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Velassaru Holidays

Velassaru Maldives Holidays 2016-2017

Luxury Maldives Holiday

Stunning Velassaru has stylish facilities, fantastic fine dining and exceptional service.

Velassaru’s glistening beach and bright turquoise lagoon create a serious ‘wow’ factor on arrival. The resort has a slightly younger vibe and is ideal for honeymooners and couples. Vela, the main restaurant, is the perfect place to enjoy dishes from the interactive buffet and live cooking stations. But it’s definitely worth trying the à la carte offerings which include the popular Teppanyaki, boasting an idyllic spot over the lagoon and serving Japanese cuisine with a creative twist, and Sand, where you can dine on fresh seafood on candlelit tables dotted along the beach.

There are also two fabulous bars. Fen Bar is cool and minimalistic with mood lighting and chilled music, and the place to relax with a cocktail and shisha. For drinks in a gorgeous setting, head to Chill Bar at the water’s edge and grab yourself one of the chic daybeds overlooking the ocean. Other facilities include a recommended watersports centre and snorkelling can be done directly from the beach.

The beach rooms at Velassaru have some of the biggest and loveliest indoor/outdoor bathrooms. Deluxe Bungalows are individual single-storey buildings a few metres from the water, with a raised sleeping area. Sleek Beach Villas are thatched cottages facing the beach, with little extras such as a wine chiller. There’s also a choice of villas with pools and beautiful Water Villas on stilts over the ocean. 

Key information

In the South Malé Atoll

Airport transfer time: Approx. 25 minutes by speedboat from Malé airport

Rooms: 129

Good to know

Children are not recommended to stay in overwater rooms. The Water Suite is for adults only. Minimum stays apply.

Accommodation information

129 beach and water bungalows and villas

Activities

Watch a film on the beach at the outdoor movie night • Take the dolphin discovery experience*.

Dining

Buffet restaurant, 4 à la carte restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

Breakfast at Vela.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £62 • Breakfast and dinner at Vela

Full Board from £109 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Vela

Velassaru Indulgence À La Carte All Inclusive from £142 • Breakfast at Vela • Lunch at Turquoise, Fen Bar, Chill Bar or Pizzeria • Dinner at Vela, Turquoise, Etesian, Sand or Teppanyaki • Selected drinks • 2 hours of kayaking • Snorkelling equipment. NB - Minimum 3 night stay. In-villa dining, minibar, private dining experiences and themed events not included.

*Denotes local charge

Rooms:

Deluxe Bungalow
Individual single-storey buildings, a few metres from the water, with raised sleeping area. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • minibar • telephone • tea and coffee facilities • television • DVD player • iPod docking station • Wi-Fi • sitting area • terrace • 70m²

Beach Villa
Thatched cottages facing the beach. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • minibar • telephone • tea and coffee facilities • television • DVD player • iPod docking station • Wi-Fi • sitting area • terrace • Nespresso machine • wine chiller • daybed • bathtub • 96m²

Beach Villa With Pool
Thatched cottages facing the beach with private pool. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • minibar • telephone • tea and coffee facilities • television • DVD player • iPod docking station • Wi-Fi • sitting area • terrace • espresso machine • wine chiller • daybed • bathtub • 106m²

Water Bungalow With Pool
Overwater on stilts, with private pool. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • minibar • telephone • Nespresso machine • television • DVD player • iPod docking station • Wi-Fi • sitting area • terrace • 80m²

Water Villa
Overwater, with large balcony. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • minibar • telephone • Nespresso machine • wine chiller • snorkelling equipment • television • DVD player • iPod docking station • Wi-Fi • sitting area • terrace • 112m²

Water Villa With Pool
Overwater, with large balcony and private pool. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • minibar • telephone • Nespresso machine • wine chiller • snorkelling equipment • television • DVD player • iPod docking station • Wi-Fi • sitting area • terrace • 112m²

The Pool Villa
At the heart of the island with a private terrace and lap pool. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • minibar • telephone • Nespresso machine • wine chiller • snorkelling equipment • television • DVD player • iPod docking station • Wi-Fi • sitting area • terrace • butler service • private pool • 175m²

The Water Suite
Has a spacious living room/bar area, infinity pool and sweeping deck. • air-conditioning • ceiling fan • minibar • telephone • iPad • Nespresso machine • wine chiller • snorkelling equipment • television • DVD player • iPod docking station • Wi-Fi • sitting area • terrace • butler service • private infinity pool • 270m²

Facilities:

Infinity pool, spa*, fitness centre, pavilion, tennis court, windsurfing*, diving*, snorkelling

Restaurants & bars
Vela is the main restaurant set amidst the island’s lush foliage. It offers international buffet dining, live cooking stations and signature ‘specialties with a twist’.

One of the most idyllic spots for dining is at Teppanyaki, which sits over the bright turquoise lagoon. Here you’ll find contemporary Japanese cuisine with a creative twist, with a menu of sushi, salads and premium dishes from the land, sea and garden.

At Turquoise there’s a focus on Continental and Asian flavours. The atmosphere is relaxed, in an intimate setting under the palms. During the day there’s an offering of light bites, burgers, wraps, noodles and pizzas. Come the evening, there’s a more focused menu with some excellent main courses ranging from the likes of mini beef burgers to Nasi Goreng and Thai green curry.

Etesian restaurant offers modern Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant and intimate setting. Indulge in authentic and contemporary dishes complemented by exciting New World wines from the cellar.

For elegant dining under the stars, Sand is a beachside pavilion with candlelit tables scattered on the beach. Indulge on the fisherman’s chilled platter for two or seafood from the hot stone grill.

The beachfront Fen Bar is cool and funky, with dark wood, mood lighting, low music and luxurious daybeds. Outdoors, there are beanbags and hammocks for lounging. Sample creative cocktail recipes prepared by the highly skilled bar team. The Chill Bar boasts a gorgeous setting and ultra-comfy lounging, with daybeds and huge tables on a deck at the water’s edge. There are canopies for shade in the heat of the day, and tapas and expertly mixed cocktails will see you through the evening.

Spa & Wellness
The Spa at Velassaru Maldives has 10 overwater treatment rooms, where signature treatments are enriched with indigenous ingredients. The Velassaru Ritual is the classic experience – a choice of three to four treatments from a menu including a lagoon coral scrub, coconut oil massage and island radiance facial. There’s also an overwater yoga pavilion.

Diving
Catering to both novice and seasoned divers, Velassaru's PADI-certified dive school offers an opportunity to encounter the amazing underwater world of the Maldives with scheduled single and double tank dives, private bespoke dives and private diving courses.