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Hotel overview

Sun Island Resort & Spa is a real gem among family resorts in the Maldives. The hotel is located on the picturesque island of South Ari Atoll and offers absolutely everything you have ever dreamed of going on holiday to the coral republic. Tropical nature, island exotics, hospitable atmosphere, delicious food, and the whole ocean of entertainment - you will be fascinated from the very first minutes!

The hotel offers:

  • 458 villas, bungalows, suites
  • 5 various restaurants and 6 bars
  • Diving center
  • Infinity pool of 1800 sqm.
  • Children's swimming pool
  • Business center
  • Conference hall
  • 24-hour reception desk
  • 24-hour service
  • Organization of wedding ceremonies and celebrations
  • Spa
  • Water sports
  • Children's animators and babysitting services
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Shops
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Comfortable accommodation

  • Beach and water bungalows
  • Garden views, sandy coast, and the Indian Ocean
  • Wood and natural stone finishes
  • Exquisite interiors
  • Ultra-modern amenities
  • Spacious terraces with sun loungers
  • Modern swimming pools
  • Free Wi-Fi

Restaurants and bars of Sun Island Resort & Spa

  • Maaniyaa is one of the main restaurants in the resort, where you can enjoy a variety of authentic local dishes as well as international cuisine. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily in the spacious open-air restaurant.
  • Ristorante Al Pontile. The name of this restaurant is translated as "marina". It is a calm overwater oasis where fine dishes of traditional Italian cuisine are served. Thanks to the stunning view of the lagoon and the coral reef, the restaurant is considered to be an ideal place for a romantic dinner.
  • Sun Star Thai Restaurant offers Asian flavors and combinations in elegant interior above the lagoon. For a special atmosphere, book a table on the circular wooden terrace for dinner while admiring the glittering ocean and stars.
  • Southern Star Restaurant serves exotic Indian dishes and international cuisine. The restaurant offers a varied menu and a shady terrace under palm trees for coffee breaks.
  • ZERO is a special place where you can not only have a delicious dinner but also enjoy an exclusive evening at a table among the treetops. The chef will help you choose products grown in the resort garden, including several kinds of salad, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. ZERO also offers freshly prepared seafood.
  • Island BBQ, thanks to the fishermen`s daily catch, the grill restaurant offers fresh seafood. Here you can also prepare your personal trophy brought from ocean fishing.
  • Mekunu Bar is the main hotel`s bar with daily evening shows. Disco, crab races, karaoke, bright Maldivian evenings, live music. The bar offers a huge selection of alcoholic beverages and hookah.
  • Beach Bar is located on the beach near the water sports center and is open for daytime visiting. Signature cocktails and fresh juices from tropical fruits.
  • Lobby Bar provides a good selection of wines, author's cocktails, and champagne.
  • Pool Bar by the swimming pool can boast an extensive selection of alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages, and a serene atmosphere.
  • Golf Bar is located opposite the SPA center and offers the best sorts of coffee, milk and fruit cocktails, alcoholic beverages, and snacks.

Water sports

At Sun Island Resort & Spa, water is not just a source of life, but an endless source of adventure! The water sports center is located on the eastern side of the island and offers lessons from experienced instructors and equipment rental. Fascinating windsurfing at the shallow and tranquil lagoon, driving water skis, and catamaran rides.

Excursions

Get to know the local culture and lifestyle, take an adventure through the local islands or go on a spectacular dolphin safari. The resort offers a full range of excursions - educational, explorative, and romantic.

Diving

Under the surface of the lagoon, you will find a colorful and fascinating underwater world. A rich underwater ecosystem is the ideal environment for diving and exploring underwater life. The local diving school has courses for beginners and experienced divers with multilingual instructors. A special offer is night diving, during which you can admire the fluorescent glow of corals and fish.

Shark watching and rays feeding

Enjoy sunsets and evening meals for the graceful inhabitants of local waters. Each evening, guests gathered at the marina, after a short briefing and supervised by staff, can feed the rays and watch the reef sharks.

Active recreation

  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court
  • Badminton
  • Bike rides on the island
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness room

Araamu SPA

Aromatic oils, soothing music, and the therapists` caring hands - all these advantages of recreation are offered by a modern spa center Araamu. Pamper yourself with massage therapy, facials, and skin treatments.

Basic spa services:

  • Ayurveda
  • Various kinds of massages
  • Facial skincare
  • Scrubs, masks, and healing wraps
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna, bathhouse, Jacuzzi

How to get there: Sun Island Resort & Spa is located 113 km from Male International Airport. You can get to the resort by domestic airline flight (about 20 minutes) or by speedboat (2.5 hours on the way).

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TripAdvisor© Traveler Reviews

Beach bar

The room and ocean are beautiful. The cocktail are tasty and original. The restaurant food are tasty. Asian food is the better. The atmosfhear here is amazing. We like Sea Island. Best place on Earth.
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Beyond Imagination

Our Stay was overwhelming and actually I don't know where to start. However the Island itself is beautiful and there is so much you can do or explore. We saw the great Whaleshark, the Mantaray and...
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C 609manuelh

Fantastic!

It was a fantastic holiday, on a fantastic island with fantastic staff. We traveled with our 5 year old daughter and the trip exceeded all expectations, we were very well received by everyone at the...
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C anaissoares Ovar, Portugal