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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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Hair dryer
Room service
Safe
Iron
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Lance1802 wrote a review Jan 19
Atyrau, Kazakhstan7 contributions1 helpful vote
Exceptional experience. We spent 17 days on the island over Christmas and New Year and loved every minute of it. The staff are exceptional and make your stay even more special. Big thanks to Brett and his team for making our first experience of the Maldives so memorable.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Lance, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. It was great hosting you and your family. I am really happy to hear that you had such an exceptional experience at Velassaru Maldives and that the team looked looked after you so well. It was great meeting you all , and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kind Regards, Brett
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AndyT wrote a review Jan 16
5 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I visited this lovely island for a New Year’s 10 day break and what a way to end 2021 and start 2022. Stunning over water villa fabulous food and a huge staff that couldn’t be more polite professional and helpful. Brett, General Manager leads a charming group of people across all areas Midhu and Ahmed in housekeeping were so helpful, the servers in the Turquoise Restaurant, too many to name, were friendly professional and courteous and reception was a joy to deal with on every occasion. Marje gets a special mention for her attentive service and the help she gave to my girlfriend during our stay. I cannot recommend this island enough. Beautiful beaches crystal clear waters and a fabulous resort. We will be back
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Brett Castleman, General Manager at Velassaru Maldives
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I am happy to hear that you found Velassaru Maldives a beautiful Island and that you enjoyed the cuisine and that the 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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Inge wagle wrote a review Jan 14
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful small island that is just breathtaking. We stayed at the island for 5 nights. Incredible service all over !! The only negative feedback would be: - Need to book tables in advance (busy) - Snorkelling area around is not “fantastic” Other than that …worth the money !!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Brett Castleman, General Manager at Velassaru Maldives
Responded 4 days ago
Dear iwagle1, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Velassaru Maldives , and that you found the island to be breathtaking. 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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Raffaellaglemann wrote a review Jan 6
Italy73 contributions58 helpful votes
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Fourth year returning to Velassaru - which we now consider home. Not only is the resort exceptional, the staff and service is truly what makes the stay special. The water villas are beautiful, everything is 5 star quality if not more. Waking up and going to sleep with the sound of the waves of the Indian Ocean and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets with a clear view from your bed is an unforgettable experience. The atmosphere surrounding the resort is relaxing, carefree, and makes you forget the chaos we find ourselves in during these troubling times. The resort offers water sports, a gym to stay in shape after eating the wonderful food from all the restaurants, tennis court if your are in to tennis, scuba diving, fishing, plus other water adventures. The atoll is has a beautiful beach with pure white sand and crystal clear water. We would like to say thank you to the Executive Chef, all the Chefs and Sous Chefs for the delicious food - especially for the Xmas Eve and New Years Eve dinner parties. Chapeaux to all of you. A huge thank you to the Velassaru staff: from the maintenance to all of the waiters, bartenders, cleaning crew and management. If we forgot someone, we apologize, you all make our stay unforgettable. Dear Midhuath, you have made each year more special for my daughter and I. We cannot express our gratitude for your kindness. Throughout the years you have become apart of our family and keeping in touch with you makes the nostalgia more bearable. Your hard work does not go unnoticed and you always have a smile on your face- qualities that are indispensable for working in the hospitality industry. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Dear Shydah, you have also made our stay unforgettable and no words are enough to thank you for your kindness, professionalism, and for giving us the opportunity to call you a dear friend. You are also an extremely hard worker and an great supervisor. Thank you again for everything. A special thank you to SK, Ali Rasheed, Raffaf, Imaadh, Azumee, Faizaan, Faalih- you all are amazing and of course we will and have not forgotten you, thank you all for your service and for making us feel at home. To GM Brett, It was a pleasure meeting you and for always having a moment to exchange words not only with us, but with all of the guests at the resort. Your professionalism is remarkable. Marjorie, Thank you again for welcoming us back to our “ home” - our words above are apart of your doing for having helped create such an amazing atmosphere and staff at Velassaru. Ciao! We’ll see you all next Xmas. Anastasia & Raffaella
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Anastasia & Raffaella, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review . It was great meeting you both and welcoming you once again back to your Home away from Home. I am also glad to hear that the team once again looked after you so well, and that you once again had an Unforgettable Experience at Velassaru Maldives . I will ensure that your kind words and compliments are passed onto the team, and especially to the people that you mentioned in your review. Once again, thank you for choosing Velassaru at your Holiday destination and we all look forward to welcoming you both back for Christmas. Kind Regards, Brett
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Alexis D wrote a review Jan 6
Boston, Massachusetts41 contributions71 helpful votes
Velassaru was a much welcome reprieve from the pandemic. The Maldives has really got the protocol down - we felt 100% safe at all times, and EVERYTHING at Velassaru is outdoors. First and foremost, the people were absolutely incredible. The dedication to service and creating the perfect holiday for each individual was above and beyond. I would recommend staying in the overwater rooms (we stayed in the Water Bungalow with pool). The rooms on land are very tucked into the vegetation and many don't have views. The snorkeling was SPECTACULAR. You need to wait for high tide, but it's worth the wait - hawksbill turtles, white tip / blacktip reef sharks, rays, octopus, mooray eels, more butterflyfish than you can identify. They also managed our return Covid test seamlessly. As US citizens, we needed to have a negative PCR test in hand within one day of departure from the Maldives; we were tested the day before our departure (at the resort), and had results in hand the very next morning. Absolutely indescribable gala dinners for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve...we were blown away.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear Alexis D, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed you stay at Velassaru and that you found our team to be "absolutely incredible ",and that they managed to create a perfect holiday for you. I will ensure that your kind compliments are passed onto the team. 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
$283 - $1,130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
velassaru maldives hotel south male atoll, velassaru maldives laguna beach male, velassaru maldives laguna beach hotel
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 Kinkao Thai Bistro, Kebab & Kurry Maldives, and Hard Rock Cafe Maldives.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Velassaru Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center 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.