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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 hello@beyondwellnessgroup.com

Option 2 –
*Book the Retreat Only
or Room + Retreat option
with Vilamendhoo ‘s reservation department at reservations@vilamendhoo.com.  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.

Schedule

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 

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Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences at Vilamendhoo Maldives

VILAMENDHOO_GM_JULY 2021

Dear Valued Guests,

Time flies. We are pleased to share the good news that 95% of our team members have completed their second vaccine dosage against COVID 19. Hopefully, by the end of July, all Vilamendhoo resort associates will be fully vaccinated to ensure everyone’s safety.

If you have not made a reservation yet, this is the perfect time to book your dream getaway at Vilamendhoo and prepare for an adventure-filled summer getaway. Enjoy a range of activities as seen in our active calendar of social events, renewed friendships, inspired connections, and the stunning views of our resort from sunrise to sunset.

Experience the joys of endless exploration with an unforgettable holiday experience in the Maldives.

If you are a dive enthusiast, Vilamendhoo is one of the best diving resorts in the Maldives, featuring over 50 dives sites. Staying at Vilamendhoo offers a great dive holiday for families, friends, and adventurous couples. Opt for one of the courses available at the dive centre and embark on an underwater adventure with Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo.

All year-round, the waters around Vilamendhoo are famous for having a great diversity of marine life, including some of the largest oceanic species like the whale shark. However, guests looking to stay from June to September will have the chance to set their sights on mantas because the species are highly visible during the period.

We also invite you to join a private yoga class with  Duniye Spa to get your pose on whilst enjoying the inspiring views at Spa Beach. Avail this on request, outside of the regular classes. The sessions allow you to work on your posture and stretch yourself to wellness in the convenience of your scheduled classes and paces.

We are excited to provide you with our special offers that you can book on our website. Please get in touch with our Reservations team any time via e-mail at reservations@vilamendhoo.com for further information.

Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for regular updates, where we share stories, photos, and videos to inspire your next getaway experience with us.

We look forward to welcoming many new travellers and repeat guests to our island of adventure, and we are excited to make your holiday experience unforgettable.

Sincerely,

Mohamed Zahir
General Manager



Travelling in the ‘New Normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience in Vilamendhoo

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Create Beautiful Family Holiday Memories In The Maldives With Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa 

Family Holiday at Vilamendhoo Maldives

Beautiful Family Holiday Moments Are Made Here…

Some of the best family holiday memories are made under the sun amidst swaying palm trees and warm ocean breezes, and Vilamendhoo Maldives offers the perfect tropical island setting for holidaymakers of all ages to experience unique moments on vacation.

Escape to the island of adventure of Vilamendhoo and spend ‘togetherness’ with your family this summer. With family-friendly accommodations, fantastic facilities, and a plethora of opportunities for everyone to explore and experience, Vilamendhoo is the ultimate Maldives resort perfect for families seeking a holiday escape, that is safe and full of excitement and adventure.

Vilamendhoo Family Plan

Vilamendhoo Maldives - Family Holiday Experiene

As a family-friendly Maldives resort, Vilamendhoo offers a generous ‘Family Plan’ where children’s meal plans are reduced to 50% discount based on the adult rate, applicable for children younger than 15 years (14.99 years) of age.

Additionally, seaplane transfer rates are reduced to 50% off the adult rate for children below 12 years of age. Infants aged 2 years and below, on the one hand, are not charged for their room, meal plan, or transfers. 

Family-friendly Accommodations

Beach Villas - Vilamendhoo Maldives

Located in the resort’s family-friendly area, families can select from Garden Rooms and Beach Villas (whether Adjoining or Standalone), both room types can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children. 

Garden Rooms are nestled within the island’s lush natural gardens, offering the ultimate space and comfort, while Beach Villas are located directly on the beach and afford guests the freedom of space and captivating ocean views.

What is more? Young guests will enjoy the freshwater Boashi Pool and wading pool, where they can play around and splash to their heart’s content. Poolside refreshments, including a kid’s menu full of delicious treats, are also on offer. The children’s playground is right next to Boashi Pool.

Explore more: Enjoy More of Vilamendhoo Maldives for Less

Maldives Excursions for the Whole Family

Vilamendhoo Island Maldives - Family Holiday Experiene

Families can look forward to meeting the resort’s SEA (Sports, Entertainment, & Activities) team who are fun and great with kids! In addition, parents and their children can enjoy an exciting range of excursions to choose from: sunset cruises, snorkelling with turtles, and the Ocean Discovery – a clear favourite among families. 

Water sports and land-based activities such as volleyball, badminton, Pétanque, football, tennis, and mini putting green are sure to keep the little ones busy for days.

Explore more: Vilamendhoo’s Top Family-friendly Maldives Excursions

Family Holiday Moments Await at Vilamendhoo Maldives

Family-friendly Maldives Resort of Vilamendhoo

Now that you get to know a little more about our family-friendly resort in the Maldives, it might be the ideal time to plan your family’s next tropical adventure.

Make sure you look out for Maldives holiday packages so that you can enjoy our adventurer’s paradise more for less! 

To capture those beautiful family memories in paradise that are worth taking back home with you, Vila Memories, the resort’s in-house professional photography studio, offers several packages for family photoshoots.

Find the full information here: Capture Moments of Your Maldives Holiday with Vila Memories


A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise at Vilamendhoo 

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Vilamendhoo, A Playground for Everyone to Explore

Dear Beloved Guests,

Greetings from your island of adventure and your tropical barefoot paradise!

Thank you for choosing Vilamendhoo as your holiday destination. Our team is pleased to be of service, and we trust you will have an enjoyable experience on our beautiful tropical island.

We are pleased to share with you that Vilamendhoo Island has recently been awarded the 2021 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice for consistently receiving superb reviews from our valued guests.

In the month of June, we are offering a variety of things to do on both land and sea. Have a look and add these experiences to your bucket list for an adventure of a lifetime at Vilamendhoo.

For divers and lovers of marine life, Vilamendhoo offers an enormous playground for everyone to explore. You may find yourself swimming along with manta rays, whale sharks, sea turtles, and other majestic creatures of the ocean. We recommend going on an Ocean Discovery Tour aboard our beautiful Goma, the yacht that graces the main image of this June newsletter.

You can indulge in a selection of delicious treats from our restaurants and chill out with refreshing drinks. If pure relaxation is high on your agenda for the day, then just lounge by our pool until sundown to see a magical sunset that will make your eyes open until dusk. Relax even more with revitalizing treatments at award-winning Duniye Spa.

We are also extending our special offers. You can visit our official website for more information or you may also contact our Reservations team any time via email: reservations@vilamendhoo.com or the Live Chat function on our website.

From the sunny side of life wishing you a wonderful day.

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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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Celebrates World Environment Day & World Oceans Day 2021 in the Maldives

World Environment Day and World Oceans Day Celebrations at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

The adventurer’s paradise of Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa will celebrate World Environment Day and World Oceans Day on the 5th and 8th of June, respectively.

The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is ‘Ecosystem Restoration,’ focusing on resetting our relationship with nature, whilst it is ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’ for World Oceans Day 2021, which reminds everyone of the vital role the oceans have in daily life.

To honour the United Nations’ global environmental initiatives, Vilamendhoo presents a programme of eco-inspired activities and events to foster interest and awareness and for guests and team members to participate.

On World Environment Day, the agenda will include a lagoon and house reef clean-up drive around the island to be participated by guests, Vilamendhoo team members, and staff from Euro-Divers Maldives.

An awareness-raising session will also follow the activity at Bonthi Bar, where associates from the Euro-Divers team will provide insight into environmental issues, such as global warming and ocean pollution, along with interesting facts about the marine life species flourishing in the waters of the Maldives.

On World Oceans Day, guests are invited to join one of the resort’s eco-conscious excursions where they can learn more about the Maldives’ diverse ecosystem and for a chance to meet various aquatic life creatures such as rays, fish, turtles, and whale sharks.

The day will be concluded with a special ‘Oceans Trivia Night’ that will allow dive fanatics and marine life enthusiasts to connect and learn some fun facts about the oceans and the diverse range of oceanic species.

World Environment Day and World Oceans Day are all about appreciating and conserving the environment and encouraging people to shift their thinking towards the planet for a greener and more sustainable tomorrow.

Every Day is Environment Day and Oceans Day at Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Located in South Ari Atoll, a world-renowned whale shark and manta ray hotspots, Vilamendho Island Resort & Spa features one of the best house reefs in the Maldives – an exceptionally stunning, shallow, and easily accessible house reef that allows guests to explore and be wowed by the abundance and variety of marine life.

The resort is sustainably conscious, aiming to continuously protect and preserve the marine ecology around the island and beyond through initiatives such as energy-efficient practices, biodiversity protection, waste management, and conservation of natural resources.

Read more: Sustainability Efforts at Vilamendhoo

Related:

Vilamendhoo’s Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar For South Ari Atoll Maldives » 

2021 Things to Do – Events In Vilamendhoo Maldives » 

Guests staying at Vilamendhoo may book these activities at the Reception or by emailing the team at reservations@vilamendhoo.com. 

Ready to Plan Your Maldives Getaway on our Island of Adventure? 

Do not hesitate to get in touch with our team about arranging your Maldives holiday. Guided by our purpose of care, we continue to allow maximum flexibility for the new normal traveller. Book with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received three days before arrival.

A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise at Vilamendhoo 

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Wellness Experiences To Try On Your Maldives Getaway

Wellness Experiences at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa 

At Vilamendhoo, we understand how important it is to be still able to relax and rejuvenate on your Maldives getaway whilst simultaneously engaging yourself in a range of adventure-filled experiences our idyllic destination has to offer. 

Offering a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure, you have the opportunity to combine natural active activities such as snorkellingscuba diving and swimming, with a myriad of wellness and relaxation experiences such as yoga, spa, and holistic healing in our adventurer’s paradise. 

Here are the top three wellness experiences to try on your Maldives getaway at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, whether you are on your romantic holiday or a family vacation.

Relax and Revitalise at Duniye Spa 

Wellness Experiences Maldives at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa - DUNIYE SPA

Duniye Spa is the top choice when it comes to taking some ‘pampering time’ here at Vilamendhoo; it is the quintessential destination to soothe the mind, body, and soul. The variety of treatments will take you on a blissful journey for the senses, using only carefully selected, sustainable, and organic products.

Choose your spa treatment here: Duniye Spa at Vilamendhoo

Join a Healthy Cooking Class at the Overwater Asian Wok Restaurant 

Be The Chef - Healthy Cooking Class at Vilamendhoo Maldives

Experienced and novice cooks alike may join an interactive on-request Maldivian culinary journey with our ‘Be the Chef’ cooking class, conducted at the overwater Asian Wok Restaurant. The culinary session allows you to learn how to prepare your favourite dishes, using fresh and natural ingredients from land and sea.

Learn more here: Culinary Experiences at Asian Wok Restaurant 

Stretch Yourself to Wellness with Yoga

Wellness Experiences Maldives at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offers both guided one-on-one and group yoga classes dedicated to helping you get your pose on and relax your mind, body, and spirit. Our calm and serene surroundings make the ideal setting to practice yoga. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced practitioner, the yoga classes are suitable for all ability levels. 

To book your session, please contact the Reception upon your arrival. 

[Related: Discover the Perfect Spa Experience at the Overwater Duniye Spa »]


Guests staying with us here at Vilamendhoo soon may book these wellness experiences at the Reception or by emailing our team at reservations@vilamendhoo.com. 

Ready to Plan your Blissful Maldives Getaway? 

Do not hesitate to get in touch with our team about arranging your Maldives holiday. Guided by our purpose of care, we continue to allow maximum flexibility for the new normal traveller. Book with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received three days before arrival.

A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise at Vilamendhoo 

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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Recognised with a 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for the 8th Consecutive Year

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award Winner

Tripadvisor has named the famed dive resort of Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa in the South Ari Atoll, one of the winners of Travellers’ Choice Award, for the eight straight year, placing the property in the top 10% of hospitality businesses worldwide.

Travellers’ Choice Award is given based on the reviews and opinions collected in a single year from Tripadvisor users worldwide. In determining the winners, hotels and resorts are judged based on service, quality, and value.

We are so proud of our team’s outstanding service, tireless work, and dedication, and we look forward to sharing the fruits of our labour with you all in the coming years. We would not achieve this award without our guests who have taken their time to leave a review and give us excellent scores. Thank you for making Vilamendhoo a highly-rated resort and your number one destination for relaxation and adventure in the Maldives. You are all part of this success! 

Vilamendhoo Maldives is a 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award Winner

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. 

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

Ready to Plan Your Holiday in Our Adventurer’s Paradise?

Do not hesitate to get in touch with our team about arranging your Maldives holiday. Guided by our purpose of care, we continue to allow maximum flexibility for the new normal traveller. Book now with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received three days before arrival.


View Vilamendhoo’s Maldives holiday offers & packages here »  

Traveling in the ‘New Normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience at Vilamendhoo

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Dive into the Limitless Adventure in the Maldives

Dear Valued Guests,

Sunny greetings from beautiful Vilamendhoo – where the colours of the Maldives thrive on the island and underwater!

This month of May, we are commemorating Mother’s Day, a special occasion to honour all moms out there. If you feel like it is time to truly step up your gift-giving on an occasion that is all about her, a trip of a lifetime to the picture-perfect Maldives might be a present she would love. We have an exclusive Last Minute deal that you can take advantage of, which offers up to a 30% discount for stays from now until June 2021. Moms staying with us over Mother’s Day Weekend can enjoy a range of specially curated experiences we have on offer.

On International Labour Day last 1 May, we celebrated one of Vilamendhoo ‘s most valuable assets, OUR TEAM. As a resort, we are in the business of looking after people, and our team members take a significant part who embody our ideals. We are incredibly proud of their outstanding service, tireless work and dedication, who always go the extra mile to provide you with a safe and beautiful holiday experience in paradise.

We are also celebrating World Turtle Day on 23 May, an annual observance that aims to raise awareness and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. Vilamendhoo is fortunate to be located in the South Ari Atoll, a year-round turtle hotspot with seasonal turtles nesting on our island. You may check this turtle hatching video from last year. Guests at Vilamendhoo can join our ecologically considerate ‘ Turtle Excursion ’ for a chance to spot and swim with these graceful creatures. We have also launched a social media campaign called #TurtleTuesday, where we share interesting facts about sea turtles and ways of protecting them. Kindly follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our posts.

A perfect mix of relaxation, fun, and adventure that awaits our guests is limitless here at Vilamendhoo. Whether it be a romantic couple’s retreat, a getaway with friends or a well-deserved family vacation, every purpose of travel is well-catered for in our adventurer’s paradise .

To guide intrepid families staying at our adventure-filled Maldives resort for the upcoming school breaks, we have carefully selected a list of top family-friendly excursions for them to embark on and experience the underwater world of the Maldives.

My team and I are grateful for your continuous support and considering Vilamendhoo as your second home here on the sunny side of life. We are constantly inspired to be of service and provide you with an exceptional holiday experience to treasure for a lifetime.

Lastly, I would like to thank all our guests who have taken their time to write us fantastic feedback on their holiday memories on review sites such as Tripadvisor. Your glowing reviews motivate us to continue providing excellent hospitality to our guests.

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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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



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