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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

The perfect place for divers to take advantage of the most beautiful and enchanting house reef in South Ari Atoll

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is located right on the heart of the Maldives most thriving dive spots on the southeast corner of Ari Atoll. Being the only resort on the island, you will be surrounded by a beautiful blue lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of snow white sandy banks ideally contrasting the beautiful palm trees and tropical lush vegetation. The island of Vilamendhoo is a short sea plane journey away from Male and measures approximately 900 metres long and 300 metres as its widest point.

The resort has 184 rooms lining the whole circumference of the island including 30 jacuzzi beach villas, 111 beach villas, 13 garden rooms and 30 jacuzzi water villas all featuring tropical decoration with dark-wood furniture, wood or tiled flooring, bright textiles, partially open-air bathrooms, porch or terraces, internet access and modern amenities. The jacuzzi water villas located on the jetty off the island’s southern tip are for adults only.

The choices of restaurants and bars available cater for all tastes including theme nights to give you an insight into the culinary world of other countries as well as special barbecue nights on the beach under the stars. For that special occasion, a candlelit dinner for two can also be arranged where you will have the opportunity to taste exotic cuisines whilst enjoying the rhythm of the wind and the gentle waves creating barely a ripple in the tropical landscape of blue and green hues.

The Duniye Spa set over the water just like a water villa provides a tropical spa experience to every guest, focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality. This is the right place to get a deep sense of calm, joy and serenity, a feeling of contentment and happiness where you can experience the balance between inner and outer beauty right after an adventurous day exploring the underwater world surrounding this beautiful island.

The resort has an excellent house reef as well as fantastic dive sites nearby that can be accessed by boat. As you arrive on the island you will be able to see the long narrow island ringed by a crystal clear lagoon, ideal for snorkelling as well as being one of the best island resorts for diving in the South Ari Atoll area. Euro Divers are the PADI 5 start dive centre

  • Please Note: Meals served at the Funama Restaurant are for guests staying in the garden rooms and the beach villas and in the Ahima Restaurant are for guests staying in the jacuzzi beach and water villas, featuring “all you can eat” buffets.
  • Board Basis

    • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and selection of drinks. Unlimited selection of local alcoholic drinks by glass, soft drinks and canned fruit juices, tea and black coffee, mini bar with a selection of drinks, 1 bottle of champagne, one sunset cruise, free use of the fitness centre and free use of the Kayaks and windsurfs
    Jacuzzi Water Villa

    Jacuzzi Water Villas

    The jacuzzi water villas are located over the water in the beautiful lagoon just a short walk along your private jetty where you will find a secluded hideaway featuring a larger bedroom, a wooden floor, a spacious bathroom with a private, walled-in outdoor area with a jacuzzi for two and a private sundeck with stairs into the sea and the most magnificent views.

    • Mini Bar
    • International Telephone
    • Hairdryer
    • Air conditioning
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
    • Satellite Channels
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • T.V.
    • Internet
    • iPod docking station
    • Bathrobes
    • Jacuzzi
    • Wi-Fi
    Jacuzzi Beach Villa

    Jacuzzi Beach Villas

    The jacuzzi beach villas are very spacious with a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a jacuzzi for two, a wooden sundeck with chaise lounges, a shade umbrella, tropical plants and a beautiful view of the lagoon from the beach.

    • Mini Bar
    • International Telephone
    • Hairdryer
    • Air conditioning
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
    • Satellite Channels
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • T.V.
    • Internet
    • iPod docking station
    • Bathrobes
    • Jacuzzi
    • Wi-Fi
    Beach Villa

    Beach Villas

    The beach villas are very spacious with a private, walled-in outdoor area, a wooden sundeck with chaise lounges, a shade umbrella, tropical plants and beautiful views of the blue lagoon.

    • Mini Bar
    • International Telephone
    • Hairdryer
    • Air conditioning
    • Satellite Channels
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • T.V.
    • Internet
    • Wi-Fi
    Garden Villas

    Garden Villas

    The garden rooms are the same as beach villas but located in the garden in blocks of 4 or 5 rooms with a privacy screen between each room.

    • Mini Bar
    • International Telephone
    • Hairdryer
    • Air conditioning
    • Satellite Channels
    • T.V.
    • Internet
    • Wi-Fi

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    Marcelina

    Friday, 06 December 2013

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    What Our Customers Have To Say

    Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

    Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

    Maldives

    “Just a quick note to say thank you for helping us organise what turned out to be the best dive trip of our lives! Amazing encounters with whaleshark, Manta, shark, turtle, ray, moray, etc,etc…….everything we expected and so much more! The resort was brilliant and we are sure that someday we will go back.”

    Mike S

    14 nights in the Maldives.

    We love Vilamendhoo which is why we’ve been there so many times. For me the quality and variety of diving is excellent, while for my wife who likes to snorkel but is quite nervous in the water, the house reef on Vilamendhoo couldn’t be easier. I’d recommend Vilamendhoo to anyone. They have some of the best dive sites in the Maldives on their doorstep and have the facilities and options available to take advantage of them. However, it’s not just a divers island. The service from the resort was flawless – the food is excellent and there are a lot of options other than diving – a great house reef (for diving or snorkelling), water sports, excursions, sports centre and a beach that goes all around the island.

    Roberts, A

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    Euro Divers

    Vilamendhoo Island Resort

    Euro Divers is the PADI 5 Star Resort member located on the beautiful grounds of the Vilamendhoo Island Resort between two channels where divers will experience unique drift dives with pelagic fish including white tip sharks, turtles and much more. From June to November you will also have the pleasure to have close encounters with manta rays and whale sharks.

    Euro Divers dive boats comfortably reach over 40 dive sites located between 15 minutes and 1 hour away from the resort. The fully qualified international team of 10 to 12 PADI Instructors and Divemasters are always at your service and will help you make the most of this fantastic underwater world with exceptional and varied diversity.

    The dive schedule starts early in the morning with the first boat trip leaving at 09:00 and again at 14:15 in the afternoon. If you want to make the most out of your day diving, full day excursions are also provided departing from the resort at 08:10 and returning around 17:00. Several times a week and within season, Euro Divers offers the magnificent whale shark and manta dive excursions that depart from the resort at 08:10 in the morning.

    32% nitrox mix is FOC for certified divers when pre-booking your daily diving.

    Diving Courses:

    Equipment is included in the courses listed below. Manuals, certification fees and boat transportation are not included and will be charged at the dive centre. Manuals & Certification Fee will around USD155.



    Goods & Service Tax:

    The Maldivian Government has implemented a 12% GST (Goods and Service Tax) and will be charged to all clients for all services provided at the resort, which will also include additional diving services. Pre-booked diving rates include this charge.



    Please Note:

    The dive prices below do not include the boat fees, and these will be paid directly by you at the dive centre counter.

    Single Boat Dive - USD21

    Two Tank Dive - USD34

    Full Day Excursion - USD40



    Equipment Rental: per day

    PADI Open Water Diver

    This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

    The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

    Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
    Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
    Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

    The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
    You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

    This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

    The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

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    Get 20% discount from your hotel cost for all new bookings in Beach Villa, Jacuzzi Beach Villa and Jacuzzi Water Villa room categories, for bookings made from the 01/01/2018 to the 28/02/2018 for stays from 01/05/2018 thru and including the night of Sunday 30/09/2018.

    Get 20% discount on hotel prices.

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