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Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Hotel category
4 Star
Rooms
184
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Visit the Maldives for astonishing visibility, unbelievable marine diversity and world-renowned reef systems home to over 200 species of hard and soft coral
  • Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo is ideally located on a private jetty, meters from the versatile house reef 
  • Incredible diversity of underwater environments 
  • Private island resort with quintessential Maldivian palm trees, white sand beaches and a crystal clear lagoon
  • Huge variety of land and water activities, Whale Shark, Manta and Turtle excursions, fishing trips, a sunset cruise and relaxing, informative nightly entertainment 
  • Overwater and beachfront villas with stylish, tropical furnishings, open air bathrooms, private Jacuzzis and wooden sundecks 

Resort Description

Pay a visit to Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and you will find white sand beaches interspersed with lush tropical greenery and palm trees on a private island surrounded by a flawless, azure lagoon and bustling coral reefs. It truly is a tropical paradise! The resort offers a good selection of accommodation types, ranging from comfortable and colourful Garden Rooms, through to Jacuzzi Water Villas, set on stilts above the water and featuring a Jacuzzi for two ‘under the stars’ with magnificent views. Each room type offers all modern conveniences necessary to truly do nothing but unwind and soak in the tranquil, tropical atmosphere. That said, should you wish for something more active, the resort presents an abundance of excursions and entertainment to suit all tastes. Snorkelling and scuba diving on the spectacular house reef and paying a visit to the award winning spa are both ‘must-do’ activities, but other water and land sports are also available such as kayaking, windsurfing, Petanque, football and a fitness center. If you are searching for an intimate hideaway for yourself and a loved one, then this resort’s offer of a romantic candlelight dinner or champagne breakfast room service could provide the perfect opportunity to bring your imagination to life!

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Explore diving around the Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

What to see

The Ari Atoll is famous among divers for its volume of pelagic species. It is not uncommon to see manta rays, whale sharks, hammerheads, guitar sharks, turtles, grey reef sharks and eagle rays all within a week’s diving.

While the Ari Atoll may be heaven for big species, it features a good deal of macro life as well. Frogfish, zebra morays, nudibranchs, blueline snappers and hundreds of other colorful fish species reside here.

Wherever you dive in the Ari Atoll, you are sure to be slack-jawed at least once a day by the sheer number of pelagic species you will encounter.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • All year, the waters around Vilamendhoo are well known for whale shark sightings.
  • From June through October, dive with large numbers of mantas at Manta Point
  • Full day trips frequently scheduled to nearby Mamigili, the Whale Shark National Park
  • The lagoon is a safe nursery in which juvenile sharks and rays grow and learn to survive
  • Mere minutes from Khudarah Thila protected Marine Area
  • Courses and excursions to suit all preferences and experience levels

Description

With more than 50 dive sites and a breath taking house reef with 10 entry points, Vilamendhoo is a paradise for beginners looking to blow their first bubbles underwater. For more experienced divers, there is a wide variety of activities and dive site to explore, including the renowned Kudhimaa wreck only a mere half hour boat ride away. To the south of the island you will discover Khudarah Thila, a protected Marine Area, and the Mamigili national marine park next door- it really is an underwater playground! All dive sites are between 10 minutes and 1 hour's spacious dhoni drive from the island, affording you time to enjoy other activities during your holiday. However, if you're looking to truly immerse yourself in the magical Maldivian marine world, full day trips are offered on a tri-weekly basis and offer the chance to search for whale sharks year round. 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Open Water Diver
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Filling Station
  • Rebreather Friendly

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front
  • Housereef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Malay
  • Other
  • Other Languages On Request

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room

Entertainment and family

  • Games

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Jet Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Beach Volleyball

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Alcohol

Wellness

  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

How to get there

Arrival

  • Having landed in Velana International Airport, proceed to the nearby Crown & Champa Resort Booth #59 in the Arrivals Hall where a representative will assist you with your luggage and direct you to your shuttle bus
  • A shuttle bus will transport you the 10 minute journey between the International Arrival Terminal and Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) Terminal
  • Vilamendhoo Island Resort is a scenic and convenient 25 minute sea plane transfer from the TMA Terminal
  • Seaplanes are normally scheduled to depart within one hour of all guests clearing Immigration and Customs
  • Maximum checked in luggage is 20kg per passenger

Departure

  • A sea plane and shuttle bus will transport you the return 25 minute flight and 10 minute bus ride to Velana International Airport
  • Airline policy requires passengers to check in 2 hours prior to flight departure, so guests from Vilamendhoo Island Resort may catch international flights departing after 9:00am 
  • The last sea plane departure of the day from Vilamendhoo Island Resort leaves usually around 4:00pm
     

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