Makunudu Island

North Malé Atoll, Maldives

Beach bungalow

Beach bungalow

Beach bungalow

A stunning beach bungalow in the Maldives with discounts on return speedboat transfers, daily cocktails, and an all-inclusive option

For an indescribably beautiful, gimmick-free getaway in the Maldives, look no further than this under-the-radar island. Surrounded by the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, Makunudu offers the kind of low-key luxury that can be hard to find in the world's most glamorous archipelago.

Measuring just six acres and fringed by soda-white sands, this is likely to be the closest you’ll get to a desert island experience, so bring a well-selected soundtrack. There’s no pool, no over-water villas - just natural beauty in a lens-defying league and impeccable Maldivian hospitality. Relax and have fun in paradise with complimentary snorkelling and kayaking. Go deeper and explore the kaleidoscopic house reef with a diving lesson (there’s a PADI centre on site). And a must: venture out on an island-hopping excursion to see more of this utterly astonishing region.

Like your beach retreats tastefully rustic? Bed down in a bungalow that’s true to tradition but subtly modern. Think local woods, soft drapes, natural hues and a tropical bathroom. If you can resist those sweet thatched roofs, you have more willpower than we do…

Good to know

A nightly environmental tax of USD 6 nett, per person, per night is payable at the resort. This Green Tax funds conservation in the Maldives and is applicable across the region.

Excellent for
Beach Scenery Romance Boutique Relaxing Long-haul Winter Sun

We like

  • Spa treatments using pure, indigenous coconut oil
  • Travelling by speedboat across hyper-blue waters to an unspoilt island idyll
  • Setting off from the white-sand beach to explore the dazzlingly colourful house reef

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