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.

  • Room Upgrade: Receive a complimentary room upgrade from a Deluxe Beach Villa to a Jacuzzi Deluxe Beach Villa for completed stays between 01 Nov '24–31 Mar '25, book by 30 Apr '24. 

    Subject to availability. Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. Blackout dates apply. Terms and conditions 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Heaven on Earth

Apr 17, 2024 beachrunner2017

Fantastic time on this fabulous island celebrating our wedding anniversary’s The staff were all amazing especially Sudeera in the aqua who is also a brilliant wine tasting master!!! Didi was so helpful looking after us and making the holiday so special for our anniversaries. The snorkelling was out of this world and was just like swimming in an… Read more
Fantastic time on this fabulous island celebrating our wedding anniversary’s The staff were all amazing especially Sudeera in the aqua who is also a brilliant wine tasting master!!! Didi was so helpful looking after us and making the holiday so special for our anniversaries. The snorkelling was out of this world and was just like swimming in an aquarium - so many beautiful fish and saw turtles rays and the dolphins swam past our beach front every day. If you want a special holiday you will never forget you won’t be disappointed Read less
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Apr 16, 2024 arathien Guildford, United Kingdom

We had a truly blissful holiday at Sun Siyam Villa Reef. Our water bungalow was lovely and spacious and very comfortable. Waking up to the view of the ocean and enjoying the beautiful sunsets and night was breathtaking. The resort has some amazing house reefs with many variety of fish and fantastic for snorkelling. The waterspouts and dive centre… Read more
We had a truly blissful holiday at Sun Siyam Villa Reef. Our water bungalow was lovely and spacious and very comfortable. Waking up to the view of the ocean and enjoying the beautiful sunsets and night was breathtaking. The resort has some amazing house reefs with many variety of fish and fantastic for snorkelling. The waterspouts and dive centre had some exciting activities and excursions on offer including swimming with whale sharks and manta rays. We enjoyed the cuisine at all the restaurants, but our favourite was the buffet at the Aqua. The variety and quality of the food was excellent, and the staff were amazing. Thank you so much to Sudheera at The Aqua who organised everything spectacularly and always took to time to talk about Maldivian culture and food and made us feel so welcomed. The chefs at The Aqua are brilliant, their knowledge and enthusiasm make dining there a truly delightful experience. In particular we would like to give a huge thank you to Chaminda, we appreciated all extra dishes he created for us to sample, how he would describe the ingredients that went in them, and lots of interesting information about his culture. We would like to give special thanks you to Rakesh for keeping our villa so pristine and always ensuring we had enough drinks and water stocked up in our fridge. The art and messages he created using leaves and flowers in the evenings were also such a lovely sight to return to after dinner. We were very grateful to have him as our villa attendant. I cannot recommend holidaying at this resort enough, especially for a romantic and relaxing get away. If you have the opportunity, I recommend a Balinese Signature massage at the spa with Priyana. You will leave feeling utterly relaxed and realigned. Read less
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Apr 15, 2024 Amaury F

Excellent time at Vilu Reef. The location is perfect, food is great. Snorkeling amazing ! All the hotel crew is really nice, with a special to Kamal and Didi who were very kind and dedicated during the whole week ! completely great experience
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Apr 14, 2024 Trip07022954793 Split, Croatia

For my family SSViluReef is one of the best island/resort in Maldives - best quality for normal money! Thanks for all team - Chef Nittin and all chefs from Aqua restaurant and WellDone and Spice, special thank for Vijay, Didi, Kamal and all all staff🙏🏽 of the hotel!!! Your are the great!!!
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Apr 13, 2024 Arduini E

The resort was great.Beautiful beach and excellent staff.Everybody is very very nice and always ready to help you and making sure that everything is ok.Especially out host Didi was always very nice and always available ready to help and Booking our reservation a to the resaturants day by day.The room was always super clean and very well kept by… Read more
The resort was great.Beautiful beach and excellent staff.Everybody is very very nice and always ready to help you and making sure that everything is ok.Especially out host Didi was always very nice and always available ready to help and Booking our reservation a to the resaturants day by day.The room was always super clean and very well kept by our 2 times a day cleaner Vel. All the waiters and staff are also very friendly.The diving center staff is also extremly kind and patient to explain everything you need to know.During the excursion super nice .Great resort I would defenetly recommend it to a friend.! Read less