Checking In: Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives

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On my recent visit to the Maldives I had the pleasure of visiting not just one, but two resorts – both offering completely different experiences and an incredibly lush, but more importantly relaxing getaway. For a more adventurous and outdoorsy experience in the Maldives, myself and my partner checked in to Jumeirah Vittaveli, a family friendly resort just a short 20 minute boat ride from Male International Airport.

Jumeirah Vittaveli

Checking In: Jumeirah Vittaveli

If you’re looking for a resort in the Maldives with endless activities then Jumeirah Vittaveli is a great choice. With so many hotels and resorts to choose from it can often be overwhelming, however this particular resort certainly caters to both families and couples – so if you’re looking for a more adventurous resort to check in to, here’s what you can look forward to at Jumeirah Vittaveli…

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Private Beach Villa

Choosing a resort in the Maldives is one thing, but deciding on a room type is a whole different ball game! The iconic water villas are a popular choice for most couples and especially honeymooners as they offer the most privacy and seclusion. After a few nights in a water villa at our previous resort, we switched it up by checking in to one of the private beach villas which were slightly cheaper but came with the added benefit of the beach at your door step. Ironically I also found these villas more private than the water villas at Jumeirah Vittaveli, as there was ample flora surrounding us to make the villas completely secluded from our neighbours.
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A Maldivian Touch

What I really loved about this resort was the people – the local Maldivians with grins the size of a football field, spreading right across their face from early morning through til late in the evening. You can tell immediately that these people really love their job, but more importantly they really love showcasing their home to visitors from around the world.

The room decor at Jumeirah had a distinct Maldivian touch, which effortlessly paid tribute to the surrounds. Much of the room featured warm wood tones and everything was kept very natural to accompany the surrounds. Another favourite feature of the rooms was the huge “L” shaped pool that wrapped around the entire room – a great excuse for a morning swim!

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Food at Jumeirah Vittaveli

The food at Jumeirah Vittaveli was a bit of a hit and miss at times, but the highlights were incredible when they did hit the mark! By far my favourite restaurant on the island was MU, a casual beachside restaurant with evening entertainment and fantastic food from a well-rounded menu. The tofu peanut satay was my pick of dishes, though my partner (a meat-eater) was equally impressed with the Angus Beef! Anywhere on the island you can also enjoy homemade ice cream which was beyond incredible – don’t leave without trying the chocolate and caramel – delicious!

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Sunset Cruise

On our final evening in the Maldives we embarked on a private sunset cruise on the resort yacht – quite the indulgence! The hour long cruise was perhaps the single most impressive cruise of my travel life, circling the island and taking in the sweeping views of a golden sunset – complete with champagne and canapés of course!


Sunset Cocktails

One of the best ways to pass time in the Maldives is just to sit back and enjoy all the senses: the sound of the ocean, the incredible sweeping ocean views, letting the sun kiss your skin and of course, tasting the local sweetness! Cocktails by the pool were a great way to cool off and unwind after a day of activities – which is what this hotel really excels at. This is a fun place to stay, especially for families, or couples who wish to be more active during their stay with use of bicycles to get around the island, plenty of free water sports (that were charged at other hotels), and so many extra add-ons to enhance your stay.

Jumeirah Vittaveli

Our trip was kindly arranged by Wendy Wu Tours & Jumeirah Vittaveli – however my opinions and oodles of photos are all my own!

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    April 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I wish there was an opportunity to MALDIVES

    March 26, 2016 at 10:23 am

    This looks like heaven!

    Caty @ Eat Breathe Explore
    March 24, 2016 at 5:31 am

    This looks like an absolute dream come true. So romantic!

    March 22, 2016 at 6:49 am

    How’d you take that bottom picture?

    March 20, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    It’s real or a dream? ^^


    Cynthia & Amanda
    March 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    it looks incredible! we’ve always wanted to go to the Maldives! we loved all the photos you took! <3


    March 20, 2016 at 4:16 am

    It looks so beautiful there! I have always dreamed of going to the Maldives. That’s awesome you got to go on a Yacht that would be such an amazing experience 😀
    The Fernweh Wolf / Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    rajasthan tour operator
    March 20, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Interesting post with beautiful images.

    March 19, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Beautiful post , easy to read and very easy to imagine!
    How awesome is your video about this place?! Love it – great job
    Inna fromw

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn
    March 19, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    These photos are beyond amazing! The Maldives look like paradise, I can’t believe how blue the water is!

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    Gabi @ Books & Trips
    March 19, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Ah, Maldives! This is such a dreamy destination! The location is stunning, I love the idea of a water villa, it’s so private and secluded!

    March 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Maldives is too beautiful!

    March 19, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    This looks amazing, always wanted to visit the Maldives. It’s certainly a bucket list destination!

    March 19, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Looks and sounds absolutely amazing!!!

    March 19, 2016 at 10:10 am

    This place is simply magical! Can’t wait ’til I can visit this beautiful place! 😀 xx

    March 19, 2016 at 8:25 am

    I would LOVE to visit the Maldives. It looks so gorgeous and peaceful!

    April | April Everyday
    March 19, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Oh my gosh! It looks absolutely amazing there – I’ve always wanted to visit the Maldives, and although I love the idea of having a water villa, the beach villas with their pools look so much more relaxing and secluded. 🙂
    xo April | April Everyday