St. Regis Vommuli Resort
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- Stay in an eco-friendly luxury villa with private butler service
- Enjoy a holistic spa with the Maldives’ largest hydrotherapy pools
- Stunning architecture and design inspired by local marine life
- Exceptional kids’ facilities and tailored family experiences
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort offers an eco-conscious, luxury experience in remote Dhaalu Atoll. Every detail of this spectacular resort has been meticulously considered, with sustainable statement design showcased throughout, from architecture inspired by local marine life to intricately upcycled artworks and furnishings. This obvious passion for the resort’s stunning natural surroundings is reflected through an array of tempting ways to explore the atoll and enjoy its calming atmosphere. Guests will have access to an indulgent spa, complete with one of the largest hydrotherapy pools in the Maldives, as well as tailored excursions organised by the resort’s private butler service, and watersports of all kinds, including diving.
About St. Regis Vommuli Resort
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort lies hidden amongst nine hectares of forest, beach and spectacular natural beauty on Dhaalu Atoll’s Vommuli Island. But, this isn’t your typical five-star resort, thanks to unique themes and stunning design elements based on Maldivian culture and marine life. Great care was taken during construction to minimise any negative impact to the island, resulting in eco-conscious structures that blend into the island’s landscape. From the Iridium Spa, to the Whale Bar and Alba restaurant, you’ll see upcycled materials, cultural designs and marine-inspired details throughout. Every spacious villa was also inspired by island living and the underwater world - combining natural design with uncompromised luxury.
Part of the prestigious St Regis chain of properties, Vommuli Resort offers everything you would expect from such a highly-regarded global brand. Exquisite culinary fare awaits at six refined restaurants and bars. Enriching cultural excursions and nature expeditions can be organised by the resort’s signature butler service, while the private lagoon, Iridium Spa, and outdoor infinity pool offer a range of relaxing experiences. And, of course, guests are invited to explore the atoll’s natural underwater riches from the onsite dive centre. In short, this remote escape delivers almost anything you could desire, whether it’s a quiet family vacation, or an action-packed eco-adventure in paradise.
Explore the resort
Guests can explore a delightfully diverse range of dining options at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. The resort’s signature restaurant, Alba, offers dishes inspired by locally sourced ingredients in a romantic alfresco atmosphere. For a more casual affair, visit the family-friendly pizzeria, Crust, to design your own pizza from a selection of delicious toppings, or enjoy a fresh spin on everyday classics like burgers and tacos at Craft. You could also enjoy a sunset cocktail at The Whale Bar or wander inland and dine amongst the tropical gardens at Cargo. Or, if it’s a special occasion, slip away to the hidden subterranean restaurant known as Decanter, and enjoy a five-course dining experience paired with drink selections from the resort’s head sommelier.
The onsite Iridium Spa employs a holistic approach to wellness, offering a range of treatments including Balinese and Thai massages, and one of the largest hydrotherapy pools in the Maldives. Guests can also explore the house reef right from the shore or seek ocean-bound adventure in the watersports centre, where private charters can also be arranged on a traditional dhoni, catamaran or the resort’s luxury yacht, Norma. There’s also a kids’ club, and the Socialite recreation area for teenagers with table tennis, pool, air hockey and a video games station.
Diving from St. Regis Vommuli Resort
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort’s onsite PADI 5-Star dive centre - Vommuli Dive and Water Sports - offers year-round divingled by a professional team. Divers can explore the house reef in front of the resort, or hop on a daily two-tank or single-tank dive trip. Night dives are also available - just ask the staff to reserve your spot. Full rental gear is available, as well as nitrox for certified divers. Guests can also rent GoPro cameras, and book convenient dive packages - perfect for those who want to dive a lot during their holiday.
Dhaalu Atoll has many dive sites with easy channels and shallow drop-offs that are perfect for beginners. There are also plenty of sites for advanced divers to explore as well, including more challenging reefs, caves and thilas where rays and reef sharks are regularly spotted. Notable sites in the area include Bodu Thila, Lohi Caves, Kermitt Corner, Anemone City, and many more diverse sites suited to all skill levels.
- For the ultimate luxury, choose the property’s largest estate - the three bedroom overwater presidential villa named after the resort’s founder John Jacob Astor IV.
- For a good read while lounging on a sunbed, head to the beachfront library and select from over 800 book titles.
- Explore the nearby local islands of Rinbudhoo and Hulhudheli - locally known as the ‘Jewellers’ Islands’ - where handcrafted souvenirs are made.
- Enjoy a memorable cruise around the atoll, or an overnight ocean trip on board the resort’s very own luxury private yacht.
- Try your hand at parasailing and soak up incredible aerial views of the atoll.
Sustainability is intertwined in The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli’s award-winning design, and eco-practices are at its core. The resort features four zones - each inspired by nature. The Lagoon and Coastal Zone’s overwater villas resemble manta rays, while the Beach Zone’s villas are a reminder of fisherman’s huts. Family villas are based on the Maldivian Dhoni, and all room interiors reflect the island’s natural splendour, such as coral chandeliers, recycled glass bead headboards and artwork made from salvaged wood. In the Jungle Zone, plants were protected during construction to reduce impact on the natural surroundings. And, in line with the nature-theme, the Alba restaurant’s lighting comprises upcycled lamps made from Indian pots and recycled shells.
In addition to its unique eco-design, sustainability is a key factor at the resort. It has a recycling plant to reduce waste, as well as a diesel generation plant to closely monitor fuel consumption. Further to this, staff host weekly clean-ups on the inner island, and daily clean-ups on the outer island. Full island clean-ups take place monthly to clear the island of garbage and debris.
Diving in Dhaalu and Faafu Atolls
Manta RaysJanuary - April
Schooling reef fishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI 5-Star Dive Centre
Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster, Specialties