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…
WHERE IS THE SUN SIYAM IRU FUSHI?
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.
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.
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.
OUR BEACH VILLA WITH PRIVATE POOL
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.
This is the side of the villa toward the private pool and the beach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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!
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!
NOT JUST FOR COUPLES
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.
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 serenity and calmness soothes the soul, makes you forget time.
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.
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?)
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
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.