Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa - Maldives

HOLIDAY PACKAGE - FROM £2750

Situated in South Ari Atoll, Vilamendhoo is said to have one of the best house reefs in the Maldives along with an abundance of water sports. This wonderful resort has won many awards including being part of TripAdvisors ‘Hall of Fame’ for its ongoing excellent customer reviews.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Flights
  • Seaplane transfers
  • Breakfast lunch, and dinner
  • 6 days unlimited house reef diving
  • Cylinders and weights
KEY HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Private island resort with 194 rooms & villas
  • Adults Only and Family Friendly areas
  • 25-minute scenic seaplane transfer from Male
  • Dive Centre and freshwater pools
  • Fitness Centre, Games Room, Library & Spa
  • Restaurants, bars, and nightly entertainment

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is situated in South Ari Atoll, a scenic 25-minute seaplane from Velana International Airport in Male. The island is around 55 acres in size and is surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and one of the most spectacular house reefs in the Maldives. The house reef is a short swim from the shore, and the dive centre, Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo, is centrally located on a private jetty.

The resort features adult only and family friendly areas and has 194 rooms offering five different accommodation types, each designed for comfort, and accentuated by Maldivian touches. At Vilamendhoo there is an excellent selection of dining options including two buffet restaurants, two a la carte restaurants, an extensive in-villa menu, and four bars. The resort also boasts two freshwater swimming pools, one overlooking the beach, which is exclusively for adults, and the other in the tropical centre of the island with a separate wading pool for children to enjoy.

Duniye Spa at Vilamendhoo is a place of calm where you can relax and enjoy a multitude of luxurious treatments inspired by traditional and modern therapies from around the world with an emphasis on regional healing techniques from Asia and India. Indulge in romantic escapes for 2, massages, facials, reflexology, along with various remedies such as the Immune Booster, and Sound Bath that is said to balance your mind, body, and soul. For those looking for adventure, the resort offers an exciting mix of options, from land sports and water sports, to excursions and entertainment. There is also a daily programme of evening events including disco nights, karaoke, live bands and cultural dances.

The team at Vilamendhoo believe in creating a sustainable hospitality industry, as such they are continually striving to find greener, better, more responsible, and sustainable solutions or methods to implement in their daily operations

Jacuzzi Water Villas

Jacuzzi Water Villa

Facilities

  • Mini Bar
  • International Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • T.V.
  • Internet
  • iPod docking station
  • Bathrobes
  • Jacuzzi
  • Wi-Fi

The Jacuzzi Water Villas are located over the water in the beautiful lagoon just a short walk along your private jetty where you will find a secluded hideaway featuring a bedroom, wooden floor, a spacious bathroom with private, walled-in outdoor area with a jacuzzi for two and a private sundeck with stairs into the sea and the most magnificent views. They can accomodate up to three adults.

Jacuzzi Beach Villas

Jacuzzi Beach Villa

Facilities

  • Mini Bar
  • International Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • T.V.
  • Internet
  • iPod docking station
  • Bathrobes
  • Jacuzzi
  • Wi-Fi

The Jacuzzi Beach Villas are very spacious with a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a jacuzzi for two, a wooden sundeck with chaise lounges, a shade umbrella, tropical plants and a beautiful view of the lagoon from the beach. They can accomodate up to three adults.

Standalone Beach Villas

Beach Villa

Facilities

  • Mini Bar
  • International Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Channels
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • T.V.
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi

The Standalone Beach Villas are detached and accommodate 2 adults and 2 children, they are a few steps from shore, and have a rainfall shower and private porch with tropical plants and wooden furniture from which you can enjoy beautiful views of the blue lagoon. There are also Adjoining Beach Villas that offer additional space and accomodate 2 adults and 2 children aswell.

Garden Rooms

Garden Villas

Facilities

  • Mini Bar
  • International Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Channels
  • T.V.
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi

The Garden Rooms are nestled within the island's gardens with a privacy screen between each room, they offer easy access to the facilities, main restaurant and bar. Each has a private porch and a partially open air bathroom. They can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.

Your package can be arranged as full board or all inclusive.

There are two buffet restaurants, Funama is family friendly and is open air with sandy floors, and Ahima caters for adults only. They are both all-you-can-eat with live cooking stations, and feature food from around the world along with themed dinners. Friday night is Maldivian night with a themed menu and waiters in traditional dress.

The Asian Wok Restaurant & Bar, and Hot Rock Restaurant are both a la carte and offer unique crafted menus. The Asian Wok Restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine and there is a dedicated live cooking station for traditional Japanese teppanyaki. Hot Rock Restaurant offers seafood, steak, chicken, and exotic game cooked at your table on hot, volcanic rocks.

Asian Wok also has a bar where you can enjoy a beverage whilst overlooking the ocean, or you may prefer to marvel at marine life beneath the overwater wooden deck of Bonthi Bar. Sunset Bar is for guests aged 18 and over, here you have access to the freshwater infinity pool making it the perfect place to indulge in a sundowner before dinner. Children will love Boashi Bar and its delicious variety of ice cream and smoothies available next to the pool.

Room service is available offering breakfast, light snacks, sandwiches, pizza, burgers, pasta, and puddings. For that special occasion you can order a Champagne Breakfast, or treat your loved one to a memorable candlelight dinner on the beach.

The house reef at Vilamendhoo is home to turtles, schools of jacks, napoleons, black tip reef sharks, eagle rays in the blue, and many more delights. The orientation session with the knowledgeable team at Euro-Divers will familiarise divers with the layout of the reef entry and exit points. Once this is complete divers can make the most of the reef throughout the day and for night dives. It is the perfect place for beginners and experienced divers, and the PADI dive centre offer an excellent selection of courses run by qualified, multi-lingual instructors. Snorkellers can enjoy guided night snorkelling where you can watch turtles sleeping, parrotfish secreting a ‘sleeping bag; and jack fish hunting.

The location on the eastern reef of South Ari Atoll guarantees a good supply of fresh water for excellent coral growth and plenty of fish, including whale sharks. Manta ray can be seen at Mahibadhoo Manta Point and Rangali Madivaru Manta Point, two famous cleaning stations on the Maldives. With over 50 dive sites close by divers will be spoilt for choice, for shark lovers Vilamendhoo Thila, Vakarufalhi Thila and Ranvelia Thila are great for sightings of reef sharks, nurse sharks, and silver tip sharks. This area offers the perfect channels for drift dives, a great experience for those divers looking for a challenge.

As with most of the Maldivian islands the diving is organised as either a non-limit 6 consecutive day house reef package, or a 10-house reef dive package, boat dives are booked and paid for locally for a supplement.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is committed to protecting their diverse eco-biology. Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo collaborates with the Manta Trust to expand the research on the magnificent manta ray population of South Ari Atoll.

Diving the Maldives is year-round, with its hot tropical climate. The Maldives lies in the monsoon belt of the Indian Ocean and has quite a varied weather pattern although the temperature remains fairly constant. There are two monsoons, the southwest from May to October and the northeast from November to April. Generally, the southwest brings more wind and rain in June and July, and a plankton bloom in early May can cause lower visibility but attracts whale sharks and manta rays. The peak time to visit is generally November to March.

The Maldives is renowned for the large pelagics that visit the area and the reefs that form channels and lagoons, along with encounters with some of our ocean favourites such as whale sharks, mantas, eagle rays, reef sharks, nurse sharks, and hammerheads. There are also some stunning channels with beautiful soft corals, along with amazing pinnacles to be explored.

Average temperatures in Summer (May-November):
Air 25-30°c / Sea 28-30°c

Average temperatures in Winter (December-April):
Air 26-32°c / Sea 28-30°c

Flights are available from several UK airports throughout the year. You can fly direct to Male with British Airways which takes around 11 hours, and other airlines offer options with one stopover.

Your transfer from Velana International Airport to Vilamendhoo Resort & Spa will take around 25 minutes by speedboat, and all transfers are included in your package.

You do not require a VISA to enter the Maldives

The Maldivian Rufiyaa is the currency in The Maldives
The time difference is GMT + 5 hours
Calling code +960
Plug types are D and G
Please follow this link for up-to-date health advice and details of any vaccinations that are required before travel
https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/maldives/health

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