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“Beatiful Island”
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Sun Island Resort
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“Beatiful Island”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

After a long way to the Maldives, we arrived in a heavenly resort. Beautiful marine life, coral reef and wonderfull water. Styng ray feeding was really nice. Whale shark was worth going to see it - beautiful experience.
You will find one of the most beatiful beaches in the world and most relaxing place you can go to.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We spent at this hotel a week in march 2013 and really enjoyed it. It's a good place for relaxing and just enjoying the life. The room was clean, though furniture and other equipments were a bit old they were working ))) food in the main restaurant was a bit boring, but Thai restaurant and BBQ made delicious stuff. Beach around the island was really good, very clean. You can see little sharks and big stingrays. They are funny and not harmful :)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yaroslavl, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

for today i already visited 4 hotels on maldives but this one was the first one i ever stayed and its still my favourite. what i liked most its a big territory, u can use bike on island,so its make ur holidays not totaly vagetable:) everything was realy good. they decorate the table for my birthday was so cute.everyone have personal waiter for the table. the sea was wonderfully warm and clean. but if u like snorkeling and dice then u better chouse other hotel coz this one have VERY poor home reef, comparing with others hotels. most peoples seems to be russian and german in this hotel. i liked everything there and i give 5:)wht was bad thing that if u use a boat then u lose 5 hours untill u arrive there !

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

NOTE FOR TRIPADVISOR STAFF: we traveled to Maldives in November 2010. I have not posted a review then since I was not a very active member on tripadvisor and I didn`t see this hotel on tripadvisor. Please adjust the date if my HTML hack didn`t work (I am a web developer, I took the liberty of modifying the select values so that I can send "10,2010". Thank you :)

From far the most beautiful and peaceful resort and island we ever visited. We stayed no more than 7 nights, but it was enough to charge our batteries for the winter :). We hope to return soon

Our tour operator told us that we will never like another vacation after we visit Maldives. I hat to say, but she said the bare truth. This is an excellent value for the money.

They have very nice personnel, everybody you may contact speaks fluently English. Even the "green care" team knows a bit of English and if you won`t understand each other, they use very effectively the sign language (someone thought me how to cut and drink a coconut).

The front desk area has a permanent relaxing music, you can almost hear it... it`s so silent... brilliant design.

For the period of your stay, you will have the same table with a very nice sea view, the same very polite waiter (GREETINGS TO AMIL!!!), you will never have problems with the tables. Although a bit different than the European cuisine, they have very various and very tasty food (with Indian influences), the deserts are melting in your mouth (fruit/chocolate/vanilla/... mousse).

The beach is just wonderful. You can`t get enough of it. The sand is of such a white... and if you like snorkeling, you`ll see there what you haven`t seen on TV! Scuba diving is also available on the island`s port.

There is no sea as clear or of a nicer blue (crystal blue) in the whole world (so far nowhere we went in vacation). The water is not deep at all, actually you`ll get angry that the water is not really that deep to have a good snorkeling session. Anyway, 100-200 meters from the beach the coral reef ends and the water gets really deep (perfect for scuba).

You will love their pool once you see it by night, it is lighted by fiber optics on it s bottom... magical.

Will definitely come back here, but there are so many other places to visit in this world that we don`t know when to cover them all..

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

If you don't like this place, you will probably not like anything anymore. This is true paradise on earth. Crystal clear water, amazing beauty, the nature is just unbelievable, the staff is friendly. We were living in the beach bungallow, which was like 10m from the water, I couldn't get enough of the amazing view...You should rent bikes to explore the whole island. It is a little bit tiring to walk from one end to another. Also try the sting ray feeding and the shark feeding. It's not a usual thing :-) This was my best trip of all times. Even if it took us so long to get there. But totally worth it. My best trip of all times! Don't forget your snorkeling equipment!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Male'
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

we had a grate time in Sun island resort for conducting the rescue program for the resort staffs.we are very thankful for the hospitality that provided by the management of Sun island. me and our team assure that Sun island resort & spa participants are skilled in saving life in any emergency. Great team work in Sun island resort. keep going....

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

went for a special birthday and could not think of any were in the world I would of rather had been, upgrade to a water bungalow if you get the chance the fish you see is out of this world if you go under the bungalow whilst swimming, all colours even seen a nurse shark and a stingray the food is amazing fresh every thing, got to try the midnight fishing and walk around the island for a bit of exercise , gin and tonic was nice as well as a nice cold beer on the night make sure you dink loads of water as it very humid on the evenings and red hot in the day. Try the spa its a wonderful experience you are in your own private garden with a hot tub lady called poo did my massage it was very relaxing.

Room Tip: water bungalows a must if you have the cash or wait till you get there for upgrade
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Sun Island Resort
Address: 2100
Region: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Nalaguraidhoo Island
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Nalaguraidhoo Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sun Island Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 426
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sun Island measuring about 1.6 km in length and around 380 meters in width has 350 elegantly furnished guestrooms, including 72 water bungalows, out of which, 4 are Presidential Suites, 218 Super Deluxe Beach Bungalows and 60 Deluxe Beach Bungalows. All Deluxe and Super Deluxe Beach Bungalows are built on the beach ensuring a direct view of the shore and sea. All Water Bungalows are built on stilts in the lagoon overlooking the vast horizon of either the sunrise or sunset view, from your private deck. ... more   less 
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Sun Island Hotel South Ari Atoll
Sun Island Resort Maldives
Sun Island Maldives
Hotel Sun Island

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