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Veligandu Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only resort on the island of Veligandu, North Ari Atoll. It is 600 meters long by 150 meters wide, about 22 acres. Your seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport is a scenic, 20 minute flight. The 91 rooms include 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 10 Water Villas, 16 Jacuzzi Beach Villas and 11 Beach Villas. Veligandu will accommodate guests of all ages in the Beach Villas & Jacuzzi Beach Villas and only guests of age 12 years and above in Water Villas & Jacuzzi Water Villas.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Game room
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
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Pedicure
Solarium
24-hour security
Baggage storage
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24-hour front desk
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Sofa
Telephone
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Private bathrooms
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Minibar
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ladywarrior2023 wrote a review Today
Rotherham, United Kingdom1 contribution
As a 40th Anniversary treat, this resort is amazing. Travel from the UK was long but final destination so worth it! Customer service, rooms, resort, marine life/snorkelling could not be improved. Definitely recommend and we will be returning!
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Jo O wrote a review Nov 2022
Chelmsford, United Kingdom6 contributions8 helpful votes
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This was without doubt the most amazing holiday we have ever had. The island is breathtakingly stunning. You can walk all the way round the edge. The sand is beautifully perfect and the sea so clear and full of all sizes of colourful fish. We opted for a beach villa which was fantastic. It had its own area of beach with its own sunbeds and parasol. The sand around the villa was raked daily and pristine. The villa had an outside terrace with two more sunbeds and a table and chairs. The bedroom/living area was huge. Enormous and very comfortable bed. There were tea and coffee making facilities. We had opted for all inclusive so there was red, white and rosé wine, soft drinks, juices, beers, chocolate and snacks all replenished as you used them. For me, the best bit was the bathroom! This was actually outside. It was high-walled for privacy and had a partial roof. The shower was enormous and there were twin sinks with a huge mirror. At the end of the enormous bathroom was a raised area with two more sunbeds and a large jacuzzi. Showering outside with the sound of the birds and the luxurious complimentary toiletries was absolute bliss. The food at Veligandu was out of this world. I have been to many fine hotels but this surpassed them all. Everyone connected with the restaurant was highly professional, friendly and completely committed to the amazing experience they delivered. The waiters were very friendly and very efficient. The Maitre d' was always visible and welcoming and everything was flawless. The chefs were often out too and everyone was completely concerned with the customer's satisfaction. Amazing! The food was incredible. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was included. The choice was stunning. Meal's in the Dhonveli buffet restaurant are self-service: the clues in the name! We stayed for ten nights and we didn't notice a pattern. I'm a reasonably fussy eater but every day there were so many options. The quality and presentation was perfect. We ate so well: a disaster for the waistline. Wine is served by the glass as well as bottles of water and any other drink you may fancy. Desserts are beautiful and delicious. Can't praise the food enough. Curries with fresh poppadoms and breads: parathas and chapatis, fish, pastas, meats, all kinds of vegetables and salads beautifully prepared. All nationalities of cuisine - Indian, Chinese, Maldivian, European, Thai and on and on. Fresh bread, cheese, preserves, cakes, ice creams, cookies, fruit - just amazing. Every five days you are treated to a meal in the Madivaru a la carte restaurant. The standard of the Dhonveli was so high, we were a little afraid to go but it did not disappoint. You choose your menu the morning of and the food was again excellent and exquisitely prepared. The beauty here is that you eat right on the beach by the sea. Absolutely beautiful. We were on a very special trip for our 30th Wedding anniversary and my husband's 60th birthday so we also had two BBQ beach dinners for the two occasions. This was incredible. A special table on the water's edge surrounded by lights in the sand and the table and chairs adorned with flowers and ribbons. It was the stuff of dreams. I also arranged a champagne breakfast at our villa which we had on our terrace and was particularly wonderful. You are assigned a member of staff as a point of contact and you can ask any questions you may have or book anything you need through them via WhatsApp. Ours was Zaheen and he arranged everything perfectly for us. Included in the stay was a snorkeling lesson. I highly recommend this. I cannot describe my amazement at the number and variety of fish in the reef around Veligandu Island. A little terrifying in some ways but mind blowing and one of the best experiences of my life. Nothing can prepare you for what you find below the surface. Even a shark - very chilled, swimming past minding his own business (thankfully) Stunning parrot fish who looked like they had dentures but provide the beautiful white sands and then fish of every size, pattern and colour exactly as per the Maldives fish information cards they sell in the gift shop. We also did kayaking always a team work challenge for us as a couple but we survived. Also included is a windsurfing lesson which unfortunately we didn't manage to have as there was no wind on the day we had booked. Also part of the package was a free photoshoot which I decided to spare the world but lovely for honeymooners and an amazing sunset cruise to see the dolphins. This was incredible. The crew were so friendly and informative and I have never seen so many dolphins in my life. Spoiler alert- the dolphins already know how to do triple flips in the wild and love to show you. They are so lovely. Veligandu also has two bars. There are seats outside and in. The restaurants and bars have sand on the floors which is very cool. The included cocktail list is extensive and includes all the favourites Pina colada, negroni, mai tai, daiquiris, etc etc. We went off piste a couple of times when we fancied Aperol spirtzs but you really don't need to. The main bar is full of sofas and the table service is extremely attentive. An amazing place to watch the sunset. Dress here is casual. It is respectful to be dressed and covered in the restaurant but t shirts, shorts and beach kaftans were all fine. A mixture for the evening. Men mainly wore shorts and shirts or t shirts and ladies dressed up a little more. They was a real mixture. I opted for dresses because that's part of the fun for me but you would be equally comfortable in a playsuit or shorts. The relaxed vibe was the real beauty. I've never felt comfortable so quickly anywhere before. Only thing I brought and enjoyed not needing was shoes. You can go barefoot or just in flip flops or sandals. Bliss. To get to Veligandu you take the sea plane. This was the highlight for me. I've had a flying lesson so was beyond thrilled to be near the cockpit twice. The pilots are barefoot. You take off and land on the water. The journey takes you over beautiful islands you've only dreamt of before and I LOVED it. So to summarise, this was expensive but the absolute treat of a lifetime and I cannot praise it enough. I'm grateful and humbled to have had the chance in life to visit somewhere so very beautiful.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM, General Manager at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa
Responded 17 Nov 2022
Dear Guest, Greetings & Blessings from Veligandu Island Resort & Spa! We extend our gratitude for the detailed sweet review full of praise and your experience on our heavenly island. Thank you for selecting our little paradise for your dream vacation in the beautiful Maldives. We are delighted to know that your journey on our island was a wonderful experience. It is an honor to be behind the scene of your memorable escape to the tropics. We shall hope for your return to welcome you for your next adventure on our Secluded Island. See you soon. Thank you Warm Regards Fathuhulla Ibrahim General Manager
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Frank Benoit wrote a review Yesterday
Miami Beach, Florida455 contributions203 helpful votes
First, I must give the highest marks to our designated host, Shahil, who was wonderful in addressing our questions and in even giving us an upgrade to a jacuzzi water villa! He went extra to help in anything asked and even filled out the immigration exit paperwork for us! However, especially in comparison to the resort we’d stayed in before the Veligandu, there were several Disappointments. First, the service in the restaurant was less than stellar.. much of the staff never smiled and refills of drinks and removal of plates was quite slow. Second, we had internet issues where emails were not being received.. it took an hour for the hotel!‘s tech person to finally fix the problem. I’ve traveled the world & never experienced this problem! Third, the shower/bathroom was apart from the air conditioned main villa. It was often quite uncomfortable , feeling like a steam room. I also found much of the food in the restaurant to not be exceptional., especially in comparison to our previous resort. On a positive note, the situation of the resort is lovely and the design features beautiful. The resort is closing soon for a year and a half renovation. I suspect some of my disappointments cited were due to this.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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David F wrote a review 5 Feb
Waterlooville, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Veligandu offers a unique experience. It is a small island, and is generally full. But at times you felt you were the only people there, as you walked barefoot on the white sands. The ratio of staff to guests is high, and the service and friendliness of the staff is unsurpassed. The food in both the buffet and a la carte restaurants was of a very high quality, and the choice very good. There are options for various trips, and people snorkel on the surrounding reefs. Sleeping over the sea in the Water Villas is an experience not to be missed. This resort is recommended if visiting The Maldives.
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Isabel U wrote a review 2 Feb
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Perfect stay in an overwater appartment and the best food ever in a buffet restaurant. The marine life is amazing. The only thing to improve is the type of excursions available and they should provide the equipment for them within the price.
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lesleyfranks wrote a review 1 Feb
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Although we thought we would have a great time, we really didn’t realise how much we would love it. From the moment we arrived, everything we put in place to ensure the best week possible. Friendly staff, great food, great resort.
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Marco Pan wrote a review 1 Feb
Munich, Germany12 contributions12 helpful votes
The resort is kind of great with a small wonderful white-sand beach. Cozy place, very quiet and relaxing. Its facilities maintained to detail and friendly service staff make guests enjoy a pleasant stay. The restaurant is DOC - perfect to enjoy the vibe thanks mainly to the ''Beyond Rhythm'' band, with the wonderful Maria and the cool Money and Jay. They will make you spend unforgettable evenings with some great tunes. You'll love them!!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Marcella F wrote a review 1 Feb
Solihull, United Kingdom3 contributions
The island is beautiful. We have never been anywhere where you don’t need shoes! The staff are unbelievably friendly and happy. The food in the buffet is excellent and very varied. The a la carte meals on the beach were magical.
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jvogelin wrote a review Jan 2023
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
Stay on the sunset side in the dry season because the ocean is much calmer. Be prepared to overeat at the buffet as it all looks fantastic. Not really a diving resort and night snorkelling was not allowed
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HahTK wrote a review Jan 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
The service was great and they generally make an effort to remember who is who. For example the wait staff remembered I had a stomach problem and recommended tea and honey the next day at dinner. The resort itself is pretty, the waters are clear and the shallows goes out a good hundred meters. Beyond that are corals with some pretty fish. I only got a chance to look at them from the kayak though so I cant tell how extensive the reef and fishes are. I injured my shin falling downstairs and the would was getting a little infected so I tried to keep it dry and also had a stomach issue for a day or so. I ended up missing some snorkeling because of that. We also enjoyed the reef sharks(safe) and occasional fishes coming right up to the coast and under the water villas which was fun. We even saw a school of 5-6 reef sharks trailing 6-7 fishes and launching a strike right next to the beach. Folks should be aware of the high and low tide to figure out the best time to go snorkle kayak and so on. Finally, the Veli dinner is highly recommended. It was extra delicious and the setting was perfect. It could only have been more perfect if we could start it at 6:30pm instead of 730pm. You might want to ask. Also, pro tip .... check out the beaches at night ... if you are lucky you might see some bioluminescence wash up on the shores. It is prettier than the stars
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$564 - $1,150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MaldivesAlifu AtollNorth Ari AtollVeligandu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Veligandu Island Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Veligandu Island Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Veligandu Island Beach (0.06 km), Bikini Beach (4.7 km), and Aaddey Art Box (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Veligandu Island Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lemon Drop, Coffee Ole, and Alimente.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Veligandu Island Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Veligandu Island Resort & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 km away from the centre of Veligandu.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Hindi.
Does Veligandu Island Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Veligandu Island Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.