Download the Vilamendhoo App to Enhance your Experience on our Island of Adventure

The Vilamendhoo App: Enjoy Instant Access to a Host of Useful Information and Features Right at Your Fingertips 

Make the most of your holiday experience by downloading the Vilamendhoo App. We know there are many things happening at our resort every day, and by downloading the app, you can find out what is there not to be missed out on and much more! 

Whether you are already a guest at the resort or simply planning your vacation experience ahead, the Vilamendhoo App will help you familiarise yourself with all our facilities and services and browse everything we have on offer.

Your Advantages at a Glance:

• Book a stay and manage your reservations directly through the app 

•  Enjoy access to helpful information, including IMUGA (The Maldives’ traveller declaration form), Room Directory, and the ‘A Safe & Holiday Experience in Paradise’ health & safety guidelines

• Do your online check-in before your arrival on the island 

• Chat with the resort team once on the island throughout your stay 

• View the restaurants’ menus, order from the in-room dining service, and book your space for beach dinners and other dining options 

• Book your excursions and add a myriad of activities to enhance your stay 

• Browse and book spa treatments, including yoga, holistic healing sessions, and other wellness offerings

• Book a photography session with Vila Memories, Vilamendhoo’s professional photography studio 

Download the Vilamendhoo App now to Enhance your Experience on Our Island of Adventure 

Vilamendhoo APP

To get exclusive access to up-to-date resort information, weekly events, and special dinners, download the Vilamendhoo App today. Just search ‘Vilamendhoo App’ in your application store, both available on App Store and Google Play, or download the free mobile concierge app using the link: Download Now

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

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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.

View our Sustainability Practices here »

For further info, please visit or email To stay updated, follow Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #VilamendhooMaldives 

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 in Paradise’ enhanced health & safety guidelines.

Your Safe Island of Adventure is Waiting for Your Arrival!

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. 

View our selection of special offers, including last-minute deals. 

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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

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

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


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 

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 

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

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

Quick Links: Health & Safety Guidelines|  Facilitating PCR Testing at Resort |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update  

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Wins 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

Vilamendhoo is proud to be listed as the top 10% hotels of the world for the 7th consecutive year and winning TripAdvisor 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award.

Travelers’ Choice Award is given based on millions of review and ratings all over the world. We are incredibly grateful to our valued guests who have reviewed and continued to support us to achieve another accolade for our exceptional services.

At this turbulence time, we remain committed to provide you with the best service and to ensure Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa to be a safe haven for everyone. As we all move forward and live in the ‘new normal’, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa in association with Crown & Champa Resorts, is introducing Hygiene Guidelines for a Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise.

We look forward to serving you again soon.

Check out our special offers and book Vilamendhoo today.
Vilamendhoo offers flexible cancellation and offers for travel during November-December 2020 and in to 2021.

Ready when you are.

Vilamendhoo is re-certified for the seventh year in HACCP

For the seventh year, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa had achieved the highly regarded accreditation in HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point), principles and practice based on the World Health Organization Codex to ensure Food Safety, Hygiene and Cleanliness for the Resort. HACCP is a prevention-based recommended control system for the hygiene of food hygiene and safety with strict adherence and implementation of food safety procedures in hotels and food establishments.

As a property who complies with HACCP protocols, Vilamendhoo offers the continuous wellbeing of the guests by;

  • Allowing guests to enjoy our services with full confidence in the quality of our food supplies and its preparation.
  • Maintaining the highest skills and knowledge of all food handlers, not only in the kitchen.
  • Practising proper and approved hygiene and cleanliness systems is adhered to within all levels of operations.
  • Providing and sourcing the highest quality in food produced which are safe for resort guests and team members.

Take Advantage Of Our Winter 2019 Offer Now

Dear Valued Guests,

As autumn settles in across the world, we remain grateful for our tropical climate with its balmy temperatures. Should you choose to trade in your view for ours, with the beautiful beach, turquoise ocean and swaying palm trees, we would be delighted to welcome you.

In September we welcomed some of you back to our island, a place that you can call your second home. We also ushered in new guests to experience the adventure-filled days Vilamendhoo is known for. A special occasion was World Tourism Day, which we joined the world in celebrating on September 27. We had a wonderful time, with island clean-up activities and a couple’s kayak race. Thank you to all that graced us with their presence.

Currently, preparations are in full swing for our annual Halloween party. The event last year was an enormous success, and we look forward to an even more exciting time this year. Join us as we dance the night away in a scary atmosphere.

Please also have a look at our website . Again, we have provided some exciting pre-festive season offers – the ideal time to soak up some sun before 2020. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact us via email
or use the live chat function on our website.

Thanking you, as always, for your continuous support and sunny greetings from our little part of paradise,

Mohamed Zahir
General Manager

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Receives The 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Every year in late May, TripAdvisor recognises the hospitality businesses across the world that have consistently delivered exceptional service by awarding them the Certificate of Excellence. Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is one of the few that received this great award. Further, after getting the Certificate of Excellence for the last five consecutive years, Vilamendhoo is in the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame program.

Recipients of the Certificate of Excellence are determined by taking into account quality, quantity and recency of reviews on TripAdvisor. This means that without you, this award would not have been possible. It is because you share feedback with us after your stay on the platform that we have received this acknowledgement. Thank you for your help in making Vilamendhoo a highly rated and recognised resort.

Seeing your happy faces in our resort makes us glad. We remain committed to providing exceptional holiday experiences for you, and we are grateful for continuously making Vilamendhoo your number one adventure destination.

If you are planning to come discover adventure in Vilamendhoo, take advantage of our special offer here .


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