Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
Your vacation adventure begins at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, located in the South Ari atoll and following the “One Island, One Resort” concept that the Maldives is known for. This island is 900 meters long and 250 meters wide, about 55 acres and surrounded by a spectacular house reef, a short distance from the extensive sandy beach.
Vilamendhoo is the perfect island for divers. It has a beautiful house reef AND more than 50 nearby dive sites. Throughout the year you can see manta rays and whale sharks here. In addition, there is enormous biodiversity on the vast reefs.
Best travel time: Whale sharks are spotted here throughout the year. As well as the mantas. Still, we recommend going here between November and April. You then have the best chance of nice weather and little wind.
Babysitting service: Good to know, a babysitting service is offered at Vilamendhoo. This means parents can confidently leave their young children with the resort’s babysitter for a few hours while they make some nice dives of their own.
Wetsuit advice for the MaldivesAll year round you can dive here with a 3mm.
What will you experience on this trip?
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Day 1 & 2 - The journey to the Male
Today you will fly on an overnight flight to Male, the capital of the Maldives. From the international airport, you fly by seaplane to the Vilamendhoo resort in just under 25 minutes. The utlieme Maldives experience! You can see the atolls from a low distance which is perfect for a stunning photo.
Upon arrival, a very welcome reception is arranged after which you can check in and start enjoying a nice drink by a setting sun.
Day 3 to 8 - Diving with Euro Divers on the Ari Atoll
The upcoming week will be all about diving around the resort and near the Ari Atoll. With more than 50 dive sites, there is plenty to see and a good chance you will encounter whale sharks, manta rays, reef sharks and dolphins on this trip.
You dive from the resort with Euro Divers. Euro Divers’ fully equipped PADI 5* dive center offers dive courses from beginner to professional level. Of course, they guide fun dives and it is also possible to dive independently on the house reef. Divers can choose between several 2-tank dive trips each morning and single-tank trips each afternoon.
For those who want to explore the beautiful underwater world of the Maldives independently and at their own pace, the house reef is open all day.
This package includes 10 shore dives. An additional fee must be paid for boat dives.
Day 9 - Excursions & packing up
This day, unfortunately, you cannot dive! But not to worry, there is still plenty to do on the island. Join us on a catamaran, kayaking or windsurfing.
When you’ve seen enough water for a while, you can also play tennis, badminton or use the Spa.
In terms of excursions, you have quite a few to choose from. Enjoy the natural beauty during the “Sunset Cruise” and the “Lucky Dolphin Sunset Cruise. Dive into the underwater world with the “Snorkeling Trips” and “Turtle Reef Snorkeling. Try “Big Game Fishing” for a unique fishing experience. Discover local culture with “Island Hopping” and dine romantically on the beach with “Private Beach Dining. Meet majestic marine animals during the “Manta & Whale Shark Excursion.
Day 14 & 15 - Return home
Today you will check out and be taken by seaplane back to Male where you will then board the plane towards home….
Should you have some time to spare before your flight leaves, catch the ferry to go into Male itself or have lunch or dinner. Maldivian cuisine has delicious dishes.
The stay and surroundings
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
The Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa offers everything you need for a wonderful luxury diving vacation..
The Vilamendhoo Island Resort is located in the South Ari Atoll. This small island (900 x 250 m) has long, white sandy beaches, a beautiful lagoon and dense tropical vegetation. Truly a paradise.
The resort has 2 buffet restaurants, 2 a la carte restaurants and 4 cozy bars including some right on the beach. You can enjoy tasty dishes and refreshing drinks here. The resort also has 2 swimming pools, 1 of which is in a separate area for adults.
There are several rooms to choose from. Are you going on your honeymoon? Then just like that, a water villa could make your trip complete. Furthermore, you can still choose from ”Adjoining Beach Villas”, ”Standalone Beach Villas”, ”Jacuzzi Beach Villas” or ”Jacuzzi Water Villas”.
By default, you will stay in a Garden Room. But there are also more luxurious variants such as beach villas (possibly with jacuzzi) or the widely known water villas.
The Garden room(55m2) features a King-size bed, private terrace, air conditioning, WIFI, rain shower and all other conveniences you will need for a wonderfully relaxing diving vacation in the Maldives.
What is included
This travel package is €2649 per person based on two people in one room. A number of things are included by default in this travel package.
Want to know what a Water Villa or Beach Villa costs? Or would you like to stay on an all-inclusive basis? You can. We will gladly make a customized proposal for you.
Prices are subject to price changes, increases or changing exchange rates. Flights are always based on the cheapest possible booking class.
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Included in this trip, from €2649, p.p.
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Frequently asked questions about this diving vacation
You can dive here both on the house reef and by boat. Most dives are easy and max out at 30m deep. You can expect currents at some dive sites.
Boat fees are charged per cruise:
21 USD for a single tank trip (afternoon trips)
34 USD for a double bottle trip (2 dives on this trip, morning trips)
40 USD for a day excursion (3 dives on this trip, including lunch)
50 USD for a day excursion to the north (3 dives on this trip, lunch included)
The dive sites by boat are a maximum of 50 minutes’ boat ride. Fortunately, most of the dive sites are close to the resort.
You’ll make up to 4 dives a day here with the included dive package. You can choose whether to dive on the house reef or join the boat.
Yes. You can take a guided night dive on the house reef.
Yes. And this one is definitely worth it. Therefore, diving on the house reef is included in our package by default. On both sides of the island you can dive on the house reef.
Yes. There is a PADI diving school and you can get your diving certification here. In fact, it is a very convenient place because of its easy access and house reef.
Yes. And nitrox is included in the dive package. Therefore, there is no additional cost. However, you do need to be certified.
1 to 4 dives: 24 USD per dive (full equipment)
5 to 9 dives: 20 USD per dive (full equipment)
10 to 14 dives: $18 USD per dive (full equipment)
15+ dives: 13 USD per dive (full equipment)