The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
When you stay at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in Iru Fushi (Noonu Atoll), you’ll be within the vicinity of Randheli Arrival Jetty. This 5-star resort is within the region of Orimasvaru Island Pier.
Make yourself at home in one of the 221 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Rooms have private furnished patios. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature jetted bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Encounter the local wildlife with a safari, then enjoy a soak in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 7 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at one of the 2 bars/lounges or 2 poolside bars.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and meeting rooms.
How to Get There
This is the first time my family came to Maldives, and we chose The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi to enjoy our vacation. I strongly believe we had a great choice. It's a great place to take your families to have a trip, especially for kids. My wife and I hope to come again in the future years.
Resort was absolutely wonderfull.It was my first time in Maledives,everyone made me and my wife fell welcomed.
We hade our honeymoon after ten years married,the beaches was nice and clean,ocean was without stones,corals.Good think also was the pool for just the adults,where we could relax and have a great coctails.
Will go there again,canť wait :-).
We had an evening Flight from London Gatwick to Dubai (7.5hours), 2 hour wait for our connection flight to Male (4.5 hours).Emirates have their meals inclusive on their flights and drinks, they also have wifi which was great. Finally a 45 minute sea plane to what was a holiday of a life time.
Once you check your lugguage in at Gatwick, you will not see it again until.you collect it in Male
Touched down in Male
Make sure you complete the paperwork they give you on the plane before you land, this will save you time getting through border control. As you collect your lugguage you will see lots of small check in desks..you need to find the one that you booked your holiday with.. they will then direct you to a number desk where someone will meet you to collect your lugguage, this is so they can check you in and weigh all your bags for the sea plane. You are then issued tickets for your flight and directed to the mini bus where they take you to the lounge.
This is where your holiday begins, you are welcomed with a cocktail and complimentary food and drink. They have shower facilities and also a massage if needed.
The staff working there are really friendly,they inform you when your sea plane flight is and then when hou are due to leave the lounge you are on a short minibus journey to the terminal where you see all the sea planes coming in and out.
I had a friend that has travelled many times to the Maldives who advised to sit at the very front or at the back for the best pictures. We got some really good shots.
As we were not alone on this flight you may have others staying at other islands, we were lucky there were 2 drops before we arrived and you always regret if your island was not going to be as good as the one you just left...have to say we found the most amazing place out of alm the drops on our way so we were very happy...find out in part 2
Our honeymoon trip could not have been better at somewhere else but The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Thanks Azim and the whole resort for your wonderful work. A truly paradise on earth. I would love to stay longer next time.
We spent two weeks at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, arriving on Easter Sunday in April and leaving in the first week of May. We stayed Having stayed at another island in the Maldives in 2018 (Coco Bodu Hithi island) it was really interesting to see the similarities and differences between the two places. Sun Siyam Iru Fushi does take some time to get to, having to take the (very expensive) seaplane transfer with Trans Maldivian airways. This cost isn’t set by the hotel but we were quite shocked with how the price of a 45 minute seaplane transfer was almost the same as our 14 hour flight from the UK to Male. However, everything is handled for you from the moment you land to the moment you depart with the Sun Siyam team greeting you at arrivals, hosting you in their private seaplane lounge and supporting you on departure. We would probably opt for an island which is accessible by speedboat in the future just for ease - we also had to stop at two other islands on our return flight to pick up other passengers causing one of our party to almost miss his flight, the total flight time was almost two hours with these added pick ups! The views arriving into the island via seaplane are amazing, green islands surrounded by the turquoise lagoon and deep blue waters - have your camera ready!
Room and facilities - 5/5
We chose to stay in a Deluxe Beach Villa with Pool which was exceptional. The room layout was fantastic and there was so much room to spend time in. the outside bathroom had a lovely big hot tub bath and then an outside and inside shower. The toiletries provided were plentiful and refreshed by our room boy whenever we were running low. The bed was huge with a seating area in the same room and then a TV which showed English channels including HBO - perfect for late at night or those rainy mornings. There was a fully stocked mini bar (which we didn’t use) and a coffee machine ($4 a capsule) and complimentary tea. The bedroom led out to our private garden area complete with pool which was beautiful and much more private than we thought it might be. The private garden area went directly onto the beach where our two sun beds were, along with our private cabana area too for some shade. People do walk along the beach but not disruptively or intrusively. We can’t fault the room!
There was a kids club and kids pool area which (as a couple) we didn’t use. The adults pool was very nice but as we had our own pool we didn’t use the pool itself, instead opting for the Happy Hour at the adults pool ‘Reflections’ to enjoy some cocktails as the sun set - this spot on the island is the perfect view for sunsets! There was also a water sports centre, tennis courts, games tables and giant chess - none of which we used as we were too busy relaxing!
We visited the spa too on one occasion - it was an amazing experience but horrendously overpriced - over $500 for two massages and mini facials!
Snorkelling on the island was a little disappointing compared to our experience on another island last year. The coral reef outside of our room area was mostly bleached with very little aquatic life - we only saw a few fish and not much coral either. Around the dive centre and the ‘Nemo Park’ was a little better for fish snorkelling but it’s quite deep (if you have kids) and again the coral is not in the best condition. Our comparison is the island we stayed at last year where the reef was very healthy and plentiful, we would see turtles daily along with sharks, octopus, lobsters and crayfish, so we were very spoiled for snorkelling last year! At Sun Siyam, the dive centre provides fin hire free of charge to guests.
Restaurants - 5/5
The island has lots of different restaurants to suit every taste! On the halfboard plan we had breakfast at Iru buffet and dinner at any of of the restaurants apart from the Teppanyaki provided everyday. We mostly used the guest portal to book our reservations, but the butler can also take care of this for you.
We tried all of the restaurants apart from the Teppanyaki as the menu was quite expensive and it’s very close to the Waters Edge/Bamboo and Sinbad restaurants so we didn’t think that the atmosphere would be worth and additional few hundred dollars! Our favourite restaurants were Islanders Grill and Taste of India for both atmosphere, service and food. We also loved The Trio as we enjoy Italian food and the service there was very good. Sinbad, Bamboo and Flavours were all good just not our favourites! We did have some disappointing service in Flavours particularly on our second night and hoped that on another visit it would improve but it didn’t - the waiters were just very inattentive and not engaging in comparison to the other restaurants.
We had a particularly amazing experience in Islanders Grill where it’s definitely worth getting a 7pm table if you can! The Assistant F&B Manager Janaka got chatting to us on a few nights and then made special arrangements for us to have an excellent table for our final evening at Sun Siyam in the Islanders Grill restaurant, we have to say that this was the most exception service we received at the hotel and we really did fee very special - thank you so much to Janaka for making our final evening so special!
We also enjoyed milkshakes and ice creams from La Cremeria - delicious! Finally, we did try the In Villa dining for lunch a couple of days and were really impressed by it. The food was fresh and tasty and there wasn’t a tray charge - just the food charge which was pretty close to the other restaurants lunch menu prices.
In comparison to the other hotel we stayed at last year, the Food and Drink was pretty much on par, with the added bonus of a larger choice!
Atmosphere - 3/5
The hotel is great for families. When we have a family in the future we would return and I would highly recommend it to friends with children. However, as a young couple this wouldn’t be my first choice of hotel. I will say upfront that I am from a large family with lots of kids and have friends with kids etc but when you are in a luxury island break there are some occurrences which happened which werent what we were expecting. The marketing for Sun Siyam is that it is for everyone - which they can cover by having an adults only pool but there were moments in our trip where the atmosphere was slightly tainted by families around us. In our Villa there were a few incidents where the family next door would open up their doors and play loud music for hours on end (our butler did try to help with this but it did happen a few further times). The same family we’re also using a drone (not what you want when you are trying to sunbathe and relax). We also had a bad experience at Flavours restaurant on the 2nd night where there were kids (aged 8-12 I think) running around the restaurant and dancing and shouting. Not what you are hoping for with a luxury 5* break. I do wonder if some adults only dining options might help with this as kids and families make up about 80% of the guests on the island.
Diving - 3/5
We completed 13 dives at the Sun Dive School across the two weeks. My husband and I are both Advanced PADI scuba license holders. I in particular have a few areas which I was hoping to work on with guidance from the dive instructors.
This was one of the parts which we were quite disappointed with - the instructors were quite impersonal and the dive sites weren’t fantastic. We visited two sites twice and aside from incredible fish and reefs we saw two turtles, two sharks and a ray throughout the duration of the trip. I also received no guidance from the instructors on the things which I was trying to work on, instead relying on a paying guest who was doing her Divemaster course to give me some tips and hints - which proved successful.
Service and staff -5/5
The service at the hotel is pretty good, some of the staff don’t engage hugely with guests and then others are A*!
I’ve already mentioned Assistant F&B manager Janaka who seems to pop up at every restaurant each night (we would always see him!) and he was very hands on with his staff which was great to see, clearly taking a lot of care and pride in the F&B service at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.
On arrival at the island you are allocated a butler - ours was Shanun who was lovely and helpful for us with any enquiries or concerns we had. He would also check in on us occasionally to ensure we were happy.
A few restaurant staff to mention...
- Shahajan at Reflections where we went most nights for the sunset happy hour. He was a great bar waiter, very attentive and friendly!
- Antika at Taste of India - a wonderful hostess and great with the customers. The rest of the Taste of India team were also amazing!
- A few of the team from Islanders Grill who really went above and beyond to make our last evening super memorable - Ausath, Ahmed, Sameer and Yathrib. We nearly didn’t bother with Islanders Grill but we are SO glad that we went as the food and service here is the best on the island. The team are incredibly professional, personable and a great asset for the hotel.
Our room boy Fazeel was very sweet and friendly, he clearly works very hard and is experienced in the industry.
Finally a special mention for Naseer and the dive boat team who were really kind and friendly when my husband was feeling seasick! He gave my husband the traditional Maldivian antidote of a clove to chew on (which worked!) and were all very friendly. The dive boat guys were really professional and great!