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We spent 2 weeks on Vilamendhoo and enjoyed our stay very much - on land and underwater while diving and snorkelling. The island is beautiful with great plants. We had a garden room and just liked everything: the delicious food, the water station, the kindness and hospitality of the staff, and a dive center where you book a dive to a manta point and instead a whale shark passed by....

If you want to escape from your intense daily routine, Vilamendhoo is a paradise on earth with top quality service, facilities and landscape. Rated 10/10 ! Nothing to complain about or even to propose as improvement (except moskitos, but not much to be done when avoiding using bad chemical products)

A wonderful break from the every day life. Fantastic snorking right in the beach. Wonderful buffets with unlimited varieties of cuisine. Friendly staff. The only negative was the cigar and cigarette smokers who even though were outside managed to share their fumes with everyone

We spend very nice 6days here. Very good coordinating about Seaplane transfer with our hotel in Male where we spend our first night. We arrived at 06.40 to Vilamendhoo and start our stay with breakfast instead of arriving evening the night before. Very good snorkeling on house reef (incl turtles). Ibrahim toke very good care of us in restaurant Funama. Drinkingwater in minibar refills more than enough each day if you have all inclusive. Large room for 3 people in bungalow. Much better wheather than the forecast. Hole Island looks up to date and you can see people painting, renovating to keep everything in shape. Thanks for Very nice and relaxing days with so much good food!

It was the first time ever for us visiting one hotel for a second time in one year. We didn't regret it. All the staff at Villamendhoo really works hard to make our vacation a special one. After our first trip in May we now have stayed for 10 nights at Villamendhoo. After spending the first eight nights in a Beach Villa we've upgraded the last two nights to a Jacuzzi Overwater Villa for reasonable surcharge. Both accomodation were in very good conditions, the cleanliness impeccable with two cleanings a day. The food was just perfect and the kitchen staff are really interested in your preferences and your feedback. The location of Villamendhoo in the South Ari Atoll with a really nice house reef which is full of colourful fishes, turtles, sharks and different species of rays is spectacular. The provided facilities just as pools, water sport equipments, gym or excursions boats or are in very good conditions. Although the main restaurant Funama for all guests of Garden & Beach Villas provides a really good atmosphere with the opportunity to eat outside on a big sea terrace illuminated by night, the feeling at the smaller Ahima Restaurant for Jacuzzi Beach & Watervilla guests is more private and exclusive. Apart from minor differences the same food is served in both restaurants. We really enjoyed our second stay and will definitely come back to Villamendhoo!

My boyfriend and I had a recent stay in Vilamendhoo. It was absolutely amazing. From the moment we are arrived, friendly and well prepared staff was surrounding as, with valuable and helpful information. The water villa was spacious , the view of the blue water breathtaking every morning. The restaurant offered every day wide variety or food, it was fresh and catered also for vegans, vegetarians. We didn’t get bored with the selection. When we stepped out of our water villa we could just snorkel with all the beautiful fish, eagle rays, sharks. I have never seen such a colorful world underwater. The facilities of the resort were well kept, staff always very friendly and helpful. Thank you Vilamendhoo for making our stay unforgettable.

I have Benn several iMessage to the Maldives since for me it is a top destination but this one has truely exceeded my high expectation from a resort; the standard of care for the environment first by the staff and the diving centre and resident marine biologist Hana, and the service staff which were super tentative yet not over bearing (I have to mention our host Mauwwaz in particular) are so genuine and dedicated friendly lot. The diving was superb, staff and nature, and as good as it can get considering the global state of the reef. I really cannot recommend this place highly enough and just hope that I can go back for my next trip and very soon. Thank you a Vilamendhoo for making my family holiday v v special.

This is one of those holidays that you can’t quite believe you’ve booked and then can’t quite believe you’re actually there!! It really is the stuff of dreams!! We flew Manchester via Singapore ( we spent a few days there on the way home!) Not sure I’d do this again as although Singapore was unbelievably fantastic, Dubai is quicker! We did have to wait a couple of hours for our seaplane but you get to wait in a lounge area where you can help yourself to drinks and snacks, the staff here are so lovely too, offering to make us sandwiches if we wanted them and keeping us informed of how long our wait would be. Seaplane was amazing!! But arriving at Vilamendhoo was surreal , I’d looked at pictures and videos for so many months and then to actually be there! We had a lovely warm welcome, got taken to the reception area for a refreshing juice cocktail and a chat about the island - noshoesnonews starts right here, sand covered floor even in reception!! We stayed in a water villa, absolutely amazing, the view from our balcony was jaw dropping! Absolutely everything about our time here was amazing, exceeding everything we hoped for. Staff are superb, nothing is too much trouble! We did have a few rainy experiences - to be expected in August - but we spent time chatting to our room attendant about the islands and life in such a stunning place. Being in the adults only area wasn’t something we had deliberately looked for, we just wanted a water villa! However that said it really is peaceful and nice to be in the adult only area, particularly in the restaurant. Food was stunning at every single meal, All inclusive was definitely a good choice, even though we aren’t huge drinkers it was well worth it! This review feels quite standard when nothing about Vilamendhoo is standard, words simply can’t describe the whole experience of being here and I still feel as though I need to pinch myself to think we were there! We will definitely return as we can’t imagine anything better ! The staff, accommodation, service, food, the island, snorkelling- who knew I could even do this! Absolutely everything was just a perfect dream, amazing ❤️

What a trip ! First, the place is like paradise for the snorkelers. Then, the service with smiles provided by your teams has been incredible. The most impressive has been the efforts to have a clean Islande, with people each date verifying that there nothing to cut in coconut très, or swiping bungalow terrasses. Superb, in all categories !

Great place to be!! Vilamendhoo is a wonderful island with a perfect housereef and very friendly peoples in all areas! My favorite island, best service, best food, best beach at the north side and best spa!!!!

South Ari Atoll Vilamendhoo Island

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is within the region of popular sights such as Ari Atoll. This 194-room, 4.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and free breakfast.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. This resort serves as home to a buffet restaurant, which has ocean views, along with a sports bar. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


The 194 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with a separate bedroom. Guests can expect free WiFi and 36-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and karaoke. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle at scheduled times for USD 370 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with access to locker space, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Standalone Beach Villa

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, Jetted Tub, Overwater

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Adjoining Beach Villa

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, Jetted Tub, Beachside

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 5251 reviews

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa

South Ari Atoll, Vilamendhoo Island, 00260
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