We stayed at Velaa for one week in December, and I was truly blown away by what an incredible place it is.
The Island is beautiful, and the resort and villas are amazing. Each one has their own private pool, and the 4 bedroom residence also had a private stretch of beach, outdoor jacuzzi, gym, massage room and pool table. You really never have to leave the villa!
We tried out everything the resort had to offer, including diving, jet-skiing and seabob, which were all amazing.
The spa is one of the best in the world with beautiful rooms and sauna and steam rooms overlooking the ocean. They even have an ice room and other state-of-the art features and equipment.
The service was impecable - friendly but not intrusive, and everyone went above and beyond to make it an enjoyable stay.
The food is amazing, and there is a huge variety. Breakfasts are great, as were our meals at tavaru and aragu. They even have a traditional pizza oven for days when you want something a bit simpler. We also had an in-villa BBQ one night which was truly memorable.
This is a truly incredible resort,I couldnt recommend it more, and cant wait to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located north from Male, within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll, Velaa Private Island brings a new meaning to "private moments" in the Maldives. Here the essence of Maldivian culture, lifestyle and landscape meets limitless opportunities, where no request is too much, and each guest will ultimately feel that this is their own private island. Comprising 43 private villas and 2 four-bedroom residences fusing local materials and contemporary flourishes, each retreat offers a generous outdoor space and private pool. While 18 villas are built over water, the Romantic Villa is the only exclusive villa that is reached by boat. Our Residences are the only 4-bedroom residences in Maldives, accommodating up to 10 people offering elegant contemporary design and 1,350 SQM of interior and exterior space, incl. 2 terraces, a pool and a courtyard. For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts the culinary consultancy of Michelin-star chef Adeline Grattard from Paris, and the most extensive wine cellar in the Indian Ocean. With 3 restaurants, 2 bars and 1 wine cellar, every palate is sure to be satisfied. The spa, in addition to featuring exclusive My Blend by Clarins products and treatments, will showcase the first 'snow room' in the Maldives and comprises six secluded treatment rooms nestled over the island's turquoise lagoon. Two cloud-shaped reclining treatment pods by Klafs and Sha will also be featured in the spa, which slowly sway and cradle guests into deep relaxation. Golf enthusiasts will be treated to the only Short Game Golf Academy in the Maldives. Designed by professional golfer and two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, golfers can craft their game in the middle of paradise. ... more less
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