The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Beach villas, butlers and Bloody Marys, this luxurious island property is the ultimate oasis for honeymooners

ARTICLE BY : Nupur Sarvaiya


Champagne sabering at sunset? An impromptu swim with manta rays? An exclusive butler? It’s all possible at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. The sumptuous property, a mere 40-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport in Malé, is every bit the paradise you see in photos, but pictures truly don’t do it justice. Endless stretches of pristine beaches line the 22-acre private Vommuli Island in Dhaalu Atoll that The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort calls home. Here, paradise is created to be experienced and enjoyed both, tactilely and emotionally.  

Enjoy royal treatment as soon as you land—you’ll be whisked away via limo (or the only Bentley in the Maldives) to board a seaplane to the resort. The island is defined by distinct ecological zones that are navigable on foot and using cycles or buggies. Each zone has unique architecture and anchoring activities to be mentally stimulated and incredibly relaxed. The Lagoon area has a whale-shark-inspired The Whale Bar and lobster-shaped spa; villas at the Beach zone borrow from fisherman’s hut; the Jungle zone has a discovery centre that draws from a banyan tree; the Coastal zone has villas and a dive centre reminiscent of Maldivian Dhoni. Visit Vommuli House to indulge in anti-gravity yoga or acupuncture. The impeccable St. Regis Butler Service is the bedrock of the hotel. The best part? The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has adopted its own ‘island time’. This means you’re privy to late sunrises and sunsets for more daytime and a true escape from the real world.

Beachfront Villa

The resort’s 77 transcendent hideaways, including 33 on-land and 44 overwater, are ingeniously integrated through the island. All boast storied ocean views along with a private plunge pool, terrace and entrance for an unparalleled degree of seclusion and exclusivity. The surrounding habitat inspires the interior vocabulary of the two-bedroom beachfront villa, which is seamlessly juxtaposed with state-of-the-art technology.

Overwater Villa

Located near The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort’s house reef, the ocean abodes—including overwater villa and sunset overwater villa—provides 1958sqft space to do as you please. The stays, with one-bedroom, living room and an exquisite bath, feature floor-to-ceiling windows and relaxation nets for unobstructed vistas of the azure waters and direct access to it. Tech-enthusiasts will particularly revel in the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision TV, Bose sound systems and iPad-controlled in-room facilities.


The six restaurants, with a variety of cuisines and vegetarian-friendly assortments, make The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort a property you’re wistful to leave. Satiate your pizza pangs at Crust & Craft. At Decanter, sample a five-course meal with the additional prospect of a vintage hand-picked from the head sommelier. Reserve a table at The Whale Bar to catch a colour-streaked sunset, while sipping on their island rendition of the Bloody Mary and savouring multi-course menus. The sushi at Orientale, Middle Eastern fare at Cargo and the Italian classics at Alba have proven to be highly addictive too. For a bespoke experience, indulge in a private island picnic or al fresco starlight dining.

The Spa

The centre of action (inaction in this case) is the hotel’s signature Iridium Spa, where Ayurvedic as well as bespoke treatments and a serene ambience awaits your arrival. The nearly 20,00sqft sanctuary is embedded with six suites offering seascapes and steam rooms. Don’t miss a soak in the Blue Hole hydrotherapy pools with seawater and jets to melt away tensions. .

Khush Tips
Whether you’re looking for relaxation or action, the hotel has something for you. Go scuba diving or snorkeling to encounter the diverse marine life. Dabble in speedboating, windsurfing or glass-bottom kayak tour. For an ultra-exclusive excursion, charter The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort’s 66-foot yacht Norma for a sunset cruise. Xenophiles can visit nearby islands for a whiff of the native culture.



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