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Meet the Team: Nasheed, Meeru’s Housekeeping Supervisor

Meet the Team: Abdulla, Meeru's Housekeeping Supervisor

Meet the Meeru Team: Abdulla Nasheed

Meeru Island has created the ‘Meet the Meeru Team’ blog series to recognise the outstanding work of our team members and for our guests to have a chance to take a peek behind the scenes and get to know some of the faces who make us your favourite palm-fringed paradise in the Maldives. 

Originally from Kurinbi, one of the inhabited islands of Haa Dhaalu in Thiladhunmathi Atoll, Abdulla works as a Housekeeping Supervisor and has been with the resort since 2017.

Abdulla, Meeru's Housekeeping Supervisor

How do you describe yourself? 

I describe myself as a hardworking individual who always gives his best to accomplish all tasks. I can work under pressure well and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a calm and organised manner.

Can you share with us your journey with Meeru Island?  

I started my hospitality career at Meeru as a Gift Shop Assistant in 2017, and then I got promoted to the Housekeeping Coordinator role in 2019.  Now, I am working as the resort’s Housekeeping Supervisor. 

I have decided to take these moves because I believe that when life opens up opportunities for you, you either take them or stay afraid of not taking them. 

What do you like most about your job? 

What I love most about my job is that I get to meet many people with different personalities. I also enjoy the interaction with both our resort team and guests.

What do you do in your free time? 

I like to play football and watch movies in my spare time – these activities help me relax my mind after a long day at work. 

Of all the room categories at Meeru, what is your most favourite? 

Water Front Villa is my favourite category at Meeru Island. These villas are located on the beach, at the water’s edge, featuring a private sundeck and a spectacular view of the aquamarine lagoon.

Please share with us some of your career advice. 

When you are happy at work and love what you do, you can become excellent at your role. People who enjoy their jobs are more likely to be motivated, optimistic, and perform stellar work.

Additionally, every experience is significant and worth having and should be dealt with passion and enthusiasm. 


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Blue and Silver Festive Season Planned for Meeru Island Resort & Spa

2021 Festive Season at Meeru Island

2021 Festive Season at Meeru Island 

The palm-fringed paradise of Meeru Island Resort & Spa has planned a dazzling festive fun programme for all. Imagine a tropical Christmas filled with sun, sea, sand, and lots of excitement and fun, offering beautiful holiday moments in one of the most wonderful times of the year.

‘Blue and Silver’ is set to be the theme for Meeru’s 2021 Festive Season, featuring a spectacular line-up of events and activities as we welcome Father Christmas to our idyllic shores and ring in the New Year in tropical island-style.

The festivities start on 15 December, with a plethora of fun holiday activities and ends on 7 January 2022. On 23 December, guests can enjoy ‘Festive Season Tea’ at Asian Wok Restaurant and Gingerbread Decorating for Kids at Kakuni Bar beach. On 24 December, guests can get into the festive spirit with ‘The Great Santa Search’ and Christmas Gala Dinner. 

On December 25, Santa will spread his festive cheer with guests of all ages, as he arrives in style on our shores and hands out sweet treats to the little ones. 

Everyone will also love the ‘Explore the Island’ nature walk adventure and the Chill-out Sunset Live Music at Dhoni Bar on December 27. Additionally, culture lovers will enjoy all the activities and events planned on December 28, which will provide them with a great insight into sights, sounds, and tastes of the Maldivian customs and traditions. 

Meeru Christmas Maldives

The resort will mark the last day of 2021 with a grand New Year’s Eve gala dinner with live entertainment and countdown to the 2022 with a New Year’s Eve Party on the beach on December 31. 

The festivities will continue through to January 7 with DJ night parties, Maldivian cultural shows, live music performances, and lots of fun-filled activities for children. 

Those seeking to escape to the tropics this holiday season will enjoy not only the sand beneath their toes at Meeru Island Resort & Spa in the Maldives, but are also in for a myriad of unique experiences and …simply MALDIVES moments.

View our full schedule to learn more about everything we have planned at Meeru Island this festive season: 2021 Festive Season at Meeru Island 

For updates, keep an eye out on our social media pages. #MeeruIsland

Have a Meeru Christmas! 


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World Tourism Day 2021 at Meeru Island Resort & Spa

World Tourism Day 2021 - Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Kicking off the Festivities for World Tourism Day 2021

Happy World Tourism Day! Falling in line with this year’s theme for the day, ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth’, Meeru Island Resort & Spa held a cultural event that displayed the diversity of the Maldives’ rich history and culture.

For the cultural display, the team presented the ‘Dhafi negun’. The dance goes back decades to when the Maldives was still a sultanate when the labourers would celebrate a hard day’s work by doing a celebratory dance. The men would walk in pairs of two, with wooden spatula-like instruments. First, the dancers would sing a traditional ‘Gaa Odi Lava’ which was sung in Arabic. The dancers would then form a circle around a special ‘present’ usually gifted by the Sultan, singing and dancing around it until the beats became stronger, the chanting, and dancing more trance-like. Eventually, one of the dancers would pick up the ‘dhafi’ or present, and the dancers would slowly disperse.

The team at Meeru Island hosted the culture-filled evening with a lot of support from our guests. The sunny beach overlooking our Dhoni Bar was packed with guests cheering on, and looking in awe as the drums beat faster and the dancing more energetic. The evening was further enriched by our guests joining in on the dancing.

 

 

World Tourism Day 2021 at Meeru Maldives

 

 

To have a look at other significant, historical information, drop by our Meeru Museum.


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Meeru Marks One Year Since Re-opening with a Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise

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Dear Guests,

Big smiles and warm greetings from your Meeru family!

August had been a wonderful month at Meeru; we had the pleasure of welcoming many of you to our palm-fringed paradise and sharing countless happy hours of sunshine with you. It was also when Meeru reached its 10,000th guest review with an ‘Excellent’ rating on Tripadvisor – the highest mark in review numbers in the Maldives thus far. Our deepest gratitude for making this possible and letting us be part of your wonderful holiday here in the Maldives.

With the start of September, your Meeru family would like to thank you as it has been a year since we have re-opened 🎬 our doors. Let us continue to create beautiful memories together as you book your holiday with us and spend a fabulous time with your loved ones here at Meeru, your home here in the Maldives.

While you chill out at the beach or dine in the comfort of your room, ordering food is just a click away from the Meeru Mobile Application: In-villa Dining. An extensive and delicious menu is available daily, including breakfast, lite bites, snacks, and desserts. All orders are prepared especially for you and delivered to your doorstep.

Welcome to our newly established Meeru Cloud! We have created a suitable working lounge for you at the Main Reception to accommodate your needs, equipped with comfortable chairs, a computer, a printer, and a relaxing ambience for your disposal during your stay in Meeru. A collection of books is also available for you, so please feel free to borrow or donate one for others to read. So whether you want to answer some important emails, get some work done, read a book, or simply print your flight tickets, it will be conveniently possible at any time of the day.

Join us for the lined events in October; let us have fun while you enjoy the sun, sand, and your holiday in Meeru. Every month is created with different vibes for you to enjoy during your stay.

Get updates on what is happening, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and visit our Meeru website. We love to hear from you and would be pleased to keep in touch.

The joy of brightening your day with memorable holiday memories is always in our hearts. So, have a wonderful holiday with us and treasure your time spent with your loved ones here at Meeru.

Sincerely,

 

Bert Goebel
General Manager


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Meet the Team: Trevin, Meeru’s Chef de Cuisine

Chef Trevin – Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Meet the Meeru Team: Trevin Gunasekera

The culinary experience is a highlight at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, and for many of our guests, it is one of the reasons they keep coming back to our palm-fringed paradise, year after year.

For this ‘Meet the Meeru Team’ blog series, meet Trevin GunasekeraMeeru’s Chef de Cuisine, one of our dedicated kitchen team members behind all the deliciousness on the island. 

Originally from Sri Lanka, Trevin works as a Chef de Cuisine at Asian Wok and has been with the property for over 14 years. 

He joined Meeru in 2007 as a Sushi Teppanyaki Chef and has had the opportunity to progress over the years. 

Chef Trevin – Meeru Island Maldives

Tell me about yourself. What is it like to be a chef at the resort? 

I decided to become a chef because I love cooking and seeing others enjoy the food I prepare for them.

Cooking makes me happy, and it has always been my dream to become a great chef. It is a fulfilling profession that allows me to learn new things every day.  When I serve meals to anyone, I always put in all my passion, love, and hard work.

How did you start your journey of becoming a chef? 

I started my career working in kitchens during my twenties. After finishing my training at a culinary school, I had the opportunity to work at ‘Mount Royal Beach Hotel’ in Sri Lanka. Later on, I joined Hilton Colombo and worked for the hotel’s Japanese Restaurant for 14 years. Thus, I brought all my culinary experiences with me here at Meeru Island. 

How did you come to be in the Maldives? 

Crown & Champa Resorts’ (management company of Meeru Island Resort & Spa) previous CEO used to be a regular customer at Hilton Colombo. I used to serve him with his guests, and he was the one who opened the doors for me to where I am at Meeru now.

What do you love most about working at Meeru Island? 

Working at Meeru is excellent. The management looks after all employees well by providing great recreational facilities and staff accommodation. I particularly love the staff swimming pool and gym. Additionally, we are like a big family here, and it gives me a good feeling, especially when you are away from home.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your free time?

I enjoy going to the gym, listening to great music, watching movies, and chatting with friends.

What is your favourite dining option amongst the wide selection of culinary offerings at the resort? 

I like the Teppanyaki dining experience at Asian Wok. It is where our chefs grill, flip, and cook an assort of seafood, meats, and vegetables on a flaming table right in front of guests – it is like a live cooking show but in true Japanese style! 

What culinary experience will you recommend guests to try? 

I recommend that they try our special dinners at the Asian Wok beach, such as the Seafood & Lobster, BBQ, and Full Moon. Guests can enjoy a delectable array of food according to their own liking, tastes, and preferences.  

To learn more about our dining experiences, you may visit Dining at Meeru Island Resort & Spa » 

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Meeru Reaches 10K Guest Review on Tripadvisor!

Meeru Island Resort & Spa Maldives Reaches 10,000 Guest Reviews on Tripadvisor

Meeru Island Has Passed 10,000 Guest Reviews on Tripadvisor

Meeru Island Resort & Spa is proud and excited to announce another monumental achievement for reaching the 10,000 mark in review numbers with an

 ‘Excellent’

 rating on Tripadvisor – one of the most popular and reputable online review websites, ranking hotels and resorts based on travellers’ feedback.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our guests for their genuine feedback, love, and support. You not only consider Meeru as your second tropical home away from home, but also share the memories of your holiday experiences in our palm-fringed paradise on Tripadvisor. 

Recent reviews on Tripadvisor about holidays spent at Meeru Island: 

Dream Vacation
Luisa G, Braga District Portugal

“A dream vacation in paradise. An excellent resort with very kind and attentive staff, comfortable accommodation and delicious and diverse food. Meeru Island and the resort are the ideal place to rest, relax and bathe in the sea at any time of day..”

A Paradise on Earth
Kata777, Spain

“We had unforgettable holidays in Meeru Island Resort. Even if I would try I couldn’t find anything negative. The island was a paradise, most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life. The beaches clean, white and the water crystal clear. The villas we stayed (two different type of water villas) were impeccable and the views breathtaking. There were also many activities you could do so it was impossible to get bored. The food in n the buffet was incredible, no words to describe… And the staff all very helpful and kind. The whole experience was a complete success and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is thinking of visiting Maldives..”

Perfect Getaway
Tiffany, Doha, Qatar

“Everything is great! Reception is very accommodating. Our villa is spacious for 3 (2 adults and a child). Food is very tasty. Staff are really good. I highly recommend this resort to my family and friends. Thank you and will definitely come back..”

I Couldn’t Have Wished for a Better Honeymoon
Shayke05, Limburg Province, The Netherlands

“This island resort is everything! Stayed here for our honeymoon for 2 weeks and it was perfect! So peaceful, so quiet..  you can really relax here. Everything was perfect, our room was so beautiful and had the perfect view over the sea, we were always surprised by our new neighbours that were just casually swimming by (reef sharks, rays, and big fish) even a little bit further down there was a turtle which we sometimes saw when snorkeling. The food was perfect and very different every day, it never got bored..”

Meeru Island Reaches 10,000 Guest Reviews on Tripadvisor


Many guests speak highly of Meeru’s upscale accommodations, from the cosy comfort of Garden Rooms to the exclusive Jacuzzi Water Villas, the island’s natural beauty, the exquisite culinary offerings, and the myriad of things to do. 

Furthermore, while it is true that Meeru is an expansive resort, that does not hinder the property from offering a welcoming atmosphere and heartfelt service – as seen in thousands of guest reviews – and we owe it to our passionate and dedicated team members. 

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Meeru is Packed with ..simply MALDIVES Experiences

MEE_GM_Message_AUG 2021

Dear Guests,

Warm greetings from your Simply Maldives Escape!

Another year, another honor by receiving the Agoda Customer Review Award, 2021. Meeru scored a 9.5 all because of you, our loyal guests who share their important feedback about their holiday here in paradise. A heartfelt thank you for your endless support to make us one of the best resorts in the Maldives. To all our holiday makers, Meeru will continue to provide you a wonderful experience during your stay and we will always be grateful to have you here with us.

Explore fun activities, excursions and adventures during your holiday and let our SEA (Sports, Entertainment, and Activities) department happily assist you with the organization of your escapades. Private Snorkeling, Turtle Explorer or a day at the sandbank are only some of the excursions that you can choose from. Enjoy a movie while experiencing an exciting and private evening at the beach, under the stars with our Exclusive Starlight Cinema. The options are endless and your Meeru family is always here to be of service.

How about a relaxing holiday? Duniye Spa will provide you with the tranquil and pampering time that is a must during your long-awaited vacation here with us in Meeru. Choose your spa treatment either from the Land Spa with a peaceful garden to discover your inner zen, or the Over-the-Water Spa where the name itself provides a unique experience. Whatever location you choose or whichever spa package you prefer, each Therapist of Duniye Spa will make sure that you will receive the most relaxing treatment you need to recover from any stress and indulge into the peaceful relaxation mode that you deserve.

Meeru is not just sun, sand, and the beach it is also a place where you can enjoy entertainment for an evening full of memories. Tunes @ Pavilion  is featured every Monday and Thursday at the Pavilion Bar. With the waves from the beach together with the music from our in-house DJ playing chill out music, your evening will truly be a night to remember.

Create great memories this September as we are planning new adventures for you to discover while you are enjoying your holiday.

Holiday memories are for keeps and these are shared with the ones you love. Your Meeru family will be waiting for your return as we welcome you here in your second home.

Share your thoughts and let us keep in touch.

Sincerely,

 

Bert Goebel
General Manager


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Meet the Team: Saeed, Meeru’s Senior F&B Supervisor

Meet the Meeru Team: Mohamed Saeed 

Eat, drink, chill, and repeat – this may sound too cliché, but a perfect summary of a typical guest holiday experience here at Meeru Island.

For this ‘Meet the Meeru Team’ blog series, meet Mohamed Saeed, Meeru’s Senior Food & Beverage Supervisor, one of our dedicated F&B team members behind all the ‘eat, drink, chill, and repeat’ moments here in our palm-fringed paradise. 

Originally from Hithadoo, Addu City (South of Maldives), Saeed works as a Senior F&B Supervisor at Meeru Island Resort & Spa and has been with the property for over 12 years. 

He joined Meeru in 2009, and over the years, he has had the opportunity to progress from being a waiter to F&B supervisor, and now, as a senior F&B supervisor. 

In his current role, he is responsible for ensuring that guests’ food and beverage expectations are being met. He also supervises all things related to dining experiences, including quality control, health and safety regulations, and staff management.

Meet the Meeru Team - Mr Mohamed Saeed

 

Why did you decide to become a Food & Beverage professional? 

It is a fulfilling job, especially when I see guests happy about their vacation experience. Perhaps they come to Meeru Island for a relaxing break to enjoy their time away from the stresses of daily life – and I need to ensure that they are having a lovely holiday and leave feeling rested and happy. 

What do you like most about working at Meeru Island? 

Meeru is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives, with a range of accommodations, including beach and over-the-water villas, upscale facilities, and lots of things to do in the Maldives for guests. 

As a Meeru team member, I enjoy the staff sports facilities where I can play with my colleagues after-work or on our days off. Additionally, we are like one big family here, and it is an amazing feeling, especially when you are away from your family back home. 

What hobbies do you enjoy in your free time? 

I have a keen interest in agriculture. I also enjoy reading and watching local and international news. 

What is your favourite bar on the island? 

Dhoni Bar is my favourite drinking spot since I have worked at this bar for a long time. It is located at the heart of the island, offering so much fun for holidaymakers of all ages. Families, couples, and groups of friends come here not only to drink and chill but also to enjoy breathtaking sunset views. 

What particular beverage do you recommend guests to sample? 

A lot of our guests speak highly of ‘Meeru Iced Coffee’. You can never find this taste anywhere in this world. It is just so delicious that it makes guests come back to Meeru for more. 


To learn more about our dining experiences, you may visit Dining at Meeru Island Resort & Spa » 

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Your Safe Palm-fringed Paradise Awaits at Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Meeru Island – Your Safe Palm-fringed Paradise in the Maldives

Has travelling to the Maldives been on your mind for a while now? We, at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, are excited and waiting for your arrival!

With the Maldives’ unique concept of ‘one island, one resort’, meaning one resort occupies its own private island, without a doubt, the island nation has become the safe haven for travellers of all ages, effortlessly creating natural ‘bio-bubbles’ and providing the recommended safe physical distancing in the new normal way of travel.

Our Maldives resort, located just a 55-minute speedboat journey from Velana International Airport in Malé, guarantees our guests can enjoy a safe and beautiful vacation experience in paradise. Alongside following strict protocols on cleanliness and sanitation set by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we have also introduced the ‘A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise enhanced health & safety guidelines to ensure our guests and team members’ safety and wellbeing.

Some of the reinforced protocols being practised at our resort include increased cleaning & disinfecting frequency, safe physical distancing, and rigorous hygiene measures. Furthermore, on-island PCR testing facilitation is available for guests’ convenience and peace of mind.

Holidaymakers staying in our palm-fringed paradise will be welcomed to a safe haven where they can enjoy the uncrowded beaches, the freedom to explore around and embark on beautiful, ‘…simply MALDIVES’ moments, Meeru is renowned for.

Meeru - We Are Vaccinated

We Are Vaccinated! 

In cooperation with the Maldives’ Ministry of Health, more than 96% of our team members have been fully vaccinated. We aim to have all our resort associates immunised by the end of summer. 

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With the ever-changing travel restrictions that can compromise your holiday plans, our resort has put flexibility at the heart of every booking. Our ‘Travel Flexibility’ policy allows you to cancel or move your stay dates. 

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IN PHOTOS: 56th Maldives Independence Day Celebration at Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Maldives Independence Day - Meeru Island

56th Maldives Independence Day Celebration at Meeru Island 

July 26,  2021 marked the 56th Independence Day of the Maldives, and the palm-fringed paradise of Meeru Island Resort & Spa honoured this joyous occasion where team members and guests alike gathered together for the flag hoisting ceremony, including various activities to share the deep-rooted local customs and traditions of the island nation. 

The day saw the unique beauty of the Maldivian culture and history, featuring traditional performances accompanied by the beats of ‘Bodu Beru’ drums. 

Guests and team members had the opportunity to learn more about the history of the independence of the Maldives through the inspiring speech given by the management of Meeru Island. 

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Happy glorious 56th Independence Day to the Maldives on behalf of Meeru Island Resort & Spa. 

Interested in knowing more about the Maldivian culture?

 

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