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Paradise Island Resort VS Sun Island Resort

We compare Paradise Island Resort VS Sun Island Resort.

Paradise Island Resort VS Sun Island Resort

Paradise Island Resort VS Sun Island Resort

Two classic resorts in Maldives for budget travelers. Both belong to the same Maldivian chain: Villa Hotels and Resorts. Both made it to our cheap hotels in Maldives list.

Paradise Island opened as a resort in 1994, and Sun Island did it 4 years, later, in 1998. Both have the same concept: Maldives on a budget. Both are among the cheapest options in the Maldives, especially for the overwater rooms, so if price is a major factor then you should consider them.


Both are big resorts: Sun Island Maldives has 458 rooms, and Paradise 282.

Paradise’s overwater rooms are new and more luxurious. Also more expensive. They have overwater with pool, while in Sun Island you can find only overwater rooms.


One of the main differences is the transfer. Paradise Island is near Male, so the transfer will be done by speedboat (20 minutes). Sun Island is located in the famous South Ari atoll, so the transfer will be done by a short domestic flight (around 20 minutes) following by 5 minutes by speedboat, that will take you from the island of the airport (Maamigili) to the resort. And you have to take into account that speedboat transfers are usually faster to board, while for domestic flights you will have to wait for the scheduled time.

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Location North Male South Ari Atoll
Price range (?) Prices may vary due to a number of factors like: plan, room type, season, offers, occupancy... this is just an indicative range for a basic room in half board in low/medium season. For exact price in your dates please go to PRICE tab. <500 USD < 500 USD
Speedboat transfer
Seaplane transfer
Domestic flight transfer
Distance to Male (km) 13 109
Transfer A (in min) Speedboat 20 min Domestic flight (20min) + Speed boat (5min)
Fastest transfer min 20 min 25 min

The Island

Size in m2 220000 611800
Number of rooms 282 458
Ratio rooms in 1000 m2 1.3 0.74
House reef size (?) Coral reef size around the island that is nearby (aprox 20/30 m to the shore). It could be from a quarter (1) of the island till all (4) around the island. 1=1/4, 2=2/4, 3=3/4, 4=4/4. Some resorts do not have any (-), but they provide free boat ride to reach the reef, that is usually nearby. - -

The Resort

Star rating 4* 4*
Booking.com rate 9.1 9.1
Opened 1994 1998
Renewed Last time the resort had an important renew. 2012 -
Brand Villa Hotels Villa Hotels
All Inclusive plan
All Inclusive only
Adults only
Surf resort

The Rooms

Overwater rooms
Private pool rooms
Total overwater rooms 61 64
Free WiFi in the room
Bathtub (?) Could be that not all the rooms have bathtub.

Main Facilities

Bars 4 5
Restaurants 3 5
Underwater restaurant
Swimming pool
Diving Center
Kids club
Free Wifi All areas All areas
  Paradise Island Resort & Spa Sun Island Resort & Spa

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