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Meet the Team: Mohamed Nawaf, Housekeeping Coordinator at Meeru Island

There is plenty of talent to be found in Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Meeru’s housekeeping team have exceptional individuals. Here at Meeru, we have been lucky enough to build a team that truly excels. In our latest blog, let us introduce you to Nawaf, the housekeeping coordinator.

Q: Tell me about yourself and what it is like to be working as a housekeeping coordinator at the resort? How long have you been with the resort?

My name is Mohamed Nawaf Ali, 24 years old and working as a Housekeeping Coordinator. It has been 5 years since I started working in Meeru.

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 am from an island called Fuvahmulah on the south end of the Maldives. I accomplished my Primary education in Mohamed Jamaaludheen School and completed my Secondary education and my O’ Level at Gn. AEC Education Centre. After my studies, I started my work life at the age of 16 at a small shop as a cashier. I worked there for a month, and then I realized that this was not the life for me as I wanted to join the tourism industry. This motivated me to look for opportunities which led me to my current role.

Q: Why did you decide to become a housekeeping coordinator?

Among the jobs in tourism, my preference is to be in the Housekeeping department because that way I can meet the guests daily, chat with them (which they love) and get to know about different parts of the world. I started applying for jobs in resorts, and then finally, I got a job as a Room Boy at one of the resorts here in the Maldives. After working for 6 months I decided to resign and look for other opportunities, and Meeru opened its door for me. In 2016, I started as Room Attendant. I love the Meeru environment, and my colleagues and supervisors are very supportive.

Q: What do you love most about your work?

Being a Room Attendant for 4 years was a good experience, and I learned a lot. In 2021, I was promoted to housekeeping coordinator, and it was a dream come true and an opportunity that I will truly treasure. I enjoy interacting with different guests from different parts of the world. In addition, as a housekeeping Coordinator, I get to learn how to manage and organize things and deal with different kinds of people and scenarios. Providing excellent service and learning new things drive me to love my job.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?

I love playing football and working out at the Gym when I am not working.

Q: Which villa is your favourite and why?

My favourite villa in Meeru is the 300 Jacuzzi Water Villa side as these are the best rooms in the resort. These villas are situated near the infinity pool, where guests can chill. This is also the area where at the end of the jetty is a great spot to watch the stars or different kinds of fishes.

Visiting Meeru Is Even More Easier Now!

A hearty welcome from your Meeru family!

We want to thank all of our fantastic guests and friends who have stayed with us over the past three months. For all of our future holiday-makers, we will be looking forward to welcoming you here on the sunny side of the Maldives.

With the Maldives revoking its State of Public Health Emergency, travelling to Meeru has become easier. Meeru has reviewed all austerity measures putting services, facilities and events back to normal. Let us share the updated information for A Safe Holiday Experience in Meeru.

We are happy to share that Repeater’s Cocktail party is back on our weekly event for all our repeat guests. Every Saturday from 1830 to 1930, we cordially invite you to join us for an evening of reminiscing your previous holidays with us or simply sharing your experience on your recent stay here in Meeru. It will be a pleasure to hear your stories and to know your thoughts.

We are sending warm greetings to all the mothers in the world, and we invite you to celebrate “Mother’s Day” in the Maldives while indulging in the sun, sand and beach ambience on this special day. Make her feel special with a holiday in Meeru planned with a special dinner, massage, excursions or a private sunset on a yacht. See things to do in Meeru.

Do you play tennis or want to learn tennis? Meeru has recently upgraded the tennis courts for the tennis enthusiast. The tennis courts are accessible for all the guests, and our team are happy to be of service.

As you might already have heard, MasterChef Sweden was in Meeru recently, and it was a great pleasure to be part of the MasterChef journey. Congratulations, Adam Thulin, for winning the MasterChef Sweden Season 11. Keep cooking delectable dishes and continue your journey of being one of the top MasterChef.

April is also the month to start planning your next summer holiday, and it is never too early to book a future get-away with your loved ones. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts about Meeru on Social Media and on the Meeru website. Your Meeru family will always be available to accommodate you for a relaxing holiday, be it with family, friends, your honeymoon or a relaxing time by yourself. See our offers.

Spending time with your loved ones on holiday is a simple bonding time that creates unforgettable memories that you can forever treasure. Together we create your memories here in Meeru; your paradise in the Maldives awaits you.

Sincerely,

Bert Goebel
General Manager


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Meet the Team: Mustafa Hassan, Food & Beverage Supervisor at Meeru Island

There is plenty of talent to be found in Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Meeru’s culinary team can have exceptional individuals. Here at Meeru, we have been lucky enough to build a team that truly excels in the kitchen. For this month’s Meet the team, we are proud to present Mustafa Hassan; one of the longest-standing employees of Meeru.

Q: Tell me about yourself and how long have you been with the resort?

Ans: My name is Mustafa Hassan, currently working as a Food and Beverage Supervisor. I worked here in Meeru for the last 29 Years.

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?

Ans: I am from the South Atoll of Malé and I have started my career as a waiter in a club lounge where I had learned a lot definitely, I had faced a lot of challenges also but I learn from every mistake and never look back.

Q: Why did you decide to become a Restaurant & Bar Supervisor?

Ans: As a food and beverage supervisor I always speak with the guests and also get to know their culture it makes me more confident and also I love to make new friends and when they come back again they recognised me by my name and I feel really blessed.

Q: What do you love most about the resort you work at?

Ans: I love most the friendly environment and this resort have a lot of repeater guest that is very good for us. I also love our island owners, they are very kind and humble and take very good care of their employees.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?

Ans: connecting with friends in and out of Meeru, I also like watching, reading and being updated on what is happening around the world

Q: What dining or culinary experiences will you recommend guests to try? Why?

Ans: Definitely I always recommend our guests to try the Teppanyaki at Asian Wok Restaurant and Maldivian Reef Fish as well as a Candlelight dinner with the spectacular sunset view.

Q: Which restaurant is your favourite? Which dishes guests should sample?

Ans: My favourite restaurant is Farivalhu buffet restaurant as they served a different variety of food with different themes on nights and I love the Maldivian night theme.

I would recommend trying out the Maldivian dishes which are available at the buffet as guests will be able to experience the taste of the Maldives.  The rich culture and friendly people.

 

Even Science Agrees That Meeru Has The Most Alluring Beaches

Dear guests,

Warm Greetings from your paradise in the Maldives!

It is with great pleasure we share Meeru Island Resort and Spa was recently featured in the Forbes list of The World’s 15 Most Beautiful Places (A Scientific Study) where the photo of Meeru’s beach was ranked second in the world’s most beautiful places. The eye-tracking based study was done by Britain-based travel company Kuoni where participants viewed a series of images of 50 of the world’s most famous natural landmarks to recognize destinations most attractive to the human eye, where Meeru island stood out. Your Meeru family is humbled to be on this list.  See the Forbs article.

Football is one of the most loved sports in Meeru for both guests and team members. We are happy to share that we have reopened our fully revamped football pitch last month with an opening match between Meeru staff and some of our in-house guests. This March, we will resume the Guest vs Staff football match – fun-filled afternoon guests enjoy while on their Meeru holiday. Here are some candid shots of the re-opening ceremony and the first match on the new football field.

You are all invited to join us this March where events such as Manta week and celebration, Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Earth Hour to name a few, will take place.

This 2022, Ramadan starts in April. For families wishing to observe Ramadan on our peaceful island, let us cater for your every need during this holy month of Ramadan. Possibilities for a relaxing stay are endless, we are at your service. 

Have you made already plans for Easter? Let us take you on a journey, either if you are a connoisseur, enjoying romantic couple moments, or like to capture precious time with family and friends, Meeru will deliver to your expectations. Flourish your dreams while you chill out at the beach or have your youngsters enjoy all our special activities in our kid’s club, everything is at your leisure. 

MasterChef is a worldwide well-known competitive cooking reality TV show open to amateur and home cooks. The show’s format is now produced in more than 40 countries and airs in over 200 territories and one of them is MasterChef Sweden. It was an honour to host and be a part of MasterChef Sweden as Meeru was their location in the Maldives for the remaining 6 contestants’ cook-off challenge and elimination round. Exhilarating, inspirational and unforgettable memories were cherished together by the MasterChef team, Maldivian Chefs Guild and the Meeru family. As we reminisce the moments during their time here with us, join us in taking a look at the episode 🎬 as we became part of history on this prestigious show created here in Meeru.

For our followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Meeru website enjoy every update and let us be part of your daily dose of sun, sand and the beach. And to our future holidaymakers, share your thoughts or view our updates on Meeru social media and stay connected with us.

Every memory is worth keeping and being part of your amazing holiday is what your Meeru family would like to share. We are looking forward to welcoming you with warm big smiles.

Sincerely,

Bert Goebel
General Manager


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Meet the Team: Mohamed Ali, Chef De Partie at Meeru Island

There is plenty of talent to be found in Meeru Island Resort & Spa and Meeru’s culinary team can have their exceptional individuals. Here at Meeru, we have been lucky enough to build a team that truly excels in the kitchen. In our latest blog, let us introduce you to Ali, one of the teams’ chefs de parties.

In his current role, guests can find him at the buffet restaurants and serving on the yachts.

Q: Tell me about yourself and what it is like to be a Chef De Partie at the resort? How long have you been with the resort?
My name is Mohamed Ali, I am 50 years old and I have been working in Meeru for over 25 years.

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 am from an island called Nolhivaranfaru in Haa Dhaalu Atoll. I started work as a crew member for a yacht called Hagern, before becoming a waiter onboard, then a kitchen helper and finally a Chef.

Q: Why did you decide to become a Chef De Partie?
I enjoyed my work as a kitchen helper and there was a position opened to become a Commis Chef and I took the opportunity. Then as I worked hard, I got promoted and now I am one of the Chef De Partie who enjoys cooking both for the staff and the guests of Meeru.

Q: What do you love most about the resort you work at?
I get to work on the Kamana, one of Meeru yachts as we go on excursions with guests which are very fun at the same time I get to prepare meals for guests of different nationalities.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?
In my free time, I enjoy talking with friends, playing football, fishing and snorkelling

Q: What is your favourite among the wide selection of food in the buffet?
I enjoy Maldivian food on the weekly Maldivian Theam Night and my favourite is Garudhiya (Maldivian Fish Broth) with Fried Fish a perfect combination eaten together with a variety of accompaniments and side dishes like thelulifay (fried drumstick leaves), boiled yam, fresh lime to name a few.

Q: What food on the menu will you recommend guests to try? Why?
Meeru guests should try the fish at the buffet and for a more extravagant evening to order the Maldivian lobster which is served with fresh vegetables mostly from the Meeru garden.

 

Meeru Island – Ranked 2nd in The List For World’s Most Beautiful Places

Meeru Island Resort & Spa is featured in the Forbes list of ‘The World’s 15 Most Beautiful Places (A Scientific Study)’. The AI technology used in the study concluded Meeru Island is the second most beautiful landmark in the world. Meeru was also the only beach destination in the top fifteen positions.

The eye-tracking based, study was done by Britain-based travel company Kuoni where participants viewed a series of images of 50 of the world’s most famous natural landmarks to recognize destinations most attractive to the human eye, where Meeru island stood out.

Selected from a variety of unique landmarks across the globe, Meeru Island is delighted to be recognised for its pristine beaches and sparkling waters.

See the article: https://bit.ly/3JCkr01

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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MasterChef Sweden Latest Cook Out In Meeru Island Maldives

Several years ago, when MasterChef Sweden aired for the first time on Swedish National TV, nobody anticipated having a pivotal episode of the competition to be shot here in Meeru Island Resort & spa.

November 2021 saw the Sveriges mästerkock 2021, (MasterChef Sweden 2021) that airs on TV4, its production crew, judges ( from across Sweden such as Mischa Billing, Markus Aujalay, and Tom Sjostedt) and the contests arrive at Meeru for episode 12 of season 11 which was filmed on Meeru Island in the Maldives instead of the studio kitchen in Sweden.

To welcome the team, Meeru Island along with the Maldives Chefs Guild, hosted a Maldivian night themed dinner. The evening kicked off with the contestants arriving at Meeru Island via speed boat while the judges was flown in via domestic seaplane. The Meeru team members’ welcomed the MasterChef team in traditional Maldivian attire, music and drums, handing them delicious coconut-infused drinks.

This was followed by an elegantly prepared buffet dinner of authentic local cuisine, accompanied by the joyous sounds of Bodu Beru played by members of the Meeru team.

For the cooking segment, the team sourced their vegetables, salads, fruits and spices from Meeru’s Organic Gardens. Fish was caught by the contestants themselves using traditional Maldivian hand-reel fishing excursion they took the same day.

The team from Maldives Chefs Guild, along with the incredible multi-national team of chefs of Meeru explained to the contestants how each ingredient was used for their taste. Using the information and tasting, two teams prepared locally themed dishes for the competition at the oceanfront Asian Wok Restaurant. The testing session by the judges was held on the beach, where the gentlemen’s group won the round.

The following morning the elimination round was held at the Pavillion Bar. The contestants had to taste Meeru’s signature curry dish, ‘Kadu Kukulhu’ (a  fish-based dish named Sea Chicken) and write down the ingredients.

The Maldives cooking challenge ended with five contestants qualifying for the next round, where they ended the day sailing into the Maldivian sunset style in the timber yacht Kamana.

See MasterChef Sweden episode 12 of season 11

About Sveriges mästerkock:
MasterChef is a worldwide well-known competitive cooking reality TV show open to amateur and home cooks. The show’s format is now produced in more than 40 countries and airs in over 200 territories, and one of them is MasterChef Sweden which airs on Sweden’s TV4.

About Meeru:
Meeru Island Resort & Spa is a family-friendly private island with separate adults-only areas and facilities, four restaurants and six bars. The resort situated a convenient and scenic 55-minute speedboat transfer from Malé’s Velana International Airport ( IATA: MLE). The island is a tranquil tropical paradise of palm trees, its own lagoon, white sandy beaches, a coral nursery and a choice of beach and overwaters accommodation.

As one of the earliest resorts to be opened in the Maldives, Meeru Island Resort & Spa is known for its efforts to keep the local Maldivian traditions rooted within our services on the island. The island is proud to be one of the first resorts in the Maldives to have opened a museum paying tribute to the age-old customs and traditions of the Maldivians.

The resort has also paid special attention to infusing the local culture, food, and tradition into all the services we provide to our guests. Themed dinner nights and cultural shows are a weekly happening on the island.

For more information, contact: [email protected]
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Your Maldivian Playground For Romance & Family Time

Dear Guests,

A sunny side of life from your Meeru Family!

It is with great pleasure to share our gratitude as Meeru received the HolidayCheck Special Award 2022. In the Maldives, Meeru is amongst the 16 most popular hotels recognized and awarded by HolidayCheck. Thank you to our in-house guests, repeaters and future holidaymakers who believes that Meeru is your home away from home. Each of your reviews counts!!!

As the first quarter of 2022 ends enjoys various activities in Meeru on your holiday with us. Let us tailor an escapade for you and join us in various activities happening in March.

Let us put nature at the centre of attention, take part in this year’s Earth Hour celebration in Meeru. It is our simple way to show that we care about “Lights OFF and holiday experience ON”.

Speaking of nature “World Water Day” will also be celebrated in Meeru this March, let the wave take you to an unforgettable experience with various water activities. It’s always fun with the sun, sand and the beach.

International Women’s Day is a reason to book your holiday with us. Surprise the woman of your life and give her the pamper holiday she deserves. Spa, excursions, special dinner or a simple relaxing at the beach with Meeru mixologist cocktail is one of the to-dos for your special someone.

Elevate your holiday while you cruise along with one of Meeru’s private luxury yachts Norah and have the yacht and start a full day or a half-day tour. Snorkel through the most picturesque house reef and watch the sunset in the most elegant way. You may also enjoy a spectacular sundowner voyage with an epicurean dining experience served by your personal Chef and service team. Or have it for your transfer from the airport to Meeru or Meeru to the airport and arrive in style. Something new for an elegant way of spending your holiday in the Maldives.

Know what Meeru is up to and get more updates on what is happening at your favourite holiday destination. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Meeru website and let us keep in touch.

Quality time with your loved ones here with your Meeru family is a holiday to treasure for life.


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Meet the Team: Hawwa Naseer, Meeru’s Guest Services Supervisor

Meeru Island is one of the longest-serving island resorts in the Maldives with rich culture, history, and its dream-like palm fringes towering into the sky. The greatest compliment to this beach-filled island is undoubtedly the staff, hence making every guest’s journey a treasured experience of a lifetime.

For this month’s meet the team blog we decided to sit down with one of the faces of Meeru Island; Hawwa Naseer our Guest Services Supervisor from the Front of house department.

Born and raised in the Maldives, Hawwa’s career started in Meeru 8 years ago in 2014 as Guest Services Assistant. Since then Hawwas has been amongst well-recognized faces in front of the house.

Q: Tell me about yourself and what it is like to be a Guest Services Supervisor at the resort? How long have you been with the resort? 

I love interacting with guests and assisting them to the best of my ability. As a Guest Services Supervisor, I learned that it is not just doing the job but making sure that you do it with all your best. I have been in Meeru for almost 8 years and still counting. I enjoy working with the Front of the House team as we are like family and not just colleagues.

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 am from Addu City which is the southernmost island group in the Maldives. Before working in Meeru I worked as a Telephone Operator from one of the resorts here in the Maldives. At my previous work, my colleagues would ask me to assist the guests and attend to replying to their queries. With this experience, I had the opportunity to improve and learn a lot about the Front of the House operation. This was my stepping stone to be part of the Meeru Family.

Q: Why did you decide to become a Guest Services Supervisor? 

Becoming Guest Services Supervisor is a part of my journey to achieve a better career in this Hospitality industry.

Q: What do you love most about your work?

Being part of the Front of the House team is happiness. I can assist the guests, meet lots of people and learn different things daily.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?

I occupy my free time with reading books, doing creative stuff like arts and crafts, and watching different series and movies.

Q: What extraordinary experiences guests should embark on when on holiday at Meeru Island Resort and Spa? Your recommendations? 

Holidaymakers can enjoy a half-day or full-day trip via one of our yachts and explore North Male’ atoll in top-notch luxury, swim, or snorkel with marine life.

Q: What advice or motivational words can you give to those who want to work in Guest Services? 

“What you say and how you say it matters – smile and give your best in everything you do”


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A Prosperous New Year From The Sunny Side Of Maldives!

Dear Guests,

A prosperous New Year from the Sunnyside of Maldives!

Your Meeru family would like to thank our guests and repeaters and holidaymakers who have shared unforgettable memories and celebrated special events here with us. Together let us welcome another prosperous year with positive thoughts and look forward to a fruitful year ahead. May this year brings more blessings, good health and create exciting memories to treasure with our loved ones.

Reminiscing all the fond memories of 2021 and welcoming 2022 with a great celebration 🎬 is what we want to share. This year Meeru will entice you with fun-filled events, happy memories and great activities that everyone will enjoy. Meeru 2022 Events and promotions surely is not just for the young ones but also for the young at heart.

And what’s more for 2022? Music at the pool with special cocktails and mocktails are the perfect combination for a pool party. Meeru has recently introduced an afternoon delight for all the in-house guests, and the Dhoni bar pool area is the event venue. So come and join the fun, and let’s Party!

Last Festive Season Meeru introduced the high tea concept that a lot of guests loved. So book your Meeru Afternoon tea special and enjoy an afternoon at the Asian Wok restaurant with a refreshing burst of various tea flavours accompanied with scrumptious sweet and savoury food.

Heart’s Day is not just for couples but for everyone. Love is already in the air in Meeru as we prepare for the grandest Valentine’s Day event. Special dinner, spa package and various activities to enjoy during the month of love. To add a special touch to surprise your loved one, book our private yacht for a special transfer from the airport to Meeru or hire the boat for a romantic get-away. There are many options, just let us know your preference, and we will tailor a package for you and your special someone.

Let us keep in touch and get updates on events from our social media; follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Meeru website.

Start the year right and plan your holiday with us here in Meeru. A warm welcome awaits you and your loved ones for a fantastic holiday here, in your home away from home.

Sincerely,

Bert Goebel
General Manager


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