St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Review, Photos, Video

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Review, Photos, Video


Our St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Review, Photos, and Video are from our recent stay at the resort and include an Overwater St. Regis Suite, the John Jacob Astor Estate (3 Bedroom Villa), Iridium Spa, and snorkeling. For our breakfast and dinner experiences, see our St. Regis Vommuli Dining and Restaurants Review.


Getting to the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli and St. Regis Maldives Seaplane Lounge

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli is located in the Dhaalu Atoll, about a 45 minute seaplane flight from Male (MLE) which is served by many international flights. Typically our U.S.-based clients fly via one of the Middle Eastern airlines: Qatar vis Doha DOH, Emirates via Dubai DXB, or Etihad via Abu Dhabi AUH. Sometimes clients fly via Singapore SIN.

Since there can be a delay between the international flight's arrival and the seaplane's departure, most luxury resorts provide a seaplane lounge, and the St. Regis Maldives is no exception. There's air conditioned indoor seating as well as an outdoor balcony, and complimentary drinks and light fare can be ordered.

St. Regis Maldives Seaplane Lounge Seating
St. Regis Maldives Seaplane Lounge Balcony


I sampled a refreshing iced tea and a tasty (and very spicy) smoked tuna savory pie.

St. Regis Maldives Seaplane Lounge Refreshments


There was a shower room, but at least during our visit the lounge seemed a bit overwhelmed and so staff hadn't managed to tidy it.

Shower Room, St. Regis Maldives Seaplane Lounge


Overwater St. Regis Suite

We had been upgraded to an Overwater St. Regis Suite, which is 3034 Sq. Ft. (282 Sq. M.). There's a spacious open dining and living area. The dining table also served well as a work desk for all of us.

Overwater St. Regis Suite, St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Review


The suite has a bedroom that closes off completely from the living area, where there's a sofa bed. While one rollaway bed is possible, at time of writing it costs $330 per night. The way the sofa bed was made up was too short for our son, so it's best for families with a younger, shorter child.

Overwater St. Regis Suite, St. Regis Maldives


On the coffee table were welcome amenities: fresh fruit and some cakes. Fine, although we've had much nicer welcome amenities at The Nautilus Maldives and Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives.

St. Regis Maldives Fruit Welcome Amenity
St. Regis Maldives Cake Welcome Amenity


Overwater St. Regis Suite Bedroom, St. Regis Maldives


The bathroom is reached through either the bedroom or the walk-in closet/vanity behind the bedroom. It has a soaking tub overlooks the pool deck, double sinks, a glass enclosed rain shower, and separate toilet chamber. Unfortunately, form took precedence over function and the door to the toilet is also glass instead of a more practical solid wood door.

Overwater St. Regis Suite, St. Regis Maldives
Rain Shower, St. Regis Maldives
Toilet Chamber Glass Door, St. Regis Maldives


Similarly, the walk-in closet with vanity is spacious, but there isn't solid separation between it and the bedroom, so light seeps into the bedroom when the closet light is on.

Overwater St. Regis Suite Walk In Closet, St. Regis Maldives


The outdoor deck is spacious, with a private swimming pool, but we made little use of it because the pool is unheated and was too cold for us (it was often in the shade).

Overwater St. Regis Suite Pool Deck, St. Regis Maldives
Overwater St. Regis Suite Private Pool, St. Regis Maldives


Here's our St. Regis Maldives Vommuli video review:


St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Benefits for TravelSort Clients

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom
  • One time $300 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit per villa to be utilized during stay, applicable towards meals, spa treatments, or excursions (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary Hydrotherapy Blue hole experience for two guests, once during stay (45 minutes. Advance booking required)
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


The Verdict

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli has roughly triple the rooms of The Nautilus, with all the advantages and disadvantages that go with that. It offers larger accommodations and more breakfast buffet, dining and spa options, although there was less personalization and also more communication snafus and service missteps. We enjoyed the spacious Overwater St. Regis Suite, with its separate bedroom, master bathroom, and half bathroom, although the couch made up as a bed and even the extra child bed brought for our son were too short for him, so definitely check that an extra bed will be long enough for your child or third guest.

Snorkeling was good once we made our way out of the shallow area by our villa to the drop-off, where there were large table corals and schools of fusiliers and other fish.

Dining experiences were decidedly mixed. The breakfast buffet was extensive, with a delicious duck confit waffle with egg prepared on request and great Maldivian and Middle Eastern options, but we found the breakfast pastries and Chinese food underwhelming. Similarly, Orientale was our worst dinner, while Indian Butter Chicken at ALBA was very good, and the Italian pizzas at Crust & Craft were our favorite casual option.

My husband had a very good acupuncture session and we had excellent couple's massages at the Iridium Spa, but we weren't enamored of the Blue Hole hydrotherapy pool, because it was the same temperature as the sea and for our taste, too cold to relax in. We would have preferred a hot tub.

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