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Choose the perfect Indian Ocean getaway for every type of traveller with Sun Siyam Resorts’ six distinct properties
Whether your clients are dreaming of a restful retreat, a fun‑filled family adventure or a romantic break, one of the six properties from Sun Siyam Resorts is guaranteed to fit.
While each of these exclusive resorts – scattered across the Maldives and Sri Lanka – offers fine dining, packed activity schedules and unbeatable value with generous all‑inclusive offerings, each has its own unique identity.
Here’s a guide to help you pick the best one for your clients.
Sun Siyam Iru Fushi
Best for: Families and foodies
Families will love the dine‑around programme that allows all‑inclusive guests to eat at four à la carte restaurants; and, if that’s not enough, there are a further 11 bars and restaurants across the resort. Children under 15 stay and eat for free, and the free kids’ club and protected lagoon, which offers family-friendly snorkelling activities, ensure that the youngest guests are well looked after. There’s even a Sweet Pea Spa for kids alongside the adults’ wellness offering.
Book it: If booked by December 15, Gold Medal offers seven nights from £7,989 per family (two adults and two under‑12s), with children eating and staying for free. Price includes seaplane transfers and flights departing May 25, 2024.
Sun Siyam Iru Veli
Best for: Couples celebrating something special
After a 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé, guests can immerse themselves in laidback luxury at Iru Veli. Couples will have no shortage of exciting activities to choose from, and three excursions are built into the all-inclusive package, from dolphin-spotting trips and snorkelling safaris to spa treatments and local island visits. Guests can also join a visit to a farm island, which provides fresh, locally grown food for the resort. Plus, champagne is on tap to complete any special celebration.
Book it: If booked by December 23, If Only offers seven nights’ all-inclusive from £3,509 per person, based on two adults sharing, including seaplane transfers and flights departing April 30, 2024.
Sun Siyam Vilu Reef
Best for: Couples seeking an intimate Maldivian experience
Vilu Reef was Sun Siyam Resorts’ first property and is the grande dame of the group. The quintessentially Maldivian hideaway sees visitors return year after year – one couple more than 40 times. Just a few metres from the beach, the house reef teems with schools of snapper, clownfish and humphead wrasse, as well as the resort’s resident turtle. Plus, eco-conscious travellers can leave their mark on the resort by planting a tree to offset their carbon footprint.
Book it: If booked by December 15, Gold Medal offers seven nights from £3,129 per person, based on two adults sharing, including seaplane transfers and flights departing April 26, 2024.
Best for: Multigeneration families and groups of friends
Sun Siyam Resorts’ newest property boasts the Maldives’ first horse ranch, the world’s first underwater jetpack and the largest inflatable waterpark in the Indian Ocean – perfect for families looking to make a splash. There’s a range of accommodation options to suit families and groups – the one to six-bedroom beach villas each have a pool, while the one to three-bedroom overwater villas are crowned by a private slide.
Book it: If Only offers seven nights’ all-inclusive from £11,369 for a family of four (two adults and two under- 12s), including speedboat transfers and flights departing July 30, 2024. Must be booked 60 days in advance.
Sun Siyam Olhuveli
Best for: Adventure seekers
This multi-island resort is the portfolio’s most conveniently located, just a 45-minute speedboat ride from Malé, and the best value. Guests can choose from an array of meal plan options and, whatever they choose, under-15s stay and eat for free. Those with an adventurous spirit can take to the water to snorkel alongside nurse sharks and explore sunken shipwrecks, or learn to kitesurf on the protected lagoon.
Book it: If booked by December 15, Gold Medal offers seven nights from £9,899 per family (two adults and two under- 12s), with children eating and staying for free. Price includes speedboat transfers and flights departing March 30, 2024.
Sun Siyam Pasikudah, Sri Lanka
Best for: Explorers seeking cultural immersion
Following a complete renovation, this boutique property, nestled on the east coast of Sri Lanka, boasts 34 contemporary pavilions set next to pristine sands amid lush gardens. There’s a host of activities to enjoy, including watersports, whale watching off Trincomalee coast, elephant and leopard spotting at Minneriya National Park, touring ancient temples and unwinding in the Mahaoya Hot Springs.
Book it: Travel Gallery offers 12 nights’ bed and breakfast from £2,345 per person, based on two adults sharing, including a whale-watching excursion, transfers and flights in May 2024.
For more information, visit sunsiyam.com
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