Hotel

Veligandu Island Resort

Veligandu Island Resort

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
3436 Reviews
Guide Price £1,879 per person
Based on 12 May 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Sri Lankan Airlines, staying for 7 nights full board in a Beach Villa (2 adults sharing) including return seaplane transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Traditionally styled island elegance

Located in the North Ari Atoll, the island of Veligandu covers just 22 acres. Surrounded by an emerald lagoon, Veligandu Island Resort is the only hotel on the island. It houses 91 villas, an infinity pool, four bars and restaurants, as well as numerous activities for couples and families alike.

The warm waters of the Indian Ocean form the basis of your stay at the resort. Live luxuriously in a water villa; taking the private wooden steps down from your porch will plunge you straight into the emerald sea. Or feel the sand between your toes as you step out of your beach villa and onto the shore.

Families and adventurous souls will find plenty of aquatic activities in the resort. Learn to scuba dive, water ski, windsurf or even fish like a local. The spa is located over the water too. A tropical sanctuary, it offers healing treatments including massages, reiki and meditation.

The appetites of hungry seafarers will be satisfied by the Veligandu Island Resort’s numerous waterside restaurants and bars. Thundi Bar provides snacks and drinks for those lounging by the infinity pool, while Athiri serves cocktails right on the lagoon’s sandy shore. Feast on a buffet of international cuisine at Dhonveli, or choose to dine à la carte under tall palms at Madivaru.

 

  • Stay in a villa with its own jacuzzi
  • Embark on a PADI-certified dive
  • Relax at the over the water spa
  • Dolphin watch on an afternoon cruise

Top Tips from our Experts

Val

Destination Specialist

"I would highly recommend staying on land for a few nights and then over water. That way you can experience the best of both on one Maldivian island."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Trusted

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    00:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 91 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 20 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport
  • Children are not accepted in water villas

Main Facilities

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

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board
Location Highlights

Veligandu Island Resort

  • Beach
  • Approx. 20 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 20 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport
  • Located in the North Ari Atoll
3436 Reviews 95% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3021
  • Very Good 322
  • Average 57
  • Poor 21
  • Terrible 15

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Mar 20, 2019

Wonderful stay in paradise

Everything about the island resort was brilliant, from the luxurious standard of accommodation, the activities on offer, the welcome from the friendly staff, the food & drink available, and of course the stunning island setting
Mar 20, 2019

Maldives repeater

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

A beautiful island as we expected. The staff and facilities are superb. The food is wonderful and varied. The rooms are clean and well kept. The only reason I would choose not to return would be that the reef is too far from the beach and there is a very strong current . We are keen snorkelled but found it to be out of bounds to us. Overall we had a fantastic time and would like to thank everyone for their kindness and brilliant service.
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Veligandu Island Resort

Facilities

Scuba Diving, Maldives

Dive centre

The resort’s PADI certified dive centre offers numerous courses for novices and experts alike. Although the atoll itself is relatively small, there are 18 dive sites to explore, meaning as a scuba diver you’ll be spoilt for choice with peaceful diving conditions.

Fitness centre

Open from 7am to 9pm, the fitness centre features cardio equipment as well as weights.

Snorkelling trips

Explore the nearby coral reefs on a communal snorkelling boat trip, or pick a day when the boat ventures further afield to lesser known underwater worlds. On Thursdays and Sundays take a private sunrise trip to watch marine life wake, or wait until darkness falls on Mondays to discover the reefs by night.

Duniye Spa

The over the water spa combines Asian and African healing traditions with modern skincare treatments. Step inside to experience a holistic approach to wellbeing; rejuvenate your body with an exfoliating coconut body polish and your mind with yoga meditation.

Land activities

The Veligandu Island Resort’s games room houses table tennis, billiards, darts and a foosball table, while outside there’s a badminton court, football ground and volleyball court.

Swimming pool

One of the resort’s most breath taking features is its infinity pool. The freshwater pool is surrounded by palm trees and overlooks the beach.

Watersports

For those who prefer to be on the water rather than under it, there are plenty of other sports to try, from kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, to water skiing, jet skiing, and windsurfing. For even more of a novel thrill, try the fun tube.

Excursions

Leave the resort and venture out on a late afternoon dolphin cruise or see how the island’s neighbours live in a nearby traditional fishing village. Pack a picnic and go island hopping, learn to fish or take to the skies and snap photos from your seaplane.

Veligandu Island Resort

Room Types

Beach Villa

Nestled among the lush tropical flora lie the beach villas. Privacy is afforded by the beautiful greenery, but you’re still a mere stone’s throw from the beach. Enjoy a king size bed, furnished private porch and outdoor rain shower.

 

 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Jacuzzi Beach Villa

Inside the Jacuzzi Beach Villa, you’ll find a king size bed and double sinks, while ceiling height glass doors open out onto a furnished private porch complete with jacuzzi. The sandy shores are right on your doorstep; step off your deck and dip your toes straight in the sea.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Water Villa

Water Villa

The Water Villas allow you to live right above the lagoon as they’re built on stilts. Swing your legs over the edge of your wooden deck as you read a book, or take the steps down into the water. Sleep in a king size bed and bathe in a whirlpool bathtub.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Jacuzzi Water Villa

Jacuzzi Water Villa

A short walk along the jetty will bring you to your private jacuzzi water villa. Built on stilts directly above the lagoon’s turquoise waters, these villas are tropically decorated and feature a king size bed, an open air bathroom with rain shower and a bubbling jacuzzi big enough for two.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room
Veligandu Island Resort

Food & Drink

Athiri Bar

On the northern end of the island sits Athiri bar. Right on the water’s edge, the al fresco seating area glows in the golden sun. Feel the sand beneath your feet as you sip on a signature rum cocktail.

Dhonveli Restaurant

Dhonveli Restaurant

Veligandu’s main restaurant serves up a buffet of international cuisine. At breakfast, lunch and dinner you can enjoy food to order at the live cooking stations. You have the option to dine in the warm open air, either shaded by a thatched roof or out on the wooden deck. Don’t miss Friday night dinner, when Maldivian night sees a themed menu and waiters in traditional dress.

The Madivaru Restaurant

An à la carte menu is served at the Madivaru restaurant, which is sheltered by swaying palms. Fresh, grilled seafood and prime beef are particular specialities.

Thundi Bar

The main bar is ideally located by the infinity pool and boasts stunning views of the blue lagoon. Take advantage of poolside bar service, or take a table on the deck to breathe in the views while sipping on cocktails or enjoying a light bite. There’s also a TV that broadcasts coverage of international sporting events.

Board Basis Options

FOOD: Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main Dhonveli Restaurant - a traditional sand-floor, thatched roof dining room serving a choice of international cuisine. 24-hour afternoon tea at the Thundi Bar, and the Athiri Bar.

DRINK:Soft drinks, house wine, canned or draught beer, selected fruit juices, tea and coffee, selection of house spirits and daily special cocktails. Drinks are served by the glass, all day and night. Plus a half bottle of Champagne per room per stay and drinks from the minibar (soft drinks, bottled beer, water and iced tea/coffee), replenished once per day.

ACTIVITIES: One sunset cruise, half-day Kuramathi or Rasdhoo island excursion, 30 minute snorkelling lesson (equipment not included), 30 minute windsurfing lesson (equipment included) and free use of fitness centre, badminton, kayaks, windsurfs, football pitch, volleyball court, table tennis and darts.

Full Board

FOOD:Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main Dhonveli Restaurant.

Veligandu Island Resort

Special Offers

Honeymoon offer

Honeymooner & Wedding Anniversary Offer

Honeymooners receive complimentary fruit plate and flowers in room upon arrival.

  • Black out dates may apply.

Early booking discount

Save up to 15% on your summer accommodation

Book before the 30th April to receive up to 15% on your Summer 2019 accommodation.

  • Travel dates: 1st May 2019 - 30th September 2019
  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Black out dates may apply.

Travelling
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to Monday, September 30, 2019
Offer ends in 40 days

Early booking discount

Save up to 15% on your winter 2019 accommodation

Book before the 30th June to receive up to 15% on your Winter 2019 accommodation.

  • Travel dates: 1st November 2019 - 19th December 2019
  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Black out dates may apply.

Travelling
Friday, November 1, 2019 to Thursday, December 19, 2019
Offer ends in 101 days

Early booking discount

Save up to 20% on your summer 2020 accommodation

Book before the 31st December 2019 to receive up to 20% discount on your Summer 2020 accommodation.

  • Travel dates: 16th April 2020 - 30th September 2020
  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Black out dates may apply.

Travelling
Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Offer ends in 285 days

Board basis upgrade

Complimentary Upgrade to All Inclusive Plus

Book Full Board by the 31st March and receive a complimentary upgrade to All Inclusive Plus

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Minimum night stay restriction applies.

Travelling
Thursday, March 28, 2019 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Offer ends in 10 days

Transfer offer

Complimentary Seaplane Transfer

Book by the 31st March and receive complimentary return Seaplane transfers. 

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Room type restriction may apply. 
  • Minimum night stay restriction applies.

Travelling
Thursday, March 28, 2019 to Monday, April 15, 2019
Offer ends in 10 days

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