Located in the Maldives’ South Ari Atoll, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa occupies an enviable position surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, giving rise to what is arguably one of the best snorkelling locations in the Maldives. Take advantage of the once in a lifetime underwater encounters and make 2020 a year to remember with this great collection of bucket list experiences to try at Vilamendhoo.
Swim with whale sharks
The Maldives is the go-to place for snorkellers and scuba divers hoping to see whale sharks, the largest fish in the ocean. Vilamendhoo is located in a prime position in the South Ari Atoll and considered one of the top places in the world for whale shark encounters, with regular trips scheduled throughout the year.
Snorkel with manta rays
Manta rays – graceful, majestic and a bucket list favourite, frequent the famous site ‘Manta Point’ as well as other spots nearby. Join a snorkel excursion and witness first-hand the incredible choreographed ballet of manta rays in motion. It’s a mesmerising experience that remains etched in the mind of those who experience it for many years to come.
Meet the Maldives’ turtles
Five out of the seven sea turtle species in the world can be found in the Maldives. Vilamendhoo offers a daily Turtle Excursion to swim with turtles in their natural environment. Sea turtles are listed as endangered worldwide, so this is a very special experience. Photo opportunities are plentiful as they come to breathe at the surface!
Explore a bountiful reef
Vilamendhoo’s spectacular house reef is just a short swim from the shore, and it’s brimming with marine life. Ten easy access channels through the reef make this a hassle-free experience you can enjoy throughout the day. Get ready to be amazed by the colour and variety of fish inhabiting the reef.
The Maldives is every bit the bucket list destination and if you’re looking for snorkelling adventures and once in a lifetime experiences you’re sure to find them here at Vilamendhoo. Check out our current special offer as you plan your visit.