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Island paradise, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon
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The Maldives welcomes you to a tropical paradise of palm trees, white sandy beaches, sparkling clear, warm water in turquoise lagoons and colourful coral reefs teeming with abundant marine life.
Vilamendhoo Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort of Vilamendhoo, South Ari Atoll. It is 900 meters long by 250 meters wide, about 55 acres. Your seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport is a scenic, 25 minute flight.
- Garden Rooms are the same as Beach Villas but located in the garden, not on the beach. They are in 3 blocks of 4 or 5 rooms, and have a privacy screen between each room.
- Beach Villas are like the Jacuzzi Beach Villas but with tile floor and no Jacuzzi nor Sundeck.
- Jacuzzi Beach Villas are spacious, with wood floor, an iPad docking station, 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 and a beautiful view of the lagoon.
- Jacuzzi Water Villas are located over-the-water, in the lagoon...a short walk along your private jetty to this secluded hideaway with a private walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two "under the stars", a wooden sundeck, chaise lounges, a shaded area, tropical plants, a private sundeck with stairs into the sea and the most magnificent views.
The main restaurant, where you enjoy "all you can eat" serving 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 Sparkling Wine.
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. Your waiter will seat you at whichever available table you prefer and will make you feel welcome and at home with his friendly and attentive service.
The Restaurant is divided into 2 separate dining areas, in the traditional open air style with sand floor and thatched roof. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck. Guests with special dietary needs should advise us, beforehand.
Dress can be very casual. Many guests are barefoot. Woman may wear bathing suits with a cover-up for breakfast and lunch. Men are required to wear shirts with sleeves at all times in the Restaurants.
À La Carte Restaurants
- Asian Wok Restaurant
Specializing in Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki. Over-the-water restaurant. Reservations recommended.
- Hot Rock Restaurant
Featuring seafood, steak, chicken or exotic game cooked at your table on "hot rocks". For adults only.
The Snack Menu is served at Bonthi Bar and Sunset Bar
Step into our world of care, where time is left at the door and a new journey begins. Feeling stressed or tired? Want to re-charge your energy, rejuvenate body and mind? At Duniye Spa we have created a space of healing, touch and aroma, to promote within you a deep sense of calm, joy and serenity.
Experience the balance between inner and outer beauty that brings a feeling of contentment. Drift away with a combination of oriental traditions and modern skincare in our nurturing and inspiring ambience.
Nurture your body, calm your mind, inspire your soul. Referring to the original meaning of Duniye (= “Universe”) we honor an universal, holistic approach to health and well-being. Our spa services are inspired by traditional and modern therapies from around the globe with an emphasis on regional healing traditions from Asia & Africa.
Extra Staff Bonuses!
* Bonus Discounts
|Up to 25% Extra Bonus|
|Book By||Extra Bonuses||For stays during|
|30 Nov 2020||
* Minimum stay 6 nights. Free upgrade from FULL BOARD to ALL INCLUSIVE
|01 Nov 2020 05 Apr 2021|
|31 Oct 2021||
* SPECIAL CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENT POLICY
|01 Nov 2020 31 Oct 2021|
|31 Oct 2021||
* LIMITED PERIOD OFFER!
|01 Nov 2020 31 Oct 2021|
* Space Available Late Check Outs
"Space Available" Room Upgrades and Late Check-out, if granted will be at the time of check-in/check-out and at the sole discretion of the hotel.
The reef around Vilamendhoo is spectacular and very close to the beach. It is a wonderful experience to see the reef and its marine life while snorkeling. To go to the reef, simply walk into the water and snorkel to the inside of the reef. Snorkel through any of the 10 “channels” through the reef to reach the outside of the reef, along the “wall". Snorkel along the reef, in the direction against the current, as there is always some current, sometimes strong. If the current is too strong for your experience or comfort, then return inside the reef and return to the beach. When done snorkeling, return through any of
the 10 “channels” through the reef to reach the beach
The Maldives are beautiful coral islands surrounded by living reef, 26 Atolls in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Water temperature is warm (26 - 30 degrees Celsius) and varies with depth (0 - 30 meters).
Coral is fragile and grows very slowly, about 2.5 cm per year, so to avoid damage, do not touch or step on it. In 1998, the extraordinarily warm waters of El Nino passed throughout the oceans, including the Maldives.The high temperature killed much coral, resulting in its bleached appearance. Now, the coral is growing, again, and we hope this continues so that in the future, it will be as magnificent as it was in the past.
We also see an abundance and variety of other marine creatures found on the living reef, including 150 species of tropical fish such as sweet lips, trigger fish, butterfly fish, porcupine fish and many more.
Water Sports Center
In addition to snorkeling and diving, there is a variety of other water sports equipment to enjoy including windsurfing, catamaran and kayak. Equipment can be rented and lessons can be booked at the Water Sports Center
Water Sports services are subject to availability and weather conditions. Damage, loss, etc, to the equipment will be charged to the guest at repair or replacement value. Guests may not use any water sports equipment without prior approval from the Water Sports Center staff.
Vilamendhoo provides a variety of sports facilities including a Fitness Center, Volleyball Court, Badminton, Petanque, Snooker, Table Tennis, Mahjong Table, Billiards, Darts, Football Grounds, Swimming Pool and a Children's Pool.