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Sun Island Resort & Spa

Location Distance from Airport Transfer Type No. of Rooms
South Ari Atoll 99km. from Malé International Airport 160 mins. from Airport by Speedboat 260 Rooms

Escape to an exotic world of breathtaking possibility, where adventure and relaxation are equally within reach. At Sun Island Resort & Spa – a flowering jewel among Maldives family hotels – every moment is free to shape into your personal version of paradise. Cruise along our stunning sapphire lagoons by jet-ski, canoe, windsurf or catamaran. Explore the spectacular local scenery and unique Maldivian culture with excursions to neighbouring islands. Or, simply let the ocean breeze caress you to sleep as you sway gently in your hammock. From invigorating activities to precious tranquillity, our Maldives fun island resort will captivate the heart with extraordinary experiences and unforgettable memories.

ACCOMMODATION

Presidential Suite

Indulge in the most luxurious lodging option at Sun Island Resort & Spa – the Presidential Suite. These vast, two-bedroom Maldives hotel suites span 246 metres, offering more than twice the size of our regular rooms. Located at the end of the water bungalow jetty, each suite is beautifully equipped with polished parquet floors, corniced ceilings and elegant wooden furnishings, creating a truly regal experience for connoisseurs of fine living. From your private Jacuzzi tub to spectacular views, every detail speaks of an unmatched level of grandeur. Experience the epitome of aristocratic living, and treat yourself to the gracious luxury of these exclusive Maldives suites.

Standard Beach Bungalow

With the beach at your doorstep and the ocean in sight, the Deluxe Rooms at Sun Island Resort & Spa offer a personal gateway to paradise. These Maldives family accommodations provide 21 metres/222 feet of space, and are equipped with modern amenities such as satellite television and Internet access. Of course, with your own private veranda and dozens of onsite activities, checking your email might not be your first priority. Escape to the fun and relaxation of our Maldives family hotel, where the promise of an unforgettable getaway is always kept.

Superior Beach Bungalow

Upgrade to the increased comforts of the Super Deluxe Rooms at Sun Island Resort & Spa . Spanning 21 square metres/222 square feet, our 218 elegantly furnished Maldives deluxe hotel rooms offer the convenience of en-suite bath and shower facilities, creating enhanced privacy for you and your family. You'll also enjoy satellite television, Internet access and a private veranda set directly along our pristine shoreline. Check yourself into our deluxe Maldives hotel, and experience life as it's meant to be lived.

Water Bungalows

Set on stilts above the tranquil turquoise lagoon, our Maldives water bungalows truly embrace the island atmosphere of Sun Island Resort & Spa . Large and richly furnished, these exclusive accommodations are accessed by a wooden jetty, creating the sense of a secluded hideaway apart from the rest of the resort. Take in the vast horizon from your personal sundeck, offering either sunrise or sunset views. Walk down your private staircase to enjoy a refreshing soak in the warm ocean water, which ebbs and flows just below your floor. Offering a truly unique approach to island living, these Maldives beach bungalows offer one of the world's most remarkable lodging experience.

ACTIVITIES

From young children to old souls, Sun Island Resort & Spa captivates the heart of every guest who enters our doors. As befitting our position as the largest of Maldives family resorts, we offer a vast range of onsite activities that appeal to every age and interest. Embark on an adventure as you try out a new water sport or feed schools of sharks and stingrays. Soak up Maldivian culture with an excursion to a neighbouring island. Or, simply bask in the warm sunshine as you lounge by our expansive pool. Embrace all the country has to offer during your Maldives family vacation, and experience the breathtaking possibilities of the most picturesque island in South Ari Atoll.

Water Sports:
At Sun Island Resort & Spa, water isn't just a source of life – it's a source of adventure. Our water sports center is located on the east side of the island, and offers both rental equipment and lessons by our professional staff.

Excursions:
With its onsite activities, relaxing spa and gourmet dining options, Sun Island Resort & Spa is truly a world of its own. But don't forget that just beyond our doors, an entire country lies waiting to be explored. To help you experience our island nation's rich culture and vast resources, we offer an array of excursions, ranging from Maldives island hopping adventures to thrilling dolphin safaris.

Sports & Recreation:
Guests at Sun Island Resort & Spa will have access to a wide range of recreational facilities, all of which feature up-to-date, modern equipment. Take a tennis lesson from one of our experienced instructors, or organize a family game of volleyball or badminton. Explore the island on a rented bicycle, or entertain your children with our collection of electronic games.

Beach & Pool:
While Sun Island Resort & Spa may be known for its abundance of activities, we also appreciate the need to slow things down. Take a break from it all as you lay out along the sapphire waters of our stunning, white-sand shoreline. Enjoy a soak in our tranquil lagoon, whose azure splendour proves our reputation as one of the most beautiful Maldives beach resorts.

Stingray Feeding:
Enjoy a fascinating peek at the fauna of Sun Island Resort & Spa with our nightly Maldives stingray feeding event. Every evening at 2030h, guests are invited to gather at our service jetty, where information will be given about stingrays and their habitat. After this discussion, guests can feed these beautiful, ethereal creatures that have congregated along the jetty.

Events:
With one glimpse of our white-sand shores and topaz waters, no other Maldives event venue will do. Host your guests amid the tropical beauty of Sun Island Resort & Spa, featuring elegant facilities for award galas, banquets, weddings and conferences.

FACILITIES

Araamu Spa:
Relax the body and awaken the senses at Araamu Spa, a sanctuary of undisturbed tranquillity within Sun Island Resort & Spa . At our "Araamu" inspired Maldives spa resort, scented oils, gentle music and caring hands bring to life the ancient art of healing, allowing the spirit to achieve a state of blissful transcendence. Fall under the soothing spell of traditional Maldivian healing techniques, enhanced by the natural essence of flowers, marine plants, and herbs. Beautify the body from the outside in with therapeutic massages, facials and skin treatments. Experience the restorative powers of our breathtaking island paradise, and surrender to the stirring enchantment of our Maldives spa resort.

Meetings & Events
At Sun Island Resort & Spa, corporate travel is reinterpreted with a tropical twist. Host a unique welcome dinner with a barbeque on the beach, or promote teambuilding with a snorkelling excursion or traditional Maldivian cooking lessons. When it's time to get down to business, you'll find our Maldives meeting facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, elegant decor and versatile floor plans. Better yet, we offer experienced event professionals to help ensure both planning and hosting are straightforward, seamless affairs. Put a fresh new face on business travel, and invite your guests on an island escape to our Maldives conference resort.

- Full audio-visual equipment
- International phone line projection
- Video conferencing
- Secretarial services
- Breakout rooms
- Ballroom and exhibition hall
- Scanning and copy services

Diving & Snorkeling
Beneath the still, crystalline waters of Sun Island Resort & Spa, a colourful, fascinating world lays waiting to be discovered. Explore our rich underwater ecosystem with a Maldives dive trip, available on a daily basis through our onsite diving school. In addition to excursions, we also offer a range of beginner, specialty and instructor courses, each taught in a variety of languages for our international guests. Swim past brilliant coral and dazzling sea creatures by day, or sign up for an evening dive to marvel at the fluorescent glow of nocturnal species. Discover the breadth and beauty of local marine life, and see why our Maldives dive resort is considered one of the region's premier dive and snorkel locales.

DINING

Inspire the palate with the rich flavours and innovative cuisine of Sun Island Resort & Spa . Each of our restaurants showcases a different aspect of Maldives dining, from fresh, locally caught seafood to exotic Thai and Oriental influences. Savour the sumptuous buffet meals of our Maaniyaa Restaurant, featuring a decadent mix of local and international favourites. Sip cocktails along the shore from our Beach Bar, offering the ultimate in laid-back luxury. Or, embrace the international appeal of Ristorante Al Pontile, where traditional Italian cuisine meets the beauty of the tropics. No matter which of our restaurants you visit, we promise you an exquisite introduction to the Maldives island dining scene.

Maaniyaa Restaurant:
At Maaniyaa Restaurant, every meal is a cornucopia of gourmet culinary pleasures, each one more enticing than the last. Give in to the temptation of these extravagant Maldives buffets, and see why Sun Island Resort & Spa has long been known for its exceptional cuisine.

Guaraamuli Island BBQ:
Savour the fresh, wonderfully flavourful cuisine of Guraamuli Grill Terrace, an exceptional Maldives seafood and barbecue restaurant at Sun Island Resort & Spa.

Ristorante Al Pontile:
Embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Rome, and enjoy an evening at Ristorante Al Pontile, the only Maldives Italian restaurant at Sun Island Resort & Spa.

Southern Star Restaurant:
Enjoy a taste of India at Southern Star Restaurant, one of the most flavourful dining venues at Sun Island Resort & Spa.

Sun Star Thai Restaurant:
Like a floating temple to gourmet cuisine, Sun Star Thai Restaurant stands majestically above the still lagoon and coral reefs of Sun Island Resort & Spa.

Bars & Nightlife:
As the brilliant sunshine fades into night, Sun Island Resort & Spa invites you to keep the fun going at our collection of Maldives bars and lounges.

GALLERY

REVIEWS

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  • 4.5 Rooms
  • 4.5 Service
  • 4.5 Value
  • 4.5 Cleanliness
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Last 5 reviews
3
September 25, 2012
dnikovic, Niksic, Montenegro

Vacation from paradise

Couple words on the beginning before I start writing a review. Since I pick up this island based on various discussions on different forums, I promises that...
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5
September 23, 2012
Fabian C, Cluj, Cluj, Romania

Best vacation so far

We arrived on the island on 12 September 2012 by plane (not sea plane as many would say, as the plane did not land on water. It was a normal plane : ATR aircraft)...
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5
September 18, 2012
by an OIT Hotels traveler, Jul808 Moscow, Russia

Sun Island Resort & Spa

Wonderful service, good hotel, more like 4 stars rather than 5.A bit too far from Male which involves additional flight and it's tiring. Another problem of this Island...
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5
September 15, 2012
Yorkshirelass024, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Beautiful island watch out for extras

When people ask me about the Maldives I say "it's just like the pictures" it really is. 10/10 for scenery. The staff are friendly and hard working and plenty o do on this island...
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5
August 30, 2012
vikas752, Delhi, Delhi, India

Booking of the resort

I find it totally risky and waist to book the resort from expedia.co.in. your chosen trip & itinery can be changed at any moment. Customer care support people keep..
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