Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, a stunningly refurbished resort found on the beautiful bite-sized gem of Meedhuffushi Island in the heart of the South Nilandhe Atoll. The property is the second addition to the group after Sun Aqua Pasikudah which opened earlier in 2015 on Sri Lanka’s North East coast. 

 Originally opened in 1998 Sun Aqua Vilu Reef takes on new colours and sit as the flagship Maldivian property for the Sun Aqua brand which plans to continue its international growth over the coming years. At Sun Aqua resorts, guests can enjoy perfectly relaxing experiences led by simple luxuries, sensational food and warm, dedicated service.

On 28th October 2015, the original date of opening in 1998, the property officially re-launched to a fanfare of celebration with official ceremonies followed by a beach side feast, dancing and live music held throughout the evening.


Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is easily accessible from International Airport via a 35 minutes seaplane ride. The Sun Siyam Family Lounge at the seaplane terminal bids an immediate start to the holiday offering refreshments and massages to help settle guests into the Sun Aqua spirit. The property has gone through a complete revival and been refurbished to an extremely high. Splashes of colour can be found throughout the property impressing Sun Aqua brand into the new future of Vilu Reef.

Following the rebranding, the resort has reached new heights. With the commitment of the dedicated and loyal team, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef has won various awards for the best luxury seafood restaurant and succeeded in gaining recognition for its lavish and enthralling wellness spa. Moreover, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef recently won the Indian Oceans Leading Water Villa Resort at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards.

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is a hotspot for repeater guests. Since the beginning, this property has a propensity to instil a feeling of warmth and love in the hearts of all those who visit the spirited and lively paradise, making the resort a second home for many of our guests.

The Sun Aqua brand is a visionary creation from Sun Siyam, one of the most forward-thinking and dynamic hospitality companies in the Maldives. With Maldivian entrepreneur Hon FDr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed at the helm, Sun Siyam aims to create a collection of hotel and resort brands across the Indian Ocean infused with his uniquely passionate and colourful spirit. The vibe is unpretentious and laid back, yet is punctuated by bursts of vivid colour and quirky touches. Such unexpected moments take guests by surprise, put a smile on their faces and create unforgettable memories.


From humble beginnings to becoming the Maldives’ leading entrepreneur, Hon FDr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed began his career working his way up the ranks in hotels around the country.  His first solo venture was the launch of a now very successful tour operating business, Sun Travels & Tours.  Today, alongside managing The Sun Aqua brand, he also runs an award-winning portfolio of tourism including The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives and plans for a second The Sun Siyam property in Sri Lanka. He is also an Executive Board Member of the Maldives Association of Tourism Industry.