Summer Island Maldives…It has a good ring to it, doesn’t it?
Everyone loves summer, everyone loves an island, and everyone would love to go to the Maldives! So does a place called Summer Island Maldives actually exist? Yes, yes it does and it’s pretty fricking amazing. A Maldives honeymoon at Summer Island is just what all newlyweds need.
We spent 11 nights in an over-the-water bungalow at Summer Island and basically had to be forced out of our room…we didn’t want to leave Summer Island EVER.
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Summer Island Maldives Video
There are tons of all-inclusive Maldives resorts and it’s hard to pick with Maldives resort is right for you. We are super happy we picked Summer Island Maldives and here’s everything you need to know about Summer Island.
How To Get To Summer Island Maldives
Summer Island is a private Maldives resort located about 50 minutes away from the capital city of Male by speedboat. We took the speedboat from Male airport, there is an option to travel to the island via seaplane, but as you would guess this is a much pricier option.
We highly suggest taking a seaplane while in the Maldives at least once, the best views of the Maldives islands are from a seaplane. Extra points to Summer Island because their speedboat had free Wifi that actually worked!
Over The Water Bungalow At Summer Island Maldives
We stayed in an over the water bungalow at Summer Island Maldives, which was everything we had imagined. We literally could step out into the ocean right for our bungalow. It felt like we had our own private Maldives resort, we had a balcony with 2 lounge beds and an inviting ocean, no need for a pool here. Inside our room, we had a “fish window” cut into the floor where we could watch the fish swim by. No joke, every time we looked there was a fish, this was our 3rd over the water bungalow in the Maldives and no other Maldives resort had half as many fish.
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Even the windows surrounding the bathtub opened up to the surrounding turquoise waters. There was a day where we literally only left our room twice, for breakfast & dinner, we couldn’t be bothered to leave for lunch. Even though we were tempted by the ice cream that was served every lunch & dinner…we all know Hannah has a slight addiction to ice cream.
Food & Drinks At Summer Island Maldives
There are two restaurants at Summer Island Maldives. We ate all of our meals at the restaurant over the water, as this restaurant is for those staying in water bungalows only. We were on the all-inclusive plan so enjoyed ice-cold beers as we watched the sunset and then headed into dinner which was served semi-buffet we ordered our mains of the nightly menu. Our favorites meals were the sesame seed crusted tuna and the beef wellington.
Things To Do On Summer Island
There are a ton of activities on the island to keep you busy during your holiday. There are several day trips from Summer Island, we loved our sandbank island tour where we literally took the speedboat to a sandbank floating in the middle of the ocean.
Adam was able to do some diving in the Maldives with the onsite dive shop and he even got Nitrox certified during our stay. What better place to get dive certified than in the Maldives? Diving in the Maldives is some of the best in the world. Don’t forget to pack your GoPro and if you are wanting those fun over-under shots check out our GoPro dome tips article.
Summer Island is home to two gorgeous white sand beaches, one on each side of the island, always a chair to sit and relax. We would spend the morning on one side and then follow the sun to the other beach later in the day.
The spa…we have never been to a spa quite like this one. The spa is set up over the water where you are looking down at the fish window, and once again a ton of fish were always swimming by. The over the water spa rooms have all glass doors that open up to the ocean. This was the perfect setting for a Balinese massage in the Maldives. Make sure to ask about their specials they seemed to have special prices on your first day. No better way to beat jet lag than a relaxing couples massage.
There is an infinity pool by the beach bar but honestly we only spent one of our afternoons there, we preferred to swim out to the hammock floating in the middle of the ocean. When in the Maldives you don’t really need a pool.
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We planned on visiting the gym but yeah that also didn’t happen we got our workout swimming in the Indian ocean which you can’t do at home.
It’s safe to say we fell in love with Summer Island Maldives. It has everything you could possibly ask for in Maldives vacation.
There are some great low-season deals so make sure to book early online.
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7 Reasons Why I Never Want to Leave Summer Island Maldives
I don’t wanna go. I don’t want to pack my bags and leave this magical little drop of sand in the Indian Ocean. We have called a water bungalow at the end of the dock home now for over a week, but we’re not ready to go yet. I don’t think I ever want to leave this little slice of paradise known as Summer Island Maldives. Here are seven reasons why I never want to leave this place!
1. The water
The main reason we wanted to visit the Maldives in the first place is for pictures like this. Just look at this water! Summer Island Maldives is on the west side of North Male Atoll on Ziyaaraifushi Island. The island has a reef that runs the perimeter of the island keeping waves calm and gives the water about 5 shades of blue. I could stare out into the waters around Sumer Island Maldives forever.
Like most places in the Maldives, the diving is pretty ridiculous. We jumped in the water with the dive shop on the island, Diverland Maldives, for a pretty remarkable dive. As soon as we jumped in we descended on a group of 26 eagle rays calmly sailing by. Eagle rays of all the rays look so elegant and effortless under the water. Also on the dive, we ran into SHARKS, turtles, and a whole bunch of colorful reef fish.
3. The Water Bungalows
At the end of the island stretching out into the aqua blue waters surrounding the island are 20 private water villas. If I woke up in one of these villas every day for the rest of my life I think I would be okay with that. The villas are outfitted with a glass bottom window to the sea where you can watch fish swim by day or night. On the outside of each bungalow is a private sun deck with loungers to relax in the sun overlooking the pristine waters.
4. The Barefoot Dock lifestyle
I don’t want to go back to wearing shoes. Summer Island is a small sand-covered island and shoes aren’t really necessary. The longest walk is from the end of the dock to the pool, and that’s the way I like it.
Being surrounded by a reef the snorkeling here is of course pretty good. On a few of the snorkeling expeditions, we encountered massive 200-pound tunas, white tips reef sharks, lots of anemones with clownfish, and a full range of colorful reef fish. All this just a few short kicks from the shore of Summer Island Maldives.
The reef around the island is a combination of natural and man-made reef systems installed to encourage natural reef growth. If you love snorkeling considering spending a few nights at Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon they have a house reef that is amazing.
6. The Hammock
About 100 feet from shore in the shallow calm waters sits a hammock suspended by two poles. One of the best places to be on the entire island is gently rocking back and forth in the hammock with the waves. It would be the perfect place for an afternoon nap if the tides are right!
Being a tiny little white sand island, it’s perfect for both sunrise and sunset. As beautiful as sunrises can be, we are more sunset people, it fits our schedule better. Every night you could find us in the best place on the island for sunset, the wooden bar suspended over the water. The westward-facing bar has front row seats for the nightly show of colors here at Summer Island Maldives.
Lastly, Without the people, it would just be a place. The people that make Summer Island Maldives run, are a special element to the resort. Everyone always has a smile on their face and are always ready to take care of your needs without being overbearing.