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Located in the southeast corner of the South Ari Atoll, Vilamendhooo Island Resort is surrounded by tropical palm trees, and sits alongside a turquoise lagoon and 900 metre wide sand beach.

Vilamendhoo features 184 rooms with a choice of garden, beach view or water villa. The modern rooms are complete with amenities such as air-conditioning, safe, TV, partially open air bathroom and a private porch.

Facilities include two restaurants where buffet style meals are served as well as a choice of bars and two a la carte restaurants. There are two swimming pools and a wide range of activities for adults and children available including water sports, diving, tennis, a playground, games room and gym. The Duniye Spa is a popular place to unwind and relax. WiFi internet access is available in hotspot areas. 

The transfer to Vilamendhoo is a 25 minute seaplane journey from Malé International Airport. 

Euro Divers

Euro Divers Vilamendhoo is located on a private jetty, a few  metres from the house reef.  The reef has ten entry/exit points around the island, suitable for snorkellers and divers on the unlimited shore diving package. There are over 40 dive sites to explore including reefs, wrecks and channel dives. A range of PADI courses are available.

Experienced divers can explore the house reef from the shore for most of the week, but it's possible to get out on the dhoni to some incredible dive sites such as Vilamendhoo Caves (rays and sharks) and Khudarah Thila, a protected marine area and a very popular dive, famous for its soft corals and abundant fish life. There are plenty of channel dives where you can drift along looking out for large pelagic encounters, including turtles, sharks and rays. There are a few wrecks to explore and day trips to look for manta rays and whale sharks.

Fluoro and sidemount diving are available here and Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Groups
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Speedboat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Ari Atoll Diving Experience

Divers return again and again to the popular dive sites of the South Ari Atoll, Maldives, for photo opportunities of healthy reefs, prolific marine life and large pelagic encounters including turtles, sharks and rays.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,450 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Ari Atoll Snorkelling Experience

Step off the beach and into the crystal waters of this Indian Ocean paradise. Famous for its house reef, vibrant marine life, and wonderful accommodation, The Maldives’ Ari Atoll is a snorkelling gem.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,975 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
This accommodation is located in:

Central Atolls

The central region comprises Malé and Ari atolls, Felidhoo, Faafu and the smaller Rasdhoo Atoll. It is the most popular area for both dive resorts and liveaboards, with excellent shore diving from house reefs and large pelagics on drift dives.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, grey reef shark, napoleon wrasse, spotted eagle ray, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Group diving, Shark diving, Whale shark, Manta ray, Learn to dive, Shore diving, Snorkelling, Underwater photography