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    Grand Reef Suite

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A short plane ride from the international airport brings you to the sun-kissed sanctuary of Sun Aqua. Surrounded by pristine corals and turquoise waters, the resort offers a truly traditional and authentic stay on a rich island of the Maldives.

Sun Aqua Room Types


Beach Villas

Beach Villas

Step into one of our 14 refurbished Beach Villas and let the magic of the Maldives whisk your cares away. All-white interiors are decorated with a vibrant tropical theme, with bright throw pillows, a plush bed and a cozy divan where you can snuggle with a book. A stocked mini-fridge comes bursting with fruit, drinks and local goodies, while outside you can enjoy blissful beach views from your own private terrace.

Deluxe Beach Villas

Bathe in the spectacular scenes of sunset from your Maldivian swing – a sumptuous daybed plumped with plush pillows. Our 18 Deluxe Beach Villas have all the features of our Beach Villas, with a private deck and sparkling Maldivian seas just steps from your door.

Jacuzzi Deluxe Beach Villas

Soak beneath the constellations in your private iSpa. Our 10 Jacuzzi Deluxe Beach Villas each offer a private hot tub enclosed in an open-air courtyard so you can enjoy the romance of the Maldivian night sky.

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Reef Villa

Rising up out of our dazzling turquoise lagoon, our 20 Reef Villas serve up a glorious island experience. Soak in the views from your Jet tub, perched on your private deck. Or enjoy a day gazing out over the water from your personal chaise longue. There’s a sundeck for bathing on and a private lagoon jetty so you can explore the coral direct from your door. For the best sunset views, try our Sunset Reef Villas.

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Aqua Villa

Loaded with charm, laden with luxury, our 6 sumptuous Aqua Villas offer idyllic island living. Inside you’ll find a deep, freestanding tub and an oversized shower, a plush daybed and a dedicated dressing area. Gaze out into the blue from your infinity plunge pool, or bathe in the glow of sunset in your deep, decadent hammock.

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Deluxe Beach Villas with Pool

Find your oasis steps from the water, with our 5 Deluxe Beach Villas with Pool. Make a splash in your own private 30-square-meter pool, and drift into the evenings on your cozy Maldivian swing, perfect for capturing sunset with your beloved.

Sun Aqua Pool Villas

Dip your toes in sugar-fine sand, right on the doorstep of your signature Sun Aqua villa. You’re on prime beachfront here, with breezy island décor, abundant natural light and bright pops of color to awaken the senses. A Maldivian swing gazes out to the horizon, while your private pool invites you to take a midnight dip.

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Aqua Suite

Luscious living for lovers – our 5 Aqua Suites (formerly Honeymoon Water Villas), are the icing on the cake for couples seeking romance. There’s a wide deck to embrace the views, an oversized canopy bed draped in creamy linens and a spacious separate living space that doubles as a children’s room. Inside you’ll find a lush array of luxury goodies, while just outside the door waits the island’s delights. Best of all, you’ve got a 30-square-meter infinity pool all to yourself.

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Grand Reef Suite

Treat yourself to an indulgent stay – our Grand Reef Suite offers sublime privacy and laidback island luxury. With two bedrooms, a kitchenette and a living room, there’s plenty of space for the whole family to relax, while a wraparound terrace lets you bask in the glow of stupendous ocean views. Blending the curves of Maldivian craftwork with clean, modern lines, this suite also boasts an infinity pool, blue and still as the horizon.

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Sun Aqua Facilities


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The Aqua

Start the day with zest over the brilliant azure waters of the lagoon. The Aqua lets you enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner with a side serving of stunning views. A lavish breakfast spread includes warm treats from the bakery, sweet, fresh juices made from local fruits, favorite Western dishes and local Maldivian fare. Come for lunch and dinner, too – this is a lively gastro-hub where you can come to refuel morning, noon and night.

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Island Pizza

Melted mozzarella, sweet island pineapple, rich red tomatoes grown in our garden – our new pizza joint is destined to impress. Hand-stretched pizza bases are topped with the freshest ingredients, with authentic seasonings and sauces for the heartiest of meals.

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The Well Done

Toes in the sand, a balmy breeze in the air, The Well Done serves up fresh fish and seafood, right on the beach. Grab a seat with a view and enjoy a succulent grill, prepared to perfection with local herbs and spices. For a delectable drop with someone special, opt for a degustation experience in our glass-enclosed wine cellar.

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Positive Energy

Sweet tropical shakes, ice-cold mocktails, vitamin-packed smoothies – at the Pool Bar you can replenish body and mind against a beautiful Maldivian backdrop. Keep cool in the shade, enjoy the sunlight on a lounger, or drift across the pool with a cold cocktail in hand. Stay all day – we’ll bring drinks and snacks to your sun lounger from morning till night.

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Sport & Leisure at Sun Aqua

Diving

The reefs of the Maldives are a diver’s delight. At Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, you can explore this enchanting underwater world whether you’re an expert or beginner. For those not yet certified, our PADI Gold Palm and DDI Diamond-certified Sun Diving School conducts courses, so even kids can get their fins wet. Take off to Faafu and Dhaluu atolls, explore the depths of underwater caves, see coral-covered wrecks or join the octopus, manta rays and whale sharks as they drift through their underwater kingdom. You don’t need to go far for a snorkeling adventure – our house reef teems with neon-colored life just 30 meters from the shoreline.

Water Sports

The irresistible waters of the Maldives offer something for everyone. You can ply the lagoon by canoe or glide across the tides on a windsurf board. There are donut rings and banana-boat rides for the adrenalin seekers and lessons with experts for those who want to take a new skill home.

Water activities include:

• Canoeing
• Catamaran sailing
• Fun tubes/banana riding
• Water skiing
• Wake boarding/knee boarding
• Wind surfing
• Lessons and special programs

Excursions & Activities

Adventure calls, so explore beyond our shores on an island expedition. There are sailing trips, sunset cruises aboard our catamaran, cultural visits to nearby fishing villages and jaunts across the ocean in a traditional wooden dhoni. Pack a picnic lunch and sneak away to a secret island, or embark on a dolphin-spotting tour – the possibilities stretch as far as the horizon.

On land, you can stay fit in our fitness center, or take a private yoga class in the gardens to reconnect with nature. There’s badminton, tennis, billiards and board games to exercise your competitive spirit, and a divine infinity pool for those with a mind to idle the day away.

Entertainment

Follow up a day on the water with a night on the dance floor. Evenings come to life at Vilu Reef with live music, DJs, cultural songs and dances and open-air bars moving to the beat of beru beru drums. Enjoy a film under the stars at movie night on the beach or join a lively night of karaoke and sing to your heart’s content.

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Sun Aqua Spa

Nourish the senses with a spice-scented scrub. Tantalize the skin with a muscle-soothing massage. Sun Aqua Spa at Vilu Reef specializes in healing, and deeply rejuvenating rituals with pure, wholesome ingredients that draw on the Earth’s organic goodness. Our indulgent treatment menu includes fragrant flower baths, Ayurvedic rituals, aromatherapy massage and scrubs that will have you glowing from within.

Treatments are based upon the elements of earth, water, air and fire with an inspired mix of Eastern and Western therapies and modern beauty treatments. Feel the goodness of organic products and the therapeutic properties of our serene treatment spaces.

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Sun Aqua Kids Club

Kids will have the time of their lives at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef. They can let loose in our Kids’ Club, making friends, joining fun activities and getting to know fellow junior travelers from around the world. Baby-sitting services are also available for when parents want to enjoy some quiet time.

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At a glance

  • Large swimming pool with infinity edge and side jacuzzi as well as private pools at the Water Villas and Presidential Water Suites
  • Wide range of villas & suites available including beach villas, water villas and water suites
  • Sun Aqua Spa encompasses traditional healing practices while focusing on ensuring ultimate relaxation
  • Family friendly resort with children's playground and various other land and water activities available for the whole family

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