Ratings based on 417 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Better maldivian resorts out there

Posted May 22, 2017
Although they clAim to be children friendly, they Block off areas where they are not allowed. They also charge for everything. I've been to other maldivian resorts where there is complimentary water/drinks and snorkel gear. The snorkeling center is not friendly (when they are even there). Food was not great.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 23, 2017 by Jens Havlicek, General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest, Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you for taking some of your precious time to share your feedback regarding your holiday with us. Being a family-friendly Resort with adults-only areas, Vilamendhoo provides the benefits of a private and relaxing getaway, as well as a lovely family vacation on one beautiful Island. Our Jacuzzi Water Villas and Jacuzzi Beach Villas are adults-only, with access to our Ahima Restaurant and Sunset Bar, while our Beach Villas and Garden Rooms are safer and more comfortable for children of all ages, with access to our Funama Restaurant and Bonthi Bar. For the best value for money, several guests prefer our All Inclusive Plus package, which includes a variety of selected beverages, such as daily bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, as well as exciting activities to enjoy throughout the holiday. I do regret to read about your experience with our Dive Center and our meals. Our teams certainly go above and beyond to provide local and international cuisine for our guests to enjoy. We hope to welcome you back to our tropical paradise Island in the near future, for a more enjoyable stay. Warm regards, Jens Havlicek, General Manager Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from California

Posted May 13, 2017
Very nice facilities. Access to reef right from the beach. If you being offered boat trip - take it ! I will come back for sure
Comment from Hotel Management
May 14, 2017 by Jens Havlicek, General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Serge, Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to share your holiday memories with us. We are extremely proud of our magnificent house reef, which is a short swim from our shores and features more than 150 species of tropical fish. Our house reef is also considered one of the best in the Maldives and a guest favorite at Vilamendhoo. We look forward to welcoming you back to Vilamendhoo as our repeat guest in the near future. Best regards, Jens Havlicek, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from michigan, mi

Beautiful hotel

Posted Mar 6, 2017
Pros: Location and friendly staffs.
Cons: Wifi need to be improved.
Everything is good except for bad wifi. Good location for snorkeling. The buffet has many choices and taste ok. Every day got different food.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 8, 2017 by Jens, Hotel Management
Dear ghi, Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo island resort & spa! Thank you very much for taking your time to post such a positive review. We are so thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially, the incredible house reef. Regarding the wifi, we provide free access for our guests everywhere on the island except the restaurant. We do believe that the WIFI speed is not very fast, but is suitable for normal web browsing and other social networks. We are in the process of improving the bandwidth .We are most appreciative that you enjoyed the food. Chef Ivan Silk and his team take so much pride in what they do and go above & beyond to ensure that every guests needs are catered to. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Vilamendhoo as repeater guests. Best regards, General Manager Jens Havlicek
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from usa, va

Great all around

Posted Feb 22, 2017
Pros: Beach, spa, food, staff
Cons: At check in try to accommodate people initially to match their profile. We initially were put on the childrens side when we are single.
Location: 25min seaplane from male. Spa, snorkeling, sunset bar and pool, evening events at hotel, day excursions.
Beach villa was great once moved to the adult pool side. The family side of the beach and the side east of the overwater bungalows was super windy and not as attractive with concrete jetties. Great staff, awesome food, lovely villa and beautiful infinity pool. Also spa couples massage was fabulous and well worth it. nice activities in the evening if you are interested and plenty of excursions To stay occupied. Great sunset bar. A great value for the price. Also plenty of wines and alcohol.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 24, 2017 by Jens, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, Sunny Greetings from Vilamendhoo! Thank you very much for taking your time to post such a wonderful review about Vilamendhoo. We are delighted to read, that you enjoyed our hospitality, our food and relaxing atmosphere. The spa here is amazing, which will make your stay even more enjoyable in our little part of paradise. The infinity pool is another fabulous site, where guests can enjoy the incredible sunset view in the swimming pool with a cocktail. It is so motivating for us to read that you loved our facilities. Regarding the room location, it always depends on the availibility. Normally, we recommend guests to check the room first. If they do want to change it, we try our best to find a solution every time. Besides, we have garden rooms and beach villas that are located in our Family part of the island. Our Jacuzzi beach villas and Jacuzzi water villas are located in our Adults only Area. Therefore we are able to meet all the guest’s needs. We hope to be able to host you again and arrange a nice room for you. Best regards, General Manager Jens Havlicek
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from USA, VA

Great hotel and value

Posted Feb 19, 2017
Stayed closer to the adult infinity pool and the beach there is much nicer and less windy on the sunset side. So much enjoyed the stay. Beach villa was a great location, sunset bar and pool was fabulous for adults only, the food was phenomenal, staff was great. Spa was excellent top notch. Such a lovely time. Really enjoyed it and would return. Great value. Alcohol and wine were excellent. Sunset side is the nicer side of island as not as windy and nicer beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 23, 2017 by Jens, Hotel Management
Dear world traveler, Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you for sharing your experience on our island. We are thrilled to read, that you have had a fantastic time on our island. We are also glad to know, that you have enjoyed the food, spa & the excellent service provided by the staff. Thank you for highlighting some of the facilities we have on the island, which make the Vilamendhoo experience so extraordinary. The wind is more calmer now on the sunset side of the island because in this monsoon weather, wind will blow from the NE side of the island; opposite to the sunset side. At the time of your visit we had the highest windy days of February so far. We have less wind around at present and absolutely beautiful weather on both sides of the island. Thank you for visiting our island. We do hope to welcome you back again in the near future. If you need any assistance for future reservations, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing to reservations@vilamendhoo.com Best regards, Jens Havlicek General Manager
5 out of 5
by Carl

Perfect place with really nice beach villas

Posted Feb 17, 2017 on Hotels
We had a really great time for a week with really nice snorkling!
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 19, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear valued guest, Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you for having taken the time to post this review. It is a pleasure for us to know, that you have had such a good experience with us in Vilamendhoo. We wish you all the best and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Jens Havlicek General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Canada

Peaceful Paradise

Posted Feb 16, 2017
Travelled as a single and loved it. Did the all inclusive package and it was well worth it. Everything was clean and well kept. Amazing snorkelling and sunsets. Loved my beach front villa. Staff had just the right amount of presence and were always courteous and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 16, 2017 by Jens Havlicek, Hotel Management
Dear Shauna, Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you for having taken the time to post this review. It is a pleasure for us to know, that you have had such a good experience with us in Vilamendhoo. We wish you all the best and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Jens Havlicek General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from oregon, USA

picture perfect island and amazing staff

Posted Feb 14, 2017
Pros: house reef & relaxed luxury with caring staff create great atmosphere. Reservations Manager & ILham in dinning, Shabeez in lounge best staff ever.
Cons: The only thing would be alarm clocks in ALL rooms not just a few select rooms and more variety of local items for purchase for keepsakes
Location: amazing house reef & beach, relax with a drink by the pool a must,great excursions and loved watching fruit bats. Staff is amazing. A dream vacation!
Very long trip from USA west coast but worth it!! The resort is a great deal AIP plus a must and recommend deluxe beach villa.You can snorkel from beach or relax in luxury by pool with drink its what you choose it to be with plenty of activities, its all right there. The perfect secluded island & casual enough that you will never wear shoes the entire time your there. Staff is amazing you will want for nothing if they can help it and the price was right,hope we are lucky enough to visit again! Beach villa deluxe and AIP plan a must & worth the value. enjoy the beauty and watch fruit bats play sea life and picture perfect great weather its all you can wish for &fun for couples and family with kids
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 16, 2017 by Jens Havlicek, Hotel Management
Dear KAT, Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for your kind review. We are extremely happy to read, that you have truly enjoyed your vacation with us. We are glad to hear that our team members have done a great job during your stay with us. I will pass on your positive comments to our Reservation Agents, Ilham and Shabeez. It is a pleasure for us to know, that you have enjoyed our facilities and surroundings. Vilamendhoo is indeed a very unique place and we are blessed to have such magnificent sea life and a sublime natural habitat. Once again, thank you for taking your time to share the experience you have had on our island and we wish to welcome you back to Vilamendhoo as a repeat guest in the near future. Best regards, Jens Havlicek General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

relaxing stay

Posted Feb 14, 2017
Pros: Very friendly staff, comfortable and clean rooms
Cons: Maybe offer discounts for subsequent trips if the whale shark/manta ray trip turns out fruitless?
Location: Take the whale shark/manta ray excursions at the resort. Well run excursions even though we didn't manage to see any of these elusive creatures
We had a relaxing stay at Vilamendhoo Resort for almost a week. House reef is close to the beach, only a few metres away. If you're not confident at swimming, the lagoon is enough to keep you happy...until you graduate to the outside reef through easy accessible points. Room is cleaned several times a day and is very clean and comfortable. During my husband's birthday, they celebrated with us by presenting him with a birthday cake during dinner on his birthday. It's a personal touch and a thoughtful gesture.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 16, 2017 by Jens Havlicek, Hotel Management
Dear valued guest, Sunny greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for your kind review and for visiting us here at Vilamendhoo. We are extremely proud of our reputation regarding our beautiful house reef, food quality and warm & friendly service. I will certainly share your comments with all the respective departments. We are disappointed that you were not able to see any whale sharks/mantas. Although our atoll is very famous for these magnificent creatures, we cannot guarantee a sighting every day. We hope this is another reason for you to come back to Vilamendhoo and enjoy your next holiday. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Jens Havlicek General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Awesome house reef

Posted Jan 31, 2017
Pros: accessible reef
Cons: Higher frequency of excursions especially Vila Adventure
Location: South Ari Atoll where whale sharks lurk
Awesome house reef that is very close to the shore and just need to swim a few metres to the reef cliff. Lots of fishes to see. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Room is clean and comfortable. Booking excursions is easy.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 3, 2017 by Jens, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, Greetings from Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa! Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted to know that you have had a great holiday with us in Vilamendhoo. Your kind comments regarding our food and the staff are very much appreciated and I will certainly share them with the respective departments. Traveler, I wish you all the best and will be more than happy to welcome you back in near future. Best regards, Jens Havlicek General Manager