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#MeetTheMeeruTeam: Michael

Ibrahim Ahmed Waseem fondly referred to as Michael, is an ever-smiling waiter who brings a cheerful presence wherever he goes. We met up with him on the job and asked him a few questions. Read on.

What do you like most about your job?

Serving the guests and making them happy makes me love my job more. In fact, Meeru guests’ happiness is the best part of my job!

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include dancing, playing futsal and mixing dance music. My favourite dance styles are Robot and Lyrical Dance.

What do you like most about the resort?

Meeru’s working environment and staff recreational facilities are the highlights for me.

Meeru is a great place to work as it is just a speedboat away from Male’, the main city.

What is your favorite restaurant/bar in Meeru?

Kakuni bar is the best for me as this is the bar where we mostly entertain the guests.

What does it takes to be a good waiter?

To be a good waiter you should be able to provide great customer service that will make each guest inspired to keep coming back to Meeru.

We hope you learnt a little more about Michael, and will be coming to say hello to him in person. Follow our #MeetTheMeeruTeam series to get to know more about our wonderful staff.

Romantic Beach Dinners In Meeru

This July in Meeru Island Resort & Spa, indulge your senses in unique and romantic beach dining experiences. You will love the beautiful views of the ocean and the sky ahead of you, the delicious food prepared for you and the delightful company of your partner.

On July 16, join us for our Full Moon Dinner, as we dine under the bright and starry sky. The picturesque views and the fantastic food guarantee an evening to remember. There is nothing more romantic than enjoying food, looking into your loved one’s eyes as the moon casts its glow on the two of you, and the tropical sounds serenade you.

Just as romantic, our Beach BBQ Dinner on July 27, gives you a chance to enjoy conversation and sizzling, grilled delicacies, paired with the beautiful views of the ocean. This dinner redefines the barbecue experience, adding a sprinkle of romance that makes for a pleasant evening.

Throughout the month, take advantage of our Candle Light Dinner Promotion. This is a guest favourite as it allows the two of you to have a private and intimate dining experience, right on the beach surrounded by extraordinary views. Our professional staff remains at your service throughout the entire dinner. This is the perfect treat for your partner, and a great way to remember your time on our island.

If you are yet to plan your visit to Meeru, have a look at our special offer and book here.

A Few Things You Should Know About The Maldives

Many of you have made the Maldives, and Meeru Island Resort & Spa, your second home, returning year after year to enjoy this beautiful tropical paradise. You know and have experienced first-hand the beauty of the Maldives: the warm weather, powder-soft, white beaches and startlingly clear turquoise waters. Now, we wish to share a little more about the Maldivian culture and heritage.

Let’s start with the language! Maldivians speak Dhivehi, which has Sanskrit, Sinhalese and Arabic influences. Here are some common phrases that you can add to your vocabulary:

Hello: “assalaamu alaikum” is a more formal greeting while “maruhabaa” is informal.

Thank you: “shukuriyyaa.”

You’re welcome: “maruhabaa.”

The Meeru Museum

The Maldives islands are believed to have been inhabited for the last 3,000 years. The first settlers were from southern India and Sri Lanka as well as from Arab and African countries. Tourism began in 1970 and slowly started developing. Our Meeru Museum exhibits several Maldivian artefacts, from traditional wooden boxes which were used as travel storage (lakudi foshi) to wooden Maldivian sandals which were worn until the early 1980s (ujjehi maravalhhi). Drop by the Museum anytime for a glimpse into the fascinating history of the Maldives.

Maldivian food can best be described as spicy and from the sea. The food is heavily reliant on naturally available food sources such as coconuts, tuna and reef fish. The initial settlers passed on their usage of curries and spices, and to this day, Maldivian food is heavily influenced by that. Every Friday is Maldivian night in Meeru. In our buffet restaurants, you can enjoy various delicacies from Garudhiya (fish soup) and Huni Roshi (coconut-based flatbread).

Maldivian Cultural Show: Bodu Beru Performance.

Music and dance is an integral part of Maldivian Culture. Bodu Beru refers to the traditional drums and the cultural dance that is performed to the sound of these drums. The dance performance is a form of storytelling and entertainment and varies depending on the occasion. After a sumptuous Maldivian Night dinner on Fridays, we have a Maldivian Culture & History Presentation, followed by a Bodu Beru Performance at Kakuni Bar. Join us and be sure to bring your dancing shoes.

Maldivian Cultural Show: Bodu Beru Performance.

We look forward to welcoming you to experience the wonder of Meeru and the Maldives!

How To Pick The Right Villa For Your Vacation

Meeru Island Resort & Spa offers a wonderful location to experience the magical beauty of the Maldives. The lush tropical nature, long stretches of sandy beach and the azure water are not only picture perfect, but they also allow travellers to lose themselves in endless adventure. Adding to the wonder of your stay are lavish rooms that give you a beautiful place to relax or return to during your holiday.

Meeru has 284 rooms in various categories to suit your holiday needs. All rooms are decked out with quality amenities for your comfort and convenience. When picking from the five different types, a few things to think about include whether you are travelling with family, the size of the room you would like and most importantly, the kind of view you would like.

For guests travelling with family, Beach Villas and Garden Rooms accommodate guests of all ages. The villas are spacious, adorned with tropical décor and come with a day bed. This can be used to relax when lounging in the room, or it can be an additional bed for younger guests. Outside, the furnished deck is a place where you can relax while enjoying views of the garden or the beach.

Adult travellers have the option of choosing Jacuzzi Beach Villas, Water Front Villas or Jacuzzi Water Villas which are all located in the Adults-Only area. Situated on the beach, Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Water Front Villas offer privacy and scenic views of paradise. They come with a private, walled-in outdoor area that features a Jacuzzi. Your nights can be spent sipping champagne and soaking in the Jacuzzi while enjoying the night sky.

Jacuzzi Water Villas are secluded overwater bungalows on stilts. Luxurious and beautiful, they have a private sundeck with stairs into the sea, providing direct access to the ocean from the comfort of your villa. Inside, the bedroom is larger, and the room is fitted with all the amenities you need to have a fantastic holiday.

Whichever room you opt for, you are guaranteed quality and a delightful vacation. As you consider your options, have a look at our special offer and take advantage as you book your holiday.

Monthly Greetings From Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Warm greetings from Meeru Island Resort & Spa!

We begin the month with great news. This June, Our Executive Chef will be introducing a brand new menu in Asian Wok Restaurant. The kitchen team has collaborated to present an exciting new menu at our popular over-water restaurant. The new menu includes amazing seafood and curry dishes that are bound to please. You can expect delicious dining at great value. I encourage you to have at least one memorable meal at Asian Wok Restaurant during your holiday in Meeru.

We continue to work towards making your stay in Meeru magical. For additional comfort in all our villas, we will introduce our ‘Comfort Menu’, which offers guests a selection of different pillows and the option to soften your mattress for that perfect night’s sleep. We want you to feel right at home, in paradise.

Thank you to all of our valued guests for continuously supporting Meeru. To our Muslim friends, may I wish you all Eid Mubarak.

For the latest from Meeru, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or visit our website. We always love to read your feedback and are happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Sincerely,

Scott Bowen, General Manager

Meeru Island Resort & Spa Awarded For Excellence

In Meeru Island Resort & Spa, we strive for excellence in all we do. From providing outstanding accommodation, delicious dining to exceptional experiences, we are driven by a need to offer our guests the best. This year, we have received the 2019 Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor.

This award recognises businesses that have maintained high ratings by considering the quality, quantity and the recency of reviews that the business gets over a 12-month period. TripAdvisor says that the recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. We are honoured to be one of these properties.

We are grateful to you for your unwavering support. You not only consider Meeru your second tropical home, but you also share insightful reviews on TripAdvisor and other review platforms. This means a lot to us as we continue working towards improving our offerings.

Planning a visit to our award-winning resort? Take advantage of our special offers.

Video: Sunset Trip On A Yacht

A vacation in Meeru Island Resort & Spa has endless opportunities for adventure. We have curated extra-ordinary experiences to help you take in the magical beauty of the Maldives unhindered. One such activity is the Sunset Trip On A Yacht excursion.

Organised every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 1600 to 1830hrs, this excursion affords you the opportunity to take to the sea, enjoy the breathtaking views of the ocean and sunset, with the possibility of sighting a pod of dolphins. Watch the video below for a taste of this unforgettable trip.

Interested in this wonderful activity, view our excursions price list here.

Check out our current special offers as well, for discounts on your next visit!

World Turtle Day, In Photos

Today is World Turtle Day! A day when turtles are #shellebrated, get it? May 23 is observed the world over to create awareness of and share knowledge about the protection of turtles. The sea turtles that abound in Meeru Island Resort & Spa waters are part of a species that has lived for more than 150 years! The way you travel to Meeru to seek sun, sea and sand, sea turtles often travel for thousands of miles, crossing oceans as they feed, before returning home. The common species spotted around here is the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle. Here are our favourite photos of sea turtles taken by you.

 

 

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Every Tuesday and Saturday, we have the Turtle Explorer on a Yacht Trip. Join us as we explore the best reefs in the North Male’ Atoll, including Turtle Reef. Read more details here.

Are you enjoying your Meeru holiday? Tag us in your pictures on Instagram.

Check out our special offers before you book your vacation!

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Tips For Solo Travel

Though the Maldives is considered a romantic destination, the pristine beaches, warm, tropical climate and clear waters housing vast marine life, have a universal appeal. Meeru Island Resort & Spa’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it welcomes all kinds of travellers- couples, families and solo travellers looking for a Maldivian adventure. Here are some of our tips for the solo traveller.

Pick the right resort

It all starts with finding the right destination. Meeru has the perfect balance of romance and adventure, making it an excellent choice for solo travel. The size of the island, the variety of things to do, the warmth and hospitality offered guarantee that you are taken care of when travelling by yourself.

Research

Once you’ve set your mind on an island, find out the accommodation options available to you and what you can do once you arrive. In Meeru, we have a variety of rooms from Garden Rooms, Beach Villas, Jacuzzi Beach Villas, Water Front Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas. All these rooms are decked out for your utmost comfort. On both land and sea, as a visit to the website will show you, there is a variety of excursions and water sports that you can try out.

Connect

Travelling alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely. With a selection of restaurants and bars on the island and frequently organised parties, there is ample opportunity to connect with fellow travellers. Our staff, as well, is always armed with a smile, ready to answer any questions you may have or to strike up a conversation.

Meeru is a friendly destination, where you can tick off your Maldives bucket-list items. Considering a trip soon? Have a look at our special offers. Visit our blog that hosts a wealth of information on having the perfect stay in Meeru.

Enchanting Beach Dining In Meeru This May

This May, you can look forward to exceptional beach dining experiences that are sure to please. To add a special touch to your holiday, whether you are celebrating a special day or not, take advantage of these culinary affairs. Served on the beachfront, the alfresco ambience and stunning scenery makes these dinners occasions to remember.

Dine under the moonlight on Saturday, May 18, 2019, with our Full Moon Dinner. Popular for the romance it offers, the Full Moon Dinner is a bucket-list-worthy item during your stay in Meeru. Savour the delicious meal prepared for you by the beach, under the beaming moon. Make a reservation

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, join us for the Beach BBQ Dinner. The finest meats and the freshest seafood are on offer and are grilled to your liking. Our team will be right on hand to attend to your needs. Make a reservation

Throughout the month, request a Candle Light Dinner or a 0.8 Athiri Dinner for a more intimate and private experience. Hosted for just you and your loved one on a secluded area of the beach, these dinners are the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Make a reservation

Planning your visit to Meeru? Read about the romantic experiences we would recommend and check out the special offers you can take advantage of.

 

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