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Mere Island

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Mere Island

Booked all inclusive Jacquzi Water Villa for first week in April 2011:- anyone know if there are 'hidden extra 's' to be wary of? Any tips for us to watch out for? We play tennis and golf and want to use those facilities. Should we specify a sunset view villa and as there are villas in the middle and the north, which would be better?

This is our first time to Maldives

GRT7V

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1. Re: Mere Island

especially for your first time, i would recommend not to try to micro-manage your vacation to death.

things like "best villas" tend to change with the season as the beach "wanders" around the islands throughout the year and a view that someone else enjoyed may not be your favorite. some visitors rank villas highest that have most privacy while others just want to be closest to the bar .... you get the idea.

i suggest checking out your allocated villa and if you are not happy, simply request to be moved to an area you prefer.

hidden extras are not very hidden .. meeru like most maldivian resorts has a number of exclusions to the "all inclusive". familiarizing yourself with your AI package will help you avoid surprises.

also consider that :

all purchases outside your AI are subject to 10% service charge.

tipping is not obligatory but expected .. so you might want to budget and bring a small stash of small denominations US dollars for that purpose - as well as for purchases you might want to make on islands that you visit on excursions and at the airport.

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Hi GR

Also don't get too carried away about the golf even big islands are small

Regards

Doug

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3. Re: Mere Island

Take it by Mere , you mean Meeru island, if so then this link to their website and forum should help, but agree with what the others say.

http://www.meeru.com/

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I’m not sure Meeru charge the 10% Spammie. Could be wrong but have not heard anything has changed on their site.

I agree with Spammie. The best is difficult. Some like the sunset, others the sunrise. Some the 700 others the 300 JWV. The design is a little different in the two.

Remember everything in the mini-bar is chargeable. Some cocktails are free with the cocktail of the day. The rest and best are chargeable,

Edited: 26 December 2010, 15:18
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5. Re: Mere Island

Hi

If you want a sunset villa then you need one of those at the north end. The other JWVs are on the east side of the island and don't get the sunsets. The north end of the island is also better, in my opinion, as you get allocated to the Malaaan restaurant, which is adults-only.

The AI is OK as these things go but the AI "cocktail of the day" is usually fairly revolting.

OD

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