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“Water bungalow”
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Sun Island Resort
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Water bungalow”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Sun Island is a very good resort, a little bit distant from Male airport (3h by boat) when you already had travelled for a lot of ours, but after this 1st day...everything is there. The water bungalows are amazing, and the island is very good. Snorkeling is a must. Service is competent. Lowlight: restaurant staff.

Room Tip: Take your snorkel material. It's too expensive to rent. Look for 'the' sunset spot: amaz...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

If You have a chance to choice Maldives on your vacation, for sure -Do It!
It's real miracle on earth! You will never forget the view, the bungalows on water ( so cool!) with stairs straight to the Indian Ocean, which is... most clear and so turquoise that you will get an eye pain from just looking at this powerful colour!;)
Be aware- sharks are really everywhere , even very close to the beach ( next miracle with crabs on it:!) but these are reef sharks and they 'usually' doesn't kill people ;) No words to describe the nature after seen Maldives.
But we were not really happy about waiting staff (check your bills every time - because when you drink 2 mojitos, after all it appears on a bill that You've drink 5 mojitos or sth else). The thing is ... That we've had all inclusive (!) and we've had to buy drinks:(
But if You ask me to go again - Of course I ' ll do !!!!!!! Always Yes for Maldives!

  • Stayed October 2012
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3 Thank Marta A
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Old Windsor, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2013

This was our 4th time on Sun Island, and we were there for 4 weeks. It is an amazing place, everyone is friendly and can't do enough for you. This is one of the larger islands and there's alot for you to do, if you want.
The spa is excellent, mostly outdoors, there's nothing quite like having a massage listening to the ocean.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We stayed in sun island for 7 days and they were all unforgettable .we had lot of water sports and the staff there were amazing.they always helped my kids with the sports and they were always smiling.we will definitely be back

  • Stayed August 2013
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Weinheim, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

This is a very nice resort except for the fact that it doesn´t have that many snorkeling options. There is a huge snorkeling lagoon around the island, but you´ll mainly see sand and water, if you want to see a nice reef you´ll have to pay around 50 dollars per person for a 2-3 hour trip somewhere else. The small airport at Maamigili and the local airline Flyme (or Villa Air) are a problem as they aren´t well organized which causes delays and other unpleasant situations that might not be welcome if you´ve been flying for many hours. About the service at Sun Island, I´d like to highlight how nice and helpful the Filipino staff at Reception and Guest Desk were compared to the local staff. The great things about this resort are: 1) Its food. 2) It´s quite big compared to other Maldivian islands and you get to rent a bike for around 5 dollars a day. 3) You get to see sharks and rays being fed every night. 4) The color of the water. 5) The rooms are nice and clean. 6) It offers many activities such as a trip to see dolphins, another to see whale sharks (although it seems to me that you don´t get to see them as often as they claim), a snorkeling trip, a fishing trip, trips to the local island of Maamigili, etc. 7) The rooms have solar water heaters which are good for the environment.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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3 Thank beereefer
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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