I felt I had to reply to your review about Sun Island and your view on people who visit it. Your first statment;
I can only assume that the people who have given this Island rave reviews are not widely travelled and are almost certainly first time visitors to the Maldives.
You are in the minority Mike. Read the reviews, pages and pages of excellent reviews and from people who are well travelled and visited the Islands on numerous occassions.
We as a family have visited the Maldives 5 times and I have travelled the world, but Sun Island is a fantastic resort, I truly think it is yourself that is out of sorts with the Maldives and not us.
I couldn't believe the minute things that you picked, such as unatended gardens, not kept well paths, 30 minutes to walk to the restaurant (yes, if you are staying at the Hilton!!) I could go on.
This is a tropical island in the middle of no where, that stands head and shoulders against comparable places and this includes the Carribean.
Other Sun Island users, please read Mikes review..do you agree with him??? I think snobery is the underlying issue..sorry Mike, that's FACT!!!!