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.


Mohamed Zahir
General Manager

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 | Best Christmas Getaways For 2020

Spotting Sea Turtles in the Maldives with Vilamendhoo

Spotting the Sea Turtles of the Maldives

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 »

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

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 » 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
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