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St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort [Master Thread]

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort [Master Thread]

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Platinum Amenities
  • Breakfast in Alba Restaurant
  • Daily fruit basket
  • 4pm late checkout if available

Tips on Availability
Award availability (and availability in general) seems to now be loaded in a week at a time (1 year minus two weeks on Saturday night around midnight ET) rather than day by day as it seemed to be previously.

Arrival information
  • All arrangements for travel to the island must be arranged through [email protected] at least 72 hours in advance.
  • St. Regis Airport Butler will escort guests to the seaplane terminal StR lounge in the comfort of a luxury car or van. The lounge includes drinks and light snacks, WiFi and kids toys.
  • Seaplane schedules are determined one day before arrival or departure and flights take place only from 6am to 3:30pm. The resort does not control the scheduling or arrangements of seaplane flights. This is completely under the control of Trans Maldivian Airways.
  • Guests arriving after 4pm will have to stay overnight on Hulhumale or Male and travel by seaplane the next morning.
  • The maximum baggage allowance per person is 30kg; excess baggage will be charged an additional fee of $6/kg. You can leave your baggage at the airport for $6/day.
  • Fee: $745 roundtrip per person, tax included. Children from 2-11 years pay $449. Complimentary for children under 2 years of age.
  • Travel Time: 45 minutes (one way)
Villa Categories
Note this is not a complete list and is only for the lowest 5 room categories:
  • Base Room is the GV (Garden Villa)
  • Then OWV (Over Water Villa)
  • Then BV (Beach Villa)
  • Then Panoramic OWV
  • Then Sunset OWV
See resort map below.

Regular OWV are (A) 501-507, 509-517, facing into the island. You get a warmer pool compared to Panoramic OWV but less privacy as the higher number rooms can be seen from the island.
Panoramic OWV are (B) 523-525, 527-529 facing out to sea to the north. You get the privacy BUT you will have a chilly pool.

Sunset OWV are (C) 530-534, 536-544 with the higher numbers facing the Whale Bar. The sunsets are spectacular and your pool will be warmest of the three.


Points Earning
These charges are eligible for points earning: Room Charges, Spa Services, Dining, Norma (Yacht Charter)
These charges arenot eligible for points earning: Taxes, Watersports, Tips, PCR Testing, Seaplane Transfer, Retail

Activities & Excursions Price Lists
Menus
Marriott Bonvoy Member Food & Beverage Discount Program is available at the StR but not at peak dates.

Note: Greyed out menus are currently unavailable.
Contact Information External Links Resort Maps
PDF of resort map with room numbers.



Weather
  • General info on weather in the Maldives: Link 1 Link 2 (Maldivian government website)
  • Recommended Android weather app: eWeather HD. See this post for detailed info on the app, settings, tips and general weather info (Courtesy of MaldivesFreak)
  • Want to get an idea about the weather in the month of August? Click here to read a post from a FT member that spends 2 weeks at a resort not too far from StR during this month
  • There is a weather station on Magoodhoo about 20km north of Vommuli - https://www.accuweather.com/en/mv/ma...-forecast/5583
  • There is another weather station on Kudahuvadhoo, about 27km north.
Time
  • The resort time is Male +1 hour, to maximise daylight (GMT+6, Dhaka Time)
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Old Aug 17, 22, 11:24 am
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Join Date: Aug 2021
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When I view my reservation on the Marriott website, the cancellation policy states free cancellation prior to 30 days before arrival. However, if I click "print" to get a printable version of the reservation, the cancellation policy changes to 14 days.

Any advice on which one is accurate? Based on data points, if I need to cancel ~20 days before the first night am I looking at losing all my points or just the fee for the first night?
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Old Aug 17, 22, 2:55 pm
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I'm heading out soon for a 7 night stay. Asked about sunset over water availability and was quoted an additional $200 / night plus tax. As much as I want to, we probably aren't going to do this. And with only Platinum status, I don't think it will magically happen for us.

Additionally, I was told that the Marriott Food and Beverage plan is available at $300 / evening and must be purchased on the first day for the entire stay. That provides an additional credit of $50 / day. Its use it or loose it.

I'm unclear if it rolls from day to day, or you have to use the entire $350 each day to get the value. I've asked for clarification. Either way, I'm assuming this is a safe bet, given the dining and drink prices.
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Old Aug 17, 22, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Grundygirl View Post
I'm heading out soon for a 7 night stay. Asked about sunset over water availability and was quoted an additional $200 / night plus tax. As much as I want to, we probably aren't going to do this. And with only Platinum status, I don't think it will magically happen for us.

Additionally, I was told that the Marriott Food and Beverage plan is available at $300 / evening and must be purchased on the first day for the entire stay. That provides an additional credit of $50 / day. Its use it or loose it.

I'm unclear if it rolls from day to day, or you have to use the entire $350 each day to get the value. I've asked for clarification. Either way, I'm assuming this is a safe bet, given the dining and drink prices.
Is that for the Half Board or Full Board option? We get complimentary breakfast so I'm thinking based on their food menus the pricing isn't too crazy if we ate a late brunch and then early dinner with snacks in between. We don't typically eat that much anyways.
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Old Aug 17, 22, 7:10 pm
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Originally Posted by wsc View Post
did you book after the recent deval?
Unfortunately I did which was an additional 80k points + 25k Upgrade Fee.
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Old Aug 17, 22, 8:32 pm
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Originally Posted by jsimon926 View Post
When I view my reservation on the Marriott website, the cancellation policy states free cancellation prior to 30 days before arrival. However, if I click "print" to get a printable version of the reservation, the cancellation policy changes to 14 days.

Any advice on which one is accurate? Based on data points, if I need to cancel ~20 days before the first night am I looking at losing all my points or just the fee for the first night?
If you would like us to check for you, kindly send your account information, confirmation details and the cancellation policy showing 14 days to below email address.

Please let us know if you need further assistance.


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Old Aug 17, 22, 8:59 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2015
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Originally Posted by Intl359Widget View Post
Is that for the Half Board or Full Board option? We get complimentary breakfast so I'm thinking based on their food menus the pricing isn't too crazy if we ate a late brunch and then early dinner with snacks in between. We don't typically eat that much anyways.
My understanding is that it is different from the half board option. For half board, I understood all meals had to be chosen from a limited menu from Alba - and you have to use it all nights of the stay. Or you could get a credit towards other restaurants, but the credit was less than the board cost. I guess I will clarify when I arrive, as they said it should be taken care of with your butler in the first day.
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Old Aug 17, 22, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Grundygirl View Post
Additionally, I was told that the Marriott Food and Beverage plan is available at $300 / evening and must be purchased on the first day for the entire stay. That provides an additional credit of $50 / day. Its use it or loose it.

I'm unclear if it rolls from day to day, or you have to use the entire $350 each day to get the value. I've asked for clarification. Either way, I'm assuming this is a safe bet, given the dining and drink prices.
This is a great perk and we used it last year. They actually say use it or loose it but I believe in our case it was rolling over. But then again we went beyond the total of the $350 per night eventually.
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Old Aug 20, 22, 2:10 am
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Originally Posted by LovetoTravel83 View Post
This is a great perk and we used it last year. They actually say use it or loose it but I believe in our case it was rolling over. But then again we went beyond the total of the $350 per night eventually.
could you use it at any restaurant? Do you know if it was $350 bake service and tax, or could it be asked to service and tax?
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Old Aug 20, 22, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by wsc View Post
could you use it at any restaurant? Do you know if it was $350 bake service and tax, or could it be asked to service and tax?
In practice, what they do is add the $350 per night as a credit to your bill. So any charges on your bill would balance it out. Just be sure to use it on F&B.
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Old Aug 21, 22, 4:17 pm
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The Mrs and I are going here in early September this half/full board sounds intriguing. Did you have to ask for it or was it proactively offered to you?

I know this is probably not the most accurate of data but it looks like the Male area is expecting storms the next 2 weeks. I hope the time we get there all that will be out of it's system and we get some sunshine. Fingers crossed.
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Old Aug 21, 22, 6:22 pm
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I hope the time I get there with sunshine as well. i am going there first week of Sep.
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Old Aug 22, 22, 4:24 am
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Arrived here today. The weather is great. There is a brand new seaplane terminal and they are still building the lounge, but the business class lounge is very nice.
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Old Aug 22, 22, 9:30 am
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Quick question - there is a 10% service charge on each food and beverage check. What do you typically add to that for a tip?
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Old Aug 22, 22, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by esc2476 View Post
Arrived here today. The weather is great. There is a brand new seaplane terminal and they are still building the lounge, but the business class lounge is very nice.
We arrive Sunday and could not be more excited! How do the June / July refresh renovations look? Any tips / learnings for the transfers that you wish you knew about prior to the trip?
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Old Aug 22, 22, 3:02 pm
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Originally Posted by flyforwork View Post
We arrive Sunday and could not be more excited! How do the June / July refresh renovations look? Any tips / learnings for the transfers that you wish you knew about prior to the trip?
I havent seen too much of the property yet and I dont have a point of comparison, so its hard to say. That being said, we are in a 2 story ocean villa and everything looks to be in good shape. It seems like they are still working on others, but someone said occupancy was relatively low.

Overall the property is visually stunning and the service is very attentive.

Regarding transfer, it was very easy. These were the steps:

(1) Pass through immigration
(2) Get bags
(3) Meet airport butler
(4) Go to seaplane check-in (airport butler does this, but you need to drop off your luggage-you can keep smaller lap bags with you, but everything is weighed).
(5) Get driven to seaplane lounge and wait there
(6) When ready for boarding, go to boarding area
(7) Seaplane ride

The bags you checked are in your villa/room when you arrive. Theyre stored right behind you in the seaplane and delivered while your butler gives you a quick island tour.

Hope this helps!

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