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Reviewed November 30, 2015

This was or second visit to Vilamendhoo in 12 months and both times it's been an amazing holiday. The location , food , rooms and staff are all fantastic but the highlight is the island itself as it has the best beach and snorkelling that we've encountered in 9 previous visits to the Maldives , the sealife is spectacular and never gets boring even if seeing genuinely amazing things everyday becomes the norm ( watching reef sharks while strolling to breakfast or dolphin spotting in the evening).

The rooms are clean and quiet in true Maldivian style with outdoor bathrooms and kept very clean by the friendly staff and the choice of food spectacular , I'm not normally a seafood fan but the fish is amazing as is the choice of other items.

I would recommend this island to anyone , the Maldives are amazing anyway but this hotel is among the best of the best

Room Tip: All the rooms are great , we didn't feel the need to upgrade to a premium room as I prefer the beach bungalows to a water villa
  • Stayed: December 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank A&J-6
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GM_Vilamendhoo, Guest Relations Manager at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2015

Dear A&J-6,

Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa!

First of all I would like to thank you for visiting us again and it is a pleasure to read that you had such an amazing time here with us. Surely I will share this review with all our staff.

We are privileged here at Vilamendhoo to have one of the best house reef’s in the Maldives and to have daily visits at the beach from the little black tip reef sharks and have dolphins swim past our reef.

Room wise we wanted to keep the natural Maldivian style which melts in best with our beautiful island and we are happy to hear that you liked it that way.

All our staff is working very hard to fulfill everyone’s expectations and we always have a big variety of food selection for all the different tastes.
Please let us know when you visit us in the future, we will be very happy to welcome you back. If we may be of assistance for your bookings please do not hesitate to contact us via reservations@vilamendhooisland.com

Warmest regards,

Alexandra Ayasse
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Reviewed November 27, 2015

I left part of my earth in Vilamendhoo, I can't explain with words which means for me. From the beginning, arrive with seaplane and land in the middle of nowhere, with this super blue water. A small super quite island with an amazing coral reef that goes aroun just 10 meters away, amazing trips from Vilamendhoo to see whale sharks, manta o turtles.

Food are really good and you can eat almost by the sea, staff are super kind and rooms very nice. I think is really cheap if you compare what you get.

If you love snorkeling this is your island with no doubt. I will be back soon.

Stayed: November 2015
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GM_Vilamendhoo, Guest Relations Manager at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2015

Dear Is-5thconbleecker,

Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa!

The whole Vilamendhoo Team would like to thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are very happy and proud to hear that you had such a great time here with us and enjoyed our accommodation, food and our service.

Here at Vilamendhoo our guests have the unique opportunity to see such beautiful creatures as Mantas, Whale sharks, Turtles and many more, we are very lucky to be at this perfect location here in the Maldives.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to Vilamendhoo in the future. If we may be of assistance for your bookings please do not hesitate to contact us via reservations@vilamendhooisland.com

Warmest regards,

Alexandra Ayasse
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Reviewed November 27, 2015

We stayed in Vilamendhoo 3 years ago and had a wonderful time, so when we were looking for somewhere to relax and celebrate my birthday after a week's diving on a liveaboard, it was the obvious choice. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and a selection of fruit as returning guests, and had the traditional decorated bed and flowers on out table on my birthday. We lazed on the immaculate beach and snorkeled on the reef, and had a wonderful time. I'd forgotten how great the restaurant was, so much choice that you don't know where to start, and he staff were so friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Add to that a high level of cleanliness and well-appointed villas, and you have a winning combination. We were all inclusive the last time we came, but the extra cost has increased to over $50 per person per day, so this time we had full board and paid for our water and drinks - much cheaper for us, even with a bottle of Bubbly on my birthday. Speaking of which, sitting in the spa in a bath filled with flowers and bubbles watching the sun set with a glass of Champagne in my hand was a new experience. Try it!

  • Stayed: November 2015, traveled as a couple
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GM_Vilamendhoo, Guest Relations Manager at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2015

Dear SilverSurferLondon,

Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa!

Thank you very much for your very lovely review, it is always a pleasure to welcome our repeaters back at Vilamendhoo. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our staff and our Management.

Great to hear that you enjoyed all our services and that we have managed to fulfill your expectations with our amenities and services, all our staff is working very hard to keep the island immaculate and our guests happy.

We believe offering Full board as well as All Inclusive gives our guests the flexibility to choose exactly what is right for them and this way we can also offer much more items drink and snack wise.

There are many things to try out in our resort, even if you have been here before and the Spa definitely has very interesting packages which everyone should try at least once during their stay.
SilverSurferLondon, thank you for choosing Vilamendhoo again and I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back soon. If we may be of assistance for your bookings please do not hesitate to contact us via reservations@vilamendhooisland.com

Warm regards

Alexandra Ayasse
Guest Services Manager

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Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Had done a lot of homework and the island lives up to the reviews. Great house reef , excellent dive school set up and unbelievable variety to the buffet food . The vibe is also relaxed with a nice mix of nationalities as guests . We stayed over half term with 2 boys aged 9 and 11 who loved the snorkeling and scuba experiences but also spent a lot of time in the pool enjoying the "mocktails" on offer .

Stayed: October 2015, traveled with family
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GM_Vilamendhoo, Assistant Guest Services Manager at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2015

Dear adriandLondon,

Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa!

Thank you very much for taking your time to share such a wonderful review with all our TripAdvisor viewers.

We are pleased to know that we have been able to meet all of your expectations. Vilamendhoo is with no doubt one of the best spots for snorkeling. Our guests never get disappointed as there is always something new to look out for. one

Thank you for your great feedback on our Chef's cuisine. I will most certainly pass on the message to the kitchen team, I am sure they will be very motivated by your comments.

adriandLondon, we hope to see you again on our beautiful paradise!

Warm Regards,

Vera Parmi
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Reviewed November 25, 2015

Had 12 days in a Beach Villa which was lovely.We had Villa 133 which was near the Asian Wok. Fabulous great view, quiet I could go on and on but I think you get the idea. Room lads were great It was my wife and her sisters birthday whilst we were there and they decorated the bed brilliantly. Snorkelled the house reef every day and saw something new each time. I dive but didn't bother as the snorkelling was enough
Overall the staff were exceptional always helpfully polite and very friendly. Food was verygood we were on all inclusive. We had one meal in the Asian Woks and a "Bubble & Lobster meal" on the beach, both were excellent
Would highly recommend this hotel resort

Room Tip: North side near Asian Wok for quiet beach
  • Stayed: November 2015, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Anthony C
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GM_Vilamendhoo, Assistant Guest Services Manager at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2015

Dear Anthony C,

Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa!

Thank you very much for taking your time to share such a wonderful review here with us.

It is always a pleasure to read that we have been able to meet your expectations and that you were very fond of your villa, the house reef snorkeling and our Chef's cuisine.

As you have mentioned, you can only see many beautiful different creatures while snorkeling everyday. There is always space for exploration! Our reef is with no doubt a top destination in terms of snorkeling, and is very much appreciated by all our valued guests.

Our staff are very well known among guests for their willingness to help, politeness and friendliness. I will most certainly share your comments with all our personnel, who will be more than happy to know that their efforts have been appreciated.

Anthony C, thank you very much for recommending Vilamendhoo. It would be pleasure to welcome you back as one of our many repeat guest.

Best regards

Vera Parmi
Assistant Guest Services Manager

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