Emerging Destinations: Dhaalu Atoll

Dhaalu Atoll – Your next travel destination. Located in the central Maldives and relatively new to welcoming the hospitality industry; opening its first resort in the late 90’s. Dhaalu is a quiet corner with excellent diving and snorkelling. With its population of about 5000 spread across seven inhabited islands. How do we classify a destination […]

GM’s View: Mohamed Hilmy, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mohamed Hilmy is the General Manager of Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, the flagship property of Sun Aqua. In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Hilmy talks about his long career in the tourism sector, his observations regarding the various changes that has taken place within the industry over the years, and offers us his insights into […]

Hotel Review: Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We arrived at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef early morning. My first glance at the resort took my breath away. That is, my view from the seaplane. The resort is located in Dhaalu atoll, and I had dozed off for the 45 minute journey to be woken up by my colleague and friend who was travelling […]

Refurbished Vilu Reef relaunched as Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

Originally opened in 1998, Vilu Reef will now sit as the flagship Maldivian property for the Sun Aqua brand.