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Located north from Male, within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll, Velaa Private Island brings a new meaning to "private moments" in the Maldives. Here the essence of Maldivian culture, lifestyle and landscape meets limitless opportunities, where no request is too much, and each guest will ultimately feel that this is their own private island. Comprising 43 private villas and 2 four-bedroom residences fusing local materials and contemporary flourishes, each retreat offers a generous outdoor space and private pool. While 18 villas are built over water, the Romantic Villa is the only exclusive villa that is reached by boat. Our Residences are the only 4-bedroom residences in Maldives, accommodating up to 10 people offering elegant contemporary design and 1,350 SQM of interior and exterior space, incl. 2 terraces, a pool and a courtyard. For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts the culinary consultancy of Michelin-star chef Adeline Grattard from Paris, and the most extensive wine cellar in the Indian Ocean. With 3 restaurants, 2 bars and 1 wine cellar, every palate is sure to be satisfied. The spa, in addition to featuring exclusive My Blend by Clarins products and treatments, will showcase the first 'snow room' in the Maldives and comprises six secluded treatment rooms nestled over the island's turquoise lagoon. Two cloud-shaped reclining treatment pods by Klafs and Sha will also be featured in the spa, which slowly sway and cradle guests into deep relaxation. Golf enthusiasts will be treated to the only Short Game Golf Academy in the Maldives. Designed by professional golfer and two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, golfers can craft their game in the middle of paradise.
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Roz C wrote a review Oct 10
Maldives18 contributions24 helpful votes
We visited here for a birthday celebration and could not have picked a better choice! Velaa is truly heaven on earth, we just loved it - from arrival to our departure we were looked after as VIPs. No request is too big or too small for the staff here. Rooms are spectacular with your own private pool and well stocked with a great selection of mini bar items and amenities. The Clarins spa offers a great selection of treatments and a lovely wellness package to help you get into shape with a regime of workouts and nutrition program. The watersports area has a great selection - there is something for everybody - from seabobs to diving, water skiing and more... The coral regeneration program is a great initiative that I was delighted to see although a little saddened by the daily feeding of the stingrays (I don't think it's right to interfere with their eating habits and when they arrive at 6pm on the dot every day, they know there is guaranteed food). They are still eating good fish but as a reward for circus tricks not hunting food as they should be :-( ) Along with Soneva and Cheval Blanc, this is definitely one of my top hotels in the Maldives!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Roz C Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are honoured to have been a part of such a special occasion! At Velaa, our aim is to provide the best that the world has to offer and exceed our guests' expectations each and every time. This includes everything from our class-leading facilities and services, to the extensive selection of treatments at our spa and of course, our bespoke, butler style of service. We are immensely proud of our coral restoration programme and really appreciate your support in this. It’s unfortunate to hear that you find the sting ray feeding unsuitable, however I would like to reassure you that the marine animals are fully grown and capable of feeding for themselves in the wild at all times. Once again, thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us. Should you find yourself dreaming of white sand beaches and turquoise waters soon, I warmly welcome you back for another wonderful holiday at Velaa Private Island! With my best personal regards, Michal Smejc General Manager Velaa Private Island Maldives
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Antonov2pilot wrote a review Sep 2020
Uden, The Netherlands18 contributions4 helpful votes
Super location. Super service from Ali (express) 😀 As crew we had the best time ever, swimming, food everything beyond first class. loved the diving, the collored fishes and we even saw a shark. tks for all yr effort.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Antonov2pilot, Thank you for this wonderful review and your kind words! I am delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. At Velaa, we take great pride in our service delivery. So will be sure to share your wonderful feedback with Ali, who will be delighted to hear he was able to make your stay that extra special. Thank you once again for making Velaa your resort of choice. I look forward to welcoming you back on our pristine shores again soon. With my best personal regards, Michal Šmejc General Manager Velaa Private Island Maldives
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Leon wrote a review Sep 2020
San Francisco, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I spent a magical 10 day honeymoon here. This was, hands down, the best trip of our lives. Also, if you need to recharge and get away from COVID, this is probably the place to do so. We were required to do a COVID test prior to departure, and within minutes of arrival. The private nature and limited # of guests on the island make social distancing easy. The staff are all tested regularly, and we felt safe without being inconvenienced. Although pricey, Velaa delivered a flawless experience in all respects, and we are already dreaming of our next stay as well as recommending it to family and friends. Accommodations/Setting: Picture perfect island setting : every photo you take will look like a postcard or stock photo. Clearly no expenses were spared on the resort, with an exceptional attention to finishes and brand consistency. Also of note, the maintenance of every man-made and natural element on the island. Many times I've seen top notch resorts wear and slip over time, not so here. Food: Food was great in both quality and variety. We were impressed that fresh and high quality ingredients were available on a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and comparable to that of 5-star accommodations in world-class cities. Exceptional breakfast buffet/a-la-carte options with enough options to try something new every day of our stay. Athiri, for lunch/dinner had a great array of Asian and Western choices, everything we tried was delicious. We loved the fresh squeezed juices available at all times, as well as a wide range of cocktails, mocktails, and wine/liquor. Excursions: Velaa offers a wide range of on-site activities, water sports, and excursions at various price points. Although you can certainly have a relaxing and wonderful time with the free activities and within your beautiful villa, we tried a bunch and enjoyed all of them. The highlight being an all-day chartered cruise to swim with manta rays in Hanifaru bay, a once in a life time experience. It would be unfair not to mention the beautiful golf course, house reef snorkeling, yoga, and spa. I would say the best part was that the recreation team worked with us to customize the packages and experiences to meet our needs in such a caring and thoughtful way. It brought our trip from what would've a 10/10 to an 11/10. Staff/Service: Every single staff on the island was committed to making our stay as memorable as possible. In interacting with 50+ staff we did not have a single negative experience. The GM, Michal, takes his trade seriously and was engaged from the moment we set foot on the island, and clearly imparts that passion to the whole team. Ishan the photographer went above and beyond the call of duty to accompany us around the island and on excursions, memorializing our trip. He made it such a fun and natural process that our happiness oozes out of every shot. Do yourself a favor and hire him for a day or two, you won't regret it. Always save the best for last. Thank you to Haleem, our butler, for attending to and anticipating our every need, before we even asked. Having a "butler service" can mean different things at different resorts, but this was the best we've ever experienced. Haleem was friendly, knowledgeable, and just awesome in every way. He took note of everything we liked and made sure other staff knew as well so we didn't ever ask for something more than once. From surprising us with flower laden bubble baths, to recommending and scheduling activities for us, to being a friend and guide through the trip, this was the special sauce the brought everything to life.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Michal Smejc, General Manager at Velaa Private Island Maldives
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear KovPro, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thorough and positive review! We are very grateful to be your resort of choice for such a special occasion. At Velaa, our aim is to provide the best that the world has to offer - this includes everything from our passionate staff, to the culinary excellence, to the curated choice of materials in our villas. We take great pride in providing our guests with a large range of activities and amenities - meaning you can easily stay on the Island for a month and not have to do the same thing twice! I will be sure to personally pass on your kind words to Haleem, Ishan and the rest of our Velaa family who I’m sure will be delighted to hear that they were able to make your stay with us such a memorable one. Thank you once again for celebrating your honeymoon with us at Velaa. It was a real pleasure having you on the Island. On behalf of the entire team, I look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable stay again soon! With my best personal regards, Michal Šmejc General Manager Velaa Private Island Maldives
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Elena J wrote a review Aug 2020
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This was our first time in Maldives, but having travelled extensively around the world, I was surprised at the level of service this hotel provides! Our butler, Nazira, was everywhere and nowhere simultaneously. Everything was thought through for us well before it occurred to us, small details were carefully considered and any messages replied instantly. Permanent smile and a huge desire to make our every day special is something our live-in nanny can learn from:). As a result, the hotel itself feels more of a home due to the attention and care one receives. From the restaurant to the jewellery shop and spa, I have not felt once an attempt to “up-sell”, typical to these luxury resorts. The kids club girls could not be more welcoming and entertaining. On the day of our departure, it was our son’s birthday. Out butler has organised a lovely cake, balloons and most importantly, a flying sign “Happy Birthday” next to our boat. Even our 15yo was impressed🎉. Thank you all for this incredible experience🙏We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 29, 2020
Dear 237elenaj, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I'm truly delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! With only 47 villas, our greatest asset at Velaa is being able to ensure that each guest experiences the island as their own private paradise. We keep the guest experience at the heart of all that we do, aiming to deliver nothing but the best. This includes everything from our culinary excellence, to our exclusive boutique selection and of course, our extensive array of spa treatments. I will personally pass on your kind words to Nazira, who will be overjoyed to know that she helped make your stay such a memorable one. Thank you once again for choosing to stay at Velaa Private Island Maldives. Should you find yourself dreaming of our white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, I warmly invite back for another wonderful stay with us. With my best personal regards, Michal Šmejc General Manager Velaa Private Island Maldives
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Happy Souls wrote a review Aug 2020
Moscow, Russia9 contributions1 helpful vote
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That was our second trip to Maldives so we have something to compare with. We visited Velaa last February. It was an amazing experience! Even though it takes a long long time to reach the island-you forget about tiredness once you are there. We were taken directly to our villa by our butler. He was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. He was there for us any time we needed him. I can say that almost all the staff was just perfect! We loved all the waiters in Athiri! They always treated us very nicely and it made us feel very special. Everyone on the island tried their best to feel us very comfortable. Except for only one girl in the jewelry shop... i think she is a maldivial, but I might be wrong. It was the only negative moment on the island that ruined the whole impression of the resort. As we were planning to buy some gifts for my parents and my husband's nieces, we decided to visit the jewelry shop because we heard there was a special turtle collection. But whenever we come-the shop was always closed. When we finally get the chance to visit it-that girl looked like we interrupted her personal time because she looked kinda irritated. She only cared about her phone which was vibrating all the time and didn't pay much attention to us. Unfortunately there are no price tags on the items, so we had to ask her for assistance. She only gave us approximate price and when we asked for exact price-she started checking her papers and it took ages. Our mood got completely spoilt by that time and we just left. Other than that our stay was very good! The food in the restaurants was very delicious! We enjoyed sting tay feeding-that was one of the most amazing experience in our lives!!! We would love to come back one day!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 23, 2020
Dear Mr_Mrs_travellers1, Thank you for taking the time to share this positive review. We take your valued comments very seriously as our top priority is ensuring that each guest receives an outstanding experience. Guest experiences are always at the heart of everything we do, aiming to deliver nothing but the very best. This includes everything from our culinary excellence, to award-winning housekeeping standards and of course, our bespoke, butler style of service. However, I am deeply saddened to hear that we missed the mark in other areas. We take great pride in our boutiques, so I am truly sorry that we fell short of your expectations here. Should you find yourself dreaming of our sandy paths and pristine turquoise waters, we warmly invite you back to Velaa for another wonderful holiday! With my best personal regards, Michal Šmejc General Manager Velaa Private Island Maldives
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$2,234 - $3,786 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesNoonu AtollVelaa Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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Frequently Asked Questions about Velaa Private Island Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Velaa Private Island Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Velaa Private Island Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Velaa Private Island Maldives?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Velaa Private Island Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Velaa Private Island Maldives have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Velaa Private Island Maldives offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Velaa Private Island Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Velaa Private Island Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, and Japanese.
Does Velaa Private Island Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.