Sun Island Resort & Spa – Sun Island Resort, exotic getaway to a world of breathtaking possibility, where adventure and relaxation are equally within reach. At Sun Island Resort & Spa – a flowering jewel among Maldives family hotels – every moment is free to shape into your personal version of paradise.
South Ari Atoll
Distance from Airport (INIA):
16 mins by domestic flight OR 2hrs 30mins. from Airport by Speed boat
Number of rooms:
Effective 1st November 2021, Villa Hotels will not be offering AI LITE options for the upcoming season from 28th December 2021 to 31st October 2022. Any bookings confirmed under AI Lite meal plan till 31st October 2021 will be accepted subject to receive booking(s) list by 3rd November 2021.
All Standard Beach Bungalow are with air-conditioning, hot & cold desalinated water, hair dryer, veranda, shower, mini bar, electronic safe, Satellite TV with in-house movies and internet access. IDD Telephones in room with voice mail facility.
All Superior Beach Bungalow are with air-conditioning, en suite bath facilities with hot & cold desalinated water, bidet, bath tub, hair dryer, veranda, open shower, mini bar, electronic safe, satellite TV with in-house movies and internet access. IDD Telephones both in room and toilet with voice mail facility.
A wooden jetty leading out over the lagoon takes you this luxurious accommodation. Air-conditioning, hot & cold desalinated water, hair dryer, bidet, bath tub, mini bar, electronic safe, private sun deck, private stair case to the lagoon, satellite TV with in-house movies and internet access. IDD telephones both in room and bathroom with voice mail facility.
(4 rooms,Room Size: 246m²)
Occupancy: Max 5 Adults Or 4 Adults + 1 Child
The Water Suites built either side of the far end of the jetties provide accommodation for those who want to spend their holiday in style. Each unit is made up of two bedrooms; one master bedroom furnished with a double bed and a twin bedroom with en suite bathrooms, living room with private bar with tea and coffee making facilities and a large private terrace with a Jacuzzi and corner bath in both bathrooms.
The Resort features 5 restaurants including Italian, Thai, 24hour A La Carte Coffeeshop / Southern Star Grill and the Main Restaurant features, good views, romantic setting, healthy dishes and good wine lists.
Open daily for the guests accommodated on all inclusive terms. The meals are served in Buffet style. The beverage menu covers a wide choice of world wines, fresh and canned juices among other regular premium beverages.
For light meals, Fishermen’s display, Ice creams or simply a variety of international dishes to choose from. (Open 24hrs.). A perfect setting for guests wishing to linger over morning coffee and afternoon tea while sitting under the palm trees.
Serves Thai and Oriental delicacies from an exclusive Reef top restaurant offering a magnificent view of Sunrise and Sunset over the Indian Ocean & fascinating Romantic dinners under the twinkling Southern Cross. (Open from 10am till midnight). It’s beautiful with an ocean view that’s subtly lit up at night. Ask for a table along the open oceanside edge. The service here is attentive and even anticipatory. This restaurant is also known to be one of the biggest and elegant food service outlets built over water in the Maldives. A land mark which is worth a visit not only for a meal treat, but to eye witness the gorgeous stingray gathering spot just near the outlet every evening.
A Specialty restaurant for clients from over water bungalows. Offers a Specialty Indian Menu for those who like spicy food.
Offering Fresh Catch of the Day, collection of Seafood and prime meat in a picturesque location near the beach, also known to be the popular Grill Terrace for the BBQs for those who join the fishing trips. (Open from 10am to midnight)
Ristorante Al Pontile & Bar
Al Pontile (meaning the jetty) with breathtaking view of the resort’s house reef serves traditional Italian cuisine and Japanese specialties in a Novel Italian Elegance. An art work of an Italian which may well be described as a piece of Rome over the Maldivian Lagoon.
Mekunu Bar Main Bar
Open 24 hours with a wide selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Exclusively comfortable, facing the lagoon, the resorts main bar offers thirst-quenching exotic and colorful international cocktails with a variety of entertaining programs and animations.
The most convenient bar for the water lovers, located near the windsurf school providing fruit juice and alcoholic drinks from 0900-1700 hrs.
Relax the body and awaken the senses at Araamu Spa, a sanctuary of undisturbed tranquility within Sun Island Resort &Spa.
The Water Sports Center of Sun Island is located on the East Side of the island. We have three English-speaking instructors to help you in your need and through the lessons. Rental catamaran and windsurfing, water-ski, knee boarding, banana riding, rental canoe’s (single & double) and Jet Ski riding are the activities offered.
To let you make acquainted with the Maldivian way of life and customs, we organize a number of excursions to the neighboring islands where the centuries old culture and simple life style still remain unchanged. Since time immemorial, the Maldivians have relied on fish as a basic food item for its inhabitants. Not surprisingly, per capita consumption of fish in the Maldives is one of the highest in the world, and fish is the main source of protein for the inhabitants of the archipelago. Fishing is done from dhonis, wooden boats of excellent craftsmanship. It is manned by a crew of eight to ten men or sometimes fourteen. Dhivehis (Maldivians) go fishing everyday when the weather permits, except Fridays. On Fridays they beach the boats and service them, taking time out for noon prayers. Dhivehis like to eat tuna fish and sometimes reef fish. The traditional fishing practiced by the Maldivians is an art by itself that has evolved over the centuries.
The Diving School of Sun Island is located on a small island connected by a wide jetty to the resort. The Diving School is about 30m wide and 12 m deep. Two dry rooms, one A/C classroom, one non-A/C classroom, Two equipment rooms, workshop, compressor room with three Bauer K14 Vertical III compressors, two dry rooms, four showers, four toilets, eight changing rooms and lockers are available.
Make it a pleasure to explore more on the locality of the islanders by joining our full day island hopping tour. This includes a barbecue lunch in an uninhabited picnic island, takes you to a local island and gives you the opportunity to swim and sun bathe. You will then be visiting to another Resort Island before the tour ends.
This journey is to explore the hidden secrets beneath the ocean where the aquamarine beauty and amazing multi-coloured corals and fauna are found. The trip is lead by skilled guides who will take you to the best reefs in the vicinity. Snorkelling equipment is available to rent from diving center.These equipment are also available to purchase from our souvenir shop.
This short tour takes you to a local island where you will learn that despite the fact that Maldivians live in small different island communities, they share the same culture which is unique to this island nation. On your return trip to Sun Island, you will have the opportunity to visit another Resort Island.
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