Vilu Reef Beach Resort & Spa | Dhaalu Atoll | Maldives



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  • Location : Dhaalu Atoll
  • Distance from airport: 128 km
  • Seaplane Transfer: 35 minutes- *See note
  • No of rooms : 101

It is love at first sight as you approach Vilu Reef in your private seaplane transfer. The thrilling bird’s eye view, an instant revelation of beauty – is a splendid, perfect and lush tropical garden of your imagination. The perfect tropical island paradise for those seeking out the most perfect Blue Lagoon experience.

*Note: All transfer to the resort is made by seaplane, which operates only during the daytime. Please note: evening / night arrivals and early morning departures may require one night’s accommodation in Male city. On arrival at the airport, guests will be greeted by the Vilu Reef Airport Representatives who will assist guests to the seaplane transfer lounge.


Sleep in a shell home and wake up to the sound of waves, gently lapping the white sandy shore,s just steps from your luxurious beach villas, Jacuzzi water villas, Honeymoon water villas or the Presidential water suite. Take a refreshing morning swim in the crystal clear lagoon of Vilu Reef or enjoy a relaxing hot dip in your private open air bathtub. Your cooled and spacious villas is tastefully furnished and designed to blend with the shades of nature, providing all the modern amenities that make you feel at home away from home.

All rooms are equipped with:

  • ceiling fan
  • air-conditioning
  • room safe
  • mini bar
  • IDD telephone
  • satellite television
  • four-poster king size bed
  • writing desk
  • hot/cold water
  • hair dryer and toiletries
60 Beach Villas

Beach Villas are individually appointed and circular in shape, the roof depicting the shape of the renowned Nautilus shell complement the beauty of the natural surrounding. All rooms are equipped with a comfortable divan which can accommodate an additional third person, sitting area, a separate dressing area with full length mirrors. The en-suite bathroom is large with an open-air enclosed courtyard for maximum privacy and include an open air bathtub. Double glass panelled doors lead out to a large timber deck, which overlooks the beautiful beach and lagoon.

The rooms are luxuriously furnished with custom made teak furniture and lighting fixtures.

35 Jacuzzi Water Villas (78.18 sq. meters) one bedroom units

Amidst the beautiful furnishings, guests will find an array of luxury amenities including spacious sitting area with custom made teak furniture, CD player, a luxury en-suite bathroom offering all amenities including bathtub, and bidet. The Villas come with an extended deck overlooking the lagoon with chaise lounges for private sunbathing, a private Jacuzzi and a swim-up platform, which provides direct access to the lagoon through private stairs.

05 Honeymoon Water Villa (109.52 sq. meters) bedroom and living room units

Discover island life at its richest in these luxurious Villas each of which offers the same amenities as that in a Jacuzzi Water Villa. In addition these villas come with steam bath plus a separate living room with glass paneling on three sides offering a panoramic view.

01 Presidential Water Suite (218.79 sq. meters) 2 bedroom with central living room unit

The Presidential Water Suite is the height of luxury for those seeking paradise. Situated at the far end, where the two footbridges meet, the suite offers complete privacy and an un-paralleled view across the Indian Ocean. The spectacular glass walled living room provides stunning views of the surroundings. The Suite is fitted with the finest furnishings and amenities, combining with modern design classics and traditional Maldivian architecture. The suite will comprise 2 king-size bedrooms with four-poster beds, a luxury en-suite bathroom with designer amenities and a kitchenette. Outside on the double levelled timber deck is a private plunge pool, open air Jacuzzi and chaise lounges. A staircase from the second level leads into the shallow lagoon below.


Dine at the Dhoni boat buffet which is rich with exotic and Western dishes, while you sit close to the beach, and welcome the soft sea breeze. Tease your taste buds with mouth-watering delicacies, gained from the sea surrounding Vilu Reef. If you feel like a change from the buffet, choose the cosy A la carte restaurant open around the clock. Ask for a candle lit tête-à-tête just for you and your loved one. The island’s legendary service is designed to fulfil your every earthly wish.

  • Main Restaurant serving buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition weekly theme nights including Maldivian is regularly organized.
  • A la Carte specialty Restaurant
  • Main Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Pool Bar
  • Beach Barbecue
  • Romantic Candle lit dinner
  • Special Lobster Dinner
Happy hour at Vilu Reef

Happy hour day and night is the motto at Vilu Reef. After the exciting surf, take a fresh juice of tropical fruit at the beach bar. From the cellar’s selected collection you enjoy fine wines with your meals. Try one of the resorts original cocktails on the deck or at the Nautilus bar, while planning tomorrow’s excursion with your new found friends. Don’t miss the Maldivian night with its gay drums and folklore dancers, dance the night away at the bare feet disco. Each occasion, be it a birthday, an anniversary or just a surprise, is transformed into a unique ceremony with traditional touch.

Resort Facilities and Services

  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Gymnasium / Fitness room
  • Health Spa
  • Souvenir Boutique
  • Jewelry Shop
  • Laundry service
  • Safe deposit lockers
  • In-house doctor
  • First Aid service
  • Internet access
  • Children’s playground
  • Baby sitter
  • International Direct Dialing
  • Satellite TV / TV room
  • Piano Bar (Private Karaoke)
  • Renewal of Love Ceremonies

Health and Wellness


Encompassing the Five Element Theory; Wood, Fire, Metal, Earth & Water and the healing practices of traditional Ayurveda, each spa experience takes you on a journey through the cycle of life. A holistic approach to health and wellness derived from time tested and traditional treatments. The Spa Complex is built around a unique concept, emanating a feeling of peace and harmony from the moment you enter.

We offer an unrivalled variety of treatments based on aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Swedish, Balinese, Thai and shiatsu practices. Hawaian lomi lomi, Body Masks and Javanese lulur are some of the best kept secrets within the spa.



Put your sail in the wind and rush through Vilu Reef’s lagoon on a surfboard or small sailing catamaran. No time for idle boredom if you are the type who enjoys some action! In your snorkelling gear, gaze down at the edge of the reef and play with the flashing fish. Enjoy the sun sea and surf. Take a fun ride on banana boat? Or a healthy canoe trip to neighbouring islets. The wide, shallow lagoon is an ideal play ground for the water sport enthusiast.


Explore the sea around you and navigate your boat through tricky reefs. Visit the friendly islanders and let yourself be inspire by their simple lifestyle. Catch a fish at night and grill it at a barbecue with friends on a deserted beach.

If you are out for real adventure, take the big game yacht for a day and compete with the tuna and barracuda. The land offers as many diversions as the sea at Vilu Reef. A floodlit tennis court, badminton and volley courts, a gym and a range of entertaining sports like table tennis, darts or pool billiard are challenging you.


Dive for the treasures of the sea and reveal the secrets that lie beneath the shores and waves of Vilu Reef. The world’s most colorful coral gardens, the affluent diversity of tropical fish and the sight of some of the most unusual marine creatures are a breathtaking experience. Day by day, divers at Vilu Reef discover new and exciting sites in a virgin sea world off the beaten track, never seen by a human eye before. Experienced dive instructors who speak your language will guide you to ancient shipwrecks, to caves on the reefs, and if you are lucky, to a rendezvous with a friendly shark.

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Catamaran Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing
  • Banana Boat riding
  • Canoeing
  • Wake boarding
  • Water skiing
  • Glass bottom boat ride
  • Kite surfing
  • Sports and Activities
  • Island Hopping
  • Night Fishing
  • Aerial Excursion
  • Big Game Fishing
  • Board Games
  • Snooker / Billiards
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton
  • Volley Ball
  • Tennis
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Discotheque
  • Cultural shows
  • Live Band Music
  • Karaoke
  • Animation
  • The resort accepts AMEX, Master Card, JCB and VISA

Vilu Weddings

Be Adam and Eve in this Garden of Eden for one special day and celebrate your wedding, honeymoon or anniversary the Maldivian way. Dress in ethnic costumes and let yourself be carried ’round the island to your loved one. Invite the guests to a treat, if you wish, and let them be the witnesses when you say the magic words that bind you together forever. Seal your bond with an unforgettable night in a secret place, just the two of you alone under a starlit sky and wish upon a shooting star. Love at Vilu Reef will last forever. You will want to come back to remember, to relive and revive the most precious moment of your life.


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