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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 1, 2022

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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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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: 25%
  • 45 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 23 days prior to arrival
  • 50.0% will be charged if you cancel between 23 and 18 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 18 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

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

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is located in the beautiful and versatile South Ari Atoll and can be reached by seaplane approximately 20 minutes from the airport. It is one of the few real divers islands with its beautiful house reef, nearby dive sites and whale shark national park.

Our PADI 5-Star dive center offers various PADI courses. Beginners can gain their first Discover Scuba Diving experience on the house reef.

For divers who want to explore independently and at their own pace, the house reef is open throughout the day and for night dives.

There are around 50 beautiful dive sites nearby. Manta rays and Whale Shark sightings are possible all year round, and a wide variety of marine life that only very few places in the world can offer.

The Dhigurah channel is located between the two local islands, Dangethi and Dhigurah and can be reached by Dhoni in 30 min from Vilamendhoo.

This channel offers many breathtaking Thilas like 7th heaven, Lucky Hell, Reethi Thila or Kuda Rah Thila, which is often considered one of the best dive sites in the Maldives.

Divers seeking adventures can try diving with an underwater scooter (DPV). It is EASY to handle and lots of FUN.

Our morning, afternoon and full-day dive trips will bring you to the most impressive famous dive sites in South Ari Atoll for spectacular dives you will never forget. In addition, whale shark national park and Manta cleaning stations are offered multiple times per week. 

Experience not to miss: FLUORESCENCE NIGHT DIVE & SCOOTER DIVE IN THE DHIGURAH CHANNEL! 

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DIVING SERVICES

Rental Equipment

  • Small Cylinders (10L / 71.2 Cu. Ft.)
  • Mask & Snorkel
  • Dive Computer
  • Children Sizes
  • Bcd
  • Scooter (Dpv)
  • Aluminum Cylinders
  • Large Cylinders (15L / 100 Cu. Ft.)
  • Compass
  • Camera
  • Wetsuit – Shorty
  • Full-Foot Fins
  • Flashlight
  • Regulator

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German

Dive Center Facilities

  • Onsite Classroom
  • Adaptive Services Facility
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • House Reef
  • Dive Boat
  • Onsite Accommodation

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Ping Pong
  • Beach Volleyball

Activities

  • Jet Skiing

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area

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 B9  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.
     

Seaplane Extra baggages:

The standard permissible weight is 25 kg, which includes 20 kg of checked-in luggage and 5 kg of hand luggage per person. The weight for any bag should not exceed 32 kg. The per kg charge for baggage above the permissible limit is USD 5.00/- plus applicable taxes.  https://www.transmaldivian.com/faq/#toggle-id-4 

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