Indian Ocean Island Hotels

Sun Island Resort & Spa

Sun Island set on Nalaguraidhoo, which will capture your heart with its charming tropical gardens that lead down to the lagoon. The island is located 110 Kilometers from the airport, and it is perhaps the most breathtaking and picturesque island in South Atoll. The resort is the most prominent island hotel in Maldives and offers you all the modern comforts, conveniences and facilities.

It is a mature island with dense tropical vegetation and tall coconut palms, numerals enough that you could lose your self amongst them. With wide beaches of beautiful white sands all around the island, there is no difficulty in finding your private little cove for the day. The Island has been noted for its beautiful setting, located along the islands beautiful beaches are the choice of beachfront super deluxe, deluxe or over water bungalow rooms. Its amenities and furnishings are terrific. Its overwater bungalows are spectacular in design, richly chosen and enhanced by striking ocean views that captivate the soul. Sun Island exemplifies excellent service and world-class cuisine.

Standard Beach Bungalow

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 and Internet access. Of course, with your private veranda and dozens of onsite activities, checking your email might not be your priority. Escape to the fun and relaxation of our Maldives family hotel, where the promise of an unforgettable getaway is always kept.

Facilities include:

  • 21m²/222 square feet
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Private terrace
  • En-suite shower facilities
  • Hot and cold desalinated water
  • Hair dryer
  • Minibar
  • Electronic safe
  • IDD telephones with voicemail

Superior Beach Bungalow

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, Internet access 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.

Facilities include:

  • 21m²/222 square feet
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV with in-house movies
  • Private terrace
  • En-suite shower facilities
  • Hot and cold desalinated water
  • Hair dryer
  • Minibar
  • Electronic safe
  • Two IDD telephones with voicemail

Water Bungalows

On stilts above the tranquil turquoise lagoon, these Maldives water bungalows genuinely 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 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 provide one of the world’s most remarkable lodging experiences.

Facilities include:

  • 32m²/340 square feet
  • Private staircase to the lagoon
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV with in-house movies
  • Private sun deck
  • En-suite shower facilities
  • Hot and cold desalinated water
  • Hair dryer
  • Minibar
  • Electronic safe
  • Two IDD telephones

Presidential Suite

Revel In The Lavish Comfort Of Our Presidential Maldives Suites

Indulge in the most luxurious lodging option at Sun Island Resort & Spa – the Presidential Suite. These vast, two-bedroom Maldives hotel suites span 246 metres, offering more than twice the size of our regular rooms.

Located at the end of the water bungalow jetty, each suite is beautifully equipped with polished parquet floors, corniced ceilings and elegant wooden furnishings, creating a truly regal experience for connoisseurs of sophisticated living. From your private Jacuzzi tub to spectacular views, every detail speaks of an unmatched level of grandeur. Experience the epitome of aristocratic life, and treat yourself to the gracious luxury of these exclusive Maldives suites.

Facilities include:

  • 246m²/2648 square feet
  • Two bedrooms
  • Two en-suite bathrooms
  • Master bedroom- Double bed
  • Second bedroom- Twin beds
  • Living room with private bar
  • Tea and coffee-maker facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV with in-house movies
  • Cordless telephone in living room
  • Personal desktop computer
  • Internet access
  • Private terrace with Jacuzzi tub
  • En-suite shower facilities
  • Hot and cold desalinated water
  • Hair dryer
  • Minibar
  • Electronic safe
  • Two IDD telephones


Relax the body and awaken the senses at Araamu Spa, a sanctuary of undisturbed tranquillity within Sun Island Resort & Spa. At the "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.


Inspire the palate with the rich flavours and innovative cuisine of Sun Island Resort & Spa. Each of our restaurants showcases a different aspect of Maldives dining, from fresh, locally caught seafood to exotic Thai and Oriental influences. Savour the sumptuous buffet meals of our Maaniyaa Restaurant, featuring a decadent mix of local and international favourites.

Sip cocktails along the shore from our Beach Bar, offering the ultimate in laid-back luxury. Or, embrace the international appeal of Ristorante Al Pontile, where traditional Italian cuisine meets the beauty of the tropics. No matter which of their restaurants you visit, we promise you an excellent introduction to the Maldives island dining scene.

Maaniyaa Restaurant

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 lavish 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.

Guraamuli Island BBQ

Savour the fresh, wonderfully flavourful cuisine of Guraamuli Grill Terrace, 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.

Ristorante Al Pontile

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 specialities. Discover an innovative fusion of cuisines at our Maldives Japanese restaurant, and taste the tropics as you never have before.

Southern Star Restaurant

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 speciality 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.

Sun Star Thai Restaurant

Like a floating temple to gourmet cuisine, Sun Star Thai Restaurant stands majestically above the tranquil 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.

Bars & Nightlife

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 their oceanfront beach bar to the relaxed ambience of our Vani Coffee Shop, the resort promises something for every mood, whim, taste and occasion.

  1. Mekunu Bar, the main bar, is open 24 hours a day and offers a wide variety of exotic cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Spacious and airy, Mekunu Bar also provides beautiful views of the lagoon.
  2. Lobby Bar, offering a warm and comfortable atmosphere for meetings and mingling. Open daily from 1700h to midnight.
  3. Beach Bar, located near the windsurfing school, this shorefront bar is open daily from 0900h to 1700h.
  4. Pool Bar, allowing guests to swim up and enjoy a drink without ever having to leave the pool
  5. Club Greenhouse Bar, featuring a lovely setting in the midst of our expansive green lawn
  6. Vani Coffee Shop & Bar, a casual beachfront outlet offering a variety of snacks, light meals and speciality dishes. Open 24 hours a day.

Diving & Snorkelling

Experience The Underwater Wonders Of Our Maldives Dive Resort

Beneath the still, crystalline waters of Sun Island Resort & Spa, a colourful, fascinating world lays waiting to be discovered. Explore the vibrant underwater ecosystem with a Maldives dive trip, available on a daily basis through our onsite diving school. In addition to excursions, they also offer a range of beginner, speciality and instructor courses; each taught in a variety of languages for our international guests.

Swim past bright coral and dazzling sea creatures by day, or sign up for an evening snorkel to marvel at the fluorescent glow of nocturnal species. Discover the breadth and beauty of local marine life, and see why their Maldives dive resort is considered one of the region’s premier dive and snorkel locales.

Facilities include:

  • Boat dives made three times a day
  • Night dives available twice a week, as well as on individual request
  • Day trips possible two times a week
  • State-of-the-art dive centre, featuring two classrooms, eight changing rooms, compressor rooms, and a full range of equipment
  • PADI courses taught onsite, including Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Dive Master, Assistant Instructor and assorted speciality courses

Activities & Excursions

From young children to old souls, Sun Island Resort & Spa captivates the heart of every guest who enters their doors. As befitting our position as the largest of Maldives family resorts, they offer a vast range of onsite activities that appeal to every age and interest.

Embark on an adventure as you try out a new water sport or feed schools of sharks and stingrays. Soak up Maldivian culture with an excursion to a neighbouring island. Or, merely bask in the warm sunshine as you lounge by their expansive pools. Embrace all the country has to offer during your Maldives family vacation and experience the breathtaking possibilities of the most picturesque island in South Ari Atoll.

Water Sports

At Sun Island Resort & Spa, water isn’t just a source of life – it’s a source of adventure. Their water sports centre is located on the east side of the island and offers both rental equipment and lessons by their 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:

  • Catamarans
  • Jet skis
  • Windsurfing
  • Diving and snorkeling
  • Water-skiing
  • Canoes
  • Banana boats
  • Kneeboarding
  • Speedboats


With its onsite activities, relaxing spa and gourmet dining options, Sun Island Resort & Spa is indeed a world of its own. But don’t forget that just beyond their reef, an entire country lies waiting to be explored. To help you experience our island nation’s rich culture and vast resources, they offer an array of excursions, ranging from Maldives island hopping adventures to thrilling dolphin safaris. Explore the area’s most beautiful reefs during a particular Snorkelling excursion, or set sail aboard a Maldives fishing boat for a magnificent sunrise or sunset journey.

Our full range of excursions includes:

  • Island Discovery, a full-day Maldives island hopping tour, which includes a barbecue lunch on an uninhabited island. Held Sundays from 0900h to 1700h
  • Hello Neighbours, a half-day cultural journey to neighbouring islands. Offered Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1330h to 1700h
  • Island Tours, offering a chance to learn about Maldivian culture and customs. Tour includes a visit to the island of Dhangethi, which features a Cultural Activity Centre. Offered Tuesdays from 1430h to 1700h
  • Follow the Dolphins, an organised dolphin safari designed to let visitors catch a glimpse of these gentle, graceful creatures. Available every morning and evening.
  • Reef Explorer, which takes snorkelers to the area’s most beautiful reefs, where amazing multi-coloured corals and sea creatures can be found. Held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 0930h to 1200h.
  • Tholhufushi Robinson Excursion, offering a real-life Robinson Crusoe adventure on a deserted island. Held daily from 0900h to 1700h.
  • Sunrise Fishing, held before the sun rises in order to attract the “big ones.” Your catch will later be barbecued at Guraamuli Grill. Available Mondays from 0530h to 0830h.
  • Sunset Fishing, offering anglers the chance to cast their line before the splendid setting sun. Your catch will later be barbecued at Guraamuli Grill. Available Saturdays through Thursdays from 1715h to 2000h.

Sports & Recreation

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 their experienced instructors, or organize a family game of volleyball or badminton.

Explore the island on a rented bicycle, or entertain your children with their collection of electronic games. For fitness enthusiasts, their Maldives fun island hotel also features a fully equipped health centre with aerobic and strength training equipment. Take full advantage of the range of onsite activities, and enjoy an active, fun-filled holiday at the Maldives fun island resort.

  • Watersports
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis courts with floodlights
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Electronic games
  • Squash
  • Indoor badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Beach & Pool

Take a break from it all as you lay out along the sapphire waters of their 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, they offer an indulgent swim-up pool bar, while our children’s pool is ideal for families visiting our Maldives beach hotel.

Facilities include:

  • 1,800 square metre pool
  • Swim-up pool bar
  • Children’s pool area
  • Beautiful beach and lagoon
  • Stingray Feeding

Enjoy a fascinating peek at the fauna of Sun Island Resort & Spa with their nightly Maldives stingray feeding event. Every evening at 2030h, guests are invited to gather at the 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.

Meetings & Events

At Sun Island Resort & Spa, corporate travel is reinterpreted with a tropical twist. Host a unique welcome dinner with a barbeque on the beach, or promote teambuilding with a Snorkelling excursion or traditional Maldivian cooking lessons.

When it’s time to get down to business, you’ll find their Maldives meeting facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, elegant decor and versatile floor plans. Better yet, they offer experienced event professionals to help ensure both planning and hosting are straightforward, seamless affairs. Put a fresh new face on business travel, and invite your guests on an island escape to our Maldives conference resort.

Facilities include:

  • Full audio-visual equipment
  • International phone line projection
  • Video conferencing
  • Secretarial services
  • Breakout rooms
  • Ballroom and exhibition hall
  • Scanning and copy services

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