How THESE resorts are doing things differently in the Maldives

A floating water park, a foodie’s dream and unforgettable memories! How THESE resorts are doing things differently in the Maldives

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With endless sunshine, perfect beaches and impossibly blue seas, the Maldives are the ultimate bucket list destination for many.

One collection of resorts, however, turns the paradise levels up a notch with incredible activities, sensational cuisine and a wealth of experiences that every kind of holidaymaker will adore.

Sun Siyam Resorts has five luxury private island retreats sprinkled across the archipelago, each distinctly different yet offering the same dream-holiday credentials.

The Maldives is the ultimate bucket list destination for many, and Sun Siyam Resorts turns the paradise levels up a notch. Above is the stunning Sun Siyam Vilu Reef resort 

Maldivian-owned and operated, the resorts immerse travellers in the essence of Maldivian culture. They’re built for making memories, with everything from serene spas to adrenalin-pumping water sports for fun-packed multi-generation family holidays, truly intimate couples’ getaways or extraordinary breaks with friends.

What’s more, each resort offers a superb all-inclusive plan, so that guests can truly have it all.

Nestled in the heart of the South Nilandhe Atoll lies Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, a holiday favourite that has been drawing back the same faces for the past 20 years. Watch the sunrise over the horizon from your water villa, snorkel in the underwater world of the multicoloured coral reef and end the day with a private cinema experience under the twinkling night sky.

Sun Siyam Iru Veli offers the ultimate romantic escape, with private pools in each villa and baths that are big enough for two 

The same stunning atoll is home to Sun Siyam Iru Veli, a destination that’s steeped in romance. Couples can get away from it all with barefoot strolls on the beach, pampering sessions at the overwater spa, wine tastings in the cellar and evenings spent dining al fresco. What’s more, each villa boasts its own private pool – making those holiday memories all the more unforgettable.

Further north, you’ll find Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, a 52-acre jewel in the Noonu Atoll that’s ideal for families and friends with a sense of adventure. Kids will be in their element as they snorkel among colourful clown fish in Nemo’s reef and make friends at Koamas Kidz Club – plus, youngsters under 15 can stay and dine for free at the resort. Adults, meanwhile, will love jet-skiing over the crystal waters, taking a dip in the adults-only pool, relaxing into a treatment at the award-winning spa, or settling down for a gourmet feast at one of the 14 incredible restaurants that are dotted across the island. 

Hop on a speed boat from the Maldivian capital, Male, and a short ride later you’ll arrive at Sun Siyam Olhuveli, a breath-taking retreat that’s spread out over three lush islands in the South Male Atoll. Fun activities abound here, with parasailing, kitesurfing, and diving to try out, performances from world-class DJs to enjoy and creative restaurants to stop by. If relaxation is more your speed, spend your time flip-flopping between the resort’s three pools – including the adult-only infinity pool.

Settle down for a gourmet feast at one of the 14 incredible restaurants that are dotted across Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Finally, perched in the waters of the Noonu Atoll, there’s Siyam World – the newest addition to this glittering collection. Designed with both adventure and relaxation in mind, here you’ll find one-of-a-kind experiences such as the Indian Ocean’s biggest floating water park and the first horse ranch in the Maldives. It also holds The Beach House Collection, a luxurious assortment of one to six bedroom residences that offer privacy and seclusion within the island paradise.

These resorts are paving the way for bucket-list holidays in the Maldives. From the family holiday of a lifetime to a blissful honeymoon in the sun, it’s time to decide which Sun Siyam Resort is right for you – here’s one brilliant recommendation that’s ideal for holidaymakers of every kind.

A holiday playground for all

Spread over 54 lush, tropical hectares, Siyam World fuses the spectacular natural landscape of the Maldives with memory-making experiences.

Here, boredom simply isn’t an option.

Stroll along the four kilometres worth of picture-perfect sugared beach or grab a snorkel to explore the six kilometres of brightly-coloured reef that fringes the isle.

All Overwater Villas at Siyam World come complete with a fun waterslide

Choose from the wide variety of accommodation types that are peppered across the resort, and you’ll find that each retreat features its own private pool, from luxurious Pool Beach Villas and generously-proportioned Beach Suites to stylish Beach Residences. 

All Overwater Villas, meanwhile, are complete with a fun waterslide – as morning breaks, you can slide into the sparkling waters of the blue lagoon for an unforgettable start to the day.

There are also 24 beautiful properties within the resort’s The Beach House Collection – but more on that later.

The 24/7 WOW! Premium all-inclusive plan offers drinks and dining across the island

Leave your worries behind you as you pad across the sand with the 24/7 WOW! Premium all-inclusive plan, which offers drinks and dining across the island. Activities are also included, from exhilarating water sports to picturesque fishing trips in the twilight hour.

The resort is the ultimate playground for all ages. Little ones will adore spending the day at the Kidz World kids club, which runs amazing nature, wildlife and marine programmes that will appeal to their sense of adventure.   

Experience the Maldives on horseback, racing along the shoreline on a beautiful Indian horse at sunrise or sunset, or feel like a pro as you play a game on the international standard football pitch.

One of the beautiful horses from Siyam World’s horse ranch, which is the first of its kind in the Maldives

Siyam World fuses the spectacular natural landscape of the Maldives with memory-making experiences

Little ones will adore spending the day at the Kidz World club, which runs amazing nature, wildlife and marine programmes 

Craving even more excitement? Make your way to Siyam Water World, the Indian Ocean’s biggest floating water park. Holidaymakers of every age will have a blast – whizz down slippery slides, bound on water trampolines, tackle climbing walls and obstacles, all surrounded by the azure waters of the lagoon.

More adrenalin rushes await with a ride on the Seabreacher, a dolphin-shaped watercraft that can race under and over waves at speeds of up to 50mph – and can even do a 360-degree barrel roll in the water.

Cycle on the seas on the uber-cool Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1, an emission-free hydrofoil e-bike that can ride the waves at speeds up to 11 knots.

Ride on the Seabreacher, a dolphin-shaped watercraft that can race under and over waves at speeds of up to 50mph

Siyam Water World, pictured, holds the title of the Indian Ocean’s biggest floating water park

Residents of The Beach House Collection can also race along the island’s exotic trails in custom Mini Mokes, a retro beach whip that has a jazzy built-in sound system. Each colourful electric vehicle is named after a music legend.

Equally, if you’re seeking rest and relaxation, there’s plenty for those who prefer a more laid-back getaway. Unwind with a sunset meditation session, destress with an Asana yoga class, or gently work your core with an H20 aerobics class.

For added rejuvenation, escape to the Vevo Spa, a sanctuary that’s hidden away in the lush vegetation of the island. Loosen up with a wellness session, try out the hydro facilities, relax into a soothing massage or drop by the Himeyn Bageecha bar for something healthy to sip on.

Peckish during the day? Stop by one of the traditional Gaadiya stalls for sweet and savoury snacks that offer a twist on Maldivian delicacies.

Enjoy a medley of birdsong and crafted cocktails at the verdant poolside bar Jungali, and as the sky darkens, watch as the infinity pool melts into the horizon at Mint – the go-to destination for a dreamy sundowner.

Rest and relaxation are guaranteed in the spa plunge pools at the Vevo Spa

When it comes to sit-down meals, the options are endless, with over a dozen bars and restaurants to get your tastebuds ticking. Beachside dining at Tempo; Thai favourites at Takrai; sea views and beautiful Indian cooking at Kurry Leaf; melt-in-your-mouth seafood at The Wahoo Grill and more are all included in the WOW! all-inclusive offering.

Dine on authentic Spanish dishes at Andalucia, or sample beautiful Japanese cuisine at Arigato, where your meal will be accompanied by the soundtrack of the lapping of the waves.

Or head to the sensational underground wine cellar-cum-restaurant, Barrique – a true haven for wine connoisseurs.

Another unmissable destination for gourmands is The Cube, an intimate chef’s table experience that was launched with a residency of the revered Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi. Here, guests are invited to feast on the creations of some of the world’s most renowned chefs in a sleek glass-walled setting.

You’ll leave with a holiday photo album that’s bursting with memories.

Your own pocket of paradise 

All of this and more can be enjoyed with a stay in one of the residences of The Beach House Collection – an exclusive enclave within Siyam World.

Designed for those who prefer complete privacy – combined with a touch of adventure – the collection offers the ultimate secluded island escape.

It’s made up of a stunning array of tucked-away one to six-bedroom residences, ranging in size from 510sqm to 3000sqm. Each retreat, from the elegant Grand Water Pavilions to the sumptuous Palace residence, looks out onto the glittering blue waters of the Indian Ocean, has direct access to the water and features its own private pool.

Own your own slice of paradise by investing in a property within The Beach House Collection. Above is a stylish four-bedroom Beach Residence 

Elegant as could be, the properties are furnished in an authentic Maldivian style with a twist, blending natural materials with deluxe contemporary comforts.

King-size beds, barbecues, walk-in and outdoor ‘under the stars’ showers and chic dressing rooms are among the highlights of these stylish properties, which come complete with expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces.

What’s more, the 24-hour ‘Katheeb’ butler service will ensure that your every whim is catered to.

On top of the WOW! 24hrs Premium All-Inclusive package, guests of The Beach House Collection are treated to a number of add-ons, including a choice of a spa treatment at Veyo Spa, or – for certified divers – a dive in the colourful marine life of the atoll.

Enjoy artfully prepared Japanese cuisine at the Japanese restaurant Arigato (pictured)

Guests can also look forward to a wellness gift hamper on arrival and an all-day in-villa breakfast throughout the trip, as well as one divine floating breakfast. What’s more, access to VIP amenities is included each day.

As well as choosing from the excellent array of bars and restaurants across the island, guests at The Beach House Collection also have exclusive access to The Orchid bar and the Japanese restaurant Arigato.

You’ll also have the chance to own this pocket of paradise for yourself – The Beach House Collection’s residences are available to investors on a 35-year leasehold basis. Those who invest in one of these beautiful properties also enjoy up to 45 days’ complimentary accommodation at the resort each year.

Your ideal winter or summer sun holiday is within reach, you just need to consider which Sun Siyam Resort appeals to your personal sense of paradise. Next, just pack your suitcase, sit back, and relax as your dream holiday unfolds.

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Affordable Luxury Travel sell holidays to all five Sun Siyam Resorts in the Maldives.

At Siyam World, prices start from £2,999 per person based on two adults sharing a Water Villa with Pool & Slide on Wow! All Inclusive. For a family of four including two adults and two children under 12 staying in a Sunset Pool Beach Villa, prices start from £1,999 per person. Both packages are for seven nights and include international flights and transfers. 

To book visit Affordable Luxury Travel.

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