Your holiday specialist for the Indian Ocean

Sun Island Resort & Spa, South Ari Atoll

Nestled on Nalaguraidhoo, set in the South Ari Atoll, the Sun Island Resort & Spa presents a spectacular range of stay-in and dine-in options to cater all kind of comfort for the guests. Just an hour’s flight from India and another 62 miles from the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, the resort is reachable in 30 minutes by domestic flight (Wheeled aircraft).

  • Retreats

    Ranging in size and amenities, the Sun Island Resort & Spa offers 426 beautifully furnished villas and suites, suiting every kind of needs. All the holiday accommodation options offer spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and hosts all kind of modern conveniences for the contemporary traveller.

    Standard Beach Bungalow

    With the beach at your doorstep and the ocean in sight, these well-furnished and thoughtfully equipped Standard Beach Bungalows gives access to your own private veranda and comes packed with modern amenities, such as, satellite television and Internet access. 


    • Occupants per Room: 2
    • Air-conditioning
    • Satellite television
    • Private terrace
    • En-suite shower facilities
    • 1 Double or 2 Single bed
    • Hot and cold desalinated water
    • Hair dryer
    • Mini bar
    • Electronic safe
    • IDD telephones with voicemail

    Superior Beach Bungalow

    The Superior Beach Bungalow enhances privacy for you and your family with an increased comfort and the convenience of en-suite bath and shower facilities. A private veranda attached to the room is set directly along the pristine shoreline. Walk right down to the beach from your private sanctuary and stroll on the white sand to your heart’s content.


    • Occupants per Room: 3
    • En-suite bathroom
    • Air-conditioning
    • Satellite TV with in-house movies
    • Private terrace
    • 1 Double or 2 Single bed
    • En-suite shower facilities
    • Hot and cold desalinated water
    • Hair dryer
    • Mini bar
    • Electronic safe
    • Two IDD telephones with voicemail

    Water Bungalows

    These exclusive Water Bungalows built on stilts are large, richly furnished and are accessible by a wooden jetty. Walk down your private staircase to enjoy a refreshing soak in the warm ocean water or relax by watching the untouched sunrise and sunset views from your personal sundeck. 


    • Occupants per Room: 2
    • Private staircase to the lagoon
    • En-suite bathroom
    • Air-conditioning
    • Satellite TV with in-house movies
    • Private sun deck
    • En-suite shower facilities
    • Hot and cold desalinated water
    • Hair dryer
    • Mini bar
    • Electronic safe
    • Two IDD telephones

    Sun Villa

    The Sun Villas are an epitome of being the perfect blend of sun & sand with the vast expanse of the ocean views and are ideal for couples. One child can be accommodated.


    • Occupants per Room: 3
    • Air-conditioning
    • Flat Screen TV
    • Private terrace
    • En-suite shower facilities
    • 1 Double or 2 Single bed
    • Outdoor Bath Tub
    • Hot and cold desalinated water
    • Hair dryer
    • Mini bar
    • Electronic safe
    • iPod Dock
    • IDD telephones with voicemail
    • Day Bed

    Presidential Suite

    The Presidential Suite is one of the most luxurious stay-in option at Sun Island Resort & Spa with a private Jacuzzi tub and enormous two-bedrooms. Nestled at the end of the Water Bungalow jetty, each suite is impressively done with polished parquet floors, corniced ceilings and elegant wooden furnishings; creating a truly regal experience for the connoisseurs of fine living.


    • Occupants per Room: 4
    • Two bedrooms
    • Two en-suite bathrooms
    • Master bedroom - Double bed
    • Second bedroom - Twin beds
    • Living room with private bar
    • Tea and coffee-maker facilities
    • Air-conditioning
    • Satellite TV with in-house movies
    • Cordless telephone in living room
    • Personal desktop computer
    • Internet access
    • Private terrace with Jacuzzi tub
    • En-suite shower facilities
    • Hot and cold desalinated water
    • Hair dryer
    • Mini bar
    • Electronic safe
    • Two IDD telephones

  • À la carte

    Inspire your palatte and taste your way through with each of the restaurants showcasing a different aspect of Maldives dining. From fresh, locally caught seafood to exotic Thai and Oriental influences at the Sun Island Resort & Spa, there is nothing that will be an amiss in your culinaire journey.

    Maaniyaa Restaurant

    The main restaurant – Maaniyaa – is a spacious, open-air dine-in space serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, offering a diverse mix of local and international dishes for each. 

    Guaraamuli Island BBQ

    The seafood dining option, Guraamuli Grill Terrace offers some of the freshest seafood with daily catches pulled in from the crystalline water surrounding the resort. Experience an interactive bar-be-que session at this beachfront restaurant after partaking in a fishing excursion. 

    Hours: 1000h – Midnight

    Ristorante Al Pontile

    An over-water oasis designed to serve authentic Italian and Japanese specialties, Ristorante Al Pontile is surrounded by the mesmerising aquamarine lagoon and intricate coral reef to marvel all your senses along with your palatte.

    Hours: 1100h – 2300h

    Southern Star Restaurant

    Indulge yourself in an eclectic choice of Indian specialty menu with the Southern Star Restaurant. Spoil yourself with elaborate daily buffets, complete with international dishes, fresh seafood displays and a menu serving you with the taste of India. 

    Sun Star Thai Restaurant

    This restaurant provide guests’ with a unique opportunity to dine on a floating oasis, standing majestically above the still lagoon and coral reefs where stingrays congregate every evening while indulging in traditional Thai dishes like Kaeng Khiao Wan Kai and Yom Yam Krung.

    Bars & Nightlife

    Indulge in the dynamic nightlife featuring the tropical beauty of an oceanfront beach bar to the low-key ambiance of a coffee shop, promising something for every mood, whim, taste and occasion with an elegant collection of bars and lounges.

    Mekunu Bar

    The main bar of the resort is open 24 hours a day and presents a wide variety of exotic cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Feel the pulsing rhythms of Maldives nightlife at Mekunu Bar, which transforms into an energetic discotheque on select evenings. 

    Lobby Bar 

    Open daily from 1700h to midnight, the Lobby bar presents a warm and comfortable atmosphere for meetings and mingling around. Enjoy an intimate drink at the cosy bar furnished sumptuously with rich drapery, décor and seating arrangements. 

    Beach Bar 

    This shorefront bar is open daily from 0900h to 1700h and is located near the windsurfing school.

    Pool Bar 

    Indulge yourself in a luxurious ambience by enjoying a drink of your own choice without ever having to leave the pool.

    Club Greenhouse Bar 

    As the brilliant sunshine fades into night; kick back and relax in a lovely setting in the midst of an expansive green lawn.

    Vani Coffee Shop & Bar

    The in-house coffee shop, open 24 hours a day, is a casual beachfront outlet offering a variety of snacks, light meals and specialty dishes.

  • Invigorative Experiences

    The Sun Resort and Spa is a haven of pure relaxation and a port to pursue your outdoor passions. With modern amenities and facilities, the resort strives to provide comfort, relaxation and adventure to all its guests.

    Beach & Pool

    Perfect the art of lounging beside the resort’s swimming pool that extends directly to the edge of the lagoon. Enjoy a soak in our tranquil lagoon or bask under the tropical sun, along the sapphire waters of the stunning, white-sand shoreline. For the ultimate in leisure, we offer an indulgent swim-up pool bar. And for our young guests, the resorts houses an ideal children’s pool.

    Sports & Recreation

    Enjoy from a wide range of recreational facilities, take a tennis lesson from one of our experienced instructors, or organise a family game of volleyball or badminton. Explore the island on a rented bicycle. The resort also features a fully equipped health centre with aerobic and strength training equipment.

    • Water sports 
    • Fitness centre
    • Tennis courts with floodlights
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Electronic games
    • Squash
    • Indoor badminton
    • Table tennis
    • Bicycle rentals

  • Rejuvenate @Araamu Spa

    Enrich your well-being at our holistic Araamu Spa by letting our professional spa therapists relax your body and awaken the senses. Beautify the body from the outside with therapeutic massages, facials and skin treatments. Indulge in pampering yourself with limitless treatments proffered. 

    Spa Hours: 0900h – 2000h

    Last treatment begins at: 1900h

    Extra facilities in the spa:

    • Jacuzzi 
    • Sauna 
    • Steam bath 
    • Special package
    • Sauna/steam plus jacuzzi
    • Araamu salon
    • Ladies hair
    • Hair cut 
    • Hair shampooing cut & blow dry 
    • Hair shampooing – blow dry 
    • Hair treatment (cure) 
    • Make-up 
    • Eyebrow picking & eye 
    • Hair style 45 
    • Men’s hair
    • Hair cut 
    • Hair shampooing/ hair cut/blow dry 

  • Experiential Affairs

    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. From young children to old souls, Sun Island Resort & Spa proffers something for everyone from a vast range of onsite activities. 

    Water Sports

    Indulge in a session of water skis and feel the rush of adrenaline as you speed up or learn the art of windsurfing from the safety of our shallow, tranquil lagoon. 

    Other water activities available at the resort include:

    • Catamarans
    • Jet skis
    • Windsurfing
    • Diving and snorkelling 
    • Water-skiing
    • Canoes
    • Knee boarding
    • Speed boats

    Stingray Feeding

    The Stingray Feeding event is a must-not miss, once in a lifetime opportunity. Every evening at 2030h, guests are invited to gather at the service jetty, where they can feed these beautiful, ethereal creatures that congregate along the jetty. 

    Diving & Snorkelling

    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. 

    Boat dives made three times a day

    Night dives available twice a week, as well as on special request

    Day trips available two times a week

    PADI courses taught onsite


    An array of excursions, ranging from island hopping adventures to thrilling dolphin safaris are all in length option for you to experience the island nation’s rich culture and vast resources.

    Island Discovery 

    A full-day island hopping tour including a barbecue lunch on an uninhabited island. Held on Sundays from 0900h to 1700h

    Island Tours 

    A chance to learn about Maldivian culture and customs. Tour includes a visit to the island of Dhangethi featuring a Cultural Activity Centre. Held on Tuesdays from 1430h to 1700h.

    Follow the Dolphins 

    Experience the dolphins in their natural habitat with Dolphin safari designed to let visitors catch a glimpse of these gentle, graceful creatures. Available every morning and evening.

    Reef Explorer

    This tour takes the snorkellers to the area’s most beautiful reefs, where amazing multi-coloured corals and sea creatures can be found. Held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 0930h to 1200h.

    Tholhufushi Robinson Excursion 

    Offering a real-life Robinson Crusoe adventure on a deserted island. Held daily from 0900h to 1700h.

    Sunrise Fishing 

    Pin your bait, lay your hook in the water and wait for your big catch while basking under the mesmerising sunrise. Your fishing prize will later be barbecued at Guraamuli Grill. Held on Mondays from 0530h to 0830h.

    Sunset Fishing

    Offering anglers the chance to cast their line while a splendid sunset as your backdrop. Your catch will later be barbecued at Guraamuli Grill. Held on Saturdays through Thursdays from 1715h to 2000h.