We spent a week here and it was the ideal beach holiday. The setting is stunning, and our deluxe over water bungalow was great; amazing views to wake up to. The house reefs directly off the island are great for snorkelling.
Service couldn't be faulted, transfers from the airport were very efficient and staff in the resort were super-friendly.
I recommend going half board; the resturant food is amazing but sooooo expensive [most dinners would have been USD 300-400 for food alone if it wasn't included]. In particular we enjoyed the seafood platter at Fuddan, the seafood set menu at the Thai restaurant Baan Huraa and the Wagyu Surf and Turf at the Japanese restaurant Geckos.
There are no kids on Veli so it is very quiet, however there is a tender running to the sister island Dhigu every couple of minutes [you can actually swim there it is so close] where there are some more beaches and restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Retreat hand-in-hand to one of the most naturally stunning destinations on earth, a romantic paradise enveloped in soft white sands and turquoise waters. Just 20 km by speedboat from the airport in Male, delight in the private luxury of your own over-water bungalow, with all the comforts of home and then some. Unwind in your room, either over water in the crystal lagoon, or from your Ocean Pool Bungalow, with private pool and ocean views offering beach and lagoon access a few minutes stroll from your room, or admire the kaleidoscope of exotic fish and corals just steps from your over water and deluxe over water bungalow. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anantara Veli Hotel South Male Atoll
- Anantara Veli Resort And Spa