Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is located on South Nilandhe Atoll, a beautiful bite-sized jewel in the Maldives. A spectacular 35-minute seaplane flight from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, this little slice of bliss is lush with coconut palms, scented by the sweet fragrance of frangipanis and fringed by colourful corals. Boasting pristine, powder-fine sand, translucent turquoise waters and staff ready to help you 24/7 - it’s truly a sun-kissed sanctuary.
Charm, style and serenity – that’s the unique blend of island hospitality you’ll find in the villas. Hidden in the foliage are 62 shell shaped bungalows, and floating atop the aquamarine are 41 water villas, some with inviting over-water hammocks. Options include whirlpool bathtubs, personal lava-stone pools and private salas. All feature luxurious décor with a pinch of quirky colour. Unwind with all your creature comforts inside and the unmatched beauty of Vilu Reef just outside your door.
A highlight of the journey is the adventure into exotic flavors. At Vilu Reef, you can explore the spice and warmth of home style Maldivian cuisine, treat your inner foodie with gourmet organic and free-range produce, or sink your teeth into island life with fresh barbecued seafood on the beach. Dine al fresco over the water, in a sarong on the beach, or one-on-one with your partner at the island’s most secluded spots. Think herb-infused cocktails, ice-cold smoothies and wines from all quarters – just pull up a seat and they will create something refreshing for your taste buds. Evening entertainment caters to every taste ranging from live music, discos with a DJ, karaoke nights, cultural shows and movie nights on the beach.
If you are seeking to relax, nourish your senses and revitalize your spirit, Vilu Reef offers a vast treatment menu of Ayurvedic wellness rituals, pampering beauty therapies and massage techniques from around the world via Vilu Reef's Sun Aqua Spa. Indulgent signature therapies help renew one’s body and mind. Feed your skin with a rich scrub of coconut or coffee, release all your tensions with a Sirodhara treatment or just soak away your weariness in a fragrant flower bath. An oasis of serenity awaits within a setting of rustic ambience.
There are six massage pavilions each with open air flower baths, open showers, a hydrotherapy area and double treatment beds, salon with manicure/pedicure and special relaxation area. Encompassing the Five Element Theory; Wood, Fire, Metal, Earth & Water and the healing practices of traditional Ayurveda, each spa experience takes you on a journey through the cycle of nature, a holistic approach to health and wellness derived from time tested and traditional treatments.
For those seeking more adventure, soar through the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean and discover for yourself why divers and snorkelers alike consider Maldives a dream come true. With invitingly warm waters all year round and astounding visibility - sometimes even exceeding 50m - every turn unveils new treasures and secrets hidden to the rest of the world. Gliding along, you’ll be mesmerized by the myriad of colours and varieties of underwater life, or you might even chance upon lonely caves and ancient shipwrecks.
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef’s Five Star Gold Palm PADI Dive Centre / SSI Diamond Dive Centre brings together an exciting array of diving and snorkeling programs, from discovery courses for complete beginners to specialist courses for the advanced enthusiast. On hand to guide you are multilingual, professionally certified instructors, whose passion for the sea and the sport will soon inspire you to dive right in and explore the fascinating world beneath.
Excursions are offered both on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni and speed boat, featuring cultural visits to local inhabited islands, as well as traditional Maldivian hand-line fishing, snorkeling trips and dolphin watching. Nearby private islands provide the perfect backdrop for the ultimate castaway experience.
The certified water sports centre offers non-motorised water sports, including windsurfing, canoeing and sailing on catamarans, as well as motorised activities, including jet ski, water skiing, banana riding and many more. Qualified instructors provide essential guidance and refresher courses.
Children are VIP’s at Vilu Reef Kids’ Club which boats its own little paradise with a private pool, games room and an array of activities for their entertainment. Open for children aged 3-12, the fun and discovery never ends. Free baby-sitting services are also available.
Sun Aqua's island and its neighboring islands nurture a rich enclave of culture and time-honored traditions. Fishermen ply the ocean in wooden dhoni, same as they have for centuries, supplying the islands with fresh seafood. Women grate coconut for a breakfast of mas huni, reserving the milk for rich Maldivian curries. Nearby, farmers tend produce on an organic agricultural island, harvesting sweet potato, breadfruit and starchy cassava. Sun Aqua Vilu Reef supports the preservation of these long-standing traditions, and invites their guests to a taste of real local culture, breaking bread with villagers and seeing, smelling and sampling authentic life in the Maldives.
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives | South Nilandhe Atoll | Republic of Maldives
Telephone: +960 676 0011 | Fax: +960 676 0022
Image Credits: Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives