Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

Island At A Glance

Location - 
Nilandhu Atoll
Distance from Airport - 
128km
Transfer Time - 
35 minutes by Sea Plane
No of Rooms - 
60 Beach Villas, 29 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 5 Honeymoon Water Villas, 6 Water Villas with Pools and 1 Presidential Water Suite
Meal Plan - 
Half board, full board and all inclusive
Sports - 
Spa, gymnasium, infinity swimming pool, tennis, badminton, scuba diving, snorkelling, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, surfing, canoeing, wake boarding, waterskiing, glass-bottom boat rides, kite surfing, island hopping, night fishing, big game fishing
House Reef Accessible - 
Yes
Star Rating - 

A truly luxurious and picturesque island, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is fringed with lush palms, white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoon and a beautiful house reef. This is a small island providing a very personalised service and superb diving.

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is the only resort on Meeduffushi Island and is located in the remote South Nilhande Atoll, 128 kilmetres from Male International airport and reached by a spectacular 35 minute flight by seaplane. This resort has been carefully designed to enhance the natural beauty of the island and reflect local tradition and architecture. The atmosphere on the island is friendly yet unobtrusive, with stylish and comfortable accommodation in peaceful and natural surroundings. With stunning beaches and superb diving, the resort offers an excellent choice of amenities and a high standard of service. On one side of the island there is a superb house reef for snorkelling and diving and on the other, a vast sheltered lagoon perfect for water sports and bathing.

Your Accommodation Options

Beach Villa

The Beach Villas face the beach and are set just inside the green leafy vegetation surrounding the island, giving complete privacy. Each villa is distinguished by its circular architecture and spiral roof and are all luxuriously furnished with ceiling fan, air conditioning, safe, mini fridge, telephone, satellite TV, four poster king size bed, a divan which can accommodate an additional third person, sitting area, writing desk and separate dressing area and a large timber deck overlooking the lagoon. The large en suite bathrooms have an open air enclosed courtyard, open air bathtub and a hair dryer and toiletries are provided.

Jacuzzi Water Villa

The Jacuzzi Water Villas are luxurious and beautifully furnished, with air conditioning, ceiling fan, safe, mini fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, spacious sitting area with custom made teak furniture, four poster king size bed, telephone, writing desk, satellite TV, CD player. A large extended deck with sunloungers and a private jacuzzi overlooks the water and a swim up platform and private stairs provide direct access to the lagoon. A luxury en suite bathroom offers all amenities including toiletries, bathtub, bidet, hair dryer and hot/cold water.

Water Villa with Pool

Water Villas are built on stilts over the water with private steps going down to the lagoon. Each villa has a large balcony and sun deck with a plunge pool, sunloungers and a hammock suspended over the lagoon. The large bedroom has a double bed and a day bed which can be used for a third person and a dressing area. Each villa is equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, a room safe, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, spacious sitting area with custom made teak furniture, four-poster king size bed, IDD telephone, writing desk, satellite television and CD player. The bathrooms are well equipped with a large roll-top bath.

Honeymoon Water Villa

The Honeymoon Water Villas offer all the amenities of the Jacuzzi Water Villas, together with a private steam bath and separate living room with floor-to-ceiling glass panels for the ultimate panoramic view.

Presidential Water Suite

The luxurious Presidential Water Suite is situated at the far northern end of the island, where two foot bridges meet, offering complete privacy and spectacular views. Traditional Maldivian architecture has been combined with modern facilities to provide superb comfort. The two bedrooms have king size four poster beds with luxury en suite bathrooms, a glass-walled living area and a small kitchen. On the two level sundeck there is a plunge pool with jacuzzi.

Restaurants

The island’s main restaurant, the Nautilus, serves buffet meals using local produce and both eastern and western cuisine. Once a week there are themed buffet meals, which may include local or Asian specialities. The A la Carte Sunset Restaurant is located on the north side of the island and is built over the water with a large wooden deck surrounded by the beautiful lagoon. The restaurant serves fresh fish and seafood straight from the ocean, as well as Thai and Asian specialities. There are three bars on the island; the main bar by the restaurant, the pool bar located by the picturesque infinity pool and a beach bar serving a range of beer, spirits, wines and cocktails.

Excursions & Entertainment

Boat excursions to nearby islands and big game fishiing trips are available, while photographer have the chance to take an aerial flight over the islands and reefs in a seaplane. On the island the large and sheltered lagoon is perfect for watersports and there is a well equipped centre offering catamaran sailing, windsurfing, wake boarding, surfing, canoeing, water-skiing and kite surfing. There is also a fully equipped gymnasium, badminton, tennis, volleyball and snooker, and a childrens play area and babysitting services. The Sun Spa includes five massage pavilions, three of which are open air with flower baths and open air showers. A separate section houses the manicure and pedicure salon. The Spa treatments include traditional aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Swedish, Balinese, Thai and Shiatsu practices. The spa also offers special Hawaian lomi lomi, Body Masks and Javanese lulur treatments.

Diving

On the north side of the island the house reef drop-off is impressive and beautiful, with plenty of coral inside the lagoon. Access to the reef is by three different points from the beach which are marked with buoys.

The dive sites around Sun Aqua Vilu Reef have much to offer. Sharks, mantas and even whalesharks are commonly seen in this atoll. Dive sites include Bodu Thila which is a large mountain rising up from a sandy bottom at 30 metres to 3 metres under the surface. The top is covered with blocks and hard corals which are crowded with reef fish; groupers, picasso triggerfish, butterflyfish and angel fish and patches of anemones. On the north side of the uninhabited Island of Lohi, the reef differs completely from any other dive site in the Maldives; large overhangs varying in depth, shape and ambiance follow each other up over the whole length of the reef. This site is suitable for beginners and advanced divers.

The Sun International Dive Centre offer two-tank dives in the mornings, departing at 9 am, and a one-tank dive in the afternoon leaving at 3.30 pm. For the experienced divers there is the opportunity to dive at any time independently on the house reef. Full day trips to dive the manta point in Faafu Atoll are also available.

Travel Information

If you are travelling through or from the UK we can arrange flights on a choice of airlines at very competitive fares. Emirates have a flexible schedule of daily departures from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow via Dubai. Sri Lankan airlines offer flights from Heathrow via Colombo. British Airways offer a non-stop service 3 times a week between December and March from Gatwick. Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester via Abu Dhabi. With such flexibility in air travel you can choose to stay on your selected island for any number of days you would like. 

If you would like to arrange your own flights, we can quote you a rate for your island accommodation that excludes flights.

On arrival at the airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to the resort. 

For the ultimate Maldives experience, we highly recommend you combine your stay on an island with a fantastic week on board one of our liveaboards. 

Special Offers

Guests on honeymoon and staying a minimum of five nights will receive a fruit basket, one candle lit dinner per couple per stay and special turndown service with bed decoration on arrival night. This offer is valid for six months from wedding date - must be informed at time of booking. Guests celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries on the island will receive a celebratory cake and bottle of wine - must be informed at time of booking.

Sample Itinerary

7 nights Sun Aqua Vilu Reef including flights from the UK

Guide Prices

From £1,526 per person plus £144 departure taxes.

Prices include return international flights from the UK. For Sun Aqua Vilu Reef they include return seaplane transfers and 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double Beach Villa, on a Half Board meal plan. Flights are available from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow with Emirates. British Airways operate a non-stop flight from Gatwick, Sri Lankan Airlines operate a service from Heathrow via Colombo and Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester. Please ask our sales office for the best routing and price for your ideal point of departure.

Day 1

Depart UK for overnight international flight to Male.

Day 2 - 8

On arrival to the Maldives, transfer by seaplane to Sun Aqua Vilu Reef. Seaplane transfers can only be operated during daylight hours so please consider this when selecting your international carrier. Spend 7 nights on the resort relaxing and enjoying a true desert island experience!

Day 9

Depart Sun Aqua Vilu Reef and transfer by seaplane back to Male Airport to check-in for your return international flight. Depending on your chosen airline, arrival into the UK is usually on the same day.

Sample Itinerary

7 nights Sun Aqua Vilu Reef + 7 nights liveaboard including flights from the UK

Guide Prices

From £2,676 per person plus £144 departure taxes.

Prices include return international flights from the UK. For Sun Aqua Vilu Reef they include return seaplane transfers and 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double Beach Villa, on a Half Board meal plan. For the liveaboard they include return airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double cabin, Full Board meal plan (with water, tea and coffee), diving with tanks/weights and some excursions. Flights are available from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow with Emirates. British Airways operate a non-stop flight from Gatwick, Sri Lankan Airlines operate a service from Heathrow via Colombo and Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester. Please ask our sales office for the best routing and price for your ideal point of departure.

Day 1

Depart UK for overnight international flight to Male.

Day 2 - 8

On arrival to the Maldives, transfer by seaplane to Sun Aqua Vilu Reef. Seaplane transfers can only be operated during daylight hours so please consider this when selecting your international carrier. Spend 7 nights on the resort relaxing and enjoying a true desert island experience!

Day 9 - 15

Depart Sun Aqua Vilu Reef and transfer by seaplane back to Male for onward transfer by boat to our liveaboard. Enjoy 7 nights fabulous liveaboard diving – with those wonderful manta rays at the top of our agenda, as always!

Day 16

Depart liveaboard by boat and transfer back to Male Airport to check-in for your return international flight. Depending on your chosen airline, arrival into the UK is usually on the same day.

CONTACT DETAILS

UK OFFICE

Innovation House
Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BS
UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1284 748010

Fax: +44 (0) 1284 748011

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