Yorkshire Times
Weekend Edition
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
9:00 AM 17th May 2020

Holiday Island For Rent - $1m

Two luxurious Maldivian islands, accessible by seaplane, will soon be available for private hire…..but the experience will set you back nearly $1m!

But, worry not, you also get to take 49 members of your family and friends with you!

The five-star family-friendly Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, and the newly opened and luxurious Sun Aqua Iru Veli, both situated in the South Nilandhe Atoll, come available for hire as soon as Covid-19 visa restrictions have been lifted.

Remote and free of crowds, the two Maldavian islands, part of the Sun Siyam Resorts portfolio, offer the ultimate barefoot luxury resort experience.

They are both easily accessed by seaplane from Velana International Airport and each transfer takes approximately 45 minutes. But, your private island escape, will cost you a tad under $1m for 15 nights and up to 50 guests!

Both the multiple award-winning island resorts are tropical and ultra-private with all-inclusive rates covering everything from house alcohol to diving, meals, spa treatments and non-motorized water sports.

At Vilu Reef, guests get to enjoy the 103 beach and over-water villas that feature plunge pools and ocean vistas. With multiple pools; spa; a full staff, including private chefs; private butlers; an assortment of watersports and diving.

At the newly opened Iru Veli, paradise awaits! Guests can choose from the vast array of accommodation, from the famed Ocean Suite to the gorgeously appointed beach suites. Choose from Floodlit Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball Courts, a variety of excursions and of course a two-hour spa treatment, per person as well as two hours diving per person.

Both Vilu Reef and Iru Veli are renowned for their dazzling white, sugar soft beaches, 5-star cuisine, tranquil spas, a wide range of activities and renowned snorkelling. An exclusive stay at these luxurious islands will take your holiday, wedding or special occasion to the next level!

For availability, full terms and conditions and booking enquiries for either Sun Aqua Vilu Reef or Sun Aqua Iru Veli, please contact Shanyz Zihunee at Sun Aqua via email at