Makunudu is a beautiful original Maldivian retreat -often described as an ‘intimate hideaway’.

From snorkelling in the house reef to free introductory diving lessons, the resort has an abundance of dive sites to explore.

There is also windsurfing, waterskiing or night fishing on a traditional dhoni in the company of local fishermen.

Couples can also enjoy a sunset cruise or a private champagne lunch on a secluded sandbank, and for those wishing to re-affirm their commitment to one another, there is the opportunity to exchange vows on the beach, with Maldivian traditions such as the beat of local ‘bodu beru’ drums.

Standard Property
Four Star
  • Destination


  • Location

    North Male Atoll

  • Island Size


  • Reef Type


  • Suitable Options


  • Meal Plans

    FB, AI

  • Number of Rooms

    36 Rooms

  • No. of Restaurants

    1 Restaurants

  • Number of Bars

    1 Bars

  • Transfer Type

    Speedboat (55 Mins)

Villas & Residences

Travellers can stay in one of 36 beachfront bungalows crafted in traditional Maldivian style using local woods, stones and a palette of earthy hues.

They feature a garden shower and private sun loungers.

Food & Drink

Serving dishes from the familiar to the exotic, the resort’s restaurant Ara Iru, meaning ‘Rising Sun’, serves a buffet of International cuisines. Once a week, a barbecue and Maldivian buffet dinner.

Drinks and cocktails are served at Sand Bar day and night and, for special occasions, a candlelit dinner beneath the stars can be organised either on the beach, in the bungalow or another private location.


Aavun Spa at Makundu combines the best of Maldivian, Asian and European wellness techniques and traditions. Treatments include custom facials, Ayurvedic Indian head massages or reflexology.


Situated in North Malé Atoll, Makunudu is a 50-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.

Property Highlights

Guests can enjoy a number of water activities at Makundu from water Skiing to night fishing on a traditional Dhoni.
Sarah, Sales Manager
Global Head of Reservations