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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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