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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

4 star hotel
Vilamendhoo Island Resort, South Ari Atoll, Maldives
194 rooms
FREE Internet

Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo

PADI 5 star dive center
Onsite
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a private-island resort ringed by an azure lagoon
  • Choose from beautiful Garden Rooms and Beach Villas, or opt for an adults-only Jacuzzi Beach Villa or even a Jacuzzi Water Villa to be as close to the ocean as possible
  • Divers enjoy incredible visibility and marine diversity on the world-renowned coral reef system that is home to over 200 species of hard and soft coral
  • The on-site dive center enjoys its own private jetty, just meters from the house reef
  • Huge variety of land and water activities, whale shark, manta and turtle excursions, fishing trips, a sunset cruise and relaxing, informative nightly entertainment 
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Nov 10, 2020

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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa in association with Crown & Champa Resorts, is introducing Hygiene Guidelines for a Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise. This initiative is focused on enhanced resort and hotel cleaning standards and procedures, hygiene and safety practices, guest and employee interactions, and workplace guidelines while ensuring transparency throughout the customer experience journey. These guidelines will transform resorts and hotel industry standards and practices in the Maldives, to ensure that guests and employees are confident in the hygiene and safety of our property.
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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel 10 days or more prior to arrival you will forfait 30%, if you cancel less then 10 days prior to arrival you will forfait 100%

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS: Free cancellation if you cancel 3 days or more prior to arrival. You will lose 100% if you cancel less than 3 days prior to arrival or if you are a no-show.

Explore diving around the Vilamendhoo Island Resort & 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

  • Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo offers courses and excursions to suit all experience levels
  • Vilamendhoo is located close to the Whale Shark National Park and is well known for whale shark sightings year-round and full day trips are frequently scheduled
  • Manta ray sightings are possible all year round at Manta Point
  • Vilamendhoo house reef is one of the main highlights and the reef itself is a home to turtles, schools of jacks, napoleons, reef sharks, eagle rays and many more
  • Minutes from Kuda Rah Thila - marine protected area

Description

Euro-Divers Vilamendhoo offers access to more than 50 dive sites and a breathtaking house reef with 10 entry points.

Experienced divers also have access to many top dive sites, including the renowned Kudhimaa wreck just half an hour away from the island.

To the south of the island you'll find Kuda Rah Thila, a marine protected area, and the Whale Shark National Park.

All dive sites are between 10 minutes to 1 hour away from the island by dhoni. Full day trips are regularly scheduled to search for whale sharks.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

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

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • 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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Russian

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room

Sports & Watersports

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

Activities

  • Jet Skiing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol

Resort Description

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offers white sand beaches, lush tropical greenery and traditional Maldivian palm trees, all surrounded by a crystal-clear lagoon and bustling coral reef.

Accommodation is diverse, ranging from colourful Garden Rooms through to Jacuzzi Water Villas (jacuzzi villas are adults-only), which are set on stilts above the water and feature two-person Jacuzzis for 'under the stars' relaxation alongside stunning views.

There's an award-winning spa on site, as well as water and land sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, petanque and a fitness center. Whale shark, manta and turtle excursions are also on offer, alongside fishing, sunset cruises and nightly entertainment.

Romantic candlelit dinners or the champagne breakfast room service are available to add something a bit different to your vacation, and there is an adults-only restaurant on site to enjoy. There's also two superb a la carte restaurants, a snack restaurant, and three bars to indulge your senses!

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How to get there

Arrival

  • Having landed in Male 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.
  • Seaplanes only fly during daylight hours, between 6 am and 6 pm. Therefore, the last departure is at 4 pm. If your international flight lands later than 3 pm, you may not be able to make the last seaplane departure and will have to stay overnight in Male. 
  • Maximum checked in luggage is 20 kg per passenger.

Departure

  • A sea plane and shuttle bus will transport you the return 25 minute flight and 10 minute bus ride to Male 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 am.
  • The last sea plane departure of the day from Vilamendhoo Island Resort leaves usually around 4 pm.
     

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