Velaa Private Island


Enjoy scrumptious cuisine made by Michelin star chef Adeline Grattard, unwind in the Clarins My Blend Spa, relax at the Golf Academy or appreciate a drink from the Island’s fabulous collection of wine and champagne.  Velaa Private Island displays the optimum in luxury travel accommodation, and gives its guests the option of space and exclusivity during their holiday.  The idea of the resort is to give guests a plethora of choices, so that they have the freedom to design the getaway of their dreams. 


  • Ultimate luxury
  • Michelin star food
  • A nine-hole golf course designed by a Ryder Cup-winning captain
  • Private Villas with pools
  • A semi – submarine experience
  • Clarins spa



How to get there

Fly into Male International Airport, where a limousine service takes you to the Velaa seaplane lounge. A 40 - 50-minute seaplane ride from here takes you to the resort.

Best time to go

The Maldives really is a year-round destination, with December to April being the peak, dry season.

If you are diving, the best time to travel would be between November and April, and for surfing between March and May, September and November.

Our thoughts

The atoll was created by a husband and wife who had a vision of an island that displayed absolute perfection. Velaa Private Island demonstrates the epitome of luxury travel accommodation.


  • 3 Restaurants
  • Champagne lounge
  • A yoga platform
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • 9 hole golf


Tavaru Tower- Tavaru Tower is the centrepiece of the island: a visually striking ivory-white tower that houses a Teppanyaki restaurant, where live cooking and Velaa’s extensive wine cellar take centre stage.

Athiri Restaurant- This restaurant has spacious indoor and outdoor areas that spread over three dining spaces. Enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner overlooking  the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean.

Aragu & CRU Champagne Lounge- The signature restaurant serves innovative cuisine with a hint of contemporary style, topped off with the sparkle of Champagne. Enjoy an exquisite evening dining in an elegant setting over water, whilst relishing the sunset with vintage champagne at Cru Champagne Lounge.

45 villas


Beach Pool Pavilion

The villas are the largest one-bedroom villas on the private island; guests have a choice of catering the second room into a space they desire, whether it be a spa, gym, kids room or library.


Beach Pool Villa

The space is surrounded by a lush garden, overlooking the lagoon, and is  just a few steps from the beach. Relax in your private pool or the outdoor gazebo. Includes a personal butler.


Beach Pool House

Situated in lush foliage and flanked by tall palms gently swaying, the two-bedroom beachfront houses are ideal for families that want to spend quality time together on an unforgettable family holiday.


Deluxe Beach Pool Villa

These spacious beachfront villas are ideal for couples that want to privately relax on a white sandy beach. The villas are larger than the Beach Pool Villas, and feature a separate living space and a bedroom with a generous outdoor living area.


Ocean Pool House

The Ocean Pool House is an absolute tranquil hideaway situated just on the edge of the resort’s lagoon. Take time to relax in the privacy of this retreat with unparalleled ocean views. Listen to the soothing waves while relaxing on the spacious terrace. In addition to its grand outdoor space, delight in the comfort of well-appointed two-bedroom interior and spacious living space.


Romantic Pool Residence

Ideal for honeymooners, this private romantic pool residence is suspended over water built out in the lagoon. The residence can only be accessed by boat making it a lovely romantic space that offers utmost space and privacy.


Sunrise Water Pool Villa

Wake up in morning and watch the sunrise directly from bed or your spacious pool terrace. Inspired by the stunning views of our azure lagoon, these over water villas offer a truly intimate experience of comfort, space and design.


Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa

These villas consist of a personal butler, and a private pool terrace.


Velaa Private Residences

These four-bedroom residences offer stunning views of the lagoon. With a grand interior and a lush spacious outdoor are, these residences a bring a new level of hospitality. The luxury is completed with an uncommonly large swimming pool and your own private beach.


  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Diving
  • Spa
  • Yoga
  • Yacht charter
  • Semi submarine excursions
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing,
  • Wake boarding
  • Water-skiing
  • Seabob
  • Towable inflatables
  • Stand-up paddle boards
  • Kite surfing

A Lha Velaa kids club with activities.

Babysitting available

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