Beachfront bungalows in the magical Maldives

Makunudu Island, North Malé Atoll, Maldives

Beach bungalow

Beach bungalow

A spectacular stay at a dreamy beach bungalow in the Maldives, on an all-inclusive basis

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Accommodation in a Beach bungalow, on an all-inclusive basis at Ara Iru.

This offer includes return speedboat transfers for one adult. Guests will also receive a night fishing or turtle point snorkelling excursion and an introductory dive session per person, once per stay.

Please note that a four-night minimum stay is required.

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

Green Tax of $6 per person (adult, child, infant), per day, is payable directly to the resort upon arrival.


Return speedboat transfers are $222 per adult (aged 12 and above), $111 per child (aged 3-11) and infants (aged 0-2) travel for free of charge.

Please purchase transfers directly with the resort at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

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Prices and availability were checked on December 21, 2018.

Unless specified below, the offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not permitted.

An idyllic thatched bungalow set on the powder-soft sands of a pristine island, just steps from the water


Abodes here are built in traditional Maldivian style, featuring rustic thatched roofs and local materials. After a dip in the ocean, you can rinse off in your private-garden shower or take a nap on one of the inviting sun loungers. The best part? Falling asleep each night to the soft sound of waves lapping against the shore.


- Air conditioning and ceiling fans
- Hair dryer
- Minibar
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Safe
- Deluxe bath amenities


Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ara Iru Restaurant (meaning "rising sun") is a laid-back spot for buffet-style international cuisine, fresh seafood and local delicacies. When you're ready for a drink, you'll find Sand Bar serving up ice-cold beers and exotic cocktails. For a special experience, arrange for a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars, a sunset champagne cruise on a traditional dhoni boat or a private lunch on a secluded sandbank (extra charges apply). In-room dining is also available on request.


Aavun Spa offers an excellent selection of bespoke beauty therapies incorporating age-old Maldivian, Asian and European techniques. Signature treatments include cucumber-and-honey facials, massages (Swedish, Balinese, deep-tissue, aromatherapy or seashell), coconut scrubs and reflexology. Alternatively, book one of the spa rituals – the standout Maldivian Journey includes a deep cleanse, a coconut-and-vanilla scrub and a top-to-toe hydrating massage.


Pristine, remote Makunudu Island is a 50-minute speedboat ride from Malé. There’s a PADI dive center on site and a brilliant local reef. When you're ready for more, the resort also offers windsurfing, catamaran sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, badminton and volleyball. Other highlights include night fishing on a traditional dhoni boat and heading out for a dreamy island-hopping excursion.

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Makunudu Island, North Malé Atoll, Maldives

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We like

  • Taking in the sparkling Indian Ocean views from your all-inclusive thatched beach bungalow
  • Experiencing a seashell massage with coconut oil at the heavenly spa
  • Taking a course at the dive center and witnessing the Maldives' underwater beauty

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