Lush palm trees, pristine white sands, clear turquoise lagoons, and colourful coral reefs are just some of the delights that await when you step from the seaplane at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa on South Ari Atoll. This tropical paradise resort at the heart of The Maldives is the perfect choice for a get-away-from-it-all holiday for two!
Spend your days doing as much or as little as you wish. Relax on a poolside lounger and soak up the sunshine or escape to the spa for a therapeutic massage. Take to the water on a windsurfing board or try your hand at jet skiing. Go snorkelling on the house reef, learn to scuba dive, or discover about manta ray and coral reef conservation with the resident marine biologist.
The guest rooms and villas were built with luxurious relaxation in mind - from the tropical decor, comfy beds, and air-conditioning to the sea and garden views, furnished outdoor areas, and partially open-air bathrooms. Welcome touches such as a stocked minibar, 32-inch flat-screen television, and complimentary broadband Internet connection complete the picture.
Tempt your taste buds in the on-site eateries. Discover casual all-you-can-eat buffets in an open-air setting or enjoy light bites by the pools. Savour mouth-watering a la carte dining on hot rocks, feast on Asian flavours, or enjoy a romantic meal for two on the beach. When the sun goes down, sip cocktails by the water or take your seat for themed events, quizzes, movies, dance shows, and live music; followed by late-night dancing to the DJ.
Choose Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa for luxury holidays in The Maldives.
The plentiful facilities at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa include: two outdoor freshwater swimming pools, children's wading pool, 1.5km beach, lagoon, house reef, four restaurants, four bars, 24-hour reception, gift shop, Internet cafe, broadband Internet connection, gift shop, medical clinic, and 24-hour reception.
Activity-wise there is a floodlit tennis court, putting green, volleyball, petanque, badminton, football pitch, fishing excursions, children's playground and games room, fitness centre, scuba diving centre, and marine biology centre. There is also a games room with table tennis, snooker, billiards, football table, darts, mah-jong table, and board games.
Food, drink & entertainment
The two main sister restaurants feature identical all-you-can-eat buffet-style meals served in traditional, open-air, thatched roof dining rooms with a separate table for each guest room - Funama Restaurant is reserved for Garden Room and Beach Villa guest, while Ahima Restaurant is adult-only and reserved for guests staying in Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas.
A la carte options include: Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki at the over-water Asian Wok Restaurant; seafood, steak or chicken cooked at your table on 'hot rocks' at the adult-only Hot Rock Restaurant on the Sunset Bar beach; a snack menu at the bars and pools, room service, and a selection of special dinners served on the beach.
Bonthis Bar on the beach offers a full bar service, satellite TV for international sporting events, and a disco. Boashi Bar is located by the Boashi Pool and is perfect for cooling cocktails and beers. Escape to the adult-only surrounds of Sunset Bar for sundowners or enjoy drinks with a view at the over-water Asian Wok Bar.
The evening entertainment includes events such as the Maldives Culture & History Presentation, Marine Preservation Slide Show, Boduberu Cultural Dance Show, DJ disco, divers' video show, movies, quiz nights, and a live band.
Sport, games & activities
Get your day off to a healthy start with a swim in one of the pools or an invigorating workout in the well-equipped fitness centre. Choose your partner for a few sets of tennis or a round on the putting green or maybe join in with a game of volleyball or football. Younger guests can have fun with their friends in their own wading pool, playground, and games room.
Visit the Euro-divers Scuba Centre for guided diving, snorkelling boat trips, and to complete a PADI Instructional Program. Catamarans, kayaks, windsurfing boards, stand up paddle boards, water-skis, wakeboards, fun tubes, jet skis, and glass bottom boats are available at Euro-divers Watersports Centre.
Join the resident Marine Biologist at The Manta Trust Marine Biology Centre to learn about the conservation of manta rays and the natural coral reefs through workshops and trips. You can also venture out on guided excursions such as island hopping, sunset cruises, and whale, shark and turtle trips.
The over-water Duniya Spa offers you a tropical spa experience with a selection of Asian massages, holistic and pure organic treatments, and health and wellbeing therapies.
There are a total of 184 guest units at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, comprising 30 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 30 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, 111 Beach Villas, and 13 Garden Rooms. All rooms and villas come with a tropical decor, a king-size or twin beds, private furnished porch, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, seating area, stocked minibar with fridge, complimentary tea/coffee, IDD telephone, 32-inch flat-screen cable television, DVD/CD player, high-speed broadband Internet access, safe, nightly turndown service, and beach/pool towels. There is also a partially open-air bathroom with double sinks, rain shower, toiletries, bathrobes, and hairdryer.