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Make the Most of Your Summer with Meeru Island

Dear Friends of Meeru,

 

Summer holiday greetings from Meeru Island Resort & Spa!

 

The brilliant weather carries on and it’s time for you to continue to get plenty of that ‘Vitamin Sea’, only available on Meeru. There is still time to make the most of your summer and book your vacation with us. Please check our website and we will gladly assist you with arranging your dream holiday. We would be pleased to welcome you all.

 

Our Dhoni Bar seems to be the major attraction these days. No wonder, since the place has been transformed to our World Cup Bar, still underway until July 16, 2018. Large crowds of guests gather for every live match and enjoy the football broadcast right in front of the powdery, white sandy beach. Games are won and lost – but after all, new friendships are formed whilst enjoying tropical cocktails, chilled beers and sumptuous snacks in a relaxed environment.

 

Over the next couple of weeks we will keep you informed of some of the actions carried out by our Meeru Green Club. As you all are aware, reduction of plastic items and generally increased protection to our environment is vital for the sustainable future of the Maldives. Meeru has engaged in a couple of campaigns involving our team members, and as well, involving our guests. All the guests I have spoken to are very willing to contribute their fair share in order to maintain and improve the nature of our tropical little Island paradise. You all will receive regular updates and your suggestions are most welcome.

 

Thank you so much to all of you for keeping the various social media channels ‘buzzing’. Our Instagram followers are increasing by the day. Follow our Facebook Page to get the latest updates on Meeru. Thank you for all your valuable feedback and comments on TripAdvisor, HolidayCheck and various other channels. Your trip reports feature so much information and form a great platform for future guests wanting to visit Meeru.

 

Whenever you have that desire to view a glimpse of Meeru in real time, be it because you want to refresh your memory of a past holiday or wanting to see how a future holiday will look like, then just visit our homepage and click on our two Live Cams, one viewing over the Kakuni and Dhoni Bar beach, and the other one providing a view from the Uthuru Bar towards the south-western part of the Island, catching the part where the sun sets in the lagoon.

 

Have a great time ahead, whether it is on Meeru or at home. I thank you for your continuous support. Think of us from time to time and enjoy life at its best.

 

Thank you to all our guests and I hope to see you soon.

 

Kind regards from the entire Meeru Team.

Yoga for Beginners: 3 Quick Tips from Award-Winning Duniye Spa Maldives

Looking to incorporate Yoga into your health and wellness routine but don’t know where to start? Here are 3 quick yoga poses or Asanas for beginners and tips to practice at home, at the gym or even on the soft, white sandy beach at Meeru Island Resort & Spa with qualified practitioners from our award-winning Duniye Spa.

 

Each session begins with prayer, Pranayama or breathing exercises, and Salutations to the Sun.

1. Adho Mukha Śvānāsana – Downward-Facing Dog (5 Minutes)

One of the most popular Yoga poses for beginners around the world, the Downward-Facing Dog serves to calm the brain, help relieve stress and stretch the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands.

The pose starts off on your hands and knees with palms and shoulders aligned. Lift up your hips by pressing down through your hands and toes while you exhale. Find and maintain the length of your spine before stretching your knees and thighs. Once you’ve found your balance, you can begin refining the pose with deep breathes.

 

Tip: Don’t worry if the soles of your feet are not flat on the mat after you’ve lifted your hips. With enough practice, this becomes natural.

 

2. Bhujangasana – The Cobra Pose (5 Minutes)

Another easy pose for beginners – the Cobra helps open the chest and strengthen the core body while aligning the spine and invigorating the kidneys and nervous system.

Return from the Downward-Facing Dog pose and lay flat on your belly with your palms flat on your mat and legs placed together. Squeeze the thighs, press your pelvic onto the mat and lift your head and chest while you inhale. Keeping the neck aligned with the spine, use your palms to boost you further up as you drop your shoulders and push your chest forward.

 

Tip: To reduce strain in the low back you can either increase the bend in the elbows or walk your hands further forward.

3. Padmasana – The Lotus Pose (5 Minutes)

The classic pose is known to prepare beginners for deep meditation, allowing the mind and body drift into a state of relaxation and mindfulness.

While seated upright on your mat with your legs stretched apart, pull your right ankle towards your left hip and rest the top of your foot onto your hip crease. Repeat the same for your left ankle and foot onto your right hip. In the full position, your legs become like the petals of a lotus flower, gently dropping open.

 

Tip: Be sure to incorporate plenty of hip-opening stretches into your regular practice before trying the Lotus Pose.

 

End your session with 5 minutes of meditation as a part of mindfulness and enhancing your day-to-day awareness. Read more about Mindfulness and holistic wellness while on holiday and at home from the Crown & Champa Resorts Blog.

 

 

 

Enjoy additional peace of mind, consciousness and wellbeing. Sign up for our group yoga sessions on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at our Main Reception or by dialing Land Spa’s extension on 3030 or our Over-the-Water Spa’s telephone extension on 3040. The group yoga sessions are complimentary for guests on our All Inclusive Plan.

 

June 21 is celebrated annually as International Yoga Day. The 5000-year-old body of knowledge harmonizes individual and universal consciousness for a holistic approach to wellbeing. Yoga brings together a number of physical twists, turns and stretches to exercise the body, while the breathing and meditation offers mindfulness in mind, body and soul.

 

Frequent Yoga and Meditation improves muscle strength, flexibility, and increases bone health and blood flow. Other benefits include releasing tension from limbs and reducing high blood pressure, as well as regulating digestion and easing chronic pain.

 

Explore more ways to relax and enjoy time away from the busy world in tropical paradise.

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3 different ways to celebrate your loved ones at Meeru

Award winning, family-friendly Meeru Island Resort & Spa is considered one of the best All Inclusive Resorts in the Maldives that caters to guests of all ages. The Island itself is 1200 meters long by 350 meters wide, about 32 acres with long stretches of soft, white sandy beach and surrounded by warm, turquoise waters.

 

The natural environment, the incredible Family Plan and the host of activities and facilities on the Island make Meeru the ideal choice when considering a family holiday, a couple’s retreat and even a vacation with friends. Here are 3 different ways to celebrate your loved ones for these 3 significant days:

 

National Children’s Day – May 10, 2018

The Maldives celebrates Children’s Day annually on May 10, while the occasion is globally observed on November 20. For the country, it is important to celebrate children and their right to enjoy their childhood, to play and to learn.

 

Parents can treat their children to a day trip to Meeru for them to enjoy the wide variety of fun and exciting activities for kids. The Island features a Kid’s and Teen’s Club with fun games, play areas, activities and toys for kids aged 3 -12 and teens aged 13 – 17. Other facilities include a Children’s Wading Pool near the Dhoni Bar Pool, snorkeling opportunities and Big Bike rentals.

 

To book your day trip from Male’ City, send an email to our sister property, Champa Central Hotel on [email protected] or call +960 331 7766.

 

Mother’s Day – May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day in the UK is celebrated three weeks before Easter Sunday and the second Sunday of May in the United States. On both occasions, Mothers and Mother figures are celebrated for all their contributions to families and society as a whole.

 

To make your Mom feel truly special, spoil her with the trip of a lifetime to the tranquil Maldives. Book Meeru’s Jacuzzi Water Villas or Water Front Villas for her to enjoy a peaceful retreat, and include special amenities such as a revitalizing treatment from award-winning Duniye Spa, a dinner on the beach and more.

 

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International Day of Families – May 15, 2018

A day dedicated to celebrating the various forms of family, be it parents and kids, extended family, a group of childhood friends or colleagues who have become your family. International Day of Families on May 15 highlights the importance of a communal bond.

 

Highlight your summer holiday with a family trip to tropical paradise. Book Meeru’s Beach Villa or Garden Room sharing with children and enjoy a 50% reduced room and meal plan rate for children less than 15 years of age. Infants (less than 2 years of age) are not charged for their room, meal plan or transfers.

 

Families can also enjoy a variety of group excursions, land sports, activities and evening entertainment throughout the vacation.

 

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Remember to speak to our in-house photography studio, Meeru Moments to capture your summer holiday memories.

 

Choose Meeru Island Resort & Spa as the ultimate destination for all your holiday needs, especially in celebration of friends, family and loved ones.

Top 5 Family Holiday Experiences at Meeru

Book Meeru Island Resort & Spa for the ultimate family experience in the Maldives, now at an exceptional 10% discount until the end of April. The Summer Early Bird Special Offer is valid for stays from May 1 until September 30, 2018.

 

Enjoy a magical vacation with your loved ones and a variety of fun activities to explore throughout your stay!

 

Considered one of the best All Inclusive family-friendly Resorts in the Maldives, Meeru offers a variety of activities and facilities for the whole family:

 

Beach Volleyball at Meeru

 

5. Beach Volleyball

No beach holiday is complete without a game of Volleyball on the expansive beach at Meeru. The soft sand ensures that kids enjoy a fun and active game on your summer vacation, without fear of being hurt. Play in teams against other guests or staff, or simply enjoy the game with your family.

 

4. Snorkeling

The Maldives underwater world offers a whole different world of colorful and lively marine life waiting to be explored. Enjoy a day of snorkeling as a family at the nearby House Reef with our “Free” Boat Trip or trail the northern tip of the island and discover the magic of the Maldives at your own pace. Naturally, parents must keep an eye on their children when near the lagoon.

 

Snorkeling equipment is available to buy from the Gift Shop or rent from the Euro-Divers Dive Center.

 

3. Nature Trail

Meeru’s unspoiled and natural environment is one of the highlights of the Island, from the picturesque Palm Trees to the grand Banyan Trees and lush vegetation. Sign up at Main Reception for our Nature Trail walk and Garden Tours, for a full family experience of the Island, along with the history and some interesting facts about the Island’s greenery.

 

The Nature Trail is held from 0930 every Sunday.

 

2. Sunset ‘Punch’ Cruise

Chase the tropical sunsets with your loved ones while on a boat cruise around the North Male Atoll. The Sunset Punch Cruise is the ideal excursion to explore more of the Maldives, with a chance to see some of the dazzling dolphins out at sea. A parent must accompany a child under 16.

 

The Sunset ‘Punch’ Cruise is scheduled regularly Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 1700 – 1830.

Bookings can be made at the main Reception.

 

1. DJ Beach Party

“No shoes. No news” is the motto. The whole family can experience the joys of dancing the night away on Meeru’s soft, white sandy beach with a live DJ spinning the decks. Twice a month, the Island hosts a fun and exciting DJ Beach Party on Wednesdays, at the Kakuni Bar Beach.

 

Read more about the Meeru Family Experience.

Top 5 Family holiday experiences at Meeru

Gig Guide Meeru: Your Weekly Evening Entertainment in the Maldives

Top-rated All Inclusive Resort, Meeru Island Resort & Spa has a host of evening entertainment that includes informative presentations, tournaments and Music nights. Enjoy the sunset to laidback music or catch up on the latest Sporting events at your favorite Maldivian Island.

 

Mondays

Watch the sunset into the ocean with the soft sounds of Jazz Music at Uthuru Bar between 1800 and 1900, and later unwind to acoustic Live Band music by “Sangu” from 2100 until 2300.

Sing your heart out during our Karaoke Nights at Kakuni Bar with all the TOP jams for you to choose from or bring your best swing to the Pitch N Pool Golf Event at Dhoni Bar, both from 2100.

 

 

Tuesdays

The most popular bar on the Island, Dhoni Bar hosts a Chill Out Live Music session at sunset from 1800 to 1900, followed by Live Music by “Flower Rain” from 2100 until midnight.

 

Learn more about the beautiful underwater creatures in an informative and insightful Slide Show on Marine Preservation in the Maldives at Kakuni Bar from 2115. Our Cocktails Night Promotion is not to be missed for discounts on your favorite drinks.

 

Wednesdays

From 2100 to 0030, dust off your best dance moves at our “Disco Party” and your favorite music by our Resident DJ.

 

Thursdays

Euro-Divers presents, Diver’s Video Night at Kakuni Bar from 2115 for a guide into the underwater world that is waiting to be discovered during your stay at Meeru.

Dhoni Bar hosts a Chill Out Live Music session at sunset from 1800 to 1900, followed by Live Music by “Lahfa” from 2100 until midnight.

 

 

Fridays

Gain insight into the Maldivian culture through our Maldives Culture & History Video Presentation at 2100, followed by an exciting Bodu Beru Cultural Dance Show at 2130, both at Kakuni Bar. Remember to order a delicious Kurumba (Coconut) Cocktail, on Promotion.

 

Saturdays

Kakuni Bar transforms into a glow-in-the-dark venue for you to dance the night way Dance the night away, from 2100 until 0030, at our “Let’s Glow” Disco DJ Night.

 

Sundays

It’s all about Sports! Watch the current matches during our Sports TV Night or try your hand at our Table Tennis Tournament from 2100 at Kakuni Bar.

Dhoni Bar hosts a Chill Out Live Music session at sunset from 1800 to 1900, followed by Live Music by “Vijan” from 2100 until midnight with a live Bonfire to warm the soul.

 

Every fortnight, you can look forward to the new and exciting Beach Party with DJ Umar right on the Kakuni Bar beach. The party is soon becoming the highlight for many guests, with the joys of dancing on Meeru’s soft, white sandy beach.

 

Enjoy delicious Premium Gin Cocktails from Kakuni, Dhoni and Uthuru Bar on promotion at US$7 each.

 

Start planning your Meeru family vacation today. Book online.

Love is in the Air: How to create the most romantic Valentine’s Day experience

Red roses, heart-shaped chocolates and teddy bears, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating the love that you share with that special someone. What better place to appreciate the month of love, than at the most romantic destination in the world… the Maldives.

From the natural beauty of the Island, soft sandy beaches and warm waters to the intimate and romantic atmosphere, “Love is in the air” and Meeru Island Resort & Spa offers the ideal experience for you and your loved one.

Start with the exceptional 20% Off Summer Early Bird Offer.

Few gifts can compete with the gift of tropical paradise, crystal blue waters, and tranquility in the Maldives. The one-time-only offer allows you to surprise your loved one with a Summer Holiday at Meeru, at a 20% discount on all room categories. Book now before the offer expires on February 28, 2018. Valid for stays between May 1, 2018, and September 30, 2018

If you have already planned your trip to Meeru during the month of February this year, set the tone for a love-inspired holiday with the Valentine’s Spa Package at Duniye Spa. Choose and indulge in a tailor-made package for you and your partner at a special rate, which also includes a free gift to take home with you, courtesy of the most awarded Spa in the Maldives:

Soulmate Romance & tropical bath – 75 minutes

    • Asian inspired foot ritual Full body Balinese massage
    • Crystal face massage

Soulmate Romance & tropical bath – 105 minutes

  • Asian inspired foot ritual
  • Freshly prepared body exfoliation
  • Indulgent Head and Foot Massage
  • Full body massage of your choice

The packages are valid for the month of February 2018 only.

On February 14, 2018, celebrate Valentine’s Day with the special Valentine’s Dinner at the beachside of our distinguished Asian Wok Restaurant that promises to be an intimate, romantic experience.

The experience includes subtle candle lighting, Romantic Live Music, a 5-Course set menu by our professional chefs and exquisite wines to match. Our personalized waiters provide an attentive, solicitous service on the beach under the glittering stars with enchanting views of Indian Ocean views. Book your table now to enjoy a moment of sweet indulgence with your special someone and you may have the chance to be the lucky winner of a luxurious Blue Topaz gemstone by Sifani Jewelry. Dinner starts at 19:30.
And finally, while at Meeru, remember to:

1. Capture every special moment on your romantic escape with the professional help of Meeru Moments

2. Spoil your loved one with a timeless gift of turquoise stone from the Fine Jewels shop; and

3. Take home the special and personalized souvenirs from our Gift Shops to remind you of the most romantic Valentine’s Day experience at Meeru.

Create the perfect Valentine’s Day experience and book Meeru today!

Tips to start your diving adventure in the Maldives

The colorful and lively underwater world is one of the most popular attractions for the Maldives. In an interview with Oliver Weissensteiner, Euro-Divers’ Dive Center Manager at Meeru Island Resort & Spa, learn more about the exciting marine life and diving adventures to explore at Meeru.

 

Oliver was born and raised in the Italian Alps with a Hotelier Family, and grew up biking and skiing. He has been a Diving Professional since 2003, but fascinated with the underwater world since the first free diving and spearfishing experiences as a teenager. Oliver has traveled to Australia, Egypt, Honduras and Mexico before arriving in the Maldives in 2008, where I started working with Euro-Divers. He first worked in Vilamendhoo, then Eriyadu, and finally Kandooma. After having spend 2 years home skiing, and motorbiking in the Alps, and a few months in Malta to explore the Wrecks, Caves and work on his technical diving certifications and education, Oliver is back on Meeru with the Euro-Divers Family.

 

Would you describe diving as your passion? If yes, why?

I traveled the 7 seas, explored and visited many countries, and lived like a pirate at sea. The thing I love most in my life, is diving and sharing these beautiful experiences with others.

 

Which reef or diving spot is your favorite?

In the North Male Atoll, Helengeli Thila and HP Reef are 2 of my absolute favorites.

 

Describe your normal day at the Euro-Divers Center?

Diving with Mantas in the morning, and going for a scooter dive at the wreck in the afternoon.

 

What are some of the popular species of fish that you would find on a typical diving trip in the North Male’ Atoll?

Mantas, especially during the season. All year around sharks, rays and turtles can be seen basically every day.

 

Tell us about the latest diving equipment that is available for rental.

We have several under water cameras for rental, and 2 different types of underwater propulsion vehicles (scooters).

 

What is the best compliment you have received from a guest as a Dive Instructor?

A student of mine who was afraid of water and panicked just looking at it, has managed to overcome his fears with me, completed the course a few years ago, and is now an eager diver with several hundred logged dives.

 

Do you have any advice for first-time divers?

Take a snorkel and fins, get comfortable snorkeling first, and once you are not afraid of the water, take it to the next step and explore a completely new environment and element.

 

Share one of the ways you and your team ensure that guests safely enjoy diving at Meeru?

We do an orientation dive free of charge with new guests, so to get to know each other underwater in the shallow waters of the lagoon. This also gives the divers a chance to refresh their skills and test their new equipment before coming on our boats.

 

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The ideal Kids Club in Maldives for a family holiday

Meeru Island Resort, one of the top rated family Resorts in Maldives, not only offers a plan for an affordable holiday, but also fun facilities for Children and Teens to enjoy during their Maldives holiday.

The Komas Kid’s Club, located near the Dhoni Bar Pool, features a multicolored happy space for Children aged 3 – 12 and Teens aged 13 – 17. This indoor playroom enough room for to Children spend their time building towers, making art, playing with soft toy friends and sliding onto soft mats.

Near Farivalhu Buffet Restaurant is a Children’s Game Room that is fully equipped with fun games and activities for Teens. From a Dart Board to Teen-sized snooker tables to keep Kids entertained.

For fun activities and things to do in the Maldives, Meeru offers Bicycles for rent and a complete Excursion Program. Fun nighttime activities include a cultural dance show and a Maldivian culture and marine conservation slide show. Kids can also spend some time snorkeling in the lagoon around the island.

After all the play and fun activities, kids can enjoy delicious ice cream and snacks from Meeru Café.

Apart from a Maldives Kids Club, Babysitting services are available and can be arranged by contacting Reception.

Start planning your Meeru family holiday today

Meeru Experiences: Top 5 things to do in the Maldives

Experience the magic of Meeru Island Resort & Spa with our top 5 picks for an unforgettable holiday in the Maldives.

5. Beach BBQ Dinner
Dinners on the beach in true Maldives style, with perfectly grilled, flavored and sauced delicacies at Asian Wok Beach from 1930. The Beach BBQ Dinner combines the feel of dining underneath a brightly lit sky, with soft sand and ocean views… a truly romantic experience of the Meeru.
Keep your eye on our blog for dates.

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4. Maldivian Island Paradise at Duniye Spa
Experience deep relaxation, smooth and hydrated skin, as well as shiny, lustrous hair with the tropical scent of coconut. The bespoke top-to-toe Signature Ritual uses the essence of 100% pure organic coconut that is native to the Maldives: freshly ground Coconut-Vanilla Body Polish, Coconut hair mask combined with an Indian head massage.

Bookings can be made at Reception or by sending an email to Duniye Spa.

3. PADI Courses with Euro-Divers Maldives
From Beginner to Divemaster and a variety of Specialty courses, the Euro-Divers Center is fully equipped to provide for an unforgettable diving in the Maldives. This also includes a fun scuba dive for children in water shallower than 2 meters. Ages: 8+; an introductory dive in shallow depths for people who love being in the water Ages: 10+; and Certification courses.
For more information on Diving Courses contact the Euro- Divers SCUBA Center.

2. Golf in the Maldives
Located in the center of Meeru, next to the Golf Driving Range and Putting Green, is one of the top-rated golf courses in Maldives. You can play 9 holes over 480 yards on this 2000 sqm course (21,000 sq. ft.). There are 9 tee boxes and 6 greens, which allow you to play 18 holes while working on your short game. Each green features 4 or more flag positions of increasing levels of difficulty.

The resident PGA Qualified Professional is available for lessons on the driving range or learning to play the golf course. Fun golf and tournaments are scheduled each week.

1. Kagi Island Excursion to Kagi & Turtle Reef
On Tuesdays and Saturdays from 0900 to 1700, enjoy an exciting Snorkeling Excursion to Turtle Reef and Kagi Maldives, an uninhabited island and have time to discover the variety of tropical fish. A delicious BBQ lunch will also be served on the Island, including 1 soft drink for Full Board guests (water/soft drinks at no charge for All Inclusive Plus guests).

Snorkelling equipment is available for rent from the Dive Center or for purchase from the Gift Shop. The excursion is for swimmers only and a parent must accompany a child under 16. Minimum 12 persons.

Bookings can be made at Reservations.

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