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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

Hotel category

4 Star

Rooms

184

Wellness/Spa

YES

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Onsite

House reef

YES

Resort Highlights

  • Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is a private-island resort ringed by an azure lagoon
  • Range of accommodation offering tropical furnishings and open air bathrooms
  • Many rooms have private jacuzzis and wooden sundecks
  • Divers enjoy incredible visibility and marine diversity
  • World-renowned coral reef system is home to over 200 species of hard and soft coral
  • On-site dive center enjoys its own private jetty, 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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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

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 100% (downpayment)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 10 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 10 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offers white sand beaches, lush tropical greenergy 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, 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, alongside 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.

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
  • Waters around Vilamendhoo are well known for whale shark sightings year-round
  • 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 where juvenile sharks and rays grow and learn to survive
  • Minutes from Khudarah Thila protected Marine 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 Khudarah Thila, a protected Marine Area, and the Mamigili National Marine Park next door. All dive sites are between 10 minutes and 1 hour away from the island by dhoni.

Full day trips are also offered on a tri-weekly basis and offer the opportunity to search for whale sharks year-round. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • 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

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

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • 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

Activities

  • Jet Skiing

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Facilities

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

Great for families

  • Board Games

Sports & Watersports

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

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

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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