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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May 11, 2020 Babu4925

It's a one of the memorable moments in my life. This resort make my trip very happy and excited. I glad to hear that you're always on my mind. I will definitely suggest this to my friends and family about this.
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Apr 14, 2020 reshsubbu

We been here for vacation on 2018. Amazing food, Best Scuba experience even though i never new to swim, Room as very beautiful and clean and tidy. Water Bungalow was having awesome view. We had real amazing vacation. Staffs were very humble.
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Apr 13, 2020 iwonamk Lublin, Poland

A great place to relax from the hustle and bustle. Wonderful nature combined with the architecture of very well-equipped bungalows hidden in trees by the wonderful beach. Excellent hotel service combined with a rich offer of cuisine.Sandy beach in front of the house. Blue azure ocean and beautiful tropical nature.I remember with pleasure… Read more
A great place to relax from the hustle and bustle. Wonderful nature combined with the architecture of very well-equipped bungalows hidden in trees by the wonderful beach. Excellent hotel service combined with a rich offer of cuisine.Sandy beach in front of the house. Blue azure ocean and beautiful tropical nature.I remember with pleasure especially the daily yoga by the pool.Very nice and obliging service both in the restaurant and in the hotel and cleaners.I'm sure I'll be back there again.It's fantastic that the beach is almost empty. We did not meet a tourist who would not be happy with the stay. Read less
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Mar 27, 2020 Pollie67 Liverpool, United Kingdom

Review of Sun Island Resort and Spa Reviewed yesterday We stayed in a Water Bungalow on Sun Island from 28th February 2020 to 12th March 2020. The water bungalows I think need updating a little bit. The bathrooms would benefit from a walk in shower instead of an over the bath shower as there are some people with disabilities who will struggle to… Read more
Review of Sun Island Resort and Spa Reviewed yesterday We stayed in a Water Bungalow on Sun Island from 28th February 2020 to 12th March 2020. The water bungalows I think need updating a little bit. The bathrooms would benefit from a walk in shower instead of an over the bath shower as there are some people with disabilities who will struggle to lift their leg over the bath. This island is paradise on earth, the water is so clear and blue with powder white sand. We hired bikes for the duration of our holiday and I must say you will need them if you are staying in the water villas because the distance from them to the beach over the far side by the coffee bar is quite a distance. The food in the restaurant was ok, it could have been hotter as it was always just warm. The staff more than made up for food though, they couldn’t do enough for you especially our lovely restaurant supervisor Zakir who went above and beyond to look after us, we have made a friend for life with him. Doouna greeted us every day with a cheery smile and chat. The fresh cooked food from the omelette station of a morning to the fish, meat and pasta station of an evening were staffed by the hard working Sheham, Brighton, Raja and Kisshna. I wish all the guests would tip the staff as a way of thanking them for their hard work and treat them with respect as I never seen anyone tip and I witnessed some guests speaking to the staff disrespectfully. I think the Golf bar should be used for the water bungalows as part of the all inclusive package, as it was always empty because it’s not part of the all inclusive packages you have to pay for drinks there. The other bars are quite a distance from the water bungalows and having the golf bar as part of the all inclusive package would be ideal as it’s so close to the water bungalows. There also needs to be more male and female toilets instead of just one of each around the island. Show less Date of stay: February 2020 Room tip: The water bungalows on the sunset side have the best views but have no walk-in showers if you have any disability’s Read less
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Mar 18, 2020 laurenc95x Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

We stayed here from 18th Feb till 3rd March. Was truly amazing from start to finish! We stayed in a sun villa which was lovely and cleaned twice a day. Roman was our cleaner who was lovely! Made sure we knew that if there was anything he could help with then he’d be happy to help. We went half board which we felt was enough as not all drinks… Read more
We stayed here from 18th Feb till 3rd March. Was truly amazing from start to finish! We stayed in a sun villa which was lovely and cleaned twice a day. Roman was our cleaner who was lovely! Made sure we knew that if there was anything he could help with then he’d be happy to help. We went half board which we felt was enough as not all drinks that we drink were included in the all inclusive. Now food was gorgeous lots of variety. I am a very picky eater but there was never a day where I struggled to eat something. Our waiter was Mihad who was very friendly and always had a smile on his face. The staff is what made this holiday as fab as it was! Starting with Suresh. What a lovely man he is. Always smiling always stopping and asking how our day has been making sure we have drinks and generally getting to know us which was lovely. Also another one is the waiter Arun, he was so lovely! Another one that always walked around with a smile on his face we had some lovely chats with him got to know him a lot and we would always have a good laugh! Always went above and beyond at getting us drinks we would have at home. Around the pool area was always clean we spent a lot of time at the pool bar were we served by Shalika who again was so friendly. Making sure our glass was always filled and again asking us questions about life at home! We went on a few different excursions one being the big game adventure one which I would highly recommend to anyone coming here. We were told it was a 50% chance we would see anything but we managed to see the whale shark, manta rays, turtles and even got to see dolphins. Massive shout out to Mohammed who was our instructor and he helped me along the way and made sure I was alright. Pavan had also served us at the main bar and he again always greeted us with a smile when we saw us asked us how our day was and just another lovely man. Unfortunately didn’t get the names of some of the others but they all played a part in making our holiday great! Lastly the entertainment was always brilliant. Had a variety of different things each night Rex & Nice dance routine was outstanding brilliant dancers! And lastly dj belz definitely knows his music! The pool partys were class loved the music on them aswell. Thanks again sun island! Would recommend to anyone and will see yous next year! Read less