Returned last week from 2 weeks at Vilamendhoo! I had been looking forward to this holiday for 14 months and read many of the reviews before going so had quite high expectations of the Island. We were not disappointed! If anything it was so much better than we were expecting from the friendliness of the staff to the idyllic setting.
We had booked a JBV, i had originally wanted a JWV but it was a bit more than we wanted to pay. However after going i was very happy with our villa, south side of the Island so more windier than the north but certainly needed as the sun was so hot. I like the sun but even I was grateful gor the breeze as it was very hot. A few steps away and we were right on the waters edge. I spent a lot of time with my sunbed half in the water with the waves lapping over me, keeping me cool.
The snorkeling is definetely the best we have done. My husband was blown away by the variety of fish to see and always saw something new every time we went in - we ended up snorkeling every day for about 4-5 hours. However never saw the resident turtle although others did.
Staff are amazing friendly and helpful, please do tip them as there wages are very low and they really desrve it.
Trips were excellent and we saw Manta's, Turtles and dolphins. the whate shark eluded us though!
We are hoping to go back in 2015 so hopefully we will see them then.
Definitely worth visiting this Island!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vilamendhoo Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort on the island 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. 184 Rooms include 30 Jacuzzi water villas, 30 Jacuzzi beach villas, 111 beach villas and 13 garden rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vilamendhoo Island Hotel Vilamendhoo
- Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Maldives
- Hotel Vilamendhoo Island