Vilamendhoo

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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa is located in Maldives
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
Location in Maldives
Coordinates: 3°38′01″N 72°57′32″E / 3.6335°N 72.9590°E / 3.6335; 72.9590Coordinates: 3°38′01″N 72°57′32″E / 3.6335°N 72.9590°E / 3.6335; 72.9590
CountryMaldives
Administrative atollAlif Dhaal Atoll
Distance to Malé88 km (55 mi)
Area
 • Total0.11 km2 (0.04 sq mi)
Dimensions
 • Length0.67 km (0.42 mi)
 • Width0.17 km (0.11 mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:00 (MST)

Vilamendhoo, formerly one of the uninhabited islands of Alif Dhaal Atoll (South Ari Atoll) of the Maldives, has been developed into a 184-room 4 star plus resort, called Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, managed by CCR (Crown & Champa Resorts). Some of the best diving points in Maldives are located in Ari Atoll.

Locale[edit]

Surrounded by a lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, it is the only resort on the island, and measures about 670 by 170 metres (2,200 ft × 560 ft) – 11 hectares (27 acres). Seaplane transfer from Male International Airport is a 25-minute flight. A reef encircles the island, with stray reef sprouts above and below.

Reef[edit]

Due to the rise in temperature caused by La Niña, the coral had died but is starting to recover.

Wildlife[edit]

Whilst there is much life in the ocean, there are also many exotic creatures living on the island.

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