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The 6-acre Makunudu Island is a tropical beachfront getaway, steps from spectacular dove spots. It features a diving school that provides PADI courses and a water sports center offering non-motorized activities.

Guests can visit the spa for relaxing massages, or sign up for an excursion to nearby islands and fishing villages. Makunudu Island also has a library as well as volleyball and badminton facilities.

In a Traditional Maldivian Style the bungalow has an attached open air private garden bathroom. It is equipped with mini-bar, tea/coffee facilities and work desk.

Guests can have an early breakfast on the beach while watching the sunrise. Ara Iru Restaurant serves international dishes and seafood specialties. Wines and liquors can be enjoyed at Sand Bar.

Complimentary 2GB wifi per person will be provided to all guests upon arrival.

Makunudu Island is a 50-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Makunudu Island has been welcoming guests since Mar 16, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)






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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
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  • How much is the speedboat transfer return?
    Dear Sir/ Madam, Return combine speedboat transfer is 240 USD net per person per adult and 120 USD net per person per child. Kind regards, Makunudu Team
    Answered on 13 February 2020
  • How to get there?
    Makunudu Island is accessible by speedboat transfer from Male international airport and approximate 45-50 minutes travel.
    Answered on 13 September 2019
  • Hi, as we also need to conduct COVID test while returning from Maldives, how can we do that? and what will be the cost per person?
    The PCR sample collection will be conducted from the resort and it it will cost USD 135 per person.
    Answered on 5 November 2020
  • Hi ID possible to go to island by hydroplane How much it cost Regards Renata
    Makunudu Island is 50 minutes away by Speedboat from Male International Airport. The return rate is USD 240 per adult, inclusive of all taxes. The tra..
    Answered on 19 February 2021
  • Do you have sea plane also ? From male to resort ?
    Makunudu Island is by Speedboat transfer from Male City.
    Answered on 23 December 2020
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Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site
  • Araa Iru Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Mediterranean • Asian • International
    • Ambience
      Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
Resort Facilities at Makunudu Island
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5
Most popular amenities
Non-smoking rooms
WiFi in all areas
Room service
Private beach area
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Garden
  • Dining table
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
  • Beach
  • Badminton equipment
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Foot bath
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Filipino

House rules

Makunudu Island takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


Until 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 3 are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

3 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
$100 per child, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 3 and up are allowed)


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB American Express Cash Makunudu Island accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

TRANSFER DETAILS: (excluded from room rate):
Please note that the property is only accessible by the following mode of transfer:

Mandatory speedboat transfer takes 45 minutes from Male International Airport.
The return rates are:
Adult: USD 240, round trip, inclusive of all taxes
Child (3-11 years): USD 120, round trip, inclusive of all taxes
Infant (0-below 3 years): Complimentary

Children under 3 years will eat for free based on the rules and meal-plan accompanied by an adult,
excluding alcoholic beverages.
Maximum 2 free kids per unit paid.
Mandatory green tax of USD 6 per child per night will be charged.

Please present the same credit card used to guarantee your booking when checking in / making the
payment at the hotel. Please note that property may contact the cardholder for verification purposes.

Due to safety and privacy concerns the operation of unmanned aerial systems or drones by any of
guests including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists is prohibited.

HONEYMOON BENEFITS: 1 bottle of House Wine, Fruit Platter and Bed Decoration
Condition: Wedding Certificate to be provided prior to the guest arrival and validity from 6 months
of wedding date.

BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY BENEFITS: Complimentary cake, Bottle of House Wine and Bed

FAQs about Makunudu Island

  • The prices at Makunudu Island may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Makunudu Island has 1 restaurant:

    • Araa Iru Restaurant

  • Yes, Makunudu Island is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Makunudu Island include:

    • Bungalow

  • Makunudu Island offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Snorkeling
    • Ping-pong
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Spa facilities
    • Beach
    • Badminton equipment
    • Happy hour
    • Foot bath
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Private beach area
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Themed dinners

  • Check-in at Makunudu Island is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Makunudu Island is 650 feet from the center of Makunudhoo.