Hotel type: all inclusive
Address: Vilamendhoo Island, South Ari Atoll (Alifu Dhaalu), Maldives
GPS coordinates: 3° 37′ 57.91″N, 72° 57′ 29.01″E
Best Experience for: Couples, Family holiday, House Reef Snorkeling & Diving, Whale Sharks, Value, All Inclusive
Vilamendhoo Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, the only resort on the island of Vilamendhoo, is 900 m long by 250 m wide, about 5 acres. Your seaplane transfer from Male’ International Airport is a scenic, 25 minute flight.
With one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, the great strengths of Vilamendhoo Island Resort have always been snorkeling and diving, and affordable accommodation. After a major renovation it was re-opened as a luxury resort than ever.
The hotel provides equal opportunities for both categories of guests: families and couples, and is actually divided into two areas: for adults and another part for all ages. If the western half of Vilamendhoo is strictly “adults only”, the eastern half is given to those who travel with children, which in general make up 5% of the total number of guests. The resourt has a family swimming pool with a bar and a playground for children. Children can only stay in the Garden Rooms and Beach Villas.
With 184 rooms, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a luxury resort on a private island with a magnificent green and cozy landscape. The rooms are spacious and beautiful with furnishings from bright and playful to sober and chic. There are also Water Villas that grow from the pier at the western end.
13 Garden Rooms are in blocks of 4 or 5 rooms with four poster bed, tile floor, closed (not partially open-air bathroom) a lovely view of the tropical gardens and seperated one from the other by a privacy screen (42 sqm);
111 Beach Villas are located on the beach with a beautiful view of the lagoon,four poster bed, tile floor, partially open-air bathroom with double sinks and a small tropical garden (55 sqm);
30 Jacuzzi Beach Villas are Beach Villas, more spacious, with wood floor, an iPod docking station, a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two “under the stars”, a wooden sundeck,chaise lounges and a shade umbrella (65 sqm);
30 Jacuzzi Water Villas are located over-the-water, in the lagoon…a short walk along your private jetty to this secluded hideaway featuring a larger bedroom,wood floor, an iPod docking station/sound tower, a tea/coffee/espresso machine; a spacious, partially open-air bathroom with double sinks, a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two “under the stars”, a wooden sundeck with chaise lounges, a shade umbrella, tropical plants,a private sundeck with stairs into the sea and magnificent views (85 sqm);
Restaurants & Bars
There are 2 restaurants, both with the same menu, where you enjoy “all you can eat” buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a variety of international and regional cuisines to please everyone’s taste.
Friday night dinner is Maldivian night with a themed menu and waiters in traditional dress
Sunday breakfast welcomes you with complimentary Champagne
You are assigned to your own table throughout your stay so that you may enjoy your privacy, or you are welcome to invite friends to join you, as and when you please. Your waiter will make you feel welcome and at home with his friendly and attentive service. The buffet lines include live action cooking stations where food is prepared to your order Soups, breads and desserts are homemade and the fresh, tropical fruits are delicious
Dining rooms are divided into 2 separate areas which provide spacious seating, and in the traditional style are open-air, with sand floor and interior thatched roofs. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck.
The Funama Restaurant is for guests staying in the Garden rooms and the Beach Villas and is located in the center of the island. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck.
The Ahima Restaurant is for guests staying in the adults only Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas and is located on the western end of the island. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck.
A`la Carte Restaurants
The Asian Wok Restaurant & Bar over-the-water restaurant, specializing in Southeast Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki. Dinner 1930 – 2130. Reservations recommended. Located on the eastern end of the island. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck
The Hot Rock Restaurant & Bar featuring seafood, steak or chicken cooked at your table on volcanic “hot rocks”. Dinner: 1930 – 2130.
Reservations recommended. Located on the Sunset Bar pool deck
All Inclusive Option
- All meals in the main restaurant;
- Drinks by the glass (including mineral water, soft drinks, beer, house wine during meals, whisky, gin, vodka and rum);
- Water, soft drinks, ice coffee, ice tea and beer from your minibar;
- 1 sunset cruise;
- 30 minute regularly scheduled group lesson for snorkelling, windsurfing and tennis
- Daytime use of badminton, volleyball and tennis courts.
A wave of calm greets you as you enter the award-winning Duniye Spa at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa in the Maldives. With the promise to nurture your body, calm your mind and inspire your soul, the spa team of qualified and professional therapists provides holistic spa treatments guided by an energising high-touch and low-tech approach. Duniye Spa services are inspired by traditional and modern therapies from around the globe with an emphasis on regional healing traditions from Asia and Africa.
Beach: White sandy beach;
Room amenities:tropical decor, a king size or two twin beds, tile or wood floors, private porch with furniture, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked Mini Bar with refrigerator, complimentary tea/coffee service, IDD telephone, color cable TV, DVD/CD player, high speed broadband Internet connection for email and web browsing, personal safe, partially open-air bathroom with rain shower, bath accessories, hair dryer, nightly turndown service, bathrobe and slippers, complimentary use of chaise lounges at the pool and beach and beach towels. Electricity is 220VAC, 50HZ.
General:24-hour reception, air conditioner, restaurant, bar, family rooms, a la carte restaurants, Beach front, Beach, Pool/beach towels
Entertainment and sports:children playground, fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, table tennis, tennis court, children’s swimming pool, beach volley
Services:transport from/to the airport, Wi-Fi Internet
Paid services:SPA centre, massage, telephone and fax, washing service, doctor, shops, room service, tennis court, diving, all kinds of water sports, fresh juices and imported alcohol, Web cafe, transport from/to the airport, Fishing
About 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport.
Distance from downtown area: Male’85 km
Distance from airport:Male’ (MLE)85 km
Reception desk hours
To: 24:00 o’clock
Children under 18 years are only allowed in Garden villas and Beach villas.!
Transfer rates are compulsory for accommodation.Transfer rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Policy about booking cancellation:
3 nights full board room rate will be charged for cancellation received less than 14 days prior to the date of arrival.
Cancellation Policy – Seaplane:
US$161.00/Adult, US$81.00/Child (2 – 11 years) for cancellation received 3 days or less prior to date of departure US$322.00/Adult, US$162.00/Child (2-11 years) for cancellation received 2 days or less prior to date of departure or no show.
Check-in from: 14:00 o’clock
Check-out until:12:00 o’clock
Accepted credit cards:.
Charges included in the price:Bed Tax per person per day inclusive of infants. TGST 6% upto 31/12/2012 and TGST 8% included in the rates from 01/01/2013