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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 Resort
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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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
  • 55.0% 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 situated in the picturesque and diverse South Ari Atoll, accessible by seaplane in approximately 20 minutes from the airport. 

The resort stands out as one of the genuine diver's paradises, boasting a stunning house reef, nearby dive sites, and proximity to the Whale Shark National Park.

Beginners have the opportunity to embark on their inaugural Discover Scuba Diving experience on the enchanting house reef.

For divers desiring independent exploration at their own pace, the house reef is accessible throughout the day and accommodates night dives as well. With approximately 50 captivating dive sites in close proximity, the chance for Manta Ray and Whale Shark sightings exists year-round, offering a diverse marine life encounter found in only a handful of places worldwide.

The Dhigurah channel, nestled between the local islands of Dangethi and Dhigurah, can be reached by Dhoni within 30 minutes from Vilamendhoo. This channel boasts numerous breathtaking Thilas, including 7th Heaven, Lucky Hell, Reethi Thila, and Kuda Rah Thila, often hailed as one of the premier dive sites in the Maldives.

For adventure-seeking divers, the option to experience underwater scooter (DPV) diving is available—easy to handle and immensely enjoyable.

The Dive Centre organized morning, afternoon, and full-day dive trips guarantee visits to the most remarkable and renowned dive sites .

When selecting a dive package, please be aware that the included dives must be completed within a continuous timeframe. You must choose packages with 5, 10, and 15 (individual packages that cannot be shared) or, 30 or 40 dives (small group or family packages that can be shared with up to 4 divers).

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DIVING SERVICES

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Hindi
  • Finnish
  • Swedish
  • Bengali

Rental Equipment

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

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

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
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Activities

  • Jet Skiing

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol

Wellness & Relaxation

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

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 TMA (Trans Maldivian Airways) terminal.
  • Vilamendhoo Island Resort is a scenic and convenient 25 minute sea plane transfer from the 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.
     

After clearing customs and picking up your luggage, exit into the Arrivals hall, then turn right and walk a few steps to the Crown & Champa Resorts Counter (CCR) #59, where an airport representative will meet and greet you. The representative will direct you to the Domestic Airline check-in counter. Once checked-in, you will then be transferred to Vilamendhoo's Seaplane Lounge.

Kindly note that access to the Seaplane Lounge upon arrival is complimentary for all guests. Upon departure, guests have the option to enjoy its comforts at an extra charge.

 

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