Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

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Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

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TripAdvisor Review
4409 Reviews
Guide Price £1,659 per person
Based on 12 May 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Sri Lankan Airlines, staying for 7 nights full board in a Garden Villa (2 adults sharing) including return seaplane transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A tropical island with something for everyone

A private escape set in the South Ari Atoll of the gorgeous Maldives, the Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa is a truly special retreat.

Surrounded by a stunning lagoon and featuring one of the region’s best house reefs, you'll experience some of the most spectacular diving and snorkelling, right off the picturesque white sandy beach. If you’re keen to get under the sparkling clear water, then take one of the many scuba classes available from the resort’s PADI dive centre.

If you're here for a honeymoon or romantic getaway à deux, then you'll enjoy the peace and seclusion afforded by the exclusive adult only Jacuzzi® Villas, located on the water or the beach. These options include access to an adults’ restaurant, bars, and swimming pool, so you and your loved one can be sure of a restful and relaxing break.

The resort offers an abundance of activities for families, including football, a games room, and children's playground, in addition to watersports including kayaking and windsurfing, and a great weekly entertainment programme.

For deep relaxation, indulge yourself with a visit to the serene Duniye Spa and let the natural treatments and calming ocean sounds unwind and rejuvenate you. Here, on this idyllic paradise island, there really is something for everyone.

  • Incredible house reef, just off the beach
  • Separate adults-only facilities
  • PADI dive centre
  • Rejuvenate body, mind and soul at the overwater Duniye Spa
  • Fantastic selection of activities, excursions and entertainment

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
4409 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3338
  • Very Good 829
  • Average 165
  • Poor 48
  • Terrible 29

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Feb 14, 2019

wunderful island

Lovely island, nice and comfortable bungalows, beautiful terrace in front of the restaurant, good diving center with competent instructors, pretty housereef nearly all around the island, a good "all inclusive" package, very choiceful buffets, nice and friendly stuff in all areas - only the weather could have been better :)
Feb 14, 2019

Review

Great island with lovely facilities. Only down side was the bar and restaurant staff were not very attentive and slow to respond. Many times in the restaurant we went without as we could not get our waiters attention. And many times st the sunset bar we had to go in to the bar to order a drink. The pool service was quite bad.
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Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Facilities

Internet Café

The internet café is located in the Gift Shop, for high speed, broadband connection for email, web browsing and making phone calls. There is also high speed broadband wireless connection in all guest rooms and most public areas.

Fitness Centre

Get your blood pumping and feel your very best with access to the resort's fitness centre.

PADI Dive Centre

If you really want to get under the surface of the Maldives, experience a range of classes and rentals at the PADI-certified dive centre, and take a trip to some of the beautiful corals just moments from the island. The reefs also offer some of the best snorkelling opportunities for far around, so there's certainly more than one way to hit the ocean.

Duniye Spa

Let the Duniye Spa serve your mind, body, and spirit, and explore its range of luxurious facilities and treatments, tailor made to make you feel at your absolute best. Meaning Universe, Duniye reflects a natural holistic approach to well-being, and set over the water, the complex rings with the soothing sound of the ocean, to really let you unwind and reach a feeling of ultimate tranquillity. To enjoy the full benefits of the spa experience, please arrive to the spa 15 minutes prior to your appointment and all treatments are payable locally.

Land Sports

There are a variety of land sports available such as volleyball, football, badminton, tennis, petanque, and cycling.

Two Swimming Pools

The two swimming pools have fresh clear water and overlook the beach. They include the Boashi Bar Pool which offers a children's wading area, and the exclusive adults-only Sunset Bar Pool for a quieter and more peaceful atmosphere.

Watersports

There are many ways to take to the waves at Vilamendhoo Island Resort; glide over the crystal waters with sailing, windsurfing, and snorkelling and sailing.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Room Types

Garden Villa

Garden Villas are spacious , they are in  groups of three or four villas set slightly further back from the beach and surrounding by greenery. Each has a partially open-air bathroom and a small tropical garden. Garden Villa guests will be allocated the Funama Restaurant.

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

Adjoining Beach Villa

Adjoining Beach Villas are spacious, semi-detached villas, set on the beach with a beautiful view of the lagoon - perfect for larger families and groups. Each villa has a partially open-air bathroom and a small tropical garden. Beach Villa guests will be allocated the Funama Restaurant.

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

Standalone Beach Villas

Standalone Beach Villas are spacious, airy and allow for a little extra privacy. Set on the beach with a beautiful view of the lagoon, each villa has a partially open-air bathroom and a small tropical garden. Beach Villa guests will be allocated the Funama Restaurant.

  • 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

Just for adults, the Jacuzzi® Beach Villas are more spacious, with a wood floor, an iPod docking station, a private walled outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi® for two and a wooden sundeck with chaise lounges. Jacuzzi® Beach Villa guests will be allocated the Ahima Restaurant.

  • 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

An exclusive adults-only bar located beside the Ahima Restaurant offering great seating choices, inside and out, as well as stunning views of the sunset every evening. 18 years and above only

The Bonthi Bar

A great all-round bar with a vibrant atmosphere, The Bonthi Bar is set beside the Funama restaurant, and includes table tennis, billiards, football, darts, chess, board games, satellite TV and a library where you can chill out with a book.

The Asian Wok Bar

Serving thirsty guests at the Asian Wok Restaurant, this is a great place to enjoy pre and post-dinner drinks. 18 years and above only

The Funama Restaurant

The Funama Restaurant is the other of the islands two sister buffet restaurants, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This restaurant is for guests staying in the garden rooms and beach villas, and is located in the center of the island. Breakfast:07:30 to 09:30 Lunch:12:30 to 14:00 (Friday 13:00 to 14:30) Dinner:19:30 to 21:30

The Ahima Restaurant

The Ahima Restaurant is one of two buffet restaurants on the island serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This restaurant is for guests staying in the Jacuzzi®; beach villas and Jacuzzi®; water villas, and is located on the western end of the island. Breakfast: 07:30 to 09:30 Lunch: 12:30 to 14:00 (Friday 13:00 to 14:30) Dinner: 19:30 to 21:30

The Asian Wok Restaurant

The Asian Wok Restaurant

The Asian Wok Restaurant is a unique over water à la carte restaurant which offers tasty Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki experiences. Reservations are recommended.

The Hot Rock Restaurant

The Hot Rock Restaurant offers a range of exotic meats, steaks, chicken, and seafood dishes cooked on special volcanic hot rocks straight at your table.

The Snack Menu

An all-day menu served at the pool as well as the Bonthi and Sunset Bars so you can enjoy a quick snack while you drink, soaking up the sun.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

FOOD: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 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, featuring all you can eat international buffets.

All Inclusive

All Inclusive Plus

FOOD: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 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, featuring all you can eat international buffets. Afternoon Tea 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 as follows: 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 1/2 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 mini is refilled once per day.

ACTIVITIES: One Sunset Cruise, regularly scheduled. One 1/2 hour group snorkelling lesson (equipment not included), regularly scheduled one 1/2 hour group windsurf lesson (equipment included) and regularly scheduled one 1/2 hour grouptennis 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

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 summer accommodation

Book before the 28th February to receive up to 20% on your Summer 2019 accommodation.

  • Travel dates: 1st May 2019 - 30th September 2019
  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Black out dates may apply.

Travelling
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Monday, September 30, 2019
Offer ends in 12 days

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 134 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 318 days

Board upgrade

Complimentary board upgrade from Full Board to All-Inclusive

Book you accommodation on Full Board basis before 28th February and receive a complimentary upgrade to All-Inclusive.

  • Combinable with Early Booking Offer only.
  • Black out dates may apply.

Travelling
Monday, March 25, 2019 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Offer ends in 12 days

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