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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/09/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Travelers' Choice
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
Boating
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
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
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Monika wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom22 contributions2 helpful votes
I have been to Veli six times and every time love it more and more! Amazing place if you are looking for peace and quiet because apart of sunbathing and some water sports there is not much more to do. Bring some shells with you to scatter on the beach,hermit craps desperate need them as there is a real shortage of shells for them to choose from,read about it before you go ;)
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Supratik Guha, Owner at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear MonikaMar84, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to see that we could make yet another one of your stays a memorable one. We very much look forward to welcoming you back for the 7th time in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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Ginablankstone wrote a review Feb 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom12 contributions21 helpful votes
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Anantara Velli exceeded our expectations. After a long journey from the UK we arrived tired and were underwhelmed as we disembarked the speed boat in arrival. How wrong we were!! The Anantara resort is beautiful. Peaceful, tranquil, crystal clear warm water, sand & resort are spotless ( never gets hot ) fish swimming, the beautiful images you see are the reality here. We had a De Luxe water bungalow, which was spacious and extremely comfortable with a large bathroom and terrace. Wonderful touches from the house keeper welcoming us good morning Etc made us feel special. The food is excellent, superior to what I expected, The Italian, Seafood restaurant & Thai all had wonderful views, great service and greets food. The staff here are excellent, friendly, efficient and warm. I loved that you could get a boat which ran constantly between Dighu & Veli as it provided variety. I understand from the staff that Velli is closing for a revamp & I look forward to returning as I can only imagine it will be even more heavenly. I have travelled to many wonderful places but The Maldives, and this resort is the most wonderful beach resort of all.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Supratik Guha, Owner at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded Feb 26, 2022
Dear Ginablankstone, Thank you so very much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to see that were were able to make you stay a memorable one. We definitely look forward to welcoming you back once the renovation of Anantara Veli is completed. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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jjrp12abril1975 wrote a review Mar 2022
Maspalomas, Spain1 contribution
Close to Male. Helpful and kind staff. Beautiful surroundings and astonishing landscapes. Professional and excellent service. The wifi worked perfectly well all over the resort. Varied cuisine. An experience to be repeated.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Mar 2, 2022
Dear jjrp12abril1975, Thank you very much for your great feedback. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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darryl745 wrote a review Mar 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom2 contributions
Veil couples only island is closed for a year from 1 March 2022 for a refurb. I’m not sure if that affects the restaurants on the island as well which you would be using potentially if you stayed on the family or private island. The restaurants on Veli are Oragami (not included on the fully inclusive), 73 Degrees, and the bar for lunch. With all that above taken into account, the stay was fantastic. Whatever you do, make sure you go fully inclusive, as the prices are crazy otherwise. Myself and my wife worked out based on their prices we could easily have spent $500 a day on food and drink.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Supratik Guha, Owner at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded Mar 2, 2022
Dear darryl745, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased to see that you had a wonderful stay with us. We most definitely look forward to welcoming you back once the refurbishment has been completed. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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ahrashamini wrote a review Feb 2022
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The cleanliness, the amenities, the activities, excursions- all unbeatable. The staff are so kind and efficient with communication. The food is of the best quality and the drinks are delicious!! The view from any room is incredible and surprisingly you cannot hear anything outside of your bungalow!! The snorkel availability is so nice and makes snorkeling so convenient.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Feb 23, 2022
Dear ahrashamini, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to see that we were able to make your stay with us a memorable one. We 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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EddieS67 wrote a review Feb 2022
Alton, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
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An absolutely fabulous location for our Honeymoon, truly a drop of paradise. Our host Hidhaa was amazing, our room boy Adam was fabulous and treated us to various wonderful decorations on our bed and in the bathroom to celebrate our wedding. The host at 73 Degrees, Faz was there to greet us every day and we had many jokes about the fact that I was literally 2 feet taller than her. Snorkelling in the lagoon is just stunning and with the added bonus of an in house marine biologist we had all the Indian ocean flora and fauna at our disposal. Fabulous food at all the restaurants, with a special shout out to the fabulous SeaSalt.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 21, 2022
Dear EddieS67, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased that Hidhaa, Adam, Faz and the rest of our team were able to make your honeymoon a memorable one. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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sanjayccl wrote a review Feb 2022
Kisumu, Kenya1 contribution
I loved my stay the staff has alway been helpful ... special thanks to simah and staff for making it special for our anniversary.the location is excellent, never got bored as alot of activities to do also,enjoyed a variety of cuisines.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Feb 19, 2022
Dear sanjayccl, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to see that we were able to make your anniversary a memorable one. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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David M wrote a review Feb 2022
Lausanne, Switzerland7 contributions3 helpful votes
We had fantastic time during our 9 night stay at a deluxe overwater villa in the Veli adults only resort. The villa is very comfortable, spacious, huge bathroom with ocean view, big terrace on two levels with the sofa, table and chairs, and another big sun bed on the level below. The choice of restaurants is great, food quality is superb, particularly liked the à la carte breakfast dining at 73 degrees restaurant. The Japanese restaurant Origami offers a great teppanyaki experience, and the Thai Baan Huraa has a massive choice, we dined there several times. The staff everywhere is very polite, customer focused, nice and welcoming. The experience is diverse as there are four islands located next to each other, and the guests can use the restaurants on the Dhigu island. We could also snorkel at the small Gulhifushi island near by. The resort provides free small boat transfers between the islands, and it adds to a great experience. Overall, a wonderful resort to experience all that Maldives offers.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Over-water villas are the best choice on the island.
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Responded Feb 12, 2022
Dear David M, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to see that you enjoyed everything from our dining options to the snorkeling at Gulhifushi island. We very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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surjitsjudge wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Expensive hotel,you pay for the views/area and not the hotel.The best part are the staff and not the management who take notes but do noting about your complaints /problems.Had food issues where it took 3/4 hour to arrive and then it was cold.Had cockroaches in our villa.Food quality was very good,facilities are average.Rooms and walkways over the water villas need updating.Overall nice hotel but not value for money,nice experience.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Feb 12, 2022
Dear surjitsjudge, Thank you for your feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies that we did not meet your expectations during your say. Please be assured that your feedback and comments have been shared with the team and action will be taken to ensure that all issues you experienced are corrected. We are pleased to say that Anantara Veli will be going through a renovation starting March 1st of this year. We are committed to providing bespoke and memorable experiences, therefor we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back once the renovation is completed. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback and for choosing to stay with us. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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SBrewer1959 wrote a review Feb 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom3 contributions
Amazing staff, thank you Hidha the nost attentive concierge, Riznee, the room boy with a big smile and the cleanest rooms and all the other staff on the islands. A beautiful resort, three islands with complimentary two minute boat service. Great welcome and departure for guests. Wonderful!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Feb 12, 2022
Dear Sidders33, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so pleased to see that Hidha, Riznee and the rest of our team were able to make you stay a memorable one. We 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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PRICE RANGE
$974 - $1,916 (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 Caviar Café & Restaurant.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
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.