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Velaa Private Island

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Key Biscayne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want the definition of paradise, this is it! We stayed 4 days/3 nights in a water villa and each day was more amazing than the other. The beach is cristal clear in all of the island, the food is amazing and the attention of the staff is impecable. The decor is beautifully modern and cozy at the same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we usually do around Xmas or Easter, we travelled to Maldives from LA! and we stayed for 10 nights on Velaa and I need to wait 4 months, travel to 3 more resorts vacations spots in the World, stay at hotels chains like Cheval Blanc or Aman Resort to really write a review that could be truthfull to my... More 

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xjant17, General Manager at Velaa Private Island, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for the great review of Velaa Private Island and all the appreciation you have expressed in it. At Velaa we do our utmost to ensure all our guests have the best experience while on the Island and your kind words give us the encouragement to keep doing that and more. I will certainly pass your kind... More 

Dubai
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the island and the rooms service was okay with room for improvement considering what you are paying it lacked the extra touches of other resorts that make then stand out, Its new and very modern and the gardens are superb,, One big down side to me and coming from Dubai where food and drink is expensive, This place is... More 

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xjant17, General Manager at Velaa Private Island, responded to this review

Dear springs6 , Thank you for your comment, we always appreciate feedback, as it allows us to constantly improve ourselves in order to provide the best service to our guests. We are not quite aware about the origins of the products you have tasted on the other resort mentioned in your comment, but allow me assure you that we fly... More 

Bucharest
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112 reviews 112 reviews
45 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We spent an amazing holiday here and a beautiful end of the year party. The island is beautiful, the villas are amazing, the staff was very friendly and always at your disposal, food was exquisite and the end of the year party was one of the best, especially with the light show.We will come back for sure because we found... More 

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waw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been to other 6 top islands in the Maledives and to hundreds of luxury hotels around the world. I have always found some down sides (you may read it;), until I came here. I am really hard to please, but Velaa met all my expectations by far. There was NOTHING I was not 100% satisfied. I don't dive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

The devoted service, the location, the private butler, the privacy, the villas, the food... The night storms! So romantic..The sun, the ocean... I'm coming back. Amazing place to enjoy nature and rest! Oh and the spa... Incredible!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Velaa Private Island is the most exclusive island I have been to among the other 14 exclusive islands I have stayed on in the Maldives. The other islands I have stayed on include Niyama, Anantara Kihavah, Huvafen Fushi, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Cocoa Island, Naladhu, W Retreat, Mirihi, Kandholhu, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Zitahli, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhui and Anantara Dhigu. When I... More 

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xjant17, General Manager at Velaa Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Dear ____________, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is unfortunate that you found the snorkeling experience around the island not up to your satisfaction. As I can see from your post, you have visited our island in monsoon season when the visibility in the water is not at its best clarity. Please have a... More 

london
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

This is simply one of the best uber deluxe stays in the world Everything is fabulous and even more The rooms are amazing go for the sunset water villa The sunset is soectacular the sun is there all day Staff service all superb Food incredible Breakfast amazing Anything wrong ? No not really but you do have to have a... More 

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xjant17, General Manager at Velaa Private Island, responded to this review

Dear travelkidLondon, We are thankful for your more than kind remarks. Here at Velaa Private Island, we want to ensure that our guests have the most amazing experiences while staying with. I look forward to having you with us again. Best of wishes, Igor Dolezel More 

london
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34 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Velaa is a sensational island/resort. Landing at Male our bags were collected from baggage reclaim via a Velaa rep and we were whisked off to the Velaa private lounge for drinks awaiting departure via a seaplane. On arrival at Velaa we were greeted by the most picture poscard island and a reception committee with refreshments on a boardwalk as the... More 

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xjant17, General Manager at Velaa Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Londoneagle, Thank you very much for the positive review of your recent stay at our resort. I greatly appreciate your comments about our facilities. It is a pleasure to hear your commendation of our colleagues, who made sure your visit to the island, was truly memorable. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back to Velaa Private Island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I don't do reviews- but this one made me come to Trip Advisor and again makes an exception. WOW. I mean you've seen the Islands and you know what they're about. But quality and personalization are KEY to luxury getaways these days. And Velaa capitalizes on both. It marries celebrity status and humble vacation-ers in harmony. Everyone is a VIP,... More 

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xjant17, General Manager at Velaa Private Island, responded to this review

Dear Mariam, Thank you so much your kind words. At Velaa Private Island we work hard to ensure that all our guests receive superior care and our utmost attention. We are thrilled to be providing a tailor-made vacations for our guests and we are appreciative for your outstanding review! Best Regards, Igor Dolezel General Manager More 

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