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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 01/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and 5 more
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anilreddykutur wrote a review Oct 18
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Got out of India with lot of apprehensions COVID TRAVEL PAPER WORK Anantara Veli a paradise with affectionate and friendly staff handled our holiday in the best possible way. All apprehensions put to rest post the trip.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Dear anilreddykutur, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are very pleased to see that we were able to put all your apprehensions to rest and that you had a memorable stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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bappad74 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom208 contributions99 helpful votes
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We stayed here in February and it's was an amazing experience. When you arrive on Male airport you are taken to the hotel lounge where you are given refreshments while you wait for your speed boat transfer. The boat takes about 40 mins. The resort in stunning, just like all the postcards you see of the Maldives. We stayed a deluxe over water bungalow with private pool. The room was amazing, the colour of the sea was what you'd expect from the Maldives. We saw lots of fish, reef sharks and turtle swim past our villa. The food was amazing too. Our favourite was the Thai restaurant for dinner and lunch. Saying that the breakfasts were one of the best at any resort we've ever stayed at. They cater for all dietary requirements (my wife is vegan and she loved the variety of options). Service was 5 stars too and the wifi was great. Only slight criticism is that you had no choice but to pay for premium water brands at lunch and dinner at $8 a bottle, they didn’t offer you the cheaper local brands that you get free in your room. We stayed at another resort and at least you had the option to buy a local brand ($3 a bottle) Otherwise, this place is perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Dear bappad74 , Thank very much for choosing Anantara Veli as your holiday destination and for taking the time to share your feedback. We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Ahmed Imthiyaz Resort Manager
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MR78694 wrote a review Oct 16
Preston, United Kingdom16 contributions14 helpful votes
:) To start, when we arrived at the airport, there were anantara staff waiting and took us to their lounge, gave refreshments, wifi password and forms filled. We relaxed here until our boat service. :( The only downside was that the boat journey was 35-40 minutes but upon arriving we must’ve spent atleast an hour in the lounge waiting for other passengers so we could all travel together. This made the journey to the hotel after landing very long. If you’ve had a long flight, like us, this isn’t ideal. :) the welcome on the island/resort is greeted with drummers and refreshment coconut drink And everyone got their own butler for the stay who shows you around the island and takes you to your room. Everything is then controlled via their hotel app. To book restaurants, order food, call someone to make up the room or turn down the room etc. There is also a messaging service to speak to the desk or someone in the resort with fast responses, you can use this to tell someone to make reservations or bring something to your room for you etc. Your butler also gives you their number so you can WhatsApp/call them directly at any time. :) restaurant menus can be seen on the app and you can book accordingly. Restaurants are split between Veli and Dhigu. :) there is a boat that takes you between the islands every 5 minutes. The journey to dhigu is between 2-3 minutes. :) the spa at dhigu is exceptional! The views from the hut at the end is amazing and great to relax in pre/post treatment. Treatments are great!! Very relaxing very thorough and uses the time stated to the full. :( treatment prices are quite high :( the spa at veli was closed during our stay :)veli is an adult only resort. This is perfect for honeymooners and couples seeking some relaxation on their holiday. :( it can sometimes get very quiet and very alone whilst walking through the island as barely anyone is seen. The resort was fully booked during our stay and we barely saw anyone. We saw maybe 2-3 couples during breakfast on some days and during the day at the bars. :) simple amenities are met well. :( during our stay they had run out of body scrub/loofas and even coconut water. They met these requests the following day. I feel like bathroom amenities should be met already without needing to request these. :) we stayed at 2 rooms during our stay - the over water deluxe room and the ocean view private pool room. Both were exceptional with great views great privacy! Would recommend if privacy is key as you cannot see into other people’s back deck and no one can see in yours. :( the higher the category of room over water, the longer the walk to main reception and restaurants. This resort does not have buggys or bicycles to use. This means you are walking alone(as we rarely saw anyone) the distance in the island and on the over water decks. :( Any room over water lower than the deluxe has limited privacy, as walking on the walkway deck to your room can show the deck lounges and bed and people on it. Overall an amazing relaxing stay! Picture perfect, great staff. A must visit place.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear MR78694, Thank you very much for your great and detailed feedback. We are so pleased to see that we were able to make your stay a memorable one and we have taken your constructive feedback onboard. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to our little paradise in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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hamza072021 wrote a review Oct 10
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The staff was extremely helpful , they made us feel like family and treated us eith alot of love, they created the best memories of our lives and the best honeymoon we could ever think of. Thank you for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Dear hamza072021, Thank you very much for your great feedback. We are so pleased to see that we were able to make your stay a memorable one. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your honeymoon with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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Anonymous38475784959 wrote a review Oct 10
Casper, Wyoming1 contribution
We had an amazing stay for the first part of our honeymoon at this property. We were sad to leave and so thankful to start our journey at such a beautiful, friendly, clean, and safe resort! If we ever get the chance to visit again, we will most definitely visit here again!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear Anonymous38475784959, Thank you for your great feedback. We are so pleased to see that we were able to make you honeymoon a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$532 - $1,290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
anantara veli hotel south male atoll, anantara veli resort and spa
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollVeligandu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
67
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bikini Beach (1.8 miles), Gulhi Beach (1.7 miles), and Biyadoo Island (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Fire Salt, Baan Huraa, and Terrazzo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Anantara Veli Maldives Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Thai, Arabic, and Indonesian.
Does Anantara Veli Maldives Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Anantara Veli Maldives Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.