Sun Siyam Iru Veli

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Enjoy new realms of relaxation at this premium All-Inclusive Maldivian paradise, where dolphins swim past daily and every suite has its own freshwater pool. Set within its own lagoon, prepare to unwind with views of the tranquil clear waters from your spot on the warm, pristine sands. From morning coffee at Chemistry and complimentary shisha (per day) at the Fresh Water Bar, to themed buffets at Aqua Orange, there’s plenty of places to enjoy a delicious meal. There’s also activities galore, with water sports, weekly pool parties and an exquisite spa to indulge in, as well as all-day entertainment for the little ones at Turtle Kids Club. Suites are bright and airy, and with a range to chose from there's bound to be something that perfectly fits your needs.

Amenities

  • Tennis
  • Kids Club
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Set within its own lagoon in South Nilandhe Atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 40 minutes by seaplane transfer (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).

Hotel information

All rooms feature complimentary WiFi, flat screen TVs with generous line-up of channels, fully stocked mini-bar* (with complimentary water replenished daily), room service*, twice-daily housekeeping, tea/coffee facilities, personal safe, iron and ironing board, luxury bathroom amenities, air conditioning and ceiling fan. Beach Suite with Pool rooms are located right on the beach, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors, outdoor bathroom, large sundeck, private pool, and direct access to the beach. Sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium All Inclusive Signature Plan Inclusions:

- Buffet breakfast at Aqua Orange

- Lunch - Dine Around option (buffet spread at Aqua Orange, or selection of pizza, salad and light snacks at Fresh Water for adults only)

- Afternoon Tea at Fresh Water (adults only)

- Dinner - Dine Around option (extensive buffet at Aqua Orange, alfresco dining by the beach side at Grouper Grill, or exotic flavours at Roma)

- Unlimited selected beverages (wines from renowned vineyards around the world, champagne and sparkling wine, unlimited international beers, selection of branded spirits and whiskeys, selection of signature and international cocktails and mocktails, fresh juices based on availability, fruit juices canned and packaged, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, iced coffee, bottled water and more)

- Complimentary mini-bar replenished once per day on a regular basis with wine, beer, snacks, soft drinks, soda water, canned iced coffee/iced tea and still water

- Selected excursions (local island excursion, Lucky Dolphin Sunset Cruise, guided snorkelling)

- Non-motorised watersports (complimentary half-hour group wind surf lesson per person per stay subject to weather conditions, minimum 4 persons per group; free of charge snorkelling equipment; use of kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and paddle boats)

- Spa credit (USD 100 per adult per stay to be used for your spa treatment as an alternative to diving) with a choice of treatment from a tailor-made menu. Advance booking required

- Diving credit (up to 3 regular dives per person per week as an alternative to spa credit. Guests must have a valid diving license and medical records, as per diving regulations. Boat charges and equipment fees applicable)

- Meet and greet at Velana International Airport, assistance with transfer and international flights, complimentary VIP access to lounge at seaplane terminal (arrivals only)

- Special welcome with refreshing towels and sparkling wine (non-alcoholic beverages available upon request)

- 2 bottles of water per suite per day (non-carbonated house brand) as well as tea/coffee facilities

- One complimentary shisha per suite per day at Fresh Water only

- Free WiFi in main public areas and all suites

- Access to recreation and fitness centre (including indoor and outdoor activities such as tennis, table tennis and other table games)

- Regular scheduled entertainment

- Access to kids club for children aged between 3-11.99 years

- Complimentary babysitting* service once per stay for 2 hours. *24 hours advance booking required for babysitting or dedicated childcare. Chargeable at USD 20 per hour.

Please note: departure day includes breakfast and beverages only.


Family Beach Suites with Pool are spacious and inviting, with sunrise or sunset views, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and an outdoor bathroom. There’s a large sundeck, your own stretch of beach and a private pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Sun Aqua Sultan Suite are split-level with a bedroom and lounge with high ceilings, a king-size bed, comfy sofa, mood lighting and floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading to the fully-furnished terrace. Steps away from the beach, with a secluded walled courtyard hosting an outdoor bathroom, private pool, and oversized daybed and loungers. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Grand Beach Suites are set over two floors, with a large lounge and expansive terrace with daybeds, loungers and a dining area. Upstairs, the bedroom has elevated lagoon views. A spectacular outdoor bathroom leads to a private pool and chill out deck. Sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

King Beach Suite with two bedrooms and a flexibly designed living area. Positioned for privacy and spectacular sunrises, with an outdoor deck and large outdoor pool. Sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Ocean Suite with Pool are overwater villas with a contemporary design and lots of natural light, with a king-size bedroom, spacious bathroom with freestanding tub and separate rain shower, and furnished outdoor deck with steps down to the lagoon, and a private plunge pool. Sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Dolphin Ocean Suite are perfectly positioned for watching dolphins swim past every day, with an outdoor terrace, plunge pool and plenty of space to relax, as well as your own stretch of sand built into the deck. Sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Grand Ocean Suite with a spacious and flexible layout that makes it well suited to both couples and families. With an oversized deck, separate lounge and dining area, an expansive deck and a private pool with uninterrupted views of the lagoon and Indian Ocean. Sleeping maximum 4 adults.

King Ocean Suite positioned over the lagoon, with cathedral ceilings, a comfortable lounge and dining room, an outside deck with breathtaking infinity pool, and two king-size bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, sleeping maximum 6 adults.

  • Booking Bonus: Book up to 60 days prior to arrival to receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost 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. 

Chemistry (morning coffee, cocktails and nightcaps). Aqua Orange (casual buffet with special theme nights). Grouper Grill (fresh fish, seafood, steaks and more with open kitchen). Fresh Water (adults only - classic lunchtime bites, signature cocktails). Roma (Mediterranean classics and comfort food). Wine Cellar (rare vintages and exclusive tastings). Destination dining (dining occasions designed to wow).

Evening entertainment including White Beach Party, live DJ nights and Maldivian Night.

Infinity pool. Ocean Spa* with eight pavilions over the lagoon. Fitness centre. Diving*. Water sports. Great House Reef, great for snorkelling. Weekly pool party. Tennis courts. Table tennis. Billiards. Turtle Kids Club with all-day activities. Fishing and island tours*. 

WiFi. In-room safe. Room 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable, happiness and new experience of snorkeling

Apr 22, 2024 iwona s

We have dreamed about this journey to the Maldives since a few years. Our stay at sun siyam iru veli was above our expectations: wonderful place, marvelous landscape and stay, all staff perfect, smiling every day. When my husband had some health problems, fortunately Dr Ahmed was here. His skills and kindness helped my husband a lot. Doctor had… Read more
We have dreamed about this journey to the Maldives since a few years. Our stay at sun siyam iru veli was above our expectations: wonderful place, marvelous landscape and stay, all staff perfect, smiling every day. When my husband had some health problems, fortunately Dr Ahmed was here. His skills and kindness helped my husband a lot. Doctor had followed his state every day up to the complet recovery Read less
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Apr 22, 2024 CGeere37

Just got back Iru Veli. Spent 8 nights there for our honeymoon. The resort is absolutely stunning! Instagram perfect! Spotlessly clean. Beautiful white beaches. The staff are so friendly. They can’t do enough for you. They look after you from the minute you get to Male and the same on your return. Big shout out to our housekeeper Janith. … Read more
Just got back Iru Veli. Spent 8 nights there for our honeymoon. The resort is absolutely stunning! Instagram perfect! Spotlessly clean. Beautiful white beaches. The staff are so friendly. They can’t do enough for you. They look after you from the minute you get to Male and the same on your return. Big shout out to our housekeeper Janith. Such a lovely lovely guy, friendly and very hard working. Extra little touches from him daily. Monika the waitress was just lovely, friendly, listened to us, welcoming - just perfect. Those two are a real credit to Iru Veli. I have one gripe with the resort that left us disappointed and that was the food. Very average I’m afraid to say. Aqua Orange - struggled sometimes to get a table. Food was running out - a lot. Not very fresh, the salads etc tasted quite soggy. Food at Groupa was average - asked for medium to well done steak twice and it came rare both times. Had a hair in our drink one day too. Didn’t like how you had to pay an additional $88 for the themed nights, considering how much we paid to go to the resort! Restaurant Manager was nice but very over powering at times. Don’t know how many times he had to tell us he was the Restaurant Manager! Roma was our favourite. Lovely food although on our last day was a little disappointed with how our steak had been cooked but it was only the one time. Monika made that place. Other than the food we had an amazing stay, one we will never forget. I’ll truly miss the place and hopefully will return in the near future. Read less
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Apr 22, 2024 Meander57426726697

It was the first time at the Maldives. We travelled with our kids (9 months and 2,5 yrs). It was a nice holiday but there were some issues we had. At the beginning we were offered to be picked up by golf car whenever we need it. We asked for this service 3 times during our stay and it was never possible to pick us up. Food was quite good - but… Read more
It was the first time at the Maldives. We travelled with our kids (9 months and 2,5 yrs). It was a nice holiday but there were some issues we had. At the beginning we were offered to be picked up by golf car whenever we need it. We asked for this service 3 times during our stay and it was never possible to pick us up. Food was quite good - but we mostly ate the excellent curry’s and the freshly baked naan. We did not try the sushi because we did not trust the cooling of the raw fish. We did not want to risk anything. One evening there was also offered beef Tatar (raw beef) and we also didn’t want to try it because of the high temperatures and the lack of cooling. Surely there would be a better solution for those foods that have to be chilled. Unfortunately the cocktails were not as good as expected. :-( not even the ones that you have to pay extra for. We also were sad, that the live events and shows mostly start late in the evening so we had no chance to join them. Our son would have loved some live music but it was too late and he already had to go to bed. We can not recommend the kids club! Firstly the staff came over an our late in the morning. (We had an appointment to talk about baby sitting.) The two ladies were not able to connect with my son. They seemed not to be motivated. Of course he did not want to stay there so baby sitting was not possible. The toys and stuff are very old and some are damaged. We had an issue with our private pool - the birds used it as a toilet. I massaged our host. But it took half of the day to get it cleaned. Especially our son wanted to go to the pool and he was sad it took so long to get it cleaned so that he could use it again. We were shocked about the (micro)plastic we could find a lot at the beach and in the water. The reef was unfortunately mostly dead. :-( Unfortunately there was no shadow at the children’s pool at chemistry bar. So we did not want our kids to stay there for too long because of the sun. Our villa was nice but we would have liked to have a shower directly at the pool. We had to get (wet and sandy) throughout the villa to get a shower. So we had water and sand all over the floor. (There was a possibility to wash your feet but but the whole sandy body) And the rope for drying our swim suits would also have been better located at the pool in the front instead of the bathroom at the other side of the villa. I really liked the Balinese massage at the spa. This was really nice. Fatima was our host. She was really nice and she looked after our kids for 15 minutes while we were doing jetski. As the baby sitting did not work out at the kids club this was the only time we could do something as a couple. So this 15 minutes we enjoyed and were very happy that she looked after the kids. They liked her very much. Thank you so much fatima! So all in all it was nice for our first stay at the Maldives. But we won’t come back to this island. Read less
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Apr 20, 2024 JB C

We stayed in a dolphin ocean over water villa for 7 nights and it was the best place we've ever stayed, including other Maldives locations. Service was excellent from all staff. Adam was our ambassador and he took care of us the whole time. Jeena was our house keeper, twice a day. She was so friendly and our room was always impeccable!… Read more
We stayed in a dolphin ocean over water villa for 7 nights and it was the best place we've ever stayed, including other Maldives locations. Service was excellent from all staff. Adam was our ambassador and he took care of us the whole time. Jeena was our house keeper, twice a day. She was so friendly and our room was always impeccable! Bandula took great care of us always in the regular buffet, Aqua Orange. From our arrival in Male, we were in great hands. Ushered to the seaplane lounge followed by a fun 40 minute flight to the island. Checkin was fast and easy and before we knew it we were in the ocean just down small ladder from our villa. Weather was perfect. A little rain, which was actually cozy. No mosquitoes. The room was awesome. Pool, soaking tub, shower, bed inside and outside. It felt like were in a 5-star hotel rather than a over water villa, except we had the whole ocean just steps from our door. We even slept outside a couple times. The beaches and grounds are probably among the most beautiful in the world. Water was warm and calm and crystal clear. Snorkeling was the best. Everything was very natural and well maintained. Wifi and cellular service was strong everywhere. Food was acceptable. Not fabulous at the buffet, but we found something to eat for every meal. Breakfast was very good. All the restaurants and bars have sand floors which was neat. We had dinner once each at Roma and Grouper grill and they were very much more high quality. We will definitely repeat. Read less
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Apr 19, 2024 Julien K

What a great moment for our honeymoon at Maldives in this resort! Thanks to all the SunSiyam team and especially the french travel agemcy Tropicalement Votre, trip managed by Fanny, and our ambassador Fatima on place, multiskilled, flexible and very pro!