VIBRANT SUN ISLAND RESORT & SPA
FlyMe, the domestic plane to Sun Island Resort & Spa takes you on a short scenic trip to the Domestic Terminal of Maamigili in North Ari Atoll. We were whisked in a speed boat, just a 5 minute ride to the resort island. Sun Island is an island of warmth and hospitality.
A nice stretch of walkway connects the island and the arrival jetty. Guests are taken either on foot or slowly driven in a buggy along this walkway to the island. The Coffee Shop “Vani” is on your right side just at the end of this wooden walk-way. The Coffee Shop has wide open doors all around and you can opt for sitting inside or out on the beach. Vani is open 24 hours and caters with an à la carte menu. You can get free Wi-Fi at the Vani Coffee Shop.
Sun Island is about 1.6 km in length and around 380 meters in width and is a large island resort compared to the islands in North Ari Atoll. A large lobby provided us with relief from the heat and we were welcomed with cool drinks. Sun Island gives priority to eco-tourism and there is a turtle conservatory in the middle of the lobby. Turtles are kept in this and released to the open sea when they are bit grown up. Sun Island is a vibrant resort island and around 50 nationalities arrive annually.
There are options of rooms for the guest to choose from. Standard Beach Bungalows and Superior Beach Bungalows are located on the beachfront among the tropical vegetation. Sun Villas are a new addition and are garden front rooms. Water Villas are located in the wide turquoise lagoon of this island known as Nalaguraidhoo. The Presidential Suite is over the water as well and offers you with majestic views of the ocean and the glorious sunsets.
It is worth your while to rent a bicycle while on Sun Island Resort. As this island is a large island, it is an adventure in itself to ride under the shade of the tall tropical trees as you start on an exploration of the island. As it is vibrant and active during the day, Sun Island Resort & Spa is romantic and filled with night-themed activities after the sunset. A walk on the thundi that juts out into the lagoon at one end of the island behind the Beach Bar is a must if you happen to be on the island during the full moon.
Sun Island is an island resort for all. The single traveler, the honeymoon couple as well as for a family vacation. It is large enough for all types of travelers. A large pool with cascading waterfalls, a pool bar and space for kids are a cool place to be and have water fun. A fully equipped Water Sports Center has a variety of water sports activities as well as Scuba Diving packages for all. Different types of exciting excursions lends you enough activities for your stay. Half-Day and Full-Day trips on Trimaran and Catamaran are available activities for the adventure loving guests.
Daily sunset activities include shark-feeding as well as sting-ray feeding and guests of all ages love these activities. Squash, table tennis and billiard are some of the games you can play on Sun Island Resort & Spa. A fully-equipped gym, sauna rooms and outdoor Jacuzzi provides you with the options to stay fit and healthy while on your vacation to the tropical Maldive Islands. No need to worry about the children, as a newly refurbished Kids’ Club have a clean and colourful environment for the little kids as well.
Sun Island Resort & Spa has an impressive conference and convention hall with all facilities provided and has been holding different types of conferences and conventions successfully. Zeldiva Travels recommend Sun Island Resort & Spa for MICE events.
Standard Beach Bungalows and Superior Beach Bungalows are spacious enough with large bathrooms and outdoor shower areas. Superior Beach Bungalows provides you with bathtub and amenities as well. The new addition, Sun Villas are stylishly designed and have a large bathroom with contemporary and traditional elements. Though these Villas are garden front rooms, the beach is just a few steps away. The Water Bungalows of Sun Island Resort & Spa are built on two sides of wooden walkways over the waters of the amazing lagoon of Nalaguraidhoo. Whichever side your bungalow is on, you are offered with views of endless and amazing views of the sunsets and sunrises.
Sun Island Resort & Spa offers you with endless options of Food & Beverage outlets. Try out the “ZERO Salads Restaurant” just next to the greenhouse of this resort island. Grown on the island and freshly plucked ingredients are used in the salads and dishes of this F&B Outlet. It is a revitalizing experience for adults and for the children as well. The Italian Restaurant “Al Pontile” is located just behind the arrival jetty and is a fine place to be for dinner as you sit on the outer deck where you can view colorful fish and the starry sky. You can have uninterrupted views of the majestic sunsets as you sip on your coffee at “Al Pontile”. Options of Piano Bar, the Main Bar, Pool Bar and the Beach Bar are just yours to choose from on Sun Island Resort & Spa. If you want to be indoors and have a quiet evening, the Piano Bar is the place to be. If you want to be away from the crowd under the night sky, the Beach Bar is the place to be. While you are having fun with your family in the pool, you do not need to go far, you can just grab one from the Pool Bar. The Main Restaurant caters to all palates with an impressive array of buffet options at Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Take the options of Half Board and you will get the chance to try out these food & beverage options available.
Night themed activities includes fun activities such as Crab Race, Cultural Shows, Karaoke, Live Music and DJ Nights. You can opt out for sitting inside as well as outside the Main Bar while you enjoy your evening with your loved one! Whether inside or outside, you are not far from the beach and the gently lapping waves. A variety of cocktails, cocktail of the day and first-class wines and liquor are available at the main bar “Mekunu Bar”.
“Araamu Spa” is a haven for tranquility and relaxation. The tinkling of water, the peacefulness and the first class personalized service of the Spa staff provides you with the much needed relaxation away from the tension of daily life. Individual treatment rooms, couple treatment rooms, separate Jacuzzis and hydrotherapy treatments are available at “Araamu Spa” of Sun Island Resort & Spa. Traditional treatments, massages and facials are available at different prices.
It was a trip of fun-filled activities such as the Jet-Ski Ride, singing at the Karaoke Bar, amazing snorkeling and swimming near the Water Sports Center, the delicious hot chocolate at “Al Pontile”, the sumptuous buffets at the “Maaniya Restaurant”, water fun at the pool, the friendly service, the vibrancy of the island and its activities and most of all the hospitality. Rest assured, Managers will be available for any of your special requests and to listen to your complaints and compliments.
Zeldiva Travels recommend Sun Island Resort & Spa for honeymoon, family vacation, rest and relaxation, active holidays and MICE events. We would not mind going back for some activities, rest and relaxation either!