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One of the south African’s favourite resorts, imposing and impressive, the elegent five-star Sugur Beach unfurls along the sun-
drenched, sheltered bay of Flic-en-Flac, bordered by crystalline waters, manicured gardens and one of the most picturesque
beaches on the island.

Meander over to Maldives

Dotted with Sun Siyam Resorts hotels, the Republic of Maldives, (Maldives) is a small archipelagic state in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. An exquisite necklace of assorted islands, this location is a favourite holiday destination as it offers a diversity of experiences, differing from one island to the next.

Sun Siyam Resorts consider themselves as havens to the free-spirited traveller! They pride themselves in their warm-hearted approach to hospitality and graciously welcome guests to experience luxury in a world of unbridled pampering.

World Leisure Holidays is standing by to book your unforgettable Maldivian holiday in any one of the Sun Siyam Resorts and we’re giving you a complimentary beach bag and two towels for a limited period to get you into the holiday mood. Choose from a trio of treasures, with something for everyone!

While the three highlighted Sun Siyam resorts have a range of similar offerings, style, comfort, luxury and service are the key areas of overlap and after that, each is unique, offering an inimitable experience!

The first gem in the collection, 5-star Aqua Iru Veli, is a destination that is gaining a reputation for being a stylish getaway, with “a playful twist”.  The very private tropical sanctuary has white-sand beaches, stunningly clear sapphire waters and its very own lagoon, Dhaalu Atoll.

Aqua Iru Veli, Maldives

Accommodation comprises 125 sun-drizzled, thatched casitas that are scattered through the trees nestled around Iru Veli’s lagoon, while others hover over the crystal waters with access to the sea from a private jetty. Every room is exceptionally private, designed in a modern Maldivian style, and each has an unobscured panoramic view of the endless ocean. Individual rooms have their own charming freshwater pool for couples and families alike, with interconnecting spaces also available for larger groups.

The endless azure ocean calls to the water enthusiasts and activities include jet-skiing, snorkelling or diving, among other activities, with the waters alive with a huge variety of marine life. Adventurous spirits can take part in a sunset dolphin excursion, a snorkelling safari or a trip to a local island for a peek into Maldivian culture.

To unwind, guests can indulge in a selection of spa treatments at the Sun Aqua Spa, delivered in overwater pavilions to the backdrop of waves rolling in the distance.  Steam and sauna rooms, hydrotherapy pools and open-air rain showers luxuriously complete the relaxing experience.

The three restaurants on Sun Aqua Iru Veli offer a fusion of Maldivian flavours with international fare, and there is a choice of two bars where guests can sample a selection of creative cocktails, in addition to a choice of wines from a fully stocked wine cellar.

And while you are busy doing your thing, youngsters are kept busy at the Kids’ Club, complimentary for three to 12-year-olds, the ideal answer for families with youngsters on holiday, giving you a break from parenting while allowing the kids to have some fun and make new friends!

Second in the line-up of treasures is Aqua Vilu Reef, 5-star luxury offering guests the epitome of indulgence and pampering, making it the ultimate destination for honeymooners and families alike.

Aqua Vilu Reef, Maldives

With a choice of either Beach Villas, Deluxe Beach Villas, Jacuzzi Deluxe Beach Villa or a Sun Aqua Pool Villa, each room is tastefully designed for a sense of spaciousness and calm.

Stylish white interiors are off set with tropical colours and, depending on the choice, the villas offer access to the sparkling lagoon just mere steps away, a private Jacuzzi or swimming pool and/or a modern deck with either a swing or loungers.

Each villa offers a range of amenities including hot water showers and a mini bar and they also come with free toiletries and slippers.  

Couples can enjoy views of the beach or ocean or choose to relax in intimate privacy around their own private swimming pool, nestled in between hedges of verdant tropical greenery, while families can enjoy meals out on the deck, overlooking the ocean or beach.

Encircled by some of the best coral reefs in the Maldives, diving and snorkelling are a delightful way to encounter the vibrant marine life —including experiencing daily eagle ray feeding — while the resort is also home to a variety of exotic flora and fauna.

The vast selection of activities includes being pampered at the Sun Spa, where you can indulge in therapeutic aromatherapy massages and traditional Ayurvedic rituals or alternatively, choose to enjoy a workout at the fully equipped Fitness Centre, while the kids are supervised at the Kids Club, enjoying a host of activities in a safe environment.

The more active guests can participate in a game of volleyball, tennis or badminton, swimming in the turquoise waters, exploring the lagoon by canoe, windsurfing or taking a thrilling banana-boat ride. Couples (or families!) can book a bespoke dining experience under the stars while the more adventurous can take an island-hopping day excursion. The resort also provides a tour desk and a souvenir shop.  

Eating out is an exciting experience for couples and family members of all ages, where there is a choice if international and local fare, from breakfast buffets that cater for Continental, Italian, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free, Kosher, Asian, Buffet, to à la carte menus of fresh seafood and local dishes.

A fully stocked cellar caters for the wine lover and the Nautilus Bar and pool Bar also serve cocktails and a variety of local drinks and, while after the sun dips below the horizon, the resort comes to life with live music and the beat of BoduBeru drums.

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is accessible via a 35-minutes sea plane transfer from Male International Airport, so book a holiday today and let World Leisure Holidays take that stress off your shoulders!

The last in the trio of the Sun Siyam Maldivian treasures is fantastic Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, a 52-acre resort set in the heart of Noonu Atol, the ideal getaway for couples, families and friends, with a range of accommodation, over the water or on the beach, the choice is yours. These include Aqua Retreat – with its own infinity pool and butler service, Deluxe Beach villa – right on the beach with a private terrace, Deluxe Beach Villa – with unbeatable ocean views from its own private infinity pool, Family Deluxe Beach villa – with pool and separate living area, and Pool Beach Villa – with its own outdoor bathroom, private pool and separate living area.

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives

All accommodation offers an infinite view of the ocean coupled with absolute privacy from other guests.

The 5-star resort is in the very heart of the Maldives with 11 restaurants and five bars, catering for every foodie, from beachside fine dining to classic French cuisine with a twist, Japanese fare, global cuisines and themed dinners, fresh seafood served Maldivian style, to Italian, Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine.

The five fully stocked bars have different focuses, including poolside lounge sandwiches, salads and snacks, wine tastings with the in-house sommelier as well as catering for private dining and special events – everyone is assured of having their gastronomical and thirst needs fulfilled!

So too, there is an entire treasure trove of activities available for the more physically active guests as the resort has some of the best water sports in the Maldives, as well as activities for those seeking tranquillity and calm.

For adventure seekers, guests can sail to a nearby uninhabited island and spend the day snorkelling and discovering local fauna and flora, while there is plenty opportunity and choice of locations to swim among the abundant sea life.

This is a haven for windsurfing, kiteboarding and jet skiing, while the landlubbers are invited go on nature walks through the abundant tropical greenery, where guides will point out rare plants and shy indigenous creatures.

Or alternatively, work out at the fully equipped Fitness Centre, play a game of tennis, badminton or table tennis, while the more sedentary can indulge in table football, board games, or a session at the karaoke lounge — or simply relax poolside with a long drink.

The magnificent setting is ideal to take a yoga class on the beach to unwind or choose to relax at The Spa by Thalgo France, where a variety of massages and signature spa treatments are on offer, chosen from eastern and western healing methodologies. And for the creative souls, you can attend a craft class to learn how to transform palm leaves, shells or wood into your very own creation. The choices are infinite, just like the panoramic views of the glistening ocean!

If the evening is more your thing, relish a family get-together or romantic meal for two under the Maldivian starlight while every need is seen to by the impeccable service and the gourmet menus ensure and unforgettable experience is had by all.

And what would the resort be if it didn’t cater for the younger guests? For starters, up to two children under 15 can sleep and eat for free when sharing a villa with two adults.

The safe and carefree outdoor environment is conducive to adventure and fun, where children flourish, whether it’s a kids club for young adults, a games room for teenagers or a babysitting service for the very little ones, you will have space to indulge yourself!

What are you waiting for? World Leisure Holidays has a range of options to suit your every need, so no matter what your dream is, we will make it come true on your spectacular Indian Ocean island holiday!

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