South Male Atoll, Maldives
- 7 nights
- from $2900 per person
Jumeirah Vittaveli is an island ideal for families looking for spacious yet accessible accommodation in the Maldives, with both a kids and a teens club. It also caters for honeymooners seeking seclusion, particularly in the overwater suites.
At a Glance
Every villa has its own pool
2-bedroom Beach Suites are ideal for families
The kids club is open to children from the age of three
There is a Teen Lounge for older children
The gym is open 24 hours a day
Only a 20-minute speedboat journey from Male, yet still retaining that desert island feeling so many people crave when visiting the Maldives, Jumeirah Vittaveli is a contemporary yet rustic property. With 24-hour butler service, private pools in every villa and spacious accommodation, Jumeirah Vittaveli is truly luxurious.
Jumeirah Vittaveli's accommodation caters for both families and couples, with high levels of privacy both on the beach and over the water. Every villa and suite has its own private pool, from the Beach Villas with direct access to the beach, to the Ocean Suites accessible only by speedboat. Jumeirah Vittaveli's two-bedroom Beach Suites are ideal for families as they can accommodate up to six guests.
Sinbad's kids' club at Jumeirah Vittaveli caters for children from the ages of 3 to 12 years and there is even a children's swimming pool. The island also has a Teen Lounge meaning that younger guests will never be bored, with a rotating activity schedule which even features tree planting.
Jumeirah Vittaveli's Talise Spa features treatments from Thai and Balinese massages to crystal healing facials. The island has three restaurants, serving cuisines from Mediterranean to Maldivian, as well as grilled meats and seafood, and also has a bar serving drinks and light snacks - the perfect spot to watch the sunset.
The Maldives is, of course, one of the best places in the world for diving and snorkeling and Jumeirah Vittaveli has its own diving and watersports center. The island offers kayaking, snorkeling, diving and windsurfing. With PADI-certified specialists, guests can explore the underwater world or head off for a sunset fishing trip.
Jumeirah Vittaveli has spacious accommodation both on the beach and over the water, and facing either the sunrise or the sunset. Beach Villas and Suites are ideal for those who want to step out onto the sand, and for guests who want direct access to snorkeling, the Water Villas and Ocean Suites are perfect. Every Villa and Suite has its own oversized plunge pool. Every villa or suite has its own bicycle to get around the island.
|Beach Villa with pool||
Measuring 184sq.meters in total, the Beach Villas can accommodate two adults and two children under 12, or three adults and one child under 12.
|Beach Suite with pool||
The Beach Suites have two bedrooms and are split over two levels, with a separate sitting room and even its own rooftop terrace. They measure 302sq.meters in size and can accommodate up to six adults, or three adults and three children under 12.
|Water Villa with pool||
The Water Villas, accessed by the jetty, measure 200sq.meters and have a glass floor in the sitting room so that you can peer into the sea. They have one bedroom and can accommodate up to two adults and two children, or three adults and one child under 12.
|Ocean Suite with pool||
Accessible only by speedboat, the Ocean Suites make for a unique stay. Measuring 256sq.meters, they are the epitome of luxury and escapism and can accommodate up to a maximum of two adults and two children, or three adults and one child under 12.
Jumeirah Vittaveli's kids' club, Sinbad's, is open to children from the ages of 3 to 12 years. Under 3 years need to be accompanied by a parent or babysitter, which can be organized by your butler, and this service is also available outside the kids club. There is also a Teen Lounge which guests from the age of 12 to 16 years can attend.
There are three restaurants at Jumeirah Vittaveli. Fenesse is available for dinner and serves Mediterranean cuisine prepared in an open kitchen, and it also has a walk-in wine cellar which can double as a private dining room.
Mu, the beach bar and grill, is located on the beach and again is open for dinner. With a range of cocktails, as well as seafood and grilled meats, it gives guests the chance to dine beneath the stars in a relaxed atmosphere.
Samsara is Jumeirah Vittaveli's all-day dining option and is architecturally unique, serving both Maldivian and International cuisines.
In-villa dining is also available.
Bar-ee, open from mid-morning until midnight, serves fresh juices, cocktails and light snacks. Located over the water, it is the ideal place for a sundowner.
The Talise Spa offers a wide range of treatments, from short experiences taking in exfoliations and massages to five-day awakenings for the whole family, as well as body treatments and facials. There is also an over-water gym with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, with state-of-the-art equipment where guests can work out 24 hours a day, independently or with a personal trainer. Exercise classes, including circuit training, are also available.
The watersports center offers windsurfing, catamaran, kite surfing, waterskiing, jetskiing and banana boating, diving and snorkeling.
Complimentary wifi is available throughout the resort.
There is a watersports center offering windsurfing, catamaran, kite surfing, waterskiing, banana boating and jet-skiing. Diving and snorkeling are also available with PADI-certified instructors.
Location & Directions
South Male Atoll, Maldives
Jumeirah Vittaveli is located in the South Malé Atoll in the Maldives.
When to go
The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.
February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian vacation week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.
Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.
Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.
The surfing season runs from March to October, which is when resorts are cheapest.