Makunudu Island

North Malé Atoll, Maldives

up to -71% today On selected offers.

Beach bungalow

Beach bungalow

Beach bungalow

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

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Up to -71% hotel website price ?
Accommodation in a Beach bungalow, on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner).

This offer includes two cocktails per person, per day and a 30-minute massage for two, per stay.

This offer is available for stays between June and December 2018 and is based on two adults only. Please note that a four-night minimum stay is required.

Check-in is at 2pm and check-out at 12pm.

Please note that Green Tax of USD 6 per person, per night, is not included in the offered rate and is payable directly to the hotel.

Transfer information

Round-trip speedboat transfers are not included in the rate and will be charged at USD 222 nett per person, to be paid directly to the resort. Guests are to contact the resort at least 72 hour prior to arrival to arrange for speedboat transfers.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 52% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the hotel's website rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 08/10/2018, two people may book a four-night stay in a Beach bungalow (inclusions as noted above) and will pay USD 1,048 per bungalow, per stay, compared to the hotel's website rate of USD 2,171 per bungalow, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 52%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 25/05/2018.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A lo-fi, castaway paradise in the Maldives, including a massage treatment, the option of all-inclusive board, and more

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 Green Tax of USD 6 per person, per night, is payable at the resort. This helps to fund conservation projects in the Maldives and is applicable across the region.

Makunudu Island can be reached by speedboat from Velana International (not included). For more information on transfers, please see the offer details.

Excellent for
Beach Scenery Romance Boutique Relaxing Long-haul


There are 36 rooms at Makunudu: all Beach bungalows built in traditional Maldivian style, with rustic thatched roofs. The style is beautifully understated, using primarily local, natural materials and an earthy colour palette. Wash away sand and sea salt in your perfectly private garden shower and take shaded afternoon naps on your sun loungers. The best thing? The soft sound of the waves lapping the beach as you fall asleep.


- Air conditioning and ceiling fans
- Open-air garden shower
- Complimentary bathroom amenities
- Hairdryer
- Minibar
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Safe


Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ara Iru Restaurant (meaning Rising Sun) is a laid-back spot for buffet-style international cuisine, seafood specialities, and local delicacies. There’s also the Sand Bar for ice-cold beers and exotic cocktails, plus the option to arrange romantic candlelit dinners under the stars, sunset champagne cruises on a dhoni, and private lunches on a secluded sandbank (extra charges apply). In-room dining is available on request.


Aavun Spa offers an excellent selection of customised beauty therapies that incorporate age-old Maldivian, Asian and European techniques. Signature treatments include cucumber and honey facials, massages (Swedish, Balinese, deep-tissue, aromatherapy, seashell), coconut scrubs, and reflexology. Alternatively, book one of the spa rituals; the standout Maldivian Journey includes a deep cleanse, coconut and vanilla scrub, and top-to-toe hydrating massage. The spa opens daily from 10am to 8pm.


Get away it from all: far, far away in the midst of the vast Indian Ocean. Tiny Makunudu Island is barely locatable on a map, but you may be pleasantly surprised to find it’s only a 50-minute speedboat ride from Malé. There’s a PADI dive centre on site and conveniently, a brilliant house reef that’s reachable from the beach. If exploring the depths isn’t your only hobby, the resort offers wind-surfing, catamaran sailing, snorkelling, kayaking, as well as badminton and volleyball. Experience the magic of night fishing on a traditional dhoni and take a boat trip around the region on a dreamy island-hopping excursion.

Makunudu Island, North Malé Atoll, Maldives

Travel is NOT included in this offer.

How do I get there?

Round-trip speedboat transfers are not included in the rate and will be charged at USD 222 nett per person, to be paid directly to the resort. Please contact the resort at least 72 hour prior to arrival to arrange.

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If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0843 22 77 777 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0843 2270 007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

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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