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Sun Island Resort and 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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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
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Badminton
Babysitting
Kids club
Public 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 pool
Highchairs available
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
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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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Chinese, Filipino and 4 more
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Tim wrote a review Yesterday
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We spent 10 amazing days on Sun Island! The resort was just great. We stayed in a Villa Sunset Beach, room #436. We highly recommend a room around these numbers because they have one of the best beach views with lots of palm trees right in front of your door. The food was also amazing. Half board is absolutely sufficient if you’re doing activities throughout the day. It’s also too hot to eat three full meals every day. Just book half board and bring some water and snacks in your luggage. This saves you a lot of money. The resort has a great variety of international, indian and thai food. In addition there’s a big salad bar, soups, bread and dessert (ice cream, cake, small cake bites and fresh fruit). Our waiter Ananth was great, big compliment to him!! He was always friendly, did a great job and even taught us some Tamil words. We would always come back!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear TimpS7, Greetings from Sun Island Resort! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination in the Maldives. We are happy to hear that you had a fantastic stay and that our team has taken good care of you. It will be our pleasure to share your compliments with Ananth who will be happy to know his efforts have been recognized. You can always be assured of a warm welcome whenever you wish to return to stay at Sun Island Resort. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we hope to have you with us again on your next visit to the Maldives. Best regards, Sun Island
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marykashani wrote a review Jul 22
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we took a trip to this dreamy island for a week..everything was perfect there...the buffet restaurant includes some tropical fruits,various dishs and desserts which was awesome. the staff were also excellent and helpful...special thanks to Ms Mary, an amiable lady in restaurant. and Mr Ranjith who made us surprised by making our bed romantic by putting some flowers on it...thank you Ranjith. in conclusion, I advise you to take a trip to this beautiful island and experience a dreamy moments.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Dear marykashani, Greetings from Sun Island Resort! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination in the Maldives. We are happy to hear that you had a fantastic stay and that our team has taken good care of you. It will be our pleasure to share your compliments with Mary and Ranjith who will be happy to know their efforts have been recognized. You can always be assured of a warm welcome whenever you wish to return to stay at Sun Island Resort. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we hope to have you with us again on your next visit to the Maldives. Best regards, Sun Island
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Mery G wrote a review Jul 22
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First time in Sun Island and YOU have to go! It’s the cutest spot with amazing food and the bestest staff. Abul (drinks server in the restaurant and already our good friend) was so gorgeous, caring and kind to us. The service we received from him was so amazing. He made us feel welcomed and helped in everything we have requested (he really deserves a proper recognition:) A huge thanks to Abul, and the Sun Island resort team for this unforgettable vacation. You guys are ROCKING IT. We will definitely come back again this time with our friends and families).
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear MeryG207, Greetings from Sun Island Resort! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination in the Maldives. We are happy to hear that you had a fantastic stay and that our team has taken good care of you. It will be our pleasure to share your compliments with Abul who will be happy to know his efforts have been recognized. You can always be assured of a warm welcome whenever you wish to return to stay at Sun Island Resort. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we hope to have you with us again on your next visit to the Maldives. Best regards, Sun Island
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bb wrote a review Jul 20
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We spent two wonderful weeks at the Sun Island Hotel, The hotel is situated on a beautiful island surrounded by a wonderful lagoon. The island is quite large, thanks to which you always have the impression that there were no other guests, and at the same time is very well developed. Beautiful beaches, alleys, palm groves, all well-kept and refined down to the smallest detail. The hotel staff goes above and beyond making sure that the guests do not miss anything. Hafssa deserves special recognition, as she always greeted us at the reception with a smile and a nice conversation. She helped us a lot and made our vacation unforgettable :) We also greet Krishna and the whole team at the pool. Thanks to such staff, it makes you want to go back there. We recommend taking a trip to meet a whale shark and manta rays. The trip was very well organized and we saw even more than what was planned. The water sports center with the Beach Bar next to it is definitely a must-see. The number of attractions available on site is amazing. For two weeks there wasn't a day when we were bored, and the pleasure of swimming with sharks and more, running, cycling or playing volleyball or basketball in such a place is indescribable. It was definitely the holiday of our lives and we really hope that we will be able to come back to this wonderful island.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Dear bkM9225MC, Greetings from Sun Island Resort! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination in the Maldives. We are happy to hear that you had a fantastic stay and that our team has taken good care of you. It will be our pleasure to share your compliments with Hafsa and Krishna who will be happy to know their efforts have been recognized. You can always be assured of a warm welcome whenever you wish to return to stay at Sun Island Resort. Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we hope to have you with us again on your next visit to the Maldives. Best regards, Sun Island
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M&M2016 wrote a review Jul 17
Porto, Portugal1 contribution
We’ve been a week in a water villa, all inclusive. They have a very special price on these water villas for a 5* hotel (now we understand why…) COVID - some of the staff doesn’t put their mask covering nose and mouth - a lot of guests don’t use masks when walking around the restaurant and the staff does nothing (by the way it’s been in the news that there’s at least a couple stuck at the hotel because they got COVID at The Sun Island - be aware of their schedule for PCR’s test. The day we left the hotel we arrived Male’s airport and in order to do the check in Qatar airways forced me and my wife to do an antigen test so we could board, claiming the PCR test we presented didn’t comply with 48hrs’ Spain policy. This PCR test was paid to Sun Island and was managed by their staff. Then a supposed agent of your hotel took us to a counter where a guy asked us to pay 178,50$ to do an antigen test at the airport. We were told by these agents that they’ve contacted your hotel and you refused to take the responsibility. We’ve paid the tests so we could board. We filed a complaint 6 days ago and STILL GOT NO ANSWER from them. More Cons: - all inclusive, not so all inclusive: you have to pay for fresh juices, branded drinks and the minibar only offers water and refrigerants. - SUPER DISCRIMINATORY: We are two women and the men of the staff kept asking if we were family and didn’t accept we were a couple. The hotel didn’t even gave us the honeymoon pack. Also the staff doesn’t respect the “privacy please” sign. - food was average. We’ve been in other 5 stars’ hotels in north and central America and Asia this was the worst in terms of variety and fine food Pros: - beautiful island full of vegetation to go for walk (if you are tired of beach) - picture-perfect beaches - incredible for snorkelling - overall cleaning
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear machadom736, Greetings from Sun Island! Thank you for choosing our resort as your holiday destination. We are very sorry that some of your experience was not up to expectations. We would like to address two of your concerns as follows: 1. Nearly 80% of the staff have been vaccinated and we also conduct random sampling for staff on a regular basis. Similar to guest protocols, all measures are strictly adhered to by the team members (including wearing face masks at all times and maintaining social distance). 2. Final PCR test results, for the guests’ departure, came out positive for both concerned guests and they were quarantined as per the regulations imposed by the local health authorities. We initially offered to move the guests to a government-approved facility, but they refused and insisted on staying at a Water Villa as they did for their initial stay. As Water Villas are not designated for isolation, the guests were moved to a room in the designated isolation area on the island for the safety of other guests. Regardless, the guests kept insisting on been moved to a Water Villa or even a Superior Beach Villa. Guests were repeatedly informed that the requested villas are heavily frequented areas by other guests hence they have been moved to a designated area on the island for isolation. 3. Kindly note that strict guidelines have been imposed for the maximum safety and well-being of all guests and staff alike. The measures have been prepared in accordance with the guidelines established by WHO and the norms issued by the Ministry of Tourism and the Health Protection Agency of Maldives. 4. Every guest is welcome at Sun Island regardless of gender, race, health challenges, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other discrimination factors. Nonetheless, please accept our sincere apologies for not meeting the expected standard of service. We would like to thank you for sharing this review with us as it will help us to improve the service quality in the future. Best regards, Sun Island
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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
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sun Island Resort
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollNalaguraidhoo Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
462
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sun Island Resort and Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Sun Island Resort and 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 and Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sun Island Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sun Island Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maaniya Restaurant, Green Park Cafe, and Beach Fresh Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sun Island Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sun Island Resort and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sun Island Resort and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sun Island Resort and 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 and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sun Island Resort and 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 and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian, and Filipino.
Does Sun Island Resort and Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.