Meeru Christmas, the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Dear Guests,

Sunny Greetings from your paradise in the Maldives!

This December, we present you a Meeru Christmas from your Meeru family.

Celebrate with us here in Meeru this Festive Season as each day is filled with wonderful surprises for the kids and the young at heart. This year the team has put together a variety of activities for everyone. From special dinners, exciting activities, fun games and the most awaited Santa arrival are all set to entertain you and your loved ones for a memorable festivity in the Maldives.

What is new? Meeru features “Festive Season Tea” at Asian Wok. It’s a special selection of sweet and savoury food created by our culinary team accompanied by a wide variety of the finest tea for you to relish. Sit, relax and savour the views at the Asian Wok restaurant while you enjoy the delicious food and warm tea. Another must, when in Meeru.

Santa is preparing the naughty and nice list and soon he will be arriving in Meeru. Everybody is invited to welcome him and line up for the gift-giving and picture taking. Join Santa as he docks his sleigh at the Dhoni bar beach on 24th December. As we continue the celebration on 25th December, Santa will be going around Meeru to hand over gifts. Be the lucky one and spot Santa carrying his red gift bag filled with amazing giveaways for the kids and the young at heart.

Start with your new year’s resolution in December with our newly introduced smoothie and detox menu. It will be available at Dhoni, Uthuru and Hot Rock bars as well as Farivalhu and Maalan restaurants. Explore our great varieties from Banana and Yogurt Affair, Red Sunrise, Fresh Jungle and Mango or Mint Lassi smoothies or enjoy our salubrious detox selections.

Let us create amazing festive memories here in Meeru and make each day something to treasure. More of Meeru updates and happenings are available from our social media. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Meeru website. Your Meeru Family wishes you a holiday season full of good health, happiness and love for one another. Believe in the magic of Meeru Christmas!


Bert Goebel
General Manager

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Meeru Is the Tropical Paradise of White, Sandy Beaches and Turquoise Lagoons

Dear Guests,

Sunny Greetings from your paradise in the Maldives!

We are proud to announce that Meeru has recently completed the HACCP International Audit with an outstanding performance. Your Meeru family will continue to maintain safety procedures to make sure that your holiday destination is a safe haven for you and your loved ones.

Celebrations in October were full of fun and exciting activities, including a special Sunday lunch on the 17th and 31st of October, where Meeru guests had a feast with food and drinks at both Farivalhu and Maalan restaurants to celebrate October Fest. Everyone was delighted and savouring the variety of traditional food and classic selections of renowned German beers.

Talking about the Kitchen team, we have also commemorated International Chefs Day which was celebrated on the 20th of October with the theme “Healthy Food for the Future”. Our new Executive Chef Cristian Marino from Italy together with the Meeru team created a day to remember with special activities for all the children’s on the island. Cupcake decorating and healthy smoothie making were only some of the features together with the awarding of the certificate signed by the Chefs Guild Maldives President and Meeru’s Executive Chef. Truly a fun-filled day for everyone!

As we continue our celebrations, we are already looking forward to the International Children’s Day which is celebrated on the 20th of November and your Meeru family has already prepared some activities for the children. Book your holiday with us and let your children enjoy some fun events on the island.

Meeru is always striving to enhance our guest’s experience. Therefore, you can be delighted to taste our refined, robust, sweet and rich new All-Inclusive wine selection during your next visit to paradise. Each person has their own favourite and with the new selection of wines that Meeru has to offer, there will be one that will surely go well with your preference.

Also starting December, our newly introduced room category the “Two-Bedroom-Villa” will be available for your family holiday. The Two-Bedroom-Villa is a spacious villa equipped with a master bedroom and a twin bedroom, perfect for families and friends travelling together. Step through the main entrance and onto the foyer separating the two rooms, one on each side, flanking the indoor partially open-air bathroom and a second closed indoor bathroom accessible from the twin bedroom. This villa is strategically located near Dhoni Bar, with its children’s playground and wading pool for families looking for fun family time and for those adventure seekers looking for exciting water activities, the water sports centre is only a few steps ahead. Reserve and enjoy a great holiday here in Meeru.

We have been planning and making your holiday destination a truly magical one. As Meeru Christmas is just around the corner, let us share with you the activities you can enjoy during your holiday this Festive Season 🎬 . And if you want to experience more of Meeru Christmas, join us this December 2021 for more fun, excitement and special surprises. Santa is on the way to Meeru so come and book your holiday and be part of a joyous Meeru Christmas!!!

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Meeru website to know what is happening here in your island paradise in the Maldives.

It will be our pleasure to be part of your unforgettable experience. The beat of the Bodu Beru and the smiles of the team will provide a warm welcome on your arrival here in Meeru.


Bert Goebel
General Manager

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Meet the Team: Ahmed Hameed, Captain of the Meeru’s Kamana Yacht

For this month’s feature on Meet the Team, we interviewed one of the longest-serving team members of Meeru, Ahmed Hameed.

Ahmed has worked in Meeru for almost 14 years. Having initially joined as a Boat Crew in 2007, Ahmed quickly worked his way up the career ladder to be promoted as Captain.

In his current role, Hameed is the captain of Meeru’s classic timber motor yacht Kamana Yacht which takes the guests on numerous excursions including the sunset yacht cruising to overnight sailing.

Q: Tell me a bit about yourself and your background, where are you from and where you have worked and how it has shaped you?
I was born and raised in Lh. Naifaru. However today I live with my family N. Henbadhoo. It is where I call home now.

Q: Why did you decide to become a Boat Crew/Captain?
Growing up, I loved to watch people sail. The old boats back then were a thing of fascination for me to watch, how they operated and how the people sailed them so effortlessly. This was when I started developing an interest in being a Captain.

I also loved the fact that being a Captain meant providing a great service to people in getting them from point A to point B safely. As this is a job that makes you responsible for a lot of people’s lives, I am always extra careful and take my responsibility very seriously.

Q: What do you love most about your work?
I always try to be a team player and try to lead by example. I do my best to impart whatever knowledge I have gained over the years to my team. I strongly believe that there is always room for growth and improvement and so I always encourage my team to learn new things to stay on top of their game.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?
I have always enjoyed playing and watching football and Volleyball.

In addition to that, I of course love going for a swim, line fishing, and spear-fishing as well.
Kamana Yacht of Meeru Island
Photo: Kamana during sunset

Q: What safety measures can you advise when onboard?
I never forget that I carry the lives of many people every day- multiple times. So my number one rule is to always follow the safety measures implemented by the government and to follow safety policies laid out by the resort.

For my passengers, I would always encourage them to follow the instructions of the boat captain.

Q: What is your favorite excursion?
My favourite excursion offered by the resort is Turtle Explorer. This is a full-day trip exploring the marine life of multiple locations and it gives me such joy to be able to watch these beautiful reefs.

Guest can meet Ahmed while on excursions on the Kamana. Excursions 

Dine Around Dinners With Meeru s’ All Inclusive Plus Package

As a destination, Meeru is a foodie’s bliss. With two a-la-carte restaurants, six bars, buffet restaurants with them nights and a choice of private dining events, guests can taste the best of local to an international array of cuisine and flavours.

The Dine-Around Dinners
When it comes to the variety and convenience of dining, an experience loved by the Meeru guest is the ‘Dine Around Dinner Experience’ included in the All-Inclusive-Plus package. For guests staying on the All-Inclusive Plus package (AIP), for every 5-night stay on the island, guests can appreciate one dinner at either the Asian Wok or the Hot Rock Restaurant.

Guest staying less than 4 nights on AIP can still enjoy the dine-around experience at the Hot Rock and Asian Wok Restaurant by reservation as an add-on, at USD 69* per person.

Guests staying on FullBord can also join the dine-around experience disregard of the length of their stay by making reservations at USD 89* per person.

This ‘dine-around concept allows Meeru guests to enjoy different arrays of gastronomies in different ambiences. The a-la-caret menus include offerings from Asian, European, and Mediterranean cuisines to regional specialities to touch experiential dinings such as hotpots, teppanyaki and volcano-rock cooking. Having the experience available for dinner also permits our guests to enjoy the daytime relaxing under palms, doing activities, diving, excursions and finish the day with an indulging dinner.

Dine Around Asian Wok Meeru Maldives

Dining at the Asian Wok Restaurant & Bar
Setting foot inside Asian Wok during sunset can leave one in awe of the views. The floor-to-ceiling wooden doors at the restaurant that open up to endless unobstructed views of the Maldivian blue oceans, the hundred hues of oranges and pink painted across the skies, at sunset due to the restaurant’s waterfront and elevated position.

You can either settle yourselves at the restaurant for a glass of wine or cocktail to watch the sun go down or be seated for dinner. Asian wok offers an incredible Tepenyaki counter along with a menu of flavorful authentic Asian cuisine. Guests can also take their pick of seafood, or ‘catch of the day here. Whichever menu you choose to go with, a meal at the Asian Wok is an experience in itself.

Dining at the Hot Rock Restaurant & Bar
Hot Rock Restaurant, located on our ‘adults-only side of the island extending to the deck of the infinity pool deck, is also a well-known and favourite spot amongst our guests. Guest can select from Indoor or alfresco seating.

Note: 24 hours pre-booking is required and will be subject to space availability. For dine-around, guests will be ordering off of a special menu designed for the purpose.
Dine-around dinners will not be valid for special events.
Vegan and Vegetarian dishes are available.
Meeru sources food sustainably and some dishes will contain fresh produce from Meeru ‘s organic garden.

*All Price includes 12% GST
Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change.

October Brings Even More Fun to the Palm-fringed Paradise of Meeru

Dear Guests,

Sunny greetings from your palm-fringed paradise!

Thank you to our in-house guests and those who have visited us during the beautiful month of September. To our future holidaymakers – a warm welcome awaits you in the Maldives as we greet you on your arrival in paradise.

Nothing compares to a simplistic bicycle ride around Meeru. Feel the sun and the breeze as you explore the island in a fun and active way. It was a morning to remember with lots of smiles and laughter shared by our Meeru team when they had the chance to try the newly arrived bicycles. See the proof, as we are sharing some pictures of our team and the adventurous ride. If you are already getting excited and thinking to try it yourself, please visit our Sports Center and rent one for you and your loved ones.

Each wine has its own distinctive taste. Join our Meeru Sommelier, our sophisticated connoisseur, while you escape exciting your palate with flavours from across the globe. Taste two wines and tapas as you trail your way to Hot Rock, Asian Wok, Uthuru bar and Dhoni bar. Our Wine Trail is an inciting event where you can learn to access wines while you enjoy every sip.

Bring along your scariest costumes, and let’s have a  spooktacular Halloween party at Kakuni Bar for all the children and the young at heart. There is a lot in store for everyone, prepared by Euro-Divers, Duniye Spa and especially by your Meeru fa-BOO-lous team.

Days go by so fast, and another month is waiting around the corner to look forward to, during your stay with us in November. Take a peek at our November events and promotions as we share what is happening in Meeru.

Meeru Christmas is already waiting for you, and we are getting ready for this year’s festive celebrations. Christmas 2020 was full of adventure, which everyone enjoyed. So, let us reminisce about last year’s Christmas 🎬 celebration, and together, we can create another magical Meeru Christmas.

Let us get you excited with fun events and wonderful moments happening in Meeru. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, or visit our Meeru website as we share interesting stories and images that will enliven your holiday mood.

Together we will create beautiful memories to treasure during your holiday. So let the sun, sand and the beach witness your amazing escapade and bring home those precious moments spent here with us in Meeru.



Bert Goebel
General Manager

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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

Meeru_GM Message_Sept 2021

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.



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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