We stayed in August - and loved the place. Never having been to the Maldives before we weren't sure what to expect and this place was great for us. I'm sure we packed too much - you don't need any shoes other than sandals and flippers! Everything was relaxed and made to feel at home with what we thought was very good service and the Thomson was good too
Nature didn't behave for a few days and we had a couple of days wash-out. If you are happy reading a book, watching a bit of TV and generally relaxing then its not too bad......managed the gym a few times and we thought about excursions but didn't bother in the end. We enjoyed the spa and would recommend adding the extra time to the free massage
We were very happy to have upgraded to the jacuzzi beach (not water) villas which were lovely and put us on the better half of the island. One very small grumble was that the island has got two distinct halves - one has good beaches and is near the water villas and the "adult only" restaurant and bar. The other half as less beach (as we found on our one adverntourous kyack trip!!). There were a few occasions when families came down to the end we were staying in - which was understandable given their lack of beach in some areas - but a bit annoying at times as they disrupted almost perfect peace/quiet.
All in all we had a terrific holiday and would definitely return
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vilamendhoo Island Resort, 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. 184 Rooms include 30 Jacuzzi water villas, 30 Jacuzzi beach villas, 111 beach villas and 13 garden rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vilamendhoo Island Hotel Vilamendhoo
- Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives
- Hotel Vilamendhoo Island