Where we stayed: The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

I took this photo from the seaplane before we got down and I was in love. Who wouldn’t? We had the best family experience at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives for 5 nights in July.

There are actually no words. That place is just beautiful, truly heaven on Earth. If you have followed my updates on social media, here are the details of the resort we stayed in Maldives. I will take you to our temporary piece of paradise through photos…

Each resort in the Maldives is in its own island (atoll). The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is located at the unspoiled Noonu Atoll, 320 kilometers north of Male, the capital city.

looking at sun siyam for the first time

It is accessible by seaplane with flight time of around 45 minutes from Male International Airport.


After we got off the seaplane, we were greeted by a group of staff, each assigned to a guest. The view is so refreshing and water so unbelievably clean, clear and this color. Just wow.  

kids just landed

We are taken to the open space called Water’s Edge where the staff explained everything about living in the island for the duration of our stay. Then we were taken to our beach villa via a buggy that operates around the island.

There are beach villas and then there are water villas. Those over the water villas can’t accommodate families with small children.

Our beach villa was just lovely. The front offers a secluded entrance. The villa is surrounded by lush greens and coconut palm trees.

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

This is the side of the villa toward the private pool and the beach. 

back of the villa

The private pool is perfect for families with children because it is accessible any time. The depth is 1.2 meters. There is an outdoor shower near the pool, too. Our kids spent a lot of time here, especially when the sea is a bit rough/wavy in the afternoon because it is monsoon season.

back of the villa with pool

And then this. This is the gazebo where I spend time lying down while updating my social media channels, sharing a piece of paradise to my friends in Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Walking towards the beach and then looking back at the direction of the villa, you can see the gazebo on the right.  Various plants hide the view of our villa, offering absolute privacy.

looking from the beach to the villa

At the back of the villa, we have a small cottage with a swing, an outdoor, open air shower (I LOVED it!), bathroom, toilet, 2 sinks and a jacuzzi. My daughter Pristine’s reaction was priceless. She couldn’t believe the luxury we’re about to experience.

pristine cant believe it

At the resort you’ll feel very important. We were assigned one staff and a butler to take care of us and our needs during our stay. We were lucky to have Linda and Ahmed with us from the time we got off the seaplane till we boarded it again when we left.

arrival at sun siyam irufushi

I am very impressed with how everyone at the resort is very courteous and had a ready smile from morning till night. There would be workers or gardeners around the island but they always stop whenever guests pass by just to greet them ‘good morning’ or ‘good evening’.

linda and ahmed

When we arrived at the island resort, it was also our 11th wedding anniversary – we were surely surprised to find this! So grateful for the staff who made us feel loved.

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

It is not a huge island so we were able to explore it by foot in less than an hour. And it’s refreshing to do so, also a great activity for the kids who do not have an outdoor life right now in the peak of summer in Dubai.There are buggies servicing guests around the island but we always preferred to walk as much as possible.

p and b walking around the island

There is WiFi in most parts of the island, most especially there is WiFi in all the villas and in selected restaurants. There is WiFi here, my favorite hangout during lunch!

Water's edge at the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

I am also happy to report that we didn’t have to use a huge tub of mosquito repellant! The island is very clean and we didn’t have a problem with bugs even at night when we just lounged in the deck chair looking at the stars in the pitch dark skies! I highly recommend this FREE activity with the kids when you go to the Maldives/Iru Fushi. There is no light pollution and for the first time in years, I was actually able to see stars shining so bright like diamonds in the sky. The kids were thrilled to see such amazing night sky for the first time too!

With Maldives’ reputation of being a honeymoon destination, I was worried that this resort won’t be suitable for kids. Not this resort! The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi caters to both families with children and couples by having separate areas like there’s a pool that’s accessible for only adults only – you can enjoy the infinity pool at Reflections without splashing children.

infinity pool at Reflections bar

The Koamas kids club is amazing with wonderful and very helpful staff who goes out of their way to take care of the kids so the parents can relax. They also offer babysitting services. Children 12 years under stay, play and eat for free at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. All of the restaurants have children’s menu and the kids can order there for free!

A world away from it all.

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

The serenity and calmness soothes the soul, makes you forget time.

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

We didn’t want to leave. I think no one ever wants to leave once they visit this place. It is nothing short of enchanting.

saying goodbye

If I can mention one negative comment: be prepared to spend a fortune. The prices for food, even for a bottle of water is off the charts. But that’s what you would expect staying in a 5 star hotel or resort. You do get what you pay for in that it’s a paradise island, with stunning views from your dining table but you need very deep pockets! (But we only live once, right?)

pristine jump shot

Our time at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is the perfect family holiday we had ever.This is paradise. The resort is highly recommended for all who want to take a break from the raucous city life.

More posts about our stay in Maldives soon!

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi
P.O. Box 2036 Malé  Noonu Atoll
Republic of Maldives
T +960 656 0591 
F +960 656 0592
E info@thesunsiyam.com

We stayed as guests of The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives. However, all opinions in this review are mine. For more information about this resort, please visit the official website.


  1. Hi, did you get their all-inclusive package? If not, would you mind telling me how much averagely you paid for food? Thank you so much. We’ll also be staying here but cannot make up our minds whether or not to get the AI package.



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