Sun Island Resort & Spa

ALL-INCLUSIVE
ISLAND TYPE RESORT ISLAND
RESORT STAR FIVE STAR
HOTEL BRAND VILLA HOTELS
OPENING DATE 1998
BEACH SCORE 5/MAX 5
HOUSE REEF 1/MAX 5
MASK AND FINS FREE NO
LOCATION SOUTH ARI ATOLL
TO MALE AIRPORT 112km
TRANSPORTATION DOMESTIC FLIGHT, SPEEDBOAT
TRAFFIC TIME 20+5min
ISLAND SIZE LARGE
AREA 499730㎡
NUMBER OF ROOMS 428
ROOM DENSITY 0.9/1000㎡
WiFi NO WIFI
SMALLEST BEACH VILLA 21㎡
BEACH VILLA WITH POOL NO
SMALLEST WATER VILLA 32㎡
WATER VILLA WITH POOL NO
FAMILY SUITE YES
PRIVATE ISLAND NO
PRIVATE YACHT NO
BOTTLED WATER IN THE ROOM FREE
BUFFET YES
SPECIAL RESTAURANT FRENCH, THAI, BBQ
WINE CELLAR NO
SPA SELF OPERATED
DIVING SELF OPERATED
WATER SPORT MOTORIZED, NON-MOTORIZED
LAND SPORT GYM, INFINITY SWIMMING POOL, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TENNIS, BADMINTON, PINGPONG, BICYCLE, GOLF
FOR THE KIDS NO
WEDDING BEACH WEDDING
MEDICAL SERVICE DOCTOR
ALL-INCLUSIVE YES
CONFERENCE SERVICE YES

SUN ISLAND RESORT & SPA LOCATION

SUN ISLAND RESORT & SPA MAP

Sun Island Resort & Spa Map

BEACH 5/5, SNORKELING 1/5, TRAILING BEACH

SUN ISLAND RESORT & SPA

★★★★★

LOW DENSITY, NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES, TEAM RECEPTION

8.7

Sun Island Resort & Spa

SUN ISLAND RESORT & SPA

Sun Island Resort & Spa opened in 1998, belong to Villahotels hotel brand, around the island 4000m, is a giant resort island in the Maldives. Beach score 5/Max 5, 100% round the island, average width 15m. Snorkeling 1/Max 5, House reef 0% round the island.

Sun Island Resort & Spa is a five-star resort, total number of rooms 428, room density 0.9/1000m². Sun Island Resort & Spa operates 5 restaurants and 6 bars. The spa is self-operated. The diving center is self-operated.

At nearly a mile long, this mid-range property is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives. Highlights include a putting green, outdoor pool, six restaurants, and very affordable rooms — but Sun Island has significant drawbacks. The rooms are dated, buffet food is mediocre, and getting around the island can be a pain with no shuttle service.

ROOMS

1# Sun Villa 28m², 36 rooms MAP
2# Standard Beach Bungalow 21m², 106 rooms MAP
3# Superior Beach Bungalow 26m², 218 rooms MAP
4# Water Bungalow 32m², 64 rooms MAP
5# Presidential Suite 246m², 4 rooms MAP

Most of the rooms at Sun Island are Beach Bungalows or Superior Beach Bungalows. Both are set back slightly from the beach, measure 226 square feet, and have similar decor — white walls, white bedspreads, simple wicker furniture, and tile floors. The chair and curtain fabric is patterned and busy, while beds have bed skirts and plain white linens.

RESTAURANTS AND BARS

1# MAIN RESTAURANT: Maaniyaa INTERNATIONAL BUFFET
2# MAIN RESTAURANT: Southern Star INTERNATIONAL BUFFET
3# SPECIAL RESTAURANT: Island BBQ BBQ
4# SPECIAL RESTAURANT: Ristorante FRENCH RESTAURANT
5# SPECIAL RESTAURANT: Sun Star THAI RESTAURANT
6# BAR: 6 BARS

The resort’s main restaurant, Maaniya, serves international buffet food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is always free, and guests can upgrade to half-board, full-board, or all-inclusive dining packages. These packages only apply to meals at the buffet restaurant (where the food is average, at best), but guests can also pay for pricey a la carte dishes at five other restaurants. Specialty restaurants include a seafood grill, overwater Italian restaurant, South Asian buffet, over-water Thai and Chinese restaurant, and an all-natural salad restaurant in a jungle setting.

ACTIVITIES

SPA: SELF-OPERATED/NO PRICE LIST.
DIVING: SELF-OPERATED/NO PRICE LIST.
WATER SPORT: MOTORIZED & NON-MOTORIZED/NO PRICE LIST.
SNORKELING: 1/MAX 5.
LAND SPORT: GYM, SWIMMING POOL, GOLF, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, TENNIS, BADMINTON, PINGPONG, BICYCLE.
EXCURSION: NO PRICE LIST.

There’s plenty to do at Sun Island, both in the water and on dry land. Sports facilities include a soccer field, putting green, putting green, and courts for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and tennis. A dive center offers lessons and excursions, and a water sports center rents snorkels, kayaks, Jet Skis, catamarans, and other gear. Snooker and ping-pong tables are also available.

SERVICE

FOR THE KIDS (NO)
AIRPORT TRANSFER (YES)
ALL-INCLUSIVE
WEDDING SERVICE
MEDICAL SERVICE (DOCTOR)
CONFERENCE SERVICE

SUN ISLAND RESORT & SPA ROOMS

ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME. VIEW EXTRA BED POLICY.
ALL ROOMS: NO WiFi, FREE BOTTLED WATER.

1#

Sun Villa

28m², 36 rooms

2#

Standard Beach Bungalow

21m², 106 rooms

3#

Superior Beach Bungalow

26m², 218 rooms

4#

Water Bungalow

32m², 64 rooms

5#

Presidential Suite

246m², 4 rooms

SUN ISLAND RESORT & SPA RESTAURANTS

2 BUFFET, 3 SPECIAL RESTAURANTS (À LA CARTE).

1# Maaniyaa

INTERNATIONAL BUFFET

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 extravagant Maldives buffets, and see why Sun Island Resort & Spa has long been known for its exceptional cuisine.

2# Southern Star

INTERNATIONAL BUFFET

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 specialty Indian menu.

3# Island BBQ

BBQ

Savour the fresh, wonderfully flavourful cuisine of ISLAND BBQ, 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.

4# Ristorante

FRENCH RESTAURANT

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 specialties.

5# Sun Star

THAI RESTAURANT

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

SUN ISLAND RESORT & SPA SERVICE

WEDDING

BEACH WEDDING

CONFERENCE

TEAM RECEPTION

ALL-INCLUSIVE

– Selected cocktails, house wine and spirits available at selected F&B outlets, premiums brands will be chargeable
– All meals at main restaurant during set times
– Mini bar – one filling each day with soft drinks.
– All land based sports inclusive of equipment will be provided subject to availability during daytime
– Windsurfing and canoeing is inclusive subject to availability

For more information, please visit Sun Island Resort & Spa official website.

DISCUSSIONS

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PERFECT BEACH: 100% ROUND THE ISLAND AND THE SAND IS FINE.
TRAILING BEACH: SLENDER SANDBAR STRETCHES OUT OF THE ISLAND.
LOW DENSITY: ROOM DENSITY IS LESS THAN 1.0/1000M².
NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES: RICH IN WATER AND LAND  ACTIVITIES.
TEAM RECEPTION: CONFERENCE FACILITIES AVAILABLE.
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