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1 room, 2 adults

Sun Island Resort & Spa

4-star4 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Nalaguraidhoo, South Ari Atoll, Nalaguraidhoo, Maldives

Beachfront resort in Nalaguraidhoo with spa, beach bar
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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Fantastic service
Delicious food
Great amenities
Beautiful beach

Sun Island Resort & Spa

from £90
  • Standard Bungalow, Beachside
  • Superior Bungalow, Beachside
  • Water Bungalow
  • Sun Garden Villa
  • Sunset Beach Villa
  • Villa, Pool View

What’s around Sun Island Resort & Spa


  • On a private beach
  • Rihiveli Beach - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Malhoss Thila - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Himendhoo Thila - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km
  • Maaya Thila - 0.1 mi / 0.1 km

Getting around

  • Male (MLE-Velana Intl.) 69.7 miles/112.1 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 426 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-1:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
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 checkout.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help you with the supporting documents needed to obtain one *

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 5 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Sun Island Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site 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 is limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Not included
  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Miniature golf
  • Motorised water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkelling excursions
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Tennis lessons
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled spirits
  • Surcharge for room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Gratuities
  • Taxes


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.


Maaniyaa Restaurant – This beachfront buffet restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Zero Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in fusion cuisine and only serves lunch.

Sun Star Thai Restaurant – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in Thai cuisine and serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Ristorante Al Pontile – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in fusion cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Mekunu Bar – This bar is located on the beach. Happy hour is offered. Open 24 hours.

Sun Island Resort & Spa’s small print

Also known as

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


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 in 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.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Transfers via airplane are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • 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)
  • Airplane or boat transfer per adult: USD 299 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 149 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

FAQs for Sun Island Resort & Spa

  • Is there a pool at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
    Yes, there's a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
    Sorry, neither pets and nor service animals are allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Sun Island Resort & Spa.
  • Is an airport shuttle service offered by Sun Island Resort & Spa?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sun Island Resort & Spa?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • What is there to do near Sun Island Resort & Spa?
    Recommended spots to visit include Rihiveli Beach (0.1 mi) and Malhoss Thila (0.1 mi), along with Himendhoo Thila (0.1 mi) and Maaya Thila (0.1 mi).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Sun Island Resort & Spa?
    Yes, there are 5 on-site restaurants.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 111 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Best holiday ever!
Amazing place. Like waking up in heaven every day. So much to do and never a dull moment! The Dive Oceanus team were excellent and very accomodating. Cant wait to go back!
Adam, gb9 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect place to stay and relax
Rooms are big and clean at all locations however vegetarian dinner was not good.
Abhishek, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Exceptional place to visit Must come
Subrata, ie2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We really enjoyed our stay in Sun Island. Friendly staff, very clean room, good food choice. We would definitely book it again.
Yuriy, ie9 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect Paradise
We did the all inclusive option and found it to be an excellent value. The resort is beautiful and well maintained. Staff is very friendly and extremely helpful.
Lynne E, us6 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
Abhishek, in1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Paradise Island With The Happy Staff!
I can Not say Enough about this Awesome Resort! They go out of there way to make the guest Very Happy! Paradise
Anthony, us3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
They were late for the honeymoon setup we had to ask for it like 6 times before we actually got the service, most people don’t speak English it was kinda hard to communicat
Areeg, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Honeymoon bliss
What an amazing honeymoon destination! The resort has many great activities and services. This was a stay that I will never forget. Everything was incredible.
Maaz, us4 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Beautiful Island
Beautiful place to visit once, great weather, beautiful water and beaches, not happy with the fact that alcohol was expensive and prohibited in the Maldives entire country. Not allowed to take a personal bottle to resort and taken away at airport arrival to the Maldives, but they did return bottle to me upon leaving country.
Piero, usRomance trip

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