Velassaru Maldives 

Perfect escapism with plenty to do

Chic and contemporary, Velassaru appeals to style-hunters and seclusion-seekers.

Velassaru’s white sand beach and bright turquoise lagoon create a real wow factor on arrival. Things only get better – with contemporary villas and bungalows, sensational restaurants, and a showstopping spa. And that’s all before what awaits in the big blue beyond.

Why we love Velassaru Maldives

  • Contemporary villas and bungalows have authentic thatched roofs that give the resort a lovely far-flung aesthetic

  • Modern styling with pops of aqua are comfortably and accessibly luxurious

  • An ice cream cart circles the island daily, offering complimentary scoops

  • Cinema nights on the beach, complete with popcorn

5 stars
Nov - May
Maldives
Malé 10¼ hours
In the South Malé Atoll
Approx. 25 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport
All Inclusive Option, Beach, Honeymoon, Wellness, Spa, Sustainability

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Good to Know
  • Map

While Vela will be your main go-to, don’t miss the other restaurants to mix things up and spend an evening over the lagoon at Teppanyaki or on the beach at Sand.

Vela
The main restaurant is set in lush foliage. It offers international buffet dining, live cooking stations and signature specialities with a twist.

Teppanyaki
In a prime spot over the bright turquoise lagoon, you’ll find contemporary Japanese cuisine with a menu of sushi, salads, and premium dishes from the land, sea, and garden.

Turquoise
With a relaxed atmosphere in an intimate setting under the palms, Turquoise serves a menu of light bites, salads, burgers and pizzas alongside meat and fish dishes.

Etesian
Mediterranean-inspired dishes served in a modern restaurant setting.

Sand
Candlelit tables scattered on the beach with private dining pavilions. Indulge in beautifully prepared Pan-Indian Ocean specialities or choose from the chef’s signature menu.

Fen Bar
Cool and funky, with dark wood, mood lighting, low music and luxurious daybeds. Outdoors, there are beanbags and hammocks for lounging.

Chill Bar
Ultra-comfy lounging, with daybeds and huge tables on a deck at the water’s edge. There are canopies for shade in the heat of the day. Tapas and expertly mixed cocktails will see you through the evening.

Moody lighting and a wall of wine make Etesian a lovely place for a special evening, complete with menu classics like lobster thermidor and duck leg confit.

What's included

Breakfast at Vela • 1 scheduled morning dhoni cruise • Group sunset yoga on the beach 3 times per week • 1 scheduled guided snorkelling tour of the house reef.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Vela
Full Board • Breakfast and dinner at Vela • Lunch at Turquoise
Velassaru Indulgence All Inclusive • Breakfast at Vela • Lunch at Turquoise, Fen Bar, Chill Bar or Infinity • Dinner at Vela, Turquoise, Etesian, Sand or Teppanyaki • Selected drinks • 2 hours of kayaking • Snorkelling equipment. NB – Minimum 3-night stay. In-villa dining, minibar, private dining and themed events not included.

The Spa at Velassaru Maldives has ten overwater treatment rooms. The Velassaru Ritual is the classic experience – a choice of three or four treatments, including a lagoon coral scrub, coconut oil massage and island radiance facial.

An overwater pavilion hosts complimentary sunset yoga three times a week.

There’s a fitness centre and tennis court.

Suitable for both novice and seasoned divers, Velassaru's PADI-certified dive school offers an opportunity to encounter the amazing underwater world of the Maldives with scheduled single and double tank dives, private bespoke dives, and private diving courses.

Go on snorkelling expeditions in the shallow lagoon surrounding Velassaru, or try night snorkelling for something different. There’s also water-skiing, knee boarding, wakeboarding, windsurfing, parasailing, catamaran sailing, kayaking, glass-bottom kayaks, and fun tube adventures.

A beautiful infinity pool overlooks a vast beach. There’s poolside service from the bar.

Minimum age 12 in Water Suites.

Minimum stays apply.

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