Sun Siyam Vilu Reef

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Whether it's a honeymoon, anniversary, or you just need some time away as a couple, this is the place for a romantic, intimate, island getaway. Here you will find carefree, barefoot relaxation, whether it's in a beachfront villa with your outdoor sofa swing, or if you opt the overwater option where you can lie on your hammock and watch the beautiful sunset. Couples spa massages and a complimentary sunset cruise will add that extra touch to make it a holiday to remember. However, if you're unable to get a babysitter for the little ones, the hotel is still a great option for families, with a kids club on hand to ensure you still have some alone time! Whoever you're travelling with, you're sure to unwind in this boutique resort with only 89 villas giving you the option for as little or as much interaction with others as you like. If you do fancy a little more activity, complimentary non-motorised water sports are included, and there are excursions included to - visit a local island or hop on a dolphin sunset cruise. Come evening you'll be spoilt for choice when picking a restaurant, all of which are accompanied by stunning ocean views. Afterwards, watch a movie under the stars, enjoy some local music, or simply retreat to your villa to relax with a drink from the minibar. When the seaplane arrives to take you home, you won't want to leave the island lifestyle. 

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated on Meedhuffushi Island in the South Nilandhe Atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 35 minutes by seaplane (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).

Hotel information

89 villas and suites situated on the beach or overwater, all with complimentary WiFi access, safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, satellite TV, bathroom amenities, air-conditioning, bathrobe and slippers, fan, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities, sun loungers, and separate bathtub and rain shower.  

The Deluxe Beach Villas feature an outdoor shower, and 1 king-size bed, in-built sofa bed, a spacious in-room closet, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All-Inclusive includes: breakfast at Aqua Restaurant. Lunch at Aqua, Well Done, or The Spice Restaurant. Daily afternoon tea. Dinner at Aqua, Well Done, or The Spice Restaurant. Unlimited soft drinks, tea and coffee; draught beer, selected spirits, house wine, and selection of cocktails. Complimentary mini bar replenished once daily. One complimentary scheduled excursion from the choice of “Local Island Experience” or “Sunset Dolphin Cruise” per person per stay (bookable locally). Complimentary non-motorised water sports for one hour, per person, per day. Free usage of the lounge at the seaplane terminal on arrival. Special welcome with refreshing towels and homemade welcome drink served upon arrival at resort. 2 bottles of 1L water per villa per day, as well as tea/coffee facilities. Complimentary WiFi access. Access to recreation and fitness centre. Scheduled regular evening entertainment. Complimentary snorkelling equipment. Access to Turtle Kids Club for children 3-12 years. 

Jacuzzi Deluxe Beach Villas feature a bathroom jacuzzi as well as outdoor shower, swinging sofa on the beach, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Beach Villas with Pool are located on the beach with a private pool, swinging sofa on the beach, outdoor shower, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Reef Villas are overwater villas featuring with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Sunset Reef Villas are the same as above, facing in the direction of the sunset.

Aqua Villas with Pool are overwater villas featuring a private pool and overwater hammock, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grand Water Villas with Pool feature a private infinity edge swimming pool on an oversized sun deck, ocean views and steps down to the lagoon. With 1 king-size bed, separate lounge area and a bathroom with separate shower, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Two Bedroom Water Villa with Pool - situated at the end of the overwater jetty, features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large living room with dining area. Plus outside features a private pool, daybed, loungers and dining table.

  • Booking Bonus: Book a 7 night stay to receive a complimentary seaplane transfer or a 50% discount on the cost when staying 4 nights between 1 Nov '24–31 Oct '25, book by 15 Sep '24.  

    Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 15 Sep '24 to receive up to 25% off the accommodation cost when booking All Inclusive between 1 May '24–31 Oct '25. Plus, receive a complimentary seaplane transfer when staying between 1 Nov '24–31 Oct '25  

    Terms and conditions apply. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. 

The Aqua (International buffet restaurant with live cooking stations, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The Nautilus (oceanfront cocktail bar with daily happy hour). The Spice (serving Italian cuisine for lunch, and Indian cuisine for dinner). The Well Done Restaurant (Seafood restaurant, open for lunch and dinner with weekly live music). Wine Cellar (wine tasting bar). Positive Energy Bar (poolside bar serving drinks and snacks throughout the day).

Scheduled regular evening entertainment including DJ and karaoke nights, cinema under the stars, live music, and themed dinners.

Infinity pool. Diving centre*. Gym. Badminton court. Spa*, beauty salon*, sauna, and steam room. Turtle kid’s club. Tennis. Badminton. Table tennis. Board games. Billiards. Private yoga classes*. Complimentary non-motorised water sports (for one hour per person, per day) including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. Snorkelling. Waterskiing*. Banana boat rides*. One complimentary scheduled excursion from the choice of “Local Island Experience” or “Sunset Dolphin Cruise” per person per stay (booked locally).

Complimentary WiFi access. Boutiques. Babysitting service*.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12. 

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Jul 14, 2024 IDAR791

The resort is a paradise, everything is good and well done, all the staff is kind and professional. The room are always clean and the food and beverages are so special.there are a lot of Activities to do during the day. We will come back very soon *****
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Jul 13, 2024 craice Hockley, United Kingdom

We’ve recently returned from a 2 week AI holiday at Vilu Reef. We’ve been to the Maldives 6 times, a different island each time, so can provide an informative review for those thinking about booking up to go here. We flew direct with BA….not the best airline but that’s another review. Upon arrival at Male it was a smooth transfer over to the… Read more
We’ve recently returned from a 2 week AI holiday at Vilu Reef. We’ve been to the Maldives 6 times, a different island each time, so can provide an informative review for those thinking about booking up to go here. We flew direct with BA….not the best airline but that’s another review. Upon arrival at Male it was a smooth transfer over to the seaplane terminal and the Sun Siyam lounge. There’s an app you can use to check in to the resort, and also for booking restaurants and excursions. The seaplane took about 40 minutes. We received a lovely welcome onto the island. Reema took us to our room and was our contact throughout our stay. We stayed in a deluxe beach villa (139) on the sunrise side of the island. The room was great and we loved the dressing room area and outside bathroom. Mathi looked after us and kept our room spotless. He was a lovely lad and worked so hard. We were all inclusive, which included the Aqua buffet, Well Done and Spice. The food was amazing in all restaurants. Well Done and Spice were a la carte and the quality was outstanding. Spice is an Indian in the evenings and it was the best Indian food ever! And at lunch it is an Italian…again, amazing food. The dine around options are the best we’ve experienced in the Maldives. Branded drinks too, including wine, cocktails, spirits etc. The island itself is beautiful. Lots of vegetation and flowers. The gardening staff keep it looking lovely. The house reef is great, we saw turtles, lots of reef fish, baby sharks and a couple of clown fish near our villa. Snorkelling is highly recommended. The equipment is free from the water sports centre. We took a kayak out for free too. There were a lot of young children on the island when we were there. Which sometimes spoilt the peacefulness for us. I wouldn’t recommend the Maldives for young children as there’s not much for them to do. There is a kids club but we never saw it open. All the staff were great, the hosts at Aqua and Nautilus but especially Vijay, Ayman and Poonam (the best ice cream!) at Aqua, Nisha and Ranjith at the Nautilus bar, Dilshad at Well Done and Digajan at Spice. They went over and above to make our stay memorable. Always wanted a chat and we loved it! Sorry we can’t get everyone’s names, but thanks to you all! Overall, we would definitely recommend Vilu Reef. It’s a beautiful island with amazing rooms and food. The only negatives for us were the amount of young kids, the close proximity of a local island (woken up at 5am every morning by their PA system) and a noisy cockerel near our room! Read less
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Jul 12, 2024 Helena P

The hoast so friendly and helpful! Helpt us with everything, bookings and all we could ask for. When we had troubles she got us help immedietley. Also when i got sick She fixed a doctor and late checkout! It was such a good service from det everyone, they helpt us out so much. Lovely island and resort. Nice food! Paradise 🌸
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Jul 12, 2024 Elina L Kouvola, Finland

Really lovely place! Peaceful and beautiful. The staff is very friendly and polite, especially I want to mention our cleaner Rakesh, who was absolutely lovely and helpful. Also our host Niyaaf did everything to ensure that we had a dream vacation! The snorkeling trip was amazing!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic gem!

Jul 11, 2024 Kiki0747 Denmark

We had a fantastic time at Vilu Reef! Nothing to complain…. Vila, beach, reef, food, staff were absolutely amazing! We had a really helpful and super nice host, Soba😄😄 he was always ready to take care of us and helped with everything! We will come back again in 2025 Br Kiki and Jan