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4.6
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
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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
Skiing
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
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
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Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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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 3 weeks ago
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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mira20152015 wrote a review Apr 2022
Benfleet, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
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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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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 3 weeks ago
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 3 weeks ago
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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graham todd wrote a review May 2022
Pickmere, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
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My wife and I returned to Velassaru Maldives three years after our previous visit. We wondered if things would be the same after the resort was forced to close due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I’m glad to say that they were! Of course some of the staff that we had met before were no longer there but we recognised many of the people that we had seen during our last stay. The service was of an equally high standard and was delivered in a way that made us feel special. There was a different manager in charge this time and Brett made us feel very welcome. He always stopped for a quick chat if he saw us and we found him very approachable. I will not single out any individual staff for praise as we felt that all the people we met were so helpful and friendly and I would hate to miss out some. So thank you all for making our stay so special. I would recommend this resort to anyone contemplating a visit especially to those looking for somewhere only a short boat trip from the Airport. The accommodation and food are excellent and the island has the feel of an established, well organised but relaxed resort. Because it has been in existence for a long time it has a natural and verdant atmosphere compared to some of the newer resorts. Once again thank you to everyone at Velassaru for making our stay so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Graham, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was great meeting you as well as personally being able to welcome you back to Velassaru. I am happy to hear that you had another great stay on our piece of paradise that the team once again looked after you so well. Thank you for once again 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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cbowdens wrote a review May 2022
Peterborough, United Kingdom25 contributions15 helpful votes
We have just returned from our 12th visit to this perfect island. We have visited other islands over the past 20years. But velassaru ticks all our boxes. What sets this island apart is the genuinely friendly service. The food in all the restaurants is world class. The accommodation is spotless and beautifully maintained. The landscaping again is maintained to a very high standard. We have already rebooked to return in September. Many thanks for providing a consistently high standard. Many thanks to all the team who we now consider friends. Chris and Carol
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 30, 2022
Dear cbowdens, Thank you for taking the time to write a review Velassaru Maldives. I am happy to see that you had another great stay on our beautiful Island and that the team once again looked after you so well. Thank you for supporting us once again, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the resort in September. Kind Regards, Brett
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g t wrote a review May 2022
hertfordshire17 contributions26 helpful votes
My wife and i have been visiting the Maldives for 20+ years and have been fortunate to stay at some of the finest luxury properties the Maldives have to offer. Velassaru is up there with the best of them. Convenient location, great beaches, luxurious rooms , fantastic restaurants with the most incredible team of people, led by the inspirational General Manager, Brett Castleman looking after your every need. In particular Azheem, the "IT guy, the ever attentive Christina in Vela, Imran in Sands. Naah from Housekeeping, Aslam in reception, Salaam in Teppanyaki and of course the remarkable Shaany. Aslo a special thanks to Mariun, director of food and beverage.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: West side of Island for Sunset rooms , East side for Sunrise rooms
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Responded May 25, 2022
Dear G T Thank you for taking the time to review Velassaru Maldives. It was great meeting you both and I am happy see that you had a great stay on our beautiful Island. I am also glad to hear that the team looked after you so well , I will ensure your compliments are passed onto them. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our piece of paradise. Kind Regards, Brett
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puglovinsarita wrote a review May 2022
Los Angeles, California32 contributions57 helpful votes
This place is a one of a kind slice of heaven. There are no words to describe this perfect paradise. The resort is immaculate with amazing staff (Neena, Mohamed, Cristina, Anil, and each of the groundskeepers that greeted us daily) with huge smiles and exceptional hospitality. Every element of the resort was done to the highest standard. Every step had picturesque views, the food and drinks at all of the restaurants absolutely amazing. The spa was the best massage I've ever had in my life. Definitely amongst the top places you must visit before you die. Loved the beach, diving, snorkeling, the cover bands entertainment. I look forward to going back in the near future.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded May 25, 2022
Dear puglovinsarita, Thank you for taking the time to review Velassaru Maldives. I am happy to see that you had an experience of a lifetime on our beautiful Island and that my team provided you with exceptional hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you back to our piece of paradise in the near future. Kind Regards, Brett
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SharonAJ wrote a review May 2022
Horsham, United Kingdom303 contributions185 helpful votes
From arrival to departure this hotel lived up to every expectation and more. We were constantly wowed by views, colours and dining experiences. We had 6 nights in a deluxe villa which was lovely. Large with a great half outdoor bathroom, then for last 3 nights we moved to a water villa with private pool which was amazing, the real wow factor and worth moving for. Flexible dining options are important to us and Vellasura delivered. Teppanyaki you needed to book (was excellent) but Sands has more tables (all on the beach) and had an excellent grill menu. We went for the all inclusive which for us with drinks and lunch worked out a great deal and it’s just nice not to have bills and maybe try things you normally wouldn’t My husband dived, so we used the dive centre quite a bit for diving and various trips. Staff were excellent and well run by Carmen and her great team. Finally this place works so well because of the staff. Every single interaction was friendly and helpful and the staff ratio means there are always plenty around. The manager, Brett, is very visible as are his senior team, who again are all helpful and professional. We had one incident (completely our fault) and it could not have been handled better or more professionally. Too many great staff to name, thank you again to all of them for making this much looked forward to trip absolutely amazing.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Look at hotel website/menus to calculate if VIP inclusive package worth it for you
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Responded May 25, 2022
Dear SharonAJ Thank you for taking the time to review Velassaru Maldives. I am happy see that you had an amazing stay on our piece of paradise and 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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princessD18 wrote a review May 2022
Mono, Canada56 contributions28 helpful votes
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Celebrated 25 wedding anniversary! We are so pleased with this resort !The whole experience from check in to check out was unbelievable. We want to say a special thank you to Ahsan who made our anniversary unforgettable ! Everything was beyond amazing !
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 21, 2022
Dear princessD18, Thank you for taking the time to write a review Velassaru. I am happy hear that you had such great 25th Wedding Experience on our beautiful paradise Island and that the team looked after you so well. I will ensure that your compliments are passed onto the entire team but especially onto Ahsan. Thank you for choosing Velassaru as the destination to celebrate your special day and we look forward to welcoming you back in future to celebrate other special occasions. Kind Regards, Brett
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PRICE RANGE
$301 - $553 (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 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 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.