Sun Island Resort & Spa is paradise found! Think sapphire blue lagoons, powder white sands, and swaying palm trees and you get the picture. This Maldives resort is located in South Ari Atoll next to the South Marine Protected Area and is a favourite with families thanks to its abundant on-site amenities, chic guest accommodation and tasty culinary experiences.
There'll be no cries of 'I'm bored' here. Sun-worshippers make a beeline for the pool or beach to sunbathe, while spa fans can indulge in treatments. Get active with a game of tennis, a workout in the fitness centre, scuba diving with whale sharks and manta rays, or a parasailing adventure. The kids have their own games room and pool for fun times with new-found friends.
The home-style touches in your villa or bungalow help you settle in. Watch a film on the television, choose a drink from the minibar to sip as you take in the views from your terrace, and post your holiday snaps online using the complimentary Wi-Fi access. Not forgetting the comfy beds, ceiling fan, and air-conditioning that set the scene for a good night's rest.
Dine your way around-the-globe at the on-site bars and eateries; from tasty local and international serve-yourself dishes to Italian, Asian, Indian, and barbecued seafood, there's plenty to tempt you. The coffee shop and five bars offer a full menu of drinks too. A vibrant line-up of live music, disco, competitions, karaoke, and shows keep the fun going after dark.
Discover why Sun Island Resort & Spa is a favourite place to stay for a holiday in the Maldives.
Sun Island Resort & Spa has plentiful amenities, including: an outdoor infinity freeform swimming pool with separate children's pool, sun terraces with sun lounges and parasols, six restaurants, five bars, coffee shop, 24-hour reception, complimentary Wi-Fi access, children's games room, fitness room, laundry service, shops and boutiques, bird sanctuary, and botanical gardens.
The spa and wellness centre boasts a garden room, private bath, Jacuzzi, steam room, treatments and therapies, yoga retreat, detox programme, and organic gardens. Sports and activities comprise: badminton, squash, basketball, beach volleyball, table tennis, billiards, tennis, football, squash, scuba diving, water sports, sailing, excursions, nature and wildlife experiences, and bike hire.
Food, drink & entertainment
The open-air Maaniyaa Buffet Restaurant is your go-to at mealtimes for international and local cuisine. Savour traditional Italian specialities in the tranquil over-water oasis of Ristorante Al Pontile and Asian-inspired flavours and ocean views await at Sun Star Thai Restaurant.
Southern Star offers elaborate daily buffets combining international dishes, fresh seafood displays, and Indian specialities; indulge in a unique gastronomic adventure using fresh, locally-sourced produce at Zero; and the beachfront Island BBQ offers the freshest, barbecued seafood you'll ever taste.
Vaani Coffee Shop and Bar is the ideal spot to unwind with your morning coffee and sweet treats. A wide choice of hot and cold drinks and signature cocktails are on the menu in the five bars including Main Bar, Beach Bar, and Pool Bar. The evening entertainment includes live music, disco, competitions, karaoke, and shows.
Sport, games & activities
Work out to your heart's content in the fitness centre or ease into your day with a few laps of the outdoor swimming pool. Partner up for a few sets of tennis or join in a football or beach volleyball match. Why not hire a bike and explore the beautiful green pathways and beyond on two wheels? The children can have fun with new-found friends in the games room and kids' pool area.
The adjacent lagoon is a haven for water sports from jet skiing, parasailing, and jetblading to windsurfing. You can also try dinghy, catamaran, and trimaran sailing or go scuba diving with whale sharks, manta rays, and marine life at Whale Shark Point, Manta Point, Kuda Rah Thila, and Five Rocks and Angaga Thila; if you're new to diving, beginner’s courses are also available on the house reef.
Escape to Araamu Spa for spa treatments and therapies, detox programmes, and to join in asana, meditation, and pranayama yoga sessions. Get out and about to explore the best of the Maldives: experience dolphin watching, swim with turtles, take a sunrise fishing trip on a traditional Maldivian dhoni, and learn how the locals live in the Maldives by visiting a local island.
Sun Island Resort & Spa has a total of 462 beautifully-furnished guest units across six categories; ranging from Sun Villas through to Water Bungalows. Sun Villas feature a double bed, bathroom with bathtub and shower, air-conditioning, television, ceiling fan, telephone, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, terrace with sun chairs and garden view.