2015
Excellent 8.8
Based on 1626 reviews

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About Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Description

Situated in the southern part of Ari Atoll, this resort is situated on a small tropical island and is just 25 minutes from Male airport. The island is just 900 meters in length, 250 meters at its widest point, and houses 184 luxurious villas and a stunning array of recreational and leisure facilities. The resort's excellent accommodation ranges from standard rooms to superior villas that feature satellite TV, air conditioning, and terrace areas to enjoy the amazing view. The resort also boasts a stunning natural reef that guests can explore, thanks to excellent diving facilities, a gymnasium, and tennis court. The Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa houses a great selection of restaurants and bars serving the freshest seafood and popular cocktails in a relaxed and tranquil setting. The resort is ideal for newlyweds, couples looking for a romantic getaway, and also families with children thanks to its wide selection of activities.
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Features

Internet

  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Transportation

  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service
  • bicycle rental

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • spa
  • massage(s)
  • karaoke
  • games room

Swimming & soaking

  • hot tub
  • swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • diving
  • fishing
  • water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • tennis court(s)
  • table tennis

For kids

  • children's playground
  • kids club
  • swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • poolside bar
  • bar

Pets

  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • garden
  • library
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers

Business & money services

  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
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Policies

Child Policy

The hotel accepts bookings for families (with Children and/or infants) in the Garden rooms and Beach Villas. Adults only (age 18 and older) are accommodated in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas. Adults only facilities are for guests 18 years age and older.

The All Inclusive Plus Package includes:

- Breakfast (07:30 AM to 10:00 AM), Lunch (12:30 PM to 02:00 PM), and Dinner (07:00 PM to 09:00 PM), served in the Funama Restaurant for guests staying in the Garden Rooms and the Beach Villas and in the Ahima Restaurant for guests staying in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas, featuring all you can eat buffets with a variety of menus to please everyone’s taste
- 24-hour afternoon tea served in the Bonthi Bar for guests in the Garden Rooms and the Beach Villas; and from 10:00 AM to 01:00 AM in the Sunset Bar for guests in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villa. After 01:00 AM, tea is at the Bonthi Bar.

- Unlimited all you can drink alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages all day - all night, as follows:

- Vilamendhoo Bottled Water (1.0 l) - Non-carbonated, House Brand
- Soft Drinks - Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta Orange, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Bitter Lemon, Iced Tea, Tonic and Soda Water
- Fruit Juice – Canned
- Beer – Draught
- Coffee, Tea, Iced Coffee, Iced Tea - Freshly brewed, not canned
- House Table Wine - Red, White and Rosé
- House Brand Spirits - Gin, Vodka, Rum, Whisky, Tequila and Brandy
- All Cocktails and Mocktails - House Brand Spirits

The All Inclusive Plus Package does not include:
- Food from other Resort Restaurants, Room Service, the Gift Shop, Mini Bar items not listed above and Excursions
- Beverage from Room Service, the Gift Shop, Mini Bar items not listed above, Sports Center and Excursions
- Beverage not listed above, such as: other Liquors, Liqueurs, selections from the Wine List, Fresh Fruit Juice, Espresso, Cappuccino, Blended Drinks and Cocktails (Premium Brand Spirits)

Important Points:
- Beverage is for your own consumption, served one glass at a time, while at the Resort’s Restaurants or Bars
- All guests registered in the same room must be on the All Inclusive Plus Package
- Alcoholic beverage will not be served to anyone younger than 18 years of age
- Vilamendhoo accepts only guests of age 18 years and older in the Sunset Bar
- Management reserves the right not to serve alcoholic beverage to inebriated guests
- There are no refunds or substitutions, nor are any benefits transferable to another guest
- The All Inclusive Plus Package is available only for the guest’s entire length of stay

Procedures:
- Guests must sign all Food & Beverage bills, except for your buffet meals. Bills do not include prices and no charges will be posted to your hotel account for those benefits included in your All Inclusive Plus Package
- All Inclusive Plus Package benefits may be enjoyed until the time the guest departs from the Resort
- Please remember that charges not included in the All Inclusive Plus Package must be paid upon check-out!
- If you have any questions, please contact Reception or your Tour Guide

Government Green Tax for infants (under 2 years of age) is to be paid directly to the hotel.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-15 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 15 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Number of Bars: 4
Number of Restaurants: 4
Number of Rooms : 184
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 25
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2010
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Important notice

Type of Transfer:

Season 1
From 1 November 2015 to 30 April 2016

Type of Transfer: Seaplane
Adult (12 and up) : $350
Child (2-11 years old) : $175
Infant (Below 2 year (s) old) : Complimentary

Season 2
From 1 May 2016 to 31 October 2016

Type of Transfer: Seaplane
Adult (12 and up) : $350
Child (2-11 years old) : $175
Infant (Below 2 year (s) old) : Complimentary

***Please note that to be able to get to the resort on the same day, guests must arrive on international flight before 15:00hrs (Seaplane)Transfer rates subject to change without prior notice.

Maldives booking and transfer info (FAQ)

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Recent customer comments

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Excellent



  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 8.5
  • Location 9.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.8
  • Service 8.7
  • Value for Money 8.9
  • Food/Dining 8.4

Xuan L.
Singapore
July 24, 2016
Good honeymoon stay
We chose vilamendhoo for our honeymoon, and was generally pleased with our stay. While some staff were very courteous and nice, others could improve on being more flexible and accommodating to guest requests. Some excursion staff were excellent but others could be more enthusiastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the spa - the spa staff was excellent. The hotel could also pay more attention to mosquito breeding during the wet season, as our stay was made less comfortable with some mosquitoes. Food variety was good, but we would have preferred better quality over quantity.

Victoria M.
United States
July 23, 2016
Absolutely Fantastic
Completely exceeded my expectations. The service and facilities were impeccable, as well as the quality of the food and experience. Would not hesitate to recommend this resort to others.

Lanchasak A.
Thailand
July 23, 2016
Very Good Resort Ever
Great Condition of rooms and supports. Information is available for everything.

Jedah R.
Philippines
July 18, 2016
One of the best holiday we ever had!
It was truly an amazing experience and definitely a good decision to choose a resort with an in house reef. We stayed at the over water bungalow plus all inclusive. The all inclusive comes with some selected drinks that are free, free life jacket rental and free 1hr kayak every day. The food are very good and they have a different theme every night ( rotated at a weekly basis) thus you will not get bored with the same food every day. The snorkeling was also a good experience, we saw a lot of colourful fishes. The only thing I would change is to stay there for more days!!!! It's breathe taking. We hope to come back soon.

Jedah R.
Philippines
July 18, 2016
Paradise
This really is the ultimate in beautiful paradise islands. It's white sandy beaches and palm trees are about as good as you will ever see. The standard of service was impeccable, and they would've serviced our room at least twice a day if we hadn't left the "do not disturb" coconut on display. The food was excellent, with a varied choice each day. The house reef is impressive. We hope to be back soon.

khandaker H.
Bangladesh
July 17, 2016
Food is excellent but need attention for those who are muslims
Although we booked for jacuzzi beach villa, since we were having kids we had been shifted in beach villa. Initially we been disappointed a bit due to this but they didnt charge extra for my child for extra bed. Service was excellent, all inclusive package included buffet lunch, dinner and surely breakfast. We enjoyed varieties of meal. Being muslim guest needs to careful because some foods contain alcohol and pork, those are marked. So those people having allergies of those need to read the sign before trying the meal. Villa is having spacious room and open air toilet and bath :) Hope to visit next time again InshaaAllah.

Carla G.
Canada
July 14, 2016
Heaven on earth
Loved the cozy atmosphere, super friendly staff, beautiful animals and marine life, and walking barefoot the whole time!!

Lee J.
Indonesia
July 12, 2016
We did not want to leave
We got the beach villa plus all inclusive......they have a different theme for the food every night ( rotated at a weekly basis) thus you wont get bored. The staff are attentive and friendly. We were for the whale shark and Mantra Ray excursion and it is totally worth it!! You got to see it once in your life time!! We will definitely be back!

andi S.
Indonesia
July 11, 2016
Excellent
Went there with my wife and 2 friends. We took the AIP package, it gave us more than we expected. The food is great, drinks are OK. More importantly they gave us a lot of free stuffs to do (water sports and land sports). The only downside is the scuba masks that they have for rent is not that good, keeps leaking water and foggy.

Kyle T.
Canada
July 11, 2016
Excellent resort...
We were very satisfied with our recent stay at Vilamendhoo. It's an idyllic island with beautiful beaches and an impressive house reef. The staff were friendly and efficient. We used both the spa and dive center with no complaints. If I had to say something negative about our stay it would be the food at the two buffet restaurants; we found it boring and unmemorable. I suggest going with an all-inclusive package if you expect to drink regularly during your stay as the booze prices are steep. I would also recommend a beach villa with jacuzzi for couples if you're not prepared to pay for a water villa; soaking in the tub is fabulous any time of the day.


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