Sun Island Resort & Spa
Sun Island Resort Maldives hotel, set in the magnificent island of Nalaguraidhoo is surrounded b exotic tropical flowers and beautiful greenery in the gardens and the purest of stunning blue sapphire lagoons. Located 62 miles from the Male, the resort is accessible by a 17-minute domestic flight from the Velana International Airport to the Villa International Airport in the island of Maamigili followed by a short speedboat ride.
Sun Island offers accommodation in 106 Standard Beach Bungalows, 218 Superior Beach Bungalows, 36 Sun Villas, 30 Sunset Villas, 64 Water Bungalows and four Presidential Suites, making it the largest resort in the Maldives.
The resort features nine dining options. Local and international buffet spreads are available at Maaniyaa Restaurant. Barbecued seafood is served at Guraamuli Grill Terrace and Italian cuisine is available at Ristorante Il Pontile. Alternatively, Thai dishes can be found at Sun Star, and refreshing beverages at Mekunu Bar.
Sun Island houses an Araamu Spa retreat, which offers a wide range of relaxation options and invigorating treatments, including aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian Ayurvedic therapy, and body scrubs and facials.
The resort also offers a variety of recreational facilities, including a PADI accredited dive centre, table tennis, football, tennis and basketball as well as water sports facilities.
- Ultra Luxury
- 4 star
- 462 villas
- 17 min
- 113km km
- South Ari Atoll
- Nalaguraidhoo Island
With the beach at your doorstep and the ocean in sight, the Deluxe Rooms at Sun Island Resort & Spa offer a personal gateway to paradise. These Maldives family accommodations provide 21 metres/222 feet of space, and are equipped with modern amenities such as satellite television. Of course, with your own private veranda and dozens of onsite activities, checking your email might not be your first priority. Escape to the fun and relaxation of our Maldives family hotel, where the promise of an unforgettable getaway is always kept.Request a Quote
Upgrade to the increased comforts of the Super Deluxe Rooms at Sun Island Resort & Spa . Spanning 21 square metres/222 square feet, our 218 elegantly furnished Maldives deluxe hotel rooms offer the convenience of en-suite bath and shower facilities, creating enhanced privacy for you and your family. You’ll also enjoy satellite television and a private veranda set directly along our pristine shoreline. Check yourself into our deluxe Maldives hotel, and experience life as it’s meant to be lived.Request a Quote
Indulge your self in a glass of wine right outside your Sunset villa, while enjoying the wonderful sunsets of the Maldives. This room category offers direct access to the beach.Request a Quote
Set on stilts above the tranquil turquoise lagoon, our Maldives water bungalows truly embrace the island atmosphere of Sun Island Resort & Spa. Large and richly furnished, these exclusive accommodations are accessed by a wooden jetty, creating the sense of a secluded hideaway apart from the rest of the resort. Take in the vast horizon from your personal sundeck, offering either sunrise or sunset views. Walk down your private staircase to enjoy a refreshing soak in the warm ocean water, which ebbs and flows just below your floor. Offering a truly unique approach to island living, these Maldives beach bungalows offer one of the world’s most remarkable lodging experience.Request a Quote
Indulge in the most luxurious lodging option at Sun Island Resort & Spa – the Presidential Suite. These vast, two-bedroom Maldives hotel suites span 246 meters, offering more than twice the size of our regular rooms.Request a Quote
Escape in to our lush Sun Villas in this very cozy ambiance. Awaken your senses in this retreat hidden in the dense gardens of Sun Island Resort.Request a Quote
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Guests at Sun Island Resort & Spa will have access to a wide range of recreational facilities, all of which feature up-to-date, modern equipment. Take a tennis lesson from one of our experienced instructors, or organize a family game of volleyball or badminton. Explore the island on a rented bicycle, or entertain your children with our collection of electronic games. For fitness enthusiasts, our Maldives fun island hotel also features a fully equipped health centre with aerobic and strength training equipment. Take full advantage of our range of onsite activities, and enjoy an active, fun-filled holiday at our Maldives fun island resort.
Tennis courts with floodlights
With its onsite activities, relaxing spa and gourmet dining options, Sun Island Resort & Spa is truly a world of its own. But don’t forget that just beyond our doors, an entire country lies waiting to be explored. To help you experience our island nation’s rich culture and vast resources, we offer an array of excursions, ranging from Maldives island hopping adventures to thrilling dolphin safaris. Explore the area’s most beautiful reefs during a special snorkelling excursion, or set sail aboard a Maldives fishing boat for a magnificent sunrise or sunset journey.
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:
Diving and snorkeling
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.