Infinity pool, spa*, fitness centre, pavilion, tennis court, windsurfing*, diving*, snorkelling

Restaurants & bars

Vela is the main restaurant set amidst the island’s lush foliage. It offers international buffet dining, live cooking stations and signature ‘specialties with a twist’.

One of the most idyllic spots for dining is at Teppanyaki, which sits over the bright turquoise lagoon. Here you’ll find contemporary Japanese cuisine with a creative twist, with a menu of sushi, salads and premium dishes from the land, sea and garden.

At Turquoise there’s a focus on Continental and Asian flavours. The atmosphere is relaxed, in an intimate setting under the palms, with a menu of light bites, salads, burgers and pizzas alongside meat and fish dishes.

Etesian offers Latin American-inspired served in a modern restaurant setting.

For elegant dining under the stars, Sand has candlelit tables scattered on the beach and private dining pavilions. Indulge in beautifully prepared Pan-Indian Ocean specialties or choose from the chef’s signature menu.

The beachfront Fen Bar is cool and funky, with dark wood, mood lighting, low music and luxurious daybeds. Outdoors, there are beanbags and hammocks for lounging. Sample creative cocktail recipes prepared by the highly skilled bar team. The Chill Bar boasts a gorgeous setting and 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, and tapas and expertly mixed cocktails will see you through the evening.

Spa & wellness

The Spa at Velassaru Maldives has 10 overwater treatment rooms, where signature treatments are enriched with indigenous ingredients. The Velassaru Ritual is the classic experience – a choice of three to four treatments from a menu including a lagoon coral scrub, coconut oil massage and island radiance facial. There’s also an overwater yoga pavilion.

Diving

Catering to 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.

*Denotes local charge