Just returned from our second trip to Sun Island.
Having previously been in May 2007, we knew quite a few of the staff and were treated like royalty. They couldn't do enough for us and were genuinely pleased to see us back.
I cant believe that people can find anything to moan about on Sun Island. Youre in Paradise where nothing is too much trouble.
We had our favourite staff of course and with a couple of dollars each day, were given the best service ie.. the same sunbeds on the beach for two weeks, towels laid out and bags taken from us so we could go off to breakfast, courtesy of Hussain and Kumar.
Bar waiter watching for you coming out of the sea so he could bring you water, orange juice and coffee, each, without even asking for it, courtesy of Nasseem and Boulah.
Pool bar waiter waving at you across the pool to attract your attention to the fact that he had ice cold beers waiting for you, courtesy of Joe.
Restaurant serving staff who come round the front of the serving stations to get us plates, dished everyting up for you and walked the length of the restaurant to get me ketchup and choc spread on occasion! courtesy of Yousef and 3 others whose names I forget.
I wanted cheese on my salad one day but couldnt find any so the head chef, Si, came and took my plate and went and got it for me.
The toilet attendant who went out of his way to find 2 umbrellas for us one night when a tropical downpour started, so we could get back to our bungalow, courtesy of Farooque.
It's these simple acts of kindness that add up to excellent customer service. If only we got the same level of service in this country!!
I wanted to say, to those who have mobility problems, make the effort and go. I use a wheelchair some of the time and was treated with the upmost respect throughout the 2 weeks. I used to take my chair everywhere on the island and as it's all flat, there are no problems getting around. Also, the whole jouirney with the chair was fine, with no problems at either airports, infact it's an advantage as you are instantly waved to the front of all queues and given vip service.
So, ignore any negative comments, I dont know how anyone can moan about Sun Island. Treat the people you meet with respect and kindness and you will make some great new friends here.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sun Island Hotel South Ari Atoll
- Sun Island Resort Maldives
- Sun Island Maldives
- Hotel Sun Island