With miles of sparkling white sand beaches, fragrant groves of lush palm trees and the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, this stunning archipelago is a paradise on Earth.

Each secluded island in the Maldives offers a luxury shipwreck experience with spectacular coral reefs, cyan blue lagoons and incredible marine life.

It may be known as the capital of romance, but the Maldives is the perfect setting for family fun, water sports, relaxation or adventure with friends.

Barefoot Luxury: Unwind and Relax on Your Maldives Vacation with Sun Siyam Resorts

So where to start ? It all starts with the station you choose. Each is essentially its own private island or sandy atoll, so you want to make sure you’ve found the shipwreck experience that’s right for you.

From there, the hardest decision you will have to make is that of the private pool or the perfect beach? Spa or snorkeling?

Sun Siyam Resorts is a collection of singular resorts scattered across the archipelago, locally owned and offering authentic style, the exclusivity of a private island and that barefoot luxury that invites you to relax, soak up the sun and enjoy of your pristine surroundings.

The ultimate escape for couples, the shimmering sapphire lagoon and private pools at Sun Siyam Iru Veli provide the perfect backdrop for romance.

Watch the dolphins go by from your terrace, sink your toes into the soft white sand and, in the glass-bottom overwater spa, gaze at the exotic fish as you are massaged into a state of pure relaxation.

The perfect view from Sun Siyam Iru Veli: the pinnacle of Maldivian luxury for couples

The perfect view from Sun Siyam Iru Veli: the pinnacle of Maldivian luxury for couples

couples love Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, too. The coral reef is perfect for snorkeling, or you can just relax with a glass of champagne in your private infinity pool before heading to the beach for a romantic movie theater experience under the stars.

Then there are the resorts that invite all ages to enjoy the beauty of the Maldives. Sun Siyam Iru Fushi offers a private paradise for everyone with luxury villas, water sports and superb restaurants spread across a beach-lined paradise.

Another secluded resort offering relaxation and happiness for the whole family, Sun Siyam Olhuveli takes place on three incredible islands, where tradition meets modern design.

The only problem is choosing where to swim: Siyam World is a luxury playground for families

The only problem is choosing where to swim: Siyam World is a luxury playground for families

A world of adventures for family, friends or couples awaits you at Sun Siyam’s spectacular new playground, Siyam World. This resort is an upscale getaway on one of the largest islands and has adventure and exploration at heart.

So when it comes to planning your perfect island getaway, the best way to start is to find out which Sun Siyam retreat is right for you. Here are two recommendations, whether you’re looking for romance, adrenaline, or family fun.

A place made for two

On a dreamy, secluded island of palm groves, gorgeous white-sand beaches and sparkling azure waters, Iru Veli promises romance, whether you are celebrating your anniversary, your honeymoon or just your love for each other.

With elegant overwater accommodation, fantastic views of the turquoise lagoon, private pools designed for two in each suite, and champagne included, this resort is tailor-made for couples.

The ultimate romantic dream: Sun Siyam Iru Veli's luxury resort is tailor-made for couples

The ultimate romantic dream: Sun Siyam Iru Veli’s luxury resort is tailor-made for couples

Your all-inclusive package includes a $100 spa credit for a lifetime of pampering in the overwater spa, with all-natural ingredients that bring balance to body and mind.

Or certified divers can swap that for three dives where they’ll swim among stunning coral reefs and see incredible marine life up close.

What could be more romantic than a sunset cruise after a day spent enjoying this tropical hideaway? Three excursions are included in your package, so you can choose to explore on a guided snorkel tour or opt for a free windsurfing lesson. You can even race the waves with your jet ski credit before settling into a luxury shisha cabana.

Holiday bliss: Treat yourself to a King Ocean Suite at Sun Siyam Iru Veli

Holiday bliss: Treat yourself to a King Ocean Suite at Sun Siyam Iru Veli

This premium all-inclusive offer aims to provide complete relaxation, so you can dine in one of the fantastic bars and restaurants, enjoy the wine cellar and a range of cuisines, with exotic fresh fish grilled from an open kitchen to the Grouper Grill, or Mediterranean classics in Rome.

No matter how you spend your day, end it with a romantic dinner on the beach before watching a movie under the starry sky.

A station reinvented

Siyam World offers a whole new tropical experience with a world of possibilities. This reimagined resort is the perfect destination for families, couples and friends, with a range of unique experiences and a variety of beautiful accommodations leaving the choice entirely in your hands.

Whether you opt for an exclusive Beach Villa with private pool or a spectacular overwater villa with a lagoon slide, everyone will be happy.

Can you imagine staying here?  Unleash your inner child in this lagoon villa with slide

Can you imagine staying here? Unleash your inner child in this lagoon villa with slide

A paradise for body and soul, Siyam World is home to the largest inflatable water park in the Maldives and a FIFA-sized football pitch. Your group can be as active as they want, with tennis, badminton and basketball courts making this one of the sportiest resorts around.

And when the kids are away at one of the largest kids’ clubs in the Maldives, yoga classes on the beach will provide that perfect balance, helping you discover inner calm.

With eight bars and six exquisite restaurants spread across the island, experience different cuisine every day and a different bar every night, from Indian and Thai flavors to Spanish flair and world-class wines.

Your own private oasis: Relax at Siyam World in this four-bedroom beach residence

Your own private oasis: Relax at Siyam World in this four-bedroom beach residence

Upgrading to one of The Beach House collections will give you absolute privacy in your own secluded glade, with a butler on call to ensure everyone has the time of their lives. Just another luxury to make this stay in the Maldives perfect for everyone.

And Siyam World boasts its unbeatable WOW! 24-hour all-inclusive premium plan, with over 12 bars and restaurants to choose from, so you can feast on fish, dine on curries, or have whatever you want.

Unwind at Siyam World's Veyo Spa: a sanctuary within the resort's tropical grounds

Unwind at Siyam World’s Veyo Spa: a sanctuary within the resort’s tropical grounds

When it comes to the most exclusive archipelago in the world, romance abounds, but there’s so much more to discover too. Get back to nature, reconnect with loved ones and rediscover the love of sport, all in one of the most unspoilt corners of the world.

Planning your ideal Maldives vacation starts with finding the perfect resort for your ultimate island getaway.

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Affordable Luxury Travel (affordableluxurytravel.co.uk 0203 023 7776) sells holidays to the five Sun Siyam Resorts in the Maldives. Prices start from £2,699 pp for a premium all-inclusive holiday, based on two people sharing a beach suite with pool at Sun Siyam Iru Veli, departing June. Or £1,799 pp based on two adults and two children under 12 for a premium all-inclusive stay sharing a lagoon villa with pool and waterslide at Siyam World departing July. Both packages include international flights and transfers.