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|Value for money||8.9|
|Nearest airport||Villa International Airport (VAM)|
|Distance to airport||22.3 km|
"The Asia Wok is an absolute gem for a relaxing evening drink while watching sunset, lots of fish swimming nearby and being accompanied by a friendly heron."
July 15, 2018
"Clean room and great house keeping services."
December 4, 2018
"The reef at the island was lovely."
December 15, 2018
"The house reef is nice and the dive center having a lot of g..."
December 29, 2018
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 194 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.
"The rooms were large and clean;"
December 31, 2018
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 3 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 3-14 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 15 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
South Ari Atoll
North Male Atoll
South Ari Atoll
South Male Atoll
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Choosing Vilamendhoo was an excellent decision for the following reasons: 1-the snorkeling was every bit as fabulous as I had read: sharks, turtles, octopus, cattle fish, lion fish, eels, different rays, and a stone fish among others. 2-the location of jacuzzi beach villa in the adults only section was excellent and the room had adequate amenities. The bed was very comfortable. 3-the staff are very professional, super friendly and always smiling. 4-the food was great and the variety was always adequate. 5-great facilities and very good tennis court. 6-beautiful sand and clear water, especially early morning. 7-very good Spa service 8-great AI package which makes the stay more enjoyable and comfortable In sum, I highly recommend Vilamendhoo and will definitely return 😊
Dear Yasmine, Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to pen down such a lovely, heartfelt review of your stay with us, filled with dear memories and fantastic experiences. Like you have experienced, Vilamendhoo reef is one of the best in South Ari Atoll, which is most popular for the underwater beauty. It calls for many snorkel sessions and exciting new fish can be discovered every time. It is wonderful that you have managed to experience moments of true enjoyment and relaxation during your stay with us, complemented by remarkable snorkeling, excellent food, exhilarating spa treatment. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back in the near future, for a chance to provide a memorable holiday. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Staffs is very nice, they will smile all time when they saw guest, perfect for facilities in the room. Coral abundance near the resource.
A little of everything ”
It may start on a different note because of the reservation for the seaplane transfer on the copy paste reply. Overall the resort has everything that you need on a vacation. Lovely house reef and bring your snorkel gears to enjoy. Food is sumptuous and different varieties. Suggest that guest should book the all-inclusive package as you will love the sunset cruise which is included in the package. You will never get bored when you are in the resort. They have their own wildlife be it on water or land, you will be amazed with the animals who just come out from nowhere. And the best part, barefoot and it’s completely safe and no accidents at all. Kudos to the management Mr. Daniel for taking all the effort ensuring that the guest will enjoy their stay.
Dear Hannah, Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to share this feedback about your recent stay with us. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed you stay. Specially the island’s wild life and spectacular underwater world, that has made your vacation special. Our all-inclusive package provides a good choice of activities for everyone and we are happy to know that you had a chance to experience it. Thank you for your kind comments and we hope we will have a chance to welcome you back in the near future for another memorable and relaxing stay on our island. Best regards, General Manager Mohamed Zahir
A resort with a lot of activities compare to the small one”
Overwater villas with AI plan, free sunset cruise with dolphins watching, free visit on local island. Free 15 mins of massage. Large reef with many species of marine life. But not enough type of food and customer servies was not as good as the small one. Seaplane is a bit time consuming if you wanna save time in transportation.
Dear KA, Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and many thanks for taking your valuable time to write us about your personal experience on our beautiful island. We are pleased to read, that you have enjoyed your recent stay with us and that you were satisfied with your Water Villa and the All-inclusive package. However I regret to hear that we haven't met your expectations compared to a smaller island, I guess, there will be certain differences from the aspect of concept and number of guests/rooms. I will certainly look further into with the relevant departments. Please be informed that the seaplane organization is run by another company, which we do not have any influence on unfortunately, even though I will certainly forward your feedback to the relevant in charge for their further improvement Many thanks for sharing your comments with us, we highly appreciate your feedback and look forward welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Wonderful paradise with exceptional service ”
The resort was very beautiful but what impressed us the most were people/ staff. The hotel provided flawless service from start to the end. Everything there were very organized and smooth. The staff were fantastic and attentive with smiling face. We arrived tio early about 8 am but the beach villa wasn't available till check in time, 2 pm .However, the hotel offered us to check in 1 night with a garden villa and the rest with beach villa along with attrive compensation. We took offer so we could have breakfast and rest in the room. Our rooms were clean and comfortable. In day2, hotel called to upgrade our room to water villa without charge. The room was fantastic. It was cozy ,contemporary with clean design. We were grateful with generous offer. Anyway, our rooms were very clean.The food were very tasty with very good selections from local food to international food. Cakes not just looked fancy but very delicious. The Asian wok was exceptional of food and service standard.
Dear Arkhane, Thank you very much for taking valuable time to share this heartfelt and insightful review of your recent holiday at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, listing some lovely memories you left with after a thoroughly enjoyable stay at our little paradise island in the Maldives. We are delighted to know, that you had enjoyed our beautiful Jacuzzi Water Villa and the dishes in our restaurant especially in Asian Wok, as well as our attentive staff, always making sure our valued guests experience our resort and all it has to offer at its best. Thank you for being our guests and we impatiently await to welcome you back one day to our island paradise for more dreamy holidays. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Excellent snorkeling and diving. Great meals. Friendly efficient staff. Private over water villas with spas - all good.
Dear Ron, Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to read that you are satisfied with your stay and highly appreciate this positive feedback about the island facilities, services and food in our restaurants. We definitely agree with you that Vilamendhoo is a perfect place for diving, snorkeling and we are happy to know that you had a chance to explore the island’s precious underwater world. Thank you once again for your comments and we hope to welcome you back on the island soon, for another tropical holiday. Best regards, General Manager Mohamed Zahir
We stayed at the resort for 3 nights and this is our first time in Maldives! The room was very beautiful and clean. Staff was very nice and kind with the great service. The coral reef, environment, weather, and everything were super AWESOME! It was the great time in Maldives. We really loved and enjoyed our stay.
Dear Sasipa, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for taking valuable time to share this heartfelt and insightful review of your recent holiday with us, listing some lovely memories you left with after a thoroughly enjoyable stay at our little paradise island in the Maldives. We cannot wait to welcome you back for another, hopefully longer, ‘heavenly escape from reality’ at the white sandy shores of Vilamendhoo. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
This island is nice but quite large and with quite a lot of rooms. We enjoyed our stay (who wouldn't it is the Maldives after all) but if you are like us and prefer a smaller quieter island then perhaps this is not for you. There were lots of families who seemed to be having a great time. Snorkelling the house reef from the beach was easy and the reef although a little affected by bleaching had lots of fish. Food was nice with a good variety for everyone. Staff very helpful especially in reception and rooms were quite modern and very clean. This island is also able to offer trips to see Manta Rays and Whale Sharks if you are there at the right time of year.
Dear Robyn, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and thank you very much for taking your valuable time to share your feedback with us It is certainly a pleasure to read your compliments about our easily accessible house reef, delicious cuisine, friendly staff. Following your comment regarding the corals, this mainly goes back to the rising temperatures of the ocean and we have taken action in implementing a coral planting and conservation program in order to protect and grow as much corals as possible, in the hope it will recover to its previous state. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our island. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Vilamendhoo is outstanding ”
We have just arrived home after what I can only describe as the most amazing, magical and luxurious holiday. The Maldives is unquestionably a beautiful location with wonderful beaches, coral and sea life but what makes Vilamendhoo stand out is it’s outstanding staff and management. A very special thank you to the manger Daniel who made our stay truly unforgettable. My boyfriend surprised me with proposing on our holiday which was fantastic. However Daniel made efforts above and beyond to help my boyfriend organise a boat ride out to the middle of the India Ocean to gaze at the stars with a bottle of champagne. What a wonderful way to get engaged. Making this a wonderful moment I will treasure forever. Thank you again Daniel! All of the wonderful staff are what make Vilamendhoo unforgettable. We also must mention Farheem who greeted us so warmly upon arrival and made sure our stay was happy from start to finish. A fantastic holiday, we can't wait to return for our honeymoon!
Dear Laura, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for your great feedback and rating. It is a pleasure to read your wonderful comments about our hotel, our team and the magical experience they have created for you. Your honeymoon is truly a special occasion and we are delighted to know that you have chosen to spend the special time with us. We look forward to create an unforgettable life time experience for you. We do hope that it is not too long before we are able to welcome you back to our beautiful island paradise, Vilamendhoo for another memorable holiday. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Thought it was too good to be true... but it was for real”
Honestly thought there was no way a perfect overwater bungalow in the Maldives for a fraction of other resort costs could be the real deal. Literally all the way until we got home, we were waiting for some bad news or some catch. But it never happened. It was the honeymoon of our fantasies. How is this real? We are Americans, and we were so relieved to encounter no other Americans (our people can be very noisy and disrespectful, but we didn't want to be). We felt like the only guests at the resort most days - though we knew they were mostly booked. It was perfection.
Dear Kristen Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you so much for your kind words, we are truly glad to hear that you had a wonderful honeymoon here at Vilamendhoo and enjoyed every second the fullest. We really appreciate that you took the time to give us your feedback and are delighted about the perfection of your stay with us. We hope to see you again, for another memorable time. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Pleasant and a worthwhile experience”
Our first time, me and my lovely wife to the mystic and magical Maldives. Vilamendhoo was a worthwhile experience and the stay was pleasant with high regards on the great stay, wonderful staffs and crew and loads of fun activities around the resort island. The island view, nature and the overall hospitality was beyond our expectations and worthy of compliments. Food , drink and staff hospitality was our major takeaway. Special appreciation goes to Christina (guest service) and Cyril (Sunset Bar) for making our everyday worth a memorable experience. Till we meet again.
Dear Balvinder, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa ! Thank you kindly for taking the time to pen down such a lovely, heartfelt review, filled with dear memories and fantastic experiences. We are delighted to know, that you had a great holiday with us and that you have enjoyed the delicious food from our well-established restaurants, loads of fun activities. as well as our attentive staff, always making sure our valued guests experience our resort and all it has to offer at its best. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
The house reef is nice and the dive center having a lot of great fun with the instructors. Thank you Ruben, Yuki and Oshe. I was lucky to see mantas, sunset dolphins and whale shark. Nice food and a lot fun on the island. I don't think u will be boring on this island.
Dear Ho, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for taking your time to share the feedback with us. It is a great pleasure to read, that you had a wonderful time in our island paradise, especially the diving and the good food that we have to offer. I will share your comment with the diving center staff who definitely will be glad to hear your appreciation. Please visit us again to be pampered and spoilt the "Vilamendhoo-Way". We look forward welcoming you back again soon. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
We had very very nice time and really enjoyed Jacuzzi Water Villa :) Hope will back soon! We could see whale shark !! We highly recommend Vilamendhoo Island resort &spa. Nice staff,food and view! Thank yoy very much.
Dear Masahiro, Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to write this wonderful review for us. It is an absolute pleasure to see that you had a stunning experience with us and it was a trip of a lifetime. I appreciate your wonderful comments about dining experience and attentive service of our team. Thank you again for your recommendation and we are looking forward to welcome you back soon again. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Wei & Geri from China”
We had a great 10 nights holiday in the resort. The place is not luxury but very cosy for couples like us. The room is big and has everything we need. The home reef's pretty good. We absolutely love the ocean discovery day and the 3 dives we did with the Dive Centre . We saw 3 shark whales,, a couple turtles. We spent 5 nights in beach villa then 5 nights in the water villa. I absolutely loved the water villa. Staffs are mostly nice and friendly. Especially the staff in water sport centre. Girls in the Spa were super friendly as well. The only staff I found not necessarily friendly is the reception girl in the beach villa side buffet restaurant. I've noticed that she would put better smile to greet white people only and seldom pay attention or give an authentic smile to Asian faces. It is ok if she prefer Caucasians but when it was that obvious and can be noticeable, she not not suitable to be put in any customer facing role. A great place to stay and worth to come back.
Dear Huihui, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa ! Thank you for choosing our beautiful island to spend your vacation in Maldives and for taking the time to write your personal holiday review. We are most delighted to know that you had a fully enjoyable experience, highlighted our excellent staff with a friendly and attentive service, the immaculately Villas, as well as our easy-accessable house reef and the diverse marine life that is home to Vilamendhoo. We also appreciate your constructive remarks and kind recommendations regarding certain features in our guest rooms, which shall be taken into thoughtful consideration for potential improvement, going forward. We are looking forward to welcome you back to our island paradise to create some more memories for you. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
It is definitely one of the resorts with the best value. The home reef is great (at least better than what we expected). Room is spacious and clean. Staff are friendly. My husband and I were on FB. The food was OK, Drinks with reasonable value. WE've done so many activities in the island, during our 10 nights stay, everything seems so busy. I've recommend velimenhoo to a couple of my friends. Hopefully I can go back again very soon.
Dear Huihui, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to write this wonderful review for us. It is great to hear such feedback, we are proud that we have fulfilled our part to make your stay such memorable and that you have enjoyed our great services and the facilities we have to offer. We are looking forward to welcome you again in the near future to our tropical paradise. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Great snorkeling. Beautiful and clean beach. Food was exceptional with selection of both local and international cuisines. It would have been perfect if the service staff were friendlier and more approachable.
Dear Pauline, Thank you for choosing to spend your vacation in Maldives at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and as well for taking your valueable time to write this review about your personal experience. We are delighted to know, that you had a wonderful holiday with us and you got a nice experience for snorkeling and staying! Further comments from your end I will certainly look into, going forward we highly appreciate your feedback. It would be our pleasure welcoming you back to our unique tropical island for another unforgettable vacation. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Do not go to this resort if you have young children. There are no activities for kids and the so-called family adventure can be cancelled any last minute if there are not enough adults joining the boat to see the whale sharks/mantra's. Everything was an issue for my 8 years old who is a very experienced swimmer; no night snorkling, cancelled family adventure etc. Besides renting snorkling gear is very expensive and you better bring your own.
Dear Yno, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to share your feedback with us. Please accept my sincere apologies for your experience regarding the excursions, I will certainly share your comments with the related department for their further improvement. Yno, we appreciate your feedback as it helps us to constantly improve our services and deliver utmost quality to our beloved guests. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our island once again. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Very pleasant classic island resort located close to good house reef on both side of the island”
Lovely resort to spend easily one whole week. Lots of activities to choose from. Buffet restaurant featured good selection of international cuisine. House reef is bleached but reef fish are plentiful. Dive shop is professional but charges for BCD, regulator etc per day and boat charges for dive tours. Overall we enjoyed the resort very much.
Dear Roger, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and thank you very much for taking your valuable time to share your feedback with us. It is wonderful to read yourpositive comments about the atmosphere on the resort, your dining experience and the marine life around the island. In addition to that, the effects of the last El Nino in 2016 are still present all over the Maldives, but the reefs are recovering slowly, and we all hope that there is a chance to see them in their beauty one day again. We look forward to welcoming you back to Vilamendhoo on your next visit. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Fantastic house reef, friendly staff, jacuzzi beach villas just renovated.”
Great house reef for snorkelling as my wife is not a scuba diver. Excellent excursions (extras for FB guests) to see whale sharks: we were lucky enough to see two whale sharks on the second excursion, so my judgement is clearly biased, but the boat crew really worked on getting there ahead of the crowds! We had a Jacuzzi Beach Villa just renovated, nice and clean. Fathima at reception and Haris in the Ahima Restaurant were really helpful with our requests and very friendly. The only (very small) negative in the first few days was the generator in the middle of he island, as in some areas of the island you could smell the exhaust gases depending on the wind direction, but that’s something that can happen in any island in the Maldives. The staff at reception told us that they are opening another eco friendly resort (in addition to the five they already manage), which is running on solar panels! Summary: not cheap, but definitely a recommend and well managed location
Dear Enrico, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for your great rating and feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a fantastic time in our island paradise. It’s a pleasure to read that you liked our Jacuzzi beach villas and enjoyed snorkeling. Vilamendhoo is blessed with a wonderful house reef with overwhelming marine life. In addition to that, I would like to also assure you that your concerns regarding the generator are duly noted and we are in fact working towards finding an adequate, sustainable and long-term solution. Thank you again for your recommendation and we are looking forward to welcome you back soon again. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager
Missing our island life ”
Our second time here, love every minute. Snorkelling right outside our villa and all around the island. Diving the house reef and off their boats. Good dive Center, nice people there. Food was fabulous every day. Weather perfect. Seas clear and warm. Room comfy. Friendly staff everywhere.
Dear Pamela, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa ! Thank you very much for taking your time in rating our property. We are delighted to know, that you have enjoyed our diving and the snorkeling. Our spectacular house reef is truly an asset to our Resort and we are most proud of our reputation for having one of the best marine life spots in the Maldives that offers unforgettable snorkeling and diving experiences to our guests. We look forward welcoming you back to our unique tropical island for another unforgettable vacation. Best regards, Mohamed Zahir General Manager