Rustic-chic villas on a lush Maldives island

Makunudu Island, North Malé Atoll

Summer 2019 Summer 2019

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Beach bungalow

Beach bungalow

Beach bungalow

Thatched digs on an easy-to-reach, simple island idyll, on an all-inclusive basis

Starts in 1day 9hrs 0min

A lo-fi, castaway paradise in the Maldives on an all-inclusive basis - perks included

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.

Excellent for
Beach Scenery Romance Boutique Relaxing Long-haul

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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