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Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

4 stars

Maldives, Indian Ocean

For your diving & liveaboard to Maldives, Indian Ocean, the The Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa is surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white sandy beaches and onsite dive centre.

Location
Located in the southeast corner of the Ari Atoll, this oval Island is 900 metres long and 250 metres wide at its widest point approximately 5 acres. The Island has lush tropical vegetation, palm trees and is surrounded by a white sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon, ideal for snorkelling. Your seaplane transfer from Male' International airport is a scenic, 25 minutes flight.

Accommodation
The island has184 Rooms:13 Garden Rooms, 111 Beach Villas, 30 Jacuzzi Beach Villas and 30 Jacuzzi Water Villas. All rooms are air conditioned with attractive tropical decor a king size or two twin beds, private porch, mini bar, IDD telephone, ccable TV, DVD/CD player, high speed broadband Internet connection, safe, partially open-air (except Garden rooms) bathroom with rain shower, hair dryer,  bathrobe and slippers and beach towels for the duration of the stay.

Garden Rooms also have four poster bed, tile floor, closed bathroom, sundeck a lovely view of the tropical gardens and separated one from the other by a privacy screen.

Beach Villas (55 sqm) are 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.

Jacuzzi Beach Villas (65 sqm) are 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" and a wooden sundeck withchaise lounges.

Jacuzzi Water Villas (85 sqm) are located over-the-water, in the lagoon featuring a larger bedroom, wood floor, an iPod docking station/sound tower, a tea/coffee/espresso machine; partially open-air bathroom with double sinks, a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two "under the stars", a private wooden sundeck with chaise lounges, with stairs into the sea.

Children are welcome in the Garden View rooms and Beach Villas. Guests of 18 years and older are welcome in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas.

Facilities
There are two main restaurants offering buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, served in traditional open-air, sand floor dining rooms. The Funama Restaurant will be for guests staying in the Garden View rooms and the Beach Villas. The Ahima Restaurant will be for guests in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas. The all day dining snack menu and tea/coffee menu will be available at the Bar and Pool. "Optional" a la carte restaurants will include the over-the-water Asian Wok Restaurant, specializing in Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki, the Hot Rock Restaurant on the pool deck featuring seafood, steak or chicken cooked at your table on "hot rocks", Room Service and very special dinners are served on the beach. There are several bars and both indoors and out. The main swimming pool overlooks the beach with a children's wading pool. The over-the-water Duniye Spa offers a range of treatments and massages.There is an internet cafe and small gift shop.

Activities
Snorkelling, tennis, beach volleyball, badminton, table tennis billiards, petanque, bicycles, football and games room.  A complimentary boat trip and try sessions for tennis & windsurfing are available at scheduled times. Free use of Kayaks and windsurfers. Evening entertainment includes cultural dance show, disco,  movies, crab races, live band and  table tennis tournaments  for example.

Optional All Inclusive Plus Package includes:
Breakfast (0730 - 0930), Lunch (1230 - 1400), and Dinner (1930 - 2130), served in the Funama Restaurant for guests staying in the Garden Rooms and the Beach Villas and in the Ahima Restaurant for guests staying in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas, featuring "all you can eat" buffets.
Afternoon Tea served from 1500 to 1800 hours in the Bonthi Bar for guests staying in the Garden Rooms and the Beach Villas and in the Sunset Bar for guests staying in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas. Unlimited "all you can drink" alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages "all day - all night", including still water, house brand soft drinks, canned beer, house brand spirits and cocktail specials plus house wine. Mimi bar offers beer, soft drinks and bottled still water refilled once per day.

Diving
Onsite Eurodivers PADI dive centre with house reef shore and boat diving with a choice of 35 sites, instruction courses and rental equipment available. More >

 
Price from £1,899 Including flights - Enquire about this hotel >

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

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Best Time: Dec-April (Summer/NE
monsoon) & June-Oct (SW current)

Average Air temps: 28-30°C
Average Water temps: 28-30°C

Visibility: 20-30m + (varies
depending on season & sites).

Top Dive Sites: Too many to
mention. Each island offers
short distance to dive sites,
excellent house reefs. Sites
for all levels. More >

Liveaboard Itineraries More >
 

Great Reasons to Dive in Maldives

  • Clear visibility.
  • Vast number of dive sites.
  • Chance to see Manta Whales
    & Whale Sharks  in Summer months, on the SW side.
  • Large schooling pelagics.
  • 3*,4* & 5* island resorts
  • Liveaboards with free places for whole boat bookings.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

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