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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.


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.

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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.

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