The name says everything!
We stayed at Paradise island, an island 30 minutes away from Male (the capital) with speed boat. It is a great island, with bungalows and water villas. It is full of flowers, plants and palm trees. It has a main restaurant serving huge international buffets, a japanese restaurant and italian. We stayed in a beach bungalow. The room was big, with all the facilities, cleaned every day. The water villas seem nice as well but they are very close to each other. Outside of our room we had our place to sit and relax, among the palm trees. In front there is a long white beach with clear and shallow water. It is a very quite 5 star hotel, beautiful, absolutely GREAT!
FUN! FUN! FUN!
Go to Club Med Kani and stay in one of the water villas. The sea is azure - simply gorgeous! You can be alone when you want to or have fun with the rest when you want to! Watch the baby sharks swim up and down from the restaurant by the water! :-)
BTW the sea is undisturbed in Jan-Feb = the best time for snorkeling/diving or just wade the water front to see wonders of the sea!
Have fun! :-)
An amazing place. The minimum amount of time to stay is 7 days and we enjoyed every minute of it. The sands were crystal clear and plenty of opportunities to swim and see the coral reefs.
The island only has one island to the south and the rest are a long way away which makes for complete sea views with no interuptions.
Meeru Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only resort
on the island of Meerufenfushi. Your speedboat transfer from Hulhule International Airport is a scenic, 50 minutes ride
to this Eastern most resort island in the North Male’ Atoll. Seaplane transfers are also available
Meeru Island Resort proudly introduces the new 4+ Star “Meeru Village”, guest rooms and facilities on the Northern end
of the island which include the new Jacuzzi Water Villas, the existing Water Villas, the new and existing Jacuzzi Villas,
and the Suites; the new Maalan Restaurant (reserved exclusively for “Meeru Village” guests), the new Uthuru Bar,
the new Reception area including a Gift Shop and Internet Café; the new over-the-water Spa, Fitness Centre and more! All rooms features tropical décor, two twins,
one queen or one king size bed, tile or wood floors, private patio with furniture, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan,
sitting area, stocked Mini Bar with refrigerator, tea/coffee machine, IDD telephone, personal safe, bathroom with
hot water, shower, bath accessories, hair dryer, and nightly turndown service. Electricity is 220VAC, 50HZ.
Also provided is complimentary use of chaise lounges at the pool and beach and beach towel
Land Villas are located on the beach, and are more spacious, individual wooden bungalows offering
a beautiful view of the lagoon, and feature a partially open-air bathroom
Jacuzzi Villas are Land Villas with a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two “under the stars”,
a wooden sundeck with chaise lounges, a shade Pavilion, and a small tropical garden. All are newly refurnished
and with a four poster bed, a CD player and cable TV
Water Villas are located at the water’s edge, with private sundeck, a ladder into the sea, a spectacular view
of the lagoon, the luxury of a large bedroom, a sitting area, and a partially open-air bathroom.
All are newly refurnished and with a four poster bed, a CD Player and cable TV
Jacuzzi Water Villas are located over-the-water, in the lagoon…a short walk along your private jetty to this
secluded hideaway featuring a large bedroom, a sitting area with a DVD player, Cable TV, and an espresso machine;
a spacious bathroom with double sinks, a private sundeck with steps into the sea, and a Jacuzzi for two!
Duniye Spa for Massage & Beauty Treatments for women and men. Two Spas, one over-the-water and the other on land
Weekly night time program
The level of service in the Sangu Resort was excellent as was the selection of food. There was a buffet style breakfast with various hot and cold selections as well as a cooking station where the chefs would prepare omlettes, fried eggs, scrambled eggs etc. We chose to stay in a Jacuzzi Beach Villa because in order to use the facilities of the Sangu Resort your accommodation had to be either a Jacuzzi Beach Villa or a Water Villa. Our personnal thoughts were that the Water Villas were possibly at the wrong side of the Island whereas the Beach Villas had a fantastic uncrowded beach and the sun virtually all day.
A snug little haven
Consistent with what the Maldives is famous for, this little hotel/island offers friendly and personal service without being far too intrusive.
I stayed in both the beach and water villas and would certainly recommend the water villas-- it's worth so much more than what you have to pay for it, and the view is spectacular. Expect a few herons to drop by your balcony at night. At night you can turn on a spotlight that shines into the water. Watch schools of fish swarm to the spot through the glass panel of your coffee table that looks directly into the sea!
For those animal lovers, this island has its own flock of budgrigars too! Why not stop by and listen to their morning chorus on your way to breakfast?
The only caveat I can offer is that this is a very small island-- you can walk around it in 10 mins so if you're planning a long break to the Maldives, this *might* not be what you're looking for. But for those looking for a small island to chill, you'll love the intimate feel that Thulhaagiri offers. There is great joy to be had just being able to smile and nod at fellow vacationers at the small restaurant because... wasn't she the one who sat next to us when we were watching the sunset yesterday?
The island also offers multi-floor houses/lodges that can accommodate groups of 6. Well known for its buffet and incredible spread from Si Chuan beef to local delights, Thulhaagiri is the food lover's heaven. With 3 buffets a day and a revolving repertoire of dishes, it's hard to believe I didn't gain *any* weight after 5 days there!
What an amazing place we spent our honeymoon hear like most other couples i think. You will be greated with your first view fron the plane, look out for the big leaf shaped complex.
We stayed in a deluxe lagoon villa in July 2004, the weather was really good clear every day even though we were suppossed to be in monsoon season. The water was very clam and allowed you to snorkel every day. You can dive off your balcony and believe me it is amazing. Maldivian tuna will swin in formation with you and if you are quiet you can watch a parrotfish munch on coral. The slits are actally a perfect nursery for baby fish so you can dive straight off your accomadation and see baby fish.
Food is the best I have ever tasted. However we couldnt eat three meals a day. In hindsight breakfast and dinner would be the best value for money
The excursions are quite expensive, however we benifited from the weak dollar. App the rsort sustained some damage from the tsunami and will open early 2005 however I am sure they will sort it out to be amazing aagin.
The hotel is very generous with free excusions. I would recommend going to Male and book ahead a trip to the whale submarine. Its expensive but worth it. Male is much maligned, personally I thought it was a lovely capital with a real provincial feel about it. Dont buy in the resort shop wait till the airport or go on a day trip to male!!
People go on about the beach villa personally it would annoy me people walking in front of your house and staring in. The lagoon villas are by far more private. In fact you can only see other villas sundecks when you snorkel into the lagoon. Spa, med cuisine restaurant, Sea View restaurant, Water villas, beach villas, plune pool, lovely coral sand, Best place ever I realyy want to go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Water Villa at Meeru
Water Villas at Meeru. And for those who say there is no water under the WV.... There is on this picture! You can walk from your villa into the warm water.
When going to the Maldives spend that extra money and get a water villa a once in a lifetime experience Lie in your bed at night and watch the fish below
Maybe the best private island
it was best, better than expected.. absolutely perfect!
both villas are nice - water and beach. Beach villas are with or without pool... was nice to 'have' pool but we never used as ocean is too nice with all those colored fish! still to compare, we can suggest to stay half stay in water villa and other half in beach villa to know the difference.
Both houses perfect! only maybe beach villa more quiet as water little bit away and is not as noisy ...:) privacy...
exceptional accomodation- sangu water villas
"The sangu water villas-worth every penny"
i am a great fan of water villas and the sangu ones at kuredu are particularly nice ones- take a peek
"their full title is "sunset water villas""
The situation of the villas means that you can see some pretty spectacular sunsets from your own balcony
not a bad view to wake up to is it?
View of the water villas again
Near the entrance to the Water Villas
Water villas - listing of resorts
I am planning a side trip from S.India to Maldives in Jan 2009. We are hoping to get away for 3 nights (direct flight from Thiruvanthapuram). Our budget is midrange (~$250 per night with 3 meals includes). We are hoping to stay in a water villa and are wondering if anybody knows of a list/site of all the resorts that have water villas.
Re: Water villas - listing of resorts
I am not aware of any such list. I can advise that Kuramathi Island (which has 3 resorts on it and is one of the cheaper options) has 2 types of water bungalow - one in the Blue Lagoon area and one in the Cotton Club (?) or whatever its called (not Village).
Hope this helps.
Re: Water villas - listing of resorts
When you do find a bunglow make sure it has the sunset view for the bedroom because in the morning the light will be bouncing off the indian ocean and that is very bright.
Re: Water villas - listing of resorts
how much is airfare frum s.india to maldives? are there packages available?
SNORKELLING & WATER VILLAS
A group of us are planning a trip to Maldives and ideally we want an island that offers Water Villas that you can simply walk down into the water from and go snorkelling whenever we want. We don't want to have to wait until the resort boats are ready to take us somewhere. Also an island that offers good diving.
Lastly we'd also like an island with a choice of restaurants.
Is this all possible ? We went to Kuramathi a few years ago and this island had all this but we were thinking of going somewhere else this time.
Veligandu...Beach Bungalow or Water Villa
We are thinking about booking the above mentioned resort..The Beach Bungalow is quite abit cheaper than the Water Villa..Has anyone been there that has an opinion as to if we would be sorry that we didn't choose the water villa over the beach bungalow? Thanks.
RE: Veligandu...Beach Bungalow or Water Villa
I am going for a water bungalow in Veligandu. you only go on honeymoon once (apparently / hopefully!!!) so i thought we may as well pay the extra for the extra bit of luxury.......