Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Resort, Maldives

Formerly the Hilton Iru Fushi Maldives, the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Resort is a lush, tropical 52 acre private island located in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll. This five star luxury resort positions itself as both a family and a couple’s luxury resort and tries to cater to both (and even has separate adult only and family areas), sometimes making it a miss for one or the other. 

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Courtesy Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Resort

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Resort, Maldives

Accommodations

Sun Siyan Ira Fushi Resort is a large resort with 80 overwater bungalows and 70 beach villas, all with free in-room WiFi. The beach villas have plunge pools and all rooms have complimentary tea, coffee, and water, and are serviced twice daily.

There are numerous categories of overwater bungalow (called water villas) and they vary in size and view, but all feature a glass window in the floor to view the marine life below. Choose the Horizon Water Villa or Sunset Horizon Water Villa for a private jacuzzi or the Infinity Water Villa for a lava stone pool.

The resort also has three private retreats: Hidden Retreat, Aqua Retreat, and Celebrity Retreat. Hidden Retreat is a two bedroom, two bathroom villa nestled among lush greenery with private pool. Aqua Retreat is a two bedroom overwater bungalow with a private infinity pool, private jacuzzi, separate living area and kitchenette. Celebrity Retreat is a three bedroom, three bathroom two story villa with a private spa room, billiards room, and private swimming pool. The large gardens and private beach ensure celebrity level privacy and the retreat sleeps up to 10 guests.

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Courtesy Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Resort

Activities

If you tire of swimming and snorkeling in the lagoon (far fetched, we know, but it could happen!) the resort features both a family pool and an adults only pool. Speaking of kids, the kids club is jam packed with activities for the little ones so you can enjoy some adults only time. Excursion choices are plentiful, from spending the day with local fishermen or practicing English with children at the village school to dolphin cruises and shark feeding.  In the evenings enjoy karaoke or live entertainment at Waters Edge.

Dining

As with most resorts in the Maldives, food and drink can be pricey (think $17 cocktail and $30 burger). Half and full board meal options are available, with all meals served at Iru Restaurant. If you’re on a half or full board package and wish to dine at another restaurant, a credit of $65 per person will be provided to do so. An all-inclusive food and drink package is available (though some items require an upcharge). For the all-inclusive package breakfast is be served at Iru Restaurant, lunch at Fluid, Reflection, Bamboo, Islanders Grill & Trio Restaurants and dinner at Iru, Flavours, Trio, Islanders Grill, Bamboo & Taste of India Restaurants. 

Restaurant options at the resort are plentiful and International. Enjoy French cuisine with five-star luxury flair and ocean views at Flavours. The Trio serves Italian food in an oceanside setting while Islander's Grill offers Maldivian cuisine, and a seafood heavy menu, in a beachfront setting. Enjoy Asian style cuisine with ocean views at Bamboo. This small beach terrace restaurant had indoor and outdoor seating and the menu features a variety of Asian noodle dishes and curries. Taste of India, located by the family pool, serves Indian cuisine including authentic curries, dhals, and naan breads and Iru Restaurant serves International cuisine and offers a separate family seating area. Get your sushi and sake fix at Teppanyaki, which serves Japanese cuisine with ocean views. For healthy options, head to The Spa Cafe, located inside the resort’s spa. Fancy dessert? Head to La Cremeria for homemade ice cream bar, speciality coffees and juices.

If you’re looking for snacks and drinks by the pool, head to Fluid, the bar and lounge in the family pool area, which pizza, sandwiches, salads, smoothies, cocktails and mocktails. Over by the adult pool, Reflections serves poolside drinks and light bites and has a 2-for-1 sunset happy hour.

Water's Edge, the resort’s main bar features ocean views and relaxing jazz music. Check the resort schedule for special DJ nights and traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru dance nights. Bubble Lounge is and intimate overwater bar serving drinks and finger food while the Wine Cellar offers wine tastings with the resort’s sommelier and private events for up to 12 people.

On Christmas and New Years Eve, gala banquets are held and dining supplements of more than $300 plus tax per adult are required.

Destination Dining events — from a candlelit dinner on the beach or private picnic in the gardens — are available. If you can dream it, it can be arranged.

Spa

The Spa by Thalgo France at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Resort mixes Ayurveda, an ancient holistic tradition, with contemporary Eastern and Western practices. 20 individual treatment pavilions are nestled amongst lush greenery; there are no overwater treatment rooms.

Massage and Maldivian inspired rituals are offered, along with jet lag relieving rituals,  scrubs, wraps, and facials. The free use hydrotherapy area has a  sauna, steam bath, and cold and hot pools. A gym, beauty salon, and yoga/pilates pavilion round up the spa facilities. 

Add a 5-day spa package to your booking for around $1000 and enjoy various daily hourlong treatments.

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Courtesy Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Resort

Weddings

Five wedding packages are available to suit most couples. Trash the dress photography packages are offered, allowing couples to create unique and daring images in an exotic locale. Body Beru live music, Kurumba (coconut water) drinks, spa treatments, and wedding cakes are all available to personalize your event.

How to Get There

  • Fly to Male International airport, then take a 45-minute seaplane transfer at a cost of around $500/roundtrip per adult. Pack light as seaplane luggage can be subject to additional weight-based fees.

Don’t Forget

  • A rash guard to wear while snorkeling and swimming! The sun is strong in the Maldives and the only thing that should be lobster red is your lobster dinner.