Velassaru Maldives Resort & Spa
Tucked away in our gardens, sitting along the beachfront or perched overwater, our contemporary-styled villas and bungalows offer chic serenity. Each is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay:
LCD TV and DVD player
IPTV onscreen entertainment and resort information system
Auxiliary cable that connects to sound system, for listening to personal MP3 player
Individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fan
IDD telephone and Internet access
Tea- and coffee-making facilities
Complimentary drinking water
Bathrobes and hairdryer
L"Occitane bath productsBeach bags, beach towels and slippers
SUNSET CRUISE: Serenity at sunset. An authentic Maldivian cruise. Against a backdrop of magnificent shades and hues, share canapés and champagne with your beloved. Elegant evenings. A truly tailor-made experience. Submerge in colour.
BIG GAME FISHING: Heart pumping challenges on the open sea. The glint of sun and the tang of salt. A surge of adrenaline as a huge fin breaks the surface. A marlin: toe-to-toe with the admiral of the ocean. The ultimate fishing experience. Land the catch of a lifetime.
SNORKELLING EXCURSION: Coasting across diamond waters on a dhoni or speedboat. Arrive at the coveted reefs, accessible by experienced guide only. Snorkelling equipment and amenities on hand. An astounding marine world awaits. Behold the aquatic riches of Velassaru.
DOLPHIN DISCOVERY: An invigorating breeze from atop a dhoni as your destination draws near. Head into the feeding grounds of Maldivian dolphins. Heart-warming interactions as they tail your vessel and leap above the waves. Stunningly graceful, strikingly human. Enter the kingdom of these majestic creatures.
NIGHT FISHING: Traditional Maldivian fishing with a hand line at sunset. Your dhoni drops anchor. An experienced crew guiding you on this ancient art. Edible catches are prepared for you at no additional cost in the hotel restaurant. Non-edible or inadequately sized fish are let go. Drinking water and soft drinks provided. Experience a time-honoured craft.
NIGHT SNORKELLING: A new vista unfolds under the cover of darkness. Ghostly crayfish, feeding corals, the lethal beauty of hunting moray eels, the uncanny sight of sleeping fish. Small parties of four or fewer plus guide, for a smaller ecological footprint. Torch light, snorkel equipment and wet suit provided. Uncover a hidden world.
BIO QUEST : A rare snorkelling journey led by our resident marine biologist. A brief educational presentation in the dive centre classroom, followed by targeted reef exploration centred on the marine life category of your choice. Enjoy themes from turtles, to sharks, to manta rays (in season only), to hard and soft corals, to clownfish and anemones. Drinking water, towels, snorkel equipment and life jackets are provided. Learn the sea"s wisdom.
BIO PHOTO ADVENTURE: A special snorkelling journey with our resident marine biologist. A professional-grade underwater camera to capture the underwater world. Following a briefing on environmentally friendly use of your camera, shoot to your heart"s content in this gorgeous underwater domain. A fun and informative lecture on the content of your photos to follow. Drinking water, towels, snorkel equipment and life jackets are provided. Capture the wonders of the Indian Ocean.
Velassaru offers something for everyone. Explorations that satisfy your need for speed. Activities that immerse you in adrenaline and adventure. Fun sports for the young at heart. And slower-paced recreational endeavors that relax and revive.
TRANSPARENT GLASS-BOTTOM KAYAKS
SEABOB CAYAGO WATER ROCKET
FUN TUBE ADVENTURES
Encounter the magnificent underwater life of the Maldives, whether you"re a novice or a seasoned diver. Scuba gear and snorkelling equipment are readily available, as are experienced guides. Dive in - an astounding underwater world awaits.
IMMERSION DIVE CENTRE
DAN DIVE ACCIDENT INSURANCE
DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY (DUP)
PRIVATE BESPOKE DIVES
DIVING FOR KIDS
CERTIFIED NITROX DIVING
MORE THAN 60 AMAZING LOCAL DIVES SITES
Go on snorkelling expeditions in the shallow lagoon surrounding Velassaru island resort. Live demonstrations for first-time snorkellers both on land and in the water. Get ready for an array of snorkelling adventures on-site and out-and-about. Underneath the crystal-clear surface of our Maldivian seas a kaleidoscopic world awaits discovery.
BIO PHOTO ADVENTURE
IT'S ALIVE (MARINE BIOLOGY PRESENTATIONS)
TURTLE CORAL TRAY ADOPTION PROGRAM
Get a taste for the finer things. Velassaru Indulgence is a carefully crafted package that offers the finest culinary experiences and a range of extras. Lunch at Turquoise Restaurant, Fen Bar or Chill Bar. Enjoy dinner at any of our esteemed restaurants. Treat yourself to complimentary soft drinks, juices and water. Then, perhaps indulge in something stronger - house beer or a selection of wines and spirits. The Velassaru Indulgence package also includes complimentary snorkelling equipment and the two-hour use of an ocean kayak.
The finest culinary experience the resort has to offer, plus a range of extras. Lunch at Turquoise Restaurant, Fen Bar or Chill Bar. Dinner at any of our esteemed restaurants. Free drinks "” including wines, beers and liquors "” sweeten the deal.
Japanese with a Twist.
Teppanyaki over the lagoon. Seated by the water's edge, savour seared salmon from flame-hot woks. Master chefs showcase their boundless creativity and inspiring flair, with panoramic ocean vistas as your backdrop. Exciting bites of sushi and sashimi, daringly innovative dishes. Celebrate the freshest cuisine. Unleash your appetite.
World Cuisine with a Laid-Back Vibe.
A rich and varied gourmet breakfast amidst lush Maldivian island foliage. Cooking stations abundant with an array of tantalising flavours. International buffet, your favourites along with new dishes to discover. Creative lunch recipes featuring succulent imported meats and the freshest local seafood. Specialities with a twist. Explore exotic tastes. Delight in pure indulgence.
Intimate Gourmet Moments.
A journey of culinary perfection. Unique blending of refined Mediterranean dishes and the infectious passion behind their creation. Authentic and contemporary tastes nestled in an elegant and modern restaurant. Celebrate exceptional cuisine. Uncover the sensational.
Oceanfront Food Theatre.
An elegant dining pavilion perched on powder-white sand, pairing dramatic panoramas with Eastern, Pan-Asian and Continental cuisines. Live hot stone grill and cooking stations against Maldivian sunsets. Revel in colourful moments by the water"s edge. Embrace your spontaneity.
Integrated International Cuisine.
Continental and Asian influences in a relaxed, yet intimate setting. Palm trees offer welcome shade, while bites of fresh local fruit and juices from our juice bar revive as you bathe in the morning light. Admire the azure ocean stretching out before you. Start your journey here.
Modern Beachfront Bar.
Contemporary spaces backed by sensual beats. Comforting neutral tones overlooking a panorama of blue. Asian and European treats complemented with your favourite red and whites. Inside, sink into luxurious oversized daybeds and beanbags whilst enjoying creative concoctions. Dark furnishings with the occasional dash of neon amidst eclectic sounds. Turn up the heat on your Maldivian romance. Discover the rhythm of Velassaru.
A large sundeck bar dedicated to the art of mixology. Perched over the stunning aquamarine waters, Chill Bar offers expertly crafted cocktails, delectable mixed drinks and light bites. Authentic Spanish tapas and mouth watering salads. Pure refreshment amid glorious rays of sunshine. From the comfort of your chic daybed, glimpse picture-perfect bungalows and villas in the distance. Let your cares melt away. Give in to absolute relaxation.
Overwater treatment pavilions set on stilts offering classic therapies designed to revitalise and soothe. Authentic bliss from indigenous ingredients and an expert touch. Uninterrupted views of the Maldivian seascape. Embrace simple luxuries. Experience ultimate rejuvenation.
Spa treatments that refresh and rejuvenate. The solitude, space and peace you need to recharge. Invigorating elixirs that pamper your body, mind and spirit. Inspiration finds you as your wellbeing is enhanced.
Ten overwater treatment rooms
Hydropool perched over the lagoon
A variety of yogic disciplines designed to improve strength, relaxation and flexibility. A journey that generates good health and a positive state of mind. Soothe your stresses away, while you aspire to inner tranquillity.
The Spa at Velassaru Maldives offers guests a complimentary Sunset Yoga class three times a week. Sunset group yoga is held in the perfectly located main beach from 1730hrs to 1830hrs three days a week.