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Blog 1/13/2020

A Private Island Experience Like No Other

  • Beach

    Beach

  • Celebrate

    Celebrate

  • Discovery

    Discovery

  • Extraordinary Experiences

    Extraordinary Experiences

  • Family

    Family

  • Romance and Honeymoons

    Romance and Honeymoons

  • Wellness

    Wellness

As your seaplane flies over the secluded Noonu Atoll in the Maldives and you get your first glimpse of Velaa Private Island, you realise that you are about to experience something very special.
 
This exclusive hideaway is a world of the exceptional and the extraordinary, where only the very best will do and where every experience is designed around you. It is a destination of dreams that inspires you to celebrate, indulge, relax, play and so much more; whatever you desire you can enjoy at this one-of-a-kind paradise.
 
This is a place of limitless opportunities, where no request is too much and where each guest will ultimately feel this is their own private paradise.

 

Yours to Explore

At Velaa Private Island your holiday can consist of as much or as little as you like; this is your time, to do exactly what you please and on hand, you will have your own private butler to arrange everything. Take time to discover the beauty that surrounds you. Dive the nearby reefs and be dazzled by the marine life, snorkel with butterfly fishes or delve deeper into the world below the sea with their semi-submarine. Go further afield and sail the stunning Maldivian archipelago. On land your days can be filled with a wealth of different activities and bar-raising experiences. Think wine-tasting with a master sommelier or savouring the exceptional culinary skill of a great chef with an exclusively designed menu, to an island beach volleyball challenge or a specially designed private event created with such innovation and personalisation that you will remember it always. When you stay at Velaa you have it all. 

Relax & Rejuvenate

Nothing can quite prepare you for the relaxing and recharging energy of Velaa, everything here has been so carefully and thoughtfully considered to create a world of pampering. The place to go to enjoy a blissful day is the stunning over-water Spa. As you unwind under the expert hands of your therapists, stresses and strains disappear to leave the mind, body and soul feeling restored. For something truly unique, try the Cloud 9 experience, this multi-sensory journey uses colour therapy, mental acoustic therapy and a swinging pod to regenerate the nervous system and encourage deep relaxation.

When you want to have a chill-out session there is nothing quite like the meditation sessions on the calming treehouse platform or ocean-view yoga classes either in the beach front pavilion or in the privacy of your own accommodation. 

A Private Playground

There is something for every age at Velaa, fun and adventure abounds. Children adore having their own club ‘Lha Velaa’ which means ‘little turtle’, the dedicated team here love to create a roster of activities to entertain and inspire them. Happy faces are guaranteed.

There is a climbing wall for the more adventurous, a Golf Academy, which is home to a swing studio and 170 metres of lush greens designed by Spanish golfer José Maria Olazábal, a covered tennis court and a wealth of watersports. From the latest state-of-the-art gadgets that deliver a high-octane buzz to slower paced but equally rewarding toys. There is nothing like experiencing the thrill of sweeping through the gentle waves whilst kite surfing, or having your own James Bond moment with the super cool sea-bobs. 

Indulge the Senses

Famed as the premier gastronomic destination in the Maldives, dining at Velaa is a pure pleasure. Every meal is an experience, from the simple, but delicious barefoot dining in Athiri, to the Teppanyaki grill cuisine at Tavaru, a fabulous ivory white tower with sensational island views and comes complete with a wine cellar featuring over 1000 individually selected labels that would be the envy of many connoisseurs. Celebrating the fine art of great cuisine is best enjoyed at the spectacular overwater Aragu restaurant, here menus will inspire and delight. To set the mood for this gourmet event, enjoy a glass of chilled champagne at Cru bar and watch the sunset whilst listening to the murmur of the waves.

Or perhaps you might be tempted to have your own deserted island adventure – the Velaa way of course. Just a short ride away is Orimasvaru, a divine little island that you can take over – your personal chef can create just what you fancy, or perhaps a picnic for family and friends while a DJ or band will entertain you. Anything you imagine can be styled just for you. 

Celebrate in Style

Whatever the occasion – honeymoon, wedding anniversary, big birthday or family get together – Velaa Private Island is a place where celebrations will be even more unforgettable. With a well-deserved reputation for creating superior experiences your special event will become even more memorable with Velaa’s unique and creative touch.

For a big family celebration, the Private Residence is all you need. Accommodating up to ten people across two floors, this expansive and chicly-designed residence is the perfect setting for that all-important family time (it even comes with its own gym, spa room and vast outdoor pool). Couples will love the Romantic Pool Residence; this ultra-private villa is suspended over the lagoon and is only accessible by boat – it’s the perfect honeymoon hideaway. 

Life-Affirming Learning

At the heart of Velaa Private Island is an incredible passion for the Maldives - the place and the people. This care is reflected in their exceptional efforts to protect and safeguard the beauty of nature that envelops the island. On hand are expert marine biologists who can take you on guided snorkelling trips to learn all about the bountiful sea life or the island’s own coral reef restoration project, you can even adopt your own coral and leave your legacy of giving back.

Perhaps you might want to learn a new sport, wellbeing regime or even a locally inspired cooking skill – this is a perfect place to do all that and more. 


Relaxing, adventurous, fun or romantic, a stay at Velaa Private Island is for all your senses and moods. It is a place to experience very special moments in time, be that with family or friends - enjoy the very best in life with a stay at Velaa Private Island. 


An island for all your senses.
Create memorable moments at Velaa Private Island in the Maldives, with the assistance of our specialist team.

Call us now on +1 (212) 206 6633