We just spent 7 nights at the newly renovated Anantara Veli and had a fabulous time. The island is really small so you can easily walk everywhere, and you have access to Anantara Dighu with a short boat ride that runs every 5 minutes if you like to explore the restaurants and beaches there for a bit! All staff were extremely friendly and helpful, food was of very high quality and absolutely delicious. We tried the Thai place, Cumin as well as the Dohni Bar and Origami. Rooms were spacious and cleaned twice a day! The whole resort tries to minimize their carbon footprint which was admirable… Our villa host Rifau made our stay even more memorable. And a special shout-out to the sous-chef at the Thai restaurant for explaining her dishes as well as Sagar who prepared his fabulous Indian dishes just for us on the day of departure. Breakfast was excellent and a big choice was available. We went diving and snorkling almost every day and saw lots of fish, eagle rays and turtles. Also, there was a baby shark right around the resort almost every afternoon which was mesmerizing to watch. There is a small island called Ghullifushi which also belongs to the Anantara and can be reached in minutes by boat… a perfect and remote place, and awesome for snorkeling right off the island! We will definitely be back and could not have asked for a better experience on our first trip to the Maledives. …
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.…
Wondrous holiday and fulfilled our Bucket List No. 1. Great restaurants. Stunning waters and great professional, smiling and accommodating staff. Fantastic Water Villa and watching the stunning Sunsets painting the Sky spectacularly!!
Travel with two other couples. Received excellent service from the moment we exited customs to the minute we checked into our return flight home. The most amazing, friendly and supportive staff. The food was wonderful as were the rooms. Great experience!
Excellent facilities, staff, amenities, natural beauty, aquatic habitat, dining options, airport arrival and departure, and lastly but not least food quality. Special mention to Subodh and Mannik Raja at Cumin for their extra hospitality.
The resort's pretty location, amazing facilities and friendly staff made the experience exceptional, from the time the resort staff picked us up from the airport, till they dropped us off at the airport.
We visited Maldives 🇲🇻 for the first time and it was great option for short holiday in Anantara hotel All the hotel Staff provides outstanding efforts from the time of arrival to departure Our Villa Host Margareda made our stay smooth with great planning and fantastic soliciting of services and restaurants. Hotel Manager Mr Sajith Grero was very helpful to make our stay unforgettable. Thanks for you All Seraj
It was my first experience and certainly won't be the last with Anantara. It started off with a minor misunderstanding that was resolved by the team in the best way possible that made us happy and made our stay better. The most important aspect of our stay was having a host, and Rifau was excellent in this matter. Beyond answering to our requests immediately he was the nicest and he often took the extra mile to ensure we are happy and satisfied. Everybody there had a smile on their face, friendly and welcoming and I do not want to mention some and leave out some.
Visited Anantara Veli in March 23 to celebrate birthday. We have been welcoming by our Over Water Villa host Ibrahim once reached. Ibrahim is a young guy always serve with warm smile on face. Appreciates his quick response and suggestive help during the stay. I was touched while they gave me little surprise birthday treat in room at the last night we stayed. I shall miss the crystal clear sea water and nice white sand. Especially the warm hospitality of all staffs. Nice job Ibrahim. Thank you.
Stayed at Anantara it was amazing. Ibrahim Ouf was our host villa. Very helpful, showed us a tour around the Island. He was quick in responses and available to assist us to make sure we had a lovely stay! Thank you Ibrahim.
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