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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 specially 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 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.


Planning on visiting Vilamendhoo? Browse through our special offers »

Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Vilamendhoo.
Quick Links
Your questions answered before you travel  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update  | Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Calender

New Normal Holidays In Vilamendhoo Are The Best!

Our very first guests to the resort after its reopening on November 1, 2020 are already completing their Maldives vacations. Despite the safety precautions, the new normal holidaymakers are experiencing the best of the Maldives with Vilamendhoo, respiting on the island and enjoying the house reef and the diverse dive spots in South Ari.

Guests Randy and Park from the USA, earned their PADI , swam with whale sharks during their stay and is tremendously happy with the safety protocols. See their video testimonial.

Stefan Radke, wrote in the guest book

“Es war der schönste Urlaub den wir je hatten. Corona ist gar kein Problem, da die Sicherheit dort besser ist als in Deutschland.”

As Luis and Elena had explained in their recent TripAdvisor Review, they felt safe and comfortable throughout their vacation and “…we have never seen such a professional place dealing with COVID19 measurements.”

See the full review from elena_ballesteros, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – TripAdvisor, November 15, 2020

Hi all,

My husband and I went to Vilamendhoo to celebrate our honeymoon after 7 months stuck at home in India due to COVID19 and we can only say nice things about our stay!

FOOD:
Absolutely heaven. Loads of yummy choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinks were also good for AI (we went on an AI plus which we absolutely recommend)

ROOM:
We stayed in a jacuzzi water villa and the room was amazing! Waking up to those is something we’ll never forget. They cleaned the room on a daily basis as per our requirement, and it was tidy and clean throughout our holidays.

SERVICE:
Really nice, warm and professional staff. We read bad reviews on this matter before, but it is really a thing from the past. From waiters, to receptionists, cleaning staff, they were super nice and helpful.

DIVING:
We highly recommend to drop by the diving club and get as many dives as you can. The real beauty of Maldives is under water and AJ, Pierre and their crew will make it an unforgettable experience. We took the opportunity to get our Open Water PADI course done during our stay, and they made everything really easy for us (dives, exam, etc.) Really professional and cool people!

COVID19:
We were really worried prior to our trip on this matter, and we can only say we have never seen such a professional place dealing with COVID19 measurements. We were very few in the resort at that time, and all the staff always kept the social distancing, wore masks all the time and had disinfectant all over the place. They are trying hard to use cloth masks that their staff can comfortably wear all day to reduce their impact on the environment.

POINTS FOR IMPROVEMENT:
We saw a couple of people stepping on the corals, and, although this is a personal responsibility, the only point for improvement would be to reinforce the guidelines on how to take care on marine life.

Honestly, the experience could not have been better, we highly recommend this resort if you want to get away from the COVID19 and stay safe while enjoying the beautiful nature of Maldives and being taken care of by this amazing people. We hope to go back there soon!

Cheers,
Luis and Elena.


Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Vilamendhoo.
Quick Links
Your questions answered before you travel  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update  | Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Calender

 

Special offers
A choice of offers for your Maldives holiday in 2020 and 2021. See All Offers »

This November – Beach Dinners at Vilamendhoo

Vilamendhoo has a selection of special Beach Dining experiences for you to enjoy in the month.

After a day of diving, snorkelling and enjoying the best of the tropical island offer, indulge in the hue of romance and experiential dining at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa with a host of exciting beach dinners. Guest staying in November can look forward to relishing in the variety of perfectly prepared delicacies along with a magnificent view of the ocean and clear night skies as your backdrop.

Tuesdays November 10 and 17 , 2020
Our Bubbles and Lobster Dinners present freshly prepared lobster and a glass of sparkling champagne while you enjoy the sand beneath your feet at Asian Wok Restaurant Beach from 1900 hours.  |   Make a reservation »

Tuesdays November 14 , 21 and 28, 2020 are for the seafood enthusiast. Enjoy fresh fish, scallop and a variety of luscious crustaceans while dining under the stars with our Seafood Lovers Dinner at the Sunset Bar Beach from 1900 hours.  |   Make a reservation »

Full Moon BBQ Buffet Dinner on November 29, 2020, is sure to delight your taste buds and enhance your tropical dining experience, with the magical full moon in perfect view and deliciously grilled food options at Ahima Restaurant Beach from 1900 |  Make a reservation »

Candle Light Dinners. Any Location on the Island.
To surprise a loved one or for secluded romance.
Make a reservation by calling Guest Services or Reception or sending an email to reservations@vilamendhoo.com »

Bon Appétit!


Be the Chef! cooking lessons

Learn how to prepare some of the delicious cuisines by our Chefs at Asian Wok Restaurant. Daily from 15th November 2020. Send an email to reservations@vilamendhoo.com » to reserve your lesson.

Chill out locations. Top places on the island to sip a cocktail.

🏝️ Boashi Bar during the day. It’s Healthy Drinks and Frozen Margarita time from 1000hrs – 1900hrs

🏝️ Three locations. Three ambiences.  Overwater Asian Wok, pool front Hot Rock and Boashi Bar at sunset – We have a daily Sunset Cocktail Promotion from 1700hrs – 1845hrs.

Tips for your Maldives Scuba Diving Adventure

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect destination for scuba diving than the coral reefs of the Maldives. An astounding variety of dive sites, reefs full of colourful fish and incredible bucket list sightings of whale sharks and manta rays await all those who embark upon a scuba diving adventure at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa in the South Ari Atoll of the Maldives.

Whether you’re already qualified to dive or are thinking about trying diving for the first time, here are 10 tips to get the most out of your diving adventure:

  1. Check with medical before you go – some pre-exisiting medical conditions will require a doctor to certify you as ‘fit to dive’ and this is much easier to organise at home.
  2. Rent your dive equipment when you arrive – no need to travel with lots of luggage, and remember the water is balmy so there’s no need to pack a long wetsuit either. If you want to take your own mask – get it properly fitted at a dive shop – there’s nothing that will spoil your dives more than an ill-fitting mask.
  3. Ensure you have the correct amount of weight – it’s very common for divers to have too many kilos on their weight belt – this causes poor positioning in the water, damaging corals and you’ll also use your air more quickly and so have a shorter dive – ask for a buoyancy check.
  4. If you haven’t dived for a while do a refresher – it’s a simple quick session with an instructor so you can ensure you are comfortable in the water and with the equipment before heading out on the boats to explore the reefs.
  5. Beginners – relax, you will be in very safe hands – the team at Euro-Divers are very patient and professional, the groups are very small and you’ll have the adventure of your life. Choose from full PADI Open Water Diver course or PADI Discover Scuba Diving program that requires no study – just fun!
  6. As well as looking at the life on the reef, remember to take a look into the blue water every so often – you might get lucky and spot some of the bigger pelagic creatures such as sharks, rays and tuna, cruising by.
  7. Don’t touch the coral or other marine life – not only will you harm it but it can also harm you if touched.
  8. Sharks in the Maldives are an encounter not to be missed – they’re not dangerous, it will be an encounter you’ll rememeber for many years to come.
  9. Those already qualified could think about furthering their skills with the Advanced Open Water course to learn a variety of new skills or complete the Rescue Diver Course to enhance your own confidence and be able to assist divers needing help.
  10. The PADI eLearning sysyem is available for all popular courses and means you don’t have to spend your precious holiday time in a classroom – learn at home, at your own pace.

Embrace the adventure while scuba diving at Vilamendhoo! Learn more about our dive centre here

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