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Sun Island Resort & Spa ~ Maldives


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STV Super Specials
What do these rates mean?

* STV Super Specials are STV's usual SUPER Discounted Special rates, GENUINELY and STRICTLY ONLY available for TRAVEL INDUSTRY Employees resident globally, and are classified as an Employee Benefit. (Available to Airline, Travel Agent, Tour Operator, ATC & Airport Handling Agent Employees)

* You must be a Travel Industry Employee and you must be registered with STV (Free) to be able to book our STV Super Special rates.

* Minimum one Travel Industry Employee per room. You are required to present your I.D. / proof of employment on check-in.

* There is no limit to the number of bookings per year you can book (unless stated otherwise)

* Friends and Family cannot book STV Super Special Rates. They can accompany you but must stay in the same room as you (some hotels permit an extra room for Friends & Family and if so this will be stated on the hotel page, but you must always be included in the booking and be staying at the hotel).

* PAYMENT & CANCELLATION: With STV Super Special rates you only need to pay a very small refundable deposit within 14 days of making your booking, or right away if travelling short notice, and the main balance of the booking is paid direct to the hotel, usually on check-in. It is FREE to cancel or amend dates for your booking, often right up to and including the day of check-in, making these rates great for standby travelers (see each hotels payment & cancellation terms). When you make a booking request with STV Super Special rates and it is confirmed, you do not need to go ahead with the booking and can cancel immediately without paying a deposit if you wish.

* Remember STV Super Special Rates are only available for Airline & Travel Industry Employees as an employee benefit and are the lowest rates you will ever find.


* True Airline & Travel Industry Employee rates are known as ON REQUEST. This means you choose your hotel and Super Special rate and submit your booking request through our website and you will receive a response back from the hotel as soon as possible. Because the rate is so highly discounted, the hotel 1st needs to check if they have enough spare rooms to agree to let you pay these exclusive Travel Industry Employee rates. The hotels will often reply to you the same day but be prepared to wait up to 24-48 hours ~ It's worth it!

* BEWARE of other Interline/Agency companies telling you they offer Genuine Airline & Travel Industry Employee rates with 'immediate confirmation'! This is simply not true, and you are being misled. Hotels need to manually check their availability for Genuine Travel Industry employee rates and this can take 1-2 days. This is why they are known as ON REQUEST rates.

* BEWARE. If other companies tell you your Friends and Family can use the same rates as you unaccompanied, you know they are not genuine Travel Industry Rates! No hotels allow Friends & Families to book genuine Airline & Travel Agency Employee rates unaccompanied, so they are simply selling you rates that are also available to the general public through other channels.

STV have different rates available to Friends and Family to enjoy unaccompanied, they are called STV Direct rates. Because we source such rates in bulk and are the only truly global client and leading company selling holidays to Airline and Travel Agency Employees and their Friends and Family (we have served travel industry employees resident in over 200 countries ~ almost every single country on the planet), we always have the lowest STV Direct rates available anywhere. See STV Direct for these great deals for you and your Family.

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Special Discounted Rates


Adventure Awaits



About the Resort

Whether you seek adrenalin-fuelled experiences or serenity; discover a world of adventure at Sun Island Resort & Spa. A magical place where natural beauty meets simplistic design awash with unique features. Nestled by lush coconut palms and a stunning lagoon; this Maldivian paradise invites you to experience warm hospitality and unforgettable activities. From scuba diving to relaxing spa treatments, there's something for everyone at Sun Island Resort & Spa. Reached by domestic flight followed by 10 minute boat ride.



Two Bedroom Overwater Suite
Sun Island Resort & Spa Two Bedroom Overwater Suite is located at the end of the jetty with spectacular panoramic ocean views. Beautifully equipped with elegant wooden furnishings, a private jacuzzi and a generous open plan living space to live out your Maldives adventure.


Two Bedroom Family Beach Villa
Sun Island Resort & Spa Two Bedroom Family Beach Villas are nestled by lush coconut palms and shaded by a canopy of green foliage providing the ultimate tropical island experience. Built in traditional Maldivian style, this spacious family beach retreat boasts a private veranda offering unbeatable views of the pearl white sandy beach.


Beach Pool Villa
Beach Pool Villas feature private pools and offer a generous 121sqm open plan living space with an elegant design, private veranda, modern amenities and all that you will need for an unforgettable Maldives getaway. Relax in your private pool with a tropical island breeze or discover the pristine white beach and turquoise waters at your doorstep.


Sunset Water Villa
The Sunset Water Villas offer stunning views of Maldivian sunsets from your private sundeck. Ease into island life from the comfort of your overwater retreat perched above crystal clear waters. Discover one of the worlds most remarkable holiday experiences as you explore nearby colourful reefs and the thriving natural underwater world straight from the staircase of your villa.


Water Villa
The Sun Island Resort & Spa Water Villas offer a secluded hideaway perched above crystal clear water. Admire the vast horizon from your private sundeck and embrace carefree island living. Enjoy direct access to the lagoon from your private staircase and discover the beauty of the natural underwater world as you explore nearby colourful reefs. 


Sunset Beach Villa
Sun Island Resort & Spa Sunset Beach Villas are perfect for admiring magical Maldivian sunsets that turn into starry night skies. Get close to nature as you soak in your tropical surroundings. Secluded by lush foliage and just steps away from the pearl white shoreline and turquoise lagoon water.


Deluxe Beach Villa
Sun Island Resort & Spa Deluxe Beach Villas are nestled by lush coconut palms and just steps from the turquoise waters and white sandy shoreline; offering a private veranda and open plan indoor-outdoor living space. 


Beach Villa
Sun Island Resort & Spa Beach villas are fully equipped with a private veranda, modern amenities, elegant design features and everything you will need for a memorable Maldives getaway.


Sun Villa
Located in the heart of the island, Sun Villas are peaceful retreats surrounded by lush coconut palms and abundant green foliage. Large garden villas provide a tranquil and private setting for families with small children to relax and rejuvenate surrounded by Maldivian nature.


Activities and Experiences

Complimentary Daytime activities 

Fill your days on the Island enjoying a wide range of complimentary sports including Badminton, Beach Volleyball, Squash, daylight Tennis, Basket ball, Table Tennis, snooker/billards and Darts or take a visit to the Gym.


Evening Entertainment 

Regular evening enterainment includes a Live band, Cultural Shows, Karaoke, Crab Race and DJ at the Main Bar.
Guests also have the opportunity to watch the experienced resort Staff feeding the StingraysE
• Stingray Feeding 1830 HRS


South Ari Atoll is the most popular region for diving in the Maldives and is one of the few places in the world where you can swim with whale sharks. The Sun Island Resort & Spa dive center, DiveOceanus, is one of the largest in the region, and its priceless location means that divers have a high chance of encountering mantas, stingrays, sharks, and a variety of other marine life. 

PADI accredited Diving center –Dive Oceanus.
• Diving courses and Trips
• For further information please visit www.DiveOceanus.com


With turquoise waters all around us and plenty of sunshine throughout the year, the Maldives is the perfect place for water sports. Whether you are looking for an adrenaline-fuelled experience of a lifetime or want to enjoy a few hours of relaxation in one of their tranquil lagoons, the water sports center has something for everyone. 

Example of watersports available locally at an additional charge

  • Boat Hire(half-day/full-day)
  •  Canoeing
  •  Catamaran sailing
  •  Fun tubing
  •  Kneeboard
  •  Sailing
  •  Use of Snorkeling eqquipment
  •  Wake board
  •  Jet ski
  •  Windsurfing
  •  Water skiing
  •  Parasailing
  • Sea Bob
  • Jet Blade
  • Jet Surf
  •  Stand-up Pedal
  •  Semi Submarine


The pleasant tropical climate and cooling breezes make the Maldives the perfect place to sail. Sailing here is not only sport but a part of culture, lifestyle and history. Wide calm lagoons are good for both experienced sailors and beginners. 


Jump onboard one of their vessels, accompanied by an expert guides and experience an unforgettable boating excursion. Discover the beauty of a sunrise fishing trip on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni. Witness the beautiful sight of playful dolphins with the ultimate sunrise or sunset backdrop. Take a boat out on a snorkelling excursion and swim alongside thriving marine life. Visit nearby islands, meet the locals and learn about the traditional Maldivian way of life.

  •  ​Sunrise Fishing
  • ​ Sunset Fishing
  •  Half Day and Full Day Island Hopping
  •  Swim with the Whale Shark
  •  Follow the Dolphin
  •  Swim with Manta Ray
  •  Big Game Fishing
  •  Village Trips


Photo Gallery

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Sun Island  Resort & Spa is one of the largest resorts in the Maldives, measuring 1.6Km long X 440m wide. Located at the Southern tip of South Ari Atoll, just 113Kms from Male Velana International Airport, around 17 minutes by scenic domestic flight to Maamigili Airport followed by a  short 5-minute boat ride to/from the Resort. 

All arrival and departure transfer arrangements are taken care of by the resort for a compulsory additional charge which will be added to your reservation at the time of booking. The luggage allowance on domestic flights is 25kg per adult/child (2-11yrs) for checked-in baggage and 5kg per person for hand luggage. \
(charges apply for excess baggage).



At Maaniyaa Restaurant, you can indulge in a diverse range of authentic local flavours as well as dishes from across the globe. This spacious, open-air restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. (Main Buffet restaurant for guests staying in Beach Villa rooms).


Ristorante Al'Pontile - Italian A La carte
Translated as “the jetty,” Ristorante Al Pontile is a tranquil, over-water oasis serving a delicious selection of traditional Italian specialties. With stunning views of the aquamarine lagoon and colourful coral reefs, there's nowhere better to indulge.



Southern Star
Southern Star Restaurant (Main Buffet restaurant for guests stsying in Water Bungalow rooms), offers elaborate daily buffets, complete with international dishes and fresh seafood displays, and a speciality Indian menu. Linger over a morning coffee as you listen to the gently rustling palms, or indulge in a global culinary tour as you sample dishes from around the world.


At ZERO, you can indulge in a one-of-a-kind dining experience on the ground or sit at your own exclusive table in the treetops. As the Maldives is 99% sea, ZERO also offers freshly cooked seafood.



  • Mekunu Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Golf Bar
  • Pool Bar


Board options 

Half Board 
Buffet Breakfast and Dinner at the main restaurant for your chosen accommodation.
Maaniya Main buffet Restaurant for Beach Villa Guests or Southern Star Restaurant, main buffet restaurant for Water Villa guests.
Both open for Breakfast 07.30-10:00 and Dinner 19:00-21:00. 
Free still drinking water served at mealtimes by the glass.
In-room: A bottle of drinking water per person per day, Tea & Coffee making facilities (1 set per day)


Full Board
Full Board Includes Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the main restaurant for your chosen accommodation.
Maaniya Main buffet Restaurant for Beach Villa Guests or 
Southern Star Restaurant, main buffet restaurant for Water Villa guests.
Both open for Breakfast 07.30-10:00, Lunch 12:30 - 14:00 and Dinner 19:00-21:00.
Free still drinking water served at mealtimes by the glass.
In-room: A bottle of drinking water per person per day, Tea & Coffee making facilities (1 set per day)


All Inclusive Option

  • Buffet Breakfast Lunch and dinner at the main restaurant for your chosen accommodation. Maaniya Main buffet Restaurant for Beach Villa Guests or Southern Star Restaurant, main buffet restaurant for Water Villa guests. Both open for Breakfast 07.30-10:00, Lunch 12:30 - 14:00 and Dinner 19:00-21:00.​
  • Dine Around: One A La Carte dinner per person per stay when staying a minimum of 5 nights. (Prior reservations required for dine-around, special events not included)
  • 15% discount on A la Carte restaurants
  • Snacks including selected ice creams from 10.00-18.00
  • In-room minibar restocked daily with 2 soft drinks, 2 juices, 2 beers, 2 wines (375ml), and 2 assorted snacks.
  • In-Room:  A bottle of drinking water per person per day, Tea & Coffee making facilities (1 set per day)
  • A range of drinks served by the glass, one at a time, at the main restaurant during mealtimes, at the Beach Bar and Pool bar during the day from 10.00 -17.00/18.00, and from the main bar and coffee shop from 10.00 am until 01.00 am  
  • Drinks Included:  House still water, Tea & Coffee (hot/ice), Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato, soft drinks, and fruit juices (canned or bottles), selected Milk Shakes and Smoothies, selection of house wines (Red/white/Rose), Beer (draught/can), local spirits (Gin, Vodka, Rum & Whiskey), selected cocktails and mocktails from the all-inclusive menu.  
  • Please note: Drinks at the a la carte restaurants are not included. Drinks can be ordered at these locations from a selected all-inclusive drinks menu.


Additional All Inclusive Package Benefits:

  • 10% Discount on selected Dive Rates
  • 15% Discount on selected Spa Treatments (not combinable with other promotions)
  • Sauna and Steam Bath (subject to availability and advance booking)
  •  Use of Snorkelling Gear throughout the stay.
  • Canoeing and Windsurfing (One Hour per day and subject to availability and advance booking).
  • One Sunset Fishing excursion per person per stay for guests staying minimum 6 nights.
  • Use of the Gymnasium
  • Snooker/Billiard
  • Darts
  • Table Tennis
  • Squash
  • Daylight Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball.

All sports are available subject to availability and advance booking. Lessons and certifications are at extra charge. 


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