Makunudu Island

K. Makunudhoo, North Malé Atoll
38 km from Velana International Airport, Malé
50 minutes by speedboat


Scuba Diving
All Inclusive Package
Ayurvedic Treatments
Disabled Access
Baby Sitting

Makunudu is an exclusive hideaway of glistening beaches and sparkling waters. Discover 6 acres of magical wonderland. Paradise unveils itself, a different worldview prevails. Tension fades, and true rest awaits. A meditative calm sets in, enveloping your entire being.

Makunudu Island is situated in the North Male’ Atoll of the Maldives. Fifty five minutes speed boat ride from the Male’ International Airport (Hulhule) will bring you to this island where tall palm trees sway in the warm tropical breeze and the sandy white beaches dazzle your eyes in the sun – all six acres of it – is a haven from the world’s endless pressures and a truly divine creation of nature.

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On this breezy idyllic retreat, beachfront bungalows nestle amidst lush vegetation. Created in traditional Maldivian style, accommodative of modern luxury, they proffer pampering. Shower is a garden bathroom, open air yet fully private. Indoors, the natural stance is of local woods, textured stones, and warm earthy tones.



The experienced masseur at the Centre will give you the massage at any location of your preference. It could either be at the centre itself or in the privacy of your own bungalow. That's not all, if you would prefer to feel the warm tropical breeze on your skin as you enjoy the feel of  massuers expert hands on your body, choose the beach for your massage. It could make a welcome change.


International diving school of the highest standard offering PADI Courses. Riya Water Sports Centre, snorkeling, waterskiing, windsurfing, catamaran and dhoni sailing, glass bottom boat.

The quality of the scuba diving sites at Makunudu will offer you the first steps into the exhilarating world beneath the sea. Makunudu’s dive facility and resident instructors offer a large variety of courses and diving possibilities.

water sports

Riya Water Sports Centre provides you with the opportunity to try surfing, catamaran sailing and water skiing. Sailing trips in traditional dhonis are also arranged on request.

Snorkelling will introduce you to the multitude of marine species that inhabit the coral reefs. Collect your snorkelling equipement free of charge from the water sports centre and enjoy the marvellous marine life, or join the dhoni boat for the weekly excursion to the excellent snorkelling sites not far from the resort.


Visit Other Islands & Fishing Villages: Visit the local islands and a fishing village and get to know a little about the life in the islands and the Maldivian culture.
Snorkeling Trip: Take a ride on a dhoni to different locations and enjoy the varying changes in the colourful reefs and its inhabitants.
Dolphin Watching: Ride out and meet up with these graceful mammals and you might be lucky if you come across a playful pod of dolphin.
Sunset Fishing: As the sun sets and the underwater life comes alive take a ride out to sea and have a good time fishing the Maldivian way.

sports and recreation

Being such a small island Makunudu is limited in the land based sports it can offer. If you are after some additional exercise to watersports a game of volleyball is recommended. A selection of board games are also available.

Wining and Dining

  • Sand Bar

    Watch the sunset as you sip on a cocktail and listen to the sounds of the waves rustling against the beach and soothing music in the background.

  • Ara Iru Restaurant

    At Ara Iru Restaurant which literally means the 'rising sun restaurant', excellent and exotic cuisine, of both western and Eastern style, is served. A highly qualified European Chef caters to your choice of delightful cuisine with great care.

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