Sun Island Resort And Spa, Maldives

Located on Nalaguraidhoo Island in the South Ari Atoll of the Maldives, Sun Island Resort & Spa is the largest resort in the Maldives with 462 rooms.

Sun Island Resort & Spa, Maldives


With over 400 rooms to choose from, Sun Island Resort & Spa has accommodations for everyone. Modern amenities are featured in all rooms from garden villas to overwater bungalows. Overwater bungalows, accessible via a wooden jetty, create a secluded resort-within-a-resort atmosphere. Bungalows have either sunrise or sunset views and private decks with direct access into the lagoon. Free WiFi is available in many public areas of the resort.


Boasting the longest uninterrupted beach shoreline on all the islands of the Maldives means means that water-based experiences are plentiful. The South Ari Atoll is one of the most renowned dive spots int he Maldives and the resort’s dive center has established a coral rehabilitation program to do their part in preserving marine life. 

Daily excursions, including visits to uninhabited islands and sandbanks, as well as whale shark trips, sailing excursions, and local village visits are all available.


With gardens that produce more than 20,000 coconuts each month along with a variety of herbs, fruits and vegetables plus freshly caught local fish, the resort has a wide range of cuisines offered in its four a la carte restaurants and one buffet. From Italian and local Maldivian dishes to Thai and Japanese cuisines, you can sample it all.

The resort’s buffet, Maaniyaa, serves three meals daily in an open-air space and features a mix of local and international cuisines.  Al Pontile, located overwater on the jetty, serves up a fusion of Italian and Japanese cuisine, while Sun Star features Thai flavors in an over-water setting. Southern Star, the resort’s specialty restaurant, focuses on Maldivian and Indian flavors. Enjoy a traditional Maldives BBQ experience at Island BBQ where fresh seafood is grilled in a beachfront atmosphere. For a truly unique experience, ZERO restaurant offers a farm to fork experience. The limited seating dining experience allows you to work with the chef to pick ingredients of your choice from the gardens to be used in the preparation of your meal.

All-inclusive packages are offered and include all meals in the resort’s main restaurant – Maaniyaa Restaurant, as well as drinks at various locations and afternoon tea in the coffee shop.


The very name of Araamu Spa means a blissful state of total relaxation. Treatment pavilions are nestled in a garden setting and individual and couples treatments are available. Enjoy a traditional Maldivian massage or a sand and coconut massage which doubles as a body scrub. Facial and skin care treatments, along with nail salon services are also available. Daily yoga classes, organic food, and various detox programs are offered, allowing for your vacation to be a true wellness retreat.


Custom tailored wedding ceremonies and vow renewals complete with private romantic dining are available at the resort.  White sandy beaches and Maldivian drummers add exotic flavor to your event. Non-Maldivians cannot legally marry in the Maldives, so your ceremony will not be legally binding in the US. A quick civil ceremony or courthouse wedding back home will make your union recognized by the US. 

Honeymooners receive a free fruit basket and bottle of sparking wine, along with a special bed decoration on arrival and discounts on couples massages at the spa.

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