Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Chic retreat perfect for couples

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa is a chic island paradise surrounded by soft white sand and azure waters. Stay in an overwater bungalow and watch the sea life swimming beneath you. Enjoy an array of watersports in the crystal clear lagoon or unwind at the tranquil Sundari spa. Being an adults-only island, the resort is ideal for honeymoons and couples looking for peace and tropical simplicity, with a host of watersports and an infinity edge swimming pool. Only a short boat ride away, visit  Anantara Veli's neighbouring island - Anantara Dhigu for an even wider array of experiences and facilities. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £2,299  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
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Tripadvisor rating 2453 Reviews
Maldives, Indian Ocean

Hotel highlights

  • Natural treatments at the serene Sundari Spa
  • Anantara Veli offers a swimming pool and watersports in the lagoon
  • An adults-only resort
  • Perfect for couples and friends
  • Extensive dining options

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 67 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 35 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport

Main Facilities

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

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
  • Half Board

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 35 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport.
2453 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2132
  • Very Good 236
  • Average 55
  • Poor 10
  • Terrible 20

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 13, 2019

Perfect honeymoon holiday

Anantara Veli was absolutely amazing and exceeded our expectations in every way. The staff were extremely professional and the resort facilties were exceptional. Our room was large and very luxurious, and the housekeeping staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable, and we appreciated the decorations and service geatures for our special occasion. We will certainly visit this resort again and would highly recommend it to other travellers, definately value for money and a complete package, with professional staff and a very high standard of accomodation, food and beverage, wellness spa, and resort activities. We will remember this trip forever, thank you to everyone who made our holiday so enjoyable.
Nov 13, 2019

Shut up and take my money hahahaha!

This is my third visit to the exact same resort and staying in the exact same room - deluxe over water pool bungalow 184. I am happy to meet all my old friends Mahir, Chef Garib and Bokey. I am also delighted to have made new friends this time like Amir and Kudey. The room is a little worn, having been serving diligently for so many years (I first stayed at this type of villas in 2014). There are some parts that needed some maintenance work for e.g., the curtain had a tear, water pressure issues and water temperature issues at one point. Mahir got the team to work on the temperature issue which would affect me a lot. I think the other minor defects can be overlooked. The landscaping is quite well looked after, with freshly combed beaches and well-stocked up water jars to wash the feet. We saw every staff member hard at work trying to keep the place running and in good shape. I went to both spas this time round - Dhigu and Veli. I enjoyed the views at Dhigu but found that the Veli spa was relatively newer (less weathering on land than on sea). The spa was quite packed and so was the resort. But the wonderful team worked their magic and remembered all requests, cancellations, bookings, special arrangements etc. We also dined at Origami, 73 Degrees (Fisherman's Catch buffet on Saturday and Loy Krathong on Monday), Aqua Bar (Dhigu) and ordered in-room dining a few times. The food could really be worked on, with the taste steering towards the heavier salt content on most days. We didn't manage to get Chef Garib on the teppanyaki which was unfortunate. We also had tea and soup at Baan Huraa, some drinks at Dhoni Bar and two cocktails at Gulifushi. The concoctions they serve up there is quite amazing. Much better than the food. In any case, I find the risotto decent in taste and texture. The coconut soup was too salty for our liking and the beef with broccoli was way too salty even with rice. The buffet spread we had on the two nights were good and the flavours well balanced. I chose Anantara Veli time and again because I realise that I want to see my friends while I am overseas. I miss the friendships I forged on the journeys I took. Thank you again to Mahir, Bokey, Kudey, Amir, Sony, Rachael, Fatho, Marina, Dr. Sanchez ..... and the list goes on. These friendly, thoughtful and cheerful staff are the greatest assets of the resort. I am truly grateful and appreciative of all that they did to ensure we have a splendid time.
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Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Facilities

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Sundari Spa

The spa offers five treatment suites nestled in pristine gardens. Indulge in treatments that use healing natural ingredients to relax, detoxify, polish, and rejuvenate. The Spa also offers steam and sauna rooms also well as hot and cold plunge pools in the relaxation gardens.

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Land Activities

Discover plenty of activities to experience on the beach, including yoga, cookery classes, tennis, volleyball, badminton, and meditation.

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Watersports

The Aquafanatics Water Sports Centre offers diving, cruises, windsurfing, fishing, parasailing, kayaking, surfing, sailing, and snorkelling (Manta snorkelling is from August to December). Please note surfing season is April till October.

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Room Types

Over Water Bungalows

These 62-square-metre Over Water Bungalows come with hardwood floors, a coconut thatch roof, and stylish contemporary décor. The private sun terrace gives each guest their own space to relax with a day bed and direct access to the lagoon.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included

Deluxe Over Water Bungalow

The 92-square-metre Deluxe Over Water Bungalow enjoy a separate dressing area, semi open air bathroom, and exclusive double sun deck with sun loungers, day beds and direct access to the lagoon.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow

These romantic bungalows are incredibly spacious and stylish contemporary décor. With direct access to the lagoon, take a dip in your private plunge pool on your sun deck area. Discover breath-taking sunsets from your private sun terrace. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Food & Drink

73 Degrees

Under a Maldivian style thatched roof, this light and airy restaurant pavilion is reminiscent of a colonial home. The breakfast buffet offers fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats, vegetables, and made to order omelettes. In the evenings, the restaurant terrace transforms into a romantic oceanfront dining venue with a rotating buffet theme.Open for breakfast and dinner.

Additional Restaurants at Sister Hotel

Just a short boat ride away, Anantara Dhigu is home to light lunches at Aqua, buffets by the sea at Fushi Café, grill specialities at Sea.Fire, Salt and Italian cuisine at Terrazzo.

Baan Huraa

Dine on fragrant Thai cuisine in this overwater teak restaurant perched right on the ocean. Signature dishes include coconut curries from Thailand's southern provinces and hot and spicy options from the north. Open for lunch and dinner.

Origami

This casual yet chic Japanese restaurant serves light dishes like fresh sashimi or Teppanyaki. With intimate alcoves and outdoor seating, you can dine with the sand between your toes. Open for lunch and dinner.

Dhoni

Kick back by the tranquil lagoon and infinity pool at this poolside bar and lunch restaurant, serving cocktails and light snacks perfect for those Maldives sunsets.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy buffet breakfast at 73 Degrees restaurant.

Half Board

Head to 73 Degrees for a scrumptious buffet breakfast. With a wide array of dinning options for dinner, head to either Fushi Cafe or 73 Degrees for a buffet style meal, or treat yourself in a speciality restaurant, Sea.Fire.Salt, Terrazzo or Baan Huraa. Please note that certain items on the menu will not be included on this meal plan.

Full Board

Head to 73 Degrees for a scrumptious buffet breakfast. With a wide array of dinning options for lunch and dinner, head to either Fushi Cafe or 73 Degrees for a buffet style meal, or treat yourself in a speciality restaurant, Sea.Fire.Salt, Terrazzo or Baan Huraa. Please note that certain items on the menu will not be included on this meal plan.

All Inclusive

Head to 73 Degrees for a scrumptious buffet breakfast. With a wide array of dinning options for lunch and dinner, head to either Fushi Cafe or 73 Degrees for a buffet style meal, or treat yourself in a speciality restaurant, Sea.Fire.Salt, Terrazzo or Baan Huraa. Please note that certain items on the menu will not be included on this meal plan. Unlimited beverages are included from premium branded spirits, large selection of wines and cocktails to fresh juices, soft drinks and tea and coffee.

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 30% on your accommodation

Save up to 30% on your accommodation when you stay longer

  • Black out dates may apply. 
  • Minimum 7 night stay required. 
  • Combinable with other offers where applicable. 

Travelling
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to Friday, January 8, 2021

Early booking discount

Save up to 25% on your accommodation

Save up to 25% on your accommodation when you stay longer

  • Black out dates may apply. 
  • Minimum 3 night stay required. 
  • Combinable with other offers where applicable. 

Travelling
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to Friday, January 8, 2021

Board basis upgrade

Complimentary upgrade to Half Board

Complimentary upgrade from Bed & Breakfast to Half Board basis.

  • Black out dates may apply
  • Combinable with other offers where applicable

Travelling
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Special offer

Repeat Guest offer

Repeat guests at Anantara Dhigu receive an additional 10% discount on accommodation.

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Combinable with other offers where applicable.

Travelling
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to Friday, January 8, 2021

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon & Anniversary offer

Honeymoon and Wedding Anniversary couples receive a 5% discount on accommodation plus the below benefits:

  • Complimentary transfer for the bride
  • Bottle of Champagne
  • Four pieces of selected chocolate
  • Bed Decoration

  • Combinable with Early Booking Stay Longer offers only.
  • Minimum stay of 4 nights required.
  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Dates of travel must fall within 12 months of wedding date and wedding certificate must be provided at check-in.

Travelling
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 to Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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