Some regular visitors on here will be aware of the problem of overbooking at Vilamendhoo and other CCR resorts.
Usually it is only once the booking has been made that folk will look at the Vila website and check out the forum. But they really should be doing this BEFORE booking.
There is a DELIBERATE policy in place by the top people in CCR to overbook the island resulting, usually in a downgraded room for your first night or two leading to massive disappointment to people that have saved hard to be able to afford a holiday in the Maldives and many of those are honeymooners.
I am incensed by this as they keep saying it's just a temporary hiccup....it isn't.
Before you book Vilamendhoo, check out the forum....go to www.vilamendhooisland.com click on the forum icon, go to "general questions" and look for the thread "Is overbooking a real issue".
The problem does appear to affect mainly the JBV rooms but also check out my comments about being upgraded!