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 island of adventure 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 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 channels to provide guests with valuable information on dos and don’ts on the island and in the sea.

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, Maldives 

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 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.

Click here to view our special offers and deals. We continue to allow for maximum flexibility for the next normal traveller. Book now at 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 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 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, or use our website’s live chat function.

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


Mohamed Zahir
General Manager

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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.

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Family-friendly holidays with Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives

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