Velaa Private Island
Velaa, 43 villa Maldivian resort is the world’s most exotic archipelago and tropical paradise. Velaa Private Island is under 20 hectares, around half a kilometre in either direction, situated in the Noone which is 45-minute seaplane flight from Male, Maldivian capital. Velaa which means “Turtle Island” in the local language, is the latest ultra-luxurious property and unique destination in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean.
The resort design borrows from this theme, with turtle motifs, and the colours and patterns of turtle shell. From a broader “bird’s eye view” which greets arrivals by seaplane, the island’s exclusive over-water villas are also constructed to resemble the head of a turtle, with the island forming the body.
Velaa Private Island has been designed with privacy and comfort, allowing the Indian Ocean to take centre stage. At one with nature, each of the private retreats is built using local materials, combining contemporary flourishes with interiors designed for sensory exploration. Generous terraces and sultry gazebos are positioned to maximise shade, breeze, views and privacy.
BEACH POOL VILLA
These detached Beach Pool Villas located on the beach front, wall to wall glass doors, terrace and private pool, villas filled with light and comfort. An indoor bathroom with Romeo and Juliet basins opens onto a large outdoor bathroom connected by a garden atrium where a gazebo covered daybed overlooks the oversized tub.
DELUXE POOL VILLA
Natural materials and colours bring the outside in, while a suspended chair adds an element of playful refinement. These private one-bedroom beachfront pool villas feature a large separate living room, outdoor terrace and private pool and indoor bathroom.
BEACH POOL HOUSE
In lush foliage flanked by gently swaying palms, the two-bedroom beachfront houses are ideal for families. The large living area works as a retreat in the day and a social hub in the evening, leading to the kitchen area, complete with bar and high stools. Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant décor. Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a large private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a standalone outdoor dining platform which offers panoramic views of the lagoon.
VELAA PRIVATE RESIDENCE
With four bedrooms accommodating up to 10, a rarity in the Maldives, the Velaa Private Residences offer elegant contemporary design and private interior as well as exterior space, inclusive of two terraces, a pool and a courtyard. Velaa Private Residence has two gazebos for dining, relaxation or playing, the pool reflects the ocean. Behind the living space a gym, spa room and outdoor living area offer plenty of quiet spaces to retire to.
SUNRISE WATER POOL VILLA
The villas have private views of the ocean also as pools. The bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace, pool and sun deck with steps into the ocean. Guests awake to a beautiful view on the Indian Ocean from their beds. Each villa has a viewing window set into the floor.
OCEAN POOL HOUSE
Prestigious located on the tip of the island, it is a private domain for Velaa Private Islands guests. This overwater residence has two bedrooms, elegant living room and dining room space, private pool with direct access into the lagoon.
For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts an extraordinary culinary experience with 5 venues that are unrivalled throughout the Maldives and an extensive wine cellar with an exclusive wine selection from around the globe.
ARAGU & CRU
With a twist on Modern European Cuisine, Aragu is taking its gourmet experience to a new level. Carefully chosen, organic produces from all around the world to underline the authenticity, Gaushan da Silva created an innovative twist of the Old Continent. The Aragu & Cru overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean where guests are welcomed to savour the world’s finest and rarest champagnes.
ATHIRI & AVI BAR
Athiri is beachfront all-day dining at its finest, where guests can enjoy a feast of creative cuisine served fresh to their tables or prepared to their request. A wood-fired oven means hot freshly made pizzas, signature of Athiri.
Avi is a casual pool bar by day and a vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live DJ against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views.
Velaa Private Island counts itself one of only a handful of hotels in the world to be working alongside with My Blend facial products and body treatments by Clarins.
At Velaa Private Island, Spa My Blend by Clarins offers Velaa Signature Rituals – Velaa Island Fantasy and the Island Body Boost. Developed exclusively by Clarins Paris, and inspired by the natural beauty of the Maldives, these two sumptuous treatments can be experienced only here and nowhere else on earth.
With nine different tees, six greens, seven bunkers, and a lake in the wonderful turquoise hues the Maldives is famous for, Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal provides an unequalled backdrop to develop your game on this unique private island. Velaa Golf Academy offers tailored golf lessons by PGA professional.