We have just come back from our two week honeymoon and had an absolute fantastic time despite having an uncharaterisicly wet 8days. I do not normally write reviews but this website was one of the reasons we choose this resort because everything was generally so positive. From the moment we got there the staff could not do enough for you, the island, surrounding reef and laggon are beautiful and provide ample entertainment even on the dullest of days while we were there. The sea tempreture can be likened to a warm bath and in places it is like swimming in your own private aquarium with every variety of fish you can possibly imagine.
Every where was immaculately clean and they even had staff constantly grooming the sand pathways and beaches to keep them free of fallen leaves and anything which may have been washed up. Out of the 14 days we had probably 6 sunny days which were stunning aand the last two days were virtually cloudless skies, very hot and were picture perfect and as close to paradise as you could imagine.
Even when it rained there was plenty to do as it still was warm, there was also the gym which we frequented on many occasions and this was very well equipped for a resort this size, the Spa is excellent, they even have a massive DVD selection to utilise should you wish, playing it on the excellent TV and surround sound system they have in each room.
The jacuzzi water villas are stunning and kept excepionally well and our room boy Mahmoodh Ali was fantastic decorating the bedroom with flowers on several occasions, Fiona loved it, the sunset and sunrise are beautiful whether observed from your balcony or the excellent bar.
The food in the restaurant was exceptional and is the best I have come across in any hotel we have stayed in by a long way, to say it is a buffet understates it by a long way, there is something for every taste, everything is fresh and extremley well prepared and my wastline is definitley larger for our holiday experience.
I have seen a few moans about the value of this place and I would say that if you go stay all inclusive this is definitely the best value and when we go back we will definitely do this again and all in all this is probably the best value holiday we have been on to date..
Finally if you are looking for a holiday in a beautifully romantic location, in an excellent 4 star (should be 5) hotel which is great value do not hesitate to go here, we spoke to many people while we were there who had been to the Maldives several times or had transferred to this one for the second week of there stay and they all said this was the best resort they had stayed in by a long way or was significantly better than the one they had been in, what better endorsement can you get! Enjoy Jamie and Fiona
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Veligandu Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort on the island of Veligandu, North Ari Atoll. It is 600 meters long by 150 meters wide, about 22 acres. Your seaplane transfer from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is a scenic, 20 minute flight. 91 Rooms include 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 10 Water Villas, 16 Jacuzzi Beach Villas and 11 Beach Villas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Veligandu Island Hotel North Ari Atoll
- Veligandu Island Resort
- Hotel Veligandu Island
- Veligandu Resort