Sun Island Resort & Spa

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

The largest resort in the Maldives, Sun Island Resort and Spa really does have something for everyone. If your ultimate dream is to experience the stunning surroundings and get close to the colours of the natural world beneath the ocean, you can scuba dive, snorkel, or sail a catamaran in the pure blue water, or if you prefer to catch up on some of that much needed rest and recuperation, perhaps some gentle fishing could be for you. On the other hand, if you feel your days are better spent horizontally you can take advantage of an aromatherapy treatment and massage, or simply sunbathe in a secluded cove with absolutely no sign of anyone, anywhere. This is just some of the advantages of this picturesque island in South Ari Atoll. For the evenings, the wealth of restaurants boast an excellent choice of cuisine from around the world, including Sun Star Thai Restaurant and Bar, the resort's very own reef top restaurant, an amazing experience with or without the amazing food and service!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children's Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing

Where is it

On the island of Nalaguraidhoo in South Ari atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 17 minutes by direct domestic wheeled aircraft, followed by a short speedboat transfer.

Hotel information

462 rooms. All with air-conditioning, TV, ceiling fan, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and hairdryer. Sun Villas are located in the heart of the island surrounded by lush gardens, with a private terrace, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant, and afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes in the coffee shop. Beer, soft drinks and canned fruit juices served at all outlets (except coffee shop). House wine served at the pool bar, main bar and main restaurant, spirits (gin, vodka, rum and whisky) served at the pool bar and main bar, and selected cocktails also available at the main bar. Bottled water served in all outlets. Tea & coffee from the main restaurant and bar. All drinks are served by the glass. Mini-bar with two cokes, two sprites and two sodas (replenished once per day). Sports and entertainment, including windsurfing, canoeing, tennis (floodlighting at an additional charge), badminton, squash, basketball, beach volleyball, table tennis, billiards, plus use of sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzi. One night-fishing excursion per stay, for guests staying a minimum of 6 nights.

Please note: meals in the hotel's à la carte restaurants will incur additional charges. Champagnes, sparkling wines, premium wines from the wine list, premium brand spirits and liqueurs, blended drinks or cocktails, espresso, cappuccino and speciality coffees, fresh fruit juices, and any drinks consumed after 1:00am or before 10:.00am will also be charged locally.

Standard Beach Bungalows have their own private terrace with sea views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior Beach Bungalows are larger with bath tub, veranda and are located right on the shoreline offering direct beach access, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Sunset Villas have direct access to the beach, with views to the west overlooking the lagoon, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Water Bungalows are situated on stilts along a wooden jetty, with a private sun deck and stairs to the lagoon, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

5 restaurants Maaniyaa Restaurant (main restaurant offering buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner), Island BBQ* (seafood and barbecue restaurant, open for lunch and dinner), Ristorante Al Pontile* (Italian restaurant, open for lunch and dinner), Southern Star Restaurant* (Indian cuisine, open for lunch and dinner), Sun Star Thai Restaurant* (over-water dining, open for lunch and dinner). Zero private dining experience*. Vaani Coffee Shop and Bar (open 24-hours). 5 additional bars, including Beach Bar and Pool Bar. Swimming pool and kids' pool. Spa*. Gym. Water sports, including snorkelling*, PADI diving school*, canoeing, windsurfing*, catamaran sailing*, boating*, power sailing*, wakeboarding* and water-skiing*. Floodlit tennis court*, indoor badminton*, basketball*, squash*. Football*. Beach volleyball*. Snooker*. Yoga*. Excursions*. Weekly entertainment programme with live band, disco, karaoke, competitions and poolside shows. Children's games room. Range of shops.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Extremely unhappy with Big Game Adventure tour

May 6, 2021 rotefahne

Just came back from Big Game Adventure tour booked with Sun Island Resort and Spa. Total disappointment. Tour description promises you fishing and swimming with whale sharks, mantas and turtles. Before the tour visitors are asked to sign an acknowledgement with a 50% chance of seeing each of the animals enlisted in the tour description. In fact… Read more
Just came back from Big Game Adventure tour booked with Sun Island Resort and Spa. Total disappointment. Tour description promises you fishing and swimming with whale sharks, mantas and turtles. Before the tour visitors are asked to sign an acknowledgement with a 50% chance of seeing each of the animals enlisted in the tour description. In fact we’ve been able to see only 1 turtle for the 6 hours, no sharks, no mantas and no fish caught by any of fishing devices on boat, that is obviously far lower than 50% chance on average. Moreover, hotel supervisor refused to register a complaint mentioning that an acknowledgement letter frees your firm from any responsibility. Sincerely recommend to avoid dealing with a company with service quality standards like this (nothing in common with 5 stars) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating perfect place to relax

May 6, 2021 AlexeyZ541 Moscow, Russia

very comfortable place to stay. fantastic food. room service 2 times per day. great diving center with good equipment and dive sites. sharks, stingrays, turtles , calamary can bee seen near bungalow every day.
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May 5, 2021 DorotaP460 Janowice Wielkie, Poland

A wonderful island, beautiful turquoise ocean, lots of space and free space. The bungalows are spacious, well-kept, cleaned every morning and evening, maybe a bit too small a table on the terrace. The view from the terrace is delightful, a few steps to the ocean are rewarding for everything, although sometimes it is difficult to enter it because… Read more
A wonderful island, beautiful turquoise ocean, lots of space and free space. The bungalows are spacious, well-kept, cleaned every morning and evening, maybe a bit too small a table on the terrace. The view from the terrace is delightful, a few steps to the ocean are rewarding for everything, although sometimes it is difficult to enter it because of corals, stones and shells - necessary water shoes. The food is tasty, though a bit monotonous, the choice is considerable. For me, a little bit of snacks in between meals, only in the afternoon at one bar with no choice. Pool bar closed in April. overall grade very good. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect little escape - wonderful stay

May 3, 2021 T8377QHsabrinar Mannheim, Germany

All in all, we had a perfect little escape from Corona and fully enjoyed every minute.The pictures in advance and the offered activities of the resort convinced us to book very spontaneously, but the feeling on site cannot be represented in pictures. From the transfer to the greeting, the organization of the check-in and driving us to our bungalow… Read more
All in all, we had a perfect little escape from Corona and fully enjoyed every minute.The pictures in advance and the offered activities of the resort convinced us to book very spontaneously, but the feeling on site cannot be represented in pictures. From the transfer to the greeting, the organization of the check-in and driving us to our bungalow everything was well organized. We arrived in the evening and the next morning we rushed out of the back door of our beach bungalow and what can I say? The view was awesome! the sea only a few meters away, private beach and beautiful palm trees. The excellent service deserves a special mention at this point. Faruk was responsible for housekeeping, he took great care of us, we didn't miss anything. Kudos to you, dear Faruk. Another shoutout goes to Alam, who made our lunch and dinners perfect. He read every wish from our lips and treated us very warmly. Thanks for that, Alam. Also, great service, excellent food and a wonderful view (mantas and Sharks) at the Italien Restaurant. We will come again for sure, can‘t wait! All the best to the entire Sun Island Team. Best, Sabrina and Kai (Room 138) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 3rd. visit...and WOW again

Apr 30, 2021 dzupka Pilsen, Czech Republic

Many thanks for everything. We spent a beautiful 2 weeks here again, especially at this fu*king time it was absolute relaxation. Special greetings to Mr. Showcat ;-) BTW: espresso and mango juice from him were fantastic. See you soon!!!