Villa Park Sun Island

Maldives, Indian Ocean

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The hotel

One of the largest resorts in the Maldives and Green Key certified, Villa Park Sun Island, 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 Al Pontile (the overwater Italian restaurant) and treetop dining experience ZERO.

Amenities

  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

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 beautifully furnished rooms - all of which offer modern amenities, elegant design details and are located either a short walk from the sandy white shore or surrounded by the stunning turquoise hues of the Indian Ocean. All rooms feature air conditioning, mini-bar, hairdryer, tea/coffee-facilities, terrace, TV, phone and WiFi. 

Sun Villas are located in the heart of the island, surrounded by coconut palms and abundant green foliage. With 1 king-size bed, 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 - Selected cocktails also available at the main bar - Bottled water served in all outlets - Tea & coffee from the main restaurant and bar - 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. All drinks are served by the glass.

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.

Beach Villas are a few steps from the pristine white beach, with 1 king-size bed and sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Beach Villas are generously sized and steps from the beach. 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Sunset Beach Villas are also located on the beach, and are perfect for admiring magical Maldivian sunsets. 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Lagoon Beach Villas are nestled between the lush vegetation and lead out to the lagoon, with vibrant interiors that blend with the tropical surroundings. 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Beach Villas with Whirlpool have ample space leading out to an expansive veranda, complete with private whirlpool. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Water Villas provide direct access to the lagoon from your private sundeck via your private staircase, perfect for discovering the beauty of the water and nearby colourful reefs. With 1 king size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Sunset Water Villas offer stunning sunset views from your private sundeck, with a staircase providing direct lagoon access. With 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Beach Pool Villas have the pristine white beach at their doorstep, as well as generous space and a private pool and veranda. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Beach Pool Villas are larger, with the beach at their doorstep. With a private pool, veranda and whirlpool. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Two Bedroom Family Beach Villas are interconnecting deluxe beach villas and are just steps away from the lagoon. With 2 king-size beds and two extra beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Two Bedroom Overwater Suites are the ultimate home away from home, perched over crystal clear waters. Located at the end of the jetty with spectacular panoramic views, and a private Jacuzzi. With 1 king-size bed and twin beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Please note: children are classed as under 12 years old.

5 restaurants; Maaniyaa Restaurant (main restaurant offering buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner), Al Pontile* (Italian restaurant, open for lunch and dinner), Southern Star Restaurant* (buffet-style, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for overwater rooms), Sun Star Thai Restaurant* (over-water dining, lunch and dinner), Teppanyaki Restaurant*. Zero private dining experience*. Vaani Coffee Shop and Bar (open 24-hours). 4 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*, water-skiing* and more. 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.

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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Apr 11, 2024 dranandra

Big thank to all the staff of Villa Park for making our vacation magical, especially Rachel who is one sunshine more on the island!!! Resort has justified all our expectations… Environment, food and all other offers are more than we need… We hope to see you again!!!
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Apr 11, 2024 Stacey A

I just wanted to do a short review to thank Ibrahim who was our personal guest relations manager throughout our stay. He worked so hard to ensure that myself, partner and toddler had the most amazing experience on the island. From booking all of our incredible, once in a lifetime activities to arranging, arranging an upgrade on our room as… Read more
I just wanted to do a short review to thank Ibrahim who was our personal guest relations manager throughout our stay. He worked so hard to ensure that myself, partner and toddler had the most amazing experience on the island. From booking all of our incredible, once in a lifetime activities to arranging, arranging an upgrade on our room as requested and most importantly organising the most stunning, personalised gender reveal on a private area of the beach for us where we found out we were expecting another baby boy. Such a special day thanks to you and the team. Thank you also to Ibrahim’s manager who made this happen for us. We cannot thank you enough for your kindness, patience and expertise Ibrahim. Read less
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Apr 10, 2024 nevjoyce Benfleet, United Kingdom

A beautiful hotel resort with incredible views and the friendliest people. Our second time here as we first came to the island 18 years ago. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is the change in transfer options which is a huge backwards step. Instead of the previous offer of a seaplane or speedboat from Male to the island, you now have to take… Read more
A beautiful hotel resort with incredible views and the friendliest people. Our second time here as we first came to the island 18 years ago. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is the change in transfer options which is a huge backwards step. Instead of the previous offer of a seaplane or speedboat from Male to the island, you now have to take another transfer flight to a nearby island. The issue is with the flight times available and we had to spend a total of 11 hours waiting for the next flight each way. We’d come back in a heartbeat but only if the connecting flights service is improved. Our housekeeper Nithin was excellent, as was Benito the cocktail barman who was exceptional. Special thanks to Shayan at the beach bar and Shabash in the restaurant. Read less
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Apr 8, 2024 Vanessa P

The resort is amazing, big, lots of plants,remote enough to feel isolated in a good way. I came here with my husband it was for our honeymoon and my birthday! We went to a whale shark snorkelling trip and we were out in the ocean for more than 3 hours and the guides did the IMPOSSIBLE to make sure we see the shark and we did!!! Amazing! Food is… Read more
The resort is amazing, big, lots of plants,remote enough to feel isolated in a good way. I came here with my husband it was for our honeymoon and my birthday! We went to a whale shark snorkelling trip and we were out in the ocean for more than 3 hours and the guides did the IMPOSSIBLE to make sure we see the shark and we did!!! Amazing! Food is also great, the beach is perfect, they upgraded our room to a sunset beach villa as well! For my birthday we went to the Italian restaurant and the staff was amazing! Hazel and Vamshi were great, service was 11/10! The food was also perfect (thanks to chef Azhar!) They had prepared the table with a nice birthday message, we had a bottle of wine, and a cake! The live singer sang me a song and Vamshi took pictures and videos of me and my husband while Hazel lit the candles to my cake! Amazing, AMAZING staff!!! I recommend the resort 100%! Read less
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Apr 7, 2024 Giada C

our first time in Villa Park with my family. We had a great time. Excellent service from everyone. Specially the front office staff are very kind and helpful. They’re always there for us. We always need a buggy service . They came to take us within 5 minutes everything was a perfect food was delicious room was very beautiful. We enjoyed a floating… Read more
our first time in Villa Park with my family. We had a great time. Excellent service from everyone. Specially the front office staff are very kind and helpful. They’re always there for us. We always need a buggy service . They came to take us within 5 minutes everything was a perfect food was delicious room was very beautiful. We enjoyed a floating breakfast diner in the Beach. Everything was perfect I would like to thank our host who take care of us during our stay miss sana for take caring she did everything thank you so much we will definitely come back 🌞 Read less