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Angsana Velavaru

A true idyllic escape, this small and romantic island in a totally unspoilt atoll where you can experience the peaceful and healing qualities of the "real" Maldives as Velavaru is amongst the only 2 tourist resorts in the entire Atoll.

Vela in local language means turtle, and the resort has been designed to follow this theme with all rooms following the shape of the turtle.

In Velavaru you can enjoy a luxurious holiday surrounded by lively natural beauty. An abundance of sea life adds to the unspoilt beauty of the area sheer bliss for marine and diving enthusiasts, for the rest, it is where dreams of ultimate pampering come true.

79 Luxurious villas dotted around the outer reaches of Velavaru. Each villa offers wonderful views.

All Villas have sunloungers in private gardens and indoor and outdoor showers.

Beachfront Villa:

The sea-facing bedroom opens onto an expansive veranda; giving you optimum views of the Indian Ocean.

Beachfront Jet Pool Villa:

Features a glittering jet pool available for your private use all day.

Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villa:

Features the comfort of an open-air private pool. The bedroom opens onto a veranda where you can sit and enjoy the tranquility of your private garden. Relax on the sun lounger or curl up in the Maldivian swing on lazy afternoons.

Angsana Villa:

Expansive 473 sqm and is a combination of four villas. It sits regally on its own private strip of beachfront and features separate living, dining and lounge areas. Open-air jetpool and private pool. Excellent panoramic views.


The 34 Watervillas are on the edge of the reef, with views over the lush, tropical island as well as views over the seemingly endless Indian Ocean.

The villas are the peak of style and opulence and feature -

Flat screen TVs, DVD players, full size bathtub, infinity pool, an upper deck with a hammock and private access to the water for snorkeling or swimming from each villa.

InOcean Villas

Each 2-storey villa comes with an outdoor deck, its own infinity pool; each villa has a bedroom with living area and plunge pool.

The Premier and Sanctuary InOcean villas feature an extended deck into the ocean.

InOcean and Premier InOcean villas:

Each villa can accommodate up to a maximum of 3 persons (a king-size bed and a sofa bed for an additional person sharing the villa)

Sanctuary InOcean villas: each villa has 2-bedrooms in addition to the above features; it can accommodate 4 persons (two in each bedroom) or 5 persons using the sofa-bed


Funa: Which translates as Poon Wood. Western seafood grill and restaurant, with Maldivian flavours. Additional menu of fine oven-baked pizzas. Built over water and featuring full ocean views, Funa is transformed into a fine dining establishment with candlelight in the evening.

Kaani (Sea trumpet):

Cosmopolitan cuisines are served throughout the day. Western buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner options feature an inimitable Asian twist.

Kuredhi (Iron wood):

Cocktails before dinner and snacks during the day. Excellet spot for a Maldivian sunset.

The newly opened award winning Spa will definitely make this a perfect choice for those looking to nurture both body and mind.

In Villa Dining, In Villa Spa treatment, Private Yoga / Pilates sessions. Not only will you be able to enjoy all these, but you will also be privy to all the facilities offered on the Island resort of Angsana Velavaru. These include: 2 additional

restaurants (Funa and Kaani), Bar (Kuredhi), PADI equipped and certified dive centre and Marine Lab

Water Sports Centre (which offers a variety of motorized and non motorized activities), Kids Club, Yoga / Pilates sessions in the Beach Pavillion

Angsana Spa:

Pamper the body, mind and soul. Managed by the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa, the Angsana Spa embraces the contemporary, holistic and non-clinical tropical garden spa concept. The spa complex comprises a full suite of spa baths, steam rooms and outdoor showers. Sample Angsana Spas award-winning blend of natural treatments in any of the nine spa pavilions and three treatment rooms.

This is one of only two resort islands boasting a pristine natural environment and marine dive site featuring an abundance of sea life which adds to the unspoilt beauty of the area.


Destination:  Maldives

Location:  South Nilandhe Atoll, 146km from Male

Transfer Time:  40 minutes by seaplane