Makunudu has the charm of a traditional Maldives look and feel.
Where once it was at the top end of the market, it has been passed by quite a number of ultra-modern, chic resorts with their state-of-art interiors and gadgets. Makunudu prefers the genuine warmth of service and an appearance in tune with the region.
The rooms are each decorated with a small Thundu Kunaa grass mat, which is the finest craft produced in the Maldives. White walls and drapes set off the mixed brown tones of timber, cane and whicker. A woven mat ceiling keeps up the thatched roof. The bathroom is outside, in the Maldivian ‘giffili’ style.
The 36 rooms on this lovely, small island are tucked into the rich vegetation but always just a few feet from the shore. The beach is wide and wonderful for a good part around the island but not everywhere. The snorkelling is good and easily accessible. With relatively so few guests, the dive staff get to understand and work with divers as individuals, responding to their level, wishes and requests.
The style of service is always remarked upon here. “Couldn’t be more friendly and helpful” is a common comment. Guests are made to feel at home.
In the spirit of being at home, breakfast is served at your room, out on your veranda or beach. For some nationalities holidays here are all-inclusive but that’s not the case for all nationalities so issues can occasionally crop up.
Overall, Makunudu continues to deliver a delightful, very Maldivian holiday.