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Your Safe Island of Adventure - Vilamendhoo Maldives

Vilamendhoo Maldives – Your Safe Island of Adventure 

Guests seeking a COVID-safe holiday may find their ticket to the sunny side of life – the Maldives. With the destination’s unique concept of ‘one island, one resort’, the recommended safe physical distancing with the freedom of space to explore around is guaranteed here. 

To recognise the island nation’s initiatives of implementing strict health and safety measures, in line with the WTTC global safe travels protocols, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) awarded the Maldives Safe Travels Stamp’. 

Holidaymakers of all ages can enjoy a safe island holiday experience and all that the Maldives has to offer at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. 

To reassure confidence in travel and offer travellers a COVID-safe haven,  Vilamendhoo follows the A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise’ enhanced health & safety programme and complies with stringent protocols on cleanliness and sanitation that adhere to the latest instructions from the Maldives Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, on-site PCR testing facilitation is available for those guests with this compulsory requirement. 

Vilamendhoo Maldives - We Are Vaccinated

In cooperation with the Maldives’ Ministry of Health and Ministry of Tourism, more than 97% of Vilamendhoo team members have now been fully vaccinated. It is in fulfillment of the resort’s strong dedication to safeguarding team members and guests against the spread of COVID-19. 

We have created a series of videos to answer some of the common questions amongst guests planning their holiday at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa.

Safe Travel to the Maldives

Safe Snorkelling & Diving

Safe Dining

Safe Spa, Sports, and Entertainment

Book with Confidence at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives

At Vilamendhoo, we are committed to providing you with the freedom to make changes or cancel your reservation, if you need to, with ease. Our ‘Travel Flexibility’ policy allows you to book your holiday experience with confidence. 

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August is Balmy with Plenty of Dive

Dear Valued Guests,

A warm welcome to our tropical barefoot paradise! We are blessed with our usual tropical sunshine and clear blue skies. So if you are looking to soak up the sun and take a dip in our crystal clear waters, we invite you to join us here at Vilamendhoo.

Confident with the easing of travel restrictions and the global vaccination roll-out, guests are flocking to Vilamendhoo to celebrate their honeymoons. The island is perfect to begin your forever with the one you loved, alongside the sunny breeze and romantic whisper of the palm trees, powdery white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and coral reefs teeming with abundant marine life.

On August 30, 2021, we are celebrating International Whale Shark Day, and we are excited for you to join us. Vilamendhoo offers you a trove of ocean adventures, and as our repeat guests acknowledge, the island is one of the top resorts for diving in the Maldives.  Moreover, it is one of the best places in the world to discover and snorkel with whale sharks. Vilamendhoo’s Whale Shark Excursion provides you with a chance to swim and even photograph these majestic creatures. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world and can grow up to 12 metres in length and 20 tons in weight. They are filter-feeding, pelagic fish that can dive deeper than 1,000 meters and find a home in the waters near the resort due to the plentiful of their food, the plankton.

We look forward to the upcoming months and promise that it will be more exciting with Halloween and the festive season following right after.

Join us, and let us make your safe and beautiful holiday experiences memorable. Please view the latest Maldives holiday packages and secure an unforgettable vacation at Vilamendhoo. Take advantage of our special offers available to book directly by writing to our reservations department, through our website, or your tour operators and travel advisors.

See you at Vilamendhoo soon. Until then, stay safe. We are ready when you are.


Mohamed Zahir
General Manager

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

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Swimming with Manta Rays in the Maldives at Vilamendhoo

Swimming with Manta Rays in the Maldives: A Maldives Bucket List Experience 

Many travellers who visit the Maldives add manta ray encounters to their bucket list of adventures, and a stay at Vilamendhoowith its enviable location in South Ari Atoll, can fulfil all that and more.

Manta rays are truly magical to watch, and an up-close experience with these pelagic creatures is high on every traveller’s things to do in the Maldives.

Mantas, the queen of the ocean, can be seen at well-known manta hotspots and cleaning stations: Mahibadhoo and Rangali Madivaru, which are within easy reach of Vilamendhoo. Although mantas can be huge in size, they are harmless and pose no danger to humans. In fact, they are usually curious sea creatures and swim around snorkellers and divers.

Manta Rays in The Maldives with Vilamendhoo Island South Ari

Manta rays can be spotted in South Ari Atoll, particularly at Rangali – also known as Manta Pointa marine protected reef on the south of Rangali Kandu, cruising and feeding on plankton around the rich waters throughout the year. On the one hand, from May to October, manta ray sightings are more common, allowing divers and snorkellers to see them on almost a daily basis in larger congregations. 

The team at Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo will guide dive enthusiasts and ocean lovers alike to experience this unique wildlife adventure in a respectful and ethically considerate manner. 

Make sure to check our Facebook page and Instagram for the latest updates, and sign up for a diving or snorkelling trip when staying at Vilamendhoo. 

Book Now for the Maldives Manta Season – For Vilamendhoo, It’s All Year-round

Whether it be a solo getawaya dive holiday with your friends, or an adventure-filled family vacation, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is here to provide you with a safe and beautiful holiday experience in paradise. 

Have you booked your Maldives getaway yet? Click here to view our special offers and deals. 

Staying at Vilamendhoo soon? Learn more about our A Safe Holiday Experience’ enhanced health & safety guidelines.

Featured Image: Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo 

Maldivian Bliss, Women & Men’s Wellness Retreat – 4 Nights/5 Days at Vilamendhoo Island

Location: Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, Maldives
Event: August 23 – 27, 2021

Package & The Retreat Includes (per person):

• 4 nights accommodation during August 23 – 27, 2021 at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
• Return domestic seaplane transfers
• 5 days full board healthy meals and detox juices
• Daily transformative life coaching workshops
• Daily meditation and mindfulness practice
• Hypnotherapy workshops
• Chakra, aura cleansing and crystal balancing workshop
• Daily sunrise yoga
• One to one life coaching
• One to one energy healing
• Beachside sound bowl sunset meditation
• One signature 60-minute massage at Duneye Spa
• Unlimited access to pool, beach, spa, and fitness facilities
• Sunset cruise and dolphin spotting excursion
• Snorkelling excursion
• Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding

Retreat Price:

Option 1 –
Package by Beyond Wellness Group*.
Starting price for Single room: from 7,999 AED I Double room: from 6,999 AED pp I Triple room: from 5,999 AED pp

For more information on package bookings with Beyond Wellness Group, contact

Option 2 –
*Book the Retreat Only
or Room + Retreat option
with Vilamendhoo ‘s reservation department at  Mention Promo Code: VBWR2021

*Package rate includes special savings for participant’s partners and chil(dren) below the age of 12 years who are not attending the retreat. Price is subject to change based on room categories, add-ons and additional nights not included in the retreat program. Departure PCR Tests can be arranged on the island prior to departure if required by the final destination at a cost of USD 50 per person. Prices are correct at the time  of publication and subject to change.

About The Retreat:

This 5-day immersive program is led by Beyond Wellness Clinical Hypnotherapist Rachel Dowes and International Life Coach Sophia Bakkal is designed to align body, mind and spirit, helping you achieve balance, harmony and lasting fulfillment. Immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the award-winning Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa.

Home to turquoise waters, pristine white sands and one of the most spectacular house reefs in the Indian Ocean. Reconnect with your body and breath through a seamless blend of daily yoga, massage, movement, mindfulness, meditation, gong bath meditation, crystal and energy healing. Empower your life through an engaging program of daily transformative mind body, hypnotherapy, coaching and integrative nutrition workshops, alongside massage, spa and one-to-one yoga, reiki and individual life coaching sessions, designed to challenge your thinking, reprogram your mind and transform your life.

Restore your body’s vitality with our healthy full board menu. Packed with nutrient-rich meals and cleansing infused waters, to cleanse the body, restore vital nutrients, reclaim energy and enhance mental processing.

The retreat is brought to you by Vilamendhoo ‘s Duniye Spa in association with the Beyond Wellness Group.

About The Therapist:
Sophia Bakkal and Rachel Dowes bring 40 years of combined experience in the corporate and wellness sector. Their journey has taken them all over the world, where they have learned from some of the most renowned experts in the wellness and coaching fields, including Tony Robbins, Dr Joe Dispenza and Richard Bandler.

About Duniye Spa:
Award-winning Duniye Spa is Vilamendhoo ‘s spa partner. Therapeutic massages, antioxidant-rich natural skincare and freshly prepared body exfoliation are just some of the restorative treatments available at the over-water Duniye Spa in Vilamendhoo Island. Periodically, Duniye Spas provide retreats featuring Yoga, meditation, reiki and sound healing.


DAY 1: Monday, August 23, 2021
9.00am – 12.30pm Arrival, check-in & orientation at Vilamendhoo
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Healthy lunch
1.30pm – 2.30pm: Beyond Wellness group welcome
2.30pm – 5.00pm: Free time, beach, pool, spa access
5.00pm – 6.30pm: Sunset punch cruise & dolphin spotting
7.00pm – 8.00pm: Healthy dinner
9.00pm – 10.00pm: Ocean Discovery Night at Bonthi Bar

DAY 2: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
7.00am – 8.00am: Gentle yoga flow
8.00am – 9.00am: Healthy breakfast
9.00am – 10.00am: Stand up paddle boarding or kayaking
11.00am – 12.30pm: House reef snorkeling experience
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Healthy lunch
1.45pm – 2.45pm: Coaching workshop
2.45pm – 3.00pm: Juice break
3.00pm – 4.00pm: Mindfulness & meditation workshop
4.00pm – 5.00pm: Free time, pool & beach
4.00pm – 5.00pm: One-to-one coaching (day 2, 3 or 4)
4.00pm – 5.00pm: One-to-one energy balancing (day 2, 3 or 4)
4.00pm – 5.00pm: 60 min massage (day 2, 3 or 4)
5.00pm – 6.00pm: Sunset sound journey & wave meditation
7.00pm – 8.00pm: Healthy dinner
8.00pm – 9.00pm: Beachside guided meditation
9.00pm – 10.00pm: Deep House Night at Bonthi Bar

DAY 3: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
7.00am – 8.00am: Sunrise hatha yoga
8.00am – 9.00am: Healthy breakfast
9.00am – 10.00am: Stand up paddle boarding or kayaking
10.00pm – 11.00am: Coaching workshop
11.00am – 11.15am: Juice break
11.15am – 12.15pm: Hypnotherapy for self healing workshop
12.30pm – 1.30pm: Healthy lunch
1.30pm – 5.30pm: Free time, pool & beach
3.45pm – 5.30pm: One-to-one coaching (day 2, 3 or 4)
3.45pm – 5.30pm: One-to-one energy balancing (day 2, 3 or 4)
3.45pm – 5.30pm: 60 min massage (day 2, 3 or 4)
5.30pm – 6.30pm: Sunset gratitude meditation
7.00pm – 8.00pm: Healthy dinner
8.00pm – 9.00pm: Energy healing circle
9.00pm – 10.00pm: Slide Show – Marine Preservation at Bonthi Bar

DAY 4: Thursday, August 26, 2021
7.00am – 8.00am: Sunrise mindful yoga & pranayama
8.00am – 9.00am: Healthy breakfast
9.00am – 12.00pm: Snorkeling boat trip
12.00pm – 1.00pm: Coaching workshop
1.00pm – 2.00: pm: Healthy lunch
2.00pm – 3.00pm: Integrative nutrition workshop
3.00pm – 4.00pm: Crystal healing & chakra cleansing workshop
4.00pm – 6.00pm: Free time, pool and beach
4.00pm – 6.00pm: One-to-one coaching (day 2, 3 or 4)
4.00pm – 6.00pm: One-to-one energy balancing (day 2, 3 or 4)
4.00pm – 6.00pm: 60 min massage (day 2, 3 or 4)
6.00pm – 7.00pm: Sunset sound journey & wave meditation
7.00pm – 8.00pm: Candle-lit Healthy Dinner
8.00pm – 9.00pm: Beachside circle
9.00pm – 10.00pm: Retro Night at Bonthi Bar

DAY 5: Friday, August 27, 2021
Free day, as per confirmed return flights

Is Maldives Safe To Travel?
Yes. 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.

A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise at Vilamendhoo 

Quick Links: Health & Safety Guidelines |  Facilitating PCR Testing at the Resort |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update | Guest Reviews – Holidaying in the New Normal at Vilamendhoo


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