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Minibar, in-room safe, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board
Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, sun loungers
Private beach, white sand, free beach cabanas, sun loungers
Natural Pool
Natural Pool

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.
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This is a big and beautiful resort. Given that it is biggest (or one of the biggest) in Maldives, I was keeping my expectations in check. But it exceeded my expectations. Things are planned meticulously right from international arrivals, domestic travel, check-in, planned room change, check-out and departure.Taking a cycle for roaming around the resort was very good. it is a big resort and going back and forth from your room to restaurants and other beaches and activities become really convenient. All txns are in USD (I did not even see local currency in my entire trip). Prices are high but I would say this is in line with what you pay for the room etc. Though I was contemplating taking all inclusive package, I did not do it and it was the right decision. I strongly suggest to take full board (especially if you are vegetarian). The main restaurant is has very wide spread (for a vegetarian, you can expect around 30-40% of it to be relevant). The only options outside of buffet are Italian and Thai food with negligible Veg options.I took beach bungalow for 3 nights and water bungalow for 1 night which seemed the right decision. Though water bungalow is a great experience (living on top of water etc), but you start missing the beach and the convenience of just walking to the beach from your room directly.A great experience.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • All inclusive
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationBunbaru Public Beach1 min drive
    Popular LocationHimendhoo Thila1 min drive
    Popular LocationMalhoss Thila1 min drive
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  • Standard Bungalow, Beachside

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsStandard Bungalow, Beachside
  • Superior Bungalow, Beachside

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 280 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSuperior Bungalow, Beachside
  • Sunset Beach Villa

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 276 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSunset Beach Villa
  • Villa, Pool View

    Room amenities

    • 1302 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Sofa Bed
    More detailsVilla, Pool View
  • Beach Villa All Inclusive with Free Transfers

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsBeach Villa All Inclusive with Free Transfers
  • Sun Garden Villa

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 523 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSun Garden Villa
  • Water Bungalow

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsWater Bungalow

About this area

Nalaguraidhoo

Located in Nalaguraidhoo, Sun Island Resort & Spa is on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Rihiveli Beach and Malhoss Thila.
Visit our Nalaguraidhoo travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bunbaru Public Beach - 1 min drive
  • Rihiveli Beach - 1 min drive
  • Himendhoo Thila - 1 min drive
  • Malhoss Thila - 1 min drive
  • Maaya Thila - 2 min drive

Restaurants

  • Maaniyaa Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Zero Restaurant — 1 min walk

About this property

Sun Island Resort & Spa

Resort with private beach, full-service spa
Catch some rays on Sun Island Resort & Spa's private white sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 5 restaurants. All 426 rooms offer 24-hour room service, minibars, and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.
Sun Island Resort & Spa offers 426 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.
A children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach, an outdoor tennis court, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Araamu Spa has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily.

All inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Sun Island Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All meals, snacks, and beverages included
In-room minibar (non-alcoholic beverages included)
Dining and beverage availability limited at one or more venues

Land activities

Fitness facilities
Tennis
Volleyball

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 5 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 beach bar, 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Aerobics classes
  • Arcade/game room
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Children's pool
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Mini golf
  • Motor boating
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Parasailing
  • Playground
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Sailing
  • Sauna
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tennis lessons
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Russian

Business services

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Conference center

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Turkish bath/hammam

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 20 minutes away via a flight to Mamigili International Airport and then an additional 10 minutes by speedboat to the resort. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival. Daily transfer service is offered by FlyMe. Guests arriving later than 10 PM are advised to book a hotel room in Male or Hulhumale until services resume the following day.Guests must pay the domestic flight fee and the speedboat fee at check-out.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 75.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 37.50 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 75.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 37.50 (from 2 to 12 years old)
  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.
Guests must transfer via airplane and boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Sun Island
Sun Island Nalaguraidhoo
Sun Island Resort
Sun Island Resort Nalaguraidhoo
Sun Island Hotel South Ari Atoll
Sun Island Resort Maldives
Sun Island Maldives
Sun Island Resort Spa
Sun Island Resort & Spa Resort
Sun Island Resort & Spa Nalaguraidhoo
Sun Island Resort & Spa Resort Nalaguraidhoo

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sun Island Resort & Spa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Sun Island Resort & Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sun Island Resort & Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Sun Island Resort & Spa have a pool?
Yes, this property has a children's pool.
Is Sun Island Resort & Spa pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 1:30 PM.
What time is check-out at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Sun Island Resort & Spa provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is Sun Island Resort & Spa located?
Nestled on the beach, this Nalaguraidhoo resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Rihiveli Beach, Malhoss Thila, and Himendhoo Thila. Maaya Thila is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) away.
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4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very beautiful and well organized resort
This is a big and beautiful resort. Given that it is biggest (or one of the biggest) in Maldives, I was keeping my expectations in check. But it exceeded my expectations. Things are planned meticulously right from international arrivals, domestic travel, check-in, planned room change, check-out and departure.Taking a cycle for roaming around the resort was very good. it is a big resort and going back and forth from your room to restaurants and other beaches and activities become really convenient. All txns are in USD (I did not even see local currency in my entire trip). Prices are high but I would say this is in line with what you pay for the room etc. Though I was contemplating taking all inclusive package, I did not do it and it was the right decision. I strongly suggest to take full board (especially if you are vegetarian). The main restaurant is has very wide spread (for a vegetarian, you can expect around 30-40% of it to be relevant). The only options outside of buffet are Italian and Thai food with negligible Veg options.I took beach bungalow for 3 nights and water bungalow for 1 night which seemed the right decision. Though water bungalow is a great experience (living on top of water etc), but you start missing the beach and the convenience of just walking to the beach from your room directly.A great experience.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

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We really enjoyed our stay in Sun Island. Friendly staff, very clean room, good food choice. We would definitely book it again.
Stayed 9 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

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We visited this resort for our honeymoon trip, everything is great and almost perfect. It could be better, memorable and wonderful trip for our honeymoon. However, there are still a lot of improvements that needs to be done and we had a bad experience for our stay. ;( Anyway, just to share a few tips...[TIPS#1: They have sunrise or sunset view for the water bungalow, try to request earlier before it runs out of availability.][TIPS#2: Try ask for a room further away from the end (Thai restaurant) to shorten your walking distance, also they feed the big sharks there.][TIPS#3: The departure time is only available on the last night before departure!][TIPS#4: Request for an earlier departure time from the island, if you arrive Velana International Airport earlier, you could plan for a short trip to Male city, expect some delays in the flights and customs clearance, and there were a huge line during our visit at the Velana Airport.][TIPS#5: The restaurant dedicated for water bungalow is less crowded.]In short, nice view, nice people, relax atmosphere, good lobster meal, not professional in handling works, bad arrangement, bad teamwork. Given the bad experience that brought us a lot of hassles, we might not visit this island again in the future. Guess I can still get nice view, nice people, relax atmosphere, good lobster meal elsewhere in Maldives.p/s: Honeymoon package comes with a one-time fruit basket and champagne.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
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The best resort in Maldives the island is big so many beaches and lagoons to swim there is a huge tropical garden with hundreds of banana trees the resort was full capacity but most of the time you don’t see anyone around will go back many times more .
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

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This is by far one of the best resorts I have been to, I am amused by how friendly the staff were, I stayed on full board basis, food was perfect, everything in the buffet was delicious, some of the water sports are free, like canoeing and windsurfing (only if you know how to do it), they have also a bunch of great day trips like Sunset Dolphin, Whale Shark Snorkeling, Manta Ray Snorkeling, Turtle Snorkeling, everything was very well prepared, it was a brilliant holiday.Note: prices of the day trips vary but the average is about $60 per person.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019