Anantara Veli Resort

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  • If an island paradise of chic simplicity in a charming adults-only tropical setting is what you need, the white sand and azure waters of Anantara Veli Resort will provide the perfect setting. Relax with your loved one in the over water bungalows, as a spectacular plethora of sea life swims in the crystal clear lagoon beneath you. The resort is a short 35-minute speedboat journey from Velana International Airport which operates all day.

    Our 67 luxurious bungalows combine dazzling views with modern amenities for a blissful stay. Choose from rooms types poised over the water with sweeping lagoon views or set on the tranquil cliff edge with the lapping ocean soothing you to sleep.

    Anantara Veli offers a range of 5-star facilities as well as outdoor tennis courts and a fitness centre. Escape to a natural sanctuary within the lush surroundings of the inner island and experience a holistic approach to wellbeing by Balance Wellness Spa by Anantara.

    The resort also boasts convenient dining options, such as international buffet nights at 73 Degrees, authentic Thai food at Baan Huraa and theatrical Teppanyaki dining and hand crafted sushi at Origami. In the evening, add an element of gourmet dining with a unique menu designed by you and the chef, served on a deserted sandbank that has a backdrop of a breathtaking Maldivian sunset.

    Savour pristine white sands beneath your feet or catch some waves atop a surfboard. World-class diving, freediving and a range of other thrilling watersports await you.

    The lagoon is shared with our two sister islands Anantara Dhigu Resort and Naladhu Maldives, giving you access to a wider range of dining options, activities and facilities.

    Over Water Bungalows boast cool hardwood floors, colourful indigenous fabrics and a traditional coconut thatched roof. Wake up to views of the sparkling lagoon before you.

    Hide away in your Superior Over Water Bungalow perched on the outer edge of the lagoon, and revel in time for two. Watch the sun rise from the comfort of your plush bed, slide open the glass doors to take in the ocean breeze, and enjoy a freshly made espresso out on the deck.

    The Deluxe Over Water Bungalow offers expansive living space, with a split-level sundeck out over the lagoon and a dressing area adjacent to the bathroom.Lounge indoors or out on comfortable daybeds. Soak in an oversized terrazzo tub for two, watching the sun’s rays dapple over the lagoon.

    Set above the tranquil lagoon, enjoy added privacy, a panorama of ocean blue, and glimpses of the occasional dhoni sailing into the horizon. Spend sunny days swimming in your private pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.

    Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows offer panoramic views from indoors to out. Enjoy an espresso on your sundeck, or a bottle of wine in your standalone soaking tub overlooking the tranquil lagoon.

    Soak up the sun, cool off in the shade, or swim up to the bar for chilled refreshment. Enjoy a light lunch, small bites throughout the afternoon and drinks all the way through twilight. Re-energise with a selection of tropical juices, fine teas and iced coffees.

    Savour freshly caught Maldivian favourites such as reef fish, lobster and prawns, and prime-aged imported cuts from Australia. Have your dish flame-grilled, tandoori-style, wok-sautéed, or cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven.

    Begin your evening with a sunset selection of bruschetta and a glass of crisp wine. Sample fresh seafood cooked in traditional Italian flavours – line-caught tuna carpaccio drizzled in extra virgin olive oil, handmade lobster ravioli with a lemon butter sauce.

    Enjoy sunrise views over the lagoon at breakfast, and the intoxicating aroma of freshly ground coffee and straight-from-the-oven pastries. Choose from a lavish buffet of international favourites with live cooking stations, and an array of tropical fruits and juices.

    Savour dishes for every appetite in the comfort of your private bungalow. Allow us to bring signature dishes from each of our restaurants right to you.

    Follow the torches to an intimate table setting for two underneath a canopy of stars or a private faree tent. Dig your toes into the sand, as fresh grilled lobster is served on your dugout table by your personal chef.

    Soak up the sun’s blissful rays in a casual poolside setting. Enjoy all-day refreshments of iced coffees, smoothies and mocktails – as well as an array of gourmet sandwiches, paninis and wood-fired pizzas to whet your appetite.

    Walk out over the lagoon and into a traditional teak house on stilts, magically lit with a sunset glow. With dishes designed to be shared as in Thailand, choose from an array of delicacies from across the kingdom.

    Japanese food reimagined in an island setting. Begin your evening with fresh sashimi and sushi creations, highlighting local catches of yellowfin. Enjoy Hokkaido scallops straight from the robata grill, or signature dishes such as thinly sliced seabass garnished with yuzu, truffle oil and salmon roe.

    73 DEGREES
    As sun sets, return to 73 Degrees for a fine vintage from our extensive wine cellar, then enjoy each evening’s themed buffet – Maldivian favourites, fresh seafood, handmade pizzas and pastas.

  • Kids Club
  • Concept store (Boutique shop)
  • 24 hour butler service
  • Airport transfer
  • PADI dive center
  • Spa
  • Hair salon
  • Currency exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Complimentary WI-Fi facilities
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Safety deposit
  • Library
  • Laundry service
  • Room service
  • Paddock teen club
    For all of its beauty and apparent resilience, coral is a sensitive organism, vulnerable to slight changes in environmental conditions. Take part in the Coral Adoption Programme by transplanting live corals, with the help of our resident Marine Biologist, into the shallow waters of the lagoon.

    Cook your favourite Maldivian or Thai dish in a step-by-step tutorial adjusted to your preferences and skills. Savour your creations for lunch and enjoy the option of adding garnishing and table set-up classes. Leave with wonderful memories and impressive new skills to entertain family and friends back home.

    Enjoy the fresh flavours of Maldivian cuisine in a candlelit setting. Smoked tuna rolls with a hint of coconut and cardamom. Curries of yellowfin and mahi mahi and eggplant. Enjoy the rhythmic beat of the bodu beru drummers decked in their traditional attire, and the ever-present lull of the ocean waves.

    Drift across the Indian Ocean in the perfect end to yet another day in paradise. The pinnacle of romance, cruising into the sunset aboard the luxury Nirvana yacht is the picture-postcard Maldivian experience.

    Venture barefoot into a fragrant orchid garden as sun sets over the ocean. Enjoy artisanal cocktails as you mingle and converse with Anantara Veli’s residents and other guests. A relaxing evening savouring island life.

    In the Maldives, you’ll find some of the most beautiful sights are below the surface. Admire stunning sea fans, colourful coral, schools of fusiliers, sea turtles, and even the occasional reef shark or spotted eagle ray.

    Indulge in couples’ treatments at Balance Wellness by Anantara that re-energise. Awaken your senses with a Supplifying Experience infused with herbs and aromas that nourish the body. Find deep relaxation with massages with lush balms to open the body’s energy channels.

    Clear your mind and achieve a heightened sense of wellbeing with gentle stretching and meditation to start your day. Enjoy a session on the beach, where you’ll be able to draw inspiration from the gorgeous island surrounds as they are woken by the dawn.

    Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom. Join us at the open-air yoga pavilion with breathtaking views of the shimmering turquoise ocean.

    Seaplane transfers are available during day light only (6 Am to 4:30 Pm).
    Resort can also be reached by Domestic Air + Speedboat Transfer.
    On your arrival to Male International Airport – Resort representative will welcome you to the resort transfers or at the Resort Airport Counter No. 08.
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    All new bookings made on enjoy complimentary one buffet dinner per stay from our selection of special themed nights.

    Stays in Ocean Pool Bungalows will also receive an added value of one complimentary 60-minute spa treatment or return speedboat transfers on combined basis.

    Blackout dates may apply.