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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Travellers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
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
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Business Centre with Internet Access
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and 5 more
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Mruiz wrote a review Yesterday
7 contributions
Our Honeymoon in Anantara Veli was a dream come true. The place is beautiful, food was great, everyone was friendly and accommodating. Alam was our concierge, he was there to greet us, and he was just wonderful all the way, not only friendly, kind and helpful, but he really tried his best to make our stay very special. We are alse very grateful to Rizeen who was in charge of keeping our cabana always clean and comfortable for us, he did a great job, he was very friendly and attentive.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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bappad74 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom224 contributions102 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We stayed here in February and it's was an amazing experience. When you arrive on Male airport you are taken to the hotel lounge where you are given refreshments while you wait for your speed boat transfer. The boat takes about 40 mins. The resort in stunning, just like all the postcards you see of the Maldives. We stayed a deluxe over water bungalow with private pool. The room was amazing, the colour of the sea was what you'd expect from the Maldives. We saw lots of fish, reef sharks and turtle swim past our villa. The food was amazing too. Our favourite was the Thai restaurant for dinner and lunch. Saying that the breakfasts were one of the best at any resort we've ever stayed at. They cater for all dietary requirements (my wife is vegan and she loved the variety of options). Service was 5 stars too and the wifi was great. Only slight criticism is that you had no choice but to pay for premium water brands at lunch and dinner at $8 a bottle, they didn’t offer you the cheaper local brands that you get free in your room. We stayed at another resort and at least you had the option to buy a local brand ($3 a bottle) Otherwise, this place is perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from , Owner at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Dear bappad74 , Thank very much for choosing Anantara Veli as your holiday destination and for taking the time to share your feedback. We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Ahmed Imthiyaz Resort Manager
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Raheem M wrote a review 15 Jan
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I am delighted to state that Anantara Veli is where you want to go in Maldives! Top notch services from Alam, our host, and his respected manager Imthiyaaz starting from a warm welcoming during our arrival for our honeymoon till our check-out. All staff are also amazing and friendly. They extremely care about our comfort and demands, they remember our names, villa number and favorite orders from how we like our eggs to be cooked to our favorite drinks. We were briefed with the resort activities as well as the Aquafanatics Dive & Water Sports after our arrival. Our parasailing experience was amazing. We even went for a Sunset Cruise trip where we were lucky to see the dolphins. We saw amazing sea creatures with the crystal clear sea and soft white sands during our stay. We ate amazing variety of food on several restaurants between Veli island and Dhigu island offering Italian, International, Thai, Japanese, Seafood Cuisines. For better planning during our stay, all were reserved for us in advance by Alam. Our overwater villa was cleaned twice a day and the water bottles were always available. In addition, the villa was equipped with AC for extra comfort. There is also a good Wi-Fi connection throughout the islands, and on top of everything, they allowed us for a late check-out as our departure flight was later at night time. All in all, this place is incredible and everything was literally fantastic! We highly recommend it without reservation. Last but not least, special thanks and appreciation go to Alam and his manager Imthiyaaz for their great efforts in making our honeymoon so special and wonderful. You have our sincere thanks and gratitude!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Supratik Guha, Owner at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Dear RaheemM0, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to see that our team members were able to make your honeymoon a memorable one. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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trin3002 wrote a review 9 Jan
Bath, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
This holiday not only met my expectations but surpassed them in every way. The resort is the epitome of paradise, complete luxury yet beautifully simple. Your personal concierge takes care of you throughout your whole stay and all the staff are incredibly personable. We were celebrating Christmas and a belated special birthday - the team helped us organise a beautiful surprise. The rooms are beautiful and kept this way for the whole holiday. (Housekeeping delivered a stocking full of yummy treats on Christmas Eve!). The activities and restaurants on offer are myriad and run professionally but also in a very friendly way. (The food in Origami is particularly tasty and the street food banquet was a very special experience. Breakfast was my favourite! The kitchens were all able to cater to my dietary requirements and with no fuss.) The spa is a resort in itself and completely peaceful. We also took a private boat trip to a sandbank and a sunset cruise - the crew were attentive and welcoming. What makes this place stand out is how guests are made to feel totally at ease and looked after. I feel as though I’ve left a piece of my heart at Anantara Veli, so I’m sure I’ll be back again soon. Special mentions for our concierge/guest services contact, Hidha, who worked seemingly effortlessly to make sure we had everything we needed and more during our stay. Also for David in Guest Services. For Saammy and Ashram in housekeeping. For Rashima and Bokkey in 73 Degrees. For Lahiru in Dhoni Bar and Origami. Also George in Origami. For Katya in Aquafanatics. And for Nino and Muayad in the spa.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Supratik Guha, Owner at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear trin3002, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to see that we were able to make your stay a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back to our little paradise in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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rajaalsaffar wrote a review 8 Jan
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Cant describe the beauty of this trip..food..resort..facilities ..staff...spa..it was real dream. My sister and I enjoyed all moments..loved the BBq night and wonderful staff. Excellent Dj Yara was really making the place all alive
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Supratik Guha, Owner at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear rajaalsaffar, Thank you very much for your great feedback. We are so pleased to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you and your sister back in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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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.
Is parking available at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Fire Salt, Baan Huraa, and 73 Degrees.
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.