A swanky new property, Sun Aqua Iru Veli, from the house of Sun Siyam Resorts is all set to open its doors to guests in the Maldives. By Rashima Nagpal

The island of Aluvifushi in the Maldives will see an exciting launch next month. A part of Sun Siyam Resorts, Sun Aqua Iru Veli, promises a luxurious experience for guests opting to spend their island vacation in Dhaalu Atoll. A 40-minute seaplane transfer brings you to the resort that’s flanked by gorgeous white-sand beaches, swaying palms, and dense tropical vegetation,

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The 125 accommodation units at the island resort include beach villas, overwater villas, and suites. Each of these features a pool and a unique design sensibility. While the beach villas boast a private stretch of shore, the overwater villas are perched on stilts above the turquoise lagoon offering panoramic views of the sea. And the opulent suites come with a choice of beach and overwater location.

Culinary offerings at the resort’s five restaurants and bars are diverse. From the Maldivian mix-pot to world-class international cuisines, there’s something for everybody. You can also avail the impeccable service here at a spot of your choice; opt for the ‘Chef of Your Own’ offering and enjoy the charm of a personalised meal in a secluded pavillion by the sea shore, on the terrace of your private villa, or in the middle of the beach.

Make the most of your tropical vacation by availing one of the recreational experiences offered at the resort. Be it a game of volleyball, an underwater expedition, a local tour of the island, or a sunset cruise, Sun Aqua Iru Veli offers a range of activities with in-house instructors to guide you. A kids’ club, with complimentary access for children aged 3-12, takes care of the little ones on a family holiday.UNWIND


When here, let SUN SPA pamper you with the goodness of a therapeutic treatment. Built entirely over the island’s lagoon, the spa offers a mix of Ayurvedic, Balinese, and Thai treatments, customisable as per your needs. The therapies are offered in six overwater spa pavillions, draped in earthy colours to add to the soothing experience. The spa also houses hydrotherapy pools, steam and sauna rooms, and a salon—all consciously developed.