Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Celebrated World Tourism Day 2021

World Tourism Day - Maali Parade at Vilamendhoo Maldives

World Tourism Day 2021 at Vilamendhoo

On Monday, 27 September, the island of adventure of Vilamendhoo joined the celebration of World Tourism Day 2021. The purpose of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s ‘Tourism Day’ is to highlight the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value.

Vilamendhoo honoured the global observance day with a special focus on local culture and traditional experiences. 

The resort team held their own version of ‘Maali Parade’, a traditional parade that dates back in the Maldives to years ago, involving team members painted and dressed as maali (ghostly figures) marching the island for guests to appreciate the experience. 

The parade was then followed by a series of performances such as Maali Neshun, a traditional form of dance staged by a group of performers painted and dressed up as evil spirits and ghosts – costumes were made of coconut leaves, local foliage, and bio-degradable materials.

Based on ancient folklore, it is believed that a Bodu Mas (a big fish) alongside Maali (ghosts) came out from the sea, and local men and women struggled to catch it. Later on, with the help of a holy man, villagers succeeded to capture it and celebrated the night with beats and dances

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Experience the True Colours of the Maldives with Vilamendhoo Island

The True Colours of the Maldives with Vilamendhoo - World Tourism Day 2021

At Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, we are committed to playing our part in promoting the Maldivian culture and heritage through locally-inspired events and activities, supporting local communities through job creation and community impact programmes, and participating in various social and environmental initiatives, such as island clean-ups and marine conservation projects.

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Sunny Family-friendly Holidays Await at Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo_GM Message_Sept 2021

Dear Valued Guests,

Greetings from your island of adventure!

The Maldives has wonderful weather all year round, and there is so much to see and do, making it the ideal destination for you to fulfil all your holiday dreams.

During the start of the “ber months” that leads to the Christmas season, Vilamendhoo offers a range of special promotions from our All-Inclusive Plus package to last-minute deals and 30% savings from September 1 to October 3, 2021, allowing your to enjoy a memorable vacation here on the sunny side of life.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa can undoubtedly help provide holidaymakers of all ages with a vacation experience unlike any other. From grandparents who want to spend time with their grandchildren, mom and dad who wish to relax and de-stress, and aunts and uncles who want to enjoy fun times and exciting adventures. Our lush tropical island, featuring two distinct areas: for families and couples , provides the perfect setting for a safe and beautiful holiday experience in paradise.

If you are travelling with young extended family members, no worries, we have endless water and land-based activities to choose from. The Family Adventure full-day excursion is highly recommended for families to enjoy bonding time while exploring the beauty of our fantastic house reef.

World Tourism Day is on September 27. We aim to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political, and economic values. Here at Vilamendhoo, we celebrate the occasion with a series of activities like virtual training in ‘Cultural Awareness’ with the team where they will learn more about the hospitality industry and how to extend the Maldivian hospitality to our guests from all over the world.

Special holiday packages await at , or you can email us at . Our team will work tirelessly to make sure your island holiday experience is seamless.

We wish you the happiest of holidays – and we look forward to seeing you soon.



Mohamed Zahir
General Manager

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Best Honeymoon Experiences in the Maldives

Best Honeymoon Experiences - Vilamendhoo Maldives

Best Honeymoon Experiences with Vilamendhoo Maldives

The Maldives is truly a lover’s paradise. Almost every round-up of the best destinations for romance includes the island nation, with a special mention of the over-the-top overwater bungalows, endless white-sandy beaches, and unique experiences for couples. 

Our island of adventure welcomes honeymooners and romantic travellers alike, with a vibrant house reef teeming with sea life, breathtaking tropical views, and a multitude of things to do for two. 

Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway, or something a little more daring, you will have the honeymoon of your dreams at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. 

Here Are the Top Things to Do on Honeymoon at Vilamendhoo: 

• Relax on some of the most picturesque beaches you could ever see 

Snorkel with marine creatures such as sea turtles, reef sharks, and a variety of colourful fishes in the house reef

• Pamper yourself after a huge day of adventure at  the over-the-water Duniye Spa (listed as one of the best spa destinations in the Maldives by Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia)

• Opt for a romantic beach dinner under a blanket of stars 

• Cruise around South Ari Atoll with our Ocean Discovery Excursion 

• Learn to scuba dive with Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo 

• Sip on a refreshing cocktail or two at Bonthi Bar while watching an incredible sunset 

Explore the crystal-clear lagoon by paddleboard or kayak 

Renew your vows amidst the inspiring beauty of the Indian Ocean 

Capture those lovey-dovey moments to treasure for a lifetime with Vila Memories 

Over the Water or on the Beach?

Best Honeymoon Experiences - Vilamendhoo Maldives

Now that you have an idea of how to spend your honeymoon on our island of adventure, the only decision left to be made is whether you want to go for one of those exclusive Jacuzzi Water Villas, which offers you a direct access from your private deck straight into the ocean, or if you prefer to stay at a secluded Beach Villa amidst tropical greenery and just steps away from the palm-lined beach. View our Maldives Villas here »

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To help you plan and enhance your experience in paradise, download our free mobile concierge app: the Vilamendhoo App, so you can start to design your itineraries and arrange your experiences. On top of that, you can also enjoy access to up-to-date resort information, weekly events, and much more! Download the app here »

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