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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Jul 24, 2020 candlelight234 Bucharest, Romania

This was one of the most BEATIFUL resorts ever, it was just amazing. The staff was so humble. The water bungalows were great and getting around the island was so easy with or without bikes. The things the hotel provides such as tours with whale snorkeling and diving are great. And the restaurants food was always the best 👍👍👍.
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Jul 12, 2020 Robert L Swindon, United Kingdom

Couldn’t recommend the hotel and island enough! From the moment we got there to when we left it was amazing. Made to feel very welcome by all staff and always greeted with a smile & always always made sure to include our little lady who was with us also who was four years old. Stayed in the water bungalows and quickly realised we should rent the… Read more
Couldn’t recommend the hotel and island enough! From the moment we got there to when we left it was amazing. Made to feel very welcome by all staff and always greeted with a smile & always always made sure to include our little lady who was with us also who was four years old. Stayed in the water bungalows and quickly realised we should rent the bikes out so we did which was really good as we went for breakfast then rode around the island most mornings. The food on the whole was good, buffet style so hard to please everyone but always something to eat and even if there wasn’t you could always ask the waiter and a chef would come out and have a chat and then cook you what you would like. Thank you to all the staff there who made our trip one of the best so far. Read less
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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