Sun Island Resort & Spa

  • Luxury
  • 5 star
  • 426 villas
  • Seaplane
  • 17 min
  • 62
  • South Ari Atoll
  • Nalaguraidhoo

What sort of resort was this?

  • Family
  • Inclusive
  • Diving

Sun Island Resort & Spa

This five-star resort is developed on the large island with picture perfect white beaches, crystal clear waters and lush tropical greenery. Easily accessible it is only a 19-minute airplane ride away from Velana International airport. The amazing thing about Sun Island Resort is, it is not limited to one class of traveller. There is much to be enjoyed by honeymooners, families, tour groups and friends alike. For those who want to experience the real Maldives, “Maamigili” is just a short boat ride away. Long walks along the beach, leisurely bike rides, exhilarating water sports, unforgettable dives, Fun fishing trips and delightful Barbecues are just some of the many exciting activities that you can partake in at this island paradise.

Sun Island Resort and Spa not only offers you, relaxation and recreation it hosts some of the best restaurants in the Maldives. There are 5 different yet equally amazing options for you to choose from. First, you have the main restaurant called “Maaniya Restaurant” open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner serving a mix of delectable local and international cuisine. And then you have the 3 speciality restaurants, “Ristorante Al Pontile” serving authentic Italian food and “Southern Star Restaurant” serving delicious Indian food, and also “Sun Star Restaurant” where you can order fresh Thai food and enjoy it under the stars in an amazing setting with a view of the lagoon. For more casual dining and drinks you can choose from “Vani coffee Shop &Bar”, “Mekunu Bar”, “Lobby Bar”, “Beach Bar”, “Pool Bar” or the “Club Greenhouse Bar”.

Location

The Sun Island Resort & Spa is located on Nalaguraidhoo Island in the South Ari Atoll, 107 kilometers south of the Malé International Airport.

Retreat to the casual comfort and elegant atmosphere of Sun Island Resort & Spa , offering 426 beautifully furnished guest rooms and suites. Though ranging in size and amenities, all of our Maldives holiday accommodations offer striking views of the sapphire Indian Ocean, as well as a host of modern conveniences for the contemporary traveller. Indulge in the sumptuous luxury of our expansive, two-bedroom Presidential Suite, featuring a private beachfront terrace and Jacuzzi tub. Or, make the most of our island location with our unique Water Bungalows, set on stilts above a tranquil lagoon with private stairways leading to the water. Experience the pinnacle of gracious living at this Maldives holiday hotel, beautifully positioned within the stunning flower of the Indies.

Villa Type of Sun Island Resort & Spa

Standard Beach Bungalow

Standard Beach Bungalow

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Beach
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These bungalows are cute, cozy and most notably set on the Beach. You have a private veranda where you can sit and read or just enjoy the beautiful view of the beach and the lagoon. Inside you have a ... read more

Superior Beach Bungalow

Superior Beach Bungalow

Located in:
Beach
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If you need more space try these superior beach bungalows with a lot more room. Sun Island is home to 218 Superior Beach Bungalows so you can always choose the one with your favourite view. Bathe in t... read more

Sunset Villa

Sunset Villa

Located in:
Beach
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These Villas bring you even closer to nature with its outdoor shower and amazing sunset view. These tastefully designed rooms are ideal for a quiet getaway with your significant other. All guests who ... read more

Water Bungalow

Water Bungalow

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Water
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No Maldives Resort is complete without it’s overwater bungalows and Sun Island Resort and Spa is no different. A nature-lovers dream these rooms are built on stilts over the pristine lagoon with a v... read more

Presidential Suite

Presidential Suite

Located in:
Beach
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These spacious two bedroom suites are fit for a king. Inside you will find everything you need for a splendid stay. A large Master bedroom with a King sized bed another room with twin beds a private b... read more

Sun Villa

Sun Villa

Located in:
Beach
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These quaint little Villas are set in a picturesque green area of the island. The interior of the Villas is minimalistic and modern. The Bathroom is designed to please the senses with an outdoor showe... read more

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. This spacious, open-air restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, offering a diverse mix of local and international dishes for each. Though this is the only one of our Maldives restaurants accommodated by our meal plans, the vast range of available options will ensure plenty of variety for our guests. Indulge in the delectable flavours of the islands, and savour the cuisine at Maaniyaa.

Savour the fresh, wonderfully flavourful cuisine of ISLAND BBQ, an exceptional Maldives seafood and barbecue restaurant at Sun Island Resort & Spa . With daily catches pulled in from the crystalline water surrounding our resort, Guraamuli offers some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever enjoy. For an interactive Maldives barbecue experience, visit this beachfront restaurant after partaking in a fishing excursion, and we’ll prepare your catch on the grill as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.

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. Translated as “the jetty,” Al Pontile is a tranquil, over-water oasis designed to serve as a feast for the senses. As your eyes marvel at stunning views of our aquamarine lagoon and intricate coral reef, your palate will be inspired by a traditional Italian and Japanese specialties. Discover an innovative fusion of cuisines at our Maldives Japanese restaurant, and taste the tropics as you never have before.

Enjoy a taste of India at Southern Star Restaurant, one of the most flavourful dining venues at Sun Island Resort & Spa . Featuring an exotic approach to Maldives casual dining, Southern Star offers elaborate daily buffets, complete with international dishes, fresh seafood displays, and a specialty Indian menu. Linger over morning coffee as you listen to the gently rustling palms, or indulge in a global culinary tour as you sample dishes from around the world. Discover an eclectic choice of Maldives Indian restaurants, and savour the unique flavours of Southern Star.

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 . As a distinctive over-water dining venue, this Maldives Thai restaurant provides the unique opportunity to dine directly along the ocean’s edge. Gaze out at the seemingly infinite expanse of turquoise waters as you indulge in traditional Thai dishes like Kaeng Khiao Wan Kai and Yom Yam Krung. Marvel at the graceful wings of the stingray colony below, which congregates every evening near the restaurant. For the ultimate romantic evening, choose a table on the restaurant’s wraparound deck, and dine beneath the twinkling stars. Sun Star isn’t just another Maldives Asian restaurant – it’s an experience you can’t find anywhere else in the world.

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. Enjoy an intimate drink at our cosy lobby bar, featuring sumptuously plush furnishing and rich drapery. Feel the pulsing rhythms of Maldives nightlife at our Mekunu Bar, which transforms into an energetic discotheque on select evenings. From the tropical beauty of our oceanfront beach bar to the low-key ambiance of our Vani Coffee Shop, our resort promises something for every mood, whim, taste and occasion.

Mekunu Bar , our main bar, is open 24 hours a day, and offers a wide variety of exotic cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Open and airy, Mekunu Bar also offers beautiful views of the lagoon.

Lobby Bar , offering a warm and comfortable atmosphere for meetings and mingling. Open daily from 1700h to midnight.

Beach Bar , located near the windsurfing school, this shorefront bar is open daily from 0900h to 1700h.

Pool Bar , allowing guests to swim up and enjoy a drink without ever having to leave the pool

Club Greenhouse Bar , featuring a lovely setting in the midst of our expansive green lawn

Vani Coffee Shop & Bar , a casual beachfront outlet offering a variety of snacks, light meals and specialty dishes. Open 24 hours a day.

  • WIFI
  • swimming pool
  • television
  • coffee
  • air conditioning
  • fitness facility
  • fridge
  • wine bar
  • smoking allowed
  • entertainment
  • secure vault
  • room service
  • play place
  • complimentary breakfast
  • Handicap Accessible

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.

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

State-of-the-art dive centre , featuring two classrooms, eight changing rooms, compressor rooms, and a full range of equipment

PADI courses taught onsite , including Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, Assistant Instructor and assorted specialty courses

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. To enhance this spectacle of nature, baby Maldives sharks swim amongst the stingrays, while elegant herons linger nearby waiting for their catch.

Held every evening at 2130h

Located at the service jetty

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. Or, perfect the art of relaxation as you lounge by our 1,800-square-metre outdoor pool, which is framed by lush tropical greenery and extends directly to the edge of the lagoon. For the ultimate in leisure, we offer an indulgent swim-up pool bar, while our children’s pool is ideal for families visiting our Maldives beach hotel.

1,800 square metre pool

Swim-up pool bar

Children’s pool area

Beautiful beach and lagoon

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. Learn the art of Maldives windsurfing from the safety of our shallow, tranquil lagoon. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you speed through the water on a pair of water skis. Or, let yourself be guided by the wind as you explore the island from a Maldives catamaran rental. Other water activities available at the resort include:

Catamarans

Jet skis

Windsurfing

Diving and snorkeling

Water-skiing

Canoes

Knee boarding

Speed boats

The 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.

Standard Beach Bungalow

Standard Beach Bungalow

These bungalows are cute, cozy and most notably set on the Beach. You have a private veranda where you can sit and read or just enjoy the beautiful view of the beach and the lagoon. Inside you have a

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Superior Beach Bungalow

Superior Beach Bungalow

If you need more space try these superior beach bungalows with a lot more room. Sun Island is home to 218 Superior Beach Bungalows so you can always choose the one with your favourite view. Bathe in t

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Sunset Villa

Sunset Villa

These Villas bring you even closer to nature with its outdoor shower and amazing sunset view. These tastefully designed rooms are ideal for a quiet getaway with your significant other. All guests who

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Water Bungalow

Water Bungalow

No Maldives Resort is complete without it’s overwater bungalows and Sun Island Resort and Spa is no different. A nature-lovers dream these rooms are built on stilts over the pristine lagoon with a v

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Presidential Suite

Presidential Suite

These spacious two bedroom suites are fit for a king. Inside you will find everything you need for a splendid stay. A large Master bedroom with a King sized bed another room with twin beds a private b

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Sun Villa

Sun Villa

These quaint little Villas are set in a picturesque green area of the island. The interior of the Villas is minimalistic and modern. The Bathroom is designed to please the senses with an outdoor showe

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Standard Beach Bungalow

Standard Beach Bungalow

These bungalows are cute, cozy and most notably set on the Beach. You have a private veranda where you can sit and read or just enjoy the beautiful view of the beach and the lagoon. Inside you have a

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Superior Beach Bungalow

Superior Beach Bungalow

If you need more space try these superior beach bungalows with a lot more room. Sun Island is home to 218 Superior Beach Bungalows so you can always choose the one with your favourite view. Bathe in t

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Sunset Villa

Sunset Villa

These Villas bring you even closer to nature with its outdoor shower and amazing sunset view. These tastefully designed rooms are ideal for a quiet getaway with your significant other. All guests who

Request Quote BOOK NOW
Water Bungalow

Water Bungalow

No Maldives Resort is complete without it’s overwater bungalows and Sun Island Resort and Spa is no different. A nature-lovers dream these rooms are built on stilts over the pristine lagoon with a v

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Presidential Suite

Presidential Suite

These spacious two bedroom suites are fit for a king. Inside you will find everything you need for a splendid stay. A large Master bedroom with a King sized bed another room with twin beds a private b

Request Quote BOOK NOW
Sun Villa

Sun Villa

These quaint little Villas are set in a picturesque green area of the island. The interior of the Villas is minimalistic and modern. The Bathroom is designed to please the senses with an outdoor showe

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