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Retreat hand-in-hand to one of the most naturally stunning destinations on earth, a romantic paradise enveloped in soft white sands and turquoise waters. Just 20 km by speedboat from the airport in Male, delight in the private luxury of your own over-water bungalow, with all the comforts of home and then some. Unwind in your room, either over water in the crystal lagoon, or from your Ocean Pool Bungalow, with private pool and ocean views offering beach and lagoon access a few minutes stroll from your room or admire the kaleidoscope of exotic fish and corals just steps from your over water and deluxe over water bungalow.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
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Makeup services
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Neck massage
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Salon
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
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Currency exchange
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Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
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24-hour front desk
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Private bathrooms
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Electric kettle
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Sherry R wrote a review Jan 2023
From the time we step off the speed boat until we step back on the boat to leave paradise Feruza was there to assist us. Feruza ensured that we wanted for nothing…… Phenomenal Service. The service we received and the relationships that we made will make us life long patrons of Anantara Veli - Maldives. The food was superb in all of the restaurants and the staff made it more memorable from Disnika with her warmth and smile to Fog with his attentiveness to detail, Preshna the manager making sure that we experienced every exotic fruit to his teaching of the island. Also Yeye’s culinary expertise. Thank you to all of the staff for making our vacation unforgettable!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear P6057MQsherryr, Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor and for the recommendation. It was a pleasure having you with us and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. We feel humbled you have truly enjoyed the uniqueness of Anantara Veli along with our genuine service. Thank you for your kind note on our team's professionalism and superb service. It is always gratifying to know that we have been able to delight our guests. Again, thank you for your feedback and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best Regards, Sajith Grero Resort Manager
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Ginablankstone wrote a review Feb 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom17 contributions24 helpful votes
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Anantara Velli exceeded our expectations. After a long journey from the UK we arrived tired and were underwhelmed as we disembarked the speed boat in arrival. How wrong we were!! The Anantara resort is beautiful. Peaceful, tranquil, crystal clear warm water, sand & resort are spotless ( never gets hot ) fish swimming, the beautiful images you see are the reality here. We had a De Luxe water bungalow, which was spacious and extremely comfortable with a large bathroom and terrace. Wonderful touches from the house keeper welcoming us good morning Etc made us feel special. The food is excellent, superior to what I expected, The Italian, Seafood restaurant & Thai all had wonderful views, great service and greets food. The staff here are excellent, friendly, efficient and warm. I loved that you could get a boat which ran constantly between Dighu & Veli as it provided variety. I understand from the staff that Velli is closing for a revamp & I look forward to returning as I can only imagine it will be even more heavenly. I have travelled to many wonderful places but The Maldives, and this resort is the most wonderful beach resort of all.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Supratik Guha, Owner at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded 26 Feb 2022
Dear Ginablankstone, Thank you so very much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to see that were were able to make you stay a memorable one. We definitely look forward to welcoming you back once the renovation of Anantara Veli is completed. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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Omar AQ wrote a review Jan 2023
Worldwide20 contributions5 helpful votes
Our stay was absolutely incredible. We were greeted with the lovely reception at the pier after a very comfortable short trip via speedboat. We then enjoyed the brand new beautiful, spacious and quiet over-water villa with a wonderful sunset view and private pool. Ibrahim was our host during our stay - he was always available when we needed him and exceeded with everything we asked for! From helping us get to places, sorting restaurant reservations, to giving us tips for snorkeling spots and having answers to all our Maldives-related questions. The resort and facilities were perfect - all restaurants were amazing, especially Baan Huura and Origami. Roshan and Sony at Origami truly made our night special. For people that like activities, there is more than enough to chose from. We really can't wait to be back. All in all a perfect place to stay and relax and enjoy time away from a busy time at home.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Room Tip: Over Water Villa (with or without pool) with a sunset view is the way to go!
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Response from Sajith Grero, Other at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear ofmaqster, Thank you very much for choosing our resort for your recent stay in the Maldives and for taking the time to share your glowing experience with us. We, at Anantara Veli strives to ensure that each and every guest experiences the true sense of luxury every day during their stay. It brings endless satisfaction to hear that your stay at our resort was an unforgettable one and that you were pleased with the facilities and endless activities available at the resort. Your heartfelt comments were shared with each and every team member especially Ibrahim, Roshan and Sony. They were thrilled to know that they were successful in making your stay at our resort a more memorable and meaningful one. The team is always striving to do better than the best for every guest every day. We shall look forward to welcoming you back to indulge in a paradise of endless luxury and bliss yet again. Best Regards, Sajith Grero Resort Manager
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Daniella M wrote a review Jan 2023
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We enjoyed ever minute of our trip, the refurbishment has definitely made this place look very modernised and beautiful. If you are looking for a small island with your partner or even friends, I would highly recommend this resort. There is a care for attention to detail. We stayed in the overwater villa, this side was the sunrise, very beautiful views. Shoutout to Bokey and “Room boy Nalaa” who were very caring and gave exceptionally great customer service, very friendly people and made our stay extra enjoyable. The only downfall we did experience this time travelling to this particular resort compared to our last was when we were enjoying our food or time together as just us two, the host who would be at your service to cater for your holiday experience would come to visit you at a time you would like to be left alone. There was also a few encounters of a feeling towards staff by the pool and spa trying to up-sell their offers to make you buy more drinks or spa packages and as the resort was a pretty quiet time of year, this meant they were almost every day trying to push more towards you spending more and more. We also found that the host was very smart in doing this also, our last resort would never try to sell you something and you were left alone to contact your host and ask for the services you only needed and wished for. It has put us off visiting this particular resort again, however, this may be only due to the time of year being very quiet, I would not want this to put people off visiting as it is a beautiful resort and the food was exceptionally better on this island compared to the other island you can hop to (Anantara Dhigu). Best restaurants were Origami and Cumin for breakfast and dinner (Indian).
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Daniella1007, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us recently and for sharing your experience,We are all delighted to read that you enjoyed the quality of the food and service at Origmai and Cumin , modernized villas, Beautiful views, attention to detail and the personalised service from Nalaa. Thank you for the feedback and comments you have made. Indeed we will take this as a learning and we will look at ways to improve. I can assure this is not indicative of our service nor ethos, my profuse apologies. Please let me know if we can assist you with anything in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best Regards, Sajith Grero Resort Manager
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Joseph P. wrote a review Jan 2023
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Stayed about a week for our honeymoon and it was amazing. The service was great, the staff super friendly, the accommodations were modern and clean, the food was tasty, and the resort grounds were beautiful. Would certainly recommend to a friend, is possible ask to have Rifau as your butler he was the best!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: January has great weather, only rained one out of the seven days. Do not go for the lmeal and...
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Joseph Anthony P, Thank you for staying in our paradise and sharing your experience with future and fellow gusts. Thank you for the special personal shout outs, Rifau is so talented and such a wonderful person too. We are really blessed with the best team members working here that go above and beyond every day. Please let me know if we can assist you with anything in the future. We are looking forward to your next stay. Best Regards, Sajith Grero Resort Manager
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Rabiya Noyan Ali wrote a review Jan 2023
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It was a fun experience here in Anantara Veli Resort. Everyone treated us really well especially our villa host Rose. She was so helpful all through the trip. We really enjoyed her company. All the staff here is really sweet. We will definitely gonna come here again.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear rabiyai2021, Rose and the team will be delighted by your feedback. They are the driving force behind the success of Anantara Veli. Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Sajith Grero Resort Manager
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174anil wrote a review Jan 2023
Istanbul, Türkiye1 contribution
we were there for our 20th year celeb with my wife. Everything was great. Sea, service, food everthing was excellent. .Especialy, our guest relation manager İbrahim was a great host. He was so helpfull , he were there with his miling face and warm communication whenever we need him. 7x24 hours. Thx İbrahim for everything you did for us. And thx Anantara for such a great holiday experience.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear 174anil, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us recently and for writing such a wonderful review of your experience. Ibrahim is a gem as is all the team. Thank you for your kind words and recognition. It was a pleasure having you with us and we all hope that it's not too long before we have the opportunity to welcome you back to our little piece of paradise for another superb experience. Best Regards, Sajith Grero Resort Manager
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H A wrote a review Jan 2023
In this resort we experienced the most amazing and relaxing trip ever. We were staying in the overwater pool villa. The view from our villa was magical, the food was great and my favorite restaurant was cumin it was amazing thanks to our waiter (abdullah) for his help of choosing the right dishes. And I’m sure we weren’t going to be that satisfied if we didn’t meet our villa host (ibrahim) he made everything possible and easy he really helped this trip to be successful and he did, whatever we need and whenever he helped us with it. Thank you Anantara Veli and Ibrahim for a wonderful and unforgettable trip.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear H4098VGha, The team and I thank you for taking the time to review our resort, services and experience. We pride ourselves with training and motivating our teams to go the extra mile and provide excellence every step of the way. They are the driving force behind the success of Anantara Veli. Please let me know if we can assist you with anything in the future. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best Regards, Sajith Grero Resort Manager
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Dina D wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
I had the pleasure of spending a week in Anantara Veli Maldives, with a fitness wellness retreat group (Helios Retreats). The resort is a high end paradise well integrated in the Maldives beautiful landscape and waters. We've experienced excellent bungalows, beach set up and facilities, immaculate service, extremely professional and very helpful staff, great activities and food and sensational wellness experiences. One of the strengths of Anantara Veli is the wellness treatments and experiences at the Spa and the breathtaking view Yoga Shala. We were smitten by the illuminating teaching of Brij, in yoga, breathing, posture correction and acroyoga. His massage healing therapies are the best I have ever experienced, and I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to receive treatments by this charismatic healing master.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear DinaDD1969, Thank you for the lovely review and your kind words. Brij is wonderful and will be delighted to read your words. We are so fortunate with our team members, location, services and facilities. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back soon. Best Regards, Sajith Grero Resort Manager
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Ali I wrote a review Jan 2023
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
First time to Maldives and considering I’m not a beach person this was one of the most memorable trips for my wife and I. I was celebrating my 40th and the hotel took extra extra with thoughtful messages a cake and champagne in the room!! Ibrahim our host was always there helping us in booking restaurants or tours. Also the experience in Anatara was like no other.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear alibala, Thank you for celebrating your 40th birthday with us in our shores, we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. It was a pleasure having you with us and we all hope that it's not too long before we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Paradise for another amazing experience. Best Regards, Sajith Grero Resort Manager
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US$784 - US$1,617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollVeligandu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bikini Beach (2.9 km), Gulhi Beach (2.8 km), and Biyadoo Island (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Fire Salt, Baan Huraa, and Caviar Café & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Anantara Veli Maldives Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Thai, Arabic, and Indonesian.
Does Anantara Veli Maldives Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Anantara Veli Maldives Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.