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It’s December & the Month to Celebrate! Dive into the Festivities With Us

Dear Valued Guest,

Time flies! It’s almost the end of the year, and our guests are visiting the island to have a Vilamendhoo holiday before the 2020 ends. From the tropical scenery to the abundant house reef teeming with marine life and fifty-odd dive sites to explore; great memories are being made on the shores by our in-house guests. We invite you all to visit Vilamendhoo, in 2020 and 2021 for a safe holiday experience in the Maldives.

This coming festive season, we have prepared for eleven days full of activities in our festive season program, from gala dinners to cocktail parties, and wholesome family activities including gingerbread house making to a mini Olympic. To end the year in style, there is a goodbye sunset cruise and a NYE white party on the Bonthi bar deck in the evening breeze under starlit sky.

Our excursion team will also be making ‘goodbye’ whale shark trip for 2020 until you come back and visit them next year. To join these activities, we have last minute offers to allow you the flexibility to travel as your country borders reopen.

If you’re a seafood lovers or planning to experience a private dinners by the beach, we have prepared a choice of events and activities, indulge in the Bubbles & Lobster Dinner and Magic Full Moon Beach BBQ Dinner. We also reintroduced a guest favorite, ‘Be the Chef’ cooking class at the over-water Asian Wok Restaurant.

Browse through our website for updates and insights about Vilamendhoo as well, as fantastic offers into 2021. We are pleased to introduced our newly Mobile Concierge App is the latest convenience for guest to book activities and reserved special dinners in advance .As a new normal traveler ,you can check in via mobile app, where you can also access more information about the Resort even before you travel.

We also had the opportunity of seeing a cluster of Green Sea Turtles been hatched on island 🎬. We recorded their path up to the ocean and you can see the precious moment on our social media channels. Follow us on social media and see real-time updates this December where we will be live-streaming the festivities.

It’s been quite a year for us all! We wish that 2021 will be a top year for you and your loved ones. We look forward to seeing you in the days to come.

May your holidays and New Year be filled with joy! Let’s all stay positive and keep safe.

Sincerely,

Mohamed Zahir
General Manager


Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Vilamendhoo.

Quick Links
Your questions answered before you travel  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update  | Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Calender | Best Christmas Getaways For 2020

Spotting Sea Turtles in the Maldives With Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo’s magnificent underwater world is best known for the large variety of tropical fish. It is not rare to see a few sea turtles swimming along the turquoise lagoon, right at the foot of your Jacuzzi Water Villa.

In the Maldives, 5 out of 7 sea turtle species can be found, including the Loggerhead, Leatherback and Olive Ridley. The Green Sea Turtle and the Hawksbill Turtle are the most frequently spotted year-round in Vilamendhoo and on the islands house reef. Join our thrilling excursions to see which ones you can spot.

Snorkelling equipment can be rented from the Dive Center or purchase it from the Gift Shop. The following excursion is for swimmers only and the minimum age is 12. A parent must accompany children under 16.

See Vilamendhoo’s Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar For South Ari Atoll Maldives »

TURTLE EXCURSION
Monday, Thursday, Saturday 1430 – 1530
Experience the excitement of seeing magnificent Turtles at Turtle Reef, 10 minutes by Dhoni Boat.
A 10-minute speedboat ride to boat ride to Turtle Reef and a chance to see, photograph and maybe swim with magnificent Turtles.
Learn More »

MANTA & TURTLE EXCURSION
Thursday & Sunday 0900 – 1300
Add the excitement and possibility of seeing, photographing and maybe swimming with Mantas to your turtle adventures Snorkeling.
Learn More »

Ready to explore the best underwater world in the Maldives? Book online »

 

 

December 2020 Dining In Vilamendhoo

‘Tis the seasone, for the foodie

December is the month to eat, drink and be merry! And at Vilamendhoo, we have created a choice of ambiences and experiences for you to tantalize your taste buds while you relax or romance.

In addition to the festive season dining extravaganzas and theme dinners, guests can look forward to the following dinning events;

At Funama and Ahima restaurants

Be in the Maldives. Dine across the world.
Every Mondays: Italian Night Theme Buffets
Every Tuesdays: Asian Night Theme Buffets
Every Wednesday: European Night Theme Buffet
Every Thursday*: Caribbean Night Theme Buffet
Every Friday: Maldivian Night Theme Buffet
Every Saturday: Tex-Mex Night Theme Buffet
Every Sunday: Indian Night Theme Buffet
Every Sunday: Champagne Breakfast at Ahima & Funama Restaurants

*December 24, 2020 – Christmas Eve Gala Dinner at Funama & Ahima Restaurant from 2000 hrs | See the menu »

*December 31, 2020 – New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Funama & Ahima Restaurant from 2000 hrs | See the menu »

See the festive season program 🎄 »

Tuesdays December 1 and 15, 2020
Our Bubbles and Lobster Dinners present freshly prepared lobster and a glass of sparkling champagne while you enjoy the sand beneath your feet at Ahima Restaurant Beach from 1900 hours. | See the menu | Make a reservation »

Magic Full Moon BBQ Buffet Dinner on December 29, 2020
Dine on the last full moon of the year, under the stars and glow of the moonlight, indulge in a delectable buffet spread in traditional wood huts at the Ahima Restaurant Beach from 1900 | See the menu | Make a reservation » or ask your waiter or the front desk to make your reservation.

Private Dining

Candle Light Dinners. Any Location on the Island.
To surprise a loved one or for secluded romance.
Make a reservation by calling Guest Services or Reception or sending an email to reservations@vilamendhoo.com »

Be the Chef! Cooking lessons

Take a taste of Vilamebdhoo back home
Learn how to prepare some of the delicious cuisines by our Chefs at Asian Wok Restaurant. Daily from 1200hrs-1400hrs. Send an email to reservations@vilamendhoo.com » or contact the Guest Service desk at least 24 hours in advance or dial extension number 308 to reserve your lesson.

Bon Appétit!

Chill out locations – top places on the island to sip a cocktail.

🏝️ Daily at Boashi Bar. It’s Healthy Drinks and Frozen Margarita time from 1000hrs – 1900hrs

🏝️ Three bar locations. Three ambiences.
Overwater Asian Wok, pool front Hot Rock and Boashi Bar at sunset – We have a daily Sunset Cocktail Promotion from 1700hrs – 1845hrs.


Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Vilamendhoo.
Quick Links
Your questions answered before you travel  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update  | Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Calender

Special offers
For those last-minute reservations in 2020 and your 2021 Maldives vacations. See All Offers »

We are Open & the Guests are Having a Fantastic Time!

Dear Valued Guest,

Vilamendhoo opened on November 1, and guests are experiencing the best of diving and Maldives at Vilamendhoo feeling unrestricted by the new normal and appreciating the freedom of space and the safety measures implemented. Our first guests are already finishing their vacations, and their writing reviews saying their stays were “Exceptional” and Vilamendhoo is “A great idea of COVID free vacation.”

As Luis and Elena from the Netherlands wrote on TripAdvisor, they felt safe and comfortable throughout their vacation and “…we have never seen such a professional place dealing with COVID19 measurements.”

See their glowing review and experiences.

The guests are earning their PADI certificates and going on excursions, having beach weddings, celebrating life’s events and creating cherished memories.

Amazing stay in paradise
W4106BRtimt, Pinneberg, Germany (11/17/20) – Guest Post Stay Survey
“We booked a water villa with jacuzzi and it was even better than expected! Beautiful room, extremely friendly stuff and tasty food! We definitely recommend to book the ocean discovery tour! And for sure we are coming back!”

My team and I are preparing for Christmas and New Year and would like to invite you to celebrate the festivities in Vilamendhoo. As always, we will have exciting activities for guests of all ages, gala dinners, and parties on the beach. Vilamendhoo currently has special offers up to 35% savings. These are equally enjoyed by last-minute travelers, guests who plan to stay longer to avoid the chaos of the pandemic back at home and for 2021 travel planners.

We look forward to welcoming you again and experience your second home in the Maldives. Until you arrive, follow us on our social media channels as we frequently share the latest update of the resort.

Let’s all stay positive and keep safe.

Mohamed Zahir
General Manager


Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Vilamendhoo.

Quick Links
Your questions answered before you travel  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update  | Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Calender

New Normal Holidays In Vilamendhoo Are The Best!

Our very first guests to the resort after its reopening on November 1, 2020 are already completing their Maldives vacations. Despite the safety precautions, the new normal holidaymakers are experiencing the best of the Maldives with Vilamendhoo, respiting on the island and enjoying the house reef and the diverse dive spots in South Ari.

Guests Randy and Park from the USA, earned their PADI , swam with whale sharks during their stay and is tremendously happy with the safety protocols. See their video testimonial.

Stefan Radke, wrote in the guest book

“Es war der schönste Urlaub den wir je hatten. Corona ist gar kein Problem, da die Sicherheit dort besser ist als in Deutschland.”

As Luis and Elena had explained in their recent TripAdvisor Review, they felt safe and comfortable throughout their vacation and “…we have never seen such a professional place dealing with COVID19 measurements.”

See the full review from elena_ballesteros, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – TripAdvisor, November 15, 2020

Hi all,

My husband and I went to Vilamendhoo to celebrate our honeymoon after 7 months stuck at home in India due to COVID19 and we can only say nice things about our stay!

FOOD:
Absolutely heaven. Loads of yummy choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinks were also good for AI (we went on an AI plus which we absolutely recommend)

ROOM:
We stayed in a jacuzzi water villa and the room was amazing! Waking up to those is something we’ll never forget. They cleaned the room on a daily basis as per our requirement, and it was tidy and clean throughout our holidays.

SERVICE:
Really nice, warm and professional staff. We read bad reviews on this matter before, but it is really a thing from the past. From waiters, to receptionists, cleaning staff, they were super nice and helpful.

DIVING:
We highly recommend to drop by the diving club and get as many dives as you can. The real beauty of Maldives is under water and AJ, Pierre and their crew will make it an unforgettable experience. We took the opportunity to get our Open Water PADI course done during our stay, and they made everything really easy for us (dives, exam, etc.) Really professional and cool people!

COVID19:
We were really worried prior to our trip on this matter, and we can only say we have never seen such a professional place dealing with COVID19 measurements. We were very few in the resort at that time, and all the staff always kept the social distancing, wore masks all the time and had disinfectant all over the place. They are trying hard to use cloth masks that their staff can comfortably wear all day to reduce their impact on the environment.

POINTS FOR IMPROVEMENT:
We saw a couple of people stepping on the corals, and, although this is a personal responsibility, the only point for improvement would be to reinforce the guidelines on how to take care on marine life.

Honestly, the experience could not have been better, we highly recommend this resort if you want to get away from the COVID19 and stay safe while enjoying the beautiful nature of Maldives and being taken care of by this amazing people. We hope to go back there soon!

Cheers,
Luis and Elena.


Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Vilamendhoo.
Quick Links
Your questions answered before you travel  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update  | Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Calender

 

Special offers
A choice of offers for your Maldives holiday in 2020 and 2021. See All Offers »

This November – Beach Dinners at Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo has a selection of special Beach Dining experiences for you to enjoy in the month.

After a day of diving, snorkelling and enjoying the best of the tropical island offer, indulge in the hue of romance and experiential dining at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa with a host of exciting beach dinners. Guest staying in November can look forward to relishing in the variety of perfectly prepared delicacies along with a magnificent view of the ocean and clear night skies as your backdrop.

Tuesdays November 10 and 17 , 2020
Our Bubbles and Lobster Dinners present freshly prepared lobster and a glass of sparkling champagne while you enjoy the sand beneath your feet at Asian Wok Restaurant Beach from 1900 hours.  |   Make a reservation »

Tuesdays November 14 , 21 and 28, 2020 are for the seafood enthusiast. Enjoy fresh fish, scallop and a variety of luscious crustaceans while dining under the stars with our Seafood Lovers Dinner at the Sunset Bar Beach from 1900 hours.  |   Make a reservation »

Full Moon BBQ Buffet Dinner on November 29, 2020, is sure to delight your taste buds and enhance your tropical dining experience, with the magical full moon in perfect view and deliciously grilled food options at Ahima Restaurant Beach from 1900 |  Make a reservation »

Candle Light Dinners. Any Location on the Island.
To surprise a loved one or for secluded romance.
Make a reservation by calling Guest Services or Reception or sending an email to reservations@vilamendhoo.com »

Bon Appétit!


Be the Chef! cooking lessons

Learn how to prepare some of the delicious cuisines by our Chefs at Asian Wok Restaurant. Daily from 15th November 2020. Send an email to reservations@vilamendhoo.com » to reserve your lesson.

Chill out locations. Top places on the island to sip a cocktail.

🏝️ Boashi Bar during the day. It’s Healthy Drinks and Frozen Margarita time from 1000hrs – 1900hrs

🏝️ Three locations. Three ambiences.  Overwater Asian Wok, pool front Hot Rock and Boashi Bar at sunset – We have a daily Sunset Cocktail Promotion from 1700hrs – 1845hrs.

Flying to Maldives? Know Your Airlines

As a traveller planning to navigate the chaos of the new normal, you need to gear up for new ways of planning a trip post COVID-19. Maldives had been receiving guests since July 2020 and have received the Safe Travels Stamp from World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) making it one of the easiest destinations for holidaymakers to travel.

The Maldives unique geography of being an archipelago and islands create its own private safe bubbles for vacationers. Veilamendhoo offers even more freedom of space being the only Resort on its private island and uncrowded beaches.

Vilamendhoo provides that much-needed destination retreat for both the long haul and short-haul or the long stay or the weekend getaway and travellers dreaming of diving and snorkelling for a change of phase, a quick escape to celebrate honeymoons, or just to breathe in the clean air and dip in the warm, clean, seawater.

How do I travel to Vilamendhoo?

Veligandu is a scenic, 25-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport in the Maldives.
Your domestic transfers are readily included in your package if you make your reservations with the resort directly or with your travel agent/tour operator.

How to fly to the Maldives?

Guests visiting the Maldives in the next few months will always be able to find a connecting flight. Over 30 airlines will be flying into the Maldives during November 2020 and March 31, 2021, and some are listed below.

Day(s) of operation: 1 = Monday to 7 = Sunday. 0=non operational

Key:
MLE – Maldives
STA – Standard Time of Arrival
STD – Standard Time of Departure

Flying to the Maldives with AEROFLOT
SVO – Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AEROFLOT 0000007 SVO-MLE-SVO SU322-3 1200 2330 251020
AEROFLOT 1000567 SVO-MLE-SVO SU320-1 0920 1100 261020-270321

Flying to the Maldives with AIR ASIA
KUL – Kuala Lumpur International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AIR ASIA 0000007 KUL-MLE-KUL AK72-3 2010 2115 061220-271220
AIR ASIA 0004000 KUL-MLE-KUL AK74-5 0950 1050 031220-250321
AIR ASIA 1234567 KUL-MLE-KUL AK72-3 2010 2115 010121-270321
AIR ASIA 0000060 KUL-MLE-KUL AK74-5 0950 1050 020121-270321
AIR ASIA 0200000 KUL-MLE-KUL AK74-5 0940 1040 050121-270321

Flying to the Maldives with AIR INDIA
TRV – Trivandrum International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AIR INDIA 0030000 TRV-MLE-TRV AI263-4 1340 1505 281020-251120
AIR INDIA 0030000 TRV-MLE-TRV AI263-4 1350 1510 021220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with AIR SEYCHELLES (Charter Flight)
SEZ – Seychelles

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AIR SEYCHELLES 0200000 SEZ-MLE-SEZ HM9321-2 1320 1430 011220-230321
AIR SEYCHELLES 0000060 SEZ-MLE-SEZ HM023-4 1205 1600 051220-090121

Flying to the Maldives with ALITALIA
FCO – Rome Fiumicino International Airport / Aeroporto Internazionale di Roma–Fiumicino

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
ALITALIA 0030067 FCO-MLE-FCO AZ776-7 1140 2250 191220-271220
ALITALIA 0200067 FCO-MLE-FCO AZ776-7 1140 2250 291220-030121
ALITALIA 0034060 FCO-MLE-FCO AZ776-7 1140 2250 060121-090121
ALITALIA 0000567 FCO-MLE-FCO AZ776-7 1140 2250 150121-170121
ALITALIA 0000067 FCO-MLE-FCO AZ776-7 1140 2250 230121-270321

Flying to the Maldives with AIR FRANCE
CDG – Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport / Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AIR FRANCE 0000007 CDG-MLE-CDG AF222-3 1045 1350 20122
AIR FRANCE 0000507 CDG-MLE-CDG AF222-3 1045 1250 271220-030121
AIR FRANCE 0000007 CDG-MLE-CDG AF222-3 1045 1250 140221-210221
AIR FRANCE 0000507 CDG-MLE-CDG AF222-3 1045 1250 260221-280221

Flying to the Maldives with AUSTRIAN AIRLINES
VIE – Vienna International Airport / Flughafen Wien-Schwechat / Letisko Viedeň-Schwechat

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES 0000007 VIE-MLE OS045 0845 Dep 1st Nov 251020
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES 0000007 MLE-VIE OS046 1015 011120
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES 0000507 VIE-MLE-VIE OS045-6 0845 1025 201220-260321

Flying to the Maldives with AZUR AIR UKRAINE (CHARTER)
KBP – Boryspil International Airport / Міжнародний аеропорт «Бориспіль»

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AZUR AIR UKRIANE 0000060 KBP-MLE-KBP QU4499-4500 1205 1425 261220
AZUR AIR UKRIANE 0030000 KBP-MLE-KBP QU4499-4500 1205 1425 060121
AZUR AIR UKRIANE 0000060 KBP-MLE-KBP QU4499-4500 1205 1425 160121
AZUR AIR UKRIANE 0030000 KBP-MLE-KBP QU4499-4500 1205 1425 270121

Flying to the Maldives with AZUR AIR RUSSIA (CHARTER)
VKO – Vnukovo International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AZUR AIR RUSSIA 0000007 VKO-MLE-VKO ZF8839-6664 1020 2315 011120
AZUR AIR RUSSIA 0030067 VKO-MLE-VKO ZF8839-40 1020 2315 041120-270321

Flying to the Maldives with BRITISH AIRWAYS (W20)
LHR – London Heathrow

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
BRITISH AIRWAYS 1004060 LHR-MLE-LHR BA061-0 0940 1145 261020-270321
BRITISH AIRWAYS 0000007 LHR-MLE-LHR BA061-0 1245 1445 061220-210321

Flying to the Maldives with BEIJING CAPITAL AIRLINES
PKX – Beijing Daxing International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
BEIJING CAPITAL AIRLINES 0000507 PKX-MLE-PKX JD465-6 1230 1425 041220-260321
BEIJING CAPITAL AIRLINES 0030000 PKX-MLE-PKX JD465-6 1245 1445 021220-240321

Flying to the Maldives with CATHAY PACIFIC
HKG – Hong Kong International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
CATHAY PACIFIC 0034067 HKG-MLE-HKG CX601-2 2110 2240 021220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES
CAN – Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES 0204007 CAN-CMB-MLE-CMB-CAN CZ3059-60 2050 2220 291120-250321

Flying to the Maldives with CONDOR
FRA – Frankfurt International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
CONDOR 0000007 FRA-MLE-FRA DE2320-1 0950 1125 201220-210321
CONDOR 0200000 FRA-MLE-FRA DE2320-1 0950 1125 221220-230321

Flying to the Maldives with EDELWEISS AIR
ZRH – Zurich Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
EDELWEISS AIR 0000007 ZRH-MLE-ZRH WK066-7 0940 1115 251020
EDELWEISS AIR 0000500 ZRH-MLE-ZRH WK066-7 0715 0930 251220-290121
EDELWEISS AIR 0000500 ZRH-MLE-ZRH WK066-7 1120 1315 050221-260321
EDELWEISS AIR 0000007 ZRH-MLE WK066 1120 011120-291120
EDELWEISS AIR 1000000 MLE-ZRH WK067 1315 021120-301120
EDELWEISS AIR 0000007 ZRH-MLE-ZRH WK066-7 1120 1315 061220-210321
EDELWEISS AIR 0004000 ZRH-MLE-ZRH WK066-7 0715 0955 051120-250321

Flying to the Maldives with EMIRATES
DXB – Dubai International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
EMIRATES 1030007 DXB-MLE-DXB EK660-1 1525 1820 251020-301120
EMIRATES 1234567 DXB-MLE-DXB EK656-7 0745 0925 251020-270321
EMIRATES 1030007 DXB-MLE-DXB EK660-1 1525 1820 021220-091220
EMIRATES 1234567 DXB-MLE-DXB EK660-1 1525 1820 131220-250121
EMIRATES 1030007 DXB-MLE-DXB EK660-1 1525 1820 270121-240321

Flying to the Maldives with ETIHAD AIRWAYS
AUH – Abu Dhabi International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
ETIHAD AIRWAYS 0200560 AUH-MLE-AUH EY278-9 0755 2345 261020-281120
ETIHAD AIRWAYS 1234567 AUH-MLE-AUH EY 260-1 0640 1810 011220-270321
ETIHAD AIRWAYS 1234567 AUH-MLE-AUH EY278-9 1400 2025 011220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with FLY DUBAI
DXB – Dubai International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
FLY DUBAI 0204560 DXB-MLE-DXB FZ1569-70 1510 2330 271020-270321
FLY DUBAI 1000007 DXB-MLE-DXB FZ1569-70 1510 2330 201220-180121
FLY DUBAI 0030000 DXB-MLE-DXB FZ1569-70 1515 2330 231220-200121

Flying to the Maldives with GOAIR
BOM – Mumbai Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
BLR – Banglore Airport: Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru
DEL – New Delhi Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
GOAIR 0034067 BOM-MLE-BOM G81530-4030 1310 1420 041120-300121
GOAIR 0004060 BLR-MLE-BLR G81532-4032 1200 1320 051120-300121
GOAIR 0030000 BLR-MLE-BLR G81532-4032 1200 1305 041120-270121
GOAIR 0000007 BLR-MLE-BLR G81532-4032 1430 1530 011120-310121
GOAIR 0004060 DEL-MLE-DEL G81531-4031 1245 1410 051120-300121
GOAIR 0000007 DEL-MLE-DEL G81531-4031 1200 1305 011120-310121
GOAIR 0030000 DEL-MLE-DEL G81531-4031 1220 1325 041120-270121

Flying to the Maldives with GULF AIR
BAH – Bahrain International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
GULF AIR 1234007 BAH-MLE-CMB GF144 0610 0725 251020-250321
GULF AIR 1234007 CMB-MLE-BAH GF145 1800 1905 251020-250321

Flying to the Maldives with HONG KONG AIRLINES
HKG – Hong Kong International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
HONG KONG AIRLINES 0204007 HKG-MLE-HKG HX791-2 1850 2035 011220-250321

Flying to the Maldives with INDIGO
COK – Cochin International Airport
BOM – Mumbai Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
MAA – Chennai International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
INDIGO 1000000 COK-MLE-COK 6E1795-6 1440 1555 261020-091120
INDIGO 0000500 COK-MLE-COK 6E1795-6 1440 1555 301020-131120
INDIGO 0030000 COK-MLE-COK 6E1795-6 1440 1555 281020-251120
INDIGO 1000500 COK-MLE-COK 6E1795-6 1440 1555 161120-271120
INDIGO 1030500 COK-MLE-COK 6E1795-6 1440 1555 301120-260321
INDIGO 0004007 BOM-MLE-BOM 6E1784-5 1300 1405 251020-151120
INDIGO 0204007 BOM-MLE-BOM 6E1784-5 1300 1405 171120-291120
INDIGO 0204067 BOM-MLE-BOM 6E1784-5 1300 1405 011220-270321
INDIGO 0200000 CMB-MLE-MAA 6E9974-5 0820 0920 271020-241120

Flying to the Maldives with KOREAN AIR
ICN – Seoul-Incheon International Airport / 인천국제공항

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE STA STD EFFECTIVE
KOREAN AIR 0204007 ICN-CMB-MLE-CMB-ICN 0700 1545 031220-250321

Flying to the Maldives with LUFTHANSA GERMAN  AIRLINES
FRA – Frankfurt International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
LUFTHANSA 0030000 FRA-MLE LH704 0830 281020
LUFTHANSA 0004000 MLE-FRA LH705 1040 291020
LUFTHANSA 0030000 FRA-MLE-FRA LH704-5 0830 1040 041120-240321
LUFTHANSA 0000007 FRA-MLE-FRA LH704-5 0830 1040 011120-270321

Flying to the Maldives with MALDIVIAN & NEOS SPA
MXP – Milan Malpensa Airport
FCO – Rome Fiumicino International Airport / Aeroporto Internazionale di Roma–Fiumicino

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
NEOS SPA 0000007 MXP-FCO-MLE-FCO-MXP NO610-1 0715 0930 081120-210321

Flying to the Maldives with NORDWIND
SVO – Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
NORDWIND 0030060 SVO-MLE-SVO N4691-2 1105 1315 281020-270321

Flying to the Maldives with QATAR AIRWAYS
DOH – Doha International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
QATAR AIRWAYS 1234567 DOH-MLE-DOH QR 672-5 0900 1955 251020-270321
QATAR AIRWAYS 1234567 DOH-MLE-DOH QR 674-3 0730 2055 171220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES
JED – Jeddha King Abdulaziz International Airport
CMB – Colombo International Airport / Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport
RUH – Riyadh King Khalid International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES 0030060 JED-CMB-MLE-RUH SV786 1230 1355 020121-270321
SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES 0004007 RUH-MLE-CMB-JED SV788 1350 1515 030121-250321

Flying to the Maldives with  SILKAIR
SIN – Singapore Changi Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE STA STD EFFECTIVE
SILKAIR 1234567 SIN-MLE-SIN 1150 1255 011220-270321
SILKAIR 1234567 SIN-MLE-SIN 1330 1455 011220-270321
SILKAIR 0000060 SIN-MLE-SIN 2210 2320 051220-261220

Flying to the Maldives with SINGAPORE AIRLINES
SIN – Singapore Changi Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
SINGAPORE AIRLINES 1234567 SIN-MLE-SIN SQ452-1 2210 2340 010121-270321

Flying to the Maldives with SPICEJET
TRV – Trivandrum International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
SPICEJET 1234567 TRV-MLE-TRV SG091-2 1340 1435 011220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with SRILANKAN AIRLINES
CMB – Colombo International Airport / Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0000500 CMB-MLE-CMB UL101-2 0815 0945 301020
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0030000 CMB-MLE-CMB UL101-2 0920 1050 281020
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0030000 CMB-MLE-CMB UL101-2 0920 1050 041120-251120
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0030000 CMB-MLE-CMB UL115-6 1540 1845 281020
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0030000 CMB-MLE-CMB UL115-6 1540 1845 041120-251120
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0000500 CMB-MLE-CMB UL115-6 1540 1710 301020
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0000060 CMB-MLE-CMB UL103-4 1945 2125 311020
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 1234567 CMB-MLE-CMB UL101-2 0815 0945 011220-270321
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 1234567 CMB-MLE-CMB UL103-4 1945 2125 011220-270321
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 1234567 CMB-MLE-CMB UL115-6 1415 1535 011220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with TURKISH AIRLINES
IST – Istanbul Airport
CMB – Colombo International Airport / Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
TURKISH AIRLINES 0200507 IST-MLE-CMB TK730 1215 1325 271020-291220
TURKISH AIRLINES 0200507 CMB-MLE-IST TK731 2230 2355 271020-291220
TURKISH AIRLINES 1204567 IST-MLE-CMB TK730 1215 1325 311220-270321
TURKISH AIRLINES 1234567 CMB-MLE-IST TK731 2230 2355 311220-270321
TURKISH AIRLINES 0030000 IST-MLE-CMB TK732 1430 1600 060121-240321

Flying to the Maldives with UKRAINE INT’L AIRLINES (CHARTER)
KBP – Boryspil International Airport / Міжнародний аеропорт «Бориспіль»

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
UKRAINE INT’L AIRLINES 0000060 KBP-MLE-KBP PS3951-2 1310 2350 261220
UKRAINE INT’L AIRLINES 0000060 KBP-MLE-KBP PS3951-2 0845 2045 020121
UKRAINE INT’L AIRLINES 0000007 KBP-MLE-KBP PS3951-2 1200 2310 100121
UKRAINE INT’L AIRLINES 0200000 KBP-MLE-KBP PS3951-2 1200 2320 190121
UKRAINE INT’L AIRLINES 0004000 KBP-MLE-KBP PS3951-2 0605 1730 280121

Source: International Flight Schedule, Winter 2020-21 – Maldives Airport Authority.
Information is correct as at October 20, 2020, and subject to change.


Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Vilamendhoo.
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We are opening in two weeks!

Dear Valued Guest,

Time flies. Vilamendhoo is reopening on November 1, 2020, My Team and I are excited and looking forward to having you back. The island’s house reef is teaming with marine life that adds color to our underwater garden. The resort reopening will be done with safely in mind. Learn more about the measures on “A Safe Holiday Experience in Vilamendhoo”.

Our Dive Center will be open to operate dive excursions including Whale shark, Manta & Turtle and Snorkeling boat trips. Renewal of vow ceremonies and romantic dining will continue. If you require more information, contact us via email, or you may also use the live chat function on our website or get in touch with your travel agent.

Also, kindly remind our guests of the following;

  • Our Travel Updates page is constantly updated to provide our guests with as much as information possible to help plan travel.
  • Vilamendhoo also facilitate PCR Tests including free tests for guests staying a minimum 7 nights who require a certificate to present to airlines and arrival countries.
  • I would also like to remind our guests traveling on November to submit the Traveller Health Declaration and copy of the PCR test required for arrivals by the Maldives Immigration Authority via https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv, 24 hours prior to your travel.

We have arranged special offers up to 25% off which can be combined with our complimentary child stay offer during November 2020 to April 5, 2021. If you plan to have extended family gatherings and celebrate festivities together without the chaos of crowds, with sunshine and diving, Vilamendhoo will be great tropical option.

We look forward to welcome you again and experience your second home in Maldives. Finally, we are expecting turtle hatchlings in the island around 2nd or 3rd weeks of November which will be a marvelous experience to our guests of all ages. Until you arrive follow us on our social media channels as we frequently share the latest update of the resort.

Let’s all stay positive and keep safe.

Sincerely,

Mohamed Zahir
General Manager


Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Vilamendhoo.
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Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Calender | Best Christmas Getaways For 2020

Vilamendhoo’s Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar For South Ari Atoll Maldives

What is the best time to Dive in Vilamendhoo?

Around the year. 

From avid diver to beginner, the waters around Vilamendhoo provide plenty of excursions and dive experiences to see the marine life, including hard and soft coral.

The resort is blessed with nearly 50 dive sites, all situated within one hour by boat including the Maamigili Marine Protected Area and National Park where whale sharks are frequented.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whale Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reef Sharks High High High High High High High High High High High High
Silvertip Sharks High High High High Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hammerhead Sharks Low Low  Low Low Low Low Low Low Low Low Low Low
Nurse Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Manta Rays High High High Yes Yes High High High High High Yes Yes
Sting Rays Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Eagle Rays Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hawksbill Turtles High High High High High High High High High High High High
Green Turtles High High High High High High High High High High High High
Night diving Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Shipwreck diving Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ideal for new divers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

The Euro-Divers dive centre in Vilamendhoo is one of the Maldives’ most experienced dive operators and as a PADI 5 Star Centre, they offer the full range of PADI courses catering to all experience levels – from beginner to professionals.

[Related: Snorkelling and Diving with Whale Sharks in the Maldives » ]


“The dives sites were on half hour or 1hour distance by boat and you can see everything on 1 one dive (spectacular coral, great schools of fish; sharks, whale shark on the South area; mantas, turtles, and so on). Although, you can also see that on the house reef, that by the way, it was on my top 10 house reefs resorts.”

PateLisbon, Lisbon, Portuga, Feb 2021 – TripAdvisor

Vilamendhoo’s famous underwater garden – the house reef

The house reef of Vilamendhoo Resort is exceptionally beautiful and starts just a few feet away from the beach. The house reefs dense corral garden circles the island and extend over the narrow lagoon around the overwater villas on the western end.

Vilamendhoo also offers guided night snorkelling for the adventurous.

HOUSE-REEF-SOUTH-SIDE HOUSE-REEF-NORTH-SID

Guests of all ages can stand from the beach or the jetty to experience abundant marine life. To admire the house reef in its full glory, one must snorkel in and get engulfed by shoals of colourful fish while you swim amidst the corrals. 

Do not be surprised if you come across turtles and baby sharks (harmless) while you snorkel. 

[Related: Spotting Sea Turtles in the Maldives With Vilamendhoo » ]


Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Vilamendhoo.
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Your questions answered before you travel  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update  | Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Calender

 

Special offers
A choice of offers for your Maldives holiday in 2021. See All Offers »

Best Christmas Getaways For 2020 – Celebrate the festivities in Maldives

Spending the Christmas and New Year’s holiday festive season with family and friends is the longstanding tradition. Let us suggest a beautiful, tropical destination called Vilamendhoo, where you can get together with the ones you love and celebrate the season without the worries of social distancing and the constraints imposed by the prevailing pandemic.

See Vilamendhoo’s 2020 Festive Season Program »

Why Vilamendhoo tops the list to spend your festive season

  1. Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a private island, the only resort on the island and naturally shields our guests from the crowds. The World Tourism Organization also endorsed the Maldives with the Safe Travels Stamp so you may travel with peace of mind. With Maldives reopening borders, more airlines are flying into the Maldives.
  2. Vilamendhoos’ long beaches the required freedom of space. No masks on beaches.
  3. Escape the winter, escape the crowds to sun, sand and clean ocean and blissful relaxation.
  4. Indulge in fantastic diving, snorkelling, yachting, good food, spa, entertainment and Maldivian hospitality during the festive season. The waters around Vilamendhoo is famed for Whale shark spotting, rays and turtles. Swim into the resorts house reef right from the beach.
  5. Surprise a loved one. Catch up and celebrate all those anniversaries, missed sunsets and cancelled holidays. Or make your Vilamendhoo holiday an opportunity for an extended family getaway and celebrate festivities together, on a tropical island.
  6. Facilitation of PCR testing as required by your home countries and airlines for onward travel.
  7. Vilamendhoo offers a choice of special offers and flexible cancellation to help plan travel and to allow you to the opportunity to linger longer in the Maldives. Book direct, book via OTAs or speak to your travel agent for the best rates and packages. 

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