Budget Maldives

Jane Anderson, Honeymoon expert Jane's verdict
Meeru Island Resort is textbook Maldives: powder white sand and turquoise lagoon. Except here you get 4-star quality at 3-star prices. Bag the all-inclusive option and look out for complimentary room upgrades. Newlyweds should aim for the Jacuzzi Water Villas or the Honeymoon Suites, a short dhoni boat ride away.

Recommended tour operator: Tropical Sky

Tropical Sky says

Meeru Island Resort is the perfect choice for honeymooners seeking relaxation, unpretentious comfort, the option for all-inclusive prices and great value for money – all wrapped up in the Maldives dream of idyllic beaches.

  • Great value
  • Private island
  • Spectacular beaches

A 55-minute speedboat ride from Male Airport, Meeru Island is a 70-acre island resort surrounded by white sand, palm-fringed beaches.

There are two swimming pools, non-motorised watersports, a dive school, golf driving range, tennis courts, fitness centre and two spas, one of them over the water.

The attractive wooden chalet-style rooms are either located by the beach, some of them right at the edge of or even above the lagoon; all have an attractive semi-open bathroom and some have a Jacuzzi on the private sundeck.

There is a choice of two buffet and two à la carte restaurants and a range of bars. There is a children’s club too – but don’t worry if you’re travelling during the school holidays and want to avoid children on your honeymoon; one section of the hotel, including one of the restaurants, is strictly for over 18s only.

Find out more about honeymoon packages at Meeru Island Resort and the best time to visit the Maldives.

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