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Velassaru Resort

This is villa living at its most luxurious on a private coral island surrounded by a glistening turquoise sea. Velassaru is a beautifully secluded resort where stylish, minimalist villas hover over the lagoon or look out over an astonishingly white powdery beach. Seductive, intimate and truly romantic, the villas and suites are your personal hideaway, designed with a contemporary, cutting-edge style that blends perfectly with the natural beauty of the island.

Minimal chic, revealed in teak, stone thatch. Simple colour tones, with a dash of bright green, vivid turquoise and refreshing yellow. High vaulted ceilings and panoramic walls invoke a sense of space in all of the 130 villas. The Water villas provide an ocean view from all parts of the room as well as steps down to the lagoon for a snorkel or a swim. The Water Suites are more spacious and offer maximum privacy and beautiful views of the clear lagoon. The Beach Villas are generously proportioned and have high ceilings and elegant interiors and the beach is just on the front step or there are the Deluxe Bungalows and these are set in gardens facing the beach with daybeds, open terrace and garden bathrooms. All room have individually controlled air-conditioning, bathrobes and slippers, private bar, satellite TV, Dvd player and internet access

There is a choice of 3 restaurants as well as a possibility of doing your own private dining options anywhere around the island. The Vela is world cuisine with an informal feel to it. As the word ‘Vela’ means turtle, it is considered dining at your own pace. The Etesian is cocooned in the lush island greenery and is a Mediterranean restaurant with both indoor and alfresco dining available. The Vilunoo in Maldivian describes the turquoise of the Velassaru lagoon and this is an ocean front grill and could be considered food theatre on one of the most beautiful beaches. It serves a range of foods from around the world including India and the Far East. The Fen bar provides a more relaxed option for nibbles through the day and for a few relaxing drinks on an evening whilst you watch the amazing sunsets.

There is a range of waterpsports available including a swimming pool, a PADI certified dive school, snorkeling and sailing. For those out of the water facilities they have a fitness centre, the Aquum Spa and also tennis. There are some fishing excursions available to do nearby such as big game fishing and night fishing and if you fancy getting up the sky and seeing the Maldives for all its glory there are some seaplane excursions.

Newly refurbished resort and there are some good offers to be found here which would make a high standard of resort very good value for money.


Destination:  Maldives

Location:  The Northern tip of the South Male Atoll

Transfer Time:  34 minutes by speedboat from Male

Rooms:  130 villas

Restaurants:  3 Restaurants

Spas:  Aquum Spa