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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! All the staff is lovely especially Ilyas and Nordin. Very good place for relaxing, wonderfull view from the water villas excellent food. You need to try the stand up paddle; the water is so clear... What can I say we will back for sure. Thanks a lot at all the staff.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment I set foot on Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, I felt like a celebrity! A warm welcome awaits all guests as they make their way from the sea-plane to the island via speed boat. Vilu Reef has very well-trained and hospitable staff who make sure that you feel right at home, which is one of the best aspects...

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Hilmy M, General Manager at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, responded to this review

Dear Mahim K, Greetings from Sun Aqua Vilu Reef. We are so pleased to know that from the moment you set foot here at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, you were made to feel like a celebrity. Indeed, all our guests are given this welcome as we want to celebrate the arrival of our esteemed guests to their home away from...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend had the most wonderful holiday and unforgettable experience at this resort,we stayed at room 438 and enjoyed the most outstanding service,big thank you for making our experience extra special to Gais who was making beautiful animals from towels and always made us smile and to lovely omelette chef at the restaurant x We had amazing time...

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Hilmy M, General Manager at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, responded to this review

Dear Kateryna S, Warm greetings from Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, we are delighted to receive this wonderful review and are pleased to know that we had managed to create for you "the most wonderful holiday and unforgettable experience". Your appreciation of Gais, for his creative towel decorations and warm friendly service with a smile has been brought to his attention....

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Best experience of ..... - Hospitality by entire staff was lovely/warm, - Luxurious Villas - i experienced Aqua Suite & Deluxe Beach Villa which were class to the core, best privacy (would recommend to experience both Water & Beach Villas) - Food Cuisine is also awesome (For Pure Vegetarians - Limited options, Buffet not recommended / Ala Carte Option is...

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Hilmy M, General Manager at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, responded to this review

Dear KashKool, Sunny greetings from Sun Aqua Vilu Reef and thank you for this very positive feedback. My team and I are very pleased to know that your recent stay with us has been up to your expectations. Thank you for the generous comments on our rooms, food, activities, Diving, recreational facilities, white sandy beach and the colorful and thriving...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We have just finished a 9 day stay at the Sun Aqua Villa Reef and paid for an all-inclusive Sunset Water Villa Reef room. This is our seventh time to the Maldives and we keep returning as we enjoy the Maldivian hospitality, good food and beautiful location and this was our first time to the Villa Reef. We arrived around...

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stay at this paradise island (153, pool villa) for one week in Oct. 2016, I got the best treatment from the first minute we arrived until we left. Breakfast lunch and diner buffets were amazing, foods are rotated with new menus everyday and not forget to mention Chilli crabs and grilled lobsters ( from the pond) from Well done restaurant,...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This place was beautiful. Room are clean and nice, my room no: 415 water villa. Food was good specially nautilus bar staff are very friendly (Shan) he served as in well done restaurant he was good. We like his hospitality and thank you so much Shan we will come back my friend the rest

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Hilmy M, General Manager at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor member, Greetings from Sun Aqua Vilu Reef. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful words with us and we would like to thank you for appreciating our friendly and attentive service and team members. I have passed on your appreciation to Shan, who is extremely pleased and motivated, knowing that he was able to make you happy...

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I stay @ Sun Aqua Vilu reef for 2 weeks in agust/ sep, anything is perfect, food, people, location, sand... i spent here an amazing holiday/ work ( im a wedding photographer i had a wedding here), also my 3 years old daughter had a very pleasant stay. There is a stunning kids club, my babe went in only once...

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Hilmy M, General Manager at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, responded to this review

Dear Parislo, Warm greetings from Sun Aqua Vilu Reef. let me start by thanking you for choosing to stay with us and for making us your choice for having your "Tropical Maldivian Wedding". The team and I are pleased to know that we were able to provide you with the experience you had expected from us and that we did...

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 8 nights in September and from the moment we arrived until we left, were treated to the most lovely stay. Personal thanks to Shaheen who I was in touch with before our arrival and also to the other members of staff and not least Mohamed Hilmy, the General Manager all of whom looked after us to ensure...

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Hilmy M, General Manager at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, responded to this review

Dear Pamela G, It is with great satisfaction that we have read your feedback regarding your stay with us recently. The team and I are very pleased with the feedback, taking in to account that your experience with us has been an "example of hospitality & service" as you have stated. Thank you for the appreciation and kind words. Thank...

Pune, India
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We landed Male at around 13:00 hrs and there was no one to recieve us at the hotel desk and I had that feeling whether I made the right decision to choose this property. In 10 minutes the guy was there and then we realized that our flight landed around 20 minutes before time. He escorted us to the hotel...

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Hilmy M, General Manager at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, responded to this review

Dear Pritamdihoka, Warm greetings from Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, a Maldivian Sun. My team and I are pleased to know that we were able to provide you with the experience and service levels that you had expected from us. I have taken note that your arrival was a bit earlier than expected and hence, our airport representatives missed you on...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A sun-kissed sanctuary, our beautiful Paradise is covered by a lush layer of coconut palms and scented by the sweet fragrance of frangipanis and tropical flowers. Ringed by pristine coral reefs and clear turquoise waters, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is a haven of peace, home to bright blooms and friendly fauna, with hermit crabs, grey herons and multi-colored geckoes among our exotic inhabitants. This delicate ecology offers quiet moments with nature, the opportunity to immerse in delicious serenity. Only 145 kilometers south of capital Malé, we're just a 35-minute seaplane ride from the international airport - a short but spectacularly scenic ride. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

Address: Meedhuffushi, South Nilandhe Atoll (Formerly Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort)
Region: Maldives > Dhaalu Atoll
Price Range: $469 - $1,598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sun Aqua Vilu Reef 5*
Number of rooms: 103
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Also Known As:
Vilu Reef Beach And Spa Resort
Vilu Reef Beach Hotel Haa Dhaalu Atoll
Hotel Vilu Reef Beach
Vilu Reef Maldives
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Dhaalu Atoll
#2 Spa Hotel in Dhaalu Atoll
#2 Luxury Hotel in Dhaalu Atoll
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“If anything is not to your complete satisfaction, refer this to the Managers and I’m sure they will put this right.”
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“The room in front are more beautiful (view) but if u prefer being quite, the the room at the back of resort will be more suitable.”
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