Vilamendhoo is officially rated as a 3-star but it is one of those places that is so so much better than any star rating could suggest. With a fine house reef, a great all inclusive option, lovely simple rooms and a great range of things to do this should be at the top of your list. It is also a resort you need to book early as it’s very much a hot ticket and a late deal wouldn’t happen or would be very unlikely!
Vilamendhoo is in the South Male Ari Atoll, approximately 25 minutes on a seaplane flight from Male Airport.
Vilamendhoo has 184 rooms each with a king size or two twin beds, tile or wood floors, private porch with furniture, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked Mini Bar with refrigerator, complimentary tea/coffee service, IDD telephone, color cable TV, DVD/CD player, high speed broadband Internet connection, personal safe, partially open-air bathroom with rain shower, bath accessories, hair dryer, nightly turndown service, bathrobe and slippers, complimentary use of chaise lounges at the pool and beach and beach towels.
Garden Rooms – Set within clusters of 4 or 5 rooms with four poster bed, tile floor, closed (not partially open-air bathroom) a lovely view of the tropical gardens and seperated one from the other by a privacy screen (42 sqm)
Beach Villas – Located on the beach with a beautiful view of the lagoon,four poster bed, tile floor, partially open-air bathroom with double sinks and a small tropical garden (55 sqm)
Jacuzzi Beach Villas are similar to Beach Villas, more spacious, with wood floor, an iPod docking station, a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two under the stars, a wooden sundeck,chaise lounges and a shade umbrella (65 sqm)
Jacuzzi Water Villas – located over-the-water, in the lagoon…a short walk along your private jetty to this secluded hideaway featuring a larger bedroom,wood floor, an iPod docking station/sound tower, a tea/coffee/espresso machine; a spacious, partially open-air bathroom with double sinks, a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two under the stars, a wooden sundeck with chaise lounges, a shade umbrella, tropical plants,a private sundeck with stairs into the sea and magnificent views (85 sqm)
Restaurants & Bars
The Funama Restaurant – is for guests staying in the Garden rooms and the Beach Villas and is located in the center of the island. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck
The Ahima Restaurant – is for guests staying in the adults only Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas and is located on the western end of the island. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck
The Asian Wok Restaurant – Over-the-water restaurant, specializing in Southeast Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki. Reservations recommended. Located on the eastern end of the island. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck.
The Hot Rock Restaurant – featuring seafood, steak or chicken cooked at your table on volcanic hot rocks. Reservations recommended. Located on the Sunset Bar pool deck.
The Snack Menu – served at the pool and at the Bonthi and Sunset Bars
Beach Dinners – there is no more romantic setting than under the stars, beside the Ahima Restaurant
The Bonthi Bar – on the beach beside the Funama Restaurant, including a Sports Bar with table tennis, billiards, foosball, darts, chess, board games and satellite TV coverage of international sporting events; a disco, and a lending library where you can take or donate a book. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck
The Boashi Bar – beside the Boashi Bar Pool, at the eastern end of the island
The Sunset Bar – beside the Ahima Restaurant for guests of 18 years age and older the best view of sundown with a choice of seating, either inside, outside on the pool or bar decks or on the beach
The Asian Wok Bar – serving drinks in the Asian Wok Restaurant
Leisure & Sports Facilities
- Swimming Pool overlooking the Beach
- Childrens Wading Pool
- Tennis Court
- Beach Volleyball
- Games Room
- Fitness Centre
Duniye Spa – The Spa at Vilamendhoo Island symbolizes a space of complete sensory haven, where time is left at the door and a new journey begins. Harmoniously designed in the turquoise lagoon, the Over-Water-Spa offers the perfect environment to sooth your body, stimulate your mind and strengthen your spirit.