There is no shortage of luxury resorts in the Maldives, but if you’re aiming for the top of the range, we’ve found just the spot. The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi unfolds over 52 acres of natural perfection, a 45-minute awe-inspiring seaplane ride from the capital, Malé, and a world away from the everyday. Iru Fushi is located in the northernmost reaches of the Maldivian archipelago, at the heart of Noonu Atoll. Noonu is a community of islands, each with its own distinct allure – a hidden cove here, a lush grove of palm trees there and lagoons that will leave you breathless. No wonder the region is a celeb hotspot!
A VILLA FOR EVERY TASTE
From their picturesque Beach Villas to the jaw-dropping infinity Water Villas and Sunset Horizon Water Villas, the resort features a range of accommodation options. Whether you’re looking for a solo break, a family holiday or romantic getaway, there’s something for everyone. They’ve even got a mind-blowing two-storey celebrity retreat with its own courtyard and private swimming pools. Because who doesn’t want to holiday like an A-lister?
RELAX AND UNWIND
Spoil yourself with The Spa by Thalgo’s signature massage, a luxurious experience with healing principles from East and West. This experience consists of bespoke aromas, a flower foot bath, breathing ceremony, on- bed pre-massage tonic, sacred moisturisers, smudging ceremony, drinks and souvenirs to take away, and a massage that distils the essences of different healing traditions into one heavenly treatment.
HAVE FUN & EXPLORE
Surrounded by endless inviting blue seas, Iru Fushi offers a wealth of ways to enjoy the water. Snorkelling, whether on the house reef or farther off on the horizon, provides an exhilarating window into the colourful biodiversity of the Maldives. With calm crystal-clear waters, visibility is guaranteed year-round. They’ve also got a dolphin cruise, windsurfing course, fly- boarding, exciting speed boat excursions and loads more.
YOU WON’T GO HUNGRY
While many resorts have a limited number of dining options, this Maldivian hot spot has 14 diverse restaurants dotted across the property. Expect fresh local flavours served with tropical flair. From seafood specialities to authentic Asian cuisine and gourmet light bites, you won’t know where to start. Be sure to check out Water’s Edge, where you can indulge in the catch of the day while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean.
THE KIDS WILL LOVE IT TOO
Unfortunately, youngsters don't always appreciate the peace and tranquility of a luxury island resort. Luckily for them, there's the Koamas Kidz Club! Open daily between 8:30am and 6pm, the club hosts outdoor activities, sports, games and evensome science experiments for kids aged between three and 12. That means parents can fully relax and take advantage of everything that the resort has to offer.
Room rate per night: From Dhs1,100
Flights: Return flights from Dubai to Malé on FlyDubai start at Dhs2,000. Return seaplane transfers from Malé will cost around Dhs2,000 per person.
Currency: US$1 = Dhs3.67 (everything is charged in US dollars, billed to your room and settled upon check- out)
INFO: The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Noonu Atoll, Republic of Maldives, +960 656 0591, thesunsiyam.com