Meedhupparu from the air

Meedhupparu island is my personal favourite, value for money aside it is the picture perfect Maldivian island. Located in the Raa atoll thirty five minutes sea plane flight from Male.
This island is run by Aitken Spence which is a large Sri Lankan business including a chain of hotels and several Maldivian islands, which are now known as Adaaran resorts hence Adaaran Meedhupparu, Adaaran Club Bathala, Adaaran Club Rannalhi etc.

There are quite a few guests that return to this island year after year, the most prolific of these repeaters being the Major, we don't know his real name but he is quite a character and the Bobbys [ bobby and marge ] who if on the island at the same time as us get first choice on room 168 our favourite spot, not because its the best room, they are all the same but this was the first one we stayed in on our first visit.

We have been here three times so far always with our favourite agent Thomson - Faraway Shores and will be going back some time within the next 18 months and hopefully see some of the friends that we have made there, including the great wild life.

This is a lovely medium sized island with lush palms, great beaches, good food [thanks to chef guru] house reef, scuba diving, pool, beach bar, in fact every thing you need for that well earned Maldivian holiday.

Also this island has an Ayurveda village which is a self contained area totally dedicated to Ayurveda which is an old Indian medical system for body, mind and soul and at the time of writing is the only one in the Maldives.

Meedhupparu facts and facilities

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