Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is a haven of peace, home to bright blooms and friendly fauna, with hermit crabs, grey herons and multi-colored geckoes among our exotic inhabitants. Only 145 kilometers south of capital Malé, the resort is just a short 35-minute seaplane ride from the international airport.
Spoil yourself with choices with Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Resort – if you prefer a beach scene, we’ve got three villa categories dotted along our sandy shoreline. Or, if you’d like to stay over the lagoon, we’ve got a loop of spacious overwater villas, each with far-reaching panoramas of the Maldivian sea.
Our villas feature:
All Beach Villas are refurbished with white interiors and are decorated with a vibrant tropical theme, with bright throw pillows, a plush bed and a cozy divan where you can snuggle with a book. A stocked mini-fridge comes bursting with fruit, drinks and local goodies, while outside you can enjoy blissful beach views from your own private terrace.
Our Deluxe Beach Villas have all the features of our Beach Villas, along with the added luxury of a private deck and sparkling Maldivian seas, just steps from your door. Bathe in the spectacular scenes of sunset from your Maldivian swing – a lavish daybed plumped with plush pillows.
These Jacuzzi Deluxe Beach Villas offer a private hot tub enclosed in an open-air courtyard so you can enjoy the romance of the Maldivian night sky. Soak beneath the constellations in your private sanctuary.
Choose to stay in the Reef Villas and soak in the tropical views from your Jet tub, perched on your private deck. Or enjoy a day gazing out over the water from your personal chaise longue. There’s a sundeck for bathing and a private lagoon jetty so you can explore the coral direct from your door.
Laden with luxury and opulence, these splendid Aqua Villas offer idyllic island living. Inside you’ll find a deep, freestanding tub and an oversized shower, a plush daybed and a dedicated dressing area. Gaze out into the blue from your infinity plunge pool, or bathe in the glow of sunset in your deep, decadent hammock.
Make a splash in your own private pool, and drift into the evenings on your cozy Maldivian swing, perfect for capturing sunset with your beloved in these ultra-plush Deluxe Beach Villas.
Prime beachfront, breezy island décor, abundant natural light and bright pops of colour to awaken the senses are the key highlights of our signature Sun Aqua villa. A Maldivian swing gazes out to the horizon, while your private pool invites you to take a midnight dip.
For couples seeking romance, our Aqua Suites (formerly Honeymoon Water Villas), are the ideal stay-in options. With a wide deck, an oversized canopy bed draped, spacious separate living space that doubles as a children’s room with a lush array of luxury goodies awaits to surprise you. Best of all, you’ve got an infinity pool all to yourself.
Indulge yourself in grandeur – stay at our Grand Reef Suite with sublime privacy and laidback island luxury. With two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a living room, there’s plenty of space for the whole family to relax, while a wraparound terrace lets you bask in the glow of stupendous ocean views. Not to forget, this suite also boasts of an infinity pool.
Tantalise the skin with a muscle-soothing massage at the Sun Aqua Spa at Vilu Reef. The Spa specialises in healing, and deeply rejuvenating rituals with pure, wholesome ingredients that draw on the Earth’s organic goodness. Our indulgent treatment menu includes fragrant flower baths, Ayurvedic rituals, aromatherapy massages and scrubs that will have you glowing from within.
Treatments are based upon the elements of earth, water, air and fire with an inspired mix of Eastern and Western therapies and modern beauty treatments. Feel the goodness of organic products and the therapeutic properties of our serene treatment spaces.
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef provides myriad ways to experience the Maldives - On land, you can stay fit in our fitness center, or take a private yoga class in the gardens to reconnect with nature. There’s badminton, tennis, billiards and board games to exercise your competitive spirit, and a divine infinity pool for those with a mind to idle the day away. Simply sink into a sun lounger or take a dip in our pool. Run a sweat or two going around the beaches crystal shoreline.
Our young guests rest assured will have the time of their lives at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef in our Kids’ Club. Baby-sitting services are also available for when parents want to enjoy some quiet time.
Evenings at Vilu Reef with live music, DJs, cultural songs, dances and open-air bars moving to the beat of bodu beru drums are simply scintillating. Enjoy a film under the stars at movie night on the beach or join a lively night of karaoke and sing to your heart’s content.
Cruise over the water, dive under the waves – on land or underwater, Explore our crystal-clear lagoon by kayak, snorkel the house reef, or sail to neighboring islets.
Explore the depths of underwater caves, see coral-covered wrecks or join the octopus, manta rays and whale sharks as they drift through their underwater kingdom.
Choose to ply the lagoon by canoe or glide across the tides on a windsurf board. There are donut rings and banana-boat rides for the adrenalin seekers.
Water activities include:
We strive on our homegrown produce, plus the best ingredients that creates a magical and flavourful fusion of progressive world cuisine. We farm our own vegetables on a dedicated agricultural island, ensuring the freshest, tastiest food. Then there are Northern Thai dishes to tickle the taste buds, and Italian Tuscan-style home-cooking to warm the soul. Alongside fresh seafood daily, and tantalising wines; our cuisine feeds both body and spirit, keeping you energised from morning to night.
Escape to a quiet enclave on the beach, set up over the water, or enjoy a private dinner for two on the terrace of your villa. Destination Dining at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef lets you choose your own settings.
Our new pizza joint is destined to impress with hand-stretched pizza bases, topped with the freshest ingredients, authentic seasonings and sauces for the heartiest of meals.
Replenish your body and mind against a beautiful Maldivian backdrop at the Pool Bar with sweet tropical shakes, ice-cold mocktails, vitamin-packed smoothies. Stay all day and enjoy drinks and snacks while lazying on the sun loungers from morning till night.
The Aqua lets you enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with a side serving of stunning views. A lavish breakfast spread includes warm treats from the bakery, sweet, fresh juices made from local fruits, favorite Western dishes and local Maldivian fare. Come for lunch and/or to find a lively gastro-hub enhancing your gastronomical journies.
The Well Done serves up fresh fish and seafood, right on the beach. Enjoy a succulent grill, prepared to perfection with local herbs and spices. For a delectable drop with someone special, opt for a degustation experience in our glass-enclosed wine cellar.