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Meedhupparu

Rating:

A lovely place to spend a couple of weeks. The diving was hard work though. Drift dives only and strong currents too. However, the island of Meedhupparu won my heart and has much to recommend it.

A lovely place to spend a couple of weeks. The diving was hard work though. Drift dives only and strong currents too. However, the island of Meedhupparu won my heart and has much to recommend it.

The accomodation on Meedhupparu is of a high standard and the lack of mosquitos a true blessing. There is a health spa at one end of the island, but the poolside bar is where most people get their relaxation therapy.Meedhupparu really is a slice of paradise, but they have a little problem with erosion on one side of the island, so 1 villa had a bit of a concrete wall around it.

The new water villas are of exceptional quality and definitely the way to do the Maldives in style. You can snorkel out over the reefs directly from your private balcony. This is a real delight in the morning and late at night.

The food is really very good and the wine list is reasonable too. Overall, Meddhupparu is pretty lovely. Meedhupparu Island holidays are not the most expensive but not the cheapest. They sit in the middle, offering something for everyone. Although plenty of Brits and Scandinavians come here, this island sometimes feels like an Italian enclave.

Freediving tip – There are buoyed and anchored ropes at the end of one of the jetties, allowing you to pull down, arm over arm to about 7 or 8 metres with ease on a lungful of air. By the end of the week I could hang out at the bottom for almost a minute in total silence. This is a great tip for underwater photographs, because you aren’t producing bubbles and noise to frighten the fish away.

Number of Rooms: 140

“After 25 years of marriage, 30 years service with HM force never have Mary and I enjoyed and relaxed so much. I can only fully endorse all the positive comments said about this most fab resort. Typically for our 7 day all-in package staying in one of the land based bungalows its fair to say: the beer was cold, food great, service outstanding, everything we expected and more. Go on take the plunge. Typically prices vary as identified on location but we both think we were well and truly looked after throughout.” – Alan & Mary Wanbon

Batty about Meedhupparu

Meedhupparu has fruit bats in the trees. They fight with the crows and hang out next to the main dining room. Wonderful to watch wildlife while you eat.” – Josh and Amy

Honeymoon Heaven

“What can i say … Heaven on earth wouldn’t even come close, we had a wicked honeymoon/holiday. The staff really couldn’t do any more to help, they were fantastic throughout the holiday, the rooms were cleaned twice daily with little finishing touches that were lovely even down to the toilet roll!! The food was second to none in the main resturant which was a buffet style. Yes there is a lot of fish dishes but they also have a variety of other meals to please everyone. My hubby certainly liked the variety of desserts (having 3/4 helpings at a time!!) needless to say we thought he might need a sea plane to himself on the return flight back to Male!! Many thanks to our fav chef Guru who looked after us for our special meal needs. We would recomend to anyone planning to visit the island to walk up the jetty at night to watch the feeding of the fish! (about 9:30pm local time) where you will be amazed by the size of the fish that come out to feed at night! Jack fish and some nights Sharks! there are also Sting rays and sea turtles too, some people were lucky enough to see dolphins. We will be back as soon as my hubby has paid for the wedding!!!! Enjoy your holiday … we did and can’t wait to get back.” – Danielle & Trevor Gill

“Worried about the blue spotted stingrays in the sand at the waters edge? You dont need to worry. They will get out of your way. Far more dangerous are the air taxis which land close to the island and then taxi in to within feet of the shore.” – James