The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
What We Love
- Fresh coconut water and eucalyptus-scented towels presented upon arrival
- Relaxation nets that hang off the sea deck outside your villa
- A jaw-dropping breakfast buffet, spread across several interconnecting rooms
- The limousine pick-up from Male International Airport
What To Know
- The lights and television in your villa are all iPad controlled
- Be sure to reserve scuba diving sessions in advance—tours typically fill up
- The resort’s most coveted accommodation, the John Jacob Astor Estate, is the largest overwater villa in the Maldives
- Zero gravity yoga and bootcamp classes are part of the menu at the onsite gym
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
With their coral chandeliers and recycled glass headboards, each of the 77 villas—choose from categories including garden, beach, or overwater—at this swish tropical resort are slices of a Maldivian lagoon. Each is decked with its own private pool, though you’ll likely spend much your time in the far more enticing waters of the neighboring Indian Ocean, where a snorkeling excursion or glass-bottomed kayak ride (the hotel also offers paragliding) can result in tête-à-têtes with spinner dolphins and turtles. The ocean-accented interiors don’t end there: the library is lobster-shaped, the boutique is designed to mirror a conch, and the overwater cocktail lounge takes visual cues from a whale shark. Days here, which begin with sunrise yoga, followed by lobster omelettes and bottomless mimosas, are delightfully languid. At the Iridium Spa, full-body massages and Ayurvedic consultations come with a view of the sea, courtesy of the portholes that stud its soothing white oak interiors. Devote one evening to a five-course degustation menu at Decanter, in the hotel’s generously stocked wine cellar—there’s even a bottle that dates back to the late 18th century—before retiring to your villa for a lazy midnight soak.
In the Area
A 40-minute seaplane flight from Male International Airport will bring you to this remote resort. Large swaths of the Dhaalu Atoll still remain undeveloped, so marine enthusiasts won’t get enough of its unvarnished cobalt waters. Explore them via sunset cruises (your butler can arrange one), on a fishing adventure aboard a dhoni, a traditional Maldivian boat, or through dives to the surrounding sea caves and cliffs—note that guests must be older than 8 for lessons, offered at the resort’s PADI-certified diving center. The staff can also arrange more family-focused activities, including a postcard-perfect photo shoot or a sandbank barbecue.
How to Get There
We did stay twice at your resort and twice at W Maldives (both Marriot Hotels).
Both hotels are nice, where your resort is in a bit better shape. If you want to relax, go to this hotel, if you like to have vibrant holiday with kitesurf option and pool party, you will enjoy W Maldives.
We had a wonderful stay at your resort, amazing clean beaches, good food and everything is arranged perfectly in the background. The rooms are in a perfect shape and your staff has done a wonderful job. We would come again. Well done guys.
We couldn't have been happier with the service we received across the resort. Hussain our butler was extremely attentive. Sebastian left a lasting impression on us after he whipped up some tasty concoction for us the next morning after having a little too much wine. If it was closer I'd go back every year. This was our first time staying at the St. Regis brand. They have set the bar very high.
We had one of the best vacation experiences of our lives during our recent stay at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. First, the staff and service are unparalleled. We did not need to worry about a single think during our entire trip- the staff were reliable, attentive, friendly, responsive, and went above and beyond at every turn. From the point of arrival friendly staff were there to greet us through the end of the trip when staff assisted us all the way to departure gate- every single detail was accounted for. Small surprises and details awaited us at every turn of the trip, from special treats delivered to our rooms to warm luxurious baths being drawn for us in the evening. An incredibly huge special shout out to our butler Moosa- Moosa is an absolute gem and we were so fortunate to get to know him during our stay. He was absolutely amazing- helping us with all our activities and reservations while on the island, patiently answering all of our questions, making himself available day and night and always with a sunny personality and wonderful disposition. We cannot say enough good things about him and if you have the opportunity to request a specific Butler during your stay, you must work with Moosa!
Second, the property itself is gorgeous- big,beautiful rooms and villas with every amenity you can imagine- there is not a bad location on the island. Amazing blue waters, fun bicycles to get you from one point to another, talented chefs preparing gourmet meals, and a fabulous spa where we had some of the best massages we've ever experienced. The resort has gear for every water activity imaginable, a fabulous gym, wonderful yoga instructors, and other activities to keep you entertained the entire time during your stay.
We had the pleasure of meeting the head of marketing, Sage, while on property and were blown away by her warm and welcoming personality. She spent time showing us around the island and hosted us for lunch one day- she made us feel so special- its truly the people like Sage and Moosa who help set the St.Regis apart from every other resort. Everyone at the St. Regis team is A class
You have a lot of options in the Maldives but i guarantee you will not have a single regret if you stay at the St.Regis