Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

  • Ultra Luxury
  • 5 star
  • 50 villas
  • Speedboat
  • 35 min
  • 21km
  • South Male Atoll
  • Veli

What sort of resort was this?

  • Honeymoon
  • Diving
  • Spa

Introduction

Whisk yourself away to a natural sanctuary of romance. Delight in sensual living over a lagoon at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives in one of 50 Over-Water Bungalows. Walk hand-in-hand on a secluded stretch of white island sand. Contemplate the oceanic light as it evolves from morning glow to dusk, subtly changing hues and glittering off the clear waters just beneath your private bungalow.

Spend your days relaxing on the beach, pampering yourself on an Ayurvedic spa retreat, lounging at the beachfront infinity pool, or cruising on a dhoni at sunset alongside dolphins. Then, freshen up for an evening of fine dining where the world's flavours are brought to you. A highlight: the best of Thai cuisine, set on a lone isle on the edge of a reef.

Nestled in beauty and removed from unnecessary distraction, you are free to tune inwards as well as to indulge in the romance of a thrilling honeymoon or the buzz of nighttime cocktails with fellow revellers on the sand.

Along a coral-framed island in the South Male Atoll, Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives is only a 30-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport, yet the white sands, endless blue sky and lush foliage seem a world apart. Just moments away across the waters lies Anantara Veli's sister resort, the invigorating Anantara Dhigu.

Over water and Ocean Pool bungalows at Anantara Veli offer the perfect blend of intimacy and deluxe amenities matched with breathtaking views. The resort provides the ideal ambience for couples looking for an undisturbed tropical getaway. Relax and unwind in your own bungalow, complete with all the conveniences of modern accommodation.

Each of these striking, new bungalows feature a magnificent plunge pool and offer the ultimate in privacy. Not to mention a host of amenities such as flat screen television, high-speed internet access and a mini bar. The luxurious water bungalows offer the perfect combination for a relaxing island vacation.

Villa Type of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Overwater Bungalow

Overwater Bungalow

Located in:
Overwater
Private Pool:
Without Private Pool
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These remarkably luxurious and private bungalows occupy a secluded cliff edge and directly face the Indian Ocean. Each Ocean Pool Bungalow offers a magnificent plunge pool accompanied by 125 square me... read more

Superior Over Water Bungalow

Superior Over Water Bungalow

Located in:
Overwater
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Identical in size and interior to the Over Water Bungalows, the Superior category offers all the charm of the Over Water Bungalows with the added benefit of blissful seclusion and privacy. Recline to ... read more

Deluxe Overwater Bungalow

Deluxe Overwater Bungalow

Located in:
Overwater
Private Pool:
Without Private Pool
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The spacious 92 square metre Deluxe Over Water Bungalows at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa offer all the charms of island life coupled with comfortable accommodation. Enjoy a separate dressing area and ex... read more

Ocean Pool Bungalow

Ocean Pool Bungalow

Located in:
Ocean
Private Pool:
With Private Pool
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These remarkably luxurious and private bungalows occupy a secluded cliff edge and directly face the Indian Ocean. Each Ocean Pool Bungalow offers a magnificent plunge pool accompanied by 125 square me... read more

Deluxe Overwater Pool Bungalow

Deluxe Overwater Pool Bungalow

Located in:
Overwater
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These idyllic romantically styled bungalows are poised directly above a turquoise lagoon. Slip straight from your deck into the azure waters below, or take a dip in your private plunge pool. Treasure ... read more

Dining by Design

A banquet on the beach. A candlelit picnic on your own private stretch of sand. A barbecue on your terrace for two. A private dhoni with a sumptuous meal. Global cuisine on the remotest of island locales. Unlimited possibilities. Select from a range of Italian, Western, Asian or fusion menus for a romantic dinner for two in one of many private locations on or around the island.

Baan Huraa

Culinary enlightenment. Take a journey to Thailand with traditional meals created and served by a smiling Thai staff. You will discover refined cuisine that will captivate your senses in a feast of Far Eastern delights and fiery flavours. This circular Thai house sits on stilts and is nestled on the edge of a coral reef. Getting there is half the fun: located off shore, a short pontoon boat ride away or a walk along the deck from Veligandu Huraa, and promising views unobstructed by anything but the vast Indian Ocean.

Fuddan Fusion Grill

A fusion Maldivian grill is a crossroads of cuisines, making it the place for gourmets to gather and sample. The restaurant is surrounded by the gentle rolling surf at Anantara Dhigu and diners can choose indoor or over-water deck tables. An impeccably stocked boutique cellar is at hand for connoisseurs. Sample the freshest seafood scooped straight from the Indian Ocean. Carnivorous delights are prepared as you desire - blending tastes, seasonings and styles. Accompany your meal with select wines from the island cellar.

Enjoy freshly-baked crusts and piled high toppings from the wood-fired oven. You've found your perfect spot for inventive pizza and light snacks overlooking the lagoon at Veli Island. Dine al fresco on the deck or in the thatched roof pavilion. Sit back or try a game of pool, steps away from the free-standing bar. This could become your favourite hangout.

Terrazzo

Anantara Dhigu Maldives brings Italy to the tropics at Terrazzo, an intimate ocean-view restaurant serving rustic Italian favourites like wood-fire pizzas, homemade pastas and delectable seafood. Signature dishes include homemade lobster ravioli, tableside-spun Caesar salad and a sumptuous seafood spread. Accompanying the food is a selection of wines from both northern and southern regions of Italy, paired perfectly to your meal thanks to the resort's resident Wine Guru.

73 Degrees

Located on Anantara Veli, this light and airy Maldivian thatched pavilion faces the lagoon of Veligandu Huraa. Dine at the sumptuous breakfast buffet of fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats and vegetables and a made to order omelette station. Alternatively, select seafood plucked fresh from the Maldivian waters at the Seafood market.

The name hints at the bar's location next to the large island pool located on Anantara Dhigu. Serving snacks and drinks throughout the day and night. This is the island's hub for the hip with a swim up bar and upstairs chill-out lounge with board games and couches. Toast the sunset with your favourite cocktail concoction ingeniously prepared by master mixologists.

On the white sandy beach of Dhigu Island, Fushi Cafe restaurant at Anantara Dhigu Maldives serves a lavish full breakfast buffet each morning complete with live cooking stations. Then, as the sun sets, the restaurant transforms to offer a buffet with a variety of flavors including international cuisines and local Maldivian food. Dining by the sea at its very best.

Dining Highlights

A private banquet on the beach for a wedding party or any special occasion Smoked meat in the traditional Maldivian way in a "dhumashi" (smokehouse) at The Grill Cooking school for culinary wizards or those who aspire to be A candlelit picnic with global cuisine on the remotest of island locales A starry barbecue on your terrace for two Wine cellar at the Terrazzo restaurant features over 1000 bottles of exclusive international wines, ports and champagnes Dolphin watch from the deck of the Thai over water restaurant- Baan Huraa

Dhoni Bar and Restaurant

Kick back by the tranquil lagoon of Anantara Veli. The poolside bar and lunch time restaurant offers the chance to savour cocktails and chilled-out vibes. Settle into the infinity-edge pool and glance at the seascape as you unwind. Anantara Veli's Dhoni Bar serves an array of island-style cocktails and light snacks, perfect for those Maldives sunsets.

  • WIFI
  • swimming pool
  • television
  • coffee
  • air conditioning
  • fitness facility
  • fridge
  • wine bar
  • smoking allowed
  • entertainment
  • secure vault
  • room service
  • play place
  • complimentary breakfast
  • Handicap Accessible

While Anantara certainly looks splendid from above the water, in the Maldives, you'll find some of the most beautiful sights are below the surface. See a panorama of spectacular marine views on a full-day diving safari guided by the experts from Anantara's own PADI 5-star Dive Centre. If you're a first-timer, get your PADI certification course that will guide you toward taking your first breaths underwater. Or simply snorkel leisurely on the edge of the lagoon, perusing the fabled Maldivian coral gardens on the daily guided snorkelling trips. For those looking to progress as well as experienced water-men and women, orientation dives and deep-water dives are offered every day. The Anantara Dive Centre offers two boat dives a day to over 20 nearby reefs teeming with undersea life. In addition, the Centre runs full and half-day “safari dives” to reefs and sites further offshore.

It's time to step away from the white sand and into adventures amidst the blue Indian Ocean and its world-class waves. Get your ticket to ride the waves at The Anantara Surf School by Tropicsurf. The Surf School accommodates all abilities of surfers, from those looking to take their first tentative steps to dedicated pros in search of the biggest, hollowest waves around. Surfing in Maldives can provide it all.

Please note that the Maldives surfing season is from April to October inclusive.

Meet the Cayago Magnum: the Lamborghini of water rockets. Engineered with revolutionary new technology, Mr. Cayago can scream below the water's surface at 20 km/hr – almost as fast as a dolphin. Experience the crystal-clear depths of the lagoon like never before on the back of a Cayago, decked out in your choice of diablo red or titanium silver. Buckle up, and hold on tight!

Explore the lost Maldivian islands scattered through the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a cocktail as you sail into the sunset. Dip into culture. At Anantara, serenity is the buzzword but some sights beg to be discovered. Please contact one of the Luxur Holidays Travel Consultants to customize the excursion to suit your needs.

Spend an afternoon as an explorer (with a few more luxuries) and live out your desert island daydreams. A tiny uninhabited island offshore in Anantara's lagoon is your playground for the day. Frolic in transparent waters, explore impressive reefs and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands without a soul in sight.

A distinctly Maldivian experience. Sail the high seas in a dhoni, the traditional local sailboat. Get up close and personal with marine life when you meet and greet dolphins and pilot whales. Discover some hidden jewels of the Maldives. You might be surprised to see the many different forms paradise can take. Tour the atoll and explore the daily life of fishermen on local islands.

There is more to the bustling Maldivian capital than just the airport. Male' offers distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the local culture at the National Museum and partake in some of the country's authentic local delicacies. Shop the way the locals do to bring back some bargain souvenirs for friends and family.

Clear your mind and achieve a sense of heightened wellbeing with gentle stretching and meditation to start off your day. At the guided meditation sessions on the beach, you'll catch the island as it awakens. Draw inspiration from the gorgeous island surrounds.

Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom. Yoga for beginners is available from professional instructors beachside while more seasoned aficionados can take it up a notch with a private session – a signature Maldives resort activity at Anantara.

Floodlit courts allow for guests use during the day or night. When the temperature cools, things begin to heat up.

Looking for a bit of competition? Challenge fellow vacationers to a match to see whose birdie gets bumped.

Slip 'n' slide into the tranquil waters of the resort's freshwater infinity-edge pool located at the edge of the ocean on both islands. Gaze out across the expanse of an aquamarine sea as you float, soak or splash your worries away. The pools cater to both, active swimmers who want to do some serious laps, or guests out for a relaxing day, reading a book and sunbathing by the cool freshness of its waters.

Made for those who are looking to keep in shape and invigorate their body inside and out. The on-site fitness centre and gym will offer you everything you need to keep you looking and feeling good, and you can even book sessions with the resort's own personal trainer.

No need for sun block in the resort's stylish showpiece library, where you can sink into a plush armchair and enjoy a new novel or catch up with all that is going on back in the "real world" on the World Wide Web. High-speed internet computers are complimentary.

Do not fret if you have forgotten to pack some essentials. You may be thousands of miles away from it all, but Anantara's on-site boutique brings the world to you, with the bare necessities like sunblock and exotic goods and handicrafts from across Asia. Immerse yourself in all that Anantara has to offer.

Discover the glittering seas and surrounding islands that make up Anantara's stunning kaleidoscope setting. Snorkel the Maldives legendary coral gardens. For those looking for a bit more adventure, there is always Anantara's own catamaran, which can also be chartered on an hourly basis. Test your luck and try reef and deep-sea fishing. Please contact one of the Luxur Holidays experts to help you plan from the abundance of recreational activities available during your stay.

Water Sports:

Jet Skiing

Kayaking

Sailing

Surfing

Windsurfing

Kite Surfing

Water Skiing

Parasailing

The Spa at Anantara Veli offers indigenously inspired treatments infused with timeless healing and wellness rituals. Be blissfully pampered in the five sumptuous treatment suites amidst tropical gardens and serene ambience. The spa is nestled in pristine gardens so you can indulge in treatments that use natural ingredients and their healing properties to enrich, detoxify, polish and rejuvenate. Escape the cares of everyday life with soothing treatments for body and soul at Anantara Spa.

Maldivian Coconut Marvellous

You've escaped from all the stresses of the hectic world back home. Now, make sure you return refreshed, restored and relaxed in mind, body and soul. Coax your body into an elevated sense of renewal with a sequence designed to rejuvenate couples from head to toe utilizing coconut's prized remedial benefits.

Treatment includes Floral Foot Ritual, Essence White Coconut Scrub, Essence White Coconut Wrap, Anantara Muscle Tension Release Massage

Dedicated Ayurvedic and Thai therapies treatment rooms

Expansive over water relaxation deck

Indoor and outdoor showers

Steam room and sauna

Jacuzzi and cold plunge pool

Overwater Bungalow

Overwater Bungalow

These remarkably luxurious and private bungalows occupy a secluded cliff edge and directly face the Indian Ocean. Each Ocean Pool Bungalow offers a magnificent plunge pool accompanied by 125 square me

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Superior Over Water Bungalow

Superior Over Water Bungalow

Identical in size and interior to the Over Water Bungalows, the Superior category offers all the charm of the Over Water Bungalows with the added benefit of blissful seclusion and privacy. Recline to

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Deluxe Overwater Bungalow

Deluxe Overwater Bungalow

The spacious 92 square metre Deluxe Over Water Bungalows at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa offer all the charms of island life coupled with comfortable accommodation. Enjoy a separate dressing area and ex

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Ocean Pool Bungalow

Ocean Pool Bungalow

These remarkably luxurious and private bungalows occupy a secluded cliff edge and directly face the Indian Ocean. Each Ocean Pool Bungalow offers a magnificent plunge pool accompanied by 125 square me

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Deluxe Overwater Pool Bungalow

Deluxe Overwater Pool Bungalow

These idyllic romantically styled bungalows are poised directly above a turquoise lagoon. Slip straight from your deck into the azure waters below, or take a dip in your private plunge pool. Treasure

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Romantic Anniversary Getaway Package

4 Nights Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow
All Mandatory Taxes 10% SC, 12% GST. Green Tax of US $ 6.00 pppn
Return Speedboat Transfer for 2 adults.

PER/NIGHTUS$1,350
  • Valid: December 31, 2017
  • Stay During: 4 Nights/5 Days

Package Includes:

Meal plan: Breakfast
Rate is net of 30% Wedding Anniversary Discount
Romantic Floral Bed Decoration Turndown one night
Gift on Departure
50.00 $ Spa Credit per Couple on Any Treatment in Veli Garden Spa
Bottle of Champagne with Fruit Platter

Luxur Holidays EXCLUSIVE
Upon arrival, personal welcome from Luxur Holidays Staff at Male International Airport
Complimentary refreshment upon arrival
Assistance from arrival gate to the Speedboat or Seaplane embarkation point
Complimentary porter service from the baggage belt to the curbside
Upon departure, assistance throughout the departure process via immigration fast track
Memorable keepsakes from Luxur Holidays before departure

Exclusive Wedding Anniversary Package

4 Nights Superior Over Water Bungalow
All Mandatory Taxes 10% SC, 12% GST. Green Tax of US $ 6.00 pppn
Return Speedboat Transfer for 2 adults.

PER/NIGHTUS$875
  • Valid: December 31, 2017
  • Stay During: 4 Nights/5 Days

Package Includes:

Meal plan: Breakfast
Rate is net of 30% Wedding Anniversary Discount
Romantic Floral Bed Decoration Turndown one night
Gift on Departure
50.00 $ Spa Credit per Couple on Any Treatment in Veli Garden Spa
Bottle of Champagne with Fruit Platter

Luxur Holidays EXCLUSIVE
Upon arrival, personal welcome from Luxur Holidays Staff at Male International Airport
Complimentary refreshment upon arrival
Assistance from arrival gate to the Speedboat or Seaplane embarkation point
Complimentary porter service from the baggage belt to the curbside
Upon departure, assistance throughout the departure process via immigration fast track
Memorable keepsakes from Luxur Holidays before departure

Maldives Wedding Anniversary Deal

4 Nights Over Water Bungalow
All Mandatory Taxes 10% SC, 12% GST. Green Tax of US $ 6.00 pppn
Return Speedboat Transfer for 2 adults.

PER/NIGHTUS$750
  • Valid: December 31, 2017
  • Stay During: 4 Nights/5 Days

Package Includes:

Meal plan: Breakfast
Rate is net of 30% Wedding Anniversary Discount
Romantic Floral Bed Decoration Turndown one night
Gift on Departure
50.00 $ Spa Credit per Couple on Any Treatment in Veli Garden Spa
Bottle of Champagne with Fruit Platter

Luxur Holidays EXCLUSIVE
Upon arrival, personal welcome from Luxur Holidays Staff at Male International Airport
Complimentary refreshment upon arrival
Assistance from arrival gate to the Speedboat or Seaplane embarkation point
Complimentary porter service from the baggage belt to the curbside
Upon departure, assistance throughout the departure process via immigration fast track
Memorable keepsakes from Luxur Holidays before departure