Set to open in October, the premium all-inclusive Sun Aqua Iru Veli resort will open in October on a previously uninhabited private island. Forming part of the South Nilandhe Atoll, also known as the Dhaalu Atoll, guests fly over islands, reefs and shallow lagoons in a 35-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport to the hotel on Aluvifushi.
Sister resorts Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives and Sun Aqua Pasikudah Sri Lanka marked the beginning of the Sun Aqua story, and their signature style offers guests a premium all-inclusive experience from dining, drinking with shisha, wines from the wine and champagne breakfast. Also included are diving, excursions and bespoke spa treatments.
Accommodation as individual as you
Set on its own lagoon and surrounded by a white-sand beach, the five-star Sun Aqua Iru Veli has 125 beach and over-water villas and suites, individually decorated in natural tones and local artworks and with ocean views. All villas and suites have private freshwater swimming pools and sunbathing areas with complimentary mini-bars (with wine, beers, soft drinks) replenished twice daily. Cuisine includes global fare, Maldivian curries and fresh seafood in one of the three restaurants or via in-room dining.
There are six over-water pavilions with double massage tables, open-air rain showers and romantic flower-strewn baths and a main spa house with hydrotherapy pools, steam, sauna and spa boutique. A complimentary Kids Club welcomes little ones aged between three and 11 years old, and complimentary babysitting service includes three hours per stay while the adults relax.
Experience the great outdoors
Dhaalu Atoll is becoming a diving hotspot with clear waters teeming with dolphins, sting rays, whale sharks and myriad tropical fish offering excellent channel dives. Set within its own lagoon, Sun Aqua Iru Veli has its own house reef and PADI / SSI facility dive centre.
Guests can select three dives per stay or swap for spa credit, up to USD 100 per day. The use of snorkelling equipment is complimentary for all guests. Guests will each receive a complimentary half hour group wind surfing lesson and a 15-minute jet ski ride per person, per stay, together with one of the following: dolphin cruise, guided snorkelling safari tour, sunset cruise or local island discovery.