Sun Island Resort & Spa - Lets Go Maldives

Sun Island Resort & Spa

Sun Island Resort & Spa

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.

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Quick Facts


South Ari Atoll

Distance from Airport (INIA):
107 Kms

Transfer type:
16 mins by domestic flight OR 2hrs 30mins. from Airport by Speed boat

Number of rooms:
426 Rooms

Room types:
  • Standard Beach Bungalow
  • Superior Beach Bungalow
  • Water Bungalow
  • Presidential Suite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat screen TV and CD/DVD player
  • IDD Telephone
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Hair dryer, Bath tub, and bidet
  • Safe In Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Guest amenities
  • Beach towels in room
  • Private sun deck
  • Private Staircase leading to the lagoon
  • Computer desktop
  • Cordless phone
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun beds
  • Scuba Diving
  • Catamaran
  • Electronic Games
  • Badminton


Removal of Al-LITE at Sun Island, Paradise Island, Royal Island

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.


Standard Beach Bungalow
(136 rooms, Room Size: 20.63sqm)
Single – 01 Adult Or 01 Child
Double – 02 Adults Or 01 Adult + 01 Child Or 02 Children
Triple – 03 Adults

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.

Superior Beach Bungalow
Superior beach bungalow
(218rooms, Room Size: 25.65m²)
Single – 01 Adult Or 01 Child
Double – 02 Adults Or 01 Adult + 01 Child Or 02 Children
Triple – 03 Adults

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.

Water Bungalow
Water Bungalow 1
(64rooms,Room Size: 31.62sqm)
Single – 01 Adult Or 01 Child
Double – 02 Adults Or 01 Adult + 01 Child Or 02 Children
Triple – 03 Adults

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.

Presidential Suite

(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.

Maaniyaa Restaurant- Main Restaurant & Bar

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.

Vani- Coffee Shop & Bar

Coffee Shop 4
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.

Sun Star- Thai Restaurant & Bar

Sun Star - Thai _ Chinese Restaurant
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.

Southern Star- Restaurant & Bar

A Specialty restaurant for clients from over water bungalows. Offers a Specialty Indian Menu for those who like spicy food.

Guraamuli Grill- Terrace & Bar

Grill Restaurant 4
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.

Pool Bar / Swim-up Bar
One can sit at the pool bar, feel and enjoy the warm sweet waters and just get tanned while sipping your favorite choice of drink.

Beach Bar

Beach Bar 11

The most convenient bar for the water lovers, located near the windsurf school providing fruit juice and alcoholic drinks from 0900-1700 hrs.


Araamu Spa

Relax the body and awaken the senses at Araamu Spa, a sanctuary of undisturbed tranquility within Sun Island Resort &Spa.

Araamu Spa Offers:
• Aromatherapy
• Jacuzzi
• Sauna
• Steam Bath
• Reflexology
• In-house medical clinic
• Body scrub & facials
• Manicure & Pedicure
• Indian Ayurvedic Therapy


Water Sports

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.
Island Discovery
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.
Reef Explorer
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.
Hello Neighbors
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.

5 reviews of “Sun Island Resort & Spa

  1. Elena / April 22, 2017

    Sun island resort 5*

    На одном из крупных Мальдивских островов- Маамигили, располагается один из самых популярных отелей Sun island resort and SPA 5*. Всего 17 минут местными авиалиниями и 7 минут на спид борде и Вы окажетесь на красивом,экзотичном острове солнца, с прекрасным домашним рифом, обитатели которого,совершенно разные,но дружелюбные морские жители.К услугам гостей курортного спа-отеля Sun Island предоставляется большой выбор развлечений для гостей: любые виды экскурсий доступных на Мальдивах, все виды водного спорта, а так же тенисный корд, футбольное поле,волейбольная площадка, гольф. Прекрасную половину, конечно же, не может не порадовать наличие красивого СПА с разнообразием выбора процедур, а так же горячо любимой многими Аювердой.
    Вечерний досуг скрасят тематичиский вечера ( каждые 2 недели программа менятся). Приятно радует, множество ресторанов и баров, где можно попробовать кухни самых разных стран мира, а для особо требовательного клиента, есть возможность индивидуального заказа.
    Этот отель подходит как для семейного отдыха, рекомендуем молодежным компаниям, а так же для всех, кто любит активный отдых.
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    Sun island resort and Spa 5*

    One of the most popular hotels Sun island resort and SPA 5* is located on one of the largest islands of Maldives – Maamigili. Just 17 minutes by local airlines and 7 minutes by speed board and you find yourself on a beautiful, exotic island of the sun, with a lovely house reef and different but friendly marine inhabitants. The Sun Island Resort and Spa offers a variety of entertainment options for guests: any kind of excursions available in the Maldives, all kinds of water sports, as well as a tennis court, football field, volleyball court, golf. Ladies, of course, will be pleased by beautiful spa with a variety of procedures, as well as the beloved of many people Ayurveda. Evening leisure will be brightened up by thematic evenings (the program changes every 2 weeks). Guests will be pleased by the variety of restaurants and bars where you can taste the cuisine of different countries of the world, and for a very demanding customer, there is the possibility of individual order.
    This hotel is suitable for families, we recommend it for young companies, as well as for everyone who loves an active holiday with a varied program.
    For more detailed consideration of the resort, please click on the link:

    Natural Beauty5Hospitality5Room & Comfort5Food & Dining5Value for Money5

  2. Hany / October 17, 2017

    Sun Island Resort quite spacious with normal rate comparing with other Maldivian resorts.
    transfer by Domestic Flight and Speed boat not more that 35-40 min.
    all kinds of water sports, as well as a tennis court, football field, volleyball court.
    Evening very interesting for families and couples.
    variety of restaurants and bars,cuisine of different countries,and very interesting moment the organic
    Vast and Variety Treatment Spa.
    Highly recommended for families,and couples.

    Natural Beauty4Hospitality4Room & Comfort3Food & Dining3Value for Money4

  3. Milana / April 9, 2018

    Sun Island Resort&Spa 5* – отель, подходящий для всех категорий гостей разного возраста, инересующиеся как пассивным так и активным отдыхом. По праву считается одним из самых больших отелей по размерам острова и номерным фондом, всегда соответстующий ожиданиям гостей от Мальдивского рая. Территория острова богата экзотической фауной, ухоженные парки и цветники кругом доставляют незабываемое эстетическое удовольствие. Лагуна очень широкая с обеих сторон острова, удобная для плавания, снорклинга, водных видов спорта. Как было упомянуто выше, отель занимает большую площадь, и для передвижения по острову предоставляются в прокат велосипеды, для которых вымощены специальные дорожки, либо всегда возможно заказать buggy car (по звонку на ресепшн приедет в течение 3-5 минут). Также на территории отеля расположены:
    – 2 основных ресторана (шведский стол) – один из которых предназначен для водных вилл, другой для наземных, но гости могут обслуживаться в обоих по предпочтению, – – 5 баров и кофе-шоп, окруженные ярким пейзажем
    – для тех, кто желает разнообразить питание есть 3 ресторана a la carte, в том числе ресторан для вегетарианцев с экологически чистой и полезной кухней, где есть возможность самим приготовить еду из овощей и фруктов растущих в саду-огороде…
    – бизнес-центр, конференц-зал
    – спа-центр, турецкая парная, электрическая сауна с джакузи
    – бассейн
    – спорт центр
    – магазины, где можно приобрести сувенирную продукцию и ювелирные изделя, пляжную одежду, электронику и спа-принадлежности.
    И наконец, неотъемлемой частью комфортного отдыха послужит ненавязчивый, услужливый и очень добродушный персонал!
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    Sun Island Resort & Spa 5 * is a hotel, suitable for all categories of guests of different ages, looking for passive and active holidays as well. It is considered to be one of the largest hotels in terms of the size of the island and the number of rooms, always matching the expectations of guests from the Maldivian paradise. The territory of the island is rich with its exotic fauna, and apart from the bright blue lagoon well-cared parks and flower gardens can be a true source of unforgettable aesthetic pleasure. The lagoon is very wide on both sides of the island, convenient for swimming, snorkeling, water sports. As mentioned above, the hotel occupies a large area, and guests are provided with bicycles for the movement around the island, or it is always possible to order a buggy car which is usually arrives within 3-5 minutes by one call to the reception desk.
    Also on site are:
    – 2 main restaurants (buffet) – one of which is for water villas, another for beach villas, but guests can be served in both according to their preferences
    – 5 bars and a coffee shop, surrounded by a beautiful landscape
    – for those who would like to get something different for lunch or dinner there are 3 a la carte restaurants, including a restaurant for vegetarians with an ecologically clean and healthy cuisine, where guests have possibility to cook food by themselves from vegetables and fruits growing in the garden …
    – business center, conference room
    – spa, turkish steam room, sauna with Jacuzzi
    – swimming pool
    – sport center
    – shops where guests can buy souvenirs and jewelry items, beachwear, electronics and spa accessories.
    And finally, an unobtrusive, very helpful and warm-welcoming staff will make your stay very comfortable and unforgettable!
    Highly recommended!
    For more detailed information and pictures please follow the link

    Natural Beauty5Hospitality5Room & Comfort5Food & Dining5Value for Money5

  4. Assel / April 14, 2018

    Флагман среди отелей бюджетного плана Sun Island Resort & SPA располагается на одном из самых больших резорт-островов на Мальдивах. Трансфер из аэропорта Велана не займет много времени что является плюсом после долгого международного перелета.
    Номерной фонд отеля насчитывает 462 комнаты, довольно простого дизайна, из последних обновлений – с ноября прошлого года начали раздавать wi-fi. Первые 2 категории standart/superior beach bungalow расположены в блоках по 2-4 номера, что является отличным вариантом для больших семей. Категория Sun villa в блоках из 4 номеров расположена в удаление от пляжной линии, но за счет этого и огромным плюсом является спокойная и умиротворенная атмосфера среди потрясающей тропической зелени. Некоторые бывшие standart beach bungalow были преобразованы в sunset villa, категория, которая является одной из самых уютных на острове. Также для размещения гостей имеются водные бунгало с отдельным главным рестораном, выделенным для данной категории номеров. Другой главный ресторан ориентирован на гостей проживающих в пляжных категориях. Плюс 3 a la carte ресторана a la carte, один из которых ориентирован на экологически чистую и полезную кухню.
    Sun Island является активным, по мальдивским меркам, резортом с широким выбором наземных и водных видов спорта. Для перемещения по большому по площади острову к услугам гостей предоставляются велосипеды в аренду (5$++). Хорошая разнообразная развлекательная программа для взрослых и детей.
    Отель для всех категорий отдыхающих. Соотношение цена-качество подтверждается высоким процентом повторных гостей отеля.

    Natural Beauty5Hospitality5Room & Comfort4Food & Dining4Value for Money5

  5. Daria / July 25, 2022

    Sun Island is a good resort for families and young people, who would like to have activities such sharks, sting reys, mantas wathching.

    Every evening there is a program in the hotel such as disco, some shows etc.
    Food has a good quality and choice.

    Also there is a renovation of the rooms going on, one by one, and they are building a new big kids club which has to be ready by November. This hotel is going to open the same water park like the one in Siyam World.

    Be attentive: the entrance to the ocean isn’t smooth everywhere, only opposite rooms numbers 200, close to other rooms better to use coral shoes.

    The hotel opened the new room type which is Lagoon Beach. Beach Pool Villas and Beach Swirpool are also renovated. These 2 rooms type could be interconnected.

    Natural Beauty4Hospitality5Room & Comfort5Food & Dining4Value for Money5

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