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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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English, Russian, Chinese, Filipino and 4 more
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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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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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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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Vito Corleone wrote a review Sep 2022
13 contributions
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We stayed there for 2 weeks in September 2022 in a deluxe beach villa (all in) and it was the best holiday we ever had. The island is beautiful, the sea and the beaches are amazing and the staff of the resort is fantastic. Everything exceeded our expectations. Ps. If you like snorkeling, the best spots are the riff near the Italian restaurant and the area between the water sports and the water villas. We would definitely recommend a stay on this island and we can't wait to visit it again. We would like to give a special thanks to Shamim from the pool area, Sunil from the poolbar, Faruk who kept out room very clean and Abegail and Jeremie from the coffee shop who performed amazing live music. We feel that we have made multiple friends during our stay. We would also like to give a very special thanks to Mihad who always served our table at Maniyaa. He really made our holiday unforgettable. Thank you Mihad!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear L2022vitocorleone, 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. We will be definitely sharing these compliments with Ms. Abhie and Mr. Jeremie. 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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Jennifer Tan wrote a review Sep 2022
12 contributions
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i want to thank alyn,ahmed from maaniya also to Nizam for their contunied support during our stay in sun island.And also our special thanks goes kath,abby and jeremy for their unforgetable time they made for us during my husband birthday. Sun Island staff are very kind and freindly. We hope to return♥️♥️♥️
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear H89BQjennifertan, 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’re so delighted to hear that you chose to celebrate your birthday with us. It’s an honor to be a part of this important day, and we hope your experience here made it extra special. 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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Ruben e Joana Silva wrote a review Sep 2022
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Wow!! We can't find words to describe the time we spent on Sun Island Resort. It was just amazing!! Let us describe why we definitly had the best holiday of our lives: Since we arrived at the airport we were welcomed by Sun Island staff. Very friendly and the transfer to the hotel was very organized. At reception we were welcomed by Mohamed Zaman . He explained everything about the resort and during our entire stay he made sure that we were ok and was always checking if we needed something. Thanks to him we had one of the best rooms and our experience was great thanks to him. He is the employee that every employer wants at his company. Friendly, professional, kind and always available to make us feel comfortable. We hope to see you again Zaman. The food was great and we would like to thank Sushma and Santhana at Southern Star restaurant. Every meal they were there to serve us, to make sure we had everything we needed and wanted. Very polite and friendly, they made us feel excellent. The rooms were always clean and tidy, we would like to thank Diego. Our room was always in perfect condition and he always came to see if we needed anything ( 2x a day, wow). In resume, the resort is excellent, every night there are music and animations. There are a lot of gardens well taken care of, beautiful clean sandy beaches and a lot of activities ( snorkeling, diving, reef shark and manta feeding). We are definitly coming back for another holiday. Many thanks to all! We absolutely loved every minute of it. See you soon. Xxx Many thanks to Zaman, Sushma, Santhana, Diego Xxx
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear RubJaa, 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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Liza wrote a review Sep 2022
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Sahiba,anis ,roy selvaraj and bala were very polite, all services was perfect! We're really like this place, food and people! We want to recommend Thai for everyone,who wanna enjoy and have a wonderful time on Maldives!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear V3707NLlizas, Greetings from Sun Island Resort, Maldives! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination and for recognizing the efforts of our team. We’re very happy to hear that we share the same passion for food and that you had a great experience with us. Our kitchen staff will be especially happy to read this review. The Thai Food is one of their favorites as well. 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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Dragomir C wrote a review Sep 2022
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The best place to enjoy the sunset! We had some wine and it was great! The service was great - thank you Sahiba, Anis, Selvaraaj, Roy, Bala, Shohail and Ffaruq! Our recommendation! They also have a shark feeding show at 6:30 pm next to the restaurant.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Drogomir, Greetings from Sun Island Resort, Maldives! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination and for recognizing the efforts of our team. 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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Jodie C wrote a review Sep 2022
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We have just returned from our 10 day holiday to Sun island and will definitely return. We were lucky enough to receive a complimentary upgrade to a sea villa which was lovely and very appreciated. The villa it self was clean and tidy, the bed was big and comfortable. Full size hairdryer in the room and toiletry items. Also noticed an iron and umbrella should you need them. The mini bar is stocked daily all inclusive allows some items free but some are chargeable. Air con in the room and some English channels on the TV. As we were all inclusive we ate at the southern star buffet restaurant, the staff here were fantastic and all went out of there way to greet you and accommodate anything you need special thanks to Vijay and Santana. There was plenty of food choice and all tastes catered to. All the staff at Sun Island really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and smile and say hello, we have never had a holiday where the staff all appear so happy. The pool area is great Dulal was always 2 steps ahead in getting us a bed and making sure we were happy and he would always come for a chat, very nice personal touches that make you feel really at home. Also Tara at the main bar, nothing was too much trouble. We had the most amazing holiday, massage at the spa was wonderful, the sunset fishing trip which was complimentary for all inclusive guests. Along with the complimentary meal which we had at the Italian (unreal). The islands clean and the waters breathtaking. It was supposed to rain on a few of our days there but there was not any the sun was beaming every day.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear jodiec528, 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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Tobias P wrote a review Sep 2022
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Rajani did a real good job. 11/10 would come again. I never had such a good experiance at a Spa. I hope i can visit again very soon to recieve a other treatment from her. Most i liked the back and sholder massage.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear 449tobiasp, Greetings from Sun Island Resort, Maldives! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination and for recognizing the efforts of our team. We’re so delighted to hear that you chose to celebrate your honeymoon with us. It's an honor to be a part of this important day, and we hope your experience here made it extra special. 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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Sparow84 wrote a review Sep 2022
Belgrade, Serbia3 contributions
very pleasant and professional guy...he tried to make our stay like at home. All praise and thank you...room 549 was always very neat and clean...Esrafil is very good and friendly all praise for the island, we are very satisfied and will come back again... no complaints
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sparow84, Greetings from Sun Island Resort, Maldives! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination and for recognizing the efforts of our team. We take pride in providing a clean and comfortable space for all of our Sun Island Resort, so our team appreciates that you noticed. 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
$227 - $575 (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.