The Maldives welcomes you to a tropical paradise of palm trees, white sandy beaches, sparkling clear, warm water in turquoise lagoons and colourful coral reefs teeming with abundant marine life.
Vilamendhoo Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort of Vilamendhoo, South Ari Atoll. It is 900 meters long by 250 meters wide, about 55 acres. Your seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport is a scenic, 25 minute flight.
The hotel accepts bookings for families (with Children and/or infants) in the Garden rooms and Beach Villas. Adults only (age 18 and older) are accommodated in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas. Adults only facilities are for guests 18 years age and older.
Villa Type of Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
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We recommend the beach near the Ahima Restaurant.
The al fresco surroundings and starlit sky make this a stunning experience. If you prefermore privacy, we recommend dining on your terrace or the beach in front of your room.
Our wait staff will be at your service during your entire dinner.
If your have special dietary needs, please so advise.
The Bonthi Bar, on the beach beside the Funama Restaurant, with satellite TV coverage of international sporting events and a Disco. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck. Hours: 24 hours
Located beside the Boashi Bar Pool, at the eastern end of the island. Hours: 1000-2000
Beside the Ahima Restaurant and Sunset Pool, designated for guests of 18 years and older... the best view of sunset
with a choice of seating, either inside, on the pool decks or beach. Hours: 1000-2300
Asian Wok Bar
Serving drinks in the Asian Wok Restaurant.
Asian Wok Restaurant
Specializing in Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki. Over-the-water restaurant. Reservations recommended.
Bar Hours: 1000-2300 | Dinner Hours: 1900-2300
Hot Rock Restaurant
Featuring seafood, steak, chicken or exotic game cooked at your table on "hot rocks". For adults only.
Located on the Sunset Bar beach. Reservations recommended. Hours: 1900-2130
The Snack Menu is served at Bonthi Bar and Sunset Bar.
The main restaurant, where you enjoy "all you can eat" serving buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a variety of international and regional cuisines to please everyone's taste. Friday night dinner is Maldivian night with a themed menu and waiters in traditional dress. Sunday breakfast welcomes you with complimentary Sparkling Wine.
The buffet lines include live action cooking stations where food is prepared to your order. Soups, breads and desserts are homemade and the fresh, tropical fruits are delicious. Your waiter will seat you at whichever available table you prefer and will make you feel welcome and at home with his friendly and attentive service.
The Restaurant is divided into 2 separate dining areas, in the traditional open air style with sand floor and thatched roof. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck. Guests with special dietary needs should advise us, beforehand.
Dress can be very casual. Many guests are barefoot. Woman may wear bathing suits with a cover-up for breakfast and lunch. Men are required to wear shirts with sleeves at all times in the Restaurants.
Vilamendhoo provides a variety of sports facilities including a Fitness Center, Volleyball Court, Badminton, Petanque, Snooker, Table Tennis, Mahjong Table, Billiards, Darts, Football Grounds, Swimming Pool and a Children's Pool.
In addition to snorkeling and diving, there is a variety of other water sports equipment to enjoy including windsurfing, catamaran and kayak. Equipment can be rented and lessons can be booked at the Water Sports Center.
Water Sports services are subject to availability and weather conditions. Damage, loss, etc, to the equipment will be charged to the guest at repair or replacement value. Guests may not use any water sports equipment without prior approval from the Water Sports Center staff.
The Maldives are beautiful coral islands surrounded by living reef, 26 Atolls in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Water temperature is warm (26 - 30 degrees Celsius) and varies with depth (0 - 30 meters).
Coral is fragile and grows very slowly, about 2.5 cm per year, so to avoid damage, do not touch or step on it. In 1998, the extraordinarily warm waters of El Nino passed throughout the oceans, including the Maldives.The high temperature killed much coral, resulting in its bleached appearance. Now, the coral is growing, again, and we hope this continues so that in the future, it will be as magnificent as it was in the past.
We also see an abundance and variety of other marine creatures found on the living reef, including 150 species of tropical fish such as sweet lips, trigger fish, butterfly fish, porcupine fish and many more.
Most marine life that we encounter is harmless, however some, such as stonefish, scorpion fish and lion fish may give a dangerous sting. These fish are rarely found in a sandy lagoon but to be safe, always watch where youplace your bare feet.
The lagoon is a safe nursery in which juvenile sharks and rays grow and learn to survive. Eventually, they move outside the lagoon into the reef zone. It is interesting and fun to watch the baby sharks herd baitfish trying to catch the weak ones for a meal. Also, to watch the rays burrow into the sand looking for crabs to eat.
In the Maldives, these marine creatures are considered harmless when treated in the proper manner. Diving with reef sharks and manta rays is a popular attraction. From June through October, it is the season to dive with Mantas at Manta Point.
You may also see blotched fantail, porcupine, mangrove whip, torpedo and eagle rays. All year, the waters around Vilamendhoo are well known for seeing whale sharks. Full day trips are frequently scheduled to nearby Mamigili, the 1st Whale Shark National Park.
You may also see white tip, grey, silvertip, nurse, guitar and zebra sharks. Hawksbill and green turtles may also be seen from time to time. Spinner dolphins are commonly seen, usually from aboard a boat because the dolphins are shy creatures.
The reef around Vilamendhoo is spectacular and very close to the beach.
It is a wonderful experience to see the reef and its marine life while snorkeling.
To go to the reef, simply walk into the water and snorkel to the inside of the reef. Snorkel through any of the 10 “channels” through the reef to reach the outside of the reef, along the “wall". Snorkel along the reef, in the direction against the current, as there is always some current, sometimes strong. If the current is too strong for your experience or comfort, then return inside the reef and return to the beach. When done snorkeling, return through any of
the 10 “channels” through the reef to reach the beach.
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