Sun Siyam Iru Veli
Exceptional diving, activities galore, and lush facilities from a family-friendly private island
- Perfectly balanced between laid back island vibes and five-star luxury
- Floating breakfasts, organic farm excursions, and weekly pool parties
- Easy access to world-class scuba diving, with sites for all levels
- All-day childcare and family-friendly activities at the kid's club
- Superb spa facility offering hydrotherapies and rooms with glass floors
Sun Siyam Iru Veli is the ultimate private pool paradise for premium all-inclusive escapes in the Maldives. Sleek and spacious accommodations set the stage for a holiday to remember, with front row lagoon views and a freshwater pool for every five star suite - so all you have to do is check in and chill out. Or, take advantage of easy access to Dhaalu's coral channels, easy-going currents, and chance encounters with sharks and rays. And when you aren't out on an adventure, sink into a total state of calm with award-winning spa services, innovative fine dining, personal and passionate customer service, and stylish surroundings with traditional island touches.
About Sun Siyam Iru Veli
Sun Siyam Iru Veli embodies the barefoot luxury concept to its core. From the moment you arrive, shoes are left at the door - so forget about dress codes and stuffy resort ambience. Treat yourself to a refined and straightforward all-inclusive experience, with perks such as transfers with private lounge service all taken care of. Plus, experience fun for the whole family with a wide variety of activities for guests of all ages, including scuba diving and snorkelling, PADI, courses, island hopping, and more.
Lying 40-minutes by seaplane from Male, Sun Siyam Iru Veli is perfectly situated for easy access from the international airport, and some of the Maldives' best scuba diving. Get to know Dhaalu Atoll above and below water with PADI courses, guided diving and snorkelling, and an exciting variety of land and water-based excursions. Plus, endless opportunities for independent exploration around the island's pristine white-sand beaches and crystal clear lagoon. If you aren't up for an adventure, just kick back and enjoy the region's stunning scenery from the resort's generous infinity pool, or from the privacy and seclusion of your terrace.
Explore the resort
Each of Sun Siyam's beachfront, overwater, and grand suites features contemporary design, a pool, total privacy and seclusion, and plenty of space. This contemporary, open design carries throughout the resort, accented by traditional touches like thatched roofs and local indigenous art. During their stay guests can expect unparalleled service and warm Maldivian hospitality, plus some of the region's most exciting land and water-based excursions and experiences - all with a chilled out, toes-in-the-sand ambience.
The luxurious details at Sun Siyam continue with innovative and ever-changing chef-inspired menus showcasing the ocean's bounty with fresh, line-caught seafood and locally sourced organic produce. Plus, unique private dining experiences like champagne brunch in your villa's private pool. Take wellness to the next level with this resort's award-winning spa services, including massage therapy, bodywork, and a full salon all set over a glass floor - allowing you to watch exotic fish pass by as you relax. And, treat the youngest adventurers in your group to the vacation of a lifetime with all-day activities, special meals, and more, at the Turtle Kid's Club.
Diving from Sun Siyam Iru Veli
Sun Siyam Diving is one of the Maldives’ best-established operators, with multiple locations proudly serving the region since 2003. Their passionate and professional team offers a wide variety of PADI and SSI courses and guided experiences for divers of all skill levels - including children over eight. Newbies can take their first breaths underwater in the resort's calm, clear lagoon, and experienced guests can head further afield, with day trips throughout Dhaalu Atoll. No matter which experience suits you best, you'll enjoy high-quality rental equipment, spacious dive dhonis, and friendly hands-on training and guidance.
Dhaalu Atoll is a dream destination for beginners, with sites suitable for even the most novice underwater explorers. This region's inner reefs feature wide coral channels, gently sloping drop-offs, and moderate currents - plus incredible wildlife in all shapes and sizes. By contrast, the outer reefs offer slightly more challenging conditions, ideal for intermediate to advanced divers looking to gain experience drift diving and hoping to spot pelagic species like sharks and rays. Sun Siyam Diving also offers freediving courses and snorkelling safaris - allowing guests to explore the atoll's pristine coral reef ecosystem without a tank.
- Dhaalu Atoll is one of the Maldives' best regions for beginners - with calm currents and easy to explore channels known as kandus.
- Keep your camera handy during seaplane transfers - you'll be flying low over some of the region's most impressive scenery!
- Plan at least one dry day for indulging in this resort's award-winning spa services.
- Some of this resort's high-end dining and drinking establishments require a reservation - but don't worry, the atmosphere is cool and casual!
Diving in Dhaalu and Faafu Atolls
Manta RaysJanuary - April
Schooling reef fishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
SSI Diamond Instructor Training Centre
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