A RESTING ABODE FOR SEA TURTLES – SUN AQUA VILU REEF

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is a palm fringed paradise like island, located at South Nilandhe atoll, a mere 35minute seaplane ride away. The beauty of the island is emphasized by the loyal and hardworking team which exists within. In the past, many activities have been initiated by team members to help the local communities in taking care of the environment. Helping sea turtles in their fight against human poachers and erosion of their nesting sites is a noteworthy effort of Sun Aqua Vilu Reef.

Guests joining the team to SAVE THE SEA TURTLE - Sun Aqua Vilu ReefThe whole team at the resort are deeply committed to protecting marine life. As of now seven turtle nests have been found on the property. In order to ensure the future of the sea turtles in the Maldivian waters, new hatchlings are cared for at the resort. This program of nest protection and rearing led the resort to work with local island communities so as to encourage the protection of turtle nests. Furthermore, to give these beloved sea creatures a chance at survival, Corporate Social Responsibility Department of the resort in associate with students of nearby island school, hosts a program for “releasing baby turtles”.

Guests joining the team to SAVE THE SEA TURTLE - Sun Aqua Vilu ReefOnce the protected hatchlings have imprinted on the sand, majority is released into their natural habitat. Although, at times, some have to be taken to be reared in the specialized pools for up to 18 months in order to improve their chances of survival in the sea. While in the care of the resort team, the turtles are monitored, kept clean, weighed and measured regularly on a weekly basis. They are fed daily a fresh diet of squid, lobster, and fish eggs. The turtles are reared until they are 30 centimeters and weigh 4 kilos, this is to further ensure their safety as at this size they are big enough to not be a snack for most of the predators which hunt baby turtles.

Guests joining the team to SAVE THE SEA TURTLE - Sun Aqua Vilu ReefHelp us to SAVE THE SEA TURTLE and preserve our marine environment, this is the wish of each of the team member at the Sun Aqua Vilu Reef.

Guests joining the team to SAVE THE SEA TURTLE - Sun Aqua Vilu ReefSea turtles are an endangered species. Human activities have made a negative impact on the survival of these ancient majestic creatures. We all need to do our part in order to protect them.

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is a glorious piece of haven like island. From its airy white rooms to the recreation for all ages, from the sundrenched sand to its coverage of lush greenery; Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is an experience unlike any other.

World Travel Awards 2016; In The Heavenly Tropical Bliss Which Is The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

WORLD’S LEADING WATER VILLA RESORT 2016

WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS TOURISM PIONEER (HOTELS & RESORTS) 2016

WORLD’S LEADING DIVE DESTINATION/ WORLD’S BEST SPA DESTINATION/ WORLD’S LEADING BEACH DESTINATION

The gala event for World Travel Awards 2016 was held, under a starry sky complimented by sand beneath and the sound of the waves grazing the shores of The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives, on the 2nd of December. It brought together the world winners on a wonderful setting on the beach, with a grand dinner and thrilling entertainment showcasing the best of the Maldives.

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi MaldivesThe Sun Siyam group won the World’s Leading Water Villa Resort for Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives. A praiseworthy accolade as Tourism Pioneer (Hotels & Resorts) was attained by Hon FDr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, Chairman & Managing Director of Sun Siyam group for his contribution to the tourism industry.

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

The Maldives as a destination won World’s Leading Dive Destination, World’s Best Spa Destination and World’s Leading Beach Destination.

“World Travel Awards 2016 at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives was a bedazzling event filled with the top notch people in the perfect setting. Sun Aqua Vilu Reef brought pride to the Sun Siyam group by attaining the accolade; Leading Water Villa Resort. Maldives as a destination won the much deserving awards. They say that a true leader can lead his people to success and we have been blessed with such a leader who was recognized as a tourism pioneer as well” said Evgenia Boyankova, Group Director of Business Development, Sun Siyam Resorts.

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Hon FDr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, Chairman & Managing Director of Sun Siyam Group
World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives
Hon. Moosa Zameer, Minister of Tourism

Since World Travel Awards establishment in 1993, its aim has been to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “It has been a real honour to return here to the Maldives, and in particular to bring the Grand Final to The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi for the first time. We have seen the best of international tourism recognized here at the resort tonight. More than 1.1 million votes were cast during our Grand Tour 2016, both from members of the public and from within the hospitality industry, and these voices have been heard. My congratulations to all of our winners this evening and I look forward to greeting many of you next year as we begin our search anew.”

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi MaldivesThe Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is a lush, greenery filled tropical island of the Maldives; located in the heart of Noonu Atoll. From its beaches to its crystal clear turquoise lagoon this idyllic island is a marvel of nature. On offer are an array of 14 restaurants and bars which are a culinary delight, to relax and sunbathe the day away or thrill yourselves with a hands-on adventure like wakeboarding, the choice is entirely yours. It is your home away from home, there is truly something for everyone to revel in.

World Travel Awards 2016, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi MaldivesFor more information: www.sunsiyam.com

World Travel Awards Grand Final to be held at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

The venue of the Grand Final Gala Ceremony has been upgraded to the five-star luxury retreat The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. As the opportunity has arisen to upgrade the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony, it is set to take place at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi on the 2nd December 2016.

Unfolding over 52 acres of natural perfection, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is the perfect venue for the Grand Final 2016 and a world away from the everyday. Reflecting a last minute surge in demand for space at the event, the venue has moved from the smaller Olhuveli Beach & Spa, Maldives, to the larger The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.

Both are operated by the Sun Siyam Resorts.

World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “It will be our pleasure to welcome guests to The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Upgrading to the new, larger venue ahead of the Grand Final 2016 will allow us to welcome a larger delegation from around the world here in the Maldives.”

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.

Regional Gala Ceremonies have already taken place in Tanzania, Peru, Italy, Jamaica, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates throughout the year.

World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.

Maldives to host the Grand Finale of World Travel Awards 2016

Maldives received the honour of hosting the Grand Finale of the World Travel Awards 2016. As this year marks the 23rd anniversary of the World Travel Awards, the prestigious event is set to take place at Olhuveli Beach Resort & Spa on the 2nd December 2016.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the “Travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscar’s” the World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards program in the global travel industry.  The World Travel Award was established back in 1993. Every year the World Travel Awards holds Gala ceremonies for Regional winners and a Grand Finale event is held to award the Global winners. Over the years, the platform has been reputed as the highest level of achievement in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Since then Maldives has won in numerous categories at the World Travel Awards

The Grand Finale of the World Travel Awards will be attended by industry’s key stakeholder, decision makers and gains the attention of the most influential Travel Trade media.

During the World Travel Award 2015 Grand Finale Maldives won the award for the World Leading Beach Destination. For the Grand Finale of 2016 Maldives different resorts and companies have been nominated for the following categories:

As the event day draws closer final preparation are underway at the Olhuveli Beach Resort and Spa.

Sun Siyam Resorts wins prestigious accolades at the Maldives Travel Awards 2016

Leading Wellness & Spa Resort – The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives

Most Supportive Resort – Sun Siyam Resorts

Lifetime Achievement Recognition – Mr Ahmed Siyam Mohamed

The Gala Event for Maldives Travel Awards was held amidst the perfect venue of Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives. Leading Wellness & Spa Resort was won by The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives. Most Supportive Resort was won by Sun Siyam Resorts. The much-deserved Lifetime Achievement Recognition was attained by Hon FDr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, Chairman & Managing Director of Sun Siyam Group.

Sun Siyam Resorts wins prestigious accolades at the Maldives Travel Awards 2016

“Pleasure! Fun! Style! Maldivian Travel Awards 2016 at Olhuveli Beach and Spa Maldives collected top people of the industry.  Four awards for Sun Siyam Group proved our efforts are recognized. Show must go on! And motivate us all to keep high standards in events and hospitality till we meet again for the awards next year.” said Evgenia Boyankova, Group Director of Business Development, Sun Siyam Resorts.

At the majestic Gala Award Ceremony with the perfect ambiance, held on the 20th of November 2016; amongst prominent government and industry leaders, print and broadcast media the awards for Leading Wellness & Spa Resort, Most Supportive Resort and Lifetime Achievement Recognition was declared.

Sun Siyam Resorts wins prestigious accolades at the Maldives Travel Awards 2016

Maldives Travel Awards was established in 2012 by MATATO, Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, recognized as the leading travel association in the Maldives. Their aim being to encourage and raise the standard of overall service within our tourism industry. Thus, the awards are presented to nominees in different categories based on standard and various sectors.

Sun Siyam Resorts wins prestigious accolades at the Maldives Travel Awards 2016

Set amongst a lush tropical island Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives is nestled at the tip of South Male’ Atoll. 45 minutes away by speedboat it is the ideal escape from everyday life, offering delightful cuisines to leisure activities for all. The 164 villas showcase a mix of modern yet traditional elements made perfect by the stunning views of the turquoise lagoons and the Indian Ocean.

Sun Siyam Resorts wins prestigious accolades at the Maldives Travel Awards 2016

Sun Siyam Resorts wins prestigious accolades at the Maldives Travel Awards 2016

Sun Siyam Resorts wins prestigious accolades at the Maldives Travel Awards 2016

Sun Siyam Resorts wins prestigious accolades at the Maldives Travel Awards 2016

Sun Siyam Resorts wins prestigious accolades at the Maldives Travel Awards 2016

Sun Siyam Resorts wins prestigious accolades at the Maldives Travel Awards 2016

Sun Siyam Resorts wins prestigious accolades at the Maldives Travel Awards 2016