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Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

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A tropical island with something for everyone

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa is a luxury island paradise. Located on the South Ari Atoll, one of a thousand coral islands that form the Maldives, it measures just 900 by 250 metres. This small island has a lush green interior of tropical flora and fauna and is surrounded by the warm clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

The abundant marine life and vibrant coral reefs of the Maldives provide guests with some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world. As well as a full range of water activities, guests can also enjoy a variety of land based sports, including tennis, football and volleyball. The luxurious spa, set above the vibrant blue waters of the ocean, offers the ultimate in relaxation. When it comes to dining, guests are spoiled for choice and can choose from rich and varied buffets, authentic Asian stir fry or freshly caught seafood barbequed on sizzling volcanic rocks.

  • Tropical island paradise
  • Dive in the clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean
  • Abundant marine life
  • Ultimate romantic getaway

Top Tips from our Experts

Val

Destination Specialist

"The house reef makes this island very special. Just metres from shore,  the drop is the perfect place to float around with your snorkel on and marvel at the endless colourful fish. Visit the PADI dive centre where they can show you and explain some of the types of fish in the area."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 184 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 25 minutes by Seaplane from Malé international airport

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board

For Families

  • Family Entertainment
  • Kid's Club
Location Highlights

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé international airport
  • Located in the South Ari Atoll
  • The island is surrounded by a fascinating house reef
4850 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3708
  • Very Good 892
  • Average 172
  • Poor 49
  • Terrible 29

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jun 25, 2019

Paradise

Travelled to Vilamendhoo for 13 nights in June 19. It’s off peak and the weather was fairly good most of the time with a couple of cloudy days. The island was a really good size in my opinion not too big or small. The breakfast was fantastic, with a different selection of food every dinner and night couldn’t be better. Snorkelling and scuba diving in the house reef was excellent the only downside was the price for diving, I thought was expensive. Would definitely go back!!
Jun 25, 2019

Very wonderful!

We stayed at the resort for 3 nights. The room was very beautiful and clean. All staff was very very nice. The environment, coral reef, and everything are super AWESOME! We love this place and very enjoy our stay.
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Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Facilities

Fitness Centre

The fitness centre is located within the Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa’s sports complex, which also boasts a football pitch, badminton court, tennis courts and putting green. The well-equipped gym is the ideal place to work up a sweat, while the air conditioned games room, equipped with billiards, snooker and a foosball table, is a fun place to relax.

PADI Dive Centre

The resort's internationally approved diving centre offers guests diving and snorkelling instruction and excursions, as well as equipment and accessory sales, rental and repair. From novices to experienced divers, scuba lessons on the home reef are a must, as are the regular programme of daily dives and excursions to some of the best coral reefs in the archipelago.

Duniye Spa

In Maldivian culture, Duniye means “universe” and this epitomises the spa's holistic approach to wellness, which also harnesses the healing properties of local organic ingredients, including the locally produced coconut oil. The spa itself is set in a traditional tropical hut built on stilts just metres above the shimmering lagoon.

Land Sports

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa offers beach volleyball, badminton, pétanque, snooker, table tennis, mah-jong, billiards, darts and football. Younger guests can enjoy the children's playground, while the island's putting green is a pleasant place to enjoy some time in the shade.

Two Swimming Pools

The Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa boasts two swimming pools. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the Boashi Bar pool includes a children's paddling area, while the adults only Sunset Bar pool, with panoramic ocean views, provides a tranquil space for complete relaxation.

Watersports

Making the most of the calm tropical waters and light Maldivian breeze, the Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa offers guests an abundance of Watersports. Choose from a simple catamaran, sea kayak, windsurfer or paddle board. For something more exhilarating, the resort also offers water skiing, wakeboarding and jet skiing.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Room Types

Garden Villa

These comfortable rooms are nestled in the lush green gardens on the northern side of the island. Guests can enjoy tropical décor, a luxurious king size bed, a fully stocked minibar and flat screen television.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Beach Villa

Beach Villas

Located on the lush northern side of the island, these comfortable villas offer tropical décor, a private porch and wooden or tile flooring. Guest can also enjoy a luxurious king size bed, fully stocked minibar and flat screen television.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Jacuzzi® Beach Villa

These spacious villas overlook the beach on the island's southern shore. Enjoy your own private Jacuzzi and sundeck or simply admire the breath taking beach views. Guests can also enjoy a luxurious king size bed, a fully stocked minibar and flat screen television.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Jacuzzi® Water Villa

Jacuzzi® Water Villas are located over the lagoon, accessed by a private jetty. These adults-only villas have a larger bedroom, an iPod docking station, a partially open-air bathroom with double sinks, a walled outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi®for two, a private sundeck with chaise lounges and stairs into the sea and the most magnificent views. Jacuzzi® Water Villa guests will be allocated the Ahima Restaurant.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Food & Drink

The Sunset Bar

The Sunset Bar is a stylish, adults only bar which offers a full range of drinks, snacks and light meals. The menu includes jumbo shrimp pasta and a seared Maldivian tuna salad. With stunning sunset views across the Indian Ocean, it's the ideal place to end a perfect day on the island.

The Bonthi Bar

The Bonthi is a lively beach bar where you can enjoy a game of table tennis or billiards before eating. The menu includes fresh salads and sandwiches, burgers, pizza and classic pasta dishes. It's a great choice for a refreshing afternoon ice cream or cool pre-dinner drink and hosts regular live music, discos and theme nights.

Asian Wok Restaurant

From your table at the Asian Wok Restaurant you can hear the soft waves of the Indian Ocean lapping below you as you enjoy the finest Asian cuisine. The emphasis is on fresh seafood, including seafood salads, sushi, tiger prawns and the local Maldivian tuna. Flaming Japanese Teppanyaki-style desserts are prepared to order at your table.

The Funama Restaurant

Set directly on the sand in a typical thatched beach hut, Funama caters to guests staying in the Garden Rooms and Beach Villas. At breakfast, lunch and dinner it hosts a lavish buffet. Friday night is Maldivian night, when the waiters don traditional Maldivian costumes and serve a selection of local specialties.

The Ahima Restaurant

Ahima caters for adults staying in the Jacuzzi Beach Villa and Jacuzzi Water Villas. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ahima offers guests a rich all you can eat style buffet, while skilled chefs are always on hand to prepare your choice just how you like it. On Sundays, try a typical Maldivian brunch served with complimentary sparkling wine.

The Hot Rock Restaurant

At the Hot Rock you can enjoy a hands on culinary experience in a relaxed and informal beachfront setting. Open in the evenings only, your friendly waiter will bring sizzling volcanic rocks directly to your table for you to barbecue your own mouth watering seafood skewer, Maldives tuna or freshly caught reef fish.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

FOOD: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served in the Funama Restaurant for guests staying in the Garden Rooms and the Beach Villas and in the Ahima Restaurant for guests staying in the Jacuzzi® Beach Villas and Jacuzzi® Water Villas. Each features all you can eat international buffets.

All Inclusive

All Inclusive Plus

FOOD: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served in the Funama Restaurant for guests staying in the Garden Rooms and the Beach Villas and in the Ahima Restaurant for guests staying in the Jacuzzi® Beach Villas and Jacuzzi® Water Villas. Each features all you can eat international buffets. Afternoon Tea is served in the Bonthi Bar for guests staying in the Garden Rooms and the Beach Villas and in the Sunset Bar for guests staying in the Jacuzzi® Beach Villas and Jacuzzi® Water Villas.

DRINKS: Unlimited all you can drink alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages include: bottled still water (1.0l), house brand soft drinks, Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta Orange, Sprite, Bitter Lemon, Tonic and Soda. Canned fruit juices, draught beer, coffee, tea, iced coffee, iced tea, house table wine - Red, White and Rosé, house brand spirits include gin, vodka, rum and whisky, all cocktails and mocktails and one half bottle of Champagne, per room, per stay. Minibar alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as follows: bottled water, house brand soft drinks, canned beer, tea and coffee. The minibar is refilled once per day.

ACTIVITIES: One Sunset Cruise, regularly scheduled. One half hour group snorkelling lesson (equipment not included), regularly scheduled one half hour group windsurf lesson (equipment included) and regularly scheduled one half hour group tennis lesson (equipment included). Free use of the fitness centre, daytime use of tennis, volleyball and badminton courts, table tennis, billiards, darts and football pitch (equipment included). Free use of the kayaks and windsurfers (equipment included).

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Family Friendly Facilities

The Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa over water villas provide a romantic retreat for couples and honeymooners, while the beach garden villas may be enjoyed by couples and families.

Kids Entertainment

There is a kids' playground on the island as well as a games room.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Special Offers

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon and anniversary gifts

Guests celebrating their honeymoon or silver or gold wedding anniversary will receive a complimentary fruit plate, bottle of sparkling wine and flowers in their room upon arrival. 

Early booking discount

Save up to 20% on your winter 2019 accommodation

Book before the 30th June to receive up to 20% on your Winter 2019 accommodation.

  • Travel dates: 1st November 2019 - 19th December 2019
  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Black out dates may apply.

Travelling
Friday, November 1, 2019 to Thursday, December 19, 2019
Offer ends in 4 days

Early booking discount

Save up to 20% on your summer 2020 accommodation

Book before the 31st December 2019 to receive up to 20% discount on your Summer 2020 accommodation.

  • Travel dates: 16th April 2020 - 30th September 2020
  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Black out dates may apply.

Travelling
Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Offer ends in 188 days

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