Sun Island experiences: Activities and excursions

21st September 2020

All of our islands offer a number of incredible, once-in-a-lifetime activities to enjoy, and our family resort on Sun Island is no exception. From diving experiences with the local marine life to cycling tours of the island, there’s something for everyone on Sun Island, and you can take it all at your own pace. 


South Ari Atoll is the most popular region for diving in the Maldives. With whale sharks, mantas and stingrays all within reach of the resort, a trip out into the water with Sun Island’s  DiveOceanus dive centre is sure to be a truly memorable experience. You can even venture out at night to see a different side of the underwater world that surrounds us here. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, our dive site excursions are suitable for everyone. We also offer a range of diving courses tailored to your experience and age. 

Find out more about diving experiences here

Water sports

With its turquoise waters and year-round sunshine, the Maldives is the perfect place for water sports. From snorkelling and paddleboarding to waterskiing and parasailing, there are plenty of ways to get out on the water. Adrenaline-junkies seeking adventure can enjoy exciting, fast-paced trips that get the blood pumping, including speed boat tours and parasailing. Guests who prefer a more relaxed adventure can discover the ocean from the comfort of our glass-bottom boat.

Read more about our water sports activities here


Whether you’re an experienced sailor or looking to hit the waves for the first time, the Maldives is a great place to sail. Wide lagoons and cooling breezes make sailing here easy, and with various lessons on offer, we can teach you everything you’ll need to know. We’ve got three different boats to have a go on too, so you can start small and work your way up. Dinghies are perfect for beginners and offer a quiet way to explore the ocean. Catamarans and trimarans are larger, more advanced boats that can reach higher speeds.

Explore our sailing options here


Take to the sea and explore the Maldives with our expert guides. Discover our traditions and get to know the locals or follow pods of dolphins as the sun rises over the Maldives – the choice is yours. Immerse yourself in the Maldivian lifestyle and explore everything that this beautiful paradise has to offer. 

Find out more about our excursions here


So, whether you want to take things slow and explore in style, or dive straight in and get the blood pumping, there’s plenty of options to choose from on Sun Island. For more information about all of our activities and excursions, click here.