Vilamendhoo Island Resort 

Dreamy diving, spectacular snorkelling

A laid-back and fuss-free island with good food and fantastic snorkelling and diving.

Vilamendhoo is consistently voted one of the top resorts in the Maldives for snorkelling and diving, and its dazzling house reef is up there with the best you’ll find. There are also plenty of above-water and out-of-the-water things to do, including water sports and daily entertainment from live bands.

Why we love Vilamendhoo Island Resort

  • Head to the Duniye Spa for the signature Ocean Dreaming massage, which uses wave-like techniques

  • Children are very welcome here. There’s a brilliant kids’ playground, wading pool, play room and family-friendly dining and experiences

  • Couples staying in tranquil adults-only villas can enjoy the over-18s Ahima Restaurant and Sunset Bar

  • The marine biology centre work with the Manta Trust to discover more about the manta rays of the South Ari Atoll, and guests can get involved

4 stars
Nov - May
Maldives
Malé 10¼ hours
In the South Ari Atoll, home to manta rays and whale sharks
Approx. 25-minute seaplane transfer from Malé airport
All Inclusive Option, Beach, Sustainability

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Good to Know

Depending on who you’re travelling with and which villa you choose will depend on whether you’re allocated Funama and Ahima as your main restaurant. There are also à la carte restaurants to enjoy at an additional charge.

Funama
If you’re staying in a Garden Room, Adjoining Beach Villa or Standalone Villa, your meals will be included at family-friendly Funama, an open-air buffet restaurant. Dine inside, or on the overwater deck.

Ahima
Guests in Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas will dine at adults-only Ahima for all their buffet-style meals.

Asian Wok
At the island’s eastern end, there’s a live station for traditional Japanese teppanyaki.

Hot Rock
Cook your own sizzling meat, vegetables, and seafood on hot volcanic rocks.

Sunset Bar
Next to the adult’s infinity pool, this is the perfect spot for couples to enjoy sundowners before dinner.

Boashi Bar
Poolside bar serving ice cream, drinks, and smoothies.

Bonthi Bar
Find a place on the overwater deck to sip on a tropical cocktail.

It’s worth making reservations at Hot Rock for a memorable evening cooking your own dishes over volcanic rock.

What's included

Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Funama Restaurant (or Ahima Restaurant for Jacuzzi Beach Villa and Jacuzzi Water Villa guests).

Upgrade options

All Inclusive Plus • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Funama Restaurant for Garden Room and Beach Villa guests or Ahima Restaurant for Jacuzzi Beach Villa and Jacuzzi Water Villa guests • Snack menu at Bonthi Bar and Sunset Bar from 10am to 11pm • Unlimited all-you-can-eat snack menu including pizza and burgers at Bonthi Bar and Sunset Bar (10am to 7pm) • Ice cream served at Boashi Bar (times vary) • 20% discount on all food items from Asian Wok or Hot Rock (not applicable for special events and teppanyaki meals) • 1 x lunch or dinner per 5-night stay at Asian Wok Restaurant (reservations are required; subject to availability; not valid for special events) • Selected unlimited drinks including Vilamendhoo bottled water, soft drinks, packaged juice, draught beer, coffee, tea, iced coffee, iced tea, espresso, cappuccino, latté, macchiato and hot chocolate, milkshakes and smoothies, house wines, house spirits (gin, vodka, rum, whisky, tequila and brandy), cocktails made with house spirits and mocktails • Minibar including Vilamendhoo bottled water, soft drinks, juice, beer, wine, coffee, tea, iced coffee, iced tea and assorted snacks refilled daily • ½ bottle of Champagne per room per stay • 1 x scheduled sunset cruise • 1 x scheduled Dhangethi Island excursion • ½ hour group snorkelling, windsurfing and tennis lessons • Group yoga session • Use of fitness centre, tennis court, kayaks and windsurfing equipment.

An overwater spa is the perfect setting to relax into an indulgent massage, where therapists blend traditional and modern therapies. There’s a fitness centre, plus volleyball, badminton, football, tennis and a mini putting green. Join the Guest vs Staff football matches on Sundays.

A Eurodivers centre sets you up with everything you need. Vilamendhoo is the perfect location for manta ray and whale shark diving year-round and offers channel and Thila dives in South Ari Atoll.

Snorkel through the incredible house reef day or night or try an array of water sports from SUP to kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing.

A coral garden has been placed in different areas around the island. Villas have a reef guide to inform guests how to handle and enjoy the coral reef. All water used at Vilamendhoo is produced on the island by pumping seawater into a desalination plant.

Minimum stay: 3 nights.

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