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. You’ll be welcomed on arrival in Malé and taken to the resort’s airport lounge where fresh coffee and homemade cookies await. Board a luxurious catamaran for a 20-minute scenic ride past tropical islands to your resort.

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 Private Pool feature a private infinity pool and a sunken indoor bath and rain shower, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Infinity Pool Ocean Villa with Slide feature a private infinity pool, overwater sand deck, overwater hammocks and a sunken indoor bath and rain shower, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Private Ocean Retreats with Slide 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.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A beautiful resort

Apr 5, 2020 shazrahassan Maldives

We went for our honeymoon and the place was super magical. Upon our arrival the room was not ready as we arrived too early then the check-in time but did not have to wait for a long time. While we waited we were taking pictures when Ms. kamala say us and offered to take a picture which was really lovely as she willingly asked us. Each and every… Read more
We went for our honeymoon and the place was super magical. Upon our arrival the room was not ready as we arrived too early then the check-in time but did not have to wait for a long time. While we waited we were taking pictures when Ms. kamala say us and offered to take a picture which was really lovely as she willingly asked us. Each and every staff was really friendly and attentive but I cannot leave zeyba who had always welcomed us and with a warming smile every time we saw her. jailam who came to pick us up for our photo shoot. He made small conversations every time he say us. And the great staff of fenesse restaurant. The food was super delicious but the staff serving made the dinner perfect. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful resort with a lot to do

Mar 31, 2020 435stellaj Frankfurt, Germany

We stayed last month in this beautiful resort. One of our best holidays ever. The staff is friendly and thoughtful and is always thinking of something special for the guests. I got really surprised by the "floating breakfast"and love it. The sunset at the bar "B4R" is stunning and they have a whisky cellar" there with hundreds of whiskys.… Read more
We stayed last month in this beautiful resort. One of our best holidays ever. The staff is friendly and thoughtful and is always thinking of something special for the guests. I got really surprised by the "floating breakfast"and love it. The sunset at the bar "B4R" is stunning and they have a whisky cellar" there with hundreds of whiskys. Fantastic s the french restaurant called Fenesse, they make an art for your dessert, really delicious. Please try it! You wont get bored on that island, lots of things to do, like ice skating, relaxing in the spa or enjoying the exciting water sports attractions. The view over the island while Parasailing is fascinating, you even can see turtles and sting rays. Anyway the best is the coral reef with so many different kind of fishes in all colors, reef sharks, lobster, murays, turtles, sepia and many more, cant even count... We had a 2-Bedroom Beach Suite with private pool and a spacious bedroom and living room on the ground floor and on the first floor a kids room with 2 separate beds. You can easily relax on the empty beach and just walk in to the sea two steps and have the reef in front of you. Really can recommend to stay there!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Resort

Mar 29, 2020 sunnyd1978 London, United Kingdom

Beautiful resort, amazing staff and a truly amazing experience. We were a party of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children, we stayed in the infinity pool ocean villa, the villa was surprisingly large with lots of indoor and outdoor space. The kids club was fantastic with fun activities everyday that the kids absolutely loved. The food was delicious with a… Read more
Beautiful resort, amazing staff and a truly amazing experience. We were a party of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children, we stayed in the infinity pool ocean villa, the villa was surprisingly large with lots of indoor and outdoor space. The kids club was fantastic with fun activities everyday that the kids absolutely loved. The food was delicious with a wide variety to choose from, the whole resort was spotless oh did i mention the amazing staff. I would 100% recommend this resort to anyone thinking of visiting the Maldives. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Vittaveli as Experienced By Vegan Newlyweds

Mar 29, 2020 ahmadsQ3009MW Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We arrived and the boat that took us to the island was nice but had no soap or any way to clean your hands or refreshments or anything for sea sickness. This was made up for by the Compassionate and attentive staff. However, Hospitality in regards to making us feel special when we were on our honeymoon was lacking. And the food was not up to… Read more
We arrived and the boat that took us to the island was nice but had no soap or any way to clean your hands or refreshments or anything for sea sickness. This was made up for by the Compassionate and attentive staff. However, Hospitality in regards to making us feel special when we were on our honeymoon was lacking. And the food was not up to standard. All in all, This is overpriced. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The most amazing venue with an even more amazing team.

Mar 26, 2020 verylumpycustard Bangkok, Thailand

Start to finish our trip to Jumeirah Vittaveli was an unforgettable experience, and in a good way! We were met at the airport by the team and our adventure started. The transfer was fast and comfortable. On our arrival at the island we were greeted by the GM and his team who immediately made us feel welcome and comfortable. Having completed… Read more
Start to finish our trip to Jumeirah Vittaveli was an unforgettable experience, and in a good way! We were met at the airport by the team and our adventure started. The transfer was fast and comfortable. On our arrival at the island we were greeted by the GM and his team who immediately made us feel welcome and comfortable. Having completed check in at the airport we were able to be shown directly to our villa and within half an hour we were relaxing in our overwater infinity pool. The resort is immaculate and there are several dining options that all serve amazing food. But it is the staff that make this resort what it is. Outstanding. From the master mixologist to the amazing housekeeping team who even managed to remove bike chain oil from my wife's dress you made this an amazing stay. As I saw in another review a special mention to Manoj and his team, attentive and unobtrusive service. Thank you Michelle and Alma for looking after our every need and to what felt like the whole resort making my birthday a truly special day. And all of this while we are experiencing a global crisis that impacts each and every one of us. We can't wait to come back! Read less