Follow the Sun Siyam

WT Writer
May 1, 2018
From Maldives to Sri Lanka, Sun Siyam Resorts offer holidays to suit all types of travellers, from families to luxury seekers and hopeless romantics


The countdown to summer is on, and if you’ve got your heart set on escaping to a private island resort, Maldives and Sri Lanka are likely to be at the top of your wish list. And while the sheer number of places to choose from can seem daunting at first, Sun Siyam Resorts has done the hard work for you, by tailoring its offer to suit different types of travellers. 

It has three resorts dotted around the Maldives, and one on the East Coast of Sri Lanka, each with a point of difference. So whether you’re looking for more quality time with the family, want to spend your days scuba diving amid vibrant marine life, or indulge in some serious spa pampering, you’re sure to find your dream holiday spot. 

Bear in mind that, at all four resorts, children under 15 years old can stay, play and eat for free when accompanied by two adults, under the same meal plan (valid for up to two kids). Plus, there’s a kids’ club in each property, with fun activities, as well as a tot-friendly swimming pool and playground run by an experienced team.


For sheer indulgence 

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

Crank the luxury up a notch at this picture-perfect five-star resort. Settle into a spacious villa overlooking your own private pool and enjoy the pleasure of waking up to beautiful views every day. Sun Aqua Spa is the place to go to have those knots kneaded. For some one-on-one time with no distractions, request a dinner for two on the beach, during which you can sample some of the resort’s homegrown produce.


The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

For five-star family fun

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Championing luxury with traditional Maldivian culture, this five-star beach hotel invites you to reconnect with loved ones. The vibe is ‘easy luxury’, with stunning accommodation that makes the most of the views. Have fun on the water by taking part in everything from snorkelling to learning to sail. Parents can head to the Spa by Thalgo France for a stress-busting massage while the little ones run wild in the kids’ club before catching up about the day’s events over a meal at one of the resort’s 15 restaurants and bars.


For dedicated divers

Sun Aqua Pasikudah

Five-star suites and beach villas await at Sun Aqua Pasikudah, home to some of the best diving spots in Sri Lanka. The water on the East Coast is often calm and clear, which makes it ideal for coral and other wildlife to flourish. Many of the best diving points are shallow so it’s good for less experienced divers, too. When you’ve resurfaced, refuel with delicious local dishes, such as curries and salted fish, and decompress with a soothing spa treatment. 


For affordable luxury

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives

Put your feet up at this great value resort (featured image), where you can be active or as chilled as you wish. Paddle around the swimming pool, try your hand at watersports or unwind in the spa’s hydrotherapy pools. 

There are four dining venues and three lounges, where the entertainment is low-key, but we recommend you plump for the signature dining under the stars experience at least once during your stay. A karaoke room, weekly crab races and regular Maldivian cultural shows add to the fun.


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