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Great hotel. A beautiful home reef! I recommend it for a family vacation. The hotel is small and therefore does not feel the presence of guests, it feels like one on the island of dreams with snow-white sand and palm trees!
Staff really really friendly and kind. Everything really clean . Reef for snorkelling really nice you see a lots of fishes, sharks, turtles, rays,… Room big and spacious. Food and services perfects. Very valuable for the price. Bed really comfortable,. Arrangement of transfers perfect.
If there is heaven on earth, then it is here.
The best place for a perfect holiday. Everything is thought out to the smallest detail. Plus - an amazing underwater world! Plus - an amazing underwater world! Everything came together - the weather, the ocean, a cozy island, the work of the staff - everything is fine! We stayed for the second time in this hotel and do not want to go anywhere else ...
Best honeymoon we could have wished for! Perfect location, perfect rooms, sweet and welcoming staff. We felt like home in a new place. Good snorkeling reef oportunities, lost of fish amd beautiful coralls.
Amazing 10 nights on picturesque island.
Upon arrival our sea plane transfer and boat to the island once dropped off were timely. In reception we were greeted by Paola (?) and received a nice refreshing drink, Paola was extremely nice and welcoming and explained the island lay out and showed us to our room. We were in room 223 which is on the South side of the island. The room was plenty big enough, it was a jacuzzi villa in the adults only area, which was well catered for and kept clean, the only small annoyance was having to indicate what we wanted topping up in the mini-bar if we used it. A side to that the room and service of luggage was excellent. As stated we did the 'adults-only' which is well worth the upgrade if you don't have kids or want to see/hear any whilst you are away. On two, maybe three occasions some kids were near/in the adult pool which is not monitored and was annoying but a very minor gripe over all. The pool area is kept very clean, the pool is also kept very well and the pool area staff Adam/Naufal and co were excellent and attentive. They don't seem to strict on anything i.e. could take my beer in the pool and relax and enjoy the view... just what I wanted to do. The restaurant area was fantastic, we were lucky enough to be assigned Nasrulla in the buffet restaurant who genuinely did make our stay even more pleasant, he was superb (apparently he is on probation...Vilamendhoo, just get him to sign the dotted line he is a great asset for you!!). He has great conversation, gave us tips about the island and were to snorkel etc... please pass on our thanks to Nasrulla! The food was delicious and there wasn't a day when we didn't have an option either of us liked, even with my partner being allergic to fish. We didn't try the Hot-Rock, but we did visit the Asian Wok twice. The first time the food was good but I was just generally very full and left some food, this didn't go down well with the chef/waiter and he was quite abrupt for the rest of the night which was a shame and killed the mood (which was the night we got engaged, so this really was quite a downer). The next time we visited had Adam as our waiter and he was excellent, he gave us great advice on what to choose to eat and he was spot on, superb night. If possible book the 6:30 slot so you can get the sunset. Snorkeling and excursions were amazing. The house reef was fantastic... I am not much of a 'sea-going' person but I am converted. I saw so many different species and had sharks (both nurse and black tip reef) swim right up to me like they were saying hello. We also saw squid, parrot fish, grouper fish, lion-fish and I was even fortunate enough to see a large turtle just on the edge of reef and swam with it for a few minutes, incredible memory. On the excursion we saw a Whale Shark and turtles, but sadly no Manta Ray, however you can tell the staff (apologies forgot his name) was just as disappointed as we were, he really did put in a lot of effort to find one with the boats crew. I briefly used the gym which was good but that was it regarding the sporting activities bar the odd shot on the 7-a-side pitch. The island team train on the football pitch every day between 5-7pm so I didn't get a chance to use it sadly as in the day it's just too warm. We also did kayaking which was great and attempted windsurfing, the chap who was meant to train us for windsurfing couldn't have seem less interested in actually teaching us, he was more keen to tell me how quick he learned it and show off. All in all we had a fantastic stay at Vilamendhoo and would most definitely return. We spoke to several couples on their fourth or fifth visit and you can really understand why people keep going back, they have it down to the finest detail (in general). We even heard some couples had returned for their eleventh and fourteenth time.... say no more. One tip is to definitely go all-inclusive, thankfully we did, but if you don't the price could really add up. I could go on even further about how good our stay was, and have likely forgot to include some information, but value for money I cannot fault Vilamendhoo. Vilamendhoo (and especially my man Nasrulla!), thank you.
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