Nalaguraidhoo Island, South Ari Atol

Discover one of the Maldives’ best beaches that encircles the tiny palm-fringed Sun Island or Nalaguraidhoo, known locally as the ‘Flower of the Indies'.

Find your own ‘Robinson Crusoe’ island complete with every facility you’ll need to enjoy this exclusive tropical island paradise.

Relax on a long crescent of soft, powder-white sand that shelves gently into a beautiful turquoise lagoon.

Swim to the nearby reef to snorkel or dive amid colourful reef fish as they flitter above the coral, go kayaking or windsurf the lagoon, admire a magical sunset overlooking the Indian Ocean while sipping a cocktail, then savour a romantic dinner on the beach or from your over-water bungalow.

Enjoy a post-sundown fishing trip followed by a barbecue of your catch right on the beach.

Where to stay

Nalaguraidhoo Island is home to the Sun Island Resort & Spa, which features over-water bungalows and a wide range of recreational facilities including PADI diving courses taught onsite.

Getting There

Nalaguraidhoo Island is located on South Ari Atoll, about 100km from Malé airport but less than a 40-minute flight by seaplane air taxi.

South Malé Atoll is 35km in length. It is home to 22 islands, most of which are located in its eastern fringes. It is separated from North Malé Atoll by a deep channel.

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Latest update: Nalaguraidhoo Island, South Ari Atol: 10 September, 2022