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Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

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4915 Reviews
Guide Price €2,299 per person
Departure's from Dublin, 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 definitely something special. Firstly, it features one of the region’s best house reefs, which makes for some of the most spectacular diving and snorkelling experience, right off the beach. And there’s also the added benefit of exclusive adult only Jacuzzi® Villas on the water and the beach, with these options allowing access to an adults’ restaurant, bars, and swimming pool, so you and your loved one can be sure of an intimate and relaxing holiday. For families, there are of course plenty of activities, including football, a games room and playground for kids, water sports including kayaking and windsurfing, and a great weekly entertainment programme. If you’re aching to get under the water, then take one of the many classes available from the resort’s very own PADI dive centre, and if you just want to relax on top of it, then pay a visit to the Duniye Spa and let the natural treatments and calming ocean sounds unwind and rejuvenate you. Here, on this paradise island, there really is something for everyone.  

 

 

 

 

  • Incredible house reef just off the beach
  • Separate adults-only facilities
  • PADI Dive centre
  • Over water spa

Top Tips from our Experts

Karen

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
4915 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3763
  • Very Good 900
  • Average 173
  • Poor 50
  • Terrible 29

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jul 16, 2019

Consistently good

This is the fourth time we have visited Vilamendhoo and it continues to be a well managed resort, with helpful staff and great food. The house reef is great for snorkelling. Local wildlife also includes herons and large fruit bats. Our beach villa was immaculate and in a great location overlooking the sea.
Jul 15, 2019

Paradise ticking all our boxes

Melkbosstrand, South Africa

We recently visited Vilamendhoo to celebrate my special birthday and our honeymoon. The Maldives was on our bucket list and we chose this island because it ticked all our boxes when we planned this trip: (1) We wanted to have a seaplane transfer, (2) we wanted to be able to snorkel from the beach and not having to organise a boat trip to do that, (3) we wanted an adults-only and quiet resort, and (4) we wanted a value for money all inclusive package. Vilamendhoo ticked all of those boxes and we were pleasantly surprised just how wonderful everything turned out! The seaplane transfer was a great experience, the welcoming to the island - Verena really made us feel at home and our room was ready before check-in - wonderful after a very long way to get to the Maldives. The snorkelling on the island's home reef was amazing!! We snorkelled every day! We liked our Jacuzzi beach villa on the north western side of the island, where it was very quiet - our style. The spa is highly recommended! The overall service from staff made us feel special all the way. Jameel took such great care of us and made us feel at home during our meals and also made my birthday celebrations extra special! Sandu made sure we get great service during our pre-dinner cocktails, and also arranged for a great birthday surprise! We wish we could stay much longer and were sad to leave paradise, but memories will always take us back there. PS: Shoes are optional, we loved the barefoot mode, even during dinner!
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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 oppourtunities 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 tranquility. 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 childrens 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 snorkeling and sailing.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Room Types

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® 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

Beach Villa

Beach Villas are spacious villas, either individual or semi-detached, set on the beach with a beautiful view of the lagoon. Each 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® 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®, a wooden sundeck with chaise lounges, a private sundeck with stairs into the sea and 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

Garden Villa

Garden Villas are spacious , and in groups of three or four villas  set slightly further back fron 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
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

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 weddin anniversary will receive a complimentary fruit plate, bottle of sparkling wine and flowers in their room upon arrival.