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Dear Valued Guests,

As autumn settles in across the world, we remain grateful for our tropical climate with its balmy temperatures. Should you choose to trade in your view for ours, with the beautiful beach, turquoise ocean and swaying palm trees, we would be delighted to welcome you.

In September we welcomed some of you back to our island, a place that you can call your second home. We also ushered in new guests to experience the adventure-filled days Vilamendhoo is known for. A special occasion was World Tourism Day, which we joined the world in celebrating on September 27. We had a wonderful time, with island clean-up activities and a couple’s kayak race. Thank you to all that graced us with their presence.

Currently, preparations are in full swing for our annual Halloween party. The event last year was an enormous success, and we look forward to an even more exciting time this year. Join us as we dance the night away in a scary atmosphere.

Please also have a look at our website . Again, we have provided some exciting pre-festive season offers – the ideal time to soak up some sun before 2020. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact us via email
or use the live chat function on our website.

Thanking you, as always, for your continuous support and sunny greetings from our little part of paradise,

Mohamed Zahir
General Manager

Meet The Vilamendhoo Team: Migdad, Station Supervisor

Mohamed Migdad is the Station Supervisor at Sunset Bar. He has been with our team for four years. We caught up with Migdad to learn a little more about him. Read on.

What do you like most about your job?

What I like most about my job is getting to meet new people every day. I also love serving guests.

What are your hobbies?

In my free time, I love playing any kind of sports. I also enjoy playing FIFA games.

What do you like most about the resort?

I like that the resort takes care of the team. I also love that there are plenty of recreational facilities and activities so we can relax and unwind after work.

What is your favourite excursion, and why?

My favourite excursion is the Whale Shark excursion . It is exciting and so much fun to go out and see the largest fish in the ocean.

What is your favourite sport on the island?

My favourite sports on the island are Badminton and Football.

An Experience To Remember In Vilamendhoo

In Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa this September, we are adding a special spark to your holiday with our beach dining events. Whether you are looking for a unique way to spend the evening or a special way to celebrate a memorable occasion, you will enjoy our beach dining affairs. The pleasant alfresco ambience and the delicious food create a beautiful atmosphere, allowing you to relax and indulge in life’s finest luxuries: love and food.

On September 17, join us for our Bubbles & Lobster Dinner. Enjoy a chilled glass of Prosecco and the sumptuous meals prepared around the Maldivian Lobster, celebrating its vibrant flavours. In the company of your loved one, take in the beautiful views all around as you dig in.

The Full Moon BBQ Buffet Dinner on September 14 gives you the best of both worlds. Marvel at nature’s wonder, as you dine on the shore under the moonlit sky. Few events are as romantic as this. Raise a glass of wine to the stars as you celebrate love and adventure in the most beautiful place on earth.

Our BBQ Beach Dinner on September 24 is a sizzling affair. Your favourite cuts of meat and seafood are grilled to perfection for you to enjoy against the backdrop of the sea. Treat yourself to this wonderful dinner and enjoy a wonderful, relaxed evening as you relish the delectable food.

Bon Appétit!

Experience Scuba Diving In The Maldives At Vilamendhoo

Is the Maldives suitable for diving? This is a popularly asked question when guests are trying to plan their adventures. The answer is, ‘Yes! Absolutely!’ The Maldives is truly a diver’s paradise. The spectacular underwater world beneath the crystal-clear turquoise sea hosts a variety of marine life of unimaginable beauty, inviting adventurers to embark on unique adventures. The Maldives offers up a variety of dive sites from gently sloping reefs, plunging drop-offs with overhangs and so much more.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, is located in the South Ari Atoll, a famed diving location. A magnificent house reef encircles Vilamendhoo, with direct access from almost every point on the island. A mere swim away from the beach, you will discover the stunning house reef, and spot an abundant variety of marine life including over 150 species of tropical fish. Be sure to bring along your underwater camera to capture the magnificence of this magical underwater world.

At Vilamendhoo, Euro-Divers operate our 5-Star PADI certified dive centre. The professional team provide a variety of services including a complete PADI instructional programme, regularly organised dive trips, equipment rental services and much more. The courses offered under the instructional programme include a variety of beginner and continuing classes for anyone above eight years. Further, the centre has professionals of various nationalities to help you learn in the language you are most comfortable with. Once you are ready to explore the sea, Euro-Divers provide different diving packages at very competitive rates. View the full price-list here .

While you dive, be mindful not to step on or touch the fragile coral reefs. Do not place your equipment on the coral and as always, respect the marine life.
We look forward to welcoming you to your next diving adventure!

Swimming With Manta Rays In Vilamendhoo

Despite their size, manta rays are gentle, magnificent creatures. They are a flattened type of fish with wide fins that look like wings and no bones. They are found in tropical waters such as the Maldives. In Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, we offer a variety of excursions allowing you to hopefully spot, swim and photograph manta rays. Before heading out on this adventure, here are a few things you should know about manta rays.

Manta Rays, whose width exceeds 3 metres, are quite large. Female mantas are usually larger than their male counterparts. Manta rays have the biggest brains of all fish and do display some intelligent behaviour. They feed on plankton, which they filter through their gill-rakers.

Manta rays are peaceful and gentle creatures that do not pose any threats to humans. As they are very sensitive to disturbance, there are a few things to consider when swimming with mantas. Manta Trust advises swimmers to enter the water calmly and quietly, no closer than 10 metres away from the manta ray. Once in the water, keep your fins below the surface and avoid splashing as noise can scare away manta rays. Do not approach them any closer than 3 metres and always approach from the side, giving manta rays a clear path ahead. Finally, never touch a manta ray or chase after one.

As with most marine-life, we cannot predict their schedule. We do, however, have excursions that transport you to known manta spots where if you are lucky, you can see and swim with them. Join our Ocean Discovery or our Manta and Turtle excursions for great adventures. Should you happen to spot some manta rays and photograph them, tag #vilamendhoo in your posts so we can see too!

Happy adventures!


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