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.


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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Meet the Team: Meeru’s Azheem System Administrator

Information technology plays a major role in this contently evolving world, therefore keeping up with the newest trends in this digital world is indeed very important.

For this month’s feature on Meet the Team, we decided to go around to have a word with one of the minds behind our information technology team Mr. Ismai Azheem Mohamed, System Administrator. Azheem as his colleagues calls him has dedicatedly worked in Meeru for 9 years.

In this digital world being one of the responsible person to upkeep the computer systems in Meeru and other CCR properties is a very challenging job.  I truly enjoy the work environment as every day is new day to learn and do better

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

Working in Meeru for a total of 9 years I would say that my job is very technical in all aspects. There is a torrent of new things to do with every passing minute, taunting you with various levels of urgency. The work I do has a very visceral and noticeable effect on the productivity of the people I serve be it the guests or my internal customers that are my 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 started working as an IT Trainee and later have been promoted to Junior Network Administrator. This work field is my passion and as I improve, Meeru has also compensated me with experience and promotion. In 2018, I was again promoted to Assistant Network Administrator and then as a Network Administrator.  After years of dedication I am currently the Systems Administrator at Meeru Island Resort and Spa.

While working, I pursued further studies and earned a Diploma in Information Technology back in 2015 and some other certifications related to IT, particularly in the hospitality industry. Learning and sharing my skills and knowledge to others is happiness.

Q: Why did you decide to become a System Administrator and how you come to be in the Maldives? 

A: Being a Systems Administrator is one part of my journey to grow forward with my career in the hospitality industry and this growing Technical field in this digital world.

Q: What do you love most about your work?

A: What I love about my job is every time I can help the team to do their jobs efficiently, less stressfully, and more effectively, it is the best feeling and to a great extent, why I do what I do.  And the fact that I do get to work with new technologies is heaven.

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

A: I enjoy gaming, reading and watching movies as part of my relaxation therapy to disconnect from work.

Q: What is your favourite sports, what sports do you play?

A: Football is my top favourite and in Meeru I am about to enjoy playing these sports with my colleagues.


Meet the Team: Ahmed Hameed, Captain of the Meeru’s Kamana Yacht

For this month’s feature on Meet the Team, we interviewed one of the longest-serving team members of Meeru, Ahmed Hameed.

Ahmed has worked in Meeru for almost 14 years. Having initially joined as a Boat Crew in 2007, Ahmed quickly worked his way up the career ladder to be promoted as Captain.

In his current role, Hameed is the captain of Meeru’s classic timber motor yacht Kamana Yacht which takes the guests on numerous excursions including the sunset yacht cruising to overnight sailing.

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 was born and raised in Lh. Naifaru. However today I live with my family N. Henbadhoo. It is where I call home now.

Q: Why did you decide to become a Boat Crew/Captain?
Growing up, I loved to watch people sail. The old boats back then were a thing of fascination for me to watch, how they operated and how the people sailed them so effortlessly. This was when I started developing an interest in being a Captain.

I also loved the fact that being a Captain meant providing a great service to people in getting them from point A to point B safely. As this is a job that makes you responsible for a lot of people’s lives, I am always extra careful and take my responsibility very seriously.

Q: What do you love most about your work?
I always try to be a team player and try to lead by example. I do my best to impart whatever knowledge I have gained over the years to my team. I strongly believe that there is always room for growth and improvement and so I always encourage my team to learn new things to stay on top of their game.

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?
I have always enjoyed playing and watching football and Volleyball.

In addition to that, I of course love going for a swim, line fishing, and spear-fishing as well.
Kamana Yacht of Meeru Island
Photo: Kamana during sunset

Q: What safety measures can you advise when onboard?
I never forget that I carry the lives of many people every day- multiple times. So my number one rule is to always follow the safety measures implemented by the government and to follow safety policies laid out by the resort.

For my passengers, I would always encourage them to follow the instructions of the boat captain.

Q: What is your favorite excursion?
My favourite excursion offered by the resort is Turtle Explorer. This is a full-day trip exploring the marine life of multiple locations and it gives me such joy to be able to watch these beautiful reefs.

Guest can meet Ahmed while on excursions on the Kamana. Excursions 


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