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Mother’s Day Weekend – Things to Do in the Maldives

Mother’s Day Weekend at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Looking for special and thoughtful things to do this Mother’s Day weekend? Sure, chocolates and flowers are lovely, but how about trying something out of the ordinary this year? On your holiday here at Vilamendhoo, show much appreciation to your mom by treating her to specially-curated experiences.

Here are some Mother’s Day Weekend things to do at our family-friendly Maldives resort that are sure to put a smile on her face.

Treat Mom to a Special Dinner

Vilamendhoo Island Resort

With mouthwatering cuisine to satisfy every taste, palate, and mood, served in exquisite locations, destination dining at Vilamendhoo is excellent for a perfect family get together. Whether it be a family beach dinner under the starry skies or a special dinner just for you and your mom at one of our à la carte restaurants – the overwater Asian Wok or Hot Rock, our talented Food & Beverage team will go above and beyond to make sure that you will cherish the experience forever.

Pamper Mom with a Heavenly Massage

Mother's Day Weekend - Spa & Massage at Vilamendhoo Maldives

No questions asked – mom has earned some well-deserved pampering, so why not treat her to a rejuvenating spa day? Set her up with a ‘Balinese Massage’ at our overwater Duniye Spa. This 60-minute gentle and calming massage uses acupressure, skin rolling, and relaxing strokes to soothe, restore and calm the mind and body. Or check Duniye Spa Menu to give mom more ideas for her spa pampering day.

Sign Up Mom for a Maldivian Cooking Class

Mother's Day Weekend - Cooking Class at Vilamendhoo Maldives

If your mom enjoys culinary, consider signing her up for a cooking class where she can learn to cook her favourite local dishes in a guided session adjusted to her preferences and skills. This experience will allow her to recreate the dishes and add a touch of the Maldives to your home.

Book a Beach Yoga Session with Mom

Mother's Day Weekend - Beach Yoga at Vilamendhoo Maldives

Mother’s Day celebration at Vilamendhoo could be spent with beginning or concluding the day with a restorative yoga class. The session is performed in a peaceful beachside setting. It is a wonderful opportunity for mom and yourself to optimise your overall health, with an emphasis on balancing mind, body, and spirit.

Schedule a Family Photoshoot

Mother's Day Weekend - Family Photoshoot at Vilamendhoo Maldives

When is the last time your family posed for a group portrait? Vila Memories, our on-site photography studio, offers several packages for family photoshoots. The photography team have the creativity and equipment needed to capture those beautiful family moments in paradise, worth taking back home with you.


For all reservations on culinary, dining, spa, yoga and photography sessions, please contact us OR email reservations@vilamendhoo.com.

Have you not booked your Maldives holiday yet? See all our special offers here.

Capture Moments of Your Maldives Holiday with Vila Memories Photo Studio

Vila Memories Photo Studio 

Vilamendhoo Maldives’ photography studio, Vila Memories, is your one-stop shop for beach, family, and wedding photography. Ideal for couples, friends or families, our team of photographers have the passion and creativity, and equipment needed to capture those memories worth taking back home with you.

 A photograph is a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. So, why  not capture those precious moments and make them last a lifetime?

Vila Memories Photo Studio Maldives

Vila Memories photographers are experts in capturing moments of your holiday in beautiful images to treasure for a lifetime. They understand the natural lighting conditions and know not only the picturesque corners of our island paradise but also the best time and angle for your shots. The results will most definitely be ‘Instagram-worthy’ images that are sure to receive ‘likes’ and ‘loves’ from your family and friends.

Vila Memories Photo Studio Maldives

How would you like your time in the Maldives captured? With a fun photo session or perhaps a themed one? Enjoy packages customised specially for you

Basic: 20 digital images plus 1 printed 8” x 12” image

Bronze: 50 digital images plus 1 printed 8” x 12” image

Silver: 50 digital images plus 10 printed images in an album

Gold: 100 digital images and 26 printed images  in an album

Platinum: 100 digital images and 50 printed images in an album

Wedding: 100 digital images and 40 printed images in an album

Due to high demand, we encourage you to book at least 24 hours prior arrangement (at least a day before departure).

Book a Photography Session with Memories Photo Studio »

Have you not booked your Maldives holiday yet? See all our special offers here.  

Sustainable Practices at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

The Eco-friendly and Sustainable Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives

The natural beauty of the Maldives is celebrated worldwide. At Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, we take pride in delivering an exceptional experience to our guests whilst simultaneously working to help protect and conserve the fragile environment surrounding our island. 

To keep our adventurer’s paradise beautiful, we have put in place long-term, sustainable practices that adhere to internationally-accepted standards and continually look for ways to improve our environmental footprint. 

Environmentally-friendly Practices 

Eco Bottles at Vilamendhoo Maldives

To minimise the use of plastics, we have our on-site bottling plant and produce our potable water for our guests and team members. 

Glass water bottles are also used, instead of plastic water bottles,  in our villas, bars and restaurants, which goes the same for our soda glass bottles in our minibars. To support this even further, we introduced our ECO-Bottle in 2019, an aluminium bottle sold to guests at a small charge that can be refilled with drinking water free of charge. Plastic drinking straws have also been replaced with eco-friendly alternatives. With these approaches, we are able to reduce our carbon footprint and the amount of single-use plastic waste discarded every year. 

Supporting Local Communities 

Supporting Local Communities - Vilamendhoo Maldives

Supporting the local community is imperative for us at Vilamendhoo. We employ many Maldivians, with a majority of them from the island of South Ari Atoll. We also support various local charitable causes and community projects such as blood donation drives and sports events, and host cultural nights where we invite Maldivians from our neighbouring islands to join us at the resort.

In addition, we purchase our products from local suppliers and buy fresh fish directly from fishers from nearby islands, providing support to the local economy.

Marine Life & Biodiversity Conservation 

Marine Life & Biodiversity Conservation at Vilamendhoo Maldives

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is dedicated to protecting our diverse eco-biology in the South Ari Atoll and beyond. Initiatives to conserve our marine eco-system include:

  • Island and beach cleaning, a monthly drive that helps maintain the cleanliness of our beach and house reef. 
  • Prohibiting illegal fishing and fish-feeding activities on our island. 
  • Showing educational video materials on reception TVs and in-house channel to provide guests with valuable information on dos and don’ts on the island and in the sea.

[Related: Swimming with the Whale Sharks at Vilamendhoo]

It is evident that we at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa are committed to playing our part in the conservation of natural resources for our generation and those to come, protecting marine life and biodiversity, reducing waste, and minimising the unnecessary consumption of resources. 

Find out more about our sustainability efforts here: Sustainability Report 

Experience Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa 

Book Your Sustainable Holiday Experience at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Looking for a sustainably-conscious resort from which to explore the beauty of the Maldives? Located in the South Ari Atoll, an area celebrated for its stunning biodiversity, Vilamendhoo is working towards becoming one of the leading sustainable resorts in the Maldives. Highlights of your holiday experience at our resort include whale shark spotting, manta ray encounters and excellent scuba diving.  See: Vilamendhoo’s Scuba Diving and Snorkellers’ Calendar For South Ari Atoll Maldives

Click here to view our special offers and deals. We continue to allow for maximum flexibility for the next normal traveller. Book now to your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received three days before arrival.

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Dive into the Sunshine and the Underwater Gardens in South Ari

Dear Valued Guests,

Greetings from Vilamendhoo!

We are starting the year off right with our resort’s Booking.com Traveller Review award, with a 9.3 out of 10 rating. We owe it to all our valued guests who took the time to share their holiday experience and provide us with glowing reviews.

This month, we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021, a global event that honours women’s various contributions to society. To treat all our female guests, they can enjoy a special promotion at Duniye Spa. We will also participate in Earth Hour, to be held on March 27, 2021, a worldwide movement uniting people to take action on environmental issues and protect the planet.

Our All-inclusive Plus Package is on offer ideal for families and couples seeking a seamless holiday in the Maldives. We also feature exciting excursions providing endless opportunities for our guests to discover the many wonders of the Maldives. For an unforgettable dining experience, treat your loved one to a special dinner on the beach under the starry skies; alternatively, the beachfront of your room.

Look no further than a romantic getaway that is all about spending intimate moments with your significant other. Experience the luxury of space and privacy of our guest villas that come with added perks to enhance your stay experience. Book for 7 nights or more and benefit from a free PCR test for a maximum occupancy of 3 guests per room.

Take advantage of Vilamendhoo’s special offer of up to 25% discount on stays from now until April 5, 2021 or visit www.vilamendhoo.com to view all our exclusive deals.

Connect with us on our social media pages for updates about Vilamendhoo. For further information, please contact us via email to reservations@vilamendhoo.com, or use our website’s live chat function.

We look forward to welcoming you again to the sunny side of life!

Sincerely,

Mohamed Zahir
General Manager

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

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

We continue to allow for maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances. Book now to your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

Discover the Perfect Spa Experience at Vilamendhoo Maldives’ Overwater Spa

Relax and Rejuvenate at the Overwater Duniye Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa’s award-winning Duniye Spa offers an oasis of tranquillity in our tropical island paradise. With a professional team of therapists always on hand, their spa focus is on whole-body healing and restoration. 

Duniye Spa’s approach to wellness combines both modern and time-honoured therapies from around the globe, with an emphasis on treatments and techniques from Asia and Africa. The variety of treatments at our overwater spa in the Maldives take guests on a blissful journey for the senses, using only carefully-selected, sustainable, and organic products. Duniye Spa is the quintessential destination to soothe the mind, body, and soul. 

Highlights on the spa menu include: 

  • Ocean Dreaming: a signature massage that incorporates wave-like movements and traditional massage techniques, and evokes a deeply relaxing and revitalising experience.
  • Maldivian Serenity Ritual: a top-to-toe deep pampering experience that uses only 100% pure organic coconut native to the Maldives, leaving your skin smooth and hydrated.
  • Full Moon Magic: an enchanting spa ritual designed for couples that will help them alleviate stress and connect them to the vital powers of nature’s elements.

For those searching for comprehensive experience and total relaxation, Sound Bath, Reiki and Reflexology are also offered. Explore the full spa menu here. 

Under their Spa Safe – Peace of Mind Commitment, Duniye Spa continues to operate as usual in the ‘new normal’. Guests will find that extra care is taken during every treatment to maintain safe and effective practices.

Whether you are looking for a romantic experience with your partner or some pampering for yourself, make sure to visit Duniye Spa and discover your perfect spa experience. 

Browse through the images below to take a glimpse of our overwater spa in the Maldives. 

Overwater Spa in the Maldives @ Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Overwater Spa in the Maldives at Vilamendhoo Island

Overwater Spa Vilamendhoo Maldives Resort

Maldives Overwater spa at Vilamendhoo

Overwater Duniye Spa Maldives

For further details, please contact us or follow us on our social media pages for updates about Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa.

Family-friendly Maldives Holidays | Traveling With Children

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, the famed dive resort in the South Ari Atoll in the Maldives, is a relatively large island with separate adults-only areas, but it also offers plenty of space for children to be themselves with family-friendly accommodation and facilities.

Children at Vilamendhoo will have lots of fun in the sun, enjoy the soft, sandy beach without fear of getting hurt, and play in the wading pool at the family-friendly Boashi Bar Pool, amidst the island’s tropical gardens. The outdoor playground with a jungle gym is right next to the Boashi Bar Pool, which serves delicious snacks and ice cream for children and cocktails for adults.

It is never too late to introduce children to the joy of diving. Kids from 8 years and above can join theChildren’s introductory SCUBA course – Bubblemaker with our Euro-Diver’s Center. The island is surrounded by an excellent house reef teeming with marine life for guests of all ages to enjoy, either while snorkelling or gazing at the fish from the jetty or edge of the beach.

That’s not all! Youngsters can enjoy a complete excursion program and fun night-time activities to take part in. Babysitting services are available and can be arranged by contacting Reception.

Enjoy a wholesome family vacation with our Family plan that makes it much more affordable.

💡Accommodation Tip: Stand-alone Beach Villas accommodate 2 adults and 2 children below the age of 15 years, so no need to rent a second Villa just for the children. Children can have their own beds and baby cots are provided for infants.

When holidaying with extended families and friends or with teens, guests can also opt for Adjoining Beach Villas. These double-stand beach villas are adjacent yet without connecting doors or passages, and share a common verandah.
Family-friendly holidays with Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives


Kids Stay Free – Book before Mar 31, 2021

Complimentary Child Stay Offer: (Applicable for up to 2 children per room, 2 – 14.99 years of age) for stays from Apr 6, 2021 to Sep 30, 2021.
Offer valid until March 31, 2021.

Contact reservations@vilamendhoo.com for more information.

Are you planning on visiting Vilamendhoo? Browse through our special offers here »

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Destination Weddings to Remember at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Vilamendhoo Maldives Weddings

Destination Weddings in the Maldives

Destination weddings are ideal if you are seeking tailor-made wedding and honeymoon experiences that will be truly unforgettable. Not only is your wedding going to take place in a stunning destination, but it also serves as a wonderful vacation for you and your significant other.

Recreate the tropical island wedding of your dreams with Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. Regarded as one of the best dive resorts in the MaldivesVilamendhoo is also the perfect place to embark on your forever love story or rekindle your love with a renewal of vows ceremony. Enjoy the best of what this idyllic paradise has to offer: crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and remarkable experiences to last a lifetime.  

Here is Why Vilamendhoo is the perfect Maldives Resort for Destination Weddings

  • Vilamendhoo can cater and make arrangements for your dream wedding, ensuring nothing but the best memories and unique experiences for you on your biggest day. We offer a selection of wedding experiences based on your desires and requirements, whether it is a traditional Maldivian ceremony set on the beach or a specially-arranged underwater wedding in the Indian Ocean, providing a touch of adventure. 
  • Located in the South Ari Atoll, renowned for its pristine natural beauty and marine diversity, Vilamendhoo provides an incredible backdrop for your unique life celebration. Imagine having a panoramic tropical paradise for your wedding, surrounded by azure lagoons, swaying palm trees and extraordinary displays of sea life all around.      
  • Vilamendhoo is not only an excellent venue for your dream destination wedding but also your honeymoon. As soon as you are declared husband and wife, your honeymoon begins. Create your own romantic experiences at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa with options including a candlelit dinner on the beach, a lavish Him & Her spa treatment, or a private sunset cruise to inspire your sense of adventure. 
  • Let our experienced team of wedding planners take care of all the essentials. We can organise your wedding venue according to your wishes, photography sessions with Vila Memories to capture those moments, and a sumptuous feast in the island’s most atmospheric setting. But, if you choose to celebrate your special day as intimate as possible, the team at Vilamendhoo will also fulfil that and more. 
  • Vilamendhoo offers special rates and arrangements with lots of flexibility to accommodate your needs and requests to make your life celebration hassle-free and memorable. However you choose to celebrate Vilamendhoo Island is the perfect Maldives resort to turn your dream destination wedding into reality. 

Plan your Destination Wedding in the Maldives with Vilamendhoo 

Vilamendhoo Maldives the best Maldives Resort for Weddings

With a picture-perfect location and unique opportunities for romance, Vilamendhoo is the ideal destination to unite two hearts or rejoice in one’s love. As you plan your dream destination wedding, have a look at our Maldives Wedding page to inspire you.

For enquiries, please contact our wedding planners at reservations@vilamendhoo.com. 

FAQs. Is the Maldives safe to host my wedding?

Maldives: is a WTTC Global Safe Travels Destination and received the ‘Safe Travel Stamp’ for implementing health and safety measures, in line with the World Travel & Tourism Councils’ Global Safe Travels protocols.

Vilamendhoo: Learn more about the Health & Safety Guidelines and our ‘A Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise’ initiative which includes PCR Test facilitation at the Resort. Guests who completed their Maldives holiday and returned home have nothing but praise about the experiences, the Maldivian hospitality and feeling safe in their secluded haven. Read guest reviews.

Vilamendhoo continues to allow for maximum flexibility for today’s traveller. Book now to your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

Snorkelling and Diving with Whale Sharks in Vilamendhoo

The Whale Sharks of the Maldives

“I was lucky enough to see three Whale Sharks whilst snorkelling between dives and a vast array of marine life. Eurodivers were great. Reasonable value.”
– SpaldingUKTraveller, Spalding, United Kingdom, Jan 2021 – TripAdvisor

“We swam with one of the largest whale sharks in the region. We saw mantas, turtles, dolphins, octopus, and beside that, we had a lot of fun on the boat that day! Great crew, thank you guys.”
– AnaP1718, Dec 2020 – TripAdvisor

Whale sharks used to visit the Maldives during the Southwest Monsoon season. But now, they seem to hang around the warm waters of the Indian Ocean all year round, specifically in the South Ari Atoll.

Spotting a slow-moving whale shark beneath the Maldives’ clear waters and even snorkelling above or diving alongside one is truly an incredible experience.

The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a gentle filter-feeding giant that belongs to the shark family and is the world’s largest fish. They swim by moving their 12-ton bodies from side to side, unlike their agile relatives, the sharks, that use their tails for swimming. 

Whale sharks can be seen in the plankton-rich waters near Vilamendhoo, and the Resort arranges snorkelling excursions. Diving with these magnificent creatures is also possible via our dive operator, Euro-Divers, based on the Resort. Whale sharks tend to favour the Western side of the Indian Ocean archipelago from May to December and then move to the Eastern waters from January to April. They can be spotted around the South Ari Atoll’s Maamigili Marine Protected Area (MPA). Vilamendhoo is situated in the South Ari Atoll and provides a strategic vantage point for megafauna enthusiasts as the Resort Island lies just in the path of whale shark feeding grounds.

[Related: Vilamendhoo’s Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar For South Ari Atoll Maldives »]

Contact Vilamendhoo’s SEA department for further information about these gentle giants, the best time to spot them and to ask for whale shark excursion reservations.

Follow us on Facebook and see the latest whale shark spotting and amazing images by other divers and snorkelers.


Are you planning to explore the underwater world in the Maldives? Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is one of the best resorts in the Maldives for diving and snorkelling. Book direct and enjoy an array of special deals with flexible cancellation.

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The Month of Love Is Upon Us

Dear Valued Guest,

Greetings from Vilamendhoo!

This is the best time to book a relaxing holiday. Vilamendhoo is gearing up to share the love and host an exciting romantic candlelit beach dinner, offering you the perfect setting to celebrate Valentine’s Day in true Maldivian tropical style, with the one you love.

We cordially invited you to visit Vilamendhoo, ‘A Safe Holiday Experience’ worry free in staying with us, and enjoy in your second home in paradise.

We have prepared a Valentines Program for couples, and romance is in the air, that will make your evening unforgettable, and matched with mouthwatering dinner courses prepared by our professional Chef’s.

Our team aimed to create exceptional holiday experiences for our valued guest, and we make sure that the guests leave with nothing, but fond of memories.

We have also prepared various excursions that allows you to have the time with your family, friends and loved ones on the turquoise water and beyond.

Pool side at Sunset bar has a selection of tasty light meals to savor while lounging by the pool will be perfect company on your lazy day, and watch a magical sunset that make your eyes open until dusk.

Kindly follow us on our social media pages for all the details. View all our latest special offers for 2021. For more information, please contact us via email to reservations@vilamendhoo.com or use the live chat function on our website.

Making your holiday a magical experience is our main goal and we are looking forward to hosting you again.

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 Vilamendhoo holiday in 2021. See All Offers »

We continue to allow for maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances.
Book now to your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

The stunning infinity pool at Vilamendhoo

There is nothing quite like sitting in an infinity pool with a cocktail in hand, awestruck by the horizon to give one the luxurious feeling that “I’m on holiday”. And what better place it would be to that to lie at the Infinity pool at Vilamendhoo.

Vilamendhoo has two sparkling freshwater pools and the adults-only Sunset Bar Pool is the infinity pool with a visually stunning backdrop of the island’s lagoon spreading in front of you. To its side, you will see a string of water villas adding charm to the scenery that is much photographed at throughout the day, especially during sunrise and sundown.

The open-air infinity pool carries all the perks of relaxation to enjoy the tropical weather of the Maldives. There are sun loungers and cocktails served by the nearby Sunset Bar. Though floating in the sun-heated pool is sensational, one of the most romantic activities woven around the pool is witnessing the breathtaking golden Maldivian sunsets.

At Vilamendhoo, you will find these dreamy pool feet away from the pretty white beach and the islands famed house reef. Book now. Come and stay at Vilamendhoo »


The second freshwater pool, Boashi Pool is a family-friendly pool set in the centre of the island amidst nature. The area contains the children’s wading pool, playground with tropical swings and the Boashi bar serving cocktails, smoothies and ice cream.

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