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Accommodations in Maldives

Summer Island


Summer Island is located 34 km from Malé airport. From here, you zip for 45 minutes in speedboat across the fascinating turquoise-coloured water to the North Atoll archipelago where Summer Island is located.

Summer Island’s smiling staff will be there to meet you as soon as you step off the speedboat and across the gangplank. You will be given a warm welcome and led into this barefoot paradise.

When you kick off your shoes and step onto the white sand on this scenic island, where the coconut palms sway in the light breeze and where the blue sky contrasts with the crystal-clear waters, you will almost have to pinch yourself because can it really be true that you have come to paradise? And yes, it can. Summer Island is a true paradise, and this will be your home for the next few days.

Summer Island is the perfect setting for a dream holiday, offering tranquillity, relaxation, adventure and bounty beaches.

The resort has 156 beautiful, modern rooms, decorated in light colours with wooden furniture. The stay is based on a superior bungalow, sleeping up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. The superior bungalows have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a mini fridge, a safe, TV, telephone, king size bed, sofa, desk/dressing table, coffee/tea making facilities and a semi-outdoor bathroom with toiletries and a hair dryer. On the private veranda, there is also a sofa and a table and chairs, where you can enjoy the view of the beach while sitting in the shade, reading a good book, playing cards or sipping a cool drink.

The resort has an infinity pool overlooking the turquoise lagoon, where you can laze on a sun lounger or on an air bed or you can swim a few lengths.

Not everything has to be about relaxation on Summer Island as there is also a gym and a variety of water sports such as windsurfing and para-sailing, or you can go out on a paddle board, in a canoe or on a banana boat.

When in the Maldives, you simply have to pull on a snorkel, mask and flippers. Walk out just a few metres from the beach and a fairy-tale world will open up to you with corals and beautiful fish in all the colours of the rainbow.

After a day in the sun, be sure to treat yourself to a visit to Firuma Spa, which stands on poles in the water. Here, you can enjoy a lovely massage as you look down through the glass floor – perhaps Nemo will swim past. You can also indulge in a steam bath, various facials, manicures and pedicures. You are then ready for another day in the sun.

In the evening, you can go for a walk along the beach and enjoy the sunset before dinner.

Summer Island has three restaurants: the buffet restaurant Hiya, built on poles over the water and reserved for guests staying at Premium Beach Villa and Water Villa, as well as the main restaurant Samuga, which is also a buffet restaurant serving dishes from all over the world. In addition, there is Avi, which is both an a la carte restaurant and a cocktail lounge with stunning views.

End the day with a colourful cocktail in the Nevi bar.

It is worth mentioning that in 2017 and 2018, Summer Island won the award for South Asia’s leading beach resort. The resort actually also won the award for the leading beach resort in the Maldives in 2018.

Superior Bungalow: Max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child
Premium Beach Villa: Max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child
Water Villa: Max 2 adults

Price for extra night:
Superior Beach Bungalow with full board Per person from:  £217
Price for upgrade:
Premium Beach Villa with full board per night Per person from:  £98
Water Villa with full board per night Per person from:  £138
Price to upgrade meal plan:
From full board to all inclusive Per person from:  £66

Villa Nautica

Paradise Island

Imagine a secluded island with white sandy beaches, beach villas peering out from behind tropical trees and tall coconut palms swaying in the tropical breeze. The island’s faithful herons stand looking out over the quiet turquoise lagoon, with its water villas like pearls on a string. Welcome to Villa Nautica.

You disembark from the speedboat and walk along the jetty to the shore. It’s like stepping into paradise – a barefooted paradise.

The beach villa is 54 m2 and sleeps either 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults. The villa is bright and spacious and furnished with traditional wooden furniture and brightly-coloured textiles. Each villa has air conditioning, a ceiling fan, Wi-Fi, a minibar, a TV, a telephone and kettle for tea and coffee as well as a dressing table/desk. There is both an indoor bathroom with a bath and an outdoor bathroom with an open air shower.  The villa has its own veranda with chairs and sun loungers and offers direct access to the white sandy beach.

The beach is made for walks by the water, sunbathing and relaxing in a hammock – perhaps with a refreshing drink from the Athiri beach bar?

If pools are more your thing, Villa Nautica has a fabulous infinity pool overlooking the glittering Indian Ocean. Laze on a sun lounger or hang out by the pool and just enjoy the view of this amazing place.

However, it is not only on land that Villa Nautica is like something from a fairy tale. Put on a snorkel, mask and flippers and explore the fairy-tale world below the surface with corals and fish in all the colours of the rainbow. You might even find Nemo or one of the harmless little reef sharks.

Villa Nautica also offers an ocean of water sports activities and arranges snorkelling, diving, fishing and sunset excursions.

And be sure to visit the Araamu Spa, which is surrounded by swaying palm trees and tropical gardens – the perfect setting for body and soul. At the Araamu Spa, you can treat yourself to a steam bath and various massages and facials before enjoying another day in the sun.

In the evening, enjoy the sunset with a drink from the Hulgangu, bar before dining at one of the resort’s many restaurants, which serve everything from Maldivian lobster to Japanese teppanyaki dishes. You also have the option of “in villa dining” if you wish to eat in your villa.

Deluxe Pool Villa: Max. 2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults

Water Villa: Max. 2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults

Price for room upgrade, per night:
Deluxe Beach Pool Villa Per person from:  £199
Water Villa Per person from:  £230
Price to upgrade meal plan, per night:
From full board to all inclusive Per person from:  £113

Joy Island

Joy Island

It feels like a dream when you arrive at Joy Island. White sandy beaches, crystal-clear water and coconut palms swaying in the gentle tropical breeze. Welcome to paradise!

This luxurious island is shaped like a butterfly and is situated around a 40-minute speed boat ride away from Malé.

The beach villa is 50 m2 and sleeps either 2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults. They are all located on the east side of the island, allowing you to wake up to the beautiful sunrise. The rooms are all decorated in fresh colours and tones that complement the surroundings of the Maldives. They all offer an “open-air” shower. As the icing on the cake, the villa has direct access to the white sandy beach.

Joy Island gives you a sense of inner peace and you’ll experience what it really means to unwind. Feel the calm descend as soon as you feel the sand between your toes and hear the sound of the waves gently lapping the shore. Find your favourite palm tree and make yourself comfortable on a sun lounger.

If you’re worried that there will be a little too much relaxation, fear not! You won’t get bored here. The resort offers a multitude of activities for you to try, including a tennis court, padel tennis court, own diving and water sports centre offering all manner of equipment and professional instructors who are on hand to help. Put on a diving mask and a pair of flippers and prepare to experience a whole new wondrous world of brightly coloured fish and beautiful corals. The house reef is just a short swim from the beach. You also have the option of a boat trip to visit some of the nearby islands or explore several magnificent coral reefs.

If you need a break from the sea, the resort has a fabulous pool. Quench your thirst with a chilled drink from the bar or hang out by the pool.

If you want to give yourself that little extra treat, Joy Island has its own day spa, were you can pamper your mind, body and soul with a range of therapeutic treatments. Book a facial or make an appointment for a massage while enjoying the stunning view of the turquoise Indian Ocean.

The island offers three places to eat: the main restaurant The Market, which is designed in the style of an outdoor market and offers a wide selection of dishes from all over the world. There are different themes to tantalise your taste buds every day. There is also an Italian pizzeria, Il Basilico, which serves various Italian dishes, and Chiringuito, which is a restaurant and bar combo, which, among other things, dishes up barbecue food. Rainbow is the resort’s main bar and meeting spot, where you can sip on colourful cocktails to the accompaniment of live music and entertainment every night.

In the evening, you can go for a stroll along the water’s edge, enjoying the sunset and watching the colours slowly change.

Beach Villa: Max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child
Beach Suite: Max 3 adults and 1 child
Beach Suite Pool: Max 3 adults og 1 child
Lagoon Suite: Max 3 adults

Price for upgrade from Villa Nautica, per night:
Beach Villa incl. all-inclusive Per person from:  £114
Beach Suite incl. all-inclusive Per person from:  £190
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