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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.

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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 

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

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. 

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 »

Have you not booked your Maldives holiday yet? See all our special offers here.  

Discover the Perfect Spa Experience at Vilamendhoo Maldives’ Overwater Spa

Relax and Rejuvenate at the Overwater Duniye Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa’s award-winning Duniye Spa offers an oasis of tranquillity in our tropical island paradise. With a professional team of therapists always on hand, their spa focus is on whole-body healing and restoration. 

Duniye Spa’s approach to wellness combines both modern and time-honoured therapies from around the globe, with an emphasis on treatments and techniques from Asia and Africa. The variety of treatments at our overwater spa in the Maldives take guests on a blissful journey for the senses, using only carefully-selected, sustainable, and organic products. Duniye Spa is the quintessential destination to soothe the mind, body, and soul. 

Highlights on the spa menu include: 

  • Ocean Dreaming: a signature massage that incorporates wave-like movements and traditional massage techniques, and evokes a deeply relaxing and revitalising experience.
  • Maldivian Serenity Ritual: a top-to-toe deep pampering experience that uses only 100% pure organic coconut native to the Maldives, leaving your skin smooth and hydrated.
  • Full Moon Magic: an enchanting spa ritual designed for couples that will help them alleviate stress and connect them to the vital powers of nature’s elements.

For those searching for comprehensive experience and total relaxation, Sound Bath, Reiki and Reflexology are also offered. Explore the full spa menu here. 

Under their Spa Safe – Peace of Mind Commitment, Duniye Spa continues to operate as usual in the ‘new normal’. Guests will find that extra care is taken during every treatment to maintain safe and effective practices.

Whether you are looking for a romantic experience with your partner or some pampering for yourself, make sure to visit Duniye Spa and discover your perfect spa experience. 

Browse through the images below to take a glimpse of our overwater spa in the Maldives. 

Overwater Spa in the Maldives @ Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Overwater Spa in the Maldives at Vilamendhoo Island

Overwater Spa Vilamendhoo Maldives Resort

Maldives Overwater spa at Vilamendhoo

Overwater Duniye Spa Maldives

For further details, please contact us or follow us on our social media pages for updates about Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa.

The stunning infinity pool at Vilamendhoo

There is nothing quite like sitting in an infinity pool with a cocktail in hand, awestruck by the horizon to give one the luxurious feeling that “I’m on holiday”. And what better place it would be to that to lie at the Infinity pool at Vilamendhoo.

Vilamendhoo has two sparkling freshwater pools and the adults-only Sunset Bar Pool is the infinity pool with a visually stunning backdrop of the island’s lagoon spreading in front of you. To its side, you will see a string of water villas adding charm to the scenery that is much photographed at throughout the day, especially during sunrise and sundown.

The open-air infinity pool carries all the perks of relaxation to enjoy the tropical weather of the Maldives. There are sun loungers and cocktails served by the nearby Sunset Bar. Though floating in the sun-heated pool is sensational, one of the most romantic activities woven around the pool is witnessing the breathtaking golden Maldivian sunsets.

At Vilamendhoo, you will find these dreamy pool feet away from the pretty white beach and the islands famed house reef. Book now. Come and stay at Vilamendhoo »


The second freshwater pool, Boashi Pool is a family-friendly pool set in the centre of the island amidst nature. The area contains the children’s wading pool, playground with tropical swings and the Boashi bar serving cocktails, smoothies and ice cream.

Romance in Maldives. Valentines in Vilamendhoo

The month of love is upon us, and the team at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is ready to design a unique and romantic Valentine’s Day experience for you and your partner.
For you and your loved one to enjoy a memorable Valentine’s Day in a tropical paradise, Vilamendhoo offers the following romantic options:

Valentine’s Day Romantic Dinners

On Sunday, 14th February 2021, Valentine’s Day
for reservations, contact the front desk or

❤️ Under the Stars at Sunset bar Beach. An incredibly delicious five-course dinner on the beach, listening to the whispering sound of the ocean under the star list sky.
Package includes a rose for the lady at welcome.
From 1900 hours onwards at Sunset Bar Beach.
With Meat USD 179 per couple
With Seafood USD 199 per couple
Vegetarian Menu USD 139 per couple

❤️ Valentine’s Day Cupid’s Chocolate Heaven
At any Restaurant from 1900 to 2100 hours.
Chocolate Fondue: a delicious and sweet emulsion of white and dark chocolate served with fresh fruits. Spoil your valentine with this decadent dessert. Skewer your valentine’s fruit and dip in our specially prepared chocolate.
USD 30.00 per couple

❤️The Ultimate Good Night Finish
Find a bottle of Prosecco (Sparkling Wine) in your villa with fresh strawberries coated in dark & white chocolate and a heart shape flower bed decoration.
USD 80.00 per couple

❤️ Valentine’s Bubbles Breakfast in Bed for Feb 14 or Feb 15, 2021
Have an idyllic breakfast with your partner with your choice of breakfast served in your Villa with half a bottle of Champagne.
A rose for the lady included. From 0730 hours to 1030 hours
USD 90.00 per couple

🌸 Throughout the month of February, Duniye Spa will offer a 15% savings on the curated Romantic Retreat For 2 couples massage.

This 105 minutes ritual starts with Duniye Spa’s signature foot-bath followed by,
For her: A choice of Balinese or Oriental massage, Pinotage Body Polish, a deeply nourishing Indian head massage enriched with Rosemary infused warmed coconut oil.
For him: A deep tissue Back or Muscle Ease Massage, followed by an invigorating Ginger Lemongrass Body Polish, encapsulated by a relaxing foot massage.
So couples can do spa as an activity together, cherish your time submit to the relaxed island life that you much deserve.

Missed celebrating Valentines in the Maldives? Vilamendhoo has you covered.

🏝️For a quick and easy Valentine’s Day gift, book Vilamendhoo. We have exceptional offers for stays throughout the year. The islands relaxing and calming environment, the fantastic lagoon, vibrant House Reef and abundant marine life, the exceptional service and variety of delicious cuisine makes Vilamendhoo a year-round destination for intimate escapes.

🏝️Have a destination wedding or renewals of vows ceremony on our sandy beaches. The more adventurous can also opt for an underwater ceremony.

Get a PADI dive certificate as a couple to explore the underwater world with Euro-Divers. Vilamendhoo has over 50 dive sites and swimming with whale sharks or turtles as a couple will be an unforgettable memory.

🏝️Try a couples massage. Duniye Spa offers a choice of relaxing and invigorating massages for him and her.

🏝️May we recommend a private, romantic candlelit dinner on the beach or a picnic on a sandbank? The resort can arrange a choice of destination a-la-carte dining or guest can join the frequent private dining events. Browse Vilamendhoo’s mobile APP or contact us for more info.

🏝️Watch the sunsets on the expansive over-water deck, lay under the palms holding hands. Go on a thrilling Jet Ski ride. The options are endless for you to romance in Vilamendhoo.

Going Solo? There’s no better time to love yourself

For guests who would like to have some well-deserved me-time, Vilamendhoo can present a choice of activities based on your lifestyle.

🌴 Go on guided excursions to swim with whale sharks and turtles, try jigging fishing, go on snorkelling and dive trips or earn your dive certificates.

🌴 Foodies can try the overwater Asian Wok and Hot Rock a la cater restaurants. Try the three bars at sunset for three different ambiences.

🌴Play a round of golf on the islands artificial putting green, jog through the green interior of the island or do yoga with Duniye Spa

🌴Learn windsurfing or go diving at the channels and Thalias with Euro-Divers
Get dressed up and have an Instagram photoshoot done professionally with Vilamendhoos photo studio

🌴Pamper yourself at Duniye Spa, selecting the treatments to rejuvenate your body and soul. Or try a session of sound healing.

🌴 Photography enthusiast can try to capture the perfect sunrise, sunset. Rent an underwater camera and go on an underwater marine safari – photograph to your heart’s desire on land and water.

🌴Or just chill under a palm or at one of the freshwater pools, with your favourite cocktail or a Kurumba drink.


Book Direct. See all offers and travel flexibility Vilamendhoo offers »
Or request for Vilamendhoo from your travel agent and tour operators. Find us on Agoda, booking.com and Expedia.

Teppanyaki in Vilamendhoo – Dining in the Maldives

Looking for a unique dining experience in the Maldives? Let us recommend the overwater Asian Wok Restaurant at Vilamendhoo ‘s east end of the island that comes with the mouthwatering and exciting dining extravaganza of the Japanese Teppanyaki cuisine.

The chefs will grill, flip and cook tiger prawns, white fish, scallops, lobster, tuna, meats and an assort of fresh vegetables on a flaming table in front of you.

The Teppanyaki table at the Asian Wok Restaurant seats 8 guests and overlooks Vilamendhoos’ lagoon. Your choice of dishes can be selected from Asian Woks’ a  la carte menu to be prepared fresh, and your chef, in a theatrical display of dashes of fire,  prepare and served your dish right from the teppan hot plate. All menus are also served with salad, miso soup, vegetables and fried rice.

Teppanyaki is available daily at the Asian Wok Restaurant | Teppanyaki reservation must be made before 24 hours prior.

For Teppanyaki table reservations, contact the Asian Wok by dialling ext: 308 from your villa or ask guest services for reservations and availability.


Asian Wok & bar with its outdoor wooden deck provide the perfect location to enjoy a cocktail, sundowner and romantic dining with wine.
The restaurant serves far eastern cuisine including delectable sushi, maki, nigiri and sashimi.

Ready to discover the Maldives with Vilamendhoo? Book online »

This January – Evening Activities

After a day of diving, snorkelling or sunning, here are activities guest can enjoy in the evenings at Vilamendhoo.

The Bars:
Three locations. Three ambiences.
The overwater Asian Wok, the pool front Hot Rock and the Sunset Bar are the top locations to chill during sunset. Vilamendhoo will also have a daily Sunset Cocktail Promotion from 1700hrs – 1845hrs.

Beach Dinners:
The resort has exciting dining events planned for the guests on the following days. Dinners will be hosted on the beach, under the starlit sky, in the ocean breeze.
Seafood Lovers Dinners: Every Saturday from 1900, a delight of al fresco surroundings at the Sunset Bar Beach. Enjoy fresh fish, scallop and crustaceans while dining under the stars.
Beach BBQ Buffet Dinner, 12th Jan: Serving deliciously grilled food options at Ahima Restaurant Beach
Bubbles and Lobster Dinner, 19th Jan: Indulge in freshly prepared lobster and a glass of sparkling champagne
Full Moon BBQ Buffet Dinner, 27th Jan: A grilled dining experience on the Ahima restaurant beach under the first full moon of the year.

For reservations, contact Guest Services or the Reception.

Spa:
The over-water Duniye spa is open daily until 8 pm and ideal for relaxation after a day of activity and excursions.  Select from invigorating, calming or couples massages. See the Spa Menu

For the Adventurous:
Vilamendhoos’ Euro-Divers suggest a guided night dive.


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