We read a lot of reviews of various resorts before deciding on Anantara Veli. What attracted us was their policy of having only adult guests - that means no noisy and screaming children running amok around us. We stayed here for 5 days.
Everything was perfect - from the moment we were picked up at Male airport to arrival and check in - everyone welcomed us with warm hospitality. Our over water villa was perfect - huge, clean and comfortable. The sunset views were awesome. The amenities provided by the hotel was a nice touch, and was a testament to the hotel's attention to details - espresso machine, beach bag, flip flops, life vests, umbrella etc… You feel so well taken care of!
We loved having breakfast at 73 Degrees, especially at the few tables which overlooked the ocean. Food was delicious and the service was attentive. Baan Huraa served very authentic Thai food. Terrazzo (at the Dhigu resort) was also good - their panna cotta was one of the best we've had.
The staff members which impressed us the most were: Bon (we hoped we got his name right - he was from Bangkok) who worked at Baan Huraa and Nina who worked at the Spa. Bon was polite, cheerful, attentive without being intrusive and we really enjoyed his service. Nina was very helpful in helping us secure a spa booking and even went out of her way to make some arrangements for us.
We could not bear to leave this beautiful resort and were sad when our holiday ended. It was a great experience.
- 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