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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.3
Value
4.0
Travelers' Choice
Sun Island measuring about 1.6 km in length and around 440 meters in width has 462 elegantly furnished guestrooms, including 72 water bungalows, out of which, 4 are Presidential Suites, 30 Sunset Villas, 218 Superior Beach Bungalows, 106 Standard Beach Bungalows and 36 Sun Villas. All Standard and Superior Beach Bungalows as well as Sunset Villas are built on the beach ensuring a direct view of the shore and sea. Water Bungalows are built on stilts in the lagoon overlooking the vast horizon of either the sunrise or sunset view, from your private deck.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Badminton
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Diving
Mini golf
Snorkeling
Squash
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Chinese, Filipino and 4 more
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Carlos D wrote a review Today
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Five stars place,perfect to a honey Moon and holidays. We love each day. We love it and recomend..a place to see in a live time. The spa perfect, the trips and the restaurant. Perfect Water and Weather
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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kostasfr24 wrote a review Aug 2022
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Whatever I say or write is very little to what we've experienced! Me and my wife visited and stayed on the island on the 13.08.2022 until 21.08.2022 for our honeymoon. In the beginning we weren't sure what to expect from services, food and weather wise. We had been searching and reading up comments and they were all different and we had some 2nd thoughts. It is totally different when you go and experience it yourself. Everything was absolutely fantastic!! The service that the resort provided was Excellent. The room service, the cleaning was amazing. Everyday Ranjith came to clean and change towels 2 times during the day and made sure that we had water or anything else we needed.He was so discrete and always with a smile! The weather for August was very good. That gave us the chance to enjoy the beaches and warm waters, to do snorkeling and explore the island. We walked around the island so it wasn't necessary to rent a bike, for us. Everything is close by foot but it is also a nice way to explore the island by bike if you want. We saw fruit bats and different birds. The sea life is amazing! We saw all kinds of coral fish from big to small, sharks, sting rays, barracuda, etc. We also had the opportunity to go on a big game adventure snorkeling with a dhoani boat and we managed to see a whale shark, turtles and explored more the coral reef. Unfortunately we didn't manage to see mantas but that is a 50% chance to see any sea creature. It is totally understandable though cause these are wild animals and we can't expect them to always be there. Our guide which forgive me, I can't remember his name and his team tried their very best to search for them and make us feel safe and comfortable during the day with them. We want to thank them for everything and we hope they keep up the fantastic job that they do. It is very important to have people that know how to do their job and make you feel safe to something that we don't know (the waters, the currents, the fish, sharks, etc.) Now about the food!! I'm really struggling to find words.... The buffet has a huge variety from salads meat, fish, carry, pasta, juice, coffee, yogurts to fruit and desserts etc. Everything was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and the personal and chefs are all AMAZING, KIND, HELPFUL, Friendly, CONSIDERATE and LOVABLE people!! We want to thank from our hearts Chef Sugath, Tia, Selvendra, Amith, Tom, Periyasami, Rakesh, Sentil, Chef Kawsar, Sushma, Zakir, Santhana for their FANTASTIC and AMAZING service!! Always with a smile and making sure that everything is ok! Having these people around you and making you feel like home and really caring about you made us feel very special!Words can't describe how much we loved being with these people and we really want to thank everyone for their service and making our dream come true and making us feel like home!! We really miss being there and having them around! In other words we totally recommend this resort!! From the rooms to the activities to the food and hospitality from the restaurant's pelsonal and chefs and the rest of the personal everything is very worth it!! Thank you sun island resort and spa!! We really miss everyone there!! Take care and hope to seeing you all very soon!! With lots of love, Kosta and Nicole
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 23, 2022
Dear Kostasfr24, Greetings from Sun Island Resort, Maldives! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Sun Island Resort & Spa. We're so glad to hear that our staff were able to make your experience with us a memorable one and that you enjoyed all of the amenities we offer. We hope that in future visits you’ll have an opportunity to try more of what we have available in this culinary gem. Thank you for your review and we hope to have you with us again on your next visit to Maldives. Best regards, Management
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Alex I wrote a review Today
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It is really a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the resort, it has everything you need...and because our children are so full of energy the sports center is full of plenty activities to do , so as we enjoyed the beach our kids had fun with Lizzy playing pinata! Definitely a must go once in a lifetime...
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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MAGUREAN P wrote a review Today
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We spent the best days of our life on this amazing island The staff were amazing and we make two adorable friends here, Naseer whom helped us with the best housekeeping services 🙏and Krishna for a perfect serving every day🤗. Thank you a lot and hope that we will see you soon. Room 411 🏝
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kiss G wrote a review Yesterday
Maglod, Hungary41 contributions
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We spent 11 beautiful days with my wife in Sun Island during September in 2022. I'm not exaggerating when I say it was the real Paradise for us. The island is beautiful and here you will never be bored. Even if you would like to see the amazing ocean, animals, nature and just relax, or you would like to enjoy some activities like concerts, yoga, night fishing, romantic dinner, snorkeling, massage. Let me thank the entire staff for their amazing job. Specially to Abhie Trocio and Jeremie Aragon Dizon for the beautiful songs and our special request ;) (Abhie, your Shallow, and Jamie your Somewhere over the rainbow was much more over the expectations). Abhishek Sanka for offering and serving our birthday-romantic dinner and also for the good conversations, Muhammad Sabuz for the amazing house-keeping, Neha Karki, Sahoo Hrushikesh for the good cocktails. ;)
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Riccardo wrote a review Yesterday
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We wanted to try Teppanyaki for dinner. I highly recommend this restaurant as the chef cooks in front of you and the food is simply delicious. We got noodles with shrimps and chicken teriyaki. Honestly super surprised by the unique location of the restaurant (only a few seats) and they arrange the table only for your anniversary. Despite the buffet dinner in sun island is included in the full-board package, the quality of Teppanyaki is not even close to that. One of the best Asian food ever had. Very happy about it
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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feng wrote a review Oct 2
Vienna, Austria2 contributions
There were mainly Russian guests. The children's entertainment was also in Russian... Bungalow getting old. staff very nice and helpful. lots of water sports. Also here the staff very attentive and helpful. my child also attended a tennis course with Abby. Abby is good with children. we were very happy with Abby.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Wander46172113253, Greetings from Sun Island Resort, Maldives! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination and for recognizing the efforts of our team. You can always be assured of a warm welcome whenever you wish to return to stay at Sun Island Resort. We are thrilled to know that our entire team have been taking a good care of you and keeping you entertained during the stay. Thank you for your review and we hope to have you with us again on your next visit to Maldives. Best regards, Management
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Szilvi_B wrote a review Oct 1
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I spent wonderful days on the island in the end of September, 2022. The amazingness of the island is hard to describe. Beautiful wildlife, wonderful environment and the endless crystal clear water. Our accommodation type was a beach villa. Our room was sparkling clean, cleaning was done twice a day, all supplies and towels were constantly replenished. The island is full of nice people. Our housekeeper was Mr. Longnathan. Thank you for your effort :) Special thanks to supervisor Mr. Mohamed. I would also like to mention my two dear friends Yothi and Ashfan (and Ashfan crew, too of course) from the Main Restaurant. Their kindness always brought a smile to our faces :) I am glad to have met my other friend, Mr Maomoon, who always had a kind word or two for us in addition to providing sunbeds at the pool. We thank everyone on the island for their kindness, we hope we will have the opportunity to return to heaven. I can highly recommend everyone to travel to this wonderful island, more than excellent :)
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Sun Island Maldives, Guest Services / Front Office at Sun Island Resort & Spa
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Dear Birisz, Greetings from Sun Island Resort, Maldives! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination and for recognizing the efforts of our team. It is not every day that we receive feedback as detailed and thoughtful as yours. But trust us when we say that it does not go unnoticed. Your comment has given us valuable insight into the services that we provide at Sun Resort & Spa. Thank you for your review and we hope to have you with us again on your next visit to Maldives. Best regards, Management
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Andrea wrote a review Oct 1
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We visited Sun Island and Resort Spa in June. We spent the most fantastic family trip there. They had a lot of different activities including tennis. Special thanks to Abby tennis coach, who made our stay wonderful.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Andrea_limerick, Greetings from Sun Island Resort, Maldives! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination and for recognizing the efforts of our team. You can always be assured of a warm welcome whenever you wish to return to stay at Sun Island Resort. Our team here at Sun Island Resort is committed to providing high-quality customer service, and we’re thrilled to hear that we made a good impression on you. Thank you for your review and we hope to have you with us again on your next visit to Maldives. Best regards, Management
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mathilde b wrote a review Sep 2022
Millau, France1 contribution
We spend a week of vacations. Everything was perfect I would like to encourage NOVI on the Aruuma Spa, it was so perfect like a dream... thanks a lot Novi Everybody was so gentle, beautiful place, good restaurant. The room was always cleaned after we leave each Day.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Sun Island Maldives, Guest Services / Front Office at Sun Island Resort & Spa
Responded 5 days ago
Dear 889mathildeb, Greetings from Sun Island Resort, Maldives! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination and for recognizing the efforts of our team. You can always be assured of a warm welcome whenever you wish to return to stay at Sun Island Resort. Thank you for your review and we hope to have you with us again on your next visit to Maldives. Best regards, Management
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PRICE RANGE
$237 - $585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sun island hotel south ari atoll, sun island resort maldives, sun island maldives, hotel sun island
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollNalaguraidhoo Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
462
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sun Island Resort & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sun Island Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maaniya Restaurant, Green Park Cafe, and Beach Fresh Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sun Island Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Sun Island Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sun Island Resort & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.10 miles away from the center of Nalaguraidhoo Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sun Island Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian, and Filipino.