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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort on the island of Vilamendhoo, South Ari Atoll. It is 900 meters long by 250 meters wide, about 55 acres. Your seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport is a scenic, 25 minute flight. The 194 Rooms include 30 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 30 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, 111 Beach Villas and 23 Garden Rooms.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Minibar
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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_birchenough_n wrote a review Yesterday
Bracknell, United Kingdom2 contributions4 helpful votes
From the first step on to the island until the final step on to the seaplane this was the best 2 week holiday we have ever had. Greeted by traditionally dressed staff and a drummer to welcome us as we overdressed newbies disembarked the Dhoni that had picked up from the seaplane we had already added new experiences to our lives. The first item was to get rid of shoes and socks and trousers for the duration of the stay, next a dip in the warm sea with colours no photograph can ever do justice to. The two weeks were pure relaxation. Although small the resort is perfectly formed, the villas are set back in the shade of palm trees and other exotic trees or over the water at the west end. Even though the occupancy was high during our stay it felt as if there were very few people around and you could enjoy seclusion and peace away from the the bustling world. The wildlife above and below the water was mind blowing, sharks that swim around your ankles as you take the first coffee of the day knee deep in the sea in front of your villa, parrotfish of every colour, pipefish, turtles even dolphins. On land herons, fruit bats, lizards and so many hermit crabs you had to watch where to put your feet. The food was exceptional, so much variety three times a day in the restaurant and the fall back of snacks and drinks from the bar all day. The most important element of the holiday was the staff - always unfailingly polite, happy and wanting to do their best for you, they elevate the holiday to perfect.
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Shira wrote a review Sep 2021
Israel34 contributions8 helpful votes
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Love Vilamendhoo, it really does feel like coming home in a way (i wish this was my home, to be honest). I've been here a few times already, and will be coming back only to this island after experiencing a few others. This place is pure paradise and they really go out of their way to make your experience perfect. When you're a returning guest, they also find extra ways to pamper you. The welcoming smiles here, no matter who you approach, really make a difference. The entire staff, from waiters, to the diving team, receptionists, customer care, management, the spa ladies, the excursion gang, are all so helpful and caring. The covid measures were easy to follow and don't interrupt with the casual setting, and you only have to wear a mask in closed areas and on line for the buffet, for example. The island was exceptionally clean and the gardeners were constantly planting new trees and working on display. Food was great, with a large choice as usual, although there could be more vegan options. The all inclusive is really wroth it if you want extra activities and not to worry about snacks and alcohol. The spa, as usual, wow. Great staff, and the Balinese message pure, heaven every time. Can't wait to come back (actually already working on that). The only non smiley face i would mention, was by the doctor on the last day, checking for PCR, she was probably the least communicative in the whole team. But otherwise, Vilamendhoo is the full package!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded Sep 17, 2021
Dear Shira L Thank you very much for taking your time to write this lovely review in regards of your third visit with us at Vilamendhoo. I am thrilled to read that you once again had such a great time enjoying our offers and services provided by all our team members from Spa to Dive Center as well as the resort team. It is always a pleasure to welcome our guests back to Paradise for another memorable time away from home. I have taken note in regards of the meals as you mentioned and we do see a trend going forward what will be taken into consideration to better cater for guests needs. I will share your kind words with the Spa as well as the euro dives and my team as they all do their outmost and with passion to make such dreams come true. We all would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for having visited us this year again. It will be with great pleasure to welcome back home to out Paradise Island soon again as you mentioned!
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MZg wrote a review May 22
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We just got back from Vilamiedhoo. We spent two wonderful weeks there. The hotel is very clean, the staff professional and friendly. The food is varied and very good. We would like more grilled fish and meat without sauces. The all-inclusive offer of drinks and snacks is good and also includes cocktails and mini bar. For snacks, I would praise the garlic bread, which is great. We tried an Asian restaurant that we didn’t like as the main restaurant which is on a much higher level. The house reef is close to the shore and easily accessible, the corals are broken, but it is full of fish. We have already dived on other islands in the Maldives, but we have never seen so many fish. On the reef you can see manta rays, whales, skates, moraines, jacks, string ray, dolphins, turtles ... The all-inclusive offer also includes 2 free excursions: sunset cruise and snorkeling. Both trips were very good. I would praise the guys on the ship. We also tried night snorkeling and all day boat snorkeling. Both trips were fantastic. The only criticism we would have of the evening’s happenings. Every night the program is so boring that you have to work hard to stay awake. One day a week he is a DJ who is the only one I would praise. Twice a week there is live music, which is of good quality, but the selection of songs is completely wrong, as they play slow and sad songs that put you to sleep, so the whole bar is emptied in 1 hour. I would love a little more fun and dancing on vacation.
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Married20220505 wrote a review May 22
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Best Island of Maledives, greenest Island and Best Housereef, Food ist so much of all Favorites we have, very good Curry with Fish or Meat, i Like that dalcurry 👍👍👍👍👍 In Housereef you can See all that who lives in the Indian Ocean!!!
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bohuslavdermisek wrote a review May 20
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Stop lighting and climate im empty villas. Encourage guests to reduce or deactivate the climate when they are longer outside the vila (for example half day or all day activities). I think that would by a benefit for “ green way”
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Sean W wrote a review May 20
Basingstoke, United Kingdom33 contributions10 helpful votes
Superb resort for snorkelling from a small island 250 metres x 900 metres, set within tropical plants and wildlife. Note there is a sea current that flows east to west or west to east depending on the season
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear SeanW Greetings from Vilamendhoo and thank you very much for taking your time to write this review in regards of your holiday with us. I am trilled to see that you had such a great time exploring the house reef as well as enjoying our offers and services provided. Having easy access to the reef just in front of the rooms with lots to explore is what we are well known for and glad to see you did so. Yes the currents can be quite intense and we do recommend to keep shoes back home and bring along the snorkeling equipment for safely enjoying the underwater world we have. We all would like to once again thank you for having visited us during your time in the Maldives. It would be with great pleasure to welcome you back to our snorkelers Paradise Island to further enjoy the True Colors of Maldives and its magical underwater world hopefully soon again!
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ljstar21 wrote a review May 19
Woking, United Kingdom1 contribution
Just back from the perfect week at Vilamendhoo island resort. The island itself is absolutely stunning and the beach villa I stayed in (144) was cosy and kept super clean by housekeeping on a daily basis (option of twice daily). The food was incredible with a huge variety of dishes to chose from. The snorkelling was out of this world. Already planning a return trip!
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Dear ljstar Greetings from Vilamendhoo and thank you very much for taking your time to write this review in regards of your weeks holiday with us. I am excited to see that you had the perfect time enjoining our offers and services provided as well as the rooms location and the snorkeling in our house reef. Magical indeed and each time something new to spot along with easy access throughout the day. I will share your kind comments with my team who are all doing their outmost and with passion to make such dreams come true. We all would like to once again thank you for having visited us. It will be with great pleasure to welcome you back to our snorkelers Paradise Island to further enjoy the True Colors of Maldives and its magical underwater world hopefully soon again!
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udof553 wrote a review May 18
Giengen an der Brenz, Germany4 contributions1 helpful vote
Vilamendhoo is an island for a perfect stay. The two parts, adult and family is fine for couples and families. All you need is totaly well organized- from the airport Male till back to the airport. You can relax, when you want or you can do differnt kind of activities. The first time we say : We will back again.
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear udof Greetings from Vilamendhoo and thank you very much for taking your time to write this review in regards of your holiday experience with us. I am excited to see that you had the perfect stay enjoying our offers and services provided from arrival to Male till departure as well as the snorkeling in our aquarium like house reef. A place offering something for all needs indeed as you mentioned and I will share your kind comments with my team who are all doing their outmost to provide a memorable time away from home. We all would like to once again thank you for having chosen us during your time in the Maldives. It will be with great pleasure to welcome you back to our relaxed Paradise Island to further enjoy the True Colors of Maldives hopefully soon again!
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Birchie wrote a review May 17
Bracknell, England, United Kingdom11 contributions10 helpful votes
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We spent two weeks at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and it deserves the highest praise. From the moment we arrived, the staff were so welcoming and friendly and took such good care of us, always going the extra mile to ensure that we were getting the most out of our holiday. The staff really do this resort credit, nothing is too much trouble. Special mentions to Ilham in the restaurant who looked after us exceptionally well and made our holiday even more special, Hussain who also assisted in the restaurant and took good care of us, Ibrahim who looked after our rooms and always left them immaculate and Hamza and the crew of the Zenio who took me out on several trips and helped to find the most amazing marine life encounters with whale sharks and manta rays. I was particularly impressed with the resort's ability to deal with food allergies, I have a nut allergy and was introduced to one of the chefs who showed me their system. All the dishes in the buffet restaurant have a card stating the name of the dish and then all the allergens contained in that dish using pictures. It made the whole process of choosing what to eat so easy and allowed me to try dishes that I might not normally have tried due to concerns over contents. Well done Vilamendhoo for taking such a pragmatic approach, it is much appreciated. The island itself is just magical, the house reef is simply spectacular, I've never seen so many fish species in one place. Metres from the door of the beach villas is some of the best snorkelling I've ever done with turtles, sharks, eels and rays all present without having to leave the island. The facilities are also great, we had adjoining beach villas which were very clean and comfortable and had a partly open air bathroom which was a fun addition. The bar area both inside and out is very comfortable and well equipped, all the servers were very friendly and the range of food and drink available on the All Inclusive Plus Package along with the care and detail put into preparing that food was impressive. The resort offers a great range of excursions to experience all that the local area has to offer including trips to see whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, neighbouring reefs and a sunset cruise to name a few. The guides for the excursions are great, they're really knowledgeable and do their very best to make sure you get the most out of your excursion. We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday and could not have asked for more from the resort, I would recommend Vilamendhoo to anyone wishing to visit the Maldives, it was truly a magical holiday.
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Dear Birchi Thank you very much for taking your time to write this very detailed and positive review in regards of your 2 weeks snorkeling holiday with us at Vilamendhoo. I am excited to see that you had such a great time enjoying our offers and services provided as well as the snorkeling in our house reef. Truly magical what can be spotted just in front of the rooms as you mentioned. Every day something new and exciting indeed. Having joined the excursion to swim with Mantas and Whale Sharks must have left memories that will last for a lifetime. I will share your kind words with my team who are all doing their outmost to provide a memorable time away from home. Special thank from us in regards of the allergy system we have in place. This means a lot to us as it takes a big effort to make sure all guests are safe and informed where needed. This is very much appreciated and I will pass on this to the chefs doing all of it. We all would like to once again thank you for having visited us. It would be with great pleasure to welcome you back to our Paradise Island to further enjoy the True Colors of Maldives and its magical underwater world hopefully soon again!
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ksteinert wrote a review May 17
Frankfurt, Germany1 contribution1 helpful vote
It was a perfect holiday with great weather and, apart from a few days, ideal water quality for photographing rays, lionfish and boxfish. The restaurant provides excellent catering from breakfast to dinner. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was strikingly unobtrusive. We will come back in any case!
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear ksteinert Greetings from Vilamendhoo and thank you very much for taking your time to write this review in regards of your holiday experience with us. I am trilled to see that you had a fantastic time enjoying our offers and services provided as well as the snorkeling and photographing in our house reef. Truly amazing what can be spotted just in front of your room. This is what we are well known for and I am glad to see you made the most out of it. I will share your kind comments with my team as they are the ones doing their outmost to provide a memorable time away from home. We all would like to take this opportunity to once again thank you for having visited us It would be with great pleasure to welcome you back to our Paradise Island to further enjoy the True Colors of Maldives and its magical underwater world hopefully soon again!
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$292 - $573 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollVilamendhoo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
194
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Asian Wok Restaurant, The Blue Moon Cafe, and Compass Beach & Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Chinese.
Does Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.