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Paradise on Earth!
Ever wondered what paradise looks like? Well, here is one example! This is a fantastic resort with a lush tropical garden/forest despite its small size. All houses and villas are of a more traditional design which fits in very well with the surroundings (and not vulgar like some island resorts that have massive villas with pools on the water). The service is 5 stars from arrival to departure, absolutely amazing staff. They deserve all praise they can get and indeed the manager as well for running such a tight ship! All amenities on the island were also 5 star, from the bars and restaurants to the various activities and services offered to guests. Highly recommend to go scuba diving since there are some amazing dive sites near the resort. The only "hickup" was the weather - but unfortunately, not even the great staff at Veligandu can control the rain... Despite some rain (and a medical emergency, where the staff was extremely helpful), we still enjoyed our stay 100% and recommend everyone to visit! We will for sure be back!
One word: Paradise
Veligandu Island Resort & Spa was our honeymoon destination and we could not have chosen a more wonderful place on earth. We spent 2 magical weeks there. Unfortunately our trip was unexpectedly prolonged due to Covid19 but amidst the adversity, the staff kept their composure and couldnt have been better. From arrival to departure, we loved every second we spent on Veligandu. We stayed in a sunset Jacuzzi water villa, which was excellent. Every evening the sunsets got more beautiful and never lost their magic. It was very clean and spacious. We spent a couple of evenings on our private jetty to drink a glass of rose and watch the sunset before going to dinner. Blacktip reef sharks and sting rays were regular visitors. The food was delicious and different every day. We were amazed by the quality and variety of the buffet. The staff were outstanding. Special mention to Abdullah H. who provided us with wonderful service during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Imrad, who took us on the most amazing jet ski and snorkel trips . And Kinley who made our spa visit unforgettable. The island itself is immaculately kept, as are all the facilities at all times. The beaches are pristine. It is so beautiful, not even the promotional pictures do it justice. We did a sunrise snorkle trip, a punch-lucky dolphin cruise, jetski/snorkle trips, couples massage and enjoyed the various entertainments put on by the staff and we would recommend doing all of them. To sum up: the whole experience was magical and gave us memories that will last a lifetime.
One of the lucky few!
Well this was our third visit to Veligandu and arranged to coincide with our wedding anniversary - we were married on the island last year. We had booked our usual Sunset JWV and all was perfect when we arrived, a friendly welcome and our preferred room choice honoured by Team Veligandu! - what could possibly go wrong? COVID-19 crisis... although there were none on Veligandu and only 13 cases reported in the whole of the Maldives over the two weeks whilst we were there. Team Veligandu were outstanding and to be honest if were not for watching the daily news in our villa, you would not have even realised there was a world crisis erupting! Day-today life on Veligandu continued uninterrupted - like it had always done on our previous visits, a few more hand sanitisation stations being the only visible signs of 'something going on' We had daily temperature checks as we went for breakfast - which, given the seriousness nature of the emerging problem, was a very sensible cautionary intervention. The days passed by without drama and it was eventually time to come home. The Maldives Government had shut the Maldives down from the UK for new arrivals on the Thursday and we were due to fly on the Saturday - a direct British Airways flight from Male to London Gatwick. Again - no drama, Team Veligandu checked on the flights for us the previous day and confirmed that it would be departing as scheduled. On the Saturday we boarded the seaplane and said goodbye to Veligandu for another year - the holiday had been terrific, even with all that was going on in the world! To be honest, if we could have been guaranteed a flight home at a later date we would have stayed and 'social distanced' ourselves in paradise!! The flight home was delayed for three hours - but we all got home safe and sound. British Airways had sent the Boeing 777 out to Male empty just to pick us up as scheduled, so full marks to them for that - they often get a kicking - but not this time from the passengers who were all very grateful that we got back to the UK as planned. A special thanks to all at Team Velligandu for making our third stay o the island very special, with special thanks to (Mickey) MOOSA and AREES who could not have looked after us any better. We will be back next year... when all this going on now will be a distant memory!!
FIRST TIME IN THE MALDIVES
Our holiday in Veligandu was the first in the Maldives and it was perfect! We don't have any complains whatsoever and would go back any time.It was easy to go snorkling directly from the room or from the beach. Food was delicious and there was very much to choose from. All inclusive plus was a good choice. Service was very good and the staff was very polite and service-minded.
We are so happy that we have chosen Veligandu for our vacation! We were on top of the world here! It was our 5th visit to Maldives, but the first to Veligandu. It was a perfect holidays, 12 nights and I wish we could spend more weeks here! We were upgraded to water villa and it was amazing! Our villa always had a shadow and after our lunch we could sleep on the fresh air without worries about sunburn. The ocean breeze was so refreshing, and fish, sharks, stingrays were right on the edge of the terrace, it’s breathtaking. So private, so cozy and well-equipped, we are in love with water villa 154. No mosquitoes and any bites here, I have been “eaten” by mosquitoes on the other islands. The food was delicious and there were so many dishes, a plenty of fresh vegetables, salads, grilled fish and cheese, the Asian food is so tasty, especially the shrimps on the wok station. Also the desserts are out of the world! All those cheesecakes, tarts and cakes, ice cream, tiramisu are sooo delicious and different, so we ate all of them and forgot about calories. The Athiri bar is a perfect place to watch the sunset or for chilling in a mid afternoon, the ocean breeze here is so cool and refreshing. Thanks for the tasty cappuccino and Pina Colada. We recommend the all inclusive package, it is definitely worth it. We would like to say thanks to everyone on Veligandu team! Thank you for care and hospitality, we spent a wonderful time here! Thank Ali for looking after us! All in all, this is a great place to relax, we would never forget all amazing sunsets, sunrises, the sandy beach and bars on the open air, picturesque views and lagoon, the outstanding service and food, accommodation. We recommend this place for your paradise vacation! Hope to visit Veligandu next time!
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