Our Rating
8.1
Overall

Meeru

Maldives

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Our Rating
8.1
Overall

Meeru

Maldives
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Our Verdict

A firm favourite amongst honeymooners. Meeru manages to consistently deliver a dream Maldives holiday experience at a reasonable price – as evidenced by the countless rave reviews it attracts from delighted guests!

Our Ratings

8.1
Overall
7.5
Luxury & Style
8.0
Setting
9.0
Activities
7.5
Chill-Out Factor

Our Ratings

8.1
Overall
7.5
Luxury & Style
8.0
Setting
9.0
Activities
7.5
Chill-Out Factor

What's Hot

  • Big can definitely still be beautiful! Never feels crowded despite being one of the larger islands in the Maldives
  • Excellent beaches with plenty of shade from the palm trees when you need a break from the sun
  • Wide choice of bars and restaurants means you’re not likely to get bored – buffets also offer huge variety and different themes. The curries on the Maldivian evenings are yummy!
  • Wide range of activities both on the island and the surrounding waters will keep even the most restless souls happy
  • Rooms are clean, comfortable and well equipped for the price

What's Not

  • Other islands offer better house reefs for snorkeling
  • No matter which way you cut it Meeru is still a big resort – if you’re looking for a really intimate experience look elsewhere
  • The All Inclusive package is not as ALL inclusive as it should be with some significant exclusions
Meeru

MeeruThis really is a place where you don’t have to bother packing shoes as you can happily spend your whole time there barefoot – but if you really must, a pair of flip flops will more than suffice!

Lodge Profile

A firm favourite amongst honeymooners. Meeru manages to consistently deliver a dream Maldives holiday experience at a reasonable price – as evidenced by the countless rave reviews it attracts from delighted guests!

Quick Overview

Rooms
286 rooms split into 6 different types
Distance to Beach
Varies from 20m to in the sea!
Air Conditioning
Yes
Pool
Yes
Recommended Stay
7-10 Nights

If you’re one of those people for whom the idea of spending a week on a tiny island with nothing to do has you waking up sweating and screaming in the middle of the night, then Meeru is your ideal Maldives island holiday option. Meeru is one of the larger resorts in the Maldives with a pretty chunky 286 rooms split into various room types – yet it somehow still triumphs in never feeling overcrowded or “holiday club-ish”. That’s largely because it is situated on one of the larger islands in the Maldives (about 1.2km long and 500m wide) and boasts lush vegetation and loads of beaches to choose from - and unlike a lot of other islands, there's no other islands nearby, (aside from one very small one, which is not a holiday island, and therefore is very quiet, and not near most accommodation) which means it's very peaceful, with unspoiled views. So there’s plenty of space to wander and explore, and loads of activities to keep yourself occupied – not to mention a range of restaurants and bars to keep yourself well entertained.

What Meeru has managed to do so well is hide its bulk with the rooms mainly hidden in the lush vegetation that lines its sandy beaches. They’ve also avoided the typical big resort trap of cementing everything over – instead sandy pathways and floors are the rule, even in the restaurants where you can sink your toes into the sand! This really is a place where you don’t have to bother packing shoes as you can happily spend your whole time there barefoot – but if you really must, a pair of flip flops will more than suffice!

The island is basically divided (unofficially) into 2 parts: the family friendly south and the adult-only north – basically those staying in the rooms in the north are assigned the adult-only Maalan restaurant as their home base and tend to drink at the adjacent Uthuru bar, whilst those in the south eat at the Farivalhu restaurant (the food is the same in both) while relaxing at the Dhoni bar. Honeymooners especially tend to prefer the quieter northern section – although please note we can only request this as the island does not guarantee this at time of booking. Other folk who are more sociable and feel like chatting to fellow guests tend to favour the south, which is also where many of the activities are located. You’ll met other couples casually, mostly in the evening, but don't expect to have a party every night or have an energetic animation team organising games at the pool every day as it’s not set up like that (thank goodness!)

With the price of drinks in the Maldives enough to make most people’s eyes water, going All-Inclusive is very popular as it is typically more cost effective – although Meeru’s AI package is limited to only certain drinks and also doesn’t include the speciality restaurants like the gorgeous over-water Asian Wok (fantastic teppanyaki!) or the restaurant boat, the Hagern.

With 6 room types to choose from there’s something for most budgets and preferences – about the only room type that we definitely wouldn’t recommend would be the very basic Standard rooms which are frankly too basic and badly positioned. For the rest, construction from pine dominates and the rooms are consistently praised by guests for being comfortable, clean and well equipped. One thing to note is that the “Water Villas” are actually more land villas, with just some steps leading down into the water at high tide. To enjoy the dream “room on stilts over the water” experience, the gorgeous Jacuzzi Water Villas are the ones to go for (a hugely popular choice amongst honeymooners!)

There are more land-based activities to choose from than at most islands what with tennis courts, a golf driving range, pitch ‘n’ putt course, gym and even a full size astro-turf soccer pitch! For a real treat, book yourself in for a “his ‘n’ hers” couples massage at the over-water Spa finished off with a bottle of bubbly to take away! On and below the water there’s also plenty on offer – a dive centre, kayaks, windsurfers, and fishing being just a few - you can even hire digital underwater camera kit if you like. This is probably not the best place to come for snorkeling to be honest though, as Meeru lacks a real house reef – whilst you will see rays and reef sharks snorkeling off the island, daily snorkeling trips to a reef about 15 minutes away are more rewarding to real snorkeling enthusiasts.

So all in all Meeru offers plenty to holidaymakers of all kinds – whilst you’ll always see people around you, the island never feels crowded. If you are looking for an activity filled holiday, Meeru is one of the best in the Maldives. Similarly, with a big chunk of their guests being honeymooners and couples, you’ll always manage to find peace and quiet. It’s a tricky balancing act that Meeru consistently manages to pull off with huge success!

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Child Policy

  • Children of all ages are welcome