Jumeirah Vittaveli

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

It’s hard to return to everyday life after a stay at Jumeirah Vittaveli: the very definition of luxury. Your beach villa is entirely secluded, but still gives direct access to the beach or lagoon, putting you just a swim from one of South Malé Atoll’s healthiest house reefs and five shipwrecks. At your villa, every luxury awaits: an oversized L-shaped pool (you can swim from your bathroom, around your villa, to your terrace), semi-open rain showers, interactive TVs, even adjustable mood lighting. In fact, it will be impossible to holiday anywhere else after you’ve lazed on the daybeds enjoying cocktails at B4R, dined with your feet in the sand at Mu Beach Bar, woken early for yoga in the spa garden and sunk into the massage table in an overwater treatment room. And, with one of the Maldives’ largest kids' clubs and Ice Ice Maybe, the Maldives' first ice rink built from artificial 'Glice', who can disagree?

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Water Skiing
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the South Malé Atoll, on the island of Bolifushi, surrounded by one of its healthiest house reefs, just 20-800 metres from five shipwrecks for diving. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 20 minutes by motorised catamaran.

Hotel information

90 villas and suites. All with direct access to the beach and lagoon, with private pool, Sala sunbeds, smart TV with BYOD and mirroring functionality, adjustable mood lighting, WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities, maxi-bar, safe, iron and ironing board, newspaper and hairdryer. Beach Villas with Pool Sunrise have 1 king-size bed and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: includes dining at Mu, Samsara and Fenesse restaurants, plus dining credit to be used in any outlet as well as destination dining. 

Full Board option: includes dining at Mu, Samsara and Fenesse restaurants, plus dining credit to be used in any outlet as well as destination dining. 

Beach Villas with Pool Sunset feature an over-sized L-shape private pool, open-air bathroom and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Water Villas with Pool Sunrise feature a private infinity pool and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Water Villas with Pool Sunset feature a private infinity pool and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ocean Suites with Pool Sunset are only accessible by speedboat and have private infinity pool, 2 floors with separate living area, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Private Ocean Retreats with Pool Sunset are freestanding in the lagoon and accessible only by speedboat. These 2-storey villas have a private infinity pool and offer resort services such as in-villa yoga, complimentary in-villa breakfast, one in-villa spa treatment per stay, one in-villa dinner per stay and a maxi bar (replenished once per stay), sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

2-Bedroom Beach Villas with Pool Sunrise are ideal for families and feature an over-sized L-shape private pool and open-air bathroom, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Beach Suites with Pool Sunset are ideal for families or groups of friends and feature an over-sized L-shape private pool. They have 2 floors including separate living area, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

3-Bedroom Royal Residence Sunset with private overwater deck, spa treatment room, butler’s pantry and oversized swimming pool, sleeping maximum 9 adults.

Fenesse (overwater French restaurant), Samsara (Asian and Western favourites), Mu Beach Grill (grilled meats and seafood, plus lunchtime tapas and pinchos), Swarna (lavish 18-course Indian tasting menus), Cuvée Wine Library (private dinners with resident sommelier or tasting menus), Talise nutrition programmes and meals, ‘Dining by Design’ experiences (e.g. sunrise breakfast on dhoni boat, Aqua dinner in pool, private beach barbecues, romantic in-room meals). B4R beachside bar (cocktails and snacks), Cyan overwater lounge (champagne, cocktails, oysters and caviar), MU Beach Bar, new overwater Cigar Lounge and underground Whiskey tasting room. Swimming pool. Talise Spa* with Asian-inspired treatments in land and overwater rooms. Fitness Centre. Wellness programmes*. Water sports (including deep sea fishing*, kayaking, kitesurfing, windsurfing, water-skiing* and flyboarding*). Snorkelling equipment. PADI dive centre*. Semi-submarine excursions* along house reef or to nearby shipwrecks. Ice rink*. Daily yoga and fitness classes. Kuda Koli Kids’ Club and Teen Lounge (with kids' pool, games room, snorkelling and swimming lessons, Island Treasure Hunt). Luxury private cruises*. Bikes available including children's bikes and tandems. Coconut oil making and cookery demonstrations. Fihi Artist Lounge for handmade souvenirs.

7 nights 23 Dec–9 Jan (excluding Water Villas, Ocean Suites and Private Ocean Retreats).

No check-in or check-out permitted 31 Dec–1 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: families with children are permitted to stay in over-water villas, subject to the signing of a legal waiver document at the time of booking.

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Sep 11, 2019 AmanS1937

I will keep it short and simple. I had the most amazing time with family, we stayed for 4 nights and trust me we felt like we are in heaven. Big shout to the all the staff at jumeirah. It will be unfair not to give credit to each and everyone working so hard to take care of the guests. A special mention to Mr Nabeel, who was there for us 24… Read more
I will keep it short and simple. I had the most amazing time with family, we stayed for 4 nights and trust me we felt like we are in heaven. Big shout to the all the staff at jumeirah. It will be unfair not to give credit to each and everyone working so hard to take care of the guests. A special mention to Mr Nabeel, who was there for us 24 hours, he doesn’t have a no in his dictionary. He truly made us feel like royals. All the staff at Restaurant Samsara, Mr Jayakumar, Nabbeh, junain, Hasan for the amazing BBQ dinner. Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart. Will see you guys very soon !! Read less
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Sep 8, 2019 Bilalmanorpatel

Stayed here for our honeymoon for 5 days and 4 nights and had the most amazing experience thanks to all the welcoming and caring staff. In particular Azufar, Hushaim, Yoosuf and the Samsara chef Kaushik. My wife is gluten intolerant and the chef and staff were very understanding and knowledgeable and made special gluten free meals for her every… Read more
Stayed here for our honeymoon for 5 days and 4 nights and had the most amazing experience thanks to all the welcoming and caring staff. In particular Azufar, Hushaim, Yoosuf and the Samsara chef Kaushik. My wife is gluten intolerant and the chef and staff were very understanding and knowledgeable and made special gluten free meals for her every night. As we were staying on half board - breakfast and dinner were buffets. There was a wide variety of food both times of the day and enough to keep you full! Different themed food every night for example Italian, Japanese and Indian which provided a nice new feel of different cultures every night. Service of staff was incredible and incomparable to any service I have received before. Initially stayed in an ocean villa with an infinity pool - very spacious, clean and modern. Cleaning services were available twice a day. Every thing was provided in the room such as sun cream, after sun cream, insect repellent, dental kits, shaving kits and vanity kits. Multiple complementary bottles of water were available in the villa. For the last night we moved to the private ocean retreat - the decor and architecture was well planned out and the attention to detail was spot on. To get around the island there are free buggy services which usually come within 10 mins or another option is riding the bikes which are available in every villa. In the private ocean retreat we had a private boat which attended when called. Non motorised water sports were included in the stay, we tried snorkelling which was a great experience well worth the money. Would definitely definitely definitely recommend this place as we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and could not fault this resort. It was practically heaven on earth for us and enchanting with the clear blue water and breathtaking views (Room 604+801) Read less
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Sep 7, 2019 ran5423 Seoul, South Korea

Resort was very good and the room was very clean. The kids club program is good. Teachers are nice and many kids are very happy with program. We had breakfast and dinner at Samsara, the food was good. I want to visit next summer with my family!!
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Sep 4, 2019 ayazf80

This property room is expensive as it has some amazing features i agree‼️ However the prices of food, activities & spa treatments are very very high & believe me its not worth, easily one has to spare 250 US dollar for per person per night for lunch, snacks & dinner
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Sep 2, 2019 ahmadmayed

The price was a bit expensive but it was worth every penny. Truely an amazing experience . Every thing was provided for us , club cars to take us everyplace , bicycles are there for all of us , food was very nice and everyday new food themes , alot of activities (parasailing , snorkling , jetskis ,... etc). The thing that was really convenient is… Read more
The price was a bit expensive but it was worth every penny. Truely an amazing experience . Every thing was provided for us , club cars to take us everyplace , bicycles are there for all of us , food was very nice and everyday new food themes , alot of activities (parasailing , snorkling , jetskis ,... etc). The thing that was really convenient is the system they had for service , i had a special server for my stay there and we were connected by whatsapp and anything i wanted i just texted him ( was soo easy and fast) . Would really want to go back . Read less