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Sun Island Resort & Spa
Atoll: South Ari Atoll
Price Range: < 500 USD
Transfer: Domestic flight
Number of rooms: 458
All inclusive: Yes, optional
|Location||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|
|Domestic flight transfer|
|Distance to Male (km)||109|
|Transfer A (in min)||Domestic flight (20min) + Speed boat (5min)|
|Fastest transfer min||25 min|
|Size in m2||611800|
|Number of rooms||458|
|Ratio rooms in 1000 m2||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.||-|
|Renewed Last time the resort had an important renew.||-|
|All Inclusive plan|
|All Inclusive only|
|Private pool rooms|
|Total overwater rooms||64|
|Free WiFi in the room|
|Bathtub (?) Could be that not all the rooms have bathtub.|
|Free Wifi||All areas|
Sun Island Resort & Spa is the biggest hotel in Maldives, with 462 rooms. At the same time it is a big island, so it is not so crowded. Sun Island is located in South Ari Atoll, pretty famous for its marine life, specially for whale sharks. Some parts of the resort could be a bit outdated, but it has a good beach and lagoon with good prices. The transfer takes 20 minutes by domestic flight from Male International Airport. Afterwards it takes just 5 minutes more by speedboat to reach the resort.
The island in big (1600 meters long and 440 meters wide) and green. There is a lagoon surrounding the island where you can find small colorful fish, reef sharks and patches of coral.
The 462 rooms of the Sun Island Maldives are divided into categories, with some sitting on the garden, some on the beach and some over the water. Most are beach bungalows or superior beach bungalows. Most rooms offer nice views and good amenities, basic bathrooms with bathtub, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar, patio, and AC. Note that Basic rooms have showers only and Superior bungalows have showers and bathtubs.
Sun Island Resort Maldives has an infinity swimming pool with a separate children’s area and some sports courts, such as tennis, squash, badminton, soccer, and volleyball.
There is a watersports center that rents snorkels, kayaks, catamarans, kneeboards, wakeboards and parasailing. All the equipment is in excellent condition. There is an excellent gymnasium too. Note that some activities and courts are chargeable out of the all-inclusive plans.
The resort offers mornings and sunset fishing as well as big game fishing options and guest will have the fish they capture for dinner in a barbecue. There are other excursions like island hopping and dolphin watching. Araamu Spa offers ayurvedic, body, and facial treatments.
Sun Island Resort & Spa features 9 dining options. The only restaurant included in the All Inclusive is Maaniya buffet restaurant. There is another buffet with Indian/Maldivan food, Southern Star. Both offer homegrown food. The Sun Star Restaurant offers Thai cusine, Ristorante Alí Pontile serves Italian a la carte and Japanese. The Golf Bar, Mekunu Bar, Pool Bar, Lobby Bar and Sunrise Bars all serve drinks and the Vaani Coffee Shop serves food and beverages 24-hour a day.
Sun Island has botanical gardens that produce more than 20.000 coconuts monthly as well as wide variety of other tropical fruits, vegetables and herbs served in the restaurants.
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Rooms at Sun Island Resort & Spa
|Room type||Type||Total rooms||Size|
|Superior Beach Bungalow||BB **||218||26m2|
|Standard Beach Bungalow||BB **||106||21m2|
|Water Bungalow||WB *||64||32m2|
|Sun Villa||BB **||36||28m2|
|Sunset Villas||BB **||30||26m2|
|Presidential Suite||BB **||4||246m2|
WB * = Water Bungalow
BB * = Beach Bungalow
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