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    Maldives - South Ari Atoll

    When can I go?

    1 December 2020 - 23 December 2020


    7 Night holiday on Vilamendhoo

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to the Maldives on Qatar Return resort transfers by domestic flight & speedboat 7 nights accommodation in a Garden Bungalow Breakfast, lunch, dinner & selected beverages daily Snorkelling, windsurf & tennis lessons, sunset cruise, free use of kayaks & windsurfers, free use of fitness centre, daytime tennis, table Tennis, snooker, darts, beach volley & badminton All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    25% Discount included Free upgrade to All Inclusive Plus Book by 30 November Upgrade to a WaterVilla from R15 110 per person Upgrade to a Seaplane transfer from R1 510 per person

    Terms & Conditions

    Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

    Pricing Per Person Sharing From

    Base Price: ZAR 32 485
    Package Taxes: ZAR 5 960
    Total Price: ZAR 38 450

    Why we like it

    A holiday adventure awaits you at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa. The resort is surrounded by a spectacular house reef, just a short swim from the expansive sandy beach making it the quintessential dive and snorkelling dream holiday. The atoll is one of the few places in the world with a year-round aggregation of whale sharks. Offering an array of things to do from activities on both land and sea, excursions and evening entertainment, you will be absolutely spoilt for choice with adventures to enjoy during your once in a lifetime holiday. For the less adventurous, or for that much needed downtime, Duniye Spa will nurture your body, calm your mind and inspire your soul with their holistic spa treatments. What is a holiday without refreshing cocktails and even better food? Vilamendhoo offers a unique Maldives dining option with a variety of regional and international cuisines. With full board and all-inclusive options, you will be sure to enjoy a world-class dining experience. Vilamendhoo is the perfect resort for adventure seekers, ocean lovers, romance, family and friends.


    South Ari Atoll
    The flight by seaplane takes around 25 minutes.

    194 Rooms feature tropical décor, a king size or two twin beds, tile or wood floors, private porch with furniture.

    23 Garden Rooms
    111 Beach Villas
    30 Jacuzzi Beach Villas
    30 Jacuzzi Water Villas

    Beach Villas (Size: 55 m2)
    Located on the beach with a beautiful view of the lagoon, four poster bed, tile floor, partially open-air bathroom with double sinks and a small tropical garden.In this category there are Adjoining Beach Villas (2 villas in a unit) and Stand Alone Beach Villas

    Jacuzzi Beach Villas (Size: 65 m2)
    Beach Villas, more spacious, with wood floor, an iPod docking station, a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two "under the stars”, a wooden sundeck, chaise lounges and a shade umbrella

    Jacuzzi Water Villas (Size: 85 m2)
    Located over-the-water, in the lagoon just a short walk along your private jetty to this secluded hideaway featuring a larger bedroom, wood floor, an iPod docking station/sound tower, a tea/coffee/espresso machine; a spacious, partially open-air bathroom with double sinks, a private, walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two "under the stars”, a wooden sundeck with chaise lounges, a shade umbrella, tropical plants, a private sundeck with stairs into the sea and magnificent views.


    • Air conditioning
    • Overhead ceiling fan
    • Sitting area
    • Stocked mini bar with refrigerator
    • Complimentary tea/coffee service
    • IDD telephone
    • Color cable TV
    • DVD/CD player
    • High speed broadband Internet connection
    • Personal safe
    • Partially open air bathroom with rain shower
    • Bath accessories
    • Hair dryer
    • Nightly turndown service
    • Bathrobe
    • Complimentary use of chaise lounges at the pool and beach and beach towels
    • Electricity is 220VAC, 50HZ


    Meal Plans
    The resort operates on a Full Board basis with the option to upgrade to All Inclusive Plus.

    All Inclusive Plus includes:

    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Afternoon tea 
    • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including house brand bottled water, soft drinks, canned fruit juice, draft beer, house table wine, house brand spirits, cocktails, mocktails, coffee, tea, iced coffee, iced tea, espresso, cappuccino, macchiato and lattes, milkshakes and smoothies
    • The minibar is refilled once per day with bottled water, soft drinks, beer, house wine, iced coffee and iced tea
    • Other inclusions are 
    • One 1/2 bottle of Champagne, per room, per length of stay
    • One Sunset Cruise, regularly scheduled
    • One 1/2 hour Group Snorkelling Lesson (equipment not included), regularly scheduled
    • One 1/2 hour Group Windsurf Lesson (equipment included), regularly scheduled
    • One 1/2 hour Group Tennis Lesson (equipment included), regularly scheduled
    • Free use of the Fitness Centre, daytime use of the Tennis, Volleyball and Badminton Courts; Table Tennis, Billiards, Snooker, Darts and Football Grounds (equipment included)
    • Free use of the Kayaks and Windsurfers (equipment included)
    • Free Yoga Session in Duniye Spa; group sessions, regularly scheduled

    The Funama Restaurant and the Ahima Restaurant
    Two main "sister” restaurants featuring the same "all you can eat” buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner in open- air, sand floor surroundings.

    The Ahima Restaurant is an Adults Only restaurant and is for guests staying in Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas only.

    The Asian Wok
    An over-water a la carte restaurant specializing in Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki.

    Hot Rock Restaurant 
    This adult’s only venue is located on the Sunset Bar beach, featuring seafood, steak or chicken cooked at your table on "hot rocks”.

    Guests can also indulge in three additional a la carte options with a snack menu at the bars and pools, room service and a selection of al fresco dinners on the beach.

    Bonthi Bar
    The main bar located on the beach and also incorporates the sports bar and the disco.

    Sunset Bar
    This bar is restricted to guests of 18 years and older

    Asian Wok Bar
    Located over-water at the Asian Wok Restaurant

    Boashi Bar
    Located at the eastern end of the island close to the Boashi pool

    The over-the-water spa provides a tropical spa experience for women and men, focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality.


    • 1.5 km of beautiful white sand beach
    • Magnificent lagoon and excellent snorkeling on the house reef just off the beach
    • 2 Sparkling Clear Fresh Water Swimming Pools
    • Tennis Court
    • Putting Green
    • Beach Volleyball
    • Badminton
    • Table Tennis
    • Billiards
    • Snooker
    • Foosball table
    • Darts
    • Petanque
    • Bicycles
    • Football Grounds
    • Fishing Excursions
    • Fitness Center
    • Children’s Playground
    • Euro-Divers Scuba Centre
    • Vilamendhoo Windsurf & Sailing Centre
    • manta TGrust Marine Biology Centre
    • Wi-Fi
    • Entertainment
    • Gift Shops
    • Internet Café

    All information in this fact sheet is applicable from 1 November 2019 and is subject to change without prior notice.


    A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation! A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. For most holidaymakers, great sunny days with deep blue skies, clear lagoons with pleasing shades of blue, moonlit nights, the soothing sound of little waves lapping soft white sands, the ruffle of palms and powdery white beaches are the basic ingredient for a tropical island holiday – few places offer these in greater abundance than the Maldives.

    Maldives offers a variety of resorts catering to the taste and budget of most travellers. All resorts are located on their own private island, making their beaches idyllically crowd-free. From Robinson Crusoe style to those offering a more conventional style, your resort is your haven from which to spend your days relaxing with a cocktail or two, diving in the spectacular ocean, or taking advantage of the spa facilities, water sports or activities the resort has to offer. Maldives is bare foot luxury at its best.

    The warm seas of the Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty metres away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy your days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.


    The Maldives has a hot tropical climate and the temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round – and that’s on the beach and in the water! The sea in the Maldives is warm all year round and the water temperature is an average of 29°C (yowzers!)


    The Maldives is 3 hours ahead of South Africa.


    International flights arrive at Male's Hulhule airport, which is on an island of its own. Transfers from the airport to your resort island are either by boat, seaplane or domestic flight, depending on the distance. If your resort requires a seaplane transfer, be aware that seaplanes only operate in daylight hours. The seaplane journey in itself is an experience, as you get stunning views of the atolls - make sure you get a window seat and that you get your camera out before boarding. The seaplane will usually land next to a floating platform, from which you will be picked up by boat to be taken the remaining few metres in shore to your resort.


    Electricity supply is 220V to 240V, 50Hz AC. The standard socket is the UK-style three-pin, although there are some variations, so an international adaptor will be useful.


    The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi and is very similar to several other languages from Sri Lanka, South East Asia and North India. English is also widely spoken in the Maldives.


    If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of your certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. If you are not certified - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons, the Maldives offers ideal conditions for beginners. Maldives is one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders in the house reef off the island is also amazing. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.


    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • If you’re taking a seaplane transfer, the luggage allowance is a little more restrictive than your commercial flight - you are allowed 20kg per person of baggage and one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 5kg.
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • A light rain jacket might come in handy in the event of the occasional rain shower
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Take along your own goggles & snorkels – even though your resort will have this equipment available to hire, you’ll probably be happier having your own
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Flip flops, sun hat and a beach bag
    • An underwater camera is a great idea


    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!

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