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Velaa Private Island is the realisationof a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway. This unique destination was developed to embody the very best of this unique archipelago, bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean.

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Velaa shares its name and its home with the generations of sea turtles that have inhabited the island for countless years. The colours and patterns of a turtle shell make up subtle nuances in the design, while from a broader aerial view, Velaa’s exclusive over-water villas resemble the head of a turtle with the island forming the body. Designed by Czech architect Petr Kolar, the overall design concept is contemporary, yet intimate, with Maldivian nuances.

OWNER'S STORY

There are many private islands in Maldives, but only very few of them are truly private, owned by one person. Velaa Private Island is such a case. The owner, Jiri Smejc, has spent countless weeks in Maldives both on holidays and while taking his business trips from Europe to Asia. The islands became his true passion: many of them being beautiful, but each of them coming short on some part of the visitor experience he valued. That's why he decided to build the Velaa Private Island. An island meeting his ideas what a luxurious private resort should be. An island keeping a real privacy for its guests but at the same time versatile enough to provide number of first-class enjoyment opportunities. After all, the owner is the one who will spend most time on the island and wants to enjoy it for years, not only for a week or two...



Location

Located in the gorgeous Noonu Atoll, 187 kilometres north of Male, Velaa Private Island is an exceptional luxury retreat where our guests are treated like royalty.

There are 43 private villas, houses and residences and two four-bedroom residences, all with private pools and exceptional interior design. 17 of which are over-water with the Romantic Pool Residence only reached by boat. The larger villas feature separate living rooms, with the houses offering two-bedrooms and ideal for families. The large Velaa Private Residence features four bedrooms.

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Beach Pool Villa

Beach Pool Villa

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These detached one-bedroom beach front villas are sumptuously furnished. Mahogany louvered panels and intricate lofty ceilings impart a colonial feel, while teak furniture and suspended bamboo lights ... read more

Deluxe Beach Pool Villa

Deluxe Beach Pool Villa

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Natural materials and colours bring the outside in, while a suspended chair adds an element of playful refinement. These private one-bedroom beachfront pool villas feature a large separate living room... read more

Sunrise Water Pool Villa

Sunrise Water Pool Villa

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Along an extended jetty, the villas on this crescent have uninterrupted views of the ocean and private pools. Overhanging thatch offers shade over the dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open... read more

Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa

Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa

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With uninterrupted ocean views and private pools facing the sunset, these villas are dreamlike in design. Separated by canvas sails, they ensure the utmost privacy. Thatched roofing shades the outdoor... read more

Beach Pool Pavilion

Beach Pool Pavilion

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In lush foliage flanked by gently swaying palms, the two-bedroom beachfront houses are ideal for families. The large living area works as a retreat in the day and a social hub in the evening. It leads... read more

Ocean Pool House

Ocean Pool House

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Prestigiously located on the tip of the island, in an exclusive private domain, this two-bedroom overwater residence fringed with traditional thatch offers an elegant living space with carefully curat... read more

Romantic Pool Residence

Romantic Pool Residence

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Accessible only by boat, this ultra-private one-bedroom villa suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted views of the ocean offers the utmost privacy and romance, making it perfect for honeymooners... read more

Vela Private Residence

Vela Private Residence

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Imagine the definitive ultimate beach residence. With four bedrooms accommodating up to 10 guests, a rarity in the Maldives, the Velaa Private Residences offer elegant contemporary design and 1,350 sq... read more

Cru

Overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the CRU Champagne Lounge exudes an unrivalled elegance where our guests can savour some of the world’s finest and rarest champagnes under the guidance of our expert sommeliers.

Aragu

Floating above the gently rippling waves as they lap against the shore, Aragu is Velaa Private Island’s signature restaurant inspired by Michelin starred chef, Adeline Grattard.
We invite you on a sensory adventure to explore two distinct, yet complementary culinary styles – a ‘simplistic’ fare focusing on the clean taste of individual elements, and a ‘sensational’ fusion of exciting and harmonious ingredients. Feed your senses and immerse yourself in the stunning views and enchanting culinary creations at Aragu.

Wine Cellar

A thorough delight for wine enthusiasts, the ivory-white Tavaru Tower hosts Velaa’s extensive wine cellar. More than five hundred bins, the largest on Maldives, span the spectrum from boutique wineries to grand marques.
Offering guests a rare opportunity to discover gems such as the 1956 Domaine de la Romanée Conti “Romanée Conti”, rare vintage Salon Champagne, and a centuries old fortified 1870 Blandy’s “Verdelho Solera”, this exquisite list has unearthed treasures from across the globe.

Tavaru

The tastes and flavours of Chinese, Korean and Japanese cuisine will induce your senses at the boutique Tavaru restaurant.
Specialising in East Asian cuisine, the deft hands of our talented chefs will create inspirational and exciting dishes from the finest local and international ingredients to tantalise your palate. An extraordinary gastronomic journey showcasing unique flavours and unrepeatable textures awaits you at Tavaru.

Avi

Against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views, Avi is the perfect place to unwind and sip on delicious cocktails while relaxing poolside. Complete with its own mixologist and live DJ, Avi is a casual pool bar by day and a vibrant cocktail bar by night, where we take special care of our guests.
Relax as the evening gives way to a blanket of stars, twinkling in harmony with the rhythmic beat. Feel the energy envelop you, forget your worries and have fun. Whether dancing or dreaming of the heavens, Avi Bar is the perfect way to end a day in Paradise.

Athiri

A unique experience awaits all our guests at the Athiri beach-front restaurant. Take delight in the surrounding beauty and selections available from our Á la carte menu, no matter the time of day.
A buffet breakfast with fresh fruits and a choice of cooked breakfasts for different moods is the perfect way to start the day. All day cuisine is available at your leisure, including Athiri’s signature pizzas fresh from the wood-fired oven! Or visit us and gaze across the beautiful beach as the sun sets while savouring the delectable Athiri specialties we have prepared especially for you.

Kids Club

A Wonderland for Children! Parents need to enjoy their private and truly relaxing moments, even while on a tropical holiday. Our magical island offers its younger guests a free facility with a large playground, swimming pool and the personal services of our experienced youth carers.
Let us create a memorable time for your loved ones. They will be more than happy to enjoy the “warmth” and plenty of fun in this fairy-tale place designed just for them.

Velaa Golf Academy

“PRACTISE IN PARADISE”
Designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, renowned for his short game prowess, Velaa Golf Academy is a golfing experience like no other, designed to create bespoke memories whatever your wishes.
With nine different tees, six greens, seven bunkers, and a lake in the wonderful turquoise hues the Maldives is famous for, Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal provides an unequalled backdrop to develop your game on this unique private island.
A real “Practise in Paradise”, Velaa Golf Academy prides itself on tailoring golf lessons to the individual, focusing on the areas required for improvement. Our resident Velaa Private Island professionals are fully PGA qualified and highly experienced in helping golfers of all levels.

Library

You are invited to unwind from your island adventures by enjoying the quiet exploration of over 1,000 carefully selected books and magazines of various interests, all arranged inside a smart interior.
Take the opportunity to reconnect with your friends and family back home with the high speed wireless Internet, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while reading a book of your choice in one of our comfy seats.

Shoping

An inspiring and imaginative place, filled with an exclusive selection of items, welcomes you in. Indulge yourself and express your individual style with the very best men's and women's fashion labels, custom designed & limited edition jewellery collections, lavish accessories, playful children’s assortment, and a full range of unique gifts.
Whether on a quest for the ideal present for your loved one, or for vital necessities to accompany your stay, we will help you find the perfect item to satisfy your desires. The luxurious setting and exceptional customer service will elevate your shopping experience to new heights.

Cruises

Creating perfect moments and ever-lasting memories begins with a meaningful location. Regardless of whether your destination is an exotic deserted island, a pristine coral reef, or an atoll filled with a variety of fish, the Velaa marine fleet has a large range of vessel for any occasion.
A romantic get-away deserves a sensual glide across the ocean on our luxury traditional Batheli. Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate a day aboard our powerful fishing boat, which is not only equipped with the latest fishing equipment, but is also furnished for comfort with all modern amenities. For those who prefer to spend their time lazing in luxury, the prestige Velaa yacht can accommodate more than just the wind in your hair.

Yoga & FitnessITNES

“THE SECRET OF HEALTH FOR BOTH MIND AND BODY IS NOT TO MOURN FOR THE PAST, WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE, OR ANTICIPATE TROUBLE, BUT TO LIVE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT WISELY AND EARNESTLY.”
Radiate outer peace through inner harmony with our tailored wellness moments including yoga, meditation and personal training. Promote inner calm and mental focus through stretching, breathing and balancing as you soothe the body and calm the mind through a collection of breathing techniques, postures and exercises.
Yoga and Meditation sessions are held on the raised-tree meditation platform with views of the golf course and lush island gardens, or alternatively experienced while overlooking the azure ocean on our beach side meditation platform.
Re-energise and invigorate, improving the tone and strength of your body as you achieve your personal goals with a variety of fitness options that can be explored in Velaa Private Island’s gym. The gym features the latest ‘TechnoGym’ fitness equipment and includes a Kinesis and Power Plate machine.

Sports

Totally protected from the elements, our covered tennis arena allows you play at any time of day. The recreation arena offers other activities including squash, Beach volleyball and a 6 metre climbing wall.

Diving

Far from the heavy traffic, CO2 pollution, noise disturbance and stress associated with our daily grind, the marine world is another dimension that Mother Earth has bestowed upon us. Immerse yourself in absolute tranquillity and discover the secrets of this big blue abyss. Experience a weightlessness of both body and mind amid the diversity of colours, inquisitive species and awe-inspiring giants.
Grey reef sharks, nurse sharks, the seasonal manta ray, black spotted stingray and the graceful eagle ray can be seen among the amazing Maldivian pelagic life at unexplored dive sites that are only fifteen minutes from the Velaa Private Island shore.

Water Sports

Fulfil your adrenaline fuelled fantasies and realise your dreams with our variety of high tech toys. Sail along the Velaa Private Island reef on our Weta trimaran or Topcat K1 catamaran.
Experience the thrill of speeding across the water on our jet-ski, or feel like James bond exploring the house reef with the Sea Bob. Cruise and surf Velaa at your own pace aboard a stand-up paddleboard. Feel the sensation of flying with parasailing or kite surfing.

Spa

“BREATHE IN THE BEAUTY OF VELAA”
We invite you to immerse yourself in deep relaxation and rediscover your inner peace and spiritual well-being. Offering the ultimate personalised experiences, our Spa can create a unique programme for the duration of your stay. Embracing a holistic approach to wellness, the Spa also offers a selection of Asian-inspired therapies including Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation to enhance and promote health and longevity.
Experience innovative Spa facilities whilst enjoying freshly prepared juices or a bottle of champagne, and embrace the turquoise ocean with its endless tranquillity.
Our Spa boutique showcases various lifestyle products, allowing you to continue your spa experience in the comfort of your home. Discover paradise within a paradise, where a world of renewal awaits your arrival.