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A Perfect Vacation in Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

You have arrived in paradise. You are ready for the perfect bliss and relaxation that await you. We have a couple of ideas to help you envision what your days ahead at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa can look like.

Explore

Vilamendhoo offers an underwater playground that is a swimmer’s dream. A treasure trove of undersea adventures, there is so much to do on the island. Book the Manta & Turtle excursion, the Whale Shark Excursion or step into the water and explore the magnificent reef that is just a stone-throw away. With the Euro-Divers Dive Centre available on the island, you can also opt to enrol into any of their courses and get PADI Certified. The Euro-Divers team guarantee a safe, fun and memorable diving experience.

For a romantic adventure, watch as the sun dips into the horizon and paints the sky all shades of orange on the Sunset Cruise. This late afternoon boat trip on a local Dhoni combines the stunning views of the sunset and the calming ambience of the sea to make the perfect excursion. If you are lucky, you may spot some dolphins as they too, join in the sunset watching.

The entertainment doesn’t end at sea. On land, there is just as much to try. There are a variety of sports facilities including an equipped Fitness Centre, Volleyball Court, Badminton Court, Mahjong Table, Football Grounds, Swimming Pool and so much more. You are bound to be spoilt for choice.

Dine

Welcome to food heaven. The buffet restaurant serves up a variety of regional and international cuisines to suit everyone’s taste. The all-you-can-eat serving style ensures you get to eat to your fill. The live cooking stations at hand allow you to watch as your food is prepared to your order. Enjoy the freshly made treats, the delicious tropical fruits and the warm and friendly service from our waiters.

From romantic dinners on the beach, illuminated by the moonlight, to tempting speciality cuisines at any of the la carte restaurants available, evenings are a special occasion in Vilamendhoo. The intimate dinners on the beach present an opportunity to make a special moment more memorable. Dine on the pristine sand as the ocean serenades the two of you, the palm trees swaying in the breeze. The a la carte restaurants, Asian Wok and Hot Rock, are just as unique. Savour the best of Asian cuisine and teppanyaki at Asian Wok or relish the wonderful experience of watching seafood or exotic game meat cooked at your table on hot rocks.

Step into a world of care at Duniye Spa. Recharge your energy and rejuvenate your body and mind under the able hands of our spa attendants. Here, a space of healing, touch and aroma has been carefully created to promote a deep sense of calm, joy and serenity. Their offerings from signature treatments to couple indulgences, combine oriental traditions and modern skincare to help you drift away into a realm of peace.

Enjoy

Before settling into your room, sample our evening entertainment   that varies every other day. Ocean Discovery Night, Karaoke Night and Maldivian Night being great examples of what we have to offer. Craving a nightcap? Walk into any of the bars available on the island for a cold, refreshing drink, prepared by our excellent bartenders.

There is much to explore on Vilamendhoo. Check out our exclusive offers and book your next trip to paradise.

Pampering In Paradise

No vacation at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is complete without a visit to Duniye Spa. Here, you enter into a world of unparalleled relaxation. Great care has been taken to create a space for healing and calmness. Our spa therapists incorporate African and Eastern traditions to develop holistic treatments that put more emphasis on the power of touch and less on technology.

The various treatments promise a natural and uplifting experience. From signature treatments to couple indulgences, there is much on offer here.

The Sense of Touch treatment helps you escape the humdrum of daily life by combining the world’s best massage techniques. The spa therapists work together with the body to harmonise energy flow, leaving you and your spirits revived. For ultimate de-stressing, the Heaven on Earth treatment is recommended. This massage stimulates the natural balance of the body, mind and soul. As your body is transported to a realm of relaxation, the Tibetan singing bowls calm you further. A truly blissful experience, it will leave you uplifted. Just as heavenly but a little more rooted in the earth is the Maldivian Island Paradise treatment. This bespoke massage offers an unforgettable tropical experience by using pure organic coconut essence.

For couples, an array of indulgences is available. Share with your loved one any of the treatments on offer that will appeal to all your senses and soothe all your worries away. The Full Moon Magic treatment, for example, comes with your choice of a full body massage, freshly prepared body polish, a spa gift and so much more. Similarly, the Honeymoon Indulgence, offered in a romantic setting encapsulates the wondrous powers of nature, using natural elements to bring you both to a place of calmness. With the Him & Her treatment, the two of you can spend some time enjoying the aromas of essential oils & luxuriating in a Balinese massage.

Aside from this, you can sample any of the body, facial or beauty care treatments available or include any of the various add-ons available such as an express facial or an Indian head massage.

Experience these treatments for yourself by booking your next holiday to Vilamendhoo. Have a look at our current offers here.

 

How to Plan Your Dream Vacation To Vilamendhoo

There is nothing like a few days or weeks away from home to help you de-stress and decompress. Planning a vacation to a new destination can be both exciting and daunting. Here are some tips to help you plan the trip of your dreams to Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa .

Visualise Where You Would Like To Go
Now that you have settled on the Maldives as your dream vacation, visualise how exactly you would like your vacation to be. Would you want an adventurous holiday or a laid back getaway? Would you prefer a family friendly resort or adults only one? These are essential questions to ask yourself before you even start packing your bags. Vilamendhoo provides the perfect balance. Those looking for a tranquil getaway can enjoy our tropical paradise, as there are plenty of adult only areas. Similarly, there is plenty of adventure too, particularly underwater, for those who are seeking thrills and adrenaline. There is a myriad of activities tailored forfamilies or couples .

Do Your Research
Learn as much as you can about the place you wish to travel to. This will help you prepare accordingly for your vacation. Factors such as peak seasons, weather and attractions are essential to take into account. Our website hosts a wealth of information that will help you plan your holiday. Vilamendhoo is famous for its house reef that is startling with its proximity to the beach and the diverse marine life that it houses. While there is a vast variety of marine life to be seen all year round, the months of June through to November are popular for manta ray spotting. In terms of weather, Vilamendhoo enjoys an excellent climate throughout the year, although a little rain is usually experienced during the summer months. You can find out a lot about excursions , activities and events that happen in Vilamendhoo through our website. This way, you know what to pack for your trip.

Connect
Before your holiday, it is great to connect with Vilamendhoo on Facebook Instagram Twitter and through the Live Chat function on the website. The Live Chat function allows you to speak with our team who are ready and willing to answer any questions you may have or to provide whatever assistance may be needed. Social media platforms allow you to get real-time updates from the island and connect with other guests who have been to or are currently on the island.

We hope you find these tips useful. If you have any further questions, we would be happy to answer them. Experience our part of paradise by booking your next holiday to Vilamendhoo. Have a look at our current offers here.

Top Snorkelling Tips

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa has a magnificent house reef that is startling in its proximity to the beach and the volume of marine life that it houses. Snorkelling here is a truly wonderful experience and a highly recommended activity while in Vilamendhoo. Take a short swim, and you may spot sweetlips, triggerfish, butterfly fish, reef sharks and many more.
As you plan to take on the Vilamendhoo Reef, here are a few tips to ensure you have an enjoyable but safe time.

Get the right equipment 
To snorkel, you need a snorkel mask, fins and a vest. Pick the right mask that will allow you to breathe underwater, the right size of fins that give you swimming force and a vest that will help you stay afloat. The brightly coloured vests are also a safety precaution as they allow you to be spotted in case of an emergency.

Safety First 
Once underwater, it is very easy, especially for beginners to get excited and want to explore the ocean further. The underwater world is quite fascinating with lots of things to discover, but sometimes danger lies in the deceptively calm waters. It is important not to get carried away. Stick to the safe snorkelling areas and do not swim away from your friends. There is safety in numbers.

Respect The Marine Life 
While snorkelling, it is crucial to remember to respect the marine life. Coral reefs are extremely fragile so be careful not to bump into them. Similarly, once you spot turtles, fish or whale sharks, do not touch them or feed them. Keep a distance while swimming, to avoid offending or crowding them.

We have a regularly organised Snorkeling Boat Trip that allows you to enjoy swimming in nearby coral reefs. You can bring your snorkelling gear, purchase it from the gift shop or rent from the Dive Centre. Read more about this excursion here.

Take advantage of our exclusive offers if you are planning a visit to Vilamendhoo.

4 Experiences To Try When In Vilamendhoo

On both land and sea, adventure awaits at every turn in Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. Our island is the perfect blend of thrills and tranquillity, allowing you to have your dream Maldives vacation. In Vilamendhoo, there as many things to do as there are people but here are our top four picks to start you off.

Whale Shark Excursion
The waters of the South Ari Atoll, which is where Vilamendhoo is, are teeming with marine life, most notably whale sharks. They have been spotted all year round in these waters. With our Whale Shark Excursion you will hopefully spot, photograph and swim with these wonderful creatures. Remember to maintain a respectful distance and not to touch the whale sharks.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding
The ocean is your playground in Vilamendhoo. For an exciting way to experience the clear azure waters, try out Stand-Up Paddle Boarding . Paddle across the shores, chasing the thrill of catching a wave and taking in the beautiful views all around you. This fun activity is also a great way of exercising without feeling like you are working out. Before hitting the water, however, Euro-Divers, who manage our Water Sports Centre, recommend a mandatory SUP orientation.

Heaven On Earth Treatment
There is no better way to end a day of adventures than with a rejuvenating massage from Duniye Spa . They offer pure pampering treatments 
such as the Heaven On Earth treatment, an ultimate face and body ritual that stimulates the natural balance of body, mind and soul. The Balinese massage will help you drift away to a realm of relaxation, an experience that is enhanced by the Tibetan singing bowls.

Bubbles & Lobster Dinner
Set on the shore, our Bubbles & Lobster Dinner is part of the beach dining experience in Vilamendhoo. This 5-course dinner features freshly caught Maldivian Lobster, perfectly cooked and paired with delicious treats. Wash it all down with Prosecco. Altogether, the stunning beachfront scenery and the sumptuous meals make for an evening of pure indulgence.

Looking for more ideas on what to do in Vilamendhoo? Read about our land sports water sports excursions and entertainment programme 
Check out our special offers as you book your trip.

Experience the Magnificent Vilamendhoo House Reef

The Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa house reef is one of the main attractions that lures guests from far and wide. It boasts of an abundant and diverse marine life, most notably manta rays and whale sharks. Whether you are an experienced or novice diver, you are sure to appreciate the wondrous lagoon.

Your underwater playground in the Maldives awaits. Snorkelling is one of the ways to explore the magnificent reef that is brimming with lively corals and marine life. It is quite easy to get to the reef as it is only a short swim away. Snorkel through any of the ten channels through the reef to reach outside of the reef. The current is known to be strong at times, so if it feels beyond your experience or comfort, return to the inside of the reef and the beach. While snorkelling, you may spot sweetlips, triggerfish, butterfly fish, porcupine fish, the reef sharks that are locals in the area and many more.

The South Ari Atoll, where Vilamendhoo is located is famous for possible manta ray and whale shark sightings. Vilamendhoo is close to a manta ray cleaning station and the National Marine Park for whale sharks. This makes it possible to organise weekly trips that hopefully allow divers to spot, swim and photograph whale sharks and manta rays, a truly unforgettable experience. Divers are advised to respect the animals by keeping a safe distance and not touching them.

We have organised various trips that allow you to experience the wonders of the underwater world. Our Snorkelling Boat Trip is scheduled every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Our Whale Shark Excursion is on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Finally, our Turtle & Manta Excursion is scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Family adventurers can take advantage of the Family Adventure Full Day trip that allows you to spend a day out at sea with your loved ones.
Euro-Divers offers PADI courses that are meant to introduce you to diving in a fun, memorable and safe way. Their services also include guided diving and snorkelling and equipment sales and rental.

If you go exploring the magical waters, tag us in your pictures using #vilamendhoo.

Are you planning a vacation to Vilamendhoo? Check out our latest special offers .

Spend A Day At Sea In Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a bucket list destination. Here, you can embark on adventures every day, experiencing the magnificent lagoon. To help you get the most out of your time on our island, we have put together adventures that you can enjoy on both land and sea. One of the best excursions for snorkelling enthusiasts is the Ocean Discoverer- Full Day trip.

Embark on an adventure to the sea for a full day. With this excursion, you are transported by yacht. The scenic journey leads you to the two most famous snorkelling sites: Manta Point and Whale Shark Point. As marine creatures work with their schedule and not ours, it is not always guaranteed that you will spot manta rays or whale sharks. But on the occasion that you do, getting to swim with these creatures is a life-changing experience.

That’s not all. Aside from the two snorkelling spots, you also get to visit other popular reefs in the area to maximise your day out at sea. The tropical waters are home to a wide variety of marine life such as blotched fantail, torpedo rays, eagle rays, white tip reef sharks, black tip reef sharks, zebra sharks, hawksbills sea turtles, green sea turtles and many more. Spinner dolphins have also been spotted from the yacht a few times. Every time you get into the water, a new and different experience is guaranteed.

With all there is to see underwater, a full day is not enough. As the Ocean Discover-Full Day excursion is organised every day aside from Friday, you can sign up as many times as you want and get your fill of the ocean. Lunch is provided on board, so you have nothing to worry about. Further, you can rent snorkelling equipment from the dive centre or buy it from our gift shop.

Read more about our excursions here .

As you plan your adventurous vacation to Vilamendhoo, check out our special offers and take advantage of the discounts available.

Happy adventures!

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Receives The 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Every year in late May, TripAdvisor recognises the hospitality businesses across the world that have consistently delivered exceptional service by awarding them the Certificate of Excellence. Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is one of the few that received this great award. Further, after getting the Certificate of Excellence for the last five consecutive years, Vilamendhoo is in the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame program.

Recipients of the Certificate of Excellence are determined by taking into account quality, quantity and recency of reviews on TripAdvisor. This means that without you, this award would not have been possible. It is because you share feedback with us after your stay on the platform that we have received this acknowledgement. Thank you for your help in making Vilamendhoo a highly rated and recognised resort.

Seeing your happy faces in our resort makes us glad. We remain committed to providing exceptional holiday experiences for you, and we are grateful for continuously making Vilamendhoo your number one adventure destination.

If you are planning to come discover adventure in Vilamendhoo, take advantage of our special offer here .

Embark on a romantic culinary journey in June

In June, we will be serving gourmet meals on the beach in Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa . Join us at the waterfront for pleasant evenings in the dreamiest setting. Indulge in spectacular delicacies as you take in the breathtaking views, while the soothing sea breeze blows gently.

On June 4, grace us with your presence at our BBQ Beach Dinner. The wonderful atmosphere, the splendour of the sea and the sizzling treats promise an evening to remember. Our chefs will grill your favourite seafood and cuts to your liking as you delight in each other’s company. Make a reservation » 

Join us on June 11 and 25 for an evening of pure indulgence. Our Bubbles & Lobster Dinner pairs the finest champagne with exquisite seafood. Toast to your love and special moments together as you enjoy the beautiful scenery and mouthwatering food.Make a reservation » 

Settle in for an unforgettable evening on June 17 with our Full Moon BBQ Buffet. Offering a true feast for the senses, this dinner offers an array of gourmet food, served overlooking the ocean under the moonlight. Make a reservation » 

Finally, throughout the month you can take advantage of the Candle Light Dinner Promotion that allows the two of you to escape to a private location on the island for a romantic evening. This is a special culinary experience that affords you privacy while you enjoy the tantalising meals prepared for you. Make a reservation » 

Bon Appétit!

As you plan your visit, check out our special offer »

June Message From The General Manager

Dear Valued Guests,

Great news! Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is proud to announce that we received the TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence, and joined the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame as this is the fifth consecutive year we have received the award. Having our resort receive this prestigious acclaim demonstrates our commitment to excellence, the high level of service provided by our staff, and the value we offer.

We want to sincerely thank our guests, as you are the real reason behind us continuing to receive top hotel honours and are key to our resort’s ongoing success. The frequent comments, suggestions, stories and photos that we regularly receive from our guests, whether they are shared on our resort’s social media channels or posted on travel review sites such as TripAdvisor, are greatly appreciated and truly valued. Your input and feedback will ultimately help us continue to enhance your overall resort and vacation experience so that your next visit to Vilamendhoo will be even more extraordinary.

Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat, honeymoon, family or group getaway, an intimate destination wedding, or simply a vacation to soak up the sun and sand along the world’s most breathtaking beach, don’t wait to book your next vacation to Vilamendhoo! Let us help you create your ultimate Maldivian journey, by emailing us at reservations@vilamendhoo.com or chatting with our Reservations team using the live chat feature on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Mohamed Zahir
General Manager

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