Partner content: Velaa Private Island

Imagine the perfect tropical retreat, where the skies are always clear and sunny

Tuesday, June 11, 2019,
By Velaa Private Island
Velaa Private Island
Velaa Private Island
Photograph by Velaa Private Island

Imagine the perfect tropical retreat, where the skies are always clear and sunny. At Velaa Private Island, it’s all a reality. Accessible via a 45-minute plane ride from Malé, Velaa’s stunning scenery combines unlimited luxury with nature’s unparalleled essence. Just 47 villas and residences ensure that guests will have a truly private escape all to themselves.

The natural island offers everything the most discerning traveller could ask for. For active types, a covered court enables guests to play tennis, badminton and squash in any weather. A nine-hole golf course developed by championship golfer Jose Maria Olazabal is present for those who want a quick round. A fully equipped watersports centre with jet skis, sea bobs and sailing equipment, offering guests the chance to explore their adventurous side. For those that desire the most cutting edge of water thrills, the Velaa also offers a new hover-board, water jetpack and fly-board. The centrepiece is the semi-submarine, a private underwater vessel that allows guests to explore the wonders and mysteries of the Noonu Atoll underworld.

Other core experiences at Velaa Private Island are the relaxation and wellness programmes. With the only My Blend Spa by Clarins in Asia, Velaa brings the standard of wellness in luxury hotels in Maldives to new heights. The spa creates a highly personalised programme for each guest, which combines different wellness approaches and therapies to ensure a highly holistic experience.

And after a day of activities, guests can indulge themselves in any of Velaa’s restaurants. Choose between the al fresco ambiance of Athiri, or the gourmet dishes of Aragu. Or head over to Tavaru — the tallest tower in the Maldives — to partake in the island’s large wine collection and a unique East-Asian menu.

Velaa Private Island caters to all of its guests’ needs, whatever type of holiday they’re after. Those who want a family holiday will love Velaa Kid’s Club, designed by the owner’s daughter. For couples who want an escape just for themselves, the Romantic Pool Residence is the perfect abode, accessible only by boat; this spectacular residence has its own spa, beach and pool.


Velaa’s fifth anniversary celebration on 20 December 2018 — an epic celebration full of surprises and activities



• 47 villas
• Spa
• Velaa Golf Academy
• Lha Velaa Kid’s Club


• Jet skis
• Sailing
• Snorkelling
• Hoverboard
• Golf


T: +960 6565 000


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