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Top Family-friendly Excursions in the Maldives

Recommended Family-friendly Excursions at Vilamendhoo Maldives

Vilamendhoo, a family-friendly resort located in the celebrated South Ari Atoll, has all the ingredients for family adventures – sun, sea, sand, and lots of excitement and fun! 

Featuring well-appointed family accommodations, facilities, and entertainment, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives provides a beautiful and safe holiday experience for you and your loved ones. We offer a plethora of activities that cater to guests of all ages, whether on-island or beyond the resort. 

Once you have explored a few amenities available on-site, such as our games room, volleyball, swimming pools and certainly, our soft sandy beach, it is time to go on an excursion or two to discover the awe-inspiring underwater world of the Maldives.

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

Here are our suggestions for the top family-friendly excursions in the Maldives

Whale Shark Excursion

Whale Sharks at Vilamendhoo Maldives

Just about an hour Dhoni boat ride away from our adventurer’s paradise, close to Maamigili Island, is the Whale Shark Point of the South Ari Atoll — known as the premier location in the world where divers and marine enthusiasts can spot these gentle giants throughout the year. 

Families joining this adventure can embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience where they can swim alongside these magnificent creatures of the ocean. Our team will always be on hand and take the utmost care to be ecologically considerate during the excursion, so that you may enjoy this experience in a mindful and responsible way.

Recommended for families with children from 12 years and up.

See the full information here » Whale Shark Excursion with Vilamendhoo

Sea Turtle & Manta Ray Excursion

Family Excursions - Vilamedhoo Maldives Resort

Join our Sea Turtle & Manta Ray Excursion for a unique experience of the South Ari Atoll’s stunning marine ecosystem. This experience provides adventurous families with the chance to catch a glimpse of the Loggerhead, Leatherback, Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and Green Sea Turtle species. They can also discover several genera of Manta Rays which include Black Spotted Eagle, Torpedo, Feather Tails and Guitar.

Recommended for families with children from 12 years and up.

See the full information here » Sea Turtle & Manta Ray Excursion

Vilamendhoo’s Family Adventure

Family Adventure on a Maldvian Dhoni - Vilamendhoo Maldives

This full-day excursion on a Dhoni is organised for families who would like to combine whale shark, sea turtle and manta ray encounters. During your family escapade on a traditional Maldivian boat, you will sail across the Indian Ocean, offering endless shades of blue, tropical skies above and lush island scenery in sight, with lots of swimming and snorkelling opportunities in between. 

Recommended for families with children from 4 years and up

See the full information here » Full-day Family Adventure

Experience An Adventure-filled Family Holiday at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives 

Family-friendly Maldives Resort of Vilamendhoo

Located in the South Ari Atoll, an area renowned for stunning marine life and biodiversity, Vilamendhoo is a familyfriendly Maldives resort, featuring facilities, amenities, and plenty of activities for a perfect holiday for the whole family.

View Vilamendhoo’s »  Family Holiday Experience

Have you booked your family holiday in the Maldives yet? Click here to view our special offers and deals. 

Staying at Vilamendhoo soon? Learn more about our ‘A Safe Holiday Experience’ programme. 

It Is the Island for Dive, Romance, and Family Holidays

Dear Valued Guests,

Greetings from Vilamendhoo!

Sunny greetings from the Sunny Side of Life, and welcome to the April edition of our newsletter.

We hope you had a wonderful Easter celebration as much as we did here on the island. During Easter, our team organised activities for our younger guests who enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunt, Sand Castle Competition, and some fun games under the sun. Our overwater Duniye Spa also provided our adult guests with the chance to be pampered with the ‘Sweet Easter Treat’, a unique chocolate-themed massage. All guests also found pleasure in our Easter Sunday-themed buffet that featured both international and local favourites.

Our team are already getting ready for the United Nation’s ‘Earth Day’ to be observed on 22 April, with this year’s theme of ‘Restore Our Earth’. As a sustainably-conscious resort, we are committed to playing our part in the conservation of natural resources for our generation and those to come, protecting marine life & biodiversity, reducing waste, and minimising the unnecessary consumption of resources – which can all be found in our 2020 Sustainability Report.

If you are still planning your next holiday to Vilamendhoo, now is the best time to book your holiday adventures in the Maldives, as the coming season will provide thrill seekers, marine enthusiasts, and intrepid families the opportunity to experience the magnificent marine life in the South Ari Atoll.

We are pleased to share our special deals for your summer escape, offering you up to 30% discount plus the freedom of FREE cancellation on room rate for cancellation received up to three days prior to arrival.

Hospitality is the core of our heart. Our team aims to create exceptional holiday experiences for our valued guests. We make sure that they will leave nothing but only fond memories.

Kindly follow us on our social media pages for updates. For more information, please contact us via reservations@vilamendhoo.com or use the live chat function on our website.

Making your stay at Vilamendhoo a magical holiday is our main goal, and we anticipate welcoming you back again in a sunny safe haven in the Maldives.

Stay safe, and see you soon!

Sincerely,

Mohamed Zahir
General Manager



Traveling in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience in Vilamendhoo

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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 especially 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 to the arrangement (at least a day before departure).

Book a Photography Session with Memories Photo Studio »

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