A wide choice of water villas are on offer at Meeru, one of the largest Maldivian resorts, conveniently located a speedboat ride from Malé airport. All have fetching wooden sundecks with chaise longues and partially-open-air bathrooms. The best have hot tubs for two, best enjoyed at night with a glass of champagne in hand underneath the drama of the stars. There’s always plenty going on, from scuba diving and snorkelling to pitch and putt golf, to disco parties and jazz nights. Food options aplenty too, from Maldivian night each Friday to a range of à la carte restaurants, such as Asian Wok, laid out on a little jetty.
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