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

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

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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. 

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Here is how you already experience Maldivian Heritage at Meeru

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:

Abundant Ocean

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.

Maldivian Nights

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.

Meeru Museum

Cultural Awareness

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.

[Related: Tales from the Meeru Museum – Raaveriya, The Toddy Tapper »]

Additionally,  Meeru offers excursions such as Casting and Big Game Fishing, where you can learn how to reel in the big fish like a Maldivian fisherman – Local style!

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

Prepare For A Jolly Time At Meeru This Festive Season

The most exciting time of the year is almost upon us! As per tradition, we have prepared a series of activities to help us all get in the festive spirit as we make wonderful memories. Whatever holiday you celebrate, if you will be in Meeru Island Resort & Spa this December, you can expect to have a jolly time. Our festive season programme has been created to ensure that there is never a dull moment. Prepare to experience the magic of our tropical island as you laugh and make memories with your loved ones, whether you are travelling with just your partner, or with kids in tow.

The programme starts on December 20, 2019, with a lighting ceremony where you can watch the island come alive with glorious lights, and ends on January 2, 2020. In between, there are a wide variety of experiences to please everyone. Compete in the guest vs. staff football match, sip Christmas cocktails with Meeru management, rally your family to take part in the festive canoe race, bring out your best moves at the beach party and wind your evenings down with live music sessions. The things you love most about Meeru, such as excellent dining, and glorious beach views, remain uninterrupted, so you are guaranteed a wonderful vacation.

Browse through the entire programme here and keep an eye out on our social media pages for updates.

An Exciting Easter Ahead In Meeru

Our Easter basket is full to the brim with activities this month. We have put together various fun activities for the little ones to enjoy as you celebrate Easter in Meeru Island Resort & Spa. From Friday, April 19, 2019, to Wednesday, April 24, 2019, kids will be in for many, many treats as we engage in fun and joyous activities.

We start on Friday with kids’ day out at the sand bank, for fun in the sun and sand. The eggciting programme also includes an Easter egg hunt, sand castle building competition, water polo, egg & coconut painting and so much more. Download the full program here.

We look forward to an eggcellent Easter!

Read about the family experience in Meeru.

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Meeru Island Resort & Spa Garners More Awards

Thanks to your continued support, Meeru Island Resort & Spa has received new accolades.

Once again, Meeru has been granted the HolidayCheck Award for Most Popular Hotel. Awarded to the top ten hotels in a region, the accolade recognises properties that are popular with holidaymakers. The selection process is based on over 950,000 traveller reviews and bestowed to hotels that have a minimum rating of 5.0 out of 6.0 and a recommendation rate of at least 90%. Meeru has a 98% recommendation rating and has been rated 5.8 out of 6. Having received the HolidayCheck Award for five years in a row, Meeru was awarded the HolidayCheck Gold Award 2019, the highest recognition from HolidayCheck.

Meeru also received the TUI Top Quality Award 2018 and the TUI Holly Award. The Top Quality is prestigious for top hotels that have performed and passed the TUI safety check, received at least 30 assessments from guest surveys and scored at least 8.7 points out of 10. The Holly Award is the symbol for first-class management, entrepreneurial creativity, good leadership and high safety standards. It is the highest accolade that can be awarded to a TUI hotel. A premium prize, it recognises excellent attention to detail, superb service and outstanding cuisine. We are very proud to receive these two awards that are a testament to the service and hospitality we offer our guests.

These awards are thanks to you, our valued guests who continuously leave reviews, ratings and feedback on travel platforms. We hope to welcome you to experience the magic of Meeru, soon.

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Recap at Meeru Island: Initiatives to Protect the Environment and the Ocean

On June 5, 2018, Meeru Island Resort & Spa celebrated World Environment Day with an educational and insightful Back-of-House Tour, which included our very own Meeru Garden and Greenhouse, as well as the Fresh Water and Water Bottling Plants. Meeru continues to actively show support of an environmentally sustainable future for the Maldives through a daily commitment towards creating awareness.


Since the day began in 1972, people from around the world hosted a number of events in support of more positive environmental action, from connecting with nature to reducing carbon footprints and action against wildlife crime. Meeru has been an avid participant of World Environment Day over the years, but also, in each and every way to conserve the pristine nature of the Maldives and protect our unique marine life.


Closely related to a sustainable environment for the Maldives, is preserving and protecting our ocean. With 26 atolls covering 90 000 square kilometers of the Indian Ocean and over 2000 species of tropical fish residing in the Maldives’ warm, crystal clear waters, protecting our Ocean is just as important.



For World Oceans Day on June 8, 2018, Meeru hosted a lagoon cleaning activity together with the Euro-Divers team, where staff and guests joined in an effort to clear out the pristine lagoon of any remaining debris, which is a daily action towards maintaining our beautiful marine ecology.


Both occasions where held under the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”, to coincide with theme from Earth Day on April 22. The theme recognizes the effects of plastic pollution on our environment, wildlife, marine ecology and the planet as a whole, with billions of people building awareness and taking action towards a plastic-free future.


At Meeru, we are dedicated to advocating environmentally sustainable business operations, with an aim to positively impact the communities in which we operate through energy-efficient practices and sustainable education while maintaining high-quality services to our guests. We continuously strive to incorporate good environmental practices into all of our decisions and operations.


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A Nature Walk for Earth Day 2018 at Meeru

On Earth Day, April 22, 2018, Meeru Island Resort & Spa in collaboration with the Meeru Green Club hosted a successful Nature Walk around the Island, and an eye-opening Back-of-House Tour of the Resort operations.


The Nature Walk offered insights into the beautiful, unspoiled natural environment, the various trees, vegetation and plants that are home to the Island. Guests were treated to important information and a look at Meeru’s Greenhouse, where organic produce is grown by harnessing the natural Maldivian sun.


Following the informative Nature Walk, guests were guided on an eye-opening tour of the Resort operations and the daily efforts made to contribute to environmental sustainability. The Back-of-House Tour includes an inside look at the Fresh Water Plant and information on how Meeru uses reverse osmosis to produce its own fresh water, as well as the use of recyclable glass water bottles in a separate plant.


Guests can join the Nature Walk and Garden Tours from 0930 every Sunday by signing up at the Main Reception.


In celebrating Earth Day and various green initiatives with educational activities about our environment, Meeru aims to inspire the fundamental changes in human attitude and behavior about sustainability.


The Meeru Green Club is a newly established initiative that aims to further the Resorts’ commitment towards environmental sustainability, through awareness, outreach an engagement in the green activities held on the Island.


To stay up-to-date with our initiatives, follow Meeru Green Club on Instagram and join the Facebook Group.


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An EGGciting Easter Sunday at Meeru

Hop on over for an EGGciting fun-filled day for the kids and the young at heart!


Everyone is invited to a relaxing Easter Sunday on April 1, 2018, at Meeru Island Island Resort & Spa.


Your day starts with an Easter theme breakfast specially prepared by our Meeru Executive Chef and his team. After recharging your batteries, the Easter egg hunting starts on our Golf Course, followed by cookies and coconut painting fun for the whole family.


For dinner, a special buffet will be served for everyone in both adults-only Maalan and family-friendly Farivalhu Restaurants.


Your Meeru family will be waiting for you!


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