Just a bit of news for anyone who has booked this Island for dec/jan.
The island opening date has been put back to 20th Dec, BUT some tour operators have been advised not to book anyone in till 31 Jan.
People who have already booked are being moved to Meeru.
It opened this morning, apparently the only thing not finished yet is the football pitch and one of the swimming pools has got to be filled with water, which should be done later this week.
We are going in september any one else going or thinking of going???
Please please please don't be alarmed by the report, if you go to the vilamendhoo forum http://www.vilamendhooisland.com/forum.aspx there are reports from 2 people who are on the island NOW and they are saying all is well
The poster of that review was on the island for only 1 day
I really believe that the building materials seen in the photos were removed very quickly, Vila management told us that the football pitch wasn't finished and that a few villas were being 'finished off'.
They obviously rushed to get the island open for christmas and have been Clearing up since.
I'm sure everything will be perfect for your arrival, so sit back and look forward to a fantastic holiday
I think there is a bit of scare muggering going on from the poster, its also his one and only post
Enjoy you holiday
Well where should I start?? Vila is without doubt the best island we have been to in our 5 visits to the Maldives, everthing is brand new. The accomodation is superb, if you like sunbathing I suggest you ask for a villa on the south side of the island any number from 215 - 241 would give you a very nice piece of beach and you can sunbath all day, the north side of the is overgrown with trees and is windy!!
The restaurants are buffet style and the food is superb, lots of choice. The snorkelling is second to none the house reef is reputedly the best in the Maldives!! We tried the Asian Wok restaurant on a couple of occasions and weren't disappointed absolutley spot on!! The dive school is very good well organised and the equipment is first rate. Watch out for the big german dive guide he has plenty to say for himself, but at the end became good friends with our group, we made loads of friends and must say we will keep in touch with them as we had a great time with them. The brits outway the rest by 6-1 which makes a pleasant change!! We are now looking to go back to Vila next year as we liked it that much!! What better recommendation could you want than that. All signs of building work have gone the only remnants are the paint buckets in the garden area, where the gardener is recycling the paint tins and buckets for growing plants, which will be planted on the island in the near future. Roll on next year.
Anthing you need to know just ask Trod.
Certainly want the sun so will be requesting villa on the south side, we aren't divers but do snorkel so the news about the house reef is great, there was some worry that it had been damaged during the refurb, good to hear this isn't the case.
Just under 7 months still to wait, but sure it will fly by
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