Ismail Ali is affectionately known as “Princess Ismail” for his 22 years of service as the Captain of the Princess Boat at award-winning Meeru Island Resort & Spa. Ismail first joined in 1996 as Assistant Captain and was promoted to Captain shortly thereafter. His accolades include a Niyami License and the Coastal Navigation, Class 5, which is of an International level in Yachting and Boating. Ismail offers insightful secrets to success in the Guest Transport arena and navigating the Maldivian seas.
Meeru is only a 55-minute speedboat transfer away from Velana International Airport, making it the ideal choice for holidaymakers. The Guest Transport department of the Resort ensures that guests are transferred safely to and from the Island, whether upon arrival, departure or fun excursions around the North Male’ Atoll.
Ismail is one of the team members who contribute to guests’ safe and memorable journeys aboard the Princess Boat. He adds that he continues to strive for excellence, making all guests happy and ensuring safety of all people on-board. Ismail firmly believes in giving his best to anything he does, be it managing a transfer schedule or completing a task.
“I believe that respecting others, being grateful for even the smallest of deeds and giving your best to any task are the greatest lessons I can share with my team.”
When asked what inspires him to continue his service beyond 22 years at the Resort, Ismail mentions that the culture and environment of one big happy family makes it an easy choice. In fact, this is the main reason why he choses to stay with Meeru and with Crown & Champa Resorts as the leading Resorts & Hotel Management group in the Maldives.
“From Staff to the Owners, everybody treats each other as family. They are helpful and respectful.”
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Guests at Meeru Island Resort & Spa can look forward to a variety of unforgettable beach dining events during the month of September, including the popular Full Moon BBQ Beach Dinner. Each event is held on Meeru’s spacious and soft sandy beach with views of the Indian Ocean and “under the stars”. Our team is ready to wait on you like royalty while you enjoy delicious cuisine and the company of your loved one.
For all Seafood lovers, enthusiasts and culinary adventurists, Thursday September 6, 2018 promises to be an unforgettable gastronomic journey. Pair the variety of seafood favorites with delicious white wine or beverage of your choice from our menu and enjoy the tantalizing combination. Our Seafood Lover’s Dinner is at the Asian Wok Beach from 1930 | Make a reservation »
The Beach BBQ Dinner on Saturday September 15, 2018 offers seafood, red and white meat, as well as other delicacies grilled to perfection. Take in the air of Island life and enjoy the soft sand beneath your feet as our team provides the exceptional service that Meeru is known for. The dinner is at the Asian Wok Beach from 1930. | Make a reservation »
On Tuesday September 25, 2018, enjoy a delicious dinner on the beach with the spectacular full moon illuminating your evening in tropical paradise. Our popular Full Moon Dinner is certainly a Bucket List-worthy experience while on holiday at Meeru. The dinner will be at the Asian Wok Beach from 1930 | Make a reservation »
Choose a special date to host your very own private candlelight dinner on the beach from 1900. Make a reservation »
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A honeymoon in the Maldives is a dream come true and Meeru Island Resort & Spa welcomes newlyweds to celebrate their love on the idyllic island, surrounded by picturesque views and tropical ambiance. Make your honeymoon experience all the more special with these TOP 5 experiences:
#5: Champagne Breakfast
Enhance your romantic honeymoon getaway with a luxurious Champagne Breakfast from the comfort of your own Villa. Sleep in and treat yourself to a full American breakfast delivered to your doorstep.
#4: “Love Boat” Cruise
Enjoy a scenic and romantic day sail aboard a classic 23-meter motor sailor yacht – our very own “Love Boat”. Cruise along the North Ari Atoll, with the opportunity to sunbathe, snorkel, and if you’re lucky… photograph dolphins or swim with manta rays. The cruise includes a buffet lunch, drinks, and a sunset cocktail.
#3: Private Dinner on the Beach
Dine under the stars and feel the soft, white sand underneath your feet during a Private Dinner for you and your loved one. Our chefs will prepare an exquisite menu for you to enjoy along with the breathtaking views.
#2: Couples Massages
Try the Honeymoon Indulgence from our award-winning Duniye Spa. This romantic ritual starts with the signature footbath, followed by a choice between two popular massages, nourishing Body Polish, a deeply nourishing Indian head massage for her and a relaxing foot massage for him.
#1: Symbolic Wedding Ceremony
Recreate your ideal wedding ceremony on the shores of Meeru or have a traditional, symbolic Maldivian ceremony officiated by our “headman”. Repeat your vows to one another in paradise and have Meeru Moments capture the memories.
Whisk your darling away to the most romantic destination… the Maldives! Start this new chapter of love with precious moments at Meeru for your special honeymoon.
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Vacations at Meeru Island Resort & Spa are not only a memorable experience but also one you miss as soon as you return back home. From days in the tropical sun and on our beautiful beaches, to the colorful marine life and exciting activities, Meeru is truly unique and our Gift Shop offers a variety of trinkets to take with you, wherever you go.
Pick up a new tropical bikini and beautiful sarong to wear out on the white, soft sandy beach or by the pool while on holiday. The Gift Shop also offers a range of sportswear for you to choose from for a workout in our well-equipped Fitness Center or playing one of the various Land Sports available on the Island.
Precious hand-made crafts make the most memorable gifts for friends and family, from Sea Turtle shaped ashtrays to artwork that serves as the ideal reminder of your vacation in paradise.
Decorate your home with the photographs you’ve taken on our idyllic Island in the colorful Maldives frames. Tell stories about our famous “do not disturb” coconut or even have your name engraved for that additional personalized touch.
Tip: Meeru features UK-type wall sockets and plugs. If you require an adapter for your devices, our Gift Shop is the place to find them.
There is a Gift Shop located in each Reception. In the Northern end of the Island and the Main Reception.
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In August, the chefs at Meeru Island Resort & Spa have planned several dining events with delectable menus for you to enjoy. The dinners will be on the expansive white sandy beaches of Meeru, under the Maldivian stars and with stunning views of the Indian Ocean.
Take a gastronomic journey into the ocean and discover new culinary favorites. Enjoy fresh fish, scallop and a variety of savory seafood delights on Tuesday August 7, 2018 while dining under the stars during our Seafood Lover’s Dinner at the Asian Wok Beach from 1930 | Make a reservation »
The Beach BBQ Dinner is a fun foodie’s affair that combines the barefoot luxuries of dining on the beach; lighthearted conversations and grilled delicacies prepared to perfection. The dinner is on Thursday August 16, 2018 at the Asian Wok Beach from 1930. | Make a reservation »
On Sunday August 26, 2018, enjoy a delicious dinner with your loved one, illuminated by the beautiful full moon to set a romantic environment along the beach. The Full Moon Dinner comes highly recommended by guests and will be at the Asian Wok Beach from 1930 | Make a reservation »
For additional privacy, recreate your own dinner on the beach with your loved one on any day of the week, from 1900. Make a reservation »
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