Staying at the Velassaru Resort in Maldives

Staying at the Velassaru Resort Maldives

A view of some of the gazebos you can stay in. Photo by themilliardaire.

Tucked away on the secluded island of Velassaru is the resort island getaway you’ve been dreaming of. The breathtaking beauty of the natural environment combined with the luxurious resort will leave you speechless.

With endless stretches of some of the clearest water in the world, visitors at the Velassaru Resort in Maldives will never want to leave the stunning beaches and serenity of the island. Situated on a private coral island, the resort offers a range of beach villas, each with private balconies and incredible beach views.

An interior shot of the rooms. Photo by

An interior shot of the rooms. Photo by

What to expect at the Velassaru Resort in Maldives

As Velassaru Resort is secluded on this island, everything you need is available to you at the resort, including in-villa dining, 24 hour guest services, laundry service, free Wi-Fi, doctor in residence, shops, and even onsite photography services. As for the actual rooms, guests have a huge range of options available to them. At one end of the scale there’s the Deluxe Bungalow, the split-level accommodation with an open terrace, outdoor rain shower, and spacious design. At the other end of the scale is the Water Suite, giving guests unobstructed panoramas of sun, sea, and sky.

Your private sundeck with a gazebo and dining area leads straight down to the beautiful lagoon. The room also includes a private butler service, private infinity pool, home theatre system, iPad, snorkelling equipment, branded linen, and much more.

Dining by the ocean. Photo by

Dining by the ocean. Photo by

Where to eat in paradise

Velassaru Resort ensures you’ll never have to eat the same meal twice, with five amazing restaurants and two bars. To start your day on a high, head to Vela for a breakfast with an international buffet of tantalising flavours. Lunch at Vela is also offered and feature succulent imported meats and fresh local seafood. For a bit of excitement while you eat, the resort’s Teppanyaki restaurant showcases boundless creativity and inspiring flavours.

For the ultimate romantic setting, dine directly on the powder-white sand and enjoy the continental cuisines and live hot stone grill cooking stations. If you’d prefer the fine dining experience, Etesian offers culinary perfection and a unique blend of Mediterranean dishes in an elegant and modern setting. Relax under the palm trees at Turquoise and enjoy bites of fresh local fruit and juices, while stretching out on the water’s edge.

Spend the evening relaxing with a drink at the bar. Photo by homedsgn.

Spend the evening relaxing with a drink at the bar. Photo by homedsgn.

If relaxing on a peaceful deck with a drink in hand is your kind of holiday, then Velassaru has something for you too. As its name suggests, Chill Bar offers relaxation in the beautiful Maldivian sun. Take up a daybed and sip on cocktails or taste some of their authentic Spanish tapas or salads. When the sun goes down, relocate to Fen Bar and enjoy some tunes while sipping on your favourite red and whites.

For couples who really want to make the most of their stay on Velassaru, there are a number of private dining options also available. The Private Satay Barbecue is an unforgettable experience, as guests actually dine in an area carved into the sand and lit by candles. Your own chef and waiter will also be standing by. For the ultimate lunch experience, take a dhoni to a sandbank with a luxury hamper and enjoy spectacular views in every direction.

Staying at the Velassaru Resort in Maldives.

The deck of one of the gazebos. Photo by

What to do at the Velassaru Resort

The Spa

Experience rejuvenation from the overwater treatment pavilions designed to revitalise and soothe you while you enjoy uninterrupted views of the Maldives. The Velassaru Spa includes treatment rooms, relaxation rooms, a manicure and pedicure room, hydropool, steam room, and boutique. Guests can also take part in yoga, designed to give you strength, relaxation, and flexibility.

Marine Biology and Fishing

If you’re interested in marine biology, you can choose from a number of daily activities that allow you to get up close and personal with the marine life. These include night fishing, a snorkelling trip, and dolphin discovery. Also on offer are a Bio Quest and Bio Photo Adventure, led by the resort’s resident marine biologist. Check the calendar each week to find out which activities are on offer and what times they depart.

You can stay right on top of the water. Photo by Patrick Collins, Flickr.

You can stay right on top of the water. Photo by Patrick Collins, Flickr.

Daily Activities

It simply wouldn’t be right to travel to the Maldives and not explore the underwater life and coral reefs with vibrant colours. Velassaru Resort caters to both novice and seasoned divers, with PADI courses, multilingual instructors, diving for kids, digital underwater photographer, and all equipment included. Head out on a dive boat over the crystal clear waters and discover for yourself why the Maldives is one of the best diving locations in the world.

Guests can also enjoy night snorkelling. This is a whole different experience at night, as ghostly crayfish, moray eels, and sleeping fish are viewed by torch light. Big game fishing is also available to those who are after a challenge on the water.

Water Sports

Satisfy your need for speed with a range of water sports, sure to keep you entertained from sunrise to sunset. These include parasailing, jet skiing, seabob cayago water rocket, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, water skiing, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, and more. You won’t find a better location to take up these activities, and experienced instructors will help you out along the way.

The resort is secluded, giving it a desert island feel. Photo by

The resort is secluded, giving it a desert island feel. Photo by

When to go and how to get there

Although the temperature remains consistent throughout the year, the best time to visit Velassaru is between November and April. From Malé airport, Velassaru Island is just a 25 minute speedboat ride away over crystal clear waters.