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Sun Aqua Iru Veli – Indulgence with a Playful Twist
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Sun Aqua Iru Veli welcomed its first guests in December in 2018. Set on Aluvifushi, a secluded, previously uninhabited private island forming part of the South Nilandhoo Atoll, also known as the Dhaalu Atoll, Sun Aqua Iru Veli offers guests the ultimate island indulgence with a playful twist. The premium all-inclusive resort fuses intimate luxury with naturally playful elements to create truly relaxing tropical idyll.

Sun Aqua Iru Veli. Photo credit: Sun Aqua Iru Veli

Sisters resorts Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives, and Sun Aqua Pasikudah Sri Lanka marked the beginning of the Sun Aqua story, with Sun Aqua Iru Veli following in their footsteps and marking a new level of laid-back luxury in the collection. The Sun Aqua Signature offers guests flexible, premium all-inclusive experience from Champagne breakfasts to kick start the day to fine dining accompanied by some of the world’s top wines. Other attractions at the resorts range from snorkeling, scuba diving, local island visits, and luxury spa treatments.

Stylish Accommodations

Overlooking a crystal-clear lagoon and surrounded by a pristine white, sandy beach, the five-star Sun Aqua Iru Veli offers a luxurious, yet intimate experience for both couples and families. Each of the 125 airy beach and over-water suites reflects the island’s unspoiled beauty, individually-decorated in natural tones and local artworks. Spacious, contemporary bathrooms reveal ocean views and guests can take their pick of decadently private suites for romantic couples or ample family villas with interconnecting spaces for the whole crew to rest, relax and recharge. All suites have dedicated freshwater swimming pools and sunbathing areas with complimentary minibars stocked with beer, wine, and soft drinks, which are replenished twice daily.

Sun Aqua Iru Veli. Photo credit: Sun Aqua Iru Veli

Dine Anytime, Anywhere

The Sun Aqua boutique all-style all-inclusive experience offers the freshest, global fusion fare from Champagne breakfasts and mouth-watering Maldivian curries to fresh locally caught seafood and classic dishes with a creative twist. Dine á Deux on the beach, enjoy an exceptional dining experience in one of the three restaurants or keep it low-key with a family dinner in your villa. Sun Aqua Iru Veli has its wine cellar, and the mixologist will create sundowners you’ll never forget and an array of handcrafted signature cocktails.

Sun Aqua Iru Veli. Photo credit: Sun Aqua Iru Veli

Bliss Out at the Sun Aqua Spa

Take time out to be soothed, pampered and preened at the tranquil Sun Aqua Spa with seven over-water pavilions with double massage tables, outdoor rain showers and romantic flower-strewn baths and a main spa house with hydrotherapy pools, steam baths, saunas, and a spa boutique. While you bliss out, the complimentary Kid’s Club welcomes little ones aged between three and 11 years old, along with babysitting services of up to three hours a day.

Sun Aqua Spa. Photo credit: Sun Aqua Iru Veli

Experience the Great Outdoors

Soak up the sun with exhilarating activities at the resort’s water sports center and infinity swimming pool. Dhaalu Atoll is a diving hotspot with clear waters teeming with dolphins, stingrays, whale sharks, and myriad tropical fish offering excellent channel dives. Set within its lagoon, Sun Aqua Iru Veli has its house reef and PADI / SSI facility dive center. Guests can select up to three dives per day or swap for spa credit up to US$100 per day. The use of snorkeling equipment is complimentary for all guests.

Excursions offer something for everyone: guests receive a complimentary group windsurfing lesson and a 15-minute Jet Ski ride per person, per stay, together with one of the following: dolphin cruise, guided snorkeling safari tour, sunset cruise or local island discovery. The resort also offers guests the chance to experience the sister resort Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, which is a 10-minute speedboat ride away, whether for a dinner or a night or two.

Arrive in Style

Arriving is something special as guests fly low over islands, reef and shallow lagoons. The island is just a 35-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport and guests of Sun Aqua Iru Veli have access to the Sun Siyam lounge with a massage corner, food and drinks, and a children’s corner.

The island is just a 35-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport.

Sun Siyam Resorts

Sun Aqua is the visionary creation of Sun Siyam, one of the most forward-thinking and dynamic companies in the Maldives. Led by renowned Maldivian entrepreneur Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, Sun Siyam is committed to building a collection of hotel and resort brands infused with his uniquely passionate and colorful spirit. Sun Siyam Resorts has an esteemed portfolio of boutique luxury resorts operating in the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Sun Aqua Pasikudah Sri Lanka. Photo credit: Sun Aqua Resorts

(Source: Maldive Islands, January 2018, Issue 11)

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