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Meeru Island Resort vs Kuredu Island Resort

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Meeru Island Resort vs Kuredu Island Resort

Hoping to get out to Maldives for a long overdue honeymoon in November. We were just about to book with Kuoni when my husband and I looked at the reviews on here for Meeru Island and they are fairly mixed. A lot of people mentioning the large number of children there? Basically we want somewhere as luxurious as possible (for our budget approx £4.5k), very quiet (we will just read books on the beach) and decent restaurants to enjoy good food and drink at of an evening. No children ideally but limited number if there has to be some. Not too bothered about activities/entertainment. The other option we were given is Kuredu Island Resort? Both were on All Inclusive basis. One offered seaplane transfer the other speed boat (we were warned it gets choppy). Any input be gratefully received. Another slight concern was it being November and the weather but don't think our budget will allow any other month? Thank you

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1. Re: Meeru Island Resort vs Kuredu Island Resort

Hi

Take a look at Komandoo. Small romantic island, great food and no children. The snorkelling is not bad but the perfect place if you want to chill and relax on the beach. Take a look at the reviews, I have been to Meeru and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy, having said that, others actually love it!!

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Both Meeru and Kuredu are large, mass-market islands - fine if that's what you want, but there are so many other options. My advice is to go to a specialist Maldives agent

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3. Re: Meeru Island Resort vs Kuredu Island Resort

I would recommend the O Resort at Kuredu. We stayed there September last year. No under 12's are allowed on that part of the island. You literally never see a soul either until you go for lunch. Everything is fab - food, accommodation, staff! You can visit the other side and eat in their restaurant however you will see how busy it is compared to our tranquil side! No doubt about it Kuredu is the place to go.

Try Destinology for a quote we got a great deal on an O'Resort villa just udner £4,500!

Good luck with your holiday.

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Thanks to the three of you. So glad we didn't book Meru, we were literally about to pay the deposit! I have heard of Destinology so will look into that. The O Resort villa sounds lovely. Will November be okay? Appreciate there are no guarantees when it comes to the weather?

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5. Re: Meeru Island Resort vs Kuredu Island Resort

I agree with kerri if you only have the choise of these 2 islands O side on kuredu is very nice and very quiet ;-) kuredu is a beautiful island which was refurbished a couple of years ago .

For a forum trusted agent try Richard from purely Maldives .

http://www.purelymaldives.co.uk/

Good luck

Darryl

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It was November when we went to kuredu and the weather was fantastic but as you say its unpredictable ;-)

Good luck

Darryl

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7. Re: Meeru Island Resort vs Kuredu Island Resort

Definately dont book with Kuoni. There are Kuoni agents and smaller independents that greatly undercut the Kuoni price, selling a Kuoni holiday. Travel Designers, Destinology, Tropical Sky, Travel Councellors Travel Bag/Lab for starters.

How long are you planning on going for as that will make a big difference to the budget?

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8. Re: Meeru Island Resort vs Kuredu Island Resort

Planned for seven nights currently but I would love to do 10 or 14. It is my husband who says we should do just 7 and go to a nicer place? I see is logic I suppose. Thank you

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9. Re: Meeru Island Resort vs Kuredu Island Resort

u might get 10 nts. On AI , I would look at Athuruga, Thudusfushi, Maafushivaru, Angsana Ihuru, Komandoo for starters. All are smallish islands. I personally would discount Kuredu and Meeru as there are far better islands out there for your money, especially for a honeymoon. Meeru and Kuredu are not known for the quality of the snorkelling for example

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10. Re: Meeru Island Resort vs Kuredu Island Resort

I'm so pleased I posted on here! Thanks all again for all your help, I look forward to posting a cracking review for the resort we decide upon at the end of the year!

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