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How to enjoy coconut water in Meeru

Kurumba is the Maldivian name for a young coconut. Coconut water is a cure for dehydration and also given as a ceremonial gift. While it may not be a miracle cure, it does have many health benefits.
Meeru Coconut

How to Enjoy Coconut Water

  1. Drink it early morning on an empty stomach: Coconut water contains lauric acid, which helps in boosting your immunity, kick-starting your metabolism.
  2. Before or after a workout: coconut water is a great natural sports drink that helps in hydrating your body, replenishing the lost electrolytes, helps in fighting fatigue and exhaustion and is one of the best energy boosting drinks.
  3. Pre and post meals: It is low in calories and easy on the stomach. Drinking coconut water helps in quick digestion and prevents bloating after meals.

It has also traditionally been used to treat dehydration and given as ceremonial gifts. While it may not be a miracle cure, it does have many health benefits.

At Meeru Island Resort & Spa, you can enjoy coconut drinks at the Dhoni Bar beach on Sunday and Hot Rock beach on Wednesdays, freshly plucked from Meeru’s coconut trees.

 

An Eggciting Easter Awaits This April In Meeru

The entire month of April will be full of delightful dining experiences offering delicious dishes and stunning views. To begin the month with a toast at the Sunset Lagoon Wine Tasting: an opportunity to sample fine wines in an idyllic setting. From Seafood Buffet at Asian Wok Beach to Easter Brunch at the buffet restaurants, its a treat not to be forgotten for all the guests who have planned their holiday during Easter on Meeru Island Resort & Spa.

It will be an even more exciting time for the kids as our Kid’s and Teen’s Club has prepared a full programme of fun and games. A kid’s day out at the sandbank sets the tone for a month of adventure. There is no room for boredom with an array of activities planned including an Easter Egg Hunt, Sand Castle Competition, Water Polo, Cookies Decoration, Egg and Coconut Painting, Kids Fitness Session and more.

At our guests’ disposal anytime during their stay will be the range of experiences that Meeru offers, from sunset cruises to indulgent treatments at Duniye Spa. Kids Stay for Free on offer gives you the perfect reason to book your April adventure and experience the #meerumagic.

View the full programme here.

Meeru Meet The Team, Rasheed

Mohamed Rasheed is a staff housing area attendant, who has been with Meeru for over a year. We caught up with him to find out what he loves most about his job and his insights on being a good team player.

 

What do you like most about your job?

I like working with my manager and the rest of my team. I am confident with my job as Staff Housing Area Attendant because of the training I have attended that help me in doing my best at work.

 

What are your hobbies?

I love playing football. I am also fascinated by Egypt and watch documentary films about it. I would love to see the pyramids one day.

 

What do you like most about the resort? 

Meeru provides good accommodation and food for its employees. There are also different staff facilities to cater to the employees’ needs.

 

What advice or motivational words you can give to your colleague?

My advice to my colleagues is to always be professional at work. In doing so, you have to be always punctual, follow your supervisor’s instructions and have a good attitude towards work. If you love your job, everything comes easy.

 

 

What is the secret to being a team member?

Punctuality is one important factor in being a good team player. If you come to work on time, you can complete your tasks every day. Sharing your knowledge is another essential factor. I find time to teach my colleagues some ways to do things faster, sharing tips that I have learned from previous experience. Lastly, I think it is important to be cooperative to work well with each other.

 

The Top Instagrammable Spots In Meeru

One of the best perks of a tropical holiday is the amazing photos you get to take. Whether it is that glorious capture of the sunrise from your water villa, the drool-worthy photo of your breakfast spread, the enviable shot of your cocktail on the beach or the mandatory photo of you under the palm-trees, Meeru has lots of picture-perfect opportunities. Here are some of our favourites to help you plan your Instagram posts during your next visit to paradise.

The New Swings

There is a new spot to take in the beautiful views and watch the sunset, and it’s perfect for two.

 

 

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Your Jacuzzi

Whether you are in a Jacuzzi Water Villa or a Jacuzzi Beach Villa, the Jacuzzi is a perfect place to take that Instagram #couplegoals shot.

 

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 The Infinity Pool

The Meeru infinity pool is more than a place to cool off in the tropical sun. Did someone say #views?

 

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The Beach

Our island is surrounded by miles of uninterrupted beach, the perfect place to spend a #beachday. The amazing views all around are just the cherry on top!

 

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Around The Island

Meeru is a lush, tropical paradise surrounded by greenery. Take a walk around the island and capture its beauty.

 

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Have your own pics from Meeru? Be sure to tag us using #meeruisland.

Meet The Meeru Team: Aseel

Aseelullahi Raashid, popularly referred to as Aseel, is an excursion assistant who has been with Meeru for two years. We caught up with the jovial character to learn more about him.

What do you like most about your job?

I like my job because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission. This truly creates a family environment where everybody is there for each other.

What is your favourite excursion and why?

My favourite excursion I would say is the Turtle Explorer on a Yacht which is a full day trip as I really like being in the water as much as possible. This excursion is really fun and relaxing. Sailing on a yacht can be a memorable experience in the Maldives.

What excursion would you recommend for guests to try?

I would recommend Meeru Adventure Snorkelling. This is a half-day excursion that offers the possibility of seeing sea turtles, manta rays and reef sharks at a reasonable price.

What are your hobbies?

I love playing football, table tennis, video games, reading and surfing the internet to stay updated and knowledgeable.

What do you like most about the resort? 

I like the resort because the accommodation is pretty good, and everyone respects each other. Additionally, the management appreciates and motivates me to improve.

What advice or motivational words you can give to your colleague?

Teamwork is the best way to reach the goal. Respect everyone, and appreciate the things others do for you.

What is the secret to being a good team member?

Being a team player, respecting everyone and being open to ideas from everyone to learn more.

Meet The Captain

In our latest edition of Meeru Meet The Team, we go out to sea to meet Mohamed Ismail. Nicknamed Keyolhu, Ismail is the Captain of Meeru-14. He lets us in on his favourite things and the secret to being great at his job.

What do you like most about your job?

I like that my job allows me to be out at sea. Since I was a child, I have always loved the ocean. I would spend my time swimming, snorkelling and fishing on small dhonis. Now, as a Captain of Meeru-14, I take guests on fishing trips, which makes me truly happy.

What are your hobbies?

In my free time, I love going fishing, watching movies and playing indoor games like Carom and Table Tennis.

What do you like most about the resort?

What I love about Meeru is the caring management who look after our welfare and my friendly team members.

What is the secret to being a good Captain?

The secret to being a good Captain or working in Guest Transport is to be punctual and always ready. You must strive to keep the vessels clean and tidy. It helps to have a can-do attitude and to respect everyone.

What is your greatest dream?

My dream is to continue providing excellent service and keep doing my best.

Meet The Meeru Team: Shaji, Luggage Coordinator

Neelakanta Pillai Shaji Kumar is a Luggage Coordinator in the Front Office Department who has been with Meeru for 21 years. Shaji had a chat with us regarding his job and interests. Read on.

What do you like most about your job?

I like being able to serve the guests, bringing in luggage that contains important holiday essentials for their most awaited vacation.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy playing games at Ekuveni (staff recreational facility) such as carom and billiards. I also love watching cricket matches, but most of the time, you will find me watching Hindi movies.

What do you like most about the resort?  

I love that the resort has provided great staff facilities and modern amenities such as the coffee machine to make us comfortable. I also love our guests who make it possible for us to be here.

What do you love to do during your free time?  

Meeru is just a speedboat transfer away from Male’ so I love travelling to the city to meet friends for dinner or coffee once in a while.

What is the secret to being a good luggage coordinator?

I believe the secret to working well is hard work, honesty and dedication to the job.

Have The Destination Wedding Of Your Dreams

In Meeru Island Resort & Spa, we give couples the once in a lifetime chance to exchange or renew vows in the most beautiful place on earth. In a symbolic and emotional ceremony, full of traditional Maldivian touches, you can affirm your love and undying commitment to each other, against the backdrop of the stunning sea. The powder-soft sandy beach, overlooking the ocean, under palm fronds and surrounded by hibiscus flowers is the perfect place to celebrate your love.

The wedding or vow renewal ceremony begins with elaborate preparations at Duniye Land Spa for the bride. Here the bride’s makeup and hair are done. Once ready, the groom is picked up by local girls and escorted to Duniye Spa Land Spa in song and dance to pick his bride. You will then be accompanied by the local bridal team, singing and beating their Bodu Beru drums, to the Asian Wok Restaurant Beach, where the location has been set up. The wedding ceremony is performed in English and Dhivehi, and afterwards, a Dhoni (traditional boat) will transport you to the beach by your guest room to begin a lifetime of adventure together.

Wedding or vow renewal ceremonies are only $540 per couple and can be booked through Reception*.

If you are planning your visit to Meeru, kindly have a look at our special offer for Winter 2019/2020.

#MeetTheMeeruTeam: Michael

Ibrahim Ahmed Waseem fondly referred to as Michael, is an ever-smiling waiter who brings a cheerful presence wherever he goes. We met up with him on the job and asked him a few questions. Read on.

What do you like most about your job?

Serving the guests and making them happy makes me love my job more. In fact, Meeru guests’ happiness is the best part of my job!

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include dancing, playing futsal and mixing dance music. My favourite dance styles are Robot and Lyrical Dance.

What do you like most about the resort?

Meeru’s working environment and staff recreational facilities are the highlights for me.

Meeru is a great place to work as it is just a speedboat away from Male’, the main city.

What is your favorite restaurant/bar in Meeru?

Kakuni bar is the best for me as this is the bar where we mostly entertain the guests.

What does it takes to be a good waiter?

To be a good waiter you should be able to provide great customer service that will make each guest inspired to keep coming back to Meeru.

We hope you learnt a little more about Michael, and will be coming to say hello to him in person. Follow our #MeetTheMeeruTeam series to get to know more about our wonderful staff.

A Few Things You Should Know About The Maldives

Many of you have made the Maldives, and Meeru Island Resort & Spa, your second home, returning year after year to enjoy this beautiful tropical paradise. You know and have experienced first-hand the beauty of the Maldives: the warm weather, powder-soft, white beaches and startlingly clear turquoise waters. Now, we wish to share a little more about the Maldivian culture and heritage.

Let’s start with the language! Maldivians speak Dhivehi, which has Sanskrit, Sinhalese and Arabic influences. Here are some common phrases that you can add to your vocabulary:

Hello: “assalaamu alaikum” is a more formal greeting while “maruhabaa” is informal.

Thank you: “shukuriyyaa.”

You’re welcome: “maruhabaa.”

The Meeru Museum

The Maldives islands are believed to have been inhabited for the last 3,000 years. The first settlers were from southern India and Sri Lanka as well as from Arab and African countries. Tourism began in 1970 and slowly started developing. Our Meeru Museum exhibits several Maldivian artefacts, from traditional wooden boxes which were used as travel storage (lakudi foshi) to wooden Maldivian sandals which were worn until the early 1980s (ujjehi maravalhhi). Drop by the Museum anytime for a glimpse into the fascinating history of the Maldives.

Maldivian food can best be described as spicy and from the sea. The food is heavily reliant on naturally available food sources such as coconuts, tuna and reef fish. The initial settlers passed on their usage of curries and spices, and to this day, Maldivian food is heavily influenced by that. Every Friday is Maldivian night in Meeru. In our buffet restaurants, you can enjoy various delicacies from Garudhiya (fish soup) and Huni Roshi (coconut-based flatbread).

Maldivian Cultural Show: Bodu Beru Performance.

Music and dance is an integral part of Maldivian Culture. Bodu Beru refers to the traditional drums and the cultural dance that is performed to the sound of these drums. The dance performance is a form of storytelling and entertainment and varies depending on the occasion. After a sumptuous Maldivian Night dinner on Fridays, we have a Maldivian Culture & History Presentation, followed by a Bodu Beru Performance at Kakuni Bar. Join us and be sure to bring your dancing shoes.

Maldivian Cultural Show: Bodu Beru Performance.

We look forward to welcoming you to experience the wonder of Meeru and the Maldives!

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