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- Dive with an experienced operator boasting an impeccable safety record
- Well-placed to explore some of North Male’s best dive sites
- Enjoy onsite activities, including a spa, gym and watersports
- Gorgeous garden island visited by native wildlife such as parrots and herons
Summer Island is a tropical barefoot paradise where dreams become reality and summer never ends. Nestled in northwest Male Atoll this charming island getaway provides the perfect base from which to discover this iconic Maldivian destination. Step onto the resort’s welcoming jetty and let it lead you into this lovingly-tended garden island, with a carefully curated informal atmosphere to help you relax and forget the cares of the outside world. Indulge in an assortment of pastimes to colour your day, from superior spa service to first-class fitness and sports facilities. And, get ready to explore some of the Maldives’ most remarkable dive sites - including the world’s largest 3D-printed coral reef.
About Summer Island
Located in North Male Atoll, Summer Island Maldives lies 35-kilometres from the Maldives’ international airport - just 15 minutes by seaplane or 45 minutes by speedboat. This superb location in the centre of the Maldives, ensures warm days and brilliant sunsets all year-round. Summer Island is found close to the outside reef on the north-western edge of the atoll - ideal for underwater exploration, placing guests within easy reach of some 40 top spots that offer very different types of diving.
Owned and managed locally, Summer Island is carefully crafted for a quintessentially Maldivian experience, combining barefoot island living with all the luxurious comforts of an exclusive premium resort. The resort is set within a lovingly-tended garden island, home to native species of parrots, fruit bats, and a resident heron, and offers a diverse itinerary of engaging pastimes to fill your days. Whether you prefer lounging in the laid-back ambience, indulging in sumptuous spa services, or getting active with world-class sports facilities, memories are ready to be made at Summer Island.
Explore the resort
The main restaurant at Summer Island Maldives - Samuga - offers international buffets prepared at live cooking stations. Hiya is an exclusive overwater restaurant serving a choice of buffets and a la carte meals to premium beach villa and water villa guests. Named after the local word for the captain of a ship, the Nevi beach bar is sure to steer your evening in the right direction, while Avi is a deluxe overwater chillout, offering cool cocktails and premium drinks set to live music.
Firuma by Serena Spa is an indulgent overwater retreat offering five treatment rooms, a lounge area, and both steam and ice rooms. Offering a combination of intuitive and holistic wellness and beauty treatments, Firuma is the ultimate space to turn your focus inwards while being pampered and polished. Other reinvigorating facilities include a modern, fully-equipped gym and fitness centre and the gorgeous 20-metre infinity pool.
An onsite watersports centre also offers watersports of all kinds, such as paddleboarding, canoeing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, banana boating, and more. Complimentary land-based activities include table tennis, beach volleyball, badminton, billiards, table football, playing cards and board games. Guests will also find a library where they can lend and borrow books, as well as a boutique stocking swimwear, sportswear, souvenirs, sundries, snacks, crafts and other essentials.
Diving from Summer Island
Diverland has been operating the dive centre at this resort since 2003, and boasts over 30 years of diving experience in the Maldives and an impeccable safety record. Happily catering to the needs of more accomplished divers, as well as complete beginners and those who want to advance their dive training, Diverland ensures that divers of all experience levels get their money's worth. The team of SSI instructors offer a full range of scuba courses from the entry-level Scuba Diver certification up to professional Divemaster and Instructor.
Summer Island is located close to the outside reef on the north-western edge of North Male, an ideal location for a dive centre as it places guests within easy reach of around 40 top spots that offer very different types of diving. Guests will find current-swept channel dives, such as Kuda Faru and Woshi Mas Thila, that attract congregations of large sharks. Or for divers who prefer a more relaxed pace will enjoy sites like Eriyadhoo Outside and Madigaa offering minimal current, superb visibility and a lot to see at all depths. Keen underwater naturalists will love exploring the inside of the atoll, where hard and soft corals attract an impressive diversity of colourful smaller fish at sites such as Ziyaarai Thila and Blue Canyon.
- This resort’s onsite doctor is available 24-hours a day.
- Indulge in a champagne breakfast or romantic beach dinner with a choice of five different menus.
In August 2018, Summer Island Maldives made history by installing the world’s largest 3D printed coral reef at the Blue Lagoon dive site, just off the main jetty. The 3D reef is part of an experiment to see whether 3D printing can be used in larger scale restoration of damaged coral reefs. Young corals from the Blue Lagoon coral nursery were transplanted onto the 3D reef, and are growing to create a unique ecosystem for marine life.
All of the water on Summer Island is heated by the sun, with solar water heaters providing round the clock hot water to our guest rooms. This helps to reduce the island’s consumption of diesel power, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Summer Island has ceased the use of single-use plastic water bottles throughout the resort, and has replaced them with reusable glass bottles, filled with drinking water from the island’s reverse-osmosis plant. Soft drinks are also served in recyclable cans, rather than plastic bottles. Single-use plastic bags have been discontinued in the shop and replaced with cloth bags. Summer Island is continuing to work with UK-based NGO, Common Seas, in order to eliminate the remaining single-use plastic items in the resort and its supply chains.
Diving in North Malé Atoll
Manta RaysYear round
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Soft coralsYear round
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Basic Diver, Scuba Diver, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster, Instructor, Specialities