Velaa Private Island

Velaa Private Island is the realization of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ ultra-exclusive

boutique hideaway. Awarded the best "Hotel Under 50 Rooms - Global" at The International Hotel & Property Awards 2019, this unique destination was developed to embody the very best of this unique archipelago, bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean.

The name of this private retreat, an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, means “Turtle Island” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that have flocked here to nest and hatch. The resort design borrows from this theme, with turtle motifs, and the colors and patterns of turtle shell pervading the property.

Just under 20 hectares in size and around half a kilometer in either direction, this resort is a great fit for guests wanting both exclusivity and privacy.

The resort can be reached by a scenic 45 minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport.


Designed and curated with privacy and comfort as the guiding principles while allowing the Indian Ocean to take center stage. Each of the private retreats is built using local materials, combining contemporary flourishes with interiors designed for sensory exploration.

Beach Pool Villa

Shaded by clusters of palms, these spacious, 287 sqm detached one-bedroom beachfront pool villas are a private haven. Sumptuously furnished with mahogany louvered panels and intricate lofty ceilings give a colonial feel while mahogany furniture and suspended bamboo lights give a natural feel.

A spacious master bedroom and living area with a super king-size bed offering uninterrupted views and direct beach access.

Wall to wall glass doors frame the terrace and private pool. The expansive indoor bathroom, comes with a double vanity that opens to a large outdoor bathroom connected by a garden atrium where a gazebo-covered daybed overlooks the bathtub.

Set in the secluded garden, there is a large private infinity pool with ocean views and a spacious gazebo housing an alfresco dining area and reclining day beds.

Beach Pool House

In lush foliage flanked by gently swaying palms, this 581 sqm two-bedroom beachfront houses are ideal for families.

The large, separate living area comes with a sofa that can be converted into a bed, ideal for small children or a single adult. It leads to the kitchen area, complete with bar and high stools, which is practical for both catering and socialising over snacks/meals.

Bedrooms blend light and privacy using louvered wood, natural materials and lights suspended from high vaulted ceilings. There are two master bedrooms with super king-size beds offering unlimited views and direct beach access.

Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a large private pool, spacious gazebo that houses an alfresco dining area, butler’s kitchen, and reclining day beds. Over here, you will get to take in the panoramic views of the lagoon.

Bathrooms are well-lit with his and hers sinks and rain showers looking onto garden atrium features. There are two private enclosed atrium gardens leading from each bathroom with pillared podiums featuring outdoor baths, waterfall showers, and additional reclining daybeds.

Sunrise Water Pool Villa

Along an extended jetty, the 223 sqm Sunrise Water Pool Villa on this crescent have uninterrupted views of the ocean from every room.

On the sundeck, there are canvas privacy sails alongside a large infinity pool with steps leading directly into the lagoon. A gazebo featuring a boundless reclining daybed, and an overhanging thatch offers shade over the alfresco dining area provides the best setting over the ocean.

The comfortable living room is designed around a glass porthole in the floor which offers views of the vibrant marine life below. There is a sofa that can be converted into a bed, ideal for small children or a single adult.

There is a master bedroom with a super king-size bed opening onto the terrace.

The large bathroom comes with a rain shower, his and hers sinks and a circular bathtub featuring mood lighting and unlimited ocean views.

Ocean Pool House

Prestigiously located on the tip of the island, in an exclusive private domain, this 493 sqm two-bedroom overwater residence fringed with traditional thatch offers elegant living space with carefully curated elements.

Louvered shutters let the breeze flow through, while a deep sofa is covered in scatter cushions, ideal for settling down with a good book. The dining area provides a central space while the ocean is the backdrop from every aspect.

From the two spacious bathrooms featuring circular baths, to the elegant bedrooms. Swim in your own pool and relax on the sun deck, or step directly into the lagoon. Kick back under one of two gazebos – one with a sunken hot tub and the other with daybeds.

The expansive living room and dining area lets in plenty of light and features a bar area complete with a private wine fridge.


For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts an extraordinary culinary experience with venues that are unrivaled throughout the Maldives and an extensive wine cellar with an exclusive wine selection from around the globe. With three restaurants, two bars, and a wine cellar, Velaa Private Island offers an unforgettable culinary journey to its guests.

Aragu & Cru

With a twist on Modern European Cuisine, Aragu takes the gourmet experience to a new level; combining passion for culinary art with awareness and sustainability.

Favoring carefully chosen, organic produces from all around the world to underline the authenticity, award-winning Executive Chef Gaushan de Silva created an innovative twist on the evergreens of the Old Continent.

Overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the CRU Champagne Lounge exudes an unrivaled elegance where guests can savour some of the world’s finest and rarest champagnes under the guidance of our expert sommeliers.


The amazing views over Velaa and the beautiful azure waters of the Indian Ocean are further intensified by Tavaru’s brand-new menu celebrating Teppanyaki grill cuisine.

A thorough delight for wine enthusiasts, the ivory-white Tavaru Tower hosts Velaa’s extensive wine cellar. More than five hundred bins - the largest on the Maldives - span the spectrum from boutique wineries to grand marques.

Offering guests a rare opportunity to discover gems such as the 1956 Domaine de la Romanée Conti “Romanée Conti”, rare vintage Salon Champagne, and a centuries old fortified 1870 Blandy’s “Verdelho Solera”, this exquisite list has unearthed treasures from across the globe.

Athiri & Avi Bar

Athiri is beachfront all-day dining at its finest, where guests can enjoy a feast of creative cuisine served fresh to their tables or prepared to their request by a team of chefs from 14 nations.

A wood-fired oven means hot freshly made pizzas, a signature of Athiri, are served throughout the day.

Located together within Athiri, Avi Bar is a casual pool bar by day and a vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live DJ against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views.

Spa and Wellness

Velaa Private Island counts itself as one of only a handful of hotels in the world to be working alongside this distinguished brand and features exclusive My Blend facial products and body treatments by Clarins for a truly personalized experience. It has been nominated for 2 spa awards in 2019, namely the World's Best Private Island Spa and Maldives' Best Resort Spa Awards

Showcasing the first ‘snow room’ in the Maldives, the spa offers a synergy of therapies and products with six secluded double treatment villas over the water.

A comprehensive range of signature treatments are available, including customised facials with sophisticated European technology and traditional Asian massages and body treatments.

For the ultimate personalised experience at Velaa Private Island, Spa My Blend by Clarins offers Velaa Signature Rituals – Velaa Island Fantasy and the Island Body Boost. Developed exclusively by Clarins Paris, and inspired by the natural beauty of the Maldives, these two sumptuous treatments can be experienced only here and nowhere else on earth.


Golf Academy

Designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, renowned for his short game prowess, and managed by Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal is a golfing experience like no other, designed to create bespoke memories whatever your wishes.

Practice with our state-of-the-art simulator equipped with the most up-to-date technology to enhance your learning experience.


The Velaa Dive center is equipped by Scubapro, renowned for its outstanding quality. The resort, being located in Noonu atoll, is the latest atoll discovered and dived due to its far location.

Only 20 minutes away from Velaa, divers will discover various unexplored dive sites with the most amazing fauna of the Maldives such as grey reef sharks, nurse sharks, the seasonal manta ray, black-spotted stingray and the graceful eagle ray.

Water Sports

Velaa Private Island houses some of the newest hi-tech water sport toys and equipment, from flyboarding and hoverboarding to electric foil surfboards and the latest tandem jetovator, as well as a complete range of exciting towables for children and families to enjoy.

Kids Club

The Lha Velaa (“Little turtle”) Club will be the ideal place for younger guests to enjoy, learn, develop new skills and form new friendships with kids from around the globe, while the parents enjoy some much-needed time off.

Children will experience unforgettable moments created especially for them throughout their stay. Lha Velaa Kids Club will be the main attraction for guests travelling with children.

Velaa is a place of pure seclusion, a tropical paradise in harmony with the environment and the tranquil Maldivian way of life. Every detail has been considered to make you feel perfectly at home, while your personal butler quietly works to ensure that every moment is meaningful.

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2021 Promotional Package

4 Nights Sunrise Water Pool Villa Package

#1 Traveling Period : 13th Jan - 15th May 2021

Starts from US$15,890 NET for 2 adults, book 180 days in advance

Starts from US$17,190 NET for 2 adults, book 60 days in advance

#2 Traveling Period : 8th May - 31 Jul 2021 & 1 - 30 Sep 2021

Starts from US$11,990 NET for 2 adults

#3 Traveling Period : 1 - 31 Aug 2021 & 1 Oct - 19 Dec 2021

Starts from US$12,990 NET for 2 adults


  • Daily full buffet breakfast at Athiri

  • Daily dinner at island-wide restaurants

  • Return seaplane transfer

  • Welcome drink, champagne & amenities

  • Personal butler service 

  • Complimentary non-motorised water sports

  • Complimentary dine & stay for two children below 12 (For selected villa types only)

  • Complimentary floating breakfast, romantic turndown (Honeymoon Special)

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Any offers listed here are for reference only. All offer details are valid for specific travel periods only which may include certain blackout dates or periods, as well as ‘book by’ dates and ‘travel by’ dates, and are subject to change without prior notice. Terms and Conditions for each hotel will apply.