only villas enjoy meals served at the Maalan Buffet Restaurant with modern finishes to the traditional Maldivian architecture and a cosy yet open-plan setting.

 

Whether planning a trip for the whole family, a special honeymoon getaway or a fun vacation with friends, Meeru caters to a wide range of holiday needs.

 

Book your perfect villa and island experience today!

Tropical Beach Dinners this November

Award-winning Meeru Island Resort & Spa has prepared a gastronomic journey for you to enjoy in November. Bask in the romantic ambiance of tropical paradise, from starlit skies and swaying palm trees to sounds of the shore and the soft, white sand beneath your feet, all combined with the deliciously crafted menus to ensure an unforgettable dining experience.

 

Explore an array of savoury seafood favourites, freshly prepared to the finest order. Our teams will be at your service as you enjoy the beautiful tropical views from the shore, as well as the light and airy ambiance on Sunday November 4, 2018. The enticing Seafood Lover’s Dinner is the Asian Wok Beach from 1930. | Make a reservation »  

 

On the evening of Wednesday November 14, 2018, our Beach BBQ Dinner offers a fun foodie’s affair aimed at fulfilling your culinary desires. From the perfectly grilled delicacies to the light-hearted atmosphere and tropical surroundings, you can look forward to an unforgettable evening at the Asian Wok Beach from 1930. | Make a reservation »  

 

With the moon in full view and radiating across the ocean surface, our Full Moon Dinner on Saturday November 24, 2018, promises to be a spectacular evening. Enjoy an exquisite menu, created by our skilled chefs to delight your taste buds and the truly romantic setting under a brightly lit sky with your loved one. The dinner will be at the Asian Wok Beach from 1930. | Make a reservation »  

 

Don’t miss the exciting DJ Beach Party on Wednesday November 21, 2018, to dance the night away on Meeru’s soft, sandy beach. The party is at Kakuni Bar Beach from 2130 onward.

 

Bon Appétit!

 

Start planning for your magical vacation at Meeru today. Book online »

New Additions to the All Inclusive Plus at Meeru Island

Meeru Island Resort & Spa maintains an outstanding reputation as one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives, where guests are afforded the luxuries of a carefree holiday experience. From November 1, you can enjoy new additions to our All Inclusive Plus package with more value for money.

 

The package offers delicious meals at Farivalhu and Maalan Buffet Restaurants, as well as a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy throughout your stay. Exciting activities such as the Sunset Cruise, group snorkelling, windsurfing and golf driving range lessons provide ways for you to make the most of your stay on our shores.

 

What are the new additions to the All Inclusive Plus package?

  • Unlimited “all you can eat” special Snack Menu including pizzas, burgers and ice-cream from 1000 – 1900, served in Dhoni Bar, Hot Rock Bar and Uthuru Bar
  • Blended drinks: milk shakes & smoothies
  • Juice and assorted snacks from the mini bar
  • One Dhiffushi excursion, regularly scheduled
  • Daily (twice free) snorkelling trip to the house reef, regularly scheduled
  • Free use of the 9 Hole Pitch ’n Putt Golf Course (equipment included)

 

What is not included in the All Inclusive Plus package?

  • Food from other resort restaurants, room service, the gift shops, excursions items not listed above
  • Beverages from other resort restaurants, room service, the gift shops, the sports centre and excursions items not listed above
  • Beverage not listed above, such as: other liquors, liqueurs, selections from the wine list and fresh fruit juice
  • Blended drinks and cocktails (premium brand spirits)

 

With the new additions, the All Inclusive Plus package provides a range of food, beverages, snacks and activities to make your stay in the Maldives as carefree and unforgettable as possible.

 

Plan your all-inclusive holiday today. Book online » 

Green Pastures at Meeru Island

Meeru Island is 1200 meters long by 350 meters wide, about 32 hectares (80 acres). A large Island by local standards, much of this Maldivian sanctuary remains untouched with its abundant vegetation, soft white sand and lush greenery, most notably seen with the quality of the fauna and flora all around the island.

 

Those familiar with the island also know about the organic fruit, vegetable and herb greenhouse – Meeru Garden. While in plain sight and often overlooked, numerous significant trees, flowers and their descriptions make up the green pastures and landscaping of Meeru. Here are some of the most common:

 

Banyan trees

The Banyan tree, also known as Nika in Dhivehi, features a smooth grey bark and aerial roots that extend down from it’s branches, which can make this quite a large tree. The aerial roots are used for making yard that supports the sail of the local Dhoni boat and the wood is used for boat construction. The Banyan Tree can be seen in prominent areas of Meeru Island.

 

Meeru Island Maldives

 

Palm trees

Locally known as Dhivehi Ruh or “Tree of Life”, Palm (Coconut) Trees are of much importance to the local Maldivian community. Considered one of the 10 most useful trees in the world, every part of the tree can be used, be it for delicious coconut flavoured cuisine, weaving fibres into mats, carving Palm wood into decorative ornaments or medical use. The coconut palm is the national tree of the Maldives and can be spotted all around Meeru Island.

 

Tree Heliotrope

Known in Dhivehi as the Boashi Tree, the Tree Heliotrope is a spreading tree that grows to between 6 and 12 meters in height and is rooted in the ground, regardless of coastal conditions. The tree provides a nesting site for seabirds, hosts bee forage and attracts butterflies, all of which is important for a thriving Ecosystem.

 

Ironwood

The Ironwood or Kuredhi is an evergreen shrub with succulent leaves, as well as small flowers with white/pink-tinged petals. The plant easily retains water, which helps the shrub adapt to climate and soil conditions. The wood is strong and is commonly used in boat and housing construction.

 

Sign up for a Nature Walk and Garden Tour to personally experience the greenery of Meeru or email us at reservations@meeru.com for more information.

 

Visit www.meeru.com to start planning holiday on our shores.

 

There’s still time to take advantage of our Special Offers »

Book Meeru: 10% off your winter holiday in Maldives

With the winter fast approaching, the Maldives remains the most sought after holiday destination in the world. Meeru Island Resort & Spa is the ideal escape from your winter blues with an exceptional 10% Off Early Bird Offer.

 

Spend your days on the long stretches of beach or in the warm, turquoise waters. Start new underwater adventures and discover the fantastic marine life of the Maldives.

 

The Early Bird Offer applies to all room categories, so go ahead and plan your family vacation or couples getaway, Meeru caters to a wide range of holiday needs. You can also choose between Full Board or All Inclusive Plus plan for your stay. Here is what is included in our AIP package:

 

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner at the designated buffet restaurant
  • A wide selection of “all you can drink” alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • A range of mini bar alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • One 1/2 bottle of Champagne, per room, per length of stay
  • One Sunset Cruise, regularly scheduled
  • One ½ Hour group lessons for each activity: Snorkelling, Windsurfing and Golf Driving Range
  • Complimentary use of the Fitness Centre, Golf Driving Range, daytime use of the Tennis, Beach Volleyball and Badminton Courts, Table Tennis, Billiards, Snooker, Darts and Football Grounds (equipment included)
  • Complimentary use of the Kayaks and Windsurfers (equipment included).
  • Complimentary Yoga Session in Duniye Spa; group sessions, regularly scheduled

 

Hurry and book before the offer expires on October 31, 2018! The offer is valid for stays between Thursday, November 1, thru and including the night of Sunday, December 23, 2018.

 

For more information, check out our Special Offers page.

 

Visit www.meeru.com to start planning your winter escape today!

Treat yourself to unique beach dining experiences in October

Indulge your senses at Meeru Island Resort & Spa this October with a variety of unique beach dinners for you and your partner to enjoy. Bask in the hue of tropical paradise with stunning views of the ocean and soft sand beneath your feet, while our chefs take you on a gastronomic journey that engulfs your senses.

 

On Saturday October 6, 2018, seafood lovers and travel foodies can look forward to a delightful combination of savoury treats, fresh fish and the fantastic outdoor setting of our beach dinners. The Seafood Lover’s Dinner takes you on a gastronomic journey across the different flavours at the Asian Wok Beach from 1930 | Make a reservation »

 

The Beach BBQ Dinner on Monday October 15, 2018 offers light conversations, beautiful ocean views and deliciously grilled delicacies for you and your partner to enjoy, along with personalised service from our wait staff and the relaxing atmosphere of the Asian Wok Beach. The dinner is from 1930 | Make a reservation »

 

As a guest favourite and the highlight of any holiday, our Full Moon Dinner is the perfect way to treat your loved one to a truly romantic evening with picturesque moments of a brightly lit sky. The dinner is on Thursday October 25, 2018 at Asian Wok Beach from 1930. | Make a reservation »

 

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, the Farivalhu and Maalan Restaurants will be riddled with Halloween-themed treats and thrilling décor. Don’t miss the Halloween Party at Kakuni Bar later on in the evening. It’s spooky and delightful!

 

Bon Appétit!

Take advantage of our 10% Winter Early Bird Offer »

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Vote Meeru Island for Maldives Travel Awards 2018

Once again, award-winning Meeru Island Resort & Spa is nominated for the upcoming Maldives Travel Awards 2018, in as much as 11 categories ranging from Most Family Resort, Most Romantic Resort and Leading Beach Resort in the Maldives.

 

This year, Meeru is included in additional categories such as Food & Beverage, Romance and All-Inclusive. With our values to exceed our guests’ expectations, the nominations are indicative of the continuous growth in the products and services that we offer. Meeru is nominated in the Eco-Tourism and CSR categories for the second time at the awards, where our dedicated towards sustainable operations and alternatives shines through to maintain our beautiful island and the Maldives.

 

Visit www.travelawards.mv to cast your vote for Meeru Island in each category below. Enter your name and email address, and click ‘submit’. Then, click on the link sent to your email address to confirm your vote.

 

  • Most Romantic Resort

– MTA642 (Ooredoo) & MTA03 MEE (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Family Resort

– MTA643 (Ooredoo) & MTA04 MEE (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading All-Inclusive Resort

– MTA644 (Ooredoo) & MTA07 MEE (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Beach Resort

– MTA645 (Ooredoo) & MTA09 MEE (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Dive Resort

– MTA646 (Ooredoo) & MTA10 MEE (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Dive/Watersports Centre

– MTA647 (Ooredoo) & MTA12 MEE (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Food & Beverage Resort

– MTA648 (Ooredoo) & MTA20 MEE (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Food & Beverage Outlet (bar/restaurant)

– MTA649 (Ooredoo) & MTA21 MEE (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Eco Resort

– MTA650 (Ooredoo) & MTA22 MEE (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading CSR Program

– MTA651 (Ooredoo) & MTA23 MEE (Dhiraagu)

  • Leading Human Resource Management

– MTA652 (Ooredoo) & MTA24 MEE (Dhiraagu)

 

To vote via SMS using either Dhiraagu or Ooredoo networks in the Maldives, send the designated SMS code to the number 5005.

 

(Example: MTA07 MEE to 5005) – for Dhiraagu OR (Example: MTA644) – for Ooredoo.

 

You can only vote once for each category, so select Meeru for the WIN before October 25, 2018!

 

First launched in 2012, the Maldives Travel Awards celebrate the commitment, excellence and expertise in the Maldivian Tourism Industry. The awards feature three key editions, including the recognition of people in the travel industry and guesthouses in Maldives.

 

Maldives Travel Awards is a product of Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, MATATO.

 

Check out some of the awards that Meeru has won over the years.

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