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|Value for money||8.0|
|Distance to city center||130 km|
|Nearest airport||Dhaalu Airport (DDD)|
|Distance to airport||39.4 km|
"Here is beautiful clear sky and cool weather."
May 18, 2016
"Nice view to overlooking the water plane at the harbor."
June 7, 2017
"The staff are all great and accommodating."
January 23, 2018
"Welcome drinks, buffet breakfast food and free massage!"
June 7, 2017
This superb resort is located on one of many tropical paradise islands that make up the Maldives and is ideal for a romantic getaway. Accessed by a 40-minute seaplane flight in which guests can truly discover the beauty of the area from the air, this excellent resort features three types of modern villas in peaceful and relaxing surroundings. The Sun Aqua Vilu Reef offers guests a multitude of activities such as snorkeling around the natural reefs, excursions to local untouched islands, and canoes that guests can uses to explore the islands themselves. There are several bars and restaurants to sample, including the wonderful Dhoni Boat buffet which is located right on the beach and serves delicious fresh seafood and other delectable dishes.
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April 24, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
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Stayed here for 3 nights with my wife. The transfer was great and smooth. The food in the buffet breakfast is just Okay but the restaurants are all Great. The staff are all great and accommodating. Amazing place. The only bad experience we had is the accommodation checkin. When we arrived at the resort, the reception told us that our room is not available and that we have to wait for someone to checked out. I was pissed at first as we wait for like 2 hours. They came back and allows us to stay in their Water Villa while we wait for our booked Beach Villa room to be ready. After like 2 hours they called us and said They are upgrading our Villa for 2 nights because our booked room will only be available on the 3rd night. So we moved to the upgraded Beach Villa and stayed there for 2 nights. The 3rd night we packed our things again and moved to the other villa and stayed there for 1 night. It was a hassle. Hope it doesn't happen again.
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, was everything I hoped for and more!”
Located just 35min from Male. Staff was very helpful every step along the way from check in to check out. Delicious food, clean and cozy rooms, beautiful decor!!!!! On-Site professional photography available as well as complimentary water sports. I hope to visit again soon.
Paradise found in the Maldives”
Food was very hit or miss.... buffet was average, the poolside bar was terrible, and the ala carte was fantastic. Quite pricey though (spent an average of $200 for both lunch and dinner) Over water villa with pool facing the sunset was absolutely gorgeous although interior felt a bit tired. Before the viall was ready we spent a few hours at a pool beach villa which felt much more modern so for the value I would prefer the beach villa. Staff was very friendly and helpful although felt like I was trying to be upsold at every occasion.
My 2nd visit to the maldives ; stayed there for 2 nights with my wife for our 2nd wedding anniversary. Form the start the seaplane flight was really exciting and full of wonderful scenes. The resort was really beautiful; all the staff are very friendly and always trying to do their best; the rooms are clean and nicely decorated. We were surprised by a very sweet touch for our anniversary as the drew a congratulation sign for the anniversary on the bed with tree leaves and they sent a complimentary cake. We stayed in the Aqua pool suite which was an excellent overwater villa with a big pool and direct access to the water for swiming. And then we changed to beach villa with a pool on the other side of island because it was very windy at that time on the water villa side. The beach villa was also quite nice and cozy and actually we liked it better. The spa was excellent as per my wife who went twice within 4 days. The only downfall was the food , it was very expensive and wasn't that great , the restaurant staff we excellent like they rest on the island but still the food quality was much less than many other five stars resorts or hotels that we have visited before and for almost double the price with very limited options in our opinion. Overall it was a nice and relaxing experience and I would definitely go back again in the future.
Great Location & Beautiful Resort”
We were very comfortable in staying here. Our room was Aqua Villa. There is a swimming pool in the room. It's not very big but it made my children very happy. The room has a ladder into the water to swim to our very convenient. Here is beautiful clear sky and cool weather. We use the facilities of the hotel such, fitness, kid club and restaurant. Staffs are very friendly, smiling greetings. A wide selection of delicious food. Room is clean, spacious, completely amenities.
Great resort but diving service need improvement”
the food was great with variation. we stayed at the resort for a week but didn't get bored. Only improvement is the diving service which was a bit disappointing being more focused on having more number of customer than customizing based on our requests.
Beautiful place.. Excellent service”
A very nice place spending time there, nice staff, beautiful landscape. We are very happy with the room and atmoshere there !
Value for your buck”
I have mixed reviews for Sun Aqua. First the location and the view was amazing, good place to snorkel (be careful coz tides could be strong esp in the afternoon). They could do better with the buffet, the rooms and resort as a whole could use some renovation. Pool is ok. The staff was friendly. I'd like to mention Shareef (reception) as he totally made our stay very pleasant. Shareef called me several times to make sure everything was ok, he arranged our flight back to Male and made sure that our transit hotel in Hulhumale was aware of our departure. Shareef was very accommodating to our requests and certainly has a nice sense of humor.
Exceptional! Highly recommended! 6 stars. ”
Sorry this review been delayed for half a year! I must say I would recommend Sun Aqua Vilureef to everyone come to Maldives! Before I started my trip, I spent lots of time researching which hotel is good for holiday. But after comparing price facility and view. I chose Sun Aqua and they never let me down. It's started from water plane lounge: Luxury! Enjoyable. Welcome drinks, buffet breakfast food and free massage! Nice view to overlooking the water plane at the harbor. It costs 900 USD but it's worth it. Nice experience to see maldives islands. Shan was our host, he did an amazing job taken care of us. Showing around the facilities, Gym, Swimming pool, restaurant and taken us to our room. Wisham introduces the island, Maldives cultures to us, He is like a friend. Approachable, friendly.Big Thanks to Wisham! Everyone working on the island did really good job! From housekeeping to restaurant to reception. They treat you not only like a guest but a friend and a family member. We enjoyed our 5 days trip to Sun Aqua Vilureef. The only downside is we wish the trip is longer. We like the sound of waves underneath our room, the fishing trip and warm smiles! Snorkeling! Fishing! The last day when we left, staffs waved at us and it made us tears. Now I understand why people kept coming back to this island. It's the people who works there made it a special place! We will be back soon!! Thank you!
Definitely an awesome resort for the honeymoon, they have a friendly staff with different race and background so they likely to have a staff that speak your 1st language. we splurge although it was most expensive trip we ever went to because it was our honeymoon. Get the hotel with a sunset view. It's to die for
Old rundown hotel ”
This hotel is a scam. Avoid at all costs. The rooms are old and smelly and full of insects. The pictures are very misleading. The plane ride to the hotel is the biggest scam. They left our bags off the plane for a later flight and we were stuck with no clothes or anything to wear for 4 hours till our bags arrived. The water Vila DOES NOT have a private pool or jacuzzi. Just a very small, old, smelly bathtub that collects insects. Food options at the hotel are terrible and expensive. Avoid at all costs
Pleasant stay, wonderful time ”
Stayed for 4 days. Wished I had stayed longer. Snorkelling there was the best I had experienced in my entire life. Their speciality snorkeling area was at reef zone 2 where you'll get to see beautiful corals & fishes. If you're lucky enough turtles & sharks will be passing in ur path. Had a wonderful time there. Hotel staff were very friendly & attentive.
my best trip ever”
I wanna review in points : 1- Waiting on the airport at the lounge and great welcome was there for free. 2- All the procedures finished within minutes. 3- The staff all over the trip were welcoming us and always smiling. 4- The restaurants and the buffet was good and many kinds of food and deserts. 5- I would like to make a special thanks to Mr. George Wiliam he was like a brother of us , very kind and very helpful.
Pros: It was picture perfect. Awesome view everywhere. The beach was breathtaking. It was so clean & i love the turquoise water. The pool was nice too. I love the experience of seeing the sting ray feeding. During breakfast i get to see some baby shark feeding near the restaurant. Cons: The bed was hard. They have a specific timing for meals. If not time yet, you can't order any food. Only drinks are available. We requested for an extra bed & paid for it but they didn't provide complimentary bottled water for the extra person. No extra toiletries as well. We requested extra toothbrush & pillow at night but it never came. We have to do follow up the following day only then they provided. Breakfast was the same everyday. Dinner buffet wasn't that good exept for our last day only where they serve seafoods. The meat was tough & dry. The pasta with white sauce was bland.
Sun Aqua Vilureef exceeded our expectations ”
My friend and I stayed for 9 days and had a wonderful experience. The rooms were beautiful and decorated in a modern way with splashes of colour making it feel very friendly. Each villa has it's own day bed on the beach where you can lounge and read all day or look out over the beautiful beach and ocean to your hearts content. One of the biggest gems on the island were the staff. We enjoyed getting to the know the team and found them to be very helpful, professional and fun. We had breakfast each morning and were served by Smile and Frank who are both young hip waiters with a good sense of humour. We also had a lovely chef named Sharma who made us delicious omelettes each day. He was very pleasant and easy to chat to. A great way to spend your afternoon is on the pool dec taking in the view of the ocean, swimming and drinking the delicious cocktails that Shakeeb the head bartender makes. He was excellent and very approachable to speak to. The entire wait staff were fantastic and organised a really nice dinner for us on our last night. We went on a day snorkelling excursion where we met two of the guides Nafro and Hasaan. They took care of our group and we felt very safe with them in the water. They were professional and also very friendly and fun. We had a tour of one of the islands where particular foods are grown and learned about some of the local culture. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Lastly the staff at reception were welcoming and very good at looking after anything that we needed assistance with. It was a memorable holiday and we highly recommend Vilu Reef.
i came to maldives with my husband, and we were very satisfied with vilu reef. the staff was very friendly since we arrived till depart from the resort. the breakfast was very tasty. the room so clean, it has its very own hammock and pool eventho it wasnt big.. i definitely will be back to vilu reef if i have any chance to go back to maldives
great tranquil piece of paradise”
great snorkel and diving, great dive centre attached to the resort, beach was fantastic, the only downside is - if you are here to dive, having to take the seaplane to and from the airport is not ideal. Stayed in the old beach bungalow which was great. The hot water power Shower - surprisingly- was really good.
SUCKS, BAD, POOR HOTEL”
Food - BAD. Service - BAD. Location - BAD. At night you almost can't see anything because very dark and it's hard to walk around the island with lighting from my iPhone. Bad service because they tried to charge me for a FREE cocktail party that they asked me to come. WHAT A RESORT. Do yourself a favor, PAY MORE and stay at a better resort :)
Romantic experience, cuddled by pristine water”
We had the most wonderful experience in Vilu Reef Beach & SPA Resort. Everything was excellent (except for the big game fishing where the big fish gave us the slip off :p) We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We are truly grateful for Room 420 that Mr Zaidhul Ameen specially prepared for us. The view was spectacular and we had added privacy as it was the last water villa next to the presidential suite. Thank u so much for your patience and faithfulness in following up our requests. Your service made the most difference and you are our favourite staff in Vilu Reef! The food was delicious and we had more than enough for every meal. The staff was friendly and they made efforts to remember our room number and names too! We did snorkelling almost everyday and were mesmerized by the vast variety of fishes that greeted us. The reefs were also beaming with all sorts of marine life. All in all, it was a most unforgettable, romantic, enjoyable and rested experience for us. Wish we could stay longer :) Till we make our next visit, here's wishing everyone at Vilu Reef, a most Blessed and Fulfilling Christmas and New Year ahead! Cheerful Regards :) James and Jean
Like a paradise!”
The jacuzzi water vila is perfect for honeymoon! The room is big with a great balcony, jacuzzi and good access to the laggon and beach. The 2 bars and restaurants available are good as well. It was a lifetime experience!
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!