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Veligandu Island Resort

Veligandu Island Resort

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
3603 Reviews

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.

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

Top Tips from our Experts

Karen

Destination Specialist

"I would highliy recommend staying on land for a few nights and then over water. That way you can experience the best of both on one Maldivian island."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • 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
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
3603 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3177
  • Very Good 332
  • Average 58
  • Poor 21
  • Terrible 15

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jun 19, 2019

Chill out in peace and quiet with great food

South Ayrshire, United Kingdom

We returned to this resort, as on our previous visit, it had been a pleasant, relaxing and totally enjoyable experience. It was the right decision to return, as once again this resort satisfied on so many levels. The welcome greeting and reception briefing, the friendly staff interaction on a daily basis makes all the difference. The Veligandu Team work hard to ensure you enjoy your stay. This is the place to chill. The food is great with an ever changing variety of dishes on offer at the breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. It is guaranteed to satisfy all tastes and was never boring. We again put on the pounds despite using the gym facilities. The Spa treatments were fantastic and rejuvenating. The ladies were skillful and the treatments most beneficial The room (beach Jacuzzi villa) was very comfortable but showing signs of wear and in need of investment in new fitments. The quality of soaps,shower gels, coffee & tea selections in the room were top notch and much enjoyed. Housekeeping did an excellent job of keeping it clean and well stocked with towels, fresh linen and water and of course a well stocked mini bar. The short 20 mins sea plane transfer from Veligandu's lounge at Mali airport was comfortable and efficiently handled. I highly recommend this resort.
Jun 18, 2019

Perfect Honeymoon in a peaceful island

Sydney, Australia

A very relaxing place where to spend 4-5 nights with plenty of activities and really good and attentive personnel. From your arrival they take care of absolutely everything so that you don't have to worry about anything, and just enjoy your holiday. We were here because of our honeymoon, and it has been a superb stay. The island is small but I would say it is more and advantage than an inconvenient. It's not too crowded so you can always find your peace and rest. Altough there is only one buffet restaurant, the food quality is fantastic, and we could not even got to taste one third of their wide variety of dishes and preparations on our whole stay. Amazing variety of food and up to the highest standards. The Ocean Diving center is great they have up to 18 diving sites at less than 30min boat trip. Their personnel is very professional and rental equipment well maintained. Hope we can save enough to come back to Veligandu all the way from Spain. Thank you for such a nice honeymoon. We won't forget it in our lifetime!
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Save up to 10% on your accommodation

Save up to 10% on your accommodation

  • Blackout dates may apply.
  • Board supplements apply.
  • Selected booking and travel dates apply.

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