• Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

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.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £1,699  per person
Hotel Category
Trusted
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 5270 Reviews
Maldives, Indian Ocean

Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 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

Hotel Location

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
5270 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4063
  • Very Good 952
  • Average 176
  • Poor 51
  • Terrible 29

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 13, 2019

Family diving experience

Vilamenhoo is an excellent resort with high standards, making it ideal for vacations in a family environement. The resort organisation is rolling without troubles , and the various elements ( quality of food, room service and diving center) make your vacations a success. The place is combining nice local diving spots, with excursions for larger animals and the diving center is professional and friendly. The island is not too small, and several activities ( sport- entertainement ) are offered and possible
Nov 13, 2019

Marvellous sea with marvellous fisheses

Brussels, Belgium

The resort is really beautiful, new modern, with plenty of facilities. But what is the most important is that the reef is all around the island and extremely easy to access. Marine life is so rich, colorful fishes everywhere, turtles and black tipped sharks which are not dangerous. The coral reef should be protected more as unfortunately there are snorkelers who put their fins on it, so there should be some vigilance. The entire ecosystem is fragile and many corals have lost their wonderful colours meaning that they are dying because of higher sea temperatures caused by too much carbon in the sea absorbedafrom atmosphere. Corals can still re-grow if less emissions in the atmosphere...
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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.

a small boat in a body of water

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.

a wooden pier next to a body of water

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.

a group of people playing football on a field

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.

a beach with palm trees

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.

a man flying a kite in a boat on a body of water

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

Standalone Beach Villa

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
Beach Villa

Adjoining Beach Villa

Also located on the lush northern side of the island, these  villas offer all the same benefits of the above Standalone Beach Villa but have a shared porch and entrance with another Adjoining Beach Villa, making these villas ideal for families.

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 November 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 17 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 47 days

Free child

Kids stay free

Complimentary stay for children (2 - 14 years of age) sharing same room as parents.

  • Valid only for Garden Room, Adjoining Beach Villa and Standalone Beach Villa room categories.
  • Child(ren) must pay transfer charges.
  • Child(ren) must pay the Green Tax of US$6.00 per child, per night.
  • Black out dates may apply.

Travelling
Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Offer ends in 139 days

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