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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This shorefront bar is open daily from 0900h to 1700h and is located near the windsurfing school.
Indulge yourself in a luxurious ambience by enjoying a drink of your own choice without ever having to leave the pool.
As the brilliant sunshine fades into night; kick back and relax in a lovely setting in the midst of an expansive green lawn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
A full-day island hopping tour including a barbecue lunch on an uninhabited island. Held on Sundays from 0900h to 1700h
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.
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.
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.
Offering a real-life Robinson Crusoe adventure on a deserted island. Held daily from 0900h to 1700h.
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.
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.