4* MEERU – MALDIVES

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7 Nights
Availability : 1 October 2019 - 31 October 2019
Multiple Locations
Maldives
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DESTINATION

Maldives – North Male Atoll

WHEN CAN I GO?

1 October 2019 – 31 October 2019

DESCRIPTION

7 Night holiday on Meeru

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE DEAL?
  • Return flights to the Maldives on Emirates
  • Return resort transfers by speedboat
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Beach Villa
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
AIRFARE SURCHARGES & CONDITIONS
  • A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • A shoulder season surcharge applies for travel from 10 – 23 December 2019 of approx. R2 100.00 per person.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
  • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
  • Rebooking and cancellation fees apply.
  • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
  • Standard terms and conditions apply.
  • All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.
MEERU ISLAND RESORT & SPA

 

WHY WE LIKE IT

A 55-minute speedboat transfer brings you to the island of Meerufenfushi and its sole occupant, Meeru Island Resort; a lovely, well-established, South African favorite.

Barefoot is the only way to go on this laid-back island and the chilled atmosphere makes for the ultimate relaxing holiday that caters for all tastes. But don’t think that there’s nothing going on, there’s an excellent house reef, beautiful lagoon and the most perfect stretches of beach; a golf driving range, putting green and 9 hole pitch and putt course, Euro Divers Scuba Centre and great evening entertainment. Stay on the beach or over-water with Jacuzzi options for both, and eat and drink at one of 4 restaurants – 2 a la carte – and 7 bars. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms and most public areas.

The Duniye Spa, whether over-water or on land, is definitely worth a visit. If you are looking for quiet relaxation, the pool at the Pavilion Bar is strictly for adults only – no under 18’s allowed – but if its action you are after check the resort’s weekly programme. Whether it’s a snorkeling excursion, a sunset cruise or an aerobics class there is sure to be something for everyone.

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION
North Male Atoll
The speedboat transfer takes around 55 minutes

ACCOMMODATION
284 Rooms all feature tropical décor, a king size or two twin beds, tile or wood floors, private porch with furniture. 

77 Beach Villas (Size: 56 m2)
Are spacious, individual wooden bungalows on the beach with a beautiful view of the lagoon.

83 Jacuzzi Beach Villas (Size: 80 m2)
Are Beach Villas with an upgraded bedroom including a four poster bed, a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two “under the stars” with a wooden sundeck, chaise lounges, a shade Pavilion or umbrella, and tropical plants.

27 Water Front Villa (Size: 60 m2)
Are located on the beach at the water’s edge, with an upgraded bedroom including a four poster bed, a spacious bathroom with double sinks, a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi, a wooden sundeck, chaise lounges, a shade umbrella, tropical plants, a private sundeck with stairs into the sea and a spectacular view of the lagoon.

77 Jacuzzi Water Villas (Size: 85 m2)
Are located over-the-water, in the lagoon a short walk along your private jetty to this secluded hideaway featuring a larger, upgraded bedroom suite, a tea/coffee/espresso service; a spacious bathroom with double sinks; a private walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi, a wooden sundeck, chaise lounges, a shaded area, tropical plants, a private sundeck with stairs into the sea.

ROOM FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning
  • Overhead ceiling fan
  • Sitting area
  • Stocked mini bar with refrigerator
  • Tea/coffee making facility 
  • IDD telephone
  • Color cable TV
  • DVD player
  • High speed broadband Internet connection
  • Personal safe
  • Partially open-air bathroom (except Garden Rooms) with shower
  • Bath accessories
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Nightly turndown service 
  • Complimentary use of chaise lounges at the pool and beach
  • Beach towels
  • Electricity is 220VAC, 50HZ

DINING
The two main restaurants featuring the same “all you can eat” buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, served in the traditional open-air, sand floor, thatch roof dining rooms located at the southern and northern ends of the island.

Farivalhu
For guests staying at the Southern end of the island

Maalan
For guests staying at the Northern end of the island

The Hot Rock Restaurant
Features seafood, steak or chicken cooked at your table on “hot rocks”

The Asian Wok
An over-water a la carte restaurant specializing in Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki

The Meeru Cafe
Serves ice creams, pastries, panini sandwiches and specialty teas and coffees.

In addition, snack menus are available at all the bars and pools, very special dinners can be served on the beach (supplementary charge applicable), and room service is available at an additional charge.

The Dhoni Bar
Located on the beach beside the pool

The Kakuni Bar
A sports bar with facilities such as table tennis, billiards, snooker, foosball table, darts, chess, board games and color satellite TV coverage of international sporting events

Uthuru Bar
Located next to the Maalan Restaurant on the northern end of the island and for guests over 18 only

Asian Wok Bar
Located over water at the southern end of the island

The Pavilion Bar
Located on the beach near the Pavilion Pool

The Hot Rock Bar
At the Pavilion Bar Pool.

Meal Plans
The resort operates on a full board basis with the option to upgrade to All Inclusive Plus.

All Inclusive Plus includes

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • Afternoon tea
  • Unlimited “all you can drink” alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including water, soft drinks, canned juices draught beer, selection of house cocktails and mocktails, house wine, house brand spirits, coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino, latte, and macchiato
  • A daily refill of the minibar including soft drinks, beer, wine, iced coffee, and iced tea
  • One ½ bottle of Champagne
  • One Sunset Cruise
  • One half hour group lesson for snorkeling, windsurfing and at the golf driving range
  • Free Yoga session in Duniye Spa
  • Free use of the Fitness Center, golf driving range, tennis, volleyball and badminton courts, table tennis, billiards, snooker, darts and football ground, kayaks and windsurfers

Wi-Fi
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and most public areas for email, web browsing, social networking, and telephone calls.

THE DUNIYE SPA
The spa provides a tropical spa experience for women and men, focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity, and quality. The therapist’s healing energy combined with Asian massage techniques and using only chemical free, pure organic compounds follows a natural, holistic, personalized approach to caring for each guest’s health, beauty and wellbeing. 
Two Spas, one over-the-water and the other on land.

WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES (* some at a supplement)

  • 1.5 Kilometer of Beautiful White Sand Beach,
  • Magnificent Lagoon and plenty of Good Snorkeling
  • 2 Fresh Water Pools including a Children’s Wading Pool Two Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Putting Green*
  • 9 Hole Pitch & Putt Golf Course*
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis
  • Billiards
  • Snooker
  • Foosball table
  • Darts
  • Petanque
  • Bicycles
  • Football Grounds
  • Fishing Excursions including morning, afternoon and Deep Sea trips*
  • Fitness Center with modern exercise equipment
  • Euro Divers Scuba Centre*
  • Meeru Windsurf & Sailing Centre*
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Excursions*
  • Internet Café
  • Board games
  • Gift shops
  • Kids Club (3-12 years)
  • Teens Club (13 – 16 years)
  • Manta Trust Marine Biology Centre
  • Open air hall with ceiling fans and sand floor for functions of up to 100 guests

WELCOME TO THE MALDIVES

A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation! A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. For most holidaymakers, great sunny days with deep blue skies, clear lagoons with pleasing shades of blue, moonlit nights, the soothing sound of little waves lapping soft white sands, the ruffle of palms and powdery white beaches are the basic ingredient for a tropical island holiday – few places offer these in greater abundance than the Maldives.

Maldives offers a variety of resorts catering to the taste and budget of most travellers. All resorts are located on their own private island, making their beaches idyllically crowd-free. From Robinson Crusoe style to those offering a more conventional style, your resort is your haven from which to spend your days relaxing with a cocktail or two, diving in the spectacular ocean, or taking advantage of the spa facilities, water sports or activities the resort has to offer. Maldives is bare foot luxury at its best.

The warm seas of the Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty metres away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy your days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.

CLIMATE

The Maldives has a hot tropical climate and the temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round – and that’s on the beach and in the water! The sea in the Maldives is warm all year round and the water temperature is an average of 29°C (yowzers!)

TIME DIFFERENCE

The Maldives is 3 hours ahead of South Africa.

AIRPORT

International flights arrive at Male’s Hulhule airport, which is on an island of its own. Transfers from the airport to your resort island are either by boat, seaplane or domestic flight, depending on the distance. If your resort requires a seaplane transfer, be aware that seaplanes only operate in daylight hours. The seaplane journey in itself is an experience, as you get stunning views of the atolls – make sure you get a window seat and that you get your camera out before boarding. The seaplane will usually land next to a floating platform, from which you will be picked up by boat to be taken the remaining few metres in shore to your resort.

ELECTRICITY

Electricity supply is 220V to 240V, 50Hz AC. The standard socket is the UK-style three-pin, although there are some variations, so an international adaptor will be useful.

LANGUAGE

The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi and is very similar to several other languages from Sri Lanka, South East Asia and North India. English is also widely spoken in the Maldives.

DIVING

If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of your certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives – a true diver’s dream. If you are not certified – well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives – with its shallow lagoons, the Maldives offers ideal conditions for beginners. Maldives is one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders in the house reef off the island is also amazing. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.

WHAT TO PACK

  • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
  • If you’re taking a seaplane transfer, the luggage allowance is a little more restrictive than your commercial flight – you are allowed 20kg per person of baggage and one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 5kg.
  • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
  • A light rain jacket might come in handy in the event of the occasional rain shower
  • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
  • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
  • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
  • Take along your own goggles & snorkels – even though your resort will have this equipment available to hire, you’ll probably be happier having your own
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Flip flops, sun hat and a beach bag
  • An underwater camera is a great idea

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
  • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
  • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
  • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
  • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
  • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
  • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
  • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!

Pricing Per Person Sharing From

JOHANNESBURG
Base Price: ZAR 28 015
Package Taxes: ZAR 6 700
Total Price: ZAR 34 715

 

CAPE TOWN
Base Price: ZAR 28 015
Package Taxes: ZAR 6 700
Total Price: ZAR 34 715

 

DURBAN
Base Price: ZAR 28 595
Package Taxes: ZAR 6 700
Total Price: ZAR 35 295
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