• a group of palm trees on a beach near a body of water

Veligandu Island Resort

Traditionally styled island elegance

The ideal romantic getaway awaits you at the paradise that is Veligandu Island Resort. Its white sandy beaches and sparkling lagoon are yours to discover, with a range of accommodation to suit your needs including gorgeous Jacuzzi® Water Villas with tubs big enough for two and step access straight into the water. The main buffet restaurant offers a range of special dishes throughout the day and there's also an à la carte fine dining restaurant where you can treat yourselves to a romantic three-course dinner. If you tire of lounging on your sun lounger on the beach, or enjoying the freshwater infinity swimming pool, then there are also plenty of activities to try out during the day, including; football, snorkelling, badminton, jet skiing, and even a PADI certified dive centre.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Hotel Category
Trusted
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 3995 Reviews
Water Bungalows, Anantara Spa, Maldives

Hotel highlights

  • All villas with direct beach or water access
  • Optional All Inclusive Plus
  • PADI dive centre
  • Freshwater infinity swimming pool

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    00:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 91 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 20 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport
  • Children are not accepted in water villas

Main Facilities

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

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Veligandu Island Resort

  • Beach
  • Approx. 20 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 20 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport
  • Located in the North Ari Atoll
3995 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3537
  • Very Good 358
  • Average 65
  • Poor 21
  • Terrible 15

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Mar 28, 2020

One of the lucky few!

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Well this was our third visit to Veligandu and arranged to coincide with our wedding anniversary - we were married on the island last year. We had booked our usual Sunset JWV and all was perfect when we arrived, a friendly welcome and our preferred room choice honoured by Team Veligandu! - what could possibly go wrong? COVID-19 crisis... although there were none on Veligandu and only 13 cases reported in the whole of the Maldives over the two weeks whilst we were there. Team Veligandu were outstanding and to be honest if were not for watching the daily news in our villa, you would not have even realised there was a world crisis erupting! Day-today life on Veligandu continued uninterrupted - like it had always done on our previous visits, a few more hand sanitisation stations being the only visible signs of 'something going on' We had daily temperature checks as we went for breakfast - which, given the seriousness nature of the emerging problem, was a very sensible cautionary intervention. The days passed by without drama and it was eventually time to come home. The Maldives Government had shut the Maldives down from the UK for new arrivals on the Thursday and we were due to fly on the Saturday - a direct British Airways flight from Male to London Gatwick. Again - no drama, Team Veligandu checked on the flights for us the previous day and confirmed that it would be departing as scheduled. On the Saturday we boarded the seaplane and said goodbye to Veligandu for another year - the holiday had been terrific, even with all that was going on in the world! To be honest, if we could have been guaranteed a flight home at a later date we would have stayed and 'social distanced' ourselves in paradise!! The flight home was delayed for three hours - but we all got home safe and sound. British Airways had sent the Boeing 777 out to Male empty just to pick us up as scheduled, so full marks to them for that - they often get a kicking - but not this time from the passengers who were all very grateful that we got back to the UK as planned. A special thanks to all at Team Velligandu for making our third stay o the island very special, with special thanks to (Mickey) MOOSA and AREES who could not have looked after us any better. We will be back next year... when all this going on now will be a distant memory!!
Mar 27, 2020

FIRST TIME IN THE MALDIVES

Kaarina, Finland

Our holiday in Veligandu was the first in the Maldives and it was perfect! We don't have any complains whatsoever and would go back any time.It was easy to go snorkling directly from the room or from the beach. Food was delicious and there was very much to choose from. All inclusive plus was a good choice. Service was very good and the staff was very polite and service-minded.
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Veligandu Island Resort

Facilities

Scuba Diving, Maldives

Dive Centre

Add diving to your holiday experience with instruction and courses from the islands PADI-certified dive centre. There are variety of 20 local dive sites (including a house reef), suitable for beginners through to experienced divers, so there's plenty to discover.

Fitness Centre

Get the blood pumping with a workout in the resort's fitness centre, featuring modern cardio and weight equipment.

Snorkelling Trips

There is a snorkelling boat trip on Tuesday and Friday between 09:30am and 12:30pm that lets you explore the underwater world of nearby coral reefs, and a snorkelling speedboat trip on Sunday and Wednesday from 09:30am to 12:30pm that goes further afield to the lesser known reefs. Restrictions: Rent snorkelling equipment from the Dive Centre or purchase from the gift shop. Minimum 6 people for boat trip, 8 for speedboat. Competent swimmers only.

a room filled with furniture and a fireplace

Duniye Spa

Duniye Spa provides a tropical experience to both men and women in a luxurious over-the-water-spa. Offering the perfect recipe for rejuvenating your mind and body, with treatments by skilled therapists utilising the latest products.

Land Activities

You can enjoy plenty of sports on the island, including volleyball, football, badminton, darts, billiards, and table tennis.

a close up of a light house by the water

Swimming Pool

Take a dip in this freshwater, infinitypool overlooking the beach.

Watersports

The watersports centre offers a range of experiences, from relaxing kayaking to exhilarating jet ski rides. You'll also be able to try wake boarding, water skiing, fun tube, catamaran, seadoo scooter, and a stand up paddle board. Restrictions: Subject to weather and availability.

Veligandu Island Resort

Room Types

Jacuzzi Water Villa

Jacuzzi® Water Villas are a superb choice for those seeking the ultimate comforts. Located over the water, stroll along your jetty to this island sanctuary with a private walled-in area offering a relaxing Jacuzzi® for two, as well as chaise lounges, and a wooden sun deck with stairs straight into the turquoise sea.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Jacuzzi Beach Villa

Located right on the beach, these spacious rooms feature a private area with a Jacuzzi® for two so you can enjoy quality time together. There is also a furnished porch, open air bathroom with rain shower, and stylish tropical décor throughout.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Water Villa

Water Villa

Experience your holiday right over the water in a spacious Water Villa. You'll have an indoor bathroom with whirlpool bath, as well as a private furnished porch with gorgeous views of the sea.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Beach Villa

These tropical havens are set amongst the lush island gardens with access straight to the beach and a good view of the water. You'll get your own private furnished porch, as well as an open air bathroom with rain shower.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Veligandu Island Resort

Food & Drink

Athiri Bar

Feast you eyes on the beautiful seascape from this beachside bar, and enjoy something tasty from the drinks or snack menu.

Dhonveli Restaurant

Dhonveli Restaurant

Feast on the local and international buffet dishes at the island's main restaurant, with something available to suit every taste, and live cooking stations so you can enjoy food to order. There's a Friday night Maldivian dinner where you can experience true local cuisine, and Sunday breakfast greets you with complimentary sparkling wine. Breakfast:08:00am to 10:00am Lunch: 12:30pm to 14:00pm Dinner: 19:30pm to 21:30pm Dress code: Casual Dress: Many guests are barefoot. Bathing suits may be worn for breakfast and lunch as long as women wear a cover-up or sarong and men wear a short sleeve polo shirt (not sleeveless). Shorts and short sleeve polo shirt (not sleeveless) are customary for dinner or you can dress up as you wish.

The Madivaru Restaurant

For a special dinner, why not head to the island's à la carte restaurant and enjoy delicious fine cuisine including gourmet steaks, seafood and sweet choices with set menus available for two.

a close up of a light house by the water

Thundi Bar

Set by the swimming pool, overlooking the lagoon, this stylish bar is the ideal place to enjoy your favourite drinks or snacks with eyes on the beautiful landscape or your favourite sport on the satellite television. There's also a pool side bar service for your convenience.

Board Basis Options

FOOD: Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the mainDhonveli Restaurant - a traditional sand-floor, thatched roof dining room serving a choice of international cuisine. 24-hour afternoon tea at the Thundi Bar, From May 2017, afternoon team will also be served from14:00 to 23:00 in the Athiri Bar. DRINK:Soft drinks, house wine, canned or draught beer, selected fruit juices, tea and coffee, selection of house spirits and daily special cocktails. Drinks are served by the glass, all day and night. Plus a half bottle of Champagne per room per stay and drinks from the minibar (soft drinks, bottled beer, water and iced tea/coffee), replenished once per day. ACTIVITIES: One sunset cruise, half-day Kuramathi or Rasdhoo island excursion, 30 minute snorkelling lesson (equipment not included), 30 minute windsurfing lesson (equipment included) and free use of fitness centre, badminton, kayaks, windsurfs, football pitch, volleyball court, table tennis and darts.

Full Board

FOOD:Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the mainDhonveli Restaurant.

Veligandu Island Resort

Special Offers

Minor offer catch all

Honeymooner & Wedding Anniversary Offer

Honeymooners receive complimentary fruit plate and flowers in room upon arrival.

  • Black out dates may apply.

Early booking discount

Early Booking Offer - Save up to 20% on your accommodation

  • Blackout dates may apply. 
  • Not combinable with any other offer.

Travelling
Sunday, November 1, 2020 to Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Offer ends in 124 days

Early booking discount

Early Booking Offer - Save up to 20% on your accommodation

  • Blackout dates may apply. 
  • Not combinable with any other offer.

Travelling
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021
Offer ends in 336 days

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