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 2577 Reviews
Water Bungalows, Anantara Spa, Maldives

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.
2577 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2245
  • Very Good 244
  • Average 56
  • Poor 12
  • Terrible 20

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Mar 23, 2020

An unforgettable place! The staff is GREAT!

Chandler, Arizona

We booked our 15yr Anniversary Vacation (without kids) and my wife's birthday trip at Anantara Veli for two reasons. First, Anantara resorts came highly recommended by a family member that had stayed at an Anantara property in the past. Second, you have to be 18 years old to check-in, which means there are NO KIDS! Once we arrived at Male, we were met by the Anantara representative at the airport right after we had picked up our bags. (I feel bad that I did not get her name) We waited in an airconditioned lounge stocked with coffee, water, and snacks for the speedboat to take us to the island. The boat ride was comfortable (seas were not rough) and takes about 45 minutes. When we arrived at Veli, we were greeted by singing and music, making us feel extra special. We met Zahir, who would show us around the island and to our bungalow. If you are fortunate enough to have Zahir show you around Veli, you are in for a treat! He asked about our anniversary and my wife's birthday, confirming the dates. He made sure that everything was perfect for both days! (and all the other days!) Bokey, Chau, and Ammaday at 73 Degrees made sure that we always had hot coffee and a glass of fruit juice before we would come back with our food from the Breakfast Buffett! We both HIGHLY recommend Afi's Maldivian Crepes! They are the BEST Maldivian Crepes! We would ask her for three every morning to share between us! They are INCREDIBLE! Afi also introduced us to Mangostine, an amazing fruit that everyone should try! Rhazeem would always check up on us whenever he would see us walking about the island. Logu at Origami would always ask us if everything was as we expected and constantly kept reminding us that they were all there to make our vacation special. When they ran out of Coconut Macaroons at the Japanese buffet dinner, Logu made sure that some were made and delivered to our room the next day! Origami has the BEST Coconut Macaroons! Ismail was always greeting us with a smile whenever we would take the boat ride to and from Dhigu. He would make sure to let us know the best places to see the turtles and where to snorkel. Muaaz would always make sure that our room was perfect! We loved the writing with bits of palm fronds on the bed, Welcoming us, Wishing my wife a Happy Birthday, all touches that made our stay extra special! Ahmed in aquafanatics gives the best tips of where and when to go kayaking or snorkeling to get the best pictures! On the way back from snorkel island one morning, he insisted that we should go to take pictures of the hammock over the water in front of Sea.Fire.Salt restaurant right away because the conditions were perfect for taking pictures, and of course, he was right. These people are the ones that we remember, but by no means a complete list of everyone that went out of their way to make sure that our stay was an unforgettable one! If anyone is considering going, do it! You will never forget the time you spend at Anantara Veli!
Mar 11, 2020

Fabulous Experience

Berlin, Germany

The two islands (Anantara Veli and Anantara Dhigu) are adorable. The service is overwhelming, the food is fantastic, its privacy and peace is fabulous and you experience highest standard on luxury and immediately feel home! Enjoy
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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

Transfer offer

Complimentary return transfers

Book a Ocean Pool Bungalow for the below travel dates and receive complimnetary return speedboat transfers to and from the resort.

  • Combinable with Early Booking, Stay Longer, Winter Sale offers and Half Board upgrade offer.
  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Applicable to Ocean Pool Bungalow only.

Travelling
Thursday, February 20, 2020 to Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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