Much of the beauty that is Meeru Island Resort & Spa originates from the authentic and proud practice of Maldivian heritage. By preserving the unspoiled natural resources of the Maldives Islands, Meeru continuously helps create an unforgettable holiday experience.
To honor World Heritage Day, here are the ways that you already experience Maldivian Heritage at Meeru, from arrival to departure and everything in between:
From arrival, you are transported by speedboat to the Island, which is only a 55-minute transfer away from Velana International Airport. The experience allows you to take in the first natural resource, the abundant ocean surrounding the Maldives.
A Maldivian Welcome
Your welcome to Meeru is with harmonious song and the sound of Bodu Beru drums. The Guest Services and Reception team adorns functional garments made from cotton, with traditional influences in design and threading.
Authentic Villas and Facilities
The design of each facility is influenced by traditional architecture that uses one of the most useful trees in the world, from the authentic, thatched Villas, to the high ceiling Restaurants. The popular Coconut Palm Tree is considered the Maldivian National Tree or “Tree of Life” for the many ways that it is used, to this day.
Every Friday is Maldivian Night at Meeru Island, from the delicious themed cuisine at Farivalhu and Maalan Buffet Restaurants, to the informative Maldivian Cultural Presentation and Bodu Beru Dance Show.
The Meeru Museum exhibits several artifacts from centuries ago that portray the Maldivian way of life. Particularly how the early local Maldivians cooked, dressed, traveled, and schooled.
An even rarer experience is the baby blue whale skeleton next to the museum where guests will learn how this animal came to Meeru.
Subtle Cultural Fusions
Scattered across the island are traditional swings. Suspended from coconut trees are the single sings and fixed on the beach, the family-style large swings which provide a window into how the locals spend their time relaxing and a glimpse to the views they saw of the sea.
The Kurumba or the young drinking coconut is a refreshing drink guest of all ages can experience at the bar.
Beach and destination weddings including renewals of vows ceremonies incorporate cultural elements including drumming, local decor, and Maldivian styled wedding pavilion.
Book Meeru for your authentic experience of Maldivian Heritage, while you enjoy the beautiful tropical Island and it’s natural wonders