Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Chic retreat perfect for couples

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa is a chic island paradise surrounded by soft white sand and azure waters. Stay in an overwater bungalow and watch the sea life swimming beneath you. Enjoy an array of water sports in the crystal clear lagoon or unwind at the tranquil Sundari spa. Being an adults only island, resort is ideal for couples looking for peace and tropical simplicity, with a host of watersports and an infinity edge swimming pool. Only a short boat ride away, visit  Anantara Veli's neighbouring island - Anantara Dhigu for an even wider array of experiences and facilities. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 €2,759  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 2567 Reviews
Water Bungalows, Anantara Spa, Maldives

Hotel highlights

  • Natural treatments at the serene Sundari Spa
  • Anantara Veli offers a swimming pool and watersports in the lagoon
  • An adults-only resort
  • Perfect for couples and friends
  • Extensive dining options

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 67 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 35 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 35 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport.
2567 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2236
  • Very Good 244
  • Average 56
  • Poor 11
  • Terrible 20

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Feb 25, 2020

Incredible!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Just returned from a dream trip to the Maldives! Bottom line up front: ignore the negative reviews and just go! We had an amazing time at Anantara Veli. We spent 4 nights in an overwater deluxe bungalow with pool and were really, really thrilled with our room. It was comfortable, well appointed, and perfectly clean. We loved the private deck with the pool and spent hours relaxing on our deck. We saw sharks and sting rays and fish right off our deck, and the pool was pristine. The room itself was great; the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was lovely, and Adam did an amazing job keeping it beautiful and adding little touches throughout our stay. Our sunset view was also beautiful every day. The food was excellent. We loved having the option of eating at Anantara Dhigu; every meal was great. We had one buffet included in our package, and although we generally don't love buffets, we were so happy with the Old Continent buffet night. We had a great dinner at Baan Huraa, and had the best table where we could see sharks and fish swimming by. Same goes for dinner at Seafire Salt on Anantara Dhigu-- from our table we saw many sharks swimming by. And highly recommend dinner at Origami; the tempura shrimp, teriyaki beef skewers, and yuzu cheesecake were all super delicious. Breakfast was excellent every day; the Maldivian crepe with banana and coconut jam was like dessert and i ate the entire thing. :) The staff at the restaurants were all excellent, as well. Prices are steep, but it's the Maldives. It's to be expected. We appreciated the use of snorkel gear and kayaks. Although we only went to Picnic Island once to snorkel, we liked having that option. We saw tons of fish and even a few squid. But truthfully, we saw the most just walking on the overwater walkways! The water is clearer than any aquarium; we even saw a large octopus, which was incredible. Spa services are not to be missed. We opted for the spa on Anantara Dhigu because we wanted to try the overwater option; having a massage while watching the fish through the floor will spoil me for every massage in the future. The treatment itself was excellent, but wow, what a great experience. :) We had the most relaxing time. Mo took great care of us, helping with dinner arrangements, and got us into our room when we arrived which was so appreciated, since we'd flown overnight. We had an amazing time at Anantara, and are so grateful we had the opportunity to go. Many thanks to the staff for the excellent service. I hope we have an opportunity to go again someday!
Feb 24, 2020

Experiencing paradies

Madrid, Spain

Great location which can be easliy reached by boat from the airport in Male. Three islands which make it more entertaining. Many options for excursions, an impressive reef off Picnic Island, beautiful white sandy beaches and lush vegetation. Attentive service especially in 73 Degrees with Bokey and Saleem. Both are artists and paint beautiful drawings on your capuccino and always ready to help. Also in Baan Huraa, a Thai restaurant the service and food are excellent. Overall a memorable experience!
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Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Facilities

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Sundari Spa

The spa offers five treatment suites nestled in pristine gardens. Indulge in treatments that use healing natural ingredients to relax, detoxify, polish, and rejuvenate.

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Land Activities

Discover plenty of activites to experience on the beach, including yoga, cookery classes, tennis, volleyball, badminton, and meditation.

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Watersports

The Aquafanatics Water Sports Centre offers diving, cruises, windsurfing, fishing, parasailing, kayaking, surfing, sailing, and snorkeling.

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Room Types

Over Water Bungalows

These 62-square-metre Over Water Bungalows come with hardwood floors, a coconut thatch roof, and stylish contemporary décor. The private sun terrace gives each guest their own space to relax with a day bed and direct access to the lagoon.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Deluxe Over Water Bungalows

The 92-square-metre Deluxe Over Water Bungalows enjoy a separate dressing area, semi open air bathroom, and exclusive double sun deck with sun loungers, day bed, and direct access to the lagoon.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow

These romantic bungalows are incredibly spacious with direct access to the lagoon or plunge pool from the deck area. Discover breathtaking views and a modern design.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Food & Drink

73 Degrees

Under a Maldivian style thatched roof, this light and airy restaurant pavilion is reminiscent of a colonial home. The breakfast buffet offers fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats, vegetables, and made to order omelettes. In the evenings, the seafood buffet serves fish plucked straight from the ocean.Open for breakfast and dinner.

Additional Restaurants at Sister Hotel

Just a short boat ride away, Anantara Dhigu is home to light lunches at Aqua, buffets by the sea at Fushi Café, grill specialities at Sea.Fire, Salt and Italian cuisine at Terrazzo.

Baan Huraa

Dine on fragrant Thai cuisine in this overwater teak restaurant perched right on the ocean. Signature dishes include coconut curries from Thailand's southern provinces and hot and spicy options from the north. Open for lunch and dinner.

Origami

This casual yet chic Japanese restaurant serves light dishes like fresh sashimi or Teppanyaki. With intimate alcoves and outdoor seating, you can dine with the sand between your toes. Open for lunch and dinner.

Dhoni

Kick back by the tranquil lagoon and infinity pool at this poolside bar and lunch restaurant, serving cocktails and light snacks perfect for those Maldives sunsets.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy buffet breakfast at 73 Degrees restaurant.

Half Board

Head to 73 Degrees for a scrumptious buffet breakfast. With a wide array of dinning options for dinner, head to either Fushi Cafe or 73 Degrees for a buffet style meal, or treat yourself in a speciality restaurant, Sea.Fire.Salt, Terrazzo or Baan Huraa. Please note that certain items on the menu will not be included on this meal plan.

Full Board

Head to 73 Degrees for a scrumptious buffet breakfast. With a wide array of dinning options for lunch and dinner, head to either Fushi Cafe or 73 Degrees for a buffet style meal, or treat yourself in a speciality restaurant, Sea.Fire.Salt, Terrazzo orBaan Huraa. Please note that certain items on the menu will not be included on this meal plan.

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 30% on your accommodation

Save up to 30% on your accommodation when you stay longer

  • Black out dates may apply. 
  • Minimum 7 night stay required. 
  • Combinable with other offers where applicable. 

Travelling
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to Friday, January 8, 2021

Early booking discount

Save up to 25% on your accommodation

Save up to 25% on your accommodation when you stay longer

  • Black out dates may apply. 
  • Minimum 3 night stay required. 
  • Combinable with other offers where applicable. 

Travelling
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to Friday, January 8, 2021

Board basis upgrade

Complimentary upgrade to Half Board

Complimentary upgrade from Bed & Breakfast to Half Board basis.

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Combinable with other offers where applicable.

Travelling
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Special offer

Repeat Guest offer

Repeat guests at Anantara Dhigu receive an additional 10% discount on accommodation.

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Combinable with other offers where applicable.

Travelling
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to Friday, January 8, 2021

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymoon and Wedding Anniversary couples receive a 5% discount on accommodation plus the below benefits:

  • Complimentary transfer for the bride
  • Bottle of Champagne
  • Four pieces of selected chocolate
  • Bed Decoration

  • Combinable with Early Booking Stay Longer offers only.
  • Minimum stay of 4 nights required.
  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Dates of travel must fall within 12 months of wedding date and wedding certificate must be provided at check-in.

Travelling
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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