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Sun Island Resort & Spa

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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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Updated 10/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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
Complimentary instant cofffee
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
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
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Minibar
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Chinese, Filipino and 4 more
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Hanz M wrote a review Dec 5
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I enjoyed so much everything is excellent and weather and service wonderful my beach villa is all tome clean and arranged and about the people there very kindly especially the buggy man saiful is the best ever
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Hanz, Greetings from Sun Island Maldives! Thank you for leaving us a super kind review. We are glad that you had a wonderful honeymoon trip with us. Saiful will be so happy to read this message. We hope to see you soon again. Warmest Regards, Sun Island Team
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CaseyReeve wrote a review Dec 4
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This island was absolutely breathtaking! We stayed in a water villa which was amazing! The chefs at the restaurante were so kind and went out of there way to make sure we enjoyed our meals. Our favourite chef was Chef Krishna he was always full of laughter and smiles. We would 100% reccomend staying on this beautiful island
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Casey, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback, and mentioning Chef Krishna. You're right, he's always full of laughter and smiles. We appreciate your recommendation and hope that you stay with us again. Warmest Regards, Sun Island Team
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chloe d wrote a review Dec 4
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Absolutely amazing resort. Stunning!! Clean rooms , amazing food, good entertainment and extremely friendly staff. Not forgetting our amazing waiter Shalam in the sun star, the politest man I’ve ever met and hard working. We will be returning!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Chloe, Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback from your recent stay with us. Yes, you're right, Shalam is amazing. We hope to see you again at Sun Island Resort & Spa Maldives. Warmest Regards, Sun Island Team
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Lynne & john wrote a review Dec 4
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Fantastic place to stay, all staff so courteous cannot do enough for you, snoop entertainment guy is amazing fire show light show also yoga aqua aerobics, special thanks to Tara barmen Eva and Anup so lovely drinks flowing never an empty glass, food Amazing such a variety, jaba our cleaner so lovely our room cleaned twice a day, all staff at this resort work so hard and treat all guests with such respect, had the best holiday here, definitely would return 😀
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jason wrote a review Dec 3
Swansea, United Kingdom21 contributions23 helpful votes
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After a cancelled flight resulting in a 10 hour delay I was struggling to stay excited for our trip. However, this feeling was shattered the minute we arrived at Sun Island! I had very little sleep and felt irritable but the check in was so friendly and efficient I did not have to worry about anything. We were greeted promptly and after a brief explanation of the way the resort is run, we were whisked off in a buggy to our Sunset Villa. I had previously requested a room between 440-450 and was delighted to be allocated room 450 which was right on the beach front with some palm trees providing a bit of shade when required. The Villa was clean and modern whilst also feeling very homely for the entire 2 weeks we stayed. There are two air con units (1x in main room and 1 in the bathroom) which were excellent and kept the room comfortable at all times. We absolutely loved the open air shower! The room was kept in tip top condition by our housekeeper Jebba who visited twice a day and was on the ball with fresh towels and drinks every day! Thank you again Jebba!! The food was superb and we were never bored throughout our stay. The choice was outstanding the quality was as you would expect if you had ordered it specifically which is quite an achievement for a large scale buffet! Our waiter Mamuun was outstanding and kept us a lovely table for every meantime and made sure we always had drinks and we really enjoyed his company at meal times. The resort definitely has a star with Mamuun! On occasion when we visited the main bar for some evening drinks (My wife was 6 months pregnant at the time of travelling so we opted for early nights and seeing sunrise every morning..) our waiter Prabhu was excellent and would ensure we always had a drink, his service was impeccable and he was always happy to have a chat and laugh with us. The resort are lucky to have Prabhu! The Excursions are definitely hit/miss and I booked the Big Game Adventure Snorkeling to swim with the amazing Whale Shark. Unfortunately on the trip we did not see a whale shark, manta and just one lonely turtle but the trip was still well run and the whole crew were very friendly, although my one issue was they always seemed to be in the wrong place when the Whale Sharks made an appearance and by the time we got there it was gone so they did seem to be having an off day. A few people mentioned that they experienced the same issue but with any wildlife its 50/50 so no issue from me. Not to be deterred, I proceeded to book the Whale Shark Snorkeling trip in one last attempt to swim with one and we swam with 2 different whale sharks on 3 occasions so I left extremely happy! Thank you to the team for helping me experience this amazing animal in their home. Make sure you snorkel the islands house reef which you can access from the Italian Restaurant. You can see a variety of species of fish with appearances from an octopus and some small black tip reef sharks. Finally, My wife and I would like to pass on our sincerest thank you to the Sun Island Resort back office team who communicated with us faultlessly throughout our travelling ordeal (more than Emirates but that's a whole other review..). They constantly reassured us that they would assist us in any way to make sure we make our domestic transfer from Male and the resort representatives that met us in Male lived up to that promise and made the transfer seamless and guided us through Male airport to the domestic departure lounge. Thank you again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Sun Villa rooms 440 - 450 are the best for beach access.
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PRICE RANGE
$109 - $790 (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.