Velaa Private Island

A home away from home

Kick off your shoes and take a deep breath – welcome to Velaa Private Island in the Maldives!

A frequent award-winner, Velaa (‘turtle’ in Maldivian, named after the shape of the island) is one of the most welcoming slices of paradise in the Indian Ocean. 

Start your day slowly in the comfort and privacy of one of the island’s 47 wood and glass villas before making your way for a day of snorkelling around the untouched house reef, cruising on a Maldivian Batheli boat or trying your skills on a hoverboard. 

Dining here is incredible. Velaa Private Island’s fine dining restaurant, Aragu, has been named as one of the best 50 restaurants on the continent thanks to Chef Gaushan de Silva’s passion for organic produce and innovative flavours. We recommend following your gastronomic feast with a visit to Avi’s poolside mixologist for a cocktail with a view.

We have stayed at this resort, so get in touch if you have any questions!

Reasons to choose Velaa Private Island...


Velaa Private Island villas have been designed to effortlessly sit alongside the natural beauty of the island, and service is a top priority here (each villa has butler service). Sunrise Water Pool Villas are designed around glass portholes in the floor, allowing you to gaze at the tropical underwater world below your feet, while the Romantic Residence is only accessible by boat, ensuring that your trip is as private as possible. Larger groups will love the Velaa Private Residence, which sits on its very own private beach and comes complete with its own gym and spa room.

So much to do

Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or a wellness queen, Velaa has it all. The island’s Golf Academy, designed by José María Olazábal, spreads out over seven holes and offers one-on-one tuition with PGA professionals, while the resort’s spa comes complete with a unique ‘snow room’, as well as a sauna, steam room and full treatment menu. On holiday with the family? The Kids’ Club has its own waterpark and a programme of activities that will keep little ones very happy.

A foodie paradise

In Aragu you’ll enjoy European cuisine with an Asian twist and, in Tavaru, you’ll feast on Japanese teppanyaki (while enjoying wines from Velaa’s extensive wine collection). A visit to Athiri at any time of the day will allow you to travel the globe through food thanks to its talented team of chefs from 14 different nations and, if you’re looking for a secluded meal for two, then how about lunch on a deserted island?

Ask us a question!

We have stayed here, so ask us if you have any questions about a luxury holiday to the Maldives.

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