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Luxury Undressed. Gentle sands leading you to the water's edge. Soothing vistas across the spectacular turquoise lagoon at sunset. Minimalist contemporary chic meets comfortable natural elegance in your own private hideaway. Five dining venues, each providing a taste of the exotic. Two innovative bars, the ultimate chill-out. Experiences that immerse you in local culture, underwater explorations that introduce you to our tropical marine world. Days and nights of simple indulgence. Step into the unknown. Welcome to Velassaru.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
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Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Butler service
First aid kit
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
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Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
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Maria K wrote a review Aug 11
Athens greece128 contributions64 helpful votes
A wonderful resort on an idyllic island. The water villa was exceptional,super clean with top notch amenities and impeccable service All our needs were provided for and were treated like royalty every single moment An unforgettable experience i!!!!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear MariaK706, Thank you for taking the time to review Velassaru Maldives. I am happy to see that you had a great stay on our beautiful piece of paradise. I am also glad to hear that the team looked after you so well. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kind Regards, Brett
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mira20152015 wrote a review Apr 2022
Benfleet, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This was our third mother and daughter trip to Velassaru and once again the whole experience of our stay exceeded all our expectations. Velassaru is a stunning island, the entire Team lead by Brett, the hospitality, the food, the accommodation and comfort are all outstanding. I can only praise our entire experience lead by Brett, the General Manager who would stop to have a chat, say hello to acknowledge you and this example was followed through by his entire team. The food in all the restaurants is amazing from the variety at breakfast to the meals in the restaurants. Our special thanks to Chef Anu and Chef Chandu for all the outstanding dishes they make, mine definitely was the risotto and my daughters was the vegetarian burger. Every detail to attention is given to the food and presentation to make every meal delicious. The service whether it was breakfast, dinner or a drink and snacks at Fenn bar is fantastic. All the staff everywhere you were took special care to engage with you at all times. I would not like to leave anyone out but from the gentleman who looked after our room, the gardeners who maintain this stunning island we thank them all. In Turquoise thanks to Imran, Solamon, Rafaif, Zaheed. Thank you to Mr. Faisal, Marge and Joeo for an acknowledgement or chat when they saw us. Thanks to Chris on our sunset cruise for the delicious canapés and for making the sunset cruise a very memorable one. The spa is definitely worth booking, the treatments are fantastic and the spa area itself is very relaxing. I can only end this review by saying that I look forward to being met by Manny at Male airport again and being whisked away back to a piece of paradise that is called Velassaru.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Apr 5, 2022
Dear Mira, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Velassaru Maldives. I am happy to hear that you found Velassaru to be paradise and that the team looked after you so well. I will ensure that all your positive feedback is passed onto them. Thank you for choosing Velassaru Maldives as your holiday destination, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kind Regards, Brett Kind Regards, Brett
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Val L wrote a review Aug 10
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is our first trip to Maldives and chose to stay at Velassaru after a friend's recommendation. We are so pleased with our stay here. We booked two rooms - beach Villa for our teenage children and a water villa for ourselves. The room was nicely decorated and the facilities was well maintained. We had half board - breakfast and dinner. There were gluten free options and fresh juices available. Great variety for dinner - pasta, Indian, lamb, beef each night. Snorkeling equipment is free, assuming you return them damaged free. The pool has a great view. There are reefs near the hotel that you may snorkel to see fishes. We saw a variety of fishes while snorkeling - white fishes, blue fishes, dories, etc. The water is relatively shallow and you really don't need fins to go snorkeling near the beach. We did a snorkeling trip and saw even more fishes. The hotel is also environmentally friendly. The straws are edible! No plastic bottles. Thumbs up to the management here. We would come back here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear 230vall, Thank you for taking the time to write a review such a positive review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Velassaru and that our team looked after you so well. Thank you for choosing Velassaru Maldives as your holiday destination, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brett
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Jen68 wrote a review Aug 9
England69 contributions79 helpful votes
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We have been to the Maldives several times before and we were looking for an island with speedboat transfer that had a selection of restaurants. Velassaru was recommended to us by friends and it was a great choice. All the staff were fantastic and our water villa was beautiful. One of the great things was the choice of 5 restaurants - we also had a private dinner on the beach which was lovely. There is an option to go all inclusive but we opted for just breakfast and ate at whichever restaurant we fancied. I don't really drink alcohol so AI wasn't the best option for us. We had a wonderful time but if I had to nit pick then the only thing that bothered me was kids at the main pool being really noisy and kicking footballs every where This is not the hotels fault in any way and just an observation. .We travelled (deliberately) outwith school holidays but there still were still a fair few kids. I have kids myself so I'm not being mean and it didn't impact us too much as we had out own pool. We took our kids when they were younger to the Maldives but went to Bandos. I'm only mentioning it as I wouldn't probably recommend it as a honeymoon hotel for those that are looking for that. Stick to adults only islands. But we had an amazing time and would highly recommend Velassaru. Food and staff were fantastic and I would love to return.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Tim K wrote a review Aug 1
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We, my wife and me, spent 2 Weeks of our honeymoon on Velassaru. Everything was perfect. The food, the weather, the beach, the water bungalow... Actually it was like in the paradise. Especially the service, for example the man who cleaned our bungalow, azhar, was excellent. Every evening he made crazy figures with towels on our bed. We can really recommend the island for honeymoon or just relaxing.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear K7899EHtimk, Thank you for taking the time to write a review such a positive review. We are happy to hear that you had such a perfect Honeymoon at Velassaru Maldives and that our team looked after you so well. Thank you for choosing Velassaru Maldives as your Honeymoon destination, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kind Regards, Brett
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Prashant P wrote a review Jul 2022
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
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We had been waiting for over 2 years to make it to Maldives. Vellasaru resort was just Haven on earth, it met all our expectations. Staff and facilities were just amazing, our dining experience was just too good. We had two deluxe bungalows for family of 5 with ample of space and we'll decorated. Highly recommend it, we will be going back definitely.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Prashant P Thank you for taking the time to write a review such a positive review. We are happy to hear that you found Velassaru to be Heaven on Earth and that our team looked after you so well. Thank you for choosing Velassaru Maldives as your holiday destination, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kind Regards, Brett
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James H wrote a review Jul 2022
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Excellent resort offering all that you would want for a totally relaxing holiday. My wife and I enjoyed every moment. We took the Velassaru Indulgence package and it was worth every cent affording us the opportunity to eat in any of the restaurants, definitely a must if you want a diverse food experience at a manageable expense. The only slight issue we had was that there were alot of kids, apparently that is very unusual for the resort, but when you are a couple without kids it can be a bit irritating at times but it was not too much of an issue. Al up I would like to thank Brett and Martin for a wonderful resort and a wonderful experience, we will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear F316GQjamesh Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Velassaru and that our team looked after you so well. Thank you for choosing Velassaru Maldives as your holiday destination, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kind Regards, Brett
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Norb06 wrote a review Jun 2022
UK9 contributions3 helpful votes
Hello Velassaru, we are missing you so much. From the moment we arrived you made our holiday a dream come true. The island is perfection, staff are wonderful & the food is first class. Thank you to Irufan, you treated us like royalty, everyday you made us smile 😊 We tried the Kayaking, early morning cruise & movie might. We met some amazing people, a place we will never forget. A few tears on our last day. THANK YOU for everything 🥰
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jun 14, 2022
Dear Norb06, Thank you for taking the time to review Velassaru Maldives. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Velassaru and that the team looked after you so well. I will ensure that all your positive feedback is passed onto them. Thank you for choosing Velassaru Maldives as your holiday destination, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future . Kind Regards, Brett
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Pavel K wrote a review Jun 2022
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We visited Maldives for the first time and it took a long time to choose a hotel. We ended up staying at Velassaru and it turned out to be a great choice! The island itself is very well maintained and the villas are cleaned twice a day (if you need so, of course)! The staff are friendly and always willing to help. We also booked a wedding ceremony for which our manager helped to choose a day with the best weather, the photos came out just perfect! Thank you Faisal once again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded Jun 10, 2022
Dear 255pavelk, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Velassaru and that the team looked after you so well. I am also glad to hear that you had a perfect wedding ceremony Thank you for choosing Velassaru Maldives as your wedding destination, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brett
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EssentialAuberge wrote a review Jun 2022
New Delhi, India147 contributions33 helpful votes
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It is one of those cosy places where you feel like coming back and this summarises all. Extremely clean and well managed , beautifully set rooms and bungalows . Any category you choose has its own pluses . Housekeeping immaculate & the people in this team are worth accolades . Toiletries well thought of and In sync with the environment . Teppanyaki a must try , highly welcoming and warm service there , same spirit of service in the breakfast . Turquoise is the convenient one and accommodating to all pallets . Sands also a must try at least once The Fen Bar has a good collection needs more mock tails and staff needs to smile more , and , welcome more The sunset bar also a beautiful setting to end the evening . The restaurant staff can be a bit non welcoming at times , which I don’t understand why in many Maldives resorts is the issue , not just this , but here at least they will do their job well , they will do the best for you . The SPA set in the water villa side , also a great . The POOL is the star of the show . It’s beyond relaxing , the beach connected to it is one of the best of the resort… though throughout the day every side has its own beauty . The management do their best to make your stay nice and where this is the spirit , all pluses and minuses have no value , intent is that you should be happy FEEDBACK TO THE HOTEL : Everything should not be left to requests , many things can be offered without requests , as too many requests take away the privilege of being served in Luxury , Luxury can only be Undressed by a naked spirit of service from the heart My view is if any guest is not being able to accept the privilege offered already , the host should be courteous to offer an alternate to make things better rather than deny the same .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 10, 2022
Dear EssntlAbrge, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Velassaru, and that you found the our piece of paradise to be Beautiful. Thank you for your feedback, your constructive feedback will assist us in being able to provide an ever high level of service to our guests. Thank you for choosing Velassaru Maldives as your holiday destination, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Brett
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PRICE RANGE
$298 - $607 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollVelassaru Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
129
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Frequently Asked Questions about Velassaru Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Velassaru Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Velassaru Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Velassaru Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Velassaru Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kebab & Kurry Maldives, Kinkao Thai Bistro, and Hard Rock Cafe Maldives.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Velassaru Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Velassaru Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Velassaru Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Velassaru Maldives located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.06 miles away from the center of Velassaru Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Velassaru Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Velassaru Maldives?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mulee Aage (6.6 miles).
Does Velassaru Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Velassaru Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.