Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort in Ari Atoll, Maldives Beautiful beach on Vilamendhoo Resort, Ari Atoll, Maldives Interior of room on Villamendhoo resort, Ari Atoll in the Maldives Restaurant at Villamendhoo Resort, Maldives Beautiful Island of Vilamendhoo resort in the Maldives Water Villas at Villamendhoo Island Resort in the Maldives

Island At A Glance

Location - 
South Ari Atoll
Distance from Airport - 
82km
Transfer Time - 
25 minutes by seaplane
No of Rooms - 
13 Garden Rooms, 111 Beach Villas, 30 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, 30 Jacuzzi Water Villas
Meal Plan - 
Full board, all-inclusive plus plan
Sports - 
Spa, gymnasium, scuba diving, 2 swimming pools, windsurfing, catamarans, kayaks, lighted tennis court, putting green, beach volleyball, badminton, table tennis, billiards, snooker, foosball table, petanque, bicycles, football ground
House Reef Accessible - 
Yes
Star Rating - 

Vilamendhoo is a small, oval shaped island that lies between two channels in the southern part of Ari Atoll, with a beautiful sandbank on the western side, a white sandy beach all around, and a turquoise lagoon. This is an island for keen divers, with an excellent house reef and some superb dive sites nearby.

The island of Vilamendhoo is just 900 metres long and 250 metres wide. The house reef, home to juvenile sharks and rays, is close to the beach and this, together with the beautiful lagoon, make it an ideal resort for both divers and snorkellers. Accommodation is in simple and well equipped rooms and there is a wide range of water and land based activities as well as an excellent spa. The diving around Vilamendhoo is good quality with great dive sites easily accessible by boat.

Your Accommodation Options

Garden Room
Exterior of Garden Villa on Vilamendhoo Island Resort in the Maldives
Interior of Garden Villa on Vilamendhoo Island resort in the Maldives
Bathroom of Garden Villa on Vilamendhoo Island Resort in the Maldives

Garden Rooms are in three blocks of four or five rooms in the centre of the island, with views of the beautifully manicured garden. The rooms are decorated in tropical style and have a private porch with privacy screen between each room. All have either a king size or two twin beds, tile or wood floors, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked mini bar with refrigerator, tea/coffee facilities, IDD telephone, colour cable TV, DVD/CD player, high speed broadband Internet connection and a personal safe. The bathrooms are partially open-air bathroom with rain shower, bath accessories and hair dryer. Bathrobes, as well as beach and pool towels are provided and there is a nightly turndown service. Guest are offered complimentary use of sunloungers at the pool and on the beach. *Children are accommodated only in the Garden Rooms and Beach Villas*

Beach Villa
Beach Villa on Vilamendhoo Island Resort in the Maldives
Interior of Beach Villa on Vilamendhoo Island Resort in the Maldives

Beach Villas have a beautiful view of the lagoon and are located on the beach. These villas have a four poster bed, tiled floor, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked mini bar with refrigerator, tea/coffee facilities, IDD telephone, colour cable TV, DVD/CD player, high speed broadband Internet connection and a personal safe. The partially open-air bathrooms have a rain shower, double washbasin, bath accessories and hair dryer and a small tropical garden. Bathrobes, as well as beach and pool towels are provided and there is a nightly turndown service. Guest are offered complimentary use of sunloungers at the pool and on the beach. *Children are accommodated only in the Garden Rooms and Beach Villas*

Jacuzzi Beach Villa
Jacuzzi Beach Villa on Vilamendhoo Island resort in the Maldives
Jacuzzi in Jacuzzi Beach Villa on Vilamendhoo Island Resort in the Maldives
Bathroom of Jacuzzi Beach Villa on Vilamendhoo Island Resort in the Maldives

Jacuzzi Beach Villas are more spacious with wooden floors and include an iPod docking station, private walled-in outdoor area featuring an open air jacuzzi, a wooden sundeck with sunloungers and a parasol. Beach Villas have a beautiful view of the lagoon and are decorated in tropical style with either a king size or two twin beds, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked mini bar with refrigerator, tea/coffee facilities, IDD telephone, colour cable TV, DVD/CD player, high speed broadband Internet connection and a personal safe. The bathrooms are partially open-air with rain shower, bath accessories and hair dryer. Bathrobes, as well as beach and pool towels are provided and there is a nightly turndown service. Guest are offered complimentary use of sunloungers at the pool and on the beach. *Adults only (age 18 years and older) are accommodated in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas - adult only facilities are for guests of 18 years age and older*

Jacuzzi Water Villa
Jacuzzi Water Villa Vilamendhoo resort in the Maldives
Jacuzzi Water Villa on Vilamendhoo Island resort in the Maldives
Jacuzzi Water Villa on Vilamendhoo Island resort, Ari Atoll in the Maldives

Jacuzzi Water Villas are located over the water in the lagoon, with magnificent views. The rooms are decorated in tropical style and have a king size bed, wood floors, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked mini bar with refrigerator, tea/coffee facilities, IDD telephone, colour cable TV, DVD/CD player, high speed broadband Internet connection and a personal safe. The spacious bathrooms have a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two "under the stars", a wooden sundeck with chaise lounges, a shade umbrella, bath accessories and hair dryer. Bathrobes, as well as beach and pool towels are provided and there is a nightly turndown service. Guest are offered complimentary use of sunloungers at the pool and on the beach. A private sundeck has stairs leading directly into the turquoise lagoon. *Adults only (age 18 years and older) are accommodated in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas - adult only facilities are for guests of 18 years age and older*

Restaurants

Vilamendhoo has various options for dining, with two main restaurants serving buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Funama Restaurant is for guests staying in the Garden Rooms and Beach Villas, Ahima Restaurant is for adults only, and guests staying in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas. Additional dinning includes the islands "optional" a la carte restaurants, the over-the-water Asian Wok Restaurant situated over the clear lagoon specialises in Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki dishes. The Hot Rock Restaurant on the Sunset Bar and pool deck, features a selection of seafood, steak and chicken dishes cooked at your table on "hot rocks", for adults only. Snacks are available in the bars and pool bars. Room service is provided and the chefs will prepare dinner on the beach for special occasions. The main bar on the island is the Bonthi Bar, situated on the beach beside the Funama Restaurant, with an area for table tennis, billiards, snooker, table football, darts, chess, board games and satellite TV showing coverage of international sporting events and a disco. The Sunset Bar is located beside the Ahima Restaurant and is for adults only. There are two bars at the eastern end of the island, the Boashi Bar beside the Boashi Bar Pool, open to all, and the Asian Wok Bar over the lagoon for adults only.

Excursions & Entertainment

Vilamendhoo is well placed to offer an excellent choice of guided excursions including snorkelling, sunset cruise, island hopping and a photo flight. Fishing excursions leave in the morning and afternoon and for deep sea trips. A short ride on one of the dhonis takes guest to a nearby gathering station to look for the magnificent whalesharks, manta ray, turtles and many other marine animals. The magnificent lagoon is perfect for snorkelling and water sports. The Windsurf & Sailing Center for rental and instruction includes catamarans and kayaks. There are two beach locations, by the Sunset Pool Bar for adults only; the other by EuroDivers for families with children. Land sports available on the resort include a floodlit tennis court, putting green, beach volleyball, badminton, a fully equipped gym, two fresh water swimming pools overlooking the beach - the Boashi Bar Pool with a children's wading pool and the Sunset Bar Pool for adults only. The games rooms with table tennis, billiards, table football, darts, petanque, bicycles and football grounds. For young children there is a playground near the Boashi Bar Pool and a games room near the Sifani Jewellery store. In the evenings there are programmes incorporating Maldivian culture and history and marine preservation as well as cultural dance shows, crab races, live music and DJ disco. The Duniye Spa, built over the water, provides a wonderful and relaxing experience focused on simplicity, purity and quality, with an extensive range of holistic, non-clinical spa treatments for health, beauty and well-being.

Diving

The dive centre on Vilamendhoo is run by Euro-Divers, a PADI 5 Star, professional organisation with a fully qualified team of PADI Instructors and Divemasters providing a wide choice of courses. The house reef around Vilamendhoo is spectacular and very close to the beach. The reef is beautifully formed with several shallow caves and overhangs, and due to the islands location between 2 channels, gentle currents sweep down either side of the island attracting many pelagic species in towards the reef. There are ten entrance/exit points around the island and the dive centre operates a tank service to the various entry points which allows easy access to experienced divers. The lagoon is a nursery for juvenile sharks and rays as they grow and learn to survive before they move outside the lagoon to the outer reef zones. The channels of South Ari Atoll have long been renowned for the quality of the sites. And there are the mantas and whalesharks just a short ride away. The dive sites are between 10 minutes and 1 hour away from the island and are reached by comfortable dive boats (dhonis). The unique diversity and variety of underwater life around Vilamendhoo has so much to offer divers. From June through October, it is the season to dive with mantas at Manta Point. Blotched fantail, porcupine, mangrove, whip, torpedo and eagle rays can all be seen throughout the year. The waters around Vilamendhoo are well known for sightings of whalesharks. Full day trips are frequently scheduled to nearby Mamigili, the first whaleshark National Park. Also cruising these waters are the whitetip, grey, silvertip, nurse, guitar and zebra sharks.

Travel Information

If you are travelling through or from the UK we can arrange flights on a choice of airlines at very competitive fares. Emirates have a flexible schedule of daily departures from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow via Dubai. Sri Lankan airlines offer flights from Heathrow via Colombo. British Airways offer a non-stop service 3 times a week between December and March from Gatwick. Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester via Abu Dhabi. With such flexibility in air travel you can choose to stay on your selected island for any number of days you would like. 

If you would like to arrange your own flights, we can quote you a rate for your island accommodation that excludes flights.

On arrival at the airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to the resort. 

For the ultimate Maldives experience, we highly recommend you combine your stay on an island with a fantastic week on board one of our liveaboards. 

Special Offers

Honeymooners will receive a complimentary fruit plate and flowers in their room upon arrival, valid only upon presentation of a copy of a wedding certificate (restrictions apply). Guests celebrating their Silver or Gold Wedding Anniversary will receive a complimentary fruit plate and flowers in their room upon arrival. The resort must be informed at the time of booking.

Sample Itinerary

7 nights Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa including flights from the UK

Guide Prices

From £1,561 per person plus £116 departure taxes. Note: Price is applicable if one dive package is also pre-booked.

Prices include return international flights from the UK. For Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa they include return seaplane transfers and 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double Beach Villa, on a Full Board meal plan. Flights are available from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow with Emirates. British Airways operate a non-stop flight from Gatwick, Sri Lankan Airlines operate a service from Heathrow via Colombo and Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester. Please ask our sales office for the best routing and price for your ideal point of departure.

Day 1

Depart UK for overnight international flight to Male.

Day 2 - 8

On arrival to the Maldives, transfer by seaplane to Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. Seaplane transfers can only be operated during daylight hours so please consider this when selecting your international carrier. Spend 7 nights on the resort and look out for those amazing creatures at the famous dive site "Manta Point".

Day 9

Depart Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and transfer by seaplane back to Male Airport to check-in for your return international flight. Depending on your chosen airline, arrival into the UK is usually on the same day.

Sample Itinerary

7 nights Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa + 7 nights liveaboard including flights from the UK

Guide Prices

From £2,956 per person plus £116 departure taxes. Note: Price is applicable if one dive package is also pre-booked.

Prices include return international flights from the UK. For Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa they include return seaplane transfers and 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double Beach Villa, on a Full Board meal plan. For the liveaboard they include return airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation in a twin/double cabin, Full Board meal plan (with water, tea and coffee), diving with tanks/weights and some excursions. Flights are available from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow with Emirates. British Airways operate a non-stop flight from Gatwick, Sri Lankan Airlines operate a service from Heathrow via Colombo and Etihad Airways operate flights from Heathrow and Manchester. Please ask our sales office for the best routing and price for your ideal point of departure.

Day 1

Depart UK for overnight international flight to Male.

Day 2 - 8

On arrival to the Maldives, transfer by seaplane to Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. Seaplane transfers can only be operated during daylight hours so please consider this when selecting your international carrier. Spend 7 nights on the resort and look out for those amazing creatures at the famous dive site "Manta Point".

Day 9 - 15

Depart Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and transfer by seaplane back to Male for onward transfer by boat to our liveaboard. Enjoy 7 nights fabulous liveaboard diving – moving with the seasons and local conditions to find the best diving the Maldives has to offer.

Day 16

Depart liveaboard by boat and transfer back to Male Airport to check-in for your return international flight. Depending on your chosen airline, arrival into the UK is usually on the same day.

CONTACT DETAILS

UK OFFICE

Innovation House
Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP32 7BS
UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1284 748010

Fax: +44 (0) 1284 748011

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