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A 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport brings you to Jumeirah Vittaveli.
Whether for an intimate escape or an indulgent family retreat, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers
unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration. Impeccable choice and
seamless service shape the character of this resort paradise, where every detail has been
meticulously crafted to inspire journeys of discovery and enjoyment. Nestled in a spot of
astounding beauty and ideal for couples, families or small groups, Jumeirah Vittaveli
brings personalised excitement to your holiday.
History & Concept
The word Vittaveli has many beautiful meanings – “vastness of space” and “eternal
light”. These meanings fit perfectly with the island. Space is a precious element and a
luxury that many of us rarely experience and eternal light reflects the constant radiance
the island emanates.
Guest Villas and Suites
Jumeirah Vittaveli comprises 91 villas and suites each offering exquisite views of the
The choice of villas includes:
• 36 Beach Villas (184 m2)
• 8 Beach Suites (302 m2)
• 39 Lagoon Villas (200 m2)
• 7 Lagoon Suites (256 m2)
• 1 Presidential Suite (800 m2) - to be opened in 2012
Welcome to your own private villa on the beach. Each with an individual foyer, all
36 beautifully appointed beach villas have spacious interiors and a breathtaking open air
shower. Outdoor day beds created for relaxation by an individual pool are interspersed
along a meandering stretch of coastline.
Treasured family moments are guaranteed with the eight generously sized suites,
comprising two bedrooms and a dazzling pool leading onto the beach. Each Beach Suite
has its own rooftop terrace, an idyllic spot for relaxing isolation. Beach Suite’s also offer a
separate maid’s quarter and a security building.
The 39 airy Lagoon Villas encapsulate a harmonious balance between spectacular design
and beautiful interiors. Each villa has its own pool with a private decking area and day
Set above the crystalline waters of the lagoon, all the seven exclusive suites are
accessible by a traditional Dhoni craft. These havens are designed with individual outdoor
covered terraces and pools on stilts crafted with split-level wooden verandas that lead
into the turquoise waters of the lagoon.
This exclusive island retreat is the largest property in the resort. In absolute privacy and
inimitable magnificence, Jumeirah Vittaveli boasts a single villa fashioned to fulfil the
ultimate desire of hospitality for even the most seasoned of luxury travellers. With a
palatial interior space, the villa offers three bedrooms including a children’s bedroom,
two private swimming pools and a deck with outdoor seating, shower and spa. With
walkways perfect for midnight strolls, this is the epitome of island resort grandeur.
Restaurants & Bars
Jumeirah Vittaveli offers a wide variety of cuisine catering for every type of palate. Based
on an appreciation of individuality and unique luxury service, our award-winning chefs
maintain a culture of excellence in our three restaurants, whether for relaxed al fresco
dining by the sea, or cocktails and culinary sophistication within themed interiors.
Fenesse - Elegant Overwater Restaurant. Dining at Fenesse is a voyage of culinary
discovery in a unique overwater setting. The mirrored floor-to-ceiling glass screens
reveal the ‘open-concept’ show kitchen where Mediterranean flavours are created, while
the walk-in wine cellar with an extensive collection doubles as a private dining room for
Samsara - Pan Asian Restaurant. Dining at Samsara is a mix of taste, fun and delicious
temptations delivered with a ‘Pan Asian’ twist on a contemporary patio overlooking the
Indian Ocean. Enjoy quality all day, every day with a Pan Asian menu interspersed with
traditional classics and Maldivian delicacies. Samsara offers a variety of dining options,
including salad bar, buffet and a la carte. From entrées through to desserts, dishes are
prepared at live cooking stations and served in a creative Asian style.
Mu - Beach Bar and Grill. Mu introduces refined beach-side dining. The casual style
seating brings alive the starry skies, while candlelight and cocktails lead the way for an
evening of seafood, fish or prime steak, grilled to perfection by the talented chefs.
Bar-ee - Those who wish to unwind with a cooling beverage amidst the tranquil waters
of the pool can visit Bar-ee.
With an selection of wellness programs available to choose from, our team of traditional
and alternative therapists will cater to every holistic need. Jumeirah Vittaveli has chosen
ila as the spa partner to create exclusive signature treatments only available within
Jumeirah’s Maldivian resorts.
Using the meaning of Vittaveli, Talise Spa and ila has created a special concept which
uses ‘Space’ and ‘Light’ as elements within the spa program. ila treatments are unique
and centre on ancient techniques of yogic healing and energy work.
Sports & Leisure
Guests have access to an array of choices that focus on fun, diversity and a celebration
of the ultimate island resort getaway. For the love of fitness and well-being, set time
aside to visit the Health Spa and Gym. Wander along sea facing trails of unsurpassed
beauty; immerse yourself in the sea with snorkelling, canoeing, windsurfing and diving in
some of the world’s rarest coral reefs.
The resort features two dedicated Children’s clubs, one for children from two to 12 years
of age, and a teen club for those aged 12 and above. A programme of daily activities for
children of all ages is on offer, keeping everyone safe and entertained throughout their
holiday. All activities on the daily program are fun as well as educational; scheduled
activities include: stingray feeding, water sports, treasure hunts, arts and crafts,
understanding our neighbours – marine life and traditions of the Maldives, T-shirt
painting and junior lifeguard/water safety sessions.
The family/children’s pool is adjacent to the Kids and Teens clubs and is monitored by a
life guard during hours of operation, providing peace of mind for the guests. The resort
also offers specific children’s menus in all three restaurants and throughout the in-room
Talise Spa also introduces special treatment programmes for families wanting to connect
and spend quality time together. Aaila is the Maldivian word for family, ‘Aila Time’ invites
families to enjoy an awakening of a personal reconnection. The ila ‘beyond’ journey
educates young adults aged between 12 – 16 about the joy of spa, preparing them for a
lifetime of wellbeing.
In addition to the above, the resort provides a babysitting service for guests who wish to
have some “adult time”
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