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Asdu Sun Island: A Mid Range Maldives Experience

Asdu Sun Island: A Mid Range Maldives Experience

Welcome to Asdu Sun Island, one of over 1000 tiny islands in the Maldives. The beaches are white, the colour of the water is mind blowing, and just like Shakira, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in beauty. It takes about a minute to walk across the island, maybe 5 minutes to walk from end to end, and is completely surrounded by electric blue water – if you’ve been searching for a proper island paradise then look no further.

A beach at Asdu Sun Island Resort, the Maldives

Bright blue water at Asdu Sun Island Resort, the Maldives

A white sand beach on Asdu Sun Island, the Maldives

A hair-raising 45 minute speedboat ride from Malé, the capital of the Maldives, Asdu Sun Island is a resort for people who don’t like resorts. You won’t find any water bungalows, Michelin stars or butlers on this island; instead you’ll find peace, relaxation and the image of that water burned into your retinas (in a good way). It’s mainly frequented by Italians, so even though you might hear people talking from time to time, you won’t understand what they are saying, further enhancing its appeal as a place to escape.

I’ll go into more detail on the resort in an upcoming post, but if you can’t wait till then I’ll give you a tip – if you are on a budget but still want a perfect Maldives getaway, this could be the island for you. It’s one of the few locally owned resorts and has been open since the 70s, and while no one would ever describe it as flash, it does the job. I was there for the island itself, not for a nice room, so it really didn’t bother me.

High tide on Asdu Sun Island, the Maldives

A school of fish at Asdu Sun Island, the Maldives

The water is the biggest attraction in these parts, and one of the best things to do is to go for a sunset kayak around the island. You can also just walk out to the reef and watch fish (and the occasional shark) going about their day, or you could lie on the beach, swim, play some badminton and chase the roaming chickens around the island.

If you want to visit the Maldives but don’t want to shell out your life savings, head to Asdu Sun Island. It’s an island paradise with none of the extra stuff that you really don’t need anyway.

Walking through the water on Asdu Sun Island, the Maldives

Sunset on Asdu Sun Island, the Maldives

Have you been to an island in the Maldives? Let me know how it was!


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Jon Algie

A travel blogger from New Zealand who hates talking about himself in the third person and has no imagination when it comes to naming websites.


Thursday 2nd of October 2014

Would love to visit the Maldives,but always assumed it was just too expensive! Would love to learn more about Asdu Sun Island in your upcoming posts!

Jon Algie

Friday 3rd of October 2014

Cheers Robert, it's definitely not cheap but it's bearable!


Thursday 26th of June 2014

Awesome images! Keen to visit the Maldives, and this seems like a good option. Kayaking at dusk sounds great. Do they have trips out to nearby islands as well?

Jon Algie

Thursday 26th of June 2014

It was great! They do but we didn't do any. You can also do fishing, diving etc.


Tuesday 24th of June 2014

Great pictures. Maldives is so nice. My plan is to have my honeymoon in Maldives and given by the pictures that you've taken and the information you've written, I really think I will continue with that plan. Thanks for sharing this great post.

Jon Algie

Thursday 26th of June 2014

It's a great plan, good luck!

Jenna @ Green Global Reviews

Saturday 17th of May 2014

It really does look like a perfect paradise! Gorgeous photographs. I like that it doesn't have big resorts--who needs fancy rooms when you have an island like that to explore!

Jon Algie

Saturday 17th of May 2014

Thanks Jenna, the resort had all you need - a clean room and a deck with a view of the beach.

Anuradha Goyal (@anuradhagoyal)

Tuesday 8th of April 2014

Beautiful pics - makes you wan to go there.

Jon Algie

Thursday 10th of April 2014

Cheers, I want to go back!